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
On Tuesday, February 3rd, the Feast of St. Blaise, we will have the traditional blessing of throats at the morning Mass.
First Friday & First Saturday
This Friday, Feb. 6th, 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 will be heard at 8:00 am). On Saturday, Feb. 7th 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
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 Hall on Saturday, February 21st. 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
On Saturday, February 7th 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 1st, 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, February 1st at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto, in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious.
Wednesday, February 18th, 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 on Sat. Feb. 7th, 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.”