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.
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
Are you looking for a way to help persecuted refugees from Syria, Iraq and throughout the middle east?
Project Hope is looking for your support as they reach out to support and sponsor refugees.
Read more about Project Hope and donate online
You can also donate through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Barnabas - Project Hope - Refugee Sponsorship
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
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.
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
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:
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.