WELCOME

TO THE PARISH COMMUNITIES OF:

  • BLESSED SACRAMENT 
    Amherstview
    3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview
    613-389-2009 
    fax 613-389-8995

  • SAINT BARTHOLOMEW
    Amherst Island
    12525 Front Road, Amherst Island

  • St. LINUS
    Bath
    217 Main Street, Bath

PASTOR: 
Rev. Stan Alanen

SECRETARY: 
Donna Guiney

 

 

 


MASS TIMES

  • Blessed Sacrament, Amherstivew
    Saturday: 5:15 pm; Sunday: 9:00 am
  • Saint Linus, Bath
    Sunday: 10:30 am
  • St. Bartholomew, Amherst Island
    No regularly scheduled Masses currently being offered


photo:  Sharon Buffett

WEEKEND MASSES  

  • Blessed Sacrament  Amherstview
    Saturday:  5:15 p.m. Sunday:  9:00 a.m.

  • St. Linus
    Bath
    Sunday:  10:30 a.m.

  • St. Bartholomew Amherst Island
    No regularly scheduled Masses currently being offered

Confessions
Blessed Sacrament, Amherstview
 
Saturdays - 4:30-5:00 p.m. 
 




PARISH MEETINGS  

  • Catholic Women's League - Monthly on the second Tuesday  
    Minutes -  April 2012

  • Knights of Columbus - Monthly on the first Tuesday

  • Weekly Prayer Group - Mondays at 7:30 pm in the Church
    (except third Mondays which are at Helen Henderson at 6:30 pm)

  • Special Events - See the Bulletin


HELPFUL INFORMATION & ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parishioners Old & New

You are welcome in our Parish.  We are glad if you are attending Mass here.  Parish Registration Information (green forms) are in the Church for you to update your information in our records.  Please return these papers in the collection basket or in the mail slot at the Office Door. Thank you.

Baptisms - Children and Adults

Children usually are baptized soon after birth.  Please call the Parish Office to begin preparations for this Sacrament.  We have a Baptismal Team who help parents get ready for their children to be welcomed into the Family of Faith in the life of the Church. They meet with parents to talk about the Sacrament and to prepare the documentation for Baptism. For adults who are considering becoming Catholics, Baptism or Reception into the Church usually takes place after a period of preparation and instruction.  This process begins with a conversation with the Parish Priest.  If you or someone you know would like information about becoming a Catholic, call us at 613-389-2009.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are heard in the Church each Saturday afternoon from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm and at any time by appointment.  Parish Penance Celebrations are held during the Advent and Lenten seasons.

Care of the Sick & Emergencies

Holy Communion is taken regularly to those who are sick and shut-in.  Contact the Parish Office if this service is needed.  In case of any immediate emergency, call the Parish at 613-389-2009.  If no one is in, leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Couples Planning Marriage

If you are planning to be married, please contact us (613-389-2009) at least six months before your proposed date of Marriage.  Some significant Marriage Preparation will be necessary.  Before setting a date or planning a ceremony, it would be helpful if you would prepare some documentation.  Before meeting with Father Mike, please gather your current personal identification and an updated Certificate of Baptism (issued within the last six months).  If you are marrying a baptized person who is not Catholic, please obtain whatever baptismal information that person has.

Become an Altar Server

Have you received your First Holy Communion and wish to be an altar server?  Call the parish office at: 613-389-2009.  We also are considering training several adult men and women for service at the altar.  

Make Use of Sunday Offering Envelopes

Sunday Offering Envelopes are available.  If you do not use Sunday Offering Envelopes currently, please consider doing so.  Contact the Parish Office so a set may be prepared  for you in order for your contributions to receive an official Tax Receipt.  While we do have a duty to give back to the Lord a portion of what we have earned and received, there is no need for us to pay taxes on that portion given in support of the Church and its mission in the world.  Only an official Tax Receipt can reduce the amount of Income Tax we pay. So, please call us and we will gladly prepare a set of Sunday Offering Envelopes.   Call 613-389-2009.  

Prayer Group

Most Mondays at 7:30 pm; Third Mondays at 6:30 pm
Our Prayer Group meets weekly to pray the Rosary and to intercede for the sick and for various needs. Join us in the Church most Monday evenings at 7:30 (except for the third Monday of the month when we meet at Helen Henderson Centre at 6:30 pm).  

Scheduled for Surgery or other Medical procedure at Hotel Dieu Hospital?

The HDH Pastoral Care team wishes to remind you of their pastoral care support for any members of the parish who need to come to HDH for day surgery or for other medical procedures.  To contact Pastoral Care at Hotel Dieu, just call 613-544-3400, ext 2231.  

Save Your Used Postage Stamps for Children  

The Redemptorists (Father Art Connell's community) collect stamps.  Please put your used postage stamps in the red and white box at the Religious Articles stand.  It is amazing, but only ONE cancelled stamp can get food for one day for a Third World child.