Mass in a Moment
By Margaret Bick
The Opening Prayer
The opening prayer of the Mass begins with the priest’s invitation: “Let us pray.”
We hear this invitation again after the priest has finished preparing the bread and wine, as well as after communion.
These prayers are called “collect prayers” because in them the priest gives voice to the collective silent prayer of the whole assembly.
Like most liturgical prayer, collect prayers follow a predictable pattern. They begin by naming God and calling to mind the marvellous deeds God has done in our midst.
The prayer then gives voice to the deepest longings, needs and concerns of the people gathered.
The familiar ending, “through Christ our Lord” expresses the truth that this prayer and the whole celebration, by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, is an action of Christ the Lord and Head – and only mediator – and of his body the Church.
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. April 21st: ferial
Acts 7.51-8.1a, Ps. 31.2cd-3, 5ab+6b+7a, 16+20ab, John 6.30-35
Wed. April 22nd: ferial
Acts 8.1b-8, Ps. 66.1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a, John 6.35-40
Thurs. April 23rd: ferial
Acts 8.26-40, Ps. 66.8-9, 16-17, 20, John 6.44-51
Fri. April 24th: ferial
Please Note: 9 a.m. School Mass
No 12:05 p.m. Mass in the chapel
Acts 9.1-20, Ps. 117.1, 2, John 6.52-59
Sat. April 25th: St. Mark, Evangelist
5:15 pm: Winkler Family +
1 Peter 5.5b-14, Ps. 89.1-2, 5-6, 15-16, Mark 16.15-20
Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 26th, 2015
1st Reading: Acts 4.7-12
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 118.1+8-9, 21-23, 26+28-29
2nd Reading: 1 John 3.1-2
Gospel: John 10.11-18
For next weekend –
April 25 & 26
5:15 pm – Sheila Brown-Vitullo, Fernando Curcione
10:00 am – Arlene Perry, Michael Bachan, Megan Jeffrey
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena,
10:00 am – Gilda Benincasa,
Ann Gilbride, Steven Hozjan, Myrna Anacta
Summer Camp Opportunity
Summer Camp opportunity for youth 10 years to 17 years. The scouts offer a 1 week summer camp to all youth aged 10 years to 17 years. If you are looking for camp for your son or daughter the week July 25 to August 1, 2015, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Bob at 416-465-8639 for further information.
Youth will be given opportunity to learn a number of skills including boating, canoeing, sailing, kayak, fire lighting, cooking and be able to use bows and arrows, rifles, repelling and wall climbing.
This a high adventure summer camp, sleeping in tents, what we call roughing it. Every youth that camped last year with our scouts are all looking forward to come again this year and even our leadership team, can’t wait to get back to Haliburton Scout Camp.
Cost is $350.00 plus scout membership just for camp $40.00. If youth wishes to join scouts weekly meeting, registration would be $90.00 from April instead of the $40.00. Meetings are on Tuesday evenings.
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.
If you would like to send a thinking of you card to Deacon Hugh Taylor the address to send it to is Deacon Hugh Taylor, Houses of Providence, 3276 St. Clair Ave. East Room 350, Toronto, Ontario M1L 1W1.
Please remember in your prayers the respose of the soul of Alex Osei-Sarfo who died this past week. He is the brother of Fr. Alex Osei, C.S.Sp. Pastor of the African Catholic Community.
Working wonders in our livelihoods
This year, Catholics across our archdiocese are being asked to support the Family of Faith campaign. This campaign will provide for the pastoral and temporal needs of the archdiocese, such as campus and youth ministry, communication initiatives that will strengthen our family of faith, and support to help new parishes to celebrate Mass in a new church. The ShareLife campaign provides for the needs of our social service agencies, helps our brothers and sisters in Christ across the world, and supports the education of our clergy. There is no duplication – ShareLife agencies do not receive funding from the Family of Faith campaign. Thus it is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world.
Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday – May 3, 2015
Please give generously. You can work wonders!