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
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
9:00 a.m. Intentions
of the parish
+Peggy Ann Vaz by Arnold Vaz & Fan.
+Jan Suron by Rita Vall
Tue. - July
9:00 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
Intentions of Kenneth Choi & Mabel Chan by Chan Fam.
+Maurice D’Silva by D’Silva Fam.
Intentions of the parish
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
+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
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
30 Years of Caring and Giving!
Will Your Answer the Call to Give?
“There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Acts
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.