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Parish Lenten Mass and Stations
2017.02.23 - 08:47

Stations of the Cross every Friday evening at 7:00 pm during Lent.

Saturday morning Mass at 9:30 am during Lent


Ash Wednesday Mass Times
2017.02.23 - 08:46

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
8:30 am, 12:05 pm, 1:00 pm (Blessed Sacrament School Mass)& 7:00 pm

Family Day Weekend
2017.02.18 - 12:16


There will be no Childrens’ Liturgy today.
Office will be closed on Monday, February 20th for Family Day & Mass will be at 10:00 am.

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary
2017.02.18 - 12:16

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary
December 17, 2016 marked the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone. Originally part of the Diocese of Kingston, on December 17, 1841, Pope Gregory XVI formally created the Diocese of Toronto and named Michael Power its first bishop. The Archdiocese of Toronto is planning numerous historical and spiritual activities to commemorate the 175th anniversary, including a large-scale celebration at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on May 30, 2017. In acknowledging this significant anniversary, Cardinal Thomas Collins remarked: “It is a tremendous blessing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is always a joy to express my gratitude to those, past and present, who have made incredible contributions to our city, province and country, inspired by their faith. Over the next year, we will honour the past, energize our present faith community and look forward to an exciting future.” More information on the Archdiocese of Toronto 175th celebrations can be accessed by visiting: www.archtoronto.org

New Beginnings Program
2017.02.18 - 12:15

The New Beginnings Program is a Ministry for people who have suffered loss through, separation, divorce or death by providing support and hope. By offering a safe and informative group environment to accompany individuals on their journey, we hope to be instruments in bringing God’s presence, healing and love. There are two groups being offered:
1. For those suffering the death of a loved one - St. Peter’s Parish Centre in Toronto (across from Bathurst station) at 830 Bathurst Street. Tuesdays 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. 2. For those who are suffering loss through divorce or separation - St. Peter’s Parish Centre in Toronto (across from Bathurst station) at 830 Bathurst Street. Saturdays from 1-3pm. Parish Contact: 416-534-4219 Or email at contactus@stpeterstoronto.org

Ten Commandments of Church Manners
2017.02.18 - 12:15

Ten Commandments of Church Manners
1. Arrive on time for the Celebration of Mass.
2. Turn off cellular phones before entering the Church. Do not bring computer games to Church!
3. Do not chew gum in Church. (Communion Fast is one hour prior to receiving Communion.) This includes gum!
4. GENUFLECT: When entering the pew before Mass starts and exiting the pew after Mass has ended. Show respect for the blessed Eucharist present in the Tabernacle.
5. When children are restless, take them to the back of the Church or to the Loretto Room.
6. “Look” to where the action is on the Altar – priest, readers etc.
7. Sing and pray with ENTHUSIASM!
8. When receiving Holy Communion, consume the host immediately – do not walk away with it.
9. Remain in your pew until the final procession reaches the back of the Church.
10. After Mass is completed, say a prayer

World Day of Prayer - March 3, 2017
2017.02.18 - 12:14

World Day of Prayer 2017 - World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together on the first Friday of March each year to observe a common day of prayer. Through World Day of Prayer, we affirm our faith in Jesus Christ and engage with the whole world, are enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures, share the burdens of other people by praying with them and for them, and use our own talents in the service of God’s world. Prayer and action are inseparable and both have immeasurable influence in the world. Please join us at Blessed Sacrament Parish (24 Cheritan Ave.) along with our neighbours in celebrating World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 3 at 1:30 pm. A reception will follow.

World Day for Consecrated Life
2017.01.18 - 12:14

In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 religious men and women of 100 different religious congregations. This World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will preside at a special Mass on Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.

Senior Men’s High School Retreat
2017.01.18 - 12:14

Senior Men’s High School Retreat – Saturday, February 11th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Here at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto. Please contact the parish office or vocations@archtoronto.org

Marriage Sunday
2017.01.18 - 12:13

Marriage Sunday - Cardinal Collins has designated the weekend of February 11/12, 2017 as Marriage Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto. The event provides an opportunity to honour husband and wife while saluting the faithfulness, sacrifice and joy that comes with the marriage covenant. To those preparing for marriage, newlyweds and those that have been companions on the journey for decades, we offer our prayers and best wishes in a special way this weekend.
Let us celebrate the tremendous contributions of married couples who continue to strengthen our faith community. For more information and resources on marriage, visit: www.archtoronto.org/marriage

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service
2017.01.18 - 12:13

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service - Location: St. Michael’s Cathedral
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cardinal Thomas Collins

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary
2017.01.18 - 12:12

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary
December 17, 2016 marked the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone. Originally part of the Diocese of Kingston, on December 17, 1841, Pope Gregory XVI formally created the Diocese of Toronto and named Michael Power its first bishop. The Archdiocese of Toronto is planning numerous historical and spiritual activities to commemorate the 175th anniversary, including a large-scale celebration at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on May 30, 2017. In acknowledging this significant anniversary, Cardinal Thomas Collins remarked: “It is a tremendous blessing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is always a joy to express my gratitude to those, past and present, who have made incredible contributions to our city, province and country, inspired by their faith. Over the next year, we will honour the past, energize our present faith community and look forward to an exciting future.” More information on the Archdiocese of Toronto 175th celebrations can be accessed by visiting: www.archtoronto.org

Pasta Dinner
2017.01.18 - 12:10

Pasta Dinner
Saturday, February 18th
after the 4:30 pm Mass

Tickets on sale in the Loretto Room or the Parish Office.

Tickets are $20 each, $10 for kids 12 & under
Tickets are limited so buy early!

Door prizes, raffle, 50/50 draw
and cash bar.

Christmas Mass Schedule
2016.11.30 - 14:01

Christmas Mass Schedule

Friday, December 16th
Advent Day of Confession
9:00 – 11:00 am, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
For any other times come to the parish office

Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24th
Children’s Liturgy 4:30 pm
Masses: 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm & 12 Midnight

Christmas Day Sunday, December 25th
Masses: 8:30 am, 10:00 am & 11:30 am

** Monday, December 26th & Tuesday, December 27th **
Mass will be at 10:00 am


2017 ENVELOPES
2016.11.30 - 10:55

2017 ENVELOPES
Please pick up your 2017 envelopes at the back of the church. PLEASE ADVISE THE OFFICE IF THERE IS AN ERROR WITH YOUR BOX NUMBER. Please DO NOT use any leftover envelopes from 2016 or any other year! Recycle your outdated envelopes. If you did not pick up your 2016 envelopes, your name was removed from the envelope list so please pick a new box up in the Loretto Room. If you would like to be an envelope user, please pick up a new box in the Loretto Room as well. Please write your name and address on the first few envelopes used so we can update the parish data for 2017. Thank you for your generosity to our parish.


