Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Joshua 24.1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Psalm 34; Ephesians 4.32-5.1-2, 21-32; John 6.53, 60-69.

“Choose this day whom you will serve,” proclaimed Joshua. “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.“ What is our choice? Is our household drifting along, swept up in the current mode of the day, or do we each day, choose to follow the Lord? We are called to be imitators of God’s love, to be kind to one another, to be tender-hearted, forgiving each other. Is that the atmosphere in our homes and workplaces? Or are we like the complaining disciples whining that the ways of the Lord are too difficult. Jesus asks each of us, “Do you too want to walk away?”

Next Week's Readings: Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-8; Psalm 15; James 1.17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23.

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Weekday and Saturday Morning Mass Time Change

Due to the work being done to repair the roof and skylight in the church, the weekday and Saturday morning Mass time will be changed from 8:30 am to 7:00 am starting on Monday, July 20, 2015 until further notice.

Reconciliation on Saturday mornings will be right after the 7:00 am Mass from 7:30 – 8:00 am.

We greatly appreciate your patience during this time!

Mass Intentions for the Summer

For Mass Intentions for the month of August up to September 6, 2015 please click here.

Social Justice Backpack Program

Child poverty is a serious issue affecting thousands of children 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 11 years, St. Patrick’s Parish Community has walked God’s talk by supporting over 4,900 children through our Social Justice Backpack Program.

Homework packs filled with basic school supplies have been provided for children attending St Paul’s School in downtown Toronto. Backpacks filled with school supplies, healthy snacks, and toiletries, have been distributed to children through St Martin de Porres Parish in Scarborough, Native Child in downtown Toronto, through the Friends of Dismas Ministry to children of women on parole, and through the St. Vincent de Paul Society here at St Patrick’s. 

If you missed the sign up and would like to contribute to this project, you can sign up in the church office to provide a homework pack or a filled backpack for a needy child. 

Please bring the backpacks and homework packs, filled with supplies, to the church on the weekend of August 22 & 23 or August 29 & 30, 2015.

Thank you for considering this worthwhile project.