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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

Bulletin Reflection

The Shepherd Calls You

By Alice Camille

It would be difficult to approach this annual feast of the Good Shepherd without sparing a thought for the freshly installed (and 4th Sunday in Easterprobably still overwhelmed) pope, but the Good Shepherd the church relies on in every season remains the same as always.   Many voices claim your attention every day: family and friends, boss and coworker, media and culture. Interior voices speak as well: old injuries, weaknesses, fears, and desires. Listening to all of them can be as frustrating as trying to keep up with the rapid-fire emails, tweets, and texts that continually bid for your attention. But there is a clear hierarchy as to which voices speak the loudest and require your highest allegiance. As the Letter to the Hebrews says, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If you’ve been listening to him all along, you’ll recognize his voice at once. If you haven’t, now is a very good time to begin.   There’s a small warning from the Acts of the Apostles today. The Gentiles, unaccustomed to the voice of God, hear Paul and Barnabas and are delighted at once by the message. Meanwhile their own community of faith, long-time hearers of the salvation story, seems unable or unwilling to endure one more word of this proclamation and expel the preachers from their territory. They hear the message; they do not recognize the divine voice in it. It’s a tragic day for them. The rejected apostles, by contrast, dust themselves off with joy and continue on their way.   It can be illuminating to see the joy on neophyte faces in the Easter season and compare it with lifer-Catholics. Are the rest hearing the same message new members are hearing? The danger of believing you’ve “been there, heard that” grows the longer you’ve been in the pews. The Shepherd is still calling you forward and it’s never healthy to presume you’ve arrived at the pasture to end all pastures and have nowhere else to go.   Some are being called farther than they may have dreamed or dared to go in the past. The vocation to leadership in the community of faith stirs in the hearts of a number who are present in the assembly today. It may require assistance to discern whether that discomfort you feel is a summons to the doctor’s office or to the spiritual director’s. Paul and Barnabas took the message as far as they could. Now it’s your turn to supply them with successors to share their joy.

Reprinted with permission

Prepare the Word (©2013)

http://www.preparetheword.com

 Announcements

1ST COMMUNION/CONFIRMATION  Please keep our young catechumens in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation on June 12, 2013.

 MASS WITH SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING – will be held at St Mary’s on Tuesday, May 7th at 1PM.  All those who are ill, elderly, or those who feel they would be graced by this Sacrament are invited to be present with us at this special Celebration.  Transportation can be arranged.  Please call Carrie before April 30th if you need a ride.

 OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL POTLUCK SUPPER:  All CWL ladies are invited to attend on April 26th at St. Philip Neri, 1904 Munroe Avenue.  Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm with supper & entertainment to follow.

Faith-based community experience for 19-35 year old single Catholic women.  If you are looking for “affordable rent” and more…. Discernment House may be the place for you. The Sisters of the Presentation offer you a home away from home.   As you work or study, this program offers young women the opportunity to live a community experience and to grow in personal faith through prayer, reflection, spiritual direction and service.  Located at 851 University Drive, Saskatoon, Sask.  – a 15-minute walk to University of Saskatchewan, close to downtown. Taking registrations for September,  2013. For more information contact: Sr. Evelyn / Sr. Lucie 306-44-0726 or e-mail:  sk.dhouse@gmail.com or see the website:  http://www.presentationofmary.ca

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools – International Student Program Our International Student Program is in need of homestays for the upcoming school year.  Majority of our students are in grades 9-12 from many different countries.  Hosting an International Student is an exciting, rewarding and enriching experience.  The homestay experience is an integral part of the program because of the sharing of culture, family and language.  Host families are reimbursed $700.00 a month.  Please consider being part of our wonderful program and opening your home to an International Student.  If you are unable to host, then please consider speaking to a relative, friend, or neighbor about our program.  Please call 659-7688 for more information or view our website at http://www.gscs.sk.ca/international.  Thanking you in advance for considering our request.

The annual Teen-Aid Fundraising Supper will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 5:00 pm at St. Anne’s Church in the Fr Paul Donlevy Hall.  There will be a short program and entertainment.  Tickets are $20.00 and can be obtained by phoning Darlene at 306-934-3570.  Thank you for helping promote chastity among our school children.

ST. GEORGE’S SENIOR CLUB will be hosting a Banquet & Dance on Friday May 10, 2013.  Door open at 4:00pm with supper at 5:30pm, followed by a dance at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased by calling Esther at 306-382-1481 or Hattie at 306-665-3324.  Tickets will be available until April 30th.

