Friday, July 8, 2022

Soul Health LXXXVI


Soul Health LXXXVI

New Mass Schedule in effect **This Weekend**
Starting this weekend, the Mass schedule will be:
- Saturday, 4:30pm (Confessions at 4:00pm)
- Sunday, 8:30am (said Mass – no music)


Dear Parishioners and Friends,

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we’re reminded that we inherit eternal life by loving God and loving our neighbor:  “Do this and you will live,” Jesus says.  The commandment to love God and others requires us to give ourselves completely – to make it our life’s mission to spread  the Good News through our love! 

As we move forward in transforming our parish from maintenance to mission, let’s keep in mind that becoming a missionary parish means we must be radical and intentional in the way we love God and one another!


Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, July 9 - July 15
Saturday, July 9 (4:30pm):  For All Parishioners
Sunday, July 10 (8:30am):  Adolf Schweighart by Mrs Winnifred Tyrell & The Girls
Tuesday, July 12:  Joe Whelton by Caroline & Peter
Thursday, July 14:  Charles Wiseman  & Steven Sargent by Ann Foran


But why is there a Sunday Obligation at all?
With the recent cancellation of the pandemic dispensation, in-person attendance at Sunday Mass is once again an obligation for all the faithful.  In other words, attending Mass on TV or YouTube doesn’t cut it anymore -   but why is our physical presence a requirement to fulfil the Sunday Obligation?  Why do we have to go even when we don’t want to, or when other things come up on weekends and seem more important?  Jackie and Bobby Angel from Ascension Presents explain in this video:

Remembering the Church during the summer months 
During the summer months, parish expenses are ongoing and we rely on our weekly offerings to meet them.  Our offerings this year have gone down substantially, so we’d like to remind all parishioners that even if you’re away during the summer you can still make your regular contributions by dropping them off at the rectory. Thank you for your continued support! 

The August Magnificat is in!
Subscribers to Magnificat will be able to pick up the August instalment at the back of the church this weekend.  Your copy will be indicated by a sticky with your name on it.

New Month, New Papal Intention
The Papal Intention for July 2022 is for the elderly: “We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.”

Franciscus venit!
As the Pope's visit to Canada draws nearer, you're invited to pray for the fruitfulness of this important event in Church and Canadian history!  Prayer cards for the Papal Visit, courtesy of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, will be available at the parish next week!  If you're paperless or want to share the prayer card online, an electronic copy of the card can be found at

The theme of Pope Francis' visit to Canada is "Walking Together."  Read more at

More information about the Papal Visit can be found at

The dignity of human life
Made not for death, but for life:  the Roe reversal is a call to move away from a culture of death towards a society that supports pregnant women and mothers, especially those in difficult situations.  Read more at

Get to the heart of the issue of the US Supreme Court’s recent rulings about Roe v. Wade with the Archbishop of Cincinnati:

Gain more insight on Medical Assistance in Dying (set out in Federal Bill C-7 and Quebec’s Bill 38) with the Catholic Register:

Catholic Summer Camps for Children, Youth, and Families!
Nurture faith and fellowship in the next generation of disciples this summer at the following camps throughout the Archdiocese!

Yours in Christ,
Father Robert Assaly+

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