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.
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 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)
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.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
9:00 a.m. + David Hutcheson by
9:00 a.m. +
Imacolata Passero by Brigit
Int. Laura & Eramos O’Brien by Pat & Rod Gimes
Wed May 17
9:00 a.m. Intentions
of the parish
9:00 a.m. +Mary
Dawson by Marg Dawson
+Ellen Doyle by
Sheila MacLean family
Thanksgiving by Virginia
4:30 p.m. +Jason
Muscat by Muscat Family
Sun May 21
8:30 a.m. Intentions of the
Borg by Anthony & Lukie Vancell
11:30 a.m. +David
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,
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.
National March for Life 2006
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.
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
“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
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
in Brampton, the old City of York, Scarborough and
Woodbridge, helping each person reach his or her full
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!
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.
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.”