From the Top
Reverence for Truth
To interpret a biblical text, we need to be patient, to put aside all other concerns, and to give it our time, interest and undivided attention. We must leave aside any other pressing concerns and create an environment of serene concentration. It is useless to attempt to read a biblical text if all we are looking for are quick, easy and immediate results. Preparation for preaching requires love. We only devote periods of quiet time to the things or the people whom we love; and here we are speaking of the God whom we love, a God who wishes to speak to us. Because of this love, we can take as much time as we need, like every true disciple: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening” (1 Sm 3:9).
. . . . . But our own aim is not to understand every little detail of a text; our most important goal is to discover its principal message, the message which gives structure and unity to the text.
. . . . It a text was written to console, it should not be used to correct errors; if it was written as an exhortation, it should not be employed to teach doctrine; if it was written to teach something about God, it should not be used to expound various theological opinions; if it was written as a summons to praise or missionary outreach, let us not use it to talk about the latest news.
The Joy of the Gospel #146, #147
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. October 14th: ferial
12:05 pm: Rosie McCauley +
Galatians 5.1-6, Ps. 119.41+43, 44-45, 47-48, Luke 11.37-41
Wed. October 15th: St. Teresa of Jesus
Galatians 5.18-25, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4+6, Luke 11.42-46
Thurs. October 16th: St. Marguerite D’Youville
Ephesians 1.1-10, Ps. 98.1, 2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, Luke 11.47-54
Fri. October 17th: St. Ignatius of Antioch
Ephesians 1.11-14, Ps. 33.1-2, 4-5, 12-13, Luke 12.1-7
Sat. October 18th: St. Luke
5:15 pm: Manuel DeLima +
2 Timothy 4.9-17a, Ps. 145.10-11, 12-13ab, 17-18, Luke 10.1-9
Readings for Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 19, 2014
1st Reading: Isaiah 45.1, 4-6
Responsorial Psalm: 96.1+3, 4-5, 7-8, 9+10ac
2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1.1-5ab
Gospel: Matthew 22.15-21
St. Vincent de Paul
Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul has a request by a community member in need of a table and chairs kitchen set.
Please call Paul at 647-964-2453 if you can help us out.
Children’s Liturgy Program
Volunteers Needed for both Groups
Due to the retirement of some of our volunteer teachers and helpers from last year, the Children’s Liturgy Program (at the Sunday 10 am Mass) is looking for a few new volunteers to help us with our program.
Our Children’s Program for the younger children, ages 3-6, currently has a cycle of 4 teachers who plan and conduct the sessions, together with our student helpers and one or two parents who stay with their children sometimes. We are appealing for one more parishioner to step forward to join us as a teacher for this group, so that we can expand the rotation to 5 teachers and give some of our regular volunteers a bit of a break when they need it. Anyone volunteering for this position can observe and assist with our current teachers until he or she feels comfortable leading the sessions.
Our Children’s Program for the older children, ages 7-11, needs one or two adult volunteers to act as a helper at our Sunday sessions, approximately once every 4 week.
This does not require any advance preparation,
it simply involves being able to help during the session, and assist with the cleanup afterwards.
Please contact the parish office or Tom Broadhurst if you are interested responding to either of these requests (the Archdiocese of Toronto does require a volunteer screening for those working with children – this screening process is conducted by the parish).
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Sr. Mary Halder, Maria Soares, Mary Gilbride, Laura MacDonald, Kay Bennett, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
Holy Name Choir
Holy Name Choir is looking for new members! Our Music Director, Sarah Matte, is formally trained and provides a learning atmosphere of fun and team spirit for those wishing to hone their vocal skills.
Rehearsals are in the church on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. The choir sings on Sunday at the 10:00 am Mass.
If you enjoy singing and can carry a tune, we ask you to consider joining the Music Ministry. Although reading music is an asset, it is not a requirement.
Call the rectory – 416-466-8281 or see Sarah after Mass.
is lit this week
For my dear godchild Rachel Austin on her 30th Birthday on October 13th
at the req.