208 - 2 3 rd Sunday of Easter April 19, 2015 In Christ’s resurrection, God’s goodness triumphs over suffering and death. “Seeing is believing.” We see a clear example of this in action in today’s Gospel reading. The disciples see the risen Lord with their own eyes. Even then, they don’t believe it is Jesus, at least not at first. They had no logical reason to believe anything except that their Master was dead and gone forever. Jesus did tell them what would happen. He explained to the disciples that he would suffer, die and rise again. But the disciples didn’t understand it – except Peter, who tried to stop Jesus from going through with it. Peter did not understand why Jesus had to undergo the horrible experience that he foretold. But the risen Lord opened their minds to the meaning of everything that had happened. It truly was a case of “seeing is believing.” God could have brought about this expiation for sins any way he wanted. He could have simply willed it, and it would have happened. So why didn’t he? Perhaps because seeing is believing and because everything – even suffering – happens for a reason. For the earliest followers of Christ and for us, this act of expiation of sins wasn’t some unseen, abstract situation or concept. The disciples actually saw it happen. Christ’s one sacrifice is made present in the Eucharist. In the Eucharist, we see victory over sin and death. Is was through the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus that God’s love for us and his wish for us to be with him forever is really driven home in our minds and hearts. The gift he won for us, eternal salvation, is there for the taking – and all people, including even the Israelites in the first reading who had handed Jesus over to be executed, are eligible for this gift. IMPORTANT: ShareLife Luncheon today. Tickets are available at the door. Please support this important fundraiser. Dates to Remember: April 26, 2015 Concert June 14, 2015 St. Anthony’ Festa July 19, 2015 Mount Carmel Festa 1) ShareLife Sunday 2015 : Together we are continuing to work wonders…. Our campaign for ShareLife, right across the diocese, is down from $7.0M last year to $4.0M so far this year. This is quite a difference. Our parish goal this year is $56,500.00. This time last year we had collected $33,000.00 but our total so far this year is $20,547.98. Hopefully our ShareLife Luncheon will be successful. Tickets are still available. 2) Visit the European Shrines August 24th to September 7, 2015 under the spiritual leadership of Fr. Peter Gioppato. A 14 day tour to Lisbon, Fatima, Santiago De Compostela Barcelona, Lourdes, Nice, Lucca, Pisa and the Vatican. Brochures are available at the back of the church. Please call to register. 3) “Planning Ahead Made Simple”: Please join us Saturday, April 25th, at 11:00 a.m. in the parish hall for coffee, sweets and a panel discussion about planning ahead sponsored by Trillium Gift of Life Network, Turner & Porter Funeral Directors. Invitations are at the back of the church. R.S.V.P. requested. Call the office at (416)255-1691 or email: [email protected] 4) “Mercy & Hope” – A Mass for those grieving the loss of a loved one through abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or tragedy Sunday, May 31, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church 830 Bathurst St. at 3 p.m. Call 416-463-2722 for more information. 