Bulletin,Sunday, March 1st, 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.





          I asked my sons to show me their Rocky Mountains so I could understand why they live so far away.  In one weekend they proudly shared their world and took me far beyond my wildest dreams.  The most unexpected experience was seeing that my boys have been transformed into wise young men who treasure the creative energy of those amazing peaks and valleys, an energy that enriches every part of their lives.


            The book of Genesis shows us Abraham’s transformation.  With a heavy but obedient heart, he climbs the mountain to fulfill the ancient obligation of offering the sacrifice of his precious firstborn child. At the last minute, he receives a new life-giving understanding of sacrifice and gift. He and his son joyfully walk away.


            In the Gospel, Jesus invites his closest companions to join him on a mountaintop.  Suddenly he is clothed in an extraordinary light.  Moses and Elijah appear and God speaks.  Peter, James and John are terrified by this transformation.  They cannot understand what they have experienced, but still they continue on the journey with their inspiring leader.


            Today, Christ invites us to the eucharistic banquet, where earth and heaven are joined.  Here Christ is transformed to be our food and drink, so we in turn will be transformed and share this precious nourishment with our hungry world.


Taken from Sunday Missal - Living with Christ

 Marilyn Sweet, Falmouth, NS





Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 Tues. March 3th: ferial

12:05 pm: Lucy Reid +

Isaiah 1.10, 16-20, 27-28, 31++, Ps 50.8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23, Matthew 23.1-12


Wed. March 4th: ferial

12:05 pm: Thomas Henry Canning +

Jeremiah 18.18-20, Ps 31.4-5, 13, 14-15, Matthew 20.17-28


Thurs. March 5th: ferial

12:05 pm: Elijah Marsh +

Jeremiah 17.5-10, Ps. 1.1-2, 3, 4+6, Luke 16.19-31


Fri. March 6th: ferial

 12:05 pm:

Genesis 37.3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28, Ps. 105.16-17, 18-19, 20-21, Matthew 21.33-43, 45-46


Sat.  March 7th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Anthony Cornacchia +

Micah 7.14-15, 18-20, Ps. 103.1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12, Luke 15.1-3, 11-32


 Readings for Third Sunday of Lent

March 8th, 2015

1st Reading: Exodus 20.1-3, 7-8, 12-17

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 19.7, 8, 9, 10

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.18, 22-25 ++

Gospel: John 2.13-25





March 6th -  St. Vincent de Paul Society

March 13th – R.C.I.A. Class

March 20th – African Catholic Community

March 27th – Holy Name Choir






For next weekend –

March 7th & 8th


  5:15 pm –  Anne Marie Cassin, Paul Connelly

10:00 am – Sheila Brown-Vitullo, Sheila Spencer

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera

10:00 am – Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride, Rosa Venalainen




On February 22nd, we held the annual pancake breakfast and many people commented on the quality of the meals, music and games.  We extend a hearty thank you to all the scouts from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.  As well their parents and leaders for making it possible for us to host the annual breakfast.  We raised $325.00 for Holy Name Church.  Scouts is open to all boys and girls ages 5 and up and meet on Tuesday evenings.

New members are always welcome to join.


Regards Bob Taylor

236th Toronto Scout Group

Meeting at Holy Name Church and School each Tuesday evening


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.



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

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