Bulletin: April 1 – 15

Bulletin: April 1 – 15

CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST 

Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
5th SUNDAY OF LENT
5:00 p.m.Anna Catalfamo by Joan Mitchell
9:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish
11:00 a.m.Chantal & Kathleen de Raet by the Galand family
Mon. Apr. 4th      Ferial
9:00 a.m.Alfonso Ye by Amalia & Hector Huerta & family
Tues. Apr. 5th          Ferial 
9:00 a.m.Maria Ténier by the Galand family
Wed. Apr. 6th          Ferial
9:00 a.m.NO MASS
Thur. Apr. 7th      Ferial
9:00 a.m.Michel Fahy by his wife Irene
Fri.  Apr. 8th         Ferial
9:00 a.m.Joseph & Monique Boulban by the Galand family
Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th, 2022
PASSION SUNDAY
5:00 p.m.For the People of the Parish
9:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish
11:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish
Mon. Apr. 11th      Ferial
9:00 a.m.For a Peaceful Dialogue Between Nations
Tues. Apr.12th          Ferial
9:00 a.m.For All Those Who Have Died of COVID-19
Wed. Apr. 13th         Ferial
9:00 a.m.NO MASS
Thur. Apr. 14th Holy Thursday
8:00 p.m.Mass of the Lord’s Supper 
10:00 p.m.Holy Hour before the Altar of Repose
Fri. Apr. 15thGood Friday
10:00 a.m.Way of the Cross for Families
3:00 p.m.Liturgy of the Passion
7:00 p.m.Way of the Cross
Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, 2022
RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
8:00 pmEaster Vigil
9:00 a.m.Easter Mass
10:30 a.m.Easter Mass
12:00 p.m.Easter Mass

The passion of Jesus is a sea of sorrows, but it is also an ocean of love.  Ask the Lord to teach you to fish in this ocean.  Dive into its depths. No matter how deep you go, you will never reach the bottom.

-St. Paul of the Cross

PRAYING TOGETHER FOR THE SYNODAL PROCESS

We invite all parishioners in evoking St. Edmund of Canterbury, our patron saint, as we strengthen the mission of our parish as we go through the synodal process.  We ask that that you add ‘St. Edmund of Canterbury, pray for us’ after grace at all your meals.


UKRAINE RELIEF EFFORTS 

We invite you to join the Saint Edmund of Canterbury Parish community on the weekend of April 9th & 10th before and after all Masses, in supporting Ukrainians arriving in Montreal seeking refuge from the ongoing crisis in their country. We will collect donations in our Parish Hall and deliver them to Saint Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in East Montreal. Saint Sophie’s Cathedral has asked for the following donations:

  • Babies and Children: 

Clothing NEW or GENTLY used. 

(Boys and girls until age 18)

  • Diapers. Wipes. Baby Food. Formula. Blankets 

(NEW ONLY).

  • New stuffed animals or small games. Colouring books and crayons.
  • Hygiene products: shampoo, deodorant. sanitary napkins, toothbrush, toothpaste. (NEW, in package).

We are actively looking for volunteers including students in search of community service hours to receive, sort and deliver (weekend) our donations to Saint Sophie’s Cathedral. Please call Vivian at 514-795-8507 if you wish to volunteer. Large re-usable carrying bags and medium-sized boxes welcome. Please keep our Ukrainian sisters and brothers in your prayers in their hour of need.


SOCIAL ACTION 

Please remember at the weekend Masses to bring non-perishable items to maintain our food pantry.  We need laundry detergent, soap, facial tissues, toilet paper, and shampoo. Thank you for your continued support.


OFFICE HOURS

The Parish Office is now open Monday to Thursday from 

9:30 am to 2pm.


WOULD YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WANT TO RECEIVE THE PARISH BULLETIN VIA EMAIL? 

If so, please send an email to parishoffice@stedocp.com with the subject “SUBSCRIBE TO PARISH BULLETIN”.


PRACTICING GENEROSITY

Almsgiving has always been an important part of Lent. Lent begins with the powerful Isaiah 58, on the Friday and Saturday after Ash Wednesday. It is important to give ourselves the experience of fasting from being un-generous. Generosity is not simply giving my excess clothes to a place where poor people might purchase them. It’s not even writing a “generous” check at the time a collection is taken up for a cause that benefits the poor. These are wonderful practices. Generosity is an attitude. It is a sense that no matter how much I have, all that I have is gift, and given to me to be shared. It means that sharing with others in need is one of my personal priorities. That is quite different from assessing all of my needs first, and then giving away what is left over. A spirit of self-less giving means that one of my needs is to share what I have with others. Lent is a wonderful time to practice self-less giving because it takes practice. This kind of self-sacrificing generosity is a religious experience. It places us in solidarity with the poor who share with each other, without having any excess. It also joins us with Jesus, who gave himself completely, for us. Establishing new patterns of giving will give real life and joy to Lent.

Taken from the Praying Lent pages of Creighton University’s Online Ministries web site:www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html. Used with Permission.


WAY OF THE CROSS

Please join us every Friday evening during Lent, in the Church at 7pm, where we will pray the Way of the Cross.


Holy Week begins with Passion Sunday and the commemoration of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem.  The priest gathers with the community at the Church entrance for the blessing of the palms.  A procession follows.  The Easter Triduum, Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, is the high point of the Church year remembering the suffering, death and Resurrection of the Lord.  During the Mass on Holy Thursday, we recall when Jesus was given up to death.  Included in the Mass is the re-enactment of Jesus’ washing of the feet of the apostles to show them, and us, how we are to serve others.  On Good Friday the Church meditates on the Passion of the Lord, venerates his Cross and prays for the salvation of the world.  At the Easter Vigil, we await the Resurrection of the Lord.  Through our participation in all of the Holy Week events, we fully partake in the joys and blessings of Easter.


PONTIFICAL COLLETION FOR THE HOLY LAND ON GOOD FRIDAY

The Good Friday Collection, on April15, 2022, is requested by the Holy See to help maintain the Christian Sites of the Holy Land and to support the Church in the pastoral, educational, and social works that contribute to a sustained Christian presence in the land where Jesus Christ once walked.  This Pontifical Collection will be taken in the parishes during the Good Friday celebration.  Those who are unable to attend the service are still able to contribute online by going to canadahelps.org and searching for “Commissariat of the Holy Land”, or by Interac e-tranfers to terresainte@bellnet.ca. Receipts will be issued.

On behalf of the Custody of the Holy Land, I sincerely thank you for your support,

Fr. Robert Mokry, OFM

Commissary of the Holy Land in Canada


LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK Those in need of our prayers: David Brewer, Fresia Bunster, Simonne Cookson, Pat Dagenais, Gordon Deery, Carlos Alberto Garcia Ebbens, Rosemarie Elisan, Christine Foley, Anne Gibb, Connie Iacovelli, Debbie Maloney, Ann Maria Massaro, Elizabeth Matthews, Philomena McLoughlin, Francesco Moranelli, Roderick Morrison, Evelyn Nadeau, Valerie Nickson, Helen Palazy, Hélène Parent, Marianne Pérignon, Griselda Rella Cortés & Barbara Wentzell.

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