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


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Note from Fr. Edwin:

The declaration of Jesus that he was the living Bread come down from heaven and the source of eternal life, proved too much for some of his followers.  They could not believe in such a claim and started to drift away.  This was intolerable language and they were no longer prepared to walk with him.  Neither surprised nor disappointed at their reaction, Jesus did not take back anything he had said nor try to make his teaching more acceptable.  It was the parting of the ways.  He turned to his disciples and said:  ‘Will you also walk away?’  This was moment of crisis, of standing up and being counted.  What Christ was demanding of them was not understanding, but faith in himself.  There was no way they could avoid making a choice of being for or against Jesus.  Peter spoke for everyone: ‘Lord, where else shall we go?  You have the message of eternal life and we believe.’

What happened then, still happens.  We, in our generation are faced with a decision to make about following our Lord – do we stay or do we go away? This is the drastic choice that faces all who come in contact with Jesus.  Whether they will follow him without conditions or not, nobody is forced because Jesus respects our freedom.  Our baptismal promises likewise put this question to us.  Whom do we want to serve?  It’s not just a matter of accepting that certain beliefs are true but it involves a personal commitment at the level of the heart and of the mind to live by the values of Christ.  The personal option to belong to Jesus regardless of where life may lead us is at the centre of our faith;  and is an ongoing struggle.  It is so easy for us to compromise and pick and choose from Christ’s teaching what suits ourselves;  God does not always correspond to our idea of him or to what we would like him to be.  Christ invites us to surrender and entrust ourselves to him and to follow him on the way to the Father.  This means learning to rely on God rather than on ourselves when the road ahead is uncertain and light is dim.

Most of us, of course, have doubts and face difficulties about our faith but, like Peter we would be lost without it.  At this Mass, Christ once again invites us to be his faithful followers and to share his work among men.  So let us repeat Peter’s response from the depths of our hearts: ‘Lord, where else will we go? We believe you have the message of eternal life.’


 Mon Aug 28
9:00 a.m.  +Diana Carvalho by Carvalho Fam.      

Tues Aug 29
9:00 a.m.  +Pat Greenidge by Earline Little

 Wed Aug 30
9:00 a.m. 

Thu Aug 31
9:00 a.m.  Blessing on business by Fernandes Fam.

Fri   Sep 01
9:00 a.m.  +Anthony Cremona by Cremona Family
7:00 p.m.  +Nicola Torres by Maria Torres

Sat  Sep 02
9:00 a.m   +Carlo Mattiassi by Wife

4:30 p.m.  +Ruth Said by Family
+Joseph D’Souza, +Eliza D’Souza (2nd Ann. )

Sun Sep 03
8:30 a.m  +Anthony Cremona by Pauline Cremona
10:00 a.m. +Cyril Mendes by Veronica Mendes
11:30 a.m. +Alberto & Paolo Piccioni by Elisa Latini & Fam.

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,  Tina Fiore, Violete Matar,   Lucy Vairo, Barney Gallant,  Helen Briers, Alfred Vella, Bill Kinch, Edward Glanc, Caroline Wood, Robert Masotti, Margaret Hickey, Teresa & Michael Manzo. Binny, Mary Pennell, Peter Braganza, Ethel Butler, Maria Ierullo, Tony Micieli, Deolinda Pereira.

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.

Opus Dei- recollection at Sts. Martha & Mary

Recollection aim to assist the individual to relate their  family life, professional work and social commitments more fully to their relationship with God.

The meditations are preached by a priest of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.

Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, Sep 19th   -  7:00 p.m.

Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, Sep 12th     -  7:00 p.m.

Marriage Preparation Course:

Sts. Martha and Mary Parish offers this course on seven Wednesdays beginning on October 11th  for seven weeks. 

Please call the office.

Job Opportunity –  

Sts. Martha and Mary School requires a lunch hour supervisor for the 2006-2007 school year.  If you enjoy working with primary aged children and can commit to working everyday 11:55-1:05 please contact the school.  You must be willing to supervise the children while they eat their lunches and while they participate in free play outdoors (fall, winter, spring and summer).  A completed criminal reference check must be provided (Forms are available at the school).  An hourly rate of approximately $10.00 per hour can be expected.  Please call 905-624-9625 and speak with Mrs. Steer or Mrs. Patricio Fernando, if you are interested. 

Cursillo is a small course in Christianity to deepen your spiritual life to know more about our faith and to find support through likeminded friends. It is a spiritually enriching weekend.

Weekend for men: Nov 23-26, 2006

Weekend for women: Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2006

For more information please call Jennie McRae at 905-206-1321 or Fr. Edwin D’Souza at the parish office. 

Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School

25th Reunion

September 29th through October 1st 2006

Schedule Events see at the back of the church.

Cost for all events $25.00 per person

For further information see the Pocock website: 

For any questions or concerns please call
Mrs. Pogson at (905) 602-6172 ext 69172

 Martyr Shrine in Midland

For information for schedule and events visit

August 2006
27 - Mission Sunday at the Shrine
31 - Communal Anointing Service

Life Chain – Sunday, October 1st, 2006

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Be a part of the Mississauga Life Chain to show your support for our pre-born!  This is a silent, peaceful and prayerful event for all the family.


Bride: How can I keep my wedding ring clean?

Mother: Soak gently in dishwater three times a day!


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