First Sunday of Lent

The Year of Mercy Faith Sharing Circle

Thursday Evenings: 7pm – 8:30pm

Feb 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26, 2016

These sessions will be facilitated

by Fr. Tomy K., our Associate Pastor

 Join us for 8 biweekly sessions to share faith and to grow in this year of Mercy. Each of the eight sessions focuses on a Gospel passage and reflection by Pope Francis. Questions for reflection and discussion focus on the scripture passage and text by the Pope. The sessions conclude with an Action Step that can be used to grow in the practice and understanding of God’s mercy. Suggestion Donation is $15.00 to cover the cost of resources.  This session will take place in the Neumann Hall at St. Patrick’s Church (131 McCaul Street), enter near the accessibility entrance. Pre-registration is required, by contacting the Parish Office at 416-598-3269, or email at secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Stations of the Cross

To help mark this special season of Lent, join us each week on Fridays at 5:30pm to journey with Jesus on the Way of the Cross Friday February 19th animated by the Justice and Service Group.

2015 Income tax Receipts

Are ready for pick up after all Masses. Please pick up your receipts. 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 2016, please visit the Parish Office, or email secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Lenten Listening

An Evening Reflection for Moms

Friday, Feb. 19     7pm – 9pm in the Church Office

Mothers of children ages 0-18 are invited to a casual evening of reflection and conversation with other moms as we explore the question, “What is God inviting me to change this Lent?” Our program includes a short video presentation, guided conversation, and prayer. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 17, to reserve your space. familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Justice and Service Group

The Justice and Service Group will meet on Sunday February 21st after the 12:10pm Mass in the Neumann Hall. Discussions will include: Asha Deep Orphanage in India, Project Hope-Refugees, Development and Peace, Pax Christi. A light lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

Family Day Mass

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Family Day, Monday February 15th at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after the Mass. The office will also be closed and will re-open on Tuesday February 16th at 9:00am

St. Patrick’s Parish Dinner & Dance

Join us in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a Parish Community in this commemorative year for the 150th Anniversary of the Redemptorist Mission to make Mary known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Saturday March 12, 2016   Doors Open at 6pm

 Tickets are $30 for Adult, Children (age 5-12) $15. Free < 5 years.

Tickets will be available after Masses and from the Parish Office.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Buffet – Dessert Auction – Live and Silent Auction – DJ – Cash Bar

150th Anniversary of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

“Praying with Icons”

Come and learn about the Byzantine tradition of praying with Icons, from which our beloved Icon comes to us

Presenter: Bishop John Pazak, C.Ss.R.

Eastern Rite Slovak Bishop for Canada

Sunday February 21, 2016 (in the church)

11:00am – 11:45am and 1:15pm – 2:00pm

Wednesday February 24, 2016 (in the church)

1:00pm – 1:45pm and 6:00pm – 6:45pm

SERVE 2016: May 6 – June 4

Summer Endeavour in a Redemptorist Volunteer Experience

Inviting Young Adults age 19-30 to a 4 week living-in experience of prayer, community and service in downtown Toronto. Applications available at www.plugintochrist.ca

Contact Fr. Santo for more information about this opportunity.

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Living Mercy and Love in the Lenten Journey

For Young Adults (age 18-39)

Friday February 26, 2016 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Neumann Hall 131 McCaul Street

Join us for an evening of a simple meal, sharing, reflection and prayer as we take time to understand God’s Love and Mercy in the in the midst of this Lenten Journey.

Join us first at 5:30 pm in the Church for the Way of the Cross in the Church animated by Ignite! Young Adult Ministry. Register by contacting us ignite@stpatrickstoronto.ca or on Meet Up for Facebook.

Young Neighbours in Action 2016!

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 24 – July 30, 2016. 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 February 22nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ash Wednesday February 10th

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.

 

Caring for our Common Home

Caring of Our Common Home is a 5 part workshop series exploring Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home.

Pope Francis reminds us that the earth is our common home and that it is our responsibility to care for it. He calls us to a personal change of heart and a collective transformation that responds to “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”.

Topics of Presentation

  • The Integrity of Creation
  • One Crisis: Cry of the Earth & Cry of the Poor. What is happening? Why is it happening?
  • Social Justice and Ecological Justice
  • We are a New Creation

This Workshop will be presented by the staff of Scarboro Missions. Thursday Evening: 7 pm – 8:30 pm, February 4, 11

This session will take place in Neumann Hall at St. Patrick’s Church (131 McCaul Street) near the accessibility entrance.

The Year of Mercy Faith Sharing Circle

Thursday Evenings: 7pm – 8:30pm

Feb 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26, 2016

These sessions will be facilitated

by Fr. Tomy K., our Associate Pastor

Join us for 8 biweekly sessions to share faith and to grow in this year of Mercy. Each of the eight sessions focuses on a Gospel passage and reflection by Pope Francis. Questions for reflection and discussion focus on the scripture passage and text by the Pope. The sessions conclude with an Action Step that can be used to grow in the practice and understanding of God’s mercy. Suggestion Donation is $15.00 to cover the cost of resources.

This session will take place in the Neumann Hall at St. Patrick’s Church (131 McCaul Street), enter near the accessibility entrance.

