Bulletin - Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Mass in a Moment

By Margaret Bick

 

The Sign of the Cross & The Greeting

 

The sign of the cross is action wedded to word: the action interprets the words and vice versa.

 

In this action, we proclaim the mystery of the cross of Christ, whose impress we have borne since Baptism as our entry into the life of the Trinity.

 

It has only been used in the Mass since the fourteenth century.  The greeting, “The Lord be with you,” used in our liturgy since earliest Christian times, is an echo of Christ’s greeting after the resurrection, “Peace be with you.”

 

Here, at the beginning of the Mass, the closing words from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians are often added to the greeting:

 

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

 

HOLY WEEK

Tues. March 31st

No 12:05 pm Mass in the chapel today

11 am Chrism Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral

Wed. April 1st:

12:05 pm:

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 2nd:

7:30 pm: HOLY THURSDAY -

MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

            Fri. April 3rd:

3:00 pm: GOOD FRIDAY-

PASSION OF THE LORD

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 4th:  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.

 

Readings for The Resurrection of the Lord

Easter Sunday – April 5th, 2015

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++

 

100th Anniversary Pictorial Book

Anyone wanting extra copies of 100th Anniversary Pictorial Book you can purchase one for $10.00 either before or after all the Masses on the weekend or from the parish office during the week.  Thank you.


 

Holy Week Lector Schedule

 

Holy Thursday

  7:30 pm – 1st Reader – Kaz Flinn

                   2nd Reader – Joyce Whelton

                   3rd Reader – Anne Marie Cassin

 

Good Friday

 3:00 pm – African Catholic Community

 

Easter Vigil

  8:00 pm – 1st Reader – Paul Connelly

                   2nd Reader – Flavia Mussio

                   3rd Reader – African Catholic Community

                   4th Reader – Laurence Mussio

                   5th Reader – African Catholic Community

                    6th Reader – Arlene Perry

                   7th Reader – Megan Jeffrey

                   Epistle – Michael Bachan

Prayers of the Faithful – Joyce Whelton

 

Easter Sunday

  10:00 am – 1st Reader – Jonathan Anacta

                     2nd Reader – Nora Gilbride

                     3rd Reader – Sheila Spencer

 

 

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  2nd

Please join us downstairs in the hall for a Simple Supper 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 3rd

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 4th – 8 p.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

Please bring a plate of snacks for the celebration after Mass

Easter Morning, April 5th

10:00 a.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community

 

SHARELIFE

 

TOTAL TODATE COLLECTED: 

$7,470.00

Next ShareLife Sunday -  April 12, 2015

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