Also pick up your parish calendar this weekend.

Coffee Sunday
2016.11.30 - 10:54

• Coffee following Mass on Saturday, December 17th & Sunday, December 18th after the 11:30 am Mass in the parish hall as we close our 90th anniversary year.

Advent Retreat with Fr. Robbie McDougall
2016.11.30 - 10:53

ADVENT RETREAT with Fr. Robbie McDougall (Archodiocese of St. Boniface, Winnipeg)

Building Parish Community through Prayer, Reconciliation, Eucharist and the Gifts found in each member of the parish. 1 Corinthians 13:13 “and the greatest of these is love.” The real source of our faith is not merely a set of doctrines but rather the person of Christ still living in the Church today. How did Jesus form community with others? What directives did Jesus leave with us to continue building in His name? Acts 2: 42, 44, “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teachings and to the fellowship and to the breaking of bread and prayer.” “All the believers were together and held everything in common”. What is unique and special about our community? How is our community a gift from God and how are we a gift to others? What areas within self and community need conversion? How do we attract others in becoming and remaining members of our community? In what way, do these gifts assist in deepening our relationship with God and others?
What are your gifts? Come and discover them on retreat.
Our retreat will start with Homilies by Fr. Robbie at all Masses this weekend.
Join us on the First Sunday of Advent as our retreat begins, Father Robbie will preach at all Masses. The retreat continues on Monday, November 28, Tuesday, November 29, Wednesday, November 30 & Thursday, December 1 as we explore our gifts. On Thursday, December 1 we will also have reconciliation. All sessions will begin at 7:00 pm Everyone is welcome!

Angel Tree
2016.11.30 - 10:53

The Angel Tree-Our special tree is adorned with angels, each representing families less fortunate
living in St. Paul’s Parish with a wish for Christmas. This year they have over 600 families. You are invited
to select an angel from the Tree beginning next weekend and purchase gift certificates. Please leave them
in the box under the tree by Sunday Dec 18th. For more information please call the parish office.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Sacrament Dates
2016.11.10 - 15:56

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Sacrament Dates
PARENTS MEETING- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at the parish
First Communion at 7:00 pm & Confirmation at 7:30 pm
First Reconciliation will be on Wednesday, December 7th at 9:30 am
First Communion will be on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Confirmation will be on Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 pm

New & Exciting Events at the Parish
2016.11.10 - 15:56

New & Exciting Events at the Parish - EVERYONE IS WELCOME - Monday, December 5th at 7:00 pm in the parish hall Fr. Constantin will be speaking. Topic – Storms of Life: How to Deal with Grief

ADVENT RETREAT with Fr. Robbie McDougall
2016.11.10 - 15:55

ADVENT RETREAT with Fr. Robbie McDougall (Archodiocese of St. Boniface, Winnipeg)

Building Parish Community through Prayer, Reconciliation, Eucharist and the Gifts found in each member of the parish. 1 Corinthians 13:13 “and the greatest of these is love.” The real source of our faith is not merely a set of doctrines but rather the person of Christ still living in the Church today. How did Jesus form community with others? What directives did Jesus leave with us to continue building in His name? Acts 2: 42, 44, “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teachings and to the fellowship and to the breaking of bread and prayer.” “All the believers were together and held everything in common”. What is unique and special about our community? How is our community a gift from God and how are we a gift to others? What areas within self and community need conversion? How do we attract others in becoming and remaining members of our community? In what way, do these gifts assist in deepening our relationship with God and others?
What are your gifts? Come and discover them on retreat.
Our retreat will start with Homilies by Fr. Robbie at all Masses this weekend.
Join us on the First Sunday of Advent as our retreat begins, Father Robbie will preach at all Masses. The retreat continues on Monday, November 28, Tuesday, November 29, Wednesday, November 30 & Thursday, December 1 as we explore our gifts. On Thursday, December 1 we will also have reconciliation.
All sessions will begin at 7:00 pm Everyone is welcome!

Crossroads Youth Group
2016.09.23 - 08:27

Crossroads Youth Group – Meet every second Sunday from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in our parish hall. Everyone in grades 8 and up are welcome.

Ministry with Maturing Adults
2016.09.23 - 08:26

Ministry with Maturing Adults – St. Bonaventure Parish is happy to welcome Maureen McDonnell, D.Min. To take up the baton where Sr. Mary Rose Marrin left off. Maureen will be presenting an exciting and informative Program over 6 sessions on Tuesday mornings on the topic of Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life. Program is hosted by St. Bonaventure Church between October 4th and December 13th 2016. Everyone is welcome. See our bulletin boards for more info or contact St. Bonaventure at 416-447-5571.

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals,
2016.09.23 - 08:26

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 2nd at 1 pm, on south side lawn (Cheritan Ave). St. Francis was born in Assisi in 1182. After a carefree youth, he turned his back on wealth and committed himself to God. He lived a simple life of poverty, and gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. St. Francis is the Patron Saint of all animals and the environment.


Catecheticsw for 2016/2017
2016.09.23 - 08:25

First Communion/Reconciliation Classes are Sunday’s 11:00-12:00 pm or Tuesday’s 4:30-5:30 pm. Classes are held the first Sunday of the month or the Tuesday following the first Sunday (note January dates). Classes are held in the Parish Hall. Sunday Class dates are: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 5 & Apr. 2. Tuesday Class dates are: Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Mar. 7 & Apr. 4.

First Reconciliation to be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 11, 2017
First Communion on Sunday, April 30, 2017 – time to be confirmed

Confirmation Classes are Wednesday’s 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Please watch the dates! Classes are held in the parish hall. Classes are: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22 & Mar. 29

Confirmation Retreat date is Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Confirmation date is Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
Class attendance and Retreat Attendance is mandatory.

Class and Sunday Eucharist is mandatory for our programs.

