Sixth Sunday of Easter

This Weeks Readings: Acts 15.1-2. 22-29; Psalm 67; Revelation 21.10-14, 22-23; John 14.23-29.

The earliest disciples struggle with how best to represent the followers of the Way of Jesus. New disciples are appointed to share in the responsibility of  bringing the Good News to the ends of the earth. The disciples at times feel alone until they remember the promise of Jesus to send an Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to strengthen them in the mission of Jesus.

Next Week's Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1.17-23; Luke 24.46-53.

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Teams of Our Lady

Coming to St. Patrick’s Parish!!

On Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, members of Teams of Our Lady will come to St. Patrick’s parish to provide more information about the largest movement for married couples in the Catholic Church! The Teams of Our Lady exist in order to help couples discover the abundant riches of the sacrament of marriage and to live out a real married spirituality.  
If you and your spouse yearn for a deeper intimacy through conjugal and family prayer in addition to support of families who are working towards this goal, please visit the website: http://teamsofourlady.ca  and stop by the information table located in our parish foyer during the campaign weekend!

For more information about Teams and its growth in the Markham/Stouffville area, please contact Monika and Chris Matelski: phone/text: 416-346-2610 or email: km.matelski@rogers.com.

Pulpit Campaign Parish Flyer
Teams of Our Lady - Join Flyer 

Pentecost

PENTECOST IS COMING!

Once again, let us be mindful of this marvellous feast, the Birthday of our Church. Remember to wear RED to Mass that day. We would like to continue the tradition of serving cupcakes after all Masses as part of the celebration. Please, we need lots and lots of cupcakes to feed the multitudes in our parish. Let us come together in a celebratory mode.  Bring cupcakes to the kitchen for any of the Masses.  Let us feast at this coming of the Holy Spirit.

 

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Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles

Click here for the poster

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

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Knights of Columbus News

FREE SOCCER CHALLENGE

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Knights of Columbus 7689 is holding a Soccer Challenge at Unionville Milliken Mills Soccer Dome from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This challenge is open to all children from 9-14 years old in the Markham/Stouffville area (grade 6 to grade 9).

For additional information, please click here to see the poster.

ROSE SUNDAY

Weekend of May 7 & 8, 2016

The Knights of Columbus will be selling rose lapels and arthritis tickets after all masses on the weekend of May 7 & 8, 2016 to support pro-life initiatives.

Please donate a loonie and take a rose lapel to support this imprtant pro-life initiative.

Ordination to Priesthood

Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Thomas Kluger and Rev. Fr. Julien Malenfant who were ordained to the Priesthood at St. Michael's Cathedral this Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Deacon Massimo Buttigieg's Ordination will be held on May 20, 2016 at Gozo Cathedral in Malta.

We ask you to keep them in your prayers. May the Lord who has begun the good work in them bring it to fulfillement! 

Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated by Fr. Tom Kluger at St. Patrick's Parish on Sunday, May 22 at 12:30 pm.

 Refreshments will be serverd following the Mass.

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Congratulations to our First Communion Children!

Congratulations to all the boys and girls

who have received their First Holy Communion

on April 9, 16 and 23, 2016!

Next ShareLife Sunday - May 29th, 2016

Working wonders for the elderly…

Elva is a client in her late 70’s who spent her life overcoming the challenges of Spine Bifida. Despite her physical disabilities, Elva travelled the world as a music teacher and pianist for the National Ballet in Canada. Wheelchair-bound for the last 25 years, Elva gradually found herself less able to continue playing the piano and doing the things she enjoyed. Last year, the Society of Sharing matched Elva with a friendly visitor, Adam a young university student, with whom she can converse with as though there were no age difference. Because of Adam, Elva’s world has opened up and she is now reconnected to her community and able to share her incredible gifts of wit, intelligence, and positive attitude, giving her a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. This year, our support for ShareLife will help to expand this volunteer model into the Peel Region to assist seniors in this area. Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors. This year, with your support, we can do more to help the elderly within our archdiocese.

Parish Goal is $315,000
To-date, we have raised
$121,945 (39%)


Next ShareLife Sunday is May 29th, 2016 
Please give generously. 
You can work wonders!

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Humanitarian Relief - Ecuador Earthquake

The Achdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the recent disastrous effects of a serious earthquake in Ecuador. Humanitarian Relief Offering envelopes are available at the back of the Church for those wishing to make a financial contribution to support the relief efforts.

Click here for more information.

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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

 

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One with God - The Empowered Christian Life Series

ONE WITH GOD COMMUNITY invites you to… 

The Empowered Christian Life Series
PART 1 

Saturday, May 7th from 8:30am to 2:30pm
Centennial Community Centre Meeting Room 3

PART 2 

Saturday, May 14th from 8:30am to 2:30pm
St. Patrick’s Parish - St. Brendan Room

Please contact Erwin Bautista at (416) 458-9002 or ejtbautista@yahoo.com for more information