During Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the fullness of the mystery of the Lord Jesus. The people of God offer praise by celebrating the Paschal Mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
On the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day, God assembles the beloved people to hear the word, to reflect upon it, to offer the living sacrifice of praise, and to eat and drink the banquet of the Lord. Then God sends them forth to proclaim this love by their words and actions.
Sunday is the original Christian feast day, following the tradition handed down from the apostolic times, for this was the day of the Lord’s resurrection. Today’s Christian communities continue this tradition by celebrating every Sunday as the day of the risen Lord.
Baptism of the Lord
The incarnation demonstrates God’s complete and total love for humankind. By becoming one of us, Jesus demonstrates the humility necessary to be of service to all of humanity. He is the embodiment of the Servant of whom Isaiah sings in the first reading, someone who sacrifices himself for the sake of others in order to be “a covenant to the people.”
Jesus’ baptism is just one example of this. When Jesus approaches John, John objects, because he is aware of his own subordinate status relative to Jesus. Moreover, John’s baptism is for the forgiveness of sins, but since he is sinless, Jesus has no need of such a baptism. He submits, however, to provide an example of his willingness to give up his own position of importance, as well as to emphasize the means by which we are cleansed of sin. His submission is affirmed by the descent of the Holy Spirit, and by the message of the heavenly voice: “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
Every time we participate in the Eucharist we celebrate Jesus’ life, reminding ourselves of what he has done for us through his baptism, his earthly ministry, his death, and his resurrection. We also receive spiritual nourishment through his body and blood, so that we are able to imitate him and be “a light to the nations.”
John L. McLaughlin, Toronto, Ontario
Taken from Living with Christ
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. January 14th: ferial
1 Samuel 1.9-20, 1 Samuel 2.1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd, Mark 1.21-28
Wed. January 15th: ferial
1 Samuel 3.1-10, 19-20, Ps. 40.1+4, 6-7a, 7b-8, 9, Mark 1.29-39
Thurs. January 16th: ferial
12:05 pm: Helena Polgar +
1 Samuel 4.1c-11, Ps. 44.9-10, 13-14, 23-24, Mark 1.40-45
Fri. January 17th: St. Anthony
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +
1 Samuel 8.4-7, 10-22a, Ps. 89.15-16, 17-18, Mark 2.1-12
Sat. January 18th: ferial
5:15 pm: Herman Cassin +
1 Samuel 9.1-4, 17-19; 10.1a, Ps. 21.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Mark 2.13-17
Readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19th, 2014
1st Reading: Isaiah 49. 3, 5-6
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 40. 1+3a, 6, 7-8, 9
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.1-3
Gospel: John 1.29-34
To all our dear parishioners, of Holy Name Parish for their donations of gifts for the children and contributions of money made to the society, the 236th Scouting Group for collecting food for the Food Drive at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and all the students of the following schools who sorted the food for our hampers, Holy Name Elementery School, Neil McNeil High School, Senator O’Connor, St. Mike’s, St. Joseph’s College, St. Brigid’s Elementery School, Earl Grey, East Alternative and Riverdale C.I. A special thank you to all the people who sponsored families. We helped over 100 families on your behalf.
Members of the Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul Society
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Laura MacDonald, 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
Minister of the Word & Eucharistic Minister Schedule
For next weekend –
January 18 & 19
5:15 pm – Joyce Whelton, Sheila Spencer
10:00 am – Flavia Mussio, Kaz Flinn, Laurence Mussio
5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien-Prohaska
10:00 am – Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen
Mark on your Calendars
Chili Supper & Karaoke Night
Fun Night for the Whole Family
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
More information to follow.
For those who would like to offer Masses on weekdays, we have a few days every week where there are no intentions.
DID YOU KNOW THAT BETWEEN
November 21st and December 19th the parish spent $5,189.45 on keeping the church warm for the weekend Masses?