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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

5th Sunday of Lent – April 6, 2014

5th Sunday in Easter

 BEHAVE YOURSELF

By:  Alice Camille

Going to church is one thing. Believing what you profess there is another. You may know when to stand, speak, kneel, and come forward in the setting of the assembly, but do you know how and when to act in the many challenging situations of your life? Everyone in today’s gospel gets a summons to do something when Jesus sets his redemptive action in motion. His disciples, for example, are incredulous that he wants to return to Judea, a place where he recently risked his life. Thomas rallies the group with the rather faint appeal that it’s better to remain with Jesus if only to die with him. These are prophetic words, and poor Thomas has no idea how wisely he’s spoken.

Martha, known elsewhere for her deeds rather than her contemplative side, gets a chance to prove she’s been paying plenty of attention from the kitchen all the same. In the midst of deep personal grief, she musters one of the three greatest acts of faith in the gospels, along with Peter’s confession and Thomas’ repentant recognition.

When Mary shows up, all she has to give Jesus are her tears. At his feet once more, this time on the road to her brother’s tomb, she trusts Jesus absolutely to be her teacher here as elsewhere.

Finally there’s Lazarus himself. If anyone has to do the heavy-lifting of faith in action today, it’s the man in the tomb. Generally speaking the grave is a one-way street. The dead are trussed up pretty definitively because you don’t expect them to move from their assigned resting places. Yet Lazarus rallies at the sound of his master’s voice. His response echoes all the moments when Jesus called his disciples and they “immediately” followed him.

Thomas, Martha, Mary, and Lazarus may have known how to behave in the ritual moments of their religion, but the test comes when faith is summoned to reveal itself in the wider context of life: in taking a risk, by telling the truth, with confidence in God, and most of all by stepping away from the inertia of death toward the word that calls you to new life. If you believe what you say in church, you’ll know how to respond in the midst of the hours and events which comprise each day. You’ll know when to stand, what to say, when to get on your knees, and when to move forward. Genuine disciples who listen to Jesus always know what to do.

Reprinted with permission
Prepare the Word (©2014)


PARISH MISSION

Thank you to Fr. Michael Smolinski and the Outreach Team from ‘The Welcome Home’ in Winnipeg.  They brought to all of us a rekindling and understanding of the Redemptorist Charism and Spirituality.  To be a true missionary we need to be reaching out to the poor and marginalized in our society.  Also they gave us a deep appreciation for our brothers and sisters of the Ukrainian rite.  Thank you to those who attended and served.   Thank you to the CWL, Hispanic and Filipino Communities who provided us with the great refreshments!!!



Holy Week & Easter Celebrations

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

Tuesday, Apr 15 
9:00 am Mass

Wednesday Apr 16
9:00 am Mass
7:15 pm Mass
6:00—7:15  Reconciliation

Holy Thursday, Apr 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, Apr 18

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  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 & abstinence from meat)

 Holy Saturday, Apr 19

  **No morning Mass or Confessions*
12 Noon     Blessing of Food
9 pm        Easter Vigil

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



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PASCHAL TRIDUUM
(Holy Week)  Celebrations
Choir Practice

Thursday April 10 at 6:30 pm
All Choir members please attend to prepare for the most important event in the life of the Church



Stations of the Cross:  Every Friday evening during Lent and on Good Friday at 7:00 pm – Join us as we pray together, mediating on the passion of our Lord in the Stations of the Cross.   7 pm April 11 and Good Friday April 18.


Outdoor Way of the Cross  The Outdoor Way of the Cross through the streets of Saskatoon will be held on Good Friday, April 18, starting at 10 am at the Vimy Memorial Bandshell on Spadina Cres. (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.


CWL News:  April 25 Our Lady of Good Counsel Mass and Potluck Supper to be held at St. Mary’s Church and Hall.  Mass is at 5:30 with potluck supper to follow.  All Ladies are invited to attend.  Contact Vina Edwards at 306-382-7117 for further information.


 K of C News:  Join the March for Life in Regina April 28th.  The K of C have booked a bus for those wishing to attend.  Leaving Saskatoon at 8:00 am, arriving in Regina in time for Mass at 11:00 am and then to the Legislature for the program, leaving Regina at 3:00 pm.  Tickets cost $25.  Contact John Cook at 306-477-1748 or Louis Roth at 306-249-2764 to book seats or for more information.



Altar Server, Youth & Other News
 Vocation News during Lent…

  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

 Redemptorist Prayer for Vocations

O God, we thank you for the blessings you have given us in Christ our Redeemer. Let your Spirit overshadow your people, making your gentle invitation heard in many hearts. Lord of the harvest, bless the Redemptorist family with many vocations, so that those in greatest need will experience the good news of Redemption. May your love grow among us and your kingdom come, through Christ our Lord. Amen
Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
St. Alphonsus and all our Saints, pray for us.



Home care

 SODALITAS
What is Sodalitas?  It is a  support group, a companionshionship, that gathers monthly at St. Mary’s Parish.  We are companions on the journey of loss; loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job or health.  We cannot answer the “why” of a loss but we can share in our response to the loss.  The unfairness and grief will still be there but together we can strive to reach out to one another in support.   Please join us on the second Saturday of the month, April 12th, at 10 am in the upper meeting room of St. Mary’s Church Hall.  Our topic for this meeting is ‘Recalling the Past’ which is the 4th part from Dr. Bill Webster’s “From Mourning to Dawn”.



Mass Intentions

 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Monday, April 7            9:00 a.m  †Jose Andrade

Tuesday, April 8            9:00 a.m  †All Souls

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

7:15 p.m  †Jeannine Flynn

Thursday, April 10               9:00 a.m  †Guiseppi Di Iorio

Friday, April 11               9:00 a.m  †Jose Antonio Sousa

Saturday, April 12             9:00 a.m  Michael Prystupa

     7:00 p.m  †David John Simister

Sunday, April 13         9:00 a.m  †Josephine Cechanowicz

             11:00 a.m    For the Parish

 

 

 

 

 

 

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