E-Newsletter - April 24, 2024

Posted : Apr-25-2024

From the Desk of Fr. Tim…


ShareLife Sunday: Invest in our Church’s future by giving to ShareLife

Your kindness and devotion enable St. Augustine’s Seminary, along with the Office of Vocations and Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary, to provide an excellent formation for our seminarians and permanent deacons as they pursue a life of service. This past year, you invested in our Church’s future by supporting 58 seminarians at St. Augustine’s Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary.

Today on ShareLife Sunday there has never been a better time to support and pray for our seminarians and permanent deacon candidates, wherever they may be on their journey. Our parish’s ShareLife campaign goal this year is $254,000 and to date we have raised $100,300.    Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at .


New Pastor Appointed


Earlier this month I announced that I have been appointed by Archbishop Leo as the new pastor of St. Clement Parish in Etobicoke effective June 26, 2024. While I will be sad to leave this vibrant and active parish after 11 years as your pastor, I am happy to announce that your new pastor will be Fr. Edward Curtis, and that Fr. Alex D’Silva will be remaining as his associate pastor.  For a biography and picture of our new pastor please visit the parish website,

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Mississauga - Father Edward Curtis (


Parish Secretary Job Posting


We have also announced the retirement of Olga Calderon, our parish secretary, effective in mid-June 2024.  We thank Olga for her dedication and excellent work in this position for the past two and a half years and wish her well in her upcoming retirement.  We are looking for a new full-time parish secretary/receptionist to provide a welcoming environment for those who visit or contact our parish community, as well as being responsible for all administrative and confidential functions relating to the parish office.  The job posting is on our parish website St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Mississauga - Parish Secretary Opportunity ( The deadline for applications is Tuesday April 30.


Coffee Sunday and Rosary Sales Thank You


Thank you to all our wonderful Coffee Sunday Ministry team members who hosted parishioners after all the masses on April 13/14. Thanks, to Gerald Menezes the ministry coordinator, who purchased the supplies and organized the schedule.


Thanks to everyone who supported Carmela Loconte’s Rosary Sales in support of Dr. Simone’s Canadian Food for Children charity. An amazing $1200 was raised! See you again soon, Carmela!

Volunteer Appreciation Thank You


We celebrated our many wonderful volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening last week. Thanks to everyone who dressed up in the spirit of our Beach Party theme!


Special thanks to the “Dream Team” who organized, setup, cooked, served and cleaned-up, including Caroline Borcsok, Olga Calderon, Christine Filippelli, Ewa Lesiak, Arthur and Marie Luis, Joe Macguire, Tina Mallozzi, Claudina Mannick, Millie Ozaeta, Betty Quinn, and bartenders Rose Bilak and Peter Eng. We also thank our parishioner DJ’s who entertained us, Rodelio and Olivia Paguio, .


First Communion 2024


We are delighted that 85 children will be receiving their First Holy Communion at special 2:00 p.m. masses on Sunday April 28 and Sunday May 5.


Congratulations to them and their parents who have guided them to this special day in their lives!   Special thanks as well to our Grade 2 teachers of the RCIC programme, Lynn Alp, Avelina Garofalo and Victoria Purri as well as the Grade 2 teachers at St. Clare, St. Mark, and All Saints Schools.


A special Thank You to our Hospitality Ministry team members who welcomed, seated, and took up the collection at the First Communion masses.


Looking Ahead to May…


Catholic Education Week 2024, “We Are Called to Love”


During Catholic Education Week, May 5 – 10, we give thanks for the gift of publicly funded Catholic Education in our province. Catholic schools foster supportive communities where children can experience the joy of God’s love and understand the Christian mission in the world. Together, our parishes, educators and families sow and nurture the seeds of faith with the next generation of Catholics, encouraging them to live lives of holiness and Christian witness as one body in Christ.


To indicate your support of Catholic education and sign-up for email updates, visit: . For more information about Catholic Education Week, please

visit: .


Confirmation 2024


We are delighted that 67 of our youth will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation onWednesday May 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday May 9 at 7:00 p.m. Congratulations to the students,

their parents, and their sponsors who have guided them to this special day in their lives!   Everyone is welcome to attend.

Special thanks to Fr. Alex and the Confirmation Preparation Program catechists namely,

Elena Kraczynski, Lia Pedroso, Diego Pedroso, Natalie Posella, Nathan Santos, Simone Sisti, and

Anne-Marie Sisti and Tina Mallozzi who also coordinated the RCIC programme.


We similarly appreciate the support of the Grade 7 teachers at St. Clare, St. Mark, and All Saints Schools who welcomed Fr. Alex and Anne-Marie to the classrooms and supported the candidates throughout their preparation time.


National March for Life in Ottawa


The Right to Life Association of Mississauga and Area are supporting the National March for Life in Ottawa on Thursday May 9. Please contact for more information including bus boarding details or check the poster on the bulletin board in the front foyer. There is a bus leaving from St. Francis of Assisi Church, 905-822-8132. Please register ASAP.


Spring Plant Sale, Saturday May 18


Please come and support the Loyola Gardening Team in collaboration with the Catholic Women’s League as they hold a Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 8:30 am until 12:00 noon in the rear parking lot behind the parish hall.


You will find a wide range of perennials, annuals, vegetables, and herbs for your garden or balcony planter boxes.  All proceeds go to the parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Come early and get the best selection! CASH ONLY.


Knights of Columbus Fundraiser Dinner Dance 2024


You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Fundraiser Dinner Dance, hosted by the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Peace Council #8668 on Friday May 24 at the Oakville Legacy Banquet Hall – Jeana’s Room located at 1173 North Service Rd. East, Oakville, L6H 1A7.


The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing featuring the music of DJ Romano from 8:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

There’s also a 50/50 draw and a Silent Auction with many exquisite items on display. The event proceeds go towards supporting local charities, Eden Food Bank and Vita Centre for women.


Tickets are $75/per person. Please email your ticket request to: or purchase them from the Knights after all masses on the weekends of May 4/5 and May 11/12. Thanks for your support!


ShareLife Parish BBQ, Saturday May 25


Please plan to join us for our ShareLife Parish BBQ on Saturday May 25 immediately following the

5:00 p.m. mass.  It will be a family event with hamburgers, chips, a drink, and dessert all for the inclusive price of $10 per person and $5 per child or $25 per family.  Tickets will be available after each mass on the weekends of May 11/12 and May 18/19…please plan to join us!