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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

Easter Sunday

Bulletin Reflection

EasterTHE MIRACLE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE

by Alice Camille

Artists often make the best theologians. Since ancient times they’ve also been some of the most effective ones. From the catacombs of the early Christians through the Sistine Chapel, from Dante and Gerard Manley Hopkins to the visions of modern filmmakers, most people get their idea of God not from Doctors of the Church but from culture. Composers of contemporary church music must be included in the category of those who wield significant influence. Certainly Marty Haugen presents the wonder of Easter as movingly as any evangelist in his song We Remember: “We remember how you loved us to your death, / and still we celebrate, for you are with us here.”

No statement could be a cleaner or purer expression of Christian faith than that. Haugen concludes with the kerygma, too: “And we believe that we will see you when you come in your glory, Lord.” We make this same profession of faith at every Eucharist, of course, and though few will leave the church singing “Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!” they may well find Haugen’s version of our ancient creed lingering in their minds later in the day: We remember. We celebrate. We believe.

What do we remember? The great sorrow of the Passion we’ve just reencountered through the liturgies of Holy Week—which is the measure, in vulnerable flesh and precious blood, of God’s desire for our good. And what do we celebrate? That the dawn of Easter has arrived with unimaginable healing in its wings. That even though delivered a mortal blow, Jesus is truly “with us here.” What do we believe? That the story isn’t over. More good news is on its way. Jesus is not finished with this world, not by a long shot. Nor with you and me. There is a reason for our hope, and those who dare to hope will one day embrace it.

We remember. We celebrate. We believe. That is why we gather on Easter morning, and why we pray at all, and why we join a church, and are the church. If we only remembered Jesus, and mourned him like a lost champion, we might set up a memorial in his honor but would soon forget him. If we merely celebrated his presence now, we might become cultists behind sacred walls who engage in our deep holy rites and abandon the world to its fate. If we simply believed in salvation for tomorrow, we’d put away religion as pie-in-the-sky for when we die and worry about that when the time comes. Because Jesus Christ remains the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, the news is always good. And you and I have something to sing about.

Reprinted with permission

Prepare the Word (©2010)

http://www.preparetheword.com

Easter Greetings

On behalf of the Pastoral Staff of St. Mary’s Parish; Fr. Tony, Iris Riley, Sr. Carol and Maria Rogal, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and all your loved ones a Happy and Blessed Easter Season.

For three days we have celebrated the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our Triduum is a Holy reminder that our lives are a mix of; joy and sadness, failure and accomplishment, life and death. On our own these contrasts cause us discord, but with faith in Christ we find deep meaning in every moment of our lives. In times of joy we give thanks for our blessings and in times of sorrow we trust in God’s care, knowing that the light will shine through the darkness and that life always triumphs over death.

The resurrection of Jesus from the tomb is evidence of God’s faithfulness to us all. As we go forth from our celebrations let us rededicate ourselves to our own discipleship which we entered into through our baptism. As people of God may our light shine in this neighborhood and beyond so that all may know the saving power of God’s love.

Fr. Jon, Pastor

St. Mary’s Parish

TO ALL VOLUNTEERS IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES:

Easter brings hope and this hope is most beautifully expressed in the hearts of all who serve in the name of Jesus.  We are deeply grateful for your ministry—for answering Jesus’ call to care with compassion.  May our Risen Christ bless you abundantly for sharing your gifts.  Have a Joyous Easter.

Iris Riley.

Youth Ministry

STEPS IN FAITH: All youth, grades 6 to 8, are invited to join the Trinity Parishes youth group as they host a retreat focused around the creed and the sacraments!  This age appropriate retreat, facilitated by FaceToFace Ministries, will be filled with great music, activities, talks, and more.  The retreat takes place in Vonda on Saturday, April 10 and runs from 10:30am to 9:30pm.  The registration fee, which includes two meals, is only $20/participant and chaperones are free.  For more information and to register, please contact Louise Bussiere at 258-4638 (home) or 280-6879 (cell).  You can also talk to Maria Rogal at 244-2983.

APRIL YOUTH EVENTS Be sure to check out the Youth Ministry Bulletin Board at the back of the church for upcoming youth events and details for diocesan events.  On the bulletin board you will find a lot of helpful information as well as monthly “common questions” that are frequent questions and answers that youth tend to ask regarding their faith.

APRIL YOUTH MINISTERED MASS It’s that time of the month again to celebrate a youth ministered mass with the rest of the community.  On April 10th, we will need help with ushering, music and reading so come out and utilize one of your many talents to benefit the broader community. As always, we will begin at 5:00pm with a pizza party and mass will be finished around 8:00pm with treats.

Ministry of Care

Our volunteers are happy to share time with a fellow parishioner .  If you, or someone you know is in the hospital, has just returned from the hospital, is homebound or in a nursing home and would like to have a visitor from the parish, please let us know.  Also, someone who has lost a loved one, is experiencing personal hardship, or sorrow may also benefit from a home visit.  We are as near as your telephone!  Call Iris 244-2983 ext. 237.

Announcements

ST. MARY’S CWL: Our regular meeting is Wednesday, April 7th after the 7:15pm mass.

Change in Mass Times: During the week of April 12-16 there will be change in the mass schedule. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the morning mass will be replaced by Morning Prayer with Lay Presiders. On Wednesday there will a morning mass with Perpetual Help Devotion but there will be no mass or confessions on Wednesday evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mass Intentions

Monday, April 5        9:00a.m              †Maria Santoro

Tuesday, April 6         9:00a.m.              †Al Rollheiser

Wednesday, April 7   9:00a.m              †Victor Andrade,  7:00p.m.   †Antonio Bairos

Thursday, April 8        9:00a.m              †Gwen Peters

Friday, April 9             9:00a.m.              †Julianna Faurillo

Saturday, April 10      9:00a.m.              Michael Prystupa,   7:00p.m.  John Tempel

Sunday, April 11         9:00a.m.              †Helen Yaganiski,    11:00a.m. For the Parish

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