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Shining a Spotlight on the Ministry with Maturing Adults
The month of June is dedicated to Adult Faith Formation for the ministries of the Office of Formation for Discipleship. It is also Seniors’ Month in Ontario. This office is committed to help parishes support all adults to grow...
Reflections on Jesus’ Ascension
On the feast of the Ascension, we are called to rejoice both in Jesus’ victory over sin and death and in the glorious life that he has secured for us. We pray that we would experience the new life...
Celebrating Nurses this National Nursing Week
The National Association of Catholic Nurses-Canada joined its international friends in honouring nurses at Nurses’ Week this year. We resumed in-person celebrations, inviting our members to host get-togethers for nurses in their parishes. This gave nurses...
Momentum Catholic Single Mothers
In 2015, Pope Francis wrote to a single mother, acknowledging the difficulties single mothers face because of the existing stigma against them. “I know it's not easy to be a single mother,” Pope Francis said. “I...
Archbishop Leo's Message for Life
My dear friends,
During the month of May, we think particularly of our Blessed Mother, who is a constant source of hope and inspiration for all of us. We ask for her powerful intercession and gentle guidance as we face...
Canadian Bishops Address Assisted Suicide Legislation
The Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) have issued an Open Letter to the Government of Canada as well as a Message to the Catholic Faithful regarding federal legislation which, by March 17, 2024, will permit...
A Note from our Pastor May 3, 2023
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This past week we were blessed with two very important milestone events on the same day! In the morning of Wednesday May 3, 2023, the second phase of our Sanctuary Renovation concluded with the dedication of...
Exploring the ‘Gift of Faith and Mental Health’ this May
Fr. Stephan Kappler is the President and Chief Psychologist of Southdown Institute. In light of the upcoming day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health across the the archdiocese, he shares with readers some of the strong connections between faith...
Clergy Changes 2023
Below is the list of clergy changes for 2023.
Rev. Peter Chin, C.Ss.R. – June 28, 2023Redemptorists Religious Community
Rev. Paul Hancko – June 28, 2023c/o 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 304, Toronto
Rev. John Lung...
A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR APRIL 30, 2023
My dear brothers and sisters,
“Blessed are those who mourn; for they will be comforted” Mat 5:4. In my mother’s passing and in my great loss, God’s word proved true. The outpouring of...
Archbishop Leo’s Visit to Presentation Manor
On April 15, Archbishop Francis Leo spent the day with the residents of Presentation Manor, a non-profit senior’s residence in Scarborough, Ont.
Presentation Manor boasts an entirely unique feature in its residents: about half of them are...
A Note from Our Pastor April 16, 2023
Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings from India.
I trust that you had a great Easter filled with joy. May the resurrection of our Lord give us hope in struggles and uncertainties.
I also hope that you were happy to be...
HOME COMING ...
Finally, we are back home… after three weeks of homelessness we are back to our church! As the American presbyterian minister and theologian, Frederick Buechner reflects: “For some people going to Church is going home. In a very...
Good Friday Procession Ends Pandemic Hiatus
Fr. Massimo Buttigieg, Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, reflects on the joy of being able to welcome back Toronto’s Good Friday Procession in Little Italy.
1. What does it mean for the Catholic community to once...
Walking Together in Pursuit of Healing and Reconciliation
Julia and Adam Kozak, a married couple, reflect on healing and repentance in light of the 2022 papal visit, Pope Francis’ ‘Pilgrimage of Penance.’ Adam, a Lay Pastoral Associate and musician, was the National Project Manager for...
A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR March 26, 2023
My dear brother and sisters,
As we struggle through this process of constant shifts and changes, a few thoughts have come to me these days. The first imagery was regarding the moving of the sacred altar and crucifix from the...