Bulletin – April 26, 2015

April 25th, 2015

ST. GABRIEL’S YOUTH GROUP
TEA AND FLOWER SALE

Sunday May 10th After the Masses

On Mother’s day, Sunday, May 10th the St. Gabriel’s Youth Group will be selling flowers and tea which would make lovely gifts for mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters.

The money raised will go towards the group’s expenses for the World Youth Day to be held in Poland in July, 2016. Please help and support the efforts of our youth!

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 27th to May 2nd, 2015

MONDAY – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by Tita Fernandes
TUESDAY – CONVERSION OF SINNERS & TERRORISTS – Requested by May Chiu
WEDNESDAY – REPOSE OF DECEASED SOULS – Requested by May Chiu
THURSDAY – VICTOR JOSEPH – Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – ALLAN PERSAUD – Requested by Persaud & Goldenberg Families
SATURDAY – MARY-ANNE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell

WELCOME! BAPTISM

The Parish Family of St. Gabriel’s would like to welcome:

Sophia Elizabeth Adona
Isabel Marie Donoghue De Abreau
Lucas Antonio Moniz
Gavin Daniel O’Brien
Navid Jonathan Parton
Christine Paliwag Poutsoungas
Vanessa Naomi Wong
Zachary Ryan Wong

These children received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. Congratulations!

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday, May 1st from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon

ECO – SABBATH

Sunday, May 3rd at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. All are welcome to attend.

ROSARY GROUPS

English: Saturday, May 2nd at 3:15 PM in the Gabriel Room.

Chinese: Sunday, May 3rd at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.

For information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK 2015

May 3rd to May 9th

Catholic Education Week 2015 begins on Sunday, May 3rd.

The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening in your children’s school and if possible, attend. Publicly-funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly-funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as their previous generations.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

SHARELIFE

This year, Catholics across our archdiocese are being asked to support the Family of Faith campaign. This campaign will provide for the pastoral and temporal needs of the archdiocese, such as campus and youth ministry, communication initiatives that will strengthen our family of faith, and support to help new parishes to celebrate Mass in a new church.

The ShareLife campaign provides for the needs of our social service agencies, helps our brothers and sisters in Christ across the world, and supports the education of our clergy. There is no duplication – ShareLife agencies do not receive funding from the Family of Faith campaign. Thus it is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world.

ShareLife, 2014: $220,250.
ShareLife to Date: $79,143

Next Sunday, May 3, 2015 is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously. You can work wonders!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION

Next Weekend – May 2nd/3rd

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Bundle Up Collection next weekend, May 2nd/3rd. Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and all day Sunday, May 3rd until 1:00 P.M. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass. The Society will donate or sell these donations to support their outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

FEED THE HUNGRY

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall or the Good Shepherd Centre. With everyone struggling at this time, these donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your ongoing support.

MILK BAGS

We are still collecting milk bags which can be cut, looped and woven into sleep mats for individuals or families in developing countries. You may drop the colourful outer bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean and dry.

For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com.

ST. BONAVENTURE PARISH MISSION

Tuesday, April 28th to Thursday April 30th at 7:00 PM

St. Bonaventure Parish Hall

Pope Francis has caused a great deal of interest, particularly in his style and preferential option for the poor. Do you ever wonder where he gets that appreciation? He is steeped in the great tradition of our Catholic Social teachings. Some have called them the greatest hidden treasure of the Catholic Church.

The St Bonaventure community invites you to join them at St. Bonaventure Parish Hall on Tuesday, April 28, Wednesday April 29th and Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 PM as they delve into those treasures of our faith.

BLESSED TRINITY CWL ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE

Spring is finally here and the Geraniums are again available just in time for Mothers’ Day!

4″ pots – red, orange, lavender, pink sizzle, salmon, white – $3.00 ea. or $25/FLAT of 10

Hanging baskets – red, orange, lavender, salmon, white – $17.00

Please pre-order by phoning LouiseTonelli at 416-733-3946 or emailing ltonelli@rogers.com.

