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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 14/15, 2012

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Acts 4.32-35

Responsorial Psalm:             Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast

                                           love endures forever.

Reading II                            Colossians 3.1-4

Gospel:                                John 20.19-31

 

·                         In community, the disciples found faith in the risen Christ.  Thomas, for some reason, was not with them when the Lord came.  Separated from the community, he found faith more difficult.

·                         Faith in the Lord, while personal, is not a private affair.  In a faith of one, the faith of another may be strengthened.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:

April 8:              $571.35                                   Attendance:    41

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

      April 8:              $1,408.10                                Attendance:    109

          Holy Land:        $195.00

 

 

Fri. Apr. 13             9:00 AM:     For David Kolesar by Larry and John Kolesar

Sat. Apr. 14           4: 30 PM:      (St. Columban) For Lucien Maisonneuve by The Family.

Sun. Apr. 15        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Ann-Marie Luchtenberg and Aurel

                                                    Nicholas by Pat Nicholas

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Apr. 20            9:00 AM:      For Carole Maloney by Mary Daly and Family

Sat. Apr. 21         11:00 AM:      (St. Columban) Funeral of Robert Connelly

                              4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Jessie Foley by Corny, Diana,

                                                    Paul, Paul Jr. and Nicole

Sun. Apr. 22        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Vera Murphy by The Family.

                                                    For Ken Prud’homme by Clara Chamaillard

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

 

 

PRAY FOR

 

Please keep our candidates in your prayers as they prepare for their Sacraments of First Communion, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation.

 

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

            Our sympathy to the Whitworth family on the passing away of Dave’s brother, Donald.  Donald passed away last week in Montreal.

            Our sympathy to the Bennett and Robert Family on the passing away of Georgina Porrier-Bennett (mother of Barbara Bennett, grandmother of Georgina Robert), who passed away on Monday, April 9th.

             Also our sympathy to Pat Nicholas on the passing away of her sister-in-law Margaret Nicholas, who passed away this week in Montreal.

            May they all rest in peace.

 

 

  

MEETING – ST. ALOYSIUS

            I will be convening a meeting of all involved in various ministries of the church on Tuesday, April 17th at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall to seek ways and means of better participation in our liturgy: All are welcome but especially the Readers, Eucharistic Ministries, Ushers, those involved in Children’s liturgy and Music Ministry.

                                                            Fr. Gyan

 

 

 

International Eucharistic Congress 

 

“On this day, all of my divine sources are open so that my grace may flow. So that none of the souls be afraid to come to Me, even if their sins are many...” These are the words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ told to Saint Faustina, as per her diary. Pope John Paul II decrees that the Sunday following Easter is from now on the Sunday of Divine Mercy. As you may know, that pope died on the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday in 2005.

 

This Sunday, even though we celebrate the Divine Mercy, we need to know that we celebrate it in every Eucharist. The Apostle John in his first letter (5,1-6) that “This is the one who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by water and blood.” This is the direct reference to the moment when the soldier pierces the side of Jesus” body and of which came water and blood. He gave everything and the sign of water and blood is the sign of mercy, Divine Mercy. And it is the image of himself that he wanted Saint Faustina to paint with flowing from his heart a white and red ray. This is a Testimony of what we live through the Eucharist; the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. The Eucharist is a onetime event perpetuated in time so that all may experience this wonderful gift of Mercy and Life. Because without mercy, there is no life possible. Without the Divine Mercy it would be impossible to have mercy with one other. This is why the Eucharist is a movement of communion with God and with one another as it is the principle theme of the Congress. With each Eucharist we inherit God’s Mercy by the gift of his son and we are invited to live it with our brothers and sisters.

 

                                                Gerald J. Croteau, p.p.