Bulletin-Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

FROM THE TOP

 

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  #10

 

 

Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Hugh Taylor, Paul Ryan, Laura MacDonald, Sunny Carr, Kay Bennett, Eli Robinsky, Lorraine Hygaard, Helen McGrath, Ann Vince McGrady, Catherine Leithwood, Patricia & Jeanette Cull, Madeleine Corrigan and Maria Jose Bouey.

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 Tues. March 4th: ferial

12:05 pm: Paul Ryan (Living)

1 Peter 1.10-16, Ps. 98.1, 2-3ab, 3c-4, Mark 10.28-31

 Ash Wednesday, March 5th:

12:05 pm & 7:00 pm Masses (church)

 Joel 2.12-18, Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4a, 10-11, 12 +15, 2 Corinthians 5.20-6.2, Matthew 6.1-16, 16-18

 Thurs. March 6th: ferial

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +

Deuteronomy 30.15-20, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4-6, Luke 9.22-25

 Fri. March 7th: ferial

12:05 pm: O’Donnell Family +

Isaiah 58.1-9a, Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4a, 16-17, Matthew 9.14-15

 Sat. March 8th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Marcus Gibson +

Isaiah 58.9b-14, Ps. 86-1-2ab, 2c-4, 5-6, Luke 5.27-32

 

Readings for the First Sunday of Lent - March 9th, 2014

 1st Reading: Genesis 2.7-9, 16-18, 25; 3.1-7++

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4a, 10-11, 12+15

2nd Reading: Romans 5.12, 17-19

Gospel: Matthew 4.1-11

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week  

In Thanksgiving

at the req. of Cathy Quendack

 

MARCH - MEETINGS/EVENTS

Boy & Girl Scouts

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

R.C.I.A.

Every Wednesday at 7 pm in the St. Marg Room

Choir

Every Thursday at 7 pm in the church

AA

Every Thursday 6:30 pm in the large hall

Ash Wednesday Masses

Wed. March 5th – 12:05 pm and 7:00 pm (church)

Baptism Preparation

Saturday, March 8th – 10 am (St. Kateri room)

Baptisms

Sunday, March 16th –  2 pm (church)

Pastoral Council Meeting

Tues. March 18th – 7:15 pm (St. Kateri Room)

St. Pat’s High School Leadership Groups

Friday, March 21st & Saturday, March 22nd (large hall/kitchen)

Development & Peace Coffee Sunday

Sunday, March 23rd after 10 am Mass (hall)

R.C.I.C.

Saturday, March 29th – 10 am – 12:30 pm (hall)

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & MINISTERS OF THE WORD

SCHEDULE

 

For next weekend –

March 8th & 9th

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Steven Hozjan, Joan Howard

10:00 am – Romeo  Lopez, Ann Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey

Lectors

5:15 pm –  Anne Marie Cassin, Sheila Spencer

10:00 am – Nora Gilbride, Arlene Perry, Megan Jeffrey

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS NEXT SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH

The term to spring forward refers to when people move their clocks one hour forward, marking the start of DST. In addition, the start of DST adds an extra hour of daylight to the evenings.

 

Renovations Campaign Update

 The estimated cost of our renovations (elevator, washrooms, kitchen) has been updated to $800,000. 

Please remember to give in your pledge so we can reach our $800,000.00 goal.  Pledges can be made by direct deposit, post-dated cheques, Canada Helps website and Archdiocese of Toronto website.  We are now at $390,789.17.  Thank you to all who have donated.

 

 

Upcoming 100th Anniversary Events

Please mark on your home calendars

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