Second Sunday of Advent

Parish Office Closed – MONDAY

The office will be closed on Monday December 5th for the funeral of Ignatia Anna Arrigo mother of Fr. Santo Arrigo Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church. The Mass will take place at St. Mark’s Church 277 Park Lawn Rd Etobicoke at 10:00am. Please keep the Arrigo family in your prayers.

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 7th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however your Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Special Guest……. Santa Claus!

Youth Ministry

Become part of our new Youth Ministry Initiative here at St. Patrick’s for Youth in Grades 8-12! We have had a great year having many youth involved in the parish in so many ways. Now we invite them to be a part of a great group among their peers for Fun, Socialization, and Faith Development. Our next gathering is on Saturday December 10, 6pm-9pm

Homeless in a Manger

Prayer – Reflection – Compassion

Sunday December 11, from 6pm – 7pm

(Immediately following the 5pm Mass)

Join us in prayer and reflection in in this 30th Year of Out of the Cold in the City of Toronto as we remember our brothers and sisters who call the streets their home and with whom we are called to live values of faith, hope and love, as inspired by the coming of Christ; born among us, homeless in a manger.

Religious Articles Store

The Religious Articles Store is now selling Christmas cards, Sunday Missal, 2017 calendars and Nativity Sets. Great gift ideas for everyone. Open every Wednesday 10am – 7pm and first Sunday of the month 11am – 5pm. The store will also be open Sun Dec 4th, 11th &18th for all your last minute Christmas Gifts.

Euthanasia/Assisted – Did You Know?

Since Canada legalized euthanasia/assisted suicide in June 2016, 374 people across the country have already died by lethal injection. Meanwhile, only 30% of Canadians have access to quality palliative (end of life) care. Please visit www.CanadiansforConscience.ca to learn and write directly to the Ontario government.

Praying with Redemptorist Saints and Blesseds

Wednesday December 14th 1pm and 6pm

The Cross in the Crib

St. Alphonsus and the preparation for Christmas

We have celebrated 150 years of the Mission of the Redemptorists to make her known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Come and learn more about the Redemptorists Saints and Blesseds whose lives and commitment to the Good News of Plentiful Redemption continue to speak to the hearts of Redemptorists and the faithful throughout the world. Each 45 minute presentation will take place in the Church on Wednesdays at 1pm and 6pm (in between devotion masses)

Join us every month as we reflect and pray through the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and a Redemptorist Saint and Blessed. Each 45 minute presentation will take place in the Church on Wednesdays at 1pm and 6pm (in between devotion masses)

2017 Weekly Offering Envelopes

Are available for pick up at the back of the Church. They are filed in alphabetical order. Please go to the table and pick up your box. This year the donation boxes have first & last names & box numbers only. If you would like to sign up for 2017 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 Traditions of Christmas!

With Guest Choir: St. Patrick’s 12:10pm Choir, and Soloist: Susan Ryman. Join us on Sunday December 11th, 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.

St. Patrick’s Christmas Mass Schedule for 2016

Sat Dec 24th Christmas Eve

7:30am Advent Mass

5:00 PM Family Mass       8:00 PM Gregorian Choir

10:00 PM German Mass   12:00 AM Midnight Mass                  

Sun Dec 25th Christmas Day

8:30 AM (English)         10:00 AM (German)

12:10 PM (English)           No evening 5:00 PM Mass

We invite the Children from the Parish to gather at the entrance of the Church 10 minutes before the Mass begins.

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 and Premdham– the School, Orphanage and Centre for mentally & physically disabled children in northern India. This year we are focusing on the need for the building of a Chicken Coop for both food for the Centre and for selling, as well as the needs for the Centre at Premdham. 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!

 

 

 

Solemnity of Christ the King

Funeral Arrangements for

Fr. Louis CLARK McAULAY C.Ss.R.

