Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your marriage! Spend a very special weekend together. A Weekend of discovery…a lifetime of love! Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. The Weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counselling.
Upcoming Weekend: March 2-4, 2018 (Four Points by Sheraton, Argentia Rd., Mississauga) For more information and application, please go to www.wwme.org or contact: Gerard & Marge McCauley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 792-1925.
World Day for Consecrated Life
On Friday, February 2, 2018, the Church celebrates the World Day for Consecrated Life.
In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 religious men and women of 100 different religious congregations. This World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will preside at a special Mass on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St., Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.
Reflective Wednesdays: The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Coming Clean
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
St. Patrick’s Church/Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
131 McCaul St., Toronto
Join us for some time of reflection on this pertinent topic, not only about the Lenten discipline of reconciliation, but about our understanding of sin, God’s forgiveness and mercy, and our growth through the grace of this special sacrament. The talk will follow the noon Novena Mass to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
Thinking of a New Year’s Resolution?
Perhaps you are not thinking of a gym membership, or giving up on some vices of the past year, as a way to go forward in 2018! Perhaps you are thinking how you might be able to give of your time and talents as a way to start a new journey in this new year! Our parish is looking for new lectors, (readers), altar servers, and children liturgy leaders! Training is provided!
That Loving Feeling: A Benefit Concert Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Toronto Pavilion 190 Railside Rd., North York
Celebrate Love Month with this once-in-a-lifetime concert for a holy cause, featuring well-known Filipino recording and international concert artists Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga. All proceeds go to the building of Guardian Angels Church. Thank you for your support.
Silent Retreat for Men at Manresa Pickering
Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00 pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
A silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition. Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ, will facilitate the retreat, “Ignatian Basics Boot Camp” for men. We will pray with the central wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises: our Creation by a loving God, our salvation in Christ, our vocation to serve God and our neighbour with Christ.
COST: Suggested offering $185 per person. This includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.
LAST CHANCE: 2018 offertory envelopes are ready for pick-up at the back of the church!
Please ensure when picking up your box that the label number and actual box number are the same when you pick up your new envelopes. If not, please contact the office immediately so we can correct the error. The numbered envelopes assist the office staff in recording your donations over the full year. If making a larger donation to cover multiple Sundays you have missed, please put the donation in one envelope so as to make it easier for the office staff to record. Once you begin to use your new 2018 envelopes, please discard all old 2017 offertory envelopes. New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2018.
Pizza Sunday of Last Weekend!
Thank you to Maria and her dedicated crew of helpers for their hard work and success last weekend! And thank you to all those who came out and supported the event! $1005 was raised for our Restoration Fund! Congrats to Sandra N. who won $105.00 in the 50/50 draw!
The call of the disciples is so familiar to us that we tend to miss the wonder of the disciples’ response, which was immediate and complete; they leave everything and follow Jesus. Can we do less if we feel that God is calling us to the priesthood, religious life or deaconate? If you think God is calling you to a Church vocation, call: Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto