Second Sunday of Lent

ShareLife

Working wonders in our livelihoods…

“The services provided by ShareLife agencies are lifesaving and life-restoring to those who regularly rely on them. Families are working through crisis and are healing. People with developmental challenges are supported as they experience a sense of self-worth and fulfillment in their daily activities. Seniors are living independently, with access to the care and services they need. Refugees and new Canadians are guided toward a stable, productive livelihood in their newfound home. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible but, always, they make a tangible difference”.

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

 Today is ShareLife Sunday

Please give generously. You can work wonders

Family of Faith Campaign

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign, both in our parish and throughout the archdiocese.

Heavenly Father We ask you to be with us as we work together as a family of faith, sharing and following the example of your son Jesus in loving service. May we be inspired by your divine love, as we share our time, talent and treasure to strengthen our family of faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Visit www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca and follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

Young Neighbours in Action 2015!

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 have completed grades 9-12. St. Patrick’s will be hosting YNIA July 19 – July 25, 2015. 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 an d reflect on their experience through games, skits and prayer. 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 3rd. Registration information will be made available at that time.

ShareLife Lenten Soup Lunch

Sunday March 8, 2015

Join us in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need as we share in a simple Lenten Lunch. The cost of this lunch is whatever you typically pay for your lunch on Sunday. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Parish ShareLife Campaign.   Lunch will be at 11:00am following the 10:00am German Mass and continuing at 1:15pm following the 12:10pm Mass. Come and join us in the Neumann Hall (131 McCaul Street), enter near the accessability entrance.

2014 Income tax Receipts

If you have not picked up your 2014 Income tax receipt, they have been mailed out on February 26th 2015. If your address and/or contact information has changed this year, please contact the parish office. Thank you for giving to St. Patrick’s Church. If you would like to sign up or pick up Weekly offering envelopes for 2015, please come to the parish office or email at secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca Thank you

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Spring is Coming!

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. Please join us for lunch on Wednesday March 4th after the 12noon. 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 March 6th, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

 Stratford Festival Trip

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical

“Carousel”

Saturday May 9th

May seem like a LONG way off but we only have six seats left. Cheques should be made payable to St. Patrick’s Church in the amount of $139.00 which covers theatre, dinner at the New Dundee, and comfortable coach. We have reserved Orchestra seats which are accessible for persons requiring a walker. For more information please call Irene at 416-598-3269 xtn 1211 or email imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

Family Lenten Prayer Chain

Families are invited to add a link to our prayer chain for each day of Lent. Packages containing links and further instructions are available in the lending library basket located near the main entrance to the church

Ascent to the Pure Love of God

St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Rd., Scarborough Lenten Retreat Day “Ascent to the Pure Love of God,” led by Rev. Charles Anang, assistant professor in Systematic Theology. Cost is $40 and includes lunch. For more information, call 416-261-7207, ext. 235 or email ioftsas@rogers.com.

First Sunday of Lent

ShareLife

Together we are continuing to work wonders …

“Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart…I love doing it because this is what the Lord has taught me. But you too must help us and help each other always. And thus in helping each other we will do good for each other.” – Pope Francis

This reminder from our Holy Father demonstrates the importance of caring for one another and our commitment to Catholic charity in a meaningful way. Through ShareLife agencies, we reach out to some of the most vulnerable and needy people in our community, helping our neighbours, friends and fellow parishioners as they work through difficult times. Please consider supporting ShareLife, our annual Archdiocesan appeal, during this Lenten season.

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

 Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday – March 1, 2015

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Family of Faith Campaign

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign, both in our parish and throughout the archdiocese.

Heavenly Father We ask you to be with us as we work together as a family of faith, sharing and following the example of your son Jesus in loving service. May we be inspired by your divine love, as we share our time, talent and treasure to strengthen our family of faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Visit www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca and follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

Young Neighbours in Action 2015!

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 have completed grades 9-12. St. Patrick’s will be hosting YNIA July 19 – July 25, 2015. 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 an d reflect on their experience through games, skits and prayer. 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.

