E-Newsletter - May 8, 2024

Posted : May-08-2024

From the Desk of Fr. Tim…


Please Pray for the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Newest Priests!

On Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m., the Most Reverend Francis Leo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Toronto will ordain five deacons with the Sacrament of Holy Orders, ordaining them as priests of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The Mass of Ordination will take place at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in downtown Toronto and will also be available online via livestream.

As a faith community, we invite you to pray for all those who continue to serve and, in a special way, our newly ordained priests: Rev. Mr. Marko Bušić, Rev. Mr. Danie Lee, Rev. Mr. Ryan Nigli, Rev. Mr. Szymon Karol Sorbian, and Rev. Mr. Jeremy Zou.

Let us also pray for those who are currently in formation to the priesthood at St. Augustine’s Seminary and at the Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary. 

We give thanks to God for all those who have answered the call to serve the Church through a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate, or religious life.


ShareLife 2024: Share the love with our beloved seniors through ShareLife

Last year, ShareLife supporters like you offered quality care and companionship to over 2,300 vulnerable seniors. “The largest thank you to all ShareLife donors for your continued generosity! With your support, our Centre can aid seniors in need through our community programs.” – Jaymie Daunt, LA Centre for Active Seniors.

Te third ShareLife Sunday of the year is June 2. Our parish’s ShareLife campaign goal this year is $254,000 and to date we have raised $120,490.00.  Please give what you can give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at .  Thank you for living the Gospel!


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 this weekend, 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!


Youth Appreciation Bowling Party

We will be having a Youth Appreciation Bowling & Pizza Party on Wednesday May 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Classic Bowl, Mississauga for our altar servers and EDGE youth leaders. Please return the completed permission forms to the office asap. The event is free and supervised. We hope that you can join us!


Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Bundle Up Sunday

Bundle Up Sunday will take place on the weekend of June 1/2, before and after all the masses.  The container will be in the front parking lot and SSVP volunteers will be happy to assist you.

Here is the list of items that are accepted:  all clothing (any condition), all footwear (any condition), bedding (any condition), drapery/towels and new toys only.

The following items are not accepted:  baby items (cribs, car seats, strollers, or any other baby furniture), construction materials (any condition), dishes (any kind), furniture (any kind), books/videos/audio cassettes.


Joyful Knitters

Our parish knitting group now meets on Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the parish hall. New members are welcome to join, and you can even learn how to knit!


World Communications Day, May 12

Today Catholics are invited to reflect upon the media of social communication (films, radio, television, newspapers, audiovisuals) and how these influence our lives. The media can promote values that lead to a more fully human society. The Church’s ministry is twofold. The media can be used to help promote the Gospel. At the same time, as receivers of the materials presented by the media, the faithful have a duty to support and promote worthwhile presentations on media and reject those which promote values contrary to spiritual growth.


Canada Health Day, May 12

Canada Health Day is celebrated in health care facilities and community services across the country. This day reminds us that health and healing are essential aspects of our baptismal vocation. We are called to take responsibility for our person 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 creature and the nurturing of the whole earth.


Mother’s Day 2024

Please visit: for Reverend Francis Leo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Toronto, Message for Mother’s Day 2024.


Happy Mother’s Day!


For those who have mothered us from birth, for those we call “mother”, for those who have taught us to be disciples of Jesus,

for expectant mothers and those whose wombs ache for motherhood, for all who have borne the pain of losing a child,

and for mothers who have passed into the heavens yet are with us always:  may the gentle and strong mothering Spirit of God be their guide and their peace.

For mothers far away from their children, for those in the military and those in other lands, bring them home;

for mothers separated by divorce, pain, or conflict, give them peace.

May they believe in the promise of God and hope in Christ who calls all creation to be united in Him. Amen.