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From Fr. Rector's Desk | December 17, 2021

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT 
DECEMBER 18-19, 2021

SCHEDULE OF SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday
5:30 PM LIVESTREAM

Sunday
9:00 AM LIVESTREAM
11:00 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.

Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens
"The rite that is called the rite of acceptance into the order of catechumens is of the utmost importance.  Assembling publicly for the first time, the candidates who have completed the period of precatechumenate declare their intention to the Church and the Church in turn, carrying its apostolic mission, accepts them as persons who intend to become its members." 

On Sunday, at the 11:00 AM Mass with Bishop Stephen Jensen several candidates who are journeying towards full Christian initiation in the Church will celebrate Rite of Acceptance. 

Please support them with your constant prayers and you are also welcome to join the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings held every Thursday evening in the lower Church hall.     
NH regional Public Health Orders revised; worship services allowed with vaccination (Please click the heading to read actual document from Northern Health)

THE PHO IN BRIEF:
(Only those that pertains to us as a Church community.)
  • Effective December 10, 2021 to January 31, 2022
  • Faith-based organizations allowed to resume in-person worship services
  • Limited to 50% capacity in the place of worship
  • All participants over the age of 11 are vaccinated
  • Virtual or drive-in services can be held without  a check of vaccination status.
IMPLEMENTATION:
  • The Cathedral has the full capacity of 750 people for the main Church and 50 for the choir loft.  Hence, we are able to accommodate 400 people in every Liturgical celebration.  
  • The Cathedral will continue with its usual weekday and Sunday Masses. Weekday Mass (Monday to Friday, 12:10 PM, Saturday, 9:00 AM) Sunday Masses (Saturday, 5:30 PM Vigil Mass, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM).  
  • COVID Safety Protocols will be observed:
    • wear a face covering or mask
    • sanitize hands as you enter the main Church
    • maintain physical distancing and do not congregate
  • Sunday Masses will continue to be available LIVESTREAM via our Facebook Page and broadcast via FM Radio 102.5 for those who prefer to pray the Mass outside the Cathedral and inside their vehicle.  Holy Communion will be distributed at the appropriate time in the Liturgy. 
  • NH regional Public Health Order is posted on the door of the Cathedral for your guidance.

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.

As per the revision of the PHO, we are now allowed to have the assembly inside the Cathedral.  Please read Covid safety protocols above.
SCHEDULE OF CHRISTMAS MASSES 
Announcing the schedule of Christmas Masses at the Cathedral, please see below:

December 24 - Christmas Eve
5:30 PM - Mass (with children)
7:30 PM - Mass (Filipino/Tagalog)
10:30 PM - Mass (Midnight)

December 25 - Christmas Day
10:00 AM - Mass
NO 5:30 PM Mass on this day

December 26 - Feast, The Holy Family of Jesus, Joseph and Mary
9:00 AM 
11:00 AM

December 31 - Vigil for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
5:30 PM - Mass

January 1 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
9:00 AM - Mass
11:00 AM - Mass
NO 5:30 PM Mass on this day

January 2 - Feast of the Epiphany
9:00 AM - Mass
11:00 AM - Mass

In Canada, there are two Holydays of Obligation:
  • January 1, Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God;
  • December 25, Solemnity of The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
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
8:30 AM Sunday
10:30 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.

 
NEW SET OF ENVELOPES FOR SUNDAY OFFERING
If you are Church envelope users, new set of envelopes has been prepared for you for the year 2022. It will be available in the church foyer this weekend.  Please pick up yours.  You will notice that your donor number has changed.  It is because of the fact that there are minimal set of envelopes available since many had opted to donate electronically.

Those who are giving their donation via PAD, e-transfer, Canadahelps and credit card will NOT be issued a new set of envelopes.  This is part of our cost cutting and stewardship.

If you want to be issued a set of donation envelopes, please let us know thru phone call (250-564-5225) or e-mail (secretary@shcpg.ca).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSTANT SUPPORT TO OUR PARISH.
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 $23,765 of that amount, $23,085 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, $8,179 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 would like to thank Father Rector and Sacred Heart Parish for the use of the Cathedral for our annual Christmas Concert on December 13th. We were grateful to record our concert and present it on Zoom on Thursday December 16th. 

We would like to also thank our Parent Support Group for helping to raise over $8,000 for our Music and Band Program through our recent 50 / 50 draw. 

Our school will be on our Christmas Break until January 4th, 2022 and all of us at Sacred Heart School would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our parents and parishioners for their support over this past year. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and much health and happiness to come in 2022! 


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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