Parish Announcements and Activities

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES IN OCTOBER: Lou and Carmel Hagerman(9 years on Oct. 2nd); Bill and Leona English(50 years! on Oct. 7th); Jimmy and Denise Hastings( Oct. 16th); Brent and Kara Smith(1 year on Oct. 16th); Henry and Ellen Kocik(19 years on Oct. 18th); and Harry and Carole Tasson(56 years on Oct. 22nd). God's continued blessings on all of you!

BIRTHDAYS IN OCTOBER: Lyvia McGriskin(Oct. 7th); Joe Martens(Oct. 18th); Theresa Millett(Oct 24th); Lorraine Buck(Oct. 27th); and Jim Cosgrove(Oct. 31st).

ALTAR SERVERS---are always needed---please speak to me if you're interested!

Christmas Community Carol Sing: The Norwood Community is preparing for our annual Community Carol Sing. Interested men and women who like to sing are welcome to come and join their voices with other church members. Practices will begin after thanksgiving weekend. For further information, call Theo Van Will at 705-696-2027

THANKS TO ALL--who donated flowers and mums for this Thanksgiving's altar decorations--and to the little elves who worked hard to put it all together!

LAST SUNDAY, we held the blessing of pets and animals in honour of the Feast of St. Francis: 1 gerbil, 1 rabbit, 1 cat, and 14 dogs!! Biskit needed an exorcism(the little devil)! They are all holy pets now.

MASS CHANGE--Please note that there will be NO MASS this Friday at 4pm.



St.Paul Norwood & Our Lady of Mount Carmel Churches will be collecting non-perishable food items for the local foodbanks the weekends of October 1/2, Thanksgiving weekend 8/9 and October 15/16. Items can be placed in the food boxes provided. Thank you for your generosity to the community. Foodbank donations can be made by cheque payable to Asphodel-Norwood Ministerial Association Foodbank. (Place in collection basket or mail to PO Box 416, Norwood, ON K0L 2V0.

For Havelock – payable to Havelock Foodbank and place in collection basket.

Christmas Bags for Seniors: Once again this year we are hoping to be able to provide Christmas gifts to our Seniors at Mapleview & Pleasant Meadow Manor. We will do the bags the same as last year by collecting individual items. These will be put together to make Ladies & Men’s bags. Please see the list of items needed. Items can be dropped off at Julia Barber’s house at 78 Ridge St. Norwood, at the Rectory or Julia can pick them up from you. We would like them by mid-November. Just put items in a plastic bag or in a box. If you wish to donate money for this project, Julia will purchase needed items. If you have any questions, call Julia at 705-639-2292. If you have any gently used Christmas bags 10”x121/2”, they would be appreciated as well.

List for Christmas Gift Bags

Kleenex – boxes – small individual packages

Hand Lotion

Body Lotion



Ladies Regular Socks

Ladies Soft Socks

Men's Socks

Men’s & Ladies Deodorant

Word Search Books (large print)


Small ,Chocolate Bars -No Nuts

Bags of chips,cheesies,bugles – No Popcorn or nuts

Men’s Aftershave

Calendars (large ones to hang on the wall)

Necklaces that go over your head without undoing the clasp



Pudding Cups

Lypsol (Chapstick)

Silk Scarves

(they do not need to be brand new)

Emery Boards

CONFESSIONS---please know that I am always available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation before any of the Masses--let me know, or just throw a shoe at me to meet in the confessional!


REMINDER-- my cell phone number is on the front of the bulletin. Please call me if it's pressing or urgent anytime! Otherwise, you can leave a message on the office phone, and I will get back to you.

BLESSING OF PETS AND ANIMALS!! October 4th is the Feast day of St. Francis, who is the Patron saint of animals. On Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00pm, bring your dogs, cats, fish, birds, hamsters, rabbits--even your spouse--for a special Blessing on the lawn beside the church. The Church earnestly recommends that God's Creation be praised and enjoyed. It will be a short service of prayer, with individual blessings. Invite your neighbours as well. (When I was in Grafton, one lady rode her horse 10km to have the horse blessed).

ALTAR SERVERS---are always needed---please speak to me if you're interested!

THANKSGIVING in Canada is celebrated on the weekend of October 8-9th. If you wish to donate a mum or flowers for the altars, please bring them to Mass or the rectory.  

Please pray for the sick – Adele Armstrong, Deanna Duthie, Ashley Egan, Kevin MacDonald, Todd Martin, Tracey Raycroft, Myrna Riley, Rosa Tavares, Tom Troyan, David Woodland and all those who are sick. May God give them strength, courage & healing. Please notify us of any changes. Name will be removed after 90 days. If you want to put someone back on the list, simply call the office.