Bulletin – April 11, 2021

The Parish Family would like to congratulate:

Hoda Kouchak-Mohseni and Ki-Rae Kim who received the sacraments of Baptism, The Holy Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.

And Lydia Lee who received the sacrament of Confirmation.


In order to attend Sunday Masses, a reservation for each attendee is required. Please review the Protocol for Sunday Mass celebrations before making any reservations. Please click Sunday Mass Reservations to make your reservations on Eventbrite. Registration is available on Wednesday of each week. Due to limited capacity, there will be no walk-ins allowed. If you have any difficulty in registering, please call the parish office during regular office hours.

There is no reservation required for the 9:00 am Monday to Friday weekday Mass but sign in upon arrival is required.

For the safety and health of our community, please remain home if you show or have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Under a City of Toronto by-law, all attendees are required to sanitize their hands and wear non-medical grade masks or face coverings throughout their entire time of attendance at church. Please remember to respect the physically distance rules of 2 metres (6 feet). We are looking forward to seeing you.


April 13th to April 18th, 2021

MONDAY – ARMAND OAKIE – Requested by his Family
SATURDAY – EDGARDO RECANA – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – LEAH FERNANDES – Requested by her Parents


Monday, April 19th to Saturday, April 24th

During this week, Fr. Matt McCarthy, Director, Office of Vocations, has asked that we all take some time, as a community, to pray for vocations to the priesthood, religious and consecrated life. At this time, we also ask that you pray for our 6 soon-to-be priests along with all those who are discerning and who are currently in formation. For more information, please contact your parish office, or email the Office of Vocations at vocations@archtoronto.org

Prayer for Vocations

O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and live, grant we beseech you, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Saint Joseph, her spouse, St. Junipero Serra, and all the saints, an increase of laborers for your Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are very much appreciated.

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 Covid 19 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.


Next weekend is ShareLife Sunday

The goal for the 2021 ShareLife Campaign is $13.8 million.

“Our goal can be met, but only with your help. I invite you to join today’s generation of heroes by making a sacrificial gift to ShareLife. As you contemplate the blessings God has entrusted to you, please join me in giving to ShareLife to the best of your ability.”
– Cardinal Thomas Collins

Next weekend, April 18th, is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.


An Evening of Music in Honour of Our Blessed Mother

A Virtual Event Hosted by St. Augustine’s Seminary
Thursday, April 15th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

The pandemic prevents us from gathering in person, so we will bring this concert to your home!

Join us virtually from the seminary for an evening of music in honour of Our Blessed Mother.
Join online at: youtube.com/archtoronto

The concert is free but donations are welcome. Support the Chapel Restoration with your donation at: http://bit.ly/SeminaryChapelRestoration (type “chapel” in the comments box to direct your donation to this specific project).


Saturday, April 17th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

A Virtual Event hosted by Women on the Word Toronto

Do you feel like everything in your life needs to be perfect? What does God’s version of perfect mean? Women of the Word Toronto is hosting a virtual conference with guest speakers, Colleen Carroll Campbell, author of The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s and Dr. Josephine Lombardi, theologian, author and presenter. Registration is required.

Please register at www.wowblessingstoronto.com

For more information, go to mary@wowblessingstoronto.com


Wednesday, April 21st from 7:30 to 8:30 PM

A Virtual Event Hosted by Catholic Conscience

Ours is a “throwaway culture,” in the words of Pope Francis — one in which the vulnerable are too-often discarded like trash. It doesn’t have to be this way. In his book, Resisting Throwaway Culture, Fordham University professor Charles Camosy calls us to transcend the left-right political divide in favour of a Catholic culture of hospitality and encounter where “no one is useless, no one is expendable… [and includes] those on the peripheries of life.” Join us for a free webinar with Professor Camosy about how a Consistent Life Ethic can unite us and build this political culture, one rooted in love and human dignity.
To register go to http://bit.ly/ThrowawayCultureCC


Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church” And Its Implications in the Global Context

Wednesday, April 21st from 12:00 to 1:30 PM
A Virtual Event

“For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church” was released in early 2020, after being authored by a commission of theologians specifically convened for this task by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. This document has been discussed and evaluated in diverse ecclesial settings over the past year.

In this event, the scholars from Greek Orthodox Church, African Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church and a scholar from the University of Fribourg (Catholic) will be exploring some of questions and reflections raised by different Christian communities on the document’s aim of fostering spiritual growth and the pursuit of social justice and sustainable peace worldwide by the Church.

Please register at http://bit.ly/ForTheLifeOfTheWorld


If you are dividing your flowering, part-shade-loving perennials this spring and have extra to share, please consider bringing them to our south donation garden. Heather will be in the garden on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:30 AM and would be happy to receive them.

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan (2007) ‘Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education’

Looking to deepen your connection with the land? Join the Garden Ministry at sgpgardenministry@gmail.com.


Offertory envelopes for 2021 are available at the parish Office. If you would like to pick yours up, please call before coming so that we will have them ready for you. If you are unable to pick yours up, please call the Parish Office and we will make other arrangements.