Working wonders with families in our neighbourhood
The Smith family came for counselling to deal with the sudden death of their parent. The children’s grief was complicated by the fact that they were now residing with their other parent, with whom they had not spent a great deal of time, due to long work hours to provide for the family. As this grief stricken family learned about each other, how to relate, how to trust, how to love and build a new definition of “family”, they began to open up to their counsellor and share what their life was like before their parent’s tragic death. One child in the family shared that a trusted adult in their life used to be very abusive to them – physically assaulting them, locking them in closets, and making them hurt each other – to name just a few of the milder incidents. That disclosure to the family therapist led to the arrest of that individual and it also resulted in those children no longer feeling afraid of any future victimization. Closer family intimacy, safety, and a brighter future resulted for the Smith Family. Last year, ShareLife-supported Family Service agencies provided family counselling to over 5,100 people in the Greater Toronto Area.
Thank you for your generosity. You can work wonders!
WEDNESDAY JULY 1
NOVENA AND MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!!!
On Wednesday July 1st, as it is a Public Holiday, Novenas and Mass will only be celebrated at 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Confessions will be available before the noon Mass only. The Church will close after the Noon Mass for the rest of the day. The Parish Office and the Gift Shop will be closed all day.
Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
“How to respond to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.”
Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition; Larry Worthern, Executive Director, Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada; and Charles Lewis, retired journalist at the National Post, will be speaking on The Supreme Court of Canada assisted suicide decision. Two sessions are being offered to the public and clergy: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The sessions will present the same content. There is no charge, but you must register online at http://bit.ly/powertoendlife. Or contact Matthew Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-934-3400, ext 640.
June 23, 2015 University of St. Michael’s College Alumni Hall Rm. 100121 St. Joseph St. Toronto.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
150th Anniversary of “Making Her Known” Anniversary Gift Set Raffle
Tickets: $2.00 Each or 3 Tickets for $5.00
DRAW DATE: Thursday June 25, 2015
This will take place during the Social on the last night of the Triduum.
Prize is one Gift Basket including Prayer books, History Book of the Icon, An Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Video and Giftware. Tickets are available from the Religious Articles Store or from the Parish Office.
Social Justice Group
The Justice and Service Group will meet on Sunday June 21, 2015 following the 12:10pm Mass in the Neumann Hall. Topics will include Asha Deep, Development and Peace and other ongoing projects. Following the meeting join us for a light potluck lunch and joyful conversation! All are welcome.
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 13th and 14th. If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the church.
Come to the “Cradle of Hope”
Charismatic Conference with Archbishop Thomas Collins, Michelle Moran, Prof. Matteo Calisi and Mark Nimo. The conference will take place from Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21, 2015 at Montecassino Banquet Hall. Come as you are for praise, worship, healing, workshops, a Father’s Day blessing, Reconciliation and Mass. Adult tickets are $30.00, Youth tickets are $15.00. Meals available for purchase. For more information or tickets, please contact Louisa at 416-245-9963 or Pauline Susanto: Pauline.email@example.com or visit the website at: www.ccrctor.com