Geraniums must all be picked up from Blessed Trinity Parish Hall on Friday, May 8th between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM or Saturday, May 9th between Noon and 6:00 PM.
(Deadline for orders: May 3rd, 2015)

MEN’S DAY OF RETREAT

May 9th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre

A Men’s Day of Retreat will be held at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga, Ontario, on Saturday, May 9th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The theme of the retreat is “A Biblical Journey into a Deeper Relationship with Christ.” The facilitator is Greg DeMarchi, deacon, doctor, surgeon, as well as a scripture scholar.

The day begins with coffee, tea, muffins and a wonderful four -course lunch will be served in our dining room at noon. The suggested offering is $35.00.

To register please contact the Centre at 905-278-5229.

MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

5km Fundraising Walk and Hug
Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York

10:00 AM Walk to SickKids

On Saturday, May 9th, the fourteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place. Registration opens at 8:30 AM at Fort York and the Walk begins at 10:00 AM. The Walk concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”. The day includes live music and entertainment, face-painting, an opportunity to sign our Wall of Honour, and moving and powerful messages from Meagan’s Walk’s founder, youth ambassadors and world-leading doctors and researchers.

Proceeds from this event support the SickKids Foundation and are designated to the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids!

INSPIRATIONAL TALK ON MARRIAGE AND ANNULMENT

May 11th at 7:00 PM

Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, 4th Floor

New Beginnings and Catholic Family Services invite you to join them for an inspirational talk entitled Marriage and Annulment. Fr. Brian Clough, Judicial Vicar, Archdiocese of Toronto will provide you with an understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and annulment.

The Catholic Pastoral centre is located at 1155 Yonge Street, adjacent to the Summerhill Subway Station. Free underground parking is also available. For more information, please call 416-921-1163, Ext. 2227 or email alopechuk@cfstoronto.com

EAST YORK BARBERSHOPPERS 65TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00 PM

Salvation Army Citadel

East York Barbershoppers will present their 65th Anniversary Show on Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00 PM at the Salvation Army Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Avenue East

Tickets are almost sold out. Please call Jerry Beckerle at 647 220-8407 to order yours.

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.

Collection for Last Weekend
Envelopes 404 $ 7,133
Loose Change 970
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 164 3,117
Total 568 $ 11,220

USE OF OLD OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

If you have prior year’s offertory envelopes, please do not use them! Envelopes for which no donations have been received may be reassigned to another parishioner.

We are asking that you not use old envelopes, but if you do, please ensure your name is written legibly on the front.

Newly Baptized at Easter 2015

April 23rd, 2015

New baptized at the Easter Vigil with Fr. Brando and the teachers

Homily – April 19, 2015

April 19th, 2015

It is the evening of the day Christ rose from the dead. The two disciples who walked with a stranger as they returned home to Emmaus rushed back to Jerusalem with the news that they had seen Jesus and knew that it was him as they shared a meal with him. While they were telling all this Jesus comes to the disciples again and offers them, as he’s done before, his gift of peace. With this gift Jesus is saying to them ‘all is forgiven,’ your denials, your betrayals, your abandoning me, that’s all in the past. This echoes the words of Isaiah, though your sins be as red as scarlet they shall be white as wool, though they be red as crimson they shall be white as snow. Then Jesus said, I have things for you to do, as the Father has sent me so now I am sending you.

Even seeing Jesus face to face, hearing his voice, seeing him eat a bit of fish they still couldn’t take it in. They were startled, terrified, skeptical, and overjoyed all at the same time. They couldn’t get their heads around the wonder standing before them. Jesus lives, his is risen from the dead.

Patiently he opened their minds to understand the scriptures they all knew but had missed the deeper meaning in them – that the Christ, the Messiah they longed for, was to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed to all nations.

