World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life.

On Sunday, February 1, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. “They are men and women who can awaken the world. Consecrated life is prophecy. God asks us to fly the next and to be sent to the frontiers of the world, avoiding the temptation to ‘domesticate’ them. This is the most concrete way of imitating the Lord.” – Pope Francis, on the occasion of his announcement that 2015 will be dedicated to consecrated life.

In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1, 000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

There will be a special Mass next Sunday February 1 at 3:00pm at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 Ecumenical Prayer Service

Come and join us in an ecumenical prayer service with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Anglican Archbishop Colin Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Michael Pryse, Slovak Catholic Bishop John Pazak, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church Rev. Dr. Harris Athanasiadis, and other city-wide religious leaders on:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
4:00 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street
(2 blocks North of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue at Heath Street)
Parking is available, Refreshments to follow in parish hall
For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at (416)934-3400 ext.344 or ext.527 or

Rite of Enrolment

A reminder to parents of  our First Communicants who will be receiving their First Holy Communion in 2015.  You must attend ONE of the following Masses with your child to receive the Rite of Enrolment for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. 

Saturday, January 31st  @ 5:00pm
Sunday, February 1st  @ 8:00am, 10:00am or 12:00pm
Saturday, February 7th  @ 5:00pm
Sunday, February 8th  @ 8:00am, 10:00am or 12:00pm

Bring the completed Rite of Enrolment Form with you to hand in at Mass.  If you have misplaced your form, please drop by the Parish Office for another one.  Without this form we don’t know that you have attended the ceremony.