March 23, 2014 3rd Sunday in Lent

March 23, 2014 3rd Sunday in Lent
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.)
-- Today's Liturgy
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
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
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.
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
$ 5,969.10
$ 521.15
$ 6,490.25
Dates to remember through Lent!
Saturday, April 5 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Monday, April 7 (7:00 p.m.)
(A reconciliation service followed by a number of Priests
available for individual confession)
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.
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
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!
Saturday, May 31
(9:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.)
St. Alfred Parish, St. Catharines
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.
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
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.