St. Vincent de Paul Society
WE NEED YO UR HELP! As you may know, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society is an active Ministry at Our Lady of Fatima. The Society’s primary raison d’etre is to respond to requests for help from the poor and needy within our Parish boundaries. Typically, we respond through a home visit and provide food gift cards as well as store vouchers to shop at a Saint Vincent de Paul store. Your Saint Vincent’s conference also does a number of other related things to support our community and those in need. Our small team is busy and we need your help. We need people who can: help us visit with people and distribute food gift cards and store vouchers; help us during our food and clothing drives at the parish; volunteer at the local food bank to unload trucks and stock shelves on Monday mornings; wash, sort and fold donated clothes; help us with a truck so we can pick-up and distribute furniture; pick-up and drive people to church, to get groceries or to get to appointments; and to simply befriend people by phoning and visiting the lonely. If you can help us, please do not hesitate to contact George Kiefl at 343-575-3360 (text or call). Thank you and God Bless!
PARKING: As more parishioners attend Mass and winter snow piles take up some parking spots it is good to remember that Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Home across Woodroffe graciously allows us to use their parking lot on the weekend, and you are also allowed to park along the curb on the south side of Knightsbridge Road.
Tax receipts for 2022 will be available at the entrance to the church before and after all Masses this weekend. They may also be picked up from the parish office from Monday – Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. If you wish to have your receipt mailed, it would help if you are able to drop off or send in a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Here are the Church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence. Everyone 14 years of age or older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Everyone 18 or older, and under 60 years of age, is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. It is considered fasting if in a day you only have one full meal and two other meals that combined do not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
THINGS TO DO DURING LENT:
Reflect on the Sunday Scriptures before Sunday Mass.
Give up something you enjoy (desserts, favourite TV program/sport, video games, limit social media time),
Attend weekday Mass in person, watch Mass daily on TV, attend Eucharistic Adoration (8:00am), attend Way of the Cross on Wednesdays, add extra daily prayer time,
Fast SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 Monday to Saturday,
Read the New Testament,
Save a bit of money each day and give to a Catholic charity, give up smoking or drinking,
Go to Confession,
Pray rosary as couple/family,
Intentional good deed daily for family, friend or neighbour.