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    St. Mary's Parish
    211 Avenue O South
    Saskatoon, SK
    S7M 2R6

    Phone: 306 244 2983
    Fax: 306 242 6461
    stmarysrectory@sasktel.net

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  • Mass Times

    Sunday Masses
    Saturday: 7pm
    Sunday: 9am, 11am,
    1pm Aboriginal Mass with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
    4pm mass in Spanish

    Weekday Mass Times:
    Monday to Saturday: 9am
    Wednesday: 9am, 7:15pm


    Perpetual Help Devotions at both Wednesday Masses

    Adoration and Benediction on First Saturdays following the 9:00 AM Mass until 12:00 Noon
  • Reconciliation

    Saturday: 4-5pm, 6-6:45pm
    Sunday: 12:30-1pm (Guadalupe Parish)
    Sunday: 3-4pm in Spanish
    Wednesday: 6:30-7pm

    Or by appointment
  • Office Hours

    Monday to Friday
    8:30am to 12 Noon
    12:30pm to 4:00pm

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY BULLETIN REFLECTION

Ignorance of the law does not mean we are free from keeping it. It is our responsibility to know what the laws are. Ignorance is no defense. Maybe that’s why there are so many lawyers.

Reading legal documents is not easy for the untrained person. From a simple will to a house closing, a lawyer’s job is to make sure nothing is left out and everything is said exactly the way it needs to be said.

Consequently too many of us nonlawyers are afraid of the law. Standing before an “officer of the law” frightens us. And going to court is even less appealing. Ironically, we live in a society where the amount of litigation is increasing all the time. So often our goal becomes to “settle out of court” and avoid the whole process.

This is in direct contradiction to the way the chosen people of Israel looked upon the law. They loved it precisely because God was to be found in the law, and the law set them apart as God’s chosen people. To keep the law, to keep the covenant made with God, was the highest way of sharing your love for God. Jesus breaks this law. He challenges those who were noted for keeping the law, the Pharisees, and calls them hypocrites.

The letter of the law is not as important as what is in our hearts. This is the new law of love that we as God’s newly chosen people must live by. It’s harder and won’t get easier.

–Father Dominic Grassi

Reprinted with permission

Prepare the Word (©2009)

http://www.preparetheword.com

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

ST. MARY’S PARISH AUCTION IN SUPPORT OF PARISH NURSE MINISTRY is really just around the corner! We are asking all parishioners to consider donating new (or gently used) items that we can sell at our auction. You can help support this great event in two ways—by asking businesses to donate items for the sale and by attending the auction with your friends and relatives! Sr. Carol, our parish nurse, reaches out to many people in our neighborhood with the work that she does. Help bring hope to the residents of our community by supporting the Parish Nurse Ministry. If you have any questions, please call Karen at 244-2983. Remember—the auction is on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m.! Our next committee meeting is Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the hall.

ST. MARY’S CWL NEWS Welcome back to all from what we hope was a great summer! The St. Mary’s CWL is ready to get back into the “swing” of things this fall. Our first regular monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd, following the 7:15 p.m. Mass. All ladies of the parish over 16 years of age are welcome to attend and see what we are all about! MARK YOUR CALENDAR… the Annual Harvest Supper will be held on Sunday, September 27th in the hall. We will need lots of help and many hands again this year, so please let us know if you can help out in any way. More details will follow in upcoming bulletins… watch for it!!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS Our first regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd following the 7:15 p.m. Mass… all men of the parish are welcome to attend any of our regular meetings. Our kick-off K of C Breakfast will be held on Sunday, September 13th, following the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us for “the best deal in town…”

HEALTHCARE MASS—HEALING AND WHOLENESS: THE GIFTS THAT WE BRING The Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan invites all the faithful of the Diocese to attend this celebration, formerly known as the “White Mass”. This annual event is celebrated in appreciation for: Catholic medical personnel, health care workers, volunteers and all those involved in health care ministry in parishes and health facilities. The Mass will be held here at St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the hall. Homilist is Bishop Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. Traditionally, health care workers wore white attire. Liturgically, white symbolizes new life and comfort to the sick and dying. Come celebrate with us by wearing white clothing as a sign of solidarity with health care workers.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Please join your fellow parishioners for this valuable way of prayer on the first Saturday of every month. The next opportunity for adoration will be on Saturday, September 5th immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass until 12:00 noon.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME AN ALTAR SERVER? To become an altar server, any boy or girl who has received First Communion is welcome to come to our first gathering of the season on Saturday, September 12th. All meetings will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the church, followed by a lunch. We invite youth in the parish who have received First Communion and are interested in becoming an altar server, to please call the parish office at 244-2983 for information.

SENIORS’ IN MOTION All ladies and gentlemen of the parish are welcome to join our exercise group each Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Hall beginning on Monday, September 21st. An active lifestyle can benefit your physical health. It prevents and can help to manage osteoporosis, heart disease, falls, diabetes and mental health. Our program includes stretching, weights, cardiovascular, elastic band and cool down exercises. Come on out and join us for a fun filled hour of exercise and socializing! Call Fern at 384-6318 for more information.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY is a way to care for people by “wrapping” them in the prayer and love that is part of each shawl created. We can help people feel Jesus surrounding them with His loving presence through the prayers that go into the craft. We will resume our knitting on Tuesday, September 15th, from 1:00—2:30 p.m. in the upper meeting room of the hall. Newcomers are always welcome!! For more information, please call Iris Riley, Ministry of Care Coordinator at 244-2983, ext. 237. God Bless!

OFFERTORY COLLECTION

Weekly Budgeted Expenses:     $5,900.00

Weekly Budgeted Revenue

from other sources:               $   730.00

August 23, 2009

Envelopes:                                    $2,790.00

Loose:                                           $   535.90

Long Range Planning: Have you considered including your parish in your will or naming “St. Mary’s Parish Building Support” as an alternative charity in an obituary notice? Please call the office if you wish to discuss your planned giving strategy

REDEMPTORIST PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONS

Each Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the Redemptorists offer Perpetual Help devotions on Vision TV.

DAILY MASS ON VISION TV Watch daily Mass on Vision TV at 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Monday to Friday and at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.

MASS INTENTIONS

Monday, August 31                                9:00 a.m.                        †Elsie Schedlosky

Tuesday, September 1                          9:00 a.m.                        Maida Sontos

Wednesday, September 2                     9:00 a.m.                        †Ferdinand Frias

7:15 p.m.                        †Brian Dundas

Thursday, September 3                        9:00 a.m.                        †Elsie Schedlosky

Friday, September 4                 9:00 a.m. †Julianna Faurillo

Saturday, September 5 9:00 a.m. Our Lady of Fatima

7:00 p.m. †Stan Paraschuk

Sunday, September 6 9:00 a.m. †Michael Chinh Vu

11:00 a.m. For the parish

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