Weekly Bulletin - March 6, 2006

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Note from Fr. Edwin:

The very thought of our divine Lord's suffering hunger, loneliness, and humiliation at the hands of his enemy—and that all this was for us—should make us feel ashamed at the little bits of suffering and humiliation we are willing to suffer for our own selves. He had no sin to atone for. He was making atonement for us and for our sins. He was the Son of God and his home was heaven, but he left it for a while to assume human nature, so that he could through his humiliations and sufferings bring us to share his eternal home with him. What is the thanks he gets from us? Ingratitude, forgetfulness, and even worse: insults and disobedience.

While the Church has eased the fastings and penances of Lent, we are still expected to do some private fasting and penance. It need not be fasting from food, but we can all do some daily penance which will help to keep our unruly minds and bodies in check while at the same time it will show that we are grateful to our loving Savior for all that he suffered for us. The sincere Christian will find a hundred ways in which to thank and honor Christ during this holy season of Lent. We can all keep the last verse of today's reading before our minds with great profit. "Repent and believe in the gospel." This is the essence, of Christ's teaching. Turn away from sin and come back to God. Anyone who believes in the gospel, who believes that there is an everlasting life after death prepared by God for all those who do his will while on earth, should not find it hard to give up offending that loving God who thinks so much of him. This life is only a passing shadow, every step we take; every breath we breathe is bringing us nearer to our earthly end and to the grave. But the believing Christian knows the grave is not the end. Rather, is it the beginning of the true life—provided we use this passing shadow, these few years, properly.


Monday, March 06
9:00 a.m.  - +Jose Pedr & Maria Estrela by Maria Barbosa

Tuesday, March 07
:00 a.m. - For the good of the parish.          

Wednesday, March 08
9:00 a.m. - 
+Maria and Anthony Ross by Frank and Martha Ross

Thursday, March 09
9:00 a.m. - For the good of the parish.

Friday, March 10
9:00 a.m. - For the good of the parish.

Saturday, March 11
9:00 a.m. - For the good of the parish.
4:30 p.m. - For the good of the parish.

Sunday, March 12 - 2nd Sunday of Lent
8:30 a.m.
+ Giomo Multari by the Correale Family
10:00 a.m.
+Concetta & Antonio Brigante by the Brigante Family
11:30 a.m.  
+Gwen Macleod by Macleod Family
+Milan Kurn by Zlomislic Family

+Stanley Santumayor by Sheila Sunil and Greg Pinto

Pray for the sick of the parish:

Deacon Bob Geisel,  Patricia Kennedy, Levi Romero, David Re, Maria Dimatteo, Joe O’Hearn, Rita Zarb, Tasha Bishop, John Mifsud, Joe Muscat, Nada Dancy, Michael Manzo, Catherina Donato, Bill Tuplin,  Mary Jane Lafleur, Rose & Henry Castelino, Karl Zakss, Tina Fiore, Toni & Violete Matar,   Pat Goulding, Lucy Vairo, Bosco Chan, Barney Gallant,  Helen Briers, Alfred Vella, Bill Kinch, Edward Glanc, Wanda Glanc, Caroline Wood.

Confirmation Preparation:

Girls – Mar 12th after 11:30 a.m. Mass

Girls – Apr 23rd after 11:30 a.m. Mass

 Boys – Apr 9th   after 11:30 a.m. Mass

Boys - Apr 29th Sat. at 10:00 a.m.

Marriage Preparation Course:

Sts. Martha and Mary Parish offers this course on seven Wednesdays beginning on April 19 and ending May 31st,  2006.  Please call the office.

SPECIAL NOTE: The classes are filling up very quickly!


Do you want to deepen your spiritual life? To know more about your faith?  To find support through likeminded friends? Try Cursillo!

  • Weekend for men: June 8th

  • Weekend for women: June 15th

For more information please call Jennie McRae  at 905-206-1321 or Fr. Edwin at the parish office.

Opus Dei –  recollection

Recollections 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. Retreats are being held at Sts. Martha & Mary Church.

Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, Mar 14 –  7:00 p.m.

Marriage Encounter:

Married couples, you deserve a weekend to celebrate being together, to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better.

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers this opportunity  from the April 28-30, 2006.

For further information   please   contact : David  and  Lucy  Adams  @ 905 470 9590

Legion of Mary

If you like to have the statue of Mary in your house for a week please E-Mail us and we will make sure you are on the list. Legion of Mary meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. New members always welcome.

One Month & Over 1000 Visitors!

Take a look at our new website at www.stsmarthaandmary.org and you’ll find that in only four weeks we have had more than 1000 visitors. Much of this success is due to your letting people know about our new website.

Remember… every week there are new features and articles for you to “surf”.

Let us know what you think; it is your suggestions that help us to remain at the forefront of Catholic evangelization on the web. Come back to our site often as we’re adding new features every week!

Give us some feedback via E-Mail to Webmaster.  Thank you.

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