To Be Faithful Servants Walking God's Talk
This Weeks Readings: Isaiah 49.3, 5-6; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 1.1-3; John 1.29-34.
John the Baptist plays a significant role in the introduction of Jesus, our Messiah. Each of us too, has a mantle placed on our shoulders with the responsibility of bringing Jesus to the attention of each person we meet. Each week at Mass, we are sent forth to proclaim his Gospel, to spread the good news. We testify with our lives, that this man, Jesus, is truly the Son of God.
Next Week's Readings: Isaiah 9.1-4; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1.10-13, 17-18; Matthew 4.12-23.
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Belonging, Believing & Loving…
“Go forth and announce the Gospel of the Lord!” After being nourished by His Word and Body in the Eucharist, we are exhorted to go forth into the world, and bring Jesus to our families, our schools, our workplaces, our communities. How to do this? Our Archdiocese has provided us with a Pastoral Plan to guide us in our efforts (www.archtoronto.org/pastoral).
St. Patrick’s has taken very seriously the first point of the Plan: Parish Vitality. It is in the parish where the faithful gather every Sunday to be fed by Jesus so that they can reach out to their neighbour. As the saying goes, “Grace builds on nature,” so we bring our very best efforts to our Sunday liturgy, to our varied and diverse ministries, to our family life, to our personal lives believing that God does the rest in bringing about His plan of salvation. Faced with space limitations in the parish, we have not let this get in the way of living the joy of the Gospel. As a parish we have striven to feed the gathered and reach out to the scattered and we can be proud of our efforts. Not in a smug way but in a celebratory way, confident that we are on the right track, happy that we are glorifying God by being fully alive in our faith, in our hope, in our love. Have we arrived? Of course not, but we are on the way to being faithful servants walking God’s talk. read more »
January 18 - 25, 2017
Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us
(2 Corinthians 5:14-20)
Join us in an ecumenical prayer service, led by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Chaldean Catholic Bishop Emanuel Shaleta, Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Mina, Anglican Suffragan Bishop Peter Fenty, and accompanied by other city-wide religious leaders on:
Saturday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm
St. Michael’s Cathedral Bascilica
(65 Bond Street)
Homilist: Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes
For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at (416) 934-3400 ext. 344 or 527 or email email@example.com
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 21st & 22nd and 28th & 29th, 2017. All women are invited to join! Please meet with the League members in the foyer after all masses to learn more about the League.
Valentines Masquerade Dinner and Dance
***SAVE THE DATE ---> SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2017***
Join us for a night of music, mystery and fantasy as the Catholic Women’s League and Knights of Columbus host a…
Valentine’s Masquerade Dinner and Dance
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: St. Patrick’s Parish, Large Hall
Cost: $40 per person
Includes: Fine Italian Cuisine, Live Band, Silent Auction, Door Prizes and more!
Masks and costumes are encouraged.
Tickets will be available soon. For further information please call Kathleen Koyama at 416-899-0735
9th Annual Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Once again the Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Texas Hold’em Charity tournament on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6pm in the Parish Hall. Cost is $50. If you'd like to reserve a seat at this event, please contact Basil Gigliozzi at (647) 669-7876 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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