All public Masses be cancelled at all parishes in Toronto
Cardinal Collins has requested that all public Masses be cancelled at all parishes in Toronto beginning this Monday, November 23, 2020.
Churches will be open for private prayer. Please come to the parish office from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. any day if you wish to come and pray.
Confessions are also available by calling the parish office (416-439-1545) for an appointment.
Our live-streaming Masses will continue on Fridays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
All emails and voice messages will be addressed in a timely manner.
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Parishioners who wish to bring Communion home to their family members in a pyx must first call the parish office. An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion will be assigned to bring Communion to them weekly. Communion will not be given out at Mass in a pyx except to Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Please call the parish office (416-439-1545) if someone in your family is very sick or before major surgery so that they may receive the Sacrament of the Sick
The parish is required, by law, to maintain the fire route (which is the driveway leading to and from the main church entrance and the hall entrance) free of all vehicles at all times for the safety of our parishioners. Specific parking information is outlined in the attached flyer 1 and flyer 2. Please read it carefully. Police may fine ($250.00) and/or tow your vehicle.
First Holy Communion And Confirmation
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
All parents have been contacted with details about their child’s First Holy Communion.
All parents have been contacted with details about their child’s Confirmation
I hope and pray that you are staying healthy – both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help you during these difficult times.
Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.
If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.
It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.
Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:
If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all be able to gather together again soon.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Aegidius Warsito SCJ
The Church is blessed with a rich diversity of vocations; all of them are born from God as He calls us to participate in His work of redemption. If you are thinking about God’s call and trying to find purpose for your life, we are here to help you. Maybe He is inviting you to be a priest, a religious brother or sister, to serve the Church with love and generosity.
Come and talk to us! We will help you discern your vocation.
Contact: Rev. Fr. Antonio Resende Pereira SCJ
(Priests of the Sacred Heart Vocation director)
During the month of November we dedicate more attention to prayer for our deceased brothers and sisters. We have put the Book of Remembrance at the front of the church and you are invited to record the names of deceased relatives, friends and parishioners in the Book. Every day during the month of November the morning Mass will be celebrated for those names in the Book
R.C.I.A. is a process whereby individuals explore their relationship with God and enter into a faith journey which takes them to a study and reflection on the Bible, the Trinity, the sacraments and the liturgy. We invite those who are interested to call the parish for information.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be holding their Christmas assistance to those in need in our Parish differently this year due to the care required during the pandemic. They will not be setting up the Angel Tree nor accepting any gifts of food, toys or clothing. Instead their Christmas help will be in the form of cash vouchers for the local grocery store along with gift cards for the families with children. These items will be sent by mail to those in need.
The Society thanks you for your continued financial and spiritual support during this time and especially at their Christmas collection on the weekend of December 12 / 13, 2020. They sincerely trust that with God’s grace we shall all soon see the end of this virus and that Christmas 2021 will see a return to the joys that we normally experience during this season.
St. Thomas More was born at London in 1478. After a thorough grounding in religion and the classics, he entered Oxford to study law. Upon leaving the university he embarked on a legal career which took him to Parliament. In 1505, he married his beloved Jane Colt who bore him four children, and when she died at a young age,
he married a widow, Alice Middleton, to be a mother for his young children. A wit and a reformer, this learned man numbered bishops and scholars among his friends, and by 1516 wrote his world-famous book "Utopia". He attracted the attention of Henry VIII who appointed him to a succession of high posts and missions, and finally made him Lord Chancellor in 1529. However, he resigned in 1532, at the height of his career and reputation, when Henry persisted in holding his own opinions regarding marriage and the supremacy of the Pope. The rest of his life was spent in writing mostly in defense of the Church. In 1534, with his close friend, St. John Fisher, he refused to render allegiance to the King as the Head of the Church of England and was confined to the Tower. Fifteen months later, and nine days after St. John Fisher's execution, he was tried and convicted of treason. He told the court that he could not go against his conscience and wished his judges that "we may yet hereafter in heaven merrily all meet together to everlasting salvation." And on the scaffold, he told the crowd of spectators that he was dying as "the King's good servant-but God's first". He was beheaded on July 6, 1535. His feast day is June 22nd He is the patron saint of lawyers..
"The king's good servant, but God's first"- Saint Thomas More.
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