Weekly Bulletin - February 11, 2006

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Note from Fr. Edwin:

The disease most dreaded by the Jews of old was leprosy. It was an infectious plague which struck fear and horror into its victims because there was no hope of a cure. The fate of the leper was truly pathetic. As soon as the first signs of the disease appeared, the afflicted person was debarred from all social life and forced to withdraw from society. This meant bidding farewell to his family leaving behind his way of life, his trade, everything and everybody he had known and loved. It was farewell as final as death. The mental anguish and heartbreak of being completely banished from the local community, was utterly devastating. In every sense the leper was an outcast, with no hope of enjoying human companionship or receiving love. The victim was reduced to the status of a non-person, scavenging for food on the town dump, with a warning bell slung around his neck. Moreover, it was taken for granted that the disease was a punishment for sin and a sign of separation from the life-giving power of God. The prophet Isaiah user leprosy as a symbol of how disease God’s people were when they were unfaithful to him.

The gospel shows us how Christ was moved to compassion when he met the leper. He was not afraid to reach out and touch the infected man. This is only one of many personal encounters between Jesus and sick people, where his compassion is so evident. It says something profound about the healer, as a font of mercy, and gives us an insight into God’s caring approach to physical and spiritual sickness. Spiritual leprosy is a reality in every age. It’s a sickness of the soul which cuts us off from God and is much more serious because it remains invisible and goes unnoticed for a much longer time. The really good news for all of us is that just as Jesus reached out to touch and cure the leper, he stretches out his healing hand to bind up the wounds of all our sins. 


Mon Feb 13
9:00 a.m. - For the good of the people.

Tue Feb 14 St. Cyril, bishop
:00 a.m. +Filomena Bruno Pisani - Pisani Fam.      

Wed Feb 15
9:00 a.m.  Int. of Joe & Cynthia Castelino
+Pasquale Nisi, +Donato Nisi, +Lui Nisi - By Porto Fam

Thu Feb 16
9:00 a.m. - For the good of the people.

Fri  Feb 17 Seven Sevite Founders
9:00 a.m. Int of Robert Masotti

+Vito Masotti - Family

Sat Feb 18
9:00 a.m. +Clara Lazo - Frances Korowski

4:30 p.m. +Foo Wai Man - Eddie Tim
+Nina Ranieri - Ranieri Fam.

Sun Feb 19 Seventh Sunday in Ord. Time
8:30 a.m.  For the People of the Parish
10:00 a.m.  +Tammy Greco - Mary & Michael Greco
11:30 a.m. Thanksgiving for Maria Buziak - Family

Pray for the sick of the parish, especially:

Deacon Bob Geisel, Patricia Kennedy, Levi Romero, David Re, Maria Dimatteo, Joe O’Hearn, Rita Zarb, Tasha Bishop, John Mifsud, 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.

Confirmation Preparation:

Girls – Feb 12th after 11:30 a.m. Mass
Girls – Mar 12th after 11:30 a.m. Mass
Girls – Apr 23rd after 11:30 a.m. Mass

 Boys – Apr 9th after 11:30 a.m. Mass
Apr 29th Sat. at 10:00 a.m.

Marriage Preparation Course:

Sts. Martha and Mary Parish offers this course on seven Wednesdays beginning on April 19 and ending May 31st, 2006. Please call the office.

Sacramental Preparation

First Communion

Our next Sunday Celebration will be on Feb 26th, at 12:30 p.m. Please prepare your child by completing Lessons One to Five in the Red Book, “We Share in the Eucharist”, by doing one lesson a week.

Youth Group: Next meeting Thursday, Feb 16th at 7:30 p.m.

Wedding Banns

Antonio Reali & Tracy Di Fonzo


Do you want to deepen your spiritual life? To know more about your faith? To find support through likeminded friends? Try Cursillo:

  • Weekend for men: June 8th

  • Weekend for women: June 15th

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

Opus Dei – Recollection

Recollections 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. Retreats are being held at Sts. Martha & Mary Church.

  • Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, Feb. 14 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, Feb. 21 – 7:00 p.m.

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.

World Day of Prayer :

Please join us for a World Day of Prayer 2006, to be held on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 7.30 p.m. at Applewood United Church, 2067 Stanfield Road, Mississauga ON, L4Y 1R4.

How to Pray

Pray to God simply and naturally, as to a friend.

Tell him what  is on your mind. Get help from the prayers of others.

Pray  remembering  the  good things God has done for you. Reckon  up your blessings from time to time and give thanks for them.

Chuckles: Two good and rather religious clerks failed to see things eye to eye, so they quarreled. Finally they decided to be friends. “Hereafter,” said one, “Let each of us do our work to the best of our ability – you in your way, and I in God’s way.”

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