Resurrection: Truth or Fiction?
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.
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.
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.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
9:00 a.m. + Antonio Barbosa & Jose Pedro by Maria
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the
Wed May 03
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the parish
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the parish
Fri May 05
9:00 a.m. + Genero Colangelo by Colangelo family
Intentions of the parish
9:00 a.m. Intentions of
4:30 p.m. +Ruth Said by Family
Sun May 07
8:30 a.m. Intentions of the
10:00 a.m. Intentions of the
11:30 a.m. + Mary Gallagher by Mike and
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.
CONFIRMATION - Sts. Martha and
Mary school - May 7th @ 2:00 p.m.
– 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.
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.
ShareLife – 30th
Next collection May 06/07
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!
to ShareLife changes lives forever!
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.
MOTHERS DAY DRAW
THE GOLD INFIELD BLUE JAY TICKETS
For Wed May 31st, 7 pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet for
Tickets will be sold at
All proceeds will go to
Draw Sun May 14th.
National March for Life 2006
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
Patrick’s Church at 6:45 a.m.
by 9:30 p.m. Cost: $40.00
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.
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.