January 13th – January 18th, 2014
MONDAY – ANDREW PARK – Requested by Julia Choi
WEDNESDAY – JOHN ROSENITSCH – Requested by Mary Ann & Fergus O’Connell
THURSDAY – MAGDALENE LAM – Requested by John Chan
FRIDAY – MAURICE MICHAEL – Requested by Charmaine Michael
SATURDAY – THOMAS DONAGHY – Requested by the Family
Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.
Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.75
WORLD LEPROSY DAY – SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH
USED STAMP COLLECTION
Sunday, January 26th is World Leprosy Day. Leprosy affects the nervous system deadening the body to pain. As a result, cuts and burns go unnoticed and neglected leading to severe infections. Such conditions can lead to loss of function in the limbs and even result in amputation. Please take a few moments to remember the children, women and men living with leprosy. Please remember to bring us your used postage stamps. These are passed on to the Leprosy Mission of Canada helping them work towards the day when leprosy is eradicated. They are happy to accept any and all trimmed stamps, leaving no less than ¼ inch and no more than ½ inch paper border. Stamps may be deposited in the basket on the cabinet just outside the Parish Office.
MASS OF COMFORT AND LIGHT
Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00 P.M.
St. Padre Pio Church
5500 Major Mackenzie Drive, Kleinburg
St. Padre Pio Church is hosting a Mass of Comfort and Light on Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00 P.M. This liturgy is offered in support of those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through the death of a family member or a friend. All are welcome. For more information please contact St. Padre Pio Parish at 905-893-7879 or email Deacon Curtis and Joanne Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MASS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
Sunday, January 19th – 3:00 P.M.
St. Paul’s Basilica 83 Power Street, Toronto
Did you know that 160 parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto are involved in sponsoring refugees to resettle in Canada? Join us for a Mass to celebrate the many individuals and families who have escaped turmoil to resettle in Canada and to pray for those still seeking to leave areas of war and strife. Bishop McGrattan will preside. The Mass is hosted by the Mission of the Vietnamese Martyrs. A special invitation is extended to those who have been involved in refugee sponsorship across the archdiocese. For more information, visit www.archtoronto.org. All are welcome.
A DATE TO REMEMBER: CATHOLIC SPEED DATING
Saturday, January 25th from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Newman Centre, 89 St George St, Toronto
Faith Connections and the Newman Young Adult Ministry invite single young adults (18-39) to a Catholic Speed Dating evening, followed by a dance social! Tickets: $30 (if a concern, contact us). Registrants will be divided into age groups. Registration is required by January 17th. Please contact Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at
DANCE SOCIAL AND FUNDRAISER
Saturday, January 25th at 9:00 P.M.
Newman Centre, 89 St George St, Toronto
Faith Connections and the Newman Young Adult Ministry invite young adults (18-39) to a New Year’s Dance Social and charity fundraiser! Tickets: $10. Snacks and refreshments provided. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645.
ST. AUGUSTINE’S LAY SPIRITUAL FORMATION PROGRAM PRESENTS BIOETHICS 101
Saturday, January 25th from 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M
St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough
This workshop will include: Bioethics in the Headlines
Session One: Beginning of Life Issues at 9:40 A.M.
What does the Church teach about recent developments in some of the “new reproductive technologies”?
Mass at 11:30 A.M followed by lunch.
Session Two: End of Life Issues at 1:00 P.M.
How should Catholics respond to the call for physician-assisted suicide today? What does truly compassionate and dignified “end of life” care involve?
The cost is $40 including lunch. Please register by emailing email@example.com or by calling 416-261-7207, Ext 235.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2014 ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
Sunday, January 26th at 3:00 P.M.
St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street
Come and join us in prayer with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Anglican Archbishop Colin Johnson, Slovak Catholic Bishop John Pazak, Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and other city-wide religious leaders on: Sunday, January 26th at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street (1 block East of Queen and Parliament Streets.)
Homilist: Anglican Bishop Right Rev. Mark MacDonald (Canada’s first National Indigenous Bishop)
Parking is available. Refreshments will follow in parish hall.
For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400, Ext. 344 or Ext. 527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COME AND SEE WEEKEND FOR YOUNG MEN AGE 18 OR OLDER
St. Augustine’s Seminary
January 31st to February 2nd
“The love of Christ urges us on” to radically respond to His call to follow Him whole-heartedly. Jesus is inviting you to spend time with Him so that you may discover His call.
This is an opportunity for young men of 18 years or older to spend a weekend for time of prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples through the Catholic priesthood.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE CELEBRATION
February 2nd at 3:00 P.M.
St. Paul’s Basilica
On Sunday, February 2nd, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. The purpose of this day is “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervor which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord.” – Blessed Pope John Paul II, 1997 message.
In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.
On Sunday, February 2nd at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Basilica, there will be a special Mass in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.
Our operating expenses average $14,550 per week.
Collection for January 5th, 2014
Envelopes 476 $9,692
Loose Change $970
Weekly Portion of PAG 180 $3,461
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2014
Please pick up your 2014 Offertory Boxed Envelopes as soon as possible. If you are on the Pre- Authorized Giving Plan, you will still receive a smaller green box of envelopes since these include Initial, New Year’s, Christmas, Easter and Maintenance envelopes. You may contact the Parish Office if you do not have envelopes but would like a box for 2014. We would like to remind you not to use envelopes from previous years as this number may have been reassigned to another family.