Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

 

ShareLife

Elva is a client in her late 70’s who spent her life overcoming the challenges of Spina Bifida. Despite her physical disabilities, Elva travelled the world as a music teacher and pianist for the National Ballet in Canada. Wheelchair-bound for the last 25 years, Elva gradually found herself less able to continue playing the piano and doing the things she enjoyed. Last year, the Society of Sharing matched Elva with a friendly visitor, Adam a young university student, with whom she can converse with as though there were no age difference. Adam is seen as encouraging and familiar friend and someone to share ideas with as well as assist her with her cell phone, computer and printer. With his help, Elva is available to go out to the movies or see local sights. Because of Adam, Elva’s world has opened up and she is now reconnected to her community and able to share her incredible gifts of wit, intelligence, and a positive attitude, giving her a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. This year, our support for ShareLife will help to expand this volunteer model into the Peel Region to assist seniors in this area. Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors. This year, with your support, we can do more to help the elderly within our archdiocese.

Next ShareLife Sunday is May 29, 2016

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Refugee Committee “Free Space” Search

The Parish Refugee Committee, has been busy working to welcome our Refugee Families, and are in need of “free space” to store donated items until our families arrive. If you have space in your garage, or space in your workplace, please contact the Parish Office and our committee will get back to you about using your space! Thank you for your openness and assistance!

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Sweet April showers to Spring May flowers

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday May 4th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Adoration and Holy Hour

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

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: 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.

Catholic Education Week

Opening Doors of Mercy!

May 1 – 6, 2016

We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2016, which runs from May 1 – 6. For more than 160 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, nurturing the gifts and talents of every student. We celebrate the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools provide, giving thanks and offering our prayers for all those who are faithfully journey with our young people each day. For more information about Catholic Education Week visit www.goodnewsforall.ca

When in Church

Be aware of your surroundings Keep your belongings safe and with you at all times Report any concerns immediately to the Office. We have seen a recent increase in thefts on Church Property.

Mom’s Night Out!!

Friday May 6th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy good food and great conversation. Hear from speakers who are passionate about faith and motherhood and connect with other moms in the conversation.

Neumann Hall, 131 McCaul Street, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. To RSVP or to be added to the family ministry mailing list for future events, contact familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca with subject line, “Mom’s Night Out”

Procession of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Thank You! Thank You!

Thank you to all our Parishioners who took part in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Procession, this past Tuesday. It was a tremendous success. Over 1300 people walked the streets of Toronto from the Cathedral to St. Patrick’s to honour Mary our Mother! We also would like to thank the different groups, the St. Mary’s Portuguese Band, Knights of Columbus, the bus group from Windsor and the Police escort. We couldn’t have done it without your participation. A big THANK YOU goes out to the many wonderful volunteers that took the time and effort to help pull this large and beautiful event together, we couldn’t have done it without all of you. You are a gift from God to the community!

 

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

ShareLife

Working wonders for our new arrivals in Canada

 “As an Iraqi Christian, the Office of Refugees (ORAT) has provided me with the opportunity to meet other people who have experienced the same thing that I have. We are able to help support each other in this new journey to Canada and without ORAT, I do not know where I would be today. It is possible I would still be in Jordan, afraid for my life, unable to practice my religion, and under threat of deportation. The work that ORAT did truly gave me hope and a chance at life free from persecution and fear. ORAT has also invited me to volunteer with them, and I am even able to sponsor a new person or family to come to Canada with their help.” – Sara, a Christian refugee from Iraq.

Since 2009, ShareLife-supported ORAT has sponsored over 2,500 families to be resettled in the GTA.

Next ShareLife Sunday is May 29, 2016

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Refugee Committee “Free Space” Search

The Parish Refugee Committee, has been busy working to welcome our Refugee Families, and are in need of “free space” to store donated items until our families arrive. If you have space in your garage, or space in your workplace, please contact the Parish Office and our committee will get back to you about using your space! Thank you for your openness and assistance!

