Bulletin-Sunday, September 28, 2014


Congratulations to Holy Name Parish for 100 years of service and presence to the Roman Catholic Community and to the wider Toronto Community. None of us were around when Mgsr. Cline first led a small group of the faithful to believe they could build not just an edifice but a foundation that would encourage a faith community to plant roots, build homes, raise families and grow beyond their wildest dreams. If you stand in front of the church and look up at the Latin inscription which reads “IN NOMINE IESU OMNE GENUFLECTATUR” (At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend) you will understand the name of our parish – The Holy Name of Jesus.

Who has kept a record of all the hopes and dreams which took place in the parish since its inception? Who is aware of all the sacrifices and hardships endured to make possible what we have inherited after 100 years of parish life. What has happened to all the families and their descendants who were tested by the fires of war and poverty of the last 100 years? These are recorded permanently in the celestial archives.

Meanwhile our parish archives record the baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths which accompany the history of so many years rooted in belief in God. Each of these entries tells a story, a story of faith, a story of struggle, a story of hope, a story of vows made and promises kept.

The Danforth was a neighborhood of farms and orchards. Before autos horses trampled on the dusty streets. Then streetcars cars appeared and were replaced by the faster subway. Stores sprang up and as the years went by were remodelled to meet the needs of a growing population.

During all this time the parish also grew and evolved to meet the needs of the people of God. Today waves of past and current immigration are reflected in the congregation. Mass in other languages, facilities open to Catholics of other cultures and a common belief in God who loves us all continues to hold together and bind us in the shared project of witnessing to Jesus Christ.

I have been here at Holy Name Parish going on ten years now. Many of you have seen your families grow up here while others are still choosing to nourish their spiritual lives here on bended knee. As pastor I thank you for your faith and encourage you to continue building up our parish so that through each of your individual efforts, generations of believers after you may inherit in the future what was made possible for you to inherit in these days of Our Lord.


May God bless each of you,

Fr. Andrew J. Morasse csc







September 29, 2013 – 11 a.m.

Kick-off Mass with potluck luncheon with Bishop McGrattan

Thank you to:

 Bishop William McGrattan and to all who prepared the lovely spread for the luncheon.


October 22, 2013 – 7 p.m.

University of Notre Dame Glee Club Concert

Thank you to:

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club for a enjoyable concert.


December 14, 2013 – 7 p.m.

African Catholic Community Choir Concert

Thank you to:

The African Catholic Community for the lovely concert.


January 25, 2014 – 7 p.m.

Chili Supper and Karaoke Night

Thank you to:

Holy Name Choir for cooking up the delicious chili, serving and clean up.


March 2, 2014

Pancake Breakfast organized by the Scouts

Thank you to:

236th Toronto Scout Group for cooking the delicious breakfast, serving and clean up.


May 28th, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.

Holy Name Choir Concert

Thank you to:

Holy Name Choir, Sarah Matte, Michael Rose and David Jafelice for the wonderful concert.


June 14, 2014 – 11 am – 3 pm

Picnic with Holy Name School

Thank you to:

Holy Name School Choir, The Steel Band players, 236th Toronto Scout Group, Mrs. Anna Totten Principal of Holy Name School, CSAC: Jennifer Miles, Marie Le Francois, Melanie Marrelli, Diane De Abreau, Eleonora Gillan, Kara Muratori, Sheila Spencer and James & Joanne Turbach.


September 28, 2014

Closing Mass – 11am

Thank you to:

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop MacDonald, Fr. Andrew Morasse,C.S.C.,  Fr. Alexander Osei and all visiting clergy.


The members of the 100th Anniversary Committee: Joyce Rerrie – Chairperson

Nora Gilbride, Pamela Cobham

Carol Soloman, Gabriella Ankrah

Anne Marie Cassin,Ann Gilbride


The Holy Name and African Catholic Community choir directors Sarah Matte and Ribot-Serge Tshiunza and their choirs.


Photographers:  Steve Soloman & Ann Gilbride


Anniversary Video: Jonathan Anacta


Anniversary Flyers, History & Program:

Kevin & Elizabeth Rerrie


Videographer: Frank & Irene Chau


Reception Coffee: Starbucks Danforth/Gough


100th Anniversary Pictorial Book

Thank you to:

All the parishioners who got their picture taken for the pictorial book.


Advertising Sponsors


Thank you to:


The Congregation of Holy Cross Fathers

Collette Skelly, Remax Hallmark Realty Ltd.

Heritage Funeral Home


The Redemptorists at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Vancouver, B.C.

Catholic Register

Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Ingoldsby #9079

Phoenix Restoration

Morrison Hershfield Limited

Trull Funeral Home

Chau, Ma & Klump Families

G.H. Grassby & Associates

Van Winkle Sign & Display Inc.

236th Toronto Scout Group

City Councillor Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29

St. John’s Parish

Maresco Limited

Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home

Aetna Pest Control Limited

Corpus Christi Parish

Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul Society

Sisters of St. Joseph, Diocese of Toronto

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services

St. Dunstan’s Parish

Smile by Design

Strictly Bulk (Danforth)

Peter Tabuns, MPP Toronto-Danforth

Giffen-Mack Funeral Home

Joseph’s Inspirational Services Inc.

Gilbride Family

Dennis Mills


 And to all of the volunteers for all of their help in making this year a success.