Making'Laudato Si’ a part of our life
Chapter Five: Lines of Approach and Action
There are five major paths of dialogue to counter the ecological crisis.
(1) Interdependence means “one world with a common plan.” (#164) A global economy based on fossil fuels must be replaced without delay by renewable energy. We urgently need a “true world political authority” to protect the environment.
(2) National and local policies need to promote best practices, “modify consumption,” develop “an economy of waste disposal and recycling,” promote “renewable energy,” “small producers” and preserve “local ecosystems.“ (#180)
(3) Affected communities need “a special place at the table.” (#183) Decision-making needs transparency and dialogue to access the environmental impact of ventures and projects during the planning process. (#190)
(4) Politics and economy need to join together, rather than blaming each other, to serve human life. We need to reject the notion that “problems can be solved simply by an increase in the profits of companies or individuals.”
(5) Religion and science need to help each other. Religion offers ethical and spiritual resources that science lacks when explaining reality. “The gravity of the ecological crisis demands that we all look to the common good.” (#201)
Questions: In which of these five paths can I make a difference? How have I already participated in dialogue to counter the ecological crisis? What are ways I can contribute to this dialogue?
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. October 13th: ferial
Romans 1.16-25, Ps 19.1-2, 3-4, Luke 11.37-41
Wed. October 14th: ferial
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina + & Constancio Gonsalves +
Romans 2.1-11, Ps 62.1-2, 5+7, 8, Luke 11.42-46
Thurs. October 15th: St. Teresa of Jesus
Romans 3.21-30, Ps. 130.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Luke 11.47-54
Fri. October 16th: St. Marguerite D’Youville
Romans 4.1-8, Ps. 32.1-2, 5, 7b+11, Luke 12.1-7
Sat. October 17th: St. Ignatius of Antioch
5:15 pm: Anthony Pietrucha +
Romans 4.13, 16-18, Ps. 105.5-7, 8-10, 42-44, Luke 12.8-12
Readings for Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 18th, 2015
1st Reading: Isaiah 53.10-11
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 33.4-5, 18-19, 20+22
2nd Reading: Hebrews 4.14-16
Gospel: Mark 10.35-45
World Food Day
A World Food Day has been promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization since 1981. The Church is concerned about the issue of hunger in the world, remembering the words of the Son of Man on the last judgment of the nations, `. I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink . . .` (Mt. 25.35)
This weekend, we join with other Canadians in giving thanks for the blessings we receive. Gratitude is probably the "biggest" of the virtues – it takes up a lot of space! If we genuinely have a sense of thankfulness in our hearts, then there is little room left for envy, pride and selfishness. Real gratitude also bears fruit. It reminds us that all we have is a gift and that what we have been freely given we are to share generously with others.
For the many blessings and graces God has given to us, our families and our Parish Community, let us be truly thankful. I am deeply grateful for you and for all the ways we share God’s love and compassion with others, individually and as a Parish. May each of us find ways to express our gratitude to God for all that we have been given, and to those with whom we are blessed to share our lives.
Fr. Jinto Mathew csc
Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word
For next weekend –
October 17th & 18th
5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien-Prohaska
10:00 am – Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen
Ministers of the Word
5:15 pm – Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio
10:00 am – Sr. Mary Halder, Megan Jeffrey, Sheila Brown Vitullo
Please note: Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word. If you can not be present, please get a replacement to cover your ministry.
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Maria Carmo, Donna MacIntosh, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
I like to update you about the progress we have made in regard to the renovations at Holy Name. I am happy to inform you that DJ McRae Contractors Ltd. has been awarded the Holy Name Parish Renovations project. The project start date be determined pending the receipt of the required permits. It is to be noted that the outside work is weather permitting and may affect the start date. Two options will be further discussed including starting in the fall of 2015 or January of 2016, with the exterior work starting in April 2016, depending on when the permit is received. The total expected construction duration is 28 weeks.
Thank you very much for your help and for your patience as we work together to materialize this project.
Please note: Change of starting date for
Our Youth Leadership Program is back starting Sunday, October 18th and running for 8 consecutive weeks through to Sunday, December 6th. Grades 7 through 12 eligible. For more information please contact Michael Bachan at email@example.com.
World Mission Sunday
Every Christian shares in the mission of the Church and should become involved into today`s missionary work. Each Christian community must `pray that the Lord`s message may spread quickly, and be received with honour` (2 Thessalonians 3.1).