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    211 Avenue O South
    Saskatoon, SK
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Passion (Palm) Sunday April 13, 2014

HOLY WEEK & EASTER CELEBRATIONS

Monday, April 14, 2014
9:00 am Mass
7:00 pm Chrism Mass
HOLY FAMILY CATHEDRAL
(for the entire diocese)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
9:00 am Mass

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9:00 am Mass
7:15 pm Mass
6:00 – 7:15 pm Reconciliation

Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014
9:00 am Morning Prayer
7:00 pm Lord’s Supper
(co-celebrated with Guadalupe Parish)
(Bring non-perishable food for poor)
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
following the Lord’s Supper till 11:00 pm

Good Friday, April 18, 2014
9:00 am Morning Prayer
3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Good Friday is a day of fast & abstinence from meat

Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014
Note:  No Morning Mass or Confessions
12 Noon  Blessing of Food
9 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
9 am Mass
11 am Mass
4 pm Mass (in Spanish)



Bulletin Reflection

WHAT IS YOUR PLACE IN THE STORY?

 By:  Alice Camille

 

The Passion story is the longest passage of scripture you ever hear in church. It’s nearly two chapters long. It includes a cast of characters too numerous to follow without a missalette. It also requires you to pay attention for a long time in a culture not much given to listening. So one way you can use this reading is as an annual examination of conscience, to pinpoint yourself on the road of discipleship. Which character in the story best represents your relationship to Jesus this year?

Are you an unapologetic traitor like Judas, glad to take the money and run? Or are you more like Peter, who talks a good game but lies when the truth becomes too expensive to own? Are you a violent character like Barabbas, whose reign of horror is redeemed at the price of innocent suffering? Are you a powerbroker like Pilate, making pragmatic decrees rather than seeking the troublesome truth? Do you sleep through the hour of crisis, when vigilant prayer is called for? Are you a high priest of moral judgment, quick to identify blasphemy when a prophet may be speaking among you?

Do you prefer to turn aside as the innocent perish when to represent him or her requires too much of you? Are you presently mourning your denials and betrayals of loved ones, wishing you’d shown more courage? Will you dare to renew your loyalty to Christ and trust his forgiveness—or will you give yourself over to self-recrimination and despair? Do you draw down blood-guilt on generations to come because you are unwilling to act for justice today? Do you feel like a surprised bystander dragged into the realm of suffering like Simon of Cyrene, forced to bear a burden you didn’t seek? Are you here again this year to watch Jesus die on the cross, maybe to blame him for being there to begin with? Do you feel like a crucified victim yourself, bleeding and dying from a thousand blows delivered by a cruel and uncaring world?

Are you the walking dead this year, amazed to have been called from your tombs and given a second chance by the Lord of life? Are you centurion types, agnostic about the whole Jesus-event until an earthquake in your life shakes you into recognition of its importance? Have you been among the faithful ones all along, watching over their crucified Lord from a distance, waiting for the chance to minister to him in death as in life? Are you like the rich man from Arimathea, who got involved at the end and finally found a risk he was willing to take?

Wherever you find yourself, whoever you are this Holy Week, it does not have to be the defining moment of your discipleship. Easter gives you a second chance to become the child of God you long to be.

Reprinted with permission
Prepare the Word (©2014)
http://www.preparetheword.com



K of C News

Pancake Breakfast—Today April 13 in the Parish Hall from 9 to 1 pm.  Cost is Adults $5, Children 6 to 12 yrs of age $2, and anyone under the age of 6 are free.

Holy Card Project—Starting this Sunday the Knights will be implementing a program for the children age 4 to 16, who attend Sunday Mass.  The children will be given a Holy Card to take home.  We encourage them to ask their parents the story behind the Holy Card; and we ask that they be placed in a special place in the home like a bible, prayer corner or in a book so that they do not get damaged.

Announcing Booklets Project—The Knights have gained possession of a dozen copies of 85 different booklets on the Catholic Faith.  These will be placed in the back of the church and we encourage you to borrow a booklet for a maximum of 2 weeks and then return them and pick up another booklet.  Learn about our Catholic faith.  Share with others what you have learned.  When it concerns Jesus, no one lives alone on an island!

March for Life in Regina, Monday April 28.  Bus leaves Saskatoon 8 am and leaving Regina at 3 pm.  Tickets are $25.  Contact Louis Roth at 306-249-2764.



