|CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST |
Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, 2022 RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
|8:00 pm||Easter Vigil|
|9:00 a.m.||Easter Mass|
|10:30 a.m.||Easter Mass|
|12:00 p.m.||Easter Mass|
|Mon. Apr. 18th||Solemnity|
|9:00 a.m.||NO MASS|
|Tues. Apr. 19th||Solemnity|
|9:00 a.m.||Joe Reda by Lina Reda & family|
|Wed. Apr. 20th||Solemnity|
|9:00 a.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. Apr. 21st||Solemnity|
|9:00 a.m.||Suzanne Duguay by the Galand family|
|Fri. Apr. 22nd||Solemnity|
|9:00 a.m.||Joseph Oberndorfinger by his wife Irmgard|
|Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th, 2022 |
2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY)
|5:00 p.m.||Thomas & Thérèse Hudson by Vivian Hudson|
|9:00 a.m.||Elizabeth Matschek-Shahidi by daughters Melanie & Sabrina & her husband|
|11:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|Mon. Apr. 25th||St. Mark|
|9:00 a.m.||Ursula Barry by her family|
|Tues. Apr. 26th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For a Peaceful Dialogue Between Nations|
|Wed. Apr. 27th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. Apr. 28th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Frontline Workers|
|Fri. Apr. 29th||St. Catherine of Siena|
|9:00 a.m.||Enid Wickham by Bruce & Audrey|
|Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st, 2022 |
3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER
|5:00 p.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Those Who Have Died of COVID-19|
|11:00 a.m.||Rita Minkoff by the Minkoff family|
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 COLLECTION
THANK YOU to the amazing parishioners of Saint Edmund’s who donated so generously to our Ukraine Relief Collection! Special thanks to the parish youth, families and parishioners who helped sort, pack and deliver over 100 bags and boxes of donations to Saint Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in support of Ukrainians arriving in Montreal in search of refuge from the crisis in their country. They are deeply grateful to our parish community for reaching out to them in their hour of need. “We pray Lord Almighty, protect our beloved Ukraine. Grant our people and country all your kindness and grace.” – Prayer for Ukraine
GRAPHIC ARTIST NEEDED
Saint Edmund of Canterbury Parish is looking for a volunteer to help with the Synodal Parish project. Graphic design skills, and experience with Adobe Illustrator would be ideal. If interested, please call Vivian at 514 -795-8507.
Please note that this week the Parish Office will be closed on Easter Monday for the holiday. The new hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 2pm.
WOULD YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WANT TO RECEIVE THE PARISH BULLETIN VIA EMAIL?
If so, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject “SUBSCRIBE TO PARISH BULLETIN”.
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.
May the blessings of the Easter season
strengthen your faith and renew your hope.
Wishing you a Blessed Easter,
Fr. Jessie and Deacon Bob
CHRIST HAS RISEN, ALLELUIA!
Our Lenten Journey has ended: The Easter season begins. The Easter festival lasts fifty days through to Pentecost Sunday. During this period, the Pascal candle is lit during all Eucharistic celebrations and “Alleluia” is sung often in the liturgy as a sign of the Church’s rejoicing.
SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA – FEAST DAY SUNDAY APRIL 17th
The first North American indigenous woman to be canonized, Kateri is often called the Lily of the Mohawks. Tekakwitha was born in 1656, on the southern bank of the Mohawk River at Osserneon (Auriesville, NY). Her mother was a Christian Algonquin from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and her father was a non-Christian Mohawk Turtle chief. When she was four years old, a smallpox epidemic killed her parents and her brother, and left her with seriously impaired eyesight and a disfigured face. Inspired by Jesuit missionaries from an early age, Tekakwitha was baptized on Easter Sunday 1676 and assumed the name Kateri, likely in honour of Saint Catherine of Siena. The following year, due to persecution iin her community, Kateri escape to Kahnawake on the Saint Lawrence River opposite Tiohtiake (Montreal). She had a strong devotion to the Eucharist and a deep concern for others. She died on April 17, 1680 and was canonized in 2012. Kateri is the patron saint of ecology, those who have lost their parents, and World Youth Day. Living with Christ, Vol. 28 (No. 4) pg. 175
DISPOSAL OF PALMS
The palms we brought home last weekend are blessed. As they are now holy objects, we will want to treat them with reverence, including proper disposal. We may keep our palms as long as we wish. When we do decide to part with them, we may use one of the following methods: Burn the palms; bury them in the ground where they will decompose, or, cut them into small pieces (few inches). The ashes or small pieces are no longer considered blessed. Note: The ashes used for the blessing on Ash Wednesday are from burned palms.
THE OCTAVE OF EASTER AND THE SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY
The celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection continues in the Church for eight days, called the Octave of Easter. Each day of the Octave is ranked as a Solemnity in the Church’s liturgical calendar, the highest ranking of liturgical feasts. The idea of an Octave of a great feast has its roots in the Old Testament. There are many Jewish feasts that lasted for eight days, for example, the feast of Passover and the feast of Tabernacles. In the Catholic Church, we celebrate eight days of Christmas as well as eight days of Easter. The Octave of Easter ends on the Second Sunday of Easter, the Sunday of Divine Mercy. In the Jubilee Year 2000, at the Mass in which he canonized the humble religious Sister Faustina Kowalska, then Blessed John Paul II declared that from then on throughout the Church the Second Sunday of Easter would also be called the Sunday of Divine Mercy. This is entirely appropriate since, as Blessed John Paul II reminded us, Divine Mercy is “the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity…”
FEAST TO THE DIVINE MERCY
You are invited to the Feast to the Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 24 starting at 1:30pm at Jesus Light of the World Parish, 11075 Gouin Blvd., Pierrefonds. There will be the Way of the Cross, Chaplet to the Divine Mercy, Confession, Silent Adoration, Veneration of the Picture of Merciful Jesus, ending with a Mass at 5pm for the Intentions of the Participants.