Bulletin-Sunday, February 16th, 2014


 Sometimes we are tempted to find excuses and complain, acting as if we could only be happy if a thousand conditions were met.  To some extent this is because our “technological society has succeeded in multiplying occasions of pleasure, yet has found it very difficult to engender joy.” I can say that the most beautiful and natural expressions of joy which I have seen in my life were in poor people who had little to hold on to.  I also think of the real joy shown by others who, even amid pressing professional obligations, were able to preserve, in detachment and simplicity, a heart full of faith.  In their own way, all these instances of joy flow from the infinite love of God, who has revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ.  I never tire of repeating those words of Benedict XVI which take us to the very heart of the Gospel: “Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”


Pope Francis

The Joy of the Gospel  #7


 Welcome to Our Parish Family

Baptized  February 16th, 2014

 Isabel Monica Marguerite Knox

daughter of Robert & Monica




Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. February 18th: ferial

12:05 pm:

James 1.12-18, Ps. 94.12-13a, 14-15, 18-19, Mark 8.14-21

Wed. February 19th: ferial

12:05 pm:

James 1.19-27, Ps. 15.2-3ab, 3cd-4ab, 5, Mark 8.22-26

Thurs. February 20th: ferial

12:05 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +

James 2.1-9, Ps. 34.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Mark 8.27-33

Fri. February 21st: ferial

12:05 pm:  

James 2.14-24, 26, Ps. 112.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Mark 8.34-38-9.1

Sat. February 22nd: Chair of St. Peter

 5:15 pm: Mbuyi Kazadi Monique + and Tshiunza Kalonji Pierre + (Serge mother/father)

1 Peter 5.1-4, Ps. 23.1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6, Matthew 16.13-19


Readings for the Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time - February 23rd, 2014

1st Reading: Leviticus 19.1-2, 17-18

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 103.1-2, 3-4, 8 + 10, 12-13

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 3.16-23

Gospel: Matthew 5.38-48



is lit this week  

In Remembrance of Susan Simpson

at the request of Nora & Ann Gilbride




Some parishioners have expressed interest in starting a Youth Group here at Holy Name.  If you would like to be part of developing a youth ministry in our parish, please get in touch with Michael Bachan at 416-466-0252




For next weekend –

February 22nd & 23rd

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Sheila Spencer

10:00 am – Gilda Benincasa, Ann Gilbride, Steven Hozjan, Myrna Anacta



5:15 pm –  Fernando Curcione, Sheila Brown-Vitullo

10:00 am – Sister Mary Halder, Kaz Flinn, Sheila Spencer




Boy & Girl Scouts

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


Every Wednesday at 7 pm in the St. Marg Room


Every Thursday at 7 pm in the church


Every Thursday 6:30 pm in the large hall

Boy & Girl Scouts

Friday, February 21st – 6 pm Movie Night in hall

Hall Rental

Saturday, February 22nd – 6 pm in hall

Development & Peace

Sunday, February 23rd – after 10 am Mass in hall



Development & Peace will be selling fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate in the Parish Hall next weekend. We will also be selling high quality olive oil and soap from the Zatoun, a fair-trade producer in Palestine.  Foreign sales of these products are vital to the Palestinian economy given the constraints imposed by the political situation.  For more information about Zatoun, please visit zatoun.com. We now accept PayPal and credit card payments.


Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 – after the 10 a.m. Mass in the large hall


Pancake Breakfast Cost:

$6 for Adult

Youth 12 and under $4.00

 Includes pancakes, sausage and juice

Coffee and tea will be available as usual.

 The scouts will put on free carnival type games for the children to have some fun.

The First Light Scout Band will be performing acoustical guitar plugged in.

Come and join us.

All proceeds to help with the 100th Anniversary Fund.


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