Vol 10, No 4 website May June 2015

May-June 2015
T h e Pe t a l
Little Flower Parish Newsletter
Newsfeed
· Updated website
with new functions
launches in May.
· Join us for Father’s
Day breakfast on
June 21
· A new parish photo
directory is coming
to Little Flower.
Watch for info and
photo sitting dates
in August and
September.
Life Lessons from Mary
The Bible doesn’t say a lot about
Mary, but it does give us glimpses
into her life, and it can tell us a lot
about her humanness. We know
she is the Mother of God, was
conceived without sin, and is the
Mother of our Church.
But what can we learn from her today?
(or even a small one), do I follow her example?
Mary, a virgin, learns from the angel Gabriel
Do I have the faith to respond positively to God,
that she is to conceive and bear a son, the
even when I don’t understand the “why” behind
long-awaited Messiah. This is the moment
His requests?
of her great fiat, her “yes” to God, and we
Mary, Mother of the Church
in our lives. Ask yourself: where in my life –
Sacrament of First
Reconciliation
my family, marriage, work or friendships –
can I live out my relationship with God as
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Easter Triduum
2
New Presider’s
Chair in place
3
April Baptisms
3
Solemnities and
Feast Days
Mary does? Do I keep Jesus close to my
heart? Are thanks and praise to God part of
Introducing
2
Carolynn Meginbir
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Parish/Community 4
Events
store for her. Ask yourself: given a great mission
Mary, Mother of God
are challenged to respond in a similar way
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my daily life?
When her son is crucified, Mary is there, at the
foot of the cross. She again surrenders fully to
God’s will and experiences the greatest suffering
any mother could – giving up her own son for the
sake of others. Here Christ entrusts his Blessed
Mother and his beloved disciple into each other’s
care, effectively making her spiritual mother of us
Mary Most Holy
all. Ask yourself: is there something in my life I
Gabriel begins his greeting to Mary with the
could ask Mary’s help with? Is there something in
words, “Hail, full of grace.” We understand
my life she can help me surrender to God?
this to mean that from the moment of her
Mary, even in her suffering at the Cross, trusted
conception, Mary was redeemed and born
God’s plan. Ask her to pray for you, that you
without original sin. Still, she was human.
might more closely follow her example and live
She was greatly troubled by the angel’s
your life for Him.
words and pondered them, knowing they
meant a great mission from God was in
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T h e Pet a l
Celebrating First Reconciliation in February
Neilson
Jan
Hans
Samantha
Aurezia
Victoria
Jesse
Lily
Matthew
Jhoanna
Jack
Julia
Samuel (Jay-R)
Meagan
Riel
Hannah
Layla
Zoe
Earl
Profession of Faith and Confirmation
Little Flower parish extends a warm welcome to RCIA candidate Carolynn
Meginbir who received the Sacrament of Confirmation and became a full
member of our church community at Easter Vigil this year. Congratulations,
Carolynn!
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Easter Triduum
Veneration of the Cross
on Good Friday
Serving, as Christ
HE IS RISEN!
At Easter Vigil on Saturday, we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord
served, by washing feet
at Thursday’s Mass of
the Lord’s Supper
Proud craftsmanship is hallmark of new Presider’s Chair
Built of maple and walnut that compliment the woods in our altar, the Presider’s
Chair, side chair and table delivered in April are the first items purchased with
parishioners’ contributions to the Liturgical Items Replacement Fund.
Local woodworker Cam Carlson of Artisan Furniture is skilled in crafting innovative,
functional pieces that exactly suit his customers’ needs. His incredible workmanship
harkens back to ancient Egyptian craftsmen and their techniques of building without
nuts, bolts, screws or nails. These pieces will last a lifetime.
Agnes Fahlman and Jered Kirkland of Globe Fabrics provided excellent personal
service and advice in selecting the cushions, which come in interchangeable colours
Special thanks to John
to match each Liturgical season.
and Tillie Fahlman, whose
The parish is very grateful to the Fahlmans and to everyone who has contributed to
generosity made this pur-
the Liturgical Replacement Fund. Rest assured that great thought goes into spending
chase possible
all donations wisely.
Welcome, little ones! Baptisms in April
Did you know?
We’re launching a new
website for our parish. The
address remains the same,
LittleFlowerRegina.ca.
What’s new? A different
look, it uses Google Translate, and it`s optimized for
your cell phone.
Check it out!
Jude
Jordana and Mekenna
Little Flower R.C. Parish
Solemnities, Feast Days and Liturgical Dates
420 College Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4N 0X2
Phone 306-522-8583
Fax 306-522-8585
May 17 — SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
May 24 — PENTECOST SUNDAY
May 31 — SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
June 7 — SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Office:
[email protected]
Fr. Jose:
[email protected]
www.LittleFlowerRegina.ca
In Our Parish
FOOD DRIVE weekends
(second Sunday of the
month) are June 13/14,
July 11/12 and August 8/9.
MEN’S CLUB BREAKFAST on June 21 from 9:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5 for
adults and $3 for children
12 and under. Tickets will
be available at the door.
PHOTO DIRECTORY
SITTINGS will be available
for booking August 17-20
and Sept. 16-19. Watch
for details from the Vocations & Family Life committee.
In Our Community
Holy Cross Cal Murphy
Memorial Golf Tourney
Sunday, June 14. Call the
office, 306-757-1325 for
info.
Sacred Heart School
Editors
Mike Zimmerman
Diane Goski
[email protected]
306-565-0083
book donations of quality
primary books for a summer reading program.
Contact Michelle Fiske,
306-791-1707.
World Meeting of
Discernment House
Families 2015, Philadelregistrations for fall
phia, PA. Sept. 22 - 25, with
2015. Sisters of the Presen- Papal visit Sept. 26-27.
tation offer a faith-based
home-away-from-home to
Catholic women ages 1935 who work or study in
Saskatoon.
www.PresentationOfMary.
ca. Contact Sr. Lucie,
306-244-0726 or email
[email protected]
The world’s largest Catholic
gathering of families. Visit
www.worldmeeting.org for
details.
Holy Child Parish
Pilgrimage to Fatima and
Lourdes, Oct. 4 - 13.
Contact Sr. Anna for info,
306-789-8276.