Note from Fr. Edwin:
people who believe that God is far away; he is remote,
enthroned in his own world and does not care for people.
Some others take God for a tyrant, a strict judge who
punishes human beings, to enforce his commandments. In
many religions there are hundreds of gods, who intervene
in human affairs. But Jesus proclaims a different God.
The God of Jesus is the One who is concerned about us,
nay, One who becomes like man, and loves us as a Father.
His love is expressed in words and deeds. He is a God
who loves us so much that He sends His only Son to the
World. That means:
God takes initiative in the salvation event, all
because He loves us.
God is love. In the history of salvation God does
everything for the sake of us.
God loves the whole world, not a particular race
or a nation. Nobody is excluded form God’s love. St.
Augustine says, “God loves each one of us as if there
was only one of us to love.”
Jesus is the revelation
of God’s love, the perfect expression of the Father. His
love is manifested in sacrificing himself for others. He
said, “A man can have no greater love than to lay down
his life for his friends.” Yes, Jesus died on the cross
because he loved us; he forgave sins and reconciled us
with the Father. Through his death he brought us to life
when we were dead through sin. We know for sure that God
loves us because He sent Jesus to us. Jesus loved us and
died for us on the cross. Thus the Gospels inspire us,
enkindle hope in us and urge us to love and forgive like
Jesus who loved and lived for us. How do we respond to
his abiding love? Let us thank him and praise him in the
FOR THE WEEK
Mon Mar 27
9:00 a.m. For the intentions of the parish
Tue Mar 28
9:00 a.m. In thanksgiving
7:00 p.m. +Edmondo
Masciarelli by Rita, Lidia and Paul
Wed Mar 29
9:00 a.m For the People of the Parish
Thu Mar 30
For the People of the Parish
Fri Mar 31
Domenico Malvasso by Lina Pisani
7:30 p.m. In Thanksgiving
Sat Apr 1
9:00 a.m IFor the People of the Parish
4:30 p.m +Ruth
Said by the family
Sun Apr 2 Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:30 a.m +Joseph Gove by Carmen Gove
+Sunta and George Portelli by Carman Gove
+John Misfud by John
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.
1st Collection will be Apr 1st.
Pelletier Homes for Youth
Pelletier operates one
group home and six foster care residences which serve 27
young women between the ages of 12-18. These youth turn
to Pelletier to escape serious difficulties such as
abuse. They face barriers to self-sufficiency,
including emotional problems, low education, truancy,
substance abuse and poverty. The organization offers
residential care, individual counseling, life-skills
development, educational and career planning, family and
parental support, social and interpersonal skills
development, ongoing support and a Sectional 19
Educational Classroom. Together, we’re helping more
than 100,000 people in need each year.
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
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 on Saturday,
April 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the Church. Existing
servers also need to attend this meeting. Thank you.
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
The Sacred Journey Then
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