Bulletin – June 9, 2019


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.


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


June 10th – June 16th, 2019

MONDAY – YVETTE PIRES – Requested by THE Pires Family
TUESDAY – MARY WON – Requested by Bona Oh
WEDNESDAY – CLARK & BUSHONA PINTO – Requested by Tony Fernandes
THURSDAY – MICHAEL & AURITA FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
FRIDAY – DOMINIC ABILAY – Requested by Corazon & Kenneth
SATURDAY – CHRISTINE RILEY – Requested by her Friends
SUNDAY, 10:30 – JEAN VANIER – Paul & Wai Chin Hwang
SUNDAY 12:30 –


This Sunday, June 9th, many young people of our parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please keep them in your prayers as they take this very important step in their faith journey.


Living the Gospel by maximizing the impact of your donation

Administered by SE Health, the Shared Services Initiative is supporting ShareLife-funded agencies in the areas of human resources, financial services and information technology.

Participating agencies are able to improve the quality, competency and accuracy of their work. Through this initiative, ShareLife agencies are reducing their administrative expenses and ensuring that the maximum amount received is directed to the front-line services they provide. Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife 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: $96,966


Marygrove Camp Collection
June 15th/16th

Next weekend, June 15th/16th, there will be a second collection 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.


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.


Leprosy Mission of Canada Stamp Collection Program

Make a difference with your mail! You can get involved by collecting, trimming and sending your used postage stamps to Effect Hope, the Leprosy Mission of Canada. Please place stamps in the basket provided outside the Parish Office


Weekend of June 15th/16th

Fair trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

Regular ground coffee: $5.50
Decaffeinated: $6.00
Whole Beans: $5.50
Chocolate Bars: $4.50 incl. Taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $6.00
Teas: $4.25


We are continuing to collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Throughout the year, the Lion’s Club volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Recycling Centres.

There volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Please place them in the baskets provided outside the office.


Wednesday, June 12th, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Mustard Seed, 791 Queen St. East

Come and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and just a little competition! Some board games will be provided. We also invite you to bring some of your own! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to faithconnections@csj-to.ca. All are welcome!


Holy Trinity Mausoleum Official Blessing & Open House
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 Wayne Kirkpatrick, 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.


June 15th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

A Pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake will be held on Saturday, June 15th. The pilgrimage offers the opportunity to experience the warm embrace and maternal care of the Blessed Virgin. It is open to everyone and there is no cost. Catholics and Non-Catholics are welcome.

For further information, please see the poster on the bulletin board or go to info@marylake.com.


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 favourites! Advanced tickets are on sale now at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca and at St Bonaventure’s parish office. Hope to see you there!


This Sunday, June 9th, the Children’s Liturgy group will tour the community garden to see the progress of their seedlings and taste some of the produce.

Also on June 9th, the next meeting of the Garden Ministry will be held at 11:30 AM in the Library. (Please note that this is a time change.) Everyone is welcome.

On June 23rd, there will be a tour of the garden given by Paul Hayden, owner of Grow Wild Native Plant Nurseries, who will be supplying all the flowers for the garden. He will speak about each plant, its identification, why it was selected, its characteristics and cultural uses. This will be an opportunity to understand the vision behind the south garden and to get ideas for your own garden.

If you would like to help with garden maintenance, we are in the garden on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 and on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We also need someone to deliver produce, once a week, from the community garden to the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street. If you are interested in helping the parish in either of these ways, or 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.