Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Young Neighbours in Action!

From Sunday July 27th to Saturday August 2nd. St. Patrick’s Church will be home to the Young Neighbours in Action Program. 60 young people from the USA and Toronto will come together for a week of service, reflection, prayer and fun. During the day, they work at several inner-city organizations and in the evening they reflect on their work experience through activities, games and prayer.

Four of our people from St. Patrick’s are participating in this wonderful opportunity for service and ministry. Please keep the entire group in prayer as they learn to make a difference through service and through the mission of the Church.

Faith Connections’ Street Patrol

Two dates: Wednesday July 16 & Wednesday August 20 @ 6:30 p.m.Meeting on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church
Young adults 18-39 are invited to join us walking the streets of downtown Toronto, offering food and friendship to those in need. Bring sandwiches and drinks to share with people we meet. Also appreciated are soft fruits, veggies, snacks or sweets. RSVP required, call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

Social Justice

DATE CHANGE:  This month’s meeting of the Justice and Service Group will focus on refugee issues.  The Office of Refugees of the Archdiocese of Toronto and several of our sister parishes downtown have been invited to explore ways in which we can collaborate to help and support refugees.  Join us for this important, formational meeting.  The meeting will take place on Sunday July 27, 2014 in the Parish Hall 139 McCaul St. at 1:15pm. Please note, the date was previously advertised as July 20th.  The meeting will take place on July 27th instead.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

 

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 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

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

Assumption, Mississauga          Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

Christ the King, Markham           Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen

Holy Cross, Thornhill                 His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

Mount Hope, Toronto                Rev. Edward Murphy

Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge    Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kalarathil

Resurrection, Whitby                 Msgr. John Pilkauskas

St. Mary’s, Barrie                       Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Young Neighbours in Action!

From Sunday July 27th to Saturday August 2nd. St. Patrick’s Church will be home to the Young Neighbours in Action Program. 60 young people from the USA and Toronto will come together for a week of service, reflection, prayer and fun. During the day, they work at several inner-city organizations and in the evening they reflect on their work experience through activities, games and prayer.

Four of our people from St. Patrick’s are participating in this wonderful opportunity for service and ministry. Please keep the entire group in prayer as they learn to make a difference through service and through the mission of the Church.

Faith Connections’ Street PatrolTwo dates:

Wednesday July 16 & Wednesday August 20 @ 6:30 p.m.Meeting on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church

Young adults 18-39 are invited to join us walking the streets of downtown Toronto, offering food and friendship to those in need. Bring sandwiches and drinks to share with people we meet. Also appreciated are soft fruits, veggies, snacks or sweets. RSVP required, call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

 

Social Justice

This month’s meeting of the Justice and Service Group will focus on refugee issues.  The Office of Refugees of the Archdiocese of Toronto and several of our sister parishes downtown have been invited to explore ways in which we can collaborate to help and support refugees.  Join us for this important, formational meeting.  The meeting will take place on Sunday July 20th at 1:15pm in the Neumann Hall.  Enter near the accessibility entrance

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 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

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

Assumption, Mississauga            Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

Christ the King, Markham           Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen

Holy Cross, Thornhill                   His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

Mount Hope, Toronto                  Rev. Edward Murphy

Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge  Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kalarathil

Resurrection, Whitby                   Msgr. John Pilkauskas

St. Mary’s, Barrie                           Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul

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 and Celebrants for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:

Asumption Cemetery, Mississauga, Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau.

Christ the King Cemetery, Markham, Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen

Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto, Rev. Edward Murphy

Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge, Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kalarathil

Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby, Msgr. John Pilkauskas

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie, Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

In the event of rain:  Mass will be held in the Mausoleum at Assumption, Holy Cross, Queen of Heaven and Resurrection.

Christ the King will celebrate Mass in the Reception Centre

Mount Hope Cemetery to St. Monica’s Parish, 44 Broadway Ave. Toronto

St. Mary’s Cemetery to St. Mary’s Parish, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie.

Canada Day – Tuesday July 1st!

