Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Exodus 16.2-4, 12-15, 31a; Psalm 78; Ephesians 4.17, 20-24; John 6.24-35.

The people of Israel grumbled about neglect in the desert until the Lord showed them a concrete sign. The quail and the manna became their mainstay and they realized the Lord was with them. Similarly the people of Jesus' time pursued him because he had given them bread to eat. Both peoples looked for signs, something that would prove God's care for them. Eventually some began to realize that they were called to a conversion that was not about external signs, but about putting aside one's ego and turning toward God. Only then are any of us able to receive and be filled with Jesus who is the true Bread of Life. No other sign is needed.

Next Week's Readings: 1 Kings 19.4-8; Psalm 34; Ephesians 4.30-5.2; John 6.41-51.

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Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Laudato Si’

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home” was formally released. Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins, commented on the teaching letter: “The central theme in this letter...

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Please find below one Catholic website that offers some basic facts, has some basic goals and invites a basic response. This is one small step on the road of ongoing conversion that the encyclical calls us to.

Please click here for the website.

For a copy of Fr. Dominic's homily on the encyclical please click here.

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.

Charity Car Wash

The Knights of Columbus is holding another Car Wash to support various charities on

Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  

Car wash will be done at the back of the church.  Come get a car wash with professional. equipment, supplies and performed by people who care!

Please come out and support this worthwhile cause!

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 & 22 or August 29 & 30, 2015.

Thank you for considering this worthwhile project.