11th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME THURSSDAY JUNE 18, 2020




How to register for parish Mass with Eventbrite:

Here is the link to our EventBrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/register-for-sunday-mass-at-st-martin-of-tours-church-tickets-109562349938

The Registration with EventBrite is very simple. You will be required to give the name and email address of those you wish to register. You will be receiving a ticket on your email once the registration is confirmed. It is recommended to bring a printout/e-ticket of your registration.  I request the elderly people, those who are sick and feel uncomfortable,  for your own health benefits, stay at home and watch the live stream masses online until the situation becomes fully normal. Family members can sit together. 

Schedule of Masses and Procedures: 

Friday 19 June 2020:

The Church will open at 8.00 am and Morning Mass at 8.30 am. (No registration required) Week day Masses may be uploaded during the time Mass is celebrated in the Church if possible. 

Saturday 20 June 2020:

The Church will open at 8.30 am and Morning Mass at 9.00 am. (No registration required)

Saturday 20 June 2020: (Registration Required)

5:00 p.m. Public Sunday Vigil Mass will be celebrated. The church will be open at 4:00 pm. for entrance to registered attendees.

Sunday 21 June 2020: (Registration Required for all Masses).

Public Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Schedules of Masses and Procedures will be updated for the week of Monday 22 June – Sunday 28 June; please watch our website (www.stmartinoftourschurhc.ca) for week by week updates as our plan develops and changes and improvements made.


Saturday evening Mass may be uploaded on YouTube and link to Mass will be available in our Parish Website. Week day Masses may be uploaded during the time Mass is celebrated in the Church if possible. 



Thanks for all your support and cooperation. Stay safe and healthy. See you  soon ! God bless!


Fr Gijo



1st Reading: Sirach 48:1-14

Elijah arose, a prophet like fire,
and his word burned like a torch.
He brought a famine upon them,
and by his zeal he made them few in number.
By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens,
and also three times brought down fire.
How glorious you were, Elijah,
in your wondrous deeds!
Whose glory is equal to yours?

You raised a corpse from death
and from Hades, by the word of the Most High.
You sent kings down to destruction,
and famous men, from their sickbeds.
You heard rebuke at Sinai
and judgments of vengeance at Horeb.
You anointed kings to inflict retribution,
and prophets to succeed you.
You were taken up by a whirlwind of fire,
in a chariot with horses of fire.

 At the appointed time, it is written,
you are destined to calm the wrath of God
before it breaks out in fury,
to turn the hearts of parents to their children,
and to restore the tribes of Jacob.
Happy are those who saw you
and were adorned with your love!
For we also shall surely live.

When Elijah was enveloped in the whirlwind,
Elisha was filled with his spirit.
He performed twice as many signs,
and marvels with every utterance of his mouth.
Never in his lifetime did he tremble before any ruler,
nor could anyone intimidate him at all.
Nothing was too hard for him,
and when he was dead, his body prophesied.
In his life he did wonders,
and in death his deeds were marvellous.

Responsorial: Psalm 97

R./: Rejoice, you just, in the Lord

The Lord is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many isles be glad.
Clouds and darkness are round about him,
justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne. (R./)

Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes round about.
His lightnings illumine the world;
the earth sees and trembles. (R./)

The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory. (R./)

All who worship graven things are put to shame,
who glory in the things of nought;
all gods are prostrate before him. (R./)

Gospel: Matthew 6:7-15

Our prayer must not be too wordy and must include a spirit of forgiveness

Jesus said, “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.