Ascension of The Lord

ShareLife

Working wonders for our new arrivals in Canada…

Within one year of arriving in Canada, large numbers of immigrants who had no prior mental health problems experience mental health challenges that often impede their ability to settle in Canada. In addition, there are few culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services. Last year, ShareLife agencies helped to meet this challenge by providing advocacy programs for more than 40,000 immigrants and refugees in the GTA.

Thank you for your generosity.

Thank you for your generosity. You can work wonders!

A Word of Thanks

Dear Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors. We are most grateful for the fact that most of you arrive 15 minutes or so prior to the start of Mass. (We would encourage ALL Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors to do the same).  This enables the Mass to start on time, it gives the Celebrant an opportunity to both know you are present and to inform you of any possible changes that day. It helps us to know if any last minute replacements are necessary and conversely, not to replace people who arrive at the last minute.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays as of May 24th. We wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists, Karen Keays, Joanne Falls, Maggie Gomez, Hilda O’Connor, Daniel Robbins, Marissa Soohoo and Aimee Villapando without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 13th 2015.

Victoria Day Mass & Office Schedule

There will be one Mass celebrated on Victoria Day, Monday May 18th, 2015 at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after Mass. The Parish Office will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday May 19th, at 9:00am

CAMH “Darkness to Light” Wake-a-thon Fundraiser

This important event will place on Friday May 29, 2015 from 10 pm to 8 am in the choir room at Saint Patrick’s Church.   Participants will stay up all night to dare to defeat mental illness.  We will bond, pray, watch movies and have fun!   Visit darknesstolight.ca to donate and/or register as a member of “Team Salt and Light”, or email the Team Leader at nancijewers@hotmail.com for more information.

Mother of Perpetual Help Novena Triduum

June 23, 24, 25, 2015

Please mark your calendars for these special dates.

                            The Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is on                              Thursday June 25th. A Social in the Parish Hall                                    will follow the last night of the Triduum.

              Our Guest Preacher is Fr. Philip Dabney C.Ss.R.,                                 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church in Boston, MA.

This year’s feast day will begin the 150th Anniversary of the Mission of the Redemptorists promoting Our Lady under the title of “Our Mother of Perpetual Help”.

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

During the Social following The last evening of the Novena 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.

Dynamic Women of Faith Breakfast

with Dr. Josie Lombardi

 Saturday, May 23, 9:00-11:00am Join us for an inspiring morning at Markland Wood Golf Club (245 Markland Drive) for a fantastic hot breakfast, an engaging speaker, amazing women & tons of ideas for women wanting to grow spiritually! You will also discover the joy of hosting a mother’s group and the importance of ministering to moms. Tickets are ($28) and available at www.dynamicwomenfaith.com or by calling 905-279-7702 Tickets must be purchased before May 19, 2015 and will not be sold at the door.

Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for this special event sponsored by the

St. Patrick’s Social Justice Group to benefit

ASHA DEEP School and Orphanage in India!

 Our Chef – Fr. Santo!

 Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: St. Patrick’s Church Hall

Cost: $25.00 per person / $150.00 Table of 8

Proceeds from this event will be used towards the purchasing of Hygiene and School supplies that will be purchased for the next mission trip taking place this coming summer by members of the parish.

Advance Tickets are available from any member of the Social Justice Group or the Parish Office.

 

 

 

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Mother’s Day Prayer

Mothers have a special way of saying, ‘I love you’,

A love that God has given them, a love that will hold true

For Mothers sacrifice so much providing for the home,

Creating there an atmosphere that reflects God’s love alone.

Working wonders for the elderly…

Retired long-term and recently experiencing the passing of his wife, Jamie has adjusted his life again by moving to Les Centres d’Accueil Heritage. As CAH is the only French-speaking retirement home in Toronto, Jamie is drawn by the camaraderie of other French-speaking friends. He may be alone at this time in his final senior years, but the activities and friendship there give Jamie the love and support he needs to live happily as he freely shares his life stories with those around him. Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors.

Thank you for your generosity.

Thank you for your generosity. You can work wonders!

 Social Justice Group

The Justice and Service Group will meet on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 following the 12:10pm Mass in the Neumann Hall.  We will discuss ongoing projects such as our commitments to the Asha Deep orphanage in India, our support of a refugee family from Pakistan, Development and Peace, and Pax Christi.  We will also discuss news relating to the social teachings of the Church, and finding new ways of putting the gifts with which each of us has been entrusted to work.  Join us for a light potluck lunch and joyful conversation!  All are welcome.

