February 5 2017: Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Feb. 4

  • 9:00am Susanna San Juan
  • 5:00pm CWL Members both living and dead

Sun. Feb. 5

  • 9:00am Eriole Raponi
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm Bill Towener

Mon. Feb. 6

  • 9:00am Edgardo & Gloria Chico

Tues. Feb. 7

  • 9:00am Romulus Viegas

Wed. Feb. 8

  • 9:00am Victor Antunes

Thurs. Feb. 9

  • 9:00am Dr. Alexander Peters

Fri. Feb. 10

  • 9:00am
    • Antomo & Atilano Dizon
    • Albino Lachica & Anne Smith
    • Cristino Balin

Sat. Feb. 11

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


Last Sunday’s gospel about the beatitudes taught us that the Christian life has radically different values from the world’s.

Today Jesus tell his humble followers that they are to be like salt (which is essential to life) an like beacons to the world. But they must remain faithful to Christ’s message if they wish to be saved, their good works done for God’s glory, not their own.

In the midst of the world their lifestyle must witness to the life-bringing cross. St. Paul reminds the Corinthians, those seekers after wisdom, how he had relied only on Christ crucified in his preaching. The power of God was shown in his weakness, not in the logic or eloquence of his arguments.

The psalmist pictures the attitude and deeds of the good person who is a sign to the world. Isaiah lists those good works; sharing our goods as a concrete sign of love for our brothers and sisters, and working to end their oppression, blesses us with God’s own presence.

With such deeds Christians will be the salt and light of the world.

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

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.

Theology of the Body Ministry - Art Social and Fundraising Event

Join us at our Art Social and learn the basics of watercolour painting, including the use of watercolour brushes and various techniques such as making washes and painting wet-into-wet.

No drawing skill is required.

This will take place in St. Bernadette’s Chruch Hall 21 Bayly Street South, Ajax Saturday Feb. 11 starting at 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The cost is $40.00 and proceeds go towards providing materials for children in our parish’s schools.

You can register by email: gsmlministry@gmail.com or phone Jan @ 905-420-8696.

Please join us for some fun.

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

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