Alleluia!

Tuesday in the 3rd Week of Easter
Today's ReadingActs 7.51 – 8.1a
PsalmPsalm 31
GospelJohn 6.30-35

Triduum and Easter Schedule

  • March 28th Holy Thursday 7 p.m.
  • March 29th Good Friday 3 p.m.  (Way of the Cross 7 p.m.)
  • March 30th Easter Vigil 8 p.m.
  • March 31st Easter Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
  • April 1st Easter Monday 9 a.m.

TOTAL CONSECRATION

Introduction video on Youtube

You are invited to join thousands of Catholics from all over the world who will be starting 33 days of prayer in preparation for consecrating themselves to Jesus through Mary, beginning on January 9th.

Gabriel Castillo, whom we had the joy of receiving in August 2022 to preach a midsummer parish mission on Mary, will be praying the daily prayers live on YouTube each day at 9pm our local time. You can view and follow along at this link:

Daily Prayers Live on Youtube

For those interested in purchasing a copy of the Total Consecration prayer booklet, we have some available at the church. $3 each.

Holiday Schedule of Masses

  • Dec. 23rd Sunday Vigil 4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 24th Sunday Mass 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 24th Christmas Mass 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 25th Christmas Mass 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 26th Weekday Mass 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 27th Weekday Mass 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 28th Holy Innocents 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 29th Weekday Mass 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 30th Sunday Vigil 4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 31st Sunday Mass: Holy Family 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 31st Mary Mother of God Mass 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 1st, 2024 Mary Mother of God Mass 11 a.m.
* Note: Masses in Bold:  Holy Days of obligation

Announcements

PARISH CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

after 11 a.m. Mass at the Church Hall.

Come and join us for an afternoon of tasty food, carols, dancing and laughter together!!!

For more information, please call the Parish secretary at 514-747-4226. You may also call either Cecilia 514-886-3820 or Emma 514-747-3221.

ADORATION & PRAYER DURING ADVENT

Every Wednesday during Advent, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for silent adoration following the 9 a.m. mass until 10 p.m.. You can access the Church through the side entrance closest to the parking lot. The other entrances will be locked following the 9 a.m. mass.

Each Sunday there will be a sign-up sheet made available for the coming Wednesday. This is to ensure someone is always present with the Lord, who is not to be left exposed for adoration with no one present. However, please note that you do not need to fill the sign-up sheet to come for adoration.

The Baptism of The Lord

We will celebrate an additional mass on Monday at 9 a.m.

Photo: The fresco of Baptism of Jesus in the church Dreifaltigkeitskirche, in Bern Switzerland, by August Muller

Ash Wednesday

Mass at 9 a.m. and at 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday is a day of both fasting and abstinence.

Coming up on Thursday May 2.

You are invited to the

Catholicism Video Series by Bishop Robert Barron

10 Thursday nights - Every 2 weeks - 7pm to 9pm

What:   
  • “The fullness of Catholicism is revealed” (50 minutes)
  • Sharing and discussions (30 minutes)
  • Fellowship / coffee / biscuits (20 - 30 minutes)
When: Nov. 30th, 2023
Dec. 14th, 2023
Jan. 18th, 2024
Feb. 1st, 2024
Feb. 15th, 2024
Feb. 29th, 2024
March 14th, 2024
April 4th, 2024
April 18th, 2024
May 2nd, 2024
Where:Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Church Hall)

Cost is free.

For inquiries contact: EmilTirona@gmail.com or call: 514-617-4021

This Thursday April 18.

You are invited to the

Catholicism Video Series by Bishop Robert Barron

10 Thursday nights - Every 2 weeks - 7pm to 9pm

What:   
  • “The fullness of Catholicism is revealed” (50 minutes)
  • Sharing and discussions (30 minutes)
  • Fellowship / coffee / biscuits (20 - 30 minutes)
When: Nov. 30th, 2023
Dec. 14th, 2023
Jan. 18th, 2024
Feb. 1st, 2024
Feb. 15th, 2024
Feb. 29th, 2024
March 14th, 2024
April 4th, 2024
April 18th, 2024
May 2nd, 2024
Where:Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Church Hall)

Cost is free.

For inquiries contact: EmilTirona@gmail.com or call: 514-617-4021

Season of Lent

Lent is a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting.

Way of the Cross

"Salvation came through the Cross."
During Lent, we will follow the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m.

"Salvation came through the Cross."
This Holy Week, we will follow the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 7 p.m.

First Saturday Devotions

Every month on the first Saturday we celebrate Mass at 10 a.m.  followed by Adoration & Marian Devotions.

“I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months will go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the rosary, and keep company with me during a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to my Immaculate Heart for all the offences and outrages it receives from ungrateful men.”

ADORATION & PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD

Every Wednesday for the month of October, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for silent adoration following the 9 a.m. mass until 10 p.m.. You can access the Church through the side entrance closest to the parking lot. The other entrances will be locked following the 9 a.m. mass.

