First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, May 7th, 2017

On the First Friday, 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 Eucharistic by Pope John Paul II

Please consider taking time out this Friday, May 7th, in prayer and worship of the Eucharist.  For those who would like to schedule an hour to ‘keep watch’, signup sheets for specific times slots, can be found at the back of the church.

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sharelife-logoLiving the Gospel by helping families in  crisis

Having experienced childhood sexual abuse, Tom originally sought counseling treatment for resulting depression at a local clinic. Since Tom had experienced the death of his wife, his increased drinking, drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression and financial loss had placed an immense strain on his relationship with his mother and two sons. Through the 12 step program and other counseling at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County, Tom has experienced a tremendous peace and healing in his family relationships. “Giving hope and saving lives is what this is all about,” shares Tom, “I am very grateful to ShareLife for the funding they provide to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe.” Over 21,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported Family Services Programs.

Next Sunday, May 7, 2017 is ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously.

Our parish goal is over $30,000! Thank you to all who gave during our last ShareLife collection; your generosity raised over $13,000 towards our parish goal! We need everyone’s help! Please give next Sunday to ShareLife!

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Archdiocesan Day of Prayer –  Friday, May 12, 2017

On this day, Cardinal Collins has asked that we all take the time, as a community, to pray for all vocations; priesthood, religious and consecrated life. During this time, we also ask that you pray for our five soon-to-be priests along with all those who are discerning or who are currently in formation. For more information, please contact your parish office, call the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997

or email vocations@archtoronto.org

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Catholic Family Services of Toronto offers walk-In counselling services at two locations. The single-session consultation is aimed at helping individuals, couples, or family clients address their concerns. No appointment required.  Central office address: 1155 Yonge St. Suite 100, Toronto. Every Tuesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. PHONE: 416 921-1163.   EMAIL: info@cfstoronto.com

North office address:  5799 Yonge Street. Suite 300, North York. Every Thursday 9 a.m. to  7 p.m. PHONE:

416 222-0048.  EMAIL: info@cfstoronto.com

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Catholic Family Services of Toronto offers a 6-8 week professional psycho-educational group for people who have faced relationship loss, separation & divorce.  The sessions held in a safe supportive context and facilitated by a clinical social worker will utilize evidence based information aimed at assisting each participant in their healing journey.  For more information about topics, dates and fees and to register for an upcoming group, please contact Alpana Das, MSW, RSW at 416-921-1163 x2232 or email adas@cfstoronto.com

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Candle Light Vigil: 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Parliament Hill
Rally: 12:30 p.m.
March: 1:30 p.m.
Rose Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Youth Banquet: 6:00 p.m.
Youth Conference: May 12, 2017 8:00 a.m.
Phone: 613-729-0379    1-800-730-5358

The National March For Life is organized by Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of the pro-life movement. The event is a forum for pro-life Canadians to demand social justice for the more than 100,000 children who are killed in their mother’s womb each year across Canada. Abortion is fully funded by taxpayers for any reason or no reason at all, right up to the moment of birth.

The National March For Life began in 1998 with a mere 700 pro-lifers in attendance. At first, there was a bit of support for the March from political, cultural and spiritual leaders, but as the event grew, they started coming. Every year the event has grown dramatically. In 2015, a record-smashing 25,000 were in attendance.  It is a very young pro-life crowd, with 80% of the marchers under the age of 30.

Each year, we arrange for numerous pro-life Members of Parliament, Senators, activists and religious leaders to give speeches from the steps of Parliament Hill in defense of the right to life.

Afterwards, the throng of pro-life Canadians begin to march through the streets of Ottawa. They are led by the Ottawa police who keep the route safe and clear.

When the March ends, people re-assemble on the lawn of Parliament Hill and listen to moving post-abortion testimonies by the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

Visit: marchforlife.ca for full schedules of all events, including bus schedules concerning this year’s March For Life!

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Holy Name of Mary College School

An independent Catholic school for girls, offers a university preparatory programme to students in grades 5-12. We invite you to visit us to find out more about our school. Our Open House is Saturday, May 6th (10 am – 2 pm). For more information go to www.hnmcs.ca or call Giselle Fernandes:  905-891-1890 extn. 103.

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