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II. THE HOMILY
Let us renew our confidence in preaching, based on the conviction that it is God who seeks to reach out to others through the preacher, and that he displays his power through human words.
It is worth remembering that “the liturgical proclamation of the word of God, especially in the eucharistic assembly, is not so much a time for meditation and catechesis as a dialogue between God and his people, a dialogue in which the great deeds of salvation are proclaimed and the demands of the covenant are continually restated.” The homily has special importance due to its eucharistic context: it surpasses all forms of catechesis as the supreme moment in the dialogue between God and his people which lead up to sacramental communion. The homily takes up once more that dialogue which the Lord has already established with his people. The preacher must know the heart of his community, in order to realize where its desire for God is alive and ardent, as well as where that dialogue, once loving, has been thwarted and is now barren.
The homily cannot be a form of entertainment like those presented by the media, yet it does need to give life and meaning to the celebration. It is a distinctive genre, since it is preaching which is situated within the framework of a liturgical celebration; hence it should be brief and avoid taking on the semblance of a speech or a lecture.
. . . .This context demands that preaching should guide the assembly, and the preacher, to a life-changing communion with Christ in the Eucharist. This means that the words of the preacher must be measured, so that the Lord, more than his minister, will be the center of attention.
The Joy of the Gospel #136, #137, #138
Mass Intentions & Daily Readings
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. August 12th: ferial
Ezekiel 2.8-3.4, Ps 119.14+24, 72+103, 111+131, Matthew 18.1-5, 10, 12-14
Wed. August 13th: ferial
12:05 pm: Martina Riordon +
Ezekiel 9.1-7; 10.18-22, Ps.113.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 189.15-20
Thurs. August 14th: St. Maximilian Kolbe
Ezekiel 12.1-16++, Ps 78-56-57, 58-59, 61-62, Matthew 18.21-35 – 19.1
Fri. August 15th: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Revelation 11.19a; 12.1-6a; 10ab, Ps 45.9-10, 11+12c+14, 15, 1 Corinthians 15.20-26, Luke 1.39-56
Sat. August 16th: ferial
5:15 pm: Adolf Winkler +
Ezekiel 18.1-10, 13b, 30-32, Ps 51.10-11, 12-13, 16-17, Matthew 19.13-15
Readings for Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 17th, 2014
1st Reading: Isaiah 56.1, 6-7
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 67.1-2, 4-5, 6-7
2nd Reading: Romans 11.13-15, 29-32
Gospel: Matthew 15.21-28
On behalf of Diocese of San Jose, Philippines, Father Manuel Ramirez Guico will conduct the Mission Appeals at Holy Name Parish the weekend of August 23-24, 2014. The Diocese of San Jose (created and established on February 16, 1984) is located approximately 160 kilometers north of Manila. Total population is around 699,043. It is mostly an agricultural community and also indigenous communities. Eighty percent are Roman Catholics served and ministered by 21 diocesan priests. Around 10 religious priests and approximately 50 religious sisters. In order to support and sustain their pastoral programs and evangelization activities, the diocese will rely and depend on your generosity and financial support.
100th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE
Celebration of 100th Anniversary Mass is September 28th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception in the hall.
We are seeking someone to videotape the Mass, if you or someone you know is able to help please contact the church at 416-466-8281 email@example.com or Joyce Rerrie at 416-551-1223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE USHERS AND ALTAR SERVERS
A meeting for the ushers from both communities on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
A meeting for all altar servers from both communities on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 1:30 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.