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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Auf wiedersehn!