To Be Faithful Servants Walking God's Talk
This Weeks Readings: Sirach 35.15-17, 20-22; Psalm 34; 2 Timothy 4.6-8, 16-18; Luke 18.9-14.
The Lord does indeed listen to our prayer and supplication and He responds with wisdom and justice. God always stands by to give us strength to run the race and keep the faith. In the parable of Jesus, we learn the bene?ts of humility vs self-exaltation. How surprised we may be on the last day, that our judgment of others is not God’s perspective at all. Let us acknowledge that we are all sinners and are not entitled to God’s gifts. Rather, we must be humble recipients who attribute all such treasures to the Giver of all.
Next Week's Readings: Wisdom 11.22 - 12..2; Psalm 145; 2 Thessalonians 1.11 - 2.2; Luke 19.1-10.
Hurricane Matthew - Haiti Emergency
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti on October 4, 2016. Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
- Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
- By phone through the Development Office (416) 934-3411
- Through their parish, making cheques payable to: Name of Parish – Haiti Emergency
We offer our prayers for the victims of this natural disaster and those who have been displaced.
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help those in crisis in Haiti!
As we return to our regular routines following the summer holidays, the Project Hope Parish Resettlement Team would like to provide a brief update on the status of our refugee resettlement efforts to date. We are pleased to report that the Kabak family is doing well: both John and Meray have secured employment and the children are enjoying the beginning of a new school year.
The second family to whom we were initially assigned received an offer of resettlement from the Australian government, which came while they were still awaiting an offer from the Canadian government. The family has decided to accept the offer of resettlement in Australia so they will not be coming to Canada. Let us continue to keep them and all refugees in our prayers.
31st Annual Bishop's Altar Servers Awards
This Saturday, the following Altar Servers received the “Bishop’s Altar Server Award for Service” from the Most Reverend Wayne Kirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop for the Northern Pastoral Region:
Gabriel Jude, Kaitlyn Mendes, Kyle Mendes, Aaron Emmanuel, Sarah Emmanuel, Noel Tharakan, Amanda Benitez, Mason Benitez, Alyssa Benitez, Catherine Lim, Melissa Pinto, Jaclyn Veres.
We offer our sincere thanks and congratulations to them. The parish is truly grateful to all of its Altar Servers for their participation at the celebration of the Eucharist and ceremonies throughout the Church year
Student Volunteer Opportunities at St. Patrick's Parish
St. Patrick’s Parish is currently looking for volunteers to assist our various ministries. This is a good opportunity for students who need to get volunteer hours.
Please click here to view several opportunities where you can support our parish!
Bundle Up for St. Vincent de Paul!
October 29 & 30, 2016
Bring your gently used clothing, shoes and linens (all seasons) to be given to those in need on October 29th and 30th.
A Saint Vincent de Paul truck will be in the Church parking lot, so please share what you can with those less fortunate. Volunteers will assist with the loading before and after each Saturday and Sunday Mass.
Thank you for your continued support.