Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: 1 Kings 19.16b, 19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5.1, 13-18; Luke 9.51-62.

The road of discipleship is demanding and calls for nothing short of giving our entire self. Excuses and procrastination hinder the totality of our giving. Jesus understands our human weaknesses, but calls us repeatedly to make the choice and the commitment to become faithful followers of the Way. His way is the Way of the Cross which ironically gifts us with freedom to be his disciples.

Next Week's Readings: Isaiah 66.10-14; Psalm 66; Galatians 6.14-18; Luke 10.1-12, 17-20.

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A Message from our Pastor...

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During the exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles, we had students come to the church and reflect on the mystery of Jesus being present to us in the Eucharist. “Dear Jesus, thank you for making everything right,” was a prayer offered by one of our students while we prayed before the Blessed Sacrament. Does that not say it all?  As we head into the summer months it is good to keep coming back to the truth of what the student so simply yet profoundly proclaims. In Jesus all things are made right. In Jesus all things are restored, redeemed and returned to our Heavenly Father in a movement of glory and praise. Thank you Jesus!  Laudato si!

What else can we give thanks for?  For all the amazing ministries that are the hands, the feet, the eyes, the ears, the voice of Jesus in our parish and in the local community. Our archdiocesan pastoral plan has as its first goal the increased vibrancy and dynamism of parish life.  We have taken steps to address this challenge in our particular parish reality. From the work of Project Hope to the conversions that happen through the RCIA and Alpha; from liturgical ministries to letters written to uphold the dignity of the vulnerable and everything in between, our parish is certainly seeking to feed the gathered and reach out to the scattered.   read more »

Time to say Good-Bye

"Thank you everyone for accepting me as part of your community in the past year and giving me an amazing internship experience. Your witness of vibrant faith and generous service reaffirmed my own convictions that the Holy Spirit is very much alive and active in the Church. I will definitely miss all of you here at St. Patrick's Parish. Please continue to pray for me and others who are discerning a calling to the priesthood or religious life."

Raymond So

I would like to thank my dear friends at St. Patrick's Parish who again welcomed me during this short visit to their Parish. I am certain that our friendship will be long lasting, and hope that we will be able to meet again in the near future. Meanwhile, I pray God to shower His blessings on you all. “

Fr. Massimo Buttigieg

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FORMED

FORMED has been officially launched internationally! The platform for the temproary international site, which we are currently using, will be coming down.

All parishioners who wish to continue using FORMED will need to register by following the steps below:

  • Go to www.formed.org
  • In the section "Does your parish already have FORMED?" enter the parish code 2XDTVD in the box
  • Click "Submit Code"
  • Complete the registration page:
    • Name
    • Address
    • email address (you will use this email to login to FORMED.org)
    • enter a Password (a different password that is not associated with your email account)
    • Click on the box beside Terms & Conditions
    • Click on Submit Profile


Once you have registered as per the steps above, you will use the following steps to access the resources:
 

  • Select Login
  • Enter Email: your own email address which you have entered when registering 
  • Enter Password: your own password which you have set up when registering

Social Justice - Backpack Program Sign-Up

Child poverty is a serious issue affecting thousands of children living 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 12 years, St. Patrick’s Parish Community has walked God’s talk by supporting over 5500 children through our Social Justice Backpack Program.

Sign-ups will continue to be taken through the Parish Office.

Please plan to sign up to provide a homework pack or a backpack for a needy child. 

For more information about this program, please call Liz at (905) 471-4107