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st at 9:00am.  The Church will close soon after Mass. The Parish office will be closed and will reopen on Wednesday July 2nd.

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.

Young Neighbours in Action!

From Sunday July 28th to Saturday August 1st, St. Patrick’s Church will be home to the Young Neighbours in Action Program.  60 young people from the USA and Toronto will come together for a week of service, reflection, prayer and fun.  During the day, they work at several inner-city organizations and in the evening they reflect on their work experience through activities, games and prayer.

Four of our people from St. Patrick’s are participating in this wonderful opportunity for service and ministry.  Please keep the entire group in prayer as they learn to make a difference through service and through the mission of the Church.

Faith Connections’ Street Patrol Two dates:

Wednesday July 16 & Wednesday August 20 @ 6:30 p.m.Meeting on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church

Young adults 18-39 are invited to join us walking the streets of downtown Toronto, offering food and friendship to those in need. Bring sandwiches and drinks to share with people we meet. Also appreciated are soft fruits, veggies, snacks or sweets. RSVP required, call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

Pray and Play Group for Moms and Children

Wednesday, July 2, following the 9:30 Novena Mass.

Mothers and their children (ages 0-12) are invited to gather for informal play and socializing at a local park on Wednesday mornings.  Meet at Neuman Hall following the 9:30AM Novena Mass. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday July 4, 2014 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

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.”

COMING THIS FALL TO ST. PATRICK’S!

Prayer and Life Workshops

Join us for 15 weeks as we gather a group to participate in Prayer and Life Workshops. These workshops will begin in September and run until December on Thursday   More information will follow in upcoming bulletins. Registration is limited, so if you would like to participate in the program, we invite you to register by contacting the parish office. For more information about the workshops, visit www.tovpil.org

Other events and programs in the works:

“Joy of the Gospel” 3 part series on Pope Francis’ Encyclical

“Oktoberfest Fundraiser” for Asha Deep

Annual “Welcome to the Neighbourhood BBQ” for University/College Students

“Archdiocese Capital Campaign Initiative”

And many more opportunities to get involved in the parish through volunteering and through participating in workshops and programs!

 Looking to VOLUNTEER?

We are looking for volunteers in the following ministries and programs that begin during the Summer and into the Fall:

Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Young Adult Ministry Leaders, Choir Members, Parish Office Volunteers, High School Retreat Team (ideal for University Students!!), Sacristans.

Contact the Parish Office if you would like to sign up for one of these opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Celebrating the Sacrament of the Sick

On June 26, 2014, as part of the Novena Triduum to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, we will celebrate the gift of God’s love and healing through the Sacrament of the Sick.  As a Sacrament, this prayer of the priest using oil blessed at the Chrism Mass during Holy Week, is an encounter between the sick person with God through the prayer of the priest and of the community.  The Church teaches us that we are called to unite ourselves through our illness to the passion of Christ, and through this sacrament, those who suffer from a serious illness, mental or emotional distress, or receiving medical treatment are drawn closer to Christ for healing in mind, body and spirit.

It is important to note that the celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick is not related to other rituals of being anointed in the Spirit, nor is it related to the Charismatic movement within the Church.

“International Night” Friday June 27th

Join us following the Mass on the Feast Day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help for a Festive Social featuring food from around the world – Canadian, German, Philippino, Chinese, Italian, and of course, desserts!  If you would like to contribute a dish from one of these cultures, or a dessert, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 to let us know what you intend to bring.  And plan to join us in our celebration of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Sr. Kathleen Kelly SSS Farewell and Thank You!

Sr. Kathleen Kelly, our Pastoral Associate is leaving the Pastoral Team at St. Patrick’s.  We thank her for her work in the parish community, especially with her work with Open Door, Liturgical Ministries and the Social Justice Group.  Join us on Wednesday July 2nd at the Open Door Lunch following the 12:00 PM Novena Mass to thank her.

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.

 Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday July 4, 2014 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Marilena Berardinelli – Thank You!

