Ascension of the Lord

This Weeks Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians1.17-23; Matthew 28.16-20.

Jesus' leave-taking is not without promise, the promise of an Advocate and Comforter, his Spirit. He commissions his disciples to proclaim his message to the ends of the earth. His departure is a letting go of what is familiar, so that his mission can be forwarded. In every generation, it is a new Creation, enabling all disciples who follow Jesus to know the depth and height and breadth to which he appoints each of us to build his Kingdom and his Church.

Next Week's Readings: Acts 2.1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13; John 20.19-23.

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ShareLife Sunday - June 4, 2017

Next Sunday is the 3rd SHARELIFE COLLECTION. There will be a 2nd collection after communion. By supporting ShareLife, we are extending a helping hand to some of the most isolated, vulnerable and needy people in our region. Your generous support is very much needed to continue the works of the agencies that depend on the monies received through the annual Sharelife campaign. 

(Due to this collection, the Building and Maintenance collection will be moved to the June 10/11 weekend)

Living the Gospel by providing a summer camp experience for young boys… 

During his years as a young camper at Camp Ozanam, Niro experienced significant moments of personal growth in his life, which had a lasting impact on him. Later on, he became a staff counselor at Camp Ozanam, where he now has the opportunity to become involved in and positively influence the lives of current camp participants. “When you are with your brothers at camp, it is okay to show your feelings. These memories become important, because these kids really get to know each other and stand by each other. Thank you, ShareLife, for all the work you do to make this possible at Camp Ozanam!” says Niro.

Last year, ShareLife-supported Camp Ozanam provided a unique camping experience for 600 boys from underprivileged homes in the GTA.


Next ShareLife Sunday is June 4th, 2017

                    Parish Goal is


             To-date, we have raised 

                   $145,885 (55%)


        Thank you for your generosity!

      We can all work wonders together! 

Congratulations to Fr. Matthew McCarthy!

Ordination to the Priesthood, Sat. May 13, 2017
St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica

May God grant Fr. Matthew many blessings as he begins this most holy and devoted ministry of the priesthood. As a parish community, we have been so blessed to have Fr. Matthew serve his internship year at our parish and for those who were able to witness this very special day in his spiritual life.

Fr. Matthew will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Patrick’s Parish on Sunday, May 28th at the 12:30pm mass.

God bless, Fr. Matthew.


June is Seniors' Month


Pentecost Vigil at St. Patrick's Parish

For poster click here.


Pentecost Sunday is on the horizon 

June 3 & 4, 2017

Come prepared to celebrate the Birthday of the Church and the continuous presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst. Get your red outfit ready for Mass, and plan on bringing cupcakes to contribute to the birthday celebration.


The last Mass celebrated at San Lorenzo school before summer begins will be

on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 10:15am.  

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Give Us This Day - Sign-up

on May 27 & 28, 2017

We are in our 4th year of gathering a bulk order for the Liturgical Press prayer book (12 monthly editions) entitled, Give Us This Day. This excellent daily prayer book has morning prayer, a remembrance of the saint of the day or holy person, the readings for Mass, a commentary, usually on the Gospel, and evening prayer. We have been able to keep the price at $40 for the year which goes form September 2017 - August 2018.

Many of our subscribers speak of the joy of the discipline of daily prayer with so many new insights from the Scriptures and holy people.

Promotion Sunday will be in the foyer of the church, after all Masses on May 27 and May 28. We will have sample copies available for $2 for the month of June. Try it, you’ll like! 

For more information contact Liz Maple at  or Paul Howard at or 905-471-1103.

An online sample is available at


Food Drive

Weekend of May 27th and 28th

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is conducting a food drive for non-perishable food items after all Masses.

Items most needed are: 

  • Baby Food
  • Formula
  • Pudding
  • Vegetable soup
  • Habitat soup
  • Jam
  • Rice

We thank you for your previous support and trust that you will continue to serve the needy families with your prayers and contributions



Presented by St. Patrick’s Choir

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets are $58 each. Live music by Praise and Worship. 

                  Do not be disappointed! Call John at (905) 294-5851 to reserve your ticket(s).

Click here to view the poster


Dinner and Fashion Show


Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM

St. Patrick`s Parish Hall

FEATURING: Peppertree Classics

Tickets are $25.00.

For advanced tickets (limited seating), please contact Sylvia Calleri at 416-580-6063 or Marg Arangio at 416-371-9923. Tickets can also be purchased in the parish office.

Invite your friends – Door Prizes – 50/50 Draw.

Click here for poster.