Online: at www.archtoronto.org
By Phone: 416-934-3411
Through the parish: Make cheques payable to: St. Barnabas - Nepal Earthquake - Humanitarian Relief
Funds will be channeled through the official global Catholic relief agency, Caritas Internationalis. To date, Caritas members worldwide have pledged $3.3 million to the relief effort as well as 10,000 shelter kits and 3,000 tarps. Financial assistance will help to provide temporary shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies as relief operations gear up.
The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening in your children’s school and if possible, attend. Publicly-funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly-funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as their previous generations.
April 26, 2015 is designated at the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is an opportunity for the faith community to pray and celebrate vocations, especially to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
This year we keep Rev. Mr. Ricardo Davis and Rev. Mr. David Twaddle in our prayers as they will ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 9th. In anticipation of their ordination, the Office of Vocations is hosting a Holy Hour for Vocations and Prayer Vigil. All parishioners are welcome to attend.
HOLY HOURS for VOCATIONS at PRECIOUS BLOOD CHURCH on MAY 1st
7pm Mass, Holy Hour, Adoration to 9pm
Let’s pray together for an increase in vocations especially to priesthood, consecrated life and healthy marriages.
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TORONTO ORDINATIONS PRAYER VIGIL at ST. MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL on MAY 8th 7pm to Midnight
We pray together as a community of faith for Rev. Mr. Ricardo Davis and Rev. Mr. David Twaddle who are to be ordained to the Holy Priesthood at 10am on Saturday May 9, 2015 at St. Michael’s Cathedral.
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“Mary of Nazareth” (rated PG) is a stunning epic motion picture on the remarkable life of Mary, Mother of Christ, from her childhood through to the Resurrection of Jesus.
WHEN: Friday, May 29th at 7PM
Organized by the Parish Fundraising Committee in conjunction with Branches Catholic Ministries
Tickets available beginning April 25/26 in the narthex after all masses.
Proceeds go towards the Parish Building Fund.
Branches Catholic Ministries, a non-profit organization, will display great Catholic books and other religious articles for purchase on the weekend masses of May 30 and 31. The mission of Branches is to “bring Catholic faith to modern culture” through conferences, special events, and the facilitation of adult faith formation programs and youth ministry.
This Mass is for members of our parish family who have lost a loved one this past year. To assist us with our preparations, we ask families to register.
Members of the Parish Social Ministry will be available at the back of the church after each Mass on the weekends of April 18/19, 25/26 and May 2/3 for registration or contact the Parish Office during the week. The Mass of Consolation will be followed by fellowship in the Parish Hall.