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!
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.
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 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
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 2||Canada Day||No 9:00 AM Mass|
|July 27||Special Intention||Anonymous Donor|
|August 3||Special Intention||John Chan & Family|
|August 6||Civic Holiday||No 9:00 AM Mass|
|August 15||Special Intention||John Chan & Family|
|August 31||Special Intention||Anonymous Donor|
|September 3||Labour Day||No 9:00 AM Mass|