Marilena Berardinelli, our Pastoral Associate will be leaving her position as part of our Pastoral Team at St. Patrick’s.  We thank her for her work in the parish community, especially with Children’s Liturgy, Family Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation and Young Adult Ministry.  Though Marilena will be leaving our Team, she will continue to support these programs through consultation and planning with the different Teams.  So we look forward to her continued presence working with the Volunteers.

Canada Day – Tuesday July 1st!

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st at 9:00am.  The Church will close soon after Mass. The Parish office will be closed and will reopen on Wednesday July 2nd.

Solemn Eucharistic Adoration

His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins and the Office of Catholic Youth invite all to join the young adults of the Archdiocese of Toronto in participating in solemn Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday June 28th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. A professional choir will offer chant for a portion of adoration and His Eminence 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. Paul’s Basilica parish hall from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Catholic Youth at 416-599-7676 or youth@ocytoronto.org.

COMING THIS FALL TO ST. PATRICK’S!

 Prayer and Life Workshops

Join us for 15 weeks as we gather a group to participate in Prayer and Life Workshops. These workshops will begin in September and run until December on Thursday   More information will follow in upcoming bulletins. Registration is limited, so if you would like to participate in the program, we invite you to register by contacting the parish office. For more information about the workshops, visit www.tovpil.org

Other events and programs in the works:

“Joy of the Gospel”

3 part series on Pope Francis’ Encyclical

“Oktoberfest Fundraiser”

for Asha Deep

Annual “Welcome to the Neighbourhood BBQ”

for University/College Students

“Archdiocese Capital Campaign Initiative”

And many more opportunities to get involved in the parish through volunteering and through participating in workshops and programs!

Looking to VOLUNTEER?

We are looking for volunteers in the following ministries and programs that begin during the Summer and into the Fall:

Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Young Adult Ministry Leaders, Choir Members, Parish Office Volunteers, High School Retreat Team (ideal for University Students!!), Sacristans.

Contact the Parish Office if you would like to sign up for one of these opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Pentecost Sunday

ShareLife

Working wonders for people locally and around the world …

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2014 ShareLife Parish Campaign.  You have made the path to new opportunities much easier for thousands of the most vulnerable in our communities by giving generously.  For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so.  You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 31, 2014 or donate online at www.sharelife.org. Thank you!

 Thank you for your generosity.

Together we can work wonders!

Marygrove Camp

Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds and a quarter mile of Georgian Bay waterfront, near Penetang, Ontario.  The camp is open to eligible girls, ages 5 – 13, and provides an 8-day camping experience to over 1,000 children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure.  Families experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility.  Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of an annual Camp Collection held in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Campers participate in a full range of activities, including swimming, canoeing, crafts, drama, sports, co-operative games, hikes, star gazing and camp fires. The collection will take place this weekend June 7 and 8.  If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the church.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays! We wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists- Aimee Villapando, Joanne Falls, Karen Keays and MaggieGomez, without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 7.

 Open Door

Open Door will end on Wednesday July 2nd for the summer and will resume on Wednesday September 10th.

Summer Holidays Beyond Footprints in the Sand

Searching to turn travels into journeys? Hoping to find rest in the sacred amidst the secular? Join us for an evening of conversation with Fr. Eric Rodrigues and explore how to live the Christian tradition of pilgrimage both abroad and in your own backyard.

All young adults 19-39 years of age are welcome.

WHEN: Tuesday June 10 (7:00-9:00pm)

WHERE: Sin a& Redemption Pub (136 McCaul St)

RSVP: mberardinelli@stpatrickstoronto.ca (Sunday June 8)

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.

What is Pentecost Sunday?

Pentecost is observed ten days after Ascension Day, or fifty days after Easter. Pentecost is the day when the Holy Spirit came to the apostles granting them the gifts of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, goodness, Faithfulness, Humility, and Self-Control.

