WELCOME TO ST. DAVID’S PARISH th February 15 , 2015 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – B Reflection In Jesus’ time lepers were considered “unclean.” A leper comes to Jesus with a request to be healed and Jesus takes pity on him, and heals him. Despite instructions to the contrary, the healed man goes out and spreads the Good News about Jesus. Today’s Word, teaches us that no one who seeks Jesus out is ever turned away. He is always ready to show us His mercy, and to free us from whatever makes us unclean or unloving towards others. ****First Communion Enrollment Ceremony**** Again this weekend some of the children of our community will be enrolled during our Sunday Masses. Please pray for all our beautiful children who are preparing to receive the Eucharist. February Legal Holiday th This Monday, February 16 is Ontario Family Day. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am and the office and Church will be closed for the day. Countdown for Lent... A time of repentance, change of heart and prayer. Explained Mass th Tuesday, February 17 at 6:45 pm – Fr. Ernie will lead a tour of the church with explanation of the various symbols, followed by an Explained Mass to help us better appreciate the meaning of the Eucharist which we celebrate every Sunday. Everyone is welcome to participate and learn. Ash Wednesday th Wednesday, February 18 , Ash Wednesday, is a universal day of fast and abstinence. There will be several Masses offered, all with distribution of ashes: at 7:30 am; at 9:30 am for St. David’s School; at 12:00 noon; and at 7:30 pm. Most of these services will be celebrated bilingually. Stations of the Cross The Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday of Lent, usually at 7:30 pm, in the church and will be celebrated bilingually (English and Italian). Come join us for this beautiful devotion. Annual Coins for Life Campaign Here’s a great thing to do for Lent!!! Collect coins in support of Campaign Life Coalition so that we can help protect the lives of the unborn. Please pick up a collection box next weekend and bring in the coins on the Sunday after Easter. Thank you. Income Tax Receipts Please take note that we will be mailing out the 2014 tax receipts this coming week. Mark Your Calendars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You won’t want to miss this one...... St. David’s Third Annual Dinner Dance in support of our twin parish in Tarapur, India at the Terrace Banquet st Hall on Saturday, February 21 . The evening begins with a full antipasto buffet and open bar at 6:30 pm, followed by a lavish dinner which will include pasta, veal chop (vegetarian option available) with vegetables and potatoes, salad, dessert and coffee/tea. There will also be performances, music and dancing, and raffle. Tickets are $85 for adults and grown children ($50 for children 12 and under). You may purchase your tickets after the weekend Masses, at the office during the week, or by calling Dominick at 416-717-7446. We encourage you to arrange tables of 10 if possible. Lenten Bible Study Join the prayer group every Wednesday of Lent at 8:00 pm in the parish hall (beginning February 25) for a time of Scripture Study and the inspiring leadership of Deacon Dominic Pullano. This is a wonderful way to deepen your faith and grow in your understanding of the Word of God. Portuguese Dinner Dance (for everyone!!!!!) th On Saturday, Feb. 28 , our Portuguese Holy Spirit Confraternity will hold a wonderful “Festa do Chicharro” celebration in our parish hall. Festivities begin at 6:30 pm and include a full dinner with music and dancing. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children (ages 6 to 12). For reservations call John at 416-452-4915 or Manuela at 905-417-1709. Come one, come all!!! Family of Faith We have officially launched the Archdiocesan Capital Campaign for our parish and have already raised $485,000 toward our goal of $835.000. Please give some prayerful consideration to how much you can contribute to this worthy cause that will greatly benefit the people of St. David’s and of the whole archdiocese. Holy Land Pilgrimage If you are interested in going to the Holy Land and walking in the footsteps of Jesus, there will be a pilgrimage during the March Break (March 12 to 22). For further information, please contact DeaconDominic at [email protected] Confirmation Sponsors’ Names Needed Attention all Confirmation