Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

ATTENTION BULLETIN SUBSCRIBERS!!!!

We are changing our Website to the Archdiocesan format.  Once that change is complete over the next few days, you will need to re-subscribe to receive the Bulletin under “Contact Us” and then “Sign Up”.  With the new Sign Up System, you can sign up for instant or periodic announcements, events, blog and news for just St. Patrick’s or for the Archdiocese announcements.  We will post on here for one more week even after the site has been transferred, to serve as a reminder to for you to Sign Up at the new site.  It will still remain http://www.stpatrickstoronto.ca

ShareLife

Living the Gospel by respecting and caring for life at all stages!

We knew there had to be a reason we were not conceiving on our own. We worked with the FertilityCare Toronto doctors and our practitioner for 15 months and I had another surgery shortly thereafter to repair the Fallopian tube. After only two effective cycles, I was pregnant! I was closely monitored through regular blood work the entire pregnancy. At 38 weeks and 3 days, I delivered our healthy and happy baby boy. Words cannot express how grateful we are to the FertilityCare Toronto and the staff for all their assistance. FertilityCare Toronto treats their patients with the greatest amount of respect and care. I have never felt so in control of my fertility as I do today.

Thank you ShareLife and FertilityCare Toronto!

“Houston We Have a Problem!”

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry

Invites you to Dinner and a Movie

We will watch together the film, “Gravity”

And enjoy some Tex-Mex!

Saturday Feb 25th 6pm

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul St.

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Mardi Gras Pancake Sunday

Party for families, friends, and pancake lovers of ALL AGES

Grab your party hat and join St. Patrick’s Family Ministry for Mardi Gras on Sunday February 26, in the Neumann Hall following the 12:10pm Mass. Enjoy lively music and atmosphere along with “Shrove Tuesday” style pancakes. Take home some family resources to kickstart your Lenten journey. Prizes awarded to those wearing festive hats or masks. Your RSVP is most appreciated to assist us in our planning: familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

YOUTH ALTAR SERVERS

 Sat February 25, 2017 10am – 1pm

               Youth in Grades 2 and up are invited to join us for a Fun Morning in the Church  to learn more about what it means to be an Altar Server at St. Patrick’s

Come and meet other kids who are interested in helping out!

Please REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT by contacting the Parish Office 416-598-3269 or email: secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca by Wed February 22nd.

Pizza lunch will be served in the Church Hall following the training session.

Parents are also invited to come and learn about the commitment and ministry of Serving at Mass. As well, parents are also invited to become involved to help with the coordination of this Ministry.

“Young Neighbours in Action”

Opportunity for Summer Service for High School Youth!

High School Students all over the United States and Canada are gearing up to be involved in Young Neighbours in Action in different locations across the continent. YNIA is a weeklong service program for students who are in grades 9-12.

St. Patrick’s will be hosting YNIA July 23 – July 29

We invite High School Students from the parish to be part of the St. Patrick’s Team for the week. Youth will work at a volunteer agency during the day and reflect on their experience through games, skits and prayer. Youth will reside at St. Patrick’s for the duration of the program. To learn about Young Neighbours in Action, visit www.youngneighbors.org. If you are interested in being a part of the St. Pat’s group participating in the program, please refer to the website or contact Fr. Santo at the parish office by March 1st. Registration information will be made available at that time.

Family Day Mass Schedule

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Family Day, Monday February 20th at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after the Mass. The office will also be closed and will re-open on Tuesday February 21st at 9:00am.

2016 Income tax Receipts

Income Tax Receipts for Donations in 2016 will be available for pick up over the next couple of weeks. We will announce when they are available for pick up after Sunday and Wednesday Masses.

PLEASE NOTE: You can only pick up your own receipt, and not for someone else.

If you would like to sign up or pick up Weekly offering envelopes for 2017, please visit the Parish Office, or email secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Pray & Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will not be available Wed Feb 15 and 22. Fellowship will resume Wednesday March 1, 2017

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Due to Family Day Sunday Feb 19, 2017 the Liturgy program will not take place, but will resume Sunday Feb 26, 2017.

