Bulletin, Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Pastor’s Pen

 

The theme of the liturgy of today is the prophetic call from God given to each individual personally. God keeps on inviting us to prophetically confront suffering and division, to help the world to lead to new life.  Jeremiah in today’s first reading is directed to give a prophetic witness to God, whose saving justice and compassion yearn to steer a wayward, stressed-out people away from impending disaster. Warned about the obstacles he will face, Jeremiah is instructed by God to stand firm. Jesus as prophet in today’s Gospel challenges his own people to a new way of living, a new way of seeing things. However, the people while they are expecting the newness through the messiah reject the very means to reach the wholeness, freedom and peace they have been seeking. They stubbornly resist to the prophetic invitation of Jesus to accept the wider vision of loving and accepting the kingdom of God. Paul in the second reading reveals that the key to doing this is love itself. Without love whatever we do or say will never touch others or move their hearts. 

 Fr. Jinto

 

Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Myrna Anacta, Delores Gordon, Donna MacIntosh, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.

 

Mass Intentions & Daily Readings

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. February 2nd: The Presentation of the Lord

12:05 pm:  Michael, Ita & Baby O’Flin

Malachi 3.1-4, Ps. 24.7, 8, 9, 10, Luke 2.22-40

Wed. February 3rd: ferial

12:05 pm: Repose of the Soul of Mrs. Joan McNicol +

2 Samuel 24.2, 9-17, Ps 32.1-2, 5, 6, 7, Mark 6.1-6

Thurs. February 4th: ferial

12:05 pm:

1 Kings 2.1-4, 10-12, 1 Chronicles 29.10, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcd, Mark 6.7-13

Fri. February 5th: St. Agatha

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina Gonsalves +

Sirach 47.2-11, Ps. 18.30, 46+49, 50, Mark 6.14-29

Sat. February 6th: St. Paul Mike and Companions

 5:15 pm:  Leo Stang +

1 Kings 3.4-13, Ps. 119.9-1, 11-12, 13-14, Mark 6.30-34

 

Readings for Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 7th, 2016

1st Reading: Isaiah 6.1-2a, 3-8

Responsorial Psalm:  Ps 138.1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 7c-8

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15.1-11

Gospel: Luke 5.1-11

 

 Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word Schedule

For next weekend –

February 6th & 7th

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Cathy Quendack

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

Ministers of the Word

 5:15 pm – Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio

10:00 am –  Kaz Flinn, David Royle, Antonio Mongillo

 

Please note: Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word.  If you cannot be present, please get a replacement to cover your ministry.

 

236th Toronto Scout Group

This is a reminder that scouts accept new members year round.

Aged 5 to 10 meeting at Holy Name Church lower hall Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Aged 11 to 17 meeting at Holy Name School (Carlaw Ave.)  gym Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Ice Skates are Needed

The scouts are looking for good used skates for needy youth.  If your youth have outgrown their skates, please bring them to church and give them to Eddie Carswell, parish usher.

Thank you

Scouters 236th Toronto Scout Group

 

SEASON OF LENT

Lent is the yearly celebration by the Church of its corporate conversion in Jesus Christ.  During Lent, the liturgy prepares catechumens to celebrate the Paschal Mystery by the various stages of Christian initiation.  It also prepares the faithful for Easter as they recall their baptism and do penance in preparation for the greatest feast of the year.

            Lent has two major purposes:  It recalls or prepares for baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance.  Through forty days of closer attention to God’s word and of more fervent prayer, believers are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. 

 

Masses on Ash Wednesday, February 10th will be at 12:05 pm and 7 pm in the church.  Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT

BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.

February 12th

February 19th

February 26th

March 4th

March 11th

March 18th

 

FEBRUARY MEETINGS/EVENTS

Scouts for Girls & Boys - Every Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm(small hall, hall & various rooms)

R.C.I.A.-  Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm in St. Kateri Room

Choir -  Every Thursday at 7:00 pm in the church

AA - Every Thursday 6:30 pm in the hall

         Friday, February 5th

8 am – 8 pm St. Patrick’s High School (hall)

7:15 pm – Finance Council Meeting  (St. Kateri Room)

          Tuesday, February 9th

7 pm Liturgy Meeting (St. Kateri Room)

          Ash Wednesday, February 10th

12:05 pm and 7 pm Masses (church)

          Friday, February 12th

7 pm Stations of the Cross (church)

Saturday, February 13th

10:00 am Baptism Preparation (St. Kateri Room)

Sunday, February 14th

11 am – 12:30 pm 1st Eucharist class (St. Kateri Room)

Sunday, February 21st

11 am – 12:30 pm 1st Session for Confirmation (meet in church hall downstairs)

           2 pm – Baptisms (church)

            Tuesday, February 23rd

7:15 pm Pastoral Council Meeting (St. Kateri Room)

Sunday, February 28th

11 am – 12:30 pm 1st Eucharist class (St.Kateri Room)

11 am – Development & Peace Coffee Sunday (hall)