Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

 

ST. PATRICK’S CHRISTMAS  AND NEW YEARS DAY

MASS SCHEDULE FOR 2014/2015:

Wed Dec 24th Christmas Eve

7:30 AM Devotions

 9:30 AM Devotions

12:00 PM Devotions

5:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass

       8:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass

       10:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass (German)  

12:00 AM Midnight Mass

Thurs Dec 25th Christmas Day

           8:30 AM (English)

               10:00 AM (German)

           12:10 PM (English)

No evening 5:00 PM Mass

Fri Dec 26th Boxing Day

9:00 AM (English)

10:00 AM (German)

Wed Dec 31st New Years’ Eve

7:30 AM Devotions

9:30 AM Devotions

12:00 PM Devotions

5:00pm Vigil Mass (English)

Thurs Jan 1st 2015: Feast of Mary Mother of God

8:30 AM (English)

   10:00 AM (German)

12:10 PM (English)

No evening 5:00 PM Mass

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

During the Christmas Holidays

 Wednesday December 24 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday December 25 – CLOSED

Friday December 26 – CLOSED

 Wednesday December 31 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday January 1, 2015 – CLOSED

Friday January 2, 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30PM

Children’s Procession at Christmas!

Parents, at all the Christmas Masses, Children will be invited to participate in the Procession at the beginning of each Mass. Children should gather at the back of the Church 10 minutes before Mass begins and they will be given a wrapped gift box to the baby Jesus in the Manger.

Ring your Bells for Christmas!

Bring your Christmas Bells for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be rung during the singing of the Gloria!

Decking the Halls!

As we begin the Season of Advent and move towards Christmas, we welcome contributions to our “Flower Fund” which will offset costs for Christmas trees, poinsettias and other greenery. If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Your donations are of course, tax deductible.

Religious Articles Store Hours

Sunday December 21st 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday December 24th 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday December 31st 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ASHA DEEP: Giving Tree Campaign

It’s that time of year to stop by the Shrine of St. Joseph in the Church and pick up an ornament in support of this year’s campaign for Asha Deep – the School and Orphanage for mentally & physically disabled children in northern India. Come by the Christmas Tree to see what this year’s campaign will help support. Thank you for all the contributions collected this year so far for Asha Deep!

Family of Faith Campaign

The Family of Faith campaign is an Archdiocesan wide effort based on Cardinal Collins’ long term vision for the Archdiocese of Toronto – the Pastoral Plan. St. Patrick’s is launching our Family of Faith campaign, an undertaking to support the Archdiocese of Toronto and all its parishes. This is a collaborative effort; for every dollar we raise towards our goal, 25 cents will stay right here at our parish. If we exceed our goal, the parish will receive 75 cents of every dollar above that amount. After much thought and prayer, we have identified the following parish priorities for our share of the proceeds of the campaign:

  • With the funds received through the Family of Faith campaign, we will replace our carpet with a new floor finish to make maintenance an easier task. Our pews, which have been well used over the years, require refinishing.
  • We will also modify our lights to ensure that the church is well-lit.
  • Finally, our beautiful organ needs to have maintenance completed to make sure that we can continue to have music accompany us in worship for many years into the future.

Many of the elements of the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Pastoral Plan require no funding, but rather the investment of our time and talents. We also need to support key elements of the Pastoral Plan by investing the necessary financial resources. Family of Faith campaigns in all parishes of the Archdiocese will help provide the resources.

Over the next several weeks, we will be talking more about our Family of Faith campaign, and what this historic campaign can do for our parish and the Archdiocese.

Please pray for the success of this campaign!

Stay in touch with the campaign at http://www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca

And follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

2015 Weekly Offering Envelopes

Are available for pick up at the back of the Church. Please pick them up before or after Mass. If you would like to sign up for 2015 Weekly Offering envelopes, please contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or e-mail: secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca. Thank you!

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday January 2nd immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Parent and Child “Pray and Play”

Parent and Child “Pray and Play” Group held Wednesdays in the Neumann Hall following the 9:30 am Novena Mass will resume January 14.

Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word

In harmony with the elementary school year calendar, there will be no Children’s Liturgy on the following Sundays: December 21, 28, and Jan 4th. Children’s Liturgy will resume on Sunday January 11th.

