11th Sunday in Ordinary Time -June 13, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Please join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. will also be live-streamed, on Zoom. If you are not attending this Mass, and you wish to join me online, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/5887658626  

Password: 274733

Parish News

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Tonight, June 11, 2021. Confession at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. The church will be open at 6 p.m. for private prayer. Mass will also be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person (use the link above). 

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is the World Day of Prayer for Priests, which was instituted by Saint John Paul II in 2002. On this day, Catholics worldwide are urged to pray for the sanctification of priests. Please remember to keep our priests in prayer every day, but especially today.

Father’s Day – See the bulletin for information regarding Mass intentions.

Private Prayer in the church – As the churches re-open, the Narthex/Vestibule will once again be open for private prayer, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come and spend some time with the Lord!

Confession – We are back to the regular schedule (30 min. before Mass; Sat., 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.).

Other News

Re-opening of churches – Registration – As the churches are now open with a 15% capacity, we encourage parishioners to register in advance of coming to Mass. This will help us to have a better idea of the numbers of people attending the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses. Please click on the following link to register. Thank you.

http://stteresakit.ca/?page_id=2193

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With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday June 6, 2021- Body and Blood Sunday

Dear Parishioners, 

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and/or Sunday at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). 

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom. Please click on the link to join us for Mass:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Parish News

FIRST FRIDAY – TONIGHT – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 6 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Please join us on Zoom.

Corpus Christi – In the bulletin this week, you will find a section dedicated to the Most Blessed Sacrament, as we celebrate this great Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Please take some time to read it and see how important this sacrament is, in our lives.

Father’s Day – See the bulletin for information regarding Mass intentions.

Private Prayer in the church – Unfortunately, during the lockdown we will not be able to open the church during the week for private prayer. 

Confession – By appointment only.

Other News

Re-opening of churches – Please see today’s bulletin for more details and continue to check upcoming bulletins for more information.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday May 30, 2021 Trinity Sunday

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! 

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom. Please click on the link to join us for Mass:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Parish News

Act of Consecration – During the month of May we honoured our Blessed Mother. Please join us this Sunday, May 30th on Zoom.  

Father’s Day – See the bulletin for information regarding Mass intentions.

Private Prayer in the church – Unfortunately, during the lockdown we will not be able to open the church during the week for private prayer. 

Confession – By appointment only.

Other News

Re-opening of churches. Please see today’s bulletin for more details and the attachment included with today’s message.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday May 23, Pentecost Sunday

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! 

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate Pentecost.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom. Please click on the link to join us for Mass:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Parish News

Month of May – Traditionally, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We continue our devotions leading up to the Act of Consecration next Sunday, May 30th.

Father’s Day – See the bulletin for information regarding Mass intentions.

Private Prayer in the church – Unfortunately, during the lockdown we will not be able to open the church during the week for private prayer. 

Confession – By appointment only.

Victoria Day – The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021 for Victoria Day. Enjoy the long weekend! Happy Victoria Day!

Other News

Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle – which focuses on reconciliation between Indigenous and all Canadians have issued a statement for Pentecost. Please click on the link below to read the message:

Attachments:

Bulletin for Pentecost 

With prayers,

Sunday May 16th, Ascension of our Lord

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! 

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom. Please click on the link to join us for Mass:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

This Week

Novena in honour of the Holy Spirit – Tonight, following Mass, we will begin the Novena in honour of the Holy Spirit. This is a perfect way to prepare for Pentecost! See the bulletin for more details.

Parish News

Month of May – Traditionally, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. See the bulletin for more information on this beautiful tradition. This week there is also a special section for children – don’t miss it!

Father’s Day – See the bulletin for information regarding Mass intentions.

Private Prayer in the church – Unfortunately, during the lockdown we will not be able to open the church during the week for private prayer. 

Confession – By appointment only.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday May 10th, 6th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! 

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom. Please click on the link to join us for Mass:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

This Week

Tonight – First Friday – Adoration begins on Zoom at 6 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 9, 2021 – This Sunday, in a very special way, we remember our mothers – those who have gone before us and those who are with us. We recognize and honour our mothers, for the gift of their Vocation to Motherhood and the love, encouragement and support they give to our families. This Sunday, you will see white roses on the Altar and white roses beside the tabernacle – take a look at the bulletin for further details and for a wonderful section, to assist us, in celebrating this special day!

Parish News

Month of May – Traditionally, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. See the bulletin for more information on this beautiful tradition and how we as a parish family will celebrate this special month in honour of Our Lady.

Father’s Day – See the bulletin for information regarding Mass intentions.

Private Prayer in the church – Unfortunately, during the lockdown we will not be able to open the church during the week for private prayer. 

Confession – By appointment only.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Sunday May 2, 2021-Fifth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! 

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Massis celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom. Please click on the link to join us for Mass:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

This Week

Catholic Education Week – The week of May 2-7, 2021 marks the celebration of Catholic Education Week in our province.  This year’s theme is, “Nurturing Hope”. 

His Excellency, Bishop Crosby has prepared two video resources in support of Catholic Education Week, 2021 – a video message highlighting our seven Catholic District School Boards and a pre-taped Liturgy of the Word in lieu of an in-person Catholic Education Week Mass.  Both videos can be found here:  https://hamiltondiocese.com/catholic-education-week/

Bishop Crosby’s message for Catholic Education Week 2021 is attached with today’s message and bulletin.

Parish News

Month of May – Traditionally, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. See the bulletin for more information on this beautiful tradition and how we as a parish family will celebrate this special month in honour of Our Lady.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day – See the bulletin for information regarding Mass intentions.

Parish Office – See the bulletin for important information regarding the Parish Office during lockdown.

Private Prayer in the church – Unfortunately, during the lockdown we will not be able to open the church during the week for private prayer. 

Confession – By appointment only.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

4th Sunday of Easter-Sunday April 25, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! 

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Massis celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom. Please click on the link to join us for Mass:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

This Week

Good Shepherd Sunday – This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday. See the bulletin for more details. Please remember to pray for vocations, especially to the priesthood, diaconate, religious and consecrated life and that those who are being called will have the courage to respond to the invitation of the ‘Good Shepherd’.

Parish News

Parish Office – See the bulletin for important information regarding the Parish Office during lockdown.

Private Prayer in the church – Unfortunately, during the lockdown we will not be able to open the church during the week for private prayer. 

Confession – By appointment only.

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Message on Lockdown

Dear Parishioners, 

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!  

During this time of lockdown, we will move back to our previous lockdown schedule. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. The Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. and the Sunday Mass will remain at 10:00 a.m. 

All Masses will be live-streamed. I am including the link and password, for your convenience:

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

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Those who wish to attend Mass and assist, please call or email the parish office. 

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

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