Twenty-First 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 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 secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

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 2,   Kirchweihfest Festival – Neumann Hall

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 – familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

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   imihaljek@stpatrickstoronto.ca   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. – familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca \

“Thrive!”

A new initiative for the entire family! On a monthly basis families are invited to gather for fun and reflection. Activities and discussion will be done in large group and in smaller group age-appropriate groups for discussion and fellowship. Watch the bulletin and for promotional brochures over the next several weeks!

Children and Youth Altar Server

Students older than grade 3 are invited to serve during the Sunday Masses.  Altar Servers receive training and are scheduled for service at the Mass time attended by their family.  Youth and Adult Volunteers are needed as well to assist in the supervision, training and community building of the group of Altar Servers.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

During the Sunday Mass at 12:10 PM, we offer an opportunity for children in grades 1-6 to gather in the Sacristy during the Liturgy of the Word to reflect upon the Word of God for the day in a creative and age appropriate way. Leaders are needed on a rotating basis to plan and facilitate the Sunday Sessions.

Choir Members (Sundays Masses)

The music at each of our Sunday Masses is facilitated by different music groups – each with their own unique sound and style.  New Choir Members are always welcome to lend their voice to the prayer of the Sunday Liturgy.  Other Musical Instruments, like guitar, strings, woodwinds are welcomed with some of the Mass times.  Choirs seeking new members are 5pm Saturday, 12:10 pm Sunday and 5pm Sunday Choirs.  You are invited to talk to the Choir Directors to learn more.

Family and Children Ministry

An outreach ministry to Families and Children to help foster faith life and faith development both at the Parish and in the Home setting. Volunteers plan and facilitate gathered program events at the parish as well as take home activities.  Some examples of these events have been – Thrive!  A new initiative for the whole family, Santa Claus Parade after party, Family and Children Parties, Mom and Child – Pray and Play, Parish Youth Group for grades 8-12

 Legion of Mary

A group of faithful volunteers who dedicate themselves through the intercession of Mary by meeting each Wednesday afternoon at the Church.  Members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, and through collaboration in apostolic and missionary undertakings sponsored by the parish.

Liturgical Hospitality (Greeters and Ushers)

We are welcomed at our door by our greeters and ushers who are ready to assist us with a word of welcome and with the assistance for books and bulletins.  Ushers assist in the taking up of the collection, and are present to assist the Priest and Pastoral Team should any unforeseen emergencies arise during the celebration of Mass.  We welcome assistance at all of our Sunday and Wednesday Masses.

Twentieth 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 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 secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Catholic Missions in Canada

Today’s collection will benefit Catholic Missions in Canada providing financial support to missionaries working in Canada’s 24 Mission Dioceses. Sixty percent of our funding addresses the needs of our First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. In 2016, $3.7 million is needed to support missionaries

($2 Million), religious education ($1 Million) and building & repairs to churches ($700,000). Find out more at www.cmic.info Envelopes are available at the back of the Church.

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.

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 taking place in Catholic Cemeteries across the Archdiocese on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Moving? Or Have you Recently Moved?

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

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.

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.

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 secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Religious Articles Store

The store will be closed on Sunday August 7th, 2016. For your convenience the store will be open on Sunday August 14th, 2016 11am-5pm.

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 taking place in Catholic Cemeteries across the Archdiocese on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

 

 

 

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Moving? Or Have you Recently Moved?

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!

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.

Adoration and Holy Hour

Join us for a quiet time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. First Friday August 5th, 2016 immediately following the 12:10pm Mass.

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 secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Religious Articles Store

The store will be closed on Sunday August 7th, 2016. For your convenience the store will be open on Sunday August 14th, 2016 11am-5pm.

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 taking place in Catholic Cemeteries across the Archdiocese on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Hands4Christ a huge success!

We would like to thank the 14 children and youth of the Parish who participated in our Hands4Christ program this past week. It was an experience of giving, sharing and helping. They saw God in the many tasks their hands were able to perform from baking cookies and selling them along with Ice Tea for Asha Deep to serving the homeless at St. Felix Centre. They put their heart and soul in what they did. We hope all the best to each one of them and that they may go out and continue to live the Gospel of God each day and always reach out to someone in need. Thank you to our Team, Loretta Conte, Karen Keays and Madison Doglio-Marquardt for their leadership with the program!

Pilgrimage to the Holy Door at Martyrs’ Shrine

August 20,2016. Pilgrimage to the Holy Door Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine Midland, Ont. You are invited to join Our Lady of Kibeho & St. Josephine Bakhita’s group. Monsignor Theophilus Joseph, will celebrate the Eucharist With other members of the Clergy. The days event also include, the living Rosary Scriptural Reflection, (bring your Bible) Praise & worship, witnessing, blessing of the faithful With the relic of St. Josephine Bakhita. Young people of St. Josephine Bakhita festival of Arts Will also be performing the “Prodigal Son”. Please call Louisa for more information: 416 245 9963

Happening This Fall at St. Patrick’s!!!

September:

September 7, 2016 Open Door Lunch “Labour Day”

September 7, 2016 Scapular Enrollment 5pm Mass with Fr. Shijo Meppilly, C.Ss.R.

