FROM THE TOP
The Gospel offers us the chance to live life on a higher plane, “Life grows by being given away, and it weakens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others. This is certainly what mission means.” Consequently, an evangelizer must never look like someone who has just come back from a funeral! Let us recover and deepen our enthusiasm, even when it is in tears that we must sow . . . And may the world of our time, be enabled to receive the good news not from evangelizers who are dejected, discouraged, impatient or anxious, but from ministers of the Gospel whose lives glow with fervor, who have first received the joy of Christ.”
The Joy of the Gospel #10
Lent is the yearly celebration by the Church of its corporate conversion in Jesus Christ. During Lent, the liturgy prepares catechumens to celebrate the Paschal Mystery by the various stages of Christian initiation. It also prepares the faithful for Easter as they recall their baptism and do penance in preparation for the greatest feast of the year.
Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God’s word and of more fervent prayer, believers are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.
Masses on Ash Wednesday, March 5th will be at 12:05 pm and 7 pm in the church. Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.
MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. February 25th: ferial
12:05 pm: Ivano Bortolussi +
James 4.1-10, Ps. 55.6-7, 8-9a, 9b-10, 22, Mark 9.39-37
Wed. February 26th: ferial
12:05 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +
James 4.13-17, Ps. 49.1-2, 5-6, 7-9, 10+13, Mark 9.38-40
Thurs. February 27th: ferial
James 5.1-6, Ps. 49.13-14ab, 14cd-15, 16-17, 18-19, Mark 9.41-50
Fri. February 28th: ferial
12:05 pm: Leonard & Eileen Cusack +
James 5.9-12, Ps. 103.1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12, Mark 10.1-12
Sat. March 1st: ferial
5:15 pm: Irene Aliota +
James 5.13-20, Ps. 141.1-2, 3+8, Mark 10.13-16
Readings for the Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time - March 2nd, 2014
1st Reading: Isaiah 49.14-15
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 62.1-2, 5-6, 7-8
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 4.1-5
Gospel: Matthew 6.24-34
is lit this week
In Thanksgiving for all prayers offered for all the sick
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & LECTOR SCHEDULE
For next weekend – March 1st & 2nd
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera
10:00 am – Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride, Rosa Venalainen
5:15 pm – Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio
10:00 am – Chiara Gallo, Liz Rerrie, Sheila Brown-Vitullo
236th SCOUT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
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.
As you know Deacon Hugh has been on an official leave of absence due to health reasons for the last six months. It was confirmed just recently by specialists that he does have Parkinsons. Combined with other health concerns it is more difficult for him to be present at our Sunday liturgies on a regular basis. He is presently at his home and does miss Sunday ministry at Holy Name Parish. Despite all this he has a positive outlook on everything and will attend mass at the parish as he is able. While respecting his privacy, your prayers for his continued health are certainly appreciated.
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