Bulletin, Sunday, February 14, 2016

PASTOR’S PEN

The wilderness, or desert, is used repeatedly throughout the Bible as a place of special encounter with God and preparation for a new direction or a new ministry.  Jesus is led by the Spirit to go out into the wilderness for a period of fasting, prayer and preparation before entering into his public ministry. The episode of the temptations is a clear indicator of the humanity of Jesus – he experienced doubt, uncertainty and fear just as we do.  Jesus is tempted to use his power to make his task easier or to display his authority to others. Had he chosen to do this, surely it would have been easier to get people’s attention – and that was the temptation: to take the easier path or stick to the more subtle, more personal, more difficult path. Christian life does not remove the desert struggles from our lives. We shouldn’t try to pretend there is no difficulty in being joyful. Even Jesus, filled with the Spirit, finds Satan in the wilderness.

On Valentine’s Day, the world proclaims the romance, ease and hope of falling in love. Celebrate it well, by being especially kind, generous and hopeful with those you love. And do not forget to celebrate it well when it is dreary, boring or difficult. Love needs to be remembered and celebrated in order to be lived. 

 Fr. Jinto csc

 

MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS

 

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. February 16th: ferial

12:05 pm:  For Healing of Paul Ryan (Living)

Isaiah 55.10-11, Ps. 34.3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 17-18, Matthew 6.7-15

Wed. February 17th: ferial

12:05 pm: Molk Family +

Jonah 3.1-10, Ps. 51.1-2, 10-11, 16-17, Luke 11.29-32

Thurs. February 18th: ferial

12:05 pm: Ignac Hozjan +

Esther 14.1, 3-5, 12-14, Ps. 138.1-2a, 2bc-3, 7c-8, Matthew 7.7-12

Fri. February 19th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Adolf Winkler +

Ezekiel 18.21-28, Ps. 130.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 5.20-26

Sat. February 20th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +

Deuteronomy 26.16-19, Ps. 119.1-2, 4-5, 7-8, Matthew 5.43-48

 

Readings for

Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday, February 21st

 

1st Reading: Genesis 15.5-12, 17-18

Responsorial Psalm:  Ps. 27.1, 7-8, 9, 13-14

Second Reading: Philippians 3.17-4.1

Gospel: Luke 9.28b-36

 

Eucharistic Minister & Minister of the Word Schedule

For next weekend –

February 20th & 21st

 

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm – Kathleen Wilkinson, Joy Akien-Prohaska

10:00 am – Dena Hamid, Joan Melanson, Rosa Venalainen, Cindy Shcherben, Wyley         Powell

Ministers of the Word

 5:15 pm – Naomi Bachan, Sheila Spencer

10:00 am – Flavia Mussio, Laurence Mussio, Paul Connelly

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

 

Please pray for all who are ill, especially

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

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT

BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.

February 19th - Eucharistic Ministers

February 26th - Choir

March 4th - Lector's

March 11th - R.C.I.A.

March 18th - African Catholic Community

 

Sunday Envelopes for 2016 . . .

Sunday Envelopes for 2016, please call the office 416-466-8281 or email holyname@rogers.com and we will gladly put out your envelopes for the weekend that you are coming to church.  Any envelopes not picked up by the end of March will be cancelled and given to new parishioners.

 

CONFIRMATION SESSION

Please note:Sunday, February 21st 11:15 am – 12:30 pm 1st Session for Confirmation (meet in church hall downstairs)

 

2016 MISSALS

2016 Missals are available to be purchased at all the Masses.  The cost is $5.00.

 

Update on Refugee Sponsorship

 

We continue to prepare for the arrival of our family - mom, dad, and infant daughter.  

We still do not know when they will arrive.  Their application is still being processed.  The next big step will be their interview with Canadian Embassy officials in Amman Jordan.  Once that happens, things should start moving more quickly.

Not knowing when they will arrive means finding them a place to live is a challenge.

We have a three phase housing plan.

The first phase is when they arrive. 

One of our volunteers has generously offered to put the family up for the first few days after they arrive.

The second phase will be temporary housing for 6-8 weeks while we identify an apartment and sign a one year lease. 

We need your help with this second phase.

If you know someone who has an in-law suite, basement apartment, or has room in their home, and is willing to make it available to our family for 6-8 weeks, please get in touch.  We are prepared to pay rent for this temporary, transitional accommodation.

Thanks for your ongoing interest and support.

 

Please make a note:

Archdiocesan Day

of Confession

Wed. March 9th

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  individual confession

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week

In Memory of Adolf Winkler

at the request of his wife Stephanie

 

HOLY NAME CATHOLIC SCHOOL

FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

Holy Name Catholic School is accepting Full-day Kindergarten Registrations. 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.  If you need further information, please contact the school at 416-393-5215 and speak with the secretary.