Bowling League
2016.09.09 - 06:45

Blessed Sacrament Bowling League – the 2016/2017 season began on Friday, September 9th . They play every Friday at 8:00 pm at Bowlerama Bathurst (at Glencairn). Please call Doug Desroches at 416-483-9815 for more information. There is still time to sign up.

RCIA/RCIC
2016.09.09 - 06:44

RCIA
Blessed Sacrament Church hosts an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Program for adults considering becoming a Catholic, as well as for those who were baptized but did not receive any other sacraments. The program runs weekly on Monday evenings from October to Easter. Applications are available in the Loretto Room. For more information, call Catherine Mulroney cathmulroney@rogers.com or contact the parish office.


RCIC
R.C.I.C. – Rite of Christian Initiation of Children: This program is for children between the ages of 7 and 16 who are not baptised. Program begins Sunday, October 16th with class from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration forms are in the Loretto Room.

Childrens’ Liturgy
2016.09.09 - 06:43

Childrens’ Liturgy: Begins Sunday, October 16th Children must be registered. Forms in Loretto Room, only children in JK, SK, Grade 1 and 2 are eligible. Cost is $20 per child. Student volunteers are also needed to help out with the Childrens’ Liturgy. Please fill out the volunteer form in the Loretto Room if you are interested. Teachers/Volunteers are needed for all our programs. Please contact the parish office if you are interested.

Women’s Group
2016.09.09 - 06:22

Women’s Group
- Next general meeting will be on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm in the parish hall.
- Book Sale will take place in the parish hall Saturday, September 24th after Mass
- Book & bake Sale on Sunday, September 25th after all the Masses.


Knit For The North: All are welcome to come, knit and chat with Sr. Norma Samar, OLM, on Monday, Sept. 19, at 1:30 pm in the Loretto room. Sr. Norma has been working in a Southend, SK, parish with a population of about 600 Cree families. Our group is knitting warm items for this Northern community. Contact: Kathy Kawasaki

Parish Golf Tournamennt
2016.08.26 - 06:26

Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 12th at Clublink’s Diamond Back Golf Club (a Clublink Course) Please contact Paul Honeyford at the parish office for sign up and more information on hole sponsorship or to donate a silent auction item.

Blessed Sacrament’s 90th Anniversary Upcoming Events &
2016.08.23 - 13:07

Blessed Sacrament’s 90th Anniversary Upcoming Events & News Items ****
• Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 12th at Clublink’s Diamond Back Golf Club (a Clublink Course) Please contact Paul Honeyford at the parish office for sign up and more information on hole sponsorship or to donate a silent auction item.
• Anniversary Gala will be on Friday, November 4th – Tickets on sale now at the parish office or in the Loretto Room after the weekend Masses. Tickets are $150 for adults & $75 for children 12 and under
• Please sign up to have your family picture taken. Information is on our bulletin boards, and on our website. There is no cost! Current dates available: Thursday, September 15, Friday, September 16, Saturday, September 17, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. Please contact the parish office or sign up in the Loretto Room after the weekend Masses.
• Blessed Sacrament sweatshirts are available for purchase at $50 each. Orders are being taken now. We have sample sizes from S to XXL. Call the office for more information.
• Pipe Organ Recital – William O’Meara – St. Michael’s Cathedral Organist – Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 pm

Catechism Registration for 2016/2017
2016.08.12 - 14:01

Registration will take place on the following dates only!

Wednesday, September 14th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Loretto Room
Thursday, September 15th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Loretto Room
Saturday, September 17th - 10:00 am to Noon in the Loretto Room


Parents must come to the registration. You MUST bring a copy of the Baptismal Certificate for all students who are participating in the First Communion or Confirmation programs. Fees: $150 for students in the First Communion sacramental preparation and $150 for students in the Confirmation sacramental preparation and $100 for all other students - cash or cheques - payable to Blessed Sacrament Church.

First Confirmation Class will be on Wednesday, September 28th at 4:30 pm in our Parish Hall
Classes for First Communion will begin the first week of October - Exact dates will be confirmed at registration.

May 29th is Corpus Christi Sunday
2016.05.19 - 13:07

Next Sunday, May 29th is Corpus Christi Sunday
11:30 am Mass celebration with Cardinal Collins
with an outdoor procession.
Reception to follow in the parish hall – Everyone is welcome

Come out, meet and greet Cardinal Collins. This is the official Liturgical celebration of our 90th anniversary as a faith filled parish community. All families and friends are invited.
A reminder that children who made their First Communion this year can wear their white dresses and boys their Sunday best.
As mentioned last weekend, if you attend another Mass time, try and come back for the outdoor procession and reception in our Hall (about 12:30-12:40, the procession should begin).
90 years is a milestone for us, let us ask God to bestow his blessings on all of us. Father Larry


Blessed Sacrament Sweatshirts
2016.05.19 - 13:06

• Blessed Sacrament sweatshirts are available for purchase at $50 each. Orders are being taken now. We have sample sizes from S to XXL. Call the office or go to the Loretto Room for more information.

Parish Family Photo Album Program, as part of our 90th Ann.
2016.05.19 - 13:05

Blessed Sacrament Church
24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto ON M4R 1S4 • Tel.: 416 481 2256


Dear Parishioners,

On behalf of Blessed Sacrament Parish, I would like to invite you to participate in a Parish Family Photo Album Program, as part of our 90th anniversary celebration.
The Purpose of this project is to:
 Help develop a community spirit among us
 Help get to know fellow parishioners by name
 Help the staff and others identify parishioners
 Create a “snapshot” of who and what the parish is, for present and historical purposes
By your participation:
 Your family receives a free parish photo directory
 Your family receives a free 8 x 10 family portrait
 Your family can purchase additional studio quality portraits at less than studio prices, however,
there is no obligation to purchase
And the only cost to you is
 30 minutes to have the family portrait taken, choose the photo to be used for the directory and select your free
8 x 10 portrait and to decide whether you wish to purchase additional photos for your use, or as gifts.
(All in one trip to our church)

Photography will take place at Blessed Sacrament May 26, 27 and June 18. More dates to come in the fall. I encourage you and your family to be part of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Album, so that we may have a rich portrait of our parish family at this moment in our parish’s history.

Let’s make this the best Parish Photo Directory ever! Your participation is appreciated.

