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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

Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul June 29, 2014

And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven”
(
Matthew 16).



 MAN OF ACTION MAN OF REASON

Bulletin Reflection

Alice Camille

 It’s not often that a human being is big enough to trump a Sunday observance! But the two men we honor today do just that; Mary and John the Baptist are the only others with the liturgical clout to do the same. Consider that Saints Peter and Paul, taken together, are the church—that is, they embody two significant aspects of church which incorporate the whole and cannot be separated without losing something vital. Those aspects might be defined as action and reason. Peter is a doer, and Paul is a thinker. One trait isn’t much good without the other.

Peter, the man of action, operates on a hair-trigger of responsiveness whenever a challenge arises. A preacher passes along the shoreline and says, “Come follow me”—and Peter is gone before the boat is sufficiently docked. Peter drops his nets into the water upon the Lord’s command even after a night of fruitless efforts, dragging in a miracle catch as a result. He leaps into the water and tries to walk across its surface because Jesus invites him to. He blurts out: “You are the Christ,” which is a very dangerous thing to say in Roman-occupied Israel.

Peter is the disciple who draws a sword when Jesus is ambushed at the Garden of Gethsemane; a servant’s ear is sacrificed before Jesus calls him off. Peter swears impulsively that he will never, ever deny his Lord—and then denies him three times before the night is out. Three days later he runs at once to the tomb because of a report that it’s empty. He will soon leap from a boat and swim to shore at a sighting of Jesus. The Holy Spirit hardly rushes into the upper room in tongues of fire before Peter is out in the street, telling what he knows to the astonished morning crowds. Peter never thinks, he acts—and his impulsive actions are both courageous and sometimes wanting in premeditation. Which is where Paul comes in.

Paul is a scholar: a man of law, philosophy, and debate. He spent the first half of his life contemplating right action according to the school of the Pharisees. This led him to the decision to persecute Christians, which was the only logical conclusion (staying in your head all the time can lead to a disastrous lack of proportionality). But then an experience “on the road” derails Paul’s rational convictions. The mystical element can do that to a person.

Paul continues to think his way through the Judeo-Christian conundrum. How do you reconcile the demands of divine law and divine mercy? How do you live in the kingdom while remaining in the world? Paul hits the pause button on Peter’s relentless action. He knows that theological reflection can sometimes change the course you’re on completely.

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



PARISH OFFICE

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed Monday June 30th and Tuesday July 1, 2014.  Office will resume normal hours
Wednesday July 2, 2014.



 CWL CLOTHING DEPOT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

The CWL Clothing Depot urgently needs your help.  If you have recently retired we sure could use your help.
Call 306-242-5042



K of C BOOKLETS – We are glad to see that the Booklets are being used to learn more about our Catholic Faith.  We encourage you to continue reading and return the current booklets you have and pick up new ones.  These are located in the vestibule of the Church.



 

 SERENA Saskatchewan’s third annual “Run for the Family” 8:30am, Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Saskatoon. Choose from 1km, 3km, or 5km (run, walk, strollers welcome). Pledges can be collected in support of SERENA; prizes awarded.
To register, visit
www.runningroom.com (races – province SK –click date – register). For more info, contact sask@serena.ca or 306-934-8223



 Altar Server, Youth & Other News

What is Summer?

  For those going to school,  it can be a time of freedom –  freedom from the alarm clock, or mom hollering “hurry up or you will be late” –  freedom from books and the demands of many assignments.  But for some, summer can be a lonely time.
Despite all these different emotions summer gives us time to dream – a time to DREAM BIG.  When your alone or quiet throw yourself into the arms of Jesus – talk to him about your dreams!  He is the God of Surprises!  Expect this summer to be filled with surprises – He Loves You!
Do not be discouraged by those who are fearful and want to dash your dreams, who want to lock you into that dark mentality instead of letting you fly in the Light of Hope!
Nothing is lost with God, but without Him everything is lost; open your hearts (this summer) to Him and trust in Him and your eyes will see His ways and His splendour (Pr 23:26)

  Finally, since living in Saskatchewan, I see that summer is for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Blue Jays and the odd Ottawa Redblacks’ WIN!  At least they should defeat the
Toronto Argonauts.  Some might say I’m dreaming BIG!

May God Bless you this Summer
and we look forward to the coming fall.
Fr. Steve



sunny smiley

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for a year of sacrifice, work, and service.  We simply could not do what we do without your tireless dedication.  Have a wonderful Blessed summer and come back rested and safe.  May God go with you wherever you go and all the saints watch over all.  

See you in the fall.         Carrie



 

                      DATES TO REMEMBER
Mon, June 30 Parish Office Closed
Tues, July 1 CANADA DAY
Parish Office Closed
Wed, July 2 Parish Office Open 8:30 am



                           LECTORS AND 
              MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
          14th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 5/6
LECTORS HOLY COMMUNION
7:00 pm Vina Edwards Irene Sikorski
Fred Vogelgesang Ray Despins
Zeljko Bilandzic
Sr. Carol Borreson
9:00 am Marcel D’Eon Rose Wasylenka
Lauren Fuller Vic Garchinski
Marlene Blom
Betty Penner
11:00 am Maria Zalesak Ben Fortosky
Sylvia Zakreski Arnel Mendoza
Darlene Sane
Vernon Sane
Please arrive 10 minutes before Mass begins
If you are unable to serve remember to find
your own replacement

 



MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, June 30 9:00 am †Stephen Schnob
Tues, July 1 9:00 am †Walter Stasiuk
Wed, July 2 9:00 am †Audrey Gervais
7:00 pm †Wayne Weinkauf
Thurs, July 3 9:00 am †Denis Richard Brisebois
Fri, July 4 9:00 am †Juliana Faurillo
Sat, July 5 9:00 am †Maria Joy Yamniuk
7:00 pm †Joan Baumgardner
Sun, July 6 9:00 am †Jose Antonio Sousa

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