“Actively live the Gospel through discovering the Spirit alive within our parishioners”. ST. THERESA’S ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH 7508 – 29 Avenue, Edmonton, AB Phone: 780.463.8646 [email protected] T6K 3Y8 Fax: 780.450.2431 www.strcp.com & THE CATHOLIC PARISH OF CORPUS CHRISTI [email protected] www.corpuschristi-edm.ca PARISH BULLETIN March 22nd, 2015 – 5th Sunday of Lent MINISTRIES PARISH TEAM CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Fr. Jim Corrigan (2227) Pastor Fr. Matthew Hysell Associate Pastor [email protected] Fr. Luan Vu (2223) Associate Pastor Sr. Cornelia Ramirez, RVM Sacramental Preparation Deacon Tony Obleada Permanent Deacon Deacon Gem Mella Permanent Deacon (2224) CATHOLIC GIRLS LEAGUE Open to all girls ages 10 - 16. Next meeting: Mon, March 30, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Fern Hardie - 780.462.9167 Angela McCormick (2226) Youth Ministry Marie Woolgar (2233) Ministry/Business/Web Coordinator Nina Obleada (2225) Parish Bookkeeper Dany Lee (2221) Reception/Secretary Sherry Robak (2222) Records Coordinator Chuck Long Maintenance Fernando Hermoso Custodians Piotr (Peter) Kus Pamela Petruchik Rectory Housekeeper OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday Closed for lunch Open Saturday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm Noon - 1:00 pm 9:30 am - 5:00 pm WEEKDAY MASS TIMES Monday Tuesday – Saturday Tuesday & Wednesday Meets on scheduled days. Next Gen. Meeting on Mon., March 23 - 7:00 pm Check receptionist for room WANT TO JOIN THE CWL? Carmen - 780.440.0069 or [email protected] 8:00 am 9:00 am 6:25 pm SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday Sunday 5:30 pm 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm Life Teen Mass 6:00 pm ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Weekdays 1 hour prior to the following Masses: Tuesdays 6:25 pm Mass Wednesdays 9:00 am Mass Fridays 9:00 am Mass SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 30 minutes prior to all weekday Masses except Monday. Saturdays from 9:45 - 11:00 am FIRST FRIDAY, MAY 1 9:00 am Mass & Exposition 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Adoration 6:00 pm Benediction & Mass TRUE DEVOTION TO JESUS THROUGH MARY Prayerful study for spiritual growth through St Louis de Montfort's book Group 1: Thursdays - 10:00 am, MacDonald room. Group 2: Mondays - 6:00 pm, (ask receptionist for room) Enter church through doors northwest side of building. Colleen - 780.463.2227 or [email protected] LIGHT of CHRIST CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP meets on Wednesdays for regular weekly meetings at 7:15 - 9:30 pm, MacNeil hall RESPECT FOR LIFE Join us on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 pm (2nd Monday if statutory holiday) Check receptionist for room Nicole – [email protected] A church is under construction! Take a drive by Corpus Christi! 34 Street-28A Ave. Don’t miss the chance to see it! Corpus Christi pledge total as of March 18/15 is Father Michael Troy School 3630 - 23 Street Email: [email protected] Website: www.corpuschristi-edm.ca SUNDAY LITURGY CORPUS CHRISTI $5,962,028.00 Please pick up a Corpus Christi Pledge Package from the display tables. Be one of the 10 families to get us to the $6 Million mark! ~ Make a pledge of $20/wk for 5 years ~ Thank you, one and all! 9:30 am and 11:30 am at Father Michael Troy School, 3630 - 23 Street 2015 TRIDUUM & EASTER MASSES St. Theresa’s Parish 7508-29 Avenue HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will be on the 2nd Sunday, April 12 after both Masses. There will be goodies, coffee, & juice. Donations of treats are always welcome! The K of C, Fr. Michael Troy Council, hosts alternate Masses on the 3rd Sunday of the month. The next K of C sponsored Mass will be on April 19 at the 11:30 am Mass. Have you ever tasted the crêpes breakfast? Don’t wait too long! CORPUS CHRISTI ADORATION EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Join our faith community in Eucharistic Adoration off the land blessed for our church the last Friday of the month. For the month of March, the adoration will be held at St. Theresa’s Parish. Our next Holy Hour will be on: Fri., March 27, 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Join us for an hour with the Lord! April 2 Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper: * 7:00 pm (Incense) Bring non perishable food bank donations. April 3 Good Friday - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: * 11:00 am & 3:00 pm * 9:00 am in the MacNeil hall (basement) **Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Way of the Cross in Malankara Rite. April 4 Blessing of Easter food (church sanctuary): 12:00 pm Easter Vigil - Resurrection of the Lord: * 8:00 pm (Incense) N.B.: No 5:30 pm Mass April 5 9TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT CORPUS CHRISTI Good Friday - April 3 at 6 pm Corpus Christi land 34 Street & 28A Avenue "Please dress for the weather" EASTER - NEW HOPE, NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO BE GOD’S LOVE IN THE WORLD Easter floods us with the Good News of God’s extreme, over-the-top love for us, His creation. The message and challenge of the Easter season about to start is taking that love, that new hope, that promise of new life, out to the world. In Easter-time, we are starting in earnest the fund-raising to accomplish bringing two refugee families out of death and sorrow into a new life in Canada. Bringing New Life means your time, your participation, your contribution - YOUR LOVE. No time or treasure of talent is too small or unwanted. Clara Ambard - 780.462.0458 or [email protected] CALLED TO LOVE...THE INFINITE CHALLENGE SINGLES FOR CHRIST invites all single men & women, ages 21 - 40 yrs old to join the Christian Life Program. Every Saturday, 6:30 pm - OLGC/FMMG rooms. The program starts on March 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm but they will still accept late participants. Mark - 780.604.8131 Easter Sunday - Resurrection of the Lord: * 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm (Incense) & 6:00 pm * 2:30 pm (Incense) ** Salubong Mass (K of C Nazareno) Corpus Christi Parish Father Michael Troy School 3630 - 23 Street, Edmonton April 5 Easter Sunday - Resurrection of the Lord: * 9:30 am & 11:30 am (Incense) N.B.: No Holy Thursday, no Good Friday, no Easter Vigil celebrations at Corpus Christi TOGETHER WE SERVE Thank you for your generous support of Together We Serve to date. Our parish’s target for 2015 is $ 71,500. This target represents our parish’s average giving to special collections over the past 6 years. To date our parish has collected $23,995.05 - 33% of its target. Watch the thermometer attached to the Together We Serve poster each week to see where we are in our journey to reach our parish target and enable the very worthwhile work of all the charities we support through Together We Serve. Together we can make a difference as together we serve. www.caedm.ca/WeServe WEEK AT A GLANCE nd SUNDAY March 22 8:30 am Mass 10:30 am Mass 12:30 pm Mass 6:00 pm - Life Teen 7:15 - 9:30 pm EXALT (XLT) TUESDAY March 24th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm THURSDAY March 26th 8:00 am Rosary Legion of Mary - Knitting group Canadian North Churches 8:30 am Reconciliation (MacDonald room) 5:30 pm Adoration 6:25 pm Mass (Main body) rd MONDAY March 23 8:00 am Mass 8:45 am Rosary (Main body) 7:00 - 9:00 pm Stewardship Meeting (OLGC/FMMG rooms) 7:30 - 9:30 pm Project Jamaica Wine & Cheese (MacNeil hall) 6:00 - 8:00 pm True Devotion (Main body-OLGC/FMMG rooms) 6:30 - 8:30 pm EDGE (Main body) 8:30 am Reconciliation 9: 00 am Mass 9:00 am Mass 9:30 -10:30 am Hospitality (MacDonald room) 7:00 pm Lenten Penitential Service (Ozanam room) (Main body) 7:00 - 9:30 pm Ephphatha Prayer Group (Malayalam) (OLGC/FMMG rooms) SATURDAY March 21st 8:00 am Rosary (Main body) 8:40 am Little office of Mary (Main body) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CFC Music Camp Teaching (MacNeil hall) 9:00 am Mass 9:45 – 11:00 am Reconciliation (MacDonald room) FRIDAY March 27th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Young Adult Server Training 6:25 pm Mass 8:30 am Reconciliation (Main body) 7:00 - 8:00 pm RCIA Child 9:00 am Mass 6:00 - 7:00 pm Corpus Christi Adoration (MacDonald-Ozanam rooms) 7:15 - 9:30 pm Light of Christ (MacNeil hall) 7:00 - 10:00 pm Secular Franciscans Formation (OLGC/FMMG rooms) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Junior Legion of Mary (Ozanam room) (Main body) 5:30 pm Mass 6:30 - 10:30 pm CFC Pastoral Formation Night 6:00 - 11:30 pm Singles for Christ (OLGC/FMMG rooms) (MacNeil hall) 7:00 - 10:30 pm CFC Christian Life Program (MacDonald room) Everyone is warmly encouraged to bring a friend and to attend seven evenings of Eucharists, catecheses, testimonies, and small group sharing, as we pray for the "manifestation of baptism" by opening ourselves more profoundly to the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Following the