Sunday May 12, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Easter Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. May 11

  • 9:00 am † Denise Ward
  • 5:00 pm † Deceased members of the Rodrigues Family

Sun. May 12

  • 9:00 am Intention of Celina & Tony Zagrai
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm CWL Members both living & deceased

Mon. May 13

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Tues. May 14

  • 9:00 am Intention of Hazel Maria

Wed. May 15

  • 9:00 am † John Arsenault

Thurs. May 16

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Fri. May 17

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Zachia Morales
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Anne McPherson
    • † Grace Anne Veronica Canavan
    • † Soundranayagam

Sat. May 18

  • 9:00 am † Anton Marolt
  • 5:00 pm † Simone D’Alba

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Reflection

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 be become lost. But we are not the only ones he longs to guide and protect. The reading from Acts insists on the universality of salvation. We who experience God’s love should lead others 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.

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WHY ARE WE HERE: A MEDITATION ON CANADA

May 16th, 7:00 p.m. @ St. Bonaventure’s Parish

1300 Leslie Street

Today Canadians face multiple challenges: environmentally, socially and within our democratic institutions. At times it is difficult to hold fruitful

dialogues with our neighbours and family when we may not share the same vision for Canada.

Mary Jo Leddy invites us to come together and explore the fundamental question of “What Are We Here?”

Contact: Maureen McDonnell, 416-447-5571 ext. 550

DAY OF REFLECTION FOR WOMEN

St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road

June 1st at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Lombardi will lead us through a reflection on the “feminine genius,” and what it means to know our identity and purpose as cherished daughters of God. We will examine some women of the Bible and how they found their identity after an encounter with God’s love.

The retreat will include Mass in the seminary chapel.

Cost: $50.00, including lunch

Contact: St. Augustine’s Seminary 416-261-7207

POPE FRANCIS’ TWEET FROM APRIL 29TH

God searches for you, even if you don’t search for Him. God love you, even if you have forgotten Him. God look for beauty in you, even if you think you have uselessly squandered all your talents.

CONGRATULATIONS!

We congratulate all the children who received their First Holy Communion and Confirmation in our Parish during the last two weeks. We will keep them in our prayers that these sacraments may bear abundant fruit in their lives

A NOTE OF GRATITUDE

We sincerely thank the teachers and the many volunteers who gave cheerfully and generously of their time and talents to help prepare our children for their First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

We wish them God’s many blessings.

JEAN VANIER

With the passing of Jean Vanier on Tuesday in France, Cardinal Collins released the following statement this morning. (May 6th, 2019)

JEAN VANIER

In his simple, humble and loving way, inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Jean Vanier taught us to value the dignity of every individual. In a world that increasingly pushes us to gauge success and worth by what we own or who we know, he reminded us that authentic love, friendship and community are what we really need. L’Arche communities in Canada and in more than 35 countries throughout the world will continue his legacy of unconditional love offered to every individual. May his example of peace and gentle care live on through those he inspired for years to come. We give thanks to God for his life.”

 

SHARELIFE - Living the Gospel by helping those with addictions

It had been two years since Adam spoke in full sentences. When he moved to Covenant House’s housing program, he would only say a word or two. Over time, a youth worker succeeded at connection with Adam and he gradually opened up. Adam finished high school and joined a mentorship program, setting his sights on a career in computer science. With his new voice and positive relationships, his future is open to so many possibilities.

Thank you for your generosity.

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOLARSHIP $3000.00

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, U of T, 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 Sciences or Science.

All forms and information for this scholarship are available on-line at www.cwltoronto.ca

First click RESOURCES then REFERENCE DOCUMENTS.

or

Applications for this Scholarship are also available through your parish CWL Education and Health Chair.

Please contact Cheryl at cherylvmas@gmail.com or 647-515-3149.

Closing date is May 31st 2019

LIGHT DIVINE

May 4th, 7:30 p.m. @ St. Patrick’s Church

141 McCaul Street

Tallis Choir of Toronto ends its 2018-19 season with an exploration of the themes of light and darkness. The program’s music spans 10 centuries and ranges from Gregorian and Byzantine chant to contemporary settings. Compositions include work by Byrd, Marenzio, Tallis, Victoria, Elgar, Harris and Whitacre.

Contact: Tallis Choir of Toronto, 416-286-9798

BLUE MASS

Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Avenue

Please come and join Bishop Scott McCaig, CC, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada, in celebrating the Blue Mass. We will thank our first responders, men and women, serving our communities in their blue uniforms. We are expecting police cruisers, dogs and horses, fire engines and ambulances, the respective chiefs and their representations and families. This is a good opportunity to show our younger generation the respect we owe our uniformed. Congregations from other parishes and schools are welcome. Light refreshments will be served after mass. Please contact HenryTang@TangInc.com for large groups so we can arrange seating.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

Mar. 22nd: Youth Ministry members will be at the entrances this weekend to personally thank families for their prayers.

More information about the Youth Ministry is available on the Youth Pages or contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429