1. Pastor's Note from Fr. John Sullivan, SJ
2. Daily 12:10pm Mass & Rosary with Fr. John
3. Lourdes TV - Sunday Mass @ 11:30am
4. Divine Mercy Sunday - Zoom Video-Conference
5. Other Announcements
1. Pastor's Note by Fr. John Sullivan, SJ
We all understand “cause and effect.” If we do some action then we know that some result will happen. For example, if I eat chocolate cake every day, I know that the result will be an even bigger stomach than I already have. This Sunday we are given just such a “cause and effect” passage from John’s Gospel. We hear in the story that it is Easter Sunday, the day Jesus rose from the dead. The disciples were together in a locked room. They were afraid that they too would be arrested and put to death. The Risen Lord, however, then appeared to them. Saint John writes, “Jesus came and stood among them . . . he showed them his hands and his side.” And the Lord said to them “Peace be with you” which he repeated two times. We are also told that Jesus gave to them the Holy Spirit, he “breathed on them.” Here we have the original situation of the disciples – they were locked away, they were hiding and filled with fear. But with the visit of the Risen Lord, their situation dramatically changes. As a consequence of his appearing to them, we hear that in the following week the disciples no longer locked the door nor were they afraid. We see the effect of the Risen Lord upon them. What had changed within the hearts of the disciples?
2. Daily Mass & Rosary with Fr. John
Daily Mass & Rosary with Fr. John - Mon-Sat @ 12:10pm
3) Our Next Sunday Mass Broadcast:
Sunday, April 19 11:30am
Celebrate Mass together virtually with the Parish next week as we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Ways to watch
Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/LourdesToronto
Recordings will be available afterwards.
4. Divine Mercy Sunday - Adoration & Mass - Zoom Videoconference
- Sunday, April 19th (Divine Mercy Sunday)
- Begins with adoration 2:30pm-3pm followed by Mass at 3pm
- Zoom meeting ID: 981 4623 3603 (direct link)
- For more instructions on joining a Zoom meeting, visit: https://lourdes.to/2020/04/12/daily-mass-rosary-with-fr-john/
5. Other Announcements
- Announced Masses: The Jesuit Fathers continue to say all of the announced Masses privately during the week. Link to the list of Mass Intentions and Recently Deceased for the week of April 20 to April 25. We are still accepting Mass Intentions during this time - if you would like to offer a Mass, please contact [email protected] or leave a voicemail at the Parish Office at 416-924-6257.
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