We want to thank everyone who came and helped us celebrate on the special feast day of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne. We especially thank all the volunteers who made this day possible. May the Lord through His Mother Mary and Saint Anne bring you healing.
There will be a Marian procession with the rosary and the crowning of Mary on the 3oth of May at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Grace Monastery. All are welcome.
A special thanks to all who helped us to celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Rita on May 22nd Thursday.
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Some pictures of our Palm Sunday celebration at Our Lady of Grace Monastery.
HOLY WEEK CONFESSION
Tuesday 2-4 pm
Wednesday 2-4 pm
HOLY WEEK /EASTER CELEBRATIONS
Palm Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Thursday 4:00 p.m.
Good Friday 3:00p.m.
Easter Vigil 9:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Make sure to mark in your calendar the great feast of our beloved patroness,
OUR LADY OF GRACE
Saturday, 3rd May 2014
Procession - 2:00 p.m.
Holy Mass - 3:00 p.m.
Bishop Brian Joseph Dunn
Please join us for our Ash Wednesday Mass and Distribution of Ashes at 7:30 A.M.
On 5 March 2014 we will begin the penitential journey of Lent. During this forty day fast we imitate our savior Jesus Christ who fasted for forty days and forty nights. And we join with our blessed mother Mary and the Apostles in this season of penance. As the Lord says to us in the scriptures Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
In Canada Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are special days of fasting and abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age.
Luigi Bellesini was born in Trent, Italy, on November 25, 1774. He entered the Order at the monastery of San Marco in his native city, taking the name Stephen, and making his profession on May 31, 1794. Following studies in Rome and Bologna, he was forced to return to Trent during the government suppression of religious houses and there completed his theological education. He was ordained priest in 1797. After several years of ministry, principally as a preacher as well as a teacher in the local schools, the monastery in Trent was also ordered closed and Stephen was forced to return to his family home. There he dedicated his energies to teaching the poor children of the city with such remarkable results that his work won the respect of the local authorities, who appointed him Director and Superintendent of all schools of the district. However, when the opportunity presented itself, he resigned from these offices and secretly made his way to Rome in order to resume his religious life. He was appointed novice master first in Rome, then in Umbria and lastly at Genazzano. The closing years of his life were spent as pastor at the Shrine of Our Mother of Good Counsel, where he died while ministering to the victims of an epidemic, a martyr of charity, on February 2, 1840. Stephen was beatified by Pius X on December 27, 1904. His remains are venerated in a special chapel dedicated to him at the Shrine of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Genazzano.
Blessed Stephen is an extraordinary example of fidelity in the face of trials: fidelity to his vocation as an Augustinian and fidelity to the service of God’s people, especially the poor and the infirm. His ministry as educator, formator and pastor recommend him in a special way to Augustinians today who share his religious vocation and ministry in challenging times.
From the Augustinian Website.
The extent of the destruction caused by the catastrophic earthquake and super-typhoon which recently occurred in the Phillipines cannot be described sufficiently in words….