St. Mary's church during spring

Around St. Mary's This Week (30 May 2021).....

Posted : May-27-2021


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A Prayer for Ordinary TimeCross for Ordinary Time

God of wisdom and love, source of all good,

send your Spirit to teach us your truth

and guide our actions in your way of peace.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever. Amen



cross and windJoin this webinar and learn about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning as well as Catholic teachings and traditions around cremation.  An estate planning guide will be mailed to all attendees at no cost. To register, send an email to:

Please include ‘webinar June 12’ in the subject line and provide your name and mailing address in the body of a message.


Hands holding up a crossYou are Invited to Join Us for Faith Nourishment

Tuesday, June 8th at 7:30 p.m.

Topic: The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Church calls all people to continue to grow in understanding and knowledge of our faith.  To assist all members of the parish we are offering a monthly session of prayer, catechesis (teaching) and discussion. During the time of lockdown we shall meet on line.  Our next session will be held on Tuesday, June 8th and the topic is the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Please email Catherine ( to get the link.  All are welcome to join Father Larry and Catherine for a time of faith nourishment! 


St. Mary's church during springPARISH FEAST DAY CELEBRATION

Mark your calendars!  In honour of the upcoming Feast of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary all are invited for a Celebration of a Liturgy of the Word on Friday, June 11th through our Facebook Live Page.

The parish will be open for personal prayer from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



June is Senior's Month in Ontario Seniors Dancing

Have you Registered for This Free Webinar?

Celebrating Seniors During the Month of June!

The Office of Formation for Discipleship is offering a webinar on Saturday, June 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP, on, “Prescription for COVID: A Daily Dose of Faith, Hope and Love.”

These unprecedented times have been upsetting, unfair and challenging for maturing adults. We need our daily dose of faith, hope and love to fight off the fear, gloom and dread. As we reflect on what helped us through this past year, we discover that it was – and continues to be – the strength of the Gospel, which provides us with answers to the trauma and fears of the pandemic.

All men and women in the second half of life (50+), including volunteers, parish leaders, parish staff and priests are welcome to join this webinar.

To register, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or email


Tree representing Ministry with Maturing AdultsMINISTRY WITH MATURING ADULTS

The Next Chapter Network is a faith-based support network for women who are widowed.  The network encourages and empowers widows to move forward into a positive future. This group is not a bereavement support group and is not intended to replace the Bereavement Support Group at St. Mary’s Church. The next meeting will be online on Monday, May 31st from 7:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.  To get the link or more information please contact Catherine Ecker at

 Christian Meditation meets weekly, online. The next session is on Tuesday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. This ancient form of Christian contemplative prayer invites us into a time of sacred silence. All are welcome. If you are new to Christian Meditation and would like some information or if you would like the link to the meeting please email Catherine Ecker (


We are Called to Pray!Family Praying

During the month of June each day Monday through Friday you are invited to come together in prayer virtually at 3:00 p.m. to pray for the Divine Mercy Chaplet for those affected by Covid and all health care professionals. For those joining online the Zoom link will open at 2:50 p.m. and no one will be admitted after 3:00 p.m. as the leaders will be praying. You may find the link on our website. If you have questions please email Catherine Ecker at or call 705 728 2985 ext. 115 and leave a message.


Cross and flame Completing the Preparation for Confirmation or first Sharing in Holy CommunionGolden Chalice

All families who were planning to celebrate Confirmation or first sharing in Holy Communion during May 2021 have received an email with details regarding the next steps.  IF you did not receive an email please contact Catherine Ecker at or call 705 728 2985 ext. 115 and leave a message.


ShareLife Charity

Living the Gospel by providing for those in need.  “Without you, ShareLife could not fulfill its mission to live the Gospel by providing for those in need. Together we are making a real difference! My prayer is that we may continue to respond to God's love by going forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.”            — Cardinal Thomas Collins

Our Parish goal is $100,000.00

To-date we have collected $82,455.00!

 Please make your sacrificial gift through the parish office or

Please give generously.