Stratford Festival

“Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore”

Mark your calendars for Saturday June 17th, 2017 matinee performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore at the Stratford Festival. Dubbed ‘A Pinafore for all ages’, director Lezlie Wade promises fun and gems in this fresh new production of this delightful operetta. Fabulous dinner to follow at The New Dundee Restaurant, and comfy coach from St Patrick’s Church. Total cost for the day is $160.00. Reserve your spot now by calling Irene at 416-598-3269, extn 1211 or email: imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca

How do you like the DOORS?

During the Year of Mercy, while we had the Holy Door installed in the Church, our Maintenance Staff – John and Nelson undertook the task to refinish all the doors that lead from the vestibule into the Church. These doors are the original doors that were covered up with plywood and the maroon vinyl for many years. We thank them for their hard work to redo these doors for us in addition to all the hard work that John, Nelson and Paolo do to keep our Church clean and well cared for!

Hmmmmm, what should we do next?   Pews? Lights?

 

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

ShareLife

Living the Gospel…

ShareLife is more than an annual appeal – it is the way that we bring the hands of Christ to those in need! One of the core directions of our Pastoral Plan is Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love, and our support for ShareLife helps to bring this to life, not only in our archdiocese, but also around the world.

Each year, thousands of people turn to a ShareLife agency for help. Our agencies provide service in an environment that is infused with Catholic values, bringing the Gospel message to the marginalized.

When we support ShareLife, we are making more than a financial contribution – we are demonstrating that the Catholic community is actively making a difference in the social service network in our archdiocese!

Thank you for your support of ShareLife!

“Houston We Have a Problem!”

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry

Invites you to Dinner and a Movie

We will watch together the film, “Gravity”

And enjoy some Tex-Mex!

Saturday Feb 25th 6pm

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul St.

Mardi Gras Pancake Sunday

Party for families, friends, and pancake lovers of ALL AGES

Grab your party hat and join St. Patrick’s Family Ministry for Mardi Gras on Sunday February 26, in the Neumann Hall following the 12:10pm Mass. Enjoy lively music and atmosphere along with “Shrove Tuesday” style pancakes. Take home some family resources to kickstart your Lenten journey. Prizes awarded to those wearing festive hats or masks.

Your RSVP is most appreciated to assist us in our planning: familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

YOUTH ALTAR SERVERS

We invite our Youth who have already received their First Communion to become involved as ALTAR SERVERS at all of our Sunday Masses.

 We will provide training as they begin their ministry. We also have activities and events outside of Sunday Mass to build community, grow in faith and fellowship, and fun! Parental Permission will be required.

Training will begin as early as February. To enroll your son or daughter as an Altar Server, please contact the Parish Office. (416) 598-3269. Parental Permission will be required.

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.

“Young Neighbours in Action”

Opportunity for Summer Service  for High School Youth!

High School Students all over the United States and Canada are gearing up to be involved in Young Neighbours in Action in different locations across the continent. YNIA is a weeklong service program for students who are in grades 9-12. St. Patrick’s will be hosting YNIA July 23 – July 29

We invite High School Students from the parish to be part of the St. Patrick’s Team for the week. Youth will work at a volunteer agency during the day and reflect on their experience through games, skits and prayer. Youth will reside at St. Patrick’s for the duration of the program. To learn about Young Neighbours in Action, visit www.youngneighbors.org. If you are interested in being a part of the St. Pat’s group participating in the program, please refer to the website or contact Fr. Santo at the parish office by March 1st. Registration information will be made available at that time.

Asha Deep Fundraising for 2016

A Tremendous THANK YOU!