Pre-registration is required, by contacting the Parish Office no later than Monday February 1, 2016, at 416-598-3269, or email at secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

The Feast of St. Blaise

The feast day of St. Blaise is on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016. A Communal (not individual) Blessing of the Throats will take place after each Novena Mass, 7:30am, 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:05pm and 7:00pm

Stations of the Cross

To help mark this special season of Lent, join us each week on Fridays at 5:30pm to journey with Jesus on the Way of the Cross beginning Friday February 12th until Good Friday March 25th.

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 and Ignite Young Adult Ministry for Mardi Gras on Sunday February 7, in the Neumann Hall following the 12:10pm Mass. Enjoy lively music and atmosphere along with “Shrove Tuesday” style pancakes. Lenten resources and activities abound at our 2nd annual parish-wide Mardi Gras celebration.

Your RSVP is most appreciated to assist us in our planning: familymisnistry@stpatrickstoront.ca

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 12, 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

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday February 5th immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Family Day Mass

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Family Day, Monday February 15th at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after the Mass. The office will also be closed and will re-open on Tuesday February 16th at 9:00am

St. Patrick’s Parish Dinner & Dance

Join us in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a Parish Community in this commemorative year for the 150th Anniversary of the Redemptorist Mission to make Mary known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Saturday March 12, 2016   Doors Open at 6pm

Tickets are $30 for Adult, Children (age 5-12) $15. Free < 5 years.

Tickets will be available after Masses beginning on the weekend of January 30-31, or at the Office during regular office hours.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Buffet – Dessert Auction – Live and Silent Auction – DJ – Cash Bar

Family of Faith Campaign

At the end of 2015, the Family of Faith Campaign received over $130 million dollars in cash and pledges, an incredible achievement! St. Patrick’s total in cash and pledges is now $363,324.00. As a result of your commitment in 2015, St. Patrick’s is right on target with the campaign. The Family of faith office has now made available our first instalment of our 25% of pledges received ($12,160.14) that can be used for our committed projects. You may recall, that our future projects that will benefit from this campaign are addressing issues with the pews, lighting, flooring and the organ. Our Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Staff have begun to look at addressing some of these issues. You will be hearing over the next year about the status of these larger projects as they come available, and how you might contribute further to these specific projects that will benefit our Parish. But a tremendous “Thank You!” and “Vergelt’s Gott!” to all who have been part of the campaign and who have begun to make their contributions and annual payments.

 

 

 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Caring for our Common Home

Caring of Our Common Home is a 5 part workshop series exploring Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home.

Pope Francis reminds us that the earth is our common home and that it is our responsibility to care for it. He calls us to a personal change of heart and a collective transformation that responds to “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”.

Topics of Presentation

  • The Integrity of Creation
  • One Crisis: Cry of the Earth & Cry of the Poor. What is happening? Why is it happening?
  • Social Justice and Ecological Justice
  • We are a New Creation

This Workshop will be presented by the staff of Scarboro Missions. Thursday Evenings: 7 pm – 8:30 pm, January 28 & February 4, 11

This session will take place in Neumann Hall at St. Patrick’s Church (131 McCaul Street) near the accessibility entrance.

The Year of Mercy Faith Sharing Circle

Thursday Evenings: 7pm – 8:30pm Feb 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26, 2016

These sessions will be facilitated  by Fr. Tomy K., our Associate Pastor

Join us for 8 biweekly sessions to share faith and to grow in this year of Mercy. Each of the eight sessions focuses on a Gospel passage and reflection by Pope Francis. Questions for reflection and discussion focus on the scripture passage and text by the Pope. The sessions conclude with an Action Step that can be used to grow in the practice and understanding of God’s mercy. Suggestion Donation is $15.00 to cover the cost of resources.

This session will take place in the Neumann Hall at St. Patrick’s Church (131 McCaul Street), enter near the accessibility entrance.

Pre-registration is required, by contacting the Parish Office no later than Monday February 1, 2016, at 416-598-3269, or email at secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

The Feast of St. Blaise

The feast day of St. Blaise is on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016. A Communal (not individual) Blessing of the Throats will take place after each Novena Mass, 7:30am, 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:05pm and 7:00pm

Stations of the Cross

To help mark this special season of Lent, join us each week on Fridays at 5:30pm to journey with Jesus on the Way of

the Cross beginning Friday February 12th until Good Friday March 25th.

Ash Wednesday February 10th

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.

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 12, 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

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday February 5th immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Family Day Mass

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Family Day, Monday February 15th at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after the Mass. The office will also be closed and will re-open on Tuesday February 16th at 9:00am

St. Patrick’s Parish Dinner & Dance

Join us in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a Parish Community in this commemorative year for the 150th Anniversary of the Redemptorist Mission to make Mary known under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Saturday March 12, 2016   Doors Open at 6pm

Tickets are $30 for Adult, Children (age 5-12) $15. Free < 5 years.

Tickets will be available after Masses beginning on the weekend of January 30-31, or at the Office during regular office hours.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Buffet – Dessert Auction – Live and Silent Auction – DJ – Cash Bar

World Day Prayer – Consecrated Life

On Tuesday, February 2, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer 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 Prayer for 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.

In closing the Jubilee Year for Consecrated Life, there will be a special Mass next Sunday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.

Served by the Redemptorists

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