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Public Visitation will take place at St. Patrick’s, 131 McCaul St., Toronto, ON on Wed, Nov 23, from 10:30 am – 8pm.  This will allow the great numbers who attend Mass and the Novena Devotions each to pay their respects outside of Masses (12pm, 2:30pm, 5:05pm and 7pm)

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Thur, Nov 24, at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church, 131 McCaul Street.

 An additional Liturgy later in the week, and Burial, will take place in Charlottetown, PEI. Details for the Service in PEI are still pending.

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St. Patrick’s Out of the Cold

Begins Sunday November 20th

Out of the Cold is an opportunity for St. Patrick’s community to welcome our brothers and sisters who call the streets their home for Sunday dinner, a warm place to share in fellowship, and for some, a warm place to sleep. We typically welcome up to 350 people for dinner and house 80 people for overnight. Support for our program is entirely through the generosity of donors that help to make our program one of welcome and compassion. One evening costs $1500. We also welcome donations of NEW gloves, hats, underwear, socks, toiletries (travel sizes). Financial contributions to the program can be made to “St. Patrick’s Church – Out of the Cold Program.” You can use the envelopes provided at the back of the Church.

Advent Family Day Celebration!

Sunday November 27, 2016   (following the 12:10 PM Mass)

Inviting Families to mark the Season of Advent  as a journey towards Bethlehem.

Through activities, games and stories, children and their parents will explore the wonder of Christ’s birth and the many ways we prepare for it in our homes and in our hearts.

Registration for this event is required. familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry Presents: “The Cost of Living”

You’re Richer than You Think

An Evening at Sin & Redemption

 Tuesday November 29th 7pm – 9pm

Are you ready for the annual chore of finding the right Christmas gifts for everyone? Frustrated by all the commercialism? Looking to give something different than what you can spend this year? What happened to Jesus in all this?

Come and get grounded again in this season of joy and reflect on the many ways you can give this Christmas.

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 7th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however your Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Special Guest Santa Claus!

Youth Ministry

Become part of our new Youth Ministry Initiative here at St. Patrick’s for Youth in Grades 8-12! We have had a great year having many youth involved in the parish in so many ways. Now we invite them to be a part of a great group among their peers for Fun, Socialization, and Faith Development. Our next gathering is on Saturday December 10, 6pm-9pm 

Homeless in a Manger

Prayer – Reflection – Compassion

Sunday December 11, from 6pm – 8pm

(Immediately following the 5pm Mass)

Join us in prayer and reflection in in this 30th Year of Out of the Cold in the City of Toronto as we remember our brothers and sisters who call the streets their home and with whom we are called to live values of faith, hope and love, as inspired by the coming of Christ; born among us, homeless in a manger.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2017

Fr. Ed Eherer, CSsR will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 02 – 11, 2017.  Here is an opportunity to walk where our Lord walked.  For information please contact Fr. Ed through the parish office 416-598-3269 ext #1210 or Biblical Journeys Canada, 2508 Silvan Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2J 4K5

Tel. & Cell. # 289 990 9841 & 289 990 5853 E-mail: biblicaljourneyscanada@yahoo.com

Adoration and Holy Hour

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

Praying with Redemptorist Saints and Blesseds

Wednesday December 14th 1pm and 6pm

The Cross in the Crib St. Alphonsus and the preparation for Christmas

We have celebrated 150 years of the Mission of the Redemptorists to make her known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Come and learn more about the Redemptorists Saints and Blesseds whose lives and commitment to the Good News of Plentiful Redemption continue to speak to the hearts of Redemptorists and the faithful throughout the world.

Join us every month as we reflect and pray through the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and a Redemptorist Saint and Blessed.

Each 45 minute presentation will take place in the Church on Wednesdays at 1pm and 6pm (in between devotion masses)

Moving? Or Have you Recently Moved?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. It is very helpful to have your correct information to insure that you receive your official receipt for income tax purposes. Thanks for helping to keep the office current!!

