St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral
6630 Turner Valley Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 2P1
905 814 6003 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
November 12 2017
Forthcoming Events of the weeks
Nov.12 -A Talk by Ms. Nadia for Grade 10-12
Nov.18 -4th Degree of Knights of Columbus
-Christmas Carol by Ecumenical Group
Nov.19 -Sale of Religious articles for Charity Fund raising
Nov. 25 -Parish Night
Nov.26 -Feast of Christ The King
-Blessing of the Statue of Infant Jesus
-Unitwise Carol singing starts
01-03 - 40 hours of Adoration , Preparation for the Advent
Family Unit Meeting
1. Nov.18 5.00 pm St. Ann Thomas John 6472 Seaver Rd. Mississauga
2. Nov. 18 8.00 pm Don Bosco Saji Jose 2934 Gulf stream Way Mississauga
3. Nov.19 7.00 pm St. Jerome Praveen & Hymna 3662 Ellengale Drive Mississauga
4. Nov.26 6.00 pm St. Chavara Job & Jasmin 35 Province Trail, Etobicoke M9V 5B62.
5. Nov.18 7.00 pm Mother of Perpetual Help Raphael Maliekal 621 Madame Street, Mississauga L5W 1G6
6. Nov.19 7.00 pm St. Augustine Burlington Joy Sally 103 Sixteen Mile Dr., Burlington
7. Nov. 19 6.00 pm St. Jude Mississauga Sunil Puthiya 5584 Whistler Cres., Mississauga, L4Z 3R5
8. Nov 18 5.00 pm St. Thomas, Woodbridge Gibu and Asha 48 Seafield Rd., Maple
Pastor : Fr. Sebastian Arikat
Associate Pastor : Fr.Jacob Edakalathur
Office Administrator : Sijo Joseph
Secretary : Sr. Philsy CMC
Accountant : Siju Mathew
Trustee : James Antony
It is an age old practise in the Catholic Church to
pray for the deceased especially in the month of
November. Why do we pray and how can we do it?
The Bible provides evidence that there can be
no imperfections in heaven. According to the
Catechism, most of us who don’t merit hell yet still
need purification before we can enter heaven, will
pass through a state the Church calls purgatory when
“All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still
imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their
eternal salvation; but after death they undergo
purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary
to enter the joy of heaven.” (CCC 1030)
What is purgatory like? Most of the saints’ descriptions
involve fire. St Paul writes:
“If anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver,
precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, the work of each
will come to light, for the Day will disclose it. It will
be revealed with fire, and the fire [itself] will test the
quality of each one’s work. If the work stands that
someone built upon the foundation, that person will
receive a wage. But if someone’s work is burned up,
that one will suffer loss; the person will be saved, but
only as through fire.” (I Cor. 3:12-15).
The thought of a loved one undergoing suffering is a
motivation to pray, but there is another reason. There
are three states of the Church: those on earth (Church
Militant), those who have died and are being purified
(Church Suffering) and those who are in glory with
God (Church Triumphant). (CCC 954).
In charity, we’re called to commend the souls of the
faithful departed to God’s mercy and pray for them.
We can help them not only through our prayers but
also by having Masses offered for them, by giving
alms and by offering pious works for the spiritual
benefit of others.
During November, which is dedicated to the Holy
Souls in Purgatory, there are more opportunities
to help them by earning indulgences that are only
applicable to them.
1.Visit a Cemetery: obtain a partial indulgence by
praying at a cemetery during November or a plenary
indulgence for visiting a cemetery each day between
Nov. 1 and Nov. 8.
2.Offer a holy mass for the souls in purgatory.
3.Pray the Eternal Rest: Obtain a partial indulgence
year round when reciting: Eternal rest grant to them,
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May
the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy
of God, rest in peace. Amen
Even if our loved ones are already in heaven, it’s still
beneficial to pray because another soul might need
the help. Someday we ourselves may need the prayers
of the living.
May I request you to pray for our deceased ones and
offer holy mass for them.
MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS AND
CHOICEST BLESSINGS TO OUR BELOVED
BISHOP JOSE KALLUVELIL ON HIS BIRTH-
DAY ON 15TH NOVEMBER.
The Pastors and Parishioners
of St. Alphonsa Catholic Cathedral
12 Sun Ex 40:1-16, 1Kgs 8:22-29
Heb 8:1-6, Mt 12:1-21
13 Mon 2 Cor 4: 11-15 Mt 19: 16-22
14 Tue 1 Cor 4: 1-5 Jn 6: 47-53
15 Wed 2 Cor 11: 7-15 Mk10: 28-30
16 Thu 2 Cor 11: 16-21 Lk 10: 8-16
17 Fri Gal 4: 12-20 Jn 14: 1-7
18 Sat 3 Jn 5-12 Lk 22: 24-30
19 Sun Num 9:15-18 Is 54:1-10
Heb 9:5-15, Jn 2:13-22
20 Mon Heb 13: 9-16 Lk 11: 1-4
21 Tue Jude 17-25. Lk 8: 1-3
22 Wed Col 3: 22-25 Mt 16: 21-28
23 Thu Rev 19: 5-10 Mt 22: 1-14
24 Fri Rev 19: 11-16 Jn 18: 28-37
25 Sat Rev 21: 9-14 Lk 9: 10-17
26 Sun 1Kgs 6:11-19, Ezek 43:1-7
Heb 9:16-28 Mt 22:41-46
MASS AND ADORATION
Sunday : 8.00 am, 10.00 am (Mal.)
11.30 am (English)
and 5.00 pm (Malayalam)
Monday to Friday : 9.15 am & 7.30 pm (Mal.)
Saturday : 9.15 am (Mal.)
First Friday : 9.00 pm (Mal.)
Monday to Friday : 10.00 am-7.30 pm (Mal.)
Lectors of the Weeks
I Nov 19 -Molgy Joseph
Nov 26 -Melvina Raigon
II Nov 19 -Tomy Sebastian
Nov 26 -Cinoop Chacko
Hearty Welcome to St. Alphonsa
Syro-Malabar Cathedral ,
Roshan John & Chinu Jose
Leo George & Rosemol Leo
Javlin John& Bittumon Joseph
Praise & Worship : Friday-8.30 pm
First Friday : 7.30 pm
Rosary : Monday to Friday -7.00pm
WHY PARISH NIGHT DINNER?
Wherever there is an event of celebration,
whether it is Marriage, Birthday, Anniversary,
Feast or Obituary, dining together is an essential
part of it. When you dine together, the sweet
taste of the food makes the friendship more
cordial and affectionate, pleasant and gracious.
Jesus Himself takes this example for establishing
the Holy Eucharist which brings together all the
Christians around one table.
1. Our Parish Night program is arranged
with a fellowship meal.
2. This is an occasion for the parishioners
to come together for renewing their
friendship and growing in good
3. This is an opportunity for us to share our
experiences and feel the oneness of the
community. It will help us think one with
4. We can express our talents and
encourage the talents of the other.
5. This is a gracious occasion because Jesus
himself is present in such gatherings and
gives His blessings. Jesus said “where
two or three have come together in my
name, I am there among them.” Mt 18.20
Let us come together, enjoy the entertainments
and entertain others.
We shall enjoy the delicious food and share our
friendship and join together to build up our
Fr. Jacob Edakalathur.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHILD MARY
JOSEPH, WHO RECEIVED BAPTISM.
All Saints Day Celebration