Bulletin – April 12, 2020

Rejoice for the Lord has truly risen!

Alleluia! Alleluia!

We wish you all a very Happy and Holy Easter!

From the Desk of Fr Brando…

This year the celebrations and rituals of Holy Week have been like no other. This is a time of great stress, fear and, for many, loss.

Thank you to all those who sent messages of prayer and encouragement. Thank you for those in essential services who have risked their own lives to help those in need. Thank you to all who have followed the restrictions as we try to keep this pandemic under control. Let us pray that we will all soon be together again.


April 13 th to April 19 th , 2020

TUESDAY – ARMAND OAKIE – Requested by the Family
WEDNESDAY – ELSA D’SOUZA – Requested by her Family
THURSDAY – EAMON GAUGHAN – Requested by the Gaughan Family
FRIDAY – EDGARDO RECANA – Requested by his Family
SATURDAY – LEAH FERNANDES – Requested by George & Lynette Fernandes
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – SHELLA TANG – Requested by Amy & Michael Tang
– 12:30 PM – DOREEN YOUNG – Requested by Noreen Chen


Living the Gospel by supporting vocations

“The financial help provided by the people of God through ShareLife plays a significant part in my vocation. Without ShareLife, I would not be able to complete my studies and go on in my formation. Thank you very much for being instrumental in the hands of God and His Church, so that His word could come true in my vocation.” – Deacon André Luis de Lima, priest in formation at Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary

Parishioners can still contribute by credit card through the ShareLife website, or by mailing or dropping off or mailing their contribution to the parish office


Each month food we collect is sent to Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Unfortunately, with the current COVID-19 situation, we cannot accept any food donations at this time.

While we wait for updates from these outreach ministries, let us always be mindful of what they do.

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.


At a time like this it can be uncomfortable to talk about giving. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our parishioners. However, these difficult circumstances show just how important the offertory is to the life of our parishes.

The reality is that our parishes rely on the support of their parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) are funded through the generosity of its parishioners. It will be a challenge for the parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. Although our Churches are closed, our outreach programs and pastoral presence remain active.

Because there will be no masses, there will no offertory collections taken up. You may, however, drop off your envelope at the parish office or mail it to the parish.

Monthly contributions to the Parish by monthly Pre-Authorized Giving or by credit card through “Donate Now” continue automatically.

Please consider changing your offertory giving, at this time, to monthly Pre-Authorized Giving. Forms are available at the Parish office or on-line at the Parish website in the “Weekly Giving” section under the Finances tab.