Making 'Laudato Si’ a part of our life
Chapter Six: Ecological Education and Spirituality
Many things have to change , but it is “we human beings above all who need to change.” and to remember “our common origin,” “our mutual belonging,” and “a future to be shared with everyone.” (#202) People tend to feel free only because they are free to consume. This breeds selfishness and greed, a disregard for the common good, and increasing inequality that leads to social unrest and mutual destruction. But there is hope! Ecological education calls us to “a new ecological sensitivity” and “ecological conversion,” characterized by a “generous spirit.” (#209)
Like Ft. Francis, our “encounter with Jesus Christ” becomes evident on our “relationship with the world.” “Our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue.” (#217) The Christian life calls us to “a prophetic and contemplative life-style.” (#222) Love, “overflowing with small gestures of mutual care,” sets before us the ideal of “a civilization of love.” “We need one another,” and “we have a shared responsibility for others and for the world.” (#229) God offers light and strength “beyond the sun.” With God, we can care for our common home.
Questions: In what ways am I free? In what ways am I bound? What ways can I change my lifestyle to reflect my relationship with God? What are steps that I can take to live out the call for ecological conversion?
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. October 20th: ferial
Romans 5.12, 15b, 17-21, Ps. 40.6-7a, 7b-8, 9-10ab, 16+17c, Luke 12.35-38
Wed. October 21st: ferial
Romans 6.12-18, Ps. 124.1-3, 4-6, 7-8, Luke 12.39-48
Thurs. October 22nd: ferial
12:05 pm: Lorraine Hygaard +
Romans 6.19-23, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4+6, Luke 12.49-53
Fri. October 23rd: ferial
12:05 pm: Simillien De Souza +
Romans 7.18-25a, Ps. 119.66+68, 76-77, 93-94, Luke 12.54-59
Sat. October 24th: ferial
5:15 pm: Margaret Isabell Brown +
Romans 8.1-11, Ps. 24.1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6, Luke 13.1-9
Readings for Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 25th, 2015
1st Reading: Jeremiah 31.7-9
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 126.1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 6
2nd Reading: Hebrews 5.1-6
Gospel: Mark 10.46-52
FEAST OF ALL SOULS
There will be a Mass on Monday, November 2nd at 7 p.m. in the church to Commemorate All the Faithful Departed.
Refreshments will be served in the chapel afterwards.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & MINISTERS OF THE WORD
For next weekend –
October 24th & 25th
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Sheila Spencer
10:00 am – Gilda Benincasa, Ann Gilbride, Steven Hozjan, Myrna Anacta
Ministers of the Word
5:15 pm – Anne Marie Cassin, Paul Connelly
10:00 am – Kaz Flinn, David Royle, Antonio Mongillo
Please note: Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word. If you can not be present, please get a replacement to cover your ministry.
is lit this week
Repose of the Soul of Evangeline Deyoung
at the request of her daughter Mae Bradley
CREATE A CLIMATE OF CHANGE CAMPAIGN
Our Church knows that climate change is an issue of justice!
Pope Francis reminds us of our responsibility to act in his encyclical Laudato Si: “The pace of consumption, waste and environmental change has so stretched the planet’s capacity that our contemporary lifestyle, unsustainable as it is, can only precipitate catastrophes...The effects of this imbalance can only be reduced by our decisive action, here and now!” There are many ways in which you can contribute to reducing carbon emissions. Even small changes in your everyday life can make a big difference! The Cardinal has asked all parishes to participate in a national weekend of Action on October 24/25 together with Development and Peace to Create a Climate of Change. Read the pamphlet and prayer card included with this bulletin. Next week you will be asked to sign an Action Card to the government. On the card, you can also share with the Prime Minister your own personal action to help reduce climate change. The survival of our planet and its people is at stake!
ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SECONDARY
SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST at 7:00 p.m.
As the Centre for Arts, Media & Technology we offer a quality education in all levels with a spiritual focus in a disciplined, healthy and respectful environment.
World Mission Sunday
“United in Love . . . Let us go to serve!”
Today, in all the parishes of the world, in Africa, Asia, Oceania, America and Europe, we celebrate World Mission Sunday. It is the Sunday of solidarity and sharing with our poorest brothers and sisters of the Universal Church. Today, we celebrate our vocation as missionaries sent to proclaim the Good News. For the 1250 dioceses which are still under the responsibility of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, let us be generous so that they can achieve their pastoral projects for the poorest people. They are part of the more than 6,000 projects that are supported through this unique collection. Thank you very much for your generosity!
Welcome to Our Parish Family
October 18th, 2015
Adonai Bariagaber Daniel
son of Daniel & Selamawit
son ofQuoc & Jade
Owen William Oxford
son of J.D. & Megan
Ryan Dennis Partridge
son ofAdam & Kerry
Harlow Jade Smith
daughter of David & Katie