In his Gospel, John describes the action by Jesus at Cana as a "sign" that reveals his glory. Jesus is made manifest, and so people come to believe. It is what happened to the Magi; it is what happened to the crowds gathered at the Jordan; it is what happens to the disciples who are with him at the wedding feast. The wonder of God's glory is not reserved to spectacular miracles that take place only at rare intervals. Seeing the manifestation of God's action each day is the sign of one who believes that the Word is made flesh and dwells among us.
Welcome to Our Parish Family
January 17, 2016
Elainna Balbalosa Felipe
daughter of Henry & Geralden
Luke Rodney Isaac
son of Christian & Geneviève
Leo Adriano Milic
son of Nikola & Emily
Beatrix George Van Bakel
daughter of Jeff & Danielle
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. January 19th: ferial
1 Samuel 16.1-13, Ps. 89.19, 20-21, 26-27, Mark 2.23-28
Wed. January 20th: ferial
12:05 pm: Adolf Winkler +
1 Samuel 17.32-33, 37, 40-51, Ps. 144.1-2, 9-10, Mark 3.1-6
Thurs. January 21st: St. Agnes
12:05 pm: Leo & Victoria Stang +
1 Samuel 18.6-9; 19.1-7, Ps. 56.1-2, 8-9ab, 9c-11, 12-13, Mark 3.7-12
Fri. January 22nd: ferial
12:05 pm: Winkler Family +
1 Samuel 24.2-21, Ps. 57.1, 2-3, 5+10, Mark 3.13-19
Sat. January 23: ferial
5:15 pm: Nadia Chudy +
2 Samuel 1.2, 11-12, 19, 23-27, Ps. 80.1-2, 4-6, Mark 3.20-21
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, January 24th
1st Reading: Nehemiah 8.2-4a, 5-6, 8-10++
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 19.7, 8, 9, 14
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.12-30
Gospel: Luke 1.1-4, 4.14-21
is lit this week
In Memory of Domenico & Angela Romagnuolo
at the request of children & grandchildren
HOLY NAME CHURCH REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP
The Holy Name Toronto Refugee Sponsorship Group (RSG) held our first meeting on Dec 13, 2015. Our second meeting was held January 3rd, 2016.
We are working with Office for Refugees (ORAT) which is coordinating “Project Hope”. This is an effort by the Archdiocese of Toronto to raise money and bring 100 families from Iraq and Syria to Greater Toronto as refugees. These newcomer families will become Permanent Residents of Canada.
We have filed our paperwork with Canadian Immigration. We do not have any firm timeline on when our family will arrive, but most likely within the next 9 months. Some groups are getting only 24 hours notice. It is a fast moving and fluid situation so we are preparing an arrival plan just in case they get here much sooner than we expect.
We have made contact with our family - they are now aware of us, and are relieved to hear there is a group helping to support them in Canada. We plan to try and have regular contact with the family over the coming months.
Our volunteers are now organized into smaller groups. Each group is responsible for an aspect of preparing for the family's arrival and helping them settle once they get here.
We have connected with the Arab Community Centre of Toronto and they have generously offered to help us with our sponsorship. A settlement counsellor with the Centre will work with us. He is from the same city as our family, and speaks their dialect so that is a bonus. Our group met with him on Sunday Jan. 3rd.
We need immediate help with the following things:
1) Vans or Larger SUVs. We are also trying to put together a list of people who have vans or larger SUVs who can help out in moving donations. If you are interested – see contact info below.
2) Short Term Accommodation. If our family arrives on very short notice we may have need of a short term room or suite for them to stay in until their actual apartment is set up. This will likely be for 1 to 4 weeks. A large guest room in your home or in-law basement suite might work. Please contact us and we can discuss. Our aim is to move the family to their own apartment as quickly as possible. We would also cover any food or reasonable short term expenses.
Thank you for your support and donations so far. Check on the progress our parish is making at www.holynametoronto.com/refugee
Contact us: Holy Name Parish Office: 416-466-8281
Direct Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARRIAGE SUNDAY 2016
In 2016, the Archdiocese of Toronto will celebrate Marriage Sunday at the parish level on the weekend of February 6/7. Cardinal Collins has also announced a special archdiocesan-wide gathering to honour married couples that will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Kim Parish in North York.
His Eminence extends an invitation to all married couples, in particular those who will celebrate their 25th, 40th or 50+ wedding anniversary anytime throughout 2016 to join him for Mass and a reception to honour their fidelity and faithfulness. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a local lay movement, is helping to co-ordinate the gathering.
Loved ones and family members of those honored are most welcome to attend. To ensure special reserved seating for honored couples, pre-registration is required. Visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to find more information about Marriage Sunday and our archdiocesan celebration. Questions can also be directed to Dane & Anne MacCarthy at: 416-964-8694.
HOLY NAME CATHOLIC SCHOOL
FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONS
Holy Name Catholic School Full-day Kindergarten Registrations have begun. Children born in 2012 are eligible to begin Junior Kindergarten beginning September 2016. Parents can complete their application via the Student Online Application Registration Website at http://soar.tcdsb.org. There will also be an Open House and Extended Registration night on January 21, 5:30-7:30 pm. If you need further information, please contact the school at 416-393-5215 and speak with the secretary.