September 10/11, 2016 Asha Deep Oktoberfest Fundraiser

September 15, 2016 Welcome to the Neighbourhood BBQ for University and College Students – On the Church Steps!!

September 18, 2016 Justice & Service Group – Neumann Hall

September 20, 2016 Meditation Group Begins– Choir Room (Every Tuesday)

September 25, 2016 Kirchweihfest Festival – Neumann Hall

 October:

October 5, 2016 Open Door Lunch “Thanksgiving Celebration”

October 16, 2016 Justice & Service Group – Neumann Hall

October 30, 2016 Out of the Cold Orientation – Church Hall

New this Fall!

Family and Children Ministries

For information about our Family and Children Programs and Opportunities,

contact Karen Keays familyministry@stpatrickstoronto.ca

“THRIVE!” A new initiative for the entire family! On a monthly basis families are invited to gather for fun and reflection. Activities and discussion will be done in large group and in smaller age-appropriate groups for discussion and fellowship. Watch the bulletin and for promotional brochures over the next several weeks!

St. Patrick’s Youth Ministry! For Youth in grades 8-12. In addition to Thrive, youth in this age group will have their own “group” to gather for fun and reflection on a regular basis. Watch the bulletin and for promotional brochures over the next several weeks!

 

 

 

 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Moving? Or Have you Recently Moved?

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!

Summer Street Patrol 21 Years of Service!

July 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016 @ 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.ca

Redemptorist Novices Make First Vows

Join us on Sunday July 17th at 2pm for a special Mass where 4 of our Redemptorist Novices who made their Novitiate in Toronto this past year will profess their first vows to the Redemptorist Congregation. The novices are: Thien Hoang, Kevin McGraw, Brian Vaccaro and Song You. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray for vocations and support those called to serve the Redemptorist Congregation throughout the world. Reception to follow.

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 taking place in Catholic Cemeteries across the Archdiocese on

Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Perpetual Help Poster for Novena 2016

Farewell Social for Fr. Tomy

Join us for coffee and social following the noon Mass on Sunday July 3rd to thank Fr. Tomy for his work here at St. Patrick’s this past year, and to bid him farewell before he leaves that week for vacation then his new appointment to St. Theresa’s Parish in St. John’s, NL.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays! Our last day will be Sunday June 26, 2016, we wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 11, 2016.

Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will be taking a summer break and will resume Wednesday August 3rd, 2016.

Canada Day – Friday July 1st!

A reminder there will be one Mass celebrated on Canada Day, Friday July 1st at 9:00am. The Church will close soon after Mass. The Parish office will be closed and will reopen on Monday July 4th, 2016

There will be NO Holy Hour celebrated on Friday July 1st, 2016

Wednesday Open Door Lunch

Canada Day Cookout!

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday July 6th after the 12noon Novena Mass. There is no cost, however Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of food supplies.

Meditation Group

Will be taking a summer break and will resume in October 2016.

Summer Street Patrol 21 Years of Service!

July 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016 @ 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.ca

Icon Workshop for Beginners

The workshop will be following traditional guidelines and methods using acrylic. Students will also learn the rich theology of icons. Writing an icon is a spiritual journey. The Workshop will be offered in either small group or private lessons.  For more info contact Leona Ng at 416-932-3256 or leona.ng@rogers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

ShareLife

Together we are working wonders

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2016 ShareLife Campaign. You have made a brighter future much easier for many 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 31st, 2016 or donate at www.shareLife.org Thank you!

Thank You for Your Generosity

Together we can work wonders!

Dad

Thanks for the love you have shown,

The words of encouragement I have known,

Thanks for showing that you care, that you are always willing to share,

Thanks for knowing just what to say;

When things were not going my way,

Thanks for being there for me,

We both know you didn’t have to be

May God bless and keep you

This Father’s Day and always

Farewell Social for Fr. Tomy

Join us for coffee and social following the noon Mass on Sunday July 3rd to thank Fr. Tomy for his work here at St. Patrick’s this past year, and to bid him farewell before he leaves that week for vacation then his new appointment to St. Theresa’s Parish in St. John’s, NL.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins summer holidays! Our last day will be Sunday June 26, 2016, we wish to thank our devoted and talented catechists without whom this program is not possible.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday September 11, 2016

Pray and Play

Pray and Play fellowship for parents and young children will be taking a summer break and will resume Wednesday August 3rd, 2016

Ashadeep Donation Books

THANK YOU

Thank you for the generous donation of children’s books for the school at Ashadeep. We received many beautiful books and some will go to Ashadeep in July, the rest in November. They will be greatly appreciated by the teachers and children there. Some of the books were too advanced and meant for older children, but they are in excellent condition. We plan to sell these at the Octoberfest BBQ September 10th and 11th. The money raised will help to pay for the cost of excess baggage when we take the books in November.

Divine Bible Convention

July 29-31, 9:30am

Divine Retreat Centre, 69 William St. Toronto

Led by Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil and the Divine team. July 29 Holy Mass celebrated by Cardinal Thomas Collins. July 31 Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick. For more information call: 647-949-4932, or email: retreatdrct@gmail.com

 

 

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