Bulletin-Sunday, November 30th, 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.





As we begin a new liturgical year, the four Sundays of Advent call us to look behind us, to look beside us, and to look ahead of us.


            The holy time of Advent, wherein we remember joyously his first coming and wait patiently for his second, is a metaphor for our whole lifetime.  Advent is always with us.  From Jesus’ birth, to the present, to the second coming in glory, we are always in Advent – a lifetime marked by three seasons of waiting: past, present and future.


            Like our ancestors in faith who waited on the Lord in the past, we wait on the Lord in the present, preparing our lives by washing ourselves clean inside and outside, making ready. As today’s Gospel tells us, we must stay awake and alert for the dawning season of the future.


            In the present, we stand like the doorkeeper on watch, waiting for the Lord to come each day, for the closing moment when God the Father will take back all his creation unto himself and we shall see his face, finally.


            When we take our place with him, on what Paul calls “the day of our Lord Jesus Christ,” the seasons of Advent, past, present, and future will pass, for time and seasons that now obey the voice of God will be completed.  At the end time, there will be only one season of pure love.


Taken from Sunday Missal – Living with Christ

                                                                         Rev. Matthew Durham, CSB, Windsor, Ontario





Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. December 2nd: ferial

Please note: No 12:05 pm Mass today due to 12 noon Memorial Mass for Mr. Morris Quendack in the church.

Isaiah 11.1-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17, Luke 10.21-24

Wed. December 3rd: St. Francis Xavier

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +

Isaiah 25.6-10a, Ps 23.1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6, Matthew 15.29-37

Thurs. December 4th: ferial

12:05 pm:
Isaiah 26.1-6, Ps 118.1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a, Matthew 7.21.24-27

Fri. December 5th: ferial

12:05 pm: Morris Quendack +

 Isaiah 29.17-24, Ps 27.1, 4, 13-14, Matthew 9.27-31

Sat. December 6th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +

Isaiah 30.19-21, 23-26, Ps 147.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 9.35 – 10.1, 5a, 6-8++


Readings for  Second Sunday of Advent - December 7th, 2014

 1st Reading: Isaiah 40.1-5, 9-11

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 85.8ab+9, 10-11, 12-13

2nd Reading: 2 Peter 3.8-14

Gospel: Mark 1.1-8



During the Christmas and Easter Seasons we enhance our Church with flowers, these plants are paid for with the proceeds from the Flower Envelopes which are distributed before these Feasts.  Your donations make our Worship space beautiful and welcoming.  Thank you for your continuing support.                         The Sacristans




For next weekend –

December 6th & 7th, 2014


  5:15 pm –  Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio        1

11:00 am –  Michael Bachan, Arlene Perry, Megan Jeffrey


Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera

11:00 am – Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride, Rosa Venalainen


Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Joan Howard, Ann Collins, Maria Soares, Mary Gilbride, Laura MacDonald, Kay Bennett, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.



If you need to pick your child up early from the Children’s Program downstairs, please don’t forget to let a teacher know that your child is leaving.  It’s also important that your child is only picked up by someone who is known to the teachers.



Is lit this week

In Memory of Francis Kay

at the request of the Kay Family



Our Parish Community wishes to extend our sympathy to the family and friends of  Violet Farmer and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.



Each year The Society of St Vincent De Paul, Holy Name asks you to support our Giving Tree. This is about taking a dove and buying a toy or gift for needy children in our community.

Along with the doves, we are offering you the opportunity to give a gift donation in the name of your friends, family and colleagues. This is a gift that 100% supports the less fortunate of our community and helps St Vincent de Paul continue our work of helping those in need. Please consider taking a gift card package from the Giving Tree and give a gift that gives back.

We are also looking for parishioners to sponsor families at Christmas time. Let’s share our abundance with the less fortunate in our parish community. Please phone Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul at 416-469-0842 and leave a message. 

Thank you.





On Sunday, December 7th, 2014 we will be celebrating

Fr. Andrew’s 40th Anniversary as a Priest.  The mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.

Followed by a special potluck luncheon in the parish hall.  We welcome all parishioners to join us and bring a dish to share.  Thank You.