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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

DIVINE MERCY – 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 27, 2014

divine mercy

 

Bulletin Reflection
GIVE ME THAT EARLY CHURCH RELIGION

Every Sunday the collection basket circulates throughout churches across America. You and I throw in our dollar, five dollars, ten, 20. If you’ve ever been drafted for counting duty, you know that once in a while someone throws in a $100 bill! Perhaps that’s when the sermon is especially good, or when someone is feeling especially grateful—or guilty.
But back in the early days, we’re told, the 100 in the basket wasn’t a rare event.  Everyone threw everything they had into the basket when they bought the message of the gospel and joined the church. What those early believers saw in the transformed disciples was so remarkable that it became the pearl of great price to those who wanted it for themselves. People signed on by means of baptism with all the investment of a new recruit. You put your very life into the basket of ultimate conviction! It was that important, that precious.

When you hear the story of those early days of real community centered around “the breaking of the bread and the prayers,” all those “signs and wonders,” that singing and praising, you may feel a little thrill—or a little jealous. Being a member of Saint So-and-So’s parish today might not sound quite so exciting, to be honest. Your contemporary situation is not unlike being Thomas on the first day of the week: All your friends have seen the Lord, but not you! If an event doesn’t happen to you, it’s as if it didn’t happen at all.

Yet the heyday of church isn’t behind you. More to the point: It may be just ahead. It could be merely a decision some of you have yet to make. Church can remain a polite handshake between God and you: You’ll show up on Sunday, and God will keep your reservation on file for heaven. Or church can be the awe-inspiring, life-transforming experience that made the first generation throw everything they had into the ring of Pentecostal fire. All you may need to move from a contract to a conviction is what Thomas demanded and got: a firsthand experience of the Risen Lord.

Because the truth that is Thomas was dead right to demand such an encounter. Secondhand faith is never enough to lose your life for, nor is it enough to save it. Every follower of Jesus requires the reality-shattering experience of an incarnate encounter with God-with-you. If you have not once in your lives leaped to your feet or sunk to your knees shouting, “My Lord and my God!” then it’s time you’ve been given the opportunity. The everlasting love of God comes to you in flesh and blood at every Eucharist. If you haven’t seen the Lord yet, it’s time to demand the revelation you need to buy into the gospel and be church.

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



All are Invited!!! 

The Redemptorists of Toronto/Edmonton will meet in Saskatoon for their annual Chapter.  On Monday April 28 at 7:00 pm they will gather at St. Mary’s for Evening Prayer with a small reception to follow.  All are invited.  Finger food or dessert would be appreciated.

Mass this week Wed 9:00 am & 7:15 pm; Friday 9:00 am Morning Prayer Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00 am



 

 K of C News

Holy Card Project

This Sunday after the Masses the Knights will be handing out Holy cards for children ages 4 to16. 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.

Booklets Project

The Knights have gained possession of a dozen copies of 85 different booklets on the Catholic Faith.  These are in the vestibule of the church.  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!

Next Pancake Breakfast—Mother’s Day May 11, 2014



FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

For all, the Movie Courageous, challenges and inspires men to deepen, nurture and cherish their role as Christian husbands and fathers.  This movie is open for all to see and free of charge.  It will be shown at the Cathedral of the Holy Family at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13th.  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Parish of the Holy Family.



 

 Preparing for Life’s Just in Case

 (end of life issues)

 Presented by Harold Empey and Jocelyne Hamoline, the binder acts as a guide through finding and collecting the information that your executor and loved ones might need Just in Case.  Many of us leave our loved ones with too little information.  The Just in Case Binder and Seminar help to create an open dialogue about your wishes and work to educate people on the things that will need to be completed after you are gone.  Jocelyne goes over some planning from a Catholic perspective.

May 27 and May 28th, both at 1:30 pm at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cresc East 306-652-0033.  Binders are $30 each



 

 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



 

Bishop Don has asked as a diocesan family to pray this week “We pray as a diocesan family for all couples who are struggling in their marriage, especially those participating in the Retrouvaille program this weekend.  May Our Lord bless them in their efforts to renew their love and commitment”



EASTER CHALLENGE—BRINGING THE RESURRECTED CHRIST TO OTHERS

 Are we bringing hope to others by wearing a smile on our face?  Do we offer a “Hello” to those on the street whether we know them or not?  When someone smiles at us, how much better do we feel.  We are a reflection of Christ to those we encounter everyday.  We reflect the Resurrected Christ in our faces!!!



 

 Altar Server, Youth & Other News

The last YEP of the year!”Live With Abandon” will be held Saturday, May 10 from 10 am to 4 pm., at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Saskatoon for youth in Grade 8 and Up. Suggested fee is $20. (If you cannot afford the fee contact laura.rice@purewitness.com in confidence)

Also – that evening join in the Yepper’s Year-End Dinner and DanceSaturday, May 10 from 6:15 pm to 10:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Saskatoon, grade 8 and Up. Suggested fee is $20. Tickets for Dinner and Dance will be sold at YEP and at door that evening. Proceeds of this event will go to buying equipment for our Local Outreach Team for next year

Momentum

Catholic youth rally for Grades 6 to 8 students, to be held 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road in 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! To register a Grade 6 to 8 student go to www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/

For more info contact your parish youth leader, call Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator Colm Leyne at the Catholic Centre, 659-5843, e-mail youthmin@saskatoonrcdiocese.com


 


Home care

 MASS SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
 Tuesday May 6, 2014  1:30 pm   Who would benefit from this Sacrament?   Elderly, whose frailty is becoming more pronounced.   Adults and children suffering from a major illness, facing surgery or serious tests.     Anyone suffering from chronic illness such as arthritis or diabetes.        Anyone who feels they would be graced by receiving this Sacrament.Refreshments will be served after Mass.

Attention:  Volunteers:  Please inform the people you visit about this Mass



Mass Intentions

 Mass Intentions

Monday, April 28  9:00 a.m  † Jose, Maria & Tony Figueiredo
Tuesday, April 29 9:00 a.m  †Olive Prystupa
Wednesday, April 30  9:00 a.m  Jim & Marion Penna
7:00 p.m  †Laurent Briere
Thursday, May 1  9:00 a.m    † Elaine Boyle
Friday, May 2  9:00 a.m   † Ana & Luis Moreira & family
Saturday, May 3  9:00 a.m   † Rita Shirley
7:00 p.m    † Irene Gianotta
Sunday, May 4  9:00 a.m     † Vincinzo Odorico
11:00 a.m    For the Parish

 

 

 

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