Advent Reflections

Advent is a time of preparation and joyous anticipation for the coming of Baby Jesus. Let us spend time reflecting on God's word through prayer and spiritual anticipation. To help us remain focused on God during this season, Advent Reflection booklets are available in the parish office. There are booklets available for adults, youth and young children. Booklets are $2 each or 2 booklets for $3.


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Jubilee of Mercy

The ritual opening of the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, December 8, 2015, marks the official start of the Jubilee of Mercy. From that moment, the faithful in every Catholic Church are called to celebrate the Jubilee, particularly through participation in the liturgy. Celebrating Mercy is for all diocesan and religious communities, parishes, and shrines, and includes the official Rite of the Opening of the Door of Mercy in Local Churches.

As Pope Francis says, we are, as a Church, called to “echo the word of God that resounds strong and clear as a message and a sign of pardon, strength, aid, and love.”

Designated Churches for the Jubilee with a Holy Door of Mercy:

St. Paul's Basilica - Toronto

St. Patrick's Parish - Toronto

Merciful Redeemer - Mississauga

St. Anthony of Padua - Bramalea

St. Patrick's Parish - Brampton

St. Theresa's Parish - Scarborough

The Martyr's Shrine - Midland

Marylake Shrine - King City

Read more about how to obtain the Jubilee Indulgence


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World Youth Day 2016

Registration and information packages are now available for World Youth Day (July 19 - August 4)

Journey to Krakow Poland with Father Mark to World Youth Day - the international meeting of youth from all over the world, together with the pope in order to profess your faith in Jesus Christ together.

The theme of the XXXI World Youth Day Krakow 2016 is: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7). Our Holy Father Francis has chosen the fifth of the eight Beatitudes, given by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to show the importance of the Beatitudes which are at the heart of Jesus’ teaching. In his first Sermon, Jesus presents us with eight examples of qualities that bring us closer to the Kingdom of God.

For further details, please contact Fr. Mark in the office at ext. 21
Read more on the official World Youth Day website


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THANK YOU – Edge Camp/Steubenville & St. Vincent de Paul

On behalf of all the participants of the Edge Camp and Steubenville Conference, THANK YOU for your kind and generous donations to the Flea Market Fundraiser!

On behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, THANK YOU for your generous donations to our Bundle-Up Weekend! We received an overwhelmingly positive response and thanks to you we will be able to assist the less fortunate in our community.


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CONFIRMATION 2015-2016

This note is to inform the parents of children in Grades 7 & 8.
Beginning this year the Archdiocese of Toronto has decided to change the age of Confirmandi to Grade 7 (12 years of age) from Grade 8. This year’s Confirmation class will include both Grades 7 & 8 students. More information to follow towards the end of the summer.


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Pilgrimage to Teopoli Muskoka

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
Cost: $32

The Legion of Mary are organizing a pilgrimage to Teopoli in Muskoka on Sunday, August 23rd. All are invited to participate in a day of prayer. Please be aware that you must participate in all religious functions during the day.

For more information see the bulletin board or contact:
Jocelyn: (416)298-2347/joce.zald@gmail.com
Annie: (416)609-2654/annieiyengar@yahoo.com


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Bundle Up Clothing Collection

On July 18-19, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting clothing, shoes and some household goods for those in need. Please start saving up your donation today!

Please note: No Mattresses or Appliances will be accepted.


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EDGE CAMP!

Edge Camp - August 17 - 21, 2015
@ New Moon Camp, Bracebridge, Ontario

Participation must be currently in Gr. 5-8

Registration form is available at the Office

$400/participant

Upon registration a $100 deposit is required
The Remaining payment of $300 due by June 12th 2015
Subsidy available by participating in the fund-raising programs.

 Edge Camp Promotion Video

Please Contact Fr. Hansoo Park, the pastor, if you have any questions or concerns.

Here are some fact the parents should know:

 ⇒ EDGE camp is a Catholic camp organized by the Archdiocese of Toronto in conjunction with the Office of Catholic Youth (OCY)

 ⇒ EDGE camp includes fun camp activities as well as mass, faith talks and interaction with priests/devout Catholic people

 ⇒ EDGE camp is for students currently in Grades 5-8

 ⇒ EDGE camp is at Camp New Moon

 ⇒ EDGE camp registration is on a first come first served basis

 ⇒ EDGE camp is 4 nights & 5 days from approx. Monday August 17th morning - approx. noon Friday August 21st 2015

 ⇒ EDGE camp is paid for entirely by the parents; cost of camp is $400 which includes:

Accommodations (youth stay in gender specific cabins)
Meals; all meals are provided with options for those with dietary restrictions
Transportation to and from camp (pick up/drop off will be at the Church)
Instructors for specialized activities which can include: swimming, high/low ropes, canoeing/kayaking and so much more
A backpack with goodies and a t-shirt (this has lots of fun stuff!)
Cost to facilitate camp with guest speakers, music and Catechetical Sessions
EDGE camp is fully supervised by volunteers (adults and teens); our ratio is 7:1
There is always a nurse on duty in case of emergency

 Look forward to having you at the Camp!!!!


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