God s Word for this Week

(A parish community in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie) the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie ...
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(A parish community in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie) the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie James Hutton, C.S.S. Pastor, Parish Priest Home Phone: 705-522-9346 [email protected] Denis O’Donnell, Deacon [email protected] Larry Lazowick, Acolyte Ray Levac, Acolyte Myrna Levac, Diocesan Order of Service Brenda Cavallin, Pastoral Associate (Youth Ministry, Music) [email protected] Loretta DiGioseffo, Pastoral Associate (Children’s Sacraments, School Liaison) [email protected] Michelle Bedard Parish Secretary/Office Manager Vilija Tassone Office Assistant Dennis Ongaro Custodian Yvonne Luoma Sacristan, Hall Kitchen Monitor Christina Bégin, Matt Kallio Principal Musician

April 24, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

God’s Word for this Week Reading I: Acts 14:21-27 Reading II: Revelation 21:1-5 Gospel: John 13:31-33, 34-35

Scripture Focus There are many examples in the Bible of farewell speeches. They always include leaving a farewell gift. Jesus addresses his disciples as “my children,” like a father would on his deathbed. Jesus’ gift is the commandment to “love one another.” This is the key to eternal happiness. “Love your neighbor as yourself” had been around for a long time. There was something new in Jesus’ command. They were to love each other as Jesus loves. It is to be a totally selfless love. His death on the cross is the highest expression of his love. It is this love which identifies the disciples with Jesus. What we believe, how we behave and worship must be motivated by his command to “love one another” as he loves us. This is the necessary mark of a truly Christian community.

Zenaida Odense Parish Nurse

Life Focus

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In what way is yours a truly Christian community? In what way is it not? Where do you fit in?

Other Parish Groups & Co-ordinators – See Website

Describe a time in your life when someone close to you went out of your life. What did that person leave behind for you? How did that person affect your life?


4:30 pm 10:00 am

WEEKDAY EUCHARIST As announced in weekly bulletin – see Website

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confessions) Saturday 3:30 to 4:00 pm Weekdays (upon request, before Mass & by appointment)

OTHER SACRAMENTS Contact Parish office or website

-Diocese of La Crosse St. Olaf Parish OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday to Friday; 9 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4 pm Eau Claire, Wisconsin 39 Walford Road Sudbury ON P3E 2H2

● Tel: 705-522-3900 ● Fax: 705 522 4150 ● Email: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday to Friday; 9 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4 pm For more information visit our website: www.stpatrickchurchsudbury.com 39 Walford Road Sudbury ON P3E 2H2 ● Tel: 705-522-3900 ● Fax: 705 522 4150 ● Email: [email protected] For more information visit our website: www.stpatrickchurchsudbury.com

Fifth Sunday of Easter COMING SOON: ELEVATE 2016 A variety of projects sponsored by Christian communities of Sudbury. The event for our end of the city is hosted by St. Mark’s (United), Glad Tidings (Pentecostal), Holy Trinity (Lutheran) and St. Patrick’s. Save the dates: ►Friday, May 27 at St. Mark’s ►Saturday, May 28 at Robinson Play Ground ►Sunday, May 29 at Glad Tidings. More details soon.

WELL DONE!!! To: Loretta DiGioseffo for all that was done to bring 30 families with their child for FIRST COMMUNION. It was a wonderful preparation process for parents and children and came to a high point last Sunday. We are blessed to have the dedication and enthusiasm of Loretta.

Parish and School This Week: Holy Cross Virtue of the month – STEWARDSHIP – Friday, April 29 at 9:30 am. So I can attend, Mass at Church will be at 11 am.

Sunday Collection Report: Received April 17th, 2016: ►$4, 911.25 from 199 envelopes ►$914.75 from loose change ►Total: $5, 826.00 Your regular offerings help pay the bills to keep the parish alive!


All priests of the English sector will meet this Wednesday and Thursday. “Exploring Indigenous Spirituality and Current Justice” (From APOLOGY to ACTION: Creating New Relationships)

