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"I am a servant in Christ to a foreign nation for the unspeakable glory of life everlasting which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." St. Patrick

“ Welcome to St. Patrick Parish in Sturgis in Saskatchewan”

Message from Pastor:

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 

This text from the Act of the Apostles  can be used for a kind of universalism or relativism where you have an idea that all religions are basically created equal and none of them has any absolute claim to the fullness of truth and to an exclusive way of salvation. But we need to understand it with the context. St. Peter had a vision in which he sees the sheet coming down from heaven . There are all kinds of unclean animals. He hears the voice of God. Nothing is unclean , God cleansed all kinds of beasts .And then the sheet is taken up into Heaven. Now what does that mean? What it means is this...that when Jesus goes to the cross, He doesn’t just die for the sins of Israel. He dies for the sins of all humanity. In other words, through His passion and death, all of humanity is cleansed of sin. All of humanity is offered the gift of redemption. God has cleansed the Gentile peoples through the death of Jesus, and therefore, the door is now open for them to come into communion with the beginning of the new Israel, which is represented by Peter and the twelve apostles. And of course that’s going to happen primarily through them beginning to baptize Gentiles.

So it’s in that context that Peter says, in the wake of his vision:

Truly I perceive that God shows no partiality, but in every nation any one who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

So who’s he talking about there? Well, he’s talking about Cornelius, who has come to faith in God and who is actually praying to not just any God, but the God of Israel, and to whom a vision from an angel comes and appears to him and says: “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God...go and seek out Simon Peter.” CCC: Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament.

immediately he saw the heavens torn apart

It’s schizō. It literally means “torn open.” So for example, we get the word schizophrenic from this in English. A schizophrenic is a person who has a torn personality. Their personality, their identity, has been torn in two. That’s what Mark is saying Jesus sees. He doesn’t just see the clouds parting. He sees Heaven being torn open.

And then what happens is as the Heavens are torn open, second:
...a voice came from heaven, “Thou art my beloved Son... (Mark 1:11a)

So the Father speaks from Heaven and identifies Jesus as His huios, His “son.” So there’s an implicit revelation here, both of the fatherhood of God and the divine sonship of Christ at His Baptism.

Now what’s so interesting about that is that Mark, in particular, uses these very same two words—schizō and huios—that are found in the account of the Baptism...he uses them again in the account of the crucifixion. So whereas in the Baptism of Jesus, the Heavens are schizō (they’re torn open) and the Father declares, “This is my beloved Son”...at the crucifixion of Jesus, the veil within the temple is torn in two—schizō, same word—and the centurion at the foot of the cross on Earth says:

“Truly this man was the Son of God!” Huios—same term there. That’s in Mark 15:38-39. So this takes on a particular significance when you know (as Josephus tells us) that woven into the fabric of the veil were the images of the constellations in the Heavens. So the tearing of the temple veil is a symbolic tearing asunder of the Heavens, of the sky, of the visible sky of the visible Heavens. So there’s a parallel here and Mark sees it, and he’s highlighting it for you in which between the Baptism of Christ and the crucifixion of Christ...in such a way that the Baptism of Jesus isn’t just a revelation of His divine sonship. It isn’t just a revelation of His Messianic identity, in that He’s being anointed with the Spirit, but rather, it’s also an anticipation of His passion and death on the cross. It’s an anticipation of His crucifixion.

It is the foundation of the other sacraments we receive, and it is by this sacrament that we participate in the full life of the Church. Our goal is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Only in baptism do we receive the grace that makes that journey possible. 

 

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Sturgis

 

 

 

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 , BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 

9.00 am - Holy Mass


TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 

9.00 am - Holy Mass 


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13

6.00 pm - Adoration

7.00 pm - Holy Mass


FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

 9.00 am - Holy Mass

 

 


 

Rama

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 ,BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 

 11.00 am - Holy Mass


SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

12.15 pm - Holy Mass


 


 

You’re Invited for Celebration of St. Anthony’s 100th anniversary-Rama,SK

Friday, July 2,2021

7:00 pm – Mission & Mass
• Fr.Andrzej Sowa omi

Saturday, July 3, 2021

3:00 pm - Mass - Archbishop Don Bolen 5:00 pm – Banquet &

 Sunday, July 4, 2021
12:15 pm – Mass

Blessing of Graves at parish cemetery Bar-B-Q lunch

RSVPby.....April1,2021-omimichal@gmail.com or maryjoe@sasktel.net)

Cost:  
- Registration Fee: $15.00 for adults or $30.00 per family
- Banquet: $25.00 ( 13 and over)
                     12 and under FREE
- Sunday  Bar-B-Q: $10.00
- History Book: $50.00 (MUST BE PRE-ORDERED)
      Note: Limited number, to ensure you receive a copy, payment must be received   
                  By APRIL 1st, 2021.

PLEASE REPLY IF YOU WISH TO BE PART OF THIS SPECIAL OCCASION BY 
APRIL 1st, 2021.    ( Space is limited)
Make your cheque payable to: ST. ANTHONY'S 100th ANNIVERSARY
MAIL TO: St. Anthony's Parish
                   Box 1
                   Rama, Sk.   S0A 3H0


SPONSORS:

Anyone interested in being a sponsor for the 100th History Book for St. Anthony's Church may choose one of the following categories:

          DIAMOND: $2000.00 plus
          PLATINUM: $1000.00
          GOLD: $500.00
          SILVER:$300.00
          BRONZE:$ 100.00

Your donation will be acknowledged in the History Book and MUST be received before August 31,2020.
Please make your cheque payable to:  St. Anthony's Church,  Box 1,   RAMA,SK   S0A 3H0
Tax receipts will be issued. Thank you for your generosity!

 

 


St. Anthony's Church in Rama will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary on 
July 3 ,2021. A history book is in the making so information from anyone 
Re: church/grotto would be greatly appreciated! Historical photos of church/grotto or events as well descendants from Europe(if possible) with names attached would be most valuable !
All photos will be scanned and returned.

All submissions for history book MUST  be submitted no later than August 31,2020.


Information may be sent to:
St. Anthony's Church
P.O. Box 1
Rama, SK. S0A 3H0
Or.... email: maryjoe@sasktel.net
Updated info will be available on website: stpatricksturgis.ca-Rama or 

Buchanan

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 ,BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 

 12.15 pm - Holy Mass


SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

11.00 am - Holy Mass


 






Norquay

 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, ST.ANDRE BESSETTE, RELIGIOUS, MEMORIAL

1.00 pm - Holy Mass

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 ,THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 

 4.00 pm - Holy Mass



 


 

 



 

 

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