(Above: The fresco of Pentecost in the church Chiesa di Santo Spirito dei Napoletani by Pietro Gagliardi)

Mary Mother of the Church

The title “Mother of the Church” … reflects the deep conviction of the Christian faithful, who see in Mary not only the mother of the person of Christ, but also of the faithful. She who is recognized as mother of salvation, life and grace, mother of the saved and mother of the living, is rightly proclaimed Mother of the Church. - Pope St. John Paul II

In 2018 Pope Francis added a feast day under this title for the Monday following the solemnity of Pentecost.


We will celebrate mass at 9 a.m.

Triduum and Easter Schedule

  • April 6th Holy Thursday 7 p.m.
  • April 7th Good Friday 3 p.m.  (Way of the Cross 7 p.m.)
  • April 8th Easter Vigil 8 p.m.
  • April 9th Easter Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
  • April 10th Easter Monday 9 a.m.

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima


We will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m.
Coffee + snacks and fellowship to follow at the Church hall. Everyone is welcome.

Palm Sunday

Sunday April 2nd we celebrate the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at regular Sunday Mass times.

Season of Lent

Lent is a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting.

Way of the Cross

"Salvation came through the Cross."
This Holy Week, we will follow the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 7 p.m.


Pentecost Sunday
First Reading:Acts 2.1-11
Psalm:Psalm 104
Second reading:1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13
Gospel:John 20.19-23
Sunday Bible Reflection

A Mighty Wind

Scott Hahn Reflects on Pentecost Sunday

Copyright © 2023 The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, All rights reserved.

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history.

The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God’s chosen people in the covenant Law given to Moses at Sinai (see Leviticus 23:15–21; Deuteronomy 16:9–11).

In today’s First Reading, the mysteries prefigured in that feast are fulfilled in the pouring out of the Spirit on Mary and the Apostles (see Acts 1:14).

The Spirit seals the new law and new covenant brought by Jesus, written not on stone tablets but on the hearts of believers, as the prophets promised (see 2 Corinthians 3:2–8; Romans 8:2).

The Spirit is revealed as the life-giving breath of the Father, the Wisdom by which He made all things, as we sing in today’s Psalm. In the beginning, the Spirit came as a “mighty wind” sweeping over the face of the earth (see Genesis 1:2). And in the new creation of Pentecost, the Spirit again comes as “a strong, driving wind” to renew the face of the earth.

As God fashioned the first man out of dust and filled him with His Spirit (see Genesis 2:7), in today’s Gospel we see the New Adam become a life-giving Spirit, breathing new life into the Apostles (see 1 Corinthians 15:45, 47).

Like a river of living water, for all ages He will pour out His Spirit on His body, the Church, as we hear in today’s Epistle (see also John 7:37–39).

We receive that Spirit in the sacraments, being made a “new creation” in Baptism (see 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15). Drinking of the one Spirit in the Eucharist (see 1 Corinthians 10:4), we are the first fruits of a new humanity—fashioned from out of every nation under heaven, with no distinctions of wealth or language or race, a people born of the Spirit.

Thank You Note

Hello, everyone!

Well, after the interesting Easter we just celebrated I wanted to take a minute thank those who had a hand in making last month’s poverty lunch such a success.

Thanks for those who joined us that day.

Thank you, Dilia, TJ, Emma, Elisa, and Heralie for the delicious soup! Also, thank you Gloria, Maria, Agnes and Vojtech for all your help above and beyond.

Thank you, Father Piper for the use of the hall.

And last but far from least, a very special thank you to Cecilia. Could not have done it without you!!

I am pleased to tell you we raised $132 for the cause. We also received a lot of food for the food bank, as well as toiletries for Chez Doris.

Please take some time to learn about and support Bread And Beyond as well as Development and Peace. They are both excellent causes.

Your very grateful Social Justice representative,

Betty Machny

Be My Disciples

Be My Disciples offers engaging lessons that lead young disciples to higher levels of moral thinking and a deeper initiation into a life of prayer.   Through exploration, discovery, and decision-making, children are invited to accept the challenge to follow Jesus and learn and practice the skills needed to be active disciples.
We invite you to complete the registration form online before June 25, 2023.

Cost: $65.00 per child to a maximum of $195.00 per family.    Payable by cash or by cheque to Our Lady of Fatima – Be My Disciples.

Deadline: The completed form with payment must be received by June 25, 2023.

New registrants: For children registering for the first time, please submit a copy of the baptism certificate.

Additional forms: Please complete the following two forms. If you don't have access to a printer, the printed copies are available at the Church.
Parent/Student Agreement
Pick-Up Autorization Form



    Baptisms take place on the third Sunday of the month. Please call the parish office.

    Arrangements must be made with the pastor at least six months in advance.

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available prior to all Masses and at other times by contacting Father Jason Piper.
  • R.C.I.A. – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

    Adults who want to become Catholics and Catholic Adults who have not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation should contact Father Jason Piper. Adults are prepared during the year to receive the Sacraments of Baptism (if necessary), Confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil Service.

    If you know of someone who would like a home visit, please call the parish office. Our Pastoral Home Care Committee will be glad to arrange a visit.