Mass in a Moment
By Margaret Bick
The Glory to God
The “Glory to God” is sung only on Sundays and other highly festive days; and not at all during Lent or Advent.
This “angelic hymn,” as it is sometimes called, was not composed for use in the Mass but there is evidence of its use, in pontifical Masses only, in the early sixth century and possibly even earlier.
First evidence of its use in a Mass with a priest is during Easter night sometime in the eighth century. The opening lines evoke the song of the angels on the night of the Nativity and flow into an outpouring of pure praise of God.
The latter portion moves to praise of Christ: Son of God, Saviour of the world. It is a wonderful expression of Christian joy that we do well to carry in our hearts at all times.
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. April 14th: ferial
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina & Constancio Gonsalves +
Acts 4.32-37, Ps 93.1ab, 1c-2, 5, John 3.7b-15
Wed. April 15th: ferial
Acts 5.17-26, Ps. 34.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, John 3.16-21
Thurs. April 16th: ferial
Acts 5.27-33, Ps. 34.1+8, 16-17, 18-19, John 3.31-36
Fri. April 17th: ferial
Acts 5.34-42, Ps. 27.1, 4, 13-14, John 6.1-15
Sat. April 18th: ferial
5:15 pm: Conversion of People to God
Acts 6.1-7, Psalm 33.1-2, 4-5, 18-19, John 6.16-21
Readings for Third Sunday of Easter April 19th, 2015
1st Reading: Acts 3.13-15, 17-19
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 4.1, 3, 6, 8
2nd Reading: 1 John 2.1-5
Gospel: Luke 24.35-48
100th Anniversary Pictorial Book
Anyone wanting extra copies of 100th Anniversary Pictorial Book you can purchase one for $10.00 either before or after all the Masses on the weekend or from the parish office during the week. Thank you.
Minister of the Word - For next weekend –
April 18 & 19
5:15 pm – Joyce Whelton, Sheila Spencer
10:00 am – Paul Connelly, Nora Gilbride, Sheila Brown-Vitullo
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Ann Collins, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
Celebrate the Easter Season by attending a Bible study. Every Monday, starting on April 13th, for six weeks. Meeting from 11 am to 12 noon in the church basement. For more information, call the church office at 416-466-8281.
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“My worst day clean is better than my best day using, “exclaims Suzanne, as she shares the details of her past use of drugs and other substance abuse.” I was on medication constantly to deal with the side effects and was a chronic pain patient for 35 years. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. With the support of Catholic Family Services, I was able to finally kick the habit.” The Closed Trauma and Sister mentoring program were crucial to helping Suzanne get her life back on track. The positive influence of CFS program supervisor Valerie Anderson and encouragement from other professional staff gave Suzanne the courage to try again. She sheds ‘tears of joy’ as she now speaks on behalf of CFS, sharing the detailed differences Catholic Family Services has made in her life.
Over 79,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported family services program.
Next ShareLife Sunday – May 3, 2015
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
A special thank you to everyone who worked to make our Easter celebrations so wonderful. To our choirs and cantors for their beautiful music, to the ushers, eucharistic ministers, lectors and servers, to those who brought soup to Simple Supper on Holy Thursday, to those who organized our participation in the Ecumenical Stations of the Cross along the Danforth, to everyone who brought food to share at the post-Easter-Vigil party and to those who helped to serve it – thank you.