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 souls fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.
My mercy is so great that no mind, be it 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 it relation to Me will I contemplate. Mu 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.
National Volunteer Week
April 10 – 16 2016
Thank you to all our readers, Eucharistic Minsters, 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.
Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.
Terry obtained is Master’s Degree in music and philosophy earlier in life and was successful in careers in spirituality with the Carmelites as well as in the hospitality industry. While working, he became addicted to alcohol. Recognizing seriousness of this problem and in order to return o work successfully, Terry would need to be involved in a long term recovery program. He chose the spirituality enriched program of St. Michael’s Home offered and as a result, Terry became focused and deeply connected with the staff at St. Michael’s and was able to continue on the right path. He looks forward to the day soon when he can confidently leave and be successful once again in the hospitality industry, and an inspiration to those around him.
ShareLife funded agencies like St. Michael’s Homes help many suffering from substance abuse get their lives back on track through life-changing counselling and extensive support.
Next ShareLife Sunday is April 17 2016.
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!
Coin for Life Boxes are due back over this weekend.