April 17, 2016: Fourth Sunday of Easter – Year C
Masses for the Week - April 16 - 23, 2016
Sat April 16
- 9:00am †Craig Fowler
- 5:00pm †Deceased & Living Members of the Catholic Women’s League
Sun April 17
- 9:00am †Stephen Sebastian
- 11:00am For the People of the Parish
- 3:00pm First Communion Mass Cardinal Leger CES, St. Dominic Savio CES, Sunday School & all other candidates
- 7:00pm †Gina Martin
Mon April 18
- 9:00am †Deceased Members of the Legion of Mary
Tues April 19
- 9:00am †Intention of Jordan, Derek and Tristan
Wed April 20
- 9:00am †John Higgins
Thurs April 21
- 9:00am †Souls in Purgatory
Fri April 22
- †Lillian Dubois
- †Rosario Aguilar Zaragoza
Sat April 23
- 9:00am †Thanksgiving - Clifford D’Silva
- 5:00pm †Rosalia Florio
The good shepherd is very possessive of his sheep. They are his personal property and a gift from the Father. He knows them well and promises them the greatest of gifts, life for ever. No one will ever be able to steal them; like a nomadic shepherd, he will fight off thieves. This close relationship of Jesus with the believer is modelled on the loving union of Father and Son. An anxious Christian can have no greater assurance of the Lord’s enveloping love. What must be the attitude of believers face to face with their shepherd? They listen to their master’s voice and follow him so as not to become lost. But we are not the only ones he longs to guide and protect. The reading from Acts insists on the universal-ity of salvation. We who experience God’s love should lead oth-ers to him. The vision described in Revelation shows innumerable people worshipping God in paradise. They have been washed clean in the blood of the sacrificed Lamb, who is at the same time their shepherd. With him their joy will last eternally
Making a Difference in Climate Change? Pope Francis and the Quest for an Integral Ecology
April 19, 2016 7:00 pm
165 McRae Dr., Toronto
Join Dr. Stephen Scharper as he speaks on the above subject. Dr. Scharper is a professor of religion and the environment at the University of Toronto and a Toronto Star columnist. Author of “For Earth's Sake: Toward a Compassionate Ecology”. Refreshments will be served. Please join us for an evening of interesting conversation.
We extend congratulations to our young parishioners from St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School and St. John de Brebeuf Catholic Elementary School who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion last Sunday. May they continue to grow and be nurtured in their spiritual journey through the help of their families and teachers.
PRAYER FOR THE SICK
Giuseppe Florio, Julie Lee, James Santos, Sonya Van Veen and Sean Viegas
(Names will remain on this list for the month)
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL SERVICES
Tour of Historic St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery
Hidden behind the storefronts of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue, lies the “Quiet Gentle Surprise” that is St. Michael’s Cemetery. Join us as we take a step back in time to the infancy of our city and archdiocese as we tour this historic cemetery on Sunday July 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Please call (416) 733-8544 for more information.
Looking ahead Seminar at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery
Join us on Saturday April 16, 2016 at 10:00 am to learn more about Catholic teachings on cremation, the various burial options available at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery and the peace of mind that comes from planning ahead. Refreshments will be served and all participants will receive a free Estate Planning Guide. RSVP to Christ the King Cemetery at 905-471-0121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bronze Marker Refinishing Program
We are pleased to offer our bronze marker refinishing program. This restoration process counteracts the natural oxidation that has occurred as the bronze ages and returns the memorial to the way it looked when it was first placed. Consider having your memorial restored and re-set on a polished granite base which is a time-less tribute in memory of a loved one. Please contact the Central Business Office at 416-733-8544 for more information.
Our parishes are an extension of our ministry
Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services is committed to working together with and staying connected to our parishes. Every family making arrangements at all of our cemeteries will be asked for the name of their parish and that parish will receive a financial offering from us.
Together in Life, Together at Rest
If you have ever considered purchasing a grave, crypt or niche close to your loved one, now is the time to do so. Often these locations become unavailable over time.
Ask us more about our Heritage Program.
Exploring the Catechism: Faith Alive!
April 21, 2016 7:00 pm
St. Peter's Parish
830 Bathurst St., Toronto
In eight sessions, participants will explore the four major sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Through presentations, multimedia, reading, discussion, prayer and reflection, this series will provide a way for par-ticipants to deepen their understanding of Catholicism and to live their faith more eagerly as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Learn More About Gifted By God, Canada’s Newest Program for Confirmation Preparation
May 31, 2016 1:00 -3:00pm
St. Patrick's Church
921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga
June 16, 2016 7:00-9:00p.m.
Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre
7020 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls
Join long-time educators and authors Anne Jamieson and David Dayler for an engaging overview of Canada's newest Confirmation program, Gifted by God. This is a contemporary guide for parish catechists who are preparing candidates for Confirmation and pro-vides everything the catechist needs to deliver the program with ease and confidence. Through reading and reflection, youth will learn more about Confirmation and their vocation to live their faith and serve God's people.
All parish catechists, Confirmation program volunteers and clergy are invited to these free sessions.
For more information phone: 1-877-702-7773, ext. 239
LINE DANCING CLASSES
St. Joseph Parish – Hall (200 Morrish Rd)
HERE ARE THE DATES FOR 2016 Line Dancing
- Wednesday April 13, 20, 27
- Thursday May 5 Room 2
- Wednesday May 11, 18, 25
- Wednesday June 1 Room 2
- Wednesday June 8, 15, 22, 29
Come one, come all and have some fun!
Start time: 7:00 p.m. $2.00 per class
We invite all members, parishioners and friends
Contact: Ingrid Hart 416-282-8775
Refreshments and Snacks
SACRAMENTAL DATES - 2016
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3.00p.m.
- Cardinal Leger CES
- St. Dominic Savio CES
- Sunday School
- All other Candidates from associated schools
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3.00 p.m.
- St. Brendan CES
- Sunday School
- All other Confirmandi from associated schools
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3.00p.m.
- Cardinal Leger CES
- St. Dominic Savio CES
- St. Jean de Brebeuf CES