Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: 1 Samuel 3.3b-10, 19; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 6.13c-15a, 17-20; John 1.35-42.

Like Samuel we are challenged to reply to the voice of the Lord with our whole self.  “Here I am, Lord; speak, for your  servant is listening. “The followers of Jesus also recognize the invitation and answer YES to the  summons to discipleship. For we are not our own, but rather Temples of the Holy Spirit who dwells within each of us. Let us gladly assent to what the Lord has in mind for each of us when he calls us by name.

Next Week's Readings: Jonah 3.1-5, 10; Psalm 25; 1 Corinthians 7.29-31; Mark 1.14-20.

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Making Room for Jesus

A Message from our Pastor, Fr. Dominic Barber
January 14, 2018

Happy New Year!  Thanks very much to the pastoral team and the various ministries who have worked so hard during Advent and the Christmas season to ensure that everyone who came to the parish seeking Jesus, might find him and draw closer to him through the liturgy and sacraments, the sacred environment, the outreach programs, the music, the socials, a phone call and in moments of silence. 

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There will be a meeting on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm to present the renovations to the old rectory in the church.

R.S.V.P. is not required.


A Thank You Message from Deacon Vern Bechard's Family

Dear Parishioners of St. Patrick's,

On behalf of Mary Lou and family, we wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who sent their prayers, love, Mass cards, charitable donations and the food that sustained us through this very difficult time. We have been overwhelmed with love and support from the entire community. We were profoundly touched by Father Rick's beautiful words at the outstanding celebration of the life of Deacon Vern, who loved and served this parish for over 30 years. We were so blessed to have so many priests concelebrating with Bishop Kirkpatrick and our Pastor Father Dominic Barber along with our Director of Deacons, Deacon Steve Pitre, who proclaimed the Gospel, and the many other Deacons who attended both at the church and the funeral home. We would like to thank the 4th Degree Knights, the past Grand Knights and the Knights of Columbus who attended at the funeral home and at the mass. Also, we would like to thank the office staff for their tireless assistance. We were honoured to have the choir, under the direction of Dr. Luke Davis, our cantor Cathy Irvin and soloist Vanessa Hernandez, who filled the church with Heavenly music.
We want to thank Paul Ma for the amazing video that he made. Sons in law and Daughters in law, Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, nieces and nephews who were unable to come to the Funeral were able to feel part of the celebration of the life of Deacon Vern. They greatly appreciate it and send their prayers to Paul and his dear wife Alice. Thanks also to Helene and Bill Buchkowski and their many helpers for the beautiful Luncheon. 

A special note from Mary Lou:

With most of our family scattered around the continent, Vern and I have always considered the people of St. Patrick's parish to be our extended family. The outpouring of love and prayers at this very difficult time has confirmed this mutual love.  Our children will keep you in their prayers and ask that you keep them in yours as they struggle to move forward without their Dad.

God bless you all.

Highlights of Deacon Vern Bechard's Funeral.

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Register NOW for February 17th & April 21st Strengths Workshop!

 

 

for the February 17th Workshop

 


for the April 21st Workshop

 

 

* Please note that this workshop is restricted to residents of the Greater Toronto Area, Canada only.

 

To learn more about the Strengths Workshop, watch these videos here.

Hear what others have to say about the Strengths WorkshopSt. Patrick's testimony

Read Fr. Dominic's homily from 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: "Live Your Strengths"

 

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The CWL Membership Campaign

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada (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 13/14 and 20/21, 2018.

All women of age 16 and over are invited to join! Please meet with the League members in the foyer after all masses to learn more about the League.”

Thank you!

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Let's Go To the Broadway

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Alpha is Back!

Starting February 15, 2018

 What is Alpha? Alpha for Catholics is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha starts with a meal at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a short talk on topics about Christianity and an open discussion in a small group setting. The meeting concludes by 9:00 p.m.

Alpha will be hosted at St Patrick's Parish starting on February 15, 2018 for 10 weeks.  

Registration will take place after all masses on January 27/28, 2018 OR you can email Shiv Lombardi (shivanthilombardi@gmail.com) or Lynda Clayton (lynda.clayton@hotmail).