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Confirmation Registration

Last day to register parishioners for Confirmation preparation is Sunday November 29, 2015.  Please contact Gregory in the office because either you missed the information sessions and do not have the registration package, or you have the completed forms, but have not submitted them.

Sacramental preparation sessions will begin in January for parishioner youth in grade 7+.

Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life

Tuesday December 1, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This series will be hosted by Sr. Mary Rose Marrin, CSJ.

Eco-Art Program by Orfe

Thursday 4 - 6 pm, Parish Centre

November 19 & December 3 for Ages 6 -9

November 26 & December 10 for Ages 10 – 13        

This program emphasizes environmental awareness and allows students to create art work using recyclable and organic materials. Students will be introduced to different artistic elements and techniques. Spaces are limited!  Please register at

Knitting for the Homeless

Thursday, 6:00 pm Nov. 26 & Dec. 3rd, Main Hall

Once again we will be knitting for our less fortunate brothers & sisters. Help us prepare by donating your left over yarn & knitting needles or sponsor a knitter. Call the Ministry Centre for details.

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Thanks to all our Volunteers that attended the luncheon. For those who couldn't attend, you were missed!

Calendar of Events:

Advent Day of Reflection

The CWL is sponsoring an Advent Day of Reflection on Saturday, November 28th 9:30 am to 12 noon. All are welcome!

Advent Craft Activity

Sunday, November 29, 2015,

Main Hall after the 10 am mass.

Come and enjoy an advent craft activity with your children. All families are welcome!

Giving Tree-First Sunday in Advent

Bring the spirit of Christmas to someone in need. We invite you to take an “ornament” from our Giving Tree. The back of the ornament will indicate the type of gift needed and whether the gift is to be wrapped. We appreciate you returning your gift as soon possible so that we can ensure all requests for help are answered-December 12/13 at the latest. Your gifts will support those who seek help through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, residents at Thompson House Retirement Home, Greenview Lodge Nursing Home and The Community Share Food Bank.

CWL Advent Luncheon

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1:00 pm, Main Hall

Come to our Annual Advent Luncheon. This is a perfect opportunity to renew old friendships, renew membership for 2016, join for the first time, and learn about the coming events for 2016.

  Family of Faith Campaign

We continue to build on our success! We’re now at 41% of our goal! Already, 22 families in the parish have pledged $389,500!


The Family of Faith campaign is a collaborative effort between our parish and the Church of Toronto. For our parish to thrive, it is essential that our facilities be maintained and that we provide programs for children and adults. With our parish share, we plan to expand the faith formation programs, expand our youth ministry as well as provide programs for the maturing adults in our parish community.


There is an important parish meeting about the campaign, scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7 pm in the Main Hall.Our parish will need an army of volunteers to reach all of our parishioners. If you are interested in making phone calls and you are willing to help, please plan to attend the meeting.


You will hear more about the Family of Faith campaign and how we can make it a success for our parish. Please continue to pray for our parish, and for the success of the campaign.

Parish Goal     Parish Share     Current Total

  $960,000          $240,000           $389,500                                                      


Donate Now Please consider making a donation to the parish. We appreciate your support!         



Weekday Liturgy

Monday to Friday, 9 am
Saturday: 9 am
Public Holidays: 9 am
Reconciliation: Saturday, 4 pm

Sunday Liturgy
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am, 10 am,

12 noon

Ministry Centre


Office Hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

David Stachurski, OFM Conv.
Associate Pastor
Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.

Pastoral Associate

David Suckling, OFM Conv.

Lay Pastoral Associate

Gregory Beath

Parish Manager
Connie Durante

Pastoral Assistant
Jeanette Williams

Rev. Sal Badali

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1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


Franciscan Ministries

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Toronto ON M3C 2K9


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Toronto ON M3C 2K9