Last weekend after Fr. Andrew’s homily he ended by quoting Pope Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . .
We need men and women like Andrew and Peter and James and John: husbands, wives, mothers and fathers, hard-workers. We need people of all types – in all places – who hear Jesus say, “FOLLOW ME”.
Instead of focusing in on ‘self-preservation’ we need to call people to ‘friendship with Jesus.”
And this is the dream of Pope Francis: “I dream that we will give Jesus first place in our lives. That we will hear him say FOLLOW ME and that we will do our part in gathering the people; Those who have become discouraged, those who have drifted from the faith, Families with small children; high school students and young adults. We have a tough competition – a consumer society that promises fulfillment apart from God. Because of that false promise, many are falling into despair and misery. That is why we ask people (at baptism and at renewal of baptismal promises at Easter and other occasions) ‘Do you reject Satan? And all his works? And his empty promises?
You and I can gather people. By our own holiness and allowing Jesus to work in and thru us, it is then by His power we gather people as did the early disciples. Today Jesus says to us FOLLOW ME. Amen.
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.
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. February 4th: ferial
2 Samuel 18.9-10, 14b, 24-26a, 30 – 19.3++, Ps. 86.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Mark 5.21-43
Wed. February 5th: St. Agatha
2 Samuel 24.2, 9-17, Ps 32.1-2, 5, 6, 7, Mark 6.1-6
Thurs. February 6th: St. Paul Miki & Companions
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +
1 Kings 2.1-4, 10-12, 1 Chronicles 29.10, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcd, Mark 6.7-13
Fri. February 7th: ferial
Sirach 47.2-11, Ps. 18.30, 46+49, 50, Mark 6.14-29
Sat. February 8th: ferial
5:15 pm: Anthony Pietrucha +
1 Kings 3.4-13, Ps. 119.9-10, 11-12, 13-14, Mark 6.30-34
Readings for the Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time - February 9th, 2014
1st Reading: Isaiah 58.6-10++
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 112.4-5, 6-7, 8a-9
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.1-5
Gospel: Matthew 5.13-16
Chili Supper & Karaoke Night
We would like to thank the Choir for the “Delicious” chili they made for the Chili /Karaoke Night, for serving it and doing the cleaning up.
It was a “Great” success everyone enjoyed the evening especially those who sang karaoke.
Many thanks to all those who came or helped that evening. A total of $815.95 was raised towards the 100th Anniversary Fund.
Offertory Envelope Boxes
Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2014 are available at the entrance of the church to be picked up.
Eucharistic Ministers & Minister of the Word Schedule
For next weekend –
February 8th & 9th
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Joan Howard
10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Anne Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey
5:15 pm – Sheila Spencer, Anne Marie Cassin
10:00 am – Arlene Perry, Megan Jeffrey, Michael Bachan
Marriage Sunday Mass
in the Archdiocese of Toronto
with His Eminence
Thomas Cardinal Collins
At St. Paul’s Basilica
83 Power St.
February 9th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join in this celebration. Special blessing will be given to couples celebrating 25, 40, 50 and 60 + years in the calendar year 2014.
For more information, go to www.archtoronto.org/marriage or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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