 

 

 

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Redemptorist Mission Bazaar

Wednesday November 16th, starting at 9:00am

Neumann Hall (access by South Door of Church)

Join us for great food, wonderful finds (crafts, nearly new items and clothing!) and great prizes including:

  1. Stunning 2017 Colours of the Earth Europe Calendar
  2. 2 Tickets to the Christmas Dinner
  3. Mother of Perpetual Help Tapestry (Made in India)
  4. “Trachten” Doll
  5. Painting “Edward Gardens in the Fall”
  6. Hand Knit Afghan
  7. Shiatsu Massage Pillow
  8. 2 Gift Baskets, full of goodies
  9. Grand Prize: Greenis Multi Juicer 9008 Proceeds go towards Redemptorist Foreign Missions. Monetary donations may be made out to “St. Patrick’s Church”. Indicate on the memo line Redemptorist Mission Bazaar.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to donate their items to the Church, however we are now finished receiving donations and setting up for the Bazaar. 

Religious Articles Store

The Religious Articles Store is now selling Christmas cards, Sunday Missal, 2017 calendars and Nativity Sets. Great gift ideas for everyone. Open every Wednesday 10am – 7pm and first Sunday of the month 11am – 5pm.

St. Patrick’s Out of the Cold

Begins Sunday November 20th

Out of the Cold is an opportunity for St. Patrick’s community to welcome our brothers and sisters who call the streets their home for Sunday dinner, a warm place to share in fellowship, and for some, a warm place to sleep. We typically welcome up to 350 people for dinner and house 80 people for overnight. Support for our program is entirely through the generosity of donors that help to make our program one of welcome and compassion. One evening costs $1500. We also welcome donations of NEW gloves, hats, underwear, socks, toiletries (travel sizes). Financial contributions to the program can be made to “St. Patrick’s Church – Out of the Cold Program.” You can use the envelopes provided at the back of the Church.

Homeless in a Manger

Prayer – Reflection – Compassion

(following immediately after the 5pm Mass)

Join us in prayer and reflection in in this 30th Year of Out of the Cold in the City of Toronto as we remember our brothers and sisters who call the streets their home and with whom we are called to live values of faith, hope and love, as inspired by the coming of Christ; born among us, homeless in a manger.

Youth Ministry

Become part of our new Youth Ministry Initiative here at St. Patrick’s for Youth in Grades 8-12! We have had a great year having many youth involved in the parish in so many ways. Now we invite them to be a part of a great group among their peers for Fun, Socialization, and Faith Development. Our next gathering is on Saturday December 10, 6pm-9pm

Praying with Redemptorist Saints and Blesseds

Wednesday December 14th 1pm and 6pm

The Cross in the Crib

St. Alphonsus and the preparation for Christmas

We have celebrated 150 years of the Mission of the Redemptorists to make her known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Come and learn more about the Redemptorists Saints and Blesseds whose lives and commitment to the Good News of Plentiful Redemption continue to speak to the hearts of Redemptorists and the faithful throughout the world.

Join us every month as we reflect and pray through the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and a Redemptorist Saint and Blessed.

Each 45 minute presentation will take place in the Church on Wednesdays at 1pm and 6pm (in between devotion masses)

Advent Family Day Celebration!

Sunday November 27, 2016   (following the 12:10 PM Mass)

Inviting Families to mark the Season of Advent

as a journey towards Bethlehem.

Through activities, games and stories, children and their parents will explore the wonder of Christ’s birth and the many ways we prepare for it in our homes and in our hearts.

Registration for this event is required. familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry Presents:

“The Cost of Living”

You’re Richer than You Think

An Evening at Sin & Redemption

Tuesday November 29th 7pm – 9pm

Are you ready for the annual chore of finding the right Christmas gifts for everyone? Frustrated by all the commercialism? Looking to give something different than what you can spend this year? What happened to Jesus in all this?

