Important Notice as of March 24, 2020
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
Important Notice as of March 24, 2020: The Church and the parish office are closed until further notice due to the COVID19 pandemic.
If you wish, please leave a voice mail at 416 439 1545 or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both will be monitored.
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
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.
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word program is for children ages 4 to 10 and takes place weekly at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. After the Opening Prayer, the children and catechists go to the parish hall to hear and discuss the Sunday readings at their level of understanding. At the Offertory, the children return to Mass. No registration is required. Please encourage your child to attend!
We are celebrating our monthly Seniors’ Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon in the parish hall on the second Wednesday of every month. All seniors are most welcome!
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.
No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.
In response to many requests that I have received from parishioners, here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:
• Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.
• Contribute to our parish offertory by credit card. Please click here. You will then be able to select our parish in the drop-down menu. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to our parish offertory or other special funds.
• Contribute through pre-authorized giving. Click here for more information on pre-authorized giving. You can obtain a form from the parish office or you can click here to download an enrollment form which can be printed and completed. Return the completed form and a voided cheque to your parish office. Or e-mail the form and a scanned copy or photo of a voided cheque to email@example.com for processing. Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.
• You can contribute to the offertory via online banking. To do this, the archdiocese will need to send you a unique account number. Please send an e-mail to “firstname.lastname@example.org”. In the body of the email provide:
• Your name and address
• Parish name and city
You will be emailed account information which you can use to set up the Archdiocese of Toronto as a payee in your on-line banking. Your gift will be forwarded to our parish. You can make a one time or recurring gift to our offertory.
If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I miss seeing all of you at theMass and Ipray daily that we will be able to gather together again soon.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Aegi, SCJ
Our parish is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome at a cost of $4,590.per person. Father Aegi is the spiritual guide and Connaissance Travel is making the arrangements for the trip. Please call the parish office for more information.
First Holy Communion, Confirmation and RCIA 2020
First Holy Communion Classes - CANCELLED until further notice
Confirmation classes - CANCELLED until further notice
RCIA - Virtual classes to be held in lieu of classroom sessions using Zoom, on Fridays from 7:00-8:30 pm. Detailed instructions to be disseminated by email to the RCIA Elect.
For questions and other details, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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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