(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.
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.
|First Reading:||Acts 2.1-11|
|Second reading:||1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13|
A Mighty Wind
Scott Hahn Reflects on Pentecost SundayCopyright © 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.
Poverty LunchCome, let us share . . . a simple lunch of soup & bread. Sunday March 26, 2023 after 11:00 Mass. ClickTouch for details.
Income Tax ReceiptsThe tax receipts are available for those who used envelopes in 2022. Please come to the sacristy after Mass.
Be My Disciples
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.
Pick-Up Autorization Form