Life in the Spirit Seminar module, the evenings will begin with Mass at 6:25 pm, followed by the mission from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on the Easter Wednesdays of April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20. St Theresa's Parish - 780.463.8646 for more information or to register. Love offering is gratefully appreciated. N.B.: An ASL interpreter will be present for Deaf participants. Fr. Matthew Hysell at [email protected] ST. THERESA'S & CORPUS CHRISTI PARISHES WEEKLY COLLECTION – 2015 Ordinary Receipts 18,369.47 Average weekly expenses (this includes the Emergency Reserve) (OLGC/FMMG rooms) 7:00 - 8:00 pm Stations of the Cross 8:00 am Adoration 5:55 pm Reconciliation AN EASTERTIDE MISSION IN PREPARATION FOR PENTECOST! Mar. 7 – 8 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GriefShare Program 7:30 - 9:30 pm RCIA (Main body - MacDonald room) TUESDAY March 24th 8:00 am Rosary (Main body-MacDonald room) 8:30 am Reconciliation (Ozanam room) 7:00 - 9:00 pm CWL Gen. Meeting & Mass 10:00 am - 12:00 pm True Devotion 7:15 - 8:45 pm Legion of Mary 6:00 - 6:55 pm CC Gala Committee 7:00 - 9:00 pm CC Building Committee 9:00 am Mass WEDNESDAY March 25th 8:00 am Adoration (MacNeil hall) (Ozanam room) (Main body) FRIDAY March 27th 20,213.49 Building Fund 4,049.62 2015 LENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Saskatchewan 10004 - 101 Street March 23 - 7:00 pm St. Agnes 10826 - 62 Avenue, Edmonton March 24 - 7:00 pm St. Anthony 10661 - 82 Avenue, Edmonton March 26 - 7:00 pm St. Theresa’s 7208 - 29 Avenue, Edmonton March 26 - 7:00 pm THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT ST. THERESA’S Every Friday at 7:00 pm led by specific Ministries: *March 27 - Malankara Community SPIRITUAL SHARING CIRCLE Tuesday, March 31 at 1:00 pm - St. Thomas More Parish, 210 Haddow Close. Fr. Joe Tsang will talk about Christianity in China. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Maureen Gouveia - 780.438.7060 SOW MUCH LOVE CAMPAIGN From the desk of Reverend Matthew Hysell, MA MTh TODAY IS SOLIDARITY SUNDAY! How can I pray the Lord’s Prayer better? (Part IX) The SEVENTH PETITION of the Lord’s Prayer and the last one is “…but deliver us from evil.” Like the other petitions, it is commonly misunderstood. This last petition is somewhat ambiguous because the Greek word used for ‘evil’ can be read as either neuter or masculine. If it is neuter, it refers to a kind of ‘generic’ evil— sin. If it is intended to read as a masculine noun, it would then refer to the enemy of our salvation—the fallen angels. It could well be both: We pray for deliverance from wickedness and from the wicked angels. It is also helpful to understand the Lord’s Prayer as particularly related to the End of all Things. There are various evils that afflict us, some major, some minor. At the same time, Catholics ought to be aware that the Magisterium teaches that there will come a time in the future when the Church will be subjected to a final, cataclysmic struggle, and by praying “deliver us from evil,” we are praying on behalf of the Church that she would be protected from the ‘worst possible scenario.’ The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains: “Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers” (¶675). The Catechism goes on to say that many Catholics will abandon the faith for a ‘pseudomessianism’ in which they will look away from Jesus Christ for alternative solutions to the world’s problems. Pope Francis has spoken of this many times by his use of the words “ideological colonization.” By praying the Seventh Petition, we pray against being duped by false messianic claims that someone or something other than Christ promises a better solution to the problems of life. More immediately, however, this petition is also a prayer for the grace of final perseverance, otherwise known as the grace of a happy death. We know that in order to be saved, our souls must be in the state of sanctifying grace—which can be forfeited easily if we leave grave sin unrepented. As we get older, it is also easy to grow hardened in our obduracy about certain things. In praying for the ‘grace of final perseverance’ with the words “but deliver us from evil,” we are asking that the Lord spare us whatever final efforts will be made by ‘the world, the flesh, or the devil’ to induce us to shake off our faith before we step into eternity. It is only God who can help us remain faithful to the end; humans simply do not possess the strength to do it. The