To Be Faithful Servants Walking God's Talk
This Weeks Readings: Jonah 3.1-5, 10; Psalm 25; 1 Corinthians 7.29-31; Mark 1.14-20.
The Lord seeks our salvation, not our condemnation. He invites us to turn our lives around while there is still time to seek the ways of the Lord. The Kingdom of God approaches and is already in our midst. Let us not procrastinate any longer, but answer the call like the disciples of the Gospel. The time of building the Kingdom of God is NOW. We can no longer delay!
Next Week's Readings: Deuteronomy 18.15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7.32-35; Mark 1.21-28.
What is a Parish Mission?
A Parish Mission is an evangelization event in which God’s word is preached through the Bible and Catholic doctrine. This is a wonderful opportunity to renew our Catholic faith, reconnect with our brothers and sisters in faith and to recommit ourselves as modern-day disciples of Jesus Christ.
Who will be presiding/preaching at the Parish Mission?
The services will be presided by Fr. Maurice Nutt, CSsR. Fr. Maurice has been a member of the Redemptorist Parish Mission Preaching team based in Chicago, Illinois and is presently the Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. For more information about Fr. Maurice Nutt, click on the link: www.fathermaurice.com.
Parish Mission Prayer
Glory to you, O God of our journeys! Your love calls us to be Your people. By sharing our many and diverse gifts, we share in Your mission.
We ask you, Lord, to shape us into a community of faith. Nourish us by Your word and sacraments that we may grow into the image of Jesus.
Through the power of Your Holy Spirit, and the blessings of our Parish Mission, heal us, that, we in turn may heal the wounded.
Form us to be instruments of love, justice and peace in our land. read more »
Family of Faith is an unprecedented effort that will strengthen, inspire and transform the Archdiocese of Toronto and its 225 parishes. Up until we reach our goal, twenty-five cents of all realized pledges will go towards our parish needs. When we exceed our parish goal, seventy-five cents of every additional pledged dollar will come right back to our parish. St. Patrick’s is excited to use these funds for relocating the rectory to a residence within walking distance of the church and reconfiguring our current rectory and office space in order to expand our meeting space.
In a few short months, St. Patrick’s has raised over $720,000 from just 43 parish families. Each and every household is invited to contribute to the success of this initiative in a way appropriate to them. It will take many hands and many households to make these dreams a reality for the future. Our parish goal is achievable with your support!
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For more information on the Archdiocese Pastoral Plan, please visit http://www.archtoronto.org/arch_offices/familyoffaith.html.
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is holding a special collection of personal hygiene products on behalf of the local food banks on the weekend of January 24 & 25, 2015. Bins will be provided at all parish entrances for your donations drop offs. A volunteer will also be at San Lorenzo Ruiz School before and after the 10:15am Mass to receive donations.