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.”
MASSES & DAILY READINGS
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
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
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
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
FAITH ALLIANCE TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING
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.
SISTERS OF LIFE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-463-2772.
DAY OF REFLECTION
For Catholic Parents
Of Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
9 am – 5 pm
$40.00 (includes lunch)
2685 Kingston Road
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.