To Be Faithful Servants Walking God's Talk
This Weeks Readings: Amos 6.1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6.11-16; Luke 16.19-31.
We may not consider ourselves rich but many of us are more than comfortable. Our spiritual and material riches are privileges rather than entitlements. It has been said that Jesus came not only to comfort the afflicted but also to disturb the comfortable. How inattentive and unconcerned are we toward the Lazarus figures in our midst? Or are we truly compassionate, able and willing to "suffer with" the other?
Next Week's Readings: Habakkuk 1.2-3; 2.2-4; Psalm 95; 2 Timothy 1.6-8, 13-14; Luke 17.5-10.
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, 549 children headed back to school this month equipped with the school supplies they need to work towards academic success. This project takes on a life of its own every year. Parishioners reach out to family members, friends, and co-workers to assist in contributing. We were able to meet all of the needs that came to us. The backpacks and homework packs were distributed as follows:
Backpacks: - 28 Dismas Ministry–St Patrick’s, Markham
- 36 St Vincent de Paul–St Patrick’s, Markham
- 204 St. Martin de Porres Parish, Scarborough
- 206 Native Child, Downtown, Toronto
Homework Packs: 75 St Paul’s School, Downtown, Toronto
On the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of the Archdiocese of Toronto, St. Michael’s Cathedral, mother church of the archdiocese, will be rededicated after several years of significant restoration.
The archdiocese will be holding a series of events to commemorate this milestone. Please mark your calendar accordingly! The archdiocese is looking forward to celebrating a new chapter of care, prayer and outreach this September.
All events will take place at St. Michael’s Cathedral (65 Bond Street, Toronto)
Thursday, September 29, 2016
- 7:00 p.m. Mass of Rededication
Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto to preside
Formal invitation was mailed in August 2016 – RSVP required
Friday, September 30, 2016
- 12 noon Mass of Appreciation for Workers/Trades/Guests
Public event – No RSVP required – Seating first come, first
- 1:00-4:00 p.m. Street Party on Bond Street
- 7:00 p.m. Sacred Music Concert
Featuring St. Michael’s Choir School and the new Casavant
Organ Opus 3907 – Free general admission tickets available
online at www.archtoronto.org mid-August 2016
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, young people affirm the faith commitment their parents made for them at Baptism. Youth in Grade 7 or older are now eligible to begin the preparation process to receive the Sacrament.
Parents, please note the following “Parent and Candidate” Information meetings. You are required to attend only one meeting with your child.
Gr. 7 Candidate and Parent Information Meetings
- Friday, September 30 at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, October 1 at 9:30 am
Confirmation Registration Packages
- Confirmation registration packages will be distributed to the students attending Catholic schools in our area.
- For those attending public/private schools, or a Catholic school outside our parish boundaries, please pick up a Confirmation registration package directly from the Parish Office.
For grade 7 students who have not received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Communion, please contact Silvana Amantea at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details prior to the parent meeting.
We are introducing a new online registration process. Registration portal for our youth programs will open September 12, 2016. For registration and more information on each program click on the LOGO of each individual program below.
Registration/Meet and Greet Night for parents: Monday, September 26, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Launch night: Monday, October 17, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Registration/Meet and Greet Night for parents: Friday, October 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Launch night: Friday, October 28, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Registration and Launch: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm
For a calendar schedule click here.
Please join us for the next Senior's Social on Monday, September 26, 2016 beginning at 1:30 pm,with a Communion Service, followed by a social in the large hall.
All seniors are invited!
Harvest Food Collection
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting fresh vegetables and fruits overthe weekend of October 1 and 2, 2016. The produce will be distributed to local families in need as well as organizations that regularly provide meals for the homeless.
Please give generously so we can help provide a healthy meal to those who are less fortunate.
Thank you for your support!
Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm
Each year churches across Canada and the United States conduct a peaceful, public witness in support of the sanctity of human life. The witness this year will take place on Sunday, October 2nd from 2:00-3:00 pm. St. Patrick’s parish will witness at the corner of Highway 7 and McCowan Road. Please come out and stand united with other. Signs will be provided. All you do is stand quietly with others, holding a sign with a simple message, such as “Abortion kills Children” or “Abortion hurts Women”.