Baptism of Jesus Family Celebration

Families are invited to celebrate the Baptism of Jesus on January 11th, in the Neumann Hall following the 12:10 Mass. Through crafts, stories, and activities we will explore why Jesus was baptized and celebrate what that means for us as his followers. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

 

 

Third Sunday of Advent

ST. PATRICK’S CHRISTMAS  AND NEW YEARS DAY

MASS SCHEDULE FOR 2014/2015:

Wed Dec 24th  Christmas Eve

7:30 AM Devotions

9:30 AM Devotions

12:00 PM Devotions

5:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass

8:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass

10:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass (German)  

12:00 AM Midnight Mass

Thurs Dec 25th Christmas Day

 8:30 AM (English)

10:00 AM (German)

12:10 PM (English)

No evening 5:00 PM Mass

Fri Dec 26th  Boxing Day

9:00 AM (English)

10:00 AM (German)

Wed Dec 31st New Years’ Eve

7:30 AM Devotions

9:30 AM Devotions

12:00 PM Devotions

5:00pm Vigil Mass (English)

Thurs Jan 1st 2015: Feast of Mary Mother of God

8:30 AM (English)

   10:00 AM (German)

12:10 PM (English)

No evening 5:00 PM Mass

PARISH OFFICE HOURS During the Christmas Holidays

 Wednesday December 24 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday December 25 – CLOSED

Friday December 26 – CLOSED

Wednesday December 31 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday January 1, 2015 – CLOSED

Friday January 2, 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30PM

Children’s Procession at Christmas!

Parents, at all the Christmas Masses, Children will be invited to participate in the Procession at the beginning of each Mass. Children should gather at the back of the Church 10 minutes before Mass begins and they will be given a wrapped gift box to the baby Jesus in the Manger.

Ring your Bells for Christmas!

Bring your Christmas Bells for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be rung during the singing of the Gloria!

Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word

In harmony with the elementary school year calendar, there will be no Children’s Liturgy on the following Sundays: December 21, 28, and Jan 4th. Children’s Liturgy will resume on Sunday January 11th.

Decking the Halls!

As we begin the Season of Advent and move towards Christmas, we welcome contributions to our “Flower Fund” which will offset costs for Christmas trees, poinsettias and other greenery. If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Your donations are of course, tax deductible.

Religious Articles Store Hours

Saturday December 13th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday December 21st 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday December 24th 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday December 31st 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ASHA DEEP: Giving Tree Campaign

It’s that time of year to stop by the Shrine of St. Joseph in the Church and pick up an ornament in support of this year’s campaign for Asha Deep – the School and Orphanage for mentally & physically disabled children in northern India. Come by the Christmas Tree to see what this year’s campaign will help support. Thank you for all the contributions collected this year so far for Asha Deep!

2015 Weekly Offering Envelopes

Are available for pick up at the back of the Church. Please pick them up before or after Mass. If you would like to sign up for 2015 Weekly Offering envelopes, please contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or e-mail: secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca. Thank you!

German Men’s Choir Harfentöne

Experience the Traditional Christmas Carols. Guest Choir: Austrian Choir Edelweiss, Conductor: Manfred Petz, Soprano Soloist: Susan Ryman. Join us on Sunday December 14th, 2:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St.    Admission: $20.00, Students under 18: $5.00, Children under 10: free.     After the concert you are invited for coffee and cake in the Neumann Hall.

“Caroling for Coins” Young Adult Event

Sunday December 21, 2014 – 6:00 PM. Inviting Young Adults in the Parish to join in some holiday cheer after the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass by going Caroling around the neighbourhood in support of St. Patrick’s Church Out of the Cold Program. We will carol at Out of the Cold, on the street and in some local establishments to raise money for this worthy cause. “Fr. Santo Claus” is promising to make an appearance. Following our caroling, we will gather ourselves to get warm and join in some holiday cheer! Please RSVP by emailing us: ignite@stpatrickstoronto.ca

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

This special celebration of Christmas follows the tradition established by King’s College, Cambridge. Sacred stories and classic songs performed by 175 vocal students of Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts.

December 16 – 7:30 p.m. St. Gabriel’s Parish Church 670 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto

Solemn Eucharistic Adoration with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

December 18 — 7:00pm – 10:00pm St. Basil’s Parish, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins and the Office of Catholic Youth invite all to join the young adults of the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in solemn Eucharistic Adoration at St. Basil’s Parish. A professional choir will offer chant for a portion of adoration and Cardinal Collins will provide a brief reflection. The sacrament of reconciliation will also be made available for the duration.   A social for the young adults of the archdiocese will follow at St. Basil’s Parish Hall from 8:30 to 10 p.m.   For more information, contact the Office of Catholic Youth at 416-599-7676, youth@ocytoronto.org or visit www.ocytoronto.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday of Advent

Young Adult ONLINE SURVEY!

