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


Weekly Bulletin - May 14, 2006

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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:

Life in God

We can legitimately fight against sickness and death.  Our inner urge is to live; we are born to live.  Jesus confirms this: “I have come that they may have life, life in fullness.” (Jn. 10:10) And hence life must not be in the grip of sickness and death, but a life, eternal, imperishable, in fullness.

And this life in fullness is the life with God.  He is this life.  And He shares it with us every moment of our existence.  In order to give us this life, to make us partners of this life, He became man.  Yes, He came to ‘destroy death and restore life’ and to make us sharers of life in fullness (Jn. 10:10).  God is source of life.  So we need Him for our life and growth.

Life in Christ

Life in God means union with Him through Jesus.  Through baptism we share in His divine life and become His children.  Paul says: “God with all His abundant wealth in Christ Jesus, will supply all your needs.” (Ph. 4:19)   We read in St. John: “You belong to God… for the spirit who is in you is more powerful than the spirit who is in those who belong to the world.” (1 Jn. 4:4)  God wants us to be fully His in Jesus, for Jesus is the vine and we are the branches; apart from him we will remain barren.   He says: “I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever remains in me, and I in him he bears fruits in plenty. “ (Jn. 15:5)

Unity with the Lord and with one another is fundamental to Christian life.  Without Jesus, Christian life is empty, for he says: “without me you can do nothing.”  Cut away from Jesus we are lost.  Withered and rejected we are fit to be thrown away.  Unity is the secret of fullness, key to success.  Our life must be rooted in Jesus.  Our relation with him will enrich our life and it will bring glory to God.

Jesus ever lived in union with the Father.  He did the will of the Father; he was obedient unto death.  It is the same spirit that should keep us together with God, in Jesus and with one another, doing his will and bearing rich fruits, ‘allowing ourselves to be guided by the Spirit.’ (Gal. 5:25)  When we are united together in Christ we necessarily bear rich fruit: love, truth, justice, peace.  These become expressions of a community centered in Christ.


Mon May 15
9:00 a.m.  + David Hutcheson by
Doreen Aonso

Tue May 16
:00 a.m.  + Imacolata Passero by Brigit Marinaccio
Int. Laura & Eramos O’Brien by Pat & Rod Gimes

Wed May 17
9:00 a.m.  
Intentions of the parish

Thu May 18
9:00 a.m.
+Mary Dawson by Marg Dawson  

Fri May 19
9:00 a.m.
+Ellen Doyle by David & Sheila MacLean family

Sat  May 20
9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving by Virginia Estevez
4:30 p.m. +Jason
Muscat by Muscat Family

Sun May 21
8:30 a.m.  Intentions of the parish
10:00 a.m. 
+Gaitano Borg by Anthony & Lukie Vancell
11:30 a.m. +David Flattery

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.

National March for Life 2006

9th Annual National March for Life

Thursday May 11, 2006

Parliament Hill, Ottawa

It was a great sunny day with over 7000 attending. Fr. Edwin was able to come and was able to witness the pain of those that have had an abortion, and listen to some talks by politicians that are pro-life.  It was quite an experience to be able to walk past the abortion clinic.

Mark your calendar  for next year on May 11th.

Thank you to all that were able to come.


Blessing for Mothers:

Holy God, you compare your own love for your people to the love of a mother for her children.

Look with kindness on these mothers, give them comfort in moments of sorrow, and joy in their work for their families.

Listen to their prayers, and bless them in all they do for you. Let them share with Jesus your Son and Mary our mother in the everlasting happiness of heaven. Amen!

“Word Among Us” – June issue

June issue of the “Word Among Us” is very good for our daily reading and meditation. One of the topics is:  “Come and See – Meeting Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration”

Kindly buy a copy for $2.00. Thank you.

ShareLife – 30th Anniversary 1976-2006

Mary Centre

Mary Centre supports people who have a developmental disability with the goal of improving their quality of life.  The agency provides residential services to adults with a

developmental disability in Brampton, the old City of York, Scarborough and Woodbridge, helping each person reach his or her full potential. 

The agency promotes independence and individuality, encouraging community integration in all areas of a person’s life. 

The agency’s Catholic values are deeply rooted in Mary Centre, while remaining open to serve people of all faiths.

ShareLife agencies are quietly making a difference and strengthening our community!

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.


After teaching that Joseph was not Jesus’ real father but had been appointed by God to help take care of Mary and the baby, I asked in review, “What do we mean when we say appointed father?” Came the reply, “Well, he was sort of a baby-sitter father.”

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