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1 Page 1 3 rd Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017 Catholic Women s League Attention all parishioners! The CWL is offering 3 different Fundraising gifts for Mother s Day. Available the weekend of May 6/7 after each Mass. All items are $5. each. The recipient charity of this fundraiser is yet to be determined. Please support the amazing works we do in our Woodstock Community. LADIES SPRING LUNCHEON "Thou Shalt Laugh" Saturday, May 20 th 12 noon 3:00 pm Parish Life Centre Open to all Women of the Parish and their Guests Fun and reflection focused on the joy of being a Christian. Together we share overflowing joy and contagious laughter as we examine the lives of biblical characters. They'll cause us to laugh with them, and at ourselves. We will be challenged to trust God, and maintain our joy even in the midst of life's struggles. Join us for Lunch, followed by the Presentation by Carol Mullins of Quiet Whispers Ministry. To conclude the afternoon, we will head outside where two trees will be dedicated to honour CWL members. Tickets are available in the Narthex each weekend OR from the parish office during office hours. Tickets are $5.00 only 150 available! We hope to see you there! **V E N D O R S W A N T E D ** My Closet and Vendor Community Event Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8 am to 12:30 pm Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock. If you are interested in reserving a spot at the vendor sale, please contact Noella Cornelis-Litt at or Vendor spots are $30 each. We are looking for collectors, one-of-a-kind craft artists, and vendors of specialty items. Mom to Mom tables available at $20.00 each. Reflection on our Gospel Reading From today s Gospel reading: And it happened that while [the disciples] were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them... He asked them, "What are you discussing as you walk along? Reflection: Jesus walked with the discouraged disciples and entered their conversation about their disappointments over what happened to Jesus. So, we invite him to come into our conversations when we feel defeated or inadequate and give us vision and renewed hope. So we ask ourselves: Is there some part of our current faith journey that feels lifeless? Despite our struggle, what could Jesus be saying to us at this moment in our lives? Knights of Columbus, Council 3515 Contact information for the Grand Knight: Ken Van Dyk at address: Next K of C Meeting, Monday, May 1 st 6:30 PM for Executive and 7:30 PM for General meeting Save those Cans & Bottles, Drive for Missions Next collection is the weekend of May 6 th /7 th before each Mass. Next K of C Breakfast, Sunday, May 7 th starting at 9:30 AM Crown of the Holy Spirit During the seven weeks of Pentecost, if there are any families from the Portuguese Community, who would like to have in their homes, the Crown of the Holy Spirit, please call Frank DeMelo at th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal Wednesday, May 17, 2017 The praying of the Rosary will start at 6:30 pm; the readings during Mass will be in Portuguese. Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm by Fr. Rick Dales. After Mass, everyone is welcome to enjoy refreshments in the Parish Life Centre. My Closet & Vendor Community Event Saturday, June 17, 2017 The CWL is once again partnering with the Knights of Columbus and the Senior Youth Group to sponsor this popular parish wide event. Come out to shop from many vendors selling a variety of items, Mom to Mom bargains, and a huge variety of baked goods. Enjoy a breakfast or lunch BBQ, and treat your car to a super wash. Watch your church bulletin for further details. LEGION OF MARY ~ Meet every Tuesday at 7:30 pm in St. Kateri room. For more info., please call Jennifer at Beginnings Baby Bottle Campaign Thank you for supporting Beginnings Pregnancy Care Centre through the baby bottle campaign. The bottles were due back last weekend. Please bring back any empty baby bottles as well so they can be used for future fundraisers. If you still have a bottle at home, please return them to the church office before May 2 nd PRAYER LINE ~ If you would like to add someone to the Prayer Line, please call Wednesday Afternoon Social Starts at 1:00 pm & runs until 4:00 pm (unless otherwise advised) Drop in anytime. Everyone Welcome!