Adoration and Holy Hour

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

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Sweet April showers to Spring May flowers

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday May 4th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Family of Faith

Parishioners making payments against their Family of Faith pledge should send their payments directly to the Family of Faith campaign and not through the parish. Be sure to include your name, payment, address, and parish name to the following address:

Family of Faith Campaign Donation Processing Centre

1155 Yonge St, Toronto, ON   M4T 1W2

 Thank you for your generous giving

Development and Peace

Did you know that Ethiopia is going through its worst drought in 50 years? Join us on April 28 at St. Joan of Arc Church 7:00pm (1701 Bloor St. W. just east of the Keele Subway station) for An Evening in Ethiopia. Members of Development & Peace who travelled to Ethiopia this past summer will share their experiences. Come hear first-hand how Development & Peace is making a difference in helping communities in Ethiopia overcome the many challenges they face. Light refreshments will be served and fair trade products will be available for sale. There is no charge for this event. Development & Peace is a ShareLife agency. Thank-you for your support of ShareLife.

Office Closed – Tuesday Apr 26

The office will close at 12noon on Tuesday April 26, 2016 in preparation for the Street Procession. The office will resume regular hours on Wednesday at 9:00am. Please check the bulletin, website or bulletin boards for information related to the Procession. Thank you for cooperation.

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 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.

Street Procession

With the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary

of the Restoration of the Icon to Public Veneration

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Procession will begin at 6:30pm at St. Michael’s Cathedral 65 Bond St. and conclude at St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St. Join us for the Procession beginning at 6:30pm, or for the Mass at St. Patrick’s which will begin around 8:00pm. On April 26, 1866, through the permission of the Pope Pius IX, the original Icon was brought in procession from the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome, to the Church of St. Alphonsus, which is under the custody and care of the Redemptorists. Since that time, this beloved Icon has continued to be a sign of hope and love for the faithful in all corners of the globe. She continues to be a Mother, a model of Christian Discipleship, and our Perpetual Help by interceding on our behalf, and assisting us with her prayer

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter

ShareLife

“The ShareLife campaign provides for the needs of our social service agencies, helps our brothers and sisters in Christ across the world, and supports the education of our clergy. It is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world. Regardless of their religious beliefs or personal background, ShareLife agencies meet people where they are, treating them with the dignity and respect we all deserve.

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

Today is ShareLife Sunday April 17, 2016

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Volunteer Appreciation Week

“To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things.  It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.”  Bl. Mother Teresa.

Thank you hugs to all the wonderful volunteers at St. Patrick’s Church on this National Volunteer Week. Your generous and faithful giving bring joy, and make this community a home. God bless you!

If you would like to volunteer, or want more information about how you can get involved, please contact Irene at 416-598-3269 or imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca

St. Patrick’s German Community

Mother’s Day Dinner

Join St. Patrick’s German Community for an afternoon of good company and good food in honour of all mothers, grandmothers, step mothers and godmothers. Sunday April 24th after the 10:00am German Mass in the Neumann Hall. Cost: Adults $15.00 and children under 12 years of age $10.00. Tickets must be purchased in advance before Tuesday April 19th by calling Maria Luxbacher at the office at 416-598-3269 ext 1205. Tickets will not be sold at the door

Mary, Mother of God School

Now Registering for September 2016/2017

Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable, private school (Grades K-12), deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition and located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. We have an excellent academic program, a dynamic and joyful student life, and small classes where each student is known and loved. For more information, please visit our website at www.marymotherofgodschool.org or call us at 416-531-7897.

Development and Peace

Did you know that Ethiopia is going through its worst drought in 50 years? Join us on April 28 at St. Joan of Arc Church 7:00pm (1701 Bloor St. W. just east of the Keele Subway station) for An Evening in Ethiopia. Members of Development & Peace who travelled to Ethiopia this past summer will share their experiences. Come hear first-hand how Development & Peace is making a difference in helping communities in Ethiopia overcome the many challenges they face. Light refreshments will be served and fair trade products will be available for sale. There is no charge for this event. Development & Peace is a ShareLife agency. Thank-you for your support of ShareLife.

Adoration and Holy Hour

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

Family of Faith

Parishioners making payments against their Family of Faith pledge should send their payments directly to the Family of Faith campaign and not through the parish. Be sure to include your name, payment, address, and parish name to the following address:

Family of Faith Campaign

Donation Processing Centre

1155 Yonge St,   Toronto, ON   M4T 1W2

 Thank you for your generous giving

 Redemptorist Meeting this week!