2014 Income tax Receipts

Are ready for pick up this weekend and Wednesdays. If your address and/or contact information has changed this year, please contact the parish office. Thank you for giving to St. Patrick’s Church. If you would like to sign up or pick up Weekly offering envelopes for 2014, please come to the parish office. Thank you

Come and See Retreat

The Redemptorist Priests and Brothers here at St. Patrick’s, will be hosting a Vocation Come and See Weekend Retreat for men 18 years and older beginning Friday February 27th. Young men are invited to consider how they can respond to God’s call in their life by considering a vocation to priesthood and religious life.

RSVP: Fr. David Purcell, C.Ss.R. 416-770-3217 or vocations@redemptorists.ca

 Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Spring is Coming!

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. Please join us for lunch on Wednesday March 4th after the 12noon. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

 Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Mardi Gras celebration last Sunday, and for the wonderful team of volunteers who pulled it all together! It was a great time for fellowship, fun and delicious pancakes. We hope to see you all again at the next Parish celebration!

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

ShareLife

Working wonders in our community …

We are all called to care for those who are vulnerable in our community. The ShareLife parish campaign gives us an opportunity to reach out in justice and love. Last year, ShareLife’s 42 agencies and grant recipients provided over 381,000 services to over 114,000 people here in our archdiocese, and assisted countless others in developing countries around the world. In 42 municipalities, and in more than 20 languages, those in need received support and care as a result of our generosity. My prayer is that you will join me as together we work wonders to lovingly care for those who are in need around us

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

 First ShareLife Sunday – March 1, 2015

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Family of Faith Campaign

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign, both in our parish and throughout the archdiocese.

Heavenly Father We ask you to be with us as we work together as a family of faith, sharing and following the example of your son Jesus in loving service. May we be inspired by your divine love, as we share our time, talent and treasure to strengthen our family of faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Visit www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca and follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

Family Lent Get-together

Join us for lunch and get set for Lent with family activities in Neumann Hall following the Sunday 12:10 Mass on Feb. 22. The theme for our afternoon is, “Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.” Children will explore the theme through a tasty hands-on service project while parents are invited to enjoy a short seminar on Lent. Families will also receive some great take-home activities and resources for use throughout the Lenten season. We can’t wait to see you there.

To RSVP, please e-mail: familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca or contact the parish office by Friday, Feb. 20th.

Young Neighbours in Action 2015!

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 have completed grades 9-12. St. Patrick’s will be hosting YNIA July 19 – July 25, 2015. 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. 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.

Stratford Festival

“Our trip to Stratford Festival for Rodger and Hammerstein’s musical “Carousel” on May 9, 2015

Please make cheques payable to St. Patrick’s Church in the amount of $139.00 which covers theatre, dinner at the New Dundee, and a comfortable coach. We have reserved Orchestra seats which are accessible for persons requiring a walker. For more information please call Irene at 416-598-3269 xtn 1211 or email imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

Dates to Remember for Lent!

February 18      Ash Wednesday

March 1             ShareLife/Solidarity Sunday

March 1             “From Desert to Dessert”

March 8             ShareLife Lenten Soup Lunch

March 29           Passion Sunday

April 2               Holy Thursday

April 3               Good Friday

April 5               Easter Sunday

ShareLife Lenten Soup Lunch

Sunday March 8, 2015

Join us in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need as we share in a simple Lenten Lunch. The cost of this lunch is whatever you typically pay for your lunch on Sunday. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Parish ShareLife Campaign.   Lunch will be at 11:00am following the 10:00am German Mass and continuing at 1:15pm following the 12:10pm Mass. Come and join us in the Neumann Hall (131 McCaul Street), enter near the accessability entrance.

Ash Wednesday February 18th!

Ashes will be distributed at all the Wednesday Novena Masses. It is also a day of fast and abstinence. Join us as we prepare to enter this Lenten Season together. Plan on journeying with St. Patrick’s Parish Community during the Season of Lent.  Join us weekly to walk the Way of the Cross, as animated by different parish groups each Friday evening during Lent.

