Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday: March 29th, 2015
Saturday Vigil Mass: 7:00 PM
Sunday Masses: 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM

Tuesday: March 31, 2015
Confession: 7:30 – 8:00 PM
(English and Vietnamese)

Wednesday: April 1, 2015
Confessions: 9:30 – 10:00 AM, 7:30 – 8:00 PM
Altar Server Rehearsal: 8:00 PM

Holy Thursday: April 2, 2015
No morning mass
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 6:30 PM
Eucharistic Adoration: 11:00 PM – midnightConfessions: 11:00 PM – midnight

Good Friday: April 3, 2015
Confessions: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Divine Mercy Novena: 2:45 PM
Friday of the Passion of the Lord: 3:00 PM
Followed by: Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday: April 4 2015
No morning Mass
Blessing of the Food: 12:00 PM
Divine Mercy Novena: 12:15 PM
Confessions: 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Altar Server Rehearsal: 1:00 PM

Easter Vigil: Saturday April 4 2015, 6:00 PM

Easter Sunday: April 5, 2015
Divine Mercy Novena: 8:45 AM
Mass: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM


Holy Week Confession Schedule

Tuesday: 7:30 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 – 10:00 AM; 7:30 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 PM to midnight
Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMSaturday: 12:30 PM – 1:00 AM


Divine Mercy Novena

Good Friday: April 3 2015 at 2:45 PM
Holy Saturday: April 4 2-15 at 12:15 PM
Easter Sunday: April 5 2015 at 8:45 AM
Monday April 6 2015 at 9:30 AMSaturday April 11 2015 at 9:30 AM
Sunday April 12 2015, Sunday of Divine Mercy


Lenten Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross, except on Frist Fridays, when the faithful may offer Stations of the Cross privately.


Taize por la Tierra: Earth Hour Prayer Service

March 28, 2015 at  8:30 PM
St. Basil’s Church 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto.

Join us as  Holy Week begins, “For creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God.” (romans 8:19) For questions, contact the Social and Community Coordinator, Leanna Cappiello at lcappiello@stbasiltoronto.org or visit www.stbasiltoronto.org .


Working wonders for children with special needs…

‘We have always tried to expose our deaf children to both communities. As their parents, we have talked to them and tried to answer their questions when they saw someone using sign language and they had basic sign language books. Then one day our oldest son, Ethan, said he would like to learn sign language. We discovered Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer camp and enrolled him in the program. The following year Gavin joined his older brother and they both want to go again. We also put our name in for the Family Communication program because we wanted to support our children. These opportunities increased the boys’ awareness of the deaf community and also helped them gain respect for different ways of communication. They enjoyed both experiences as did we. We all hope to take part in the Family program again.’

Last year more than 600 deaf children received support through Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer Camps.

Next ShareLife Sunday – April 12, 2015
Please give generously. You can work wonders!



Wed. March 25th, 7-9pm, in St. Cecilia’s Church Parish Hall

St. Cecilia’s Development and Peace Committee presents a discussion by Chris Ganowski (Junction Farmers Market) & Adrian Stocking (Willo’ Wind Farm) on developing a more sustainable, community-based food system.

Refreshments will be served.


Lenten Journey of Hope and Healing Series
March 26th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home211 Langstaff Rd. E., Thornhill – enter from Bayview Ave. Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services and Catholic Family Services of Toronto invite you to join us for a series of Lenten Reflections on the Journey Home. This week’s talk is entitled, “Lessons from the Camino, Life’s Journey to Santiago de Compostela.” Speaker:  Fr. Ed Curtis.

For more information, please call 416-733-8544.​


Lectio Divina with Cardinal Thomas Collins
April 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

​”I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of Lectio Divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart (cf. Dei Verbum, n.25) If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church – I am convinced of it – a new spiritual springtime.”- Pope Benedict XVI , September 2005. ​This year is Year 2 of a 3 year series on The Gospel of Mark. One Sunday evening each month, from September to June, all are welcome to join Cardinal Collins, for Lectio Divina at St. Michael’s Cathedral. We begin with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 7 p.m., followed by Lectio Divina from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Topic is “Leaving everything.”Footage is provided courtesy of Salt and Light Television.​


100th Anniversary of St. Mary of the Angels Parish and School
April 18th at 2:00 pm

St. Mary of the Angel’s Parish 1481 Dufferin St., Toronto Alumni, former staff, parishioners and friends are invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Mary of the Angels Parish and School. Thomas Cardinal Collins will celebrate Mass, which is followed by an open house at the school from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The school is located at 1477 Dufferin Street. The church is immediately north of the school. Parking will be available in the school yard.​


St. Augustine’s Seminary, Lay Spiritual Formation Program
April 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

St. Augustine’s Seminary2661 Kingston Rd., Scarborough Catholic Social Teaching, Presented by Rev. Tom Lynch, Professor of Theology, St. Augustine’s Seminary. Cost is $40 and includes lunch. For more information, call 416-261-7207, ext. 235 or ioftsas@rogers.com. ​


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