Bulletin-Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Season Schedule


Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24 - 8 pm Family Mass (Choir) *

Tuesday, December 24 - Midnight Mass * (African Catholic Community choir - all are welcome)

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25th - 10 am Christmas Morning Mass (Cantor)


New Year's Eve: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 - 5:15 pm Mass (Cantor)


New Year's Day: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 - 10:00 am Mass (choir)

12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)


Feast of the Epiphany

Sunday, January 5th - 10 am Mass

12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)

*carols begin 1/2 hour before Mass


Please keep and post on your refrigerator at home for future reference.


Day of Confession

In every parish of the Archdiocese takes place on Wednesday, December 11th.  On that day a priest will be available in the church for individual confessions.  Times are from 11 am - 12 noon; 3 pm - 5 pm and 7 pm until 9 pm.  Guides as to "how to go to confession" are available at the bookstand at the back of the church.


Mass Intentions

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. December 10th: ferial

12:05 pm: Frank Kocis +

Isaiah 40.1-11, Ps. 96.1-2, 3 & 10ac, 11-12, 13, Matthew 18.12-14

Wed. December 11th: ferial

12:05 pm:

Isaiah 40.25-31, Ps. 103.1-2, 3-4, 8 +10, Matthew 11.28-30

Thurs. December 12th:  Our Lady of Guadalupe

Please note:  No 12:05 pm Mass Today – due to Day of Recollection (Fr. Andrew)

Zec. 2.10-13, Rev. 11.19a; 12.1, 3-6a, 10ab, Judith 13.18bc, 19.20, Luke 1.39-47

Fri. December 13th: St. Lucy

Please note: 9 am School Mass Today – all are welcome – no 12:05 pm Mass

Isaiah 48.17-19, Ps. 1-2, 3, 4+6, Matthew 11.16-19

Sat. December 14th: St. John of the Cross

 5:15 pm:  Maria DeEncarnacão +

Sirach 48.1-4, 9-11, Ps. 80. 1ac +2b, 14-15, 17-18, Matthew 17.10-13


Readings for Third Sunday of Advent - December 15th

1st Reading:  Isaiah 35.1-6a, 10

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 146.6c-7, 8-9a, 9b-10

2nd Reading: James 5.7-10

Gospel: Matthew 11.2-11


Minister of the Word and Eucharistic Minister Schedule

For next weekend –   December 14 & 15


  5:15 pm –  Paul Connelly, Anne Marie Cassin

10:00 am –  Michael Bachan, David Royle, Sheila Spencer


Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien-Prohaska

10:00 am – Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen


Christmas - A Time for Giving

Giving Tree

Each year The Society of St Vincent De Paul, Holy Name asks you to support our Giving Tree. This is about taking a dove and buying a toy or gift for needy children in our community.

This year, along with the doves, we are offering you the opportunity to give a gift donation in the name of your friends, family and colleagues. This is a gift that 100% supports the less fortunate of our community and helps St Vincent de Paul continue our work of helping those in need. Please consider taking a gift card package from the Giving Tree and give a gift that gives back.

We are also looking for parishioners to sponsor families at Christmas time. Let’s share our abundance with the less fortunate in our parish community. Please phone Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul at 416-469-0842 and leave a message. 

 Thank you.


Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Michael Goodstadt, Ann Gilbride, Michael Rerrie, Sunny Carr, Kay Bennett, Eli Robinsky, Lorraine Hygaard, Helen McGrath, Ann Vince McGrady, Catherine Leithwood, Patricia & Jeanette Cull, Madeleine Corrigan and Maria Jose Bouey.


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

Please call Pamela at the Parish Office during office hours if

·         You have a change in your name/address; or

·         If you name/address is incorrect; or

·         If you are a new parishioner and would like to have a box assigned to you; or

·         If you cannot find your box

Sanctuary Lamp

is lit this week

In Thanksgiving

at the request of Cathy Quendack



“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”  Could God be calling you to be a priest, deacon, brother or sister in order to help our world of today to truly “prepare the way of the Lord”?  If God is calling you, contact Fr. Hansoo Park 416-968-0997.

Email:[email protected]   www.vocationstoronto.ca


The Parish Penny Raffle Winners


1.     Little Angels Bell       #1355589

2.     Universal adaptor     #1351984

3.     St. Patrick’s outfit      #1355695

4.     Plug adapters & voltage converter


5.     Picture – framed flowers   #1351984

6.     Window mosaic         # 1351943

7.     Pencils – 12 sets & 2 journals


8.     Christmas Dish          #1351944

9.     Tea Pot                     #1355518

10.   Good News for Bad Days  #1351987

11.   Winston Churchill      #1355586

12.   Cable Ties                 #1351986



Upcoming 100th Anniversary Events

 Please mark on your home calendars


December 14, 2013 – 7 p.m.

African Catholic Community Choir Concert


January 25, 2014 – 6 p.m.

Chili Supper and Karaoke Night


March 2nd, 2014 – after 10 a.m. Mass

Pancake breakfast organized by the Scouts