Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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!

Children preparing for First Communion and Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Church

Children looking to celebrate the Sacraments of First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation during the academic year at St. Patrick’s are to be registered for the program by September 2nd, 2016. Brochures are available at the back of the Church and from the Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office to find out more about the program, expectations for participation and eligibility of your child to participate at St. Patrick’s.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday August 5th, 2016 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

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.  Please register by September 2nd, 2016 If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 or email secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Religious Articles Store

The store will be closed on Sunday August 7th, 2016. For your convenience the store will be open on Sunday August 14th, 2016 11am-5pm.

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 taking place in Catholic Cemeteries across the Archdiocese on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Hands4Christ a huge success!

We would like to thank the 14 children and youth of the Parish who participated in our Hands4Christ program this past week. It was an experience of giving, sharing and helping. They saw God in the many tasks their hands were able to perform from baking cookies and selling them along with Ice Tea for Asha Deep to serving the homeless at St. Felix Centre. They put their heart and soul in what they did. We hope all the best to each one of them and that they may go out and continue to live the Gospel of God each day and always reach out to someone in need. Thank you to our Team, Loretta Conte, Karen Keays and Madison Doglio-Marquardt for their leadership with the program!

Pilgrimage to the Holy Door at Martyrs’ Shrine

August 20,2016. Pilgrimage to the Holy Door Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine Midland, Ont. You are invited to join Our Lady of Kibeho & St. Josephine Bakhita’s group. Monsignor Theophilus Joseph, will celebrate the Eucharist With other members of the Clergy. The days event also include, the living Rosary Scriptural Reflection, (bring your Bible) Praise & worship, witnessing, blessing of the faithful With the relic of St. Josephine Bakhita. Young people of St. Josephine Bakhita festival of Arts Will also be performing the “Prodigal Son”. Please call Louisa for more information: 416 245 9963

Happening This Fall at St. Patrick’s!!!

September:

September 7, 2016 Open Door Lunch “Labour Day”

September 7, 2016 Scapular Enrollment 5pm Mass with Fr. Shijo Meppilly, C.Ss.R.

September 10/11, 2016 Asha Deep Oktoberfest Fundraiser

September 15, 2016 Welcome to the Neighbourhood BBQ for University and College Students – On the Church Steps!!

September 18, 2016 Justice & Service Group – Neumann Hall

September 20, 2016 Meditation Group Begins– Choir Room (Every Tuesday)

September 25, 2016 Kirchweihfest Festival – Neumann Hall

 October:

October 5, 2016 Open Door Lunch “Thanksgiving Celebration”

October 16, 2016 Justice & Service Group – Neumann Hall

October 30, 2016 Out of the Cold Orientation – Church Hall

New this Fall!

Family and Children Ministries

For information about our Family and Children Programs and Opportunities,

contact Karen Keays familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

“THRIVE!” 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 age-appropriate groups for discussion and fellowship. Watch the bulletin and for promotional brochures over the next several weeks!

St. Patrick’s Youth Ministry! For Youth in grades 8-12. In addition to Thrive, youth in this age group will have their own “group” to gather for fun and reflection on a regular basis. Watch the bulletin and for promotional brochures over the next several weeks!

 

 

 

 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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!

Summer Street Patrol 21 Years of Service!

July 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church

We are now booking LARGE Groups (Groups of 12 people or more). Individuals and Small Groups need NOT book, and you can participate whenever you wish. For more information please call Lucio Abbruzzese street patrol organizer 416-738-9197 or email inmylife@rogers.ca

Redemptorist Novices Make First Vows

Join us on Sunday July 17th at 2pm for a special Mass where 4 of our Redemptorist Novices who made their Novitiate in Toronto this past year will profess their first vows to the Redemptorist Congregation. The novices are: Thien Hoang, Kevin McGraw, Brian Vaccaro and Song You. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray for vocations and support those called to serve the Redemptorist Congregation throughout the world. Reception to follow.

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 taking place in Catholic Cemeteries across the Archdiocese on

Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Perpetual Help Poster for Novena 2016

Farewell Social for Fr. Tomy

Join us for coffee and social following the noon Mass on Sunday July 3rd to thank Fr. Tomy for his work here at St. Patrick’s this past year, and to bid him farewell before he leaves that week for vacation then his new appointment to St. Theresa’s Parish in St. John’s, NL.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays! Our last day will be Sunday June 26, 2016, we wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 11, 2016.

Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will be taking a summer break and will resume Wednesday August 3rd, 2016.

Canada Day – Friday July 1st!

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Canada Day, Friday July 1st at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after Mass. The Parish office will be closed and will reopen on Monday July 4th, 2016

There will be NO Holy Hour celebrated on Friday July 1st, 2016

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Canada Day Cookout!

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday July 6th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Meditation Group

Will be taking a summer break and will resume in October 2016.

Summer Street Patrol 21 Years of Service!

July 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church

We are now booking LARGE Groups (Groups of 12 people or more). Individuals and Small Groups need NOT book, and you can participate whenever you wish. For more information please call Lucio Abbruzzese street patrol organizer 416-738-9197 or email inmylife@rogers.ca

Icon Workshop for Beginners

The workshop will be following traditional guidelines and methods using acrylic. Students will also learn the rich theology of icons. Writing an icon is a spiritual journey. The Workshop will be offered in either small group or private lessons.  For more info contact Leona Ng at 416-932-3256 or leona.ng@rogers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

ShareLife

Together we are working wonders

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2016 ShareLife Campaign. You have made a brighter future much easier for many of the most vulnerable in our communities by your generosity. 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 31st, 2016 or donate at www.shareLife.org Thank you!

Thank You for Your Generosity

Together we can work wonders!

Dad

Thanks for the love you have shown,

The words of encouragement I have known,

Thanks for showing that you care, that you are always willing to share,

Thanks for knowing just what to say;

When things were not going my way,

Thanks for being there for me,

We both know you didn’t have to be

May God bless and keep you

This Father’s Day and always

Farewell Social for Fr. Tomy

Join us for coffee and social following the noon Mass on Sunday July 3rd to thank Fr. Tomy for his work here at St. Patrick’s this past year, and to bid him farewell before he leaves that week for vacation then his new appointment to St. Theresa’s Parish in St. John’s, NL.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays! Our last day will be Sunday June 26, 2016, we wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 11, 2016

Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will be taking a summer break and will resume Wednesday August 3rd, 2016

Ashadeep Donation Books

THANK YOU

Thank you for the generous donation of children’s books for the school at Ashadeep. We received many beautiful books and some will go to Ashadeep in July, the rest in November. They will be greatly appreciated by the teachers and children there. Some of the books were too advanced and meant for older children, but they are in excellent condition. We plan to sell these at the Octoberfest BBQ September 10th and 11th. The money raised will help to pay for the cost of excess baggage when we take the books in November.

Divine Bible Convention

July 29-31, 9:30am

Divine Retreat Centre, 69 William St. Toronto

Led by Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil and the Divine team. July 29 Holy Mass celebrated by Cardinal Thomas Collins. July 31 Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick. For more information call: 647-949-4932, or email: retreatdrct@gmail.com

 

 

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

ShareLife

Working wonders for people locally around the world

 “You do not have to look far to see the wonders being worked by ShareLife … in the pews of your parish, in the homes on your street, in your neighbourhood.” ShareLife agencies provide competent, faith-informed care to those who turn to them for help, regardless of their beliefs or background. Last year, over 381,000 services were provided to over 114,000 people in our Archdiocese in more than 20 languages, receiving the compassion, care and respect they rightly deserve. In addition, countless others were assisted through outreach programs around the world.”

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

Thank You for Your Generosity

Together we can work wonders

Volunteers have HEART!

As we look ahead at a wonderful summer and reflect back on this great year at St. Patrick’s, I’m reminded of the many, many, MANY people who help to shape St. Patrick’s into a strong, vibrant, welcoming community. We are truly a place of hospitality, faith, and outreach, living the Gospel through service and prayer.

