Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.  If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 for more information.  Program registration will be available throughout the summer months.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday August 7th, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Moving?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. It is very helpful to have your correct information to insure that you receive your official receipt for income tax purposes. Thanks for helping to keep the office current!

Church Bulletin Advertising

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in October 2015 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications directly at 905-624-4422.

The Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Cemetery locations and Celebrants for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:

Assumption, Mississauga              Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen

Christ the King, Markham             His Eminence Thomas   Cardinal Collins

Holy Cross, Thornhill                         Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

Mount Hope, Toronto                       Rev. Msgr. Paul Zimmer

Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge  Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

Resurrection, Whitby                       Rev Msgr. Ambrose Sheehy

St. Mary’s, Barrie                                  Rev. Msgr. Lawrence Bordonaro

 

 

 

 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 4th. 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.  If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the Parish Office (416) 598-3269 for more information.  Program registration will be available throughout the summer months.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday August 7th, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Moving?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. It is very helpful to have your correct information to insure that you receive your official receipt for income tax purposes. Thanks for helping to keep the office current!

The Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Cemetery locations and Celebrants for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:

Assumption, Mississauga         Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen

Christ the King, Markham        His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

Holy Cross, Thornhill                 Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

Mount Hope, Toronto                Rev. Msgr. Paul Zimmer

Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge   Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

Resurrection, Whitby                       Rev Msgr. Ambrose Sheehy

St. Mary’s, Barrie                            Rev. Msgr. Lawrence Bordonaro

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Coop Mission Weekend July 18 & 19

Brief Profile of Diocese of Damongo

The Diocese of Damongo, is located in the north western part of Ghana. It was carved out of the Archdiocese of Tamale in 1995. It is predominantly rural and is located in the poorest area of the country. The economic and social infrastructure in the area is highly underdeveloped. Education in general is very poor in this part of the country due to lack of facilities. As a result there is a very high illiteracy rate, 80% among women and 72% among men. 90% of the population are subsistent farmers and have to depend on rain fed agriculture. There is therefore extreme poverty.

The diocese is an area of primary evangelization with a Catholic population of 26,504 (6.2%), with over 80% animists ; and a fast growing presence of Islam and the new religious movements (the sects). There are 12 parishes with 180 mission stations being served by 45 priests.

The needs of the Church are many; there are clinics and schools to be built, good drinking water to be provided for poor communities, catechists (lay evangelizers) to be trained, vocations to the priesthood to be nurtured. Proceeds from this mission appeal will be used to provide good drinking water, medicines and medical supplies for the health facilities in some of our poor and deprived communities; faith formation of the youth as well as support the training of seminarians and catechists for the work of evangelization. Thanks in anticipation for your prayers and generous support.

+Most Rev. Peter Paul Yelezuome ANGKYIER

(Bishop of Damongo)

The Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Cemetery locations and Celebrants for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:

Assumption, Mississauga             Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen

Christ the King, Markham           His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

Holy Cross, Thornhill                     Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

Mount Hope, Toronto                   Rev. Msgr. Paul Zimmer

Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge   Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

Resurrection, Whitby                       Rev Msgr. Ambrose Sheehy

St. Mary’s, Barrie                              Rev. Msgr. Lawrence Bordonaro

 

 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary

Welcome Parishioners from St. Michael’s Cathedral!

As announced in previous bulletins and through the local media, St. Michael’s Cathedral is closed for extensive renovations for at least the next nine months. Cathedral services have been moved to St. Paul’s Basilica. We have welcomed many Parishioners from the Cathedral who have come to make St. Patrick’s their home during the renovation period.

With advice from the Archdiocese, if Cathedral Parishioners submit Donation Envelopes for St. Michael’s in our collection here at St. Patrick’s, we are happy to forward them to the Cathedral Office. If new parishioners would like to support St. Patrick’s while they are with us, you can register through our parish office and receive Envelopes for St. Patrick’s. This will help keep your donation records tidy as you celebrate at a different Church. Visitor Envelopes are always available on the back counter for those who wish to donate on a casual basis and receive an income tax receipt at the end of the year.

 Know that you are most welcome here at St. Patrick’s, and to take part in our parish programs & activities! In the Redeemer, Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R., Pastor

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Canada Day Cookout!

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday July 8th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Summer Street Patrol

*20 year Anniversary Summer*

July 8, 2015 to August 26, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church

We are now booking LARGE Groups (Groups of 12 people or more). Individuals and Small Groups need NOT book, and you can participate whenever you wish. For more information please call Lucio Abbruzzese street patrol organizer 416-738-9197 or email inmylife@rogers.com

The Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

 Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Cemetery locations and Celebrants for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:

Assumption, Mississauga         Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen

Christ the King, Markham         His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

Holy Cross, Thornhill                    Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

Mount Hope, Toronto                   Rev. Msgr. Paul Zimmer

Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge   Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

Resurrection, Whitby                       Rev Msgr. Ambrose Sheehy

St. Mary’s, Barrie                            Rev. Msgr. Lawrence Bordonaro

 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

WEDNESDAY JULY 1

NOVENA AND MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!!!

