Sunday April 11, Divine Mercy Sunday

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!  

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter – Sunday of Divine Mercy. 

To assist us in ensuring we adhere to the provincial guidelines allowing us 15% capacity in the church and hall (90 people total), we ask that you please register online by Saturday, April 10 at 12 p.m. Please click the following link to register:

http://stteresakit.ca/?page_id=2033

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Sunday of Divine Mercy 

This Sunday is very special! It is dedicated to Divine Mercy and is an opportunity to rediscover God’s mercy for ourselves. On Sunday, we will pray the Rosary at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m. and then the Divine Mercy Chaplet. 

I encourage you to read the Extraordinary Graces associated with the Feast of Divine Mercy and praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet, inserted in the bulletin. 

Parish Office – Please see the notice in the bulletin regarding important information about the Parish Office.

Attachments:

Bulletin for the Second Sunday of Easter 

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Registration for Masses this weekend – April 11, 2021 – Second Sunday of Easter – Sunday of Divine Mercy

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!  Truly, He is risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! 

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter – Sunday of Divine Mercy.

At this time, if you are planning on attending Mass, this weekend, at the church, we would ask that you register in advance. Registration is now open and will close on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Following provincial restrictions, we can accommodate a total of 90 people, which includes the use of our Parish Hall. 

Please register online by clicking on the following link:

http://stteresakit.ca/?page_id=2033

We ask that everyone please register online, in order to alleviate calls to the parish office, unless you do not have internet access. We are confident that we will be able to accommodate everyone with Masses on Saturday and Sunday, but we ask that you please register to assist us in ensuring we meet provincial guidelines and keep everyone safe.

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. 

Divine Mercy Novena 

I would like to encourage everyone to take advantage of the Divine Mercy Novena which we will be praying at each of our weekday Masses, following Mass. This is in preparation for our celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. Divine Mercy prayers will also be prayed on Sunday, at the end of Mass.

Bulletin Mass Correction: Please note that there was an error in the bulletin for Easter Sunday. The Mass this Friday, April 9, 2021 is at 8:30 a.m. not at 7 p.m., as was listed in the bulletin.

In this Octave of Easter, let us continue to rejoice and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord! Truly, He is risen, Alleluia!

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Easter Weekend 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!  Truly, He is risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! This is the ancient Christian greeting on this day of great joy and happiness for all. Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of feasts”. Throughout the octave (8 days), we shall sing of the unequalled joy which throws open eternity to us.

I would like to invite you to join us for the celebrations of the Triduum and Easter Sunday. Please see the schedule in the bulletin.

For those who are unable to attend, the following liturgies will be live-streamedThe Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at 7 p.m., the Good Friday Liturgy at 3 p.m. and the Easter Sunday Mass at 10 a.m.

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Attention all Children:

I would like to encourage you to attend our Easter celebrations on Saturday or Sunday. You will receive a special gift.

Also, with today’s bulletin, please find attached some activities.

Divine Mercy Novena and Rosary:

Divine Mercy Novena – Good Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Divine Mercy Novena – Holy Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Rosary – Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; Divine Mercy Novena at the end of Mass

Attachments:

I wish all of you a safe and enjoyable Easter!

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday March 28, 2021- Palm Sunday

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Lent:

As we come to the end of Lent, I invite you, in these final days, to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities we have to prepare for the celebration of Easter. 

Private Prayer – The church narthex will remain open, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross – 7 p.m. this evening.

Confession – See the bulletin for times. Note – there will be no Confessions during the Easter Triduum.

Stations of the Cross will be live-streamed this evening. Please use the following link: 

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

The Meeting ID and Password are the same as above.

Upcoming and Continuing Events:

Easter Liturgies – See the bulletin for more details. 

I encourage everyone to become familiar with the Holy Week and Easter Schedule. Please note that this year, the liturgies of the Holy Triduum will be slightly altered due to Covid-19, in order to follow safety protocols. 

