Bulletin-Sunday, March 9th, 2014

FROM THE TOP

. . . . . the Church has rules or precepts which may have been quite effective in their time, but no longer have the same usefulness for directing and shaping people’s lives.  St. Thomas Aquinas pointed out that the precepts which Christ and the apostles gave to the people of God “are very few”.  Citing St. Augustine, he noted that the precepts subsequently enjoined by the Church should be insisted upon with moderation “so as not to burden the lives of the faithful” and make our religion a form of servitude, whereas “God’s mercy has willed that we should be free.”  This warning, issued many centuries ago, is most timely today.  It ought to be one of the criteria to be taken into account in considering a reform of the Church and her preaching which would enable it to reach everyone.

 

Pope Francis

The Joy of the Gospel  #43

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT BETWEEN  January 22nd and February 20,  2014 the parish spent $6,542.94 on keeping the church warm for the weekend Masses?

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT

BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.

March 14th – Eucharistic Ministers

March 21st – Lectors

March 28th – ACC

April 4th – Holy Name Choir

April 11th – R.C.I.A.

 

MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 

Tues. March 11th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Giuseppe Di Iulio +

Isaiah 55.10-11, Ps. 34.3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 17-18, Matthew 6.7-15

 

Wed. March 12th: ferial

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +

 Jonah 3.1-10, Ps. 51.1-2, 10-11, 16-17, Luke 11.29-32

 

Thurs. March 13th: ferial

12:05 pm: Giovanna & Giuseppe Volpe +

Esther 14.1, 3-5, 12-14, Ps. 138.1-2a, 2bc-3, 7c-8, Matthew 7.7-12

 

Fri. March 14th: ferial

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

Ezekiel 18.21-28, Ps.130.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 5.20-16

 

Sat. March 15th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Domenico Careri +

Deuteronomy 26.16-19, Ps. 119.1-2, 4-5, 7-8, Matthew 5.43-48

 

Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent - March 16th, 2014

 1st Reading: Genesis 12.1-4

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 33.4-5, 18-19, 20+22

2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 1.8b-10

Gospel: Matthew 17.1-9

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week  

In Memory of Theresia Eisenreich

at the req. of her daughter Elizabeth Lawlor

 

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 SCHEDULE

For next weekend –

March 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 –  Joyce Whelton, Paul Connelly

10:00 am – Michael Bachan, David Royle, Kaz Flinn                        

 

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

Together we are continuing to work wonders . . . . .

“Help one another.  This is what Jesus teaches.  This is what I do.  And I do it with my heart . . . I love doing it because this is what the Lord has taught me.  But you too much help us and help each other always.  And thus in helping each other we will do good for each other.” 

- Pope Francis

REST IN PEACE

Our Parish Community wishes to extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Debra MacDonald and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.

 

THE POPE TO NEW CARDINALS: BE BRINGERS OF CHARITY, YOU ARE ENTERING THE CHURCH OF ROME, NOT A COURT   Vatican City, Feb 23/2014 (Vis)