Funeral Mass for Miss Enid Caesar - June 29, 2020


Our Parish Community bid a solemn farewell to Miss Enid Caesar this morning. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

  • Celebrant & Homilist: Fr. Tim Hanley 
  • Concelebrant: Fr. Terry Dias 
  • First Reading: Donna McLean 
  • Responsorial Psalm: Louise Poon 
  • Second Reading: Cynthia Ottley 
  • Prayers of the Faithful: Diliss & Ethan 
  • Cantor & Guitarist: Séan Bator

 13th  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

In the tradition of tribes who move from place to place to find new grazing lands for their cattle, hospitality becomes a matter of life and death. Their modern equivalent might be the migrant workers who leave home to find jobs in different areas and countries. In the sacred tradition of Israel hospitality was regarded as one of the chief responsibilities of a caring people. As soon as Jesus is born Mathew portrays him in the Gospel as the one who is born into a place where he is not accepted: he has no security, and must be taken to Egypt for safety and shelter. Jesus learns that he cannot depend on the acceptance of his own family when he begins his ministry as a prophet and depends on others hospitality to receive Him and welcome His message. When Jesus is welcomed into towns and villages by people who see him as a holy messenger from God, the people receive a holy man’s reward: the poor hear good news, the sick are healed, sinners come to know the forgiveness of God. The people receive their own reward for the hospitality of a faith that welcomes Jesus. Their hospitality is not a matter of bread and breakfast and good bye; it is the act of opening their heart to the visit of God who comes in the person of Jesus. His  promise stands good for all who listen to his word today. Jesus doesn’t want us to give an offering to his messengers in the hope that they will go away and leave us in peace. Supporting your local church and prophet means first listening to what they say. But it also means taking practical responsibility for supporting them in their ministry. One of the characteristics of the Church is the generosity of the people towards their ministers and so many pastoral projects. Jesus says that responding to all this has its own reward. People won’t lose by their generosity to the cause of the Gospel. As Jesus tells his messengers:”Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me; and those who welcome me welcome the one who sent me.” In the end, it is God who is our Guest.

 

SUNDAY MASS:

As we resume masses in the church , mindful of those who cannot make it due limited seating capacity, Mass will be still live-streamed every Sunday at 10 am in our Parish Website and YouTube page. You can also watch the mass later in the day. If you can, please consider dropping off your church donations in the mailbox, newly installed at Atwater Ave Church entrance door .

POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER TO MARY :

(For protection from the Coronavirus)

O Mary, you shine continuously in our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick. At the foot of the cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to confirm ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us , through the cross, to the joy of the Ressurrection. Amen.  We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas-we who are put to the test-and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.

 

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT:

      Dear people of God .

At a time like this I feel uncomfortable to talk about giving. Our primary concern is health and well being of our parishioners. However, No doubt you are aware that our Parish relies on the support of our parish members for the upkeep of the church. Kindly support us with the donations (weekly offerings) thank you for your great help during this challenging time! God bless you!🙏

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

July 3rd is First Friday of the month. We will have the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at 6.15 pm

HAPPY CANADA DAY

July 1st is Canada day. We will be having our regular Mass at 9.15 am. Office will remain closed. Wishing you all Happy Canada day. May God bless our country!

REST IN PEACE :

+Josef Rivorenski

+ Enid Veda Caesar

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:

PAUL CANTLON

SHWETHA

ANGELO GULLA

DOMENIC SANTAGUIDA

FUNERAL MASS for Enid Veda Caesar one of our old parish member passed away at the age of 95 . Mass will be held on Monday June 29th at 11 am. Mass will be live streamed.

 OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday & Wednesday: for public on appointment only 10 am —12 noon. 1 pm — 3 pm .Please book an appointment and call the parish office before you arrive.

THANK YOU!

Thanks for all your support and cooperation. I sincerely thank our YouTube Mass Team. Sean for providing music and technical support, Larissa Freddy and Farrell Gonsalves for their assisting with the liturgy. Our Parish Council Members Lisa Hyginus and Branca Noronha may contact you at this difficult time just to make sure you are ok. We are here to serve you and will address any issues to the best of our ability. Stay safe and healthy. See you  soon ! God bless!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We Need more volunteers please consider to join our Team of Cleaning and Ushering!

CLEANING TEAM SCHEDULE

Saturday.5 pm Mass- Larissa & Family

Sunday. 9.30 am Mass:-Val, Branca &Lisa

Sunday. 11.30 am Mass- Erica, Amy, Rose.

USHERING TEAM

Gary, Sergio, Paul , Edmund.

 

POPE FRANCIS ADDS THREE TITLES TO CATHOLIC LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY!