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Seventh Sunday of Easter

Pentecost Sunday
Do you know and experience in your life the gift and power of the Holy Spirit? After
his death and resurrection Jesus promised his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Receive the Holy Spirit! Jesus knew his disciples would need the power of the Holy
Spirit to carry out the mission entrusted to them. The gift of the Holy Spirit was
conditional upon the ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the Father. That is why
Jesus instructed the apostles to wait in Jerusalem until you are clothed with power
from on high (Luke 24:49). Why did they need power from on high? Just as Jesus was anointed with the Spirit at the
beginning of his ministry at the River Jordan, so the disciples needed the anointing of the Spirit to carry out the mission
entrusted to them by Jesus. The Holy Spirit is given to all who are baptized into Christ to enable us to live a new way of
life – a life of love, peace, joy, and righteousness (Romans 14:17). The Holy Spirit fills our hearts with the love of God
(Romans 5:7) and he gives us the strength and courage we need in order to live as faith-filled disciples of Jesus. The
Spirit helps us in our weakness (Romans 8:26) and enables us to grow in spiritual freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17;
Romans 8:21). The Spirit instructs us in the ways of God, and guides us in living according to God’s will. The Spirit is
the source and giver of all holiness. Isaiah foretold the seven-fold gifts that the Spirit would give: wisdom,
understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2).

The gift of Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the spiritual gifts and blessings of God are made possible
through the death, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus. After his resurrection Jesus “breathed” on his disciples
and gave them the Holy Spirit. Just as God breathed life into Adam, so the gift of the Holy Spirit is an impartation of
“new life” for his people. With the gift of the Holy Spirit a new creation begins. God recreates us for his glory. Jesus’
gift of peace to his disciples was more than an absence of trouble. His peace included the forgiveness of sins and the
fullness of everything good. Do you want power to live a faith-filled life as a disciple of Jesus? Ask the Father to fill you
with the power of his Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13).

"Lord Jesus, I thank you for the gift of Pentecost and for new life in the Holy Spirit. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and set
my heart ablaze with the fire of your love that I may serve you in joy and freedom."

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THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS


are hosting our 4th Annual Fundraising
Golf Tournament to benefit a number of
local charities which we support on an
annual basis. This year's tournament will
be held on Sunday June 27th at Hornby Glen in Halton
Hills. The cost is $140.00 per person.
Rushing winds and tongues of fire, If you're interested in a fun day of Golf, a chance at
Not to injure, but inspire. $10,000 dollars for a hole in one, a delicious steak dinner,
Blazing bright, but not consuming. and wonderful prizes, all for a good cause, please call
Loosing Spirit, love is blooming. to reserve your spot or foursome.
Other tongues, new language speaking, We are also accepting prize donations as well as corporate
Heart to heart the world is seeking. or individual hole sponsors for $100 each.
New and might winds are blowing. Come on out and have some fun and together we can
Something born and something growing. make a difference in our community. For more info or to
Tongues of fire and winds of Glory make a reservation please contact Dan Trigiani at (905)
Sing the ancient Church’s story. 569-7126
Power unleashed across the earth.
The Church of Christ is come to birth. MAY – THE MONTH OF OUR LADY
Glory to the God-Head Three, To honour our blessed Mother, Mary, in her
Alpha and Omega be. special month of May, we will be praying the
Bless the wind and bless the flame. Rosary every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Bless the Spirit’s Holy Name. in place of Evening Prayer.
WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS EXCITING NEW RETREAT ... FIRST TIME
MONDAY, MAY 24 AT 9:00 a.m. OFFERED IN CANADA
1 Peter 1: 3-9, Mark 10: 17-27 ACTS RETREAT WEEKEND FOR MEN – MAY 27-30,
TUESDAY, MAY 25 AT 8:45 A.M. QUEEN OF APOSTLES, Mississauga.
1 Peter 1: 10-16, Mark 10: 28-31 ACTS stands for Adoration, Community, Theology, and
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 AT 7:30 P.M. Service and is facilitated by a retreat team of lay men
1 Peter 1: 18-25, Mark 10: 32-45 (with guidance of a spiritual director) from the U.S.A. The
+ Jack Ewing goals are to renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen your
THURSDAY, MAY 27 AT 8:45 A.M. faith and to apply it in your daily life and to build parish
1 peter 2: 2-5, 9-12, Mark 10: 46-52 community. For more information or to register call the
FRIDAY, May 28 AT 7:30 P.M. Centre at 905-278-5229.
1 peter 4: 7-13, Mark 11: 11-26
S.I. Don Roberts
SOCIETY OF
SATURDAY, MAY 29 AT 9:00 A.M.
June 17: 20-25, Mark 11: 27-33
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Time to sort out those closets.
SATURDAY, MAY 29 AT 5:00 P.M.
Spring is here! The Society of St.
Prov. 8: 22-31, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16: 12-15
Vincent de Paul is having a Bundle Up
+ Claudia Tolentino
Collection here in our parish on the
SUNDAY, MAY 30
weekend of June 12 & 13. They are
Prov. 8: 22-31, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16: 12-15
particularly in need of textiles and footwear. Many thanks.
8:00 a.m. + Augusto Reyes, + Mr. Anthony K.Sappong
9:30 a.m. For the parish community
11:00 a.m. Deceased Legionaries of Mary
S.I. Alexandra & Mike Stawicki HOLIDAY MONDAY - CHANGE OF MASS TIME
12:30p.m. Monday, May 24, is a holiday and so our daily Mass will
*Mass Intentions are available where there is no name be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. with Morning Prayer at 8:30
mentioned. Please call the Parish Office – 905-822-8132, a.m. There will be no evening Mass.
Ext. 3.

SHARELIFE
The wonders of compassion… PERMANENT DIACONATE ORDINATIONS
Scared, uncertain and alone. Pregnant young SATURDAY, MAY 29TH, 2010 AT 10:00 A.M.
women reach out for comfort, support and ST. MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL, TORONTO
guidance as they struggle with options and worry about the Please remember Don Roberts and his family in your
future. Our ShareLife agencies provided counseling, prayers as Don is to be ordained to the Permanent
support and community education to more than 31,000 Diaconate this coming Saturday, May 29th. We are very
young people last year – offering personal and group proud of Don as he has undertaken a 4 year course at St.
counselling to 1,744 pregnant youth and young mothers who Augustine’s Seminary in preparation for this moment.
turned to them for help. Through professional, We, as a parish, will be celebrating with Don and Jean and
compassionate care, ShareLife agencies work wonders in their family on June 6th after the 12:30 p.m. Mass with a
the lives of these young mothers, giving them and their reception in the parish hall.
children hope of a brighter future.
Next Sunday, May 31, 2010 is the 3rd ShareLife
Collection. Please give generously. You can work
WONDERS!
NOTICE OF MEETING FOR PARENTS
I congratulate St. Francis of Assisi School staff and
students for collecting $3,235.04 for ShareLife through
WITH CHILDREN IN GRADE 7 IN
various fundraising activities. All funds raised will be OUR PARISH SCHOOLS
distributed by ShareLife for Haiti Relief. There will be a meeting for parents of Grade 7 students in
our parish schools on Sunday, May 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the
church. There is a make-up meeting set for Thursday,
June 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the church.
PARISHIONERS’ INFORMATION NIGHT
This is a very important meeting as we are going to look at
This Information Night will be held on Thursday, May 27th
the Sacramental Preparation for the reception of
at 7:30 p.m. in the church. It is an opportunity for you to
Confirmation in 2011.
hear more about the renovations to our church interior. Do
Please let me know if you are unable to attend – 905-822-
join us and find out more how we are to improve our sacred
8132, Ext. 4.
worship space.