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

Masses for the Week

Sat Jan. 21

  • 9:00am John Lee
  • 5:00pm Mary Menezes

Sun Jan 22

  • 9:00am Tony Fernandes
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm Alexandre Papadimitropoulos

Mon Jan 23

  • 9:00am John Lee

Tues Jan 24

  • 9:00am Patrick Fernandes


  • 9:00am Kumari Lokugamage

Thurs Jan 26

  • 9:00am Arved Alexander

Fri Jan 27

  • 9:00am
    • Enrico Aguilar
    • Celia Thomas & Kathleen Killeen
    • Michael J. Murphy
    • Victor Opinaldo
    • Alphonsus Lambe

Sat Jan 28

  • 9:00am Jack Helferty
  • 5:00pm Mary Menezes


From the start of his ministry, Jesus provokes dynamic movement. He goes beyond John the Baptist’s cry for conversion of heart when he invites people in the midst of their work to leave everything and follow him. The first four disciples, simple fishermen, do so without hesitation. They in turn will seek other followers for Christ. The cures Jesus works accompany the Good News as signs that the kingdom of God has come.

Matthew presents Jesus’ ministry in Galilee as the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, for whom the presence of God means happiness and the liberation of a conquered people. If Christ fulfills God’s promise, his followers have no reason to take sides behind other leaders. All who acknowledge Jesus as Lord are united in him. Paul reminds us: they must not continue in serious quarrels.

With the psalmist we can pray to be steadfast followers of the Lord, placing all our hope in him. Those who accept the invitation to be disciples live under God’s rule and in the light of the Good News.

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 2016 – 2017

Confirmation & First Holy Communion

(You are encouraged to bring your children to this session as we will do a walk-through of the Eucharist Celebration)

  • 1st Parent Meeting
    • Sunday, February 5th at 1:00pm in the Church Hall
  • Repeat 1st Parent Meeting
    • Monday, February 6th, @7.00pm in the Church
  • 2nd Parent Meeting
    • Sunday March 5th @ 1:00pm in the Church Hall
  • Repeat 2nd Parent Meeting
    • Monday, March 6 @ 7:00pm in the Church

Attention! Members of St. Martin De Porres

An update meeting to discuss the status of the building has been scheduled.

Date: Tuesday, January 31st @ 7:00 p.m.

Where: Hall of St. Boniface Church

Those chairing the meeting will be members of the construction team, the Chancellor for Temporal Affairs from the Archdiocese and Father Tom Moore.

Please pass this message along to any fellow parishioners

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

Archdiocese of Toronto – The World Day for Consecrated Life


On Thurs. Feb. 2nd the Church celebrates The World Day for Consecrated Life.

In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 religious men and women of 100 different religious congregations. This World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will preside at a special Mass on Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese.

All are welcome to attend.

Bereavement Ministry Training

These sessions are designed for the development and training of parish volunteers so they may provide a ministry to the bereaved in a parish setting. Participants will engage in an interactive, faith-based educational and spiritual opportunity.

Please bring your own lunch on Saturday.

  • Cost of workbook (optional)
    • $40.00
  • Dates:
    • Saturdays, February 11, 18, 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where:
    • Saviour of the World Chinese Parish, 30 Bristol Road, West Mississauga

Registration deadline: Monday February 6th

Divine Retreat Centre

First retreat is scheduled to take place on January 28th and 29th.

Pre-registration is required to attend and the registration fee is $50.00 per person which includes lunch and refreshments.

You can contact them through their website at www.divinetoronto.org

Archdiocese of Toronto – Invitation to young men in grades 11 and 12


Invitation to young men in grades 11 and 12

Senior Men’s High School Retreat

Saturday February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Taking place at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto

Registration Deadline: Monday February 6th

Visit www.vocationstoronto.ca and select

High School Retreat to download the application

Information poster found at the back of our Church

An Evening of Music

Mary Mother of God School has an evening of live music on Sat. Jan. 28th @ 7:30 p.m.

Remembering the 60s to the 80s!

Tickets are $20.00 19 years and older welcome (cash bar available)

For more info: 416-531-7897