We Christians who know this, we shall go to heaven when we
breathe our last on earth, provided we are loyal to Christ and
the faith he gave us, do not think enough about this. It is the
most important event that can ever happen to us and we do not
meditate on it sufficiently. The terrifying thought is that we
could lose our inheritance, that we could exclude ourselves from
that one place that can satisfy our every desire and find
ourselves at the judgment seat unfit to merit our inheritance.
There have been such unfortunate Christians in the past; there
will be others in the years to come and we could be among them.
Whatever about the nature of the fires of hell, there can be no
doubt about the reality of the heart-burning regret and remorse
which will keep gnawing at the Christian who will then realize
what he has lost and irrevocably lost forever.
However, we can insure ourselves against such a dreadful
calamity. We can make sure that we shall be found worthy when
our call to judgment comes: simply by trying always to be in
God’s friendship. Let each one of us ask himself how he would
fare if he were called to judgment this moment. Am I worthy of
heaven as I stand here and now? If there are black marks
against me, do I have the means and the divine helps left to me
by Christ to erase these marks. If whole pages of my book of
life have been smeared and spattered with ugly sins and dreadful
offenses against God and neighbor, I can tear out all these
pages and begin to write my life story anew. While I am alive,
infinite mercy is available to me for the asking. He cannot
force his mercy on me against my will, but he is pleased to give
it, if asked.
“God created me for incorruption,” that is, for the unending,
happy life of heaven. He wants me there. He sent his Son on
earth to endure humiliations and sufferings so that I would get
there. I would be ungrateful, thankless to God and so forgetful
to my own best interest if I failed to get there. God forbid
that this should happen to me!
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
July 03 - St. Thomas The Apostle
9:00 a.m. +Ray
Harty by Margaret Dawson
Tue. - July
04 - St.
Elizabeth of Portugal
9:00 a.m. +Susan
Castellui-Kay by Legion of Mary
Wed. - July 05
- St. Anthony Zaccaria
9:00 a.m. +Gusitano
Borg by Vancell Family
Thu. - July 06 - St. Maria Goretti
9:00 a.m. +Heribert
& +Magda Schmidt by Barbara Bruno
9:00 a.m. +Miguel
Borg and All the Souls of Purgatory
7:00 p.m. +Anthony Cremona by Pauline Cremona
Special Intentions by Koo Family
All our deceased of Molinaro Fam.
Intentions of the parish
Intentions of the parish
Sun. - July 09
8:30 a.m. +Giomo
Multari by Correale Family
10:00 a.m. Intentions
of Francis Mifsud
+Cenzo Latini by Elisa Latini
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
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. Benny, Mary Pennell, Peter
ShareLife – 30th
“There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Acts
Our total to-date: $40,224.15
Last Year’s Total: $47,415.00
Our goal is: $48,500.00
Kindly donate to ShareLife. Deposit your donation in the
collection basket or drop it at the office or mail it to the
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.
Mission Appeal 2006 – July 8/9
This year our parish is given to the
Diocese of Lucknow, India, for mission appeal. Fr. Lancy
Lobo will be in our parish next weekend to preach at all the
masses. The second collection will be taken up. Most Rev.
Dr. Albert D’Souza brother of Fr. Edwin, is the Bishop of
Lucknow and will visit us in the last week of August.
Let us pray for the Diocese of Lucknow
and be generous in our donation.
Will not take place during the summer months.
It will resume in September. Have a great safe and happy summer.
We ask you to carefully consider the type of clothes you wear to
Mass: may your dress not reflect a lounging attitude, the beach,
or the backyard. We gather here to worship the all Holy God –
may our dress appearance reflect this reality.
Novena to “Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Starts July 7th to July 15th.
The priest is preaching and the children are listening.
“Hear that? People in heaven have ever-laughing life.”
recollection at Sts. Martha & Mary
Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, July 12th, - 7:00 p.m.
Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, July 18th - 7:00 p.m.
Summer Youth Retreat
A dynamic summer program for ages
13-17 that challenges and inspires youth to live and share
their Catholic faith. The 5-day program is based on the
spirituality of St. Maximilian Kolbe and directed by members
of the Militia of the Immaculata movement, which he
founded. The retreat includes inspiring talks, powerful
dramas, daily Mass, sports and recreation.
Only Love Creates Date:July 26-30
Mount Alverno Retreat Centre, Caledon, Ontario.
For registration form -9466 or email
www.consecration.ca to learn more about the MI.