Bulletin, Sunday, February 15th, 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.



          Have you ever met a person who had leprosy?  I haven’t.  Yet there is something so universal in today’s Gospel, I find it easy to jump into the heart of the story.  After all, “leprosy” and the isolation that comes with it can be found in many forms in the 21st century: unemployment, broken relationships, poverty, bullying, shame, language barriers, abuse, physical or mental illness, illiteracy.  At one time or another, we’ve all felt alone and alienated and powerless.

            But all is not lost.  One simple act – crying out for God’s healing touch – can change everything.  All we need to do is ask.  As we see by the way he responds to the leper in today’s narrative, Jesus is moved by our suffering and showers us with compassion and love.

            No longer alone, we are given the strength and the courage to re-join the community, sure that we are loved for ourselves, no matter what struggles we face.  Changed by our encounter with God, we can “proclaim it freely,” as the leper did.  The days of remaining unclean and living apart from others are over; now is the time to share the good news and rejoice!

               Going forward, we are renewed, and our priorities have shifted.  We find ourselves living by the words of Saint Paul:  “Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.”


Taken from Sunday Missal - Living with Christ

Anne Louise Mahoney, Ottawa, Ontario




Rosary at 11:50 a.m.


Tues. February 17th: ferial

12:05 pm: Thomas Ashby +

Genesis 6.5-8; 7.1-5, 10, Ps. 29.1a + 2, 3ac +4, 3b+9b-10, Mark 8.14-21


Wed. February 18th:


12:05 pm:

  7:00 pm:

Joel 2.12-18, Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4a, 10-11, 12+15, 2 Corinthians 5.20 – 6.2, Matthew 6.1-6, 16-18


Thurs. February 19th: ferial

12:05 pm:

Deuteronomy 30.15-20, Ps. 1. 1-2, 3, 4-6, Luke 9.22-25


Fri. February 20th: ferial

 12:05 pm:

Isaiah 58.1-9a, Ps. 51.1-2, 3-4a, 16-17, Matthew 9.14-15


Sat.  February 21st: ferial

 5:15 pm: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Isaiah 58.9b-14, Ps. 86.1-2ab, 2c-4, 5-6, Luke 5.27-32

Readings for

First Sunday of Lent - February 22nd, 2015

1st Reading: Genesis 9.8-15

Responsorial Psalm: Ps.25.4-5a, 6+7b, 8-9

2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3.18-22

Gospel: Mark 1.12-15


Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 – after the 10 a.m. Mass in the large hall


Pancake Breakfast Cost:

$6 for Adult

Youth 12 and under $4.00


Includes pancakes, sausage and juice

Coffee and tea will be available as usual.


The scouts will put on free carnival type games for the children to have some fun.

The First Light Scout Band will be performing acoustical guitar plugged in.

Come and join us.

All proceeds to help with the operating expenses of Holy Name Church.



Minister of the Word & Eucharistic Minister Schedule

For next weekend –

February 21st & 22nd


  5:15 pm –  Sheila Brown Vitullo, Fernando Curcione

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

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Kathleen Wilkinson,

                 Joy Akien-Prohaska

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


 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.



Masses on Ash Wednesday, February 18th will be at 12:05 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the church.  Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.



Please pray for the success of this campaign!


Heavenly Father

We ask you to be with us as we

work together as a family of faith,

sharing and following the example

of your son Jesus in loving service.

May we be inspired by your divine love,

As we share our time, talent and treasure

to strengthen our family of faith.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Catholics urged to Support Physicians’ Charter Right of Freedom of Conscience and Religion

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) in a proposed new draft document states: “Where physicians are unwilling to provide certain elements of care due to their moral or religious beliefs, an effective referral to another health care provider must be provided to the patient”.  Catholic physicians believe that a mandate for an “effective referral” is a violation of a physician’s rights, as it compels the physician to violate his or her own conscience by being a participant in the very act, the very procedure to which he or she objects in the first place.  The CPSO is accepting submissions from all Ontario citizens until February 20.  We are all called to inform the CPSO in writing that we reject the proposed “effective referral” mandate for doctors whose Charter right of freedom of conscience and religion must be respected.  The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is one Catholic lay group coordinating these efforts.  Go to www.ccrl.ca to find out more and to get involved.