Bulletin-Sunday, January 11, 2015

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.




          A young man, a carpenter by trade, set out from the small village of Nazareth.  He had heard that the son of a kinswoman of his mother Mary was preaching and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins by the Jordan River.  He must have walked east along dirt roads for at least a full day toward that distant river valley.


            Today, as his followers, we journey with him.  Will the words of the Prophet Isaiah that we hear in the first reading – “come to me; listen, so that you may live” – quicken our steps?  What does baptism mean for us?  Is it a dramatic break from our sinful past and a new commitment to love God and obey his commandments, as John says?


            Sinless in a sinful society, Jesus came to the river.  As John the Baptist prayed and the water poured over him, Jesus shared in our human burden.  The heavens broke.  A heavenly voice affirmed his divinity.  His salvific work with and among us began.  Are we continuing to walk with him?


            This Sunday marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary Time in our liturgical year.  The hope of Christmas, though, never ends.  We can feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, heal a wounded, broken planet and find the promised peace our baptism offers.


Taken from Sunday Missal - Living with Christ

Michael Dougherty, Whitehorse, YT

Mass Intentions & Daily Readings


Rosary at 11:50 a.m.


Tues. January 13th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Seamus McGill +

Hebrews 2.5-12, Ps. 8.1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-8, Mark 1.21-28

Wed. January 14th: ferial

12:05 pm: Mary Carmelita McKenna +

Hebrews 2.14-18, Ps. 105.1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9, Mark 1.29-39

Thurs. January 15th: ferial

12:05 pm: O’Laoithe Family (Living)

Hebrews 3.7-14, Ps. 95.6-7, 8-9, 10-11, Mark 1.40-45

Fri. January 16th: ferial

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina & Constancio Gonsalves +

Hebrews 4.1-5, 11, Ps. 78.3+4bc, 6c-7, 8, Mark 2.1-12

Sat.  January 17th: St. Anthony, Abbot

 5:15 pm: A.J. & Helen Gougeon + & Ray Doherty +

Hebrews 4.12-16, Ps. 19.7, 8.9, 14, Matthew 19.16-21


 Readings for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time January 18th, 2015

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 3.3b-10, 19

Responsorial Psalm: 40.1+3a, 6, 7-8, 9

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 6.13c-15a, 17-20

Gospel: John 1.35-42



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


GLUTEN FREE communion breads are now available at communion time for those individuals with wheat allergies.  Please go to the priest for communion and indicated to him that you are gluten intolerant and he will give you one of the special hosts.  Thank you.



Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2015

are available at the entrance of the church

Please call Pamela at the Parish Office during office hours if

·         You have a change in your name/address; or

·         If you name/address is incorrect; or

·         If you are a new parishioner and would like to have a box assigned to you; or

·        If you cannot find your box


 Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Fr. Bill Comerford, C.Ss.R., Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Ann Collins, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.


First Communion Information Session for Parents

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Holy Name Church hall (please enter chapel door entrance on Gough Ave.)



is lit this week In Memory of

Evangeline De Young

at the req. of Margaret



For next weekend – January 17th & 18th


  5:15 pm –  Sheila  Spencer, Joyce Whelton

10:00 am –  Megan Jeffrey, Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio

 Eucharistic Ministers

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

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




The following couples have requested the Sacrament of Marriage in the year 2015; please remember them in your prayers.

 Richard Mishalkowsky & Vanessa Cobham

February 28th


Matthew Simmons & Rita Spada

June 6th


Craig Seberg & Stephanie Tan

June 20th


Nicholas Vavougios & Stefanie Deanne Zullo

July 4th


Matthew James Frazer & Christina Belen Flint

August 15th


Leon Brendia Aureus & Isabela Victoria Palanca

October 10th


Pre-Authorized Giving Plan

Is God the first item on my family budget?  How faithful am I in supporting the mission of the Church?  Support can now be automatic through a pre-authorized giving plan available to our parish.  Brochures are available at the entrance of the church and at the parish office.  To participate please complete the authorization form.  Forms may be returned in the collection basket or mailed to the parish office.