SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
May 26, 2019
CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF CARE FOR CREATION
Mass Intentions (May 20 – May 31, 2019)
Monday, May 20: 8:00 a.m.
+Joseph Chang Huynh Req. The family
Tuesday, May 21: 8:00 a.m.
+ Consuelo Masongsong Req. Fe Santos
Saturday, May 25: 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving: Gregory Fernandes
Req. Maria Fernandes
Parish Picture Directory
In 2014, we published our Parish Picture Directory as a part of our 100 Years of Celebration. This picture directory gave us an opportunity to gather the information about our parish, history and people. We are planning to create another picture Directory and will be published in 2020. If you would like to be part this picture directory and have your family included in the St. Ann Parish Picture Directory, Please fill the form at the entrance. The first dates available are Friday July 05, and Saturday, July 06, 2019. For more information contact: Maria Fernandes or call the office Phone: 416 466 2127.
Handmaids of the Lord Sunday Breakfast
Today on May 26, the Handmaids of the Lord will be hosting their monthly Breakfast Sunday. Please come down to the hall after the 10:30 a.m. mass and join us for a freshly made pancake breakfast and fellowship.
Church Bulletin Advertising
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in July 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.
Living the Gospel by supporting youth ministry in our parishes. What difference does training make for youth ministers? Consider that the 40+ youth ministers in the Archdiocese of Toronto collectively impact thousands of youth and their families. The Office of Catholic Youth (OCY), funded by ShareLife, visits parishes, equips youth ministers, and facilitates networking—including an archdiocesan training day attended by 200 youth ministers and volunteers. OCY helps ensure a vibrant church for future generations.
June 2 is the next ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.
Care for Creation – May 2019
As we celebrate the year of
Care for Creation, the
month of May is dedicated
to Women. We invite you to
pray and support women
in our families, church
The month of May is also dedicated to praying the Rosary in honor of Mary, our Mother. In a special way we ask the Intercession of Mother Mary to care for all women and protect all families. Let us continue to support all women who play a motherly role in our life so they are appreciated and loved. We use the image of the Legend of the Pelican (taken from our Stained-glass window), representing the sacrifice of all women in the families and community.
We also pray for the Holy Mother Church, that, as the Church community, we may promote sacredness and provide safety and care for all people of God.
St. Ann’s Resettlement Committee’s Giving Campaign
We are pleased that our Syrian family is doing very well. The parents are taking ESL classes and the children are in school. Today we officially as a parish we welcome the family in our community.
Gift Cards: Thank you to everyone who has donated gift cards, they do make a substantial difference to our family’s welfare. We will continue to collect cards for grocery stores, discount fashion stores, drug stores and ones that sell household items on the last Sunday of every month. If you wish to contribute to this program, during the regular collection.
Committee Volunteer: If you would like to become a committee volunteer you are welcome to attend our meetings which are usually held on the third Sunday of the month after 10:30 a.m. mass. If you wish to be a committee volunteer please contact Theresa at 416-700-3358. Thank you for your support.
The Stewardship of Creation
(1) A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. . . . Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society. (Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home [Laudato Si'.nos. 49, 91)
(2) The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. The global economic crises have made painfully obvious the detrimental effects of disregarding our common destiny, which cannot exclude those who come after us. We can no longer speak of sustainable development apart from intergenerational solidarity. Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realize that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others. Intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but rather a basic question of justice, since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us. (Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home [Laudato Si' no. 159)
(3) We human beings are not only the beneficiaries but also the stewards of other creatures. Thanks to our bodies, God has joined us so closely to the world around us that we can feel the desertification of the soil almost as a physical ailment, and the extinction of a species as a painful disfigurement. Let us not leave in our wake a swath of destruction and death which will affect our own lives and those of future generations.
(Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel [Evangelii Guadium no. 215)
(4) The environment is God's gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations and towards humanity as a whole. . . Our duties towards the environment are linked to our duties towards the human person, considered in himself and in relation to others. It would be wrong to uphold one set of duties while trampling on the other. (Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth nos. 48, 51)
(5) Changes in lifestyle based on traditional moral virtues can ease the way to a sustainable and equitable world economy in which sacrifice will no longer be an unpopular concept. For many of us, a life less focused on material gain may remind us that we are more than what we have. Rejecting the false promises of excessive or conspicuous consumption can even allow more time for family, friends, and civic responsibilities. A renewed sense of sacrifice and restraint could make an essential contribution to addressing global climate change. (USCCB. Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence and the Common Good)
(6) Equally worrying is the ecological question which accompanies the problem of consumerism and which is closely connected to it. In his desire to have and to enjoy rather than to be and to grow, we consume the resources of the earth and his own life in an excessive and disordered way. . . . We, who discover our capacity to transform and in a certain sense create the world through our own work, forgets that this is always based on God’s prior and original gift of the things that are. (St. John Paul II, Centesimus Annus.no. 37)
(7) The dominion granted to man by the Creator is not an absolute power, nor can one speak of a freedom to “use and misuse,” or to dispose of things as one pleases. The limitation imposed from the beginning by the Creator himself and expressed symbolically by the prohibition not to “eat of the fruit of the tree” (cf. Gen 2:16-17) shows clearly enough that, when it comes to the natural world, we are subject not only to biological laws but also to moral ones, which cannot be violated with impunity. A true concept of development cannot ignore the use of the elements of nature, the renewability of resources and the consequences of haphazard industrialization - three considerations which alert our consciences to the moral dimension of development.
(St. John Paul II, On Social Concerns [Sollicitudo rei Socialis no. 34)
Rosary Makers Training Program
The Holy Cross Family Ministries – Canada at St. Ann Parish are hosting our next group of Rosary Makers’ Training event today, May 26, 2019, 3 pm in the Parish Hall. If you would like to become a Rosary Maker, please fill out the Registration Form. Thank you for helping us spread God’s message of love in the families.
For more information contact: Fr. Wilson Andrade, CSC. Phone: 416 466 2127.