3rd Sunday of Lent – Cleansing of the Temple
In today’s Gospel, Jesus passionately cleanses the Temple. Given the unjust treatment of the poor who came to offer sacrifice and the degree of noise that was reverberating, Jesus comes to restore a spirit of justice and peace to what He describes as His Father’s house. Every time we gather for Holy Mass in our beautiful church, we also enter into the house of the Father and are called to worship in spirit and truth. We do so by genuflecting before the Blessed Sacrament when entering and exiting the pew, by listening attentively to the word of God and asking the Holy Spirit to open our minds and hearts, by reverently receiving Holy Communion, and by spending some quiet time thanking and praising God for the gift of His very life in the Holy Eucharist. As a parish family gathered together in our Father’s house, our reverent disposition helps those around us to enter into this time of prayer and peace.
With my love and prayers,
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Sunday, March 29th
(Saturday) 5:00 p.m.
Sunday at 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 Noon
Mass of Chrism
Monday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton. Bishop Crosby will bless the Oils to be used in the Sacraments for the coming year in the Diocese of Hamilton. All are welcome.
Parish Penance Celebration
Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. Several priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).
Additional Reconciliation Times
Saturday, March 28th – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31st - 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1st – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
HOLY THURSDAY, April 2nd
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd
11:00 a.m. Solemn Celebration of the Passion
3:00 p.m. Solemn Celebration of the Passion
7:00 p.m. Prayer at the Cross
HOLY SATURDAY, April 4th
12:00 Noon Blessing of Easter Foods (Cote Hall)
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil
EASTER SUNDAY, April 5th
7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Note additional Mass for Easter morning.
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