Mass of Chrism, Monday, March 30, 2015
7:00 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King
The Oils of Chrism, Sick and Catechumens are blessed at this Mass by Bishop Douglas Crosby.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Isaiah 49. 1-6; John 13.21-33,36-38
9:00 a.m. Mass with the Intention
+ Joseph Geraghty
7:00 p.m. Mass with the Intention
+ Antonio DiSalvo
+ Pasquale Disabatino
+ Renato Capobianco
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Isaiah 50. 4-9a; Matthew 26. 14-26
9:00 a.m. Mass with the Intention
+ Ben Bautista
7:00 p.m. Parish Penance Celebration
Holy Thursday, April 2, 2015
8:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
We gather to commemorate the institution of the Eucharist and priesthood at this Mass.
Good Friday, April 3, 2015
11:00 a.m. Liturgy for families with young children
3:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy
7:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong
Good Friday is a unique day in the Church’s liturgy. Today we do not celebrate the Eucharist. Holy Communion is distributed from hosts consecrated on Holy Thursday. We venerate the Cross as a sign of our love for the Lord. Today is a day of universal fasting from food and abstaining from meat for all Catholics who are able.
Holy Saturday, April 4, 2015
12 Noon - Blessing of Easter Foods
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil
Our fast continues on Holy Saturday and culminates in the magnificent Easter Vigil - First Mass of Easter
Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015
Masses - 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. and 12 Noon
Please note - no 7:00 p.m. Mass today.
Our parish golf tournament will return on Sunday, May 24, 2015. It is being held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club. Registration forms are available in the main entrance area. If you have any questions please contact the parish office.
PLEASE book this date and plan to join us for an enjoyable day of golf and dinner.
Families are kindly reminded to remove all wreaths on stands and other winter decorations from their lots by April 1st to facilitate the Spring clean-up. Any wreaths and decorations remaining after April 1st will be removed and discarded. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the cemetery office at 1 800 661 5985.
A reminder that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.. Our parish celebration is Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. with several area priests assisting Father Dave and Father Mark. Try to set some time aside to meet the merciful Christ in this beautiful Sacrament.
The Christopher Leadership Course provides a welcoming and supportive environment where you will build strong leadership skills and learn to overcome your fear of standing up in front of a group to speak. The 10-week course is a powerful asset and confidence-builder, and will be offered in our parish hall on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. beginning April 14th. For more information or to register, please visit www.clchamilton.com or speak with our music director, Dwayne Cahill, who is also one of the course instructors.
A Big Thank You to the Knitting for Peace Group for donating 40 prayer shawls to Waterford and West Oak Village Senior Homes. Such a wonderful good deed from our Knitters Group. So appreciated by the residents!
The Catholic Women’s League will be hosting their Mother-Daughter Tea this year at a new location. The afternoon tea will be held at the Monte Carlo Inn, Oakville, on Sunday, April 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Ladies, join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter. This year there will be a “Western” theme with line dancing lessons. Bring your cowboy hat and plan to join us for the afternoon. This event is open to all the ladies of the parish. Tickets will be on sale after every Mass next weekend and the weekend of April 11/12. The tickets will be $20.00 for both ladies and girls (baby girls not requiring a seat are free).
May 9, 2015 at St. Joseph Banquet Hall, Oakville
$65.00 per ticket includes a gourmet meal, gala evening with special guest Bishop Douglas Crosby, special tribute to Father Peter Coughlin, entertainment, amazing door prizes including a Caribbean Cruise for two donated by Bob Kerby (Bob’s Cruises) and more!
Tickets are available after all Masses at Saint Andrew Parish or by calling Wayne Kendall at (905) 469-4885 or email email@example.com. Cash or cheques accepted.
Friday, April 10th after the 9:00 a.m. Mass
Join in a fun activity, coffee, baking, exercise demo!
As the better weather approaches please note there is parking available at Saint Matthew School. Please be considerate of our neighbours and the plaza next door.
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th or 60+Wedding Anniversary in the year 2015? On Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Cathedral of Christ the King Basilica at 1:30 p.m. Bishop Douglas Crosby will celebrate the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass. (Space allows room for Anniversary couples only-those married 60+ years or more may bring 1 guest.) Please register by May 1st to be sure your name is mentioned in the program. Details are available on the poster in the main entrance area of the church for information on how to register for the celebration, or go to www.hamiltondiocese.com
In marriage we can sometimes focus on the habits of our spouse that annoy us, rather than looking inward at ourselves and asking how we might be a better partner to the one we love. Ask yourself what one thing you can do today to be a better spouse and then do it; choose a new item to focus on each week. As we change how we connect with our spouse, their response to us will also change and suddenly, life is better. Adopt a new way of acting toward your spouse and watch your marriage thrive! (From: Teresa Hartnett, Family Ministry Office (905) 528-7988 ext 2250)
Are you looking for a fun affordable summer vacation with your family? Camp Kumuntome (Christian Family Holiday Inc) offers a week of fun and renewal for 5 other Catholic families. They are located just south of Owen Sound on a beautiful acreage with an outdoor chapel, sleeping cabins for each family, a beautiful quiet lake and all the amenities of home. For more information please contact Dan and Sherri White at 1 519 642-7235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to all of our First Eucharist candidates who will celebrate their reception of Holy Communion in the upcoming weeks. Please remember these children and their families in prayer.