Council of Trent teaches: “If anyone says, that the justified, either is able to persevere, without the special help of God [i.e. without the grace of final perseverance], in the justice received; or that, with that help, he is not able; let him be anathema.” So in the final petition, we pray against evil in general, against the snares of the wicked angels, for protection during the Church’s final trial, and for the grace to remain faithful to Jesus until the end. Pope Francis ends his Joy of the Gospel with this prayer to Mary: Star of the new evangelization, help us to bear radiant witness to communion, service, ardent and generous faith, justice and love of the poor, that the joy of the Gospel may reach to the ends of the Earth, illuminating even the fringes of our world. Today, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Solidarity Sunday, we join the Holy Father in praying that we may all be radiant witnesses and that through our support of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, the joy of the Gospel may indeed illuminate even the darkest corners of our world! Your gift can be placed in the Together We Serve envelopes during next collection which will be held on April 3. Thank you for your generosity in helping to meet the needs of the world. Maria - 780.940.9010 or go to www.devp.org SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL ST. THERESA’S CONFERENCE THE SSVP MONTHLY BOX COLLECTION will take place on March 28 & 29, 2015, before and after all Masses. We thank you in advance for your generous donations. Maria - 780.940.9010 or www.ssvpedmonton.ca or www.ssvpwrc.ca or www.ssvp.ca ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD BANK CORNER The shelves in our Food Bank are looking better thanks to your donations! The items most needed are: Coffee, canned fruit, cereal, boxed potatoes, Stove Top Stuffing, Hamburger Helper, jello, pancake flour, pancake syrup, jam, canned pasta (Alphagetti & Chef Boyardee), shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper. However, we are in need of everything. Thank you for coming to our rescue as usual. Maria - 780.940.9010 CALLED TO PROTECT This program is MANDATORY for all of our parish volunteers. The two-hour session provides participants with tools to identify inappropriate behaviors, methods to report potential abuse, and best practices in ministering safely to the young and vulnerable. These sessions are being presented by archdiocesan staff in individual parish locations. There will be 2 sessions held at: 1- St. Theresa’s Parish on Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 - 9:30 pm in MacNeil hall. 2- St. Thomas More Parish on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm in the hall. If you have not attended one of these sessions, please call St. Theresa’s Parish - 780.463.8646, ext. 2221 or St. Thomas More Parish to register - 780.434.6313 PROJECT JAMAICA 7th MISSION TRIP JOB OPENING YOU ARE INVITED! St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish in Mill Woods has an opening on the Parish Team for the following: On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Project Jamaica will be hosting a WINE and CHEESE in the MacNeil Hall from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. We will also be having a presentation on the 7th Mission Trip. This is our way of saying thank you to all donors and supporters of Project Jamaica. Hope to see you there. Taking part in these trips is “PUTTING OUR FAITH INTO ACTION”. Maria – 780.940.9010 WHEELCHAIR PROGRAM Salisbury Greenhouse gift cards are available at the grocery card kiosk. Profit from these sales go toward the purchase of wheelchairs. Project J team just returned from Mandeville Jamaica, have identified a serious need in that Diocese. The Canadian Wheelchair Foundation has been instructed to commence delivery of chairs to that location. While we have considerable funds already accumulated toward this objective, more are always welcome. CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM COUPLES FOR CHRIST is inviting all parishioners for their Christian Life Program in the MacDonald room. Please come and see every Friday. Orientation started on March 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Still accepting participants. The program is free and a snack is provided during the fellowship after each session. Bobot Cacacho - 780.244.0693 EDMONTON‛S 35TH ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY OUTDOOR WAY OF THE CROSS Justice and Reconciliation “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18 Good Friday, April 3, 2015 -10:00 am 100 Street & 105A Avenue (Immigration hall) The Outdoor Way of the Cross is an ecumenical prayer event commemorating the suffering and death of Jesus. It is a time to notice how the Gospel values of Jesus are important to individual and social life today. People of all faith traditions are welcome. Participants should dress for weather conditions with good footwear, but the two-hour two kilometre walk is reasonable for most ages and levels of fitness and ability. Light refreshments are available after the final station. For more information please call 780.466.6327 (evenings) or 780.218.6989, or www.innercitywayofcross.com Amen, amen, I say to you: Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains a single grain. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12.24 YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY & CONFIRMATION COORDINATOR Our Parish has an opportunity for an individual who is enthusiastic, has excellent interpersonal/communication skills, a practicing Catholic who will develop, foster and help young people on their personal and spiritual journey to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our community and the world. Reporting to the Pastor, the Coordinator, in collaboration with the Parish Team, will oversee the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of diverse programs/ministries, including Sacrament of Confirmation preparation for St. Theresa’s youth, young adults and their families. This position requires a person with exceptional skills in the areas of fostering spiritual growth, stewardship, and building support groups and fellowships with Catholic schools, students, teachers, families and other community representatives. The ability to plan and maintain newsletters and manage an on-line social media and ministry presence through the Parish website is a requirement. Preference will be given to an individual who has completed a relevant Degree in Theology/Religious Education, Youth Work, or a related discipline(s) with a minimum of 2 – 3 years of successful experience working in an active parish with youth and young adults in a multicultural community setting. The ability to use a variety of software and other computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and WordPress is required. This is a permanent full-time (35 hours per week) position. The responsibilities and duties associated with this position require the incumbent to be flexible in their hours of work, which includes evenings and weekends. Must have own transportation as some travel within the community is required. The salary range and employee benefits are as per the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton policies, and are based upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Proof of a recent (within the past year) Police Information and Vulnerable Sector Check are also required. If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please send your resume along with two (2) recent work references by April 6, 2015 to: Fr. Jim Corrigan, Pastor by email: [email protected] or by mail/drop off at the church, St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish 7508 - 29 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6K 3Y8 Fax: 780-450-2431 THANK YOU "We, the Knit, Pray 'n Crochet Group wish to thank all the parishioners who supported us in our fundraiser on March 15, 2015 at the pancake breakfast event. The results will go a long way to support the North Mission Churches. The crafts we sold and donations we received will enable us to continue our work in supplying these Churches with much needed warm clothing and winter accessories. We would also like to thank the Knights of Columbus for so generously allowing us to fundraise during their pancake breakfasts. Our hearts are grateful to all and may God bless you all. The Knit, Pray 'n Crochet Group" IMPORTANT MESSAGE: YOUTH MINISTER - ANGELA MCCORMICK - ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION Dear youth, young adults, families and parishioners, It is with great difficulty that I announce that I am stepping down as St. Theresa’s Youth and Young Adult minister. My last day in the office will be Thursday, April 23, 2015. This has not been an easy decision for me to make as I love St. Theresa’s parish very much. I came to this decision after much prayer and consideration, under the guidance of my spiritual director as well as through discussions