The St. Patrick’s “Ignite!” Young Adult Ministry Team would like to hear from the Young Adults in the Parish for feedback and ideas about how we can continue to build programs and ministries geared toward students and working professionals between the ages of 18-39. Simply scan the above code, or visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/ignite-stpats and take 5 minutes to share with us your thoughts! Thanks!

St. Patrick’s Religious Articles Store

Is now selling Christmas cards, Sunday Missal, and 2015 calendars. Great gift ideas for everyone. Open every Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday December 7th, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday December 20th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Sunday December 21st, 9am – 5:00pm.

ASHA DEEP: Giving Tree Campaign

It’s that time of year to stop by the Shrine of St. Joseph in the Church and pick up an ornament in support of this year’s campaign for Asha Deep – the School and Orphanage for mentally & physically disabled children in northern India. Come by the Christmas Tree to see what this year’s campaign will help support. Thank you for all the contributions collected this year so far for Asha Deep!

2015 Weekly Offering Envelopes

Will be available for pick up at the back of the Church starting Wednesday December 3rd, 2014. If you would like to sign up for 2015 Weekly Offering envelopes, please contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or e-mail: secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca. Thank you!

German Men’s Choir Harfentöne

Experience the Traditional Christmas Carols. Guest Choir: Austrian Choir Edelweiss, Conductor: Manfred Petz, Soprano Soloist: Susan Ryman. Join us on Sunday December 14th, 2:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St.    Admission: $20.00, Students under 18: $5.00, Children under 10: free.     After the concert you are invited for coffee and cake in the Neumann Hall.

When in Church

Be aware of your surroundings Keep your belongings safe and with you at all times. Report any concerns immediately to the Office.

“Caroling for Coins” Young Adult Event

Sunday December 21, 2014 – 6:00 PM. Inviting Young Adults in the Parish to join in some holiday cheer after the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass by going Caroling around the neighbourhood in support of St. Patrick’s Church Out of the Cold Program. We will carol at Out of the Cold, on the street and in some local establishments to raise money for this worthy cause. “Fr. Santo Claus” is promising to make an appearance. Following our caroling, we will gather ourselves to get warm and join in some holiday cheer! Please RSVP by emailing us: ignite@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Joy of the Gospel Reflection Series

The final session of the Joy of the Gospel will be held on Sunday December 7th 1:15pm in the Choir Room in the Parish Hall 139 McCaul Street. The facilitator is Matthew Marquardt Chair of Parish Council. The topic is Social Dimension of Evangelization, with reflections and discussions. Refreshments will be served

All are Welcome!

Solemn Latin Mass Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8 – 7:00 pm St. Francis of Assisi Church, 72 Mansfield Ave.

There will be a Solemn Latin Mass according to the older use of the Roman Rite as part of the Parish’s 100th Anniversary celebrations. This Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Steven Szakaczki, Chaplain for the Usus Antiquior/Extraordinary Form.  For more information, call 416-536-8195 or visit http://www.stfrancis.ca/.

Solemn Eucharistic Adoration with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

December 18 — 7:00pm – 10:00pm St. Basil’s Parish, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins and the Office of Catholic Youth invite all to join the young adults of the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in solemn Eucharistic Adoration at St. Basil’s Parish. A professional choir will offer chant for a portion of adoration and Cardinal Collins will provide a brief reflection. The sacrament of reconciliation will also be made available for the duration.   A social for the young adults of the archdiocese will follow at St. Basil’s Parish Hall from 8:30 to 10 p.m.   For more information, contact the Office of Catholic Youth at 416-599-7676, youth@ocytoronto.org or visit www.ocytoronto.org.

