The Latin root of the word education means to draw out or to lead. It is appropriate, therefore, that in the same Gospel passage in which we hear Jesus invite the apostles to follow him, we also hear of how he taught the people.
In Matthew’s Gospel, Christ begins his ministry by invoking the words of the prophet Isaiah, who makes use of the image of light. Light is a curious phenomenon for those of us living in the modern age. The invention of artificial lighting systems risks separating us from the natural light that is part of the beauty of creation. Some would argue that an increased reliance on artificial light may even be a cause of growing incidences of depression in our society – a condition often associated with darkness.
The gift of teaching is similar to the gift of light. Like the light that gently guides us along the path, a good teacher skillfully guides us to understanding. Christ calls each of us to our particular ministry through the actions of these capable and compassionate sisters and brothers.
Let us give thanks for all who have taught us the faith of our ancestors. May we be strengthened in our efforts to continue to teach what has been passed down to us, with praise and thanksgiving, acknowledging the light that leads our way.
John O’Brien, Oakville, Ontario
Taken from Living With Christ
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. January 28th: St. Thomas Aquinas
2 Samuel 6.12b-15, 17-19, Ps. 24.7, 8, 9, 10, Mark 3.31-35
Wed. January 29th: ferial
12:05 pm: Maria Leonardo Alves +
2 Samuel 7.1-17 ++, Ps. 89.3-4, 26-27, 28-29, Mark 4.1-20
Thurs. January 30th: ferial
2 Samuel 7.18-19, 24-29, Ps. 132.1-2, 3-5, 11, 12, 13-14, Mark 4.21-25
Fri. January 31st: St. John Bosco
2 Samuel 11.1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17, Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4a, 4bc-5, 8-9, Mark 4.26-34
Sat. February 1st: ferial
5:15 pm: Josephine & Tommy Walsh +
2 Samuel 12.1-7a, 10-17, Ps. 51.10-11, 12-13, 14-15, Mark 4.35-41
Readings for the Presentation of the Lord - February 2nd, 2014
1st Reading: Malachi 3.1-4
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 24.7, 8, 9, 10
2nd Reading: Hebrews 2.10-11, 13b-18 ++
Gospel: Luke 2.22-40
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Laura MacDonald, 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 to be picked up.
Eucharistic Minister Schedule
For next weekend - February 1st & 2nd
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera
10:00 am – Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride, Rosa Venalainen
is lit this week
In Memory of Joseph Raymond Lawlor
at the request of Elizabeth Lawlor
We Need Everyone!
And Everyone is welcome !
Here is your last chance to get that professional portrait and it will all take place right here in our church! IPC Photo Canada works at hundred of churches across Canada every year! Every family will get a copy of this photo directory free just for having their portrait taken! At no cost to our church either! IPC offers this service free. We have been running this since last June and in order to have our 100th Anniversary Pictorial book ready for September 2014 we have to complete the picture process first.
Please call the parish office today to book your appointment for Sunday, February 9th. We have 3 appointment slots available 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm and 3 pm.
The photo directory committee thanks you in advance for your participation and support in this very significant project!!!
Upcoming 100th Anniversary Events
Please mark on your home calendars
March 2, 2014
Pancake breakfast at 11:00 am organized by the Scouts
May 28, 2014
Holy Name Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m.
June 14, 2014
Holy Name Parish BBQ at Holy Name School 690 Carlaw Ave. 11 am – 3 pm
September 28, 2014
Closing Mass – 11 a.m. with Cardinal Collins
Followed by Reception in the Church Hall
October 17, 2014
Fundraising Gala at Ellas Banquet Hall
35 Danforth Road
Keynote speaker Sister Susan Moran, OLM
Founder of Out of the Cold program in Toronto