Archdiocesan Campaign for Sponsoring Refugees
As you are all aware, earlier this week, Cardinal Collins announced the launch of Project Hope, a significant effort to raise $3 million in 100 days to welcome 100 refugee families in the wake of the humanitarian crisis unfolding globally. If you would like to contribute to this effort, you can use the Envelopes provided at the entrance of the Church marked “Humanitarian Relief” and these funds will be sent to the Archdiocese. They are looking at having about 100 families sponsored through this campaign. St. Patrick’s Social Justice Commission is discerning the preparation of a second application to assist a family in crisis through PROJECT HOPE. If you would like to be a part of a parish effort to assist in the application and resettlement process for a family through PROJECT HOPE, please contact the parish office or our Social Justice Commission will be more than happy to talk with you.
St. Patrick’s Current Sponsorship
of a Refugee Family
St. Patrick’s Social Justice Commission has begun the process of sponsoring a family on behalf of the parish. The paperwork is completed and submitted. We now wait to find out how long the process may take. As mentioned last Sunday, the family, comprising of a mother, father and newborn baby have been living in Thailand as a refugee from Pakistan. They are currently facing deportation in Thailand, and will face a certain death when they return to Pakistan due to their Catholic faith and the reprisal of the persecutions that made them flee a few years back. The Social Justice Commission will be preparing a “Sponsor-a-family” package for October so you can get to know this young family who is need of our prayers and support. Of the required $23,000.00 that is paid and set aside for the settlement process, we have already collected $15,000.00 through private donations thus far. The Social Justice Commission, through the “Sponsor-a-family” campaign will invite you to contribute to the remainder of the cost to help support this particular family. Be assured, the greatest gift at this time is your prayers, which this family needs at this time.
Masses with Multiple Intentions
Wednesdays 9:30 am and 5:05 pm
St. Patrick’s Church will now have two masses on Wednesdays where we will pray for up to 5 intentions for the sick and for the deceased. These are announced masses. They are booked in advance at the Parish Office. Over the last several months, we have seen an increase in the booking of Masses at St. Patrick’s. Through consultation with the Archdiocese, we are designating 9:30 am and 5:05 pm Mass on Wednesdays as Masses with Multiple Mass Intentions. We are now beginning to take bookings for Masses starting October 7th.
Election Time! Come Meet The Candidates!
Sunday October 4, 2015 at 1:30pm
Candidates for both the Spadina – Fort York and University – Rosedale ridings in October’s federal elections will gather in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall to share with us their views on the issues at hand. A formal question-and-answer period, in which candidates will be called by turn to respond to previously-disclosed questions, will be followed by a brief meet-and-greet opportunity for mingling with the candidates and seeking answers to your own questions. The session will be hosted by Catholic Voice, a non-partisan voter’s education group with roots in the St Patrick’s Social Justice Group. A light lunch will be provided.
The Meaning of the Icon”
Presentation on the Meaning of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Presenter: Br. Dan Korn C.Ss.R.
Redemptorist Author on the Icon
Sunday October 25, 2015 in the Church
11:00am – 11:45am and 1:15pm – 2:00pm
Wednesday October 28, 2015 in the Church
1:00pm – 1:45pm and 6:00pm – 6:45pm
A Big “THANK YOU” for all the donations for Good Shepherd Centre for the Thanksgiving Food Drive!!
Thank You! Danke! Salamat!
“There’s something about Mary” Super Mom!
Ignite! Young Adult Ministry
An Evening at Sin & Redemption
At Sin and Redemption Pub!
Tuesday October 13th 7 – 9pm
Presenter: Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R., Pastor
This year is a special year for St. Patrick’s Church and
for the Redemptorists for the 150th Anniversary of the
public veneration of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual
Help in Rome. Come and learn how Mary has captured
the hearts of Catholics and non-Catholics throughout
the world through this simple, yet beautiful image.
Pub Grub on us, Drinks are on you!
Ministries Fair Our Hands, God’s Work
Looking to volunteer? Like to share the gifts God has given you? Meet new people, make a difference.
Open your hands to God’s work.
Join us on October 17th and 18th 2015. The Ministries Fair will take place after all Masses in the Parish Hall. Refreshments will be served and supervised childcare available. For more information, please contact the parish office at 416-598-3269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org