I encourage all parishioners to personally express their thanks to volunteers that they see in service to the community through liturgy, outreach, and community building. Without them, St. Patrick’s wouldn’t have HEART!

After you thank them, perhaps ask them how you can become involved in the community starting in the Fall.

Thanks, Danke, Salamat!

Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R., Pastor

Divine Bible Convention

July 29-31, 9:30am

Divine Retreat Centre, 69 William St. Toronto

Led by Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil and the Divine team. July 29 Holy Mass celebrated by Cardinal Thomas Collins. July 31 Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick. For more information call: 647-949-4932, or email: retreatdrct@gmail.com

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. If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the church.

Hands4Christ!

Children & Youth in Grades 1-6 and 7-12 are called to take part in a 4 day fun-filled service challenge (July 24-27, 2016) here at St. Patrick’s Church. See the Parish Website for more information, and register your child/youth by contacting the Parish Office no later than June 17, 2016. Spots are filling up, so don’t delay in registering!

Farewell Social for Fr. Tomy

Join us for coffee and social following the noon Mass on Sunday July 3rd to thank Fr. Tomy for his work here at St. Patrick’s this past year, and to bid him farewell before he leaves that week for vacation then his new appointment to St. Theresa’s Parish in St. John’s, NL.

Educate yourself about Bill C-14

(Medical Assistance in Dying)

You are invited and encouraged to view the website for the Coalition for Health CARE and Conscience to educate yourself and become aware of the salient issues surrounding this Bill. You are also able to send a letter to the Senate to share your views and opinions surrounding this legislation.

www.canadiansforconscience.ca

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Level 1 – Part 1: Foundations Course

July 11 – 15, 2016 8:30am – 5:30pm

St. Basil’s Church, 50 St. Joseph St. Toronto

The first part of this 90-hour course will cover the foundations of an internationally recognized, Montessori-based approach to the religious education of children known as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). CGS offers children the most essential aspects of our faith, knowing that these truths will nurture their need to love and be loved and their capacity to enjoy God’s presence in their life.

Contact: Anna Boyagoda, aboyagoda@archtororonto.org

 

 

 

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Photos of the Procession for the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help April 26, 2016

Mother of Perpetual Help Novena Triduum

 June 27, 28, 29, 2016

150th Anniversary Year 2015-2016

“Make Her Known Throughout The World”

Pope Pius IX, 1866

On Tuesday June 28, we will celebrate the  Anointing of the Sick during the Mass.  The Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is on  Wednesday June 29th. A Social in the Parish Hall will follow the last night of the Triduum.

             Celebrant and Homilist Archbishop Gerard Pettipas C.Ss.R.

 Archbishop Pettipas is from the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan in Alberta, and served as Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church.

Join us each evening at 7:00pm to celebrate and honour Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

 On Tuesday June 28th, the Sacrament of the Sick will be available after the Mass, for those who wish to be anointed. On Wednesday June 29th, join in the festivities at the social which will complete the Novena – Feast Day Mass.            

A Mission of the Redemptorists throughout the world

http://www.stpatrickstoronto.ca

Our Mother of Perpetual Help

150th Anniversary of Making Her Know  Anniversary Gift Set Raffle

Tickets: $2.00 Each or 3 Tickets for $5.00

 DRAW DATE: Wednesday June 29, 2016

Following the Triduum Novena Mass at the Reception

 Prize is one Gift Basket including Prayer books, History Book of the Icon, An Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Video and Giftware as well as a historical picture of St. Patrick’s Church. Tickets are available from the Religious Articles Store or from the Parish Office.

Hands4Christ!

July 24-27, 2016

Children & Youth in Grades 1-6 and 7-12 are called to take part in a 4 day fun-filled service challenge here at St. Patrick’s Church. Contact the Parish Office for Registration Information.

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 the weekend of June 11th and 12th. If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the church.

Served by the Redemptorists

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