Second Sunday o Easter: April 23, 2017

sharelifesmallLiving the Gospel by helping the vulnerable in our society…

Tim and Donna met 25 years ago and have made the Friday and Saturday social nights at Our Place a regular part of their lives. Their intellectual capacity is somewhat limited but they do maintain their own independent apartments. While Tim is currently caring for his aging mother following her recent surgery, Donna is able to support Tim by cooking meals and offering caring attention. As Tim overcomes some social shyness in his own life, he also takes cares of some of Donna’s daily needs with household chores, and working on the computer. The support role ShareLife plays enables Our Place to be a caring partner to these vulnerable people. ShareLife funded agencies like Our Place helps many intellectually disabled men and women through compassionate and caring support.

Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7, 2017.  Please give generously.

Senior Men’s High School Retreat (Grades 11 & 12)

The Office of Vocations is hosting a day retreat at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill on Saturday, April 29, 2017 (from 9am to 5pm). Provides a time to pray, interact & socialize with other young Catholic men. Seminarians will deliver talks on practical aspects of faith. Day includes Holy Mass, Adoration & Confession. For more information please contact your pastor or call the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email:

Holy Saturday – April 15

  • 8:30 PM: Easter Vigil
  • (No 5 PM Mass)

Easter Sunday – April 16

  • 9:00 AM: Easter Sunday Mass
  • 11:15 AM: Easter Sunday Mass
  • (No evening 6:00 PM Mass on Easter Sunday)

Many Thanks for the Holy Week & Easter Celebrations to:


  • Our parish community extends a special word of thanks and gratitude to all liturgical ministers and to all those who helped make our celebrations so prayerful
  • All involved in assisting in the preparation of our adult candidates for the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil
  • Our musicians for providing the beautiful music which greatly enhanced the Triduum Liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil
  • All Lectors and Eucharistic ministers, Altar Servers and Ushers for their endless dedication
  • Our Sacristans for the fine work in helping prepare and make the Triduum liturgies run so smoothly
  • Many thanks to all who made donations for flowers

Winter Welcome Table Thank You! 

WWTThe annual winter welcome table appreciation dinner for the volunteers will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017 beginning with Mass at 5:30 PM at St. Joan of Arc followed by dinner . We look forward to seeing you again!!!

Celebrating A Love That Cannot Wait

maxresdefaultThe celebration of Easter is for all Christians the highpoint of our year of faith. At Easter we celebrate the fact that Christ has risen from the dead and destroyed death for all who place their hope in Him. Easter means that, because of Christ’s resurrection, we shall not die but rather we are all invited to spend eternity with our loving God in heaven. At Easter we think of our loved ones who have died and we rejoice that they have been spared death because of Christ’s resurrection and are with Him in heaven for all eternity. Ultimately, at Easter we celebrate that God loves us so much that He destroyed death so that He might spend eternity with each of us. Easter is the greatest celebration of God’s unconditional and undying love for each of us; a love so strong that death cannot destroy it. Continue reading

Easter Sunday; April 16, 2017


Living the Gospel by evangelizing our faith in the greater world..

St. Anthony’s parish in the Diocese of Guntur in India has nine mission stations which are between 10-15 kilometres away from the parish. There are nearly 350 Catholic families and five hundred children going to school from these areas. As the mission stations are a distance from the parish, the faithful do not experience many religious activities. Father Mayakuntala Kumar, pastor of the parish, with the support of the Pastoral Mission Fund and ShareLife, is conducting a Children Faith Formation Camp to help the children to become rooted in the Catholic faith. With our support, Father Kumar is helping to evangelize the faith not only for today, but for the future as well.

Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7, 2017.  Please give generously.