April 9th 2017: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Apr. 8

  • 5:00 pm †Rosario Calandra

Sun. Apr. 9

  • 9:00 am †John Lee
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm †Tony Fernandes

Mon. Apr. 10

  • 9:00 am †Elizabeth York

Tues. Apr. 11

  • 9:00 am †Oliviero De Laurentis

Wed. Apr. 12

  • 9:00 am †Ena & Basil DaSilva


Today’s liturgy shows us the height and depth of Jesus’ life, from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his death on a cross a short time later. Only Paul’s letter alludes to the victory of Easter and Christ’s equality with God; Holy Week holds up to our contemplation the perfect obedience of this man who will die an abject death before being exalted as Lord of all creation. His good works are repaid with ill, much as Isaiah’s servant song shows the ministry of God’s disciple interrupted by persecution.

Both the first reading and the psalm describe prophetically Jesus’ suffering, and both conclude with an expression of enduring trust in God’s help. According to Matthew and Mark, Jesus prayed this psalm as he hung on the cross. Its cry expresses abandonment, but its ending asserts resolve to continue the work of praise in the assembled community. Every eucharist associates us with Christ as he offers his sacrifice in our midst and continues his perfect praise of the Father.

Sunday Mass Book For Canada

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 23rd

Seventeen years ago, Pope St. John Paul II established a new feast day, Divine Mercy Sunday, to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, in response to Jesus’ request for this to St. Faustina in the 1930’s. Jesus said that it would be a day when “I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who will approach the fount of My mercy.”


  1. Novena begins on Good Friday. If you wish to pray it with others, meet at the Divine Mercy image (beside the confessional) after ANY service on that day and after 9:00 a.m. Mass during all of Easter week.
  2. Acts of Mercy—word, deed and prayer.
  3. Make a Good Confession

Information and Novena Pamphlets are available at church exits. See the bulletin boards for details of the special Hour of Adoration and Benediction on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23rd.

For more information, please call Bonnie Washer at 416-284-5772

Sacramental Preparation - Key Dates



Sunday April 23 @ 1:00 p.m.

  • Cardinal Leger
  • St. Dominic Savio
  • Sunday School
  • All other Candidates from associate schools

Sunday April 30 @ 1:00 p.m.

  • St. Brendan
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf


Classes have started. The next class takes place the week of February 19th. All class lists have been posted in the Narthex


Sunday May 7 @ 2:00 p.m.

  • Cardinal Leger
  • St. Dominic Savio
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf

Monday May 8 @ 7:00 p.m.

  • St. Brendan
  • Sunday School
  • All other Confirmandi from associated schools

Parish Lenten Confessions

On Monday April 10th at 7:00 p.m. confessions can be heard in our church. (It’s good for the soul!)

Holy Week 2017 - Schedule

Click here to view the Holy Week Schedule

2017 Annual Charities Lottery

July 13, 2017

Over 500 prizes to be won

  • 1st Prize: $200,000.00
  • 2nd Prize: 2017 Ford Mustang Convertible
  • 3rd Prize: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

Tickets: $5.00 each

All proceeds are raised for Special Olympics and Arthritis Society (sale begins weekend of April 1st)

Senior Men’s High School Retreat Grades 11 & 12

The Office of Vocations is hosting a day retreat at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond Hill on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event provides a time to pray, interact and socialize with other young Catholic men. Seminarians will deliver talks on practical aspects of faith.

Day includes Holy Mass, Adoration & Confession.

For more information please contact your pastor or call the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email: vocations@archtoronto.org

Theology on Tap East

Our God is Human - A Holy Week Reflection

Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth, and the local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest: Dr. Margaret Lavin, professor Emerita, Reis College, Toronto School of Theology. Munchies provided. Cash bar.

April 10th, 7:00 p.m. @ Boston Pizza (400 Progress Ave.) www.faithconnections.ca

Canada 150 Spring Fling

You are invited to St. Joseph’s  CANADA 150 SPRING FLING  Saturday, April 29th In St. Joseph’s Hall

6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

$35.00 per Person

Casual red & white or cultural dress

Dining, Dancing, Raffles and Cash Bar

“Let us celebrate the success that is CANADA”

Contact: Bryan Noble (416) 286-6631

Michael McManus (416) 438-8453

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank you for your generous donations during our Bundle Up weekend. They are greatly appreciated by our neighbours in need.

We plan another event in October

Living the Gospel by supporting the Deaf community

Taavi wasn’t engaged at this school or in extracurricular sports and as a Deaf person, he faced obstacles trying to join his hearing peers. His mom encouraged him to try to participate in the Deaf community. His life changed when he joined a Deaf basketball fun day hosted by Silent Voice and met Mike, Director of the Silent Voice Child and Family Program. He joined a Deaf sports teams, began a co-op position with Silent Voice in his 4th year of high school, and was hired as a counselor in the Silent Voice Sign Language Summer day camp. He continues to volunteer at Silent Voice and says, “I’m grateful to ShareLife—supported Silent Voice and want to be a role model for Deaf kids, like Mike was to me.” Last year more than 600 deaf children received help through ShareLife-supported Silent Voice’s Sign Language Camps.

Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7. Please give generously