5) Family of Faith campaign is nearing its conclusion at Holy Angels. As of this week, 165 families have made pledges. Thank you for your generosity? We have achieved over 80% of our parish goal; the participation of every family will be vital to achieving our goal of $290,000.00. We kindly request all Family of Faith contributions and pledges be submitted by Friday, April 24th. Garage Sale $2,744.00 Good Friday $33.00 ShareLife: $6,112.00 Offer. Apr. 12 $3,675.00 Repairs $145.00 Mass Intentions Apr. 20 to Apr. 26 Monday, Apr. 20, 8 a.m. Nicola Fatiga / Caterina Pileggi Piero e Carmela Andreana/ Figlia Saveria 7:00 Colomba e Giovanna Landolfi/ Stefania Migliore Mike Pilotti / Clorinda Pilotti Tuesday, Apr. 21, 8 a.m. Pasquale Micco / Fam. Visca 7:00 Luigi e Carmelina Mari / Domenico e Letizia Capobianco Donato e Rosa Cascioli/ Figlia Maria Concetta Wednesday, Apr. 22, 8 a.m. Elisa Pepe / Nicola e M. Di Franco 7:00 Lenny Di Filippo / Genitori e Fam. Lucia Figliola / Antonietta Filippo Nicola Thursday, Apr. 23, 8 a.m. Jean Pedreiras / Husband 7:00 Donato De Santis / Famiglia Niro Filigno M. Carmela / Rosa Cacciacarro Oggi la Liturgia ci presenta un Gesu’ Risorto che si fa toccare e mangia con I discepoli. Anche noi, tante volte presi dal dubbio della presenza di Gesu’, desideriamo incontrarlo. Lo incontriamo la Domenica, nello spezzare il Pane e nella preghiera commune. E’ alla Domenica che noi facciamo la nostra esperienza di Fede. Un sentito ringraziamento a tutti coloro che hanno collaborato alla campagna “ Comunita’ di Fede “. Siamo arrivati a 237.000 $. Faccio un sentito appello a coloro che ancora non hanno contribuito di impegnarsi in questa importante campagna della Diocesi. Solo la meta’ dei parrocchiani hanno contribuito, aspettiamo l’altra meta’. Ringraziamo tutti coloro che hanno organizzato e lavorato al Garage Sale. Si e’ fatto 2,700$. Ci sono ancora dei tavoli vuoti per il pranzo di oggi. Coraggio, compriamo I biglietti. La Santa Messa in onore di San Padre Pio nel mese di Aprile sara’ Martedi’ 21 alle ore 7:00 P.M. Friday, Apr. 24, 8 a.m. Jean Pedreiras / Husband 7:00 Vito Forte / Famigliari Saturday, Apr. 25, 8 a.m. Lucia Ruggiero / Tony Ruggiero Jonny e Clementina Trigiani/ Lucia Trigiani 9:00 Rosetta Zita / Zia anna Policelli e Fam. H.M. 7:00 Josef Kaczmarek / Bulczynski Family Giuseppe Vendramin/ Vendramin Fam. Sunday, Apr. 26 7:30 Saverio Andrenucci/ Riccardo Andrenucci Alfonsi Angelo / Moglie 9:00 Ferdinando Ciafaloni / Luisa Visca Giovina Luciani / Luisa Visca 10:30 Giannini Antonio / Zita Family Maria Trigiani / Trigiani Joe e Fam. Filippo Di Iorio/ Moglie e Figli 12:00 Danuta Cetnarowski/ Husband Sebastian Alcamo/ Michele Alcamo 7:00 Domenico Sabatino / Moglie e Figlia Grieco Guerrino/ Sabatino Matilde La parrocchia ha organizzato un grande concerto con la partecipazioni di famosi cantanti. Aprile 26 alle 3.30 PM. Biglietto 25 dollari. Il ricavato andra’ per la campagna Comunita’ di Fede. Il fotografo di Giovanni Paolo II il signor Arturo Mari sara’ con noi Lunedi’ 27 Aprile. Alle ore 8.00 P.M. fara’ una conferenza in Italiano raccontando le sue esperienze con il Papa. Tutti sono invitati, chiediamo solo un’offerta. Il 25 Aprile alle ore 11.00 A.M. nella sala parrocchiale un rappresentante della Turner e Porter parlera’ come dare l’addio dignitosamente ai nostri cari. La Parrocchia ha organizzato un bellissimo e attraente pellegrinaggio con la guida del nostro parroco, in Europa. Inizieremo a Fatima per andare a Santiago, Lourdes, Barcellona e Italia. Partenza il 24 Agosto e ritorno 7 Settembre. Posti limitati, per favore prendete il foglio illustrativo ed iscrivetevi. La lampada del SS. Sacramento del mese di Aprile 2015 e’ stata offerta da Rosa Cacciacarro.
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