Bulletin – July 1

This is the last bulletin until September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer! July 1st is Canada Day. The office will be closed on Monday, July 2 for the holiday. There will be no 9:00 AM Mass.

FROM THE DESK OF FR. PAUL

To all the green thumbs who answered our plea: Thank you so much for coming to help restore our garden. The response has been great and many long hours have already been worked. You are good people!
-Fr. Paul

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

Our journey of life and journey of faith are meant to converge at an early age. For many of us, however, we tend to grow physically, mentally, psychologically etc., but remain at a childish level of understanding our faith. The following information is for those who wish to keep growing, to be able to enjoy the Good news of God’s love for us as members of God’s Church.

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meetings begin
In the fall. These evenings are for persons interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. Because the Parish Community itself is considered the official teacher and guide for potential new members, it is important that some parishioners participate by being present and by sharing their Faith in various ways. It is also an opportunity for “Born Catholics” to deepen their understanding of the faith. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are welcome. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN PREPARING FOR BAPTISM

If you have, or know of, school-age children (age 7 to 14) who wish to prepare for Baptism, please contact the parish office, or Fatima Lee directly, at (416) 221-8866. Classes for them will begin in the fall.

FOOD COLLECTION

As we come into the warmer months, food donations tend to drop off. In response to the very great need for food in our community, we are asking that you continue to fill the baskets in the Gathering Space. Thank you for your wonderful generosity.

DONATE YOUR OLD EYE GLASSES

Have you been cleaning out drawers and cupboards? Perhaps you have come across old eye glasses which are of no use to you. According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors . Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses. You can help by donating your old eyeglasses. Glasses will be sent to the Lions Club for distribution to the needy in developing countries. Donated glasses may be left in the box provided in the Parish Office.

UPDATE ON OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

Unfortunately we still have no news yet on when our refugee family will arrive. We hope it will be soon. Please continue to keep them and all who are affected by violence and persecution in your prayers!

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 42 casseroles for June. For the summer, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekends of July 28/29 and August 25/26 for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of a recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

SHARELIFE

ShareLife Collection 2011: $184,642
ShareLife Collection To Date: $143,943

PARISH BARBEQUE SOCIAL

Sunday, July 8th after the 12:30 Mass

Mark your calendars for this special event with family and friends. Please bring your lawn chairs. We need volunteers. If you are able to help organize this great event or help on the day itself, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029 after 6:00 PM. There are also sign-up sheets on the tables at the back of the church. The north parking lot will be closed on Sunday to allow the volunteers to set up.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

The Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed will take place on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:00 PM at the following cemeteries:

  • Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario
  • Mount Hope Cemetery, 305 Erskine Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

FINANCE CORNER

Our operating expenses average $13,750 per week.
Collection for June 25th, 2012

Loose Change – $1,069
Envelopes (372) – $7,402
Weekly Portion of Pre-Authorized Giving (180) – $3,365
Total – $11, 836

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our Church bulletin beginning July 1st, 2012. The advertisements make our bulletin possible. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.

ANNOUNCED MASSES FOR THE SUMMER

JULY 2012

Date Name Requested By
July 2 Canada Day No 9:00 AM Mass
July3 MaryLiuTakCheun AgnesWong
July4 AugustoSerafini Rita,Pasqua&Susan Serafini
July5 Evelyn&WardMarkle TheFamily
July6 DragoPetranovic ThePetranovicFamily
July7 AntonioRotundo NickRotundo&Family
July9 Fr.StefanoGobbi ZaidaElep&DelfinElep
July10 SteveChoi Cecilia
July11 Robert,Loreto&PabloDySangco MariaLourdesLuz
July12 CharlesRathgeb RosemaryRathgeb
July13 PeterPavlin TheFamily
July14 MartinSmee TheSmeeFamily
July 16    
July 17    
July 18    
July 19    
Julu20 GregoryPavlin TheFamily
July21 Mr.&Mrs.WalterCooblall ThePersaud&GoldenbergFamilies
July 23    
July24 Nicola&Cesaria DiCiaula TheVirgilioFamily
July25 PeterChoi HisChildren
July26 MonicaStellaSebastiano CeciliaKim
July 27 Special Intention Anonymous Donor
July28 MaryMaher RosaVincent
July 30    
July 31    

AUGUST 2012

Date Name Requested By
August1 JackWrobel WandaWrobel
August 2    
August 3 Special Intention John Chan & Family
August4 VedMeharchand TheMeharchandFamily
August 6 Civic Holiday No 9:00 AM Mass
August 7    
August 8    
August9 Lorenzo&Magdalena Chiara&Tina
August10 DianaChan JohnChan&Family
August11 GusCalderone MarieCalderone
August 13    
August 14    
August 15 Special Intention John Chan & Family
August 16    
August17 MartinSmee TheSmeeFamily
August18 NicolantonioPallotta MargaretRotundo
August 20    
August 21    
August22 JosephineChan JohnChan& Family
August 23    
August 24    
August25 NickRotundo NicolaRotundo&Family
August 27    
August 28    
August 29    
August30 DianaChan MaryLeung
August 31 Special Intention Anonymous Donor

SEPTEMBER 2012

Date Name Requested By
September1 Stephen,Lucia&CaitlinGardian Richard&Sally Gardian
September 3 Labour Day No 9:00 AM Mass
September4 PatriciaBradbury PeggyPusaka
September 5    
September 6    
September7 VincenzaGrech TheFamily
September8 GusCalderone MarieCalderone