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

    Phone: 306 244 2983
    Fax: 306 242 6461

  • 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
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    Monday to Friday
    8:30am to 12 Noon
    12:30pm to 4:00pm
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4th Sunday of Lent, March 30, 2014

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Join us as we prepare our hearts for Easter.  Fr. Michael Smolinski and the Outreach Team from Winnipeg.  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity for Spiritual Refreshment for all!!!

 By:  Alice Camille

The other morning there was bedlam in the neighborhood at 5 a.m. Some early-riser decided it was a great time to catch up on some preliminary yard-work for the spring, so he revved up some powered machines and tackled the job. A nice idea, but of course the rest of us were still sleeping. So now our exuberant neighbor is on the outs with the whole block.

It’s always trouble when one person awakes and the rest of society is fast asleep. In a similar way it’s a problem when one person sees and everyone else is still stumbling around with blinders on. Both of these descriptions could be working definitions for prophecy. Revelations may be wonderful and privileged things but they often guarantee your loneliness.

There are probably a thousand ways you fail to see what’s right in front of you every day. For example, the old woman in the third pew on the right-hand side of the church disappeared one Sunday morning. She had always been there; one week she wasn’t, and she didn’t return. The gossip mills were in full swing about her. Had she left the church or only the parish? Had she broken a leg? Had she died? Six months later, the mystery was solved: She had simply started going to the vigil Mass on Saturday. No one had considered such a simple interpretation for her absence from her predictable spot.

A second example. One week I noticed an eight-year-old wearing heart-shaped sunglasses during Mass a few pews away from mine. She was a beautiful child, not to mention really stylin’ with her designer jeans, fashionable boots, and sparkly T-shirt. Everything about this kid shouted out Mall Princess. The shades topped off her celebrity look. Of course there are plenty of reasons a kid would wear sunglasses during Mass. Maybe she was bored out of her mind or just didn’t care. Perhaps she wanted to hide, or she was just trying to get under the skin of her devout mother. Then came communion time. The girl reached under her kneeler, produced a white stick, and tap-tap-tapped her way to the front of the church. The one other reason someone might wear sunglasses in church had not crossed my mind.

God sees what’s in the human heart while you cast your judgments and criticisms on everyone around you. You see the fancy sunglasses while God sees the white stick under the kneeler. There is often one simple reason why this person you do not like or understand is behaving in this impossible way; you can usually produce five good reasons when you step out of line or behave badly. If you want to begin to see, the first step may be admitting, in all humility, that your vision isn’t flawless.

Reprinted with permission
Prepare the Word (©2014)



Tuesday April 1, 2014   7 pm

 Holy Week and Easter at St. Mary’s Parish

Monday, April 14
9:00  am  Morning Mass
7:00 pm  Chrism Mass Holy Family Cathedral
(for the entire diocese)

Tuesday, April 15
9:00  am      Mass

Wednesday, April 16
9:00  am      Mass
6 – 7:15 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
7:15 pm      Mass

Holy Thursday, April 17
9:00 am Morning Prayer
7:00 pm Lord’s Supper
(co-celebrated with Guadalupe Parish)
(bring non-Perishable food for the Poor)
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament following
           The Lord’s Supper till 11:00 pm

 Good Friday, April 18
9:00 am Morning Prayer
3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross

**Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence from meat**

Holy Saturday, April 19
No morning Mass or Confessions**
12 noon  Blessing of Food
9 pm        Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 20
9 am       Mass
11 am     Mass
4 pm    Mass (in Spanish)


 Tea & Bake

1:00—3:00 PM
Cost $3.00

Everyone Welcome!  Raffle prizes including Easter Dinner to Raffle.  We look forward to our favorite baking (squares, cookies etc. especially Easter Bread).  Please bring baking to hall Friday April 4th after 7pm or Saturday after 9:30 am

Every Friday evening during Lent at 7:00 pm
Join us as we pray together, mediating on the passion of our Lord in the Stations of the Cross

The Outdoor Way of the Cross through the streets of Saskatoon will be held on Good Friday, April 18th, starting at 10 am at the Vimy Memorial Bandshell on Spadina Cresc.  (just north of the Delta Bessborough Hotel).  Join this ecumenical prayer walk to different stations of prayer, recalling moments from scripture about the suffering and death of Jesus on Good Friday.  Prayers will focus on suffering and injustice in our world.  Everyone is welcome!  For information contact Myron at 306-659-5841.