with my family and my significant other, Jeremy Lott. Some of you are aware I was discerning and had applied to be a chaplain in the Canadian Forces. I have since postponed my application to the Canadian Forces chaplaincy in order to focus on discerning marriage with Jeremy. As such, it is best for me to move back to the West coast so I can be closer to Jeremy and family during the marriage discernment process. With regards to questions you likely have about what this means for St. Theresa’s, Confirmation and our youth ministry. I will attempt to address them here. First off, what does this mean for our youth ministry? Youth events will continue on as normal, even after I have left. St. Theresa’s core teams and volunteer leaders are very competent and will continue to organize and run our Edge and Life Teen youth events until the end of the school year in June. They are able to run things with or without a new youth minister in place. What about Confirmation? Nothing is cancelled. In May, we will still be having our student-sponsor Confirmation retreat on May 16, and Confirmation Mass with Archbishop Smith on May 17. Everything is moving forward. The scheduling is all planned and there will be a well-organized leader running things on those two dates. So do not be afraid! You may also be wondering if there is going to be an opportunity to say goodbye? Yes! Most certainly! We have two different goodbye events organized. There’s a goodbye cake celebration in St. Theresa’s parish foyer after every Sunday Mass on April 11 and 12. And there is also a Goodbye Potluck on Saturday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in St. Theresa’s parish hall (RSVP at http://bit.do/goodbyepotluck ). All are welcome and invited. I would love to see you. I thank our Lord for providing me with so many opportunities and experiences here at St. Theresa’s parish. I love and cherish St. Theresa’s parish community, in particular her many youth and families, whom I will continue to pray for and will sorely miss. Our youth hold a very special place in my heart. They are like my own kids and it has been such a gift to watch them grow over the years. St. Theresa’s is beginning the diligent search for a new youth minister. Your prayers are most appreciated during this process and time of transition, in particular that the Lord will guide the right person to St. Theresa’s, to continue helping our young people draw closer to Christ and make the joy of the Lord their strength (Neh 8:10). Sincerely, Angela McCormick PART-TIME JOB OPENING FOR STUDENTS St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish has a job opening for students to work part-time (some evenings and/or Saturdays) in our Parish Office in the area of Front Desk Reception/Office Clerical. Duties and responsibilities include: Greet parishioners and community members in a friendly and professional manner Answer the phone taking accurate messages and transferring calls as appropriate Enter data onto computer paying close attention to detail Carry out additional duties as requested by the Parish team Operate office equipment such as photocopier, fax and folding machine Skills and abilities: Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook The ability to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks Successfully complete a Police Information Record Check If you consider yourself to be a responsible young adult, a practicing Catholic, and would like to contribute to our parish team, please submit your cover letter, resume and two references to: Marie Woolgar, Business Administrator, Ministry & Website Coordinator By email: [email protected] or by mail/drop off at the church, St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish, 7508 - 29 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6K 3Y8, Fax: 780.450.2431 This position will remain open until suitable candidates are found. SACRAMENTS ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED? Please make an appointment 6 months to 1 year prior to your wedding date. Fr. Jim Corrigan 780.463.8646 ext. 2227 [email protected] or Fr. Matthew Hysell [email protected] or Fr. Luan Vu - 780.463.8646 ext. 2223 [email protected] 2015 BAPTISM PREPARATION Monday, 7:00 pm - MacDonald room April 13, May 04 & 11, June 01 & 08 NB: No Seminar during Lent 2015 BAPTISM CELEBRATION Sunday at 2:30 pm April 19 & 26, May 17 & 24, June 21 & 28 NB: No Baptism during Lent RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for anyone over 14 years of age