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Prayer for Holy Week
Tantum Ergo~Down in Adoration Falling
DOWN in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! oe'r ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.
To the everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor blessing,
Might and endless majesty.
Amen.
Tantum Ergo is the last two stanzas from the Eucharistic Hymn (Pange Lingua) composed by St. Thomas Aquinas and is used at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The response and the prayer at the end is a later addition used at Benediction. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite it and a plenary indulgence is granted to those who recite it on Holy Thursday or Corpus Christi.
For complete verses in Latin & English see:
http://home.earthlink.net/~thesaurus/thesaurus/Euch/Tantum.html
See also: Some Items for Lent http://home.earthlink.net/~thesaurus/Quadragesimae.html

The Gospel of John Comes to Canada
TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian Bible Society has teamed up with Visual Bible International, producer of the critically acclaimed film, The Gospel of John, to bring the film to Canada's Christian community. The film, hailed as "superior to almost all religious films ever made" by the Toronto Sun and "a handsome, polished production with textual integrity" by the Globe and Mail, is a word for word adaptation of the Good News Translation of the Bible.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Bible Society becomes the exclusive distributor of The Gospel of John on DVD and VHS to the Christian community in Canada, and can negotiate licensing arrangements with churches for public showings of the film.
For churches seeking quality congregational activities - especially at Easter time - this is a great opportunity without exorbitant costs. In fact, churches can recoup their licensing costs simply by purchasing a number of DVD or VHS copies of the film which they can resell to their own congregations.
For example, a congregation of 150 people must purchase a mere 8 copies at $59.99 for a total of $479.92 to offset their costs and be permitted to show the film publicly up to six times in a twelve month period.
"In many ways, the Gospel of John Project brings the Canadian Bible Society back to its roots," says David Duncan, coordinator for the project. "Bible Society work began in Canada in 1804 with the Gospel of John, when it was published for the first time in the Mohawk language. Now, 200 years later, the Canadian Bible Society is once again bringing John's Gospel to Canadians."
To purchase copies of The Gospel of John on DVD or VHS, visit www.biblescanada.com.
For further information: about arranging public showings of the film, visit www.biblesociety.ca.

He lives in his Father's House
Priest from India joyfully recounts his spiritual journey

By RAMON GONZALEZ
WCR Staff Writer
Edmonton
Father Alfredo Pereira was about 10 years old when he entered a minor seminary in the Indian state of Goa, a tourist destination that houses the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the state's patron saint.
Becoming a priest was part of a deal the lonely young lad had made with God in exchange for his mother's return.

Then in 1993, at the height of his priestly career, Pereira took off for Canada to raise some money to help his dying father build a house before he died.

Now he is the chaplain of the charismatic renewal movement in Calgary and pastor of St. Bernard's and Our Lady of Assumption parishes in the city.

For entire article see:
http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2004/0322/pereira032204.shtml

Music from Goa!
The Blue Note Trio is currently making a big splash in Goa. Hear sample mp3 tracks of the band at http://www.hullocheck.com/bluenote

The Best of Goan Cooking
by Gilda Mendonsa
16 used & new from $3.25 from www.amazon.ca
Editorial Reviews
Book Description
This book is a rare and authentic collection of the finest Goan recipes. Starting with exotic Goan cocktails and appetizers to set the mood, the book moves on to savour fish, poultry and meats. Some unusual vegetarian preparations make interesting accompaniments. Delicious desserts finish the meal, while a special section brings you tea-time snacks and savouries. Includes color illustrations.

Rude Canadians: Maclean's presents eight kinds of modern jerks In the issue hitting newsstands today, an examination of an epidemic of incivility
TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - Tired of hearing cell phones ring at the movie theater? Offended by the stench of pot while out for an urban Saturday stroll? Ever been called fat when you were pregnant? In the issue hitting newsstands today, Maclean's looks at the rude awakening Canadians are suffering.
In a tongue-in-cheek look at incivility, the cover features an image of a marble statue in the form of a hand flipping the bird. The top of the middle finger has broken off the statue and lies beside it.
Contemporary life has wrought a whole new genre of rudeness. As part of his examination of an epidemic of incivility, Maclean's national affairs correspondent Charlie Gillis presents eight modern boors:

1. Thumb People (a.k.a Blackberry-heads). The handheld devices are pretty cool. The owners who halt conversations over dinner to retrieve meaningless e-mails are not.

2. Real-time film critics. Theatre chatter is worse than ever, as DVD-renting movie buffs treat cinemas like home theatres. Nothing worse than listening to some wannabe Roger Ebert while
the movie's actually rolling.

3. E-tards. Detached medium emboldens users to throw friends on messages lists without permission, or humiliate colleagues in group e-mails.

4. Potheads. Plans to decriminalize: good. Adults who view this as a licence to smoke up before their kids' youth soccer games: pathetic.

5. Number-oners. Trudeau did it. So did Ralph Klein. Now it seems everyone is flipping the bird.

6. Tattoo Victims. Clearly a matter of taste, but sometimes a painting is only as good as its canvas. If in doubt, please cover-up.

7. Cell-heads. Listening to one-sided conversations was bad enough in the '80s; now the whole thing starts with the theme to Gilligan's Island.

8. V.I.P. Parkers. Maybe you have a Lexus. Maybe you can afford endless fines. But parking across three spaces-or with two wheels on the sidewalk-gives the number-oners all the justification they need.

Have you been a victim of random rudeness recently? Maclean's is asking Canadians to tell them about it at www.macleans.ca.

About Maclean's:
As Canada's weekly newsmagazine, Maclean's spotlights Canada's rising talent, thinkers and doers from business to entertainment, from politics to sports. With more than 3 million readers a week, the magazine enjoys a larger one-time audience than all other Canadian news and public affairs media. Maclean's provides a forum for a new generation of Canadian writers, illustrators and photographers and last year was the Canadian consumer magazine most honoured for design excellence.


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