On Wednesday July 1st, as it is a Public Holiday, Novenas and Mass will only be celebrated at 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Confessions will be available before the noon Mass only. The Church will close after the Noon Mass for the rest of the day. The Parish Office and the Gift Shop will be closed all day.

Asha Deep Mission Trip 2015

Our prayers go with you!

We send our prayers along with Madison Marquardt and Sawil Ghorany who will arrive in India on Tuesday June 23rd. They will meet with Staff from Asha Deep in Delhi and begin the purchase of supplies and resources, both educational and medical, using the funds raised from the Spaghetti Dinner a few weeks back. We are happy to say that your support to this particular trip raised over $4000 dollars. That money will go a long way to support Asha Deep through the purchase of resources. Any remaining funds that will not be used from this mission will carry over to the annual Campaign which will be used for Asha Deep and a new mission at Pramdham in India. Madison and Sawil will also teach the Sisters and Staff oral hygiene techniques and the use of some of the medical supplies.

Our love and prayers are with you both as you make this trip and serve the community at Asha Deep!!! Namaste!

Family of Faith Campaign

Parishioners who want to send in outstanding donations or pledge forms for our parish’s Family of Faith campaign are asked to notify the parish office or send their information directly to the campaign office. Pre-addressed envelopes can be found at the back of the church.

Any parishioner with questions or concerns about their donations or pledges are encouraged to contact the Donations Processing Centre directly at 416-934-3400 x536 or by email to campaign@archtoronto.org.

Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will be taking a summer break and will resume Wednesday September 9, 2015.

Moving?

Please contact the parish office with your new address and phone number. Thanks for helping to keep the office current!

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday July 3rd, 2015 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Canada Day Cookout!

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday July 8th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Fr. Ray Abella      

Farewell and Thank You!

Fr. Ray Abella is the Chaplain at the downtown hospitals and celebrated Mass here at St. Patrick’s Church. Fr. Ray will be moving to Peterborough where he will take his new role Head of Chaplaincy. We would like to Thank Fr. Ray for all his assistance to the Parish. We wish him all the best in his new journey.

Young Neighbours in Action!

From Sunday July 19th to Saturday July 25th, St. Patrick’s Church will be home to the Young Neighbours in Action Program. 50 young people from the USA and Toronto will come together for a week of service, reflection, prayer and fun. During the day, they work at several inner-city organizations and in the evening they reflect on their work experience through activities, games and prayer.

Four of our people from St. Patrick’s are participating in this wonderful opportunity for service and ministry. Please keep the entire group in prayer as they learn to make a difference through service and through the mission of the Church.

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Perpetual Help Poster for Novena 2015 SM

ShareLife

Working wonders for people locally and around the world!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2015 ShareLife Parish Campaign. You have made a dark path to a brighter future much easier for thousands of the most vulnerable in our communities by your generosity. For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so. You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 31, 2015 or donate online at www.shareLife.org Thank you!

Thank you for your generosity. You can work wonders!

WEDNESDAY JULY 1

NOVENA AND MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!!!

On Wednesday July 1st, as it is a Public Holiday, Novenas and Mass will only be celebrated at 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Confessions will be available before the noon Mass only. The Church will close after the Noon Mass for the rest of the day. The Parish Office and the Gift Shop will be closed all day.

A BIG Thank You!

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all those who made my Silver Jubilee of Ordination Celebration a joyful and memorable event. Your well wishes, kind comments, cards, letters, cakes, treats, & other expressions of affection and generosity truly touched my heart and are deeply appreciated. May the Lord Jesus and His Mother of Perpetual Help bless, protect and prosper each and every one of you, today and always.

With love & gratitude.

Sincerely Yours In Christ,

(Fr.) Joe Ruta, C.Ss.R.

Asha Deep Mission Trip 2015

Our prayers go with you!

We send our prayers along with Madison Marquardt and Sawil Ghorany who will arrive in India on Tuesday June 23rd. They will meet with Staff from Asha Deep in Delhi and begin the purchase of supplies and resources, both educational and medical, using the funds raised from the Spaghetti Dinner a few weeks back. We are happy to say that your support to this particular trip raised over $4000 dollars. That money will go a long way to support Asha Deep through the purchase of resources. Any remaining funds that will not be used from this mission will carry over to the annual Campaign which will be used for Asha Deep and a new mission at Pramdham in India. Madison and Sawil will also teach the Sisters and Staff oral hygiene techniques and the use of some of the medical supplies.

