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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

3rd Sunday of Easter – May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014

 I cordially give this blessing silently,

to each of you,

 respecting the conscience of each,

  but in the knowledge that each

      is a child of God

 May God bless you !!



IT”S TABLE TIME

By Alice Camille

  Reflection

 Most everything you do is done better in the context of a meal. You celebrate happy occasions with festive meals. What would a wedding be without the banquet to follow? First of July needs its cookout as much as it does its fireworks. A birthday without cake, Thanksgiving without the feast, Christmas without the groaning board of meats and sweets: All are unthinkable. You ring out the old year and ring in the new with food and drink. In the same way you console others in sad times around the table. After the funeral you join together for the reception; neighbors drop off covered dishes for days or even weeks. When a friend has lost a job or is distressed or overwhelmed, you take her to lunch or invite him over for supper.

Even routine situations are improved with the sharing of food. Business lunches trump mid-morning meetings in the conference room every time. After-school snacks make the thought of getting down to homework almost bearable. A coffee break with a friend can rescue a frantic afternoon by bringing the pace back to something humane.

There’s something basic and ancient and sacred about these three combined ingredients: food, drink, and gathering. On psychologist Abraham Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs” they cover a lot of bases both biological and sociological. You’re nourished by the food and refreshed in spirit by the intimacy of belonging to the group—having its assurance, protection, and solace wrapped around your solitariness. When you skip meals or fail to take advantage of the consolation in numbers, the quality of life goes down precipitously. Fast food from a bag on a lonely highway is no equivalent for the shared meal around a warm table.

The disciples who departed from Jerusalem after the tumult of the Crucifixion and the confusion of the Resurrection reports made the mistake of choosing isolation at a time when community mattered most. They were trying to do the theology around the event on the road, and it was not adding up or making sense. Happily they didn’t compound their mistake by passing up the opportunity to join with a fellow traveler and admit him into the conversation. They made a second fine choice in inviting him to their table that night. And that’s when things started to make sense and everything fall into place.

Every week you come to this table from lives scattered all across the spectrum of human experiences. Some of you are joyful, and some are mourning losses. Each carries burdens that can’t be seen and hopes that are too delicate to speak aloud. Each brings everything to this table, what you have done and what you have failed to do. Because only here, gathered together with bread and wine and your Gracious Host, can you begin to see clearly.

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



HONOURING MARY IN THE MONTH OF MAY

In the month of May the Church reminds us that we need to focus on Mary’s role in the Pascal mystery as the Mother of God, and should remember her presence at Pentecost, as she and the apostles await the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Devotions can take various forms:  Rosary, prayerful reflection in front of  

Holy Icons or Holy Statues, and some people create a simple altar in their homes with a statue or picture of Our Lady.



 EASTER CHALLENGE—STOP A MOMENT, CEASE YOUR WORK, LOOK AROUND YOU!!!

 This week the challenge is to stop and reflect “God loves you, is present in you, lives in you, dwells in you, calls you, saves you, and offers you an understanding and compassion which are like nothing you have ever found in a book or heard in a sermon.”  Thomas Merton



  K of C News

 Booklets Project

The Knights have gained possession of a dozen copies of 85 different booklets on the Catholic Faith.  You will find them on one of the shelves at the entrance 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!

K of C Meeting   –  Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 8 pm

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



 

 CWL NEWS

 CWL DAYMINDER!! 

As a member, have you attended a CWL General Meeting recently ???  –  If not plan to attend the one on WEDNESDAY MAY 7TH AT 8:00 p.m.  This will be our last meeting until September.

CWL Clothing Depot –  The Depot is need of clothing items.  If you are spring cleaning and have items to give to the Depot you can call them at 306-242-5042 to have them pick up the articles.

CWL Windup – Tuesday June 3, 2014 Further information to follow.



 

 ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR PRIESTS PENSION

Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund Collection will take place this weekend May 3 and 4.  Special pledge cards and envelopes are at the table in the back and can be dropped into the regular Sunday Collection or brought to the parish office.  Please help us ensure that, after their many years of dedicated service, our priests are able to live out their lives comfortably, and with dignity.



 

 Honoring Grandmothers – Mothers 

An afternoon of socializing over ‘Tea and Dessert’ & Entertainment Wed May 7th at 1 pm  St. George’s Seniors Club (1235 – 20th St. W.)
Ladies if you have a favorite hat wear it.  Free Will Offering



 

 SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST

Bishop Don Bolen has asked as a diocesan family to pray this week “We pray for all those in our community who are struggling with the heavy burden of chronic illness or a cancer diagnosis, with mental illness or depression.  May each struggling soul find support and compassion from those around them, and peace in the presence of Jesus the Risen Lord.”



 

 Altar Server, Youth & Other News

As Young People we have a mission to bring the Joy of the Resurrection to everyone we meet.  God has implanted in each one of us a deep down joy and enthusiasm for life.  God has a purpose for us and that is to bring the Fire of His Joy, enthusiasm for the here and now, and excitement for life.  He gives us the Holy Spirit to guide and lead us.  Ask the Holy Spirit to show you who you are—the many gifts that he has given to you.  God loves you so much and he needs you –  He needs you to be his hands of love, strength and courage.

  • 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)

Looking for a summer youth camp with a Catholic Tradition?  St. John Bosco Camp in in its 56th year.  St. John Bosco Camp welcomes school groups in May and June and then campers from ages 8 to 17 years in July and August.  Register now!  St. John Bosco Camp also anticipates having 3 Sunday masses during the summer and anyone holidaying near the camp is welcome to attend.  For more information visit http://www.johnboscocamp.com or phone (306) 978-0019



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.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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