From the Top
Person to Person
Today, as the Church seeks to experience a profound missionary renewal, there is a kind of preaching which falls to each of us as a daily responsibility. It has to do with bringing the Gospel to the people we meet, whether they be our neighbors or complete strangers. This is the informal preaching which takes place in the middle of a conversation, something along the lines of what a missionary does when visiting a home. Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey.
In this preaching, which is always respectful and gentle, the first step is personal dialogue, when the other person speaks and shares his or her joys, hopes and concerns for loved ones, or so many other heartfelt needs.
. . . . At times the message can be presented directly, at times by way of a personal witness or gesture, or in a way which the Holy Spirit may suggest in that particular situation. If it seems prudent and if the circumstances are right, this fraternal and missionary encounter could end with a brief prayer related to the concerns which the person may have expressed. In this way they will have an experience of being listened to and understood; they will know that their particular situation has been placed before God, and that God’s word really speaks to their lives.
The Joy of the Gospel #127, #128
Mass Intentions & Daily Readings
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. July 22nd: St. Mary Magdalene
Micah 6.1-4, 6-8, Ps 50.5-6, 8-9, 16bc-17, 21+23, Matthew 12.38-42
Wed. July 23rd: ferial
12:05 pm: Martina Riordon +
Jeremiah 1.1, 4-10, Ps 71.1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15ab +17, Matthew 13.1-9
Thurs. July 24th: ferial
Jeremiah 2.1-3, 7-8, 12-13, Ps 36.5-6, 7-8, 9-10, Matthew 13.10-17
Fri. July 25th: St. James
2 Corinthians 4.7-15, Ps 126.1-2ab, 2bc-3, 4-5, 6, Matthew 20.20-28
Sat. July 26th: St. Anne and St. Joachim
5:15 pm: Anthony Pietrucha +
Sirach 44.1,8, 10-15, Ps 132.11, 13-14, 17-18, Matthew 13.16-17
Readings for Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 27th, 2014
1st Reading: 1 Kings 3.5-12++
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 119.57+72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130
2nd Reading: Romans 8.28-30
Gospel: Matthew 13.44-52
GOING ON VACATION?
If you are planning to be away on vacation this summer, and are a user of weekly envelopes, we encourage you to include those envelopes for those weeks you will be absent from the parish. We depend on your regular contributions to maintain our weekly, ongoing expenses.
Remember, postdated cheques can be used anytime in the collection basket or by the Pre-Authorized Giving Plan. Support can now be automatic through a pre-authorized giving plan available to our parish. Brochures are available at the entrance of the church and at the parish office. To participate please complete the authorization form. Forms may be returned in the collection basket next week or mailed to the parish office. Thank you for your continued, generous support!
BAPTISM PREPARATION SESSION
Please pick up a baptismal package from
an usher at the entrance of the church or
at the parish office.
All parents wanting to have their child Baptized in the upcoming months must
speak with Carol Soloman, Lay Pastoral Assistant before each Baptism Preparation Session. Please note that the Baptism Date must be confirmed with Carol BEFORE you make arrangements for family and friends to attend. Monthly Baptisms are on a first come first served basis.
The next Baptism Preparation Session will be Saturday, September 13th at 10 a.m. in the parish room. The upcoming Baptism dates are: September 21st, October 19th and November 16th at 2 p.m.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The process to begin the instructions in the Catholic Faith for Adults is on its way.
If you are or if you know:
Someone who is interested in becoming a Christian, or
A Christian who would like to become a Roman Catholic, or
A Roman Catholic who has not received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, or Confirmation; or who wishes to update his/her faith, then the R.C.I.A. is the right place to contact.
Pass along this information to everyone, as Jesus says, “Come and See”.
RCIA is looking for sponsors
In order to best serve the individual needs of inquirers, RCIA is in need of many women and men who would like to share their faith journey.
Each person will sponsor one of our inquirers. Please call the rectory to have a member of the RCIA contact you to answer any questions.
This is a wonderful work of evangelization and is a very rewarding experience for all of us. If you interested please call the parish office at 416-466-8281.
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Maria Soares, Hugh Taylor, Mary Gilbride, Laura MacDonald, Kay Bennett, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.