Bulletin-Sunday, January 26, 2014

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

12:05 pm:

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

12:05 pm:

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

12:05 pm:

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