Several of our Redemptorists from St. Patrick’s will be in Quebec this week for meetings with other Redemptorists from across Canada. Please hold them in prayer this coming week. The Mass times will remain the same, but Confessions this week will only take place on Wednesday at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm. The Regular Schedule will resume on Saturday April 23rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refugee Committee “Free Space” Search

The Parish Refugee Committee, has been busy working to welcome our Refugee Families, and are in need of “free space” to store donated items until our families arrive. If you have space in your garage, or space in your workplace, please contact the Parish Office and our committee will get back to you about using your space! Thank you for your openness and assistance!

 

 

Third Sunday of Easter

ShareLife

Working Wonders in our neighbourhoods

 “I would like to take this opportunity to encourage the community of Peel to be a part of the healing journey with Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin (CFSPD). It’s a great organization that demonstrates care, support and compassion toward our well-being and healing processes.   Since I began with this agency, it has been a transformational experience. I have gained so much knowledge and insight about myself and others and have made great friends and enjoy meeting new people. I would like to thank ShareLife and CFSPD for allowing me this opportunity to be part of their family and am very grateful for all the services they provided for me and the community at large.” Debbie, a client of the CFSPD sistering program.

Over 39,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported family services programs.

 Next ShareLife Sunday is April 17, 2016

Please give generously. You can work wonders

Justice and Service Group

The Justice and Service Group will meet on Sunday April 17 after the 12:10pm Mass in the Neumann Hall. Discussions will include: Refugee Issues, Prendham & Asha Deep, Development & Peace. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Faith Connections

Hike and Prayer

A Journey Through the Doors of mercy

Young Adults (18-39)

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:30pm – 4:30pm (followed by Mass)

Starts at St. Paul’s Basilica 83 Power St. Toronto

 Young Adults are invited to join us to reflect on and embrace God’s mercy. Together we will celebrate this jubilee year by passing through the Holy Doors of St. Paul’s Basilica and St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St. Toronto. We will have the opportunity to learn more about the holy doors, pray & reflect, and receive the sacraments of Reconcilliation & Holy Eucharist.

Children Welcome!

Parish Council

Members Welcome!

St. Patrick’s Parish Council invites parishioners to consider and discern becoming involved with the Council. We currently have a few vacancies that can be filled. We meet on a monthly basis with the Fr. Santo, Fr. Tomy and Irene, our Parish Administrator, to reflect, share, and advise on matters pertaining to the Parish. We invite you to consider serving for a period of 3 years. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269. Through an interview process, we will discern together if this opportunity is for you!

Mary, Mother of God School

Now Registering for September 2016/2017

Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable, private school (Grades K-12), deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition and located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. We have an excellent academic program, a dynamic and joyful student life, and small classes where each student is known and loved. For more information, please visit our website at www.marymotherofgodschool.org or call us at 416-531-7897.

Exploring the Catechism: Faith Alive!

Thursday April 21st, 2016 7:00pm

St. Peter’s Parish 830 Bathurst St. Toronto

In eight sessions, participants will explore the four major sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Through presentations, multimedia, reading, discussion, prayer & reflection, this series will provide a way for participants to deepen their understanding of Catholicism and to live their faith more eagerly as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Contact: Brenda Voisin, Office of Formation for Discipleship at 416-934-3400 ext, 523 or

Web: http://bit.ly/workshopsTO

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday of Easter

ShareLife

Terry obtained his Master’s Degree in music and philosophy earlier in life and was successful in careers in spirituality with the Carmelites as well as in the hospitality industry. While working, he became addicted to alcohol. Recognizing the seriousness of his problem and in order to return to work successfully, Terry would need to be involved in a long term recovery program. He chose the spirituality enriched program St. Michael’s Homes offered and as a result, Terry became focused and deeply connected with the staff at St. Michael’s and was able to continue on the right path. He looks forward to the day soon when he can confidentially leave and be successful once again in the hospitality industry, and an inspiration to those around him.  ShareLife funded agencies like St. Michael’s Homes helps many men suffering from substance abuse get their lives back on track through life-changing counselling and extensive support.

 Next ShareLife Sunday is April 17, 2016

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Open Door Easter Celebration!

Easter is another reason to be thankful to God. Please join us for lunch on Wednesday April 6th after the 12noon Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Ignite! Young Adults (age 18-39)

“99 Problems”

Sunday April 10, 2016 1:30pm – 4:00pm

St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall 139 McCaul Street

Have a Problem?

