Bulletin, Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Mass in a Moment

By Margaret Bick


The Gospel & Gospel Acclamation


The scriptures record the great love story of God and humanity.  It is a story of God’s call and our response, of steadfast love in the face of infidelity, of divine covenanting despite human fickleness.


It is the story of salvation, the word of God, good news.  John, the evangelist, calls Jesus “the Word-made-flesh.”  Jesus is the good news in human flesh.  And when this good news is proclaimed Christ himself is present.


This is a privileged moment; we stand.  This is good news; we greet its coming with boisterous songs of “alleluia.” The one who proclaims the gospel text venerates the word with incense, a sign of the cross, and a kiss.


The proclaimer and the assembly together trace the cross on their forehead, lips and heart so that the gospel may find a dwelling place there.


The rest of the assembly venerates the word they have receive in song and posture.  “Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, King of eternal glory.”




Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 Tues. May 12th: ferial

12:05 pm: Anthony & Brandon Cornacchia +

Acts 16.22-34, Ps. 138.12a, 1-2a, 2bc-3, 7c-8, John 16.5-11


Wed. May 13th: ferial

12:05 pm: Alex Osei-Sarfo +

Acts 17.15, 22-18.1, Ps. 148.1-2, 11-12, 13, 14, John 16.12-15


Thurs. May 14th: St. Matthias

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina & Constancio Gonsalves +

Acts 1.15-17, 20-26, Ps. 113.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, John 15.9-17


Fri. May 15th: ferial

12:05 pm: Buonfigilio Family +

Acts 18.9-18, Ps. 47.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, John 16.20-23a


 Sat.  May 16th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Joan Dea +

Acts 18.23-28, Ps. 47.1-2, 7-8, 9, John 16.23b-28


Readings for Ascension of the Lord May 17th, 2015

1st Reading:  Acts 1.1-11

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 47.1-2, 5-6, 7-8

2nd Reading: Ephesians 1.17-23

Gospel: Mark 16.15-20



New Altar Servers

Welcome to Abigail Jones, Patrick Fahey, Max LeFrancois, Joseph Gillan and Mira Kissoon who received their crosses and are now able to dedicate themselves to God by serving at the altar at Mass.


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



For next weekend –  May 16 & 17


  5:15 pm –  Sheila Spencer, Joyce Whelton

10:00 am –  Sheila Brown Vitullo, Jonathan                               Anacta, Chiara Tan

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien-                              Prohaska

10:00 am –  Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan                              Melanson, Rosa Venalainen




is lit this week  

For Eugenio & Rosina Marrelli and

Francesco & Teresa Benincasa

at the request of

Carmen & Gilda Benincasa



 This Toronto-based coalition from various faith groups is working together to address human trafficking in Ontario.  “GIFT Box Toronto” is a public art project to educate people about human trafficking during the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in July and August this year.  Volunteers are needed to be at the box every day during the games.  If you would like to volunteer or help in another way, and want further information, please visit the website at: www.faithalliance.ca  or call 416-467-8070 ext. 2679.



 The Sisters of Life will have a special Mass for those Grieving the Loss of Loved one through abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth or tragedy on Sunday, May 31, 2015.  2 pm Holy Hour (confessions available), 3 pm Mass for Trinity Sunday, St. Peter’s Church, 830 Bathurst Street (Bathurst Subway).  For more information: toronto@sistersoflife.org or 416-463-2772.



For Catholic Parents

Of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

9 am – 5 pm

$40.00 (includes lunch)


2685 Kingston Road

Toronto, Ontario

For brochure and information call

John Montague 416-523-6449


The Church’s Teaching on Marriage and Annulment

 On Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 pm, Father Brian Clough, Judicial Vicar, Archdiocese of Toronto will give a talk on the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and annulment.  The talk will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Centre - 1155 Yonge St. 4th Floor (Adjacent to the Summerhill TTC Subway Station; also free underground parking available).  For inquiries, please call Catholic Family Services of Toronto  416-921-1163 x2227 or x2235.