HEADING TO HEARST: for the ordination of Father Robert Bourgon to be the Bishop of Hearst/Moosonee. He will be ordained on Monday, April 25 at 4pm. Fr. Bourgon is the 5 th priest from my home town in Creighton Mines. ►Chartwell April Open House, on Sun. April 24, 1pm – 4 pm at the Chartwell/Southwind Retirement Residence, 1645 Paris St. For more info call 705-885-9644 ►”Spirit of Spring” presented by the Sudbury Chamber Singers on Wed. April 27, 7:30 pm at Church of the Epiphany, 85 Larch St. Tickets: $15. Available at the Fromagerie on Elgin or Jett Landry Music (children under 12 free) Director: Nick Ross Pianist: Matthew Kallio ►71st Famous Rummage Sale, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Coniston on Fri. April 29, 6-9 pm; Sat. April 30, 9 am – 4 pm and Sun. May 1, 9am – 1 pm. Delicious meals: sandwiches, hot dogs, scones, muffins and beverages. Raffles. ►Collège Notre-Dame Spring Craft Show, 100 Lévis St., on Sat. April 30 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sun. May 1 from 11 am to 5 pm. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Center and Free the Children. Free entry! Donations are welcomed. ►The Società Caruso Culture and Education Committee is hosting a homemade Fettuccine and Chicken Fundraiser on Sun. May 1 at the Caruso Club, Sala Da Vinci (Upper Hall). Take Out: 2:30 – 5 pm Sit Down Dinner: 5 – 6 pm Adults: $12 Children under 10: $6 Crostoli for sale: $10 per bag ►James Joyce Gala Announcement, James Joyce Exhibit - Influential Irish writer and Poet Extraordinaire Wine and Cheese Gala Opening at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, 170 Shaughnessy St., May 2, 7 — 9:30 pm. Hosted by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Sudbury Irish Arts Association and the City of Greater Sudbury. Tickets: $30 for members of CCE SIAA and $35 for non-members. Cash bar, Finger food. Please contact Crystal at [email protected] or 705-207-9460 or Bridgit at [email protected] or 705-855-3564 for tickets. Tickets can also be had from Eventbrite and the Sudbury Theatre Centre ►Afternoon Tea at Bryston’s on the Park, Garden Terrace Room on May 3, 1:30 – 4 pm. Guest of Honour: H.E. Dr. Ray Bassett, Ambassador to Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Irish Dancing provided by the Irish Heritage Club Youth Dancers. Poetry Reading by Dr. Dianne Cameron. Hosted by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association, Inc. Tickets: $30 for members of CCE SIAA and $35 for non-members. Please contact Crystal at [email protected] or 705-207-9460 or Bridgit at [email protected] or 705-855-3564 for tickets. Tickets can also be had from Eventbrite and the Sudbury Theatre Centre. ►Sudbury Right to Life has a bus going to the “National March for Life” in Ottawa on May 12th. Leaving Ste-Annes-des-Pins at 6 am and returning at 10 pm. The cost is $20. Call Theresa at 705-5660707.

April 24, 2016 Don’t Miss the Next Seniors’ Luncheon! The next Seniors’ Luncheon will be held on Tues., April 26 at 12 noon. This will be the first luncheon of the New Year… so don’t miss this very popular event! Come for a time of camaraderie and great food. A great value at only $6. Bring a friend!!

Thursday, May 12 at 7pm??? Yes – the 50th anniversary of the May 12, 1966 ordination of James Arthur Hutton to the Order of Presbyters (priesthood). Will you come and join me, fellow parishioners, family and special invited guests? For those unable to make it, there will be another (low key) observance at 10 am Sunday Mass on May 15th (the Feast of the church’s birthday called “PENTECOST”). Special guest preacher then: the Rev. Minister Maurice Dorr of Detroit. Refreshments to follow Mass.

CWL News: Donations for the Yard Sale and Birth Right Shower are still being accepted in the breezeway. They say someone’s junk is someone else’s treasure. So come out and find those treasures at our Indoor Yard Sale May 7, 9 am - 1 pm. Where you ask? St. Patrick’s Church 39 Walford Rd. – lower hall. Next General Meeting: will be on Wednesday May 11, 7pm in the lower hall Birth Right Shower: on May 11th, 7 pm at the general meeting you can bring your baby items. Financial donations are also accepted – anything over $20 can get a tax receipt.

Come Sing With Us for the Ordination Celebration for Daniele Muscolino: You are invited to come sing for Daniele’s ordination. There are 3 mandatory rehearsals which will be at Christ the King Church: Mon. May 2, 7pm; Mon. May 9, 7pm and Mon. May 16, 7 pm. For more information contact Christ the King at 705674-6447. Ordination is on Friday, May 20, 7 pm at Christ the King.