It must have been difficult for these disciples to trust in the peace Jesus offers them. They were so ashamed they had let him down so badly. They couldn’t look him in the eye. They knew in their hearts they held grudges and resentments against people who wrong them but no one wronged them the way they wrong Jesus. Yet here he is offering them his peace, his love, his friendship

Forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed to all the nations because God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself. The Risen Christ wants us to know that we can have peace with God, we do have peace with God when we repent, admit our sins of selfishness, our bigotry, our rejection of others, our indifference to the sufferings of others, our envy of other peoples blessings, our misuse or squandering of the gifts with which we have been blessed and make up our minds to try harder to be the kind of man, the kind of women we are meant to be as a follower of the risen Christ.

But to know Christ’s peace we have to be at peace with others, especially those closest to us, our spouses, our sons and daughters, our relatives. To know Christ’s peace we have to be at peace with those we feel wronged us by the way they spoke of us or to us. To know Christ’s peace we have to be willing to let go of past hurts and disappointments, let go of our long held grudges. To know Christ’s peace we have to forgive as we seek forgiveness.

As I’ve said so many times, we are good people but we struggle every day with a basic fact of life – the good we would do that we do not and the evil we would not do that we do. We are mistake making beings. There are times when we can make very bad, hurtful, selfish mistakes. It is then more than ever that we need the peace and forgiveness of our Risen Lord.

As one writer observed, ‘my difficulty is not so much in believing that God exists, my difficulty is believing that God loves, that God loves someone like me who has done some pretty awful things in my life. If and when we think like this we we are challenged to hear the words of the risen and forgiving Christ – peace be with you. If and when we fail to trust the peace and forgiveness we could remember the confident words of Paul, the persecutor of the church, ‘there is one thing I go, I forget what is behind and I go with confidence to the throne of grace’. It is there that Paul knew peace. It is there that we will know peace, peace beyond our understanding. Peace be with you.

Bulletin – April 19, 2015

April 18th, 2015

ANNOUNCED MASSES

April 20th to April 25th, 2015

MONDAY – JAN TRUDEL – Requested by Gilles Trudel
TUESDAY – HUI SOU LIN – Requested by Linda Law & Family
WEDNESDAY – ED KARTHAUS – Requested by Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St. Gabriel’s
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Theresa & Family
FRIDAY – JOSEPH RORAI – Requested by Sheila & Family
SATURDAY – DAVID POGSON – Requested by Cecilia Borbely

CLIMATE CHANGE IS UNDOING GOD’S GIFT

Our modern day lifestyle is slowly undoing the miracle of God’s work. Following Pope Francis’ April 2015 prayer intention, this month we pray and reflect on the goodness of creation and how our dependence on fossil fuels is putting life at risk, at home and around the world. We prepare for the forthcoming encyclical and reflect on what we are called to do, to act. Look out for more information and show your support by signing the petition online at www.CatholicClimateMovement.global.

SHARELIFE

Working wonders in our livelihoods…

“My worst day clean is better than my best day using” exclaims Suzanne, as she shares the details of her past use of drugs and other substance abuse. “I was on medication constantly to deal with the side effects and was a chronic pain patient for 35 years. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. With the support of Catholic Family Services, I was able to finally kick the habit.” The Closed Trauma and Sister mentoring program were crucial to helping Suzanne get her life back on track. The positive influence of CFS program supervisor Valerie Anderson and encouragement from other professional staff gave Suzanne the courage to try again. She sheds ‘tears of joy’ as she now speaks on behalf of CFS, sharing the detailed differences Catholic Family Services has made in her life. Over 79,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported family services program.

ShareLife, 2014: $220,250
ShareLife to Date: $77,651
Next ShareLife Sunday – May 3, 2015
Please give generously. You can work wonders!

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Weekend of April 25th/26th

Your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses next weekend for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

More volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Please get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Three recipes are available on St. Gabriel’s web site. Printed copies of the recipes are also available in the Parish Office. Please remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

MILK BAGS

Did you know that milk bags can be cut, looped and woven into sleep mats for individuals or families in developing countries? Schools churches and senior homes throughout the Greater Toronto Area would welcome your contributions. Please drop the colourful outer bags in the bin located in the gathering space. Please make sure that the bags are clean and dry.

