Corpus Christi Sunday

This Weeks Readings: Genesis 14.18-20; Psalm 110; 1 Corinthians 11.23-26; Luke 9.11b-17.

“Today’s readings centre on God’s presence and intervention in the lives of people down through the ages. God continues to be with us today in and through the gift of the Eucharist. Our response is one of praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the gift of everlasting love, freely given to us.”  - Sr. Johanna d’Agostino, IBVM, Toronto, ON

Next Week's Readings: 1 Kings 17.17-21a, 22-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1.11-19; Luke 7.11-17.

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Message from the Pastor...

Eucharistic Miracles from Around the World
Sunday, May 29 to Friday, June 3

Greetings in the Lord! 

As you may have seen from the poster inserted in the Sunday bulletin our parish is hosting a Photographic Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles during the week of May 29th to June 3rd

During the evening we will have a variety of speakers and liturgies centred round the gift and mystery of Jesus, present to us in the Eucharist. Our parish hall will be set up as an exhibition room containing display boards that recount incidents of Jesus’ Body and Blood becoming tangibly present to individuals in a miraculous way.

During the school day, we will set up interactive stations aimed at catechesis on and prayerful adoration of Jesus in the Eucharist. Since space is limited, we will target children in grade five (5) who attend one of the seven schools in our parish.

As a way of introduction to this phenomenon of the consecrated host becoming the physical Body and Blood of Jesus, I suggest you watch the following YouTube video featuring the account of a Eucharistic miracle that occurred in Buenos Aries at the time that Pope Francis was a bishop there.  The link is a follows:  https://youtu.be/Vv8aKLuClEA

Please share the news of this faith-filled event with your family and friends and see schedule on the poster below for specific times and dates of the various events.

Finally, you are invited to participate in ALL-DAY ADORATION, ending with Praise & Worship, on Friday, June 3rd, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Detailed information is available on the Parish bulletin board.

In Christ,

Fr. Dominic

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Do you believe that Jesus’s presence is in the Holy Eucharist? Throughout the Bible, Christ has shown us that He is truly present as the Blessed Sacrament. Many of the Eucharistic miracles happened due to the lack of faith in the real presence. Come, pray and learn more of the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist. 

To help you prepare for the Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition, Formed.org has a number of resources that will deepen our understanding of the Eucharist, the Source and Summit of our Faith.  

To access the resources:

  • Open an Internet browser.
  • Go to www.formed.org, Select LoginA Login screen appears.
  • Enter Email: international@formed.org
  • Enter Password: formed (all lower case). Select Submit

 

For more information about the Eucharistic Miracles, visit website at www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/a3.html 

Next ShareLife Sunday - May 29th, 2016

Working wonders for people in our homes and parishes

In 2012, Nadia was brought to Street Haven’s emergency shelter by the police. She was an immigrant from India and had been locked in a garage by her husband and mother-in-law for two years, rarely able to visit the two children.  Upon her arrival at Street Haven, Nadia thrived. She slowly built trust with the counselors, participated in household responsibilities, and loved looking after the gardens. Her counselor set Nadia up with a lawyer and after a year of legal consultations, she received custody of her two children.  Street Haven helped them find housing and Nadia and her children now live in a beautiful, safe home where they have started a new chapter in their lives.

This Sunday, May 29th is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously. 
You can work wonders!

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Totus Tuus

There are still spots available for the Totus Tuus camp. Registrations are accepted through the parish office. Please bring along payment in order to secure your spot at the time of registration.

-  The grade 1-6 program (for children entering grades 1 through 6) runs Monday to Friday
   from 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm  -   Cost: $75.00

-  The grade 7-12 program runs Sunday to Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm  -  Cost: $20.00

We are looking for families to provide lunches for our missionaries and volunteers. If you are interested in helping, please leave your contact information in the Parish office. 

We are also looking for parishioners who can provide peanut-free snacks or baked goods for the evening program for the youth. Please sign up through the Parish Office.

Thank you for your support.

Living Rosary & Eucharistic Adoration

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Social Justice - Backpack Program Sign-up

Sign-up – Weekend of June 4 & 5, 2016 

Child poverty is a serious issue affecting thousands of children living in York Region, across Metro Toronto, and throughout the province of Ontario. Success at school is important to break the cycle of poverty for these children, but the lack of appropriate educational materials, caused by lack of family income, creates a barrier to their success. For the last 12 years, St. Patrick’s Parish Community has walked God’s talk by supporting over 5500 children through our Social Justice Backpack Program.

This year’s sign-up for the Backpack Program will take place on the weekend of June 4 & 5, 2016.  Please plan to come to the large hall to sign up to provide a homework pack or a backpack for a needy child. 

For more information about this program, please call Liz at (905) 471-4107