Sincerely,


Fr. Larry Marcille
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In order to make arrangements for a photography appointment, please fill out the information below and return immediately either to the parish office or put in the collection basket.

Family Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Phone No.: _________________________________________ No. of persons to be Photographed: __________________

CIRCLE DATE FOR WEEK BEST FOR APPOINTMENT:

Thurs. Fri. Sat.
May 26 May 27 June 18
2:30 – 8:30 pm 2:30 – 8:30 pm 10:00 am – 3:00 pm




You will be contacted to schedule a specific photography time.

Disaster Relief – Fort McMurray Fires
2016.05.05 - 13:18

MEMO
TO: All Parishes, Catholic Pastoral Centre FROM: Bill Steinburg, Manager, Public Relations & Communications DATE: 05/05/2016 RE: Disaster Relief – Fort McMurray Fires
As wildfires continue to ravage the area around Fort McMurray, Alta., the Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting contributions to help victims of this natural disaster.
The fires that were first reported on May 1 have grown to encompass more than 10,000 hectares, destroying more than 1,600 buildings and necessitating the evacuation of at least 90,000 people from the Fort McMurray area. Neighboring towns are also being threatened and evacuations continue. The situation is grave and still developing.
In an effort to support those people in Alberta who have been impacted by this disaster, the Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting funds that will be channeled through the Canadian Red Cross.
The Government of Canada has made an initial commitment to match individual contributions to the Red Cross to assist people who have been displaced. More information about that commitment will be forthcoming.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
• Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
• By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411
• Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
Name of Parish – Fort McMurray Fires – Disaster Relief

Blessed Sacrament School 1st Communion
2016.04.19 - 11:10

Sunday, April 24th at 2:30 pm

Public/Private School Catechism Retreat and Ceremony INFO
2016.04.07 - 06:39

1) Confirmation Retreat is this Saturday, April 9th. Confirmation students need to be here at the church by 9:00 am sharp and it will finish up at approx. 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. This retreat is MANDATORY!

2) The Confirmation Ceremonies will be:

Confirmation date for the Sunday Class is Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Confirmation date for the Wednesday Class is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Gowns will be provided for the confirmation students.


Confirmation Students from Blessed Sacrament School
2016.04.06 - 15:09

Blessed Sacrament School Confirmation Crosses will be presented to Blessed Sacrament Grade 7 & 8 Students after all Masses on April 16th & 17th and April 23rd & 24th. School Confirmation for Grade 7’s is on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm & for Grade 8’s on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm.

St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Weekend
2016.04.06 - 15:07

This coming weekend April 9th and 10th is St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday. The truck will be here until after the 11:30 am Mass on Sunday.

The New Evangelization Summit 2016
2016.04.06 - 14:59

The New Evangelization Summit 2016 (satellite location) Friday, April 15 – 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 – 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This world-class conference is designed to inspire and equip faithful Catholics to respond to the repeated invitation of the past three Popes to be engaged in the new evangelization. This year's speakers include: Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa (the papal preacher); Dr. Peter Kreeft; Christopher West; and others. Come celebrate our 90th Anniversary by discovering how to keep our parish community vibrant for another 90 years! COST: $50 (includes Saturday lunch). LOCATION: Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall. Purchase your tickets at: https://www.newevangelization.ca/. CONTACT: troy.beharry@gmail.com or 416-209-3318 . Any parishioners wishing to purchase tickets that cannot do so over the internet please come to the parish office with $50 cash and a ticket will be waiting for you at the event.

Family Pasta Dinner
2016.04.06 - 14:58

Pasta Dinner – Saturday, April 23rd after the 4:30 pm Mass– Tickets on sale in the Loretto Room after the weekend Masses or the Parish Office. No tickets available at the door. Tickets are $20 each, $10 for kids 12 and under. Door prizes, raffle, 50/50 draw and cash bar.

Office Hours over Easter
2016.03.10 - 08:13

Easter Monday, March 28
Mass at 10:00 am
Parish Office is Closed on Good Friday, March 25 and Easter Monday, March 28

The Great Triduum/Easter Mass Times
2016.03.10 - 08:12

The Great Triduum
Holy Thursday, March 24 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8:00 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight (prayer service at 11:45 pm)
Good Friday, March 25 - Holy Liturgy: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Stations of the Cross: 7:30 pm
Holy Saturday, March 26 – Easter Vigil 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday, March 27 - Masses: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am & 1:00 pm
During Lent, please remember the St. Vincent de Paul poor boxes and the making of casseroles for the Good Shepherd Refuge

Holy week 2016
2016.03.10 - 08:11

Palm Sunday, March 19/20– Blessed Palms will be available at all Masses
Lenten Talk – Monday, March 21 – 7:00 pm in the Church
Tuesday, March 22 - 11:00 am – Chrism Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral
Wednesday, March 23
Drop in Confessions – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

ShareLife 2016
2016.03.10 - 08:00

ShareLife
Working wonders by providing vital life-restoring needs…“Agencies are lifesaving and life-restoring to those who regularly rely on them. Families are working through crises and are healing. People with developmental challenges are supported as they experience a sense of self-worth and fulfillment in their daily activities. Seniors are living independently, yet have access to the social services and care they need. Refugees and new Canadians are guided toward a stable, productive livelihood in their newfound home. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible but, always, they make a tangible difference. Please prayerfully consider today how you can support ShareLife.” —Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
Today is ShareLife Sunday – March 13, 2016
Please give generously. You can work wonders!

Tell Legislators How You Feel
2016.03.10 - 07:57



Tell Legislators How You Feel

Those people who are concerned about this legislation are encouraged to visit CanadiansforConscience.ca and join the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience. The coalition is made up of numerous partners, including more than 5,000 Canadian doctors, and has been formed to educate and engage those who share our concerns.

You can use this website to write directly to your Member of Parliament, respectfully expressing your concerns. Please urge your elected representative 1) to protect the vulnerable; and 2) to ensure that individuals and institutions can provide health care without having to compromise their moral convictions.
For more resources, please visit www.archtoronto.org/euthanasia​​​



Cardinal Collins addresses physician-assisted dying in Ottawa

Published Feb 04 2016


​​On February 3, in Ottawa, Cardinal Collins, made a presentation to a special joint committee on physician-assisted dying.

