Feast of Divine
In February 1931 Jesus appeared to a Polish nun, Sr. Faustina
Kawalska, and asked that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated
as a Feast of Mercy and be preceded by a novena beginning on
Good Friday. Jesus promised that those who go to confession and
communion on that day will obtain a complete remission of all
sin and all punishment due to sin. The novena begins on Good
Friday and ends on the Sunday after Easter. In 2000 John Paul
added Divine Mercy Sunday to the calendar as a feast. He
canonized Sr. Faustina on April 30, 2000, the Feast of Divine
The Second Sunday of Easter in the new Missale Romanum bears
the name, “DOMINICA II PASCHAE seu de divina Misericaordia.”
While the readings and prayers for Mass on this day remain
unchanged the decree on the Apostolic Penitentiary gives
guidance to preachers as they reflect on the mystery of Divine
The Gospel of the Second Sunday of Easter narrates the
wonderful things Christ the Lord accomplished on the day of
Resurrection during his first public appearance: “On the evening
of the day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut
where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and
stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ When he
said this, he showed them his hands and his side . Then the
disciples were glad to see the Lord. Jesus said to them again,
‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send
you,’ and then he breathed on them, and said, ‘Receive the Holy
Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if
you retain the sins of any, they are retained” (Jn 20,19-23)
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the parish
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the
Wed Apr 26
9:00 a.m. + Joseph Gove and Antonia Abela by
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the parish
Intentions of the parish
9:00 a.m. + Cenzo Latini
by Elisa Latini
4:30 p.m. +Giusto Pace by Ranieri Family
+ Giusto Ranieri by Ranieri Family
Sun Apr 30
8:30 a.m. Intentions of the
10:00 a.m. +Frank Sgarlata
11:30 a.m. + Leonardo Rabitto by
Antonietta & Luigi Colangelo and Mary and Dominic Larocca
for the sick of the parish,
Geisel, , Patricia Kennedy, Levi Romero, David Re, Maria
Dimatteo, Joe O’Hearn, Rita Zarb, Tasha Bishop, Joe Muscat,
Dancy,Catherina Donato, Bill Tuplin, Mary
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,
Caroline Wood, Robert Masotti, Margaret Hickey, Joan Beare,
Teresa & Michael Manzo.
– First Communion
Today is a very
special day for those who are receiving Jesus for the first
time. It is the day of Divine Mercy.
remember in our prayers the children who are making their First
Communion today and also their families.
May the love of
Jesus dwell in their hearts.
God bless you
Fr. Edwin and Fr. Peter
to all who
helped prepare the children for their first communion.
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Girls – Apr 23rd
after 11:30 a.m. Mass
Boys - Apr 29th
Sat. at 10:00 a.m.
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.
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
St. Vincent de Paul – Spring – May 6/7
Bundle Sunday on May 6 and 7.
The truck will be outside.
Thank you for your help.
Divine Mercy Novena – we have prayed for
the past nine days for: (started good-Friday closing 2nd
Sunday of Easter) Today bring to me.
mankind, especially sinners
souls of priests and religious
devout and faithful souls
who do no believe in God and those who do not yet know me
souls of separated brethren
meek and humble souls and the souls of little children
souls who especially venerate and glorify my mercy
souls who are detained in purgatory
who have become lukewarm