A Word of Thanks

Dear Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors. We are most grateful for the fact that most of you arrive 15 minutes or so prior to the start of Mass. (We would encourage ALL Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors to do the same).  This enables the Mass to start on time, it gives the Celebrant an opportunity to both know you are present and to inform you of any possible changes that day. It helps us to know if any last minute replacements are necessary and conversely, not to replace people who arrive at the last minute.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays as of May 24th. We wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists- Karen Keays, Joanne Falls, Maggie Gomez, Hilda O’Connor, Daniel Robbins, Marissa Soohoo and Aimee Villapando without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 13th 2015.

Mother of Perpetual Help

Novena Triduum June 23, 24, 25, 2015

Please mark your calendars for these special dates.

The Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is on Thursday June 25th. A Social in the Parish Hall will follow the last night of the Triduum.

Our Guest Preacher is Fr. Philip Dabney C.Ss.R., from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church in Boston, MA

This year’s feast day will begin the 150th Anniversary of the Mission of the Redemptorists promoting Our Lady under the title of “Our Mother of Perpetual Help”.

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

During the Social following. The last evening of the Novena 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.

Victoria Day Mass & Office Schedule

There will be one Mass celebrated on Victoria Day, Monday May 18th, 2015 at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after Mass. The Parish Office will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday May 19th, at 9:00am

Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for this special event sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Social Justice Group to benefit ASHA DEEP School and Orphanage in India!

Our Chef – Fr. Santo!

 Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: St. Patrick’s Church Hall

Cost: $25.00 per person / $150.00 Table of 8

Proceeds from this event will be used towards the purchasing of Hygiene and School supplies that will be purchased for the next mission trip taking place this coming summer by members of the parish.

Advance Tickets are available from any member of the Social Justice Group or the Parish Office.

 

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

ShareLife

Working wonders in the whole community…

“Now in its 39th year of helping the whole community, the number of agencies funded by ShareLife’s annual appeal has increased significantly, reflecting the growing local social needs. The reality is there are more people relying on ShareLife today than ever before! I firmly believe we can continue to offer them a helping hand if we all participate. Your donation, regardless of amount, will bring us closer to our goal. Thank you for the contribution you make in gift and deed to our Church and to the community at large. My prayer is that the Lord will help us all to share our time, talents and treasure with a generous spirit”.

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

Today is the Third ShareLife Sunday

Thank you for your generosity. You can work wonders!

Join the Parish Pastoral Council!

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is an advisory body to the Pastor, made up of members of the Pastoral Team and 6-8 members from the Parish Community. Members of the PPC bring their gifts, skills, talent and experience to the service of the Parish.  Membership is voluntary, and appointed by the Pastor. The usual term of office is 3 years, beginning from July 1, meeting monthly from September to June each year, along with other committee meetings as required.The members of the PPC consult on behalf of committees and programs within the parish, raising relevant issues and participate in sub-committees of the Council where necessary. Serving on the PPC is a wonderful opportunity to be become involved in the life of the parish, community.

If you feel called to serve the community in this way, contact Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R., at the Parish Office, by FRIDAY MAY 8th, to discern together if this opportunity is for you.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays as of May 24th. We wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists- Karen Keays, Joanne Falls, Maggie Gomez, Hilda O’Connor, Daniel Robbins, Marissa Soohoo and Aimee Villapando without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 13th 2015.

                                                          Mother of Perpetual Help

                                            Novena Triduum June 23, 24, 25, 2015

                            Please mark your calendars for these special dates.

                                   The Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is on                              Thursday June 25th. A Social in the Parish Hall                                    will follow the last night of the Triduum

                             Our Guest Preacher is Fr. Philip Dabney C.Ss.R.,                                from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church in Boston, MA.

This year’s feast day will begin the 150th Anniversary of the Mission of the Redemptorists promoting Our Lady under the title of “Our Mother of Perpetual Help”.

                                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

During the Social following the last evening of the Novena 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.

Mom’s Night Out

Our next evening out for moms will take place on Friday, May 8, from 7-9pm in Neumann Hall. Invite your friends and join us for wine, cheese, dessert and faith affirming conversation. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 7, to familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

Donations or cheese/dessert contributions are welcome.