Come and See Retreat

The Redemptorist invite you to a Come and See Retreat for men 18 years and older. Starts Friday evening February 27th ends Sunday March 1st at 1:30pm. St. Patrick’s Church.

RSVP: Fr. David Purcell, C.Ss.R. 416-770-3217 or vocations@redemptorists.ca

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

ShareLife

(The common good…) It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about.” 

Pope Francis

Pope Francis encourages us to show loving concern for each other, and in so doing care for those who are often forgotten. As a Catholic community, how does the challenge to show this love for our neighbour manifest itself across our archdiocese? Through ShareLife agencies, we reach out to some of the most vulnerable and needy people in our community, helping our neighbours, friends and fellow parishioners as they work through difficult times. As we begin the ShareLife Campaign, please consider ways of supporting ShareLife, our annual Archdiocesan appeal, during this approaching Lenten season.

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

 First ShareLife Sunday – March 1, 2015

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Family of Faith Campaign

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign, both in our parish and throughout the archdiocese.

Heavenly Father We ask you to be with us as we work together as a family of faith, sharing and following the example of your son Jesus in loving service. May we be inspired by your divine love, as we share our time, talent and treasure to strengthen our family of faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Visit www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca and follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

Family Day Mass

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Family Day, Monday February 16th at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after the Mass. The office will also be closed and will re-open on Tuesday February 17th at 9:00am

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 20, beginning at 6:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.  Tickets are $70.00 per couple and are available for purchase from the Parish Office.  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 9th.  For more information, contact the parish office or visit the website.

Are you ready to PARTY?

Grab your party hat and join us for Mardi Gras next Sunday, February 15, in Neumann Hall following both the 10:00am and 12:10pm Mass. Party goers of all ages are invited to enjoy lively music and atmosphere along with “Shrove Tuesday” style pancakes. It’s sure to be a fantastic party so invite your friends and family!

We are still looking for volunteers to help with cooking, serving, and distribution of outreach materials following the 12:10 Mass. Please contact the parish office to volunteer.

Family Lent Get-together

Join us for lunch and get set for Lent with family activities in Neumann Hall following the Sunday 12:10 Mass on Feb. 22. The theme for our afternoon is, “Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.” Children will explore the theme through a tasty hands-on service project while parents are invited to enjoy a short seminar on Lent. Families will also receive some great take-home activities and resources for use throughout the Lenten season. We can’t wait to see you there.

To RSVP, please e-mail: familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca or contact the parish office by Friday, Feb. 20th.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Catholics urged to Support Physicians’ Charter Right of Freedom of Conscience and Religion

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) in a proposed new draft document states: “Where physicians are unwilling to provide certain elements of care due to their moral or religious beliefs, an effective referral to another health care provider must be provided to the patient”. Catholic physicians believe that a mandate for an “effective referral” is a violation of a physician’s rights, as it compels the physician to violate his or her own conscience by being a participant in the very act, the very procedure to which he or she objects in the first place. The CPSO is accepting submissions from all Ontario citizens until February 20. We are all called to inform the CPSO in writing that we reject the proposed “effective referral” mandate for doctors whose Charter right of freedom of conscience and religion must be respected. The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is one Catholic lay group coordinating these efforts. Go to www.ccrl.ca to find out more and to get involved.

The Justice Service Group Meeting

There will be a meeting on Sunday February 15th in the Neumann Hall at 1:15pm following the 12:10pm Mass. Topics to be discussed include: Prayer & Reflection, Pax Christi, Catholic Voice, Asha Deep, Development & Peace, Refugee/Immigrant Outreach, New Ideas and Directions. Refreshments including pancakes will be served.

All are Welcome!

 Young Neighbours in Action 2015!

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 have completed grades 9-12. St. Patrick’s will be hosting YNIA July 19 – July 25, 2015. 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. 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.

Stratford Festival

“Our trip to Stratford Festival for Rodger and Hammerstein’s musical “Carousel” on May 9, 2015

Please make cheques payable to St. Patrick’s Church in the amount of $139.00 which covers theatre, dinner at the New Dundee, and a comfortable coach. We have reserved Orchestra seats which are accessible for persons requiring a walker. For more information please call Irene at 416-598-3269 xtn 1211 or email imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

RIP: Fr. Alan MacGregor, C.Ss.R.

