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Dear Parishioners,

I hope and pray that you and your loved ones are all well and safe! As we continue our Lenten journey, we are reminded of the extent of the Lord’s love and generosity – if we but listen to his voice and place our trust in him. This week we pray for the grace to trust and to listen ever more closely to the voice of the Lord, so that we too might walk in his presence.

To mark the World Day of prayer, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday March 5th between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon during the prayer time.

To watch the Mass online from Holy Name Parish, please visit and subscribe to the Holy Name YouTube channel:


Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021. Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021

Do not hesitate to contact the parish office by phone or email and we will get back to you in a timely manner. Be assured that you remain in my prayers each day.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Jinto Mathew CSC



Tax receipts for contributions to the Parish during 2020 were mailed out. You can expect to receive your tax receipts over the course of the next several days. For contributions made in 2020 to the Archdiocese for ShareLife or Donate Now via credit card or to the Family of Faith Campaign, your tax receipt will come directly from the Archdiocese. Once again thank you very much for your contributions. We appreciate your generosity in supporting your spiritual home.


Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you.

New Interpretations of the Holy Week Stories [Webinar Series]

This webinar series will examine the Holy Week texts in light of recent theological trends and issues. Topics such as How to Read the Bible, difficult passages, violence and the meaning of the resurrection will be explored.

Fr. Scott Lewis, SJ, teaches New Testament at Regis College, Toronto.

Tuesday nights, 7:00 p.m. EST (1 hr. + Q&A)

·        Feb. 23, 2021 – How Not to Read the Bible

·        Please visit the YouTube page below for the recording of the session 'How Not to Read the Bible'


·        Mar 2, 2021 – Did Jesus Come to Die on the Cross?

·        Mar 9, 2021 – The Resurrection: Belief vs Experience


The sessions will be free of charge, in French or English, with live translation.



World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together yearly on the first Friday of March to observe a common day of prayer. Please visit:

Sundays in Lent - Holy Communion and Prayer Service

The church will be open on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a Holy Communion Service every 30 minutes during this time.

Registration is required for the safety of everyone.  You will need to register every week for the upcoming Sunday's Holy Communion Service.  You can register by e-mail at by Tuesday afternoon, or by calling the parish office at 416-466-8281 on Mondays and Tuesdays between, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Unfortunately, because of limited office hours due to COVID we have to have this strict window of time for you to call the office.

In accordance with provincial regulations and the directives from Cardinal Collins, no more than ten (10) people (including the priest) can be in the church at any one time.  Masks must be worn and social distancing observed inside the church and when entering and leaving the church.

Entrance to the church will be via the elevator door (Gough Avenue) and you will be checked in as you enter.


Fridays in Lent - Prayer Time

The church will be open for prayer from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. No registration is required.


In accordance with provincial regulations and the directives from Cardinal Collins, no more than ten (10) people (including the priest) can be in the church at any one time.  Masks must be worn and social distancing observed inside the church and when entering and leaving the church.


Confession/Sacrament of Reconciliation. Fr. Jinto will be available for Confession/Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please call the office at 416-466-8281.



So many of our parishioners gave generously to the ShareLife Campaign in 2020, despite COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of masses for much of the year. The difference you've made through your gift is detailed in ShareLife's 2020 Impact Report. From mental health services, to support for seniors, to assistance for young mothers: the report includes inspiring stories of real people you've helped during the pandemic. The 2020 edition adopts a new interactive format, providing a fresh, engaging way to learn about the work of ShareLife and Catholic Charities agencies. To view the interactive report online, visit To request a printed copy, please email Thank you for living the Gospel!

Financial Needs of the parish

Please, if your situation allows it, remember the financial needs of our parish during this difficult and challenging time.

Contributions can be mailed to the parish, dropped through the mail slot at the Parish Office/Rectory 71 Gough Avenue, or made online through "Donate Now" at the website of the Archdiocese of Toronto—  If you donate through the Archdiocesan website, please be sure to select your parish for the donation—Holy Name.  Thank you for your generous support.


Virtual Ordinandi Dinner – Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Serra Foundation of Canada and the six Serra clubs in the Archdiocese of Toronto, we will be holding a virtual Ordinandi Dinner on Tuesday, March 2 starting at 7 p.m. on the archdiocese's YouTube channel. We encourage all parishes to promote this event as we gather together virtually to celebrate our new priestly vocations and our seminaries. We hope you will join us as we meet and honour our ordinandi from St. Augustine's Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Seminary who, with God's grace, will be ordained to the priesthood in 2021. Share this unique opportunity to meet these fine men and to hear about their unique faith journeys that led them to this most noble commitment. There is no cost to view this event. If you would like to make a donation to help cover the costs of this event or to support our two seminaries, the Office of Vocations and Serra House or to obtain further information about this event, please visit:


In response to families' requests for online resources, and activities to promote connection with the Parish, we are excited to introduce the Children's Liturgy Program for 2021 to the Holy Name Parish community.




Every week, starting with the First Sunday of Lent, February 21st, 2021, the following resources will be made available on the Parish website:

·  The relevant Gospel reading;

·  Related activities; and

·  Background discussion points.




Every two to three weeks, families can participate in activities related to the liturgical season, starting with Lent:

·  Instructions will be made available on the Parish website; and

·  Results will be collected and displayed by the Parish as a communal result.

The first family activity will keep with the pre-pandemic Lenten tradition of planting bean seeds.  The growing beans are a sign of new life that we look forward to with Easter and particularly the renewed life we look forward to at the end of this pandemic.  


Subscribe to email notifications with direct links to the resources on the parish website, here: SUBSCRIBE




Fr. Jinto

Holy Name Pastoral Council

Holy Name Children's Liturgy Program



Lenten Resources

(Until we can come together again!)



Stations of the Cross


At this time, we are unable to hold the Stations of the Cross in the Church due to provincial restrictions. 


Until we are able to gather again, you are welcome to pick up the Stations of Cross Booklets for your private devotion at home.  These will be available in the Church by February 17 (Ash Wednesday).


You will also find many good Stations of the Cross videos on YouTube that you may wish to use, e.g. 


Scriptural Stations of the Cross – (English | Español)

Stations of the Cross by St. Francis of Assisi - 35 min


Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron - 54 min


Children's Stations of the Cross - 10 min, pictographs

Stations of the Cross for Children - 30 min, a children's procession, good reflection for kids


A puppet version of the Stations of the Cross. The puppet show is created by Jesuit Brother Edward Sheehy. Video Duration: 9 min


For Youth - Stations of the Cross by Bustedhalo - 30+ min, challenging reflections for this age group. The link provides a link to download.



Other Resources for lent

Journey through Lent - Video series for Lent 2021

Lent in 3 Minutes -




Saturday, March 6, 2021,  10 am – noon   on Zoom


The Climate Action and Spirituality Group of Holy Name Parish wishes to offer you  a morning of prayer, input, reflection and sharing, looking at how trees  can teach us about the depths of Gospel Love, how it is nourished and how we can live it – especially in these extraordinary times we are in. 

To register, please email  Valerie Kenny  at


Closer to the date, all those who have registered will be sent an invitation and link to Zoom.