Children preparing for First Communion and Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Church
Children looking to celebrate the Sacraments of First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation during the academic year at St. Patrick’s are to be registered for the program by September 2nd, 2016. Brochures are available at the back of the Church and from the Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office to find out more about the program, expectations for participation and eligibility of your child to participate at St. Patrick’s.
Interested in becoming Catholic
Wondering about becoming Catholic? Do you know someone who might be interested in joining the Church? The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program will begin in the Fall. Please register by September 2nd, 2016 If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 or email email@example.com
Church Bulletin Advertising
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in October 2016 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications directly at 905-624-4422.
Happening This fall September:
September 7 Open Door Lunch “Labour Day”
September 7 Scapular Enrollment 5pm Mass with Fr. Shijo Meppilly, C.Ss.R.
September 10/11 Asha Deep Oktoberfest Fundraiser
September 15 Welcome to the Neighbourhood BBQ for University and College Students – On the Church Steps!!
September 18 Justice & Service Group – Neumann Hall
September 20 Meditation Group Begins– Choir Room (Every Tuesday)
September 25 Kirchweihfest Festival – Neumann Hall
Welcome Fr. Ed Eherer C.Ss.R., as Associate Pastor!
We welcome Fr. Ed Eherer C.Ss.R. to the Pastoral Team here at St. Patrick’s as Associate Pastor!
Fr. Ed Eherer C.Ss.R. grew up in northern Alberta, the third of five children. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Alberta where he obtained a B.A. Honors in History and a Bachelor of Education degree. Fr. Ed worked in a variety of fields before coming to religious life and priesthood – as an admissions officer at the University of Alberta, a detachment clerk at the RCMP, and as a school teacher in Africa.
After a novitiate year in Germany, Fr. Ed professed vows in 1995, and was ordained in 2000. Since then, he has worked in the areas of youth and young adult ministry, vocations, and parish ministry in Edmonton, Sudbury, Toronto, and most recently, Grande Prairie.
Some of you will already know Fr. Ed, as he was three years at St. Patrick’s as associate pastor in the English parish and administrator of the German parish.
Oktoberfest Fundraising Celebration!
Join us for our Annual Oktoberfest Lunch and Dinner for Asha Deep School and Orphanage in northern India!
Saturday Sept 10th 6pm – 7pm and Sunday Sept 11th 11 am – 2:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Admission is: $10 for Adults and $5 for children age 7-12. Help support this worthy cause while joining together as a parish family as we celebrate this Fall Festival!
Family and Children Welcome Party!
Sunday September 11th following the Noon Mass in the Parish Hall and during Oktoberfest!
Summer holidays are over and it’s time to kick off the new year. Meet and reconnect with the families of St. Patrick’s following the parish-wide Oktoberfest lunch. Activities will include ice-breaker games and an overview of upcoming family events that will be happening here at St. Patrick’s for Families, Children and Youth. Registration is not required for this event. Invite your friends and every new family you see at Mass!
Calling all Parish YOUTH (grades 8-12)
Come check out our new Youth Group Night! Ever been to one? If not great. Check it out!
Join us on Saturday September 17th from 6pm – 9:00pm at Neumann Hall, 131 McCaul Street
This is our first of many events and opportunities for our parish youth to get together. Parent permission and forms will be required for youth to participate in Parish Youth Activities. Let us know you are coming by contacting Karen at the Parish Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual University Student Welcome Back BBQ
We welcome back University Students to the Parish and the Neighbourhood with our Annual Welcome Back BBQ. Join us on Thursday September 15th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in front the Church steps. Food, Snacks, Prizes and more! If you are a parishioner and would like to volunteer your time to the running of the BBQ, please call the Parish Office and leave your contact information.
University and College Student Opportunities to VOLUNTEER!
Get involved in our different Parish Programs and Ministries by volunteering your time! References for Volunteering in these programs are available during and at the end of your time of service. Here are a couple of programs and opportunities that you can become involved:
High School Retreat Team!
We welcome high school students from across the GTA to come for one of several day retreats that take place each semester. These retreats are based on social justice and involve fun and creative activities that help youth reflect on the Gospel and the call to Justice and Service. If you would like to learn more about the High School Retreat Team and how you can get involved, contact Irene at the Parish Office for more information email@example.com Retreats for first term will begin at the end of September.
Family, Children and Youth Programs!
Our Family and Children Ministry are looking for Youth Group Volunteers, and Family Programming volunteers to assist with programs for mentoring, babysitting, and Children’s Liturgy Leaders. Contact Karen at the Parish Office for more information. – firstname.lastname@example.org