Experiencing Conflict?

Let’s Learn to Resolve it!

Join us for an afternoon of food, information and fun as we examine the topic of Conflict Resolution in a humorous and insightful way, and find ways of applying it to your own life and to conflicts that we see in our world.

Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP for this event by: April 1st, through Facebook or MEET – UP!

“Life in the Spirit” Seminar

St Patrick’s Charismatic Prayer group invites you a Life in the Spirit seminar on Thursday evenings, for eight weeks starting April 7 to May 26, 2016. Life in the Spirit provides an opportunity to learn how to live in a closer relationship with our Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Topics include God’s Love, New Life, Baptism in the Spirit, and Transformation. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Louisa at 416-245-9963, or Irene in the parish office, imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Parish Council

Members Welcome!

St. Patrick’s Parish Council invites parishioners to consider and discern becoming involved with the Council. We currently have a few vacancies that can be filled. We meet on a monthly basis with the Fr. Santo, Fr. Tomy and Irene, our Parish Administrator, to reflect, share, and advise on matters pertaining to the Parish. We invite you to consider serving for a period of 3 years. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269. Through an interview process, we will discern together if this opportunity is for you!

Faith Connections Theology on Tap West-Year of Mercy

Young Adults (19-39)

Monday April 11

Boston Pizza, 50 Courtneypark Dr. E. Mississauga

Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth and the local parishes invite young adults to join in an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest: Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archdiocese of Toronto.

Contact: Office of Catholic Youth 416-599-7676, or

www.faithconnections.ca

Street Procession

With the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Icon to Public Veneration

Tuesday April 26, 2016 

Procession will begin at 6:30pm at St. Michael’s Cathedral 65 Bond St. and conclude at St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St. Join us for the Procession beginning at 6:30pm, or for the Mass at St. Patrick’s which will begin around 8:00pm. On April 26, 1866, through the permission of the Pope Pius IX, the original Icon was brought in procession from the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome, to the Church of St. Alphonsus, which is under the custody and care of the Redemptorists. Since that time, this beloved Icon has continued to be a sign of hope and love for the faithful in all corners of the globe. She continues to be a Mother, a model of Christian Discipleship, and our Perpetual Help by interceding on our behalf, and assisting us with her prayer.

 

 

 

Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of the Lord

ShareLife

Working Wonders overseas through the Pastoral Mission Fund

 “This workshop has helped me to reflect on my priestly call, a privileged service in God’s Kingdom; and has reenergized me and my brother priests to be better in our service. Given our rural and remote location, serving people who live in poverty can be draining at times. This workshop and dialogue has made a renewing impact for many of us. It has given us hope and strength to renew our enthusiasm and we do hope it continues in the future. We are deeply grateful and offer our prayers of support to ShareLife who made it financially possible for us to come together.”

St. Justine de Jacobis Pastoral Office, Catholic Eparchy of Segenelty, Eritrea

 Next ShareLife Sunday is April 17, 2016

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Ignite! Young Adults (age 18-39)

“99 Problems”

Sunday April 10, 2016 1:30pm – 4:00pm

St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall 139 McCaul Street

Have a Problem?

Experiencing Conflict?

Let’s Learn to Resolve it!

Join us for an afternoon of food, information and fun as we examine the topic of Conflict Resolution in a humorous and insightful way, and find ways of applying it to your own life and to conflicts that we see in our world.

Please RSVP for this event by: April 1st, through Facebook or MEET – UP!

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Please note: There will be NO scheduled times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday and Tuesday. The regular schedule for Reconciliation will resume Wednesday March 30th.

“Life in the Spirit” Seminar

St Patrick’s Charismatic Prayer group invites you a Life in the Spirit seminar on Thursday evenings, for eight weeks starting April 7 to May 26, 2016. Life in the Spirit provides an opportunity to learn how to live in a closer relationship with our Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Topics include God’s Love, New Life, Baptism in the Spirit, and Transformation. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Louisa at 416-245-9963, or Irene in the parish office, imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Mom’s Night Out! – Fri April 1

Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy good food and great conversation. Hear from speakers who are passionate about faith and motherhood and connect with other moms in the conversation.

Neumann Hall, 131 McCaul Street, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. To RSVP or to be added to the family ministry mailing list for future events, contact familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca with the subject line, “Mom’s Night Out”

Parish Council Members Welcome!

