18th  Sunday In Ordinary Time August 2, 2020


There is a special term that we use to describe God taking care of our needs and that is God’s Providence or sometimes referred to as Divine Providence. And while it must be a bit difficult to describe, we are all living proof that it has been at work in our lives for all of our lives. Ordinarily it happens in an ordinary manner. Sometimes it happens in an extraordinary manner. Yes, God is taking care of things, and it is important for me and for you to remember that. The World is not going to fall apart if you or I go out of existence. This is especially an area where it is especially important for us to put our faith into action, to practice what we believe. We can say that it is our faith in God that makes it possible for us to believe that God has concern and care for us, that Godis a provident God. This in turn should make us want to love God. After all, as  St. Paul says, what do you have that you have not received? The only correct and honest answer is “nothing”. For it all has ultimately come from God. St. Paul had many opportunities to prove his love for Christ during very difficult circumstances. And he succeeded by remaining faithful. Our main opportunities are possibly not too difficult to except for the day in and day out routine-ness of our service. And that can be a great thing. Being faithful in our love and service of Christ over the years is a great thing. And there are many saints who became saints just by doing that. Think of the Little Flower, St. Bernadette, St. Kateri, and St. Aloysius. They were not known for any great accomplishments. They just did their ordinary everyday things extraordinarily well. That is within the grasp of each of us. That is the way we have of proving that we love God. If we can live convinced that God is taking care of us, and He really is, we should feel as secure as a baby in mother’s arms. Then all we have to do are those things that God puts in front of us to do. And when it is all over, we will have heaven awaiting us. !

 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 .

 EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:

August 7 th being the First Friday of the month, there will be a holy hour at 6.15 pm, followed by mass at 7.15 pm . You are welcome to join us and receive the blessings from the Eucharistic Lord.

 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!🙏

 REST IN PEACE :

+ Marianna Marchewka

+ Geraldine Jeans

+Emil Lill

+ Enid Veda Caesar

 PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:

 PAUL CANTLON

SHWETHA

ANGELO GULLA

DOMENIC SANTAGUIDA

ROY

CRIS OSBORNE

MARIANA WEGLINKY

FRANCA METCALFE

JESSY FERNANDES

TERESA

JULIANA

 OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am —12 noon. 1pm — 4.30pm .Please 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 assistance 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! 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. 11.30am mass- Erica, Amy, Rose.

 USHERING TEAM

 Gary, Sergio, Paul , Edmund. Luke

 BAPTISM

 We congratulate and welcome our newly baptized children

Charlotte Dubek- Gianniotis, Leo Scicluna and Clara Bruni into our parish Community! Let’s rejoice in the Lord and give praises to him!

17th  Sunday In Ordinary Time July 26, 2020


Jesus relates three parables in the Gospel. Each of them speaks about the price of being a part of the Kingdom of God. It takes wisdom and costly choices on the part of those who want be a part of the Kingdom of God. It means giving up all other values in order to be a part of God and the divine plan. The Reign of God in our life both demanding and rewarding. It is not something which comes easy or without a price. If we really want to be part of God’s plan, it means we have to have wisdom. That wisdom will lead us to make right choices. Wisdom will also help us to see the big picture. Sometimes we get caught up with the little picture that we fail to see God’s wisdom in action. We focus on our own suffering and problems and do not see that God is at work even in, especially during, those difficult times in our lives. God loves us and wants us to be a part of the divine plan. God’s plan for us is to be in the Kingdom of God, to be sharing as royal heirs in the kingdom of God. As we experience those rough times and want to sell out to a life of leisure or pleasure, God promises us a rich reward in the divine Reign. We have seen examples of people who sought their own pleasure rather than Good for others over the last couple months, and prolonged and worsened the pandemic. They have not been patient, and caused others to become virus patients in the hospital and even die. The lord Jesus says it will take a full commitment on our part m. We must be willing to give up all the things that we hold as valuable in order to buy into this treasure beyond all other treasures. It means that in the face of difficulties, we will have to fully trust in the Lord, believing that God will make everything turn out right in the end. It also means we have to be patient in order to see the fulfillment of God’s plan. If we are willing to be a part of God’s kingdom, we will have to pay the price, sometimes a very costly personal price, of giving up our way, our plan, our desires, our pleasures. God loves each of us and offering us a share in the kingdom. We must be willing to choose the correct paths. We need God’s wisdom. We will have to make sacrifices, and maybe even suffer, but God will make all those difficulties well worth our suffering. God has a plan and will make it work out, if we are willing to be wise and patient. For all things work out for  the good of those who are called according to God’s plan.

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!🙏

 REST IN PEACE :

+ Marianna Marchenwka

+ Geraldine Jeans

+Emil Lill

+ Enid Veda Caesar

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:

 PAUL CANTLON

SHWETHA

ANGELO GULLA

DOMENIC SANTAGUIDA

ROY

CRIS OSBORNE

MARIANA WEGLINSKI

FRANCA METCALFE

OFFICE HOURS

 Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am —12 noon. 1pm — 4.30pm .Please call the parish office before you arrive.

THANK YOU!

 Thanks for all your support and cooperation. I sincerely thannk our YouTube mass Team. Sean for providing music and technical support,Larissa Freddy And Farrell Gonsalves for their assistance 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! 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. 11.30am mass- Erica, Amy, Rose.

 USHERING TEAM

 Gary, Sergio, Paul , Edmund. Luke

 BAPTISM

We congratulate and welcome our newly baptized children

Philip Silvio Fenech & Devan Henry Kargutkar to our parish Community! Let’s rejoice in the Lord and give praises to him!