Mass in a Moment
By Margaret Bick
The Preparation of the Gifts and Altar
During a sacred Passover meal Jesus commanded his followers to remember him in a meal. Before the eucharistic meal begins, the table is prepared.
Cloths are laid; bread and wine are brought forward. In a prayer of praise in the Jewish “berakah” style, the priest acknowledges the bread and wine as gifts of God to us that we will share as divinizing sacred food.
The priest’s action of adding a little water to the wine is rooted in the ancient practice of diluting all wine.
But his quiet prayer speaks of the profound and unique reality of Christian life: communion of life with God in Christ.
The priest’s handwashing is probably rooted in an ancient ritual of purification in preparation for prayer.
May the Lord accept the eucharistic sacrifice for the praise and glory of his name.
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. June 9th: ferial
2 Corinthians 1.18-22, Ps. 119.129-130, 131-132, 133+135, Matthew 5.13-16
Wed. June 10th: ferial
2 Corinthians 3.4-11, Ps. 99.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Matthew 5.17-19
Thurs. June 11th: St. Barnabas
Acts 11.21b-26; 13.1-3, Ps. 98.1, 2-3ab, 3c-4, 5-6, Matthew 10.7-13
Fri. June 12th: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
12:05 pm: Padri Pio & St. Anthony
Hosea 11.1-4, 8ac-9++, Isiah 12.2-3, 4bcd, 5-6, Ephesians 3.8-12, 14-19, John 19.31-37
Sat. June 13th: The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5:15 pm: Adolf Winkler +
Isaiah 61.9-11, 1 Samuel 2.1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd, Luke 2.41-51
Readings for Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
1st Reading: Ezekiel 17.22-24
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 92.1-2, 12-13, 14-15
2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 5.6-10
Gospel: Mark 4.26-34
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Donna MacIntosh, John da Silva, Mae Bradley, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Ann Collins, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
Minister of the Word & Eucharistic Minister Schedule
For next weekend –
June 13 & 14
5:15 pm – Joyce Whelton,
10:00 am – Kaz Flinn, David Royle, Antonio Mongillo
5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson,
10:00 am – Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid,
Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen
St. Vincent de Paul
Marygrove Camp Collection
The Marygrove Camp collection will be taken up on June 13th and 14th. 1,100 girls from less-fortunate families will be attending camp this summer. Please remember to support this important work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Each and every child’s camping experience is fully subsidized through this collection – thank you for your support!
Ending for the Summer
Sunday, June 21st is the final Sunday of the Children’s Liturgy Program at the 10 am Mass. Thanks to all the volunteer co-ordinators, teachers, adult helpers and student helpers who served the parish this year in this ministry to the children of Holy Name. The program will resume near the end of September.
BAPTISM PREPARATION SESSION
Please pick up a baptismal package from
an usher at the entrance of the church
All parents wanting to have their child Baptized in the upcoming months must speak with Carol Soloman, Lay Pastoral Assistant before each Baptism Preparation Session. Please note that the Baptism Date must be confirmed with Carol BEFORE you make arrangements for family and friends to attend. Monthly Baptisms are on a first come first served basis.
The next Baptism Preparation Session will be Saturday, September 12th at 10 a.m. in the parish room. The upcoming Baptism dates are: September 20th, October 18th and November 22nd at 2 p.m.