Come and get grounded again in this season of joy and reflect on the many ways you can give this Christmas.

Santa Claus Parade “After Party”

Sunday November 20, 2016 after the parade around 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!

Are you going to see him?

Why not come over to St. Patrick’s after the parade and warm up with Hot Chocolate, snacks and have some fun with Face Painting, Cookie Decorating, Christmas Crafts, Movies and Songs and more!

This is a wonderful opportunity for families to gather after the Parade which passes right near St. Patrick’s along University Ave.

Invite your friends and family!

Let us know that you plan to attend!

familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

 

 

Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Redemptorist Mission Bazaar

Wednesday November 16th, starting at 9:00am

Neumann Hall (access by South Door of Church)

Join us for great food, wonderful finds (crafts, nearly new items and clothing!) and great prizes including:

  1. Stunning 2017 Colours of the Earth Europe Calendar
  2. 2 Tickets to the Christmas Dinner
  3. Mother of Perpetual Help Tapestry (Made in India)
  4. “Trachten” Doll
  5. Painting “Edward Gardens in the Fall”
  6. Hand Knit Afghan
  7. Shiatsu Massage Pillow
  8. 2 Gift Baskets, full of goodies
  9. Grand Prize: Greenis Multi Juicer 9008 Proceeds go towards Redemptorist Foreign Mission Programs.  If you would like to make a donation of your beloved clothing and other items (in working order), please contact Maria Luxbacher at the Parish Office to arrange a time to drop off your item. Monetary donations may be made out to “St. Patrick’s Church”. Indicate on the memo line Redemptorist Mission Bazaar

PLEASE DO NOT BRING

LARGE OR BROKEN ITEMS OR ELECTRONICS!

Holy Door of Mercy

We give thanks for all the blessings to the faithful who visited the Door here at St. Patrick’s during this Year of Mercy. The Holy Door will close on Sunday November 13th during 12:10pm Mass. The Holy Door in Rome will close on Sunday November 20th.

Religious Articles Store

The Religious Articles Store is now selling Christmas cards, Sunday Missal, 2017 calendars and Nativity Sets. Great gift ideas for everyone. Open every Wednesday 10am – 7pm and first Sunday of the month 11am – 5pm.

Youth Ministry

Become part of our new Youth Ministry Initiative here at St. Patrick’s for Youth in Grades 8-12! We have had a great year having many youth involved in the parish in so many ways. Now we invite them to be a part of a great group among their peers for Fun, Socialization, and Faith Development. Our next gathering is on Saturday November 12, 6pm-9pm.

Shepherds’ Trust

As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we remember how they have been tangible instruments of the Lord’s mercy in our lives. Called by God and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Shepherds’ Trust ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity.

The Shepherd’s Trust collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese during the weekend of November 12/13. This fund does more than just support our priests in their retirement years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for the blessings we have received. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Our Hands, God’s Work

God’s work needs helping hands. Please pick up a copy of the 2016/2017 Volunteer Stewardship booklet. You can fill in the Registration form found in the booklet, or a Welcome Newcomers form.  A member of Volunteer Ministries Committee will get in touch with you, to get you connected. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit https://stpatrickstoronto.wordpress.com/get-involved/ or contact Irene at 416-598-3269, or by email at imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

The St. Patrick’s Contemporary Choir is welcoming new members to sing at the Sunday 12:10pm Mass in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. If you are interested in joining the choir or would like more information, please speak to Mark Wood-Salomon, Choir Director after the 12:10pm Mass, or by email at markwood2011@hotmail.com.

Community Life Commission is a group of volunteers that helps with preparing, setting up, serving food and drink, and cleaning up after parish celebrations like seminars, parish dinner dances, and the social on the final evening of the Mother of Perpetual Help Triduum. If you are interested in helping, please contact Irene at the parish office, who will get you connected with Linda.