candidates!!! Please call or email the church to submit the name of your sponsor and the parish he/she attends. Be sure to spell it out!!! Also, be sure to include your name and school you attend. You can send it to [email protected] Thank you!!! BENVENUTI A ST. DAVID’S Ordinario: Sesta Domenica – B – La lebbra non ha cessato di erigere barriere fra gli uomini. I lebbrosi di oggi sono gli ammalati dimenticati negli ospedali, gli emarginati del quarto mondo relegati in baracche malsane, i pubblicani e le prostitute che i nostri ambienti benpensanti mettono al bando. Di fronte a tutte queste situazioni, abbiamo la possibilità di partecipare personalmente alla storia semplice e meravigliosa dell’incontro tra Gesù e il lebbroso. Senza dimenticare che anche noi siamo lebbrosi, e abbiamo bisogno di essere guariti. Ontario Family Day L’ufficcio parrocchiale sarà chiuso questo lunedì, 16 febbraio e l’unica Messa sarà celebrata alle 9:00 am. Mercoledì delle Ceneri Iniziamo la Quaresima mercoledì, 18 febbraio, con l’imposizione delle ceneri a tutte le Messe in questo giorno universale di digiuno e astinenza. Ci saranno quattro Messe in chiesa: alle 7:30 am; alle 9:30 am per St. David School; a mezzogiorno; e alle 7:30 pm. Via Crucis Ogni venerdì della Quaresima alle 7:30 pm, ci sarà la Via Crucis (bilingue) nella chiesa. Venite tutti!!! Riservate Questa Data!!!!!!!!!! Non mancate.............. la Cena con Ballo di St. David’s, sabato, 21 febbraio, alla Terrace Banquet Hall, iniziando alle 6:30 con buffet di antipasto e bar aperto, La cena consiste di pasta/risotto, veal chop con contorni, insalata mista, dolci e caffè. Sarà una bellissima serata con musica e danza. I biglietti sono di $85 per adulti e $50 per bambini (meno di 12 anni). Cercate di oraganizzarvi con tavoli di 10 personne. I biglietti saranno in vendita dopo le Messe domenicali, e all’ufficio durante la settimana, oppure chiamate Domenick al 416-717-7446. Venite tutti!!!!!!! Ricevute Per le Tasse Quest’anno le vostre ricevute saranno inviate per posta. Le riceverete fra poco. Comunità di Fede Abbiamo iniziato la Campagna Diocesana per la nostra parrocchia e abbiamo già raccolto $485,000. Speriamo di arrivare alla nostr meta di $835.000 con la vostra generosità. Grazie. ************************************************** Good Shepherd Casserole Program Please keep those casseroles coming!!! The hungry and homeless of the city need and appreciate your help. You can pick up more pans at the parish office during the week. Thanks to everyone for helping!!! Pre-Authorized Giving This new way of supporting the church is now being offered in our parish and many of our parishioners may find this method practical and convenient. Please take a brochure home and see if this way of giving is right for you. Saturday – Sabato Feb. 14 5:30 p.m. †Vincenzo Iaizzo (2 Yrs) Sunday– Domenica Feb. 15 7:30 a.m. Pro Populo 9:00 a.m. †Sonia Orejola 10:30 p.m †Francesco Sciabbarrasi †Donato Domenica †Gina D’Alimonte †Carmine Tarantino †Giuseppina Catarra †Carla & Raffaele Tasciotti †Pasquale & Oriana Paoletti e famiglia †Domenico Orfano †Felicia Pirone †Piedro Cialone †Franco e famiglia Rauzi †Gemma e famiglia Cescolini †Vincenzo Di Blasi (6 Yrs) 12:00 p.m. †Giovanni Di Domenico (1 Yr) 25th Wedding Anniv.-Maria & Michael De Michele 5:30 p.m. †John & Bridget Walsh †Mary Rochford Monday – Lunedì Feb. 16 ***Family Day*** Office Closed 9:00 a.m. †Carmela Bartolomeo No Evening Mass Tuesday – Martedì Feb. 17 7:30 a.m. †Teotonio Borges 6:45 p.m. Explained Mass & Tour of Church Wednesday – Mercoledì Feb. 18 7:30 a.m. Pro Populo 9:30 a.m. St.David’s School Mass 12:00 p.m. Pro Populo 7:30 p.m. Pro Populo Thursday - Giovedì Feb. 19 7:30 a.m. †Deceased members Filomena Arruda 7:30 p.m. Mem.Mass:†Nobile Fera (Died in Italy) Friday – Venerdì Feb. 20 7:30 a.m. †Alberto Salvatore Scarlato 6:30 p.m. Mem.Mass: †Enrico Nicolucci (1 Yr) 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross Saturday – Sabato Feb. 21 7:30 a.m. †Skocanić Dusăh †Mrakovćic Marko 9:00 a.m. Mem.Mass: †Gaspare Ditta (1 Mo) 5:30 p.m. †Biagio Corrado HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!! BONNE SEMAINE!!!!! *** *****Catholic Connect***** This new group for young adult Catholics will have its first meeting this Thursday, Feb. 19th at 8:00 pm at St. André Bessette Rectory (2 Barletta Dr. at the corner of Grand Trunk).
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