This Week

Third Sunday of Easter | 30th April 2017

IN OUR PARISH...

Warden’s Election
A meeting of the parishioners will be held on Saturday May 6th in the Parish Room following the 4:30 Mass. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a Parish Warden to replace Tom Brady who is moving out of the Province. Tom Brady is serving his second mandate which began January 1, 2017.
All parishioners are invited to attend.     

Archdiocesan Annual Collection
The Annual Collection of the Archdiocese of Montreal will take place from April 23rd to May 7th. This collection provides funds to support projects which assist the diocesan Church in our mission to proclaim God’s love. This year as we celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary,  it offers us the opportunity to highlight the spiritual dimension of our city’s origins and its history.  We reconnect with the missionary and spiritual drive, with the communal ideals and social concern that motivated the men & women who founded Ville- Marie. Envelopes will be available at the back of the church for your donations.

ANNOUNCEMENTS...

You are not forgotten
If you, or a loved one, are not able to come to church, we would be happy to pay you a visit & bring you Communion. We can also send you a copy of our Parish bulletin.
Let us know by calling the parish office (514-932-3131) and we will get to you ASAP.

Parish Donations
You can now make your donations to our parish ONLINE through CanadaHelps.
It is a convenient way to donate to our parish even when you are away.
The process is simple and you receive your Tax e-receipt immediately.
Donations may be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal or Interac.


Thank you for your generosity and God bless you.

MASSES THIS WEEK...

Saturday, April 29th
St. Catherine of Siena
4:30 Special Intention for Gary Cross by Maureen & Ron Blizchuk

Sunday, April 30th
Third Sunday of Easter
10:30 Frank Carlin by the Family

Monday, May 1st
St. Joseph the Worker; Pope Pius V
9:00 Barthlomew Blain by Joseph Blain

Tuesday, May 2nd
St. Athanasius
9:00 Mary & Edward Cross by the Estate

Wednesday, May 3rd
St. Philip & St. James, Apostles
9:00 Anne & John Blizchuk by the Estate

Thursday, May 4th No Mass
Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis

Friday, May 5th
9:00 Madeline McCauley by Constance O’Donnell

Saturday, May 6th
St. François de Laval
4:30 Jean Rowen by Kathleen & Hugh Quinlan

Mass Intentions
Please note that there are a number of Masses without intentions.
If you would like to remember a loved one or celebrate a special blessing, we invite you to contact the parish office to book a Mass time or the Sanctuary Lamp.

REFLECTION...

Hearts uplifted
I have met many people who found this story really helped at times when they were down, when there were disappointments in life, when they encountered illness and many of the crosses of life. They believed in him after he had vanished, having broken bread with them. He had accompanied them in a dark journey of life.
Jesus went to them – he did not await their visit. Somehow he knew that people of his ‘set’ were in darkness and maybe despair. This is the call of the church – to be with us in prayer, community and service always, and especially for what Pope Francis calls’ the peripheries of life’. Most of us spend some time there, and appreciate the help of love and faith.
Then they went to tell the story of how they were changed. Faith grows through sharing it. A father said, ‘At my child’s first communion, my faith became stronger’.
They told their story of Jesus in the here and now, sometimes reminiscing on what things were once like in Galilee. Every journey of life can be an Emmaus journey where we meet the Lord. Every altar can be the altar of Emmaus, and indeed every meal can be a time of friendship, care and nourishment for body and for soul.
Notice this week where the Lord is present in love, care, creation, an uplift of joy, prayer and the Eucharist.

Lord, lift my hope and my faith in your presence as the disciples found their hearts burning when they listened to you.

Donal Neary SJ, www.Columba.ie                        

SANCTUARY LAMP...

This week the Sanctuary lamp will burn in memory of
Kinga Bertenyi
by her son Tamas Bertenyi.

ACTIVITIES...

MONDAY   6:00 PM
Christian Meditation in the Church
For Information call 514-931-5536

THURSDAY   7:30 PM
Choir Practice in the Choir Room

SATURDAY   10:00 AM
First Communion Retreat & Rehearsal in the Parish Hall & Church

MASS HOURS

Weekday Masses:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 AM.
There is no Mass on Thursdays.

Weekend Masses:
Saturday at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 10:30 AM

IN THE DIOCESE...

Archdiocesan Annual Collection
The Annual Collection of the Archdiocese of Montreal will take place from April 23rd to May 7th. This collection provides funds to support projects which assist the diocesan Church in our mission to proclaim God’s love. This year as we celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary,  it offers us the opportunity to highlight the spiritual dimension of our city’s origins and its history.  We reconnect with the missionary and spiritual drive, with the communal ideals and social concern that motivated the men & women who founded Ville- Marie. Envelopes will be available at the back of the church for your donations.

The New Evangelization Summit ~ Inspiring Catholics
This two-day conference will bring together world-class Catholic speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. All Catholics – pastors, missionaries, lay ministers, and the lay faithful – will benefit immensely from this opportunity. The NES will be held in Ottawa May 12-13 and streamed to up to 24 host-sites,  including St. John Brébeuf Parish (7777 George St., LaSalle). Tickets are $35 each and includes Saturday lunch and refreshments both days.
For details please contact the office (514-366-0131 x223), Prem & Bob (514-366-8553) or Cory (514-799-1907).

Planning some spring cleaning? Think of the Ignatian Centre Yard Sale
Please note that the Ignatian Centre is collecting items for the next yard sale which will take place May 12 & 13 from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Donations and volunteers are needed! Please contact the Centre to arrange to drop off items or if you would like to help with the many tasks. The address is 4567 West Broadway in NDG, 514-481-1064. The funds raised at the sale will enable continued service to the community, free of charge, as St. Ignatius intended.

National March for Life Ottawa
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the National March for Life on Thursday, May 11th. Campaign Life Coalition has launched a new website www.marchforlife.ca which features a promo video along with more information on how marchers can join in Ottawa or regional marches across the country. This year’s theme is ‘Life – we stand on guard for thee’. Two chartered buses leave Montreal 7 a.m. Downtown (895 de la Gauchetière) & Laval (899 Chomedey Blvd., Holy Name of Jesus Church). Pick-up at Fairview Shopping Centre (Sears). Round-trip fare is $40.
Reservations accepted before May 4. Please leave a voice message at 438-930-8643. All are welcome!