CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
|Saturday, Apr. 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|
|Mon. May 2nd||St. Athanasius|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Sick|
|Tues. May 3rd||St. Philip & St. James|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Frontline Workers|
|Wed. May 4th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. May 5th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Those Recovering from COVID-19|
|Fri. May. 6th||St. François de Laval, Patron of the Bishops of Canada|
|9:00 a.m.||Anastasia & Edmund Beaudette by Audrey Groves|
|9:30 a.m.||Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament|
|Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th, 2022 |
4th SUNDAY OF EASTER
|5:00 p.m.||Anna Catalfamo by Joan Mitchell|
|9:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|11:00 a.m.||For All Deceased Mothers of Our Parish|
|Mon. May 9th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Poor & Homeless|
|Tues. May 10th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Phillip Rebeyro & Deceased Family Members by the Cotta family|
|Wed. May 11th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. May 12th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Michael Smith by his sister Anne|
|Fri. May 13th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Mental Health of Our Parishioners|
|Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, 2022|
5th SUNDAY OF EASTER
|5:00 p.m.||John Quesnel by Tony & Jean Ann Ronci|
|9:00 a.m.||For a Peaceful Dialogue Between Nations|
|11:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
PAPAL INTENTION FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
For faith-filled young people ~ We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may the see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.
NEW MEMBERS TO OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
We are pleased to welcome four children: Liam Berretta, Jasmine Caruso Mendes, David Thomas Ramachandram and Kaylee Shay Ramachandram who were baptized in the Parish during the month of April.
THE VALUE OF THE ROSARY
May is a Marian month. Mary intercedes for us with her Son, Jesus. Let us honour our Blessed Mother especially with recitation of the Rosary. Pope John Paul II wrote: “The Rosary is my favourite prayer. Such a wonderful prayer! Wonderful in its simplicity and its depth. In this Prayer we repeat the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel and from her cousin Elizabeth. The Church in its entirety associates itself with these words. On the background of the words ‘Ave Maria’ the soul visualizes the main events in the life of Jesus Christ… A prayer so simple and so rich. From my deepest heart I exhort all to recite it.” Pray the Rosary Daily pamphlets are available on the windowsills at the back of the Church.
The Parish Office is open Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 2pm.
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If so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SYNOD – JOURNEY TOGETHER
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis invites us: “Let’s walk together as a Church with the Holy Spirit.” The Archdiocese of Montreal responds to Our Holy Father by engaging everyone to join the mission: “In Jesus Christ, let us build a living Church that allows itself to be evangelical, is welcoming and close to the people.” In Saint Edmund of Canterbury parish, how are we announcing the Gospel and “journeying together” today? What steps does the Holy Spirit invite us to take to grow our “journeying together”?
Everyone in the Saint Edmund of Canterbury parish community is invited to participate – to pray and draw inspiration from the Gospel and from each other.
What is involved? We invite you to commit to a one-time, two-hour session to explore these themes in small groups of 5-7 people facilitated by trained parishioners and share the findings with other small groups present at our assemblies. Each session involves prayer, private meditation, sharing and listening. For our parishioners’ convenience, multiple daytime and evening sessions have been scheduled between May 15th and June 12th, 2022. Meetings will be held in the Saint Edmund of Canterbury Parish Hall.
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.
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY – MAY 1st
Celebrated in many countries, this can be a day to recognize the value of human work, defend the dignity of working people, encourage all to be responsible in their work, and celebrate the role that human work had in God’s plan for creation.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS – May 8th
On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Christians are invited to reflect on the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations. Christ, the Good Shepherd, continues to lead his people through His Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and calls many to follow Him in this way. Priestly, diaconal, and religious vocations should be a constant concern in the hearts of God’s people.
CANADA HEALTH DAY – MAY 12th
Canada Health Day is celebrated in health care facilities and community services across the country. This day reminds us that health and healing are essential aspects of our baptismal vocation. We are called to take responsibility for our personal health: to prevent illness and to seek a healthy lifestyle. Good health concerns the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of our communities, respect for God’s creatures and the nurturing of the whole earth.
A PRAYER FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Mary, on this day when we honour all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for your “Yes” to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God’s word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Dear mother, intercede for all out mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own “Fiat”. May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love that is the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.