2 Page 2 3 rd Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017 The 3 rd Sunday of Easter Some Musings... how He had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. The post-resurrection appearances of Jesus always make me wonder how it is that the men and women who followed Jesus throughout His ministry can fail to recognize Him when He appears, risen in glory, just as He said. Those walking along the Emmaus road are trying to make some sense out of the events they ve just witnessed. They are grieving the loss of their Master and friend and trying to understand the reason for His death. If He was the Messiah why did He have to die, they must be asking. Surely He could have freed Himself and all of Israel had He chosen to do so. Yet, I wonder how it is that I don t always recognize Jesus in the sorrowful eyes of others, those needing a friendly ear, the hungry and naked, in the joy of a child s laughter, in His presence in others standing with me at Mass. Yes, I walk my own unseeing Emmaus road. When I consider how little I truly understand the sacrifice of Jesus, I m exactly like those disciples who had been with Him on His earthly journey. When I fail to see His presence in the created world around me, in the beauty of sunrise and sunset, in the smells of earth and living things, I am unaware of the love that my Saviour has for me. I ve been reflecting on the great feast of Easter a time during which I felt that I was living in one long Eucharistic celebration from the Mass of Lord s Supper until the Easter Vigil. And I wonder if that s not exactly how we re meant to live each day. I have no doubt that had I been privy to seeing Jesus in His glorious form that my faith would be strong; that like the apostles I d go forth fearlessly preaching to all the truth of the Kingdom of Heaven; that I d willingly accept the shuns and slurs of the crowds. Ah, yes! I believe I would! Yet each time I see the glory of the sunrise or the wonder of the blossoming trees, I see the work of the hand of God and still I don t always live as He would have me do. I can be fearful when I m faced with dissention or ridicule, when someone calls me to witness to my faith in an act if loving kindness that I simply ignore. I d like to believe that I d be a better follower had I seen the risen the Lord but I m not so sure that s the case. I know that the Lord is present in others wherever I may meet them. He s present in the helpful neighbour who retrieves my mail, in the annoying telemarketer, in the clerk at the grocery store who takes extra time to help put my filled grocery bags into my cart. And He s present in the loudmouthed person on his cell phone at the dentist office. He s present in so many ways and I can fail to recognize Him. He s present in the homeless person asking me for spare change and in the innocent child asking question after question. And my heart can be locked in fear, not wanting to get involved with others and when I do that, I am like the disciples locked away in fear of the authorities. And I thank God for the sacraments, here to strengthen and nourish and particularly to forgive me my failings. I thank Him for His generous gift of sun and rain, of fresh breezes and warm temperatures. I see the trees beginning to green with the first hint of colour and rebirth, and smell the first scent of spring and behold the glories of the earth and I need to remind myself to recognize the Lord in those things that show me the promise of the Resurrection. As I walk my own Emmaus road, I need to peel the scales from my eyes and continued above... awaken in my heart the fervour that will enable me to recognize the risen Lord in those around me. As we continue our journey toward Pentecost, let s become more aware of the risen Lord around us in others and in the created world and let s treat others with the love, concern, respect and compassion that we d show our Lord were He present in His risen form. Let s see Him in all things and in all people and work toward building His Kingdom here on earth. Wishing you a week of many blessings and many small miracles. Betty Bruch Baptism Preparation Wednesday evenings on the following dates June 7, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1. N.B.: Baptism Preparation begins at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph meeting room, or as otherwise indicated, and concludes in Church. **Please note that a pre-baptism preparation interview is necessary. Sacrament of Baptism Baptism dates are on Sundays on the following dates June 25, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26. N.B.: The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the above Sundays at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sister Teresa at or at (519) Devotions to Mary May is the month of Mary our Mother. Please join us on Tuesday, May 2 nd for DEVOTIONS TO MARY at 6:30 pm in the Church. During the service, there is a time of Reflection as flowers are brought forward to Mary s statue. Vases will be available. Everyone is invited to attend the Devotions and pray to Mary for their own intentions. Mass will follow at 7:00 pm. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care May 4 th, 2017 The Catholic Women s League of Canada calls all people of faith to join nationwide in 12 hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on May 4 th, This is designed to take place leading up to the National Hospice Palliative Care week as a profound witness to the sanctity of human life. All parishioners, family and friends are invited to a prayer service on Thursday, May 4 th, 2017 at 9am at Church and then to join us for our 9:30am morning mass to continue our prayer efforts so that all Canadians can have access to palliative care to alleviate the suffering at the end of life. Lighthouse Catholic Media CD's ~ $4.00 each and BOOKS ~ $5.00 each (unless book is marked differently) If you have any questions or requests, please Anita McCormick at

