Announcements for the week of March 12, 2017

  1. Coins for Life boxes are at the back of church throughout Lent. Ask an usher for a small box. All funds raised will support the Pro-Life movement.
  2. A Blood Drive is held tomorrow, Monday, March 13 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please sign up at
  3. We have tickets in the parish office for the ongoing Knights of Columbus raffle for charity. The Knights meet March 15 at 8:00 pm.
  4. The Finance Committee meets Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 pm
  5. We seek volunteers to assist in the following: Sharelife Inter-Faith Committee and the Refugee Welcoming Committee. Please call the office to volunteer.
  6. Our Youth Coordinator, James Sullivan, is inviting all teens in grades 9-12 to join him on a field trip to York University! Come tour, meet young adult Catholics & attend Mass on campus this Wednesday, March 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We depart church at 9:00 am sharp. Please take a bulletin for all information!
  7. The next youth EDGE gathering is Friday, March 17 at 7:00 pm for students in grades 6-8.
  8. St. Vincent de Paul Society asks your generous help this Lent to make Easter a joyous celebration to our parish families in need. Please bring to the parish office your donations of cans or jars of food for the Pantry.
  9. Our parish Lenten Mission in English begins March 26 with guest speaker Fr. Terrence McKenna. The Italian Mission begins April 6. Please take a bulletin for dates and times.
  10. Every Friday during Lent, all day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
  11. Stations of the Cross are also held every Friday at 6:30 pm in English, 7:30 pm in Italian and 8:30 pm in Spanish.
  12. We thank the Call for Consciencedoctors who came last Sunday to speak. Your courage is compelling now that assisted suicide is legal in Canada. Thank you for sharing how doctors in Ontario are being forced to help arrange for the killing of their patients and how you could be fined, disciplined or even removed from practice if your refuse. We don’t want you to be forced to retire or move outside of Ontario. We hope the provincial government recognizes your freedom of conscience, as we sign and mail the prepared letter to our Member of Provincial Parliament asking them to protect your conscience rights. Thank you for your valor.

To learn more, please visit Please ask an Usher for a copy of the letter. Thank you.

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