At the Easter Vigil, our Elect – Aaron, Flora and Timothy will receive the Sacraments of Christian Initiation. Please keep them in your prayers.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Easter Greetings

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Christ is Risen!

He is our Hope, Truth and Life.

May the Risen Christ, who opened the doors of the tomb, open our hearts to the needs of the disadvantaged, the vulnerable, the poor, the unemployed, the marginalized, and all those who knock at our door in search of bread, and the recognition of their dignity.

May we let ourselves be renewed by Him!

May this Easter bring comfort to the people who have lost their loved ones because of COVID-19. May the Living Christ grant His peace to us and the entire world.

May the Risen Lord accompany us in our struggles and challenges during this difficult time.

May the joy of the resurrection fill our hearts and the hearts of those who are experiencing the effects of this difficult economic situation.

Happy Easter!

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday March 21st- Fifth Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent.

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Lent:

I would like to invite you to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities to prepare well for the celebration of Easter. 

Private Prayer – The church narthex will remain open, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross – 7 p.m., on each of the Fridays during Lent, except first Friday.

Confession – See the bulletin for times.

Stations of the Cross will be live-streamed this evening. Please use the following link: 

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

The Meeting ID and Password are the same as above.

Upcoming and Continuing Events:

Easter Liturgies & Registration – See the bulletin for more details.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday March 14th – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday).

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Year of St. Joseph – Be sure to check today’s bulletin for links to the Novena to St. Joseph and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter for the Year of St. Joseph. This coming Friday, March 19th is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These are excellent resources to help prepare for this great celebration!

Lent:

I would like to invite you to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities to prepare well for the celebration of Easter. 

Private Prayer – The church narthex will remain open, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross – 7 p.m., on each of the Fridays during Lent, except first Friday.

Attachments:

Bulletin for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Third Sunday of Lent- Sunday March 7th, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent.

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Bishop Crosby’s Letter on Conscience Rights for Healthcare Workers:

Please see the attachment with today’s bulletin and message, on this very important issue. For more information, you are encouraged to click on the links below:

https://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/family-ministry/conscience-rights-for-ontario-physicians

Lent:

I would like to invite you to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities to prepare well for the celebration of Easter. See below and the bulletin for more details.

Private Prayer – The church narthex will remain open, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross – 7 p.m., on each of the Fridays during Lent, except first Friday.

This Week:

Tonight – Friday, March 5, 2021 – First Friday – Healing Mass (Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 6 p.m. and Confession; Mass at 7 p.m. with Stations of the Cross following Mass)

Attachments:

Bishop Crosby’s Letter on Conscience Rights

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Second Sunday of Lent – February 28, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent.

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Financial Report – This weekend, the financial report will be presented at each of the Masses. Thank you for your continued support of the parish. We are pleased to include with today’s message a copy of the 2020 Financial Report, for your reference.

Lent:

I would like to invite you to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities to prepare well for the celebration of Easter. See below and the bulletin for more details.

Private Prayer – The church narthex will remain open, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross – 7 p.m., on each of the Fridays during Lent. 

This Week:

Stations of the Cross – Tonight at 7 p.m

Friday, March 6, 2021 – First Friday – Healing Mass (Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession prior to Mass; and Stations of the Cross following Mass)

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

First Sunday of Lent – February 21, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass, in the church, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent.

For those who are unable to attend, Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Lent:

I would like to invite you to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities to prepare well for the celebration of Easter. See below and the bulletin for more details.

Private Prayer – The church narthex will remain open, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross  – 7 p.m., on each of the Fridays during Lent. 

This Sunday:

I would like to invite everyone to pray for and continue to pray for our candidates who will receive Baptism during Easter. We will officially welcome them this Sunday, the First Sunday of Lent, at the 10 a.m. Mass.

This Week:

Stations of the Cross – Tonight at 7 p.m

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI