WELCOME TO ST. DAVID’S PARISH st February 1 , 2015 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – B Reflection Today’s Gospel demonstrates the power and authority of Jesus as he expels an unclean spirit from a man and heals him. People look at him with admiration for he spoke with authority and power. Hidden in the Gospel story is the unspoken question: Will we listen to him? Will we choose to be part of his world, the Kingdom of God which Jesus is bringing into our midst? Blessing of Throats rd On Tuesday, February 3 , the Feast of St. Blaise, we will have the traditional blessing of throats at the morning Mass. First Friday & First Saturday th This Friday, Feb. 6 , there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, ending with Benediction. Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 am. and 7:30 pm. (Confessions th will be heard at 8:00 am). On Saturday, Feb. 7 at 8:00 am, there will be a Holy Hour of Adoration with Meditated Rosary. ****First Communion Enrollment Ceremony**** The enrollment ceremony for First Communion will be held at all the Sunday Masses on the weekends of February 7/8 & 14/15. (It should be understood that anyone who has not registered at this point will be preparing for First Confession and Communion next year.) Confirmation Sponsors’ Names Needed Attention all Confirmation candidates!!! Please call or email the church to submit the name of your sponsor and the parish he/she attends. Be sure to spell it out!!! Also, be sure to include your name and school you attend. You can send it to [email protected] Thank you!!! Mark Your Calendars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You won’t want to miss this one...... St. David’s Third Annual Dinner Dance in support of our twin parish in Tarapur, India at the Terrace Banquet st Hall on Saturday, February 21 . The evening begins with a full antipasto buffet and open bar at 6:30 pm, followed by a lavish dinner which will include pasta, veal chop (vegetarian option available) with vegetables and potatoes, salad, dessert and coffee/tea. There will also be performances, music and dancing, and raffle. Tickets are $85 for adults and grown children ($50 for children 12 and under). You may purchase your tickets after the weekend Masses, at the office during the week, or by calling Dominick at 416-717-7446. We encourage you to arrange tables of 10 if possible. Mass for the Sick th On Saturday, February 7 at 9:00 am there will be a Healing Mass with sacramental anointing. There will be several priests present to administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to our suffering brothers and sisters. After the Mass, we will gather for a coffee hour in the parish hall. As always, please bring some sweets to share. World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life Pope Francis, declared 2015 will be dedicated to consecrated life. Therefore, on Sunday February st 1 , the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests. There will be a special Mass this Sunday, st February 1 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto, in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious. Ash Wednesday th Wednesday, February 18 , Ash Wednesday, is a universal day of fast and abstinence. There will be several Masses offered, all with distribution of ashes: at 7:30 am; at 9:30 am for St. David’s School; at 12:00 noon; and at 7:30 pm. Most of these services will be celebrated bilingually. 2015 Offering Envelopes Boxes of envelopes are ready to be picked up in the church hall after all the Masses this weekend. Envelopes are in numerical order. Please put your name and address on the first 4 envelopes that you use in order that we may verify and adjust our records. Please do not use envelopes from another year!!! Thank you for your cooperation. Good Shepherd Casserole Program Please keep those casseroles coming!!! The hungry and homeless of the city need and appreciate your help. You can pick up more pans at the parish office during the week. Thanks to everyone for helping!!! Hollywood Gala to Cure Cancer Support Vaughan in Motion’s annual fundraiser by purchasing tickets to this great event, to be held th on Sat. Feb. 7 , 2015 at the Terrace Banquet Ctr. Proceeds will go to Mackenzie Health Foundation for the purchase of cancer care equipment. “Dedicated to cancer care in our community.” BENVENUTI A ST. DAVID’S Ordinario: Quarta Domenica – B – Gesù si esprime come uno che sa di che cosa parla e non si limita a ripetere quello che gli è stato insegnato. È per liberarci dalle idee preconcette e dalle risposte prefabbricate che egli viene, ancora oggi, a parlarci con autorità. Benedizione della Gola Martedì, 3 febbraio, festa di San Biaggio, faremo la benedizione della gola durante la Messa del mattino, alle 7:30 am. Siete tutti invitati di partecipare. Primo Venerdì e Primo Sabato Questo venerdì, 6 febbraio, ci sarà l’esposizione del Santissimo Sacramento in chiesa dalle 8:00 am alle 7:00 pm. Questo sabato, 7 febbraio alle 8:00 am., ci sarà un ora santa di adorazione con rosario meditato. Venite tutti a pregare. Santa Messa con Unzione Sacramentale Sabato, 7 febbraio, alle 9:00 am, una Messa speciale sarà celebrata nella nostra chiesa con l’Unzione degli infermi. Saranno presenti diversi sacerdoti per amministrare il sacramento. Dopo la Messa ci sarà un’ora di caffé nella sala parrocchiale. Siete pregati di portare qualche dolci. Grazie. Mercoledì delle Ceneri Iniziamo la Quaresima mercoledì, 18 febbraio, con l’imposizione delle ceneri a tutte le Messe in questo giorno universale di digiuno e astinenza. Ci saranno quattro Messe in chiesa: alle 7:30 am; alle 9:30 am per St. David School; a mezzogiorno; e alle 7:30 pm. Riservate Questa Data!!!!!!!!!! Non mancate.............. la Cena con Ballo di St. David’s, sabato, 21 febbraio, alla Terrace Banquet Hall, iniziando alle 6:30 con buffet di antipasto e bar aperto, La cena consiste di pasta/risotto, veal chop con contorni, insalata mista, dolci e caffè. Sarà una bellissima serata con musica e danza. I biglietti sono di $85 per adulti e $50 per bambini (meno di 12 anni). Cercate di oraganizzarvi con tavoli di 10 personne. I biglietti saranno in vendita dopo le Messe domenicali, e all’ufficio durante la settimana, oppure chiamate Domenick al 416-717-7446. Venite tutti!!!!!!! Buste di Offerte – 2015 Le nuove scatole di buste saranno disponibile nella sala parrocchiale oggi dopo le Messe. Siete pregati di ricordare il vostro numero!!! ************************************************** st Baptisms- February 1 , 2015 Francesco Fera Dos Santos Ariana Flamminio Adriano Flamminio Saturday – Sabato Jan. 31 5:30 p.m. †Anna & Domenico Carello Sunday– Domenica Feb. 1 7:30 a.m. Pro Populo 9:00 a.m. †Santino Taraborelli 10:30 p.m †Pasquale Pelullo & Family Members †Capano Family Members †Franco Aquino †Frank D’Andrea †Jamie & Francelina Da Silva †Jamie Romero †Luigi Di Pucchio 12:00 p.m. †Pasquale & Albina Liscio 50th Wedd. Anniv. of Vito & Angela Trentadue 1:00 p.m. Baptisms 5:30 p.m. †Niko Di Iorio Monday – Lunedì Feb. 2 CANDLEMAS 7:30 a.m. Pro Populo 7:30 p.m. Mem. Mass: †Silvia Filice (1 Yr) Tuesday – Martedì Feb. 3 St. Blaise 7:30 a.m. †Gianni Di Battista Blessing of the Throats 6:30 p.m. Mem. Mass: †Angelina Simone (Died in Italy) 7:30 p.m. Mem. Mass: †Mario Martellini (Died in Italy) Wednesday – Mercoledì Feb. 4 7:30 a.m. Bilingual Mass 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 7:30 p.m. Intentions of the Prayer Group Thursday - Giovedì Feb. 5 7:30 a.m. †Concetta & Vince Rossi 7:30 p.m. Mem. Mass: †Alberto De Ciccio (Died in Montreal) First Friday – Primo Venerdì Feb. 6 7:30 a.m. Per Le Lampade Viventi 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 7:30 p.m. †Mario Sorrentino (1 Yr) First Saturday – Primo Sabato Feb. 7 8:00 a.m. Meditated Rosary 9:00 a.m. Mass for the Sick 5:30 p.m. †Peter Ceolin HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!! BONNE SEMAINE!!!!!
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