Mass in a Moment
By Margaret Bick
Eucharist Without Walls
The closing words of the Mass send us into the world. Like every action of Christ, our Eucharist is not simply for us, but for the life of the world.
As the Spirit-filled body of Christ we who gather for Eucharist are sent to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives,to heal the sick, to be a sign for all the world, under which the scattered children of God may be gathered together, until there is on sheepfold and one shepherd.
If we are to transform the world, we must go out and meet it head on. We live now no longer for ourselves, but for Christ. And God sends us from the eucharistic table to the hungry of world so that all may share in the heavenly feast.
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. August 18th: ferial
Judges 6.11-24a, Ps. 85.8, 10-11, 12-13, Matthew 19.23-30
Wed. August 19th: ferial
12:05 pm: Francisco Jorge Jr.
Judges 9.6-15, Ps. 21.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 20.1-16a
Thurs. August 20th: St. Bernard
Judges 11.29-39a, Ps. 40.4, 6-7, 7b-8, 9, Matthew 22.1-14
Fri. August 21st: St. Pius X
12:05 pm: Armando Bruni +
Ruth 1.1-2ab, 3-6, 14b-16, 22++, Ps. 146.5-6, 7, 8-9a, 9bc-10, Matthew 22.34-40
Sat. August 22nd: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5:15 pm: Edward Sullivan +
Ruth 2.1-3, 8-11; 4.13-17, Ps. 128.1-2, 3, 4-5, Matthew 23.1-12
Readings for Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
1st Reading: Joshua 24.1-2a, 15-17, 18b
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 34.1-2, 15-16, 17-18, 19-20, 21-22
2nd Reading: Ephesians 4.32-5.1-2, 21-32++
Gospel: John 6.53, 60-69
Eucharistic Minister & Minister 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 – Paul Connelly, Joyce Whelton
10:00 am – Megan Jeffrey, Antonio Mongillo, Sr. Mary Halder
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.
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.
A BIG THANKS to all the 18 volunteers who welcomed people into our church during the “Taste of the Danforth”. We had over 1,000 visitors.
Here is what some of them said
“Beautiful church, love the peaceful atmosphere”
“Thank You for your hospitality “
“Thanks for opening it up to us all”
“I attended this church over 50 years ago”.
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.