Cardinal Collins addressed the committee on behalf of Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience, a group including the Archdiocese of Toronto, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family, the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies, the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, and Canadian Physicians for Life. Also presenting with Cardinal Collins was Larry Worthen, Executive Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada.


Statement and Call to Action from Cardinal Thomas Collins
2016.03.10 - 07:56

Published Mar 02 2016


​​“I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel…” - The Hippocratic Oath

​“You shall not kill.” Exodus 20:13​

“Contemplating Suicide? We Can Help!” There was a time when such an advertisement pointed to a crisis line, where someone was standing by to counsel you and to offer hope in a situation of intolerable pain. We are in a very different time, now. In a few short months assisted suicide, its​ grim reality hidden behind blandly deceptive terms like “Medical Assistance in Dying”, will be declared an acceptable option in our country, enshrined in law. As the federal government prepares legislation to implement the Supreme Court’s decision, it is crucial to consider the effects of this fundamental change in our laws.

Death comes to us all, sometimes suddenly, and sometimes slowly. Although patients benefit from medication that controls pain, they are fully justified in refusing burdensome and disproportionate treatment that serves only to prolong the inevitable process of dying. But dying is simply not the same as being killed. We are grateful for physicians and nurses and others who offer medical assistance to patients who are dying, but it is never justified for them to kill a patient.


​​​​​Physicians across our country who have devoted their lives to healing patients will soon be asked to do the exact opposite. They will not be asked to ease their suffering by providing them with treatment and loving care, but by putting them to death. In fact, killing a patient will no longer be considered a crime, but will actually be seen as a kind of health care, complete with legislation to regulate it.

On February 25, 2016, a parliamentary committee presented the lawmakers who will craft this disturbing legislation with 21 recommendations. They should shock us to the core, especially if we believe, complacently and incorrectly, that the change in the law will affect only a few people with grave physical illness, who have lived a long life, and are near death. In fact, the recommendations include:

◦A desire to allow, beginning in three years, access to euthanasia/assisted suicide for minors (those under 18).


◦The ability for those diagnosed with conditions like dementia to pre-schedule their deaths.


◦Insistence that those with psychiatric conditions be eligible for euthanasia/assisted suicide.


◦A requirement that any institution receiving public funding, including Catholic hospitals, long-term care facilities and hospices, provide euthanasia/assisted suicide, thus forcing them to repudiate the very principles that are the foundation of their immense service to us all.


◦A requirement that doctors who refuse to kill a patient must make sure that someone else does it. No other country in the world requires such a violation of conscience.


It is unjust to force people to act against their conscience in order to be allowed to practice as a physician or, in the case of a health care facility, in order to qualify for government funding. It is not tolerant of religious diversity. It is religious discrimination that punishes those who so faithfully serve everyone who comes to them, and have done so since before Canada existed but who, in good conscience, cannot perform some procedures, such as helping to kill their patients.

When the state goes beyond its legitimate but limited role, and suppresses conscience rights in this way, I am reminded of a man whose employer told him to do something against his conscience. He courageously replied: “You employ me; you don’t own me.”

End-of-life care (palliative care) is currently accessible to only 30% of Canadians. This is a tragedy, and unacceptable. Instead of providing ways to hasten death, we should be providing palliative care for every Canadian, greater support for those with mental illness, and help for those tempted to suicide.

Some people become convinced that, at a certain point, there is no longer any “value” in their life, since they cannot function as they once did. Their concern deserves our compassionate respect, but it is a shaky foundation for social policy. Our value as people comes not from what we can do, but from who we are. It comes from within, from our inherent dignity as human beings. Once we make people’s worthiness to live dependent on how well they function, our society has crossed the boundary into dangerous territory in which people are treated as objects that can be discarded as useless.

Mindful of the inherent dignity of each person, it is time for families across the country to have a difficult but necessary conversation about the reality of death. We need to understand the destructive implications of these legal changes, and offer truly loving and merciful alternatives. And Christians should be guided by these words of Jesus, that for 2000 years have inspired heroic acts of loving service: “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto
March 1, 2016

Lenten Day of Confession
2016.02.12 - 08:35

Wednesday, March 9th

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

In the Church
9:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For all other times between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm please come to the church

Lent
2016.02.12 - 08:31

We have now begun our spiritual Lenten journey. Let us remember that this holy season requires us to increase our prayer time, to be reconciled with Christ and our neighbour, and to look after the needs of the poor. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday we are required to fast, and abstain from meat. We also abstain from meat on all Fridays during Lent. Please join us for Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7:00 pm and Mass every weekday at 8:30 am and Saturday’s at 9:30 am during Lent. As you can see, the purple colour of penance is found in the church sanctuary for the season and no flowers are displayed. During Lent, the sung parts of the mass 4:30, 8:30 and 11:30 will be in Latin to show our connection with the sacred traditions of our church for centuries.
Peace and Blessings – Father Larry
LENTEN INFORMATION BROUCHURES ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR CHURCH DOORS

Women’s Group
2016.02.12 - 08:31

Women’s Group - Next meeting of the Women's Knitting Group is Monday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 in the Loretto Room - Next general meeting will be on Thursday, February 25th at 2:00 pm in the Loretto Room. All ladies are welcome.

Lectio Divina
2016.02.12 - 08:28

During the ongoing restoration of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Lectio Divina with Cardinal Collins will be held at parishes throughout the archdiocese. March’s session will be held in your region. Please consider using the announcement below in your bulletin on the weekends of February 20/21 and 27/28:

As a result of the extensive renovations underway at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Lectio Divina with Cardinal Collins will travel throughout the archdiocese in 2016. On Sunday, March 6, it will be hosted at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 263 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. We hope you will be able to join Cardinal Collins and our faith community.

Lectio Divina (“divine, or sacred, reading”) is the name given to a spiritual tradition among Christians over the last two thousand years. This form of prayer involves three distinct stages: a) reading a short scripture passage b) reflecting on the passage and c) a short period of silence. We begin with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 7 p.m., followed by Lectio Divina from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. All are welcome to join Cardinal Collins for this special evening of prayer. Lectio Divina is recorded by Salt & Light Catholic Media for future broadcast.

More information and archived video of Lectio Divina can be found online at https://www.archtoronto.org/lectio.


