Bulletin: March 5 – 18

Bulletin: March 5 – 18

Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th, 2022
1st SUNDAY OF LENT
5:00 p.m.For the People of the Parish
9:00 a.m.For the Poor & Homeless
11:00 a.m.For an End to the Pandemic
Mon. Mar. 7th     Ferial
9:00 a.m.For All Those Recovering from COVID-19
Tues. Mar. 8th        Ferial Memorial
9:00 a.m.For All Frontline Workers
Wed. Mar. 9th        Ferial
9:00 a.m.NO MASS
Thur. Mar. 10th     Ferial
9:00 a.m.For the Mental Health of Our Parishioners
Fri.  Mar. 11th       Ferial
9:00 a.m.For the Good Health of Peter GeukersBy Jean & Tony Ronci
Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th, 2022
2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
5:00 p.m.Patricia Blundell Orr by Dolores Orr & family
9:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish
11:00 a.m.George & Suzanne Galand by the Galand family
Mon. Mar. 14th     Ferial
9:00 a.m.For the Poor & the Homeless
Tues. Mar. 15th         Ferial
9:00 a.m.For All Those Who Have Died of COVID-19
Wed. Mar. 16th        Ferial
9:00 a.m.NO MASS
Thur. Mar. 17th      Ferial
9:00 a.m.For an End to the Pandemic
Fri.  Mar. 18th       Ferial
9:00 a.m.Jean-François Le Gal by the Galand family
Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th, 2022
3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
5:00 p.m.Verna Cardente by Jean & Tony Ronci
9:00 a.m.Rosa & Domenica Caputo by Angelina & family
11:00 a.m.For the People of the Parish

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.


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  1. If you have not picked up your 2022 offering envelopes, they are available in the Church. They are in alphabetical order (A-L on the west side windowsills, M-Z on the east side windowsills).  If you have not used envelopes in the past, please take an unmarked box and return the included form to register. 
  2. If in 2021 you used offering envelopes numbered 501-550, please note that you have been reassigned an envelope number for 2022.  This will help reduce the number of boxes of offering envelopes we purchase.
  3. Even though the 2022 offering envelopes were labelled we require that you put your name and address on a couple of envelopes so that we can ensure that the donations are attributed to the right person/s. The following envelopes numbers have been received with no identification, Envelope # 006, 019, 038, 045, 055, 059, 061, 102, 110, 157, 167, 182, 187, 211, 229, 245, 250, 275, 284, 285, 300, 361, 384 & 417.

LECTORS NEEDED

We are seeking volunteers to read at the Masses, both on weekdays and weekends. Come and join us in proclaiming God’s words to your fellow parishioners. Contact Cris Xavier Kaiser at 514-984-9413 or cxkcxk1965@gmail.com.


DIALOGUE CORNER – ARCHIODESE OF MONTREAL

During the current pandemic, many of us are being thrown into a world of uncertainty. And yet, these times can also serve as an opportunity to welcome the nurturing of the soul. Young people, couples, families and the elderly alike, often wait, sometimes seeking this call drawn from the life-giving Word: “Souls, wake up, rise up, in both body and spirit.” Often times, those openly practicing their faith, or whose families live an active prayer life, or parish communities that thrive vibrantly, may appear to be the only places where faith is considered alive and present. This “Dialogue Corner” offers an alternative, confidential space for you to explore your own personal journey of faith, and to ask any questions you may have. Members of our team will be available to respond to you personally within 48 hours. We want to assure you of our support and assistance during these difficult times. Please note that any personal information you share will remain safe and confidential. Send your questions to https://tinyurl.com/cfuxaru4.


The parish office is closed; however phone calls and emails will be replied to A.S.A.P.


MESSAGE FROM HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2022

This Lent, Pope Francis invites us to spend time with the Word of God and to share our love for Christ with others. Visit   https://tinyurl.com/ycdenwhb to read the message from Pope Francis.


PASTORAL LETTER: PRAYER FOR UKRAINE AND FOR PEACEA picture containing logo
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Archbishop of Montreal Most Reverend Christian Lépine invites us to fast and pray for peace in Ukraine, for the victims of the attacks, the soldiers, the civilians and the bereaved families. To read the letter visit: https://tinyurl.com/3dpeh5y7.


SHARE LENTMADAGASCAR: AN ECOLOGICAL VILLAGE TO COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

Let’s celebrates what solidarity can achieve, even against seemingly impossible odds. In Madagascar, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada’s partner, the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA), empowers people to manage and transform their neighbourhoods. In the capital region, which is afflicted by flooding and poor waste management, CDA has helped the residents of one vulnerable area to turn their environs into a thriving ecological village. Today, each of the 50 households involved in the project has a vegetable garden, stove and solar panel. This transformation reflects a true ecological conversion. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/rP7jjCn12_Y. Established in 1967, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is the official international solidarity organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. The necessary funds for this project are from our donations and from the Government of Quebec.A picture containing person, child, child, outdoor
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WHAT ABOUT “GIVING UP SOMETHING” FOR LENT?

When many of us were children, we might remember our giving up candy for Lent. And it seemed like a real sacrifice. As we grew up, it was often more difficult to decide what special thing to do, to make Lent a special season – to get our attention and to prepare ourselves for deeper sacrifices.

What would help me grow in freedom? That is the question to ask. For some of us, it could be, committing ourselves to give up judging others, every single day of Lent. For others, it could be giving up a bad habit we have developed. For still others, it is obvious what seems to be the important choice for me during Lent.

For many of us, the choice may not be to give something up, but to add something to our daily lives during Lent. We may commit ourselves to extra prayer time. We may decide to do some service to the poor, once a week during Lent. We may choose to increase our almsgiving to the poor – perhaps related to something we choose not to do, e.g., some might choose not to go out to eat one night a week, and to give that total amount to the poor.

Whether it is fasting, abstaining or other acts of penance, the whole desire we should have is to use these means to help us grow closer to our Lord and prepare ourselves “to celebrate the paschal mystery with minds and hearts renewed.” (First Preface of 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.


LENTEN RECONCILIATION AT ST. EDMUND’S 

  • Saturday, March 19th from 10am to noon

If you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others.  When you fast, see the fasting of others. If you hope for mercy, show mercy.  If you look for kindness, show kindness. If you want to receive, give.

-St. Peter Chrysologus

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