Divine Mercy Sunday
From the diary of Sister Faustina, the zealous messenger of the Merciful Jesus:
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)
Thank you to all our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Altar Servers, Counters, and all volunteers, including Frank Spiteri, and Angelo Favretto, who assisted during the Lenten season and throughout Holy Week.
A very special thank you to Frances McKee who has worked tirelessly, dedicating her time and efforts during Lent and Holy Week; decorating the church, ensuring the church was kept liturgically accurate, and preparing all that was necessary for the Holy Week celebrations and service.
We truly appreciate all you do!
Second ShareLife Collection
21 April 2013 Together, we can work WONDERS!
Working wonders for people locally and around the world…
Because of ShareLife, everyone in our region has access to a Catholic Family Services counseling office, regardless of their background. Household seniors receive care from Society of Sharing volunteers. ShareLife helps our brothers and sisters overseas through Development and Peace, Canadian Food for Children, and the Pastoral Mission Fund. Immigrants and refugees are helped through Catholic Cross-Cultural Services and the Office for Refugees. Priests, deacons and religious workers are educated with ShareLife support at Serra House, Redemptoris Mater and St. Augustine’s seminaries.
With ShareLife, our community is a brighter, happier and safer place for us all.
Second ShareLife collection – 21 April 2013
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
The Vatican Council and the Church Today
The Paulist Centre will conclude its Year of Faith lectures on the Second Vatican Council with a presentation on The Council Today and into the Future by Bishop William McGrattan. The Council formally closed on 8 December 1965. Then the real work of the Council began, the entire Church engaged in implementing the vision of the council. How does the Church today reflect that vision? What does it mean for the future of the Church?
Bishop McGrattan, a native of London, Ontario and former faculty member and rector of St. Peter’s Seminary there, has served as Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto since January 2010. This program will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Paulist Centtre, 830 Bathurst Street (across from the Bathurst Subway station). For more information call (416)534-2326 ext 212 or check www.paulistcentretoronto.ca .
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Our parish candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be confirmed this Saturday 13th April 2013 during the 7:00 p.m. mass.
Knights of Columbus Raffle Ticket Sales!
The Knights of Columbus will be selling their annual raffle tickets in the vestibule of the church on the Sundays of 7th April and 14th April after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses.
Prizes include cars, vacations and cash!