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 18, 2021- Third Sunday of Easter

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 Third Sunday of Easter. 

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 17 at 12 p.m. Please click the following link to register:

stteresakit.ca

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

Upcoming:

Narthex closed – Monday, April 19 – Friday, April 23, 2021. See the bulletin for more details and entry for daily Mass.

Attachments:

Bulletin for the Third Sunday of Easter 

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

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