February 12 2017: Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year A

Masses for the Week


  • 9:00 am †Cosy Rodrigues
  • 5:00 am †Souls in Purgatory

Sun. Feb. 12

  • 9:00 am †Lisa Allison
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm †Sylvana Beneventano

Mon. Feb.13

  • 9:00am Beth Ponce

Tues. Feb. 14

  • 9:00am Hao Vu & Carol

Wed. Feb. 15

  • 9:00am Leonardo Medina

Thurs. Feb. 16

  • 9:00am Hendria Schuyffel

Fri. Feb. 17

  • 9:00am
    • †Teresa Delanardo
    • †Amy Moniz
    • †Alessando Desantis
    • †Eugenio & Rosina Caruso
    • †Peter Pinto

Sat. Feb. 18

  • 9:00am †Kaylie Rodrigues
  • 5:00pm †Joan Melchers


The book of Sirach, a collection of wisdom sayings, reminds us that we have been given the freedom to choose right or wrong, life or death. God calls us only to life; our choice is to be made in fidelity to him. Though it may be difficult, God’s law is not burdensome for those who choose to be faithful. They are happy to do his will. Such wisdom is not readily understood by the world, Paul tells us.

Christ was crucified for preaching the wisdom that transcends human understanding. Jesus’ life shows that we must die to ourselves in order to receive life. Only the Holy Spirit can lead us in the ways of God, since the Spirit alone plumbs his depths. God’s commands, not to be set aside, are given their perfect interpretation by Jesus in today’s gospel; he completes the former law. He insists on an ideal of behaviour which goes beyond external legal obedience.

Reconciliation with those we have offended takes precedence even over sacrifice to God. This way of life is demanding but God’s grace and guidance are with us.

(Sunday Mass Book for Canada)

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary

December 17 marks the 175th anniversary of the Arch-diocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone. Originally part of the Diocese of Kingston, on December 17, 1841, Pope Gregory XVI formally created the Diocese of Toronto and named Michael Power its first bishop.

The Archdiocese of Toronto is planning numerous historical and spiritual activities to commemorate the 175th anniversary, including a large-scale celebration at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on May 30, 2017. In acknowledging this significant anniversary, Cardinal Thomas Collins remarked:

“It is a tremendous blessing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is always a joy to express my gratitude to those, past and present, who have made incredible contributions to our city, province and country, inspired by their faith. Over the next year, we will honour the past, energize our present faith community and look forward to an exciting future.”

More information on the Archdiocese of Toronto 175th celebrations can be accessed by visiting: www.archtoronto.org.

Sacramental Preparation - Key Dates


2nd Parent Meeting:

  • Sunday March 5th @ 1:00 p.m.in the Church Hall
  • Or: Monday March 6th @ 7:00 p.m.in the Church


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

Theology on Tap East: Faith in the Naked Public Square

On Feb. 13 @ 7:00 p.m. Boston Pizza 400 Progress Ave.

Faith Connections, Office of Catholic Youth and the

Catholic Teachers Guild invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought provoking theological discussion.

Special guest will be Randy Boyagoda, Principal and Vice President of University of St. Michael’s College.

We’ll discuss ways in which Catholics can work towards their own commitments to living out their faith in public life.

  • Munchies provides.
  • Cash bar.

Come and bring a friend!

For more info visit www.faithconnections.ca or call 416-599-7676

Good Shepherd Provide-A-Meal Program

Thank you once again from the Good Shepherd Refuge!

The casseroles parishioners prepare feed the needy that drop in to the Good Shepherd Refuge on Queen Street East, in downtown Toronto.

How the program works:

  • We provide you the casserole container and recipe
  • You prepare the same meal once per month
  • Keep some for your family - it's delicious!
  • Drop off the casserole on the dates below between 9:30a.m. and 10:00a.m. after the Saturday morning mass at the west parking lot
  • Pick up an empty container when you do the drop off
  • You're done!

Want to participate in this program? Contact Annie Alkins (416)-283-7420

2017 Pick Up dates

  • Jan 7
  • Feb 4
  • Mar 4
  • Apr 1
  • May 6
  • Jun 3
  • Jul 8
  • Aug - no pick up
  • Sep 9
  • Oct 7
  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2

Legion of Mary - Membership Drive for Children

The Legion of Mary will be running a Membership drive after all week-end masses on February 11th and 12th

All children from the ages of 6 to 17 years are invited to join. Please meet the legionaries in the

Narthex after mass on that weekend.

Parents are earnestly requested to take the initiative to enroll their children.

We need your co-operation. Thank you.

Knights of Columbus - Family Pancake Breakfast


On Sunday February 26th at 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 cash which includes 3 pancakes with syrup, 2 breakfast sausages, fruit juice and coffee or tea

Funds raised are for the Spiritan Vocations in South Africa.

Tickets will be available after masses on the weekends of February 11/12 and 18/19

Living the Gospel

ShareLife is more than an annual appeal—it is the way that we bring the hands of Christ to those in need! One of the core directions of our Pastoral Plan is Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love and our support for ShareLife helps to bring this to life, not only in our archdiocese, but also around the world.

Each year, thousands of people turn to a ShareLife agency for help. Our agencies provide service in an environment that is infused with Catholic values, bringing the Gospel message to the marginalized.

When we support ShareLife, we are making more than a financial contribution—we are demonstrating that the

Catholic community is actively making a difference! Thank you.

Development and Peace Caritas Canada - Celebrating their 50th Anniversary!

Did you know that this organization was founded in 1967 by the Canadian Catholic Bishops after their participation in Vatican II where they listened to the concerns of the Bishops from the Global South about poverty, hunger, etc? To find out more about the work of this organization

Visit their website at http://www.devp.org/en/get-involved