I am happy to connect with you again and to give you the latest news and updates on our parish. This Sunday we celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ, commonly referred to as Corpus Christi. The Last Supper, which is the origin of the eucharistic liturgy, celebrates the nourishing love of God for us, the true source of our life, but also a bond of love we are to share with each other as children of God. May we deepen our longing for that food that gives us life and brings us into communion with God and one another.
A reminder that Sunday Mass is available on our Holy Name YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6pzDLp4ffa_898kXrBPxA
Be assured that you remain in my prayers each day.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jinto Mathew CSC
- We have all heard the deeply sad, troubling and devastating news that has come out of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation with the discovery of 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in unmarked graves. As we honour their lives, I stand in solidarity and prayer with all those suffering at this moment. Please follow the link below to read the statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto re Discovery of Children’s Remains at former Kamloops Residential School.
- Sacred Heart of Jesus – Resources for Parish, School & Home - Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto are encouraged to read Cardinal Collins’ latest Pastoral Letter, “Heart Speaks to Heart”, a deep reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Visit archtoronto.org/sacredheart to read the letter and to access numerous resources that can be used in the home, school or parish setting. The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is observed in 2021 on Friday, June 11 and you are encouraged to offer a special focus on the Sacred Heart in the month of June. The theme of the Sacred Heart, however, is pertinent throughout the year and the resources, prayers and reflections are helpful tools to utilize year-round.
- The Holy Name Climate Action Group, inspired by David Suzuki and his mission to save our pollinators and our food supply, have planted a garden on the east side of the church with this mission in mind. There is always something special about caring for nature and watching it flourish.
And hopefully next year we will be feeding wee Monarch caterpillars with the milkweed that's been planted there. Watering the garden and some light weeding should keep it in good shape. We were also hoping to provide a community garden that our parishioners could tend together. So, if you would be interested in joining a fellow parishioner (i.e. once a week) throughout July and August (or whatever time you could afford) to care for this garden, please let Lisanne O’Leary know. Her email is email@example.com. or you can leave a phone message at 416 788 6558. Lisanne will be happy to meet with you, show you where the hose and sprinkler are kept, and give you the combo for the garden gate.
- The Newman Centre is excited to invite you to a summer retreat with world-renowned spiritual director, Fr. Jacques Philippe. He will present an inspiring retreat on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Fr. Philippe’s writings on prayer, interior freedom and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. This will be a live webinar. All are welcome. (Free will offering) REGISTER: https://summer2021retreat.eventbrite.ca
- Holy Name Church will be open between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. There will be a Holy Communion and Prayer Service every 30 minutes during that time: 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. You can register by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the parish office at 416-466-8281 and leaving a message.