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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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, email@example.com