Sunday, April 8, 2018 Divine Mercy 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

Sat. April 7

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

Sun. April 8

  • 9:00 am † Johnny Bayes
  • 11:00 am The People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Denise Ward

Mon. April 9

  • 9:00 am † Leonardo Medina

Tues. April 10

  • 9:00 am † Saverimuttu Asirvatham

Wed. April 11

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Thurs. April 12

  • 9:00 am † Bienvanido Oyco

Fri. April 13

  • 9:00 pm
    • † Jessie Gaush
    • † Sylvia Rebello
    • † Joanne Zavaglia
    • † Paul MacLellan

Sat. April 14

  • 9:00 pm † Cristino Balin
  • 5:00 pm † James Patrick Smith

Reflection

John’s gospel shows us what is most important about the community formed around the risen Lord that first Easter evening. The newborn Church receives the peace and forgiveness of Jesus and shares it with others. Faith in Jesus as Lord, beginning with the resurrection appearances, results in the loving solidarity we see in Acts. Seeing is believing, insisted Thomas, who was absent from the first reunion with the risen Lord. His doubt was satisfied, strengthening the testimony of the first witnesses. But Jesus invites us to a faith which endures without proof or miracle, a faith which accepts the word of his Church. The Christian life, as John’s letter tell us, is faith in Jesus as God’s Son and love of God demonstrated by love for one another. The truth of Jesus’ sonship, shown at his baptism and confirmed on the cross, is taught to us by the Spirit. From this unshakable faith flows the love which unites and reconciles, the certain sign of Christ’s transforming presence in the world.

(Sunday Mass Book)

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.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel through immediate mental health services

Mental health problems can escalate if not addressed quickly. That’s why the five Catholic Family Services agencies in the Archdiocese of Toronto now offer walk-in counselling. This initiative can often meet client’s needs without requiring longer term counselling. Clients report a clinically significant increase in confidence that they can tackle their problems. By supporting ShareLife, you’re helping restore hope to those in crisis.

April 22nd is the next ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously.

YOUTH MINISTRY

EDGE

Do you know that the word “sacrifice” comes from 2 Latin words: sacer (Sacred or Holy) and facere (to make). In EDGE we chose Lenten sacrifices that would help “make us Holy”. We also made Lenten Pretzels and participated in a Shadow Stations of the Cross.

Youth Ministry - EDGE

HS FOUNDATIONS

A huge thank you for our March 4th Supper Saint. Theology of the Body, a Lenten Board Game and Mass filled the night. High School students welcome to join us on April 8th. Contact info. found in Ministry Contact Information section of this bulletin.

Youth Ministry - HS Foundations

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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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

Closing Date: May 31st 2018

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

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST

Monthly meeting for April has been re-scheduled to Saturday, April 14, 2018 after the 9:00 a.m. mass

No meeting taking place this weekend. Thank you.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - APRIL 8TH

To specially celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy there will be an hour of Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 2:45 p.m. this Sunday, April 8th concluding with Benediction and Public Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image. In addition, Father will bless any Divine Mercy images you may bring.

Following, refreshments will be made available in the Hall .

All are welcome! “Finger Food” donations are gratefully accepted.

See bulletin boards/information pamphlets at Church exits.

Contact person: Bonnie Washer 416-284-5772

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.

THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST: LONELINESS

Taking place at Boston Pizza, 400 Progress Avenue on Monday, April 16 - 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth and the local parishes invite young adults (19 to 39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics.

Special guest: Sherreen McFarlane, Program manager, Catholic Family Services of Toronto.

Munchies provided, cash bar available - come and bring a friend!