The Living Bread
Bread (food) is essential for life. We pray: “Give us our daily
bread.” We all work to earn our bread, we eat bread to satisfy
our hunger. But to be fed does not necessarily mean to be
happy, for we have a hunger which no food can assuage. Hence
the multiplication of the bread seems to be a significant
incident. We know that the most tasty food does not necessarily
give full satisfaction to human life; an affluent society does
not necessarily fulfill our desires.
Jesus, the Living Bread
Jesus, at the beginning of his public life, made it clear that
we doe not live by bread alone (Mt 4:4). We need spiritual
nourishment too. We need freedom of the spirit, freedom from
sin, from loneliness, from doubt and meaninglessness; we long
for love and happiness, everlasting life. And Jesus revealed
that God is able to give these. Nay, He alone gives the
fulfillment. And Jesus shows how God is kind when He deals with
man. His presence, His nearness, is the food that assuages the
hunger and thirst of any person. He is the source of life (Jn.
7:37), and the living bread that came down from heaven (Jn.
We observe that:
Jesus feeds the hungry and not the rich. It
is the hungry that will be full: those who hunger after
Jesus is concerned about both spiritual and
material food. He will not leave anybody hungry.
Jesus multiplies the food even today; he
works wonders for us.
We should not waste what God give us; no food
should go wasted. Everything, even material food is God’s
Jesus works his wonders through us today.
The more we offer Jesus out of what we have, the more he
gives us in return .
Jesus does not demand heroic services of us; of the little we
have, we should not refuse or withhold any bit, for the little
is always much in the hands of Christ. It is the measure of
love with which we do our actions that determines the price of
our deeds. St. Francis de Sales says: ‘Charity is the measure
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
9:00 a.m. +Antonio
Zumpany by Mary Stranges
Tue. - Aug.
9:00 a.m. Intentions
of the parish
Wed. - Aug. 02
+Phyllis Beck by
+ Joseph D'Souza by the family
Thu. - Aug. 03
9:00 a.m. Intentions
of the parish
Fri. - Aug.
Intentions of the parish
7:00 p.m. +Anthony Cremona by Cremona Family
+Ruth Said by
Sun. - Aug. 06
8:30 a.m. +Anthony
Cremona by Cremona Family
10:00 a.m. +
Joseph D'Souza by the family
+Cenzo Latini by Fam.
Pray for the sick of the parish,
especially for Deacon Bob Geisel, Patricia Kennedy, Levi
Romero, David Re, Maria Dimatteo, Joe O’Hearn, Rita Zarb, Tasha
Bishop, Joe Muscat,
Nada Dancy,Catherina Donato, Bill Tuplin, Mary
Lafleur, Rose & Henry Castelino, Tina Fiore, Violete Matar,
Lucy Vairo, Barney Gallant, Helen Briers, Alfred Vella, Bill
Kinch, Edward Glanc, Caroline Wood, Robert Masotti, Margaret
Hickey, Teresa & Michael Manzo. Binny, Mary Pennell, Peter
Wedding Bells – July 29th, 2006
Congratulation to both couples.
May God bless you.
Jonathan Spain & Michelle McLaughlin
Jermaine Smart & Danielle Turner
Altar Servers: We
need more Altar Servers. Boys and Girls who are in Grade three
and above, who are willing to make a commitment are welcome.
Please contact the parish office.
Martyr Shrine in Midland
12 - Filipino (Saturday) (2,000 to 4,000 pilgrims)
12 - Walking Pilgrimage (Saturday) (1,000 pilgrims)
13 - Polish Pilgrimage (8,000 to 9,000 pilgrims)
19 - Irish Pilgrimage (Saturday) (400 pilgrims)
20 - Lithuanian Pilgrimage (100 pilgrims)
27 - Mission Sunday
31 - Communal Anointing Service
We ask you to carefully consider the type of clothes you wear to
Mass: may your dress not reflect a lounging attitude, the beach,
or the backyard. We gather here to worship the all Holy God –
may our dress appearance reflect this reality.
Queen of Apostles – Renewal Centre
Aug 11-15 - Theme: Facing Suffering
We all encounter suffering in one form
or another. In this retreat Fr. Stang will focus on
suffering and facing suffering from the christian
perspective. Telephone: 905-278-5229
Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed
Wed, Aug 16-2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Most Rev. John
Boissonneau will be our Celebrant. In the event of rain, mass
will be celebrated in the mausoleum.
Chuckle: The boat was sinking fast and the captain shouted out,
“Does anyone here know how to call on the Spirit of God?” A man
spoke up in a confident tone, “Yes, Captain, I do.”
“Good,” cried the
captain. “You’d better get to your knees while the rest of us
put on these life belts – we’re one short.”
recollection at Sts. Martha & Mary
to assist the individual to relate their family life,
professional work and social commitments more fully to their
relationship with God.
are preached by a priest of Opus Dei, a personal prelature
of the Roman Catholic Church.
Ladies Retreat: Tuesday, Aug 22th - 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Retreat: Tuesday, Aug 15th - 7:00 p.m.