Bulletin, February 22, 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.





          Today’s Gospel begins with strong words:  “The Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.”  These words follow God’s blessing on Jesus:  “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”


            God affirms Jesus and then, without allowing him to enjoy the moment, thrusts him into a harsh place.  These are the two extremes of human life and if we look back over our lives we can all recognize similar moments.  You experience the joy of giving birth and learn your child has serious medical problems.  You meet someone special only to discover they have deceived you.  The hardest challenge in life is to believe that every moment, whether joyful or difficult, is an occasion to deepen our relationship with God and one another.  It is not enough to accept or tolerate reality.  We are called to love reality in all its glory and messiness.


            Jesus meets reality in an honest and loving way, trusting that God is revealed at every moment, even on the cross.  That is what makes his life radical and what makes our life radical when we can find our way into this way of living.  It is the call to love reality that bring us to our knees, crying out, “God, have mercy on me” or earnestly praying.  “Thank you, God!” at the end of each and every day.



Taken from Sunday Missal - Living with Christ


Jospeh Vorstermans, Richmond Hill, Ontario





Rosary at 11:50 a.m.


Tues. February 24th: ferial

12:05 pm: Katherine Richardson +

Isaiah 55.10-11, Ps 34.3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 17-18, Matthew 6.7-15


Wed. February 25th: ferial

12:05 pm: Peter Mendes +

Jonah 3.1-10, Ps. 51.1-2, 10-11, 16-17, Luke 11.29-32


Thurs. February 26th: ferial

12:05 pm: Eileen & Leonard Cusack +

Esther 14.1, 3-5, 12-14, Ps. 138.1-2a, 2bc-3, 7c-8, Matthew 7.7-12


Fri. February 27th: ferial

 12:05 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +

Ezekiel 18.21-28, Ps. 130.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 5.20-26


Sat.  February 28th: ferial

 5:15 pm: All Souls in Purgatory

Deuteronomy 26.16-19, Ps. 119.1-2, 4-5, 7-8, Matthew 5.43-48



Readings for Second Sunday of Lent - March 1st, 2015

1st Reading: Genesis 22.1-2, 9-13, 15-18

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 116.10+15, 16-17, 18-19

2nd Reading: Romans 8.31b-35, 37 ++

Gospel: Mark 9.2-10


For next weekend –

February 28th/March 1st


  5:15 pm –  Laurence Mussio, Flavia Mussio

10:00 am – Sr. Mary Halder, Kaz Flinn, David Royle

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Sheila Spencer

10:00 am – Gilda Benincasa, Ann Gilbride, Steven Hozjan, Myrna Anacta






February 20th 

February 27th

March 6th

March 13th

March 20th

March 27th



Welcome to Our Parish Family


February 22nd, 2015


Maxwell James Sequeira Avis

son of Michael & Kelly


Louisa Maria Zuniga-Contreras

daughter of Sebastian & Adelina


Scarlett Serena & Coupland Michael

 Diaz Halminen

children of Michael & Sue


Christopher Richard Visalios Papafotis

son of George & Nicole


Theodore Cantwell Smith

son of Joshua & Erin




Parish Penitential Service

Full day of Reconciliation

             Wednesday, March 4th - 1 pm to 5 pm



 Palm Sunday

March 28th - 5:15 pm Mass

March 29th -  10:00 a.m. Mass

                             12:00 p.m. Mass  (African Catholic Community)

All Palm Sunday masses begin in the hall with procession to the church upstairs.



Holy Thursday – April  2nd

Simple Supper in the hall at 6 p.m.

(people bring homemade soup to share enough for your family plus 1)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m.

(Bring bells to ring and towels for the washing of feet)

Followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

until 12:00 a.m. in the church.



Good Friday – April 3rd

Good Friday Service

(African Catholic Community presides and all are welcome)

at 3:00 p.m.

Reminder: Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence for all Catholics




Easter Vigil Sat. April 4th – 8 p.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

Easter Morning, April 5th

10:00 a.m.

(Bring bells to ring)

12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community