Bulletin – April 19, 2020


April 20th to April 26th, 2020

TUESDAY – HUI SAU LIN – Requested by Linda Law & Family
WEDNESDAY – MIKE HATCH – Requested by Christine & Roland Kilchling
THURSDAY – LEONARD MARCHIE – Requested by Teresa Marchie & Family
FRIDAY – ANTONIA EVANS – Requested by Teresa Sheldrick
SATURDAY – ANTONIO & GAETANO BRANCATO – Requested by the Brancato Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – MARCELINO FERNANDES – Requested by Tita Fernandes
– 12:30 PM – ALAN BURR – Requested by Anna Taylor & Family


May we who are merely inconvenienced
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
remember those who must choose
between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of the economic market
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
remember those who have no home.
During this time
when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.


Living the Gospel through immediate mental health services

Mental health problems can escalate if not addressed quickly. That’s why the five Catholic Family Services agencies in the Archdiocese of Toronto offer walk-in counselling. This initiative can often meet clients’ needs without requiring longer term sessions. Clients report a clinically significant increase in confidence that they can tackle their problems. For some agencies, ShareLife is the sole funder of this important program. Thanks to your support, no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

Due to Covid 19 the ShareLife Collection scheduled for May 3rd has been postponed. However, our agencies continue to serve those in need. Parishioners can contribute online at sharelife.org/donate or by 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.


Although our Churches remain closed since March 15, 2020, our outreach programs and pastoral presence remain active.

Because there were no Masses celebrated with public participation, there were no offertory collections taken up. The reality is that our parishes rely on the support of their parishioners to operate through weekly offertory collections. Parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) are funded through the generosity of its parishioners. There is a challenge for the parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.

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

You may, however, drop off your envelope at the parish office or mail it to the parish.

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.