SAINT MARY MAGDALENE: July 22
Since the 6th century, Western tradition has linked three gospel accounts as referring to one woman, although some notable writers are undecided.
Luke relates that an unnamed sinner who anointed the Lord’s feet received forgiveness of her many sins because of her great love. He also writes that among the women who travelled with Jesus and the apostles was Mary Magdalene, who had been exorcised of seven devils. Mary Magdalene was a faithful follower of the Lord. With the other women, she stood near the cross, brought spices to anoint the body and alone, weeping with grief, was the first witness to the resurrection of Christ. Mary Magdalene is a patron of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans). (Living with Christ, July 2019)
BE MY DISCIPLES NEWS
There will be silent adoration on a regular basis every Tuesday evening, following the 7 pm mass (from 7:30pm to 8:30pm). Also, Adoration every Friday throughout the year, following the 9:00 am mass. Come and spend some time with the Lord!
“Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace.” -St. Alphonsus Ligouri
Food for Oasis
Please remember to bring non-perishable food and leave them in the bins at the doors of the church…Thank you
FIVE-DAY SUMMER RETREAT:
MONTREAL DIRECTED RETREATS
Consider the opportunity to spend a silent, personally directed summer retreat from August 5-9 at the Cistercian Abbey in Rougemont. Cost is $335, all-inclusive. Limited spaces. For more information, contact Paul Empsall at 514-626-9462 or visit www.montrealretreats.org
RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, and prayer. Participants in the RCIA program undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. For more information contact Fr. Jason Piper
FINDING MASS TIMES WHILE AWAY
You can easily find a Catholic church and mass times for any location you travel to in North America, and beyond. Visit www.masstimes.org, or www.parishesonline.com to find a church near your destination.
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Sick and Shut Ins
If you know of someone who is housebound or has difficulty coming to Church and would like a visit to receive Holy Communion, please call the office. If you can offer a ride to someone who cannot get here otherwise, please let us know…Thank you.
The Prayer Sheet is in the foyer of the Church. Please write prayer intentions so the Community can offer prayers for you.