Bulletin – May 17, 2020


May 18th to May 24th, 2020

TUESDAY – ANA SOFIA NASCIMENTO – Requested by Carlos & Odete Nascimento
FRIDAY – CHUCK GRECH – Requested by The Family
SATURDAY – MARY-ANNE OLDEN – Requested by Kathleen Olden-Powell
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – ANTONIO MARCHESE – Requested by Cathy Marchese
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – FRANK COLANTONIO – Requested by Angela Colantonio


Most Merciful God,
We come to You in our weakness.
We come to You in our fear.
We come to You with trust.
For You alone are our hope.
We place before You the disease present in our world.
We turn to You in our time of need.
Bring wisdom to doctors.
Give understanding to scientists.
Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.
Protect those who are most at risk.
Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
Welcome those who have died into Your Eternal Home.
Stabilize our communities.
Unite us in our compassion.
Remove all fear from our hearts.
Fill us with confidence in Your care.
We ask this through Christ the Lord


ShareLife and COVID-19

ShareLife-funded agencies have adapted their programs to the pandemic and continue to serve those in need. Among many other lifesaving initiatives, they are delivering meals to isolated seniors and offering phone counselling for people experiencing anxiety and depression. Visit sharelife.org to learn the many other ways your gift is making a difference.

Due to Covid 19 the ShareLife collections have been postponed. 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 have remained closed since March 15th, 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.