Praying with Redemptorist Saints and Blesseds

Wednesday November 9th 1pm and 6pm

Bl. Francis Seelos C.Ss.R.

We have celebrated 150 years of the Mission of the Redemptorists to make her known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Come and learn more about the Redemptorists Saints and Blesseds whose lives and commitment to the Good News of Plentiful Redemption continue to speak to the hearts of Redemptorists and the faithful throughout the world.

Join us every month as we reflect and pray through the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and a Redemptorist Saint and Blessed.

Each 45 minute presentation will take place in the Church on Wednesdays at 1pm and 6pm (in between devotion masses)

Santa Claus Parade “After Party”

Sunday November 20, 2016 after the parade around 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!

Are you going to see him?

Why not come over to St. Patrick’s after the parade and warm up with Hot Chocolate, snacks and have some fun with Face Painting, Cookie Decorating, Christmas Crafts, Movies and Songs and more!

This is a wonderful opportunity for families to gather after the Parade which passes right near St. Patrick’s along University Ave

Invite your friends and family!

Let us know that you plan to attend!

familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

“Thrive!”

A New Program for Families!!!!

Sunday November 27th 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Faith & Friendship for the entire Family!

Join us whether you have teens or toddlers. Topics and activities will be facilitated in large groups, as well as age appropriate activities in small group settings To RSVP or to be added to the family ministry mailing list for future events, contact familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

 

 

 

 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Redemptorist Mission Bazaar

Wednesday November 16th, starting at 9:00am

Neumann Hall (access by South Door of Church)

Join us for great food, wonderful finds (crafts, nearly new items and clothing!) and great prizes including:

  1. Stunning 2017 Colours of the Earth Europe Calendar
  2. 2 Tickets to the Christmas Dinner
  3. Mother of Perpetual Help Tapestry (Made in India)
  4. “Trachten” Doll
  5. Painting “Edward Gardens in the Fall”
  6. Hand Knit Afghan
  7. Shiatsu Massage Pillow
  8. 2 Gift Baskets, full of goodies
  9. Grand Prize: Greenis Multi Juicer 9008

Proceeds go towards Redemptorist Foreign Mission Programs.  If you would like to make a donation of your beloved clothing and other items (in working order), please contact Maria Luxbacher at the Parish Office to arrange a time to drop off your item. Monetary donations may be made out to “St. Patrick’s Church”. Indicate on the memo line Redemptorist Mission Bazaar.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING

LARGE OR BROKEN ITEMS OR ELECTRONICS!

Our Hands, God’s Work

Time given to God’s work is never wasted. We have over 30 different ministries for you to choose from. Please pick up a copy of the 2016/2017 Volunteer Stewardship booklet. You can fill in the Registration form found in the booklet, or a Welcome Newcomers form.  A member of Volunteer Ministries Committee will get in touch with you, to get you connected. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Irene at 416-598-3269, or email at imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

St. Patrick’s Out of the Cold

Volunteer Mandatory Meeting

If you are interested in volunteering for Out of the Cold you must attend a mandatory meeting on Sunday October 30th 2:00pm – 4:30pm. Please visit our website for more information and to register as a volunteer. www.stpatrickstoronto.ca

Holy Door of Mercy

We give thanks for all the blessings to the faithful who visited the Door here at St. Patrick’s during this Year of Mercy. The Holy Door will close on Sunday November 13th during 12:10pm Mass. The Holy Door in Rome will close on Sunday November 20th.

Youth Ministry

Become part of our new Youth Ministry Initiative here at St. Patrick’s for Youth in Grades 8-12! We have had a great year having many youth involved in the parish in so many ways. Now we invite them to be a part of a great group among their peers for Fun, Socialization, and Faith Development. Our next gathering is on Friday October 29, 6pm-9pm.

