Making'Laudato Si’ a part of our life
Chapter Three: The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis
What are the human roots of the ecological crisis? “A certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the serious detriment of the world around us.” (#101) We need a “culture and spirituality genuinely capable of setting limits and teaching clear-minded self-restraint,” especially in regards to technology and the place of human beings in God’s plan for creation.
Technology has brought wonderful achievements to the world, but when used unwisely it has created deadly arsenals of war and contributed to climate change. “Never has humanity had such power over itself, yet nothing ensures that it will be used wisely, particularly when we consider how it is currently being used.” (#104) We need to “slow down and look at reality in a different way,” so that we can “appropriate the positive and sustainable progress which has been made” and “recover the values and the great goals swept away by our unrestrained delusions of grandeur.” (#114)
In a similar way, modern belief in the significance of humans over all other species devalues creation to a raw material and promotes technology over all else. “When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities – to offer just a few examples – it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected.” (#117)
Questions: What is my understanding of care for creation and care for the poor? Are there restraints that wealthy nations need to make to ensure that all can benefit? What restraints do I need to make in my own life? What restraints do we need to make as a global community?
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. September 29th: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael
Revelation 12.7-12a, Ps. 138.1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, John 1.47-51
Wed. September 30th: St. Jerome
12:05 pm: Francesco Valentini +
Nehemiah 2.1-8, Ps. 137.1-2, 3, 4-5, 6, Luke 9.57-62
Thurs. October 1st: St. Thérése of the Child Jesus
Nehemiah 8.1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12, Ps. 19.7, 8, 9, 10, Luke 10.1-12
Fri. October 2nd: The Holy Guardian Angels
Exodus 23.20-23a, Ps. 91.1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6, 10-11
Sat. October 3rd: ferial
5:15 pm: Frank DeLisi +
Baruch 4.5-12, 27-29, Ps. 69.29+32, 33-34, 35-36, Luke 10.17-24
Readings for Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 4th, 2015
1st Reading: Genesis 2.7ab, 15, 18-24
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 128.1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd Reading: Hebrews 2.9-11
Gospel: Mark 10.2-16
I like to update you about the progress we have made in regard to the renovations at Holy Name. I am happy to inform you that DJ McRae Contractors Ltd. has been awarded the Holy Name Parish Renovations project. The project start date be determined pending the receipt of the required permits. It is to be noted that the outside work is weather permitting and may affect the start date. Two options will be further discussed including starting in the fall of 2015 or January of 2016, with the exterior work starting in April 2016, depending on when the permit is received. The total expected construction duration is 28 weeks.
Thank you very much for your help and for your patience as we work together to materialize this project.
Our Youth Leadership Program is back starting Sunday, October 11th and running for 8 consecutive weeks through to Sunday, November 29th. Grades 7 through 12 eligible. For more information please contact Michael Bachan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Ministers & Minister of the Word
For next weekend –
October 3 & 4
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera
10:00 am – Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride, Rosa Venalainen
Minister of the Word
5:15 pm – Sheila Spencer, Joyce Whelton
10:00 am – Nora Gilbride, Chiara Tan, Paul Connelly
is lit this week
In Thanksgiving for Ian passing his exams and Ian & Melissa’s Wedding Anniversary on September 27th
at the request of Maylin Koo
Sunday, October 4, 2015
2 pm – 3 pm
Intersection – Pape & Danforth
For more information contact
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Holy Name Conference
Report to Parish
On this, the occasion of the feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul, the members of the Holy Name Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul would like to take the opportunity to report on what we do and to, more importantly, thank all of the parishioners for your support.
We are pleased to report that in 2014, through the generosity of the Holy Name parishioners and visitors, we raised $11,000 in revenue, $9500 of which were tax receipted donations (through regular and Christmas envelopes) and we had $1900 in unreceipted donations collected mainly through poor box collections after mass on Saturdays and Sundays (all that loose change does certainly add up!). We put these funds to work by supporting our neighbours in need.
Throughout 2014 we visited, on average, 13 households per month providing them with food, vouchers for fresh food from Pape Foodland, and vouchers for clothing and furniture. At Christmas this past year we created over 70 Christmas hampers, including hampers with gifts for 24 familieswith over 50 children in total. To date in 2015, we have collected $3000 in donations and we are averaging slightly more than 13 visits per month.
We couldn’t do this good work without the support of the church, and you, our benefactors. The Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul team wishes to thank you again for your support and we hope that you are able to join us for cake and refreshments in the parish hall after Sunday's 10am mass as a small token of our appreciation. Thank you.
In response to the global refugee crisis, Cardinal Thomas Collins has launched “Project Hope,” a special emergency appeal. To make a donation to support the appeal, visit: www.archtoronto.org or call (416) 934-3411. You can also donate through our parish with a cheque made payable to NAME OF PARISH – PROJECT HOPE – REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP.