Wednesday, April 11 12:15 pm
Mass For the intentions of Alexander Bartley
Mass intention by: Marta Bartley
Thursday, April 12 12:15 pm
Mass For the repose of the soul of Marie Carr
Mass intention by: Anne Gildea
Friday, April 13 8:30 am
Mass For the repose of the soul of Anthony Petrasek
Mass intentions by: Jerry Vanc
Saturday, April 14 7:00 pm
Mass: For the intentions of the people
Sunday, April 15 10:00 am
Mass: For the intentions of Marta Bartley
Mass intention by: Bob Bartley
Coffee & Cake Social: We will have a Welcome Social with coffee and cake after the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, April 15 for Fr. Nathan.
T.I.A. 2018 - Together In Action
Parish Fundraising Goal: $18,072.00
Raised to date: $855.00
Volunteer Driver Program: We would like to set up a program where volunteer drivers drive those who do not have a vehicle and are living in their area, to the weekend Masses. If you would like to volunteer as a driver, please call the office.
Silent Retreat: Come to the quiet for awhile. There will be a ladies silent retreat from April 27th to April 29th at Sanctum Retreat Centre in Caroline Alberta. For further information or registration, please contact Marg Bleakney at 403 678-0010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divine Mercy Sunday: In St. Faustina’s diary, it was discovered that Jesus (in a vision) requested that the Second Sunday after Easter be Divine Mercy Sunday. Pope John Paul II declared that the Church would celebrate Christ’s Mercy on the Second Sunday after Easter.
Devotion to Jesus, the Divine Mercy. The image of the pierced side of Christ pouring out blood and water reminds us that the Cross, love in action, is the price of mercy.
The message is as simple as ABC:
A -Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of
our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the world.
B - Be merciful. God wants us to receive His Mercy and let if flow through us to others. He
wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others as He does to us.
C - Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent on our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, The more we will receive.
The Future of Catholic Education: Alberta is seeing the emergence of a vocal public school lobby advocating for one publicly funded school system. PACE, Parents Advocating for Catholic Education, is a grassroots group of parents who value Catholic Education and strongly believe in schools as not only a place for the formation of intellectual values, but also a place where foundational values are actively lived and Christ’s love transforms our children.
We need your prayers and support. Please help make sure our voice is heard by reviewing and signing the electronic petition to maintain policies and laws that protect our rights to a publicly funded Catholic School Education system. http://chn.ge/2BgSirP If you are interested in joining pace or hearing more, you can follow them by email at email@example.com or follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/parentsforcathed/.
A Note from Phil Puurunen, Principal of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy
On April 12th, 2018 Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy is blessed to host PACE, Parents Advocating for Catholic Education, who will be sharing information and engaging our community in discussions about the future of Catholic Education in our province. PACE is a grassroots group of parents seeking to bring voice to the growing body of families who desire faith-based education where Gospel vaues infuse the school community and are actively lived. PACE is working to show unity and support for Catholic Education in our province. The purpose of PACE is to engage parents in issues of Catholic education so as to advocate on behalf of Catholic schools.
The current political climate surrounding Catholic Education has PACE concerned for the future for Catholic Education in our province. There is a vocal public-school lobby advocating for one publicly funded school system. Curriculum revisions taking place do not favour Catholic schools in aligning their instruction with the teachings of our Catholic faith and core beliefs, especially in the area of human sexuality and family life. Now more than ever, it is important for us to let our government know our desires to maintain policies and laws that protect our rights to a publically funded Catholic School Education System and that we look forward to working with them to build strong Catholic education communities in our province.
We hope to engage you, our parish community, in this endeavor to build a solid future for Catholic Education in Alberta. Each one of you is a living witness to the power of the Gospel for our children. We need your prayers and support. We need your support in making sure our voice is heard and that government is aware that we value Catholic Education, which builds a moral and ethical foundation for our children. Please pray for the future of Catholic Education. Recently we have launched a petition and you can read more about this by visiting the website for the petition, which is referenced in this week’s bulletin.
Thank you for your support and for helping to build strong faith communities for generations to come. We hope to see you on April 12th at our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy.