Sts. Martha and Mary Parish, 1870 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Weekly Bulletin - April 30, 2006

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April 30, 2006
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February 26, 2006
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February 11, 2006

Note from Fr. Edwin D'Souza:

Resurrection: Truth or Fiction?

There are many who ask: Is it really possible to rise from the dead? Could it be just a fond wish or a fabricated story? When we hear stories about seeing the dead we are likely to say: perhaps we saw a ghost.  For Luke the resurrection  is a fact; Jesus lives.  There is no doubt about this.   He offers many arguments: a ghost has no hands and feet, we cannot touch a ghost, we cannot eat with a ghost.  He wanted to confirm that Jesus rose from death and appeared to the apostles.  It was not a fiction, but a reality.

Christianity is not founded on dreams or visions but on the historical reality of Christ who died and rose from the dead.  Luke emphasizes:

  • That Jesus is now a man as he was before, but with a glorified body.  Jesus himself proves that he is a reality, eating and speaking with the disciples.
  • That Jesus is the Messiah, the fulfillment of prophets and scriptures.  Jesus explains to them the meaning of the scriptures.
  • That Jesus’ death and resurrection brought forgiveness of sins.  Jesus commissions the disciples to preach the Good News and forgive sins.

Jesus lives in our midst; he is so close to us that he dwells within our hearts.  Let us ask ourselves: What brought us here to celebrate this present in our midst, and commanded: “Do this in commemoration of me.”  The more we accept this and accept Jesus, the more we will be convinced that he is a living reality with us.  The greater the conviction, the easier to keep his words;  the more we keep his words the more we know him and love him.  Hence it is imperative that we engage ourselves in the world-wide mission of proclaiming the good things about the living Jesus.


Mon May 01
9:00 a.m.  + Antonio Barbosa & Jose Pedro by Maria Barbosa

Tue May 02
:00 a.m.  Intentions of the parish

Wed May 03
9:00 a.m.  Intentions of the parish  

Thu May 04
9:00 a.m.  Intentions of the parish  

Fri May 05
9:00 a.m. + Genero Colangelo by Colangelo family
7:00 p.m.
Intentions of the parish

Sat  May 06
9:00 a.m.  Intentions of the parish
4:30 p.m. +Ruth Said by Family

Sun May 07
8:30 a.m.  Intentions of the Faga family
10:00 a.m.  Intentions of the parish
11:30 a.m. + Mary Gallagher by Mike and Helen McGinnis

 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,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, Caroline Wood, Robert Masotti, Margaret Hickey, Joan Beare, Teresa & Michael Manzo.

CONFIRMATION - Sts. Martha and Mary school - May 7th @ 2:00 p.m.

Congratulations – First Communion

Today is a very special day for those who are receiving Jesus for the first time.  It is the day of joy and love.

 Let us 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 all.

Fr. Edwin and Fr. Peter

Special thanks to all who helped prepare the children for their first communion.

ShareLife – 30th Anniversary 1976-2006

Next collection May 06/07


Silent Voice Canada serves deaf children, youth, adults and their families in a sign language environment.  They are dedicated to improving communication and relationships between deaf and hearing in families in our community.  Silent Voice is an agency grounded in Catholic values, respecting the dignity and worth of all people.  Remember, your gift to ShareLife may help the person next to you in church, a friend, relative or even a family member!

A gift to ShareLife changes lives forever!

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.

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.

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.




For Wed May 31st, 7 pm


Sunday Brunch Buffet for 4 persons

Tickets will be sold at the door.

All proceeds will go to the Parish.

Draw Sun May 14th.

National March for Life 2006

9th Annual National March for Life

Thursday May 11, 2006

Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Passengers may board the bus at either: Merciful Redeemer Church at 6:00 a.m.  or

St. Patrick’s Church at 6:45 a.m.

Returning by 9:30 p.m. Cost: $40.00

Fr. Edwin will be coming with us. We hope to have Mass at 6:00 am before our departure. Come and join us, it is always a joyful and prayerful day.

Call Carol 905-277-4982 or Clare 905-949-0313 to reserve a seat on the bus.

 Florist: You want to say it with flowers, sir? How about a dozen roses?

Customer: Make it a half dozen.  I’m a man of few words.

Proverb: Silence is one of the great arts of communication.

Talk is cheap because the supply always exceeds the demand.

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