3 Page 3 3 rd Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017 Bereavement News Parish joins the families and friends who are grieving the death of loved ones. We especially remember in prayer ** Herman Bax, father of Gerry, Conny, Kathy and John. May all who grieve the death of Herman experience comfort and peace in your faith and in shared memories. Receive the joy of your glory, who has called you into the heavenly kingdom. Bereavement Support Coping with the death of a beloved sibling startles us with a reminder of our own mortality and often stirs up all kinds of unfinished spiritual business. This tragedy may provide the impetus for returning to a faith community or for spending more time in spiritual reading and exploration. We may feel a need to assess what our life has been about thus far and evaluate our life goals. As Chaim Potok says in The Chosen, It is hard to work to fill one s life with meaning. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here. Perhaps this loss will help you reassess and prioritize your commitments and relationships in a new way. This kind of rededication of your life could be the best of all possible memorials to your loved one. (Grieving the Death of Your Brother or Sister; by Kathlyn S. Miller; CareNotes) For more information or for grief support, please contact Sr. Teresa at (519) or Decision Point Confirmation Program Our final session was this past Thursday. At this time, we want to thank all our very dedicated and faithful leaders who have journeyed with our young people by leading and facilitating our small groups over the past several months. We couldn t have done this without you! Thanks to; Dale & Anita McCormick; Tricia Freeman; Angela DeLodder, James Webster, Tara D Agostino, Amber Vandermeer, Rachel Vandermeer & Kelly Larocque Confirmation Journaling Deadline The twenty weekends of journaling that is required as part of the preparation for this Sacrament, is due back to the parish office by Wednesday, May 10 th or earlier. It can also be handed in at the retreat. Confirmation Retreat Wednesday, May 10th Confirmation Retreat Day with NET Ministries from 9 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Lunch is provided for all candidates. Transportation is arranged for those in our Catholic elementary schools. Those in public\homeschooled are responsible is getting themselves to and from the retreat. Please continue to keep all our candidate in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sacrament of Confirmation Saturday, June 3 rd, 5:00 p.m. For all candidates from St. Patrick School Sunday, June 4 th, 9:00 a.m. For all candidates of Holy Family, Notre Dame & Public/Other Sunday, June 4 th, 11:00 a.m. For all candidates from St. Michael School The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Sacramental initiation does not end with the celebration of the sacraments of initiation. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults provides for the final period, the period of postbaptismal catechesis or mystagogy. This formal period of reflection and prayer continues until the Pentecost festival at the end of the Easter season. Mystagogy means to reflect on the mysteries, to savor the mysteries. By mysteries, we do not mean something to be solved or a puzzle. Rather, it is the experience of God that is both alluring yet causes us to stand back in awe. Our word sacrament comes from the same Greek root as mysteries. Recall earlier that we noted that, in our Catholic Christian Tradition, we lead one into the experience of the mystery through word and sacrament (symbol). This section reaffirms that foundational stance. Thus, through the experience of the mysteries, we experience a shift in life: new perceptions and ways of living ongoing conversion. (The RCIA Transforming the Church; by Thomas H. Morris; page 210) If you are interested to learn more about RCIA (the process of becoming Catholic, or of completing your Sacraments of Initiation), please call our parish office at (519) or Sr. Teresa at First Communion Last weekend our first group of children received the Eucharist for the first time. Congratulations to; Emma Marks, Marlee Marshall, Quinton Carswell, Sebastian Matacz, Cole Merkley, Cohen Stewart, Valentina Escobar, Kyle VandeWeetering, Felix Burke, Landyn Cordeiro, Gracie Shumka, Scarlett Tucker, Calleigh Brzezicki, Brayden Brzezicki, Noel Bigornia-Tjonsan, William Tunn, Ryleigh Wadden, Celebriene Ross, Sam Webster, Logan Buchanan, Nora McIntyre, Chastity Baverstock, and Olivia Haber-Burns. We pray that this will be the first of many times that you receive Jesus in the Eucharist as you continue on your faith journey. Junior Youth Group Only two remaining nights for this youth ministry year! Please mark your calendars & watch for more details! Monday, May 1 st 6:45 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 th Final Gathering Attendance prize to be drawn! Senior Youth Group Monday, May 8 th The 4 th Annual Iron Chef Competition We are looking for your creative cooking skills on this night. Please bring $5 each to cover the cost of the food. Last year was our best competition yet! Let s see if we can make this year even better! Please mark your calendars!! Discovery Mission Catholic Vocation Bible Camp Our bible camp this year is being held the week of July 3 rd 7 th, We are very excited to be offering a new Bible Camp program this year that will focus on Vocations priesthood, marriage & religious. Watch for more information coming! The camp is for children from SK Grade 6. Application forms for campers and leaders can be found on our parish website. Please mark your calendars!