All Saints’ Day Celebration

Sunday October 30th following the 12:10pm Mass

Meet some Saints you’ve heard of and some you probably haven’t at our first liturgically based party of the year. Learn why we celebrate All Saints’ Day and pick up some fun (and meaningful) new ideas for how we can celebrate. Prizes will be awarded to all children who attend dressed as their favourite Saint.

Registration for this event is required familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

St. Patrick’s Gregorian Choir

All are invited to join the St Patrick’s Gregorian Choir. As The St Patrick’s Gregorian Choir celebrates its 10th anniversary of formation this year, we invite anyone with an interest in learning the chants of the church, and participating in the Saturday 5 pm Mass at St Patrick’s Church, Toronto, to join one of the few groups that specializes in Gregorian chant. For information, call Surinder S. Mundra, choir director, at 416.731.4485.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2017

Fr. Ed Eherer, CSsR will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 02 – 11, 2017.  Here is an opportunity to walk where our Lord walked.  For information please contact Fr. Ed through the parish office 416-598-3269 ext #1210 or Biblical Journeys Canada, 2508 Silvan Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2J 4K5

Tel. & Cell. # 289 990 9841 & 289 990 5853 E-mail: biblicaljourneyscanada@yahoo.com.

St. Patrick’s Social Justice Group

The St Patrick’s Social Justice Commission acts as an umbrella group for the following sub-groups:

  •  Catholic Voice
  • Development & Peace
  • Pax Christi
  • Refugee Services Group

Annual fund raising efforts for Asha Deep, school and orphanage in Northern India is one of our projects. Funds are raised through an Oktoberfest themed BBQ and the Advent wishing tree. As of 2015, the funds were shared with Premdham, a home for elderly people and children that have been abandoned.

Come and see us, meetings are every 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:15 p.m. in the Neumann Hall.

World Mission Sunday

Today, for World Mission Sunday, along with Catholics throughout the world, we are called to offer prayers and generous financial support, through the Propagation of the Faith, for the worldwide mission of Jesus. Your gift on World Mission Sunday helps:

  • People in remote villages, towns and cities through the witness and work of missionaries and local priests.
  • Children, the elderly, refugees, the sick and orphans through the service of Religious Sisters & brothers.
  • To bring the Gospel to the poorest of our human family.
  • Catechists proclaim the message of hope and peace that only Christ can give.

Please offer prayer for the work of the Church in the missions today, the Pacific Islands, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Please be as generous as you can today, for World Mission Sunday. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church.

 

 

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary TIme

Redemptorist Mission Bazaar

Wednesday November 16th, starting at 9:00am

Neumann Hall (access by South Door of Church)

Join us for great food, wonderful finds (crafts, nearly new items and clothing!) and great prizes including:

  1. Stunning 2017 Colours of the Earth Europe Calendar
  2. 2 Tickets to the Christmas Dinner
  3. Mother of Perpetual Help Tapestry (Made in India)
  4. “Trachten” Doll
  5. Painting “Edward Gardens in the Fall”
  6. Hand Knit Afghan
  7. Shiatsu Massage Pillow
  8. Gift Basket, full of goodies
  9. Grand Prize: Greenis Multi Juicer 9008

Proceeds go towards Redemptorist Foreign Mission Programs.  If you would like to make a donation of your beloved clothing and other items (in working order), please contact Maria Luxbacher at the Parish Office to arrange a time to drop off your item. Monetary donations may be made out to “St. Patrick’s Church”. Indicate on the memo line Redemptorist Mission Bazaar.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING

LARGE OR BROKEN ITEMS OR ELECTRONICS!

Our Hands, God’s Work

Interested in giving a helping hand? Let us show just how from over thirty ministries here at St Patrick’s Parish. Please pick up a copy of the 2016/2017 Volunteer Stewardship booklet. You can fill in the Registration form found in the booklet, or a Welcome Newcomers form.  A member of Volunteer Ministries Committee will get in touch with you, to get you connected. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Irene at 416-598-3269, ext. 1211, or email at imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

The St Cecilia German Choir is welcoming new members in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Rehearsals are normally on Sunday morning before the 10am Mass. Anyone who is interested in joining the choir or who knows someone who might be interested is welcome to speak to Albert Masters, Organist and Choir Director in Neumann Hall after the 10am Mass, or call Maria Luxbacher at 416-598-3269.

St. Patrick’s Out of the Cold

Volunteer Mandatory Meeting

If you are interested in volunteering for Out of the Cold you must attend a mandatory meeting on Sunday October 30th 2:00pm – 4:30pm. Please visit our website for more information and to register as a volunteer. www.stpatrickstoronto.ca

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry Presents:

“DUE SOUTH!”

Christian Values in the Face of Political Rhetoric

An Evening at Sin & Redemption

Tuesday October 18th 7pm – 9pm

Presenters: Fr. Ed Eherer C.Ss.R (Associate Pastor) &

                   Matthew Marquardt (CatholicVoice.ca)

The media is full of information and news about the upcoming election south of the border. How are we to filter some of the salient issues through the lens of faith, and the Good News of the Gospel? Let’s talk!

  is full of information and news about the upcoming election south of the border. How are we to filter some of the salient issues through the lens of faith, and the Good News of the Gospel? Let’s talk!

Holy Door of Mercy

We give thanks for all the blessings to the faithful who visited the Door here at St. Patrick’s during this Year of Mercy. The Holy Door will close on Sunday November 13th during 12:10pm Mass. The Holy Door in Rome will close on Sunday November 20th.

Youth Ministry

Become part of our new Youth Ministry Initiative here at St. Patrick’s for Youth in Grades 8-12! We have had a great year having many youth involved in the parish in so many ways. Now we invite them to be a part of a great group among their peers for Fun, Socialization, and Faith Development. Our next gathering is on Friday October 29, 6pm-9pm.

All Saints’ Day Celebration

Sunday October 30th following the 12:10pm Mass

Meet some Saints you’ve heard of and some you probably haven’t at our first liturgically based party of the year. Learn why we celebrate All Saints’ Day and pick up some fun (and meaningful) new ideas for how we can celebrate. Prizes will be awarded to all children who attend dressed as their favourite Saint.

Registration for this event is required familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

World Mission Sunday

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday. Every parish across the world will celebrate this unique Sunday. It is a global sign of the Universal Church and Mission. Your prayers and donations will help support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is beginning, where it is new. Please be generous as possible to the collection for the Propagation of the Faith, for more than 1200 dioceses in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific Islands and some of our Canadian dioceses that depend on the World Mission collection. 

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2017

Fr. Ed Eherer, CSsR will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 02 – 11, 2017.  Here is an opportunity to walk where our Lord walked.  For information please contact Fr. Ed through the parish office 416-598-3269 ext #1210 or Biblical Journeys Canada, 2508 Silvan Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2J 4K5

Tel. & Cell. # 289 990 9841 & 289 990 5853 E-mail: biblicaljourneyscanada@yahoo.com.

Redemptorist Come & See Weekend

You are invited to Come & See. For men 18 years of age & older. Celebrate, Learn, Explore the life and work of the Redemptorist who serve here at St. Patrick’s Church. Saturday Oct 22nd 10:00am – Sunday October 23rd Mass followed by lunch.

RSVP – Fr. David Purcell, C.Ss.R. 416-770-3217

Facebook: Plug into Christ

E-mail: vocations@redemptorists.ca

 

 

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thanksgiving Day Mass & Office Schedule

There will be one Mass celebrated on Monday October 10th, 2016 at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after Mass. The Parish Office will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday October 11th, at 9:00am

Praying with Redemptorist Saints and Blesseds

Wednesday October 12th 1pm and 6pm St. Gerard Majella C.Ss.R.

