Bulletin: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 2024-02-09 by @saintmichaelyyc

 

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


 

Christ Heals Through Us

February 11, 2024

In many healing episodes, Jesus would forgive the sins of the sick before healing his or her sickness. He would tackle our spiritual state by His forgiveness of sins and then deal with our physical state. In a way, many of our small, or even bigger health issues, result from the malfunctions of our soul. Why not deal with the root cause of our problems. Why not turn to God in honest repentance. That may be the beginning of a wide range of healings.
 
We have to be careful though not to equate illness with sinfulness, as the ancient Israelites used to do, considering illness as a punishment from God for some wrongdoing. Some of the greatest saints have endured agonizing illnesses during their lives whereas some of the worst sinners have enjoyed perfect health during their lives. We can always ask ourselves if our spiritual state has something to do with our medical ailments.
 
When Jesus tells the leper to show himself to the priest and make an offering for the cleansing as Moses prescribed, He was actually telling him to straighten his relationship with God, that is, to take care of his spiritual state as well. What we should pray and hope for is the spiritual healing of our sicknesses. And such spiritual healing is not necessarily manifested by the physical cure of our medical problems. Spiritual healing transcends physical suffering.  Spiritual healing touches the soul.  It brings about inner peace. It makes us accept the redemptive benefits of physical infirmities.
 
When we begin to see our own suffering in the light of Christ’ life, we acquire a personal closeness to the Source of all healing. Sickness can be a way of making us get closer to our Redeemer. It makes us closer to one another. It is an opportunity of making families and communities grow in the bond of love and friendship. The ministry of Jesus to the sick is central to the life of the Church. Our weekend celebration of the World Day of the Sick highlights the healing ministry of the Church. It reminds us that service to the sick and the suffering cannot be neglected. It recognizes the great efforts of doctors, nurses, health care institutions, and pastoral care givers to restore health to those affected with illness and disease.
 
As we reflect on the Cure of the Leper, let us reflect on our own need for God’s healing. Let us consider and accept our own spiritual woundedness. Let us ask our Lord to transform us into wounded healers who can bring spiritual healing into our families and communities.

fredmund@saintmichael.ca

 

 
Healing Lines
 

Issues of violence against women in the media involve both a denial of equal access and the perpetuation of narrow gender stereotypes that portray women as sexual objects in order to sell products. Women are also sent messages by the media that their self-worth is tied to being in a relationship. Media fails to portray the reality of women’s daily life and doesn’t educate people about the extraordinary contributions women make and their vast potential as human beings. This limits women’s overall development and healthy visions of being. In our fight to eliminate abuse, let’s assist to help change damaging portrayals of women that sanction violence towards them.

 
 
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
 

Saturday, February 10 at 5pm:  Fr. Edmund Vargas

Sunday, February 11 at 9am:  Fr. Kevin Chukwurah

Sunday, February 11 at 11am:  Fr. Edmund Vargas

Sunday, February 11 at 5pm:  Fr. Kevin Chukwurah

 

 

Announcements:

 

Please see this weekend’s bulletins for all announcements:

Download St. Michael bulletin

Download Diocesan bulletin (Condensed)

Download Diocesan bulletin (Full Length)

 

 

St. Michael Event Schedule

 

Lent Schedule
 

Shrove Tuesday: Tuesday, February 13 | Mass 6:00pm | Pancake Dinner 6:30pm 

Ash Wednesday:  Wednesday, February 14 | Mass 9:00am and 6:00pm

Lent Fridays:  Feb. 16 to Mar. 22 | Mass 6:00pm | Stations of the Cross 6:30pm

Fish Fridays:  Feb.23 & Mar.8 | Mass 6pm | Stations 6:30pm | Fish Supper 7:00pm

Holy Thursday:  Thursday, March 28 | Mass 7:00pm | Adoration 8:00pm – 12:00am

Good Friday:  Friday, March 29 | Services 12:00pm and 3:00pm

Easter Vigil:  Saturday, March 30 | Mass 9:00pm

Easter Sunday:  Mass 9:00am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm

 
 
St. Michael Event Schedule
 

February Regular Events: 

Sundays | Coffee Sundays | Narthex | After 9:00am & 11:00am Masses

Mondays | Bible Study: Lectio Eucharist | 7:00-9:00pm

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

Tuesdays | Grief Share | Rooms 143 & 144 | 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesdays | RCIA | St. Nicholas Room| 7:00-9:00pm

Wednesdays | Bible Study: Wild Goose | 10:00am-12:00pm | St. Nicolas Room | or Zoom 7:00-9:00pm

Thursdays | Coffee Thursdays | Narthex | After 9:00am Mass

Thursdays | Moms & Tots | St. Nicholas Room | 9:30-11:30am

Thursdays | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10:00am-12:00pm

 

February 2024:

February 10 | Proclaimer Training | Sanctuary | 11:00am

February 10 &11 | Knights of Columbus Membership Drive | Narthex |After All Masses

February 13 | Cancelled: CWL General Meeting

February 13 | Shrove Tuesday | Narthex | 6:30pm

February 14 | Ash Wednesday | Sanctuary | Masses 9:00am & 6:00pm

February 15 | Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00pm

February 16 | Lenten Friday | Sanctuary | Masses 9:00am & 6:00pm

February 16 | Stations of the Cross | Sanctuary 6:30pm

February 18 | Cancelled:  Children’s Liturgy of the Word 

February 19 | Cancelled:  Bible Study” Lectio Eucharist 

February 21 | Sacrament for Teens Session 3 | Library | 7:00-8:30pm

February 22 | IWIN Movie “ Sound of Freedom” | Sanctuary | 6:30pm

February 23 | Lenten Friday | Masses 9:00am & 6:00pm

February 23 | Stations of the Cross | Sanctuary | 6:30pm

February 23 | Fish Friday | Narthex | 7:00pm

February 25 | Altar Server Training | Sanctuary | 12:00pm

February 27 | PPC Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00pm

February 27 | SSVP Monthly Meeting | St. Gabriel Room 145 | 7:00pm

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