WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH IN CHINA
In May 2007, Pop Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as a Day of Prayer of the Church In China. He chose this day since it is the traditional Feast of Our Lady of Help of Christian, who is venerated at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai.
At the Heart of the Action with Development and Peace for ecological justice – postcard action THIS WEEKEND!
In a letter sent to all parishes, Thomas Cardinal Collins has invited us to participate in an archdiocesan wide action with Development and Peace to support those around the world most affected by Climate Change – the poor. Many of these poor are family farmers struggling to feed their families and their communities. Today you are invited to sign a simple postcard at the back of the church. By doing so, you can join thousands of Catholics in sending a message to the prime minister to use promised valuable financial resources to support family farmers around world. By supporting a healthy vision of agriculture, we can help the poor and the planet all at once. Thank-you for your time and support!
The Pope’s Pastoral Works Collection NEXT Sunday, May 28th, 2017
A disastrous flood or earthquake strikes a nation at the other end of the world. Immediately many countries rush in food, medicine, blankets, money, and trained people. Prominent among such aid is the financial help offered by the Holy Father to people in need. The annual Pope’s Pastoral Works collection makes these funds available for distribution. In the name of Catholics everywhere, he displays Christ’s love and compassion for those who suffer.
A donation envelope for this collection is enclosed in this bulletin. Please give generous next weekend!
“Words cannot convey our gratitude to Elizabeth and to the Society of Sharing for giving our mother a new meaning to her life. Before the friendly visit program started, our mother was very depressed and unmotivated. However, her life changed when Elizabeth started to visit her. Elizabeth is a very kind, energetic and enthusiastic volunteer and her hobby is artwork. She decided to share her talent with our mother and has been giving her art lessons in acrylic painting. The intellectual stimulation has been tremendous and, as a result, has enhanced her health and her quality of life as she relaxes and focuses on her art projects. Thank you again, for all your support.” Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors.
Next ShareLife Sunday is June 4, 2017. Please give generously.
Please remember that you can drop your ShareLife donation envelope into any Sunday collection basket until July 30th!
Strawberry Festival Planning Session!
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement meeting room!
(Strawberry Festival Event will take place Sunday, June 25, 2017!)
We are looking for all those who can assist with the preparations: the BBQ, baking and bake sale, face painting and/or children’s activities, coordinating and assisting with the strawberry picking, selling of strawberries and other items, the proposed raffle, and any ideas you have for the festival!
Calling on all volunteers to please attend the Strawberry Festival Planning Session this Wednesday, May 24th, 2017!
Tenth Annual Holy Spirit Novena
Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Friday, May 26 to Saturday June 3; Various times.
See parish website for full details.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 867 College St., Toronto ON
Nine days of commitment and renewal, nine themes, daily Mass, rosary, confession, praise and worship, visiting choirs, anointing, prayers for healing. Saturday, May 20, fast and intercede for the novena. Ministers: Bishop Robert Kasun, Fr. Francis Folleh, Fr. Steve Ransome, Fr. Eugene Chianain, Fr. Michael D’Cruz, Fr. Terry McKenna, Fr. Paul McAuley, Fr. Luc Amoussou, Fr. Matthias Amuzuh, Fr. Carlyle Guiseppi.