For further information about this program please visit www.milkbagsunlimited.ca or contact Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com

FEED THE HUNGRY

Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall or the Good Shepherd Centre. With everyone struggling at this time, these donations are more important than ever. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your ongoing support.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION

Weekend of May 2nd/3rd

The Society for St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Bundle Up Collection on the weekend of May 2nd/3rd. Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others.

A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot to receive donations. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

The truck will be open in the parking lot on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and all day Sunday, May 3rd until 1:00 P.M. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.

PLANNING TO BE A CATHOLIC TEACHER?

It is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic School Board in Ontario, as part of your application for employment, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are planning to apply to teach in a Catholic School, a contact with the pastor is highly recommended. Please plan to have a conversation with your Pastor early in the process, well before applications are to be submitted.

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.

Collection for Last Weekend

Envelopes 402 $ 7,195
Loose Change 792
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving 166 3,153
Total 568 $ 11,140

FAMILY OF FAITH

The pledge total as of Monday, April 13th 2015 is $ 1,060,493. Thank you!

USE OF OLD OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

If you have prior year’s offertory envelopes, please do not use them!

Each year we go through the unused envelopes for which no donations have been received and may reassign that number to another parishioner.

If we then receive an offertory envelope from a prior year and there is no identification on the envelope, that offertory donation could easily be credited to the wrong person.

We are asking that you not use old envelopes, but if you do, please ensure your name is written legibly on the front.

REGIS COLLEGE BOOK SALE

April 21st to April 24th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
100 Wellesley Street West

A reader’s paradise can be found at the Fourth Annual Regis College Used Book Sale! More than 20,000 gently used (many as good as new) fiction and non-fiction books on a range of subjects, including theology, spirituality, art, history, travel, biographies, cooking, hobbies, business, children’s books and more! Cash, cheque, debit, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Proceeds support Regis College.

Admission is free with the exception of $5 entry fee on Day One from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For more information, please visit www.RegisCollege.ca/BookSale or call 416-922-5474, ext. 244. Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto.

SINGLE PRACTICING CATHOLICS GROUP

Speed dating Event

Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM

Hi, if you’re a Single, Practicing Catholic, age 25 to 95 years, why not join our Group? On Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 the group will hold a Speed-Dating Event for ages 25 to 40, 35 to 50 and 50+.

Membership is free. There is no speed-dating fee. The event will be at a restaurant near Lawrence and Don Mills Road.

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Practicing-Catholic-Singles-Aged-25-Up-Speed-Dating-On-line/

MEAGAN’S WALK – CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE

5km Fundraising Walk and Hug

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Fort York

10:00 A.M. Walk to SickKids

On Saturday, May 9th, the fourteenth annual Meagan’s Walk: -Creating a Circle of Hope will take place.

Registration opens at 8:30 A.M. at Fort York and the Walk begins at 10:00 AM. The Walk concludes at SickKids with the “Hug”. The day includes live music and entertainment, face-painting, an opportunity to sign our Wall of Honour, and moving and powerful messages from Meagan’s Walk’s founder, youth ambassadors and world-leading doctors and researchers.

Proceeds from this event support the SickKids Foundation and are designated to the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids!

MEN’S DAY OF RETREAT

May 9th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre

A Men’s Day of Retreat will be held at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga, Ontario, on Saturday, May 9th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The theme of the retreat is “A Biblical Journey into a Deeper Relationship with Christ.” The facilitator is Greg DeMarchi, deacon, doctor, surgeon, as well as a scripture scholar.

The day begins with coffee, tea, muffins and a wonderful four -course lunch will be served in our dining room at noon. The suggested offering is $35.00.

To register please contact the Centre at 905-278-5229.

