Bulletin-Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Welcome to Holy Name

Thank you for worshipping with us today.

Please visit our website www.holynametoronto.com for more detailed information on the parish and our faith.


Remembering Our Loved Ones


In the autumn of each year the hearts and minds of people all over the world turn to remembrance.  In our churches we too turn in a special way to remember all those with whom we remain united in prayer and in hope even beyond the grave.  We celebrate feasts to remember all the saints in glory and all the saints who have journeyed beyond our reach in death and in the sure hope of the resurrection.


            Holy Name Parish community has always welcomed this remembrance in a special way and we do so again this year.  It is the special privilege of Holy Name Parish community to remember deceased family members and friends in the Eucharist celebrations we enjoy throughout the month of November.


      We invite you to list in our Book of Remembrance the names of those whom you would like remembered in our parish liturgies during the coming weeks. The Book of Remembrance is placed on the altar and is commended to the prayer of all who join us for Mass. All Souls Day Envelopes will be available at the entrance of the church in which you can list the names that you would like to be remembered in our parish liturgies along with an offering for Masses.  You may drop this envelope into the collection basket during the Masses. 


Mass Intentions & Daily Readings


Rosary at 11:50 a.m.


 Tues. October 28th: St. Simon & St. Jude

12:05 pm:  Joseph McDonald +

Ephesians 2.19-22, Ps 19.1-2, 3-4ab, Luke 6.12-19


 Wed. October 29th: ferial

12:05 pm:

Ephesians 6.1-9, Ps. 145.10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14, Luke 13.22-30


 Thurs. October 30th: ferial

12:05 pm:
Ephesians 6.10-20, Ps. 144.1, 2, 9-10, Luke 13.31-35


 Fri. October 31st: ferial

 12:05 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +

Philippians 1.1-11, Ps. 111.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Luke 14.1-6


 Sat. November 1st: All Saints

 5:15 pm: For the Deceased Members of the Pietrucha and Uryga Families

Revelation 7.2-4, 9-14, Ps. 24.1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6, 1 John 3.1-3, Matthew 5.1-12a



Readings for The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)

November 2nd, 2014

1st Reading: Exodus 22.21-27

Responsorial Psalm: 18.1-2, 3+6b, 46+50ab

2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1.5c-10

Gospel: Matthew 22.34-40


Children’s Liturgy Program

Volunteers Needed for both Groups


Due to the retirement of some of our volunteer teachers and helpers from last year, the Children’s Liturgy Program (at the Sunday 10 am Mass) is looking for a few new volunteers to help us with our program.


Our Children’s Program for the younger children, ages 3-6, currently has a cycle of 4 teachers who plan and conduct the sessions, together with our student helpers and one or two parents who stay with their children sometimes.  We are appealing for one more parishioner to step forward to join us as a teacher for this group, so that we can expand the rotation to 5 teachers and give some of our regular volunteers a bit of a break when they need it.  Anyone volunteering for this position can observe and assist with our current teachers until he or she feels comfortable leading the sessions.


            Our Children’s Program for the older children, ages 7-11, needs one or two adult volunteers to act as a helper at our Sunday sessions, approximately once every 4 week. 

This does not require any advance preparation,

it simply involves being able to help during the session, and assist with the cleanup afterwards.


            Please contact the parish office or Tom Broadhurst if you are interested responding to either of these requests (the Archdiocese of Toronto does require a volunteer screening for those working with children – this screening process is conducted by the parish).


Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Ann Collins, Sr. Mary Halder, Maria Soares, Mary Gilbride, Laura MacDonald, Kay Bennett, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.


Holy Name Choir

Holy Name Choir is looking for new members!  Our Music Director, Sarah Matte, is formally trained and provides a learning atmosphere of fun and team spirit for those wishing to hone their vocal skills.

Rehearsals are in the church on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. The choir sings on Sunday at the 10:00 am Mass.

If you enjoy singing and can carry a tune, we ask you to consider joining the Music Ministry.  Although reading music is an asset, it is not a requirement. 

Call the rectory – 416-466-8281 or see Sarah after Mass.


 Lector's & Eucharistic Ministers


For next weekend –

November 1st & 2nd, 2014


  5:15 pm –  Sheila Brown Vitullo, Fernando Curcione

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

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera

10:00 am – Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride, Rosa Venalainen


 Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services

 On September 3, 2014, His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins began a new chapter in the Church’s desire to minister to all its faithful with the blessing of Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home.  The funeral home, the first Catholic funeral home in Ontario is located on the grounds of Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill and is prepared to serve all the faithful in their time of bereavement and need.  Please contact the funeral home at 905-889-7467 or visit our website at http://catholic-cemeteries.com.

Fr. Frank Wagner who is in residence at Holy Name Parish is the Chaplain.