Bulletin-Sunday, March 30th, 2014

FROM THE TOP

A renewal of preaching can offer believers, as well as the lukewarm and the non-practicing, new joy in the faith and fruitfulness in the work of evangelization.

. . . .  Jesus is “the first and greatest evangelizer.”

. . . . The life of the Church should always reveal clearly that God takes the initiative, that “he has loved us first”.

. . . .  God asks everything of us, yet at the same time he offers everything to us.

 . . . . The apostles never forgot the moment when Jesus touched their hearts:

. . . . Nor do I believe that the papal magisterium should be expected to offer a definitive or complete word on every question which affects the Church and the world.  It is not advisable for the Pope to take the place of local Bishops in the discernment of every issue which arises in their territory.  In this sense, I am conscious of the need to promote a sound “decentralization.”

. . . . The Lord says: “let us go on to the next towns that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out”  (Mk 1:38).  Once the seed has been sown in one place, Jesus does not stay behind to explain things or to perform more signs; the Spirit moves him to go forth to other towns.

. . . .  God’s word is unpredictable in its power.  The Gospel speaks of a seed which, once sown, grows by itself, even as the farmer sleeps.  The Church has to accept this unruly freedom of the word, which accomplishes what it wills in ways that surpass our calculations and ways of thinking.

 

Pope Francis

The Joy of the Gospel #11, #13, #16, # 21, #22

 

MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS

 

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 Tues. April 1st: ferial

12:05 pm:

Ezekiel 47.1-9, 12, Ps. 46.1-2, 4-5, 7-8, John 5.1-16

 Wed. April 2nd: ferial

12:05 pm:

 Isaiah 49.8-15, Ps. 145.8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18, John 5.16-30

 Thurs. April 3rd: ferial

12:05 pm:

Exodus 32.7-14, Ps. 106.19-20, 21-22, 23, John 5.18, 31-47++

 Fri. April 4th: ferial

12:05 pm: Lillian Durnin +

Wisdom 2.1a, 12-22, Ps. 34.16-17, 18-19, 20+22, John 7.1-2, 10, 25-30

 Sat. April 5th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +

Jeremiah 11.18-20, Ps. 7.1-2, 8bc-9, 10-11, John 7.40-53

 

Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent - April 6th, 2014

 1st Reading: Ezekiel 37. 12-14

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 130.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7b-8

2nd Reading: Romans 8.8-11

Gospel: John 11.1-45

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week  

In Memory of Antonia Valant

at the request of Heather Kane

 

 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

 

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.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE

Eddie the church caretaker will be retiring mid June of this year. The parish is seeking a replacement. This is a full time paid position and ideal for a person who has just retired or seeking to keep busy. The position includes the cleaning and preparing of the church and parish hall, the maintenance of the grounds as well as minor repairs which may be needed from time to time. Dedication to church and a basic knowledge of a variety of skills would be beneficial. If you or you know of anyone who may be interested in this position you are asked to contact the parish office for further details.

The Pastoral Council is planning a farewell for Eddie as his retirement date approaches. This will be announced in the bulletin.

 

SHARELIFE

 

Working wonders in our community . . .

“You don’t have to look far to see the wonders being worked by ShareLife . . . in the pews of your parish, in the homes on your street, in your neighbourhood.”  ShareLife agencies provide competent, faith-informed care to those who turn to them for help, regardless of their beliefs or background.  Last year, over 354,000 services were provided to over 96,000 people in our Archdiocese in more than 20 languages, receiving the compassion, care and respect they rightly deserve.  In addition, countless others were assisted through outreach programs around the world. – Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

 Today is ShareLife Sunday - Please give generously.  You can work wonders!

 

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during lent beginning at 7 p.m.

April 4th - Holy Name Choir

April 11th - R.C.I.A.

 

Parish Photo Directory

It is expected that this 100 Year Anniversary Photo Directory of parishioners will be available come the fall.  We are setting aside a few pages for businesses to express their congratulations.  We also invite individuals and/or families who may also want to offer their best wishes to do the same at a special rate per business card size space.  Should you wish to take advantage of this opportunity please contact the parish office for more details.