Stock or Mutual Fund Donations
2016.02.08 - 14:09

If you have stocks or mutual funds that have gone up in value and you don’t want to pay the capital gains tax on them, consider using them to make your offertory gift. You can also use securities to consolidate all of your other Church giving as well. If you make an annual gift to ShareLife, for example, we will arrange to have the parish credited with your gift. To learn more, please call the Development Office of the Archdiocese at 416-934-3411 or visit www.archtoronto.org/development

Blessed Sacrament Parish Lenten Schedule
2016.02.08 - 14:07

Blessed Sacrament Parish Lenten Schedule
Ash Wednesday February 10
Blessed Ashes to be distributed during the Masses: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM (School Mass– All are welcome) & 7:00 PM
Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7:00 pm
and Saturday Morning Mass at 9:30 am
During Lent beginning February 12th

Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrates our 90th year 1926-2016
2016.01.22 - 07:58

**** Blessed Sacrament’s 90th Anniversary Upcoming Events ****
• Family Pasta Dinner - Saturday, April 23rd after 4:30 pm Mass – more details to follow
• Corpus Cristi Sunday, May 29th – 11:30 am Mass celebration with Cardinal Collins
• Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 12th at Clublink’s Diamond Back Golf Club. Please contact Paul Honeyford at the parish office for more details.
• Anniversary Gala will be on Friday, November 4th – mark your calendars – more details to follow

A Celebration of Marriage – Mass with Cardinal Collins
2016.01.22 - 07:55

A Celebration of Marriage – Mass with Cardinal Collins – February 13th – The Archdiocese of Toronto will celebrate Marriage Sunday in our Parish’s the weekend of February 6/7. On Saturday, February 13th at 4:30 pm, couples from across the archdiocese will gather for A Celebration of Marriage with Cardinal Thomas Collins at St. Andrew Kim Parish (849 Don Mills Road). A reception will follow the Mass. All are welcome. Couples celebrating special milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th or 50+) anytime throughout 2016 are asked to RSVP at www.archtoronto.org/marriage by February 1st to ensure reserved seating. Call 416-964-8694 or visit the website above for more information.

COME & SEE WEEKEND
2016.01.22 - 07:55

COME & SEE WEEKEND – “The Love of Christ urges us on” to radically respond to His call to follow Him whole-heartily. Jesus is inviting you to spend time with Him so that you may discover His desire for you. Young men who are 18 years or older are invited to spend a weekend beginning Friday, February 26 to Sunday, February 28th at St. Augustine’s Seminary with time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples through the Catholic priesthood. Please contact the Office of Vocations for more information at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org or visit our website www.vocationstoronto.ca

Ministry with Maturing Adults
2016.01.22 - 07:54

Ministry with Maturing Adults - Sr. Mary Rose Marrin CSJ will be offering a program on the topic of Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life hosted by St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St. on Tuesday mornings at 10 am on Jan. 26, Feb. 16 & 23, March 15 & 22 in the St. Francis Room. Topics: Caregiving, Walking by Faith, Our Life Story, Growth in Wisdom, Prayer, and A Lifelong Mission.

Advent is a time of waiting…
2015.12.10 - 11:18

Advent is a time of waiting…
During the Sundays of Advent our Presider and Ministers will take their positions 5 minutes before Mass begins, to symbolize our wait for the Lord. Also, the church moves from darkness to light during the opening hymn.

Parish Office Christmas Hours
2015.12.10 - 11:17

Parish Office Christmas Hours
Wednesday, December 16th – Closed from noon to 2:00 pm
Thursday, December 24th & Thursday, December 31st - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Closed Friday, December 25th , Monday, December 28th & Friday, January 1st
Regular Hours Resume Monday, January 4th .

Christmas/New Years Mass Times
2015.12.10 - 11:16

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Friday, December 18th
Advent Day of Confession - 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
9:00 - 10:30 am, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
For any other times come to the parish office

Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24th
Children’s Liturgy 4:30 pm
Masses: 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm & 12 Midnight

Christmas Day Friday, December 25th
Masses: 8:30 am, 10:00 am & 11:30 am
Solemnity of Mary
New Years Eve, Thursday, December 31st
Vigil Mass - 4:30 pm

New Years Day, Friday, January 1st
Masses: 10:00 am & 11:30 am (NO 8:30 am Mass)


2016 ENVELOPES
2015.12.10 - 11:14

2016 ENVELOPES - Please pick up your 2016 envelopes at the back of the church. PLEASE ADVISE THE OFFICE IF THERE IS AN ERROR WITH YOUR BOX NUMBER. Please DO NOT use any leftover envelopes from 2015 or any other year! Recycle your outdated envelopes. If you would like to be an envelope user, please pick up a new box in the Loretto Room. Please write your name and address on the first few envelopes use so we can update the parish data.

The Angel Tree
2015.12.10 - 11:13

The Angel Tree-Our special tree is adorned with angels, each representing families less fortunate
living in St. Paul’s Parish with a wish for Christmas. This year they have over 600 families. You are invited
to select an angel from the Tree beginning next weekend and purchase gift certificates. Please leave them
in the box under the tree by Sunday Dec 20th. For more information please call the parish office.

Victoria Scholars
2015.12.10 - 11:12

On Monday, December 21st at 7:30 pm the Victoria Scholars will perform a Christmas concert here at Blessed Sacrament. Tickets will be available at the door or next weekend in the Loretto Room - $30 or $25 for students and seniors

Campaign Life Coalition Christmas Cakes
2015.11.11 - 09:19

Campaign Life Coalition Christmas Cakes will be on sale in the Loretta Room next weekend –
November 21st and 22nd

Right to Life Christmas Cards
2015.11.11 - 09:19

Right to Life Christmas Cards - Toronto’s Right to Life Christmas Cards will be on sale in the Loretto Room this weekend - November 14th and 15th.

The Women’s Group
2015.11.11 - 09:18

Thank you to all our bakers & shoppers who helped make our Bake Sale such a success. It was much appreciated. - Next general meeting will be on Thursday, January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Loretto Room followed by a social. All ladies are welcome.

Blessed Sacrament School Parents
2015.11.11 - 09:17

Blessed Sacrament School Parents If your child is making their 1st Communion this year please attend a meeting in the church on Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. If your child is making their Confirmation this year please attend a meeting in the church on Tuesday, November 24th at 7:30 pm.

