March 11th 2018: Fourth Sunday of Lent in Ordinary Time Year B

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Masses for the Week

Sat. March 10

  • 9:00 am Intention of Sheligh Wrabko
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

Sun. March 11

  • 9:00 am † Kella Puopolo
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Vincent & Immaculate

Mon. March 12

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Balino Family

Tues. March 13

  • 9:00 am † Betty Stalteri

Wed. March 14

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Thurs. March 15

  • 9:00 am † Patrick Paraan

Fri. March 16

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Tony Fernandes
    • † Presentacion Chua
    • † Crispin & Violeta Solis
    • † Deceased Legionaries
    • † Alberto Franchi
  • 7:30 pm † Joe Vaz & Family
    • † Brennenido Oyco

Sat. March 17

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Furtado Family
  • 5:00 pm † Quiteria & Francis Vaz

Reflection

Today’s gospel presents the death of Christ as the ultimate sign of God’s healing love. In veiled language Jesus speaks of the necessity of his crucifixion, when he will be lifted up from the earth. Just as the Israelites were healed when they looked with faith at the bronze serpent held up by Moses, so will humankind be healed when it gazes with faith at Jesus on the cross. Then we will understand how much God loves us: so much as to send the Son (we recognize him in the first reading among God’s rejected messengers) to be totally available to us. However, it is not enough that God’s Son came into the world. Each of us must either accept him as saviour and believe, or reject him: the choice is ours. Christ’s coming constitutes judgement. If our actions are good, we will not fear when Christ’s light illuminates our lives. Like a work of art, we cannot take credit for our own creation; no, we are God’s work by faith in Christ. This faith is God’s gift to us; thanks be to God!

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OUR PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2017 CONTRIBUTIONS

Income tax receipts for all 2017 contributions to the regular Sunday Collections, ShareLife, Special Collections and the Building for Growth Fund are available in the Narthex for pick up. If you contributed to the Family of Faith Campaign in 2017 you will receive an Income Tax Receipt for this directly from the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Please pick up your Tax Receipt from the Narthex.

The envelopes are in alphabetical order.

Kindly ensure you take your own receipt.

Thank you for your generosity.

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE A MEAL PROGRAM 2018

POPE FRANCIS’ RECENT TWEET

Almsgiving helps us recognize our neighbour as our brother or sister, and to acknowledge that what we possess is never ours alone.

(March 3, 2018)

YOUTH MINISTRY EDGE

Do you know that the word “sacrifice” comes from 2 Latin words: sacer (Sacred or Holy) and facere (to make). In EDGE we chose Lenten sacrifices that would help “make us Holy”. We also made Lenten Pretzels and participated in a Shadow Stations of the Cross.

Grade 6, 7 and 8's come join us on March 23rd.

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YOUTH MINISTRY HS FOUNDATIONS

A huge thank you for our March 4th Supper Saint. Theology of the Body, a Lenten Board Game and Mass filled the night. High School students welcome to join us on April 8th. Contact info. found in Ministry Contact Information section of this bulletin.

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PRAYER GROUP

In preparation for the Easter celebration, the Prayer Group is organizing Lenten Mission talks by Pastoral Associates.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 15 Father Folleh - Evangelization
  • Thursday, March 22 Father Gonsalves - Emotion

Our service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Stations of the Cross followed by Praise & Worship. After this our guest speakers will commence their talk. All are welcome.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

See the Reconciliation & First Holy Communion sacrament page for more details

See the Confirmation sacrament page for more details

ANNUAL MANRESA WEEKEND RETREAT FOR MEN

Taking place at the Manresa Jesuit Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering (at the top of Liverpool Road North of Finch) Beginning on March 16th at 7:00 p.m. for registration to Sunday March 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Suggested offering is $185.00 which includes room, meals and retreat.

We invite you to come away to Manresa to experience silence and restfulness, to renew your spirit and to deepen your relationship with the Lord.

Please contact Mike Hyland at 647-296-2499 or mikehyland@bell.net

Facilitator: Father Michael Knox, S.J.

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SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting ShareLife

How do we “Live the Gospel” toward others when our daily lives are so busy? For some it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen, or it may be caring for an elderly relative. If we do not have the time to actively participate, we can support the many ShareLife-funded agencies within our community that bring the hands of Christ to those in need. Next Sunday is the first ShareLife collection. Over the next week, reflect on your ability to help “Live the Gospel” through Catholic agencies, and make a decision to support our ShareLife parish campaign.

March 18 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.

LEGION OF MARY

The Legion of Mary is looking to recruit new junior members between the ages of 6-17. It’s not too early for young parishioners to learn and grow in the knowledge of their Catholic faith. Parents, come and see what the Junior Legion of Mary is all about. Meetings take place every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Hall’s basement. Our recruitment drive for Junior Members will take place on the weekend of March 17-18 after all the Masses.

LEGION OF MARY - LENTEN SEASON

Journey through this Lenten season with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Reflect on Jesus’ life while praying daily the rosary with your family. To schedule a home visit, please contact Dawne at 416-284-8699.