To Be Faithful Servants Walking God's Talk
This Weeks Readings: Genesis 2.7-9, 16-18, 25; 3.1-7; Psalm 51; Romans 5.12-19; Matthew 4.1-11.
In today’s Gospel Jesus was tempted to stray from the path the Father had set for him. What temptations lure you from the path of discipleship? There is so much in our materialistic society to tempt us. The beauty of stewardship as a way of life is that it enables the Christian steward to resist the enticement of excessive consumerism and materialism. Stewardship inspires us to discern between needs and wants and brings a measure of balance to our lives. Stewardship provides the necessary discipline needed to live in a consumer culture yet not be consumed by it. This Lenten season let us pray that we may live a lifestyle in which we possess sensibly. Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of Winnipeg, www.archwinnipeg.ca
Next Week's Readings: Genesis 12.1-4; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1.8b-10; Matthew 17.1-9.
“Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart...I love doing it because this is what the Lord has taught me. But you too must help us and help each other always. And thus in helping each other we will do good for each other.” — Pope Francis
Our Holy Father reminds us of the importance of caring for each other. Through ShareLife agencies, we reach out to some of the most vulnerable, marginalized and needy people in our community, helping our neighbours, friends and fellow parishioners as they work through difficult times. This demonstrates our commitment to Catholic charity in a meaningful way. Please consider supporting ShareLife, the annual appeal of our Archdiocese, during Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto first ShareLife Sunday – March 30, 2014. Please give generously. You can work wonders!
During this Lenten period please join us every Friday after the 7:00pm Mass and pray the Stations of the Cross as we follow Jesus Christ in his passion and to see ourselves mirrored in him.
The Stations of the Cross is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 7th after the 7:00pm Lenten Mass and will continue every Friday evening until Friday, April 11, 2014.
On Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Fr. Hansoo led our Lenten Retreat on the theme: Surrendering – Thy will, not my will, be done. Fr. Hansoo has left us with much spiritual food to chew over and digest over the Lenten season. Many people were asking about the prayers that he included in his power point presentation. We have included it here on the parish website as well as a list of spiritual books that you might like to consider.
Please click here to download the prayers Fr. Hansoo included in his power point presentation.
Please click here to download a list of spiritual books for further prayer.
Theme: Human Trafficking - Modern Day Slavery
Date: March 29, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00 pm in St. Patrick's Parish, Large Hall
The Social Justice Ministry, CWL & Knights of Columbus invite you to join them for a one day conference on this frightening reality that are occurring internationally and in Canada. Learn how vulnerable youth are being exploited for profit!
Guest Speakers: Detective Peter Casey, Detective Thai Truong (Lead on Vice Team) of York Region and Bridget Perrier, who will share her own personal experience.
To Register: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org OR leave your contact information in the parish office. Deadline to register is March 24, 2014. Registration is limited. A free will donation of $10.00 is requested to cover cost of lunch.
To download the poser for this event, please click here.