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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
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Pentecost Sunday

Bulletin Reflection

A Time For Transformation

By Alice Camille

  Among the readings we don’t hear this weekend is the passage from Ecclesiastes 3 about the appointed time for everything. It would be a good one for Pentecost because it explores how transformative the simple motion of time can be. One minute we’re born, and before long we die. One moment we’re weeping, and in time we’ll laugh again.

  This idea is pertinent to Pentecost because in this past Easter Season of marvels, everything has been revolving swiftly for the disciples. For a time they’re huddled in the upper room, behind locked doors, fearful of discovery. Then Jesus appears and brings his incomparable peace. Before long he’s gone again, taken from their sight. So the disciples return to the upper room to pray and to wait for an event they could scarcely anticipate.

  The upper room is a sort of cocoon of transformation for the friends of Jesus. It’s the place Jesus first shares the mystery of bread and wine as his body and blood on Holy Thursday night. It’s also where he washes their feet and impresses on them the importance of service. Just as food becomes Eucharist and teachers become servants, so, too, in this room fear becomes hope and frightened students become fearless evangelists.

  This past Lent I attended the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Stockton. Bishop Stephen Blaire spoke movingly about the integrity of what we believe: how the gospel events we memorialize through the liturgical year are of one piece and point to one great truth. In recognition of this vital integrity, the series of transformations that emerge from the upper room are no mere coincidence. We, the disciples of Jesus, enter that room to discover who we are and who we’re called to become. Then we emerge to express that identity to a world in need of the illumination of such witnesses. Is there any doubt that the “upper room” of our present experience is the hour of Eucharist itself?

  It’s here that we learn, as the first disciples did, how to be church. Here we come to confess “that we have sinned through our own fault,” and to give glory to God, and to profess our faith. Here we announce the good news of scripture and pray for the needs of our world and remember the great self-offering of Jesus and share in the meal that makes us bearers of his life. From here we pour out into streets around the world and speak in every language about what we know to be true—including and most especially the language of action. Pentecost was not meant to be once-upon-a-time. When we appreciate what the Spirit of God has made of us, it’s Pentecost again.

 Reprinted with permission

Prepare the Word (©2011)

http://www.preparetheword.com

 Announcements

CWL CLOTHING DEPOT – PLEASE NOTE THE CWL CLOTHING DEPOT WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 22ND UNTIL SEPTEMBER.  Due to renovations they will not be open July and August.  Save your gently used items until September as they will not be able to accept them until then.

FAREWELL TO FR. BILL AND FR. BABU  Please join us to say good bye to members of the Redemptorist community who will be leaving Saskatoon in the summer. The farewell will be in the hall on Saturday June  18th after the 7:00 P.M. Mass.

 CHURCH STEPS HOSPITALITY: Come volunteer and put your smile to use as we hand out cookies and iced tea during the summer months to those passing by our church. This is the heart of St. Mary’s, serving others and reaching out into our neighborhood. Schedules can be very flexible and volunteers will have options in choosing days and times most suitable. Starting date is July 4th, 2011. Sign up sheets are located at the back of the church or contact Ryan Baker (244-2983) for more information.

 COOKIES NEEDED:  We are looking for donations of cookies for the church front step outreach program and for the Parish Parking Lot Party.  Cookie donations can be dropped off at the rectory during office hours or at the church before and after Masses.  Due to allergy concerns, no nuts please.

 K OF C BREAKFAST The next Knights of Columbus Breakfast will be held on Sunday June 12th following the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Everyone is welcome!

 SACRAMENTS OF CONFIRMATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated in our Parish on Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00pm.  Bishop Donald Bolen will be officiating at the Eucharist.  All parishioners are very welcome to attend.

 RIDE NEEDED:  A newly arrived family of 8 (with some small children) is looking for a ride to and from the 9AM Sunday mass on a regular basis.  They are living in the neighborhood of Appleby Drive. Please help us support this family as we welcome them into our faith community.  If you can help please contact Fr. Jon (244-2983) for more details.

 St. Mary’s Parish Catholic Legacy Program –  June 15th, 2011 at 10:00 am

St. Mary’s: 211- Ave. O South, Saskatoon

Please join us for an informational session on our Catholic heritage of faith and legacy. 

You will learn about our first pioneers and religious that settled our province and formed our faith, towns, and parishes.  We will also look at the importance of estate planning from a Catholic perspective.

To RSVP or for more information please contact the Catholic Foundation.

Jocelyne Hamoline: 306-343-7506, jhamoline@dscatholicfoundation.ca or

Darlene Cooper:  306-979-3705, dcooper@dscatholicfoundation.ca

Ministry of Care

If you know of a parishioner who is in hospital or confined to home, please let us know.  Also, we have volunteers who bring Holy Communion to the homebound.  We appreciate being informed of such situations so that we can provide pastoral needs.  Call Iris, 244-2983.

 Mass Intentions

Monday, June 13  9:00 a.m  †Alex Dekovic

Tuesday, June 14  9:00 a.m  †Mariel Briere-Jacobson

Wednesday, June 15    9:00 a.m  †Carmela Nardi

  7:15 p.m  †Carl Lucyshyn

Thursday, June 16    9:00 a.m  †Dan Gelowitz

Friday, June 17    9:00 a.m  †Margaret Egerton

Saturday, June 18  9:00 a.m  †Michael Prystupa

  7:00 p.m  †Jose Bairos

Sunday, June 19  9:00 a.m 

  11:00 a.m  For the parish

 

 

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