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
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
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:
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
Deuteronomy 30.15-20, Ps. 1. 1-2, 3, 4-6, Luke 9.22-25
Fri. February 20th: ferial
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
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
236th SCOUT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
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
5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson,
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.
FAMILY OF FAITH
Please pray for the success of this campaign!
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.