Mass in a Moment
By Margaret Bick
Taking Our Leave
Have you noticed that in many families it takes about a half-hour to say good-bye after a family celebration?
The more closely knit we are, the longer it takes to “unravel” ourselves and go our separate ways.
So it is, too, with the family of God. We are not simply leaving a shopping mall, or a movie theatre, or factory by the quickest route possible.
As we leave the celebration of the Eucharist, we offer final words of encouragement and friendship to all; we remind each other of commitments we have made to the community for the coming week; we say good-bye.
There is no rushing this moment of departure. We part gently and in the peace of Christ.
MASS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. August 4th: St. John Mary Vianney
Numbers 12.1-13, Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4, 10-11, Matthew 14.22-36
Wed. August 5th: ferial
Numbers 13.1-2, 25-33; 14.1-2b, 26-29, 34-35++, Ps. 106.6-7, 13-14, 21-22, 23, Matthew 15.21-28
Thurs. August 6th: The Transfiguration of the Lord
Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14, Ps. 97.1-2, 5-6, 9+11. Mark 9.2-10
Fri. August 7th: ferial
Deuteronomy 4.32-40, Ps. 77.11-12, 13-14, 15+20, Matthew 16.24-28
Sat. August 8th: St. Dominic
5:15 pm: Cristina Garcia +
Deuteronomy 6.4-13, Ps. 18.1-2, 3+6b, 46+50, Matthew 17.14-20
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, August 9th, 2015
1st Reading: 1 Kings 19.4-8
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 34.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
2nd Reading: Ephesians 4.30 - 5.2
Gospel: John 6.41-51
Eucharistic Ministers & Minister of the Word Schedule
For next weekend –
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Joan Howard
10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Anne Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey
Minister of the Word
5:15 pm – Sheila Brown-Vitullo, Anne Marie Cassin
10:00 am – Kaz Flinn, David Royle, Jonathan Anacta
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.
Are still available at the parish office. You can use these parking vouchers only from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sundays Only. The parking authority of Toronto Carparks #17 and 137. West side of Pape Ave. north of Danforth. East side of Gough Ave, north of Danforth. If you would like to buy one the cost is only a one time fee of $5.00.
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.