wishing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation. Meetings are Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MacDonald room Call Genevieve - 780.437.8011 Sharon - 780.462.2867 RCIA ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN Classes for 2014-2015 started in Sept. for children (7-14 years old, unbaptized or baptized validly in a non-Catholic Church). Before First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Holy Communion), children who have reached the age of reason (7 years old) are required to go through the process called RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for children. Documents required: Birth certificate for the unbaptized Birth and Baptism certificate for those who were validly baptized in a non-Catholic Church Baptism certificate of the Catholic parent Wednesday, EVENING CLASSES 7:00 - 8:00 pm, MacDonald room Sr. Cornelia Ramirez, RVM 780.463.8646 ext. 2224 E-NOTES FROM RESPECT FOR LIFE “Cast me not off in my old age; as my strength fails, forsake me not.” Psalms 71:9 MINISTRIES KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. Peter Council #7070 Meetings are at the K of C Hall on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Grand Knight Ardie - 780.463.3803 SECULAR FRANCISCANS Meets at 7:15 pm every: 3rd Wednesday - General Meeting 4th Wednesday - Formation Session OLGC & FMMG rooms Adora D. - 780.468.3353 EDGE (Gr. 6 - 8) Joseph: A Most Beloved Son Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, MacNeil hall What does it really mean to trust? And how can we forgive? We address these questions. Angela - 780.463.8646, ext. 2226 [email protected] NO LIFE TEEN OR SPORTS DROP IN on Sunday, April 5, 2015 HAPPY EASTER! SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm - OLGC/FMMG rooms Call Maria L. – 780.940.9010 LEGION of MARY Join us in the Ozanam room! Seniors - ages 18+: Every Thursday 7:15 - 8:45 pm Juniors - Ages 8 - 17: Every Saturday 10:30 - noon See brochure at church entrance for details. WE NEED MORE MEMBERS FOR THIS MINISTRY Do you knit or crochet? Join this ministry. Drop in, sign up, have a cup of tea/coffee and make some warm toques, scarves, mittens, slippers, socks, baby blankets, booties. Knit with the group or in your home. We have until May/June to complete as many pieces as possible prior to shipping to the Canadian North Mission churches. DONATIONS OF YARN NEEDED Check your closets, storage, craft room, friends, family, neighbours – what you have no use for we surely do! DROP IN and DROP OFF DONATIONS only during group session. TUESDAYS after morning Mass until 1:00pm in the MacDonald Room. Colleen: [email protected] or 780.977.2227 WE NEED MEN! Adult youth ministry leaders needed, particularly men, to give our teens healthy male role models. Assist with our Middle School Edge Ministry (gr. 6-9) or High School Life Teen ministry (gr. 10-12) and help draw youth closer to Christ. Angela - 780.463.8646 ext. 2226 or [email protected] YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (Ages 18-35) NO APRIL 5 EVENT (EASTER) Regularly scheduled events: 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month (except holidays) 7:15 pm, after 6:00 pm Mass. OLGC/FMMG rooms EXALT (XLT) Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm, MacNeil hall Come for praise and worship, reflections, Eucharist Adoration, snacks and fellowship! All are invited. Guest Speaker: Fr. Dean Dowle, Chaplain for Edmonton Catholic Schools. THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE Celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life with the Sisters of Providence. We invite all young adults to join us to listen to the Word of God in Scripture, a way of cultivating friendship with Christ. We meet on Wednesday, March 25, and the last Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 pm at the Providence Centre, 3005-119 Street, Edmonton. All are welcome. HOLY WEEK RETREAT Rise Up, Come Celebrate New Life Holy Week Retreat is being held at Providence Renewal Centre with Fr. Robbie MacDougall of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface from Sunday, March 29, 7:00 pm until Sunday, April 5, 10:00 am. Together we will ‘journey with Jesus’ through the events that led to his passion, death and resurrection and reflect on the New Life that Christ offers his disciples. Music, song, powerful liturgies, presentations, silence, reconciliation and a time to rest through prayer are all a part of this week of retreat. Come for a day, the Triduum or the full week.