4 Page 4 3 rd Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017 Welcome and Congratulations Parish warmly congratulates the following children who were welcomed into the Catholic Church through the waters of Baptism. ** Luciena Duarte, child of Joanne and Helio ** Nixxon Coticone, child of Nicole and Franco ** Amelia Jackson, child of Stacey and Andrew ** Anabelle Jackson, child of Stacey and Andrew ** Jackson Peers, child of Stephanie and Trevor ** Berkeley Robinson, child of Melissa and Clayton ** Lily Penney, child of Patricia and Jason. We thank you parents for presenting your children for Baptism and entry into the Catholic Church. Our parish community warmly welcomes your families to a place to belong. We extend our gratitude to Father Rick, to the Baptism team and to those who helped in any way. St. Michael s Catholic School s Mom~2~Mom & Vendor Fundraiser Sale WHEN: Saturday, May 13, (8:00am-1:00pm) WHERE: St. Mary s Catholic High School (431 Juliana Drive) WHY: Fundraiser (to provide support for Technology for student living) through proceeds of sales from table rentals WHO: Everyone HOW: Customers (Moms and Vendors) are renting tables at St. Mary s Catholic High School and selling their items where they keep their profits. (table rental proceeds to St. Michael s Elementary School) Please contact Jennifer at , with any questions you may have or if you need more details. s Parish Picnic Sunday, May 28, pm to 4 pm Hot dogs, Hamburgs, Watermelon & Freezies CANADA S 150 TH Earlier this year, City Hall contacted us to see if our parish was planning anything special to celebrate Canada s 150 th birthday. As I thought about this and about the fact that we are a country that God has bountifully blessed it occurred that a project for us would be to share our bounty with the less fortunate. I took this idea to the parish council and they have endorsed it. For the last few years, our Kids for Jesus Bible Camp has been saving funds to pay for the digging of water well in Northeastern Madagascar, a desperately poor part of the country. We are already helping to fund two schools in that area. To date Kids for Jesus has collected $ 2, The total cost of the well is U.S.$4,500. If you would like to help with this 150 th Anniversary Project there is, in your bulletin, an envelope that you can use. Any amount is helpful and it is, as said, a way for us to share God s bounty to us with a needy world. Interestingly, this sort of project can become a means of evangelization. The people impacted by this project realize that someone in a distant country, someone they will never meet, cares for them. They learn, through the priest we channel the funds through, that the people helping them are Christians. They begin to think that this Christian God these people worship is a God who cares for people and eventually, maybe after many years, they come to Baptism. Thank you for your consideration and please pray for the success of this project. All you have to bring is your own lawn chair & drinks Games and prizes for all ages! **HURRY! Don t forget to sign up! Sign up sheet is on the table in the Narthex (gathering area)

5 Page 5 3 rd Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017 May is Respect for Life Month Please find below events in which you are invited to participate: National March for Life- Ottawa: Thursday, May 11 th, 2017 Oxford County bus leaves the parking lot at Hwy 19 and 401 at 11:45 pm, Wednesday, May 10 th. Gather for the March on Parliament Hill at 12:00 pm (Noon) Return to bus at 4:00 pm Arrive back in Ingersoll by 11:59 pm May 11 th. Travel by coach for $80.00 per adult and $60.00 per student. To reserve a seat, phone Bonnie De Decker Canada s 150 th Birthday celebration is an appropriate time to proclaim the sanctity of all human life. Tillsonburg Right to Life Brunch: at Carriage Hall, 25 Brock St. West, Tillsonburg, Saturday, May 13 th, 11:00 am Guest speaker: Joanna Ruta, Executive Director of Aid to Women. $15.00/adult $10.00/youth Aid to Women is a counselling service situated next door to Gerrard St. East abortuary. They encourage women to continue with their pregnancies. For tickets, phone Bonnie Respect for Life Prayer Service: Wednesday, May 31 st, 7:30 pm, at the Tillsonburg Christian Reformed Church, 150 Concession St. West. All are welcome to this ecumenical service: an opportunity to pray for and witness to the gift of human life from conception to natural death. Martha-Mary Gathering Taking place on Saturday, May 27, 11am - 3pm at the Rosary Shrine, Merlin, Ontario. Intended for women in discernment 16 years and older. Combining prayer and hospitality like the two close friends of Jesus, to give young women an opportunity to meet Sisters in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is