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Culture, Thought and Education
Proclaiming the Gospel message to different cultures also involves proclaiming it to professional, scientific and academic circles. This means an encounter between faith, reason and the sciences with a view to developing new approaches and arguments on the issue of credibility, a creative apologetics which would encourage greater openness to the Gospel on the part of all. When certain categories of reason and the sciences are taken up into the proclamation of the message, these categories then become tools of evangelization; water is changed into wine. Whatever is taken up is not just redeemed, but becomes an instrument of the Spirit for enlightening and renewing the world.
It is not enough that evangelizers be concerned to reach each person, or that the Gospel be proclaimed to the cultures as a whole. A theology – and not simply a pastoral theology – which is in dialogue with other sciences and human experiences is most important for our discernment on how best to bring the Gospel message to different cultural contexts and groups. The Church, in her commitment to evangelization, appreciates and encourages the charism of theologians and their scholarly efforts to advance dialogue with the world of cultures and sciences. I call on theologians to carry out this service as part of the Church’s saving mission. In doing so, however, they must always remember that the Church and theology exist to evangelize, and not be content with a desk-bound theology.
The Joy of the Gospel #132, #133
Mass Intentions & Daily Readings
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. August 5th: ferial
Jeremiah 30.1-2, 12-15, 18-22, Ps 102.15-17, 18-20, 28+21-22, Matthew 15.1-2, 10-14
Wed. August 6th: The Transfiguration of the Lord.
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +
Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14, 2 Peter 1.16-19, Ps 97.1-2, 5-6, 9+11, Matthew 17.1-9
Thurs. August 7th: ferial
Jeremiah 31.31-34, Ps 51.10-11, 12-13, 16-17, Matthew 16.13-23
Fri. August 8th: St. Dominic
Nahum 1.15c;2.2; 3.1-3, 6-7, Deuteronomy 32.35-36, 39, 41, Matthew 16.24-28
Sat. August 9th: ferial
5:15 pm: Anthony Pietrucha +
Habakkuk 1.12-2.4, Ps 9.7-8, 9-10, 11-12, Matthew 17.14-20
Readings for Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 10th, 2014
1st Reading: 1 Kings 19.9, 11-13
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 85.8ab+9, 10-11, 12-13
2nd Reading: Romans 9.1-5
Gospel: Matthew 14.22-33
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.
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.