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MINISTRY SCHEDULES UPDATED OCTOBER 9, 2012
Please click the attachment below for the latest Ministry Schedules As you can see, we have a need for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers to 'fill in' for a number of Masses. If you or your children are a part of these ministries and attended the Training Sessions please let Father know prior to Mass. We can always use the help. Parents, if your children have served previously please see Father at Mass. If not, see Father for the next Altar Server Training Session.
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Penance is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest's absolution to those who with true sorrow confess their sins and promise to satisfy for the same. It is called a "sacrament" not simply a function or ceremony, because it is an outward sign instituted by Christ to impart grace to the soul. As an outward sign it comprises the actions of the penitent in presenting himself to the priest and accusing himself of his sins, and the actions of the priest in pronouncing absolution and imposing satisfaction. This whole procedure is usually called, from one of its parts, "confession", and it is said to take place in the "tribunal of penance", because it is a judicial process in which the penitent is at once the accuser, the person accused, and the witness, while the priest pronounces judgment and sentence. The grace conferred is deliverance from the guilt of sin and, in the case of mortal sin, from its eternal punishment; hence also reconciliation with God, justification. Finally, the confession is made not in the secrecy of the penitent's heart nor to a layman as friend and advocate, nor to a representative of human authority, but to a duly ordained priest with requisite jurisdiction and with the "power of the keys", i.e., the power to forgive sins which Christ granted to His Church.
Click the attachment below for A Guide To Confession
The Life Teen program is a complete, comprehensive and interactive model of religious formation. Through youth friendly Liturgies, Life Nights, weekly activities, service opportunities, teen leadership and outreach activities, teens learn more about their Catholic faith and grow to love the Sacraments, the Word, and the Mass. At a parish with the Life Teen program, a priest, youth minister, music ministry and a Core team of volunteer’s build an environment where teens feel loved, accepted, and challenged to go deeper in their faith.
Teens learn about the Mass by being “full, active and conscious” members of the community. Teens not only engage in the liturgy, but also serve as leaders of hospitality, altar servers, lectors, ushers, musicians, vocalists and, when allowed, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. “Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 14). In addition, clergy are renewed and affirmed in their vocation as they reach out to the young Church through the Sacraments.
This site is designed for adult children caring for an aging parent but most of the material also applies if you're helping your spouse, or assisting a child or sibling with special needs, or a friend or family member. Here you'll find spirituality, information and resources for Catholic caregivers. Please click here for their website.
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, 'God! How could you do this to me?' Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship
approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! 'How did you know I was here?' asked the weary man of his rescuers. 'We saw your smoke signal,' they replied.
The Moral of This Story:
It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.
PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Fr. Dan Rupp, Deacon Louis Meunier, Deacon Timm Taylor, Peter Batchelder. Frances Henry, Ken Boyd, Gerald Francis, James Bronson, A. Jay Fisher, Brenda Howley, Helen Long, Joanne Varricchione, Dan Rachek, Ann Fiorenza
FINANCE COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Fr. Dan Rupp, Richard Couture, Deacon Louis Meunier, Deacon Timm Taylor, Raymond LeBlanc, Mark Kelley, Brian Lavigne, Dorothy Micklas, Sandra Maynard, Mary Ann Peters, Michael Teixeira
CTK SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS:
Fr. Dan Rupp, Kathleen Bauman, Jennifer Pizzagalli, Michael Desautels, Christina Brown, Maurice Dubois, Michael Carter, Mark Patico and A. Jay Fisher
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Father Dan Rupp, Deacon Timm Taylor, Deacon Louis Meunier, Ken Boyd
(Janet Anderson, Kathleen Limoge, Russell Charron, Ralph Cefarello and Jean Potter)
Seasonal Church Decorating members: Jean Tucker, Marion Charbonneau, Janet Landry, Lisa Gaujac, Paul Landry, Helene McHugh, William McHugh and Christa Anderson
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE MEMBER:
Fr. Dan Rupp, Maurice DuBois
SOCIAL ACTION and OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Dan Rachek and Brenda Howley
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Fr. Dan Rupp, Deacon Timm & Judy Taylor, John & Kristin Bingle
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Assembled as needed, previous members included Fr. Dan Rupp, Deacon Louis Meunier, Deacon Timm Taylor, Michael Mitiguy, Daniel Morrissey, Antonio Pomerleau, William Rochford, Joanne
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