Bulletin-Sunday March 24, 2013


Through his paschal mystery, the Lord Jesus redeemed the human race and gave perfect glory to the Father.  By dying, Christ destroyed our death; by rising he restored our life.  For this reason, the Easter Triduum, when we celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord, is the high point of the liturgical year.  The Easter solemnity is to the year what Sunday is to the week.  The celebration of the Easter Triduum opens with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, reaches its climax in the Easter Vigil, and closes with Evening Prayer II on Easter Sunday.

Holy Thursday – March 28th

  • Simple Supper in the hall at 6 p.m.
    (people bring homemade soup to share enough for your family plus 1)
    Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m.
    (Bring bells to ring and towels for the washing of feet)
    Followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    until 12:00 a.m. in the church.

Good Friday – March 29th

  • Good Friday Service
    (African Catholic Community presides and all are welcome)
    at 3:00 p.m.
    Reminder: Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence for all Catholics


  • Easter Vigil Sat. March 30th, 8:00 p.m.
    (Bring bells to ring)
    Easter Morning , March 31st
    10:00 a.m.
    (Bring bells to ring)
    12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community


  • Tues. March 26th
    No 12:05 pm Mass in the chapel today
    11 am Chrism Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral
    Isaiah 49.1-6, Ps. 71.1-2, 3, 5-6, 15 + 27, John 13.21-33, 36-38
  • Wed. March 27th
    12:05 pm: Wilfrida Manuel +
    Isaiah 50.4-9a, Ps. 69.7-9, 20-21, 30 + 32-33, Matthew 26.14-26
  • Thurs. March 28th
    Exodus 12.1-8, 11-14, Ps. 116.12-13, 15 +16bc, 17-18, 1 Corinthians 11.23-26, John 13.1-15
  • Fri. March 29th
    Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12, Ps. 31.1 + 5, 11-12, 14-15, 16 +24, Hebrews 4.14-16; 5.7-9, John 18.1 – 19.42

Paschal Fast: The Church of God fasts today and tomorrow to honour the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare to share more deeply in the joy of his resurrection.

On Holy Saturday, the people of God remain in recollection at the tomb of the Lord, meditating on his sufferings and death, refraining from celebrating the Eucharist until the night. Throughout this day the faithful are invited to continue the solemn paschal fast which they began on Good Friday.

Genesis 1.1 – 2.2, Ps. 104.1-2a, 5-6, 10 +12, 13-14, 24 + 35c, Genesis 22.1-18, Ps. 16.5 + 8, 9-10, 11, Exodus 14.15-31; 15.20, 1 ++, Exodus 15.1-2, 3-5, 6-7, 17-18, Isaiah 54.5-14, Ps. 30.1+3, 4-5, 10 +11a+12b, Isaiah 55.1-11, Isaiah 12.2-3, 4bcd, 5-6, Baruch 3.9-15, 32, Ps. 19.7, 8, 9, 10, Ezekiel 36.16-17a, 18-28, Ps 42.2, 4bcd; 43.3, 4, Ps. 51.10-11, 12-13, 16-17, Romans 6.3-11, Ps. 118.1-2, 16-17, 22-23, Luke 24.1-12
Readings for
Easter Sunday
March 31st, 2013

First Reading: Acts 10.34a, 36-43 ++
Responsorial Psalm: 
Ps. 118.1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Second Reading:  Colossians 3.1-4
Gospel: John 20.1-18 ++

is lit this week In Memory of Antonia Valant at the req. of Heather Kane


Holy Thursday
1st Reading – Michael Bachan
2nd Reading – Megan Jeffrey
3rd Reading – Prayers of the Faithfull – Arlene Perry
Gospel – Anne Marie Cassin

Good Friday
Lectors from the African Catholic Community

Easter Vigil
1st Reading – Paul Connelly
2nd Reading – Laurence Mussio
3rd Reading – ACC
4th Reading – Flavia Mussio
5th Reading – ACC
6th Reading – Megan Jeffrey
7th Reading – Arlene Perry
Epistle – Elizabeth Rerrie
Prayers of the Faith – Joyce Whelton

Easter Sunday
1st Reading – Kaz Flinn
2nd Reading – Fernando Curcione
3rd Reading – Prayers of the Faithful –
Sheila Brown Vitullo

Reflection – Weep not for me but for yourselves
This week each year Christians are drawn to Jerusalem if not in body, at least in mind.
They stand at the foot of the cross, beating their breasts, and staring with pity at Jesus of Nazareth.  They listen with reverence as he prays for his killers; ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’  But when the week is over they return to their homes to resume their deep-rooted spites and the burden of things they can’t forgive.  Let us not then weep for Jesus.
Let us weep for our own sins.
Then maybe, like Jesus we will be able to forgive others who sin against us.

Working wonders for young mothers . . .
“I love my daughter with all my heart, and that makes me a good mother, but all of the support and education I’ve received from Rose of Sharon has made me a great mother.”

Today is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously.  You can work WONDERS!

Warmly Invite You to
“The Stations of the Cross”
Friday, March 29th, 2013
10 am – 12 noon
Starts: 10 am at Danforth Church, Eastminster United, St. Barnabas Anglican, Riverdale Presbyterian and Holy Name Roman Catholic Church
Reception to follow at Holy Name Church
All are welcome!