Weekly Bulletin - March 12, 2006

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Note from Fr. Edwin:

Shortly before the Transfiguration event, Jesus reminds his disciples that “the Son of Man… must first endure many sufferings, be rejected by the elders, the high priests and the scribes, and be put to death, and then be raised up on the third day” (Luke 9:22).  At that time he announced the doctrine of the cross: “If a man wishes to come after me, he must deny his very self, take up his cross, and begin to follow in my footsteps” (Mat.

 16:24).  Even at the time of the Transfiguration itself, “They… spoke of his passage, which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem” (Luke 9:31).

The Transfiguration event beautifully reminded the disciples of the glory Jesus possessed and that his glory would ultimately overcome the darkness of evil in his life and in theirs.  But the glory would come later.  First would come the cross.

There is no way to be disciple of Jesus without the cross.  The cross, to be sure, takes many forms.  But it is always present.  What is the cross in my life at this time?  Perhaps it is one of the ordinary crosses of daily living:  the headaches and heartaches, the boredom of school or work, the frustration of rubbing elbows with many different kinds of people.  Or perhaps it is the much heavier cross of serious illness, chronic pain, agonizing depression, nagging fear, relentless temptation.

Whatever the cross, the way to carry it is in union with Christ.  His Cross is the symbol of redemption.  Our crosses, too must be redemptive.  They can be if they are joined to his. We must look to Jesus for the true meaning of the cross and for the strength to bear it.

In its deepest meaning, the Transfiguration underlines the glorious truth as proclaimed by Paul: “If we have died with Christ, we believe that we are also to live with him” (Romans 6:8).


Mon Mar 13
9:00 a.m.   In thanksgiving

Tue Mar 14
9:00 a.m

Wed Mar 15
9:00 a.m    Maisie Ross by Dolla Pick Fam.

Thu Mar 16
9:00 a.m.
    Souls in Purgatory with special int.

Fri   Mar 17 St. Patrick, bishop
9:00 a.m.   Souls in Purgatory with special int.

Sat  Mar 18 St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bp, doctor
9:00 a.m   +Nicola Torres by Maria Torres
4:30 p.m   For the People of the Parish

Sun Mar 19 Third Sunday of Lent
8:30 a.m  For the People of the Parish
10:00 a.m   +John Mifsud by Barney & Kathy Gallant
11:30 a.m.  +Antony Di Ioia by Mike Di Ioia

 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, 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.

 ShareLife 1st Collection will be Apr 1st.

Sancta Maria House operates two homes: Sancta Maria House Residence and Quinn House as well as Aftercare Outreach for former residents of both houses. Santa Maria House Residence provides a home-like environment for young women, age 16 to 21, who are in need of supportive housing and counseling.  Quinn House provides low income support housing for young women, aged 18-22, and a live-in Coordinator.  Emphasis is placed upon preparing for total independence.  Aftercare provides follow-up and a life line for former residents of both homes.

 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.


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.

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

Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre

Sale of Easter Eggs will be Mar 25-26. This centre is a place that educates women, couples and youth in their reproductive and gynecological health through the Creighton Model Fertility Care System.

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 

Attention all lectors: You are invited to a Lectors meeting on Wednesday  Mar 22 at 7:30 in the K of C Hall.  This meeting is for current and returning Lectors as well as those of you who may be interested in this wonderful Ministry.

RSVP Diane Kinney-Fisher by Mar 20. 905-602-1374.

The Sacred Journey Then and Now

A Holy Week Retreat, April 13-16, 2006 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre. Celebrate these holiest of days by walking with Jesus as He moves in silence and darkness from the sorrow of the Cross to the empty tomb and the ‘Alleluia’ of Easter morning. For more information, please call 905-278-5229

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