Bulletin, Sunday, February 8, 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.

 

 

Reflection

 

 

          We all know people – in our family, among our friends or colleagues – who would agree with Job’s complaints in today’s first reading.  At some point in life we all encounter suffering, both our own and that of our dear ones.  Whatever form it takes, physical or psychological, suffering always raises questions: Why?  Why me?  Why is life so unjust?  What can we do to help people who suffer?

 

            For those of us who believe in God, even more questions well up:  Why does God allow the suffering of innocents?  Where is God or why does God remain silent when we suffer?  Job speaks not only about himself; he speaks on our behalf. In the midst of his struggle with suffering, Job never fails to count on his relationship with God: “Remember me, O Lord . . .”  And whatever the appearances, God never abandons Job.

 

            There is no theoretical answer that is satisfying about questions such as:  Why suffering?  Why me?  We find the real answer from God in Jesus, who always cares for the sick and the suffering, to the point of curing as many as possible.  He has taken upon himself “all our sicknesses and our sins.”  Let us give thanks to Jesus, who shared our human condition – including suffering – and revealed to us God’s loving care for all those who struggle with suffering.

 

 

Taken from Sunday Missal - Living with Christ

 

Jean-Pierre Prévost, Chénéville, QC

 

MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS

 

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 

Tues. February 10th:  St. Scholastica

12:05 pm:  Pasquale Paolitto +

Genesis 1.20-2.4a, Ps. 8.3-4, 5-6, 7-8, Mark 7.1-13

 

Wed. February 11th:  ferial

12:05 pm: Ellen Josephine Korenowsky +

Genesis 2.4b-9, 15-17, Ps 104.1-2a, 27-28, 29bc-30, Mark 7.14-23

 

Thurs. February 12th:  ferial

12:05 pm: Martin Duffy +

Genesis 2.18-25, Ps. 128.1-2, 3, 4-5, Mark 7.24-30

 

Fri. February 13th:  ferial

 12:05 pm: McAuley Family in Ireland +

Genesis 3.1-8, Ps. 32. 1-2, 5, 6, 7, Mark 7, 31-37

 

Sat.  February 14th: St. Cyril & St. Methodius

 5:15 pm: Rosario Vella +

Genesis 3.9-24, Ps 90.2, 3-4, 5-6, 12-13, Mark 8.1-10

 

Readings for Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 15th, 2015

1st Reading: Leviticus 13.1-2, 45-46

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 32.1-2, 5, 11

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 10.31 – 11.1

Gospel: Mark 1.40-45

 

 

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.

 

ATTENTION PARISHIONERS!

 Any individual or family who had a photograph taken for the 100th Anniversary Directory receives one free photo directory.

The 100th Anniversary committee will be available next Saturday at the 5:15 p.m. Mass, Sunday at the 10 a.m. Mass and 12 noon Mass to distribute these directories.

Please note: that the wrong title for the Eucharistic Ministers and Lector’s was written under their photograph in the directory.  IPC apologizes for that error.

Thank you.

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week For the Repose of the Soul

of Mary Gilbride

at the req. of her sister-in-laws

Ann & Nora Gilbride

 

 

Minister of the Word & Eucharistic Minister Schedule

For next weekend –

February 14th & 15th

 

Lectors

  5:15 pm –  Joyce Whelton, Sheila Spencer

10:00 am – Paul Connelly, Arlene Perry, Michael Bachan

 

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Joan Howard

10:00 am – Romeo Lopez, Ann Marie Cassin, Earl Totten, Megan Jeffrey

 

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.

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT BETWEEN  December 20th, 2014 and January 21st,  2015 the parish spent $4,421.14 on keeping the church warm for the weekend Masses?

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

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.

 

 

Lent begins on February 18th

Lent is a time of repentance, change of heart and prayer.