This past year, through the Oktoberfest and Giving Tree fundraisers, St. Patrick’s parishioners once more showed their incredible generosity and concern for the poor and disabled by contributing $12,805 towards projects for the school and orphanage at Ashadeep and the orphanage for the disabled Premdham.  Since 2009, St. Patrick’s has raised money to buy milk cows, knitting machines, computers, equipment for science labs, solar water heaters, a school bus, an auto rickshaw and chickens to start a poultry farm. The Justice and Service Committee deeply appreciate the generosity and willingness of parishioners to give this ongoing support.   The money this year will be used to continue to develop the poultry farm at Asadeep to provide eggs for the children, and cots, bedding and play equipment at Premdham.

In November a group of parishioners visited Bijnor Diocese, at their own expense. They were able to see first hand the tremendous growth and development of Ashadeep and Premdham, since their last visit, four years ago, and were impressed.

As in past years, the total amount of the money collected will be given directly to Asha Deep and Premdham. Bishop John, along with the priests and nuns working at Ashadeep and Premdham, continue to emphasize their gratitude and appreciation for the faithful commitment of the people of St. Patrick’s and to pray for us daily.

THANK YOU to all who contributed in any way,

you are helping to give children new life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

OPEN DOOR Wednesday Lunch!

Celebrate Winterlude!

Yes, temperatures can be sub-zero, and yes, there is snow, come and get warm and enjoy a delicious meal. Please join us for lunch on Wednesday February 1st 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 February 3rd, following the 12:10pm Mass.

The Feast of St. Blaise

The feast day of St. Blaise is on Friday February 3rd, 2017. Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 7:30am and 12:10pm Mass.

TABLE FOR TWO!

An evening for Engaged and Married Couples!

A night to rekindle, enliven, and celebrate each other!  We invite engaged and married couples for a candlelit, intimate and reflective evening of good food and wine.  Friday February 10, beginning at 6:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul Street. Tickets are $70.00 per couple and are available for purchase from the Parish Office from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.  There is limited space available for this event, so you are encouraged to book and purchase your ticket early.  Ticket sales will close when event is full, or by February 1st.   For more information, contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or visit the website: stpatrickstoronto.ca

Mardi Gras Pancake Sunday

Party for families, friends, and pancake lovers of ALL AGES

Grab your party hat and join St. Patrick’s Family Ministry for Mardi Gras on Sunday February 26, in the Neumann Hall following the 12:10pm Mass. Enjoy lively music and atmosphere along with “Shrove Tuesday” style pancakes. Take home some family resources to kickstart your Lenten journey. Prizes awarded to those wearing festive hats or masks.

Your RSVP is most appreciated to assist us in our planning: familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

YOUTH ALTAR SERVERS

               We invite our Youth who have already received their First Communion to become involved as ALTAR SERVERS at all of our Sunday Masses.  We will provide training as they begin their ministry. We also have activities and events outside of Sunday Mass to build community, grow in faith and fellowship, and fun! Parental Permission will be required.

Training will begin as early as February. To enroll your son or daughter as an Altar Server, please contact the Parish Office. (416) 598-3269. Parental Permission will be required.

Asha Deep Fundraising for 2016

This past year, through the Oktoberfest and Giving Tree fundraisers, St. Patrick’s parishioners once more showed their incredible generosity and concern for the poor and disabled by contributing $12,805 towards projects for the school and orphanage at Ashadeep and the orphanage for the disabled Premdham.  Since 2009, St. Patrick’s has raised money to buy milk cows, knitting machines, computers, equipment for science labs, solar water heaters, a school bus, an auto rickshaw and chickens to start a poultry farm. The Justice and Service Committee deeply appreciate the generosity and willingness of parishioners to give this ongoing support.   The money this year will be used to continue to develop the poultry farm at Asadeep to provide eggs for the children, and cots, bedding and play equipment at Premdham.

In November a group of parishioners visited Bijnor Diocese, at their own expense. They were able to see first hand the tremendous growth and development of Ashadeep and Premdham, since their last visit, four years ago, and were impressed.