a time to learn more about Sisters from different Religious Communities and their lives, or just to get to know them as friends. Over 10 different religious orders, congregations and societies will be present! Ready for the New Season? Yes.Off Shore Workers are arriving in our area and so we will offer Mass in Spanish every Sunday at St. Bernard s in Waterford at 7:00 pm each Sunday. Employers, please tell your workers about the Masses and we will be sending buses as required. For more information, call or Oh yes, anyone with men s used work clothes, the C.W.L ladies will be selling clothing at the Waterford church Sunday evenings. Leave your stuff at 327 Delcrest, Delhi or again phone for pick-ups. 9 th Annual Bishop's Dinner for London and Surrounding Communities: June 14, 2017 Individual tickets $125, parish tables of 10 $950. Please contact St. Peter's Seminary Foundation for sponsorships and tickets at or PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC~With Father David Johnston, July 24-28/17, visiting St Joseph Oratory, Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape, Notre Dame Basilica in Old Quebec, Shrine of St. Kateri and Ste Anne de Beaupre on her Feast day for $615 + $80 taxes. Tour includes 4 breakfasts and 2 suppers. Call George Cifa or Marie Alexandre Ordination Day Breakfast On Saturday, May 13 from 8:30-10 am, we are inviting parish priests along with any interested young men, ages 14 and up, to join us for a pre-ordination breakfast and vocation talk. During the Ordination Day Breakfast, these young men and their parish priests gather for breakfast with Bishop Fabbro, Bishop Dabrowski and the seminarians. There will be a brief presentation by the Vocations Director, and the Bishop will explain the Rite of Ordination that he will celebrate. This is a great opportunity to invite senior altar servers, youth group leaders, and other young men in the parish to experience the priesthood in a joyful atmosphere, and plant some seeds for future priestly vocations. To help facilitate transportation, the breakfast is open to parish priests, youth ministers and parents of discerners. We will gather for the breakfast at St. Michael's Parish, 511 Cheapside St., London at 8:30am. The breakfast is provided by the Knights of Columbus. Please contact Fr. Patrick Bénéteau at by Monday, May 9 to reserve the number of spaces that you require. Reserved seating will be available for these young discerners at the Cathedral for the Ordination Mass, following the breakfast. Priestly Ordination From Fr. Patrick Bénéteau, Director of Vocations and Seminarians: With praise and gratitude to Almighty God, the Diocese of London, and St. Peter's Seminary, announce the ordination of Rev. Mr. Glen Ball to the ministerial priesthood. The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be celebrated by His Excellency Ronald Peter Fabbro, Bishop of London, on Saturday, May 13 at 11am at St. Peter s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave., London. All are welcome to attend. We assure Deacon Glen of our support and prayers, as he prepares for ordination. CCLC Diocesan Summer Camp This year, we will be offering high school students two weeks of camp at two different locations. For the first time, we will be offering an introductory camp for students going into Grades 7 and 8. While we consider CCLC a leadership camp, it is so much more than that. Camp provides an opportunity for campers to experience the Catholic faith in an authentic way, where faith is integrated into every aspect of the day, from canoeing to camp fire to daily Mass. We know that the best way to bring kids to camp is to have people they trust offer them a personal invitation. We hope that pastors and staff all over the diocese can consider a few young people who would benefit from this type of experience and offer them a personal invitation. And don t feel limited by the leadership title many of our campers may not yet be leaders in their parish now but CCLC gives them the opportunity to explore their gifts and talents, even if they are the quiet one. Each parish will be receiving a package with promotional material but if you are interested in receiving more support to promote CCLC in your parish please let us know we love the opportunity to invite campers face-to-face! Visit cclcamp.ca for more information. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Caitlyn Bondy: / Ext. 252 Wedding Anniversary Mass Save the Date Most Reverend Ronald Fabbro, C.S.B., Bishop of London invites all married couples to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage at the Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, September 10 at 3:00 pm at St. Peter s Cathedral Basilica, London.