We are saddened to share with you the passing of Fr. Alan MacGregor a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Fr. MacGregor passed away on Tuesday January 27, 2015. Fr. MacGregor was a man of prayer and deep faith. He was inspirational to all he met. He will be greatly missed. The funeral took place on Saturday January 31st. As always, we invite your prayers for him and his family and all the deceased of our parish.

Family of Faith Campaign

The Family of Faith campaign is designed to support parishes, and address other priorities too. One of these is to help ensure our youth continue to grow in their faith not only in our parishes, but as they become more independent and attend university. Through this campaign, we will support 20 youth ministers in parishes and assist with the funding and expansion of campus chaplaincy resources.

Our parish has needs too, and the funds pledged to the Family of Faith campaign will help us look at the flooring and carpeting in the Church, refinishing or replacing our pews, modifying the lights in the Church with new technologies, and making repairs and maintenance to our Organ.

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign, both in our parish and throughout the archdiocese.

Heavenly Father We ask you to be with us as we work together as a family of faith, sharing and following the example of your son Jesus in loving service. May we be inspired by your divine love, as we share our time, talent and treasure to strengthen our family of faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Visit www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca and follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

 The Feast of St. Blaise

The feast day of St. Blaise is Tuesday February 3rd, 2015. Blessing of the Throats will take place after the7:30am and 12:10pm Mass.

Wednesday Open Door 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 4th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Bible Basics for Catholics

Adult Formation Series here at St. Patrick’s!

Come and learn the basics about the Bible, according to Catholic teaching and tradition in four 2-hour sessions.  The sessions will include multimedia presentations, reflection, prayer and discussion, and will answer the basic questions:  What is the Bible?  What is in it?  What do I do with it?  How do Catholics pray with Scripture?

This 4 week series will take place on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm in Neumann Hall enter near the accessability entrance beginning February 5.  Our facilitator is Connie Price, from the Archdiocese Office for Formation Discipleship.  To Register, please contact Loretta Conte at the Parish Office.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday February 6th, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Marriage Sunday February 7th and 8th 2015

 The Archdiocese of Toronto celebrates Marriage Sunday on the weekend of February 7/8, 2015. This initiative highlights the importance of the sacrament of marriage and complements World Marriage Sunday celebrations that take place in many dioceses throughout North America. Let us continue to pray for married couples and those who support them on their journey. We hope that Marriage Sunday provides a special opportunity to celebrate the sacrament and give thanks for those who strengthen our communities through their loving commitment to God, their family and one another.

Family Day Mass

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Family Day, Monday February 16th at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after the Mass. The office will also be closed and will re-open on Tuesday February 17th at 9:00am

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 20, beginning at 6:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.  Tickets are $70.00 per couple and are available for purchase from the Parish Office.  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 9th.  For more information, contact the parish office or visit the website.

Stratford Festival

“On your mark, get set…sing! Join us for St. Patrick’s annual trip to Stratford Festival on Saturday May 9th, 2015 for a matinee performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Carousel” and dinner at The New Dundee Emporium. More details to follow. For further information please contact Irene at imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca or call 416-598-3269, ext 1211.”

Young Neighbours in Action 2015!

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 have completed grades 9-12. St. Patrick’s will be hosting YNIA July 19 – July 25, 2015. 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. 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.

Dates to Remember for Lent!

February 18     Ash Wednesday

March 1             ShareLife/Solidarity Sunday

March 1             “From Desert to Dessert”

March 8             ShareLife Lenten Soup Lunch

March 29           Passion Sunday

April 3                 Good Friday

April 5                 Easter Sunday

 

 

 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Family of Faith Campaign

The Family of Faith campaign is designed to support parishes, and address other priorities too. One of these is to help ensure our youth continue to grow in their faith not only in our parishes, but as they become more independent and attend university. Through this campaign, we will support 20 youth ministers in parishes and assist with the funding and expansion of campus chaplaincy resources.