As in past years, the total amount of the money collected will be given directly to Asha Deep and Premdham. Bishop John, along with the priests and nuns working at Ashadeep and Premdham, continue to emphasize their gratitude and appreciation for the faithful commitment of the people of St. Patrick’s and to pray for us daily.

THANK YOU to all who contributed in any way, you are helping to give children new life!

When in ChurchBe 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.

Out of the Cold 30th Anniversary & Celebration of Life for Sr. Susan Moran OLM Co-Founder of Out of the Cold

Join us on Sunday February 5th at 6:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Church for a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Out of the Cold, and a celebration of the life of Sr. Susan Moran OLM, who passed away last month.

It is a time to give thanks for the generosity of so many throughout the years who have given their time and talents to the Out of the Cold Program as we have welcomed so many Guests each day for fellowship, safe shelter and hot meals at different places of worship throughout the City of Toronto and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry

Invite you to Dinner and a Movie

“Houston We Have a Problem!”

We will watch together the film, “Gravity”

And enjoy some Tex-Mex! Saturday Feb 25th 6pm

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

OPEN DOOR Wednesday Lunch!

Celebrate Winterlude!

Yes, temperatures can be sub-zero, and yes, there is snow, come and get warm and enjoy a delicious meal. Please join us for lunch on Wednesday February 1st 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 February 3rd, following the 12:10pm Mass.

The Feast of St. Blaise

The feast day of St. Blaise is on Friday February 3rd, 2017. Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 7:30am and 12:10pm Mass.

TABLE FOR TWO!

An evening for Engaged and Married Couples!

A night to rekindle, enliven, and celebrate each other!  We invite engaged and married couples for a candlelit, intimate and reflective evening of good food and wine.  Friday February 10, beginning at 6:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul Street. Tickets are $70.00 per couple and are available for purchase from the Parish Office from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.  There is limited space available for this event, so you are encouraged to book and purchase your ticket early.  Ticket sales will close when event is full, or by February 1st.   For more information, contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or visit the website: stpatrickstoronto.ca

Mardi Gras Pancake Sunday

Party for families, friends, and pancake lovers of ALL AGES

Grab your party hat and join St. Patrick’s Family Ministry for Mardi Gras on Sunday February 26, in the Neumann Hall following the 12:10pm Mass. Enjoy lively music and atmosphere along with “Shrove Tuesday” style pancakes. Take home some family resources to kickstart your Lenten journey. Prizes awarded to those wearing festive hats or masks.

Your RSVP is most appreciated to assist us in our planning: familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry

Invite you to Dinner and a Movie

“Houston We Have a Problem!”

We will watch together the film, “Gravity”

And enjoy some Tex-Mex! Saturday Feb 25th 6pm

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul St.

YOUTH ALTAR SERVERS

               We invite our Youth who have already  received their First Communion to become involved as ALTAR SERVERS at all of our Sunday Masses.  We will provide training as they begin their ministry. We also have activities and events outside of Sunday Mass to build community, grow in faith and fellowship, and fun! Parental Permission will be required.

Training will begin as early as February. To enroll your son or daughter as an Altar Server, please contact the Parish Office. (416) 598-3269. Parental Permission will be required.

When in ChurchBe 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.

2017 Weekly Offering Envelopes

Please pick up your offertory envelopes for 2017. If you used envelopes last year there will be a box for you with the same number. Please check the table even if you think you don’t have a box. The boxes will be available until January 29 then they will be removed from the Church. The donation boxes are listed in last & first names & box numbers only. If you would like to sign up for 2017 Weekly Offering envelopes, please contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or e-mail: secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca. Thank you!

World Day Prayer – Consecrated Life

On Thursday, February 2nd, the Church celebrates the World Day for Consecrated Life

In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 religious men and women of 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will preside at a special Mass on Sunday January 29 at 3:00pm at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such vital and important part of our life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400 ext. 344.

Out of the Cold 30th Anniversary & Celebration of Life for Sr. Susan Moran OLM  Co-Founder of Out of the Cold

Join us on Sunday February 5th at 6:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Church for a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Out of the Cold, and a celebration of the life of Sr. Susan Moran OLM, who passed away last month.

