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Sunday June12, 2005

Year of the Eucharist
Fourth Sunday after the Pentecost

Gospel:

Philippians 3: 7 - 14

Readings:

Matthew 10: 1 - 7

Jesus chose the twelve disciples, and gave them the authority to heal all illnesses. He sent them to preach and proclaim his teaching. Jesus allowed them to know beforehand what was in store for them. St. Matthew put together the apostles' invitation and their mission.

Sts. Mark & Luke mentioned the invitation and the mission as separate incidents. The New Covenant's Church is based on the twelve disciples, the same way the Old Covenant's Church is based on Jacob's twelve children. The order of the apostles' names varies.

The one in Sts. Matthew and Luke's Gospel's is the right one. Peter is always the head of the disciples, Judas the Iscariot is always last. St. Mark insists on the tight relationship between Jesus and the twelve apostles: He invited them "to be with him". St. Luke insists on Jesus' prayers and vigil before choosing his twelve disciples from the apostles.

Jesus invited simple men to be his disciples: fishermen, tax collectors and others. He gave them the mission of salvation to deliver to all people. It is a big adventure. In spite of their simplicity and weakness, the Holy Spirit will guarantee their success in going through with this adventure.


Collection

Last Week's Collection: $ 1,473.67
Total Donation for Future Investment: $ 44,500.00

Please Remember St. Anthony's Church In Your Will.

 Leamington Ministerial Association invites all the Christians to pray for each other.

This week we pray for

Leamington Evangelical Mennonite Church

Masses & Celebrations during the week ending:

June 19, 2005


Sun. June 12th, 2005
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


9:30AM
Elizabeth Penner (Mr. & Mrs. Henry & Goldie Penner)

11:00AM
Bakhos Jacobs ( 40 Days Mem. Mass) (Family)

12:30PM
Baptism: Michael Bakhos Anthony Mouawad

1:00PM
Baptism: Takota Donald Jeffrey Clark.

6:00PM
Mother Mary's Prayers at Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine.


Mon. June 13th, 2005 St. Anthony of Padua's Feast


5:30PM
St. Anthony of Padua's Prayers.

6:00PM
Andrew Bethlehem (Paul & Souad Jacobs)


Tues. June 14th, 2005



5:30PM
Sacred Heart Prayers.

6:00PM
Hanna & Eugenie Yacoub (Family)


Wed. June 15th, 2005


5:30PM
Sacred Heart Prayers.

6:00PM
Hanna Sarkis & Wife & Sister Foutine (Family)


Thu. June 16th, 2005


5:30PM
Sacred Heart Prayers.

6:00PM
Jamie Sarkis (Mr. & Mrs. Antonios Jraige)



Fri. June 17th, 2005


5:30PM
Sacred Heart Prayers

6:00PM
Youssef Jraige & Youssef Saleh Abbas & Antonios Boulos Jraige & Wadih Nohra (Sadie Jraige)


Sun. June 19th, 2005
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Fathers Day


9:30AM
For the intentions of all Fathers.

11:00AM
For the intentions of all Fathers.

6:00PM
Mother Mary's Prayers @ Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine.


Comunity News & Events

Week Ending Sunday June 19, 2005

Welcome:

We would like to welcome Rev. Student Priest George Elters who is visiting St. Anthony's for two months arriving on June 20th, 2005. We welcome him to our Parish and we ask the Lord to bless him.

Bingo:

Please mark your calendar for our next Bingo Session which will be held on Monday, June 13th, 2005 at 12:15 & 6:30PM. For more information, please call Mrs. Gladys Tannous at 326-7642. Thank you for your support.

NAM Convention:

National Apostolate Maronite Convention will take place this year in St. Ephrem Church, San Diego, California, July 20th through July 24th, 2005. for more information or to register, visit www.namnews.org.


