The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Welcome Back to Irene Mihaljek! Our New Parish Administrator

We welcome back Irene Mihaljek, former parish secretary whom many of you remember moving to Kingston 3 years ago.  Irene and her husband have moved back to Toronto, and joins the St. Patrick’s Parish Team in the role of Parish Administrator.  Among Irene’s responsibilities will be to work with Parish Volunteers through scheduling and support, as well as the scheduling of parish and outside groups and programs that take place here at the Parish.  Irene comes to us with a vast experience with organization, creativity, energy and especially a love of St. Patrick’s community!  Welcome back Irene and Jack, and your little dog Joey!

Interested in becoming Catholic

Wondering about becoming Catholic?  Do you know someone who might be interested in joining the Church?  The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program will begin in the Fall.  If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the Coordinator, Claude Sam-Foh at the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 for more information.  Program registration will be available throughout the summer months.

Moving? or Have you Moved?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. Thanks for keeping the office up to date.

Open Door Program

The Open Door Program will begin on Wednesday September 17th in the Parish Hall following the 12:00 PM Novena Mass.  All are welcome to join in great food and fellowship!

Retreat for Men and Women September 19 to 21, 2014

You are cordially invited to spend a weekend with God “Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire, but in The Sound of Silence” At the Holy Ground Manresa, The Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering. It starts at 8:30pm Friday and ends at 1:00pm Sunday. For more information and reservation, please call Tony Salvosa at 416-494-0560. Email: aaasalv@yahoo.ca.

Meet the Candidates For Municipal Elections

The St. Patrick’s Justice and Social Service Group, together with Pax Christi Toronto, will host a series of for free seminars in the Neumann Hall at St. Pat’s in the complete teachings of Christ and of the Catholic Church concerning the proper approach to voting, and for opportunities to meet candidates and learn more about how their views relate to the Gospel.

Please RSVP. For all sessions, light meal will be available. Admission and food are free, but an RSVP to

info@catholicvoice.ca will help us plan for proper number of attendees.

Three separate sessions will be held in Neumann Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 131 McCaul Street. Come ready to hear the candidates describe how they intend to promote peace, justice, and humanity if elected.

Candidates for Toronto Mayor

Sunday September 21, 2014, 1 PM

Toronto Catholic District School Board (all Wards)

Monday September 29, 2014, 7 PM

Parent and Child Pray and Play!

Launching September 24, this new weekly parent-led program offers a mid-week fuel up for parents and their young children. Join us for fellowship at Neumann Hall, 131 McCaul Street following the Wednesday 9:30 AM Novena Mass (approx., 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM).  Connect with other families as we come together to grow in our faith.  Programming includes prayer, informal conversation and of course play time for the children. Please bring a toy with you to share.   Snacks are provided. Registration is not required. Invite your friends!

High School Retreat Team! Great Experience for University

and College Students!

The St. Patrick’s High School Retreat Team are looking for young adults, university or college students who are seek to develop their leadership skills by working as a team to facilitate High School Retreats at St. Patrick’s Church during the week.  The ideal commitment is to 10-15 retreats per semester dependent upon retreat days and upon school schedule.  The retreat day is from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Leadership training will begin in September. If you would like to learn more about this leadership opportunity and be part of a dynamic ministry team at the parish, please contact Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R. at the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 this week.

Good Shepherd Food Drive

Good Shepherd Centre is holding its annual food drive for all non-perishable food items over the next few weeks. Baskets are at the entrance of the Church to collect donations.  To prepare for Thanksgiving, we will collect September 21 and 28th.

Joy of the Gospel Reflection Series

Join us for 3 Sundays following the 12:10 PM Mass to journey through the teaching and spirituality of Pope Francis through the document, Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel”.  Through presentation, reflection and discussion, we will understand more fully the invitation to deeper discipleship with Jesus through this ground-breaking text and joyful text by our remarkable new Pope.

These sessions will take place on the following Sundays:  October 5, November 2 and December 7, in Neumann Hall.  Matthew Marquardt, chair of the Parish Pastoral Council will facilitate these sessions.  To Register, please contact the Parish Office.

 

Oakham House Choir of Ryerson University

Eins, zwei, drei – SING. It’s the same word in German and English, whether you are a part of the Oakham House Choir of Ryerson University or the Concert Choir of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Both university choirs, with over thirty years of outstanding performances between them, will join in a rousing, unforgettable musical experience on Saturday, Sept. 27th. Great works on the program include excerpts from Brahms, Mendelssohn, Rutter, Cohen and much more. This international choral concert, Friends in Song/Freunde im Gesang will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 131 McCaul St., at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. For reservations and more information, please contact:  choir@ryerson.ca. Auf wiedersehn!

 

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Welcoming Fall!

