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Past bulletins


April 12, 2009


Reading I  Acts 10.34a, 36-43++
Responsorial Psalm: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
Reading II    Colossians 3.1-4
Gospel:  John 20.1-18++

• On this strange dawn, we are praying in a darkness that is outside time, like that of astronauts circling in space: beyond sunsets and sunrises, seeing the beginning and the end of our days.
• We look back to that breathless morning when the apostles saw the holy women come back from the tomb with a story of angels. A bloodless corpse, transfixed by a spear, had risen again with a mysterious new life. Jesus had kept his promise. Death, our oldest enemy, had been mastered.

  April 5:   $919.83  Attendance: 115
   April 4th:   $336.00  Attendance: 30


Sun Apr 12  9:00 AM:   (St. Columban)
                                      For all parishioners of St. Columban and St. Aloysius
                   11:00 AM:  (St. Aloysius)
                                      For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban
                      4:00 PM:  Eucharistic Adoration
Fri Apr 17     9:00 AM:  For Ethel Connolly by Tom and Lina O’Brien
Sat. Apr 18    4:30 PM:  (St. Columban) For Ethel Connolly by Carol & Carolyn Roy
Sun Apr 19 11:00 AM:   (St. Aloysius) For Blanche Fraser by Mary O’Farrell
                                       For Doreen Pattison by Bob and Family
                     4:00 PM:    Eucharistic Adoration

 On April 28th, our next Bible Study takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Our guest speaker will be Fr. Yves P. Masse.  Everyone is welcome and bring a friend.

 Thank you to all the people that participated in our monthly Meet and Greet.  Your support to the community is greatly appreciated.

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

REMINDER OF IMPORTANT WORKSHOP COMING UP FOR THE ENGLISH PARISHES IN OUR DIOCESE: Saturday, April 18 - 9:00 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of Annunciation Parish





“On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning” (John 20:1).

It was a beautiful, glorious morning; the sun had risen with an unusual intensity. Nature was holding its breath, birds were softly chirping among themselves: “He is risen, our Lord, He is alive!”

In the garden where He had laid, the tomb was empty; a lingering light was still hovering where He had slept in death.

Mary was coming, bringing some fragrant spices, so sad she was, heavy hearted! How could this be: “They have killed my best friend.” But lo and behold the stone had been rolled away from the entrance of the tomb. It was empty! “Where is my Lord? They have taken my Lord and I don’t know where they laid Him!” she cried. “Why are you weeping?” He had said to her. She had not recognized Him so intense was her sorrow. And then… “Mary!” Her soul leaped for joy: Rabbouni” He was back to life as He had said.

Nature came alive, no longer silent but still in awe, it was reverently giving thanks and praise for the gifts of renewed Life. “Do not hold on to me” He had said. “Go tell our friends that I am alive.” Mary of Magdala hurried and announced to the disciples: “I have seen the Lord!” That evening, Jesus appeared to them: “Peace be with you!… as the Father has sent me, so I send you… Receive the Holy Spirit” He said as He breathed on them.

And so, until today, Resurrection of Our Lord’s day, the Good News of salvation has been spread to the four corners of the world and has been welcomed by people of good will.

Dear Jesus, as you walked the earth 2000 or so years ago to bring healing to our broken humanity, you continue to accompany us on our journey to our own resurrection. Help us to follow you always. Thank you for your unfailing love. Teach us to be kind to one another and to keep your commandments of Love.  Amen.

                                                             Marie-Hermance Cook