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


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Note from Fr. Edwin:

The Living Bread

Bread (food) is essential for life.  We pray: “Give us our daily bread.”  We all work to earn our bread, we eat bread to satisfy our hunger.  But to be fed does not necessarily mean to be happy, for we have a hunger which no food can assuage.  Hence the multiplication of the bread seems to be a significant incident.  We know that the most tasty food does not necessarily give full satisfaction to human life; an affluent society does not necessarily fulfill our desires.

Jesus, the Living Bread

Jesus, at the beginning of his public life, made it clear that we doe not live by bread alone (Mt 4:4).  We need spiritual nourishment too.  We need freedom of the spirit, freedom from sin, from loneliness, from doubt and meaninglessness; we long for love and happiness, everlasting life.  And Jesus revealed that God is able to give these.  Nay, He alone gives the fulfillment.  And Jesus shows how God is kind when He deals with man.  His presence, His nearness, is the food that assuages the hunger and thirst of any person.  He is the source of life (Jn. 7:37), and the living bread that came down from heaven (Jn. 6:51).

We observe that:

  • Jesus feeds the hungry and not the rich.  It is the hungry that will be full: those who hunger after justice.
  • Jesus is concerned about both spiritual and material food.  He will not leave anybody hungry.
  • Jesus multiplies the food even today; he works wonders for us.
  • We should not waste what God give us; no food should go wasted.  Everything, even material food is God’s gift.
  • Jesus works his wonders through us today.  The more we offer Jesus out of what we have, the more he gives us in return .

Jesus does not demand heroic services of us;  of the little we have, we should not refuse or withhold any bit, for the little is always much in the hands of Christ.  It is the measure of love with which we do our actions that determines the price of our deeds.  St. Francis de Sales says: ‘Charity is the measure of all.”


Mon. - July 31
9:00 a.m.  
+Antonio Zumpany by Mary Stranges

Tue. - Aug. 01
:00 a.m.  Intentions of the parish

Wed. - Aug. 02
9:00 a.m.
+Phyllis Beck by Larry Beck 
+ Joseph D'Souza by the family

Thu. - Aug. 03
9:00 a.m.  
Intentions of the parish

Fri. - Aug. 04
9:00 a.m.
Intentions of the parish
7:00 p.m. +Anthony Cremona by Cremona Family

Sat. - Aug. 05
9:00 a.m. +Magdalene D’Souza
4:30 p.m.
+Ruth Said by  the Family

Sun. - Aug. 06
8:30 a.m. +Anthony Cremona by Cremona Family

10:00 a.m. 
+ Joseph D'Souza by the family
11:30 a.m. +Cenzo Latini by Fam.

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.

Wedding Bells – July 29th, 2006

Congratulation to both couples. 

May God bless you. 

Jonathan Spain & Michelle McLaughlin

Jermaine Smart & Danielle Turner

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

August 2006
12 - Filipino (Saturday)  (2,000 to 4,000 pilgrims)
12 - Walking Pilgrimage (Saturday)  (1,000 pilgrims)
13 - Polish Pilgrimage  (8,000 to 9,000 pilgrims)
19 - Irish Pilgrimage (Saturday)   (400 pilgrims)
20 - Lithuanian Pilgrimage  (100 pilgrims)
27 - Mission Sunday
31 - Communal Anointing Service

 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.

Chuckle: The boat was sinking fast and the captain shouted out, “Does anyone here know how to call on the Spirit of God?”  A man spoke up in a confident tone, “Yes, Captain, I do.”

“Good,” cried the captain.  “You’d better get to your knees while the rest of us put on these life belts – we’re one short.”

Opus Dei- recollection at Sts. Martha & Mary

Recollection 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.

Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, Aug 22th   -  7:00 p.m.

Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, Aug 15th     -  7:00 p.m.


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