Today, all over the world,
congregations like ours are coming together to celebrate as we
are celebrating with heartfelt thanksgiving in a great act of
common worship. It is nearly 2000 years since Jesus Christ said
‘Do this in memory of me.’ The gospel reading tells us of the
simple beginnings of the Mass, how Jesus, on the night he was to
be betrayed, celebrated the eucharist, his final meal, with his
disciples. He took time to eat this meal with them so that they
could share in and be part of his work. He took bread, broke it
saying: “Take it, this is my Body.’ Then he took a cup and when
he had given thanks said “This is my blood, poured out for
many.’ From the earliest days, the church has taken the Lord at
his word. By doing what Jesus himself did on that occasion we
experience repeatedly his real presence among us. With the
gifts of bread and wine we bring what we are and what we have as
an offering to the Lord.
Christi is a festival for pondering with thanks on God’s
hospitality to us, the supreme and final gift of his love. The
offering on the cross of our Lord is, for each one of us, fully
effective. We remember with gratitude the promise he made to be
with his friends and followers as their food and nourishment in
their pilgrimage through life. All of us are people of journey
facing the trials and sufferings of everyday happenings. What
better companion can we have for
support than the presence of
Jesus.? Although we have not yet reached our final destination,
traveling in his company is a powerful assurance that we are on
the right road. He is food for our souls and spiritual help we
need to make us break off the chains that bind us to this
earth. Holy Communion is the remedy for our daily faults and
not the reward for sanctity attained. It is not because we are
holy that we receive Jesus but because we wish to change and
become like him. What is demanded of us that we share the
eucharist with other, for we make our pilgrimage through this
valley of tears as a community and not as isolated individuals.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
9:00 a.m. Intentions
of the parish
Tue. - June
9:00 a.m. +Josephine
Hutcheson by Doreen Aonso
Wed. - June 21
9:00 a.m. +Nicoletta
Gioia by Concetta Zumpano
Int. Deacon Bob & Maxine Geisel
Thu. - June 22
9:00 a.m. +Anthony
Cremona by Pauline Cremona
9:00 a.m. +Margherita
Deguara by Joanne Vranic
+Teresa Faga & +Victtoria
Pileggi by Maria Faga
Intentions of the parish
Sun. - June 25
+Pasquale, Antonio &
Angelina by Mazzucco Family
10:00 a.m. +
Cenzo Latini by Elisa Latini
+Howard Stanley by Mary
+Darryl MacLeod by G. MacLeod Family
for the sick of the parish,
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, Karl Zakss, 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,
ShareLife – 30th
“There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Acts
Our total to-date: $ 35,229.30
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.
Lectors – June 21
Practice session for new readers will be held in the Church June
21 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
you are a new reader and cannot make the practice, please call
Diane Kinney-Fisher at 905-602-1374.
schedule will be available in sacristy Jun17/18 in sacristy.
St. Clement Church – Jun 25th @ 4 p.m.
Jump-Up Calypso Fest
family Sunday afternoon & evening filled with live Steel
Band music and Caribbean food. Activities include a raffle,
bake sale, face painting and games for kids.
Admission & Dinner
Adult $20 Teens $10 Children $5
Tickets: Rudy Fernandes 905-238-9167, or Reg Ryan
Proceeds will be donated to 3 charities
recollection at Sts. Martha & Mary
Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, June 20th - 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, July 12th, - 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.
burglar has entered a poor pastor’s house at mid-night, but was
disturbed by his awakening. Drawing his weapon, he said, “If you
stir you are a dead man. I’m hunting for your money.” “Let me
get up and turn on the light,” said the pastor, “and I’ll hunt