Making 'Laudato Si’ a part of our life
Chapter Two: The Gospel of Creation
Science and religion can enter into an "intense dialogue fruitful for both,” on the environment. Indeed, the word “creation” has a broader meaning than “nature.” It is God’s loving plan in which “every creature has its own value and significance,” and humans are “linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family.” “Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river, and mother earth." (#92)
The light of our faith, the wisdom of the Biblical narratives, and the mystery of the universe invite us into a loving “communion” with God, with our neighbor and with the earth itself, yet these relationships, once harmonious, have been broken by sin. The natural environment is “a collective good” and “the responsibility of everyone.” We break the commandment “Thou shall not kill” when “twenty percent of the world’s population consumes resources at a rate that robs the poor nations and future generations of what they need to survive.”(#95)
Questions: How am I in relationship with God, my neighbor, and the earth? Are my relationships healthy or broken? Read Matthew 6:26. What am I doing to share the gift of creation with others, especially the poor, and with future generations?
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. September 22nd: ferial
12:05 pm: Elizabeth May Gillespie +
Ezra 4.4-5; 6.1a, 6ad-8, 12b, 14-20++, Ps. 122.1-2, 3-4a, 4b-5, Luke 8.19-21
Wed. September 23rd: St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Pade Pio)
Ezra 9.5-9, Tobit 13.2, 3-4, 6abcd, 6ef, Luke 9.1-6
Thurs. September 24th: ferial
12:05 pm: Joao B. Da Silva +
Haggai 1.1-8, Ps. 149.1-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b, Luke 9.7-9
Fri. September 25th: ferial
12:05 pm: 4th Death Anniversary of Harry Keane +
Haggai 2.1-9, Ps. 43.1, 2, 3, 4, Luke 9.18-22
Sat. September 26th: St. John de Brébeuf and St. Isaac Jogues
5:15 pm: Joan Dea + (Day)
Revelation 7.9-17, Ps. 124.2-3, 4-5, 7b-8, 2 Corinthians 4.7-15, Luke 9.23-26
Readings for Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, September 27th, 2015
1st Reading: Numbers 11.25-29
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 19.7, 9, 11-12, 13
2nd Reading: James 5.1-6
Gospel: Mark 9.38-43, 45, 47-48
Thank you to all who helped make Fr. Jinto’s installation as pastor a great day – the African Community Choir, the people who brought food to share, those who worked in the kitchen and all who joined us in the parish hall. A special thanks to Rob and Eddie for ringing the bell!
INFORMATION MEETING FOR CHILDREN PREPARING FOR 1ST RECONCILIATION& COMMUNION
On Tuesday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. in the church, there will be an information meeting for parents of children who will be preparing for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion, whether your child is in public school or a Catholic school, you’re welcome to attend.
Eucharistic Ministers & Minister of the Word Schedule
For next weekend –
September 26th & 27th
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, Anne Marie Cassin
10:00 am – Jonathan Anacta, David Royle, Kaz Flinn
Welcome to Our Parish Family
September 20th, 2015
Nailah Teresa-Lynn Duncan
daughter of Irvine & Kyomi
Olivia Anne London Freeman
daughter of Neil & Laurie
Alexis Gabriella Mishalkowsky
daughter of Richard & Vanessa
CHILDREN’S LITURGY PROGRAM
NOTE TO PARENTS
Next Sunday, September 27th, the Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program at the 10 am Mass will start again for the 2015-2016 school year.
A reminder to parents about the format and purpose of the program:
The program provides the children aged 3-11 with an experience of God’s Word in the form of Bible stories for the younger group, and the Sunday gospel for the older group.
The younger group is for children aged 3-6. Parents can bring these children downstairs to their room before the Mass begins, or they can wait until the children are called to the front by Fr. Jinto. The program for the younger group continues until the end of Communion. After Communion, the children come upstairs to the front of the church and meet with Fr. Jinto.
The older group is for children aged 7 to 10 or 11 (Grade 2 or higher). This group is sent to their program when Fr. Jinto calls the children to the front. The older children return upstairs just before the Eucharistic Prayer.
NEW VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: We welcome any of the youth of the parish to consider volunteering as a student helper with the younger group (this can be used to count towards your high school community service requirement). This year, we are specifically looking for one adult volunteer to fill in a teacher-role in the younger group. In addition, we are encouraging parents of the children participating in the younger group to come downstairs and volunteer as a helper from time to time. Conducting an activity-based session with 15-25 young children, many of pre-school age, requires many helpers in order to run smoothly.