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

    Phone: 306 244 2983
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    Saturday: 7pm
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Trinity Sunday

Bulletin Reflection

Having the Trinity-talk

 By Alice Camille

It’s a weekend for remembering. Some will visit cemeteries to honor their loved ones or those who have given their lives in service Trinity Sundayto country. On this Trinity Sunday, though, all of us might seek to recapture the memory of the early church struggling its way to clarity about the Jesus event. The whole world, after all, didn’t fall in behind the disciples on Easter Sunday night, convinced that Jesus is the divine Son. Nor did the human race capitulate to the hope of an indwelling Spirit on Pentecost morning. The Jewish community didn’t buy the Christian message wholesale and welcome it into their synagogues, nor did the Roman world kneel before a Triune God and adopt the church’s faith.
Instead the doctrine of the Trinity with all of its present implications (and, perhaps, future ones not yet dreamed or dared?) grew upon the church gradually. That is as it should be. Saint Augustine said, “If you have understood, then what you have understood is not God.” Saint Thomas Aquinas agreed that while we can know that God is, we cannot know what God is. Trinity-talk is a way of talking about the divine mystery at all. It shouldn’t make us smug but quite humble, taking off our shoes in the presence of the Presence.
Trinity-talk began not as a dogma but as a liturgical formula: Saint Paul greeted fellow Christians this way in his letters, and baptisms were conferred by means of a Tri-adic phrase. Early teachers like Sabellius (c. 220) imagined Word and Spirit as aspects of God’s self-expression, not distinct persons. The trouble began when a priest named Arius (c. 256-336) maintained that Jesus was not quite God’s equal, that “there was a time when Christ was not.” The Council of Nicaea (325), spearheaded by Bishop Athanasius, determined that Jesus Christ is one in being with his Father. Along with Basil the Great (c. 330-379), Athanasius argued for the full divinity of the Spirit as well. By the First Council of Constantinople (381), Christian belief in a Triune God was established.
Too often Trinity-talk devolves to a weird math lesson: 1+1+1=1 and only God knows how. When we talk about “one nature, two processions, three persons, and four relations,” as theologian Dermot Lane notes, the matter sounds like Gnostic in-speak. Such terminology supports Karl Rahner’s statement that if the Trinity were ever proved false not much would change for the average believer. Yet in reality the whole of Christian worship is grounded in Trinity. Augustine spoke of lover, beloved, love itself; memory, understanding, will; creator, redeemer, sanctifier—of relationships rather than personalities. Modern theologians insist that the contemporary addiction to autonomy must be counteracted by a good dose of Trinitarian consideration. God is communion within diversity. It’s in that image we are created.

Reprinted with permission

Prepare the Word (©2013)



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.

 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.

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.

 Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion:  The new schedules and lists for Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion are now available in the Sacristy, unless you have received your schedule by email. The schedules cover the period from May 18/19 (Trinity Sunday) to August 24/25 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time). If you are unable to attend the assigned Mass, Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion are reminded to please contact another minister to take your place.   All Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion, except those who have received the schedules by email, are asked to pick up the  new schedules as soon as possible from the Sacristy after Mass. Thank you for your willingness to serve in these important liturgical ministries.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Please join fellow parishioners for this valuable way of prayer on Saturday, June 1st , following the 9:00 a.m. Mass.

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

 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, June 8, 2013 at 10:00AM in the upper room of St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

 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!!!

 50th Ordination Anniversaries:  On June 16 St. Anne’s Parish will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Frs. Lawrence DeMong and Ralph Kleiter’s ordination to the priesthood as well as the ordination of Dan Yasinski who will preside at the 11 am Mass.  A Fathers’ Day breakfast will be provided by the Knights of Columbus and a program involving the presence of Bishop Don Bolen from 2-3 pm will celebrate a variety of vocations including 60th anniversaries of Marriage.  A hamburger supper with potluck salads and desserts will be offered to all present at 4 pm.  Everyone welcome.

The first annual Evening Under the Stars concert will assist St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation to purchase a Digital Transmission Electron Microscope, the first of its kind in Saskatchewan. The concert is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 at Whitecap Sports Centre on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation south of Saskatoon. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Early bird tickets are $50 and are available  at Sask Jazz Festival Box Office, Delta Bessborough Hotel 601 Spadina Cres E, 306.652-4700 or 1.800.638.1211.

The Evening Under the Stars concert offers great food, captivating entertainment and an opportunity to experience First Nations culture all wrapped up in a natural prairie setting with a full moon to light the stage.  Headline act is The Music of Queen, presented by Jeans n Classics, accompanied by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and a local symphonic choir. Detailed information is available at  http://eveningunderthestars.ca

 Youth News

Vocation news, Youth News for Trinity Sunday

The Month of May is drawing to a close, with that goes the old saying about May Flowers.  We really have not seen to many May flowers this year except now the warmth of Summer is dropping upon us, we are due to see and feel a lot of sunshine, what a gift from our Lord.   I hope as summer comes to us our prayer life is still centered on Christ and we continue to be and do for each other.  Next week, on Friday June 7, 2013, we are all called to pray, with particular focus that is, for our priests.  In the year 2002 Pope JPII set aside June 7 as World Day of prayer for Priests.

Eternal God…

Bless your Church with holy, and faithful priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.

Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require.

Form us all in the likeness of your son so that in him, with him, and through him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere.  With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

This years ordinations are just around the corner…. June 14….check out the poster at the back of the church or better yet go online to learn even more about Deacon Dan and Deacon Colin, the church and all of us are truly blessed to welcome to more young men in to priestly service, THANK YOU Dan and Colin, thank you for your gift and your inspiration.

Is Black Strap youth camp pulling at you this summer, talk to a Knight for more information about the great summer camp.

 Home Ministry of Care

It’s been over a month since I started here at St. Mary’s so I wanted to give everyone an update. We had a powerful Mass with anointing of the sick on May 7th.  At that Mass we also had the prayer shawls, from our Prayer Shawl Ministry, blessed; 16 prayer shawls were put into active duty at the end of Mass to either be given to those who need them or to be used by those attending. If anyone needs a prayer shawl please contact me at the office and I will be sure to get one to you.

I have met many new people in my first few weeks. You have welcomed me into your homes and it has been wonderful getting to know you. If there are any sick in the parish that you want me to know about please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Lastly we have had to say goodbye to some dear people. We have had 4 funerals since I started and I have met such great families who are dealing with the loss of their loved ones. It has been an honour and a privilege to walk with these wonderful people at such a difficult time.

I promise to keep updating you, the parish, as things come up. Have a blessed and joy filled week.


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Mass Intentions

Monday, May 27  9:00 a.m  †David Eremondi

Tuesday, May 28  9:00 a.m  †Camile & Emily Demeester & Family

Wednesday, May 29    9:00 a.m  Elaine Zerr & Family

7:15 p.m  †Julia Antunes

Thursday, May 30    9:00 a.m  †Ann Pollock

Friday, May 31  9:00 a.m  †Madeline Santomauro

Saturday, June 1  9:00 a.m  Michael Prystupa

7:00 p.m  †Rosaline McDermott

Sunday, June 2  9:00 a.m  †Fr. David Cottingham C.Ss.R.

11:00 a.m  For the parish