Weekly Bulletin - April 9, 2006

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Note from Fr. Edwin:

Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week and is a day of glory and impending tragedy.  The scene is set with Jesus making his triumphant journey from Bethany to Jerusalem, where he started that final movement, which would bring all the everything together through his death, crucified as a common criminal on a cross.  The sight of Christ riding into Jerusalem on a donkey with people waving palm branches shouting ‘Hosanna’ and acclaiming him as a conquering King, made the visiting crowds, gathered for the festival, stop in amazement.  Little did they know that the rejoicing would quickly be swept aside.  Before long, as triumph turned to tragedy, those palm branches took the shape of a cross and the hosannas became jeers and calls for his death.

Holy Week is the most sacred time of the church year.  It highlights the peak moments of Christ’s love for us, gives us an opportunity to look at our lives and accept responsibility for our sins.  The passion story spells out the last events of the life of Jesus and makes clear the price he paid for our sins.  He was betrayed by Judas, denied by Peter and abandoned by all.  In loneliness he reached out for companionship and support to the Father but there was nothing to comfort him: ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’  His death on the cross reminds us that there is a God towards whom we journey and whose friendship we seek.  Every Christian becomes aware that in his own life he has to meet the same fate as Jesus.  He must join in Christ’s suffering and death in order to share his glory.  The road to eternal life will not by-pass the hill of Calvary.  Our victory, like Christ’s, comes only through the cross.

We have to suffer in humility and obedience as Jesus did in order to be his imitators.  He gives us the strength; he is the light, the life and the truth – the way to eternal life.


Mon Apr 10
9:00 a.m.  +Marie Giraldo by Margarita Acosta

Tue Apr 11
:00 a.m   Int Kenneth Choi & Mabel Chan by Chan Family

7:00 p.m.   +Gus Grieco by Family

Wed Apr 12
9:00 a.m   +Margarita Deguara   Carmen Gove   

Thu Apr 13 Mass of the Lord’s Supper

7:30 p.m. 

Fri   Apr 14 Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

3:00 p.m.    

Sat  Apr  15

9:00 p.m.    

Sun Apr 16  Easter Sunday Resurrection of the Lord

  8:30 a.m  +Ida Bruno by Concetta Zumpano

10:00 a.m  For the people of the Parish

11:30 a.m. +Wally Glanc by Glanc Family
+Mr & Mrs Glanc
+Mr & Mrs Janozeski
+M & Mrs Pawlawski     

 Pray for the sick of the parish, especially for Deacon Bob Geisel,  Patricia Kennedy, Levi Romero, David Re, Maria Dimatteo, Joe O’Hearn, Rita Zarb, Tasha Bishop, Joe Muscat, Nada Dancy, Michael Manzo, Catherina Donato, Bill Tuplin,  Mary Jane Lafleur, Rose & Henry Castelino, Karl Zakss, Tina Fiore, Toni & Violete Matar,   Pat Goulding, Lucy Vairo, Bosco Chan, Barney Gallant,  Helen Briers, Alfred Vella, Bill Kinch, Edward Glanc, Wanda Glanc, Caroline Wood, Robert Masotti, Margaret Hickey, Joan Beare.

ShareLife – 30th Anniversay 1976-2006


Make a Difference This Lenten Season

Have you answered the call to give? Lent is a time for giving back in thanksgiving to Him for all that we have received.  It is a time to pause and reflect on God’s gifts to us, so that as responsible stewards we are able to share our own gifts with the least of our brothers and sisters.

Will You Answer the Call to Give? Together, Let’s ShareLife!

To-date we have collected $17.044,00 our goal is $48,500. Thank you for your support.


Confirmation Preparation:

Girls – Apr 23rd after 11:30 a.m. Mass

Boys _ Apr 29th Sat. at 10:00 a.m.


Easter Flowers

If you would like to make a donation towards our Easter Flowers, we will have baskets at the back of the church on April 8 and 9th. Thank you.

Altar Servers: We need more Altar Servers. Boys and Girls who are in Grade three and above, who are willing to make a commitment are welcome. Please contact the parish office.

Marriage Encounter: Married   couples, you deserve a weekend to celebrate being together, to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers this opportunity from the April 28-30, 2006. For further information   please   contact : David  and  Lucy  Adams  @ 905 470 9590

Opus Dei –  recollection

Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, April  18 -  7:00 p.m.



Archdiocese of Toronto – Celebrates with great Joy the ordination of:

Peter Jae-Hyuk Choi, John Pak, Roselle Cyrille Ricfrente Azares, Edmund Gendron, Richard Nadeau

To the Priesthood on May 13 at St. Michael’s Cathedral

Let us remember them in our prayer


Faith will turn any course, light any path, relieve any distress, bring joy out of sorrows, peace out of strife, friendship out of enmity, heaven out of hell.

Faith is God at work.          (F.L. Holmes)

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