Third Sunday of Lent: March 19, 2017

sharelifesmallLiving the Gospel by providing for homeless youth…

On a given night, 6,000 people across Canada between 16 and 24 have nowhere to call home. This represents 20 per cent of the total homeless population. In Toronto, estimates of homeless youth range from 900 to 2,000 nightly.

The ShareLife–supported Rights of Passage program at Covenant House have been active in making a positive difference in the lives of homeless youth on the streets of Toronto. 75 % of these youth have been matched with mentors and have also made progress in strengthening their life skills and family relationships, getting them ready for life on their own. In addition, the ShareLife funded Youth In Transition programs helps youth in foster care to transition to independent living.

Sunday April 2, 2017 is ShareLife Sunday.  Please give generously.

Second Sunday of Lent – March 12, 2017

sharelifesmallLiving the Gospel by providing for vocations to the priesthood…

“Living and studying at St. Augustine’s can bring untold blessings into the lives of those entering ministry,” shares Matt McCarthy, a current Seminarian. Matt’s interest in sports and his desire to enter the priesthood and minister to those in his community, gives him an opportunity to serve the Church in a unique way. At ShareLife-funded  agencies such as Serra House, St. Augustine’s  and Redemptoris Mater Seminaries, individuals undergo extensive theological education and practical field training. Through ShareLife, you are helping to sustain vocations to the priesthood and inspire discernment for God’s call. Last year ShareLife helped support 70 seminarians in their formation studies.

Sunday April 2, 2017 is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously.

Lenten Retreat – April 4, 5 and 6, 2017

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lentThis Lent, Father Zachary Romanowsky will give a Lenten Mission on the evenings of April 4th, 5th and 6th at 7:00 PM in the Church.

The theme of this retreat will be called: “Through Love and For Love : Gospel greatness in the splendour of the ordinary”. The retreat will call us to live our vocations in the ordinary and simple events of our lives.

Father Zachary is a priest of Madonna House and lives at their community in Combermere, Ontario.

Spring Forward 2017

daylight-savings-time-959180This weekend, March 12, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. We ask you to please remember to set your clocks, watches, and other time keeping devices ahead one hour next Saturday evening before retiring for the evening so that you will arrive on time for Sunday Mass.

Come and See Weekend

March 17 – 19 at St. Augustine’s Seminary

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. Please contact the Office of Vocations at: 416-968-0997; or email: vocations@archtoronto.org

First Sunday of Lent – March 5, 2017

sharelifesmall“Living the Gospel” by supporting ShareLife agencies…

As we begin our ShareLife campaign, we are encouraged to “Live the Gospel,” in all that we do. How do we demonstrate that in our community? Living the Gospel may mean helping single mothers to care for their newborn children, or being available to families facing difficulties, or welcoming refugee families to our community. Over the past forty years, countless individuals have experienced this compassionate care offered by our agencies; as an archdiocese we continue to demonstrate our Catholic commitment to serving the needs of the greater community and around the world.
Please help us celebrate our ShareLife’s 41st anniversary by supporting our annual Archdiocesan appeal during this Lenten season! —Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

Sunday April 2, 2017 is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously.

Stations of the Cross

StationsA great Lenten spiritual devotion held on Friday evenings during Lent after the 7:00 p.m. Mass on the First and Last Friday of the month and at 7:00 p.m. every other Friday.