25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY) September 20, 2020




In today’s Gospel Jesus gives USA marvelous insight into the wisdom of reversal which is at the heart of the kingdom. A landowner goes to the market place early in the day and hires people to work in his vineyard and some he hires much later in the day. When the time came to make the payment the real fun starts: the first and the last arrivals receive the equal wage. The landowner’s generosity to the latecomers aggrieves the early starters, even though they were paid the agreed sum. So the landowner confronts them with the question: “Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why be envious because I’m generous?” The parable is originally referred to the Pharisees’ complaint at Jesus’ generous treatment of sinners, the latecomers, with the same mercy as he has for those who have borne the burden of the law. In Luke’s Gospel the Pharisees’ complaint is met with the parable of the prodigal son, in which the elder brother complains that he has not been treated according to his deserts. In both parables we are invited to consider the generosity of God, a generosity that makes other people furious. Do we allow God the freedom to do things his way, or do we get furious when he diverts from our way of operating. We may think it only our right to sing “ I did it my way “, but what happens when we hear the Lord singing it? If we resent his freedom to show mercy to whom he pleases, not only do we repeat the grumble of the labourers in the parable, but we forget how we ourselves benefit from his mercy. Let’s open ourselves to receive his mercy and become vehicle’s of bringing mercy in the lives of others! 



Stewardship homily please visit archtoronto.org/stewardship. On behalf of Cardinal Thomas Collins we thank you for all that you do to your parish as good stewards. May God bless you all. 



SUNDAY MASS: 

As we resume masses in the church , mindful of those who cannot make it due limited seating capacity, Mass will be still live-streamed every Sunday at 10 am in our Parish Website and YouTube page. You can also watch the mass later in the day. If you can, please consider dropping off your church donations in the mailbox, newly installed at Atwater Ave Church entrance door . 

USHERS MEETING 

Ushers meeting will be held on the 23rd at 7:00. We request all those are helping us out with ushering and disinfecting the pews kindly attend. We Really appreciate this wonderful job that you do to keep our community safe during this challenging time. God bless you and your family! 

POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER TO MARY : 
(For protection from the Coronavirus) 

O Mary, you shine continuously in our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. 

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick. At the foot of the cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to confirm ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us , through the cross, to the joy of the Ressurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas-we who are put to the test-and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and Blessed Virgin. 

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT: 

Dear people of God . 

At a time like this I feel uncomfortable to talk about giving. Our primary concern is health and well being of our parishioners. However, No doubt you are aware that our Parish relies on the support of our parish members for the upkeep of the church. Kindly support us with the donations (weekly offerings) thank you for your great help during this challenging time! God bless you!🙏 


Humanitarian Relief- Lebanon Relief Effort : 

At this time we ask the faithful to please donate to the Lebanon relief effort, if you are able. The Archdiocese if Toronto will send donation to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association ( CNEWA) a papal agency with extensive as the-ground networks in Lebanon. CNEWA staff are currently working to send food, water, medical supplies and hygiene products to Beirut. Spiritual and psychological support will also be provided to those who lost everything in a blink of an eye. Later, CNEWA will rebuild housing and help re-establish those who lost their livelihoods in this disaster. 

THOSE WISHING TO HELP May do so in the following ways: 

- online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website (Click on the “Donate Now” button stays the top of the page www.archtoronto.org) 

- by phone through the Development office- 416934-3411. 

- through the parish, making cheque’s payable to: 

Name of Parish - Lebanon Relief Effort- Disaster Relief. 


REST IN PEACE : 

+ Nesta Pougnet 

+ Raymond Swatuk 

+ Marianna Marchewka 


PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: 

PAUL CANTLON 

SHWETHA 

ANGELO GULLA 

DOMENIC SANTAGUIDA 

ROY 

CRIS OSBORNE 

MARIANA WEGLINKI

FRANCA METCALFE 

JESSY FERNANDES 

TERESA 

JULIANA 

SANIYA & FRANCESCO 

NANCY 

CHRISTA FEUERSTAKE 

ANNA 

PATRICIA GONANO 

CHRISTINA LUGUN 

KATHERINE 

MATHEW WHITLEY 


OFFICE HOURS 

Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am —12 noon. 1pm — 4.30pm .Please call the parish office before you arrive. 

THANK YOU! 
Thanks for all your support and cooperation. I sincerely thank our YouTube mass Team. Sean for providing music and technical support,Larissa Freddy And Farrell Gonsalves for their assistance with the liturgy. Our Parish Council Members Lisa Hyginus and Branca Noronha may contact you at this difficult time just to make sure you are ok. We are here to serve you and will address any issues to the best of our ability! God bless! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 
We Need more volunteers please consider to join our Team of Cleaning and Ushering! 

CLEANING TEAM SCHEDULE 
Saturday.5 pm mass- Larissa & Family . 
Sunday. 9.30 am mass:-Val, Branca &Lisa 
Sunday. 11.30am mass- Erica, Amy, Rose. 

USHERING TEAM 
Gary, Sergio, Paul , Edmund. Luke 

BAPTISM 
We congratulate and welcome our newly baptized children Max Anthony Kaschak and Sebastian Zeffirelli’s Cavallin to our parish Community! Let’s rejoice in the Lord and give praises to him! 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION : 
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society has continued to serve our neighbours in need during the lockdown. We continued to respond to phone calls for help and mailed out vouchers for the grocery store each month. Our expenditures totalled about $1300 each month. We served about 30 single or family groupings per month. In order to practice social distancing and keep everyone safe, we stopped our home visits. 