Our parish has needs too, and the funds pledged to the Family of Faith campaign will help us look at the flooring and carpeting in the Church, refinishing or replacing our pews, modifying the lights in the Church with new technologies, and making repairs and maintenance to our Organ.

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign, both in our parish and throughout the archdiocese.

Heavenly Father We ask you to be with us as we work together as a family of faith, sharing and following the example of your son Jesus in loving service. May we be inspired by your divine love, as we share our time, talent and treasure to strengthen our family of faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Visit www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca and follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

Family of Faith Fundraising Campaign

Parishioner’s Meeting

Plan to join us on Monday January 26 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm to learn more about the Fundraising Campaign, the Goals, future projects, and how your participation in the Campaign will help support the Archdiocese and St. Patrick’s Church as well! Let us know you plan to come by contacting the parish office: (416) 598-3269.

Mom’s Night Out

St. Patrick’s is pleased to offer an evening out for MOMS. Enjoy a night of wine, desserts, and faith affirming conversation with other moms. Our next night out will be hosted on Friday Jan 30th 7pm – 9pm in the Neumann Hall.

Please RSVP to familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

The Feast of St. Blaise

The feast day of St. Blaise is Tuesday February 3rd, 2015. Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 12:10pm Mass.

Justice and Service Group

Please join us on Sunday February 1st for coffee and refreshments in the Neumann Hall from 1:15pm – 3:00pm. Enjoy a cozy afternoon of sharing and connecting with one another. Admission is free. All are Welcome!

Bible Basics for Catholics

Adult Formation Series here at St. Patrick’s!

Come and learn the basics about the Bible, according to Catholic teaching and tradition in four 2-hour sessions.  The sessions will include multimedia presentations, reflection, prayer and discussion, and will answer the basic questions:  What is the Bible?  What is in it?  What do I do with it?  How do Catholics pray with Scripture?

This 4 week series will take place on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm in Neumann Hall enter near the accessability entrance beginning February 5.  Our facilitator is Connie Price, from the Archdiocese Office for Formation Discipleship.  To Register, please contact Loretta Conte at the Parish Office.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday February 6th, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Marriage Sunday

February 7th and 8th 2015

The Archdiocese of Toronto celebrates Marriage Sunday on the weekend of February 7/8, 2015. This initiative highlights the importance of the sacrament of marriage and complements World Marriage Sunday celebrations that take place in many dioceses throughout North America. Let us continue to pray for married couples and those who support them on their journey. We hope that Marriage Sunday provides a special opportunity to celebrate the sacrament and give thanks for those who strengthen our communities through their loving commitment to God, their family and one another.

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 20, beginning at 6:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.  Tickets are $70.00 per couple and are available for purchase from the Parish Office.  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 9th.  For more information, contact the parish office or visit the website.

Dates to Remember for Lent!

February 18   Ash Wednesday

March 1 ShareLife/Solidarity Sunday

March 1 “From Desert to Dessert”

March 8 ShareLife Lenten Soup Lunch

March 29  Passion Sunday

April 3     Good Friday

April 5      Easter Sunday

Come & See Weekend

January 30th to February 1st, 2015

The Love of Christ urges us on”

to radically respond to His call to follow Him whole-heartily. Jesus is inviting you to spend time with Him so that you may discover His call. There will be an opportunity for young men of 18 years or older to spend a weekend for time of prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples through the Catholic Priesthood. For more information please contact:

 St. Augustine’s Seminary

2661 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, On

416.968.0997

www.vocationstoronto.ca
 

 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Family of Faith Campaign

The Family of Faith campaign is designed to support parishes, and address other priorities too. One of these is to help ensure our youth continue to grow in their faith not only in our parishes, but as they become more independent and attend university. Through this campaign, we will support 20 youth ministers in parishes and assist with the funding and expansion of campus chaplaincy resources.

Our parish has needs too, and the funds pledged to the Family of Faith campaign will help us look at the flooring and carpeting in the Church, refinishing or replacing our pews, modifying the lights in the Church with new technologies, and making repairs and maintenance to our Organ.

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign, both in our parish and throughout the archdiocese.

