From the Desk of Fr. Tim…
Respect for Life Sunday – Life Chain October 2 at 1:00 p.m.
This Sunday October 2, Respect for Life Sunday, immediately following the Noon mass, you are invited to participate in Life Chain and stand together with thousands across Canada to pray in silent vigil for one hour for the victims of abortion and raises awareness that all, even the preborn, have the right to life!
40 Days for Life Fall Campaign
The 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign will take place from September 28 to November 6. We encourage our parishioners to take part by committing to an hour to stand vigil in prayer near the Mississauga Women’s Centre at 101 Queensway.
Our parish date is on Thursday, October 27 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more info, and to register online visit: https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/mississauga . Please support this important endeavour to save the lives of precious and helpless babies.
Indigenous Healing and Reconciliation Special Collection, October 1/2
Our country continues to undergo an examination of our relationships with Indigenous Peoples. The Catholic Church in Canada has been deeply engaged in the journey of healing and reconciliation, most notably through the visit of Pope Francis this past summer.
As part of our ongoing efforts, the Archdiocese of Toronto has made a firm commitment to provide funds in support of programs and initiatives that respond to the various needs that exist among Indigenous Peoples both locally and throughout the country. The Indigenous Healing & Reconciliation fund is part of a national effort announced by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Bishops of Canada have made a $30-million collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives among Indigenous Peoples. The Archdiocese will contribute six million dollars towards the national pledge.
This weekend’s collection provides an opportunity for the faithful to contribute to this important initiative. To donate please use the golden-coloured envelopes at the doors of the church. For more information or to donate online please visit: www.archtoronto.org/healingandreconciliation. Thank you for your generosity.
Roses for Life Campaign Thank You!
Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Peace Council #8668 want to thank the parishioners that generously donated to the Roses for Life campaign. We will be sending a cheque in the amount of $1109.65 to Vita Manor.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
We are having a Drive-Thru Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the Salvation Army Food Bank at Glenerin/Collegeway in the front parking lot on Thanksgiving weekend, October 8/9 before and after all the masses.
The Knights of Columbus will take the donations directly from your trunk and deliver them to the foodbank.
The items that are most needed include pasta, pasta sauce, dried or canned beans, canned vegetables, canned meats or fish, and school-safe snacks for the kids.
First Reconciliation / First Communion Registration Meetings
Parents and Guardians of Grade 2 children are invited to a Registration Meeting for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion next week on either
Tuesday, October 4 or Wednesday, October 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. here in the church.
If your child has not received registration materials electronically through one of our three parish schools, materials may be picked up from the parish office, or found our parish website https://stignatiusloyolami.archtoronto.org/ under Parish Life tab and select Sacraments.
On Thursday October 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall, we will be having our registration evening for our next 6-week bible study from the Augustine Institute entitled “Philippians: Life in Christ”. Towards the end of his life, under arrest and awaiting trial in Rome, Saint Paul writes a short but powerful letter to the Philippians. We hope you will enjoy this study.
Registration will be $40 per person and materials will be provided. This study will take place in the parish hall and will begin on Thursday, October 20 and will end on Thursday, November 24.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of Bible Study here at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, and please invite a new fellow parishioner to participate in this fall’s bible study.
“Your Parish Needs You” Ministry Fair: October 15/16 at each Mass
We are excited to offer a new opportunity for our parishioners to offer their time and talent in service of one of our 28 parish ministries at our Ministry Fair after each mass in the parish hall.
Please mark the weekend of October 15/16 in your calendar and plan to join us!
EDGE Youth Ministry
We are bringing back our EDGE Youth Ministry programming beginning November 2022 for our young people in grades 6, 7 and 8! This experience is a dynamic, fun, and exciting opportunity to make the Catholic faith and everyday life come together in a way that you haven’t thought of before!
Please come and visit our stall at the Ministry Fair on October 15/16 to learn more about this exciting program. You will also have the opportunity at the Fair to register for the program or to offer your time and talent to volunteer in this parish initiative for our youth.
Our parish will host a 90-minute information and training session on October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall for volunteers who would be interested in supporting this ministry for our parish youth. It will provide them with information on what the program looks like and what support would be required of them, so they know the extent of their commitment.
Altar Servers & Liturgy of the Word with Children, Sundays 10:30 a.m. Mass
We are happy to have altar servers at each weekend mass once again, as well as offering the Liturgy of the Word with Children each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
We are looking for new altar servers (Grade 4 and up), and new Children’s Liturgy catechists (aged 18 or over) instruction and the manual will be provided! Please contact Caroline or
Fr. Tim at the parish office if you are interested.
ShareLife 2022: You can be a hero for those in need
The thousands of people who rely on ShareLife-funded agencies are counting on us to reach our parish goal, so the lifesaving work of these agencies can continue. Our goal this year is $255,000. To date we have achieved $184,000.
“Our goal can be met, but only with your help. I invite you to join today's generation of heroes by making a sacrificial gift to ShareLife. As you contemplate the blessings God has entrusted to you, please join me in
giving to ShareLife to the best of your ability.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins
Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at https://sharelife.org/ . Thank you for generously supporting our parish’s ShareLife campaign.
Bundle-Up Sunday, November 5/6
Mark your calendars for the next Bundle-Up Sunday in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society which will take place on the weekend of November 5/6 before and after all masses.
The container will be in the front parking lot and SVP volunteers will be happy to assist you with your donations.
Kindly place your donations in securely tied garbage bags or boxes. Please note that they do not accept books of any kind, construction material, dishes of any kind, furniture of any kind or video/audio cassettes.
Marian Retreat at Queen of Apostles
Spend the day with Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus, and our mother too on
Wednesday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga. The cost is $45.00 and includes lunch. Please contact Jean to register,
905-278-5229 or email@example.com .
St. Michael’s College School Open House
The Office of Admissions of St. Michael’s College School is now considering application for September 2023. St. Michael’s College School is Ontario only independent Catholic school for young men from Grade 7 to Grade 12. Open Houses for prospective students and their families will be held on Thursday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 25 beginning at 7:00 p.m. You are invited to register at https://stmichaels.openapply.com/ .
St. Michael’s College School offers a generous Financial Assistance Programme that provided financial aid to qualifying students.
Join the 2022 Public Square Rosary Crusade
Everyone is invited to join the Public Square Rosary Crusade on Saturday, October 15 at
12 Noon outside Merciful Redeemer Church, 2772 Erin Centre Blvd. For more information, please contact Maria Cana/Poy Cana, 647-918-6951/416-875-4456.
Municipal Elections 2022 – Cast Your Vote!
A municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. All Catholics are strongly encouraged to exercise their democratic right to vote. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know those seeking elected office for this important role.
To ensure your vote for Catholic School Board Trustee, you can verify that you are registered as a separate school supporter at the polling booth. If your support status is incorrect ask for an Application to Amend Voters' List. This form may be completed and submitted at the polling station. Thank you for your interest and involvement in this fall’s municipal election!