Just before Thanksgiving on Oct. 2 and 3 we will distribute the food from our pantry in a safe manner. We will be giving out bags of groceries from our pantry to our neighbours in need on Friday an Saturday morning on Oct. 2 and 3. People will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. We will use contactless delivery to keep everyone safe. 

If you would like to make a donation to the St. Dominic’s St. Vincent de Paul Society to help us with our work, you may drop it in the collection basket on Sunday or go online to https://www.imakeanonlinedonation.org/ssvp-national/DONATION/ 

You are able to select the conference where you wish to donation. Ours is St. Dominic Mississauga. Thank you for your support.
24th Sunday In Ordinary Time September 13, 2020

There’s a popular saying to err is human, while to forgive is divine. Nursing anger or cherishing resentment is dangerous for our health, indeed fatal: it disables us and renders us defenceless when we look for our own sins to be forgiven. In today’s Gospel Mathew continues to deal with relations between Christians, focussing in the need for forgiveness between members of the community. Peter asks Jesus how often he should forgive his brother, then answers his own question by suggesting seven times. The Jewish tradition taught that God forgives three times and punished on the fourth occasion; it was not believed that injured people could be more gracious than God, so forgiveness was limited to three times. According to that tradition Peter’s measure is generous; but according to Jesus it is radically insufficient. Just as in the old days there was no limit to hatred and vengeance, so among Christians there is to be no limit to mercy and forgiveness. The parable of the unforgiving official is told in order to understand the need of forgiveness. The unforgiving official is condemned for loss of memory. He was shown mercy but in return he fails to display that same gesture of mercy towards his neighbor. Forgetfulness of our own sins leads to lack of compassion; remembering how our sins have gone unpunished by God should lead us to forgive others. Through forgetfulness of God’s compassion, we can end up. becoming cruel to each other. That is why at the beginning of each Eucharist we are invited to be mindful of our own sins. Only when we do that can we pray the “Our Father “: forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Let’s ask for the grace to treat others mercifully and let us forgive as God forgives us everyday!.

SUNDAY MASS:

As we resume masses in the church , mindful of those who cannot make it due limited seating capacity, Mass will be still live-streamed every Sunday at 10 am in our Parish Website and YouTube page. You can also watch the mass later in the day. If you can, please consider dropping off your church donations in the mailbox, newly installed at Atwater Ave Church entrance door .

 POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER TO MARY :

(For protection from the Coronavirus)

O Mary, you shine continuously in our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick. At the foot of the cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to confirm ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us , through the cross, to the joy of the Ressurrection. Amen.  We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas-we who are put to the test-and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.

 YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT:

      Dear people of God .

At a time like this I feel uncomfortable to talk about giving. Our primary concern is health and well being of our parishioners. However, No doubt you are aware that our Parish relies on the support of our parish members for the upkeep of the church. Kindly support us with the donations (weekly offerings) thank you for your great help during this challenging time! God bless you!🙏

 Humanitarian Relief- Lebanon Relief Effort :

At this time we alsk the faithful to please donate to the Lebanon relief effort, if you are able. The Archdiocese if Toronto will send donation to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association ( CNEWA) a papal agency with extensive as the-ground networks in Lebanon. CNEWA staff are currently working to send food, water, medical supplies and hygiene products to Beirut. Spiritual and psychological support will also be provided to those who lost everything in a blink of an eye. Later, CNEWA will rebuild housing and help re-establish those who lost their livelihoods in this disaster.

THOSE WISHING TO HELP May do spin the following ways:

- online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website (Click on the “Donate Now” button stays the top of the page www.archtoronto.org)

- by phone through the Development office- 416934-3411.

- through the parish, making cheque’s payable to:

Name of Parish - Lebanon Relief Effort- Disaster Relief.

 

 REST IN PEACE :

+ Raymond Swatuk

+ Marianna Marchewka

+ Elsie Didomenici

+ Mary Mancini

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:

PAUL CANTLON

SHWETHA

ANGELO GULLA

DOMENIC SANTAGUIDA

ROY

CRIS OSBORNE

MARIANA WEGLINSKI

FRANCA METCALFE

JESSY FERNANDES

TERESA

JULIANA

SANIYA & FRANCESCO

NANCY

CHRISTA FEUERSTAKE

ANNA

PATRICIA GONANO

CHRISTINA LUGUN

KATHERINE

MATHEW WHITLEY

 OFFICE HOURS

 Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am —12 noon. 1pm — 4.30pm .Please call the parish office before you arrive.

 

THANK YOU!

Thanks for all your support and cooperation. I sincerely thank our YouTube mass Team. Sean for providing music and technical support,Larissa Freddy And Farrell Gonsalves for their assistance with the liturgy. Our Parish Council Members Lisa Hyginus and Branca Noronha may contact you at this difficult time just to make sure you are ok. We are here to serve you and will address any issues to the best of our ability! God bless!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 We Need more volunteers please consider to join our Team of Cleaning and Ushering!

 

CLEANING TEAM SCHEDULE

 Saturday.5 pm mass- Larissa & Family .

Sunday. 9.30 am mass:-Val, Branca &Lisa

Sunday. 11.30am mass- Erica, Amy, Rose.

 

USHERING TEAM

 Gary, Sergio, Paul , Edmund. Luke

 BAPTISM

 We congratulate and welcome our newly baptized children Elena Di Tomaso, Nike Agbaire ,Asousa , Assowmen And  Luke Ron Sachetti to our parish Community! Let’s rejoice in the Lord and give praises to him!

Feast of the Nativity of Mary , Mother of God September 8, 2020