A MEN’S DAY OF RETREAT, will be held at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga, Ontario, on Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.. The theme of the retreat is “A Biblical Journey into a Deeper Relationship with Christ.” The facilitator is Greg DeMarchi, deacon, doctor, surgeon, as well as a scripture scholar. The day begins with coffee, tea, muffins and a wonderful four –course lunch will be served in our dining room at noon. The suggested offering is $35.00. To register please contact the Centre at 905-278-5229.

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Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!

Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better.  A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity.  Consider giving each other or another couple you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Upcoming Weekend Date: May 22-24, 2015

For more information and application, please go to www.wwme.org or contact: Gerard & Marge McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905) 792-1925

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Come downstairs next Sunday after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses for coffee, tea and treats.  This will be the LAST TIME to purchase Fair Trade coffee and chocolate before we break of the summer!  Donations of baked goods are always welcomed.

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Responsibility to Engage Conference – in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate
October 8, 2015: 9:00 am

​A conference in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate (In Our Time), with speakers to share on the importance of engagement and breakout sessions on the implementation of the spirit of the document in culture, environment, politics, and economics today. Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: University of St. Michael’s College, The Coop at Brenan Hall (81 St. Mary Street). For more information contact: info@cjdt.org.​

See poster for further details: https://www.archtoronto.org/Documents/R2E-Conference-Poster.pdf​​​

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Second ShareLife collection last weekend: We raised an additional $2275.00 towards our parish goal of $28,000!

FYI: ShareLife Donation Envelopes can be dropped into the offertory basket over any weekend between the ‘official collection dates’!

Working wonders in our livelihoods…

“My worst day clean is better than my best day using, “exclaims Suzanne, as she shares the details of her past use of drugs and other substance abuse.” I was on medication constantly to deal with the side effects and was a chronic pain patient for 35 years. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. With the support of Catholic Family Services, I was able to finally kick the habit.” The Closed Trauma and Sister mentoring program were crucial to helping Suzanne get her life back on track. The positive influence of CFS program supervisor Valerie Anderson and encouragement from other professional staff gave Suzanne the courage to try again. She sheds ‘tears of joy’ as she now speaks on behalf of CFS, sharing the detailed differences Catholic Family Services has made in her life.

Over 79,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported family services

program.

Next ShareLife Sunday – May 3, 2015

Please give generously. You can work wonders!

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This Wednesday, April 22nd, starting at 7:00 p.m.,

St. Joan of Arc and St. Cecilia Development and Peace welcome you to a screening and discussion of  ‘A New Leaf:  Confronting a Food Crisis’ , a film that examines efforts to achieve greater food security in hunger-stricken Niger.  Please see today’s bulletin insert for details.

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Recovery Retreat: Keeping Our Recovery Alive

May 29, 2015, 5:00 pm
Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre;
379A Bouchier Street, Roches Point, ON

An opportunity for women in Twelve-Step programs to spend time away from the busyness of everyday life and to practice “easy does it” within the recovery process. Facilitator: Elaine Dombi, Sister of St. Joseph, educator, addiction counselor and spiritual director. Accommodation and Meals: private room $255 p.p., shared room $ 210 p.p., commuter $170 p.p. (supper & lunch). Register by May 14 with a deposit of $75. Please email Jane at booking@lorettomaryholme.ca or call 905-476-4013. Visit us at www.lorettomaryholme.ca​

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Magnificat Breakfast
Saturday, May 30th, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

Julius Banquet Centre; 2201 Finch Ave. W. #32, North York.

Join us for our 36th Magnificat breakfast for women. Treat your mother, sister, colleague, friend or yourself to an inspirational morning that includes a hot breakfast, songs of praise and worship led by our spirit-filled music ministry, a personal testimony of the transforming love of Christ in the life of an invited speaker. Priests are available for those wishing to avail themselves of the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Guest Speaker: Enza Lamberti. For tickets, $20, contact Inez:

416-745-4268. Tickets will not be sold at the door.​

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