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From Fr. Rector's Desk | December 3, 2021

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 4-5, 2021


SCHEDULE OF SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday
5:30 PM LIVESTREAM


Sunday
10:00 AM LIVESTREAM
11:30 AM LIVESTREAM

We LIVESTREAM via our Facebook Page and BROADCAST via FM Radio 102.5


For the FM Radio broadcast, you need to be within 1200 feet radius of the Church to tune-in.

CLOSING MASS FOR THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
Join Bishop Stephen Jensen and Catholics throughout the Diocese at this Mass* to close the Year of Saint Joseph. The Mass takes place on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Cathedral. NO 12:10 PM Mass on this day.

*Due to the current restrictions only those who are directly assisting in the Liturgy will be permitted inside the Cathedral i.e. altar servers, readers, choir.  All others are welcome to join in praying the Mass inside their vehicles at the parking lot via Facebook Live or FM Radio broadcast 102.5.  Holy Communion will be distributed.  Covid-19 safety protocols will be strictly observed.
IMPLEMENTING REVISED RESTRICTIONS - WORSHIP SERVICES
(As of November 30, 2021)
  • Individuals are welcome to come to the Cathedral for the purpose of prayer or reflection.  See poster below for the time.
  • Only virtual worship service and/or drive-in worship services are allowed. Hence, you are invited to join in praying the Mass via Facebook Live or tune-in to FM Radio Broadcast 102.5.  Weekday Mass (Mon-Fri, 12:10 PM, Sat 9:00 AM) Sunday Mass (5:30 PM Vigil Sat, 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM Sunday 
  • Number of "participants" inside the Cathedral will be limited to those who are directly assisting in the Liturgy i.e. altar Servers, readers, cantors/choir members.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed at the appropriate time in the Liturgy.

CATHEDRAL IS OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER AND QUIET REFLECTION
To allow parishioners to have an opportunity to pray before the Blessed Sacrament, the Cathedral will be opened daily from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Parishioners may spend time for private prayer inside the Church.

Those who will visit the Cathedral should observe the following:
  • wear a face covering or mask
  • sanitize hands as you enter the main Church
  • in case there are other parishioners when you visit, please maintain physical distancing and do not congregate.
We will continue to LIVESTREAM weekday and Sunday Masses.
CONFESSION TIMES DURING THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS 
Priest will be available for confessions half hour before the 5:30 PM (Vigil Mass) and the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass.  That means, confession times will be:
 
5:00 PM Saturday
9:30 AM Sunday  

If the schedule above does not meet your availability, please phone the parish office to arrange with your personal schedule of confession with a priest. 
SUNDAY MISSAL
COPIES OF 2021-22 SUNDAY MISSAL are now available in the parish office.  The suggested donation for each is $10.00 to cover cost of shipping and handling.  Getting a copy of Sunday Missal should help you in preparing for Sunday Liturgies.

 
THE WORD AMONG US
Copies of The Word Among Us Advent edition have arrived.  For those of you who wants to get a copy, please go the parish office during office hours.  Cost is by donation.  This resource is for your daily meditations for the Season of Advent.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS IN THE PARISH THIS ADVENT:



2021 SIMBANG GABI (Filipino Night Mass)

Fr. Rector invites everyone to join in observing this year’s Simbang Gabi* from December 15 – 23 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  Mass starts at 6:30 PM. 

If you want to offer Mass intentions and/or become sponsors of Simbang Gabi 2021, please contact Ate Jo at Sari-Sari Store. 

*Due to the current restrictions only those who are directly assisting in the celebration of the Mass will be permitted inside the Cathedral i.e. altar servers, readers, gift bearers, and choir.  All others are welcome to join in praying the Mass inside their vehicles at the parking lot via Facebook Live or FM Radio broadcast 102.5.  Holy Communion will be distributed.  Covid-19 safety protocols will be strictly observed.
WEEKLY UPDATE: CALLED TOGETHER: GIVING, SHARING, SERVING 
Many thanks to all who completed a pledge form and donated towards our goal as a parish family.  We have reached our goal of $ 15,586.  To date, we have a total pledged of $22,915 of that amount, $20,785 has been received.  
 
We thank you for your continued generous support.

Please remember you can continue to give to the Diocesan Appeal.  Any amount received exceeding our parish goal will be returned to our parish 100%.  As of this week, $7,329 is our parish rebate if all pledges will be fulfilled.
 
THIS WEEK AT SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL and FR. RECTOR'S COMMITMENT
INTERAC E-TRANSFER TO THE CATHEDRAL
Thank you for your generosity to the parish.

For those of you who are donating to the Cathedral via interac e-transfer, please be informed that the NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED TO THE CATHEDRAL BANK ACCOUNT THAT ACCEPTS INTERAC E-TRANSFER HAS CHANGED TO

We request that you please update the information before you send your next donation to the parish.
 
If you have any question, please feel free to contact Fr. Rector at 250-564-5225 or email fr.rector@shcpg.ca.
Sacred Heart School Parent Support Group is currently having a 50/50 Fundraiser, “For the Love of Music” to support our new music / band program at the school. The winner of the 50/50 draw could win up to $10,000! If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact the school office at (250) 563-5201, or email at sacredheart@cispg.ca.

Sacred Heart School is looking forward to recording our virtual Christmas Concert coming up on December 13th. Even though we are not able to have a live performance again this year, we are looking forward to having our students celebrate the Advent and Christmas Seasons through readings and song. We long for the day where we can provide a live performance once again!

We are looking for people who are interested in working at the school on an on-call basis, both for Teachers Teaching on Call, and for people who are interested in working as an Educational Assistant on Call. If you are interested, please contact Principal Bryan MacLean directly at bmaclean@cispg.ca, thank you for your interest in these positions.  
HAPPY THANKSGIVING CANADA

OFFICE IS CLOSED ON MONDAY(S)

TUESDAY - FRIDAY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 
If you will come to the office, please try to come between 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:45PM - 2:00 PM. 

Father Rector is not available to open the door to let you in the office area between 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM.  At 11:30 AM he is already in the church preparing for the noon Mass.
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Facebook page: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince George, BC, Canada.  

You may also share it with your families and friends.  Basically, we use our Facebook page for live streaming the Sunday Masses, Lectio Divina once a month, and for posting significant write-ups/articles related to Church, Theology, Liturgy and spirituality.  
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