the Good Shepherd
When Jesus said, “I am the Good
Shepherd” he meant that he does what a good shepherd does
shepherd knows his sheep. He knows the sheep by name even if
they are a hundred. Jesus as the Good Shepherd knows each
one of us ‘by name’, knows our innermost needs.
shepherd leads his sheep. He leads them safe and secure and
watches over them. Jesus leads us safe and secure in the
Church. He feeds us abundantly with his own body and
blood. He forgives our misdeeds and leads us to our eternal
“I am the Good Shepherd: the
good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep,” says
the Lord. As our good shepherd, Jesus, sacrificed himself to
free us from our sins. He did it ‘of his own will.’ Not that we
deserved it, but he did it out of love and concern for us. He
took upon himself our infirmities; though enthroned in glory, he
stripped himself of it and became one of us.
Ordinary shepherds do love their
sheep, feed them, protect them, but once they die the sheep will
lose them. Not so with Jesus, the ‘good shepherd.’ Though he
died for his sheep, he ever lives with them, ever feeds them,
defends and feeds them with his own body and blood. There lies
the uniqueness of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. He is the way, life
and the resurrection of his sheep.
We Christians have to play a
leading role in redeeming the world, being porters of Jesus the
Good Shepherd. That demands strenuous work, persistence and
perseverance in doing good. Beethoven was able to perform great
things because of his patience and perseverance. Any leadership
implies that quality.
Are we faithful
The image of the shepherd, as
Jesus presents himself, indicates Jesus’ love and concern for
us. Jesus suffered, died and rose again from the dead to make
us sharers of the Father’s love.
Can we say truly and sincerely
that the risen Lord is our ‘Good Shepherd?’
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
9:00 a.m. + Severena T. Tria by
+Pelagia Serafim by Teresa Roque
9:00 a.m. Intentions of the
Wed May 10
9:00 a.m. +Ripoli
Family by Concetta Zumpano
9:00 a.m. +Walton
Carasco by Flora Nunes
9:00 a.m. + Genero Colangelo by Colangelo family
9:00 a.m. +Benito
Catricala by Family
4:30 p.m. +Carolina
Ranieri by Ranieri Family
Sun May 14
8:30 a.m. +Giomo
Multari by Correale Family
10:00 a.m. +Cenzo
Latini by Elisa Latini
+Miriam & Marilyn Stea Don by Stea Family
11:30 a.m. +Wally
Glanc by Parents
+Mr & Mrs Glanc by Glanc Family
+Mr & Mrs Pawlowski by Glanc Family
+Mr & Mrs Janozeski by Glanc Family
for the sick of the parish,
Geisel, Patricia Kennedy, Levi Romero, David Re, Maria Dimatteo,
Joe O’Hearn, Rita Zarb, Tasha Bishop, Joe Muscat,
Dancy, Catherina Donato, Bill Tuplin, Mary
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,
Caroline Wood, Robert Masotti, Margaret Hickey, Joan Beare,
Teresa & Michael Manzo.
CONFIRMATION - St. Alfred school - May
28th @ 2:00 p.m.
Congratulations – Confirmation
a very special day for those who are being confirmed. In this
sacrament they receive the Holy Spirit whom the Lord sent upon
the apostles on Pentecost.
remember in our prayers all the candidates who will receive
this special sacrament.
love of Jesus dwell in their hearts.
bless you all.
to all who
helped prepare the children for their confirmation.
National March for Life 2006
National March for Life
Thursday May 11, 2006
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Passengers may board the
bus at either: Merciful Redeemer Church at 6:00 a.m. or
St. Patrick’s Church at 6:45 a.m.
Returning by 9:30 p.m.
Fr. Edwin will be coming
Mass will be celebrated
6:00 am at St. Patrick’s . Come and join us, it is always
a joyful and prayerful day.
Call Carol 905-277-4982
or Clare 905-949-0313 to reserve a seat on the bus.
ShareLife – 30th
Next collection May 06/07
Our Place is a social
centre for people who have experienced mental health
issues. Membership is free with a referral. Our Place
stresses the experience of community through interaction
with others. The agency provides a peaceful, supportive and
welcoming community to enable people to involve themselves
with others and to find meaning an personal growth in all
areas of their lives. This ShareLife agency is changing
ShareLife’s Second Offering.
good steward, your gifts provide hope to those in need.
Please share generously!
Answer the Call to Give? Together, Let’s ShareLife!
To-date we have collected
$17.044,00 our goal is $48,500. Thank you for your support.
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.
MOTHERS' DAY DRAW
THE GOLD INFIELD BLUE JAY TICKETS
For Wed May 31st, 7 pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet for
Tickets will be sold at
All proceeds will go to
Draw Sun May 14th.
our Mother of Perpetual Help
Perpetual help your very name inspires confidence. We come
before your holy picture in praise and thanksgiving to God
seeking your intercession with Jesus, your Son for all the needs
of our lives today. We celebrate your holy motherhood as we
proclaim Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer.