The Sisters of Life will be hosting “The Source” here in our Church on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) followed by Christian fellowship ( a Social at 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ). Confession will also be available during Adoration.
This year the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Reconciliation – The love of Christ compels us” (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14 – 20). During this week, all Christians are reminded of the importance of praying for unity among all Christians.
Martin Scorsese’s powerful film Silence presents the moving story of Jesuit priests Sebastian Rodrigues and Francisco Garupe. Set in the seventeenth century, the movie presents the story of these two Portuguese Jesuits and their search for their spiritual father, Jesuit priest Father Cristovao Ferreira. Father Ferreira had been sent to Japan as a missionary for the Christian faith. After he had spent some time there, word comes back to the Jesuits that Father Ferreira had fallen into apostasy, the sin of denying the faith. Father Sebastian and Father Francisco, his two devoted students, cannot believe that their spiritual father could possibly fall into apostasy and insist that the story of his fall is only a rumour or a malicious slander. They beg to go to Japan to discover the truth or to save their friend. At first their religious superior is dead set against them going on this dangerous mission. However they insist on going to find the truth or to save their friend. As their superior becomes convinced that their desire to go has been placed in their heart by the Holy Spirit, they are given permission and set out on their great mission. Continue reading
Bulletin for week of January 15, 2017
Our professional counselling staff is trained to offer Walk-In services to clients who have an urgent need to speak with a counsellor. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping clients identify and hone-in on plans that will provide them with help for their presenting concern. Clients who are interested in accessing services can:
- Choose to call one of our branches at 416-921-1163 (Central) or 416-222-0048 (North) and book a single-session appointment, OR
- Drop-in at our North Office on Thursdays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For additional information on the range of services we offer, please visit our website at: http://www.cfstoronto.com/
At the time of Christ’s birth, there were only three continents known to exist among those who lived in the Mediterranean world; these were Africa, Asia and Europe. The early Church tradition regarded the three Wise Men as coming one from each of these continents. They represented the people from all over the known world at that time coming to acknowledge Christ as King and Saviour. The word “Epiphany,” which is the name of the Solemnity which we celebrate this Sunday, means “manifestation” and it refers to the manifestation of God’s love for all people in the birth of Christ. Continue reading
Bulletin for week of January 8, 2017
Charles Lewis, a journalist for 37 years, is the former religion editor for the National Post and now writes columns twice a month for the Catholic Register. He has been an anti-euthanasia activist for six years and has done myriad speeches, interviews and written numerous pieces on the subject. It is more important than ever that we become educated about euthanasia and the danger it presents to all of us – and not be seduced by the anti-life idea of “mercy killing ” in the St. Paul’s Room in the Centre.
All maturing adults (50+) are invited to the gathering on Thursday, January 12 from 1:15 – 3:00 p.m. This will be a workshop on “Life story”. Its aim is to facilitate reflection on one’s life story and to discover the treasures of wisdom and learning contained there. Undertaken from a faith perspective, it is a search for evidence in your life that God has been with you and is still with you. The workshop will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rose Marrin CSJ. Plan to attend and bring a friend!