Fourth Sunday of Easter

This Weeks Readings: Acts 4.7-12; Psalm 118; 1 John 3.1-2; John 10.11-18.

In the name of Jesus, the disciples preach and heal.  Jesus, the stone who was rejected becomes our cornerstone, the Rock of our foundation.  Jesus the Good Shepherd goes to the rocky places of our lives, untangles the debris, and clears away the stones, that he may become the bedrock of our lives, the underpinning of our being.  For through him and with him and in him, we can do all things in him who strengthens us.  We too can preach and heal with the witness of our faith in him.

Next Week's Readings: Acts 9.26-31; Psalm 22; 1 John 3.18-24; John 15.1-8.

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

On the fourth Sunday of Easter, Christians are invited to reflect on the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations. Priestly, diaconal, and religious vocations should be a constant concern in the hearts of God’s people throughout the year. The world needs leaders with courage and integrity. The Church needs good leaders as well, leaders who will unselfishly care for the needs of God’s people and minister to them.

If you feel God is calling you to priesthood, religious life or deaconate, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, at 416-968-0997, or email vocations@archtoronto.org.  

CWL Mother's Day Tea

CWL is hosting their Annual  Mother's Day Tea to honor all mothers on May 3, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the large hall. Space is limited so please sign up at the Parish Office. Be sure to wear your hats or fascinators as there will be a Hat/Fascinator Contest. Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and entertainment.

National March for Life Rally

Please join the Parish to Ottawa to participate in the National March for Life on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Thousands of Canadians will gather on Parliament Hill to witness faith principles, listen to the pleas for social justice, respect and protection for the dignity of human life made in God’s image. The Knights of Columbus of St. Patrick’s Parish has organized two buses to Ottawa. The bus will depart from the front parking lot of the Church at 7:00 am and return by 9:30 pm.

The cost is $25, made possible by the generous subsidy from the Knights. You can participate and support the cause in one of two ways: Sign up to attend, or help by making a donation towards the cost of transportation for others to participate who, otherwise, could not afford to go.

If you wish to attend, please register and pay at the Parish Office.
To reserve seats, contact:
Pat Redmond at 905-294-9389,
pmredmond@sympatico.ca; or
Dan Di Rocco at 905-294-4219,  dirocco401@yahoo.ca or .

The theme of this year’s march is LET LIFE WIN! Let’s respond with a resounding Easter affirmation “Yes, Jesus is Risen, Allelluia! LET LIFE WIN, March for Life!”

Family of Faith Campaign

Dear Parishioners: I would like to provide you with an update about the Family of Faith Campaign.  

As we mentioned earlier, our parish has far exceeded our assigned goal of $1.51 million. In fact we are presently at $2.63 million! As 75% of what we raise beyond our goal remains in the parish, this will greatly help to cover the costs of moving the rectory off-site and reconfiguring our office and rectory to increase meeting space. Your sacrificial generosity has truly been a blessing for our parish family and for the family of faith throughout the archdiocese. Some points to be aware of are:

  • If you filled out a pledge card and checked “Yes”, during Commitment Weekend, the Family of Faith should contact you to arrange your method of payment.
  • If you have just now come to a decision about supporting the Family of Faith Campaign and have not yet filled out anything you can pick up a form at the parish office, fill it out and submit it to the parish office.
  • Presently the Family of Faith Office is struggling to deal with the volume of pledges from across the archdiocese so they are asking for your patience as it processes pledges.If you have any questions about a pledge that you have made please call the Family of Faith Office at 416-934-3400 x536.


In conclusion, many thanks to our dedicated volunteers who were instrumental in carrying out the campaign through meetings, interviews and phone calls. Many thanks to our office staff who provided invaluable organizational assistance. Everyone’s support through prayers and pledges is greatly appreciated. May God abundantly bless you and your family.

In Christ,
Fr. Dominic  

For more information on the Archdiocese Pastoral Plan, please visit http://www.archtoronto.org/arch_offices/familyoffaith.html.