Sunday, October 4th – Life Chain…join the CWL and your fellow parishioners and other Christian churches in our area from 2 pm to 3 pm for a silent protest against the termination of the unborn - held at the corner of The West Mall and Burnhamthorpe Rd.
Tuesday, October 6th – CWL Executive Meeting, Church Hall, 7 pm
Tuesday, October 13th - CWL General and BAZAAR PLANNING MEETING, 7:30 PM, Church Hall. All members requested to attend this important meeting…there’s a job waiting here for everyone at this very busy and successful Bazaar
Thursday, October 15th - Humber Valley Region (HVR) Annual Fall General Meeting. This year at St. Margaret Mary, 8500 Islington Avenue, starting with a 7:30 pm Mass and followed by refreshments and a general meeting. This is a great time to see your CWL sisters from other councils and parishes! All CWL ladies are welcome and encouraged to attend. Carpooling will be available.
Catholic Family Services: Walk-in Services
Our professional counselling staff is trained to offer Walk-In Services to clients who have an urgent need to speak with a counselor. The single session consultation is aimed at helping clients identify and hone-in on plans that will provide them with help with a present concern. Call 416 921 1163 or 416 222 0048.
Catholic Family Services of Toronto Foundation
A Jazz Night to End Woman Abuse is being held on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 from 6 pm to 11 pm at Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto. Tickets: $40 in advance or $45 at the door. For more information, call 416 921 1163 Ex 2242 or call Hugh’s Room 416 531 6604.
October, the Month of the Holy Rosary
When you say the Rosary, say after each mystery: “O Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.” (June 13, 1917) Every Rosary increases Mary’s power to crush the head of the serpent and to destroy his evil power in the world.
Virtual Choir of Carmelites
Nada Te Turbe
Themed Retreats at
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
“Finding God in daily life, in relationships, at work, and at play, in the family, among friends, in success and failure! In the SILENCE which is essential to reach retreat experience.”
Retreat Season 2015 – 2016 can be accessed at www.manresa-canada.ca or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905 839 2864
Registration for First Reconciliation / First Communion Program
Registration is now open for all children of registered parishioners in Grade 2 (& older) who would like to receive their First Holy Communion. Our program is open for children studying in both our Catholic schools and public schools. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the Roman Catholic Baptism certificate of the child and $50 when coming to register at the Parish Office. For details, please call 416 621 2732.
Public School Religious Education Program
Registered parishioners whose children are enrolled in the public schools are invited to register their children in this program. This program will provide basic religion classes. Registration in this program is mandatory for students studying in public schools and
wishing to be prepared for First Communion
and students wishing to be prepared for Confirmation. To register please call the
parish office at 416-621-2732.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Our RCIA program begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 7:30 pm, Room 1, at Nativity Church Hall. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Roman Catholic Church, you can call the Parish Office at 416 621 2732, for details.
In response to the global refugee crisis, Cardinal Thomas Collins has launched “Project Hope,” a special emergency appeal. This 100-day campaign aims to raise $3 million in order to settle 100 refugee families in the Archdiocese of Toronto as soon as possible. The effort will also require 100 volunteer committees to assist with settlement services. To make a donation to support the appeal, visit www.archtoronto.org or call 416 934 3411; and you can make a donation via credit card. You can also donate through our parish with a cheque made payable to NAME OF PARISH-PROJECT HOPE-REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP. We continue to pray for all those suffering, mindful of our call to welcome the stranger in our midst. Those interested in assisting with volunteer committees should contact the Office for Refugees at 647 780 0827.
“The Love of Christ urges us on” to radically respond to His call to follow Him wholeheartedly.
Jesus is inviting you to spend time with Him so that you may discover His desire for you.
November 6th – 8th, 2015
St. Augustine’s Seminary
This will be an opportunity for young men 18 years and older to spend a weekend with time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples through the Catholic priesthood.
It’s Breakfast time! Our next Magnificat Breakfast is on Saturday, October 31, 2015. For more details and to purchase tickets, please go directly to St. Benedict website: http://www.stbenedicts.ca/magnificat.html .
Please join us for a special Mass to be offered on Saturday, October 03rd, 2015, at 9:30 am, at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. The Mass will take place in the St. Anthony Chapel of the Mausoleum. For further information, contact the cemetery office at 905 851 5822.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday & Saturday
From the Vocations Director
What could convince someone to turn to God? The story that God became human? The story that Jesus cured the sick? The story that Jesus forgave sin? The story that Jesus rose from the dead? Or, perhaps the story of the witness of your own life! If you have the continuing inclination that God is calling you to be a priest, religious or deacon, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocations Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 416 968 0997 or email email@example.com .