The Reel Anti-Suppressants: a humorous thought-provoking theatre performance about mental illness will be held 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at St. Mary’s Hall, corner of 20th St and Avenue 0 in Saskatoon; with a freewill offering at the door.. Come to laugh at the ludicrous basis of discrimination and to link the stigma of mental illness to other stigmas, such as those of poverty, homelessness and unemployment. We will have a discussion at the end of the performance. Our purpose is to get people experiencing, feeling and then discussing what discrimination is really about. Sit back, take it all in and pay attention to what the performance triggers, what you like and what you resist.

“Mental illness is not a challenge. Climbing Mount Everest is a challenge. Mental illness is a problem; actually, discrimination against those with a mental illness is the real problem.” – Geraldine Malloy

Theatre with meaning: Forgiven /Forgotten – How does your church offer hospitality in difficult situations? Forgiven/Forgotten is a play that tackles this question when a church is thrown into turmoil upon hearing an offender will be serving his parole in their community. Theatre of the Beat, a drama troupe travelling across Canada, will present this thought-provoking play in Saskatoon:

Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m. – a youth evening at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street E., Saskatoon

Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. – St Mary’s Wellness & Education Centre, (the new St. Mary’s School), 327 Avenue N South, Saskatoon.

Saturday, May 25, 7 p.m. – St Anne’s Church, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon.

Donations will be taken at the door with proceeds going to local restorative justice initiatives. See the website www.forgivenforgotten.wordpress.com for more details or call Heather Peters at Mennonite Central Committee office 306.665.2555.

 Ministry of Care

At our Mass with Anointing on May 7th at 1:00pm, we will have the prayers shawls blessed that our wonderful volunteers at our Prayer Shawl Ministry have lovingly crafted.  Prayer Shawls will be available to anyone that would like to have one of these wonderful, wooly, warm, wraps that will keep us warm through any illness.

Every lovingly crafted stitch contains a special prayer-

that God will send His peace to you and keep you in His care.

As the shawl drapes ’round your shoulders in the morning or at night, know that He is with you always to make your burden light.  Linda M. Muldoon

Please make plans to attend.

4th Sunday in Easter2

Youth Ministry

Blackstrap Youth Camp invites youth ages 8 – 13 years to a rocking summer experience. Camp runs weekly from Sunday to Friday. Dates have been set for 2013 summer camp as follow: July 7 – 12, Jul 14 – 19, July 21 – 26, July 28 – Aug 2, Aug 4 – 9. Join in fun activities such as: canoeing, tenting, arts and crafts, praise and worship, swimming, camp out, variety night, mud pit and dance. Application forms available from our website: blackstrapyouthcamp.com, email campblackstrap@gmail.com or call us at 306 934-1838. Rock your summer with us. You’ll be glad you did!!!

PURITY RALLY 2013 – The annual Purity Rally will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Wiggins Avenue and 12th Street E., in Saskatoon. Keynote speaker May 11 will be a Catholic comic, Sean Milan, who lives and works in Ottawa as a recruiter for NET Ministries of Canada.  If it’s good for the soul to laugh, then it’ll be great for the soul to spend a day at Purity Rally 2013: Free To Be Me as Sean Milan shares insights on the wonderful gift of freedom that comes from living life purely for Jesus!  Also speaking at this year’s Purity Rally is local inspirational speaker Christy Dupuis, who has served as a full-time missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach for the past eight years, but is now a full-time missionary in her own home with her husband and her two boys. The Purity Rally is a day full of fun, food and fellowship; awesome games, praise and worship; Mass with Bishop Don Bolen, musical adoration and amazing talks. Early registration is $40 per person or $180 family rate; After April 23: $45 per person or $200 family rate. For more information contact Carmen of Pure Witness Ministries at:  306-934-3511 or Toll free: 1-800-705-7396 or e-mail:info@purewitness.com or for more info see the website at www.purewitness.com

 Mass Intentions

Monday, April 22  9:00 a.m  Stephanie Morris

Tuesday, April 23  9:00 a.m  †Eileen Provost Sr.

Wednesday, April 24    9:00 a.m  †John & Ines Pascoal

7:15 p.m  †Pauline Bouvier

Thursday, April 25    9:00 a.m  †Adelina Rego

Friday, April 26  9:00 a.m  †Pauline Bouvier

Saturday, April 27  9:00 a.m  †Concirçao Paiva & Family

7:00 p.m  †Camille & Emily Demeester & Family

Sunday, April 28  9:00 a.m  †Terisa Berzolla

11:00 a.m  For the parish

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