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Sweet April showers to Spring May flowers

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

Catholic Education Week “Exploring Paths of Joy!”

We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2015, which runs from May 3 – 8. For more than 160 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, empowering one another to serve as faithful disciples. We celebrate the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools provide, giving thanks and offering our prayers for all those who diligently nurture those precious gift. For more information about Catholic Education Week visit: www.goodnewsforall.ca

Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for this special event sponsored by the

St. Patrick’s Social Justice Group to benefit

ASHA DEEP School and Orphanage in India!

Our Chef – Fr. Santo!

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: St. Patrick’s Church Hall

Cost: $25.00 per person / $150.00 Table of 8

Proceeds from this event will be used towards the purchasing of Hygiene and School supplies that will be purchased for the next mission trip taking place this coming summer by members of the parish.

Advance Tickets are available from any member of the Social Justice Group or the Parish Office.

 

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

ShareLife

This year, Catholics across our archdiocese are being asked to support the Family of Faith campaign, which supports both the pressing pastoral and temporal needs of the archdiocese, such as campus and youth ministry, communication initiatives, and support the help new parishes to celebrate Mass in a new church. 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. There is no duplication – ShareLife agencies do not receive funding from the Family of Faith campaign. Thus 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 worlds.

Next ShareLife Sunday – May 3, 2015

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday May 1st, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

 Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will resume on Wednesday April 29 in Neumann Hall following the 9:30 am Novena Mass (approx. 10:15 am).

Ashadeep & Premdham in INDIA

Orphanges and Centres needing our support as a Parish Community

Bijnor Diocese is located in a remote area of North India, about 215 km north of Delhi. Following a missionary visit by Bishop Gratian in July 2007 it was decided that St. Patrick’s would help to support one of the diocesan projects as part of the Justice and Service outreach.   Since July 2009, St. Patrick’s Parish has been generously supporting the orphanage for the disabled and the integrated school, at Ashadeep. Every year an Oktoberfest BBQ is held followed by a Giving Tree in Advent. These fund raising events have raised approximately $10-15,000 each year for the past six years, for the children of Ashadeep.   This year we would like to broaden that outreach to provide financial support for Premdham, a rehabilitation centre for the bed-ridden mentally challenged, and physically disabled who have been living on the streets. These are men and boys who have been abandoned by their families.   Barbara Galbraith visited Premdham and Ashadeep in January and has brought back photos and updated information on both these projects.

There will be a presentation on Sunday, May 3rd following the 12:10 Mass in the Neumann Hall. The priests and sisters of Bijnor diocese are doing amazing work in caring for, as they say, “the last, the least and the lost”. Come and hear the story.

All are welcome and lunch will be provided.

Join the Parish Pastoral Council!

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is an advisory body to the Pastor, made up of members of the Pastoral Team and 6-8 members from the Parish Community.

Members of the PPC bring their gifts, skills, talent and experience to the service of the Parish.  Membership is voluntary, and appointed by the Pastor.

The usual term of office is 3 years, beginning from July 1, meeting monthly from September to June each year, along with other committee meetings as required.

The members of the PPC consult on behalf of committees and programs within the parish, raising relevant issues and participate in sub-committees of the Council where necessary.

Serving on the PPC is a wonderful opportunity to be become involved in the life of the parish, community.

If you feel called to serve the community in this way, contact Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R., at the Parish Office, by FRIDAY MAY 8th, to discern together if this opportunity is for you.

Mother of Perpetual Help Novena Triduum

June 23, 24, 25, 2015

 Please mark your calendars for these special dates.

                                   The Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is on                              Thursday June 25th. A Social in the Parish Hall                                    will follow the last night of the Triduum.

Our Guest Preacher is Fr. Philip Dabney C.Ss.R., from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church in Boston, MA.

 This year’s feast day will begin the 150th Anniversary of the Mission of the Redemptorists promoting Our Lady under the title of “Our Mother of Perpetual Help”.

“May is for Mary” Family Party

Families are invited to gather in the church hall following the 12:10 Mass next Sunday, May 3, for our final family party of the school year. Activities for children ages 0-12 will focus on growing in our relationship with our Blessed Mother Mary. Please RSVP by Saturday, May 2, if you will be joining us for lunch and an afternoon of songs, crafts, and prayer. Please RSVP by e-mail to familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Mom’s Night Out

Our next evening out for moms will take place on Friday, May 8, from 7-9pm in Neumann Hall. Invite your friends and join us for wine, cheese, dessert and faith affirming conversation. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 7, to familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

Donations or cheese/dessert contributions are welcome.

