Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Isaiah 6.1-2a, 3-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15.1-11; Luke 5.1-11.

The call of each of the prophets like Isaiah, is met with hesitancy. We too are reluctant to be named God's minister until we realize that the Lord does use weaklings like ourselves to do his work.  Paul knows his own sinfulness toward Christians, but freely accepts the mission assigned to him to proclaim the Good News to the non-Jewish world.  In the Gospel we are presented with Peter who doesn't initially recognize that this Jesus whom he has just met draws him forward to participate in a calling that will change everything.

Next Week's Readings: Deuteronomy 26.4-10; Psalm 91; Romans 10.8-13; Luke 4.1-13.

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Message from Our Pastor

No sooner have we put away the Christmas decorations when the Lenten call of renewal and deeper conversion is heard. What are some reference points by which we can set our spiritual compass? I would suggest Pope Francis’ Lenten message for 2016. It is an invitation to dive into the ocean of God’s mercy. “The mystery of divine mercy is revealed in the history of the covenant between God and his people Israel. God shows himself ever rich in mercy, ever ready to treat his people with deep tenderness and compassion … his love story culminates in the incarnation of God’s Son. In Christ, the Father pours forth his boundless mercy even to making him “mercy incarnate”.  

Who is not in need of God’s mercy? Those without sin cast the first stone… so perhaps a good place to start is to ask ourselves, what part of my life needs to be dipped in God’s mercy? What does that entail: reading more of God’s love story (Scripture), taking some time to quiet myself so that I might hear God speak tenderly to me, going to Confession, being an instrument of mercy (see the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy)? You might consider reading Pope Francis' new book, "The Name of God is Mercy."

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Senior's Valentine Social

Hosted by St. Patrick’s Visiting Ministry

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

12:45 pm to 3:15 pm, Parish Hall

For more information or for transportation, please contact the Parish office at 905-294-5955.

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