Sunday March 24, 2019 Third Sunday of Lent Ordinary Time, Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Mar. 23

  • 9:00 am † Donavan Anthony Bass
  • 5:00 pm † Knights of Columbus Members both living & deceased

Sun. Mar. 24

  • 9:00 am † Peter Banks
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Edward Fernandes

Mon. Mar. 25

  • 9:00 am Intention of Transfiguration Langoyan

Tues. Mar. 26

  • 9:00 am † Ann Kee

Wed. Mar. 27

  • 9:00 am † Clive D’Silva

Thur. Mar. 28

  • 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane

Fri. Mar. 29

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Elizabeth Barrera
    • Intention of The Gracias Family
    • † Paul Mirasol
    • Priests both living & deceased
    • † Sheila McNamara

Sat. Mar. 30

  • 9:00 am † Vera Hobbs
  • 5:00 pm † Cosy Rodrigues

New to the Parish? Welcome!

You can register by filling in this online Registration Form.

If you would prefer to fill in a paper Registration Form, these can be found at the Church’s entrances. You can drop off your completed form in an offertory basket.

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Reflection

How tempting it is to speculate about other people’s relationships to God and to forget our own. When two catastrophes were reported to Jesus, he made them the occasion for calling his listeners once again to repent. Jesus refused to conclude that disasters are God’s judgement against the victims. Rather, misfortunes provoke us to reform our own lives. Now is the time for decision; thanks to God’s patience, we still have time to ask for forgiveness. In the parable of the fig tree, which is a call to reform an unproductive life, God postpones carrying out the judgment already made until the gardener, like Christ, makes one more attempt. But we must not presume on God’s patience indefinitely. Lent’s invitation to reform must be taken seriously. The Holy One is as ready to save us his children now as when he revealed his name to Moses on Mount Horeb. St. Paul warns about unfaithfulness; we who are members of Christ through baptism and who are nourished with the spiritual food of the Eucharist must not presume on God’s mercy.

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ALTAR SERVERS

Please pick up the Holy Week Schedules in the Sacristy’s change room.

Thank you.

OUR PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2018 CONTRIBUTIONS

Income tax receipts for all 2018 contributions to the regular Sunday Collections, ShareLife, Special Collections and the Building for Growth Fund are available in the Narthex. If you contributed to the Family of Faith Campaign in 2018, you will receive an Income Tax Receipt for this directly from the Archdiocese of Toronto. Please pick up your receipt from the Narthex, The envelopes are sorted in alphabetical order.

Kindly ensure that you take your own receipt.

2019 DONATION ENVELOPES

Are available for pick up in the Narthex. They are alphabetized within each tray. Please be patient when looking for your box.

5TH SUNDAY ROSARY

The Knight’s of Columbus will be leading the

Rosary on Sunday March 31st after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. All are welcome to join in.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental actions this week! Classes & Preparations

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

BIBLE TIMELINE

The Story of Salvation-DVD Teachings.

All are invited to join us Tuesday evenings, until April 9th in the Church at 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the Jeff Cavins program

  • Mar. 26 Conquest & Judges-Part 1 Joshua: Judges (49:44) Bible Timeline DVD Teachings.

For information, contact Pat Wilson: 416-997-8303 or email: pwils435@gmail.com

Please use our East entrance to the Hall near the Office’s door.

PRAYER GROUP’S LENTEN TALKS

We invite you to join us for Lenten Talks on Thursday evenings

Our first guest speakers are:

Speaker Date Topic
Fr. Paul 3/28/19 Religion is Bad
Sharon Garlow 4/4/19 Fighting Temptations
Fr. Pat 4/11/19 In Earthen Vessels Wealth Untold

LENTEN RETREAT: MARY IN THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

St. Augustine's Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road

Join us for a day on Marian reflection, pondering the Marian dimension of the Church. Fr. Charles Anang,

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s will lead the Retreat which will also include Mass in the seminary chapel. Feel free to invite friends and family to join us on this day.

Cost:$50.00 including lunch. Phone: 416-261-7207

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOLARSHIP - $3000

The Toronto Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada is offering a scholarship to St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Eligibility-Any young woman of Catholic faith applying to St. Michael’s College, U of T, 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 Sciences or Sciences.

All forms and information for this scholarship are Available on-line at www.cwltoronto.ca

First click RESOURCES then REFERENCE DOCUMENTS.

or

Applications for this Scholarship also available through your parish CWL’s Education and Health Chair.

Please contact Cheryl at: cherylvmas@gmail.com Or 647-515-3149

Closing date for applications is May 31st 2019

SHARELIFE’S 2019 CAMPAIGN...

How can you “Live the Gospel” when life is so busy?

Many people help those in need by volunteering at a local organization. But if your schedule doesn’t allow for it, you can still make a huge impact in your community by supporting ShareLife-funded agencies. Next Sunday, March 31st is the first ShareLife collection. Over next week, please reflect on your ability to “Live the Gospel” by making a sacrificial gift to our parish campaign.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

More information about the Youth Ministry is available on the Youth Pages or contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429