From the Top
Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ. Here I repeat for the entire Church what I have often said to the priests and laity of Buenos Aires: I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. I do not want a Church concerned with being at the center and then ends by being caught up in a web of obsession and procedures. If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat” (Mk 6.37)
The Joy of the Gospel #49
Renovations Campaign Update
The estimated cost of our renovations (elevator, washrooms, kitchen) has been updated to $800,000.
Please remember to give in your pledge so we can reach our $800,000.00 goal. Pledges can be made by direct deposit, post-dated cheques, Canada Helps website and Archdiocese of Toronto website. We are now at $430,515.50. Thank you to all who have donated.
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. May 6th: ferial
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +
Acts 7.51-8.1a, Ps 31.2cd-3, 5ab+6b+7a, 16+20ab, John 6.30-35
Wed. May 7th: ferial
12:05 pm: Ann Collins (Living)
Acts 8.1b-8, Ps 66.1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a, John 6.35-40
Thurs. May 8th: ferial
Acts 8.26-40, Ps 66.8.9, 16-17, 20, John 6.44-51
Fri. May 9th: ferial
Acts 9.1-20, Ps 117.1,2 (R. Mk 16.15), John 6.52-59
Sat. May 10th: ferial
5:15 pm: Adolf Winkler +
Acts 9.31-42, Ps 116.12-13, 14-15, 16-17, John 6.53, 60-69++
Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 11th, 2014
1st Reading: Acts 2.14a, 36b-41
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 23.1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
2nd Reading: 1 Peter 2.20b-25
Gospel: John 10.1-10
Catholic Education Week
We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2014, which runs from May 4-9. For more than 160 years, Ontario's publicly funded Catholic schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, empowering our young people to follow the example of Jesus to love and serve. To learn more about Catholic Education Week, visit: goodnewsforall.ca or www.archtoronto.org.
Upcoming 100th Anniversary Events
Please mark on your home calendars
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
Minister of the Word & Eucharistic Minister
For next weekend –
May 10th & 11thh, 2014
5:15 pm – Sheila Brown-Vitullo, Fernando Curcione
10:00 am – Liz Rerrie, Sheila Spencer, Nora Gilbride
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Joan Howard
10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Ann Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey
Did You Know That Between
March 22 – April 22, 2014
the parish spent $3,110.80 on keeping the church warm for the weekend Masses?
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.
Working wonders in our livelihoods . . .
"ShareLife supports a large family of Catholic agencies that truly do feed, clothe and shelter people, care for the sick and frail, and befriend the isolated and lonely. Reflecting Catholic charity, they protect the vulnerable, guide and counsel the troubled, visit people in prison and give a voice to the voiceless. Regardless of their religious beliefs or personal background, ShareLife agencies meet people where they are, treating them with dignity and respect we all deserve."
- Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
Today is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
Catholic Estate Planning Session
Where: Holy Name Parish When: Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 11 a.m.
(following the 10 am Mass) Presentation Length: About 30 minutes, plus questions (coffee, tea & refreshments will be served)
Have you been meaning to update your Will or get one made? If so, then come to the estate planning session that the Development Office of the Archdiocese of Toronto will be holding at our parish. The Development Office conducts these sessions across the Archdiocese as a service to parishioners. The goal is to help you protect yourselves and your loved ones by creating a well thought out estate plan that respects your wishes and Catholic faith. Some of the topics will include:
- Estate planning from a Catholic perspective
- How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
- About Powers of Attorney
- Estate Trustee selection
- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
- Our Catholic traditions around Wills, burial and funerals
- The importance of remembering our Catholic faith when creating your legacy plan
An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost.
Presentation to be made by the Development Office of the Archdiocese of Toronto. A lawyer will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Hope to see you there!