Making'Laudato Si’ a part of our life
What is Happening to our Common Home
The environment is a common good that belongs to all of us. All of humanity share a common home. But studies indicate that “most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of green-house gases … released mainly as a result of human activity.” (#23)
Pope Francis writes that climate change is “one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.” Five times Pope Francis names a “throwaway culture” as a root cause of the ecological crisis.
A true “ecological debt” (#51) exists, particularly between the global north and south, connected to “the disproportionate use of natural resources.” Great attention must be given to “the needs of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable” (#52).
Like his predecessor, Saint John Paul II, Francis calls us to a “global ecological conversion”: “We need only take a frank look at the facts to see that our common home is falling into serious disrepair. Hope would have us recognize that there is always a way out, that we can always redirect our steps, that we can always do something to solve our problems.” (#61)
Questions: What images come to mind when I read “throwaway culture”? How have I participated in or reacted to a throwaway culture? How can I contribute to a sustainable future for the earth in my personal life, in my community, and as a global citizen?
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. September 15th: Our Lady of Sorrows
Hebrews 5.7-9. Ps. 31.1-2b, 2c-3, 4-5, 14-15, 19, Luke 2.33-35, John 19.25-27
Wed. September 16th: St. Cornelius
1 Timothy 3.14-16, Ps. 111.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Luke 7.31-35
Thurs. September 17th: ferial
12:05 pm: Lorraine Hygaard +
1 Timothy 4.12-16, Ps. 111.7-8, 9, 10, Luke 7.36-50
Fri. September 18th: ferial
12:05 pm: Francisco Jorge Jr. +
1 Timothy 6.2c-12, Ps. 49.5-6,7-9, 16-17, 18-19, Luke 8.1-3
Sat. September 19th: ferial
5:15 pm: Debevc Family +
1 Timothy 6.13-16, Ps. 100.1-2, 3, 4, 5, Luke 8.4-15
Readings for Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
1st Reading: Wisdom 2.12, 17-20
Responsorial Psalm: 54.1-2, 3, 4+6
2nd Reading: James 3.16-4.3
Gospel: Mark 9.30-37
Eucharistic Minister and Minister of the Word Schedule
For next weekend – September 19th & 20th
5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien-Prohaska
10:00 am – Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen
Minister of the Word
5:15 pm – Laurence Mussio, Flavia Mussio
10:00 am – Sr. Mary Halder, Arlene Perry, Antonio Mongillo
SCOUTING IS FOR BOYS AND FOR GIRLS
Starting up again in September – Sign up for SCOUTS
Boys and Girls – join us and have fun doing activities, challenges, meeting friends, learning new things
Scouting offers a world where you can discover the best in yourself and the best in others. Dollar for dollar,
our programs provide significant value. They run all year round and offer adventures that youth will remember for a lifetime!
Sports, camping, games, badges, singing, crafts – you get fun, safe challenges and safe adventures
Aged 5 to 7 years
Meetings 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Aged 8 to 10 years
Meetings 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Aged 11 to 14 years
Meetings 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Aged 14 to 17 years
Meetings 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Each Tuesday at: Holy Name Church lower hall, Gough Ave. and Danforth Ave.
Register on line at www.scouts.ca and show you want to join 236th Toronto Scout Group.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY PROGRAM
NOTE TO PARENTS
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program at the 10 am Mass will start again on Sunday, September 23rd for the 2012-2013 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.