CWL News

Easter Tea and Bake Sale—was a success with a great turn out on a beautiful spring day.  Thank you to all who donated excellent baking, raffle prizes and who worked at serving, selling, cleaning up etc.  All of your hard work was appreciated.  Without all of you it would not of been a success.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Pot Luck Supper—Hosted by St. Mary’s—for all the CWL councils in Saskatoon.
Friday April 25, 2014 Mass is 5:30 pm and supper at 6:00 pm.  For your convenience the hall will be open at 5:00 pm. so you can leave your dish before mass.  All CWL members are encouraged to attend.



Other Announcements

Outdoor way of the Cross We invite you to participate in the Outdoor Way of the Cross through the streets of Saskatoon on Good Friday, April 18 starting at 10 am from the Vimy Memorial Bandshell. For more details, please see the Diocesan Bulletin insert for this week.

Nurse Ministry—St. John Bosco Parish—Roast Beef Supper  Fundraising supper will be held Sunday May 4, 5:30 pm. at St. John Bosco School.  Tickets are Adults $15 and children $5.  Tickets are available from Sr. Carol by calling her at 306-244-2983.  Get your tickets early while they are still available.

Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 301 Ave Y, Saskatoon invites you to a local celebration to mark the canonization of John Paul II.   at 11 am    Sunday, April 27, 2014 Holy Mass will be offered by Bishop Donald Bolen.  Reception to follow.

Abbeyfield Saskatoon Affordable Housing for Seniors—will be holding their Annual General Meeting, Tuesday April 22, 2014.  The program starts at 6 pm with the Tours of Abbeyfield House and than Janet Barnes will speak on “Physical Activity is Good for Your Brain.  The meeting will end with refreshments at 8 pm.  Abbeyfield House is located at 1320 Avenue K South.  Please call 306-934-0036 for more information.

St. Michael’s Perogy Supper: The 11th Annual Perogy and Sausage Supper will be held on Sunday, May 4th at St. Michael’s School gym.  Supper is at 5:30 pm.  Advance tickets are $12 (12 perogies & 2 sausages) and $8 for a half order.  Tickets will be $3 more at the door.  For tickets please call St. Michael’s at 306-242-5150

St. George’s Senior Club—Banquet and Dance in honor of our ‘Bowlers’ – Friday May 2, 2014—4:30 pm Cocktails, 5:30 Supper with a Dance to follow from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Tickets are $15 per person.  For tickets call Esther 306-382-1481 or Hattie 306-665-3324.
Advance tickets ONLY—deadline for tickets Wednesday April 16.



Altar Server, Youth & Other News

 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 needed as well.  For more information go to http://www.f2f.ca, call Erin McQuaid at 306-716-7729, or email bustrip@f2f.ca

MOMENTUM
Catholic youth Rally for Grades 6 to 8
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Cathedral of the Holy Family, Saskatoon

This day– long rally will feature inspirational talks and music by Masson Normand of Pulse, a chance to connect with Bishop Don Bolen and celebrate Mass, great food, friends and epic games for youth in Grades 6—8.  To register a Grade 6 to 8 student go to http://www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com

or call Colm Leyne at the Catholic Centre 306-659-5843 or email: youthmin@saskatoonrcdiocese.com



Home Ministry of Care

Home care

Please pray for the upcoming Mass with Anointing at St. Mary’s Tuesday May 6th at 1:30 pm

SLOW ME DOWN This is a prayer offered by the Redemptorist Community in Bread4Today and it seems really appropriate as we reach the beginning of Holy Week.  As we enter this busy but incredibly rich and sacred time it’s good to remember to slow down and be open to the experience.Slow me down, Lord.  Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.  Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time.  Give me, amid the confusion of the day, the calmness of the everlasting hills.  Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music of the singing streams that live in memory.  Help me to know the magical, restoring power of sleep.  Teach me the art of taking minute vacations—of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pet a dog or a cat, to read a few lines from a good book.  Slow me down, Lord!

 



 

Mass Intentions

 Mass Intentions

Monday, April 14  9:00 a.m  † Jose Antonio Sousa
Tuesday, April 15 9:00 a.m  †All Souls
Wednesday, April 16  9:00 a.m  †Elaine Boyle
7:00 p.m  †Virginia Cabading
Thursday, April 17  9:00 a.m    Easter Triduum
Friday, April 18  9:00 a.m    Easter Triduum
Saturday, April 19  9:00 a.m   Easter Triduum
7:00 p.m    Easter Triduum
Sunday, April 20  9:00 a.m    Easter Triduum
11:00 a.m    Easter Triduum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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