It is a time to give thanks for the generosity of so many throughout the years who have given their time and talents to the Out of the Cold Program as we have welcomed so many Guests each day for fellowship, safe shelter and hot meals at different places of worship throughout the City of Toronto and beyond.

 

 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

2017 Weekly Offering Envelopes

Please pick up your offertory envelopes for 2017. If you used envelopes last year there will be a box for you with the same number. Please check the table even if you think you don’t have a box. The boxes will be available until January 29 then they will be removed from the Church. The donation boxes are listed in last & first names & box numbers only. If you would like to sign up for 2017 Weekly Offering envelopes, please contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or e-mail: secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca. Thank you!

TABLE FOR TWO!

An evening for Engaged and Married Couples!

A night to rekindle, enliven, and celebrate each other!  We invite engaged and married couples for a candlelit, intimate and reflective evening of good food and wine.  Friday February 10, beginning at 6:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul Street. Tickets are $70.00 per couple and are available for purchase from the Parish Office from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.  There is limited space available for this event, so you are encouraged to book and purchase your ticket early.  Ticket sales will close when event is full, or by February 1st.   For more information, contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or visit the website: stpatrickstoronto.ca

World Day Prayer – Consecrated Life

On Thursday, February 2nd, the Church celebrates the World Day for Consecrated Life

In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 religious men and women of 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will preside at a special Mass on Sunday January 29 at 3:00pm at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such vital and important part of our life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend. 

For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400 ext. 344 or 527.

Family of Faith 2016 Tax Receipts

Where to send Payments

Thank you for your commitment to our parish’s Family of Faith Campaign. To help ensure our parish benefits from your help on a timely basis, please make sure your payment is up to date. Donations/payments can be sent directly to the Donations processing centre. The address is

Donations Processing Centre

Family of Faith Campaign

1155 Yonge St., Toronto, ON   M4T 1W2

You should contact the centre when your address changes, your payment method or information changes (eg. A new card or a new card expiry date). The email address is campaign@archtoronto.org or call 416-934-3400 x555.

NEW PARISH WEBSITE

The Archdiocese has been working to integrate all the Parish Websites onto a common platform. Our Parish Website is almost ready to go live. Over the next week, if you visit the parish website: www.stpatrickstoronto.ca you will notice it looks different, and includes a lot of information from the Archdiocese as well as from our parish.

Of note, there is an Event Section for Upcoming Parish Events, as well as a Sign Up section where you can receive information based on your interest as well as receive the Parish Bulletin online. We encourage you to Sign up to receive email blasts, blog posts from the parish, the Parish Bulletin and information for events based on your interest.

Mass Intentions will no longer be posted in a separate section, but will be available to be viewed in the Current Bulletin Section.

Ignite! Young Adult Ministry

Invite you to Dinner and a Movie

“Houston We Have a Problem!”

We will watch together the film, “Gravity”

And enjoy some Tex-Mex! Saturday Feb 25th 6pm

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 139 McCaul St.

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.

Come and Celebrate the Infant Jesus of Prague (Santo Niño)

(Traditional Philippine Feast Day)

Join us on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM for the celebration of Mass, Blessing of Statues and Children. Lunch to follow in the Parish Hall and the Novena Prayer for Infant Jesus of Prague. Dance Procession with your Statue will conclude the day. This event is sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Senior’s Club. For more information, contact Alannah (416) 988-0349.

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary

December 17, 2016 marked the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone. Originally part of the Diocese of Kingston, on December 17, 1841, Pope Gregory XVI formally created the Diocese of Toronto and named Michael Power its first bishop. The Archdiocese of Toronto is planning numerous historical and spiritual activities to commemorate the 175th anniversary, including a large-scale celebration at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on May 30, 2017.

More information on these celebrations visit: www.archtoronto.org

 

 

 

 

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