Bulletin, Sunday, November 8, 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.


Pastor`s Pen


In both the first reading and the Gospel, we hear about poverty and generosity through the stories of two widows. For the first, Elijah invites generosity from a starving woman, and her reward for feeding him in spite of her own hunger is that her oil and meal miraculously never run out. In the Gospel, the poor widow is the model of generosity because she gives from what she needs instead of from her excess. Poverty robs us all of our dignity. We make others poor when we are selfish ,and we make ourselves poor when we refuse to share what we have out of fear God will not provide for us .God has not designed us for poverty, but for generous interdependence. What we have is meant to be shared, always, so all may live. What we need will be given to us. This is the miracle of our salvation: God makes Himself poor and gives us His very life so we might live. This week, what do you need to give away for someone else? And what do you humbly need to receive?

Fr. Jinto


Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Delores Gordon, Myrna Anacta, Liz Lawlor, Maria Carmo, Donna MacIntosh, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.



Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. November 10th: St. Leo the Great

12:05 pm: Special Intention

Wed. November 11th: St. Martin of Tours

12:05 pm:  In Thanksgiving for Mariano Gepilano

Thurs. November 12th: St. Josaphat

12:05 pm: Elizabeth McWilliam +

Romans 14.7-12, Ps. 27.1, 4, 13-14, Luke 15.1-10

Fri. November 13th: ferial

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

Wisdom 13.1-9, Ps.19.1-2, 3-4ab, Luke 17.26-37

 Sat. November 14th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Neal Sharma +

Wisdom 18.14-16; 19.6-9, Ps. 105.2-3, 36-37, 42-43, Luke 18.1-8


Readings for Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

1st Reading: Daniel 12.1-3

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 16.5+8, 9-10, 11

2nd Reading: Hebrews 10.11-14, 18

Gospel: Mark 13.24-32



For next weekend –

November 14th & 15th

Eucharistic Ministers

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

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


Ministers of the Word

 5:15 pm – Laurence Mussio, Flavia Mussio

10:00 am –  Arlene Perry, Michael Bachan, Sheila Spencer

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



Our Parish Community wishes to extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Jane Brisbois-Pickett and all the faithful departed.  May they rest in peace.




On September 8, 2015, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto launched Project Hope – Refugee Sponsorship, a 100-day emergency fundraising appeal with a goal to raise $3 million to bring 100 refugee families to the Archdiocese of Toronto.  There is still an urgent need to support the campaign.  Visit www.archtoronto.org/projecthope to donate, volunteer or learn more about how we can assist refugees and welcome the stranger in our midst.  To date Holy Name Parish has raised $5,577.00.  Thank you to everyone who donated.


Confirmation Meeting

There will be an information meeting for students wishing to be confirmed and their parents on Tuesday, November 17th, at 7 p.m. in the church.  Please phone the Church or see Carol Soloman for details.


Let us remember – November 11th



is lit this week

Joseph & Geraldine Kane (Wedding Anniversary)

at the request the Kane Family



The Shepherds’ Trust has a mission to provide, comfort and care for those who have steadfastly cared for us – our retired priests.  As parishioners, we have our own memories of a Catholic priest who made a positive, meaningful and lasting impact in our lives.

Religious order priests such as our own Holy Cross Fathers &  Spiritans have faithfully served parish communities like Holy Name Parish for many years.  The Shepherds` Trust recognizes their faithfulness, their many years of service to us, and the strong ties we have to them by ensuring that funds collected in parishes served by religious order priests, be given to those orders as a contribution towards the retirement of our priests.

Each year, thousands of people contribute to the Shepherds’ Trust.  The collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese on November 14th & 15th.  Envelopes attached to this weekend bulletin.

We want our priests to retire safely and with dignity.  The Shepherds’ Trust allows us to help achieve this goal.

Your generosity is deeply appreciated.



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