Lexophilia… ►Q: How does Moses make tea? A: Hebrews it. ►Q: Venison for dinner again? A: Oh deer! ► A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details were sketchy. ►I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. ►Haunted French pancakes give me the crêpes. ►England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

Children's Liturgy looking for donations! We are in need of craft supplies. We do not do a craft on a regular basis as we celebrate liturgy not Sunday school. Sometimes I will prepare an appropriate activity which reinforces our Gospel for the day. The following items would be greatly appreciated. Please put in a bag marked Stephanie/Children's Liturgy and drop at the office during the week or bring down to me after Mass on Sundays. Somehow it should get to me. Thank you for your generosity. Items: White craft glue; children’s scissors; glue stick; paper; construction paper; notions such as sparkles, cotton balls, googly eyes; Crayola crayons, markers, pencil crayons; seasonal and religious stickers; empty clean individual yogurt containers; wax paper; white craft feathers; lunch size paper bags; paper plates; tissue paper-all colours; tape; chalk; Sharpie brand markers, all colours. All of these items will also be used for sacramental preparation.


Last week two major, unplanned issues emerged costing big bucks: ►Toilets in the hall men’s and women’s washrooms needed major repairs $ 2, 384.31 ►The office safe – after over 10 years of service- broke down and had to be replaced. Cost $ 1, 543.52. Your regular generosity helps to meet these unplanned and non budgeted issues. What’s next???

April 25th - May 1st

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●Wed. 10 am †Arthur Mousseau [B.M. Guenette ] †intentions of Fr. Bob Bourgon [Arlene & Armand Brideau] ●Fri. 11 am †Ted Szilva [Ernie & Viola Gregoire] †In Thanksgiving [Renza Caldwell] ●Sat. 4:30 pm †Cornelio Lepore [Luisa & Lucian Tissino] †Patrick Poland [Jenny Maizuk] †Carmela Scinto [Saverio & Anna Verrilli] †Alex Singbush [Charles & Nina Stewart] †Alfred Favretto Sr. [Cory Brunatti] ●Sun. 10 am [for the parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church]

The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia). From Pope Francis. April 8, 2016 Introduction. 5. This Exhortation is especially timely in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. First, because it represents an invitation to Christian families to value the gifts of marriage and the family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience. Second, because it seeks to encourage everyone to be a sign of mercy and closeness wherever family life remains imperfect or lacks peace and joy. 6. I will begin with an opening chapter inspired by the Scriptures, to set a proper tone. I will then examine the actual situation of families, in order to keep firmly grounded in reality. I will go on to recall some essential aspects of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the family, thus paving the way for two central chapters dedicated to love. I will then highlight some pastoral approaches that can guide us in building sound and fruitful homes in accordance with God’s plan, with a full chapter devoted to the raising of children. Finally, I will offer an invitation to mercy and the pastoral discernment of those situations that fall short of what the Lord demands of us, and conclude with a brief discussion of family spirituality.

Chapter 1.- In the Light of the Word. The first chapter is a scriptural reflection which sets the tone for what is to follow. 22.In this brief review we can see that the Word of God is not a series of abstract ideas but rather a source of comfort and companionship for every family that experiences difficulties or suffering. For it shows them the goal of their journey, when God “will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more” (Rev 21:4).

Chapter 2. The Experiences and Challenges of Family Life. (No Surprises Here. Economy, Migration, Drugs, Employment, Housing) The second chapter examines "the actual situation of families, in order to keep firmly grounded in reality." This chapter, like the first chapter of the pope's encyclical on the environment, reflects the pope's insistence that facts matter. History, politics, culture, economics, daily realities, all have an effect on the choices people make.

One remarkable feature of this chapter is its call for "a healthy dose of self-criticism" in the church. 37. We need a healthy dose of self-criticism. Then too, we often present marriage in such a way that its unitive meaning, its call to grow in love and its ideal of mutual assistance are overshadowed by an almost exclusive insistence on the duty of procreation. Nor have we always provided solid guidance to young married couples, understanding their timetables, their way of thinking and their concrete concerns. At times we have also proposed a far too abstract and almost artificial theological ideal of marriage, far removed from the concrete situations and practical possibilities of real families. This excessive idealization, especially when we have failed to inspire trust in God’s grace, has not helped to make marriage more desirable and attractive, but quite the opposite.

We also find it hard to make room for the consciences of the faithful, who very often respond as best they can to the Gospel amid their limitations, and are capable of carrying out their own discernment in complex situations. We have been called to form consciences, not to replace them. This chapter also calls for state action to promote employment, decent housing, and adequate health care, as well as care for migrants and persons with special needs. (44)

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Messy Church Where: St. Patrick’s Parish 39 Walford Road When: Tuesday, May 3rd 4:30-6:30 Fun Activities-Celebration Meal Provided What is Messy Church? A themed evening based on a Bible story! A time for families to nurture a relationship with Jesus!

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