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

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Epiphany Sunday

Bulletin Reflection

Today’s the Day

 By Alice Camille

   If you had to throw out every other prophet in the Bible but one, most people would enthusiastically save Isaiah. He’s Epiphany Sundaythe indispensable prophet: hopeful enough for Advent, sorrowful enough for Lent, triumphant enough for Easter, and challenging enough for Ordinary Time.
Although lovely and passionate passages can be quoted from many of the other 14 books of prophecy, some of the most memorable Hebrew literature ever written is contained in this one scroll. “For unto us a child is born, a son is given.” “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.” “The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light.” “A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse.” “Flesh is grass.” “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” “Can a mother forget her baby?” “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news.” “All you who are thirsty, come to the water!” “Yet it was our infirmities he bore, our sufferings he carried.”
Handel’s Messiah comes from Isaiah. So does The Grapes of Wrath. Popular hymns from The Battle Hymn of the Republic to Be Not Afraid are simply Isaiah set to music. He’s considered a proto-saint of the church because he seemed to see Christianity coming. He was John the Baptist eight centuries before John, preparing the way in the wilderness, writing John’s proclamations as the advance-man’s advance-man. Isaiah was such a fresh and captivating seer that writers after him were impressed and inspired enough to add to his scrolls, doubling the text of “school of Isaiah” across three significant generations.
One thing that seems almost incredible about this prophet is that, although a Judean living in Jerusalem, he was convinced that God had a plan for all the nations and peoples on earth. “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.” That was thinking well outside the ancient religious box. Why would the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses show any concern for outsiders? Yet Isaiah envisioned an ingathering of spectacular proportions. All nations would turn toward the one Lord. Foreign kings would prostrate themselves in homage. The wealth of the world would pour into the temple in every kind of coin. No one was exempt from the universal call to salvation.

Isaiah’s vision rolls back the damage of the Genesis stories, restoring the oneness of nations with each other and all humanity with God. His vision positively glitters with hope. Nations shall walk by this light.  Glory will shine. The sight will make all who see it radiant with joy. Matthew’s account of the visiting magi is confirmation that the day of universal salvation has arrived. If Herod can’t see it, it’s because his heart’s not generous enough to imagine God any bigger than he is.

Reprinted with permission

Prepare the Word (©2013)



SODALITAS: Are you grieving and suffering from a loss?  Join us for SODALITAS; a safe caring group for reflecting and sharing for those who are experiencing grief.  Our next meeting is Saturday, January 12 at 10:00AM in the upper room of St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

K OF C BREAKFAST The next Knights of Columbus Breakfast will be held on Sunday January 13th following the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Everyone is welcome!

FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS NIGHT:  Please note—the Parent/Guardian Meeting in preparation for First Eucharist and Confirmation will be held January 22nd, 2013 in St. Mary’s upper hall at 7:00pm.  If you have any questions about this meeting please call Eileen Provost at 382-4821.

SUNDAY MISSALS:  We have 20 missals available for purchase.  These handy resources contain the readings for each Sunday and some special feasts. Missals are intended to be used for home study, to read the readings before you come to church.  They will be available for purchase during office hours at the rectory.  Cost is $5.00 each.

ST. GEORGE’S SENIORS CLUB (1236 20th Street West) are having a potluck dinner to celebrate Malanka (Ukrainian New Year’s) on January 11th from 1:00pm—5:00pm.  Bring your favorite dish to share or pay at the door; members $8.00 non members $10.00.

ST. GEORGE’S SENIOR CITIZEN’S CLUB annual meeting will be held on January 16th at 1:00pm at 1236 20th Street West.

 THANK YOU:  Deepest gratitude to Molly Garchinski and her CWL team for the lovely reception for the children’s Reconciliation sacrament.  Also, thank you to the Knights of Columbus for you support and contributions.  Thank you to the office team for your constant support.  God bless, Eileen Provost.

Film about a remarkable leader in Burma – A showing of the film “The Lady”, about the life of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the iconic leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma (Myanmar) will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Saskatoon (located at 222 Willow Street, at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Hilliard Street in the Exhibition neighbourhood). Based on true life events, this inspriational film tells the story of a brave woman who sacrificed much in the fight for freedom for the peoples of Burma. She was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1993, but was unable to accept it until 2012. (Dr. Brian Colquhoun of Saskatoon will be available to answer questions about the film and the situation in Burma (Myanmar). The film is rated PG.

Home Ministry of Care

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you for hearing God’s call to ministry and for being a blessing to others.  Jesus is present in all our encounters and you bring a healing presence, a helping hand, a voice of compassion and encouragement to those to whom you minister.  I take this opportunity to wish you a New Year filled with peace, good health, and happiness.

Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Mary’s:  We meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00pm to 2:30pm to pray, enjoy fellowship and prayerfully & lovingly create shawls.  These beautiful wraps are presented to the sick, the shut-ins, the bereaved and for nearly any special occasion.  Anyone who has some spare time is welcome to join us in the upper meeting room of the hall.  We also welcome ideas for other crafts.  For more information please call Iris at 244-2983 ext 233.  We will resume on January 17, 2012 starting at 1:00pm.

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 Youth Ministry

Children and Family news:  Remember the exciting “Face to Face” youth conference is happening in February 2013 here at St. Mary’s.  The theme of this conference is “To Unite”, “To Support” and “To Challenge”.  Contact Fr. Steve or better yet contact the diocese Youth office to register, more information is due to come!

Remember – Vocations are everyone’s business.  We all need to Support each other!

Have you asked someone about what the future looks like for them, God is a part of all of our Futures, Be Not Afraid of what the future holds in store for all of us!  Vocations grow through families, let’s all make our vocation stories and our life stories one and the same.

 Mass Intentions

Monday, January 7  9:00 a.m  †Reg Hatchen

Tuesday, January 8  9:00 a.m  †Virginia Cabading

Wednesday, January 9  9:00 a.m  †Juliana Faurillo

7:15 p.m  †Stella Polynkoni

Thursday, January 10    9:00 a.m  All Souls in Purgatory

Friday, January 11  9:00 a.m  †Emmanuel Beauchamp

Saturday, January 12  9:00 a.m  †Luigi Mazza

7:00 p.m  Dale & MaryAnn Selski

Sunday, January 13  9:00 a.m  †Adlor Richard

11:00 a.m  For the parish