BULLETIN

October 2ed & 9th, 2022

Life by Faith: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Bible Reflections by Dr. Scott Hahn

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First Reading: Habakkuk 1:2–32:2–4 | Psalm 95:1–26–9

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:6–813–14 | Gospel: Luke 17:5–10

Because of his faith, the just man shall live. We hear in today’s First Reading the original prophetic line made so central by St. Paul (see Romans 1:17Galatians 3:11Hebrews 10:38).


We are to live by faith in Christ who loved us and gave Himself on the Cross for us (see Galatians 2:20).

The world, though, can seem to us as seventh-century Judah seemed to Habakkuk—in the control of God’s enemies. The strife and discord we face in our own lives can sometimes cause us to wonder, as the prophet does, why God doesn’t seem to hear or intervene when we cry for help.

We can’t let our hearts be hardened by the trials we undergo. As today’s Psalm reminds us: Israel forgot His mighty works, lost faith in the sound words of His promise. They tested God in the desert, demanding a sign.

But God didn’t redeem Israel from Egypt only to let them die in the desert. And He didn’t ransom us from futility only to abandon us in our trials. He is our God and we are the people He shepherds always—though at times His mercy and justice seem long delayed.

If we call on the Lord, as the Apostles do in today’s Gospel, He will increase our faith, will stir to a flame the Holy Spirit who has dwelt within us since Baptism.

As Paul tells us in today’s Epistle, the Lord will always give us the love and self-control we need to bear our share of hardship for the Gospel—with a strength that can come from God alone.


Our task is to continue doing what He has commanded—to love and to build up His kingdom—trusting that His vision still presses on to its fulfillment.

For His vision still has its time. One day, though we are but “unprofitable servants,” we will be invited to eat and drink at our Master’s table. It is that day we anticipate with each celebration of the Eucharist.

PARISH THANKSGIVING BRUNCH

Sunday, Oct 16 after 11AM Mass

At the Church Hall

Potluck! just bring anything simple and easy to share and enjoy with the company of fellow parishioners. 

Please let us know if you’re interested to join by calling the secretary at 514-747-4226 or simply send her an email. Or, you may call either Cecilia 514-886-3820 or Emma 514-747-3221.

CHRISTMAS BOXES

We are once again participating this year in Operation Christmas Child in conjunction with Samaritan’s Purse.

This is a project where, every Christmas, millions of shoeboxes filled with gifts are hand delivered to millions of needy children around the world. In addition to bringing joy to these children, this will introduce them to God’s love for them through His gift of His son, Jesus Christ. Please note you could also write a message of love and leave it in the box. We will be filling the shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene products (no liquids or toothpaste), and other small gifts such as biblical books, socks, t-shirts, etc. Basically anything that could be useful for a needy child and that will fit in a shoeboxsmall backpackduffle bag, etc., but nothing battery powered. No guns, no knives or anything portraying violence. Please check the pamphlets available for information on what to send. Choose if the gift is for a boy or a girl and the age group. Please donate $10.00 per box for shipping costs.

Empty Boxes and pamphlets can be picked up at the entrance of the church on Saturday and Sunday , October 1st and 2nd and filled Boxes are to be returned at the entrance of the church with the DEADLINE of Sunday, November 13, 2022.

You can fill up as many boxes as they would like to. There is no limit. You can also use ANY regular shoebox, backpack, duffle bag, etc. Thank you in advancefor your great generosity. For more information contact Frank Kebe 514-707-6248, or the Parish Office  514- 747-4226.


OUR LADY OF FATIMA ONLINE MINISTRIES

The Rosary

Emil & Iria Tirona will be hosting an online interactive rosary,
Mondays at 7:30pm.

For those interested, kindly send an email to Emil and Irah (irahtirona@gmail.com), so you may be added to the online invitation. Please call 514-617-4021 if you need any online technical assistance or have questions.

PARISH WEBSITE: Homilies & Reflections

During the current COVID restrictions, while the parish is either closed to the public or limited in the number of those who can gather for mass, from time to time Fr. Jason will post on the parish website a homily or reflection on various faith related subjects. You can find the homilies at the following link: http://www.our-lady-of-fatima.ca/homilies/


COVID NOTICE:

The Church is OPEN to the public gatherings indoors.

NO MORE RESERVATIONS will be required.

Also, as has been our practice throughout the pandemic, for the foreseeable future we will continue using only the main entrance doors for you to enter the Church.


You can check regularly our parish website for updates:

www.our-lady-of-fatima.ca

The Archdiocese of Montreal has set up a webpage where they will post diocesan updates and information, regarding the actions taken by the Archdiocese, in response to the coronavirus as things unfold: www.diocesemontreal.org/en/covid-19

During these difficult days be assured of my prayers for you, and together let us pray for all those effected by this virus, and for its swift end! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail me: fatherjpiper@gmail.com

The Archdiocese of Montreal has set up a webpage where they will post diocesan updates and information, regarding the actions taken by the Archdiocese, in response to the coronavirus as things unfold: www.diocesemontreal.org/en/covid-19

During these difficult days be assured of my prayers for you, and together let us pray for all those effected by this virus, and for its swift end! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail me: fatherjpiper@gmail.com


SAINTLY WISDOM

“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” – Saint Padre Pio

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