May 21st 2017: Sixth Easter Sunday – Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. May 20

  • 9:00 am †Matilda Cedron
  • 5:00 pm †Sebastiano Ricupro

Sun. May 21

  • 9:00 am In honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary & Sacred Heart
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm †Ginesia Sisti

Mon. May 22

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mariel Laberinto

Tues. May 23

  • 9:00 am †Esperanza Del Rosario

Wed. May 24

  • 9:00 am †Deceased Members of Francis Riggi’s Family

Thurs. May 25

  • 9:00 am †Deceased Members of Elsie Fernandes’ Family

Fri. May 26

  • 9:00 am
    • †Anton Marolt
    • †Valerie Crasto
    • †John McKinnon
    • †Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • †Alfred & Matilda Hannah

Sat. May 27

  • 9:00 am †Joan McNeil
  • 5:00 pm †Hendrina Schuyffel & Family


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 is 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 is 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 today. If we accept the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we shall arrive together at the decision God wants.

Sunday Mass Book For Canada

Tenth Annual Holy Spirit Novena

Taking place Friday, May 26 to Saturday, June 3 at various times.

See parish website for full details

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

New to the Parish? Welcome!

Please pick up and complete a Registration Form.

They’re found at the Church’s entrances.

Attention Confirmation Recipients!

Final Confirmation classes were re-scheduled during the week of May 14th. All students should have received their certificates during their final classes .

Anyone who missed this class can pick up their certificate from the parish office. Office hours are Monday to Friday; 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. and is closed between 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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.

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 applications is June 20th.

Please e-mail to receive an Application form. Please pass along this information to our parishioners attending other parishes.

Thank you,

Peter Smith,

Council Executive Member (416) 283-9493

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.

Second Annual Retreat for Women

Saturday, June 3 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

St. Augustine’s Seminary

“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



TCDSB Staff Arts presents “Into the Woods”

Stephen Sondheim’s renowned Tony Award winning musical which intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales

Performances starting to take place Friday June 9th

Tickets are $25.00 For more information

call: 416-222-8282 ext. 2787

or visit:

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.

Envelopes are available in the Narthex.

Youth Ministry

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

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Living the Gospel by caring for the elderly…

“Words cannot convey our gratitude to Elizabeth and to the Society of Sharing for giving our mother a new meaning to her life. Before the friendly visit program started, our mother was very depressed and unmotivated. However, her life changed when Elizabeth started to visit her. Elizabeth is a very kind, energetic and enthusiastic volunteer and her hobby is artwork. She decides to share her talent with our mother and has been giving her art lessons in acrylic painting. The intellectual stimulation has been tremendous and as a result, has enhanced her health and her quality of life as she relaxes and focuses on her art projects. Thank you again, for all your support.”

Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors.

Next ShareLife Sunday is June 4th

Please give generously.