Bulletin-Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Reflection

 

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.

 

Mass Intentions

 

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 Tues. February 4th: ferial

12:05 pm:

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

12:05 pm:

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

12:05 pm:

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

REMINDER

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

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Joan Howard

10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Anne Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey

 

Lectors

5:15 pm –  Sheila Spencer, Anne Marie Cassin

10:00 am – Arlene Perry, Megan Jeffrey, Michael Bachan

 

 Come Celebrate

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 wwmecouple@gmail.com

 

 

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