Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Genesis 18.20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2.12-14; Luke 11.1-13.

After a lifetime of prayer we may still feel that we do not pray as we should. Would it not have been wonderful to sit with the apostles at the feet of Jesus and request, "Lord, teach us to pray." We still can make that entreaty. Knock, seek, ask. Be tenacious and unrelenting in your conversation with the Lord. Return often to the prayer that Jesus taught us and pray the Our Father reflectively from the depths of your soul. The door will be opened to you. He promised.

Next Week's Readings: Ecclesiastes 1.2; 2.21-23; Psalm 90; Colossians 3.1-5, 9-11; Luke 12.13-21.

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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 »

Summer Parish Office Hours

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Together we are working wonders…

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2016 ShareLife Parish Campaign. You have made a brighter future much easier for many of the most vulnerable in our communities by your generosity. For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so. 

You can still drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 31, 2016 or donate online at  www.sharelife.org.

Thank you for your generosity. 
You can work wonders!

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St. Michael's Cathedral

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 will be 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 served

  • 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

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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

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