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