Bulletin – June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day

To all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Stepfathers, Single Fathers and Great Grandfathers we wish you a very happy Father’s Day.

May you be blessed with the graces you need to be good and loving role models to your children. May God give you courage, compassion, patience and peace


Congratulations to the following young people who were confirmed on Sunday, June 9th, 2019.

The Sacrament was administered by Rev. Fr. Brando Recana C.P

Dean Canellos
Darwyn Chang
John Paul Mari Clemente
Aidan Cologna
Jhunn Kenneth Condes
Cristiano Costa
Matthew Dantzer
Bernard Francis Dayate
Carina D’Souza
Adrianna Marie Edward
Hannah Ha-Rhee
Tia Hsu
Joonyoung Jenny Kim
Isabel Luke
Jordyn Macrae
Joshua Mac Kinnon
Alexander Ian Malit
Brent Andre Miranda
Christopher Mong
Avery Muradali
Hayden Ng Lee
Marcus Palermo
Yonghyun Gabriel Park
Jared Paul
David Perry
Justin Raine Quiamjot
Eric Saavedra Ikonomi
Matthew Smith
Nicolas Salvidar-Brittain
Samantha Smith
Madison Sparkman
Justin Takashi Lui
John Lionel Tupaz
Chloe Hor Yee Wong
Sabrina Wong

Holy Spirit, be with them and help them. Work with them and teach them what is right. Guide them to be prudent in all their undertakings, and protect them by your glory .


Weekend of June 22nd /23rd

Spring Cleaning Year Round!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens and household goods to support our neighbors in need or to be sold to help support their special works in the community on the weekend of June 22nd /23rd.

They cannot accept books, dishes, furniture, appliances, mattresses, construction materials or videos and cassettes. Please help others in your community. The truck will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will be there to assist with loading before and after each Mass.


Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. There will be hot dogs, games, face painting, lucky draws, music and more. Tickets are $3 each.

Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with your parishioners.

We need more young volunteers to help and make this event happen. Please sign up by putting your name and phone number on the sheets at the back of church. For more information, you may call Linda Law at 416-918-8029


Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.


June 17th – June 23rd, 2019

MONDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – JENN BLAIR COLLINS – Requested by her Grandmother, Jackie Craddock
THURSDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
FRIDAY – JOHN BONNICK – Requested by Carol & Hugh Mackenzie
SATURDAY – FRANCIS PEREIRA – Requested by Sophie & Candida Pereira
SUNDAY 10:30 – ALDO BIGIONI – Requested by Marie Bigioni
SUNDAY 12:30 – SYLVIA HA – Requested by her Friends


Marygrove Camp Collection
This Weekend, June 15th/16th

This weekend, June 15th/16th, there is a second collection being taken up at all the Masses for Marygrove Camp for Girls, run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Each year over 1,000 young girls whose families are struggling with financial or domestic hardship enjoy a joyful camping experience. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of parishioners.

Please give generously. Thank you for your support! Envelopes are in the pews


Living the Gospel by helping homeless youth

On any given night, 6,000 people across Canada between 16 and 24 have nowhere to call home. This represents 20% of the total homeless population. The ShareLife-supported Rights of Passage program at Covenant House is making a positive difference in the lives of homeless youth on the streets of Toronto. The program matches adolescents with mentors who help them build life skills. By supporting ShareLife, you’re helping at-risk youth prepare for life on their own.

Please make a sacrificial gift to Share Life through your parish or sharelife.org.

ShareLife Results for Previous Campaigns
2016 $190,334.25
2017 $217,507.08
2018 $172,230.78

Our Goal For 2019 $180,000
Collection to Date: $98,366


Each month the food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre.

Rosalie Hall assists young parents and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of child development, community, residential and educational services.

Good Shepherd provides hot meals and shelter for the homeless in our city as well as a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Your food donations are more important than ever as the winter continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Grounds
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill

You are cordially invited to attend the Official Blessing and Open House of Holy Trinity Mausoleum located in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Bishop WayneKirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto will be the Celebrant.

Following the blessing at 1:15 PM, you will have the opportunity to tour this new magnificent building. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 18th. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact: Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services either by or email at info@cc-fs.ca or
phone at 416-733-8544, Michaela Ferracci x 2047.


Pure Imagination concert series
Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure Church, 1300, Leslie St., North York

Spring into summer with the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus’ Pure Imagination concert series! Join them June 21st at St. Bonaventure Church at 7:30 PM for an evening full of harmonic music and imagination, with a great mix of Broadway, classical gems, pop songs both old and new, and Disney favorites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!


First Harvest! Thanks to the children of the Children’s Liturgy, the first crop from our community garden – a bumper crop of radishes – was harvested and delivered to the Good Shepherd Ministries. Little fingers did good work!

On June 23rd, Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries who will be supplying all the flowers for the new south garden, will provide a tour of the installation. This will be an opportunity to see the progress of the garden and to get ideas for your own garden. Come, join the fun and learn about native plants!

Drivers wanted! Now that our first garden crops are maturing, we need drivers to deliver produce to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street.

Garden Care Days are Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00.PM. A member of the Garden Ministry team will be on site. Your help would be welcome!

For more information on the Garden Ministry, please contact Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com or leave your name and telephone number at the office.