Tax Receipts for 2019

The tax receipts for 2019 will be mailed out the week of February 10. For those who wish to begin to use pre-authorized giving, an authorization form has been sent out with the receipts. Please consider this way of supporting your Parish. Thank you very much for your contributions. We appreciate your generosity in supporting your spiritual home.

Appreciation Farewell to Father Adam Hincks, s.j.

Father Adam Hincks, s.j. has been appointed to the Martyrs Shrine in Midland, Ontario. He will be here for his last Sunday on the weekend of February 8th and 9th. The parish is very grateful to Father Adam for the time he has spent with us as a transitional deacon and since his ordination to the priesthood. We pray that God will continue to bless him in his work and ministry with the Jesuits. Please come down after Mass on Sunday, February 9th to wish Fr. Adam well at our Coffee Sunday.

World Day for Consecrated Life 2020

Sunday, February 2nd is the World Day for Consecrated Life. On this day, the Church celebrates and gives thanks to all who have responded to God’s call and embraced the vocation to religious life. We ask God to continue to strengthen those who have been called and ask him to call more women and men to the religious life. As we celebrate this day, and those in consecrated religious life, the parish’s Vocation Committee would like to once again share with you the witness stories of many who have shared their gifts with our parish community. Continue reading

Solidarity Letter for the defenders of the Amazon

Dear Parishioner: This is the petition from Development and Peace that you will be asked to consider signing next weekend:

“Dear seringueiros of Machadinho d’Oeste and Mura people of Manaus,

 

Thank you for protecting the Amazon rainforest, your traditional home and humanity’s common heritage. We, the people of Canada, are pained to learn of your persecution, dispossession and criminalization by those who would rob your lands, livelihoods, waters and way of life to exploit the gifts of the Amazon for profit. We join you in urging your government to stop privileging corporate interests over your rights and the integrity of the forest. We will impel our government to hold Canadian companies to account for what they do on your lands. Keeping you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers, we wish you more power in your fight for justice and dignity.”

Celebration of Marriage Mass with Cardinal Collins – February 9, 2020 – 3 p.m.

As part of Marriage Sunday 2020 celebrations, Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour couples celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2020. If you (or a couple you know) are celebrating a 25th, 40th, 50th or 60+ wedding anniversary in 2020, you are invited to join in this special celebration. The Mass will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 9 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering). A reception will follow Mass. The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online or by phone. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating.

Registration and other important information can be found at www.archtoronto.org/marriage or by calling Ella Okonkwo at (416) 934-3400 ext. 523.

World Day for Consecrated Life Celebration at St. Paul’s Basilica

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

In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have more than 900 consecrated men and women living and serving among us. This World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of the consecrated and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. There will be a special Mass on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto, in celebration of the vocation and witness of these 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. Please email your RSVP to: northern.region@archtoronto.org.