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                                                                          March 26, 2017

                                                 Fourth Sunday of lent


                                         ‘Jesus heals a man born blind’

The readings call us to move from our blindness to the revelation of God in Jesus. To believe is to come to the light, while to disbelieve is to be spiritually blind and walk in the darkness. Paul reminds us that when we are committed to Christ, we become children of the light, and earlier in his letter to the Ephesians he prays that his community might have “the eyes of your heart enlightened” (1.18).


                                                                                                                                                   Fr. Jack Lynch, SFM, Scarborough, ON.


Stations of the Cross

9:30 am  Every Friday in Lent after morning mass

Day of Confessions, March 29

9:30 am to 10:30 am

12:00 nn to 1:00 pm

7:00 pm


Funeral Preparations

The norm for a Catholic who has died is to have a funeral mass celebrated in the church. The community prays that their soul will be received into the heavenly banquet of heaven.


We have Funeral Preparation Guides in the Parish Office for anyone who may wish to ensure a Catholic funeral mass. After completing the guide, present a copy to the Parish Office to keep on file and give a duplicate copy to whoever may be handling your affairs.


2017 Baseball Season - Important Dates

Registration Starts

March 4

Registration Deadline March 31

Evaluation Day

April 18 &19
First Game Week April 24
Playoff Week

June 19

Finals Day June 24

Youth Ministry Blog

Please check out our Youth Ministry blog for upcoming events and activities:

Contact Peter Dosman, Youth Animator for more information,


2017 ShareLife Parish Campaign

Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 26, 2017

“Living the Gospel” locally and around the world…

How do we “Live the Gospel” toward others when our daily lives are so busy? For some it is volunteering at a soup kitchen, or it may be caring for an elderly relative. If we do not have time to actively participate, we can support the many ShareLife funded agencies within our community that bring the hands of Christ to those in need. Our annual appeal provides resources to 42 agencies, bringing much needed programs and services to those both here in our communities and around the world.  Over the next week, consider your ability to “Live the Gospel” by helping those who are vulnerable and in need and make a contribution to ShareLife.

                       Next Sunday, April 2, 2017 is ShareLife Sunday

                                         Please give generously.


Bundle Up for Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) on April 29 - 30

Please let your gently used items help a neighbour in need! We collect clothing, shoes, linens and small household goods. Please tie your donation bags for easier handling.  The truck will be in the church parking lot all weekend on April 29 & 30. 

Knights of Columbus Membership Drive

The Knights of Columbus will be conducting a membership drive during the week-end Masses on March 25th and 26th. If you are interested in helping those in need, serving our parish and community, growing in faith or obtaining exclusive access to top rated insurance protection for your family then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. Council members from the parish will be available at the back of the church to answer questions.





Join us for a night celebrating St. Clare Inn’s 10th Anniversary. Great food, friends, entertainment and more! Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:00 pm at The Donalda Club, $85/person. Tickets will be available at the Ministry Centre or go 



Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life

Dates and Programme Topics

April 4:        Be well, Be Wise and Be Holy;

                    Spirituality of Aging Savouring the

                    Fruits of Awareness, Reflection and


To register call 416-447-5571 Ext. 550 or e-mail at


Ministry with Maturing Adults

Wednesdays, April 19th to May 31st ,

1:00 to 2:30 pm at Bonaventure Room

The Power of Forgiveness! A new series facilitated by Ginny Doty who is an experienced counsellor with a Diploma in Addiction Counselling. She is skilled at leading groups and individual therapy sessions. These sessions will include presentations and small group interactions, and will consist of 12 to 14 people. Please contact Ginny for registration or more information at 416-447-5571 Ext. 560.



2017 Offertory Envelopes

Envelopes are now located at the back of the Church - South side shelves. Please notify the Ministry Centre of any changes to your address and telephone number.

*For new registered parishioners, you can pick your envelopes from the labeled 'new parishioners' basket at the North side entrance of the church.


  Family of Faith Campaign


We have raised $1,245,170 or 130% of our goal of $960,000.  Congratulations!


We have reached the end of an extremely successful campaign! Our parish families’ outpouring of generosity and sacrifice is astounding and inspiring. On behalf of the parish, and all the volunteers who assisted with the Family of Faith campaign, thank you for your prayers and support of this historic effort! Thank you for your generous pledges and your thoughtful prayers!  We could not have done it without you. Tax Receipts for the Family of Faith Campaign Will be issued by the Archdiocese of Toronto on February 16, 2016. 


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.

Lay Pastoral Associate

Gregory Beath

Parish Manager
Connie Durante

Minister with Maturing Adults

Maureen McDonnell

Pastoral Assistant

Nimfa Chua

Youth Animator

Peter Dosman

Rev. Sal Badali

In case of a life and death situation, after office hours, click for contact information

St. Clare Inn Office

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


Franciscan Ministries

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


St. Anthony of Padua

Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9







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