Our love and prayers are with you both as you make this trip and serve the community at Asha Deep!!! Namaste!

Family of Faith Campaign

Parishioners who want to send in outstanding donations or pledge forms for our parish’s Family of Faith campaign are asked to notify the parish office or send their information directly to the campaign office. Pre-addressed envelopes can be found at the back of the church.

Any parishioner with questions or concerns about their donations or pledges are encouraged to contact the Donations Processing Centre directly at 416-934-3400 x536 or by email to campaign@archtoronto.org.

Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will be taking a summer break starting Wednesday June 24, 2015 and will resume Wednesday September 9, 2015

St. Michael’s Cathedral Temporary Closure

St. Michael’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Toronto, is temporarily closing its doors. The next phase of restoration will require its closure full-time to allow work to be completed. Daily Mass will continue to be celebrated in St. John’s Chapel, a small worship space accessible from 200 Church Street. Nearby, St. Paul’s Basilica will provide additional weekend Masses beginning in July. For more information please visit www.stmichaelscathedral.com

 

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

ShareLife

Working wonders with families in our neighbourhood

The Smith family came for counselling to deal with the sudden death of their parent. The children’s grief was complicated by the fact that they were now residing with their other parent, with whom they had not spent a great deal of time, due to long work hours to provide for the family. As this grief stricken family learned about each other, how to relate, how to trust, how to love and build a new definition of “family”, they began to open up to their counsellor and share what their life was like before their parent’s tragic death. One child in the family shared that a trusted adult in their life used to be very abusive to them – physically assaulting them, locking them in closets, and making them hurt each other – to name just a few of the milder incidents. That disclosure to the family therapist led to the arrest of that individual and it also resulted in those children no longer feeling afraid of any future victimization. Closer family intimacy, safety, and a brighter future resulted for the Smith Family. Last year, ShareLife-supported Family Service agencies provided family counselling to over 5,100 people in the Greater Toronto Area.

Thank you for your generosity. You can work wonders!

WEDNESDAY JULY 1

NOVENA AND MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!!!

On Wednesday July 1st, as it is a Public Holiday, Novenas and Mass will only be celebrated at 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Confessions will be available before the noon Mass only. The Church will close after the Noon Mass for the rest of the day. The Parish Office and the Gift Shop will be closed all day.

Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

“How to respond to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.”

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition; Larry Worthern, Executive Director, Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada; and Charles Lewis, retired journalist at the National Post, will be speaking on The Supreme Court of Canada assisted suicide decision. Two sessions are being offered to the public and clergy: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The sessions will present the same content.  There is no charge, but you must register online at http://bit.ly/powertoendlife. Or contact Matthew Sanders msanders@archtorotonto.org or call 416-934-3400, ext 640.

June 23, 2015 University of St. Michael’s College Alumni Hall Rm. 100121 St. Joseph St. Toronto.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help

150th Anniversary of “Making Her Known” Anniversary Gift Set Raffle

Tickets: $2.00 Each or 3 Tickets for $5.00

DRAW DATE: Thursday June 25, 2015

This will take place during the Social on the last night of the Triduum.

Prize is one Gift Basket including Prayer books, History Book of the Icon, An Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Video and Giftware. Tickets are available from the Religious Articles Store or from the Parish Office.

Social Justice Group

The Justice and Service Group will meet on Sunday June 21, 2015 following the 12:10pm Mass in the Neumann Hall.  Topics will include Asha Deep, Development and Peace and other ongoing projects. Following the meeting join us for a light potluck lunch and joyful conversation!  All are welcome.

Marygrove Camp

Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds and a quarter mile of Georgian Bay waterfront, near Penetang, Ontario. The camp is open to eligible girls, ages 5-13, and provides an 8-day camping experience to over 1,000 children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of an annual Camp Collection held in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto. Campers participate in a full range of activities, including swimming, canoeing, crafts, drama, Sports, co-operative games, hikes, star gazing and camp fires. The collection will take place this weekend June 13th and 14th. If you would like to contribute, envelopes are available at the back of the church.

Come to the “Cradle of Hope”

Charismatic Conference with Archbishop Thomas Collins, Michelle Moran, Prof. Matteo Calisi and Mark Nimo. The conference will take place from Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21, 2015 at Montecassino Banquet Hall. Come as you are for praise, worship, healing, workshops, a Father’s Day blessing, Reconciliation and Mass. Adult tickets are $30.00, Youth tickets are $15.00. Meals available for purchase. For more information or tickets, please contact Louisa at 416-245-9963 or Pauline Susanto: Pauline.susanto@gmail.com or visit the website at: www.ccrctor.com

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