World Day for Consecrated Life
February 2, 2017

World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the Church on Tuesday, February 2, 2017 and in parishes on the weekend of February 4-5.

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples.

The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church. Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation!

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“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”  Are you willing to proclaim the coming of the kingdom as a priest, deacon, brother or sister? If God is calling you, contact:

Fr. Chris Lemieux,
Vocation Director,
Archdiocese of Toronto
Phone: (416) 968-0997
Email: vocations@archtoronto.org
Web: www.vocationstoronto.ca

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Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, February 3, 2016

On the First Friday of each month, our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6:00 p.m.

“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the church.” – Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope John Paul II

Please consider taking time out this Friday, February 3rd,  in prayer and worship of the Eucharist.  For those who would like to schedule an hour to ‘keep watch’, signup sheets for specific time slots, can be found at the back of the church.

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Band of Christian Brothers Men’s Conference
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Canada Christian College; 50 Gervais Dr., Toronto

Serviam Ministries is hosting its 2nd annual men’s conference. Join Fr. Larry Richards and Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lépine, for a day of prayer and fellowship, and the chance to be embolden and challenged in your faith by becoming the man God created you to be. Day includes Mass, confession and adoration. Special father/son rates available. Free ticket to priests and religious who wear their collars or habits and seminarians (register via email to ensure a spot).

WEB: www.serviamministries.com/events/step-up/
PHONE: 1-888-522-2070
EMAIL: info@serviamministries.com

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2017 Mardi Gras Mass at Marylake
Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The Augustinians at Marylake (13760 Keele St., King City) would like to invite you to a Mardi Gras Mass on February 25 in preparation for Lent.  The music for the Mass will be entirely in the style of Louisiana Dixieland Jazz which is traditional in the U.S. south.  The Mass will be at 5:00 pm at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake.  After the Mass, traditional Shrove pancakes and sausages will be served while the Red Peppers Dixieland Jazz Band will be entertaining everyone with a short concert.

For more information call us at 905-833-5368 or e-mail at info@augustinians.ca.

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Pilgrimage Trip to the Marian Shrines of Europe
May 14 to 27, 2017

Travel through Europe under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Ignacio Pinedo from St. James Parish, Toronto. Visiting Rome, Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima (2017 is the 100th anniversary of the apparition), and many more cities. All flights, hotels, ground transportation, two meals per day, tips and other expenses included.

For full itinerary and pricing, visit http://bit.ly/marianshrines.

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