Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Isaiah 9.1-4; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1.10-13, 17-18; Matthew 4.12-23.

Those who walk in darkness forever seek the light. In a world of gloom and anguish not unlike the Israel of old, let us never cease to search out the joy that only God can bring to each of us. Jesus personally invites us to “come and see” as his disciples. We are asked to leave the comfortable and burdensome so that we may be witnesses to the true Light and Joy who has come into our world.

Next Week's Readings: Zephaniah 2.3, 3.12-13; Psalm 146; 1 Corinthians 1.26-31; Matthew 5.1-12.

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World Day for Consecrated Life

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Church celebrates the World Day for Consecrated Life.

In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 religious men and women of 100 different religious congregations. This World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will preside at a special Mass on Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese.

All are welcome to attend!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18 - 25, 2017

Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us
(2 Corinthians 5:14-20)

Join us in an ecumenical prayer service, led by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Chaldean Catholic Bishop Emanuel Shaleta, Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Mina, Anglican Suffragan Bishop Peter Fenty, and accompanied by other city-wide religious leaders on:


Saturday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm
St. Michael’s Cathedral Bascilica
(65 Bond Street)

Homilist: Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes

For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at (416) 934-3400 ext. 344 or 527 or email vkwok@archtoronto.org

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CWL Membership Campaign

The annual membership and renewal drive for The Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL) will take place after all masses on the weekends of January 21st & 22nd and 28th & 29th, 2017. All women are invited to join! Please meet with the League members in the foyer after all masses to learn more about the League.

 

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Once again the Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Texas Hold’em Charity tournament on: 

 Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:15pm in the Parish Hall. 

 For $ 50 you'll get a hot meal, optional cash bar, poker chips and optional buy - ins as in previous years. Lots of prizes to be won so if you'd like to reserve a seat at this event, please contact Basil Gigliozzi at (647) 669-7876 or by email at giggy1@rogers.com

All are welcome!               

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Valentines Masquerade Dinner and Dance

***SAVE THE DATE ---> SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2017***

Join us for a night of music, mystery and fantasy as the Catholic Women’s League and Knights of Columbus host a…

Valentine’s Masquerade Dinner and Dance

 

Time:       7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location:  St. Patrick’s Parish, Large Hall
Cost:        $40 per person
Includes:   Fine Italian Cuisine, Live Band, Silent Auction, Door Prizes and more!   

Masks and costumes are encouraged.

Tickets will be available soon.  For further information please call Kathleen Koyama at 416-899-0735

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Collection of Personal Hygiene Items

February 4/5, 2017

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 February 4 & 5, 2017.  

Bins will be provided at both entrances for your donations. A volunteer will be at San Lorenzo before and after the 10:15am Mass to receive donations at that location. Please see the signs posted by the poor boxes for a list of items being collected.

 

Reflection Day

The Families of Nazareth Movement group will be holding a Reflection Day on:

Saturday, February 4th
from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

here at St. Patrick’s Church 

Theme:  The Way of Imperfection

 The program will consist of:

  • Blessed Sacrament Adoration
  • Eucharist (homily by Fr. Rick Davis)
  • Conference (spiritual talk) by Fr. Andrew Bogdanowicz from Edmonton
  • Faith Sharing
  • Refreshments and fellowship

Everyone is welcome!!!

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2017 Special Collections Schedule


ShareLife Sundays
 
April 2, May 7, June 4


Needs of the Church
(Good Friday) 

April 14


The Pope's Pastoral Works

May 21


Marygrove Camp

June 11


Catholic Missions in Canada

August 13


Needs of the Church in Canada

September 24


World Mission Sunday

October 22


Shepherds' Trust

November 19