 

On June 26, 2014, as part of the Novena Triduum to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, we will celebrate the gift of God’s love and healing through the Sacrament of the Sick.  As a Sacrament, this prayer of the priest using oil blessed at the Chrism Mass during Holy Week, is an encounter between the sick person with God through the prayer of the priest and of the community.  The Church teaches us that we are called to unite ourselves through our illness to the passion of Christ, and through this sacrament, those who suffer from a serious illness, mental or emotional distress, or receiving medical treatment are drawn closer to Christ for healing in mind, body and spirit. It is important to note that the celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick is not related to other rituals of being anointed in the Spirit, nor is it related to the Charismatic movement within the Church.

 

 

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

ShareLife

Working wonders for the elderly…

 Carolyn retired from nursing and social work before she started with Society of Sharing. She initially became involved in friendly visiting and then moved on to coordinate their volunteers. “There are so many isolated seniors on a fixed income who can’t afford to move.” says Carolyn, “We can make such a positive difference in their lives with friendly visits, shopping, transportation to medical appointments and social outings.”

Last year ShareLife supported agencies met the needs of over 3,400 seniors with outreach service programs.

 Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday – June 1, 2014

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Ombudsman Petition Cards

On Wednesday May 14, 2014, 80,000 signed petition cards addressed to nearly every Member of Parliament, were transported to Ottawa and presented personally to several MP’s that came out on the steps of Parliament to receive them.  Hundreds of citizens from across the country also came to their solidarity, with communities in the Global South who are suffering the impacts of Canadian mining, and to show their support for an Ombudsman.

We would like to thank all of our parishioners that signed Petition Cards and mailed them, and through this action gave a “Voice of Justice” to the Communities in the Global South.  If you would like to view video and photos of this event, please go to: Development and Peace info@enews.devp.org

Justice and Peace from:  St. Patrick’s Church Development and Peace & Justice and Service Groups.

Celebrate Pentecost

Families with infants, toddlers, and elementary aged children are invited to St. Patrick’s Family Pentecost Party. Join us for a BBQ lunch and an opportunity for parents and children to learn about and celebrate the “Church’s Birthday”!

WHEN: Sunday June 8 following the 12:10 Mass (1:15pm-3:15pm)

WHERE: St. Patrick’s Church Hall

COST: $5.00/family payable the day of the event.

Registration required by Wednesday June 4th.  To register or for more information please contact Marilena-mberardinelli@stpatrickstoronto.caor the Parish office-(416) 598-3269.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays! We wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists- Aimee Villapando, Joanne Falls, Karen Keays and MaggieGomez, without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 7.

Open Door

Open Door will end on Wednesday July 2nd for the summer and will resume on Wednesday September 10th.

The Pope’s Pastoral Works

 A disastrous flood or earthquake strikes a nation at the other end of the world.  Immediately many countries rush in food, medicine, blankets, money, and trained people.  Prominent among such aid is the financial help offered by the Holy Father to people in need.  The annual Pope’s Pastoral Works collection makes these funds available for distribution.  In the name of Catholics everywhere, he displays Christ’s love and compassion for those who suffer. This weekend May 24 & 25 will be a collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works.  If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the Church.

Redemptorist Come and See Retreat

  The Redemptorist Community of Priests and Brothers invite young men, age 18-30 to consider a life commitment in our mission to proclaim plentiful redemption.  We will be hosting a Come and See Retreat on June 7 and 8 in Toronto.

To register for this discernment opportunity, please contact Fr. David Purcell, C.Ss.R.  416-789-3217 or email us

vocations@redemptorists.ca.  Follow us on Facebook!

Pentecost Rally

Year of Charism and Grace for the Church

Sponsored by:  Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council.  The Rally is preceded by a nine-day parish-based novena May 30 to June 6 at various locations in Toronto.  At St. Patrick’s Church it will be held on Thursday June 5, beginning at 6:30pm.

Speaker and Presider: Rev. Fr. Joby Kachappilly VC

Director, Divine Retreat Ashram, Faridabad, India.

Tickets Adults: $15.00, Youth: 5.00 (13-18 years). 

For more information call the CCRC office at 416-466-0776, or email ccrctoronto@bellnet.com

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday June 6, 2014 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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