March 23, 2014 3rd Sunday in Lent LIVING WATERS Monday, March 24 9:00 a.m. Mass Maria Rouniro Tuesday, March 25 7:00 p.m. Mass (The Annunciation of the Lord) Giuseppe Valeriote Wednesday, March 26 9:15 a.m. Mass Rena Pozzobon 6:30 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Exposition + Adoration Reconciliation (until 7:20 p.m.) Benediction -- Today's Liturgy COFFEE SUNDAY Thursday, March 27 7:00 p.m. Mass Nell O’Flynn Join members of our CWL as they host our monthly coffee Sunday, next Sunday March 30 in the parish hall. Friday, March 28 9:00 a.m. Mass Maria Gracia & Michael Barbato 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Mass Agata Covelli / Mike Woodgate Saturday, March 29 9:00 a.m. Mass Carl Craig / Lucy Demizio 5:00 p.m. Mass (Fourth Sunday in Lent) Bruno Franze / Peter Vacca Sunday, March 30 8:00 a.m. Mass Mass for the people Development and Peace SHARE LENT 2014 Development and Peace wishes to remind us that at Mass, we receive a small piece of consecrated bread, which is the gift of life from Jesus. Inspired by Jesus’ gift to us, we are called to make room at the table for the poor and the hungry. As he gave of his body, we too must share bread with our brothers and sisters in the Global South. We can do this with our generous gift next week through the Share Lent Collection. See the Share Lent magazine in this week’s bulletin for more information on the many projects that are helped by your contributions. SOUP AND A MOVIE 9:30 a.m. Mass Michael Dietsch / Teresa Folini 11:00 a.m. Mass Michela Crisanti / Raffele Cupiraggi Sunday, March 16, 2014 Sunday Collection Sunday Loose Total Sunday The scrutinies occur this Sunday and for the next two weeks. We, and the church, look closely at ourselves to see how we are following the Lord. How thirsty are we for the living waters offered by Jesus? Does each of us realize the Lord is the way, the truth and the life? Do we, do you, witness to this place? Our faith is based on this witness, and on that of our ancestors who have been touched and nourished by the risen Lord. We sponsor and encourage each other in our faith. Lord, help us! $ 5,969.10 $ 521.15 $ 6,490.25 THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP! Dates to remember through Lent! LENTEN DAY OF RECOLLECTION Saturday, April 5 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) RITE II RECONCILIATION Monday, April 7 (7:00 p.m.) (A reconciliation service followed by a number of Priests available for individual confession) THINKFAST Friday, April 4 to Saturday April 5 (for students: Grade 6 & Up!) The Development and Peace Committee of Our Lady of the Scapular will be hosting the documentary film “On the Road to Food Sovereignty” on Sunday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The film highlights the work of Development and Peace in Haiti. Have a warm bowl of soup while you watch the film. The film “A New Leaf” about food sovereignty in the Sahel region of Africa will follow. Admission will be by donation to Development and Peace. THINKfast Our Lady of the Scapular Parish is very excited to be participating in Development and Peace’s THINKfast on April 4th and 5th 2014! In one day, you can take a stand against oppression and directly support programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East that bring about peace, justice, and development. If you are interested please contact the office or email [email protected] to pick up your pledge and permission form. We are fasting in solidarity with the one billion people around the world who do not have enough to eat. We are all one human family and there should be room at the table for all. If you wish to donate online, please find us at www.devp.org/ thinkfast/807 Catholic Women’s League Our CWL Council would like to sponsor 4 female high school students 16 yrs of age or older for a free one year’s membership in the Catholic Women’s League of Canada. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Frances Murdaca at (905)354-9521. Upcoming Dates to Remember March 25 Respect for Life Mass – (Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria 7:00 p.m.) March 26 or 29 CWL Diocesan Retreat for those registered April 2 Next General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. parish hall. April 25 & 26 Spring Rummage Sale Are you still thinking about joining our faith-filled organization this year? It’s certainly not too late. Membership is only $20/yr. and can be dropped off in the Sunday collection basket with your name and address marked CWL or why not come to our next General Meeting on April 2 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. We would love to have you journey with us! DON’T MISS “PASSION & PURPOSE LIVE!” Saturday, May 31 (9:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.) St. Alfred Parish, St. Catharines HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS YET? For more information or to get your ticket ($39 includes all event materials and take away items). Seating is limited … call our parish office (905-358-7611). Rediscover Catholicism Lent Book Study Continuing this Monday, March 24, the third week of the 6 week Lenten-focused book study on Matthew Kelly’s book, Rediscover Catholicism will be held in the parish hall from 8-9 p.m. Note that the remaining dates for the book study are March 31 7-8 p.m., April 21 7-8 p.m. and April 28 7-8 p.m. Donations of a non-perishable food item at these sessions is encouraged as part of the “almsgiving” during Lent. LENTEN DAY OF RECOLLECTION The call of Jesus. “Repent and believe the Good News,” is a Gospel imperative. Jesus teaches us the way to the Father. We know that Jesus did not come to judge us or to condemn us, but to forgive us, to heal us and to save us. He said, “Go, and sin no more.” In response to this invitation of Jesus, on Saturday, April 5, in every parish church across the diocese a priest will be available to hear individual confessions (in our parish from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). No matter how long it has been, you are welcome to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance, which assists each one of us in our spiritual discipline as we turn away from sin and open our hearts to reconciliation and healing. Did You Know … …that on this journey of life, each of us are looking for answers to many of life’s questions? These include: What does God want from me? Will I find happiness where I am presently looking? These questions are universal, for each of us is looking for meaning in life. And at each of the different stages of life, we are still in search of the same thing. That is happiness. It is a quest that for many takes a lifetime. There is temporary happiness and the illusions of happiness that, I will admit, I have chased after in the past, such as material possessions. Our faith teaches us that true happiness is found in God and God alone. I have the privilege to assist in leading our Matthew Kelly book study, and I must say, the time spent with our fellow parishioners has been most rewarding. We are sharing our own faith journeys to see where we have been, and most importantly where we want to go as a Church. The setting is very pleasant, and you can simply listen or share your thoughts as you feel comfortable. If you have read the book, come and join us! If the book is still on your coffee table, come and join us! Give it a try this Monday evening at 8pm for an hour to see if it is for you. Please consider this my personal invitation during this season of Lent to rediscover our faith, and to rediscover who each of us are, and can be, as the Body of Christ. Insights by Greg Schmidt, pastoral seminarian. Memorial Donations for Easter Flowers ~ to decorate the church for the Easter season ~ $20 Memorial Donation (enclose your cheque or cash and PRINT information below) given in name of: —————————————————————————————— (please PRINT only one name on each form) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— given by: (name & phone number) The memorial names will be printed in the Easter bulletin. Deadline: Sunday, April 13.
© Copyright 2019 ExploreDoc