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. . . . . 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.
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
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
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 Vigil Sat. April 19th, 8:00 p.m.
(Bring bells to ring)
Easter Morning, April 20th
(Bring bells to ring)
12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & MINISTERS OF THE WORD SCHEDULE
For next weekend –
March 15th & 16th
5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien- Prohaska
10:00 am – Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen
5:15 pm – Joyce Whelton, Paul Connelly
10:00 am – Michael Bachan, David Royle, Kaz Flinn
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.
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)