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Sunday of the Consecration of the Church. All Souls.
أحد تقديس البيعة. تذكار الموتى
November 2nd, 2008

Gospel: Matthew 16: 1 3 -20

Readings: Romans 9: 1 – 12

“Who do people say that I am? Who do you say that I am?” This is a question with double meanings, asked by Jesus. Jesus beatified Peter for the answer he gave. Jesus cared about the people’s opinion in him.

But this wasn’t an obstacle for his mission. This question opens for us new and wide horizons.

It is very important to know what people think of us. We either continue in the path we took or we try to work at making ourselves worthy of being called children of God.

“Who do YOU say that I am?” Peter’s answer came to him by an inspiration from above.

Jesus beatified Peter and gave him the keys to the kingdom of heaven. We, as a community of faith, are invited to answer that question about Jesus’ identity.

If you don’t know the answer, we know that the Church holds the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.

This kingdom is inside each and every one of us according to the Lord. Let us give ourselves to the Church to open our hearts and discover the true identity of Jesus.

If we openly declare the Lord’s identity, we too, like Peter, can become the rock.     

Last week’s Collection: $ 1,961.84

Fund Raising Goal: $ 250.000.00
$ 11,593.43: Total Received (After loan payment)
For the next phase of our plan.

Please Remember St. Anthony's Church In Your Will.

 Leamington Ministerial Association invites all the Christians to pray for each other.

This week we pray for

Wheatley Evangel Tabernacle

Masses & Celebrations during the week:

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Consecration of the Church, All Souls Day.

أحد تقديس البيعة. تذكار الموتى.

    9:30AM: For the Intention of all Deceased Parishioners. 

11:00AM: For the Intention of all Deceased Parishioners.

  4:00PM: Rite of Incense @ Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (Talbot St. West) صلاة وضع البخور 

  4:30PM: Rite of Incense @ Erie Memorial Gardens (Erie St. South)

                           صلاة وضع البخور 


Monday, November 3rd, 2008

9:00AM: Rosary Prayers (4 Mysteries)

5:45PM: Faithfully Departed Prayers.

6:00PM: Antonios Youssef & Daughter Cathy (Family)


Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

5:45PM: Faithfully Departed Prayers.

6:00PM: Suzanne Andary & Sisters Alice Saad & Hanne Yacoub (Nehmetallah Nehmetallah & Family)


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

5:00PM: Devotion Prayers to Mother Mary.

6:00PM: Hanna Tannous Youssef Obeid & Wife & Deceased Children  (Joe Youssef Obeid)


Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Blessed Sacrament Adoration Day

   8:30AM: John Eid (Mr. & Mrs. Fouad Makhlouf)

   9:00AM: Blessed Sacrament Adoration Hour.

10:00AM: Devotion Prayers to St. Charbel.

10:30AM: Devotion Prayers to the Sacred Heart.

10:45AM: Rosary Prayers (4 Mysteries)

12:00PM: Blessing & Conclusion of the Day.    


Friday, November 7th , 2008

3:00PM: Divine Mercy Chaplet.

5:45PM: Faithfully Departed Prayers.

6:00PM: Boutros Yacoub Boutros (Annie Boutros & Family)


Sunday, November 9th , 2008
Renewal of the Church.

أحد تجديد البيعة.

  9:30AM: Youssef Tannous Jabbour & Wife Latife & Son Antonios(Hanna Tannous & Family)  

11:00AM: Semaan Sarkis (3 Yrs. Mem. Mass) (Family)

  1:00PM: Baptism: Aaliyah Nawal Sleiman.

This Weeks News &  Events

November is the month consecrated for prayers for the Faithfully Departed. Rosary & Prayers will take place every evening at 5:45PM. All are welcome.

Altar Servers Practice: Monday, November 3rd, 2008 from 4:30 to 5:30PM.

Youth Group Meeting: Monday, November 3rd, 2008 from 7:30 to 8:30PM.

Thank You: We would like to thank the Youth Group, the volunteers and all those who donated so generously towards the Bake Sale held at our Parish to raise funds for the Halloween Party. It was a great success. Thank you all and may God bless you.

Special Thanks to the Youth Group, St. Anthony’s Maronite K of C Council and all the volunteers for all their help organizing the Halloween Party for the children of our Parish. May God bless you and keep you safe.

Sts. Sarkis & Bakhos: Pictures of Sts. Sarkis & Bakhos are available in our Church. Any donation is gratefully appreciated. All proceeds go to Sts. Sarkis & Bakhos’ Church in Tourza, Lebanon.

Prayers at the Cemeteries: Today, November 2nd, we celebrate All Souls Day. We will pray the Rite of Incense @ Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (Talbot St. West) @ 4PM and @ Erie Memorial Gardens ((Erie St. South) @ 4:30PM. All are welcome to attend.

Remembrance Day: On Tuesday, November 11th, we celebrate Remembrance Day. At 11:00AM at the Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Valère Gaspard will present a wreath on behalf of St. Anthony’s Parish. Please remember in your prayers the veterans who died to protect their country.

Bingo Sessions: Thursday, November 13th, 2008 @ 12:00PM.

Knights of Columbus News:

- Volleyball Night for the members of our council and their wives/girlfriends. It is also open to men who signed cards during our membership drive on Sunday. The games will start Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 6:30PM and every Monday after that at the same time.

-Executive meeting: Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 7PM at Church Hall.

- A reminder to our community: Our 4th K of C Annual Banquet will be held on January 31st, 2008. Tickets will be available in the very near future.

 Our deepest sympathies to the Sleiman Family for the loss of Silvia Sleiman who passed away in Lebanon on October 24th, 2008. The Memorial Mass is held for the rest of her soul today, Sunday, November 2nd, 2008. May God rest her soul in peace and grant consolation for her family and relatives.

All Souls, November 2nd

The early Christians, like their pagan ancestors, remembered their dead on certain days of the year.

The present date for our yearly commemoration of the dead was established in the tenth century. We remember the dead prayerfully so that God will “strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in Christ’s resurrection.”

In the words of Vatican Council II, “Fully conscious of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, the Church on earth honours with great respect the memory of the dead, and, because it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead they may be freed from their sins (2 Mac. 12, 46), she offers her suffrages from them.”