As  we  have  passed  Labour  Day and   look   forward   to  the  year,  it   won’t  be  long  before  the cool weather  returns, and   the   leaves are filled with majestic colours!  We    welcome    back university  and  college  students to our neighbourhood  and community, along with those who have been away, and those who are new to our Parish.  A warm welcome to you all.  At this time of year, we are excited to offer a variety of programs and events at St. Patrick’s for building up of the community of faith, and to reach out among those who are in need.  You will see in this bulletin a variety of programs and opportunities at St. Patrick’s for you to become involved.  We are happy to say, that there is something for everyone, of all ages.  Over the next month, we will be inviting your participation in a variety of ways.  Take time to consider how you might become involved in the life of the Parish Community.  Even the small ways contribute to the building up of the kingdom of God.  Together, we are the hands and feet of Christ in our community and in our world.

Interested in becoming Catholic

Wondering about becoming Catholic?  Do you know someone who might be interested in joining the Church?  The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program will begin in the Fall.  If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the Coordinator, Claude Sam-Foh at the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 for more information.  Program registration will be available throughout the summer months.

Bequests to St. Patrick’s Parish

“By remembering St. Patrick’s Parish in your Will, your generosity will bless Generations to come at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.”

Moving ? or Have you Moved?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. Thanks for keeping the office up to date.

4th Annual  University Student Welcome Back BBQ

We welcome back University Students to the Parish and the Neighbourhood with our 4th Annual Welcome Back BBQ.  Join us on Thursday September 11th from 11:00AM – 2:00PM in the Parish Parking Lot across from the Church.  Food, Snacks, Prizes and more!  If you are a parishioner and would like to volunteer your time to the running of the BBQ, please call the Parish Office and leave your contact information.

Asha Deep BBQ Octoberfest Theme

Saturday, September 13th 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Sunday September 14th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.

Admission: Adults: $8.00, Children $4.00 7-12, Beer: $4.00

Lots of food and Live Music on Sunday.  All proceeds will be sent, without deduction to Asha Deep School and Orphanage for items that they need.

50-50 Draw Tickets: 1 for $1.00, 3 for $2.00, 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00.

50-50 Draw will take place after each Mass.  We have a group of young people (approx.. 6) that plan to travel to Asha Deep August 2015.  The funds from this draw will be set aside to help offset travel expenses and items that they want to bring to school children.

All are Welcome

Meet the Candidates For Municipal Elections

The St. Patrick’s Justice and Social Service Group, together with Pax Christi Toronto, will host a series of for free seminars in the Neumann Hall at St. Pat’s in the complete teachings of Christ and of the Catholic Church concerning the proper approach to voting, and for opportunities to meet candidates and learn more about how their views relate to the Gospel.

Please RSVP. For all sessions, light meal will be available. Admission and food are free, but an RSVP to

info@catholicvoice.ca will help us plan for proper number of attendees.

Three separate sessions will be held in Neumann Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 131 McCaul Street. Come ready to hear the candidates describe how they intend to promote peace, justice, and humanity if elected.

City Council, Ward 20 Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1 PM

Toronto Mayor Sunday September 21, 2014, 1 PM

Toronto Catholic District School Board (all Wards)

Monday September 29, 2014, 7 PM

Parent and Child Pray and Play!

Launching September 24, this new weekly parent-led program offers a mid-week fuel up for parents and their young children.  Join us for fellowship at Neumann Hall, 131 McCaul Street following the Wednesday 9:30 AM Novena Mass (approx., 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM).  Connect with other families as we come together to grow in our faith.  Programming includes prayer, informal conversation and of course play time for the children. Please bring a toy with you to share.   Snacks are provided. Registration is not required. Invite your friends!

High School Retreat Team!Great Experience for University and College Students!

The St. Patrick’s High School Retreat Team are looking for young adults, university or college students who are seek to develop their leadership skills by working as a team to facilitate High School Retreats at St. Patrick’s Church during the week.  The ideal commitment is to 10-15 retreats per semester dependent upon retreat days and upon school schedule.  The retreat day is from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Leadership training will begin in September. If you would like to learn more about this leadership opportunity and be part of a dynamic ministry team at the parish, please contact Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R. at the Parish Office (416) 598-3269

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Labour Day Mass

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Labour Day, Monday September 1st at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after the Mass. The office will be closed and will reopen Tuesday September 2nd.

“Prayer and Life” Workshops at St. Patrick’s

Beginning September 4, 2014, St. Patrick’s will be home to the Prayer and Life Workshops that will run for 15 weeks.  Each week is facilitated and led by a member of the Prayer and Life International Team.  The service is free, participants only pay for the material used, which has a total cost of only $15.00. You can learn more about the Prayer and Life Workshops by visiting www.tovpil.org  Registration for this series is required.  You may call the parish office to register for this opportunity for spiritual and personal development.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday September 5th immediately following the 12:10 Mass and Rosary.

