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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

6th Sunday of Easter

Bulletin Reflection

God’s Last Known Address

 By Alice Camille

 Where is God? Most of the time we probably don’t care—or, more tactfully, we don’t consider God’s whereabouts and may frankly 6th Sunday in Easterprefer that God maintain a divine aloofness so we can get on with our lives without interference from supernatural sources. The era of belief in a pantheon of gods messing with human history is long past. We’d even like to think old Jehovah doesn’t wander around dividing seas and determining the fates of kings and armies in biblical fashion anymore. We don’t want this kind of interactive deity in the modern world. We imagine we’re in charge of our own destinies and can handle things down here quite nicely, thank you.

Yet the question where is God? does resurface in times of personal calamity, natural disaster, mortal illness, or whenever human malevolence seems to gain the upper hand. All of a sudden God’s proximity to our concerns becomes a central issue. If God cares about us, then God would be here where the action is, where the burden has become acute. A deity in the heavens isn’t much use in such circumstances. God should be here or not at all.

From earliest human memory the Powers That Be were conceived to be up-and-out-there, in the unknowable heavens. World religions tried to communicate or influence them with rituals and offerings. Israel took a unique turn in viewing God as a close-dwelling deity: in their midst in the desert Tent of Presence and, later, in the Jerusalem Temple. God not only cared about Israel personally but chose to live in the midst of the community in remarkable accessibility.

John’s vision in the Book of Revelation is a game-changer when he imagines the New Jerusalem devoid of a Temple: unthinkable in earlier revelations by Ezekiel and Second Isaiah and to the time of the Dead Sea Scrolls near the 1st century—sources that saw the Temple as essential to Israel’s fate and future. John, however, doesn’t simply dispense with the Temple. He conceives that the city itself has become the dwelling place of God. Forget the tent; lose the walls. God lives in the heart of the community outright.

Jesus makes this same point at the Last Supper. Those who share the heart of Jesus will experience the divine indwelling: “We will come to [them] and make our dwelling with [them].” This “holy spirit” of God will not require props of any sort, as the prophet Nathan once tried to assure a well-meaning King David. When God is your guest, you don’t have to make up a room, buy nicer towels, or kill a fatted calf for the occasion. The loving, fearless heart is welcome mat enough.

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.

2ND ANNUAL LATIN FEST:  St. Mary’s Hispanic Community will be hosting their 2nd Annual Latin Fest on Sunday May 26th from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm at the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market.  Ticket prices are $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for students and seniors, and $10.00 for children under 12.  Tickets are available at the parish office during regular office hours or by phoning 306-244-2983.

WANTED:  St. Mary’s Charities is in need of plastic grocery bags (Co-Op, Superstore etc.). If you have any, please drop them off at the rectory during office hours or at the sacristy.

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, May 11 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 May 12th following the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Everyone is welcome!

ST. GEORGE’S SENIOR CLUB will be hosting a Banquet & Dance on Friday May 10, 2013.  Doors 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 CWL Clothing Depot, located at 619-20th St. West, in Saskatoon, would appreciate donations of new and gently used summer clothing, shoes and purses. Also required are sheets, comforters, blankets, towels and small kitchen items. These can be dropped off at the above address or call 306-242-5042 for pick up at your front door.

PENTECOST SUNDAY—MAY 19TH:  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 at the rectory lawn 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!

 MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS:  The annual Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00pm at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent East.  Holy Mass followed by Cenacle, Celebrants—Fr. Pius Schroh and Fr. Denis Phaneuf.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information contact Edna Evans @ 306-382-1680.

GREAT-GRANDMOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS & MOTHERS and ALL Ladies – Social afternoon over Tea & Dessert -WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at St. George’s Seniors Hall (1235 – 20th St. West) LADIES – Do you have a favorite hat – WEAR IT!!  Admission- $3.00.  (Gentlemen are welcome!)

 UPDATE ON CWL EVENTS:

 Wednesday, May 1st was our last general till fall – We would like to see more members coming out!!

May 16th – (Thursday) CWL Twilight Evening at Queen’s House beginning at 7:30 p.m. – Speaker:  Brendan Bitz – “Living in Presence of God in Everyday Life” – (free will offering to help with costs)

June 3 & 4 –  (Monday & Tuesday) CWL Sask. Provincial Convention- at  Holy Spirit Cathedral

Mon. June 3rd – Registration- 10:00 – 12:00 – Opening Ceremonies – 12:00 p.m. – Catered Banquet – 6:30 p.m. – ($27.00).

Tues. June 4th – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (for all delegates –  12:15 p.m. Closing Eucharist and Installation of Officers – 1:15 p.m. Lunch – Parish Hall – ($15.00). Registration fee will be paid by your parish CWL.

Deadline is May 21st.  Plan to attend at least one day of this event!

Tuesday, June 18th  –  Year-End Social.

 Youth Ministry

As the 2012/2013 year is drawing to a close the focus has to go towards what’s next.  Each spring the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s parish are compelled to Ask; “What’s Next?”   The first part to that answer can be found as a slate of officers is put together.

The Slate of officers needs to be voted on and put in place by early June, 2013. Brother Knights let this serve as a notice of motion so that at the June 5, 2013 council meeting officers can be voted on.

The next Parish Pancake Breakfast is on Sunday May 12, 2013.  All Knights and their families should use this opportunity to express opinions regarding council officers for next year.

Youth and Knights Summer Camp – Black Strap Youth Camp!

Are you interested?  It is a great way for us to live what we believe!  It is a great way to have some fun!  Information is available at the back of the Church, through the office or simply “Ask” any of the Knights for more news!  Let’s keep building COMMUNITY, this camp is a great place for our community to keep growing!

The Youth of St. Mary’s Parish have been asked to once again have a youth mass and high light their gifts and talents for all to see.  We are the Church and we need to share that truth.  May 25/26 weekend is when the next youth mass will be.  It will either be the Saturday evening or the 11:00 AM Sunday Morning that weekend.  Choir members, Greeters, Ushers every talent and gift can be shared, share yours!  We are the CHURCH, Right Here and every where, we need to share that truth a Youth Lead Mass is a great way to share who we are, spread the word!  Let’s get the message out!

6th Sunday in Easter2Home Ministry of Care

MASS WITH SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK

I just want to make sure that everyone that feels the need for healing and strengthening knows that they are very welcome, and we would love to see them, at our Mass with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.  Please come out and share in this incredible gift of our Church Community.

Tuesday May 7th at 1PM at St. Mary’s Church

Refreshments will be served after Mass.

 Mass Intentions

Monday, May 6  9:00 a.m  †Donatina Pellitieri

Tuesday, May 7  9:00 a.m  †Lorne Shirley

Wednesday, May 8    9:00 a.m  †Fr. David Cottingham C.Ss.R.

7:15 p.m  †Lucien Chicoine

Thursday, May 9    9:00 a.m  †Jose, Maria, & Tony Figueiredo

Friday, May 10  9:00 a.m  †David Eremondi

Saturday, May 11  9:00 a.m  †Alex Dekovic

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

Sunday, May 12  9:00 a.m  †Dragon Gasparovic

11:00 a.m  For the parish

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