6 Page 6 3 rd Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017 Mass Schedule Date Time Intentions For Requested By Please Pray For Sunday, April 30 Monday, May 1 Tuesday, May 2 Wednesday, May 3 Thursday, May 4 Friday, May 5 Saturday, May 6 9:00 am & 11:00 am For parishioners of 8:45 am ** St. Mary s High School Mass ** 7:00 pm 9:30 am 9:30 am 3:30 pm Woodingford Lodge 9:30 am 5:00 pm Nick Hatzenbuhler (2 nd Anniversary of Death) Tony Leermakers (Birthday Remembrance) All deceased members or family members of the C.W.L. Teresa & John Rodrigues (Special Intention) Shirley Burton (Repose) Manuel De Sousa (Repose) Eber Rice (Repose) Tamara Rodrigues (Repose) The Family Mary Ellen DeKlerck C.W.L. Legion of Mary Brian & Rosemary George Maria De Sousa & Family ~~~~~~~~ Tina Codeco ** St. Michael s School Joining ** Betty Poole (Repose) Alberta Sielicka (Repose) Richard Poole (Repose) Antonio Arminda & Manuel Adriano (Repose) Pauline Moran (Repose) Deacon Fuad Nimer-Boutros Helen Holland (Repose) Intentions of Residents & Staff Maria Cordeiro (Repose) Mary & Lloyd Zinger (Repose) Blackmore Family (Repose) Jim Verhoef (Repose) Theresa Sabourin Fran Glab Sue & John Ogden Luis & Maria The Bereavement Committee Don & Helen McCullough ~~~~~~~~ The Cordeiro Family George & Catherine Foster Mary Ann Faddies Julia & Fabian Marquez ** FAITH Homeschoolers Joining ** For parishioners of Fr. Benjamin Huyge Fr. Zbigniew Rodzinka, C.S.M.A. Fr. Thomas Janisse Needs of the Prayer Line Fr. Matthew Bedard Homebound Parishioners Fr. Daniel Bombardier Parishioners in Hospital Fr. Richard Bester Parishioners in Nursing Homes Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood CWL Religious Goods Store First Communion Gifts... Are you looking for something to commemorate a child s First Communion? The Religious Goods Store has Rosaries, Missals, Bibles, Books and Necklaces for young people. There are also Picture Frames and small Gift items, as well as Greeting Cards. GIFT CERTIFICATES are now available to purchase in various denominations. The store will be open the weekends of April 29/30 and May 6/7 at all Masses, or please call Christine Gable at to set up an appointment. Direct Deposit for Regular Sunday Offertory If you would like your Sunday Offering to be done through our direct deposit system, just call the office at and speak with Mary Abbey. Just think no more envelopes! It s in you to give. Woodstock Blood Donor Clinic THURSDAY, May 4, :30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Woodstock District Community Complex 381 Finkle Street, Goff Hall Stewardship Corner April 23, 2017 This Sunday s monetary offering was $8, compared to $10, in Our Debt Reduction contributions for this week are $ Thank you for your continued generosity in support of our parish. Let No One Go Hungry There is a Feed the Hungry bin in the Narthex near the CWL Religious Goods Store. Thank you for your continued support of the Salvation Army Food Drive. The Salvation Army has provided the following list of food items that are most needed by the Food Bank: Pancake Mix Peanut Butter & Jam Pancake Syrup Cereal Hamburger Helper School Snacks Canned Fruit Instant Coffee Canned Meat Regular Tea Canned Pasta (e.g. Ravioli, Beefaroni, etc.) Canned Salmon Crackers Canned Tomatoes Cookies Chick Peas Juice Boxes Mixed Beans Rice Kidney Beans Chunky Soups