4th Annual  University Student Welcome Back BBQ

We welcome back University Students to the Parish and the Neighbourhood with our 4th Annual Welcome Back BBQ.  Join us on Thursday September 11th from 10AM – 3:00PM in the Parish Parking Lot across from the Church.  Food, Snacks, Prizes and more!  If you are a parishioner and would like to volunteer your time to the running of the BBQ, please call the Parish Office and leave your contact information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume Sunday September 7th (12:10pm). The program is an opportunity for children in grades 1 to 6 to participate in the Sunday readings in a creative manner that is relevant to their experiences and learning needs. The Presider will call the children forth for a blessing before the First Reading, after which the catechist will accompany them to the Choir Room for the lesson.  The children will return to join the congregation at the Preparation of the Gifts. Parents are welcome to attend the sessions with their children.

Please note: Children in Junior and Senior Kindergarten who wish to attend must be accompanied by a caregiver to participate in the program. No registration is required for participation.

 Retreat for Men and Women September 19 to 21,, 2014

You are cordially invited to spend a weekend with God “Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire, but in The Sound of Silence” At the Holy Ground Manresa, The Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering.  It starts at 8:30pm Friday and ends at 1:00pm Sunday. For more information and reservation, please call Tony Salvosa at 416-494-0560. Email: aaasalv@yahoo.ca.

Moving ? or Have you Moved?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. Thanks for keeping the office up to date!

Interested in becoming Catholic

Wondering about becoming Catholic?  Do you know someone who might be interested in joining the Church?  The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program will begin in the Fall.  If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the Coordinator, Claude Sam-Foh at the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 for more information.  Program registration will be available throughout the summer months.

Children preparing for First Communion and Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Church

Children looking to celebrate the Sacraments of First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation during the academic year at St. Patrick’s are to be registered for the program by September 5th. Brochures are available at the back of the Church and from the Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office to find out more about the program, expectations for participation and eligibility of your child to participate at St. Patrick’s.

Church Bulletin Advertising

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in October 2014 and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications directly at 905-624-4422.

Bequests to St. Patrick’s Parish

“By remembering St. Patrick’s Parish in your Will, your generosity will bless Generations to come at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.”

Kirchweihfest

St. Patrick’s German Community celebrates their 85th Kirchweihfest on Sunday September 28th.  The Mass will begin at 10:00am with The Harfentone Male Choir.  Following the Mass there will be a banquet with a programme in the Neumann Hall.  Tickets are: Adults $15.00, children 12 years old and younger $10.00.  For more information please call Maria at the Parish Office at 416-598-3269 ext #1205.

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Prayer and Life” Workshops at St. Patrick’s

Beginning September 4, 2014, St. Patrick’s will be home to the Prayer and Life Workshops that will run for 15 weeks.  Each week is facilitated and led by a member of the Prayer and Life International Team.  You can learn more about the Prayer and Life Workshops by visiting www.tovpil.org  Registration for this series is required.  You may call the parish office to register for this opportunity for spiritual and personal development.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday September 5th immediately following the 12:10 Mass and Rosary.

4th Annual  University Student Welcome Back BBQ

We welcome back University Students to the Parish and the Neighbourhood with our 4th Annual Welcome Back BBQ.  Join us on Thursday September 11th from 10AM – 3:00PM in the Parish Parking Lot across from the Church.  Food, Snacks, Prizes and more!  If you are a parishioner and would like to volunteer your time to the running of the BBQ, please call the Parish Office and leave your contact information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume Sunday September 7th (12:10pm). The program is an opportunity for children in grades 1 to 6 to participate in the Sunday readings in a creative manner that is relevant to their experiences and learning needs. The Presider will call the children forth for a blessing before the First Reading, after which the catechist will accompany them to the Choir Room for the lesson.  The children will return to join the congregation at the Preparation of the Gifts. Parents are welcome to attend the sessions with their children.

Please note: Children in Junior and Senior Kindergarten who wish to attend must be accompanied by a caregiver to participate in the program. No registration is required for participation.

Asha Deep Fundraising BBQ

Will be held on Saturday September 13th, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Sunday, September 14th from 11:00 am – 3:00pm. Please support this worthwhile cause by planning to attend, thank you. More information to follow.

Retreat for Men and Women September 19 to 21,, 2014

You are cordially invited to spend a weekend with God “Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire, but in The Sound of Silence” At the Holy Ground Manresa, The Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering.  It starts at 8:30pm Friday and ends at 1:00pm Sunday. For more information and reservation, please call Tony Salvosa at 416-494-0560. Email: aaasalv@yahoo.ca.

 

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Coffee Sunday – Today

There will be a Coffee Sunday for Everyone today Sunday, August 10th in the Neumann Hall from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Refreshments are provided and Admission is free.  Whether you’ve been in Canada for six months or 50 years, please come and enjoy a cozy afternoon to share, connect, explore and find out more…….

ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Annual Mass for the  Faithful Departed

Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Cemetery locations for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:

 Assumption, Mississauga          Christ the King, Markham

Holy Cross, Thornhill                 Mount Hope, Toronto

Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge       Resurrection, Whitby

St. Mary’s,  Barrie

“Prayer and Life” Workshops at St. Patrick’s

Beginning September 4, 2014, St. Patrick’s will be home to the Prayer and Life Workshops that will run for 15 weeks.  Each week is facilitated and led by a member of the Prayer and Life International Team.  You can learn more about the Prayer and Life Workshops by visiting www.tovpil.org  Registration for this series is required.  You may call the parish office to register for this opportunity for spiritual and personal development.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday September 5th immediately following the 12:10 Mass and Rosary.

Church Bulletin Advertising

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in October 2014 and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications directly at 905-624-4422.

Retreat for Men and Women September 19 to 21, 2014

You are cordially invited to spend a weekend with God “Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire, but in The Sound of Silence” At the Holy Ground Manresa, The Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering.  It starts at 8:30pm Friday and ends at 1:00pm Sunday. For more information and reservation, please call Tony Salvosa at 416-494-0560. Email: aaasalv@yahoo.ca.

2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Voting for justice, peace, and humanity

Meet Candidates Educate Yourself in the Issues

Toronto voters will be called to the polls on October 27, 2014, to elect a new city council, a new mayor, and new school boards. This presents both an opportunity and a responsibility for each of us to exercise the right given to all citizens of free countries to control government policies and directions.

The St. Patrick’s Justice and Service Group, together with Pax Christi Toronto, will host a series of for free seminars in the Neumann Hall at St. Pat’s in the complete teachings of Christ and of the Catholic Church concerning the proper approach to voting, and for opportunities to meet candidates and learn about how their views relate to the Gospel. All seminars are positive, non-partisan, open opportunities for learning, and for candidates to speak freely and thoughtfully, without interference. No specific voting choices will be promoted, and no endorsements made: the goal is simply to help each person determine how best to vote, in accordance with her or his own conscience, in ways that will help to build a more just, peaceful, and humane world.

Please RSVP. For all sessions, a light meal will be available. Admission and food are free, but an RSVP to info@catholicvoice.ca will help us plan for the proper number of attendees.

Voters’ Education: Two sessions on the social teachings of the Church, and ways for applying those teachings to the voting process, will be offered in Neumann Hall at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 131 McCaul Street, on: Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 1 PM. The Social Teachings of the Church, as explained by the Ontario and US Conferences of Catholic Bishops. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 6:30 PM. A review of the Church’s Social Teachings, and discussion of their application to issues relevant to the elections.

Meet the candidates: Three separate sessions will be held in Neumann Hall at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 131 McCaul Street. Come ready to hear the candidates describe how they intend to promote peace, justice, and humanity if elected:

City Council, Ward 20 – Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 1 PM.

Toronto Mayor – Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 1 PM.

Toronto Catholic District School Board (all Wards) – Monday, September 29, 2014

CATHOLIC VOICE

An Organization of Catholic Voters  http://www.catholicvoice.ca

Obituary – Fr. Karl Hoeppe C.Ss.R.

Hoeppe, Fr Karl BW collar 2Hoeppe C.Ss.R., Fr. Karl   Entered eternal life on June 11, 2014 at the age of 84 at Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto.  Born on Apr 26, 1930 in Grulich (Czech Rep), son of Karl and Emma Hoeppe (nee Schwarzer).  He is survived by sisters Emmi (Gregor Zehe) and Anni (Horst Reimann).  Fr. Karl entered the Novitiate of the Redemptorists in Gars Germany in 1950, and was ordained a priest in 1956.  For 8 years, Fr. Karl worked in Germany teaching in the juvenate, vocational and high schools, as well as serving as associate pastor. On Sept 1, 1966, Fr. Karl came to Canada to serve St. Patrick’s German Parish in Toronto.  For almost 50 years, Fr. Karl has served the German-speaking Catholic community in Toronto with much love and devotion, and has continued to graciously provide pastoral service at St. Patrick’s well into retirement.  Friends and Parishioners are invited to make visitation on Sat June14, 6:00 pm, with Vigil Prayers at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Church (131 McCaul Street).  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sun June 15, the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, at St. Patrick’s Church, 10:00 am (regular Sunday German Mass).  Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery on Mon June 16, 9:00 AM.  In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to “St. Patrick’s Church” for the Kolping Society Donation Funds.  He will be fondly remembered for his pastoral leadership, compassion and delightful spirit; ever present to the lives of those he has had the privilege to serve. Für immer in unseren Herzen!

 

 

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