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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

6th Sunday of Easter May 25, 2014

6th Sunday in Easter


TEN WAYS JESUS REMAINS WITH US

Bulletin Reflection

Alice Camille

 

Jesus was around on this earth for about three decades, and then he wasn’t. Some said he died on the cross and that was that. Some said he rose from the dead, stuck around another 40 days, and then returned to his Father. But those who believe accept two things simultaneously: that Jesus definitively went away, and that he also emphatically remains. So where is he?

Jesus said he would be with his church always, to the end of time. So that’s one good place to seek and find him: within the community of faith. Jesus also said he would send his Spirit, the Advocate, to be with us and dwell within us. So that’s the second place you might seek Jesus: in the indwelling Spirit of God in each person. You profess that Jesus is truly present in the bread and wine, which become Body and Blood of Christ at every Eucharist. So that makes three reliable places to find Jesus: church, Spirit, and communion.

Jesus tells his followers that whatever they do to the least of their sisters and brothers they do to him personally. Number 4 location of Jesus today: in the lives of the poor. Jesus is the divine Word spoken into the world—and we still hear that Word proclaimed in our assemblies. So the Number 5 place to find Jesus is within the proclamation of scripture which is transformative when it becomes a word-made-flesh in people’s lives.

The church has long called the priest alter Christos, “another Christ.” While most priests will blush to identify themselves so completely with Jesus, it is true that the ministry of the church is a definite sign of Christ-action in the world. So yes, both metaphorically and actually, the priesthood of the church is a place to look for Jesus. To the extent all share in the priesthood of the baptized, they participate in that reality, too.

Theologians have termed Jesus as “the sacrament of God”—that is, Jesus both conceals divinity in his person and reveals divinity through his person. In turn Jesus provides seven sacramental actions that both conceal and reveal God. So if you’re looking for Jesus, look to sacramental signs of welcome, thanksgiving, reconciliation, testimony, healing, fidelity, and service. The sacraments point appropriately to the Number 7 way to find him.

Three more places to find Jesus! Seek the Holy in the holy: Look to the lives of the saints, both living and gone before, who imitated Jesus until it was no longer they who lived but Christ who lived in them. The crucified Lord is the most familiar image of Jesus for a reason: You also find Jesus in the suffering of humanity. One more place to find Jesus? I leave that to you. Where do you most reliably discover him?

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



CWL Update

Mark your calendar for the year-end social Tuesday, June 3rd, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Appreciate you sharing a ‘Finger Food’ dish (hot or cold).  Entertainment  – ‘Card Bingo’.  Spouse/friend welcome!



 

 Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion

Schedules

 The new schedules and lists for Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion are now available in the Sacristy, unless you have received your schedule by email. The schedules cover the period from May 31/June 1 (Ascension of the Lord) to September 6/7  (23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time). If you are not able to attend the assigned Mass,allLectors and Ministers of Holy Communion are reminded toPLEASE contact another minister to take your place.   All Lectors and Ministers of Holy Communion, except those who have received the schedules by email, are asked to pick up the  new schedules after Mass as soon as possible from the Sacristy.  If you are not  currently receiving the schedule by email but would like to in future, please contact Mike Paynter at michlou@sasktel.net. Thank you for your willingness to serve in these important ministries.



 

  May 25, 2014

PENTECOST  SUNDAY  June 8, 2014 11:00 am Mass

Celebration of the Ethnic Diversity of Our Parish
Wear your ethnic clothing and bring a flag or banner that represents your Cultural group.  We will meet at the rectory lawn at 10:45 am and process into the Church for Mass.  Many groups and individuals will be contacted to bring a sample of ethnic finger foods for this celebration.  If you would be willing to bring a tray or small serving of ethnic food for all to share, please call the parish office.  Thanks to all who help make our Pentecost celebration a success!!



communion

We urgently need 1st Communion (white) dresses sizes 8, 10, 12 & 14
 If have any to lend or sell please call Eileen Provost at 306.382.4821.  Greatly Appreciated!!!



 pantry
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and St. Mary’s Parish
Food Pantries are in need of plastic shopping bags.  These can be dropped off at the Parish Office.



 WORK ON CHURCH BOILERS

The Church Boilers have been turned off until the fall.  The work is necessary so that we can guarantee warm winters for years to come.  This means it might get cool in the Church.  So we suggest that you bring a sweater or a jacket to Church on cooler days, as it will be at times chilly in the Church until
September.



 Preserving an Atmosphere of Worship

Many types of activities take place in a church, all of which honour God. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, sometimes we keep silence. To help with appropriate silence please remember and observe the following etiquette. Turn off your electronic devices when you enter the church and please gently raise and lower the pew kneelers when they are needed. Also please refrain from chewing gum or bringing food or beverages into the Church, exceptions being discrete water bottles and dry snacks intended for small children.



 Missing Choir Books

It has come to our attention that several volumes of the Glory and Praise choir edition are missing. If you have borrowed one of these volumes please return it as soon as possible. These books are no longer in print and are therefore necessary and irreplaceable.



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Come and SEE!!!
Discernment House
851 University Drive,  Saskatoon
May 31, 2014
Begins 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

All your questions answered about religious life!
Great Food provided!

RSVP:  Sister Lucie at 306-244-0726, email sk.dhouse@gmail.com
Fr. Steve at 306-244-2983, email vocations@redemptorists.ca



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MASS INTENTIONS

 

Monday, May 26  9:00 a.m  Augustinho Sousa Ilena Chaves Cleopas Tampan

Tuesday, May 27  9:00 a.m  All Souls

Wednesday, May 28      9:00 a.m  Ron Sielski Manuel Neves

  7:00 p.m  Anne Medinski

Thursday, May 29  9:00 a.m  Mary Robin

Friday, May 30  9:00 a.m  Jose Maria Tony Figueiredo

Saturday, May 31  9:00 a.m               Rosalind McDermott

  7:00 p.m  Maddalena Santomauro

Sunday, June 1   9:00 a.m  Rita Shirley

 


         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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