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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

4th Sunday in Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Bulletin Reflection

The fourth Sunday of Easter is called “Good Shepherd Sunday.’’ It is also World Day of Prayer for Vocations when believers are invited to reflect on their own vocation and God’s call to holiness.

The title “shepherd’’ in the Hebrew Bible refers primarily to God who shepherds His people. Psalm 23 reads: “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.’’ Political and religious leaders, as God’s anointed deputies, were also referred to as shepherds in the Bible. But some of them only got the title and not the good qualities of a shepherd. Instead of feeding the sheep entrusted to their care, they fed on them.

On account of the infidelity of the shepherds to their divine calling, God made this solemn promise to His people that He Himself was going to be their shepherd, their Good Shepherd. This promise was fulfilled in Jesus who declared Himself to be the Good Shepherd who protects and knows each of His sheep by name.

Jesus is the faithful Shepherd who serves His flock and leads them into well-being and abundance. He keeps them safe from every danger such that they want for nothing and fear no evil even as they are surrounded by their foes. He comes to rescue His lost sheep so “that they may have life, and have it abundantly.’’ And since He is willing to lay down His life for them, His sheep follow Him devotedly and believe that He will not lead them astray.

Today’s feast is thus a summary of who Jesus is and who we are all called to be. As we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday, may we be His good sheep, so that we might listen attentively to His voice, and follow His example of self-giving love. Let us also pray for all our shepherds, especially our religious and political leaders. May they all follow the example of Jesus who was willing to serve and lay down His life for His sheep.

Announcements

ST JOHN BOSCO PARISH HEALTH COUNCIL is hosting a roast beef super and auction Sunday May 2, 2010 at the St. John Bosco School auditorium as a fundraiser for the parish nurse program.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under.  Tickets may be obtained by calling St. John Bosco parish office 652-1045 or Sr. Carol 249-6338.

The Latin American Catholic Community of Saskatoon will be hosting a fundraiser dance on May 8, 2010 in St. Mary’s Parish Hall starting at 8:00pm.  Proceeds from this event will go to help the victims of the Chilean earthquake.  Traditional food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $20.00 each and are available by calling Claudia Russell at 477-4809, Lucia Gonzalez at 384-5508, or the parish office 244-2983.  Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 3, 2010.

MINISTRY OF CARE: An educational session entitled “A Critical Conversation About Approaching Death” will be presented at St. Paul’s Hospital Room 630 on Thursday May 6th from 2:00—3:00pm. Jeff Christiansen, Executive Director of Regina Palliative Care Inc.  One of the questions to be addressed is “How do we journey with those who fear they may become a burden on others, are depressed or stressed from their illness, or fear the pain associated with terminal illnesses?”  There may be a time in our life that this is an issue.  Come and hear this articulate and engaging speaker.

MARCH FOR LIFE SASKATOON:  The annual March for Life (formerly Mother’s Day Walk) will take place on May 9th, 2010 from 2:30—3:30pm along College Drive.  Signs are provided and a short program will follow along with refreshments.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend as we continue to speak for those who have no voice, the unborn.  Your presence is needed.  Sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan.  “Whoever  welcomes a little child in my name welcomes me.”  Matthew 18:5

Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion – schedules:  The new schedules and lists for Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion are now available in the Sacristy. The schedules cover the period from  May 8/9 to August 14/15. Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion are reminded to please contact another minister to take your place if you are unable to attend the assigned Mass. If you have an email address would you please let us know by sending an email to Mike & Louise Paynter at michlou@sasktel.net.  All Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion are asked to pick up your new schedules as soon as possible from the Sacristy after Mass. We are also pleased to welcome some new Ministers of Holy Communion and Lectors. Thank you to all who serve in these important liturgical ministries.

PENTECOST SUNDAY—MAY 23RD:  On Pentecost Sunday at the 11:00am Mass, we will again celebrate the ethnic diversity of our parish.  Please be sure to wear your ethnic clothing and bring a flag or banner that represents your cultural group.  We will meet in the Parish Hall at 10:45am and process into the Church for Mass.  Many groups and individuals will be contacted to bring a sample of ethnic finger foods for this celebration.  If you would be willing to bring a tray or small serving of ethnic food for all to share, please call 244-2983 and let us know.  Thanks to all who help make our Pentecost celebration a success!

Pastor’s Weight Loss Challenge Thanks to all those who contributed towards the pastor’s weight loss challenge. During the time period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Fr. Jon lost a total of 8lbs. By your generosity St. Mary’s will be donating $300.00 to the Saskatoon Food Bank.

Mass Intentions Beginning Monday, May 3 we are moving our mass intention book from the sacristy to the parish office. Your mass requests can be made in person at the office during our regular office hours.

GREATER SASKATOON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: All former and present Staff members of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools are invited to attend the Annual Retirement Reception to honour this year’s retirees.  The reception will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:30 pm., TCU Place (formerly the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium) – Salon A and B.

Youth Ministry

YOUTH CHOIR SHOUT-OUT! Do you feel the rhythm of a tune on the radio? Sing in the shower? Or perhaps tap your toes in class? Do you leave your band instrument at school for the year because you have no other use for it? Here is a solution to put all of this music ability to good use. Join the St. Mary’s Youth choir. Planning is still in the works depending on numbers, but the goal is to eventually create a choir that will meet bi-weekly for practice and sing at the monthly Youth Ministered Mass. Please contact Maria Rogal 244-2983 if you are interested in joining and literally letting your voice be heard.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES Has all this nice weather got you thinking about summer yet? Itching to figure out what you are going to be doing with all your spare time? Come join volunteers of St. Mary’s to hand out cookies and iced tea from 1pm-3pm every Monday and Wednesday during the summer months. Starting date is still being negotiated but interest and commitment to this ministry will aid in planning and scheduling volunteers. I would like all youth to help out at least four days during the summer. This is a very important ministry that follows St. Mary’s traditional connection to the wider neighbourhood and community. It is a simple ministry that requires little work and results in a lot of smiling faces.

Ministry of Care

MASS WITH SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK

St. Mary’s Church

Friday, May 7, 2010

1:30pm

Who would benefit from this Sacrament?

¨ The elderly, whose frailty is becoming more pronounced

¨ Adults and children suffering from a major illness, facing surgery or serious tests

¨ Anyone suffering from chronic illness such as arthritis or diabetes

¨ Anyone who feels they would be graced by receiving this Sacrament

Refreshments will be served after Mass.

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS: Please inform the people you visit about this mass and offer to bring them, if possible.

Mass Intentions

Monday, April 26                                                 9:00a.m                          †Agnes Drederichs

Tuesday, April 27       9:00a.m.              †Maria, Jose and Antonio Figueiredo

Wednesday, April 28              9:00a.m            †Tecla Frassetto

7:00p.m.           †Elsie Schedlosky

Thursday, April 29     9:00a.m              †Maria Santoro

Friday, April 30          9:00a.m.              †Jose Andrade

Saturday, May 1          9:00a.m.              †Alphonse Kirzinger

7:00p.m.           †Josie Pineault

Sunday, May 2 9:00a.m. Michael Prystupa

11:00a.m. For the Parish

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