We will be offering this time of silent prayer with the Lord especially for the Synod meetings happening in Rome this month; for the Pope, those part of the meetings, and for the entire Church.

Each Sunday there will be a sign-up sheet made available for the coming Wednesday. This is to ensure someone is always present with the Lord, who is not to be left exposed for adoration with no one present. However, please note that you do not need to fill the sign-up sheet to come for adoration.

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

We will celebrate an additional Saturday mass at 10 a.m.

Photo: The Visitation of Virgin Mary to Elizabeth by Frans Francken (1581 - 1642) in Saint Pauls church (Paulskirche) in Antwerp, Belgium

Photo: The Visitation of Virgin Mary to Elizabeth by Frans Francken (1581 - 1642) in Saint Pauls church (Paulskirche) in Antwerp, Belgium

Solemnity of The Annunciation

We will have a specially scheduled Mass on Monday April 8th at 9 a.m. to celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord.

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

We will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m.
Coffee + snacks and fellowship to follow at the Church hall. Everyone is welcome.

Palm Sunday

Sunday April 2nd we celebrate the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at regular Sunday Mass times.

Bulletin

Sunday Bible Reflection

“ The Shepherd’s Voice ”

Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday April 21, 2024

Copyright © 2023 The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, All rights reserved.

Jesus, in today’s Gospel, says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel.

He is the shepherd-prince, the new David—who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant, made in His blood (see Ezekiel 34:10–13, 23–31).

His flock includes other sheep, He says, far more than the dispersed children of Israel (see Isaiah 56:8; John 11:52). And He gave His Church the mission of shepherding all peoples to the Father.

In today’s First Reading, we see the beginnings of that mission in the testimony of Peter, whom the Lord appointed shepherd of His Church (see John 21:15–17).

Peter tells Israel’s leaders that the Psalm we sing today is a prophecy of their rejection and crucifixion of Christ. He tells the “builders” of Israel’s temple that God has made the stone they rejected the cornerstone of a new spiritual temple, the Church (see Mark 12:10–13; 1 Peter 2:4–7).

Through the ministry of the Church, the shepherd still speaks (see Luke 10:16), and forgives sins (see John 20:23), and makes His body and blood present, that all may know Him in the breaking of the bread (see Luke 24:35). It is a mission that will continue until all the world is one flock under the one shepherd.

In laying down His life and taking it up again, Jesus made it possible for us to know God as He did—as sons and daughters of the Father who loves us. As we hear in today’s Epistle, He calls us His children, as He called Israel His son when He led them out of Egypt and made His covenant with them (see Exodus 4:22–23; Revelation 21:7).

Today, let us listen for His voice as He speaks to us in the Scriptures, and vow again to be more faithful followers. And let us give thanks for the blessings He bestows from His altar.

Thank You Note

Hello, everyone!

Well, after the interesting Easter we just celebrated I wanted to take a minute thank those who had a hand in making last month’s poverty lunch such a success.

Thanks for those who joined us that day.

Thank you, Dilia, TJ, Emma, Elisa, and Heralie for the delicious soup! Also, thank you Gloria, Maria, Agnes and Vojtech for all your help above and beyond.

Thank you, Father Piper for the use of the hall.

And last but far from least, a very special thank you to Cecilia. Could not have done it without you!!

I am pleased to tell you we raised $132 for the cause. We also received a lot of food for the food bank, as well as toiletries for Chez Doris.

Please take some time to learn about and support Bread And Beyond as well as Development and Peace. They are both excellent causes.

Your very grateful Social Justice representative,

Betty Machny

Be My Disciples

Be My Disciples offers engaging lessons that lead young disciples to higher levels of moral thinking and a deeper initiation into a life of prayer.   Through exploration, discovery, and decision-making, children are invited to accept the challenge to follow Jesus and learn and practice the skills needed to be active disciples.

Cost: $65.00 per child to a maximum of $195.00 per family.    Payable by cash or by cheque to Our Lady of Fatima – Be My Disciples.

Deadline: The completed form with payment must be received by June 25, 2023.

New registrants: For children registering for the first time, please submit a copy of the baptism certificate.

Additional forms: Please complete the following two forms. If you don't have access to a printer, the printed copies are available at the Church.
Parent/Student Agreement
and
Pick-Up Autorization Form

Sacraments

 
  • BAPTISMS

    Baptisms take place on the fourth Sunday of the month. Please call the parish office.
  • MARRIAGES

    Arrangements must be made with the pastor at least six months in advance.
  • SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available prior to all Masses and at other times by contacting Father Jason Piper.
  • R.C.I.A. – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

    Adults who want to become Catholics and Catholic Adults who have not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation should contact Father Jason Piper. Adults are prepared during the year to receive the Sacraments of Baptism (if necessary), Confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil Service.
  • SICK & SHUT-INS

    If you know of someone who would like a home visit, please call the parish office. Our Pastoral Home Care Committee will be glad to arrange a visit.