 

 

 

First Sunday of Advent

ST. PATRICK’S CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY

MASS SCHEDULE FOR 2014/2015:

 Wed Dec 24th  Christmas Eve

7:30 AM Devotions

9:30 AM Devotions

12:00 PM Devotions

5:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass

 8:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass

10:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass (German)  

12:00 AM Midnight Mass

Thurs Dec 25th Christmas Day

  8:30 AM (English)

 10:00 AM (German)

12:10 PM (English)

No evening 5:00 PM Mass

Fri Dec 26th Boxing Day

9:00 AM (English)

10:00 AM (German)

Wed Dec 31st New Years’ Eve

7:30 AM Devotions

9:30 AM Devotions

12:00 PM Devotions

5:00pm Vigil Mass (English)

Thurs Jan 1st 2015: Feast of Mary Mother of God

8:30 AM (English)

   10:00 AM (German)

12:10 PM (English)

No evening 5:00 PM Mass

Young Adult ONLINE SURVEY!

The St. Patrick’s “Ignite!” Young Adult Ministry Team would like to hear from the Young Adults in the Parish for feedback and ideas about how we can continue to build programs and ministries geared toward students and working professionals between the ages of 18-39. Simply scan the above code, or visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/ignite-stpats and take 5 minutes to share with us your thoughts! Thanks!

St. Patrick’s Religious Articles Store

Is now selling Christmas cards, Sunday Missal, and 2015 calendars. Great gift ideas for everyone. Open every Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday December 7th, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday December 20th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Sunday December 21st, 9am – 5:00pm.

Adoration and Holy Hour

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

ASHA DEEP: Giving Tree Campaign

It’s that time of year to stop by the Shrine of St. Joseph in the Church and pick up an ornament in support of this year’s campaign for Asha Deep – the School and Orphanage for mentally & physically disabled children in northern India. Come by the Christmas Tree to see what this year’s campaign will help support. Thank you for all the contributions collected this year so far for Asha Deep!

2015 Weekly Offering Envelopes

Will be available for pick up at the back of the Church starting Wednesday December 3rd, 2014. If you would like to sign up for 2015 Weekly Offering envelopes, please contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or e-mail: secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca. Thank you!

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Jingle Jangle Jingle It’s time for us to mix and mingle.

Please join us for a Christmas Festive Luncheon on Wednesday December 3rd after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however your Donation are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Special Guest Santa Claus!

German Men’s Choir Harfentöne

Experience the Traditional Christmas Carols. Guest Choir: Austrian Choir Edelweiss, Conductor: Manfred Petz, Soprano Soloist: Susan Ryman. Join us on Sunday December 14th, 2:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St.    Admission: $20.00, Students under 18: $5.00, Children under 10: free.     After the concert you are invited for coffee and cake in the Neumann Hall.

When in Church

Be aware of your surroundings Keep your belongings safe and with you at all times. Report any concerns immediately to the Office.

“Caroling for Coins” Young Adult Event

Sunday December 21, 2014 – 6:00 PM. Inviting Young Adults in the Parish to join in some holiday cheer after the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass by going Caroling around the neighbourhood in support of St. Patrick’s Church Out of the Cold Program. We will carol at Out of the Cold, on the street and in some local establishments to raise money for this worthy cause. “Fr. Santo Claus” is promising to make an appearance. Following our caroling, we will gather ourselves to get warm and join in some holiday cheer! Please RSVP by emailing us: ignite@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Shepherd’s Trust Campaign

Thank you for supporting The Shepherd’s Trust collection. The fund supports the needs of retired clergy in the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto who have served our family of faith for many years. By supporting the Shepherds’ Trust, retired priests are given the dignity of adequate pensions, health care and other assistance in their golden years.

Solemn Latin Mass Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8 – 7:00 pm St. Francis of Assisi Church, 72 Mansfield Ave.

There will be a Solemn Latin Mass according to the older use of the Roman Rite as part of the Parish’s 100th Anniversary celebrations. This Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Steven Szakaczki, Chaplain for the Usus Antiquior/Extraordinary Form.  For more information, call 416-536-8195 or visit http://www.stfrancis.ca/.

Solemn Eucharistic Adoration with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins.

December 18 — 7:00pm – 10:00pm St. Basil’s Parish, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins and the Office of Catholic Youth invite all to join the young adults of the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in solemn Eucharistic Adoration at St. Basil’s Parish. A professional choir will offer chant for a portion of adoration and Cardinal Collins will provide a brief reflection. The sacrament of reconciliation will also be made available for the duration.   A social for the young adults of the archdiocese will follow at St. Basil’s Parish Hall from 8:30 to 10 p.m.   For more information, contact the Office of Catholic Youth at 416-599-7676, youth@ocytoronto.org or visit www.ocytoronto.org

 

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