Happy Easter!Christ is Risen!Many blessings on you and your families!

Fr. Alex, M. Almah,

Sr. Krolowa & Sr. Inmaculada

Sunday March 31th, 2024
Message From our Pastor and News

Please note this is a double bulletin for Sunday March 31 and Sunday April 7th. 

Office Closed Week of April 1st to 5th.

Bishop Miehm Easter Message 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Diocese of Peterborough,
            The Church embraces the celebrations of this Holy Week, commemorating the passion and death and resurrection of the Lord.  Thereafter we advance quickly to the wonderful season of Easter, a time of renewal and hope and a time to see with the eyes of faith the great wonders that God has done and continues to do.
            It is said that one of the best ways to get the attention of your audience is to ask a probing question at the start of a talk.  So, give full marks to the angels at the Lord’s tomb that Easter morning, who asked one of the most probing questions in all of history: “why do you look for the living among the dead?”  Part challenge, part correction and part invitation to see things in a new way, it must have taken the faithful women by surprise.  But apparently it was a rhetorical question, since the angels did not wait for an answer, but went on to explain, “He is not here, but has risen.”  Once they had the attention of their audience, they wasted no time in sharing the good news – good news that the women would also quickly share, as they went to tell the apostles. 
            Pope Francis has said that the question addressed to the women that Easter morning is posed to each one of us.   “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”  It’s one that should grab our attention and invite us to a new way of seeing things.  Do we cling to what is sterile, bleak, and hopeless, just because it is familiar?  Do we give in to cynicism and defeatism, supposing that things in the world, the Church, our neighbourhoods, and families can never improve?  Easter is a call to reject the malaise that can afflicts so much of modern life and to embrace a new way of living with a spirit of hope.  As the Holy Father has said, “Death, solitude and fear are not the last word.  There is a word that transcends them, a word that only God can speak; it is the word of the resurrection.”
            The angels’ question should snap us to attention this Easter, reminding us that because of the Lord’s resurrection, we can always lay claim to hope.  May God bless you and yours richly in this season of great joy.

Yours in Christ,
+ Most Reverend Daniel Miehm
Bishop of Peterborough

Office Closed Week of April 1st to 5th.

Mass Cancelations
There will be no 8AM Mass on Mon April 1st, Tues. April 2nd, Wed. April 3rd, and Thur. April 4th. And there will be NO 6:40 am Adoration on Friday April 5th, but there will be morning prayer and Holy Mass. In the evening, at Sacred Heart, there will be holy adoration 1:30 – 6:30PM and the first Friday Devotion Mass.
Reminder of the Fist Saturday Devotion Holy Mass is on April 6th at 8:30AM at Sacred Heart parish.
Sacred Heart Spaghetti Dinner
Come and enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 13th after the 5:30 PM Holy Mass. Tickets will be sold after Sunday Masses beginning next weekend, they can also be purchased at the Office at Saint John the Baptist (300 Wilson Street). $10 for Adults and $5 donation for Kids.
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord April 8
This year the solemnity of the Annunciation is moved to Monday April 8th because March 25 was during Holy Week. Please note there will be no 8AM Mass at St. John but a 11AM at Sacred Heart. We would like to invite everyone to a potluck after Holy Mass in the basement of Sacred Heart.

Our Lady of Lujan

Our Lady of Luján is the patroness of our Religious Family of the Incarnate Word and her image accompanies us in all our foreign missions. Every year our Religious Family honours Our Lady of Luján on May 8, her feast day, with Novenas, Solemn Masses and the Marian Consecration of our new Novices. Our Lady of Luján is a celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The image is on display in the Basilica of Luján in Argentina.