Bulletin-Sunday, February 9th, 2014

FROM THE TOP

I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day  . . . . . . The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk;  . . . . . . I need you.  Save me once again, Lord take me once more into your redeeming embrace.”  How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost!  Let me say this once more:  God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy . . . . . .Time and time again he bears us on his shoulders.  No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love.  With a tenderness which never disappoints, but is always capable of restoring our joy, he makes it possible for us to lift up our heads and to start anew . . . . . . .

 

Pope Francis

The Joy of the Gospel #3     

 

DEACON HUGH

 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.

 

MASS INTENTIONS

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. February 11th: ferial

12:05 pm:

1 Kings 8.22-23, 27-30, Ps. 84.2, 3, 4+9, 10, Mark 7.1-13

Wed. February 12th: ferial

Please note: No 12:05 pm Mass today due to Priest Zone Meeting

1 Kings 10.1-10, Ps. 37.5-6, 3031, 39-40, Mark 7.14-23

Thurs. February 13th: ferial

12:05 pm:

1 Kings 11.4-13, Ps. 106.3-4, 6-7, 35-36, 37+40, Mark 7.24-30

Fri. February 14th: St. Cyril & St. Methodius

  9:00 am School Mass – Please note: No 12:05 pm today

1 Kings 11.29-32; 12.19, Ps. 81.9-10ab, 11-12, 13-14, Mark 7.31-37

Sat. February 15th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Neil Sharma +

1 Kings 12.26-32; 13.33-34, Ps.106.6-7a, 19-20, 21-22, Mark 8.1-10

 

Readings for the Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time - February 16th, 2014

 1st Reading: Sirach 15.15-20

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 119.1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.6-10

Gospel: Matthew 5.17-37

 

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week  

For Daniel Austin,

Happy Birthday on February 11th 

at the request of his aunt Iona D’Cruz

 

VOLUNTEER SCREENING

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be updating our lists of parish volunteers.  If you are a volunteer in the parish you will be receiving a form to complete from the head of your group or committee.  All volunteers are being asked to do this as part of the Volunteer Screening program mandated by the Archdiocese.  If you haven’t received your form, please speak to the head of your volunteer group or to Carol Soloman.

 

REMINDER

Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2014

are available at the entrance of the church to be picked up

 

 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & LECTORS SCHEDULE

 

For next weekend –

February 15th & 16th

 

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien-Prohaska

10:00 am – Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen

 Lectors

5:15 pm –  Paul Connelly, Joyce Whelton

10:00 am – David Royle, Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio

 

 DID YOU KNOW THAT BETWEEN  December 20th and January 21st,  2014 the parish spent $7,026.50 on keeping the church warm for the weekend Masses?

 

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