Come Holy Spirit, Come!
This Sunday, we celebrate Pentecost, and with evening prayer (Vespers) on Sunday, we will end the Easter Season and begin Ordinary Time. I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the birth of the Church.
This week, in the Parish Bulletin, you will find a section dedicated to the Holy Spirit – The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit and how we can be transformed by the workings of the Holy Spirit, in our lives. May we grow in Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude, and Fear of the Lord.
Pope Francis to pray the rosary with the Shrines of the world this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (Toronto time)
The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization announces that Pope Francis is to join Marian shrines across the world, to pray to the Virgin Mary for help amidst the pandemic. The Pope will once again be close to humanity in prayer, to ask the Virgin Mary for help amid the pandemic. The prayer will be broadcast live to the world from the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens at 5:30 p.m., Rome time. The largest sanctuaries of the five continents will be connected online. These include Lourdes, Fatima, Lujan, Milagro, Guadalupe, San Giovanni Rotondo and Pompeii. You may join this event following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-RFWoMT574&feature=emb_title
I continue to celebrate Mass and the Divine Mercy Devotion, according to the schedule below, so I hope you will join us, on Zoom. For your convenience, I have again included the link and password for the online streaming:
Meeting ID: 588 765 8626 Password: 274733
Schedule of upcoming online events:
Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom, as is the Divine Mercy Chaplet, at 3 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday).
Please take note of the following documents:
· Bulletin for Pentecost Bulletin May 31 2020 final
· Bishop Crosby’s Heart to Heart Heart to Heart May 29 2020 (_403)
· Handouts for children Pentecost 2020 (002)
I wish to, once again, thank you for your prayers and continued support of our parish community. We are very blessed to continue to maintain a strong parish family – a family of faith and mutual support.
Wishing you a blessed Pentecost,
Fr. Marian Gil OMI
St. Teresa of Avila Parish,
44 Leonard St.
Kitchener, ON N2H 6C8
Tel.: 519-743-4525; 519-743-4505