E-Newsletter - May 3, 2023

Posted : May-04-2023

From the Desk of Fr. Tim…


Mass of Welcome: Archbishop Francis (Frank) Leo

As you know Archbishop Leo was installed as Archbishop of Toronto on Saturday, March 25 at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica.

All parishioners are invited to attend a Western Pastoral Region Mass of Welcome taking place TONIGHT Wednesday May 3 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, (Mavis Rd, south of Britannia Rd), Mississauga.

A reception will follow Mass in the parish hall. All are welcome. Please continue to keep Archbishop Leo in your prayers as he begins his ministry as our shepherd.


Catholic Education Week, April 30 - May 5

This week, Catholic schools across Ontario are celebrating Catholic Education Week. This year's theme is Catholic Education: We are Many, We are One.

Please watch the special videos that have been prepared for 2023: 

Catholic Education Week Message from DPCDSB Director of Education and Chair of the Board and
Catholic Education Week Message from Monsignor Joseph Shiels

Join us on Wednesday May 3 to celebrate the annual Catholic Education Week Provincial Mass with His Grace, Archbishop Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto. All students, families, staff, trustees, and the broader Catholic community are invited to participate "virtually" in this celebration of the Eucharist by clicking on at

1:30 p.m. or viewing the mass later via YouTube.  For more information about Catholic Education Week, visit


Confirmation 2023

We are delighted to welcome Bishop Ivan Camilleri, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto for the Western Pastoral Region to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for 63 on Wednesday May 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday May 11 at 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome to attend!

Congratulations to them and their parents and sponsors who have guided them to this special day in their lives!  

Special thanks to Fr. Alex as well for our catechists in the Confirmation Preparation Program: Emily Dulhanty, Elena Kraczynski, Lia Pedroso, Diego Pedroso, Natalie Posella, Nathan Santos, as well as to Anne-Marie Sisti and Tina Mallozzi who co-ordinated the RCIC programme. Thanks also to the Grade 7 teachers at St. Clare, St. Mark, and All Saints Schools.


First Communion 2023 Congratulations and Thank You!

Congratulations to the 87 students and their parents who received Jesus for the first time at the First Communion masses in April. Special thanks to our Grade 2 teachers in the RCIC programme including Lynn Alp, Avelina Garofalo and Victoria Purri as well as the Grade 2 teachers at St. Clare, St. Mark, and All Saints Schools.


Ukrainian Crisis Update

Are you able to host a Ukrainian family? When hearing reports of the war in Ukraine, and the millions of Ukrainians that have been forced to flee their homeland, many have asked what they can do to help. Over 200,000 Ukrainians have already arrived in Canada through a special visa program created by Immigration Canada. An additional 800,000 have applied to the program and are expected to arrive in the coming months. Many are arriving to Toronto and are without family here in Canada to help them. Among those will be some who are vulnerable to human trafficking, particularly seniors, single women, and women with children. There is an immediate need for families to host for a period of between one and six months some of those who have arrived. If you would like to learn more about hosting a Ukrainian family, please go to Archdiocese of Toronto - Ukrainian Crisis ( and register for a virtual information session.


ShareLife 2023

Our parishioners’ support of ShareLife is making a difference in the lives of those in need.  As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 14, all moms deserve to be celebrated and supported. Did you know that our parish’s support of ShareLife is helping young women with an unexpected pregnancy?

One such mother is Nikki, who was able to continue her education and receive practice assistance through an agency called Rose of Sharon. She says, “If it wasn’t for you and for ShareLife, I don’t know where we would be today. We will always and forever be grateful for your support!”

Thus far, we have raised $123,635.00 towards our goal of 230,000. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at .

Thank you for supporting ShareLife!


March for Life in Ottawa, Thursday May 11

The annual national March for Life will take place on May 11 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Join the Rally against government-sanctioned abortion-on-demand and euthanasia, to demand legal protection for every human being from conception to natural death.  Several buses will leave from Mississauga (same day return) and the cost is $50 per person for the round trip.

For more details please visit:  or contact the Mississauga Right to Life  at  or call Clare, 905-625-7213.  


Knights of Columbus Dinner/Dance on Friday May 26

You are cordially invited to a night of food, drinks, and dancing (featuring the rock ‘n roll music of Little Peter and the Elegants) at our Annual Fundraiser Dinner Dance, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Peace Council #8668!

When:  Friday May 26, 2023

Cocktails:  6:00 p.m.

Buffet Dinner:  7:00 p.m.

Dancing:  8:30 p.m.

Where:  Oakville Legacy Banquet Hall, 1173 North Service Road East, Oakville

Cost:  $70 per person

Don't miss the chance to participate in our 50/50 draw and silent auction. All the proceeds will go towards supporting local charities.  Bring your loved ones and let’s have a night of fun!

Get your tickets in one of three ways:

      DIRECT LINK: https://knights-of-columbus

  • by sending an email to:
  • after mass on the weekends of May 6/7 or May 13/14 at K of C table in foyer


Canada Health Day, May 12

Canada Health Day is celebrated in health care facilities and community services across Canada. This day reminds us that health and healing are essential aspects of our baptismal vocation. We are called to take responsibility for our personal health:  to prevent illness and to seek a healthy lifestyle. Good health concerns the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health of our communities, respect for God’s creatures and the nurturing of the whole earth.


The Pope’s Pastoral Works Collection, May 13/14

The Pope’s Pastoral Works Collection was established by the bishops of Canada in 1970. The Papal Charities allow the Pope to contribute to various charitable causes around the world, particularly toward aiding the victims of war, famine, and natural disasters. By contributing to the Pope’s Pastoral Works, the faithful of Canada give a universal dimension to their charity.


Society of Saint Vincent de Paul “Bundle Sunday”

The next Bundle Sunday will take place on the weekend of May 27/28, before and after all the masses.  The container will be in the front parking lot and SSVP volunteers will be happy to assist you. See the flyer on the bulletin boards for more details.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Toronto Hispanic

WWME Toronto Hispanic is offering a special weekend in Spanish on June 2 - 4 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Center, Mississauga. For more information, please contact Carmen & Francisco Camacho (416) 220-4414, or Lily & Edgar Santizo, (647) 504-5689.


Parish Rectory Cook Needed

A part-time experienced cook is needed in our parish rectory, either on-site or to drop home-made lunches and/or dinners off at the rectory at least three times per week. This person would be required to shop for food items and monitor menus and spending in order that meals are prepared economically.    If interested, please forward your name, contact information and/or resume to Fr. Tim Hanley,  or by dropping it off at the office.