June 25th 2017: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Office Closure

Please note the Office will close at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6th.

Thank you

Masses for the Week

Sat. June 3

  • 9:00 am †Lourdita Dias
  • 5:00 pm CWL members both living & deceased

Sun. June 4 Pentecost Sunday

  • 9:00 am †Bartulaba Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm †Kelly-Ann Kalesa

Mon. June 5

  • 9:00 am Intention of Imro & Bernadette Lieuw

Tues. June 6

  • 9:00 am †Francis Houlihan

Wed. June 7

  • 9:00 am †John Burke

Thurs. June 8

  • 9:00 am †Gilbert Quennville

Fri. June 9

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Robin & Anne Rode
    • †Alison DeSilva
    • †Souls in Purgatory
    • †John Arsenault
    • †Gilbert Quenneville

Sat. June 10

  • 9:00 am †Claudina & Albino Rodrigues


Amazement and joy greet the risen Lord in today’s gospel as we conclude our fifty days’ meditation on the meaning of the resurrection. The gift of the Spirit brings peace to Jesus’ disciples and the mission to extend his reconciliation, the fruit of his wounds. The piercing of Christ’s side released the Spirit; now he breathes on them as sign of its conferral. The Church is to take on his task as reconciler. The account of the Spirit’s coming in Acts recalls God’s appearance on Mount Sinai in wind and fire; as all can understand God’s message, the conflict symbolized by the Tower of Babel is ended. Paul reminds the Corinthians, who were noted speakers in tongues, that all who confess Christ do so only under the Spirit’s inspiration. Each has a gift to put at the community’s service. Neglecting these gifts endangers the Church’s unity. As the disciples’ fear gave way before Jesus’ appearing, so must our fear be replaced by joy at the Spirit’s surprising work. We are renewed; it is wonderful to see!

Sunday Mass Book For Canada

Workshop on The Eucharist

  1. Do you find Mass boring?
  2. Do you see it as just another obligation on your busy weekend?
  3. Do you want to know why the Church teaches that the Eucharist is the Source and Centre of the Christian life?
  4. Do you want to fall in love with the Eucharist?

Brothers and Sisters, if you answered yes to any one of these questions, this Workshop is for you.

It will change your life!

Taking place on Sat. June 10 after the 9:00 a.m. mass in the hall. (Start time is 10:00 a.m.)

Please stop by our table in the Narthex for more information and to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you! God Bless.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. Choir

God doesn’t call people who are qualified. He calls people who are willing and then he qualifies them.

If you hear the call and would like to join our choir, we are currently seeking new members. ALL parishioners, high school (earn volunteer hours) and up, whose talent is singing are welcome.

Ability to read music is not required.

Anyone interested please call our church office or Isis Rebello at 416-286-0707

32nd Heritage Day Community Festival

Let’s celebrate the 150th Anniversary of our country!


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Family of Faith

Thank you for your commitment to our parish’s Family of Faith Campaign. The efforts that we make together will further the Pastoral Plan and mission of our Church. Please remember to honour the pledge that you made. As payments are made, funds will be deposited in our account to address a number of parish priorities. These include the paving of our parking lot.

15 Day Fascinating Pilgrimage

Travelling to Spain and Morocco – September 18th to October 2nd 2017


  • Barcelona & Montserrat, Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Jerez de La Frontera, Algeciras, Fez, Marrakech and Casablanca

Under the spiritual leadership of Rev. Father Paul McAuley CSSp, St. Joseph’s Parish and Tour Coordinator Pam Canham 416-438-0519

For further information and registration forms please check in the Narthex

(Gideon Travel Agency)

Free Edge Night!

Friday June 9th ONLY.

Open to Grade 5,6,7 and 8 youth.

7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Church Hall Door 200

Adult sign in & out required

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Marygrove Camp is a summer camp that is a available for disadvantaged girls ages 5—13 years of age. This provides an 8 day camping experience for children who may not otherwise enjoy a camping adventure.

On the weekend of June 10th we will be taking up a collection to support this part of our Ministry.

Thank you for supporting us in providing this opportunity for our youth.

Attention St. Martin de Porres’ Parishioners

The Knights of Columbus of St. Martin de Porres are sponsoring a scholarship of $500 for a member of the parish who will be a full-time student in college or university for September 2017. The deadline for the application is  June 20th.

Please e-mail smithwriter@rogers.com to receive an application form.

Please pass along this information to our parishioners attending other parishes.

Best of Luck,

Peter Smith, Council Executive member

St. Martin de Porres (416) 283-9493

Preach with Your Life

Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one’s life. Those who listen to us and observe us must be able to see in our actions what they hear from our lips and so give glory to God! I am thinking now of some advice that St. Francis of Assisi gave to his brothers; preach the gospel and if necessary, use words.

Preach with your life, with your witness.

Pope Francis

Working wonders for those who need help in our neighbourhood….

Working with St. Elizabeth HealthCare, ShareLife, through Catholic Charities has implemented a shared services initiative that has provided support to agencies in the areas of human resources (16 agencies) and financial services (5 agencies.). Now in its fourth year of activity agencies participating in this initiative report that they are able to improve the quality, competency and accuracy of their work in these areas. Some Executive Directors reported on the impact of this initiative to their agency. “It has enhanced our agency’s competence.” shares one Director, “Before, I was in way over my head, but trying to do my best. Now I have expertise at my disposal and feel comfortable.”

Today is ShareLife Sunday.

Thank you for your generosity.