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First Holy Communion celebrations

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On Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st at the three weekend Masses, 57 younger parishioners celebrated their First Holy Communion. Mostly Grade 2 students, they had been preparing for the sacrament of the Eucharist since early October 2015. Preparations included 24 lessons using the “Be My Disciples” catechetical program, a Church tour, lessons preparing the children for […]

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6th Sunday in Easter

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Occasionally we all experience the wrenching pain caused by saying goodbye.  In the gospel today we have Jesus gently breaking the news of his departure to his disciples.  Without him the future would be bleak and meaningless, as the whole focus and direction of their lives was gone.  Yet Christ did not abandon them, for […]

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5th Sunday of Easter

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Jesus gave us the command to love one another, but if we are to live by this new commandment we must undergo many trials, for this love makes as many demands upon us as it did upon Christ.   Christ’s rule for living life properly may not present problems as far as loving our friends is […]

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Sacrament of Confirmation

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On Sunday, April 17th at the 10:30am Mass, Bishop Richard Grecco celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation with 35 young parishioners. These Grade 9 students had been preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation since mid-September 2015. They attended 12 sessions last Fall using the video-based Confirmation preparation program “Decision Point”. The candidates participated in Enrollment Masses during the […]

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4th Sunday of Easter

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There is such a need for religious vocations in the Church that this Sunday has been set aside as a world day of prayer that the Lord of the harvest may send labourers into his harvest.    While we may not be able to gauge with any real accuracy the effectiveness of our lives, there is […]

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3rd Sunday of Easter

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Following the trauma and disgrace of Good Friday, the apostles have slipped back to life as it was before the call of Jesus.  But as Jesus appears to the apostles and in particular Peter, he surprises everyone by choosing Peter, the one who had denied even knowing Jesus, to lead his Church.  Peter’s position as […]

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2nd Sunday of Easter

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In today’s gospel, we acknowledge that Thomas is a precious figure and he does us all a favour in demanding proof of the resurrection.  The gospel  also points out that faith does not always come easily.  Sometimes believing is not a problem, at other times it can be a struggle against despair and a real […]

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Easter Sunday

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There is no day to compare with Easter Day.  Early on the first Easter morning a mighty act of God took place ~ Christ rose from the dead, altered the past and shaped the future.  Nothing can be the same again.  That is what makes Easter the greatest occasion of the year and Good News […]

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Schedule of Masses and Services for Holy Week

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Monday, March 21st  – Mass at 9:00am The Mass of Chrism: re-scheduled to  Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00pm at St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Tuesday, March 22nd –  Funeral Mass at 10:00am Tuesday, March 22nd- Confessions 3:30-4:30pm Wednesday, March 23rd – Mass at 9:00am Holy Thursday, March 24th: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5:30pm & 7:00pm Good Friday, March […]

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Palm (Passion) Sunday

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Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  Acclaimed as king and hailed as a conquering hero by the cheering crowd he seemed to have arrived at the fulfillment of his earthly mission.   For Christ, it’s the beginning of the last week of his life, a week of violent contrasts, which will end […]

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