The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Youth Ministry Youth Group Jacob [email protected] Young Adults for Christ Andy Rodrigues [email protected] Mass Intentions for Jan. 31 – Feb. 7, 2015 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Parish Groups Parish Council Mike Carolan…………………………..416-282-4750 Finance Council Alan King………………………………416-439-1545 Screening Committee Claudine Goller……………………….416-289-0307 St. Vincent de Paul Society Martel Gordon-Tennant……………...416-439-7827 11:30 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Monday 7:30 a.m. Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Professing the Name of the Lord In today’s Gospel we contemplate Jesus as He goes with His disciples to the synagogue in Capernaum. There He meets a man who is possessed by an unclean spirit. At the words of Jesus, the unclean spirit cries out saying: “I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” The devil himself recognizes Jesus as the Son of God, the Anointed. However, Jesus commands him to be silent and leave the man. Why does Jesus silence him? Would it not be a good opportunity to announce to everyone that He is the Messiah? People would have faith in Him even His enemies. Jesus does not identify Himself in today’s Gospel for a simple reason: the words are coming from someone who does not love Him. The true profession of faith is about professing with our mouths what is inside our hearts. It’s not just a matter of knowing, it’s a matter of love. Every Sunday we are invited to renew our Catholic faith by praying the Apostles’ Creed. This faith is such a treasure that the Church has kept and preserved it from the first days of her existence. We have inherited it from the Apostles and since then it has been an instrument of conversion for people who have even given up their lives for such a faith. Today we are invited to profess the name of the Lord with confidence. He wants us to trust and allow Him to change our lives. For this to happen, our faith needs to be more than a statement. It has to be a profession made with love! Let’s love Him above all and profess His name with our mouths and hearts. Fr. Will SCJ 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Thursday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. +Zenaida Dayan, requested by the Descallar family +Eileen Drapeau, requested by the family +Ludger Gomes, requested by the family Intentions of the parish community +Emidio Donatelli, requested by the Struna family Intentions of Arokiam Arulandu +Souls in purgatory, requested by M. O’Donnell +Deceased members of the Carrillo Cortes family Intentions of all priests and seminarians +Angie Caligner, requested by the family Intentions of Dan O’Donnell & family +Maruja de Leon, requested by the family +Morgan Valentine, requested by R. Ferrer +Annie Cherian, requested by the family In thanksgiving, Purification Mendoza +Rosita Marcelo, requested by the Calderon family +Victor Stanislaus, requested by the family +Eileen Drapeau, requested by the family Praying for the Sick We are praying for the sick of our parish: Kris Patterson, Joan Jackson, Marcella & George Shapardanis, John Johnston, Yolande Awad, Helena James, Rosina Hassanali, Elsie Miller, Arlene Spencer and Sammy Arjoon. May they be supported by our prayers and pastoral ministry by the grace of God. February 1, 2015 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Parents of students celebrating Confirmation this year: The Confirmation Retreat Day is Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the parish hall. It will be conducted by Christine and Michael Way Skinner, well-known catechists in our Archdiocese. Students will need to bring a lunch. Saturday, February 14, 2015 Sunday Offertory Envelopes Please make sure that you write your name and address on your Sunday Offertory envelopes so that we may credit you properly for income tax purposes. If you have any questions, please call Josie or Suzy at the parish office (416-4391545). We would be happy to help you. Volunteers Needed Seven Oaks Nursing Home (9 Neilson Rd.) is in need of more volunteers to help with their programs. This includes visiting with the residents, helping with social activities, working in the gift shop and other activities. Please call the parish office (416-439-1545) for more information. Calling all Hockey Fans! There will be a match between the Peterborough Catholic Youth Group and the St. Augustine’s Seminarians on Sat., Feb. 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Don Montgomery Arena (2467 Eglinton Ave. E. at Midland Ave.). All donations are most welcome for the Sisters of Life. Knights of Columbus Members The coordinator for our Knights of Columbus would like to confirm the contact details of all their members. Please send your information to Julius Arulnathan at [email protected] Rosary Makers Our second Annual Parish Valentine’s Dinner Dance will be held on Sat., Feb. 14th after the evening Mass in our parish hall. Door prizes, buffet dinner, live entertainment and complimentary champagne!! Tickets are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children over 12 years of age if purchased before the dinner / dance (after one of the Masses). Tickets at the door on February 14th will be $35.00 per adult. Wednesday Evening Lenten Series Each year, we are invited to return to the path of Lent, which leads to a profound experience of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. To help us discover the direction of this Lenten journey, we will renew our appreciation of the great gift that has been given to us through our own initiation into Christ’s death and resurrection. The Gospel readings of the Transfiguration, the Women at the Well, the Man Born Blind, and the Raising of Lazarus will be our guides. Lent has a direction. Where will it lead you this year? Gregory Beath, from the Office of Formation for Discipleship, will facilitate this Lenten reflection. It consists of four, Wednesday evening gatherings (Feb. 25th, March 4th, 11th and 18th) from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. To register, please contact Josie at the parish office (416-439-1545). Baptisms We welcome into God’s family the following children who have been baptized during the month of January in our parish: Tom Kiriakou III, Olivia Ancheta Pascual, Sydney Ancheta Pascual, Brooklyn Ancheta Pascual, Kassidy Alyssa Sharp, Janelle Gard and Aryanna Gunaratnam. May God bless them all the days of their lives! Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. First Friday Adoration There will be a session of the Rosary Makers on Sun., Feb. 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Everyone is most welcome! Friday, February 6, 2015 There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament day on Fri., Feb. 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. All are most welcome!
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