Clothing Depot Annual Meeting
7:00 pm St. Patrick Parish

No Meeting in April so that everyone can attend the
Parish Mission

April 2    Monthly Meeting
April 13     Pancake Breakfast

Fundraising to Help Marginalized Christian Communities
Do you like East Indian food?  Would you like to help support marginalized Christian communities in Pakistan?  Please join us for an East Indian Buffet fundraising event on Sunday, April 6, 5—8 pm at Holy Family Cathedral Hall, 123 Nelson Road.  Tickets are $20 and available by contacting the Parish Office or Sr. Carol at 306-244-2983.  Proceeds will support health, youth and women development projects in Pakistan.

Altar Server, Youth & Other News 

* YEP and Adoration Night April 5th!

Our theme for this upcoming YEP is “Source and Summit.”  We are having an amazing priest, Fr. Dan Yasinski come during the day to speak.  Everyone Grade 8 and up is invited to join us for a day full of awesome talks and testimonies, fun games, music, Mass, lunch and supper and fellowship!   This event will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 10 am – 7 pm, $30,  lunch and supper included.

Adoration with Guest Speaker Fr. Colin Roy.  Families, parents, kids, youth, University Students, grandparents… EVERYONE is invited to join us at 7 pm for a night of musical Adoration! We really hope to see you all there!  And don’t forget to bring a friend!  Or 5!

  Face to Face BUS TRIP 2014

Face to Face Ministries is taking youth (grades 9 to 12) on a nine day Bus Trip Pilgrimage from July 23-31 to St. Paul, MN, USA.  This incredible trip includes participating in a weekend Steubenville Conference with 2000 other Catholic youth, doing two days of service work around St. Paul and Fargo, going to an amusement park, and much more. This trip will change your life!  Chaperones 21+ are need as well.  For more information go to http://www.f2f.ca, call Erin McQuaid at 306-716-7729, or email bustrip@f2f.ca



Home care

 He Catches Our Tears In His Hands

    There are seasons of life that yield so much pain that even God’s children might doubt He is there. For the trial is long and they’ve shed many tears while sobbing in the midst of their prayers.    Yet, God loves us so much…even in our deep pain and He’s listening to every word that we sayHe sees the heartache, knowing all we endure and every unspoken prayer we might pray.    He’s so near to the broken hearts, who carry such sorrow and His silence means He’s letting us speak.   For He’s still the God who listens…like a Father to His children every time that we earnestly seek.    And God knows there’s a time for everything on earth a time for mourning…lament…or great sorrow.  Just as sure as the day comes when the burden is lifted and His joy brings the sunrise tomorrow.

Despite any doubts we might have in our weakness & struggles and all the miles where we don’t understand, Our Father is still listening as every teardrop falls and He catches each one in His hands.
Author Unknown


Monday, March 31                    9:00 am                   †Betty Pitchko
Tuesday, April 1                        9:00 am                   †Norm May
Wednesday, April 2                  9:00 am                    †Rita Shirley
Wednesday, April 2                  7:15 pm                   Parish Mission
Thursday, April 3                      9:00 am                  †David Evans
Friday, April 4                            9:00 am                  †Stephen Schnob
Saturday, April 5                       9:00 am                  †Roland Hounjet
Saturday, April 5                       7:00 pm                  †Denise Jackson
Sunday, April 6                          9:00 am                  †Jose A. Sousa
Sunday, April 6                        11:00 am                  For the parish
















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