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


Weekly Bulletin - July 16, 2006


Note from Fr. Edwin:

The Way of Jesus

Jesus called for a life of simplicity.  He said to his disciples: “Do not take a spare tunic… no bread, no haversack.”  He stressed the need of gentle behavior and tolerance.  “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives Him who sent me.”  The Apostles were not to use force or compulsion:  “If any one does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them”.  Rather the disciples are exhorted to lead a life of utter simplicity, have total confidence in God, and dedicate themselves to selfless service. 

The Abbot of a monastery was asked by the visitors how was it possible that all the monks in spite of their different origin, attitudes, and education make but one family.  The abbot replied symbolically: Imagine a wheel.  It has the rim, the spokes and the nave.  The rim is the wall which keeps outwardly everything together; from the edge of the wheel run the spokes to the Centre and are held together by the nave.  The spokes are we ourselves each one of the community, who keeps us together.  The visitor was surprised for he understood something important; and the Abbot said further; the more the spokes come closer to the centre the more they come to themselves together in the concrete life situation; it means that if we truly and completely come closer to Christ the centre of all human and spiritual community, we come also closer to one another; only in this way we can live with and for one another.

God is the centre of human families.   Where God is, there is love, understanding and unity.

The Disciples’ Mission

We are all sent to preach.  We are all missionaries; we do our mission with no other motive than obedience to God.  The Apostles through their preaching and healing were living witnesses of God proclaiming the Good News and thus proved worthy of their call.  We too must demonstrate our Christian discipleship by the simplicity of our way of life, trust and generosity.


Mon. - July 17
9:00 a.m.  
Intentions of the parish
7:00 p.m.
+Peggy Ann Vaz by Arnold Vaz & Fan.
+Jan Suron by Rita Vall

Tue. - July 18
:00 a.m.  +Kuinten Chan Sr. by Rudy & Esther Chan

Wed. - July 19
9:00 a.m.  
Intentions of Rudy Chan (Birthday) by Esther Chan

Thu. - July 20 - St. Apollinarus (martyr)
9:00 a.m.  
+Augusta & Michael Martyres by Rovina Fam

Fri. - July 21
9:00 a.m.
Intentions of Kenneth Choi &  Mabel Chan by Chan Fam.
+Maurice D’Silva by D’Silva Fam.

Sat. - July 22
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the parish
4:30 p.m.
+Alfredo & Loreta Latini by Elisa Latini

Sun. - July 23
8:30 a.m. +Sheila Rawlins by Jenny Rawlins

10:00 a.m. 
+Leonardo Colangelo by Colangelo & Fam
11:30 a.m. +Cettimia & Giovani Neri by Elisa Latini & Fam.
+Frank Mathews by Mathews Family

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not “What a lovely sermon!’ but ‘I will do something.’  (St. Francis de Sales) 

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.

ShareLife – 30th Anniversary 1976-2006

30 Years of Caring and Giving!

Will Your Answer the Call to Give? 

There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Acts 20:35 

Our total to-date:  $  47,659.15

Last Year’s Total: $  47,415.00

Our goal is              $ 48,000.00

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.

Martyr Shrine in Midland

For information for schedule and events visit

Mission Appeal 2006 – Thank you

Diocese of Lucknow

Fr. Lancy Lobo thanks all for your support in response to his Appeal.

May God bless you abundantly.

 Dress Code

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. 

Queen of Apostles – Renewal Centre

Aug 11-15 -  Theme: Facing Suffering

We all encounter suffering in one form or another.  In this retreat Fr. Stang will focus on suffering and facing suffering from the christian perspective. Telephone: 905-278-5229 

Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

Wed, Aug 16-2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Assumption Cemetery

Most Rev. John Boissonneau will be our Celebrant. In the event of rain, mass will be celebrated in the mausoleum.


Sandy: “How is it Jock, that you make such an enormous profit off your potatoes when give a special price to each friend?”

Jock: “Well, I take a quarter off the price because he is a friend of mine; then I take one kilogram off because I am a friend of his.”

Opus Dei- recollection at Sts. Martha & Mary

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.

Theme: Only Love Creates    Date:July 26-30

Location: Mount Alverno Retreat Centre, Caledon, Ontario.

For registration form -9466 or email Visit to learn more about the MI.  


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