SAINT ANTHONY: January 17
Saint Anthony had a profound influence on the history of monasticism. Much of what we know about Anthony comes from a biography of him written by Saint Athanasius. Anthony was born into a wealthy Christian family in Upper Egypt about 251. Both his parents died while he was a teenager; Anthony gave away his inheritance and became a hermit. After years of solitude, he emerged to gather the ascetics who had followed him into a community. This was the beginning of Christian monasticism, with Anthony’s understanding of monastic life soon taking root elsewhere.
In 311, Anthony went to Alexandria to encourage the Christians there who were being persecuted. In 355, he returned to Alexandria to help his close friend Bishop Athanasius in the struggle against Arianism. Anthony died on January 17, 356, well known for his holiness, wisdom and asceticism.
-Living with Christ, January 2020
ENVELOPES FOR 2020 SUNDAY OFFERINGS
Envelopes for 2020 Sunday offerings are at the front of the Church. PLEASE TAKE ONLY THE BOX WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER ON IT. If you have never used the envelopes and wish to start, please ask for a new box at the Rectory or call (514) 747-4226 during office hours (9 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.) to register. We request all users to please put your name and address on the first few envelopes for the New Year to ensure proper recording. Thank you.
BE MY DISCIPLES NEWS
There will be silent adoration on a regular basis every Tuesday evening, following the 7 pm mass (from 7:30pm to 8:30pm). Also, Adoration every Friday throughout the year, following the 9:00 am mass. Come and spend some time with the Lord!
“Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace.” -St. Alphonsus Ligouri
Food for Oasis
Please remember to bring non-perishable food and leave them in the bins at the doors of the church…Thank you
RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, and prayer. Participants in the RCIA program undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. For more information contact Fr. Jason Piper
FINDING MASS TIMES WHILE AWAY
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Sick and Shut Ins
If you know of someone who is housebound or has difficulty coming to Church and would like a visit to receive Holy Communion, please call the office. If you can offer a ride to someone who cannot get here otherwise, please let us know…Thank you.
The Prayer Sheet is in the foyer of the Church. Please write prayer intentions so the Community can offer prayers for you.