CHRISTMAS SEASON SCHEDULE
DAY OF CONFESSION
Wed. December 16th
11 am – 12 noon
3 pm – 8 pm
Thursday, December 24 – 8:00 p.m.
Family Mass ( Holy Name Choir) *
Thursday, December 24 – Midnight Mass *
(African Catholic Community choir -
all are welcome)
Friday, December 25th
10 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass (Cantor)
Saturday, December 26th – 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, December 27th – 10 a.m.
New Year’s Eve: Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Thursday, December 31st, 2015
5:15 p.m. Mass
New Year’s Day: Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Friday, January 1st, 2016
10:00 a.m. Mass
12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)
Feast of the Epiphany
Saturday, January 2nd – 5:15 pm
Sunday, January 3rd - 10 a.m. Mass
12 noon (African Catholic Community)
*carols begin ½ hour before Mass
Please keep and post on your refrigerator at home for future reference.
MASS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. December 8th: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Genesis 3.9-15, 20, Ps. 98.1.2-3ab, 3cd-4, Ephesians 1.3-6, 11-12, Luke 1.26-38
Wed. December 9th: ferial
Isaiah 40.25-31, Ps. 103.1-2, 3-4, 8 +10, Matthew 11.28-30
Thurs. December 10th: ferial
12:05 pm: Joao Da Silva +
Isaiah 41.13-20, Ps. 145.1+9, 10-11, 12-13ab, Matthew 11.11-15
Fri. December 11th: ferial
Isaiah 4. 17-19, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4+6, Matthew 11.16-19
Sat. December 12th: Our Lady of Guadalupe
5:15 pm: Maria & Vladislav Halayski +
Zechariah 2.10-13, Revelation 11.19a; 12.1, 3-6a, 10ab, Luke 1.39-47
Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
1st Reading: Zephaniah 3.14-18a
Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 12.2-3, 4bcd, 5-6
Second Reading: Philippians 4.4-7
Gospel: Luke 3.10-18
EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
I invite you to reflect on the message of Pope Francis as he inaugurates the Jubilee Year of mercy. Announcing the Jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis said:
“Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy.
Do not forget that God forgives all, and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness. Let us henceforth entrust this Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey: our penitential journey, our year-long journey with an open heart, to receive the indulgence of God, to receive the mercy of God.”
Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word
For next weekend –
December 12 & 13
5:15 pm – Steven Hozjan, Joan Howard
10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Anne Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey
Ministers of the Word
5:15 pm – Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio
10:00 am – Paul Connelly, Nora Gilbride, Chiara Tan
Please note: Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word. If you can not be present, please get a replacement to cover your ministry.
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
Calling all Carolers
On Friday, December 18th meet in the church basement (time will be forthcoming) to do some serious Christmas Caroling.
We’ll be strolling the Danforth, Visiting Nisbet Lodge and McClintock Manor, visiting the homes of a few members of the Holy Name Communtiy who aren’t able to join us and generally spreading the joy of the season.
Hot chocolate, coffee and tea provided back at the church after caroling. Please bring a bag of cookies if you can!
Each year The Society of St Vincent De Paul, Holy Name asks you to support our Giving Tree. This is about taking a dove and buying a toy or gift for needy children in our community. Please bring in your unwrapped gift by December 11th to the parish hall as St. Vincent de Paul members will be there to receive them. Please enter by south east door.
Along with the doves, we are offering you the opportunity to give a gift donation in the name of your friends, family and colleagues. This is a gift that 100% supports the less fortunate of our community and helps St Vincent de Paul continue our work of helping those in need. Please consider taking a gift card package from the Giving Tree and give a gift that gives back.
We are also looking for parishioners to sponsor families at Christmas time. Let’s share our abundance with the less fortunate in our parish community. Please phone Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul at 416-469-0842 and leave a message. Thank you.
ALTAR DECORATORS NEEDED
For Tuesday, December 22nd at 10:30 am & Wednesday, December 23rd at 10:30 am
Please come and help beautify our Church for the Christmas celebrations. “Many hands make light work!” There is work for all: men, women and children.
Thank you, Sacristans