From the Desk of Fr. Tim…
Church and Foyer Flooring Replacement/Sanctuary Renovation Project Update
Unfortunately, we are presently one week behind schedule on the project, and as a result we will not return to the church for weekend masses until September 16/17, and for weekday masses beginning on Monday September 18.
In the meantime, Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday masses continue to be celebrated across the parking lot in the cafetorium of the St. Kateri Centre until after Labour Day weekend. Weekday masses Monday to Friday at 9:00 a.m. continue to be celebrated in the parish hall until Friday September 15.
Confessions are heard each Saturday between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the church sacristy, or anytime else by appointment.
Please note that our regular parish office hours will resume this week being open on Tuesday through Friday, and on Sundays after each mass.
Thank you for your continued co-operation during this time of construction and disruption!
Saturday 9:00 a.m. Mass and Rosary
Please join us Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for mass followed by the Rosary beginning again on Saturday, September 2… All are welcome!
Calling all Volunteers!
As part of the preparation work for returning to mass in the church, we need to attach rubber bumpers to the bottom of each kneeler.
We plan to do this on Saturday September 9 and Saturday September 16 beginning at 9:00 a.m. for 1 – 2 hours. If you are handy and have a cordless power drill with a #6 round drill bit and can help even for a short time, please email Caroline Borcsok, email@example.com .
Welcome Maria Ferrin!
We are happy to announce that parishioner Maria Ferrin has joined our parish staff as part-time Secretary/Receptionist. She is a Minister of the Eucharist at the Sunday Noon mass and a member of the Floral Committee. She will assist our parish secretary Olga Calderon and has also been filling in for her during the summer break. Welcome Maria!
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Begins in September!
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those who would like to become Roman Catholic, will begin in September. If you or a loved one would like to consider becoming a Roman Catholic, please speak to Fr. Alex or Fr. Tim after mass or contact us by e-mail or phone.
Solemnity of St. Michael and Conferral of the Pallium Upon Archbishop Francis Leo
The Archdiocese of Toronto celebrates the feast day of our archdiocesan patron, St. Michael, on Friday, September 29, 2023. All are welcome to join in a special celebration on that day at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond St.). Archbishop Francis Leo will celebrate Mass, with music from the world-renowned St. Michael’s Choir School. As part of the celebration, the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, the Most Rev. Ivan Jurkovič will confer the pallium on our archbishop, a symbol of his role as Metropolitan Archbishop of Toronto and shepherd to the faithful.
There will be an informal reception with light refreshments in the St. Michael’s Cathedral atrium and courtyard following the Mass. Seating will be first come, first served. All are welcome to join in this special celebration for our archdiocese and archbishop!
The Rosary Apostolate
The Rosary Apostolate supports the mission of Our Blessed Mother Mary's work by visiting our parish schools and praying the Rosary with the children. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Camilleri at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ShareLife 2023: Support our seniors through ShareLife
Society of Sharing is one of the agencies you support through your generous donations to ShareLife. They serve our isolated, housebound, and lonely seniors in Toronto.
Society of Sharing does not charge for services, and it provides our seniors with assistance through your donations to ShareLife.
Thus far we have raised $221,533.00 towards our goal of $230,000. 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.
UTM Catholic Chaplaincy Update
The UTM (University of Toronto Mississauga) Catholic Chaplaincy exists to provide a supportive community for students to learn, grow, and celebrate their Catholic faith. While many schools continue to offer online learning for this Fall Term, the increased isolation creates a deep need for authentic community.
Whether you are at UTM student or a student studying remotely at another university or college, we invite you join our community. Our chaplaincy is working hard this fall to plan safe in-person gatherings as well as virtual gatherings for those wishing to connect remotely. For more information visit our website www.utmcatholics.com .
SSVP Bundle Up Sunday September 23/24
The SSVP container will be in the front parking lot to accept your donations of all clothing (any condition), all footwear (any condition), bedding (any condition), drapery/towels and NEW toys on the weekend of September 23/24.
The SSVP cannot accept baby items of any kind including cribs, car seats, strollers, construction materials, dishes, furniture, or books/video/ audio cassettes.
SSVP Volunteers will be happy to help you place your donations into the container after all the masses.
Volunteer Needed for Right to Life
St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish is looking for a new pro-life contact that may act as a liaison between Right to Life Mississauga & Area, the pastor, and our church community. As a liaison, one of the responsibilities includes coordinating Life Chain at our parish and promoting 40 Days for Life. If you are interested, please email email@example.com or leave your name and contact information in the parish office.
Are you ticked? Support Catholic Education
Please make sure that you are identified as an English Separate School Supporter by checking the assessment section of your Tax Bill or Property Assessment Notice.
When you direct your support to the Catholic system, you are sending the government a powerful message that says you support Catholic schools in your community, you want to see Catholic schools continue to exist and flourish and you want equitable resources for your Catholic schools.
To register, check or change your Direction of School Support Designation, contact the Admissions Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24512 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Moving to a new home or out of the parish?
Please let us know if you are moving to a new home or out of the parish so that we can update your address so that we can mail your 2023 Tax Receipt to the correct address, 905-820-1444 or email@example.com.