Bulletin-Sunday, February 24, 2013

Reflection – An unquenchable longing

All of us can experience moments of great joy because in his goodness God allows us to taste on earth the joys of the world to come.

However, moments of joy, no matter how wonderful, will never satisfy the human heart.

What we long for is a permanent state of happiness.  But this is unattainable here.  So what must we do?  Like desert travelers, we must go forwards from one oasis to another, with the conviction that God has a homeland prepared for us at the end of our journey.  This conviction will make it possible for us to travel onwards with an ache in our heart and an unquenchable longing in our soul. 


A committee has been formed to prepare for the 100 year anniversary celebration of Holy Name Parish.  This will occur next year.  Events will be planned at various times throughout 2014.  One of the first requirements discussed is the need for an artist rendition or symbol of the parish which can be used as a theme throughout the year.  We are looking for a person who would be able to do a line drawing of the church that would be used as a type of logo.  The person chosen could be as young as elementary school or a wise senior . . . the only requirement is the artistic ability to put on a paper a simple sketch that would be approved by the committee.  Names and submissions may be made to Joyce Rerrie (chairperson) via the parish office no later than Easter so as to be considered at the next meeting of the committee.  Get your pencils and paper out and good luck.

Mass Intentions

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. February 26th: ferial

12:05 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +

Isaiah 1.10, 16-20, 27-28, 31++, Ps. 50.8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23, Matthew 23.1-12

Wed. February 27th: ferial

12:05 pm: Leonard & Eileen Cusack +

Jeremiah 18.18-20, Ps. 31.4-5, 13, 14-15, Matthew 20.17-28

Thurs. February 28th: ferial

12:05 pm: Adelina Amolat

Jeremiah 17.5-10, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4+6, Luke 16.19-31

Fri. March 1st: ferial

12:05 pm: Hanna Bookjans

Genesis 37.3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28, Ps. 105.16-17, 18-19, 20-21, Matthew 21.33-43, 45-46

Sat. March 2nd: ferial

 5:15 pm:  Adolf Winkler +

Micah 7.14-15, 18-20, Ps. 103.1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12, Luke 15.1-3, 11-32

Readings for Third Sunday of Lent-March 3rd, 2013

1st Reading: Exodus 3.1-8a, 13-15

Responsorial Psalm:  Ps 103.1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8 +11

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 10.1-6, 10-12

Gospel:  Luke 13.1-9

For next weekend – 

March 2nd & 3rd


5:15 pm –  Fernando Curcione, David Royle
10:00 am –  Chiara Gallo, Elizabeth Rerrie,  Sheila Brown-Vitullo

Eucharistic Ministers
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera
10:00 am – Vanessa & Michael Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride




March 1st – St. Vincent de Paul Society

March 8th – Lectors

March 15th – African Catholic Community

March 22 – R.C.I.A.

Archdiocesan Day of Confession

Wed. March 6th

11 a.m. – 12 noon and  4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  
individual confession in the church

Concert-April 3 & 5

Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Music Department will present Missa Gaia at Holy Name Church Wednesday April 3 and Friday April 5  at 7 p.m. This concert will feature the combined choirs and select band/string performers of CCAA in an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary and nature sounds all directed to praise Jesus Christ as Lord of all creation.  General Admission $15

Receipts and Expenses Jan-2013 Offertory Receipts $15,965  100 years campaign $3,672  Other Receipts $24,473  Disbursements ($38,200) Net Income (Loss ) $5,911   

Online Giving

Parishioners have been requesting the ability to make a gift to their parish or favourite Archdiocesan charity over the internet.  A parishioner can go to the Archdiocese of Toronto’s website and make a gift

using their credit card.  Please go to www.archtoronto.org and click the button called “DONATE NOW” for more details.

Sanctuary Lamp

is lit this week In Loving Memory of Jean Alfonso & Ada De  Roach at the req. of Mae Bradley

Sunday Envelopes for 2013

Sunday Envelopes for 2013, please call the office 416-466-8281 or email holyname@rogers.com and we will gladly put out your envelopes for the weekend that you are coming to church.  

Any envelopes not picked up by the end of March will be cancelled and given to new parishioners.

During Lent

  •  Attend weekday Mass
  •  Attend a lecture or public discussion centered on faith issues
  • Pray for vocations