March 20, 2016: Palm Sunday – Year C

Masses for the Week - MARCH 19 - 26, 2016

Sat March 19
ST. JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 
PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH & PATRON OF CANADA

  • 9:00am †Zonar Fan
  • 5:00pm †Janina Waltos

Sun March 20 PALM SUNDAY

  • 9:00am †Anthony Doobay
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm †George Schroeder

Mon March 21

  • 9.00am †Elizabeth York

Tues March 22

  • 9:00am †Chaowen & Maria Liu

Wed March 23

  • 9:00am †Renato Quilop

Thurs March 24 HOLY THURSDAY

  • 9:00am MORNING PRAYERS ONLY (No Mass)
  • 8:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Adoration of the Blessed, Sacrament until midnight

Fri March 25 GOOD FRIDAY

  • 9:00am MORNING PRAYERS ONLY (No Mass)
  • 12:00 Noon Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
  • 3:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
  • 7:30pm Stations of the Cross

Sat March 26 HOLY SATURDAY

  • 9:00am MORNING PRAYERS ONLY (No Mass)
  • 8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE - MARCH 20-27, 2016

PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY – March 20, 2016

  • 5:00p.m. - (Saturday, March 19, 2016)
  • 9:00a.m. - Mass
  • 7:00p.m. - Mass

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

  • 9:00a.m. - Mass
  • 11:00a.m. - Chrism Mass at St. Michael's Cathedral
    (All Parishioners are invited)

HOLY THURSDAY - MARCH 24, 2016

  • 9:00a.m. - Morning Prayers Only (No Mass)
  • 8:00p.m. - Mass of the Lord`s Supper
    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight

GOOD FRIDAY – MARCH 25, 2016 - DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE

  • 9:00a.m. - Morning Prayer Only (No Mass)
  • 12:00p.m. - Celebration of the Lord`s Passion
  • 3:00p.m. - Celebration of the Lord`s Passion
  • 7:30p.m. - Stations of The Cross

HOLY SATURDAY – MARCH 26, 2016

  • 9:00a.m. - Morning Prayers Only (No Mass)
  • 8:00p.m. - Resurrection of the Lord: Solemn Easter Vigil

MARCH 27, 2016 - EASTER SUNDAY

  • 9:00a.m. - Mass
  • 10:30-11:00a.m. - Choral Presentation
  • 11:00a.m. - Mass
  • 7:00p.m. - No Mass

REFLECTION

Today’s liturgy shows us the height and depth of Jesus’ life, from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to this death on a cross a short time later. Only Paul’s letter alludes to the victory of Easter and Christ’s equality with God; Holy Week holds up to our contemplation the perfect obedience of this man who will die an abject death before being exalted as Lord of all creation. His good works are repaid with ill, much as Isaiah’s servant song shows the ministry of God’s disciple interrupted by persecution. Both the first reading and the psalm describe prophetically Jesus’ sufferings and both conclude with an expression of enduring trust in God’s help. According to Matthew and Mark, Jesus prayed this psalm as he hung on the cross. Its cry expresses abandonment, but its ending asserts resolve to continue the work of praise in the assembled community. Every Eucharist associates us with Christ as he offers his sac-rifice in our midst and continues his perfect praise of the Father.

-- Sunday Mass Book

NATIONAL CATHOLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL

The National Catholic Mission 2016, “Merciful Like the Father”, with Fr. Tom Rosica CSB and will be broadcast during Holy Week on the following dates/ times:

Salt + Light TV: Part 1: Tuesday March 22 @ 8.00p.m. and Part 2: Wednesday March 23rd @ 12.00a.m.

Vision TV: Part 1: Monday, March 21 @ 6.00p.m. and Part 2 on Tuesday March 22 @ 10.00p.m.

To support the Mission or to get more information please call the National Catholic Broadcasting Council’s toll-free number: 1-888-383-6277.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE

The Parish Office will be closed on March 25, 2016 (Good Friday and March 28,2016 (Easter Monday).

2016 DATES OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Needs of the Church in the Holy Land (Good Friday) March 25
Share Life Second Offering April 17
The Pope’s Pastoral Works May 1
Share Life Third Offering May 29

DIVINE MERCY - APRIL 3, 2016

Sixteen years ago, Pope St. John Paul II established 'Divine Mercy Sunday' on the Sunday after Easter in response to Jesus' request for this to St. Faustina in the 1930's. Jesus said that it would be a day when, "I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who will approach the fount of My mercy". He called it, "a refuge and shelter for all, especially poor sinners", saying, "My heart rejoices on account of this Feast." Come with complete TRUST in Jesus' mercy on that day, Apr. 3rd, and ask for many, many graces for yourselves and others!

PREPARATION:

  1. NOVENA--BEGINS ON GOOD FRIDAY; to pray it with others, meet at the Divine Mercy image (beside the confessional) after ANY service that day, and after 9am Mass during Easter week.
  2. Acts of mercy--word, deed, prayer.
  3. Make a good Confession.

INFORMATION AND NOVENA PAMPHLETS are available at church exits. See the bulletin boards for details of the special HOUR of ADORA-TION and BENEDICTION on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3rd. For more information, call Bonnie Washer at 416-284-5772.

SPRING CLEANING

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbours in need and our residential programs, the weekend of Satur-day, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016. Please bring your donations to the container located in the north/east parking lot. The container will be open Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass. As always, thank you for your generosity. Together, we can make a difference.

St. Michael’s College University of Toronto Scholarship $3000.00

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, University of Toronto, 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 Catholic Women’s League Education and Health Chair.

Please contact Joan at: jimpraim47@yahoo.ca or 416 283-1452. Closing date for applications is May 31, 2016

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION

On Good Friday, there will be a Pontifical Collection for the Holy Land in support of Christian communities, the upkeep of the Holy Sites and the formation of future priests.

SACRAMENTAL DATES - 2016

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3.00p.m.

  • St. Brendan CES
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf CES

Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3.00p.m.

  • Cardinal Leger CES
  • St. Dominic Savio CES
  • Sunday School
  • All other Candidates from associated schools

CONFIRMATION

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3.00 p.m.

  • St. Brendan CES
  • Sunday School
  • All other Confirmandi from associated schools

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3.00p.m.

  • Cardinal Leger CES
  • St. Dominic Savio CES
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf CES