Weekly Bulletin - March 19, 2006

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Note from Fr. Edwin:

There was a time when every Christian knew by heart all the Ten Commandments. Children had to learn in school or in catechism classes, the priests used to preach them in the Churches. Today even in preaching, the Ten Commandments don’t get a respectable place. The question is: Are the Ten Commandments relevant in this modern world?

A little reflection on the Decalogue shows that it is God who takes initiative, who is at the heart of the Commandments. God liberated the Israelites from the slavery in Egypt so that they may enjoy freedom and live real human lives. He gave them the Commandments as a guide to life, to respect life, the dignity of others, their goods and life. Those who respond to the Will of God will enjoy true freedom; will regard the Ten Commandments as God’s gift and as rules of conduct. They will love the Commandments and make the Good News credible: God leads people to freedom. God’s commandments show the way to God. As such we have to know them and make them the rule of our life.

Are the Ten Commandments practical for our times? Those who see in them the Will of God, grasp their depth. They are more practical today than ever. When human freedom is manipulated, exploited and endangered, when even fundamental rights are outraged in our societies, the Commandments enlighten us to give priority to God’s design rather than human ones. They divert our hearts and minds to the community good, and dissuade us from clinging to individual advantages. Therein lays the power and wisdom of God for those who believe in Him. Demanded is a change of heart, a new lifestyle – the demand of Lenten season.

Through the Commandments God expresses His concern and love for us. In fulfilling them, we express our love for Him. That is the worship of love which Jesus offered to the Father: ‘Behold, I come to do the Will of the Father.’


Mon Mar 20 - Feast of St. Joseph
9:00 a.m.   In thanksgiving

Tue Mar 21
9:00 a.m. In thanksgiving

Wed Mar 22
9:00 a.m  +Pasquale DeGuara, +Maria Vella, + Vivie Scerri  by Nina & Fred Muscat .

Thu Mar 23
9:00 a.m.
  In thanksgiving

Fri  Mar 24
9:00 a.m.   +John, Maria and Tony Muscat  by  Nina & Fred Muscat
7:30 p.m. In Thanksgiving

Sat  Mar 25 Annunciation of the Lord
9:00 a.m   In Thanksgiving
4:30 p.m   
+Anthony Amodeo by Elizabeth Metrow

Sun Mar 26 Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:30 a.m  For the People of the Parish
10:00 a.m   +Eugene Halyburton by Halyburton Family
11:30 a.m.  For the People of the Parish

 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, Caroline Wood.

 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 – 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

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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