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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 July 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Welcome home! We are pleased to announce that Mass will resume at St. Columba Church on July 4.

Protocols to attend the Mass:
  • Please call Parish Office to Pre-register.
  • Total number of participants at each Mass is 60 people at the Holy Name Church and approx. 30 people at St. Columba Church.
  • Self-Assessment Questions as recommended by Alberta Health Services.
  • The entrance door will be opened 30 minutes prior to the Mass and will be locked during the celebration.
  • Wearing face mask is required for those who wish to receive Communion.   
Celebration of Sacraments: Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation, are resumed. Please contact the Parish Office for more info.

Volunteers are needed  for ground keeping at the Holy Name Church. Please call Parish Office for a sign-up. Thank you for your help.
 
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Summer Months
Please note that during July and August,
the Parish Office will close at noon on Fridays.
There will only be one Sunday Bulletin  for each month
(Mass schedules will be posted every week).

 
MASSES THIS WEEK

SATURDAY, July 4
14th Sunday in OT

5:00 PM (V) - Sean &
                      Ann Rooney
7:15 PM (Mass resumes at St. Columba Church) -
                  Colin & Pat Minish

SUNDAY, July 5
14th Sunday in OT

9:00 AM (V) - +Jim & Margaret
                       McCormack
11:00 AM (V) - Parishioners


MONDAY, July 6
NO MASS

TUESDAY, July 7
11:00 AM (V) -Funeral Mass
                       +Mike Hynek
7:00 PM (V) - Jim & Patricia
                       Rooney

WEDNESDAY, July 8
9:00 AM (V) - Eamon & Eileen
                       Rooney

THURSDAY, July 9
9:00 AM (V) - Geraldine &
                      John Calgie

FRIDAY, July 10
9:00 AM (V) - Seamus Leavey
                      Family

SATURDAY, July 11
15th Sunday in OT

5:00 PM (V) - Betty
                      McCormack
7:15 PM (C) - Geralyn
                       McCormack

SUNDAY, July 12
15th Sunday in OT

9:00 AM (V) - Joan Burgess
11:00 AM (V) - Parishioners

Find livestream Masses link on the Parish website: “Masses & Calendar” or  follow our Facebook: @CatholicVermilion for news and livestream events.
PASTOR’S MESSAGE
"Take my yoke ...and you will find rest"
 
Dear friends, Greetings of joy and peace!
 
This is the Fourteenth Sunday of the Ordinary Liturgical Season. In the second part of the Gospel for this Sunday, Jesus claims that: “My burden is light” (Mt.11: 30). For the Jewish people the burden of “Laws” was too heavy. Therefore, Jesus says to his people and followers that His “Law or burden” is not like the old but new and too light to carry. The “yoke” that Jesus offered was to love God with an undivided heart and to love one another as we love ourselves.  Here Jesus does not mean that the burden is easy to carry, but it means that it is laid on us in love. This burden has to be carried in love, and we know that real and genuine love makes even the heaviest burden light. So Jesus is referring to the simplicity of God’s original Covenant and Law, giving people what they need to guide them on their path easily.  Therefore, by following Jesus and His commandments, a person will find peace, rest, and refreshment.
 
In our times, although we are not overburdened by the Jewish or other laws, but we are burdened by many other things like: business, concerns about jobs, marriage, money, health, children, security, old age and a hundreds of other things. Jesus’ concern for our burdens is as real as his concern for the law-burdened Jews of His day. Hence, Jesus says: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest” (Mt.11: 28). Jesus still gives us rest, even in our times! These days Jesus is asking us to cast away our burdens and take on his “yoke”. This is because, unlike the burdens we bear, His yoke is easy and his burden is light. The yoke of Jesus is the love of God and our neighbors. By telling us to take His yoke, Christ is asking us again to do things in the Christian way so that we will experience the real peace, joy and rest.
 
May God bless us to carry His “Yoke of Love” in our everyday Life! 


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