Welcome to Holy Name
Thank you for worshipping with us today.
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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
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
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
5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Sheila Spencer
10:00 am – Gilda Benincasa, Ann Gilbride, Steven Hozjan, Myrna Anacta
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT
BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.
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
children of Michael & Sue
Christopher Richard Visalios Papafotis
son of George & Nicole
Theodore Cantwell Smith
son of Joshua & Erin
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Parish Penitential Service
Full day of Reconciliation
Wednesday, March 4th - 1 pm to 5 pm
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
(Bring bells to ring)
12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community