Bulletin-Sunday, April 13th, 2014

EASTER TRIDUUM

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 – April 17th

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 – April 18th

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 CELEBRATIONS

Easter Vigil Sat. April 19th, 8:00 p.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

Please bring a tray of finger-foods (cookies, fruit, small sandwiches, vegetables & dips) to share at the celebration after the Easter Vigil.

Easter Morning , April 20th

10:00 a.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community

 

HOLY WEEK

Tues. April 15th

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. 16th

12:05 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +

Isaiah 50.4-9a, Ps. 69.7-9, 20-21, 30 + 32-33, Matthew 26.14-26

EASTER TRIDUUM

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.

Thurs. April 17th

7:30 pm: HOLY THURSDAY – MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Exodus 12.1-8, 11-14, Ps. 116.12-13, 15 +16bc, 17-18, 1 Corinthians 11.23-26, John 13.1-15

            Fri. April 18th

3:00 pm: GOOD FRIDAY- PASSION OF THE LORD

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.

Sat. April 19th:  HOLY SATURDAY – 8:00 pm: THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

 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 The Resurrection of the Lord

Easter Sunday – April 20th, 2014

1st Reading:  Acts 10.34a, 37-43

Responsorial Psalm: 118.1-2, 16-17, 22-23

2nd Reading: Colossians 3.1-4

Gospel: John 20.1-18++

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week

In Memory of Geraldine Kane

at the request of the Kane Family

 

Lectors

 

Holy Thursday

1st Reading – Flavia Mussio

2nd Reading – Arlene Perry

3rd Reading – Prayers of the Faithful – Laurence Mussio

Gospel – Nora Gilbride

 

Good Friday

Lectors will be from the African Catholic Community

 

Easter Vigil

1st Reading – Paul Connelly

2nd Reading – Flavia Mussio

3rd Reading – African Catholic Community

4th Reading – Laurence Mussio

5th Reading – African Catholic Community

6th Reading -  Arlene Perry

7th Reading – Megan Jeffrey

Epistle – Elizabeth Rerrie

Prayers of the Faithful – Nora Gilbride

 

Easter Sunday

1st Reading – Fernando Curcione

2nd Reading – Sheila Brown-Vitullo

3rd Reading – Prayers of the Faithful – Michael Bachan

 

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Holy Thursday – Kathleen Wilkinson, Rosa Venalainen, Megan Jeffrey

Holy Saturday – Joy Akien-Prohaska, Kathleen Wilkinson

Easter Sunday – Rosa Venalainen

 

 

FROM THE TOP

 

I dream of a “missionary option,” that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation.

. . . . As John Paul II once said to the Bishops of Oceania:  “All renewal in the Church must have mission as its goal if it is not to fall prey to a kind of ecclesial introversion.”

The parish is not an outdated institution;

. . . . The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory.

. . . . It is, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a center of constant missionary outreach.  We must admit, though, that the call to review and renew our parishes has not yet sufficed to bring them nearer to people, to make them environments of living communion and participation, and to make them completely mission-oriented.

Other Church institutions, bring a new evangelizing fervor and a new capacity for dialogue.

. . . . But it will prove beneficial for them not to lose contact with the rich reality of the local parish.

. . . . The kind of integration will prevent them from concentrating only on part of the Gospel or the Church, or becoming nomads with our roots.

Since I am called to put into practice what I ask of others, I too must think about a conversion of the papacy.  It is my duty, as the Bishop of Rome, to be open to suggestions which can help make the exercise of my ministry more faithful to the meaning which Jesus Christ wished to give it and to the present needs of evangelization.

. . . . The papacy and the central structures of the universal Church also need to hear the call to pastoral conversion.  The Second Vatican Council stated that.

. . . . Yet this desire has not been fully realized.

. . . . Excessive centralization, rather than proving helpful, complicates the Church’s life and her missionary outreach.

 

Pope Francis

The Joy of the Gospel #27, #28, #29, #32