Jesus honoured the temple in Jerusalem, calling it his Father’s house and driving out the profiteers who were leaching a living off the piety of faithful Jews who came from all over the known world to offer sacrifice to God at Passover, the holiest time of the year.
Some faithful Jews looked forward to the perfection of the temple with the coming of the Messiah. Amid this expectation comes Jesus, announcing that their hopes are fulfilled. He speaks of his own body as this new perfect temple. Truly God dwells among humans.
Two thousand years down the road, as we prepare to celebrate the great Easter Vigil, Saint Paul’s image of the community of the baptized as the Body of Christ looms large. Christ is the new temple: head and members. This is the dwelling place of God!
Today we, the baptized, the members of Christ’s Body, celebrate God’s presence in and among us. We celebrate and affirm both our identity as members of Christ’s Body and our sharing in the divine life, even as we prepare to draw this year’s elect into this divine life at the coming Vigil. We pray God may grant that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we who celebrate together may be gathered into one Body in Christ.
Taken from Sunday Missal - Living with Christ
Margaret Bick, Toronto, Ontario
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. March 10th: ferial
12:05 pm: Joan McLean +
Daniel 3.25.34-43, Ps 25.4-5a 6-7, 8-9, Matthew 18.21-35
Wed. March 11th: ferial
Deuteronomy 4.1, 5-9, Ps. 147.12-13, 15-16, 19-20, Matthew 5.17-19
Thurs. March 12th: ferial
Jeremiah 7.23-28, Ps. 95.1-2, 6-7ab, 7c-9, Luke 11.14-23
Fri. March 13th: ferial
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina & Constancio Gonsalves +
Hosea 14.1-9, Ps. 81.5c-7a, 7bc-8, 9-10ab, 13+16, Mark 12.28b-34
Sat. March 14th: ferial
5:15 pm: Teresa & Luigi Gabriele +
Hosea 5.15b-6.6++, Ps. 51.1-2, 16-17, 18-19ab, Luke 18.9-14
Readings for Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 15th, 2015
1st Reading: 2 Chronicles 36.14-17a, 19-23 ++
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 137.1-2, 3-4, 5-6
2nd Reading: Ephesians 2.4-10
Gospel: John 3.14-21
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT
BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.
March 13th – R.C.I.A. Class
March 20th – African Catholic Community
March 27th – Holy Name Choir
LECTOR'S & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS SCHEDULE
For next weekend –
March 14th & 15th
5:15 pm – Sheila Spencer, Joyce Whelton
10:00 am – Nora Gilbride, Jonathan Anacta, Chiara Tan
5:15 pm – Steven Hozjan, Joan Howard
10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Ann Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey
The National Catholic Mission 2015, “Beware the Holy Spirit!” will be broadcast on VISIONTV on Monday, March 30 (Pt.1) and Tuesday, March 31st (Pt. 2) at 6 p.m. and repeated at 10 pm. It will be hosted by Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick and feature Spiritan Fr. Anthony Gittins.
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Fr. Bill Comerford, C.Ss.R., Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Ann Collins, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
March 28th - 5:15 pm Mass
March 29th - 10:00 a.m. Mass
12:00 p.m. Mass
(African Catholic Community)
All Palm Sunday masses begin in the hall with procession to the church upstairs.
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