St. Patrick’s Parish Council invites parishioners to consider and discern becoming involved with the Council. We currently have a few vacancies that can be filled. We meet on a monthly basis with the Fr. Santo, Fr. Tomy and Irene, our Parish Administrator, to reflect, share, and advise on matters pertaining to the Parish. We invite you to consider serving for a period of 3 years. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269. Through an interview process, we will discern together if this opportunity is for you!

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday April 1st, immediately following the 12:10pm Mass

Street Procession

 With the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary

of the Restoration of the Icon to Public Veneration

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Procession will begin at 6:30pm at St. Michael’s Cathedral 65 Bond St. and conclude at St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St. Join us for the Procession beginning at 6:30pm, or for the Mass at St. Patrick’s which will begin around 8:00pm. On April 26, 1866, through the permission of the Pope Pius IX, the original Icon was brought in procession from the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome, to the Church of St. Alphonsus, which is under the custody and care of the Redemptorists. Since that time, this beloved Icon has continued to be a sign of hope and love for the faithful in all corners of the globe. She continues to be a Mother, a model of Christian Discipleship, and our Perpetual Help by interceding on our behalf, and assisting us with her prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Sunday

ShareLife

“The impact that Silent voice has had on my life as a former camper has given me the opportunity to meet many deaf and hard of hearing children from different backgrounds. Silent Voice has helped me discover who I am in my life and has given me purpose and future goals. As an adult, I want to help other deaf children and youth who are going through difficult times in life. I want to show them that they are not alone and provide them with support and a role model that is really needed in their lives. Thank you, ShareLife!” – Suma, former camper and Silent Voice day program counselor.

Last year more than 600 deaf children received support through Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer Camps.

 Next ShareLife Sunday is April 17, 2016

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

SERVE 2016: May 6 – June 4

Summer Endeavour in a Redemptorist Volunteer Experience

Inviting Young Adults age 19-30 to a 4 week living-in experience of prayer, community and service in downtown Toronto. Applications available at www.plugintochrist.ca

Contact Fr. Santo for more information about this opportunity

Schedule for Holy Week!

Thursday March 24 – Holy Thursday

7:00pm (English/German)

Friday March 25 – Good Friday

Service 3:00pm (English/German)

Stations of the Cross – 7:00pm

Saturday March 26 – Easter Vigil

8:00pm (English/German)

Sunday March 27 – Easter Sunday

8:30 am English                  10:00 am German

12:10 pm English          5:00 pm English

Monday March 28 – Easter Monday

9:00 am English           10:00 am German

The Church will close after the 10 am Mass in lieu of the Holiday Monday

Office Hours during Holy Week

The office will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. The office will reopen Tuesday March 29th. Masses on Monday will take place at 9:00am (English) and 10:00am (German). The Church will close soon after the 10am Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Please note: Confessors are available during the regular schedule from Sunday March 20th to Wednesday March 23, 2016. There will be NO scheduled times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday or Easter Monday and Tuesday

Stations of the Cross

To help mark this special season of Lent, join us Friday March 25th at 5:30pm to journey with Jesus on the Way of the Cross animated by The Parish Staff of St. Patrick’s Church.

“Life in the Spirit”

St Patrick’s Charismatic Prayer group invites you a Life in the Spirit seminar on Thursday evenings, for eight weeks starting April 7 to May 26, 2016. Life in the Spirit provides an opportunity to learn how to live in a closer relationship with our Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Topics include God’s Love, New Life, Baptism in the Spirit, and Transformation. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Louisa at 416-245-9963, or Irene in the parish office, imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Street Procession

With the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Icon to Public Veneration

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Procession will begin at 6:30pm at St. Michael’s Cathedral 65 Bond St. and conclude at St. Patrick’s Church 131 McCaul St. Join us for the Procession beginning at 6:30pm, or for the Mass at St. Patrick’s which will begin around 8:00pm. On April 26, 1866, through the permission of the Pope Pius IX, the original Icon was brought in procession from the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome, to the Church of St. Alphonsus, which is under the custody and care of the Redemptorists. Since that time, this beloved Icon has continued to be a sign of hope and love for the faithful in all corners of the globe. She continues to be a Mother, a model of Christian Discipleship, and our Perpetual Help by interceding on our behalf, and assisting us with her prayer.

 

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