Mass in a Moment
By Margaret Bick
God is the origin of all blessings. In the first few chapters of the Bible,
God is the only one who blesses, who “speaks well of”.
And God’s blessing is life-giving.
But, even in the earliest biblical times, the people of God felt free to invoke God’s blessings on one another.
Head of households and community leaders, like Isaac and Aaron of old, offer us early examples of blessings.
Jesus even commanded his followers to bless those who hate, revile and persecute them.
The Christian custom of blessing before parting is old indeed.
We remember that even though the family or community is dispersed, our bond of unity is empowered by God and is not to be taken lightly, not forgotten, forsaken or violated in any way.
Let us look for opportunities to bless one another throughout our day, every day.
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. July 21st: ferial
12:05 pm: Francisco Jorge Jr.
Exodus 14.21 – 15.1, 20-21++, Exodus 15.7ab-8, 9, 10+12, 17, Matthew 12.46, 48-50 ++
Wed. July 22nd: St. Mary Magdalene
12:05 pm: Teresa Revaland +
Song 3.1-4a, 2 Corinthians 5.14-17, Ps. 63.1, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8, John 20.1, 11-18
Thurs. July 23rd: ferial
12:05 pm: Joao Da Silva +
Exodus 19.1-2, 9-11, 16-20b, Daniel 3.52, 53, 54, 55, 56, Matthew 13.10-17
Fri. July 24th: ferial
12:05 pm: Morris Quendack +
Exodus 20.1-17, Ps. 19.7, 8, 9, 10, Matthew 13.18-23
Sat. July 25th: St. James
5:15 pm: Molk Family +
2 Corinthians 4.7-15, Ps. 126.1-2ab, 2bc-3, 4-5, 6, Matthew 20.20-28
Readings for Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 26th, 2015
1st Reading: 2 Kings 4.42-44
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 145.10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd Reading: Ephesians 4.1-6
Gospel: John 6.1-15
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Donna MacIntosh, Mae Bradley, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word Schedule
For next weekend –
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Sheila Spencer
10:00 am – Gilda Benincasa, Steven Hozjan, Myrna Anacta
Minister of the Word
5:15 pm – Sheila Brown-Vitullo, David Royle
10:00 am – Sr. Mary Halder, Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio
Tabernacle Candle Dedication
If you would like to have the Tabernacle Candle dedicated to a loved one or for your intentions, please call the parish office. The usual donation is $10.00. The Candle burns for one week and the dedication will be placed in the bulletin. If you have a special dedication date be it an anniversary etc., please book that date well in advance so as not to be disappointed.
Praying for our loved ones and friends, particularly those who have died, is a time honored tradition of the Church.
Offering a Mass for these and other intentions joins us in faith. We always try to accommodate special Mass Intentions on the dates requested whenever possible. Requesting a Mass is as easy as dropping by the parish office during office hours. The stipend for an Announced Mass is $20.00, a date and time will be given. Unannounced Masses are $10.00.
If you have a special date or anniversary be sure to book that date early as only one intention is allowed for each Announced Mass.
Welcome new parishioners! To be a registered member of our parish is to have a sense of belonging to a Community of Faith. Please introduce yourself/family to the pastor and register as soon as possible. All parishioners especially those who live outside our parish boundaries are expected to complete a Parish Registration form and use Sunday Offertory Envelopes. This will greatly assist the Parish Team when parishioners request sacraments, funerals or letters of reference. N.B. Please notify the parish office if you change your address or family information.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The process to begin the instructions in the Catholic Faith for Adults is on its way.
If you are or if you know:
Someone who is interested in becoming a Christian, or
A Christian who would like to become a Roman Catholic, or
A Roman Catholic who has not received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, or Confirmation; or who wishes to update his/her faith, then the R.C.I.A. is the right place to contact.
Pass along this information to everyone, as Jesus says, “Come and See”.
RCIA is looking for sponsors
In order to best serve the individual needs of inquirers, RCIA is in need of many women and men who would like to share their faith journey.
Each person will sponsor one of our inquirers. Please call the rectory to have a member of the RCIA contact you to answer any questions.
This is a wonderful work of evangelization and is a very rewarding experience for all of us. If you are interested please call the parish office at 416-466-8281.