HOLY HOUR AND BENEDICTION
Friday, June 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Prayers for the Sick and Faithful Departed
If you or a family member is sick please let us know and we shall add their name to our prayer list which is posted in the gathering space of the church.
We remember in prayer those who have died recently including: David Brewer and Peter McCloskey.
Visiting the Hospital
If you or a family member are admitted to RVH and would appreciate a visit from someone at St. Mary’s please call or email the parish office. Please note: the hospital no longer provides us with a list of Catholics who are hospitalized; therefore, you must notify the parish.
Celebrating the Sacraments
During Easter season we celebrated Confirmation with 83 of our parishioners and 121 people joined us at the table of the Lord sharing in Holy Communion for the first time.
We thank God for the parents and families who nurtured faith in these young people and we pray that they will be a sign of God’s love in our homes, schools and community.
Wanted: Persian or Arabic Speaking Parishioners!
We are in need to a person to assist with translation for a new parishioner. If you speak Persian or Arabic please contact the parish office at 705-728-2985 or speak with Father Larry.
On Monday, May 29th we enter the season of Ordinary Time. The décor in the worship space changes with the white or gold of Easter being replaced by the green of Ordinary Time. Green reminds us of life. This span of Ordinary Time extends to November 26th when we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King.
Each Sunday (Saturday evening) when we gather with the Body of Christ to give praise to God we are nourished from the table of God’s Word and the table of the Eucharist. The nourishment we receive strengthens us to live as the Body of Christ for the life of the world.
A Prayer for Ordinary Time
God of wisdom and love, source of all good, send your Spirit to teach us your truth
and guide our actions in your way of peace.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen
Prayer for a Pentecost Tongue
“Holy Spirit of life, enflame me with passion for the Good News. Let my voice ring with the hope and promise of Christ.
Holy Spirit of grace, enlighten my mind and heart.
Fill my speech with expressions of peace and understanding.
Holy Spirit of love, immerse me in compassion and kindness.
May my words bring comfort to those in need of consolation and assurance. Amen.”
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Ministry with Maturing Adults: For All Adults 55+
All are welcome to attend the various session offered for those in the second half of life.
VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise Program is held on Tuesday mornings. For details regarding registration please call: VON at 705 737 5044 ext. 221.
Christian Meditation is an ancient form of contemplative prayer rooted in the Christian tradition. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6th on Zoom. If you are interested in learning more about this form of prayer please contact Catherine Ecker. (email@example.com or 705 728 2985 ext. 115)
Alumni Writing Group: this is a gathering for those who have already completed the Life Story Writing program. The monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room.
Classic Movies in June: join us at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22nd for a classic movie. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Please note: Bid Euchre, Cards and Games will return on the first Thursday in September.
June is Seniors’ Month!
All adults in the second half of life are invited to join us for lunch on Wednesday, June 21st at 12:00 p.m. to celebrate and give thanks for the gift of years. We will provide soup, buns, and beverages. You are invited to bring either a salad, finger foods or dessert.
Join us for fellowship, good food, and door prizes as we celebrate the gift of years!
To assist with planning please sign up after Mass on June 10 /11 or June 17 /18.
For questions please email Catherine Ecker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705 728 2985 ext. 115.
Pop-up Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will hold a Covid-19 Clinic in our parish hall on Monday, June 5th, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Appointments can be booked at https://covid-19,ontario.ca/book-vaccine or by calling 1-833-943-3900. Walk-ins accepted while supplies last.
Youth Ministry – YEAR END PARTY
On Friday, June 2nd beginning at 6:00 p.m. all young people from JK to Grade 8 (M.E.R.C.Y. Ministry to Educate Roman Catholic Youth and EDGE) are invited to an “End of the Year Party” with games prizes and much more!
Come celebrate a fantastic year in youth ministry! We look forward to seeing you there!
Bible Camp Training
Anyone interested in helping with Bible Camp are invited to a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the youth room.
For information on our Youth Ministry please call Shannon Barks at 705-229-7426 or email email@example.com.
ShareLife-funded agencies turn no one away
Did you know that no one is turned away from ShareLife-funded agencies due to inability to pay? This is all thanks to your generosity to our annual appeal. It is through your support that ShareLife agencies are able to help the most vulnerable in our community and around the world.
Thus far we have raised $69,296.00 toward our goal of $125,000. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.
Parish Feast Days
On December 15, 1872, the new Catholic Church in Barrie was blessed by Archbishop John Joseph Lynch and dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are celebrated on the third Friday and Saturday after Pentecost, for this year Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th, 2023.
To celebrate the Feast Day, we will start on Friday, June 16th after the 12:10 p.m. Mass (the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) and conclude with the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, June 17th (the Memorial of the Sacred Heart of Mary). You are invited to sign up to spend an hour (or more) in prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. Please call Mary at 705-726-6641 or the parish office.