Bulletin – January 16, 2022


January 17th – January 23rd, 2022

MONDAY – ANDREW HUI – Requested by Howa Hui
TUESDAY – JOSEPH SUNG – Requested by Cecilia Sung
WEDNESDAY – DAVID JACKSON – Requested by Cindy & Richard Hazell
FRIDAY – BRIAN DEUSE – Requested by the Nguyen Family
SATURDAY – PHILIP TAYLOR – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – ANDREW HUI – Requested by Howa Hui


Sunday, February 13th, 2022 at 2:30 PM

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St., Toronto

As part of Marriage Sunday 2022 celebrations, Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB, will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2022.

Due to social distancing measures, cathedral attendance is limited to pre-registered couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries and a maximum of one (1) guest per celebrant couple. Registration is now open. Given the limited attendance at the cathedral, we encourage milestone celebrants to register early. Those who are not able to register may join the celebration via livestream Mass here: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live. The broadcast will begin at 2:15 PM.

Please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to access resources for parishes and couples.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre during our Christmas Food Drive. Your response was overwhelming!

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.


Are you a lawyer, financial or insurance advisor? If yes, then we want to hear from you! The Archdiocese of Toronto has spent a number of years creating a network of advisors, who understand our faith and can assist us with our estate and financial affairs. Come and be a part of our network where you have the opportunity to integrate your spiritual and professional lives.

For further information, contact the Development office at 416-934-3400 ext. 561/519 or email development@archtoronto.org.


Beginning Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00 AM

The Toronto Catholic District School Board welcomes families with junior kindergarten-aged children (born in 2018) to register for the September 2022 school year.

The Elementary Student Online 2022 will be available beginning, January 19th at 10:00 AM. Please complete an application at http://soar.tcdsb.org on or after this date. Registrations sent before this date will not be accepted.

The following documents are required for registration:
Child’s Birth Certificate.
Passport/immigration documents (only if child was not born in Canada).
Child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent’s Catholicity or RCIA/RCIC letter).
Proof of residency in Toronto.

Parents of Toronto school-aged children must provide their child’s vaccination information to Toronto Public Health. Students without the required vaccines will receive notice asking for updated immunization information. Please visit Toronto Public Health for more information

For registration information, please call (416) 222-8282, ext. 5314 or visit www.tcdsb.org


Win Great Prizes!
Deadline: Monday, February 14th, 2022

It is time once again for the Friars’ Student Writing Award. Students aged 13-19 are invited to submit a 450-500-word essay for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18th to 25th, 2022.

This year, the theme and the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 have been prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches based in Beirut, Lebanon.

The theme of the contest is: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt. 2:2).

The deadline for the writing contest is Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Please see the poster for more contest details: https://bit.ly/FriarsStudentWritingContest2022


Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023.

To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.


Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church,
920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service for the Greater Toronto Area will be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, 920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough on Sunday January 23rd, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend in person or watch the livestream on Facebook at the link, https://bit.ly/3DAaxca.

For details, please see the poster at the link, https://bit.ly/3rNvdLd.

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus Christ for the Church.

The homilist is Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian (Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Canada and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Toronto).

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity & Religious Relations with Judaism and the Greater Toronto Area of Council of Christian Churches.


In the Fall of 2019, a number of parishioners participated in the “Life Story Writing Programme” as part of our Ministry with Maturing Adults. This was facilitated by Sister Mary Rose Marrin CSJ. Covid 19 prohibited follow-up gatherings in a Writing Circle. A Writing Circle is for participants from the original programme who would like to continue the process of life story writing, reflection and sharing.

We will begin a Writing Circle on Zoom this January 2022 and hopefully we will move to in-person sessions when restrictions are lifted. The group will gather every last Friday for 90 minutes each session. The sessions will be held on: January 28th, February 25th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, and June 24th, 2022. Sister Maria Lucia will host this on Zoom and Sister Mary Rose will facilitate the sessions. If you are interested in participating in this Writing Circle, please contact Sr. Malou at StGabrielMMA@gmail.com.

Stay tuned…

We are excited to announce several other programs that parish Ministry with Maturing Adults Committee will be starting in the next two months. All sessions will be offered virtually. Please watch this space for further information.
Wisdom Circles for Lent
Scripture Programme
Milk Bag weaving


The 2022 Offertory envelopes are now available. When you attend Mass, please remember to pick up your box of envelopes from Nikki, maintaining the required physical distancing.

If there is no box with your name on it and you want a box, please let the parish office know in person, by phone or by email. If you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now at the Archdiocese, you normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you.

If you still have envelopes in your possession from any prior year, including 2021, do no use them for 2022.

Please write your name and complete address on the first few 2022 envelopes you use so that the office can ensure we have your correct information for sending out tax receipts.


The Archdiocese of Toronto has established a Pre-Authorized Giving Plan (PAG) to assist you in your support of the work of the parish through your regular parish offerings.

To accomplish the mission entrusted to us by Christ, the parishes depend entirely on the generosity of their parishioners. Pre-authorized giving allows you to give to your parish through scheduled monthly transfers from your bank account or credit card. These funds are then deposited directly to the parish account.

There are various benefits of participating in pre-authorized giving, both for you and for your parish.

Advantages for you:

  • The convenience of having your offering automatically contributed to the parish.
  • Knowing you continue to support the parish even when you are away.
  • Continual support of ministries and programs funded through the parish.

Advantages for the Parish:

  • Regular, dependable contributions to the parish.
  • Reduction of cash on hand.
  • Reduction of paperwork.

For information on how to enroll, please contact your parish office or email development@archtoronto.org.