Bulletin: 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 2024-06-07 by @saintmichaelyyc

 

What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:


 

God of the Ordinary

June 9, 2024

God does not reveal to us only through spectacular aspects of the created world or what appear to be miraculous interventions of the divine in our world.  He manifests His presence through the ordinary people, places and events that we encounter or experience in our lives.  When we see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, a magnificent view, or new life born into our world, we wonder at the glory and power of God revealed in them.  But because our surroundings and our fellow human beings can be so ordinary and familiar, we fail to wonder at them.  We fail to see those ordinary aspects of our lives by which God manifests himself to us. 
 
Today’s gospel tells us about a time when Jesus’ neighbors refused to listen to Him.  They found it too hard to believe that someone they knew so well could be revealing God to them.  Because of their lack of faith in Him, Jesus could not work His miracles there.
 
We too can become like the neighbors of Jesus, who would find it difficult to believe that God can work through the ordinary things that we do on a routine basis.  We can find it difficult to realize that because of becoming human in Jesus Christ, God becomes present in our fellow human beings, especially through the community of the Church which He established to continue His ministry.  We can find it difficult that ordained ministers have been given the power and authority to act on His behalf in the holy sacraments of the Church.  We can find it difficult that a preacher’s voice is used to deliver God’s message in our midst.  We find it difficult to see God’s forgiveness and blessing through the hands of a priest, who can be subject to human weakness and frailty or be too familiar to breed contempt.  Do we truly believe Christ’s presence in the Eucharist in the ordinary appearance of bread and wine?
 
In many ways, Christian spirituality is based on rejection.  The people and circumstances we tend to reject are the same people and circumstances that become our strength and salvation.  Our relationship with those whom we tend to reject is the real test of our Christian maturity.  Indeed, God disguises Himself in the lives of those whom we tend to reject or dislike.  In the same manner, moments that try our souls or the experiences that push us to our limits are the same moments or experiences that make us realize the presence of God’s love and providence in our lives. They turn into opportunities for growth and renewal. They are blessings in disguise. 
 
May the Sacrifice of the Mass, which redeems our broken humanity, help us realize more and more that our own experiences of pain and rejection are our own share of Christ’s cross that leads to victory over sin and death.
 
fredmund@saintmichael.ca
 
 
Healing Lines
 
“For our elderly who have lost their independence, that those who care for them will continue to give them the respect and honour that is due to parents and elders, without taking advantage of their infirmities for personal gain, and without losing patience with them, we pray to the Lord.”  June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
 
 
 
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
 
Saturday, June 8 at 5pm:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, June 9 at 8:30am Morning Prayer:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, June 9 at 9am:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, June 9 at 11am:  Fr. Fr. Edmund Vargas 
Sunday, June 9 at 5pm:  Fr. Jose Bustalino with Dc. Randy Gritter
 
 

Announcements:

 

Please see this weekend’s bulletins for all announcements:

Download St. Michael bulletin

Download Diocesan bulletin (Condensed)

Download Diocesan bulletin (Full Length)

 
Diocesan-Wide Pastoral Renewal Survey 
Your voice matters! Help shape the future of our parish community and our journey of discipleship. The Pastoral Renewal Survey for our parish is now LIVE until June 14.
Complete the Survey now. To access the survey, please click here
All parishioners aged 18 and older are invited to participate in the Pastoral Renewal Survey.
 
Financial Reporting
Our financial reporting system has not been at pace since the start of the year due to turnovers of our diocese-designated bookkeepers and due to problems in the diocesan data-recording “Parish Friendly” program which will soon be replaced with a new system.  Non-reporting is not intentional at all. Transparency is a priority.  We are working on the issues.  Hopefully by the end of this month, we will be able to update our books and come up with our regular financial reports, as published in the bulletin.  We appreciate your trust and understanding.  
 

 

St. Michael Event Schedule

 

Coffee Connections:

Thursdays | After Daily Mass | 9:30am

Sundays | After Morning Masses | 10:00am and 12:00pm

 

Children’s Liturgy:

Group A: Start time 8:30am – Ages 3 Years to Grade 3

Group B: Start time 10:30am – Ages 3 Years to Grade 3

 

Regular Events:

Tuesdays | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30-7:00pm

 

June 2024:

June 10 | Last Session Bible Study: “Galatians: Set Free To Live in the Spirit” | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

June 14 | Youth Rally Impact Night | Guest: Sanctuary | 7:00-9:00pm

June 16 | CANCELLED: Coffee Sunday

June 16 | Philippine Independence Day | Mass 1:00pm | Reception 2:00-4:00pm

June 20 | Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting | Theater | 7:00-9:00pm

June 22 | Baptism Prep | St. Nicholas Room | 9:00am-12:00pm

June 22-23 | Share Sunday | SSVP Distributes Grocery Bags | Narthex

June 23 | CANCELLED: Coffee Sunday

June 23 | Altar Server Training| Sanctuary | 12:00-2:00pm

June 25 | SSVP Meeting and Potluck | Room 145 | 7:00-9:00pm

June 29-30 | Share Sunday | SSVP Grocery Bags Returned Filled

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