Deacon Penn Dawson, sj, was ordained to the transitional diaconate this Saturday, May 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Deacon Dawson will be working in the parish during the coming school year. He is preaching at all of the parish Masses this Sunday. The parish welcomes him and his family this weekend. Please keep him in your prayers as we look forward to his working in our community beginning next September.
From Sunday, May 7 until Pentecost Sunday, June 4, the parish will be hosting a project of Evangelization. Members of the New Catechumenate Movement will be in front of our Church from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons to witness to our Catholic faith to those who pass by our Church. They will provide music and faith sharing. Please drop by and witness.
Take a 6-week Bible study course on “The Bible and the Virgin Mary” to find out. This is a Bible Study produced by the Journey Through Scripture group, and it will be led by Loretta Silva. It will run every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the St. Paul Classroom at the Parish Centre, From May 25 – June 30. There is a $15 fee, which covers the cost of the student workbook that everyone receives. To sign up, please call the parish office 416-534-4219.
Sister Gabriel Mary Riddle cps will be facilitating a five week overview of the faith featuring the 5 week DVD/Discussion program called “Symbolon, the Catholic Faith Explained” on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm from May 31 to June 28 in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.
Our parish – St. Vincent De Paul Society conference is taking requests for the registration of children who would like to attend summer camp. This is a one-week excursion – free of charge – for those children who would not otherwise be able to afford a summer camp experience. For registration and further information, please call (416) 534-4219, ext.229 (SVDP), and leave the appropriate information (including a phone #); then a member of St. Vincent De Paul will contact you. Registration open until May 27.
We will leave the parish at 8:00 am and arrive at the Shrine at 10:00 am. This will give time for prayer and a tour before attending the noon Mass at the Shrine. We will have an hour to buy or eat a lunch that has been brought by each person. At 2:00 pm we will have a tour of the Huron Village and return by bus at 4:00 pm for an expected arrival at 6:00 pm. Space is limited to one bus. Cost is $60 per person. To reserve a space, please call the office at 416-5834-4219
Catholic Women’s group will have their next gathering at Marylake Shrine on Saturday, May 20. We will meet at 10:00 am at the Parish Centre and then head to the Shrine. Anyone interested may join us.For more information please contact Sr. Gabriel Riddle at the parish office (416-534-219).
Thank you to the Pastoral Council and to all who attended the Coffee Sunday for my Twenty-Fifth anniversary of ordination. I am grateful for your kindness, warm wishes and cards. Most of all, I am grateful to God to be a priest and to be your pastor. Let us continue to pray for one another.
– Fr. Michael
Today we honour mothers. We take time to celebrate our mothers and the many maternal figures in our lives. We are grateful for the gift of their love, care and nurturing, not only today, but always. We also remember the mothers who are no longer with us, but whose memories we will always cherish. Happy Mother’s Day!