Weekly Bulletin from Saint-Césaire for the week of February 2 - 9, 2020

February 01, 2020
Source: District of Canada
2 février : Présentation de Jésus au temple

General Announcements:

We commend to your prayers the soul of Camil Girard, who passed away on the morning of January 27th.  The funeral will be celebrated by the District Superior on Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph Centre, 1395 Notre-Dame Street, Saint-Césaire, J0L1T0. R.I.P. 

Special collections:     

- Church renovations / building fund: February 9th, 2020
- St Joseph Bursary: February 23rd, 2020

Blessing of religious articles: February 2nd, 2020

The Great Promise of the Nine First Fridays of the month:

The practice of the devotion of the nine first Fridays of the month has its origin in the "great promise" of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: 

 “I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that Its all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on nine first Fridays of the month consecutively the grace of final repentance, and they will not die under My displeasure or without receiving the Sacraments, My Divine Heart making Itself their assured refuge at the last moment.”

With the integral insertion of this promise in the Bull of Canonization of St. Margaret Mary (Acta Apostolicæ Sedis 1920, p. 503), dated May 13, 1920, Pope Benedict XV encouraged the practice of communions on the nine first Fridays of the month, in honor of the Sacred Heart.