Bulletin-Sunday, January 5, 2014

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MASS

Why should we go to Mass?

This is the most often – asked question about the Mass.  The third commandment tells us, “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day”(Exodus 20:8).  The Catholic Church also specifically commands us to assist at Mass on Sunday and on all holy days of obligations.  Why? The celebration of the Mass is the center of Christian life.  From the start of the early Christian Church, people have assembled together to celebrate the Eucharist.  Attending Mass shows that people believe in God, that they believe God should be thanked and praised, and that they wish to be strengthened by the Eucharist.  Taking part in the liturgy of the Mass is most important to being a Christian.  By not attending Mass a person withdraws from the Christian community and rejects Jesus who is present in the sacrifice.  The reforms of Vatican II have taught us especially that God is actually present in the assembly.  A failure to be part of this assembly is a serious failure, for we spurn both God and one another; thus fracturing our relationship with God and that parish family who need us as much as we need them.

 

MASS INTENTIONS

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 

Tues. January 7th: St. Andrė Bessette

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +

1 John 4.7-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, Mark 6.34-44

Wed. January 8th: ferial

12:05 pm: Buonfigilio Family +

1 John 4.11-18, Ps. 72.1-2, 10-11, 12-13, Mark 6.45-52

Thurs. January 9th: ferial

12:05 pm: Helena Polgar +

1 John 4.19-5.4, Ps. 72.1-2, 14-15bc, 17, Luke 4.14-22a

Fri. January 10th: ferial

12:05 pm:

1 John 5.5-13, Ps. 157.12-13, 14-15, 19-20, Luke 5.12-16

Sat. January 11th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Maria Ciani +

1 John 5.14-21, Ps. 149.1-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b, John 3.22-30

 Readings for the Baptism of the Lord - January 12th, 2014

 1st Reading: Isaiah 42.1-4, 6-7

Responsorial Psalm: 29.1-2, 3ac-4, 3b+9c-10

2nd Reading: Acts 10.34-38

Gospel: Matthew 3.13-17

 

RENOVATIONS CAMPAIGN UPDATE

 The estimated cost of our renovations (elevator, washrooms, kitchen) is $700,000. 

We have collected so far $177,446.00 in pledges for our Renovations Campaign.  Please remember to give in your pledge so we can reach out $700,000.00 goal.  Pledges can be made by direct deposit, post-dated cheques, Canada Helps website and Archdiocese of Toronto website.  We are now at $389,439.17.  Thank you to all who have donated.

 

 

JANUARY MEETINGS/EVENTS

 

100th Year Committee Meeting

 

Thursday, January 9th – 7 pm (St. Kateri Room)

 

Family Gathering – 1st Reconciliation

Saturday, January 11th – 10 am – 12:30 pm (hall)

 

Photographs for Pictorial

Sunday, January 12th – 11 am – 3 pm (hall)

Please Note: Only booked appointments

 

1st Reconciliation

Tuesday, January 14 – 7 pm (church)

 

Masses at the school

Thurs. January 16th – 2 pm – J.K. – grade 2

Fri. January 17th – 2 pm – grades 5/6 – grade 8

Wed. January 22 – 2 pm – grades 2/3 – grades 4/5

 

Photographs for Pictorial

Sunday, January 19th – 10 am – 4 pm (hall)

11 am – Finance Council

11:15 am – Ushers

11:45 am – Tea & Coffee Ministry

12:15 pm – Sacramental Preparation

12:45 pm – Renovation Committee

 1:00 pm – 100th Anniversary Committee

 1:15 pm – St. Vincent de Paul Society

 1:30 pm – ACC – Communion Ministers

 1:45 pm – ACC – Liturgy Committee

 2:00 pm – ACC – Youth Committee

 2:15 pm – ACC – Social Committee

 2:30 pm – ACC – Women Committee

 2:45 pm – ACC - Choir

 

Photographs for Pictorial

Monday, January 20th – 3 pm – 9 pm (hall)

Please Note: Only booked appointments

 

Information Session for parents 1st Communion

Thursday, January 23rd – 7 pm (church)

 

Chili Supper & Karaoke Night

Saturday, January 25th – 6 pm (hall)

First Communion Preparation

Sunday, January 26th – 11:30 am – 12:03 pm (St. Marg Room)

 

1st Communion Rite of Enrollment Ceremony

Sunday, January 26th at 10 am Mass

 

Development & Peace Coffee Sunday

Sunday, January 26th after 10 am Mass (hall)

 

Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2014 are available for pick up at the entrance of the church.

 

PAG AUTHORIZATION FORM

 

I hereby authorize Holy Name Parish to debit my account on the 20th day of each month as my/our offertory donation (not including special donations), and to allocate it as noted below;  Please attach a void cheque

My/our total Monthly donation of  $

to Holy Name Parish

Name(s) or Donor:

Name of Branch/Trust Co/Credit Union:

Transit & Account No;

Date:

Signature of Donor(s):

 

CONCERT RESULTS

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club put on a very inspiring and successful concert. The Parish was able to raise $1,057 which will go towards the Holy Name 100 Years fundraising (making the church more accessible). 

Fr.  Andrew Morasse, C.S.C.