Sunday, November 22, 2015

PASTOR’S PEN

Today, we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. This feast was introduced by Pope Pius XI to promote the values of the Gospel at a time when secularism, atheism and violence were on the rise especially in Europe. By celebrating this feast the faithful were called to reflect on the question “who had dominion over them or who ruled their life.” And this question is relevant not only for them but for us as well as we are challenged every day to follow the values of the gospel.

Christ’s kingdom is a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace. This is the kind of kingdom Jesus came to establish. This is the kind of vision that God has for us and for the world. As king of the universe, as our king, God invites us into a partnership with him to materialize his vision for our world. As we end this liturgical year we are left with a challenge. To what extent have we allowed Christ to become King of my life, to reign in my heart? Let us today, once again, renew our commitment to make the kingdom of God a reality in our lives.

 Fr. Jinto

 

Mass Intentions & Daily Readings

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. November 24: St. Andrew Dung-Lac

12:05 pm:  Francisco Jorge Jr. +

Daniel 2.3.9a, 10a, 27a, 31-45++, Daniel 3.57, 58, 59, 60, 61, Luke 21.5-11

Wed. November 25th:  ferial

12:05 pm:  All Souls of the Accardi Family

Daniel 5.1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28, Daniel 3.62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, Luke 21.12-19

Thurs. November 26th: ferial

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina Gonsalves +

Daniel 6.11-28, Daniel 3.68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, Luke 21.20-28

Fri. November 27th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Francesco Valentini +

Daniel 7.1-14++, Daniel 3.75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, Luke 21.29-33

Sat. November 28th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Pat & Gord Hansen & John Walton +

 Daniel 7.15-27, Daniel 3.82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, Luke 21.34-36

 

Readings for First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 29th:

1st Reading: Jeremiah 33.14-16

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 25.4-5a, 8-9, 10+14

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3.12-4.2

Gospel: Luke 21.25-28, 34-36

 

Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word

For next weekend –

November 28th & 29th

 

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera

10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Rosa Venalainen, Ann Gilbride, Linda Nicol

Ministers of the Word

 5:15 pm – Sheila Spencer, Joyce Whelton

10:00 am –  David Royle, Antonio Mongillo, Kaz Flinn

 Please note: Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word.  If you can not be present, please get a replacement to cover your ministry.

 

PROJECT HOPE

Refugee Sponsorship

 We would like to thank Holy Name School for donating $965.00 to Holy Name Parish -  Project Hope Refugee Sponsorship.

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week

for the Repose of Soul of the

Carol Fyfle

at the request of Nora Gilbride

 

2016 MISSALS

2016 Missals are available to be purchased at all the Masses.  The cost is $5.00.

 

Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2016

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

·        If you cannot find your box

 

Please Take Note of Change

The Development and Peace Coffee Sunday will be on Sunday, November, 29th after Mass

Development & Peace will be selling fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, high quality olive oil and soap in the Parish Hall next weekend. We now accept PayPal and credit card payments.
 

JUBILEE OF MERCY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO

The Jubilee of Mercy was announced by Pope Francis as a year to be lived intensely in each local Church through the world, allowing every person to encounter the mercy of God.  The most evident sign of this pastoral care is the chance to open a Door of Mercy in every diocese.  These doors, analogous to the Holy Doors of the Papal Basilicas in Rome, will allow people who cannot travel to Rome to make a Jubilee pilgrimage.

After the solemn inauguration of the Holy Year – marked by the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica on December 8, 2015 – all locally-designated Churches throughout the world will open their own Doors of Mercy in communion with the Church of Rome as part of the Eucharistic celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent or Gaudete Sunday.

The Holy Father has asked that special indulgences be available for the Faithful throughout the Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015-November 20, 2016).

Designated churches for the Jubliee with a Holy Door of Mercy:

·         St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto

·         St. Patrick’s Parish, Toronto

·         Merciful Redeemer Parish, Mississauga

·         St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Bramalea

·         St. Patrick’s Parish, Brampton

·         St. Theresa’s Parish, Scarborough

·         The Martyrs’ Shrine, Midland

 

Parish Membership

Welcome new parishioners!

To be a registered member of our parish is to have a sense of belonging to a Community of Faith.  Please introduce yourself/family to the pastor and register as soon as possible.  All parishioners especially those who live outside our parish boundaries are expected to complete a Parish Registration form and use Sunday Offertory Envelopes.  This will greatly assist the Parish Team when parishioners request sacraments, funerals or letters of reference.  N.B. Please notify the parish office if you change your address or family information.