May 14th 2017: Fifth Easter Sunday – Year A
Masses for the Week
Sat. May 13
- 9:00 am †Dorothy Johns
- 5:00 pm †Francesco Spano
Sun. May 14
- 9:00 am †Mircea & Celina Zagrai
- 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
- 7:00 pm Intention of Deidrick Family
Mon. May 15
- 9:00 am Intention of VuThi Ly
Tues. May 16
- 9:00 am †Winnifred & Henderson Hunte
Wed. May 17
- 9:00 am Intention of Joe Dianne Lall & Family
Thurs. May 18
- 9:00 am †Matilda Cedron
Fri. May 19
- 9:00 am
- Intention of Mr. & Mrs. Raju
- †Matilda Cedron
- †Ismael & Oscar Carreon
- †Marco Tanel
- †Michael Lemire
Sat. May 20
- 9:00 am †Matilda Cedron
- 5:00 pm †Sebastiano Ricupro
How tempted the disciples were to look back at Jesus’ earthly ministry and cling to the memory of this time with them? But Jesus insisted on something else, something harder. As he took his departure, they were to look toward the future.
Their relationships with one another in the community of the Church were to show the selfless love Jesus had taught them. His new commandment calls for a self-forgetful love which reaches out to the world. What Jesus did becomes the norm for what we do. Our love is the identifying mark; are we being recognized as disciples? The Church’s everyday life should manifest the new universe about which we hear in Revelation.
God’s vision for the world is symbolized by the holy city, the new Jerusalem. There God lives in intimate love with all nations. Sorrow is ended; the old order has passed, the new is here. It is all God’s work, even as it is God who, in Acts, works through the apostles to strengthen the Church and join new members to it. Let us do our part, and give God the glory.
Sunday Mass Book For Canada
Father Edwin Gonsalves, Rector at St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto will be joining us to give a talk for our group on Thursday June 8th after our Praise & Worship in the church hall.
Tenth Annual Holy Spirit Novena
Taking place Friday, May 26 to Saturday, June 3 at various times.
See parish website for full details Ourladyofgoodcounseltoronto.com
Located at 867 College Street, Toronto
Nine days of commitment and renewal, nine themes, daily mass, rosary, confession, praise and worship, visiting choirs, anointing, prayers for healing.
Saturday, May 20, fast and intercede for the novena.
Ministers: Bishop Robert Kasun, Father Francis Folleh, Father Steve Ransome, Father Eugene Chianain, Father Michael D’Cruz, Father Terry McKenna, Father Paul McAuley, Father Luc Amoussou, Father Matthias Amuzah and Father Carlyle Guiseppi
A Note of Gratitude
On behalf of our Parish Family in general and the Pastoral Team in particular, I want to thank sincerely all those who gave very generously of their time and talents to make our First Holy Communion and Confirmation Masses very joyful and spiritually enriching.
The Confirmation Facilitators, members of the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. choirs, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Servers, Ushers and the many other volunteers who helped in whatever ways they could do.
Catholic Mothers Group
What exactly is a Catholic Mothers Group? It is a group of Catholic women who gather to pray, share parenting tips, learn about their Catholic faith and grow spiritually. The good news is that we have a Catholic Mothers Group in our parish. Are in you interested in joining this group?
Kindly call the office at 416-282-0370
Sacred Relics of the Saints Treasures of the Church
St. Thomas Moore Parish will present a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Monday May 15th @ 7:00 p.m. A range of relics will be on display. Some examples are from St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua and St. Thomas Aquinas. You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion and pictures of ill friends/family members to touch to reliquaries as a means of intercession.
Second Annual Retreat for Women
Saturday, June 3 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough
“At His service, At His feet, In His name”
Join us for a day of reflection on what it means to know, love, and serve Jesus. We are all called to experience a unique relationship with our Lord. Come for a day of reflection, prayer, and mass.
Bring a friend!
Cost: $50.00, includes lunch
- www.staugustines.on.ca or
Finding Jesus: Searching for Salvation in the Hebrew Scriptures
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall @ 3220 Bayview Avenue
Talk by Deacon Peter Lovrick, Professor of Homiletics at St. Augustine’s Seminary.
Using various explanations by Church fathers, theologians, and the Jewish scriptures, Deacon Peter will help us find the answer. This will be an interactive and dynamic presentation that promises to be a rich and invaluable learning experience.
All are welcome.
Happy Mother’s Day!
To all the women who inspire, motivate and remind us to be a better person every single day.
If you have been wondering about EDGE and the Youth Ministry, keep your eyes and ears open on the weekend of May 27th during the mass and in the Narthex.
The Youth Ministry would like to share some things about the first year and the plans for the next. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.
Good Shepherd Provide–A-Meal Program
Living the Gospel by welcoming refugee families to Canada….
Julie and her younger sister arrived in Canada through the help of the Office for Refugees to meet a resettlement group that welcomed them with a home and open arms. As orphans from a Refugee Camp in Chana, they now have a safe place to call home in a country where their lives are not threatened.
Julie is interested in studying and becoming a nurse in the maternity ward. She feels it is a passion she wants to pursue after watching her mother become ill and pass away after her sister’s birth. They now have hope for a better future and are no longer alone because of the work done through ShareLife supported Office for Refugees.
Last year, the ShareLife supported Office for Refugees assisted 6,000 people with their resettlement needs.