You are invited to attend an evening presentations by Fr. Ja
2015.11.11 - 09:16

You are invited to attend an evening presentations by Fr. James Carruthers CSB on Wednesday, Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 pm in the parish hall. Fr. Carruthers has entitled this presentation: “Praising God with Pope Francis”. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas in the Chapel with Robert Pilon & Friends
2015.11.11 - 09:15

Christmas in the Chapel with Robert Pilon & Friends – Saturday, December 5th at 2:30 pm at Tyndale University College Chapel (formerly Sister of St. Joseph Morrow Park). See www.tyndale.ca/christmas for more details.


A Toronto Christmas Tradition – St. Michael’s Ch
2015.11.11 - 09:15

A Toronto Christmas Tradition – St. Michael’s Choir School at Massey Hall, Saturday, December 5th at 3:00 pm and Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm. For tickets call Massey Hall at 416-872-4255 or www.christmasconcert.ca

Living with Christ Lecture: Fr. Scott Lewis
2015.11.11 - 09:14

Living with Christ Lecture: Fr. Scott Lewis, Dean, Regis College, Author of the Getting to Know the New Testament Series. Join us for the 2nd Annual “Living with Christ”, Lecture “The Tree of Life: The Catholic Community & the Scriptures. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Blessed Sacrament, Thursday, November 26th at 7:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME

Out of the Cold
2015.11.11 - 09:14

The OUT OF THE COLD program sponsored jointly by Blessed Sacrament along with St. Leonard’s Church and Glenview Presbyterian Church runs every Sunday until the end of March. Blessed Sacrament prepares and serves a hot dinner on the second and third Sundays of the month. We need people to make NUT FREE easy to carry baked goods such as muffins, cookies, brownies and squares etc. Please note that with the arrival of the cold weather we also welcome donations of new socks, mittens, gloves, hats and undergarments. We would like to prepare gifts for those in need this holiday season and your donations will be gratefully accepted. Any and all donations can be dropped off at Glenview Presbyterian Church at 1 Glenview Avenue on our Sundays at 4 pm. If you have questions please contact: 2nd Sunday: Sandra Girard at (416) 932-1983 or Nina Spinosa at (416) 519-9192 or email at OOTC.secondsunday@gmail.com. 3rd Sunday: Ann Marie and Bill Rosenitsch (416) 489-5634 or email: annmarieroz@gmail.com

Catechism - First Communion/Confirmation Registration Closed
2015.10.06 - 10:20

IS CLOSED FOR THE 2015/2016 YEAR!

Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 4th at 1 pm
2015.09.29 - 06:53

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 4th at 1 pm, on south side lawn (Cheritan Ave). St. Francis was born in Assisi in 1182. After a carefree youth, he turned his back on wealth and committed himself to God. He lived a simple life of poverty, and gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. St. Francis is the Patron Saint of all animals and the environment.


Praying the Holy Rosary
2015.09.18 - 11:03

Praying the Holy Rosary
As is the tradition of Blessed Sacrament Parish, for the month of October, the Rosary will be prayed before each of the Sunday Masses. Should you wish to volunteer in this beautiful tradition of leading the Rosary in pray, 20 minutes before the celebration of the Holy Mass of your choosing, please call Margaret Esterhuizen, at 416-483-5457. We urge all parishioners to please join us in praying for the intention of world peace, in particular for the safety of all people persecuted by Isis & other terrorist groups, especially the refugees fleeing from Syria. Many miracles have occurred because of the praying of the rosary, especially in times of war & great distress.

Marriage Preparation Course
2015.09.18 - 11:03

Marriage Preparation Course will be given at Blessed Sacrament Parish beginning on Wednesday, October 21st and will run for 7 weeks ending on Wednesday, December 2nd . The course will be from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information, please contact Bonnie (Deacon Paul’s wife) at 416-483-3212 by Sept. 28th.

Public/Private School Parish Home Catechetic Program 2015/20
2015.09.11 - 07:46

Public/Private School Parish Home Catechetic Program 2015/2016
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2015/2016
First Communion/Reconciliation Classes are Sunday’s 11:00-12:00 pm or Tuesday’s 4:30-5:30 pm. Classes are held the first Sunday of the month or the Tuesday following the first Sunday (NOTE: December Date). Classes are held in the Parish Hall. Remaining Sunday Class dates are: Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 6 & Apr. 3. Remaining Tuesday Class dates are: Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 8 & Apr.5.
First Reconciliation will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 6, 2016
First Communion will be held at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Class attendance is mandatory.

Confirmation Classes for Grade 7’s are Sunday’s 11:00-12:00 pm, classes are held the last Sunday of the month (Note: December date & March date) in the parish hall. Remaining Classes are: TODAY Dec. 13, Jan. 31, Feb. 28 & Mar. 6.

Confirmation Classes for Grade 8’s are Wednesday’s 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Please watch the dates! Classes are held in the parish hall. Remaining Classes are: Dec. 16, Jan. 27, Feb. 24 & Mar. 9
Confirmation Retreat date to be determined.
Confirmation date for the Sunday Class is Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Confirmation date for the Wednesday Class is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Class attendance and Retreat Attendance is mandatory.

Sunday Eucharist is also mandatory.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
2015.09.09 - 08:55

Blessed Sacrament Church hosts an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Program for adults considering becoming a Catholic, as well as for those who were baptized but did not receive any other sacraments. The program runs weekly from October through the Spring. Applications are available in the Loretto Room. For more information contact Catherine Mulroney at cathmulroney@rogers.com or contact the parish office.

Global Humanitarian Crisis - "Project Hope"
2015.09.09 - 08:54

In recent days, shocking images and stories of refugees in peril have provided a wake-up call to the world. In response to this global humanitarian crisis, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, announced this week the launch of “Project Hope,” a special emergency appeal to respond to the tragic situation. The 100-day campaign will have a target of $3 million and a goal of settling 100 refugee families within the Greater Toronto Area as soon as possible. The archdiocese will prioritize refugees fleeing war and violence in areas of greatest need, including Syria and Iraq, regardless of religious affiliation. Those wishing to support the campaign financially can do so in the following ways: Donate through the Archdiocese of Toronto website at: www.archtoronto.org, by phone via credit card through the Development Office at: (416) 934-3411 or through our parish, making cheques payable to – Blessed Sacrament – Project Hope – Refugee Sponsorship

Women's Group
2015.08.17 - 14:16

The next Women's Group meeting is on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm in the Loretto Room. All women of the parish are welcome.

