Bulletin, Sunday, October 4, 2015

Making'Laudato Si’ a part of our life


Chapter Four: Integral Ecology

Ecology is the relationship of living organisms and the environment: “Everything is closely interrelated.” All of creation is a web of life that includes “human and social dimensions.” By “environment,” we mean the relationship existing between nature and society. We ourselves are a part of nature. The social and environmental crises are intertwined: “Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combatting poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.” (#139) This is integral ecology.

Analysis of environmental problems cannot be separated from the “analysis of human, family, work-related and urban contexts, nor from how individuals relate to themselves, which leads in turn to how they re-late to others and to the environment.” This suggests the need for a “social” and “economic ecology” which includes protecting the environment. Together with our natural heritage, we also should value our cultural heritage, with “special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions,” (#146) and provide for common areas, housing and transportation in a way that promotes “the common good.”

The global nature of the crisis requires “solidarity and a preferential option for the poorest of our brothers and sisters,” (#158) as well as solidarity with future generations, “since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us.” (#159)


Questions: What is my understand of “integral ecology”? What responsibilities do I have to creation? What responsibilities do I have to the poor, to future generations? How is poverty an environmental issue?


Source: http://columban.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Laudato-Si-Study-and-Action-Guide-by-Columban-Center-for-Advocacy-and-Outreach.pdf




 Rosary at 11:50 a.m.


Tues. October 6th: ferial

12:05 pm: Adolf Winkler +

Jonah 3.1-10, Ps. 130.1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, Luke 10.38-42


Wed. October 7th: Our Lady of the Rosary

12:05 pm:  Anthony & Brandon Cornacchia +

Jonah 4.1-11, Ps. 86.2c-4, 5-6, 9-10, Luke 11.1-4


Thurs. October 8th: ferial

12:05 pm: Simillien De Souza +

Malachi 3.13-4.2, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4 +6, Luke 11.5-13


Fri. October 9th: ferial

12:05 pm: Leonard Cusack +

Joel 1.13-15; 2.1-2, Ps. 9.1-2, 5+15, 7-8, Luke 11.15-26


 Sat. October 10th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Repose of the Soul of Stanislava Bolibrzuch +

Joel 3.12-21, Ps. 97.1-2, 5-6, 11-12, Luke 11.27-28


 Readings for Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 11th, 2015


1st Reading: Wisdom 7.7-11

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 90.12-13, 14-15, 16-17

2nd Reading: Hebrews 4.12-13

Gospel: Mark 10.17-30




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 dmbachan@gmail.com.




For next weekend –

October 10th & 11th

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm – Steven Hozjan, Joan Howard

10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Anne Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey


Minister of the Word

 5:15 pm – Sheila Brown-Vitullo, Fernando Curcione

10:00 am –  Sheila Spencer, Jonathan Anacta, Michael Bachan



is lit this week

In Thanksgiving for Warren & Ava’s Wedding Anniversary

at the request of Maylin Koo



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.




Please take note that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently released a document entitled “A Church in Dialogue:  The Catholic Church and Interreligious Dialogue.”  You are encouraged to download the text from the CCCB website: http:/;/www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Nostra Aetate – 50th Anniversary.pdf.  It is both timely and most informative.



Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Donna MacIntosh, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.




Scouts for Girls & Boys

Every Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm(small hall, hall & various rooms)


            Every Thursday at 7:00 pm


            Every Thursday 6:30 pm in the hall


Tuesday, October 6th

12:45 pm School Mass (church)

Wednesday, October 7th

 7:00 pm R.C.I.A. (St. Kateri Room)

 5:00 pm Toronto Parking Authority Meeting (hall)

Thursday, October 8th

 6:00 pm Wedding Rehearsal (church)

Saturday, October 10th

10:00 am – Baptism Preparation(St. Kateri Room)

12 noon – Wedding (church)

Tuesday, October 13th

7:15 pm – Pastoral Council Meeting (St. Kateri Room)

Saturday, October 17

5:15 pm Mass (Count to be done by Ministers of Hospitality)

Sunday, October 18th

10 amMass (Count to be done by Ministers of Hospitality)

 12 noon Mass (Count to be done by Ministers of Hospitality)

   2 pm – Baptisms (church)

Saturday, October 24th

5:15 pm Mass (Count to be done by Ministers Hospitality)

Sunday, October 25th

10 am Mass (Count to be done by Ministers of Hospitality)

12 noon Mass (Count to be done by Ministers of Hospitality)

After 10 am Mass Development & Peace Coffee Sunday