Pentecost Sunday ~ May 19th, 2013
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them (First Reading)
Eucharist this week:
Monday May 20-7:00pm-HGA Church
Tuesday May 21-6:30pm-HGA Church
Wednesday May 22-9:00am-HGA Church
Wednesday May 22-6:00pm-Immaculate Conception
Thursday May 23-10:30am-Richmond Villa (Tony Richards)
Thursday May 23-6:30pm St. John the Baptist
Thursday May 23-7:00pm-HGA Church
Friday May 24-9:00am St. Peters (Theresa Stone)
Friday May 24-9:00am-HGA Church
Saturday May 25-6:30pm- St. John the Baptist (Margaret Burke)
Saturday May 25-7:00pm- HGA
Sunday May 26-10:00am-St.Peter’s
Sunday May 26-10:00am-Immaculate Conception
Baptisms: Held on 2nd Sunday of each month as scheduled – Please call Mary Fougere @ 902.535.2699 River Bourgeois, or Vi Sampson @ 902.535.2230 St. Peters. Email email@example.com for both parishes and please indicate which parish you wish to have your child baptised in.
Holy Hour: Sat.11-12 St. Peters Parish; Sun: Following Mass 2-3 St. John the Baptist
Reconciliation/Confession: St. Peters Church on Saturday’s, 11am–noon. Confessions will also be available Thursday in St. John the Baptist before Mass on request.
Rosary: One way to combat some of the ills of family life is the Rosary. This prayer said by family members for family can help heals wounds and lives. Why not try it?
My thanks: to all who were involved in the Liturgies for the First Holy Communion. The children were wonderful! I thank you for all your hard work. Blessings Fr. Dennis
Student Bursary: The St. John the Baptist Parish Council will make available a $200 bursary from our parish. The student has to be graduating from high school in June, 2013 and going on to university or community college in the fall. Another criteria is that the student regularly attends weekend mass. Students should write a letter of interest to David Digout, Highway 4, Site 18, Comp 2 River Bourgeois Nova Scotia, B0E2X0.
CWL-Our Lady of Lourdes CWL will be hosting the 1st CWL Day of Retreat at Our Lady of Grace Monastery on June 15th, 10:am -4:00pm. All CWL Councils are invited for a day of prayer and reflection on the "Year of Faith". A response as to the number of members attending should be forwarded to Marlaine (535-2769) by June 1st. There will be a special collection for the Monastery. Lunch will be provided.
KOC Bursaries: Father Vincent de Paul Council 14280 will be offering two bursaries of two hundred dollars ($200) each to students graduating from High School this year. Students must be registered in a post secondary institution and a member of one of the four Parishes of East Richmond [Holy Guardian Angel, Immaculate Conception, St. John the Baptist or St. Peter’s]. Application form can be found HERE
Retired Teacher Organization: The Richmond Branch of RTO will hold their Annual Closing Banquet at Camp Rankin on Wed June 5th beginning at 2:00 pm with Dinner at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be Lobster or Steak with salads and desert at a cost of twenty five dollars [$25] per person. Once again the band .T.C. 5 will provide entertainment. Tickets can be purchased from any one of the following members; Leona C-535-2927, Marcia M-535-2051, Helen M-535-3300, Sally-587-2171. Deadline for tickets is May 29.
The River Bourgeois Seniors Club will be holding a Merchandise Bingo on May 19th at 1:45. Any member who wishes to contribute a prize or a financial contribution towards a prize may do so by contacting Ann Sampson @ 535-2803
Variety Concert: Lakeside Community Centre, Sampsonville Sun May 19, 7:30pm. Please, join us for an evening filled with music & song Admission: Is only $5.00 and lunch is served.
An open house will be held on May 25, from 1pm to 4 pm at the Tara Lynne Center to celebrate Charlotte LeBlanc's 90th Birthday.
For Music Lovers: The All Star Concert, presented by St. Peter's Music Camp, Sat. June 1, 2013, 7:45 pm at the St. Peter's United Church, St. Peter's. Come see, Dwayne Cotie, Roger Stone, Allie Bennett, John Campbelljohn, Paul Davis, Darren MacMillan, Barbara White and Friends. Tickets are available at Home Hardware, MacDonnell Pharmacy and Bra d'Or Lakes Inn. For more information please contact Maria Gillan 535-3649.
River Bourgeois Community Services Society is accepting applications for a summer student. For further details, please see ads posted at the Tara Lynne Community Centre, River Bourgeois Post Office or Bucky's Garage. Please send resume & covering letter to PO Box 56, River Bourgeois, NS B0E 2X0 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes must be received by 5pm, Friday, May 31, 2013.
Summer Student Position: 1The Richmond County Literacy Network/St. Peter’s CAP Site has a summer job opening for a student who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and will be returning to school in the fall. This position is for 12 weeks/35 hours per week (flexible schedule) with an expected start date of June 10, 2013. For more information, please contact the Richmond County Literacy Network at 226-0383. Resumes can be forwarded to email@example.com before June 3, 2013.
Anne, Blair, Eva
Church Offerings: (Collections) May 11/12, 2013
St. John the Baptist- Envelopes & loose $925.00, Antigonish Diocesan Society $218.00
St Peters Parish- Env & loose $1035.90, Anti. Dio. Soc $220.00, Parish Dues $155.00, Roof $120.00
Little John the Baptist: Matt.18:4-5
"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And who ever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me."
Johnny's mother looked out the window and noticed him "playing church"
with their cat. He had the cat sitting quietly and he was preaching
to it. She
smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing
and hissing and ran back to the open window to see Johnny baptizing
the cat in a tub of water. She called out, "Johnny, stop that!
The cat is afraid of water!" Johnny looked up at her and said,
"He should have thought about that before he joined my church."
Father of light, from whom every good gift comes, send your Spirit into our lives with the power of a mighty wind, and by the flame of your wisdom open the horizons of our minds. Loosen our tongues to sing your praise in words beyond the power of speech, for without your Spirit man could never raise his voice in words of peace or announce the truth that Jesus is Lord