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Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Beginning in 2018, the Monday after Pentecost has been observed as the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. This day reminds us how Jesus willed that the divine maternity be extended to all men and women...
PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 28, 2023
After the fast of Lent we pull out all stops to celebrate this most joyful season in the liturgical year. The fifty days of Easter come to an end with Pentecost. We’ve celebrated in many ways, singing Alleluias...
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...
Ascension of the Lord
“When they had gathered together they asked him, ‘Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
The readings today mark an extremely important transition in the life of Christ and His Church...
A Mother’s Day Prayer
All-Loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old.
We pray for young mothers, who give life and count little toes and tend to our every need;
May they be blessed with patience and...
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...
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...
Mass of Celebration to Welcome Archbishop Francis Leo
Parishioners are invited to attend a regional Mass of Welcome taking place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Mississauga. A reception will follow Mass in the parish hall. All are welcome. Please...
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...
The Pastor’s message - Why Easter Matters
“Jesus said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” — John 19:30
Now, if this is where our story stopped, we would not be living as people of the...
As We Celebrate Holy Week In Our Parish
We begin the holiest of weeks. We receive our palms to remember Jesus entering the City of Jerusalem for the last time. We gather around the altar to hear Jesus share His life with us for...
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...