Bulletin-Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Season Schedule

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24th - 8:00 p.m.  Family Mass (Choir)*

Tuesday, December 24th - Midnight Mass*  (African Catholic Community choir - all are welcome)

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25th - 10 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass (Cantor)

New Year's Eve: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 - 5:15 pm Mass (Cantor)


New Year's Day: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 - 10 a.m. Mass (choir)

12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)

Feast of the Epiphany

Sunday, January 5th - 10 a.m. Mass

12 noon (African Catholic Community)

*carols begin 1/2 hour before Mass


Moving Forward Together - Special Collection Next Sunday


Next Sunday, there will be a special collection in all parishes across the Diocese in support of Aboriginal people in Canada.  The Moving Forward Together Campaign collection will fund local and national healing and education programs to help build a brighter future with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters.  As a community in Christ, we must avoid the temptation of seeing the difficulties facing many Aboriginal people as a challenge solely for Aboriginal people to work out.  If we are to truly live Jesus' fundamental command to "love one another" (John 15:12), it becomes a challenge for all of us to embrace.  Special Moving Forward Together Campaign envelopes are available.  You can also give online at: movingforwardtogether.ca.


Mass Intentions


Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. December 3rd: St. Francis Xavier

12:05 pm: Leolin Brideau +

Isaiah 11.1-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17, Luke 10.21-24

Wed. December 4th: ferial

12:05 pm:

Isaiah 25.6-10a, Ps. 23.1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6, Matthew 15.29-37

Thurs. December 5th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Seang (Betty) Lee +

Isaiah 26.1-6, Ps. 118.1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a, Matthew 7.21, 24-27

Fri. December 6th: ferial

12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cesarina Gonsalves +

Isaiah 29.17-24, Ps. 27.1, 4, 13-14, Matthew 9.27-31

Sat. December 7th: St. Ambrose

 5:15 pm:  Manuel DeLima +

Isaiah 30.19-21, 23-26, Ps. 147.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 9.35-10.1, 5a, 6-8++


Readings for Second Sunday of Advent - December 8th, 2013

1st Reading:  Isaiah 11.1-10

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 72.1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17

2nd Reading: Romans 15.4-9

Gospel: Matthew 3.1-12




Scouts for Girls & Boys

Every Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (small hall, hall & various rooms)


            Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the church


          Every Wednesday 7:00 pm in the St. Marg Room


            Every Thursday  6:30 pm in the hall

Baptism Preparation

Sat. December 7th – 10 am (St. Marg. Room)

Confirmation Enrollment Ceremony

Sun. December 8th at 10 am Mass

Day of Confession

Wed. December 11th –  11 am – 12 noon

3 pm – 5 pm and 7 pm until 9 pm (church)

School Mass

Fri. December 13th – 9:00 a.m.

African Community Concert

Sat. December 14th – 7:00 p.m. (church)


Sun. December 15th – 2:00 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul

Fri. December 20th – 9 am – 9 pm (hall)

St. Vincent de Paul

Sat. December 21st – 11 am - 4 pm (hall)

Development & Peace Coffee Sunday

Sun. December 22nd after 10 am Mass (hall)




Each year The Society of St Vincent De Paul, Holy Name asks you to support our Giving Tree. This is about taking a dove and buying a toy or gift for needy children in our community.

This year, along with the doves, we are offering you the opportunity to give a gift donation in the name of your friends, family and colleagues. This is a gift that 100% supports the less fortunate of our community and helps St Vincent de Paul continue our work of helping those in need. Please consider taking a gift card package from the Giving Tree and give a gift that gives back.

 We are also looking for parishioners to sponsor families at Christmas time. Let’s share our abundance with the less fortunate in our parish community. Please phone Holy Name St. Vincent de Paul at 416-469-0842 and leave a message. 

 Thank you.


Bake Sale & Penny Sale

Many thanks to all our “Great Bakers” who contributed to the success of the sale.  Proceeds from the sale was $537.00.

Penny Sale was also a great success with a total of $331.00 raised.  The numbers listed below are for prizes that need to be picked up after Sunday Mass or phone the parish office.  Thank you for participating.  A Special Thanks to all who helped out.




1.        Pair Men’s (brogues) shoes size 9D         Ticket#1355609

2.        Oscar de La Renta Body Lotion/Cologne  Ticket#1351954

3.        Little Angels Bell                                        Ticket#1355589

4.        Necklace – wood                                       Ticket#1355518

5.        Mouse – computer                                     Ticket#1351995

6.        Universal adaptor                                       Ticket#1351984

7.        St. Patrick’s outfit                                        Ticket#1355695

8.        Plug adapters & voltage converter           Ticket#1355528

9.        2 coffee mugs                                             Ticket #1355518

10.     Light – push on/off                                       Ticket#1355655

11.     Picture – framed flowers                              Ticket#1351984

12.     Window mosaic                                            Ticket#1351943

13.     Pencils – 12 – 2 sets & 2 journals                Ticket#1351948

14.     Christmas dish                                              Ticket#1351944

15.     Tea pot                                                           Ticket#1355518

16.     Good News for Bad Days                              Ticket#1351987

17.     Winston Churchill                                           Ticket#1355586

18.     Statue – Holy Family                                      Ticket#1351949

19.     Cable ties                                                       Ticket #1351986

20.     Mouse & Pad                                                  Ticket#1355522

21.     Flashlight                                                        Ticket#1351975

22.     Silver Crucifix                                                 Ticket#1355541


Day of Confession in every parish of the Archdiocese takes place on  Wednesday, December 11th.  On that day a priest will be available in the church for individual confessions.  Times are from 11 am – 12 noon; 3 pm – 5 pm and 7 pm until 9 pm.  Guides as to “how to go to confession” are available at the bookstand at the back of the church.