INSPIRATIONAL TALK ON MARRIAGE AND ANNULMENT

May 11th at 7:00 PM

Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, 4th Floor

New Beginnings and Catholic Family Services invite you to join them for an inspirational talk entitled Marriage and Annulment. Fr. Brian Clough, Judicial Vicar, Archdiocese of Toronto will provide you with an understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and annulment.
The Catholic Pastoral centre is located at 1155 Yonge Street, adjacent to the Summerhill Subway Station. Free underground parking is also available.

For more information, please call 416-921-1163, Ext. 2227 or email alopechuk@cfstoronto.com

CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE WITH A WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND!

May 22nd to 24th

Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.
The next weekend will be held on May 22nd to 24th, 2015

For more information and application, please go to www.wwme.org or contact: Gerard & Marge McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905) 792-1925.

Homily – April 12, 2015

April 12th, 2015

Today’s gospel tells the familiar story of the doubting Thomas. Thomas would not take the word of the other disciples that they has seen the Lord. He had to see for himself and touch the wounds of Christ otherwise he would not believe. A week later Jesus come to the disciples again and Thomas was present. Jesus invites Thomas to put his finger into his wounded hands and put his hand into open side. There is no need. Thomas falls on his knees before his risen Lord and all is made right. This gospel event is meant for us – we are those blessed ones who have never seen and yet believe in the Risen Christ.

But I’d like to say a few words about the short reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Paul gives us a glimpse of what the community life was like in those first years in the life of the church. The different communities were not large in number but they were noted for their care for one another, especially widows and orphans. It sounds like a far off Camelot, no one claimed private ownership of any possessions but everything they owned was held in common. This so-called early Christian communism certainly was not based on any economic doctrine; rather it was a spontaneous expression of Christian love and concern for all the members of the community. For the first followers of Christ their first priority was to provide for the needs of every member of the community, especially the neediest. If it were not then they were not faithful to the teachings and example of Jesus.

In his letter to an early Christian community St. James makes it quite clear that action follows from faith. ‘If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food and one of you says to them – go in peace, keep warm and eat your fill and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what good it that? Faith without good works is dead. The faith of these early Christian communities expressed itself is the care they took of the neediest among them.

Through the centuries it has been the church that cared for sick and the poor, it was under the leadership of the church that hospitals and orphanages and centers of learning began. It made sure the needs of the neediest were met. Here in Toronto the Sisters of St. Joseph have provided our city with the rich legacy of St. Michael’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Providence Villa and Sacred Heart Village and many other centres that care for the sick and the poor. Today these centers of care are now run by the government but the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph still vitalizes these centers of care.

You good people of St. Gabriel’s have always been faithful to the spirit of the early church. You’ve always done your best to respond to the many needs that come our way. Through the years you’ve sponsored six refugee families and have always been there for people in need.

As you know we live in an imperfect world, we live in an unjust world. Pope Francis, in the many sermons and talks he has given confronts the consumerism and injustices of our times. He names the reality that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poor. He speaks out for the young generation who, for all their education, cannot find work. He speaks out for the working poor. Government policies that call for cut backs in spending never touch the budget for the military but always hit the monies meant for welfare and adequate affordable housing. Governments turn a blind eye to many of the social needs of our fellow Canadians. Life is unfair to so many people. Again, the rich get richer and the poor are poorer. Our Christian faith and the teaching of the Popes through the centuries call us to be socially conscious of the needs of those around us and if at all possible get involved in the social issues of our city and our country. Have a critical ear for all the statements of our politicians – shift the chaff from the wheat.

From ancient times we have been taught we are our brothers and sisters keeper. May we have the faith to see in the wounds of our risen savior the injustices done to the countless millions of oppressed and exploited men women and children in our prosperous world. We pray for a new expression in our day, in our country, in our church of that time when the neediest were our top priority.

We can’t change the world but we must not let the world change us. We will not let the consumerism, dog eat dog mentality, an indifference to the needs of the poor, worm their way into our life and faith values and our ways of relating to other and respecting the worth and dignity of every person.

As we continue to celebrate this Mass we pray for a new expression in our day, in our country, in our church of that time in the life of our church when the neediest among us were our top priority.