Rejoice for the Lord has truly risen!
We wish you all a very Happy and Holy Easter!
April 9th to April 14th, 2012
MONDAY – EASTER MONDAY No 9:00 AM Mass
TUESDAY – HELENA HO Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – DIANA CHAN Requested by Susan Kim
THURSDAY – DANICA PETRANOVIC Requested by the Petranovic Family
FRIDAY – ARMANDO & WALTER DINARDO Requested by the Family
SATURDAY – MARTIN SMEE Requested by the Smee Family
Thank you one and all who made our Holy week and Easter such a beautiful and uplifting time; those in the Music Ministry, our Lectors and Altar servers, our Ministers of the Eucharist, our Ministers of Hospitality, those responsible for decorating the Church and the members of our Pastoral Team. To you, the good people of the parish, your attendance and participation in the ceremonies helped to make this a truly Holy Week and Easter.
A donor has challenged parishioners, schools, employee groups and corporate supporters to match up to $650,000 in new and increased contributions to the 2012 ShareLife Campaign. Should we realize the maximum potential of this effort, over one million new dollars would be raised for the work of our agencies. At a time when our social service agencies are reporting increased demands for their services, these new funds would help to introduce new programs and reduce waiting times for services for the marginalized in our communities.
WORKING WONDERS IN OUR LIVELIHOODS
“The services provided by ShareLife agencies are critical to those who rely on them – they are lifesaving and life-restoring. Families are working through crises and are healing. People with developmental challenges are supported as they experience a sense of self-worth and fulfillment in their daily activities. Refugees and new Canadians are guided toward a stable, productive livelihood in their newfound home. Seniors are living independently, with access to the care and services they need. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible but, always, they’re tangible.“
– Cardinal Thomas C. Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
Second ShareLife Collection – April 29th , 2012
Please give generously. You can work WONDERS!
ShareLife Total for 2011: $184,642
ShareLife To Date: $50,183
Just a reminder…
EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 9th 2012
NO 9:00 AM MASS OFFICE CLOSED
A father of two, a recent kidney recipient, suffering from polycystic disease, urgently seeks a living donor for a liver transplant. Doctors estimate his cyst-covered liver now weighs 30 pounds. The situation is grave and he must find a living donor as soon as possible.
Anyone, aged 18 to 60 years with blood type compatible with B group who donates, would have liver re-growth within 6 weeks. Their generous life–giving gift would give this young man a chance for a healthier and longer life.
For general information about liver transplant please contact:
The Living Donor Liver Transplant Office
Toronto General Hospital
416-340-4800, Ext. 6581 or www.uhn.on.ca/Focus_of_care/MOT/
For more personal information, please contact parishioner: Kaaren Stuss at 416-226-0174 or KStuss@rogers.com.
AN INVITATION TO LEARN!
In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate.
The Miracles of Jesus (Continued)
Tuesday, April 10th at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 11th at 10:30 AM
Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for April 1st, 2012
Loose Change – $1,830
Envelopes (432) – $8,267
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (179) – $3,365
Total – $13,462
CHING MING REMEMBRANCE MASS
April 14th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Holy Family Mausoleum, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill
The 2012 Ching Ming Remembrance Mass will be held in the Holy Family Mausoleum, Holy Cross Cemetery, in Thornhill on Saturday, April 14th, at 2:00. The Mass, organized by Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto, is celebrated in Chinese and English by Bishop William McGrattan with the support of the four Chinese Parishes. For further details, please see the poster on the bulletin board.
MOSAIC INTERFAITH TEMPLE HAR ZION
Wednesday April 18th at 7:15 PM
7360 Bayview Ave.
Mosaic Interfaith Temple Har Zion invites you to attend their Yom HaShoah service (in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust) on Wednesday April 18th at 7:15 PM during which their Holocaust Torah (a Torah scroll looted by the Nazis) will be dedicated. See the bulletin board for more details.
Please RSVP to Tina 416 897 1544 by April 16.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
April 20th-22nd, 2012
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to celebrate being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend.
Upcoming Weekend Date: April 20th – 22nd, 2012
For further information or registration please contact: Cora & Mike Bryce (905-896-2958) or email@example.com
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE-UP COLLECTION
Weekend of May 5th and 6th.
Bring your gently used clothing and household linens to share with others on May 5th/6th. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot, so please share what you can with those less fortunate. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.
The truck will be open on Saturday, May 5th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday, May 6th until 4:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Mass.
SUPPORT FOR RECENTLY SEPARATED OR DIVORCED CATHOLICS
Catholic Family Services, Central Office
Thursday Evenings beginning April 12th, 2012
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Catholic Family Services of Toronto is offering a ten-week group program for adult men and women who are dealing with the many struggles involved in the process of separation and divorce. Participants will receive support and guidance as they move through this difficult period of transition. The group will run on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM beginning April 12th at the Central Office, 1155 Yonge Street (at the Summerhill Subway Station). Please contact Ian Singer at 416-921-1163 for further information.