Heavenly Father We ask you to be with us as we work together as a family of faith, sharing and following the example of your son Jesus in loving service. May we be inspired by your divine love, as we share our time, talent and treasure to strengthen our family of faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Visit www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca and follow on Twitter: @family_of_faith

Family of Faith Fundraising Campaign

Parishioner’s Meeting

Plan to join us on Monday January 26 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm to learn more about the Fundraising Campaign, the Goals, future projects, and how your participation in the Campaign will help support the Archdiocese and St. Patrick’s Church as well! Let us know you plan to come by contacting the parish office: (416) 598-3269.

Mom’s Night Out

St. Patrick’s is pleased to offer an evening out for MOMS. Enjoy a night of wine, desserts, and faith affirming conversation with other moms. Our next night out will be hosted on Friday Jan 30th 7pm – 9pm in the Neumann Hall.

Please RSVP to familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Children’s Lending Library

A collection of books for use by toddlers and young children before or during Mass. Books are located in a basket near the main entrance. Please return borrowed books after Mass so they may be enjoyed by others. The lending library is available at all weekend Mass times.

The Feast of St. Blaise

The feast day of St. Blaise is Tuesday February 3rd, 2015. Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 12:10pm Mass.

Bible Basics for Catholics

Adult Formation Series here at St. Patrick’s!

Come and learn the basics about the Bible, according to Catholic teaching and tradition in four 2-hour sessions.  The sessions will include multimedia presentations, reflection, prayer and discussion, and will answer the basic questions:  What is the Bible?  What is in it?  What do I do with it?  How do Catholics pray with Scripture?

This 4 week series will take place on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm in Neumann Hall, beginning February 5.  Our facilitator is Connie Price, from the Archdiocese Office for Formation Discipleship.  To Register, please contact Loretta Conte at the Parish Office.

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 20, beginning at 6:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.  Tickets are $70.00 per couple and are available for purchase from the Parish Office.  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 9th.  For more information, contact the parish office or visit the website.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Ecumenical Prayer Service

Come and join us in an ecumenical prayer service with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Anglican Archbishop Colin Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Michael Pryse, Slovak Catholic Bishop John Pazak, and other city-wide religious leaders on: Sunday January 25, 2015, 4:00pm Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street (2 blocks North of Yonge St & St. Clair Ave at Heath St) Parking is available, Refreshments to follow in parish hall.

For further information, please contact the office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400 ext. 344 or ext. 527 or email: vkwok@archtoronto.org

Redemptorist Provincial Chapter

Changes to our Church Schedule

From January 19 – 23, several of our Redemptorist Priests will be away at the Annual Redemptorist Provincial Chapter. All scheduled Masses will continue, with the remaining Redemptorists and Visiting Priests, however, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will only be available on Wednesday 11:30 am AND 6:30 PM. No other Confessions times are available during the week. Please continue to pray for the Redemptorists this coming week during their meetings!

Come & See Weekend January 30th to February 1st, 2015

The Love of Christ urges us on”

to radically respond to His call to follow Him whole-heartily. Jesus is inviting you to spend time with Him so that you may discover His call. There will be an opportunity for young men of 18 years or older to spend a weekend for time of prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples through the Catholic Priesthood. For more information please contact:

St. Augustine’s Seminary

2661 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, On

416.968.0997

http://www.vocationstoronto.ca

Theology on Tap East New Evangelization: Pope Francis Style

Thursday, January 22, 2015 — 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Bear Pub, 1294 Kingston Rd, Pickering

Faith Connections, The Office of Catholic Youth, and your local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a relaxed setting, with special guests: Cheridan Sanders & Sebastian Gomes from Salt & Light Catholic Media. Cheridan and Sebastian will speak about Pope Francis’ style of evangelizing “go and make a mess” and will dissect important themes from his apostolic exhortation: “Evangelii Gaudium – The Gospel of Joy.” Munchies provided, cash bar, come and bring a friend! RSVP appreciated. For more information, contact us at 416-599-7676

youth@ocytoronto.org or visit www.ocytoronto.org or www.faithconnections.ca.

 

 

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