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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

Pentecost Sunday – June 8, 2014

Pentecost

THE MOST POWERFUL THING
By:  Alice Camille

Eastertime officially ends today.  But the celebration never ends, because the good news of Jesus remains just as good.  So the church calendar doesn’t simply run off the rails once it passes out of the three obvious seasons:  Advent, Lent and Easter.  It keeps moving forward into what used to be essentially the Season of Pentecost – a.k.a. the “season of the Church.”  It’s the longest of all the seasons, including the time between Christmas and Lent and flowing forward from Pentecost through the feast of Christ the King at the end of November.  Maybe it needs to be the longest season because it takes a lot of time and effort, and not a few mistakes, to fully embrace the call to be the church in the world.

Now the church isn’t normally considered among the world’s great superpowers.  The Vatican doesn’t have a nuclear arsenal, and while the Jesuits might be the pope’s army, they aren’t packing heat (at lest, not to my knowledge!).  Nations don’t quake in their boots when the pope makes a statement.  Politicians running for office probably don’t worry about being beaten up by altar servers in a dark alley.

In general the authority of the church is gentle, soft, and invitational.  It’s wielded by means of the pens of scholars, the typefaces of publishers, the homilies of pastors, the ministries of the sacraments, and works of charity and justice.  The church asks and tells, seeks and finds, sometimes affirms through canonization and sometimes denounces through excommunication.  But leaders in the church aren’t expected to behave like thugs who push and punish to get their ambitions realized and enrich their own coffers.  Among the two modes of force, coercive and persuasive, the gospel method is always the latter.

So when the church spills out into the world’s streets, its testimony is strong and still tender.  The message is couched in terms of love, compassion, unity, reconciliation, peace, justice, joy, and hope.  Are these powerful words?  You bet they are.  Are they more powerful than guns and bombs and death threats?  Yes, when you believe in a power that is stronger than death, stronger even than hell.

When Jesus arrives behind the locked doors of the upper room on East Sunday night, he brings the ultimate weapon with which to arm his followers to engage the battle ahead: the authority to forgive sins.  Nothing ever invented can defeat this power.  it breaks down walls erected within marriages, between parents and children, or one neighbor and another.  Forgiveness can reunite a divided nation, or bring nations together at the table of good will.  Forgiveness dissolves barriers between heaven and earth – and it can breach the boundary of death itself.  Maybe the church is a superpower after all.

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



 

 ALTAR SERVERS PARTY

 Where:  Putt & Bounce & Fudruckers

  Arlington & 8th
When:  Saturday June 21, 2014
10:30 am

Why:  To Have Fun!!!!

 A very Special Thank You to St. Mary’s Mother of Perpetual Help Knights Council



 DATES TO REMEMBER

Wed, June 11 Confirmation 7:00 pm
Fri, June 13 Porteous Lodge Mass 2:00 pm
Parish Council Windup 6:00 pm
Sat, June 14 Sodalitas 10:00 am
Sat, June 21 Celebration #6 Mystagogy 10:30 – noon
K of C Installation of Officers 6:00 pm


LECTORS AND MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Next Week June 14/15, 2014

LECTORS HOLY COMMUNION
7:00 pm Karl Baumgardner Ray Despins
Fred Vogelgesang Brian Favel
Zeljko Bilandzic
Irene Sharp
9:00 am Marcel D’Eon Joe Stookey
Gayle Stookey Vic Garchinski
Josie Savino
Berniece Keindel
11:00 am Darlene Sane Arnel Mendoza
Vernon Sane Eileen Provost
Irene Sikorski
Tuan Nguyen
Please arrive 10 minutes before Mass begins
If you are unable to serve remember to find
your own replacement


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, June 9 9:00 am †Bermadino & Bernadina Bairos & family
Tues, June 10 9:00 am †Bernard & Estefania Ungab
Wed, June 11 9:00 am †Paulette Roblin
7:00 pm †Anne Medinski
Thurs, June 12 9:00 am †Denis Pichard
Fri, June 13 9:00 am †Garth McKenzie
†Pastor Matarong
60th Anniversary in Thanksgving
    Adeline & Steve Stadnyk
Sat, June 14 9:00 am Claude, Michelle & Leif Farden
7:00 pm †Elaine Boyle
Sun, June 15 9:00 am †Lucia D’Ugo
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