SEASON OF LENT
As we approach the celebration of Ash Wednesday on February 10, I invite you to make Lent 2016 a special journey of faith. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the journey that beckons us to celebrate on the traditional pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Our focus on prayer can range from a brief conversation with the Almighty, remembering a special person or need each day, or stepping aside from our hectic schedule and spending a quiet moment with the Lord before we leave the house or rest for the night. Fasting and abstinence are important disciplines that serve as acts of penance and lead us to be reminded of the poverty (spiritual and material) that abounds. We are then led to draw nourishment in our lives from a different source… an intimate and personal relationship with the Lord. Almsgiving is a reminder of our baptismal commitment to support works of charity with a genuine care and concern for others.
Have a Blessed Season of Lent
Fr. Jinto csc
Please note:Sunday, February 21st 11:15 am – 12:30 pm 1st Session for Confirmation (meet in church hall downstairs)
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. February 9th: ferial
12:05 pm: Buonfigilio Family +
1 Kings 8.22-23, 27-30, Ps. 84.2, 3, 4+9, 10, Mark 7.1-13
Ash Wed. February 10th:
12:05 pm & 7:00 pm Masses (church)
Joel 2.12-18, Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4a, 10-11, 12+15, 2 Corinthians 5.20-6.2, Matthew 6.1-6, 16-18
Thurs. February 11th: ferial
12:05 pm: Ignac Hozjan +
Deuteronomy 30.15-20, Ps 1. 1-2, 3, 4-6, Luke 9.22-25
Fri. February 12th: ferial
12:05 pm: Winkler Family +
Isaiah 58.1-9 a, Ps 51.102, 3-4a, 16-17, Matthew 9.14-15
Sat. February 13th: ferial
5:15 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina & Constancio Gonsalves +
Isaiah 58.9b-14, Ps. 86.1-2ab, 2c-4, 5-6, Luke 5.27-32
Readings for First Sunday of Lent
Sunday, February 14th, 2016
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 26.4-10
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 91.1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Second Reading: Romans 10.8-13
Gospel: Luke 4.1-13
Eucharistic Ministers and Ministers of the Word
For next weekend – February 13 & 14
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Joan Howard
10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Anne Marie Cassin,
Earl Totten, Megan Lashley
Ministers of the Word
5:15 pm – Anne Marie Cassin, Paul Connelly
10:00 am – Nora Gilbride, Chiara Tan,
Please note: Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word. If you cannot be present, please get a replacement to cover your ministry.
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Myrna Anacta, Delores Gordon, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
Lent begins on February 10th.
Lent is a time of repentance, change of heart and prayer.
Masses on Ash Wednesday, February 10th will be at 12:05 pm and 7 pm in the church. Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT
BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.
- Attend weekday Mass
- Attend a lecture or public discussion centered on faith issues
- Pray for vocations
Marriage Sunday Celebration
A Prayer for Married Couples
Father of life and love, you created us in your image. We rejoice and thank you for the gift of each other. Sustain us in our love and lead us to a deeper understanding of your love. Jesus, we come before you, seeking your guidance and direction in our relationship. In marriage you call and challenge us to a permanent, exclusive and sacred friendship. Be our strength and support, therefore, as we continue this journey together. Holy Spirit, help us to strive towards a lasting, honest commitment united in love. Give us your strength to carry each other in times of darkness, your joy in times of happiness, and your gift of awe in the uniqueness and sacredness of each other. May our love be a reflection and a sign of your love in the world. Amen.
Source: Catholic Organization for Life & Family
Letter from Cardinal Collins on Marriage Sunday visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage
During the Lenten Season please refrain from bringing in flowers into the church. Flowers needed during the Easter Season. Thank