Bulletin – June 16, 2024


Happy Father’s Day to all fathers.

May you be blessed with the graces you need to be good and loving role models to your children. May God give you courage, compassion, patience and peace.


Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass

The Parish BBQ Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 7th after the 12:30 Mass in the parking lot. Please bring your families, friends and neighbours to enjoy a summer afternoon with parishioners.

We need more young volunteers to help and make this event happen. Stay tune for more information.


June 17th – June 23rd, 2024

MONDAY – THE MACARAEG FAMILY – Requested by The Macaraeg Family
WEDNESDAY – TINA INTINI ✞ – Requested by Chiara Intini
THURSDAY – GEORGE EGERTON HALE ✞ – Requested by His Family
FRIDAY – ANN MOHAN ✞ – Requested by Patrick and Ruth Ann McConkey
SATURDAY – SARAH JAMES ✞ – Requested by Mary Anne Barnes
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – FRANCIS PEREIRA ✞ – Requested by Sophie Pereira
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – FRANK AND NELLA COLANTONIO ✞ – Requested by The Family


Your ShareLife gift changes lives.

In a world where empathy matters most, your compassionate heart provided accessible, dignified support to over 2,500 people with special needs and their families. We thank you for your kindness and compassion.

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.


I bought a bag of bird seed almost 2 months ago.

Anyone know how long it takes for the bird to grow?

Year of Prayer

On January 21, 2024, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Year of Prayer, the Holy Father explained, is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world.”

Psalm 92 throws us a powerful line of prayer to repeat lovingly to God this week: “How good it is for us to give thanks and sing praises to your name, O Lord God Most High!”

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm 92: Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God.

In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.


Thank you for your generous support of Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are always so important as numbers of people in need continue to increase.

Rosalie Hall is an accredited children’s mental health facility focusing on the needs of pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-25, their children, and their families.

“Young parents often face limited resources and the multitude of demands as they attempt to feed, clothe and provide for their children. By offering food through our Food Share Program, we can make available essential items that they need to maintain their health and well being. Your continued generosity is a shining example of the positive impact that caring individuals like you can have.” – Rosalie Hall

Good Shepherd provides hot meals, clean clothes and shelter for the homeless in our city They help find housing and provide follow up support. They support the homeless who are working to overcome addictions and provide a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs.

Please check the expiry date before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired.


Good Shepherd serves upwards of 1,000 meals per day to people who would otherwise go hungry. Seniors, people living on disability payments, people living in poverty, homeless men and women are people at the table. Please think about volunteering to help feed our sisters and brothers in need. Three different recipes are available in the Parish Office or online at the Parish website. Casserole pans are also available in the Parish Office.

Your support is a tremendous help and is appreciated in the fight to end hunger and chronic homelessness. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

MARYGROVE CAMP – 2nd collection this weekend

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on Georgian Bay in Ontario, open to eligible girls ages 5–13. Marygrove provides a camping experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society directly to determine their eligibility.


June 15th/16th

Bundle Up for Saint Vincent de Paul!

Bring your gently used textiles, shoes, clothing, bedding, draperies, and small household goods (no dishes please) to share with others on June 15th /16th. A Saint Vincent de Paul truck/bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Your donations will be used and/or sold to support outreach efforts.

The truck/bin will be open all day Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Please note that donations can only be accepted when the truck is open. Out of consideration for the volunteers who load the truck, please do not bring donations before or after the hours listed above.

A list of items that can or cannot be accepted is available by the Poor Box in the Gathering Space, or by calling the office.

Thank you for your continued support!


Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th, 2024

(Arrival 4:00PM for Dinner, Departure after Lunch)
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, ON
L3K 5V4 – 1-905-834-0553

Retreat Theme: Encountering and Embracing a Contemplative Ecology

Sponsored by Jericho House & Office of Province Life & Renewal Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America

At the heart of the retreat, the relationship between contemplation and the realities of the world of nature in a time of ecological crisis will be explored – suggesting even that fostering a contemplative spirit is a primary and significant part of responding to the crises of the time.

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.

For Sr. Mary’s bio information, as well as further details about the retreat, please consult the poster on our bulletin boards, or visit the parish office for a copy.

Registration is by email at: leadership@jerichohouse.org

Cost: Residents $600 / Commuters $500
Please make cheques payable to Jericho House.


Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, 1:00PM to 2:30PM

This Wednesday will be the last milk bag weaving session for this academic year.

New members are always welcome to join or simply drop by.

Thank you to all parishioners who have been donating their gently used milk bags.


If you are planning to be a teacher, it is important for you to know that to be hired to teach in any Catholic school board in Ontario, there must be a letter of reference from your pastor as part of your application.

The letter explaining that you belong to and participate in the community cannot be written if your pastor does not know you. It is recommended that you have a conversation with him early in the process well before the applications are to be submitted.



Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable private school (Grades K- 12) located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. deeply rooted in the Catholic traditions with a special devotion to Our Lady, we have an excellent academic program, a dynamic and joyful student life, and small classes where each student is known and loved. We are still interviewing for September 2024: please visit our website at www.marymotherofgodschool.org or call us at 416-531-7897.

Securities as a Charitable Gift Option

One of the most financially sound ways to support the Archdiocese of Toronto is with the gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). When you donate stocks, mutual funds and other publicly traded securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and more significant support of your Parish and various archdiocesan charities such as ShareLife, St. Augustine’s Seminary, The Shepherds’ Trust and many others. To donate securities, follow this link: https://bit.ly/GiftsOfSecurities where you will find our “How to Gift Securities Info Sheet” and a “Letter of Direction.”