for your support and generosity!
TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
June 23, 2013__________________________________________
ALL OF YOU ARE ONE IN CHRIST JESUS!
At a critical moment in his public ministry Christ puts a
question to the apostles concerning his true identity. He
was anxious to know what people thought of him: ‘Who do
people say that I am?’ It comes as no surprise that the
vast majority were confused and mistook him for one of the
prophets of old. Very few were interested in discovering
accurate details about the private person behind the public
face, who didn’t bribe people with empty promises but stated
that there was a price to pay for discipleship. The only
one that gave the correct answer was Peter, but while he
spoke the right words his appreciation lacked depth. When
the crunch came at Calvary he turned his back and denied all
association with Christ. ‘I do not know the Man.’
Recognizing who exactly Christ is, and what he means in our
lives, is undoubtedly a priority for all of us who call
ourselves Christians. We cannot hope to form a meaningful
relationship with Christ, and dedicate our lives to him,
unless we know who he really is.
We find the cross everywhere in life, and do not have to go
searching for it. It’s already on our shoulders in
parenthood, unemployment, in the loss of life’s partner, in
the death of a child and in the pain of a family feud. All
we need to do is to carry it willingly by offering up our
daily sufferings with those of Christ. One of the paradoxes
of the gospel is that life comes from death. In the midst
of this season of growth when the countryside is teeming
with life, Jesus reminds us that only when we die will we
truly live. God cannot help those who deny their sin.
CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING
Liturgical Publications will be setting up he
advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising
will begin in September 2013 and supports the bulletin
service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your
product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at
Monday 12:15 p.m.,
+Stella Rodrigues, +Hilario Soriano, Sp. Int. Fr. Joshua
Tuesday 7:00 p.m.,
+Victoria Ocampo, +Flavia Fernandes
Sp. Int. Czauderna Family
Wednesday 12:15 p.m.,
+Manuel Medeiros & +Members of Medeiros Family
+Rosario Brion, +Fr. Salvadore Rodrigues
Thursday 7:00 p.m.,
+Alice Lewis, +Holy Souls in Purgatory
+Members of Braganza Family
Friday 12:15 p.m.,
+Noel Mallo, +Elham Afram, +Maria Jose Ramos & +Members of
Saturday 9:00 a.m.,
+Runstedt D’Lima, +Marilda Brandao, +Clarina Barreto, +Jose
Manuel Coelho, +Carl Rumpy, +Mary Agnes Comerford
5 pm., +She Kuan & Young Hoon
Sunday 8:30 am,Thanksgiving–Ryan & Kadira Colaco
Sunday 11:30 am., +Maria DaSilva, +Silwedy Perez
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
There will be a food drive to collect non-perishable
food items this weekend. Your generosity is greatly
appreciated. List of items are available on the notice
YEAR OF FAITH PILGRIMAGE
September 11-21, 2013
A pilgrimage to Croatia, Medjugorje and Sacred
Monasteries of Spain
from September 11-21 under the Spiritual Leadership of
Fr. Vid Vlasic. Please check the website for more
Edge Camp: A Journey with St. Paul!
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Students entering grades 5 through 9 in September are
invited to participate in this year’s life-changing
summer day camp where they will come to discover the
love of Jesus in a deeper way through the example of our
Blessed Mother and St. Paul, and have a TON of fun!
Edge Camp offers:
- Bible & Faith reflections
- Mass & Adoration
- Great Skits & Music
- A movie about the life of St. Paul
- Community outreach
Lots of indoor and outdoor games, including a huge water
- A chance to make lots of friends…and a few surprises!
Week 1 – for students in entering grades 5, 6 and 7
August 12-16, from 9:00am – 3:30pm
Week 2 – for students in entering grades 8 and 9
August 19-23, from 9:00am – 3:30pm
Cost per week: $120
**Includes t-shirt and daily lunch. Students are
encouraged to bring a snack to share.
Registration forms available in the office or for
Facebook event group:
The Prayer Group is pleased to invite you to a very
important teaching on “Forgiveness & Reconciliation”
given by Deacon Brian du Quesnay on Monday 24th
June, 2013. We will begin with the Rosary at 7:15 pm
followed by Praise and Worship at 7:30 pm and the talk
at 8:00 pm. All are welcome!
During the summer months, the bulletin will be published
every other weekend. Bulletins will be published on
July 7 & 21, August 4 & 25, resuming
every weekend in September.
FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Beginning the month of July, we will have confessions
from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm followed by Mass and devotion
to the Sacred Heart with benediction, ending at
approximately 1 pm. Personal adoration is at your
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
There will be a blood donor clinic in the church
basement on Saturday July 13, 2013 from 10 am – 2pm.
You are encouraged to support the Canadian Blood
Services and help to save a life.
We are pleased to welcome Bishop Ignatius L. Mascarenhas
to our parish on the weekend of July 20 and 21. Bishop
Ignatius is from Simla, Chandigarh.
Please mark your calendars.
Fr. Manuel R. Guico from the Diocese of San Jose, Nueva
Ecija, Philippines will conduct the annual Mission
Appeal at our parish on the weekend of July 27/28. The
Diocese of San Jose is 80% Roman Catholic and is served
by 2 priests. Around 10 religious priests from 4
congregations and approximately 50 religious sisters
help out in diverse ministries and apostolates of the
diocese. In order to support and sustain their pastoral
programs and eveangelization activities, the diocese
relies and depends on our generosity. Your support is
QUEEN OF APOSTLES
Come and celebrate with us…Queen of Apostles is
celebrating 50 years of serving the Church, the
Archdiocese and the Community. Come reminisce with
us…OPEN HOUSE, Saturday August 10, 11 am to 4pm.
Official segment takes places at 2pm. Canapes and
refreshments will be available all day.