Note from Fr. Edwin:
Jesus gave authority to the Church to forgive sins: “Those whose sins you forgive they are forgiven”/ (John 20:22) The sacrament of confession is the most visible sign of God’s loving forgiveness for us. God’s forgiving has practical consequences for us: we have to forgive as we expect others to forgiveus. To be healed psychologically, mentally, emotionally and even physically we have to forgive. We suffer so much unnecessarily because we do not forgive. On the other hand we cannot expect God to forgive us if we ourselves do not forgive others. Forgiveness is light, it enlightens; forgiveness is life, it enlivens. Let us shed light and life by forgiving one another.
Pray for the sick of the parish:
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.
Marriage Preparation Course:
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: We thank all those who donated baking goods to the bake sale. We appreciated very much all you help. It was a great success. Thank you again.
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.
Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, Feb 21– 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, Mar 14 – 7:00 p.m.
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
March 1st is Ash Wednesday
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Edited: December 29, 2006 -
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