Bulletin-Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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.

 

 

Reflection

 

          Trying to share the details of an epiphany with another is fraught with complications.  Most of us keep our personal experiences of the Holy to ourselves.  Who would believe it or understand it?  Ironically, epiphanies are made for sharing, even though they are impossible to communicate fully.

            This is certainly the case of today’s extraordinary Gospel story for the solemnity of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Today the Church celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the Magi from the East: people of good will, open to God, ready to hear and follow God’s call, ever-willing to follow a star wherever it might lead.  Open and starryeyed, they are naïve, guileless, easily taken in by self-serving priests and murderous kings.  They are romantic, lovable figures, pursuing truth and searching for a deep, abiding joy that the world cannot give.

            The star we follow today to the manager speaks to the mind and heart of each of us.  The experience of the Magi reminds us that all who make the strenuous journey to the truth will finally encounter it and be changed in the process.  They can never go back to “business as usual” in life.  When we meet Christ and see who he really is, we will never be the same – an only then can we hope to begin to share in his mission.

 

Taken from Sunday Missal - Living with Christ

Rev. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Toronto, Ontario

 

MASS  & DAILY READINGS

 

 Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 

Tues. January 6th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Mary Graham +

1 John 4.7-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, Mark 6.34-44

Wed. January 7th: St. André Bessette

12:05 pm: Terry & Bill Weaver (Living)

1 John 4.11-18, Ps. 72.1-2, 10-11, 12-13, Mark 6.45-52

Thurs. January 8th: ferial

12:05 pm: Elina Jampour +

1 John 4.19-5.4, Ps. 72.1-2, 14-15bc, 17, Luke 4.14-22a

Fri. January 9th: ferial

9 a.m. School Mass

Please note: No 12:05 p.m. Mass today

1 John 5.5-13, Ps. 147.12-13, 14-15, 19-20, Luke 5.12-16

Sat.  January 10th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Gloria Flores +

1 John 5.14-21, Ps. 149.1-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b, John 3.22-30

 

Readings for The Baptism of the Lord

January 11th, 2015

1st Reading: Isaiah 42.1-4, 6-7

Responsorial Psalm: 29.1-2, 3ac-4, 3b+9c-10

2nd Reading: Acts 10.34-38

Gospel: Mark 1.7-11

 

JANUARY MEETINGS/EVENTS

 Scouts for Girls & Boys

Every Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (small hall, hall & various rooms)

 

Choir

            Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the church

 

AA

            Every Thursday 6:30 pm in the hall

 

 R.C.I.A. 

            Wednesdays at 7:00 pm (St. Kateri Room)

 

Friday, January 9th

9 am School Mass (church) 

 

 Saturday, January 10th

10 am – Baptism Preparation (classroom)

 

 Friday, January 16th

7 pm – Boy Scouts Movie Night (hall)

 

 Sunday, January 18th

2 pm – Baptisms (church)

 

 Thursday, January 22nd

7 pm – Information Session for 1st Communion (hall)

 

Sunday, January 25th

10 am Mass Enrollment Ceremony for 1st Eucharist

11 am – 12 noon 1st Eucharist Classes (St. Kateri

after 10 am Mass Development & Peace Coffee Sunday (hall)

 

Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2015

are available at the entrance of the church

Please call Pamela at the Parish Office during office hours if

·        You have a change in your name/address; or

·        If you name/address is incorrect; or

·        If you are a new parishioner and would like to have a box assigned to you; or

·        If you cannot find your box

 

Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Ann Collins, Maria Soares, Mary Gilbride, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.


Masses Available

For those who would like to offer Masses on weekdays, we have a few days every week where there are no intentions.

 

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

 Success Starts Here!

 Kindergarten Registration begins Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10 a.m.

 Registration Options:

 Online: Complete an application at SOAR.tcdsb.org beginning January 8th at 10 a.m.  Available 24 hours.

 In Person: at Holy Name School  690 Carlaw Ave.

Beginning January 8th at 10 am

Children born in 2011 are eligible for kindergarten.

For general information call 416-222-8282 ext 5320, 5314 or visit www.tcdsb.org.