CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 20225TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|5:00 p.m.||Pascal Coutinho by the family|
|9:00 a.m.||John Evans by Pat Niazi|
|11:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|Mon. Feb. 7th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Richard Brigden by Shirley & Brian|
|Tues. Feb. 8th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Brittany Canini by Shirley & Brian|
|Wed. Feb. 9th||Ferial|
|7:00 p.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. Feb. 10th||St. Scholastica|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Good Health of Larry Riley by Shirley & Brian|
|Fri. Feb. 11th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Those Recovering from COVID-19|
|Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th, 2022|
6th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|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.||Dolly Marcou by Mary & Wayne|
|Mon. Feb. 14th||St. Cyril & St. Methodius|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Frontline Workers|
|Tues. Feb. 15th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Veronica Namukose by the Barbagallo family|
|Wed. Feb. 16th||Ferial|
|7:00 p.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. Feb. 17th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Mental Health of Our Parishioners|
|Fri. Feb. 18th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Poor & Homeless|
|Saturday, February 19th and Sunday, February 20th, 2022|
7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|5:00 p.m.||For an End to the Pandemic|
|9:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|11:00 a.m.||Phyllis Zammit by Mary & Wayne|
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, Helen Palazy, Hélène Parent, Marianne Pérignon, Griselda Rella Cortés & Barbara Wentzell.
1. We are happy to announce that effective Monday, February 7th in person Mass celebrations will resume at St. Edmund’s. Proof of vaccination required, as mandated by the government.
2. We will continue to offer communion service from Monday to Friday (except Wednesday) from 11am to 12:30pm at the main entrance of the Church.
VALENTINE’S DAY DATE NIGHT
Has the pandemic been hard for your life as a couple? Consider coming to this special date night to rekindle the flame of your love! During this “date night” workshop, we will explore creative ways to break the routine and win each other’s heart every day. We will also reflect on the importance of having God at the centre of your relationship to keep designing and building your project together, with the help of fun and creative exercises. Presented by the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family on Friday, February 11th from 8pm to 9:30pm via Zoom. For more information please call (514) 925-4300, ext. 206 or write to centreDMVF@diocesemontreal.org.
HOW DO WE WALK TOGETHER AS CHURCH?
EMBRACING POPE FRANCIS’ NEW CALL TO SYNODALITY
On Wednesday, February 16th at 11 am join authors Moira McQueen and Massimo Faggioli for a robust conversation on the topic of Synodality and how the faithful at all levels can participate in Pope Francis’ call to solidarity and contribute to a rich reflection on a vibrant future for the Catholic Church. The webinar is free, but registration is required. To register visit https://tinyurl.com/y7czsnnu.
APPEAL FOR THE HOMELESS
Catholic Action Montreal (CAM)’s executive director Judy Wong is seeking donations of warm blankets and/or sleeping bags to help local Montreal day centres/shelters Notre-Dame de la Rue and Resilience. The city is short about 1000 beds and 200 volunteers. The shelters are in desperate need of these items. Please contact Judy at: email@example.com
THE PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED;
HOWEVER PHONE CALLS AND
EMAILS WILL BE REPLIED TO A.S.A.P.
WORLD DAY OF THE SICK – FEBRUARY 11th
Pope Francis in his message for World Day of the Sick 2022, asks us to consider and pray in a special way for health care workers and all those who care for the sick: “Jesus’ invitation to be merciful like the Father has particular significance for healthcare workers. I think of all those physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, the support staff and the caretakers of the sick, as well as the numerous volunteers who donate their precious time to assist those who suffer”. People who have made their service a mission. Because Your hands, which touch the suffering flesh of Christ, can be a sign of the merciful hands of the Father“. Let us keep these dedicated workers, who have been under enormous stress during the pandemic, in our daily prayers.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
On Friday, February 11, World Day of the Sick, the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered after the 9am Mass and from 11am to 12:30pm at the main entrance of the Church.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES – FEAST DAY FEBRUARY 11th
The veneration of Mary as Our Lady of Lourdes arose first in popular devotion and later in the Church’s liturgy. In 1858 Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared too Bernadette Soubirous in a cave at Massabielle, near Lourdes in France. Just four years earlier, in 1854, the Church had declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, so when the “beautiful woman” of Bernadette’s visions identified herself as the Immaculate Conception, there was initial skepticism. Although Others accompanied Bernadette to the grotto, no one else could see or hear the visions. It did not take very long for an Episcopal Commission, an official inquiry, to state: “We judge that Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God, did really appear to Bernadette Soubirous on February 11th, 1858, and on certain subsequent days, 18 times in all, in the Grotto of Massabielle, near the own of Lourdes; that this appearance bears every mark of truth and that the belief of the faithful is well-grounded.” A few years later, this date was added to the list of Marian feasts to honour the mysterious beauty of the Immaculate Conception. Living with Christ, Vol. 28(No.2) pgs 159-160
DO YOU FEEL ISOLATED AND IN NEED OF SPIRITUAL SUPPORT?
Here are some support services in our region:
- SASMAD – Spiritual support service for the elderly or sick at home / Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 4pm at the following number 1-888-305-0994
- Carmelite Sisters: 514-271-6957
- Missionary Recluses: 514-648-6801
- Le Pèlerin – Spiritual accompaniment service for people in search of meaning, call 514-737-6262, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the link https://www.lepelerin.org/portail/nos-services/laccompagnement-spirituel/
- The Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal – Looking for spiritual accompaniment or direction? Call 514-481-1064, or email email@example.com or use the link: www.ignatiancentremtl.ca
The things that we love tell us what we are.Saint Thomas Aquinas