Bulletin-Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Season Schedule


Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24 - 8 pm Family Mass (Choir) *

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

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25th - 10 am 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 - 10:00 am Mass (choir)

12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)


Feast of the Epiphany

Sunday, January 5th - 10 am Mass

12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)

*carols begin 1/2 hour before Mass


Please keep and post on your refrigerator at home for future reference.


Mass Intentions

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. December 17th: ferial

12:05 pm:

Genesis  49.2, 8-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 3-4, 7-8, 17, Matthew 1.1-17

Wed. December 18th: ferial

12:05 pm: Constancio Gonsalves +

Jeremiah 23.5-8, Psalm 72.1-2, 12-13, 18-19, Matthew 1.18-24

Thurs. December 19th: ferial

12:05 pm: Francisco Jorge +

Judges 13.2-7, 24-25a, Ps. 71.3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17, Luke 1.5-25

Fri. December 20th: ferial

Please note:  No 12:05 pm Mass today - due to priest meeting

Isaiah 7.10-14; 8.10d, Ps. 24.1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6, Luke 1.26-38

Sat. December 21st: ferial

 5:15 pm:  All Deceased Members of the Hansen Family

Zephaniah 3.14-18a,Ps. 33.2-3, 11-12, 20-21, Luke 1.39-45


Readings for Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 22nd

1st Reading:  Isaiah 7.10-14

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 24.1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

2nd Reading: Romans 1.1-7

Gospel: Matthew 1.18-24


Minister of the Word and Eucharistic Minister Schedule

For next weekend –   December 21st & 22nd


  5:15 pm –  Sheila Spencer, Joyce Whelton

10:00 am –  Laurence Mussio, Flavia Mussio, Kaz Flinn


Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm –  Manuel Mairena, Sheila Spencer

10:00 am – Gilda Benincasa, Ann Gilbride, Steven Hozjan, Myrna Anacta


Christmas - A Time for Giving

Giving Tree

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.


Development & Peace

Development & Peace will be selling fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate in the Parish Hall next weekend.  We will also be selling high quality olive oil and soap from the Zatoun, a fair-trade producer in Palestine.  Foreign sales of these products are vital to the Palestinian economy given the constraints imposed by the political situation.  For more information about Zatoun, please visit zatoun.com.  We now accept PayPal and credit card payments.


Altar Decorators Needed

for Sunday, December 22nd at 1:30 pm and Monday, December 23rd at 10:30 am

Please come and help decorate the sanctuary of the Church for the Christmas celebrations.  “Many hands make light work!”  There is work for all: men, women and children.

Thank you, Sacristans


Church Bulletin Advertising


Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in February 2014 & supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.  Thank you.



Renovations Campaign Update


The estimated cost of our renovations (elevator, washrooms, kitchen) is $700,000. 

We have collected so far $177,446.00 in pledges for our Renovations Campaign.  Please remember to give in your pledge so we can reach out $700,000.00 goal.  Pledges can be made by direct deposit, post-dated cheques, Canada Helps website and Archdiocese of Toronto website.  We are now at $388,194.17.  Thank you to all who have donated.


Welcome to Our Parish Family


December 15th, 2013


Peter Edward Isaac

son of Christian & Geneviève


Arianna Rose Mainardi

daughter of Michel & Anna


James Patrick Parlee

son of Forrest & Laura