Bulletin-Sunday, March 16th, 2014

THE HOMILY

 The homily is the touchstone for judging a pastor’s closeness and ability to communicate to his people.  We know that the faithful attach great importance to it, and that both they and their ordained ministers suffer because of homilies: the laity from having to listen to them and the clergy from having to preach them!

          The homily cannot be a form of entertainment like those presented by the media, yet it does need to give life and meaning to the celebration . . . it should be brief and avoid taking on the semblance of a speech or a lecture. 

          . . . in the homily the Lord and his people want someone to serve as an instrument and to express their feeling in such a way that afterward, each one may choose how he or she will continue the conversation.

          One of the most important things is to learn how to use images in preaching, how to appeal the imagery . . . an attractive image makes the message seen familiar, close to home, practical and related to everyday life. 

          The greatest risk for a preacher is that he becomes so accustomed to his own language that he thinks everyone else naturally understands and uses it.

-      Pope Francis

 

Welcome to Our Parish Family

Baptized

March 16, 2014

Jayla Eran daughter of Jeffrey & Hayun

 

MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS

 

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 Tues. March 18th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Anya Spry (Living)

Isaiah 1.10, 16-20, 27-28, 31 ++, Ps. 50.8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23, Matthew 23.1-12

 Wed. March 19th: St. Joseph

12:05 pm:  Nell O'Flynn +

 2 Samuel 7.4-5a, 12-14a, 16, Ps. 89.1-2, 3-4, 26+28, Romans 4.13, 16-18, 22, Matthew 1.16, 18-21, 24a

 Thurs. March 20th: ferial

Please note: No 12:05 pm Mass due to Day of Recollection for Priests

Jeremiah 17.5-10, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4+6, Luke 16.19-31

 Fri. March 21st: ferial

12:05 pm: Gerald McAuley +

Genesis 37.3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28, Ps. 105.16-17, 18-19, 20-21, Matthew 21.33-43, 45-46

 Sat. March 22nd: ferial

 5:15 pm: A.J.  & Helen Gougeon & Ray Doherty +

Micah 7.14-15, 18-20, Ps. 103.1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12, Luke 15.1-3, 11-32

 

Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent - March 23rd, 2014

 1st Reading: Exodus 17.3-7

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 95.1-2, 6-7ab, 7c-9

2nd Reading: Romans 5.1-2, 5-8

Gospel: John 4.5-42

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week  

In Memory of Joseph Kane

at the request of the Kane Family

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Parish Penitential Service

Full day of Reconciliation

             Wednesday, April 9th  - 1 pm to 5 pm

        

 Palm Sunday

April 12th - 5:15 pm Mass

April 13th -  10:00 a.m. Mass

                                                              12:00 p.m. Mass  (African Catholic Community)

All Palm Sunday masses begin in the hall with procession to the church upstairs.

 Holy Thursday – April 17th

Simple Supper in the hall at 6 p.m.

(people bring homemade soup to share enough for your family plus 1)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m.

(Bring bells to ring and towels for the washing of feet)

Followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

until 12:00 a.m. in the church.

 

 Good Friday – April 18th

Good Friday Service

(African Catholic Community presides and all are welcome)

at 3:00 p.m.

Reminder: Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence for all Catholics

 

EASTER CELEBRATIONS

Easter Vigil Sat. April 19th, 8:00 p.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

Easter Morning, April 20th

10:00 a.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community

 

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & MINISTERS  OF THE WORD

For next weekend –

March 22nd & 23rd

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Sheila Spencer

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

Lectors

5:15 pm –  Sheila Brown Vitullo, Fernando Curcione

10:00 am – Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio, Sister Mary Halder

 

Youth Group

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.

 

Sharelife

Working wonders in our livelihoods . . .

Andrew attended counselling at Catholic Family Services in Simcoe at the suggestion of his employer.  He was experiencing a considerable amount of conflict at work which was affecting his job performance.  Andrew realized that if he didn’t get some help he was at risk of losing his job.  Through counselling he learned more positive ways of interacting as well as some healthy stress management skills.  Today, Andrew has fewer conflicts at work and has learned how to separate his work and home life.  He appreciated the help that Catholic Family Services provided to him when he needed it most.  Last year, ShareLife-supported Family Service agencies provided family counselling to over 5,100 people in the Greater Toronto Area.

First ShareLife Sunday – March 30, 2014

Please give generously.  You can work wonders!

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT

BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.

March 21st – Lectors

March 28th – ACC

April 4th – Holy Name Choir

April 11th – R.C.I.A.

 

POPE FRANCIS:  PRAY FOR THE PASTORS OF THE CHURCH TO BE GOOD SERVANTS, NOT GOOD MASTERS.  Vatican City Feb 23/2014 (Vis)