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 to 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.
Thank you to all our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Altar Servers, Counters, and all the 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, again this year, dedicating her time and efforts during Lent and Holy Week; decorating the church, ensuring that the church was kept liturgically accurate, and preparing all that was necessary for the Holy Week celebrations and service.
Thank you to all our volunteers in all our ministries! We truly appreciate all you do!
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Congratulations to our 22 Confirmandi who were sealed in the gift of the Holy Spirit over this weekend, and received the Sacrament of Confirmation!
Working wonders in our community…
“ShareLife supports a large family of Catholic agencies that truly do feed, clothe and shelter people, care for the sick and frail, and befriend the isolated and lonely. Reflecting Catholic charity, they protect the vulnerable, guide and counsel the troubled, visit people in prison and give a voice to the voiceless. Regardless of their religious beliefs or personal background, ShareLife agencies meet people where they are, treating them with the dignity and respect we all deserve.” —Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
Today is ShareLife Sunday!
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
Coins for Life Boxes and May Rally
Every coin makes a difference and helps CLC to run the annual National March for Life in Ottawa. More than ever faced with such a strong ‘culture of death’ movement in our country, we must defend life from conception to natural death. Contrary to ‘media reporting” we are making significant headway. Keep us in your prayers and join us if you can. We need more ‘volunteers’ for this work of God.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
We hope to see you in Ottawa on May 14th!
For more information contact CLC at 416 204 9749.
Pizza Sunday and 50/50 Draw!
Mark your calendar and come out to enjoy a slice or whole pizza NEXT Sunday, April 19th!
50/50 tickets on sale after all weekend Masses!
1 ticket $2.00/3 tickets $5.00
Mary, Mother of God School Now Registering for September 2015-2016 !
Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable private school (Grades JK-12), deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition & located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. We have an excellent academic program, a dynamic & joyful student life, & small classes where each student is known & loved. For more information, please visit our website at www.marymotherofgodschool.org or call us at 416-531-7897.
EARTH DAY MOVIE NIGHT: ‘A NEW LEAF: CONFRONTING A FOOD CRISIS’
Wednesday, April 22, 7-9pm, St. Joan of Arc Hall, 1701 Bloor St. West (East of Keele St.)
Presented by Joan of Arc and St. Cecilia Development Peace as part of the ‘Sow Much Love’ campaign in support of the world’s small farmers.
Light refreshments will be served.