St. Patrick Charismatic Group

Thank you to everyone who attended the Prayer Breakfast in celebration of the 20th year Anniversary of St. Patrick’s Charismatic Prayer group. We are grateful to the generous volunteers, and for all gifts and donations. God bless you and we hope to see you at the next event.

Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for this special event sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Social Justice Group to benefit ASHA DEEP School and Orphanage in India!

Our Chef – Fr. Santo!

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: St. Patrick’s Church Hall

Cost: $25.00 per person / $150.00 Table of 8

Proceeds from this event will be used towards the purchasing of Hygiene and School supplies that will be purchased for the next mission trip taking place this coming summer by members of the parish.

Advance Tickets are available from any member of the Social Justice Group or the Parish Office.

 

 

Third Sunday of Easter

ShareLife

Working wonders in our livelihoods…

“My worst day clean is better than my best day using,” exclaims Suzanne, as she shares the details of her past use of drugs and other substance abuse.” I was on medication constantly to deal with the side effects and was a chronic pain patient for 35 years. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. With the support of Catholic Family Services, I was able to finally kick the habit.” The Closed Trauma and Sister mentoring program were crucial to helping Suzanne get her life back on track. The positive influence of CFS program supervisor Valerie Anderson and encouragement from other professional staff gave Suzanne the courage to try again. She sheds “tears of joy” as she now speaks on behalf of CFS, sharing the detailed differences Catholic Family Services has made in her life.

Over 79,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported family services program.

 Next ShareLife Sunday – May 3, 2015

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children is cancelled for the week of April 22. We will resume on April 29 in Neumann Hall following the 9:30 am Novena Mass (approx. 10:15 am).

Registration for Fall Sacramental Preparation for Children

Registration for Sacramental Preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation is now open for parents with children entering grades 2, 7, or 8 in September, 2015. Preparation classes run in correlation with the school year and children must begin classes in September to receive their Sacrament in the spring. If your child is in this age group (or older) and you wish for them to receive First Communion or Confirmation please contact the parish office for more information 416-598-3269.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday May 1st, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

 Get Involved!

Parish Pastoral Council Seeks New Members!

Consider giving your time by being part of the Parish Pastoral Council. Term of Commitment is 3 years. The PPC is a consultative body that assists in planning different parish events and activities. If you feel called to be part of this ministry, please contact Fr. Santo at the Parish Office to see if this role is for you.

Mother of Perpetual Help

Novena Triduum June 23, 24, 25, 2015

Please mark your calendars for these special dates.

                                   The Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is on                              Thursday June 25th. A Social in the Parish Hall                                    will follow the last night of the Triduum.

 Our Guest Preacher is Fr. Philip Dabney C.Ss.R from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church in Boston MA

                                This year’s feast day will begin the 150th Anniversary of the Mission of the Redemptorists promoting Our Lady under the title of “Our Mother of Perpetual Help”.

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 26th 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 by calling Maria Luxbacher at the office at 416-598-3269 ext 1205.

Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for this special event sponsored

by the St. Patrick’s Social Justice Group to benefit ASHA DEEP School and Orphanage in India!

Our Chef – Fr. Santo!

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015  Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: St. Patrick’s Church Hall

Cost: $25.00 per person / $150.00 Table of 8

Proceeds from this event will be used towards the purchasing of Hygiene and School supplies that will be purchased for the next mission trip taking place this coming summer by members of the parish.

Advance Tickets are available from any member of the Social Justice Group or the Parish Office.

Fourth Annual Regis College

Used Book Sale April 21-24

Reader’s paradise can be found at the Fourth Annual Regis College Used Book Sale! More than 20,000 gently used (many as good as new) fiction and non-fiction books on a range of subjects, including theology, spirituality, art, history, travel, biographies, cooking, hobbies, business, children’s books and more! Cash, cheque, debit, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Proceeds support Regis College. Admission is free with the exception of $5 entry fee on Day One from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.RegisCollege.ca/BookSale or call 416-922-5474, ext. 244. Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto 100 Wellesley St. W.

Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 12 – 18th, 2015 is National Volunteer 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 the parish office.

 

 

 

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