Request for the Winter Welcome Table

The members of the Winter Welcome Table are asking you kindly to help provide any extra plates and soup bowls you may have (do not have to be matching) for our Monday night dinner. If you have any extra at home please feel free to give us some. Thank you for your generosity. Please drop off at the Parish Office.

First Friday Healing Mass

The First Friday Healing Mass will be on March 1 at 7 PM in the Church. Those in need of spiritual, physical, psychological or emotional healing are invited to present their petitions for healing at the time of the prayers of the faithful. These petitions can be written down and placed in a special petition box at the altar. When this Mass is celebrated on a normal ferial day, the votive Mass of the Sacred Heart will be celebrated.

Fr. Michael on vacation

Fr. Michael will be away visiting his parents in the United States from February 11 to 24. After this he will be away giving some talks to the priests of Charlottetown, P.E.I. He will be back in the parish on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. During this time Fr. Jim Casper will be celebrating all parish masses and funerals. Please wait until after his return for wedding and baptism inquiries.

The Come and See Weekend

March 15-17, 2019 at St. Augustine’s Seminary
Inviting single catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deepen prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, refection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. Please register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca. For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at :416-968-0997; or email: vocations@archtoronto.org.

Tax Receipts for 2018

Parish tax receipts for weekly donations, PAG, second collections and donations to ShareLife made through the parish have been mailed out on Friday, Feb.1.

Tax receipts for the Family of Faith Campaign will be issued and mailed by the Archdiocese. Receipts for Donate Now made by through Credit card will also be issued and mailed by the Archdiocese of Toronto. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Cancelled: New Beginnings – Bereavement Ministry Support Group

Due to lack of attendance the present New Beginnings session has been cancelled. New dates and times for the ongoing six week bereavement support group will be posted shortly. If you or someone you know is dealing with loss of a loved one and would like to join this group, please register at the parish office (416-534-4219) Group facilitator: Sr. Gabriel Riddle, cps / Matthew Hendzel, sj

Celebration of Marriage Mass, Feb.10 at 4 PM

As part of Marriage Sunday 2019 celebrations, Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour couples celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2019. If you (or a couple you know) are celebrating a 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th+ wedding anniversary in 2019, they are invited to join in this special celebration. The Mass will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish (150 St. Francis Ave., Woodbridge). A reception will follow after Mass. Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries are asked to register online or by phone to ensure reserved seating at www.archtoronto.org/marriage or by calling (416) 934-3400, ext. 523.

World Day for Consecrated Life – Feb. 2, 2019

On Saturday, February 2, the Church celebrates the World Day for Consecrated Life.

In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 consecrated men and women. The World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these sisters, virgins, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will preside at a special Mass on Sunday, February 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women, who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.