THE MONTH OF MARY and THE PRAYER MARATHON with Pope Francis.

1 – Tomorrow, May first, feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we will begin the Month of Mary with the special mass of Consecration to St. Joseph at 9:00am (streaming). After holy Communion I ask those making their consecration to kneel in their houses and recite together with me the formula of consecration. I will read the names of those who are going to be consecrated. Then during the week, you can come to pick up the certificates and the pin of St. Joseph at the parish office.

SECOND we will start the “Children’s Rosary Group” with the first 8 children to recite the rosary in front of the Blessed Mother at 10:30am in Church. You are all invited to participate in live streaming. Once that Covid will be over, we will open this Children’s Rosary Group to the whole parish.

2 –  Tomorrow we also start the PRAYER MARATHON to the Blessed Mother for the end of the Pandemic that Pope Francis has requested to the whole Catholic Church. Every day of the month one of the international shrines of the Blessed Mother will guide the recitation of the Holy Rosary (6:00pm time of Rome). We will participate as a parish and I ask one family each day to recite the Holy Rosary at 12:00noon on behalf of the whole parish. The church will be open, and you can lead the rosary either in person (if you can) or by PHONE (437-990-6894) and we will put your voice on the air. It would a good idea to invite your family to pray all together either in your house or in their homes. For more info please go to the Vatican Website. (http://www.vatican.va/special/rosary/index_rosary.htm )            

MAY 4 – Novena to St. Anthony (Tamil)

MAY 5 – PRE-CANA – May 6 – BIBLE STUDY (Book of Revelation).

MAY 7FIRST FRIDAY – Eucharistic Adoration and All Night Vigil.

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MAY 13 – Feast of Our Lady of FATIMA.

MAY 16 – Feast of the ASCENSION of Our Lord.

MAY 14 – Beginning of PENTECOST NOVENA.

MAY 22 – GREAT VIGIL OF INVOCATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT upon the whole parish.

MAY 23 – Pentecost SUNDAY

MAY 24 – Feast of MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

May 29 – Saint Paul VI –

May 31The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

JUNE 1st – Feast of BLESSED JOHN BAPTIST SCALABRINI; Second Patron of our Parish.

June 6 – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. (Corpus Domini)

June 11 – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 12 – The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Anniversary of the First Consecration to Mary.

THE FIRST GROUP OF LAY LEADERSHIP FORMATION PROGRAM has started with 6 participants; once that this group has completed the first program of 6 weeks, each one of them will form their group of other 6 people for 6 weeks and so on.

ITALIAN HOUR OF GRACEEach Friday at 3:00pm the Italian Community will have one hour of “Virtual Prayer” through Zoom Phone: 1-647-374-4685 then 833-8668-7031 # then 709039 # and you can pray with the group.

JUNE – MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART – Our Cardinal Collins has sent us a “Pastoral Letter” on the Sacred Heart of Jesus; we will study the document and implemented in our parish. It would be a good idea to celebrate the ENTHRONEMENT OF THE SACRED HEART in all the families of our Parish. In preparation we will organize a preparation via zoom. After the consecration to Mary and to Joseph, it would be a great idea to have the whole family consecrated to the Sacred Heart.

JULY – MONTH OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD – With St. Catherine we will discover this great devotion to the MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD. More info to come.

Fr. Walter

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.