Sunday, April 1, 2018 Easter Vigil Year B

New to the Parish? Welcome!

You can register only by filling in this online Registration Form.

If you would prefer to fill in a paper Registration Form, these can be found at the Church’s entrances. You can drop off your completed form in an offertory basket.

Don’t forget we have a website that provides information about our parish.

Masses for the Week

Mon. April 2

  • 9:00 am † Pedro Constantino

Tues. April 3

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Wed. April 4

  • 9:00 am Intention of Nicholas Vanderputt

Thurs. April 5

  • 9:00 am † Sally Mount

Fri. April 6

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mario & Maria Simoa
    • Intention of Tram Nguyen
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Felix & Pius Miranda & Family

Sat. April 7

  • 9:00 am † Intention of Manuel Bonoc & Family
  • 5:00 pm † Deceased members of The Knights of Columbus

Reflection

Today’s Easter gospel, which tells of the coming-to-faith of Peter and the beloved disciple John, is neither the most beautiful nor the most moving of those testimonies to the resurrection which all four gospels contain. But it is especially appropriate for us; unlike the loving women, we have not encountered angels at an empty tomb or been surprised by Christ’s appearing. Our belief must rest on God’s word in scripture and the witness of those before us (Peter’s homily in Acts is an example of the earliest preaching”). But our faith rests also on our own encounters with Christ through the persons and events of our lives. For his rising is not only historical fact.. Time cannot confine him: Christ lives today! Our communion with him is still hidden, our lives still swayed by evil. But one day Christ will be fully revealed; we shall join him in victory and live in the Father’s glory. Easter calls us to become new people, full of the joy of the living and glorious Lord. Alleluia!

(Sunday Mass Book)

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED...

on Easter Monday, April 2nd 2018

We will be open on Tuesday April 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2017 CONTRIBUTIONS

Income tax receipts for all 2017 contributions to the regular Sunday Collections, ShareLife, Special Collections and the Building for Growth Fund are available in the Narthex for pick up. If you contributed to the Family of Faith Campaign in 2017 you will receive an Income Tax Receipt for this directly from the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Please pick up your Tax Receipt from the Narthex.

The envelopes are in alphabetical order.

Kindly ensure you take your own receipt.

Thank you for your generosity.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - APRIL 8TH

The Novena began on Good Friday and continues through to Saturday, April 7th.

Regarding Divine Mercy Sunday, Jesus’ words “The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion on that day shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” speak of a gift of grace equaled only by that of Holy Baptism.

To receive this most singular grace, we must also:

1) Have performed some act of mercy

2) Contemplate on that day the Mystery of Redemption as the greatest revelation of Divine Mercy towards us

3) Completely trust Jesus.

To specially celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on April 8th there will be an hour of Adoration beginning at 2:45 p.m., closing with Benediction, blessing of personal Divine Mercy images and public Veneration of the Divine Mercy image.

Refreshments to follow. Donation of finger foods will be gratefully accepted and all are welcome to join us!

See posters at church exits for details or call Bonnie Washer at 416-284-5772.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

St. Michael’s College U of T Scholarship - $3,000.00

The Toronto Diocesan Council of the CWL of Canada is offering a scholarship to St. Michael’s College, U of T.

Eligibility-Any young woman of Catholic faith applying to St. Michael’s College as their first choice for post secondary education. The applicant must be entering the Faculty of Arts and Science in one of the following areas of study; Commerce, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Science or Sciences.

All forms and information for this scholarship are available online at www.cwltoronto.ca. First click RESOURCES then REFERENCE DOCUMENTS Or applications are also available through our parish CWL Education and Health Chair. Please contact Hyacinth at hyacinth.fernandes@tcdsb.org or 416-287-1231

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE A MEAL PROGRAM 2018

Drop off date: Next Saturday Apr. 7

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SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

See the Reconciliation & First Holy Communion sacrament page for more details

See the Confirmation sacrament page for more details

ROSALIE HALL

We are looking for Board Members.

Rosalie Hall is a Catholic faith-based organization. Its mission is to assist young parents in need and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of community, residential, educational and child development services.

If you are interested please contact Riley Pearson at 647-323-5025 or Catherine Clarke at 416-705-8953

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus are holding a membership drive on the weekend of April 14th.

If you’re interested in joining a group of Catholic men who serve their parish & community, who live their faith through service & charity, and come together as friends & brothers, meet the Knights in the Church Hall after mass.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Bundle Up Weekend!

On the weekend of April 14th a SSVP container will be in the church’s west parking lot to collect your gently used clothing, footwear and linens. 

Drop off times are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers will be there to assist

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SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by evangelizing our faith in the greater world

Gia Lao Parish resides in the mountainous Diocese of Xuan Loc in Vietnam. Its parishioners, mostly poor, work on the hillside farms. The Pastoral Mission Fund, with the support of ShareLife provided a one-time grant so the parish could acquire resources it could not otherwise provide. This includes bibles and hymnals, along with training for 60 catechists, who lead marriage preparation and catechism classes. With your support, Gia Lao Church is bringing faith to a community in the greater world.

April 22nd is the next ShareLife Sunday

Please give generously