We have celebrated 150 years of the Mission of the Redemptorists to make her known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Come and learn more about the Redemptorists Saints and Blesseds whose lives and commitment to the Good News of Plentiful Redemption continue to speak to the hearts of Redemptorists and the faithful throughout the world.

Join us every month as we reflect and pray through the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and a Redemptorist Saint and Blessed.

Each 45 minute presentation will take place in the Church on Wednesdays at 1pm and 6pm (in between devotion masses)

Living Rosary Devotion to Mary

Join us on Saturday October 15 following the 7:30 am Mass as the Rosary Group prays the Living Rosary to honour this special month of Devotion to Mary. The Rosary will end at 12:00 noon with the Angelus and Salve Regina. All are welcome to participate.

St. Patrick’s Out of the Cold

Volunteer Mandatory Meeting

If you are interested in volunteering for Out of the Cold you must attend a mandatory meeting on Sunday October 30th 2:00pm – 4:30pm. Please visit our website for more information and to register as a volunteer. www.stpatrickstoronto.ca

Holy Door of Mercy

We give thanks for all the blessings to the faithful who visited the Door here at St. Patrick’s during this Year of Mercy. The Holy Door will close on Sunday November 13th during 12:10pm Mass. The Holy Door in Rome will close on Sunday November 20th.

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry Presents:

“DUE SOUTH!”

Christian Values in the Face of Political Rhetoric

An Evening at Sin & Redemption

Tuesday October 18th 7pm – 9pm

Presenters: Fr. Ed Eherer C.Ss.R (Associate Pastor) &

                   Matthew Marquardt (CatholicVoice.ca)

The media is full of information and news about the upcoming election south of the border. How are we to filter some of the salient issues through the lens of faith, and the Good News of the Gospel? Let’s talk!

Moving? Or Have you Recently Moved?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. It is very helpful to have your correct information to insure that you receive your official receipt for income tax purposes. Thanks for helping to keep the office current!!

World Mission Sunday

This year, World Mission Sunday will take place on October 23. This is a worldwide collection for the missionary Church that provides emergency aid when disaster strikes, cares for refugees in war torn countries, and provides rural and health clinics and transportation for priests, catechists, religious and lay pastoral workers. It provides financial support for the daily needs of all missionaries. Please pray for the missions and be generous on World Mission Sunday.

Youth Ministry

Become part of our new Youth Ministry Initiative here at St. Patrick’s for Youth in Grades 8-12! We have had a great year having many youth involved in the parish in so many ways. Now we invite them to be a part of a great group among their peers for Fun, Socialization, and Faith Development. Our next gathering is on Friday October 29, 6pm-9pm.

“Thrive!”

A New Program for Families!!!!

Sunday October 16th 1:30pm – 4:30pm

A new initiative for the entire family! On a monthly basis families are invited to gather for fun and reflection. Activities and discussion will be done in large group and in smaller group age-appropriate groups for discussion and fellowship. Watch the bulletin and for promotional brochures over the next several weeks! To RSVP or to be added to the family ministry mailing list for future events, contact familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2017

Fr. Ed Eherer, CSsR will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 02 – 11, 2017.  Here is an opportunity to walk where our Lord walked.  For information please contact Fr. Ed through the parish office 416-598-3269 ext #1210 or Biblical Journeys Canada, 2508 Silvan Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2J 4K5

Tel. & Cell. # 289 990 9841 & 289 990 5853 E-mail: biblicaljourneyscanada@yahoo.com.

Redemptorist Come & See Weekend

You are invited to Come & See. For men 18 years of age & older. Celebrate, Learn, Explore the life and work of the Redemptorist who serve here at St. Patrick’s Church. Saturday Oct 22nd 10:00am – Sunday October 23rd Mass followed by lunch.

RSVP – Fr. David Purcell, C.Ss.R. 416-770-3217

Facebook: Plug into Christ

E-mail: vocations@redemptorists.ca

 

 

 

Served by the Redemptorists