50th Anniversary:

Congratulations to Rev. Father Al Williams who celebrates his 50th Priesthood Anniversary today, June 12, 2005 at 2:30PM at St. Gregory's the Great Parish. May God bless him and give him the health and strength to continue his mission.

Mar Emmanuel III Delly:

His Beatitude Mar Emmanuel III Delly, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon will visit Canada on June 12, 2005 at 6:00PM at the Holy Family Chaldean Church, 821 Wyandotte St. East, Windsor.

Erie Memorial Gardens:

Erie Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Mausoleum is open to the public every Sunday, from Noon to 4:00PM, May thru September. 215 Erie St. South, Leamington. Call 324-0230 for a private viewing or in-home consultation.

Noursat Fundraising:

St. Charbel's Parish Youth Group is organizing a Father's Day Party at Cardinal Sfeir's Hall, St. Charbel's, Oldcastle on Saturday June 18th, 2005.

Doors open at 6:00PM. Dinner served at 7:30PM. Tickets $ 35.00 per person. All proceeds to help Noursat. All are welcome.

Pasta Dinner:

All you can Eat: Penne Marinara, Spaghetti/Meatballs, Farfelle Primavera, Risotto & Spinach, rolls & butter, tossed salad, coffee & tea, desserts.

This event will take place on Wednesday, June 15th, 2005 at the Ciociaro Club, Windsor at 6:00PM. $ 10.00 per person. Children 5 and under eat free. All proceeds to benefit the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc.

Japanese Student Language Program in Leamington:

We require Host Families in the Leamington, Kingsville, Wheatley, Cottam area (1 student per household). The students are to be driven by their host family to Leamington District Secondary School every day (Monday to Friday).

The students are away from 9:00AM to 4:00PM; they attend English as a Second Language classes from 9AM - Noon, they eat their lunches followed with planned activities such as visits to Fort Malden, Point Pelee… They return to Leamington District Secondary School at 4:00PM for pick up by their host families.

The program will pay $ 23.00 per day per student for each of the Host families, who are required to provide 3 meals per day.

If you would be interested in housing a student from July 14 to August 8, please call Claire Kapasi at (519) 728-0069 or email tr3@xplornet.com


St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor, June 13

St. Anthony of Padua was born at Lisbon, Portugal, in 1195. His surname comes from the Italian city where he lived the latter part of his life. His parents were members of the Portuguese nobility.

His early education took place at the Cathedral of Lisbon. At the age of fifteen, he joined the Regular Canons of St. Augustine and was transferred to the monastery of Coimbra two years later because of distractions caused by his friends' visits. At the monastery, Anthony devoted himself to prayer and study and became a learned scholar of the Bible.

In 1221, he was accepted to the Franciscans. Soon after, he set out for Morocco to preach the Gospel to the Moors. On the way, he was forced to return to Europe because of illness.

On his return home, a storm drove his ship to the shores of Italy, where he would live for the rest of his life. Upon his return, Anthony went to Assisi, where the chapter meeting of 1221 took place where he was assigned to the hermitage of San Paolo near Forli.

A gifted preacher, Anthony was called upon to teach theology to his fellow Franciscans. Anthony drew large crowds wherever he went in Italy, but his greatest success was in Padua where they welcomed him as another St. Francis.

After the death of St. Francis, Anthony became the minister provincial of Emilia. Soon after he was released from his duty so he could continue his preaching.

He returned to Padua, where he preached until his death on June 13, 1231, at the age of thirty-six. He is a Doctor of the Church.


Prayer to St. Anthony of Padua

Glorious St. Anthony, my friend and special protector, I come to you with full confidence in my present necessity.

In your overflowing generosity you hear all those who turn to you. Your influence before the throne of God is so effective that the Lord readily grants great favors at your request.

Please listen to my humble petition in spite of my sinfulness. Consider your great and constant love for Jesus and Mary, and my desire for their glory and mercy.

I beg you to obtain for me the grace I so greatly need, if it be God's will and for the good of my soul. Bless me, powerful Saint Anthony, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.


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