Bulletin, Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mass in a Moment

By Margaret Bick


Rehearsal for Kingdom Life


The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy calls the Eucharist “a foretaste of the heavenly banquet.”  Every action in the Mass speaks of eternal life, tells something about that life and rehearses us for life forever with God.


The joy of our song proclaims the joy of the kingdom. The unity of our voices in song, action and prayer proclaims the communion of life in God’s kingdom.


Our sign of peace proclaims the peace and reconciliation of the kingdom of God.  In the Eucharist we touch eternity. 


Our life together around the table of the Eucharist prepares us for communion of life with and in God.  This is why we put so much care into preparing both ourselves and the celebration.  Truly, the liturgy is the source and summit of our lives.




Rosary at 11:50 a.m.


Tues. August 25th: ferial

12:05 pm: Vincenza & Teresa Piccitto +

1 Thessalonians 2.1-8, Ps. 139.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 23.23-26


Wed. August 26th: ferial

12:05 pm: Emily Lucchese +

1 Thessalonians 2.9-13, Ps. 139.7-8, 9-10, 11-12, Matthew 23.27-32


Thurs. August 27th:  St. Monica

12:05 pm:

1 Thessalonians 3.7-13, Ps. 90.3-4, 12-13, 14+17, Matthew 24.42-51


Fri. August 28th: St. Augustine

12:05 pm: Francesco Valentini +

1 Thessalonians 4.1-8, Ps. 97.1+2b, 5-6, 10, 11-12, Matthew 25.1-13


Sat. August 29th: St. John the Baptist

 5:15 pm: Andrew Rodocanachi +

Jeremiah 1.17-19, Ps. 71.1-2, 3-4a, 5-6, 15ab+17, Mark 6.17-29


Readings for Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

1st Reading:  Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-8

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 15.2-3a, 3b-4a, 4b-5

2nd Reading: James 1.17-18, 21-22, 27

Gospel: Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23


Eucharistic Minister & Minister of the Word


For next weekend –

Aug 29/30

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera

10:00 am -  Romeo Lopez, Rosa Venalainen, Linda Nicol

 Minister of the Word

 5:15 pm – Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio

10:00 am – David Royle, Jonathan Anacta, Kaz Flinn



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.


Archdiocese of Toronto

Virtual Learning for Faith Formation

Exciting New Opportunity

-       Available to parish catechists and volunteers involved in the sacramental preparation of children.

-       Opportunity for faith formation.

-       Paced online learning.

-       Work from home.

-       Share, learn reflect and pray.

-       Certificate of completion given.

-       No pre-requisites.


The full online programme covers 15 weeks:

Beginning: October 25, 2015 – November 28, 2015 Starting Anew from Christ: On Being a Catechist (Part One)


Continuing: January 10, 2016 – February 13, 2016 Starting Anew from Christ:  On Being a Catechist (Part Two)

Concluding: April 3, 2016-May 7, 2016 Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Toronto


Four Group Gatherings

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 – 3 pm – 5 pm

Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 3 pm – 5 pm

Sunday, February 13, 2016 3 pm – 5 pm (including Vigil Mass and Blessing of Catechists)

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 3 pm – 5 pm


All group gatherings will take place at:

 St. Timothy’s Elementary School

25 Rochelle Crescent

Toronto, OntarioM2J 1Y3

(Don Mills and Sheppard, easily accessible by car or public transit with convenient stop at Don Mills station.)


Register online at:



Or Fax to:



Or Mail to:

Office of Formation for Discipleship

Catholic Pastoral Centre

1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

M4T 1W2


Name, Address, Tel #, Email, Parish Affiliation



Its an invitation for the Toronto Library Exhibition of Paintings of Jude Ifesieh.

Venue : 888 Lawrence (DON MILLS TORONTO Library.)

Dates: 1st Aug - 30th Aug. 2015.