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The Evangelizing Power of Popular Piety
Popular piety enables us to see how the faith, once received, becomes embodied in a culture and is constantly passed on. Once looked down upon, popular piety came to be appreciated once more in the decades following the Council. In the Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi, Pope VI gave a decisive impulse in this area. There he stated that popular piety “manifests a thirst for God which only the poor and the simple can know” and that “it makes people capable of generosity and sacrifice even to the point of heroism, when it is a question of bearing witness to belief.
. . . . “Journeying together to shrines and taking part in other manifestations of popular piety, also by taking one’s children or inviting others, is in itself an evangelizing gesture.” Let us not stifle or presume to control this missionary power!
. . . . I think of the steadfast faith of those mothers tending their sick children who, though perhaps barely familiar with the articles of the creed, cling to a rosary; or of all the hope poured into a candle lighted in a humble home with a prayer for help from Mary, or in the gaze of tender love directed to Christ crucified. No one who loves God’s holy people will view these actions as the expression of a purely human search for the divine. They are the manifestation of a theological life nourished by the working of the Holy Spirit who has been poured into our hearts (cf. Rom 5:5).
. . . . Expressions of popular piety have much to teach us; for those who are capable of reading them, they are a locus theologicus which demands our attention, especially at a time when we are looking to the new evangelization.
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Mass Intentions & Daily Readings
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. July 15th: St. Bonaventure
Isaiah 7.1-9, Ps 48.1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 6-7, Matthew 11.20-24
Wed. July 16th: ferial
12:05 pm: Martina Riordon +
Isaiah 10.5-7, 13-16, Ps 94.5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 14-15, Matthew 11.25-27
Thurs. July 17th: ferial
Isaiah 26.7-9, 12, 16-19, Ps 102.12-14, 15-17, 18-20, Matthew 11.28-30
Fri. July 18th: ferial
Isaiah 38.1-6, 21-22, 7-8, Is 38.10, 11, 12abcd, 14b +16b, Matthew 12.1-8
Sat. July 19th: ferial
5:15 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +
Micah 2.1-5, Ps 10.1-2, 3-4, 7-8, 14, Matthew 12.14-21
Readings for Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 20th, 2014
1st Reading: Wisdom 12.13, 16-19
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 86.5-6, 9-10, 15-16
2nd Reading: Romans 8.26-27
Gospel: Matthew 13.24-43
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Maria Soares, Hugh Taylor, Mary Gilbride, Laura MacDonald, Kay Bennett, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
Holy Name Parish
Please join us to celebrate our 100 year anniversary on October 17, 2014
Location: Ellas Banquet Hall
35 Danforth Raod
Time: 7 pm - 1 am
Doors open at 6 pm
Cost $150 Cash Bar
Our Keynote speaker for the evening will be Sister Susan Moran, OLM - Founder of Our of the Cold (Toronto) and recipient of the Order of Canada for social service for her work with the homeless.
There will also be a D.J., silent auction and door prizes
For tickets please call 416-466-8281.