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


Weekly Bulletin - May 28, 2006

May 28, 2006
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February 11, 2006

Note from Fr. Edwin:

Today at the feast of Jesus’ ascension into heaven we all have reason to rejoice.  Jesus entered into his eternal glory.  And the glory promised to us will be perfected in heaven.

Ascension is the feast of hope.  How to gain hope in a hopeless world?  The more we place ourselves at the service of the poor and needy, the more we will be ‘ascending to heaven’ because we are doing the work of God.

Hope of the Christians

Hope is one of the distinguishing characteristics of every Christian.  Hope is daring in the midst of dangers and uncertainties in the world.  We say often: ‘In spite of all these – I hope.’  The disciples in their ‘hopelessness’ and uncertainty built up the Church hoping and believing in the lord’s word: ‘Behold I am with you unto the end of the world.’  The hope in the power of the Lord invisibly present, gave them courage and strength.  It was hope that gave the church a new impulse all through its history, to begin anew even now, to confront difficulties, turmoil’s and problems with courage, to be optimistic and solve the problems.

What Hope Means

Here too hope means not to lose courage in the face of difficulties but to meet the challenges of the day, to be faithful to the Church and to live for the future.  We meet today people who seem no meaning in life.  But hope cures.

Many are on the search for an answer to the questions of suffering and death: many look for love and forgiveness.  In spite of the technical advancement and the affluence of modern society, we are convinced.  “Man does not live by bread alone.” (Mt. 4:4)  But do we listen to the word: “Come to me all you who labour and are burdened, I will refresh you?”

The present time is full of possibilities; the Church offers chances to start afresh; let us look at the positive aspects and not complain about the shortcomings, and build up the Church and the community based on hope.

Ascension – Our Mission

Today’s feast reminds us that:

·         We have to be the messengers of Christ’s glory; the Church has the task of preaching and teaching.

·         He is the Lord of heaven and earth.  Nothing happens without Him.  We must trust Him.  He is always with us.

He has commissioned us to bring people to him, to the Father.  Every Christian is to be a herald of Christ.


Mon. - May 29
9:00 a.m.  
Intentions of the parish
7:00 p.m. + John Amico by Dorothy Amico

Tue. - May 30
:00 a.m.  Int. Kenneth Choi & Mabel Chan by the Family

Wed. - May 31
9:00 a.m.  
Intentions of the parish

Thu. - June 1
9:00 a.m.  
Intentions of the parish

Fri. - June 2
9:00 a.m.
 Intentions of the parish
7:00 p.m. + Anthony Cremona by Pauline Cremona

Sat. - June 3
9:00 a.m. + John Mifsud
4:30 p.m. +
Ruth Said by Family
+ Darren Difonso by Family

Sun. - June 4
8:30 a.m.  + Anne Holroyd by Anna Toplak
10:00 a.m. 
+ Vito Masotti by Antonia and Family
11:30 a.m. + Cenzo Latini by Elisa Latini

Pray for the sick of the parish, especially for 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, Barbara Beale, Teresa & Michael Manzo.

“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

Next collection June 10/11

Columbus Boys’ Camp

Columbus Boys’ Camp offers disadvantaged boys a summer camping experience in the Orillia area.  The camp’s programs include aquatics, crafts, skill sports, nature lore and field sports. Remember more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to ShareLife goes directly to our agencies.  ShareLife is a leader in charitable fiscal responsibility nationwide!

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

Will You Answer the Call to Give? Together, Let’s ShareLife!

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.

HMWN Radio Maria

Fr. Bill Comerford has been appointed as programs Director and his duties started on May 9th.

Fund Raising Event on June 29th at Montecassiono Place.  Keynote speaker will be Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary.  His talk will be on the topic: “The challenge of the laity in today’s Canadian Society.” For more info call 416-245-0200 or website

Parish BBQ – June 4th,

after 11:30 Mass  In the Big Hall

Tickets are $10.00 per person,

12 or younger - $5.00

All proceeds will go to the Parish.

Sponsored by the K of C.

Rosary Walk for Pro- Life – June 10

Mass at 10:00 a.m. -St. Michael’s Cathedral


Sts Peter and Paul – 20th Anniversary

Wed June 7th,  Mass at 6:00 p.m.

All are welcome to our celebration!


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 speak to Fr. Edwin.

Legion of Mary: May the Month of Mary

It is a great honor to have the Statue of Mary visiting you in your home.  We will pray with you and the statue will remain in your home for 7 days.  Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will close the visitation. 

For appointment call the office.

Meetings are held Wednesday  at 7:00 pm.

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