Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Wisdom 12.13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Romans 8.26-27; Matthew 13.24-43.

Christ's parables today make this conjoined point: God in his providence will use even the apparent evil that attends us in life to some perfecting purpose; out of our littleness, our emptiness, our nothingness God's greatness will flower in an astonishing way. The parables verify that our God is the God who has "the care of all' - of every situation, every circumstance, every moment. God shows his might precisely when "the perfection of his power is disbelieved." "The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness." We can cave in to our weakness out of despair.. or we can pray with faith, "Power, whenever you will, attends you."

Next Week's Readings: 1 Kings 3.5-13; Psalm 119; Romans 8.28-30; Matthew 13.44-52.

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ShareLife

An EXCITING ShareLife update: We are currently at 92% of our goal of $265.000!
It would be wonderful if we could reach our goal this year! So, if you have not yet made your contribution, please do so by July 31st in order for it to be considered for this year’s campaign.

You can drop off your ShareLife donation envelopes to the parish office until July 31st or donate online at www.sharelife.org.

After July 31st, you can still make donations to ShareLife, but they will count towards next year's campaign.


                      Parish Goal is

     $265,000

             To-date, we have raised 

                    $243,800 (92%)

 

        Thank you for your generosity!  read more »

Facts about Blessed Frederic Ozanam Parish

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Message from Fr. Joseph Grima, Pastor, Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Hello everyone, my name is Fr. Joseph Grima and I have been appointed by His Eminence Cardinal Collins to be the pastor of the new parish in Markham. The name and site of our new parish is still being finalized, but we will soon be starting weekday and weekend Masses at St. Brother Andre High School. A little bit about myself: I was born in Toronto, and at age 12, my family moved back to Gozo, Malta where my parents are originally from. I have two younger sisters both married and am a proud uncle to my niece Eve and nephews Amadeo and Braiden. Having completed my education in Gozo, I was ordained to the priesthood on June 23, 2000. Shortly thereafter, I returned to serve the Archdiocese of Toronto, and 17 years later, here we are!!

My Ministry began as a resident at Holy Rosary Parish in Toronto, then as associate pastor at St. Leonard’s Parish in Brampton, St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Woodbridge, and as administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Sutton and Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Keswick. In 2007, I was assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mississauga as pastor and for the past four years, as pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Ajax.  

My newest assignment, that of starting and nurturing a new parish community is met with much joy and anticipation. The need for a new parish is a visible sign that the Church is strong, growing and flourishing. Jesus called the disciples to Galilee and said: 
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to Fr. Dominic Barber, his associates and his staff for warmly welcoming me to the community of St. Patrick’s. God willing, we will continue building a strong and vibrant Catholic community that together, with our new parish and the parishes of St. Patrick’s and St. Justin Martyr, we unite and become a visible presence to everyone of God’s love and what is possible when we allow Him to guide our way.

United before Him.

Fr. Joseph Grima

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For Questions, Answers and Facts about the new parish, please click here.

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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 13 years, St. Patrick’s Parish Community has walked God’s talk by supporting over 6000 children through our Social Justice Backpack Program.

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

If you haven't had a chance to sign up for the Backpack Program, sign-up sheets are in the parish office. 

Due to shortage of space, Backpack returns will be only accepted on August 19 & 20 AND August 26 & 27 weekends.

 For more information about this program, please call Liz, 905-471-4107 or email: lizmaple@hotmail.com

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2017 Summer Office Hours

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Young Adults Group - BBQ