May 1, 2016: Sixth Sunday of Easter – Year C
Masses for the Week - April 30 -May 7, 2016
Sat April 30
- 9:00am †Joseph D’Souza
- 5:00pm †Herman Pestano
Sun May 1
- 9:00am †Joseph Philips
- 11:00am For the People of the Parish
- 3:00pm Confirmation Mass: Cardinal Leger CES, St. Dominic Savio CES and St. John de Brebeuf CES
- 7:00pm †Bernadette McKenna
Mon May 2 ST. ATHANASIUS, BISHOP, DOCTOR
- 9:00am †Rosie Schultz Tues
May 3 STS. PHILIP & JAMES, APOSTLES
- 9:00am †Ron Martino
Wed May 4
- 9:00am †Amy D’Souza
Thurs May 5
- 9:00am †Fr. Peter Fleming
Fri May 6
- Thanksgiving - Liverpool Family
- †Martin & Arnolda Raposo
- †Alfred & Matilda Hannah
- †Edel Quinn †Christopher Bhagwandat
- Thanksgiving - Aaron Louis
- Thanksgiving - Andrew Louis
- †May & Selwyn Rudolfo
Sat May 7
- 9:00am †Naphie Tomie
- 5:00pm †Maria Merces Furtado
Jesus is leaving his disciples and returning to the Father, whose will he has always done. Now his followers must live by his word, which not his own but his Father’s. How important is that word! Christ and the Father will live with those who keep it. The Holy Spirit, too, will guide the community of disciples which the Church, leading us to a deeper understanding of God’s word and its meaning for our lives. We need not worry, for Jesus leaves us his peace, which is so different from the world’s . God’s dwelling in us, Jesus’ legacy, is represented by the holy city described in Revelation. There is no temple in that radiant city because God’s glory completely fills it. We, God’s people, are his sanctuary. The report in Acts of the Council of Jerusalem shows that differences of opinion are nothing new in the Church: similar disagreements should not disturb God’s people to-day. If we accept the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we shall arrive together at the decision God wants.
Sunday Mass Book
St. Augustine’s Seminary Lay Formation Program - A Day of Reflection for Women: Knowing God's Perfect Love Is Knowing God’s Mercy
Saturday, June 4, 2016
St. Augustine's Seminary
2661 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
Dr. Josephine Lombardi will explore obstacles to loving God, oneself and others. There will be time for private reflection and small group sharing. The day will end with Mass in the seminary chapel.
COST: $40, includes lunch.
We extend congratulations to our young parishioners, from St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School, St. Dominic Savio Catholic Elementary School, Sunday School and associated schools, who received the sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday. May they continue to grow and be nurtured in their spiritual journey through the help of their families and teachers.
PRAYER FOR THE SICK
Giuseppe Florio, Julie Lee, James Santos, Sonya Van Veen and Sean Viegas
(Names will remain on this list for the month)
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL SERVICES
Tour of Historic St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery
Hidden behind the storefronts of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue, lies the “Quiet Gentle Surprise” that is St. Michael’s Cemetery. Join us as we take a step back in time to the infancy of our city and archdiocese as we tour this historic cemetery on Sunday July 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Please call (416) 733-8544 for more information.
Bronze Marker Refinishing Program
We are pleased to offer our bronze marker refinishing program. This restoration process counteracts the natural oxidation that has occurred as the bronze ages and returns the memorial to the way it looked when it was first placed. Consider having your memorial restored and re-set on a polished granite base which is a time-less tribute in memory of a loved one. Please contact the Central Business Office at 416-733-8544 for more information.
Our parishes are an extension of our ministry
Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services is committed to working together with and staying connected to our parishes. Every family making arrangements at all of our cemeteries will be asked for the name of their parish and that parish will receive a financial offering from us.
Together in Life, Together at Rest
If you have ever considered purchasing a grave, crypt or niche close to your loved one, now is the time to do so. Often these locations become unavailable over time.
Ask us more about our Heritage Program.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK - MAY 1-6, 2016 “Opening Doors of Mercy!”
We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2016, which runs from May 1-6. For more than 160 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, nurturing the gifts and talents of every student. We celebrate the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools provide, giving thanks and offer-ing our prayers for all those who faithfully journey with our young people each day. For more information about Catholic Education Week visit: www.goodnewsforall.ca
HEALING SERVICE by Fr. Joby Kachappilly
ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH
200 Morrish Road, Scarborough
on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00p.m.
The Prayer Group of St. Joseph’s Church invites all parishioners and friends to come and share a Spiritual uplifting evening.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE FOOD DRIVE
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy let us act upon the Mercy to feed the hungry.
All members and parishioners are invited to participate in making a difference in the lives of the community of Iqaluit in Nunavut Territory. This is a By-Air-Only community and their food bank is in dire need of supplies. We are requesting your support of this project by donating a jar of peanut butter and/or jam which are the two items in short supply at their food bank. These and other supplies will be flown into them by Sarvaq Airlines at no cost to us. The food drive for peanut butter and/or jam will be held on the weekend of May7th and 8th at all masses. Your support and generosity are very much appreciated.
“Together….We can make a difference!”
Faith, Finance and Self-Knowledge: A Catholic Young Adult Seminar
May 7, 2016 8:30 am
St. Gabriel's Passionist Parish
670 Sheppard Ave. E., North York
Join us for our young adult seminar as we explore how to integrate our Catholic faith in everyday life! If you have always wondered how you can be more involved in the growth of your spiritual life, this is definitely a seminar you don't want to miss.
Guest Speakers: Fr. Brando Recana, CP, Quentin Schesnuik and Rose Heron.
COST: $15 (lunch included)
To register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRAMENTAL DATES - 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3.00p.m.
- Cardinal Leger CES
- St. Dominic Savio CES
- St. Jean de Brebeuf CES
A NOTE OF GRATITUDE
Dear Fellow Parishioners:
The society of Saint Vincent de Paul thanks you for your very generous support and donations for our Bundle Up Weekend. As always we are very grateful.
Together we can always do it!
CROWNING OF MARY
The Church has long ago dedicated the month of May to the honour of Mary, our Blessed Mother. Therefore, again this year, on Tuesday, May 3, beginning at 7:00p.m. sharp, there will be a simple ceremony in her honour which includes an indoor procession, Rosary and “Crowning of Mary”.
All are welcome - bring the children and a flower or two and assemble in the Narthex, a few minutes before 7:00p.m.
For further details see the Bulletin Boards or contact Bonnie Washer at 416-284-5772