March 18th 2018: Fifth Sunday of Lent in Ordinary Time Year B

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Masses for the Week

Sat. March 17

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

Sun. March 18

  • 9:00 am † Eddy Meyers
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Michael Fernando & Family

Mon. March 19 SOLEMNITY OF SAINT JOSEPH

  • 9:00 am † Elnora Kinsella
  • 7:30 pm Mass for the Parish

Tues. March 20

  • 9:00 am † Zonar Fan

Wed. March 21

  • 9:00 am † Edward Fernandes

Thurs. March 22

  • 9:00 am † Sally Mount

Fri. March 23

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Elwin Payne
    • Intention of the Chung Family
    • † May Sheikh
  • 7:30 pm
    • † Pietro Russo
    • † Servant of God Alfie Lambe

Sat. March 24

  • 9:00 am † Vera Hobbs
  • 5:00 pm Intention of the Gracias-Remedios Families

Reflection

The time has come, John’s gospel says, for Jesus to be glorified, revealed to the world. Paradoxically, this glory will be gained through suffering. Jesus will be exalted when he is nailed to a cross. As with a grain of wheat, his death will be the beginning of life. We too must be willing to sacrifice everything if we want to follow Jesus. Such a decision is not easy, as it was not easy for Christ. John alludes to the agony in the garden, while the letter to the Hebrews describes Jesus’ prayer. Like ourselves, Jesus was made perfect through obedience, consecrated and made holy through suffering. This is how he expressed his loving solidarity with each of us. How much that perfect gift of love cost-for the cross is not an abstract truth. In fear, pain and obedience Jesus sealed with his own blood the new covenant God had promised his people through Jeremiah. Hearts will change once we know God intimately, and God will forgive and forget our sin. The sign of God’s new covenant of love is Jesus stretched out on the cross.

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Parish Lenten Confessions on  Monday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

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

THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH

On Monday, March 19th we will be celebrating our Patron Saint with a Mass beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by refreshments being served in the Hall.

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 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.

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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CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE - St. Michael’s College U of T Scholarship-$3,000.00

The Toronto Diocesan Council of the CWL of Canada is offering a scholarship to St. Michael’s College, U of T.

Eligibility

  • Any young woman of Catholic faith applying to St. Michael’s College as their first choice for post secondary education.
  • The applicant must be entering the Faculty of Arts and Science in one of the following areas of study; Commerce, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Science or Sciences.

All forms and information for this scholarship are available online at www.cwltoronto.ca. First click RESOURCES then REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

Or applications are also available through our parish CWL Education and Health Chair. Please contact Hyacinth at hyacinth.fernandes@tcdsb.org or 416-287-1231

Closing Date: May 31st 2018

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT: ShareLife Sunday-Living the Gospel locally and around the world

“It is important that we continue to support ShareLife appeal to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible, but always they make a tangible difference in the live of the people we are helping. Please prayerfully consider how you can be supportive today on ShareLife Sunday.”

- Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

Today is ShareLife Sunday