Sts. Martha and Mary Parish, 1870 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Weekly Bulletin - May 7, 2006

May 28, 2006
May 21, 2006
May 14, 2006
May 07, 2006
April 30, 2006
April 23, 2006
Aptil 16, 2006
April 09, 2006
March 26, 2006
March 19, 2006
March 12, 2006
March 06, 2006
February 26, 2006
February 19, 2006
February 11, 2006

Note from Fr. Edwin:

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

When Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd” he meant that he does what a good shepherd does namely:

  • The good 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.
  • The good 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 home.

“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 sheep?

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?’


Mon May 08
9:00 a.m.  + Severena T. Tria by
Teresita Masangkay
+Pelagia Serafim by Teresa Roque

Tue May 09
:00 a.m.  Intentions of the parish

Wed May 10
9:00 a.m.  
+Ripoli Family by Concetta Zumpano

Thu May 11
9:00 a.m.  
+Walton Carasco by Flora Nunes  

Fri May 12
9:00 a.m. + Genero Colangelo by Colangelo family

Sat  May 13
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

 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, 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, Caroline Wood, Robert Masotti, Margaret Hickey, Joan Beare, Teresa & Michael Manzo.

CONFIRMATION - St. Alfred school - May 28th @ 2:00 p.m.

Congratulations – Confirmation

Today is 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.

Let us remember in our prayers all the candidates who  will receive this special sacrament.  

May the love of Jesus dwell in their hearts.

God bless you all.

Fr. Edwin D’Souza

Special thanks to all who helped prepare the children for their confirmation.

National March for Life 2006

9th Annual 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. Cost: $40.00

Fr. Edwin will be coming with us.

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 Anniversary 1976-2006

Next collection May 06/07

Our Place

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 lives forever.

Today is ShareLife’s Second Offering.

As a good steward, your gifts provide hope to those in need.

Please share generously!

Will You 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.




For Wed May 31st, 7 pm


Sunday Brunch Buffet for 4 persons

Tickets will be sold at the door.

All proceeds will go to the Parish.

Draw Sun May 14th.

Prayer to our Mother of Perpetual Help

Mother of 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.

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