Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Isaiah 55.6-9; Psalm 145; Philippians 1.20-24, 27; Matthew 20.1-16.

The thoughts and the ways of the Lord do not always correspond to our limited vision and plans. We are invited into the vineyard of God to labour and to build his Kingdom here on earth in the place and with the people to whom he has called us to serve. Let us not work for rewards, but for the joy of serving the Lord in such an awesome endeavour. He has called us through no merit of our own. All is grace, the privilege is gift.  The last place might just provide the best sight-line.

Next Week's Readings: Ezekiel 18.25-28 ; Psalm 25; Philippians 2.1-11; Matthew 21.28-32.

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Sacramental Preparation

As we begin the new school year, we look forward to welcoming students to participate and receive the sacraments. For parents whose children attend a public, private or a Catholic school outside the parish boundary, sacramental letters are now available from the parish office. Chirldren that attend one of the parish Catholic schools will bring home their letter from school this coming week.

REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 SACRAMENTS FOR SCHOOL AGE  CHILDREN

FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION  

Information  & Registration Meeting

Children in Grade 2 or higher are of age to prepare and receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.  Parents (only) are invited to attend ONE meeting to be held on:

  • Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm, 

OR  

  • Saturday, September 23 at 9.30 am


CONFIRMATION  

Parent and Candidate Information & Registration Meeting

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, young people affirm the faith commitment their parents made for them at Baptism. Youth in Grade 7 or higher are now eligible to begin the preparation process to receive the Sacrament.

Parents and Candidates are invited to attend only ONE meeting to be held on:

  • Friday, September 29 at 7:00 pm

 OR 

  • Saturday, September 30 at 9:30 am

 


FAQ's

Q.When will I receive a Registration Package? 

A. Children in Grades 2 and 7 attending one of our parish Catholic schools, a registration package will be distributed on the first week of school and will be sent home with your child(ren). 

Children in Grades 2 and 7 attending a public, private or Catholic school outside the parish boundary are invited to pick-up a registration package from the Parish office  as of September 3rd.

Q.What documents do I bring to Meeting?  

A. Please bring to the respective sacramental parent meeting,

- the completed registration form
- a photocopy of your child’s baptism certificate 


Older Children who have not received Sacraments

For older children, who have not received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Communion and are entering grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, contact Silvana Amantea at silvana.amantea@stpatrick.on.ca for further details prior to the parent meetings on September 22/23.

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St. Patrick's Bereavement Ministry

There is limited space so if you are considering joining our bereavement group, please download, print and fill out the registration form below and drop it off at the parish office or contact our parish office at 905-294-5955.

For Bereavement Support Group Information Sheet, click here.

For registration form click here. 

To see the full poster click here.

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Backpack Program

The Social Justice Ministry would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s Backpack Program.  Thanks to your willingness and generosity, 495 children headed back to school this month equipped with the school supplies they need to work towards academic success.  The backpacks and homework packs were distributed as follows:

Backpacks:

  • 14 - Dismas Ministry – St Patrick’s, Markham
  • 36 - St Vincent de Paul – St Patrick’s, Markham
  • 160 - St. Martin de Porres Parish— Scarborough
  • 187 - Native Child Family Services – downtown Toronto
  • 12 - St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Markham


Homework Packs:

  • 86 -  St Paul’s School–downtown Toronto


Your Christian outreach and act of Stewardship has enriched the lives of these children and their families. 

May God bless you for providing for these vulnerable children.

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Seniors Social

Please join us for the next Seniors Social on Monday, September 25, 2017 beginning at 1:30 pm, with a Communion Service, followed by a social in the large hall.

All seniors are invited!

 

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Bundle Up for St. Vincent de Paul

September 23 & 24, 2017

Bring your gently used clothing, shoes and linens (all seasons) to be given to those in need on September 23rd & 24th, 2017.  A Saint Vincent de Paul truck will be located in the rear parking lot of the Church. Please share what you can with those less fortunate. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.

Thank you for your continued support.

St. Vincent De Paul Food Drive

The Society of Saint de Paul is conducting a special  Food Drive on the weekend of September 30th and October 1st, 2017.  We are asking for donations of FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

These donations will go to the local food banks as well as to some of the families served by our conference. 

In past years your  donations have been very generous and have assisted many families and individuals.

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Coffee Sundays Returning

St. Patrick’s Large Hall – October 1, 2017 

 

     1st Sunday of the month Immediately following the

      9:30 am, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm Masses