Bulletin-Sunday, May 11, 2014

Welcome to Holy Name

Thank you for worshipping with us today.  Please visit our website www.holynametoronto.com for more detailed information on the parish and our faith.


From the Top


No To The Inequality Which Spawns Violence


Today in many places we hear a call for greater security.  But until exclusion and inequality in society and between peoples are reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence.

. . . When a society – whether local, national or global – is willing to leave a part of itself on the fringes, no political programs or resources spent on law enforcement or surveillance systems can indefinitely guarantee tranquility.  This is not the case simply because inequality provokes a violent reaction from those excluded from the system, but because the socioeconomic system is unjust at its root.  Just as goodness tends to spread, the toleration of evil, which is injustice, tends to expand its baneful influence and quietly to undermine any political and social system, no matter how solid it may appear.  If every action has its consequences, an evil embedded in the structures of a society has a constant potential for disintegration and death.

            Today’s economic mechanisms promote inordinate consumption, yet it is evident that unbridled consumerism combined with inequality proves doubly damaging to the social fabric.  Inequality eventually engenders a violence which recourse to arms cannot and never will be able to resolve.  This serves only to offer false hopes to those clamoring for heightened security, even though nowadays we know that weapons and violence, rather than providing solutions, create new and more serious conflicts.


Pope Francis

The Joy of the Gospel  #59, #60


Mass Intentions

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.


Tues. May 13th: ferial

12:05 pm: Wilfred Leeder +

Acts 11.19-26, Ps 87.1-3, 4-5, 6-7, John 10.22-30


Wed. May 14th: St. Matthias

12:05 pm: Franz Wochinz +

Acts 1.15-17, 20-26, Ps. 113.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, John 15.9-17


Thurs. May 15th: ferial

12:05 pm:

Acts 13.13.25, Ps 89.2-3, 21-22, 25+27, John 13.16-20


Fri. May 16th: ferial

 9:00 am: School Mass –  All are Welcome!

 please note: no 12:05 pm today

Acts 13.26-33, Ps 2.6-7, 8-9, 10-11, John 14.1-6


Sat. May 17th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Adolf Winkler +

Acts 13.44-52, Ps 98.1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, John 14.7-14


Readings for  Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 18th, 2014


1st Reading: Acts 6.1-7

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 33.1-2, 4-5, 18-19

2nd Reading: 1 Peter 2.4-9

Gospel: John 14.1-12


Happy Mother's Day


Minister of the Word & Eucharistic Minister Schedule


For next weekend –

May 17th & 18th, 2014


  5:15 pm –  Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio

10:00 am –  Megan Jeffrey, Paul Connelly, Arlene  Perry

Eucharistic Ministers

   5:15 pm –  Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien- Prohaska

10:00 am –  Linda Nicol, Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen






Special Thanks to:


Nora Gilbride

Michael Goodstadt

Sarah Matte

Mathew Nicol

Jocelyn Phillips

Chiara Gallo Tan




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.



Men who have responded to God’s call to dedicate their lives to His service come from all walks of life. Those who enter the priesthood come from different ages and backgrounds, economic situations, skill sets, and ethnic communities.  At ShareLife-funded agencies such as Serra House, Redmptoris Mater, and St. Augustine’s Seminary, they undergo extensive theological education and practical field training.  Through ShareLife, you are helping sustain the vocations for priesthood and inspire discernment for God’s call.  Last year ShareLife helped support over 70 priestsand seminarians in their formation studies. 


Next ShareLife Sunday – June 1, 2014

Please give generously.

You can work wonders!


Please pray for all who are ill,


Maria Soares, Antonio Da Costa, Joyce Rerrie, Hugh Taylor, Paul Ryan, Mary Gilbride, Laura MacDonald, Kay Bennett, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.


Society of Sharing

This group of inner-city volunteers, which is supported by ShareLife, is holding its annual fundraiser on Thursday, May 22nd at 6 pm.  It is a Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner to be held at Mysteriously Yours Theatre on Yonge Street.  The presentation is titled Uptown Abbey.  Tickets ar $100 each and may be purchased by contacting Fr. Andrew at the parish office (416) 466-8281.  Your support for this volunteer group will continue to assure its future service in our city.


Concert at the Church

Holy Name Choir has been vigorously rehearsing and planning for their concert scheduled for Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30 pm.  Parishioners are invited to support the choir by attending this event.  The concert ids part of our 100 years anniversary celebrations.  The concert is free and a goodwill offering will be taken up.  Bring a friend and we will see you there.



Confirmation this year will take place at Holy Name Parish.  Bishop McGrattan will be conferring the sacrament on the young people from the three area parishes and schools (Holy Name, St. Joseph and St. Ann) at the 10 o'clock Mass on Sunday, June 8th.


Holy Name School


Please note that Thursday, June 19th at 7 pm is the scheduled date for the graduation Mass and graduation ceremonies which will take place in our church.