First Friday - September 4th
2015.08.17 - 14:13

First Friday Coffee after the 8:30 am Mass

Adoration at 11:00 am with Mass at Noon

Notice Regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2016
2015.05.07 - 14:58

Notice Regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2016 - Over the past year, the Archdiocese of Toronto, under the direction of His Eminence Cardinal Collins, undertook a consultation about the elementary grade from which children should receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Following the consultation, Cardinal Collins made the decision that, beginning in September 2015 Confirmation will be moved from grade eight to grade seven. What this means is that in the academic year of 2015 – 2016, there will be a double cohort for Confirmation. All the children in both grade seven and eight will be prepared for and receive the sacrament of Confirmation together. The following year (2016 – 17) the new practice will take full effect and the sacrament will be received by those in grade seven only. By June, we hope to have a clearer idea of how we will approach this unique situation of having twice as many young people as usual and we will provide you with the information you will need to plan your year accordingly. Accommodating the increased number of children will be a challenge for our Preparation Team and so, on their behalf, I ask for your cooperation and support.

Blessed Sacrament 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
2015.05.07 - 14:58

Blessed Sacrament 2nd Annual Golf Tournament – Monday, June 8th at Diamond Back (a Clublink Course) Please contact Paul Honeyford at the parish office for sign up and more information or to donate a silent auction item. Any profit will go to the Shepherd’s Trust and ShareLife.

Sisters of St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus
2015.04.14 - 14:34

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Blessed Sacrament Parish!

Take an opportunity to look at handmade religious articles and souvenirs made by the Sisters of St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus that with kind permission of Father Larry will be displayed at your parish on Thursday, April 30th .
The convent was founded in 1999. For more than 15 years our sisters serve in National Psychiatric Clinic, the boarding home for children with special needs and mentally challenged adults, a TB clinic.

St Elisabeth Convent runs a rehab center for the homeless, drug and alcohol addicts, ex-prisoners 20 miles away from Minsk. It helps lost and struggling people tackle their problems and provides the homeless with shelter and care.

To help these people numerous workshops operate on the grounds of the Convent. Many of these sick people have a possibility to express themselves in art for God working together with the nuns and sisters and making beautiful articles (hand painted icons, crosses, crucifixes, wood carvings, embroidered and ceramic gifts, vestments). All these goods are made with love and prayer and bring blessing to home.
To support and develop spiritual and social ministries the sisters will offer products from the convent’s workshops for sale at your church.

With love in Christ,
Sisters of St Elisabeth

Metro Youth Opera invites you to Béatrice & B&eac
2015.03.31 - 13:15

Metro Youth Opera invites you to Béatrice & Bénédict at the Aki Studio, April 22 at 7 pm

Join us as we perform our final Dress Rehearsal performance of Béatrice & Bénédict. Based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Berlioz's beautiful opera is perfect family fare complete with love, laughter and a healthy dose of scheming! The Dress Rehearsal will take place at the Aki Studio in the Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East) at 7 pm on Wednesday April 22. Please email info@metroyouthopera.ca with your name and number of tickets by Tuesday April 14 to confirm your attendance.

Metro Youth Opera is dedicated to creating opportunities for Toronto's emerging artists to have a voice of their own and we are very grateful to Blessed Sacrament for hosting MYOpera's rehearsals in the church. Thank you to the Blessed Sacrament community!



The Great Triduum
2015.03.31 - 12:56

The Great Triduum
Holy Thursday, April 2 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8:00 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight (prayer service at 11:45 pm)
Good Friday, April 3 - Holy Liturgy: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Stations of the Cross: 7:30 pm
Holy Saturday, April 4 – Easter Vigil 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 5 - Masses: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am & 1:00 pm



During Lent, please remember the St. Vincent de Paul poor boxes and the making of casseroles for the Good Shepherd Refuge

Youth Group
2015.03.31 - 12:55

Crossroads Youth Group – Meet every Sunday from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in our parish hall Everyone in grades 7 and up are welcome. Our first meeting of the fall is Sunday, September 27th.


Out of the Cold
2015.03.31 - 12:54

ALL Out of the Cold VOLUNTEERS – please join us on Sunday, April 12th at 4:00 pm in the
church for a liturgy followed by a reception in our hall.

Lenten Day of Confession
2015.02.26 - 08:17

Wednesday March 4th 9 am to 1pm and 5 pm to 8pm. For any other times please go to the Rectory. For further information go to http://www.archtoronto.org/confession

Lenten Schedule
2015.02.13 - 13:17

Lent
During Lent, Mass will be celebrated on Saturday’s at 8:30 am
Stations of the Cross will take place on each Friday
during Lent at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 4 - Lenten Day of Confession
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(for any other times come to the Parish
Office at 24 Cheritan Ave.)

Holy Week 2015


Palm Sunday, March 28/29– Blessed Palms will be available at all Masses

Tuesday, March 30 - 11:00 am – Chrism Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral

Wednesday, April 1
Drop in Confessions - 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Great Triduum
Holy Thursday, April 2 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8:00 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight (prayer service at 11:45 pm)

Good Friday, April 3 - Holy Liturgy: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Stations of the Cross: 7:30 pm

Holy Saturday, April 4 – Easter Vigil 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 5 - Masses: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am
& 1:00 pm

Easter Monday – Mass at 10:00 am

Parish Office is Closed on Good Friday, April 3 and Easter Monday, April 6


GOLF
2015.02.09 - 05:18

Blessed Sacraments 2nd Annual Faith Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 8th at
Clublink’s Diamond Back Golf Club. Please contact Paul Honeyford at the parish office for more details.

FREE CATHOLIC ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR
2015.02.09 - 05:17


FREE CATHOLIC ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR - Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 9:00am - Catholic Cemeteries and the Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team will share: - How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
- How to ensure your wishes are legally protected
- About Powers of Attorney and Estate Trustee selection
- The cost savings of making an estate plan
- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
- Our Catholic traditions around Wills, burial and funerals
An estate planning kit and DVD will be provided at no cost. Location: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON). Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: Frank Jannetta, Catholic Cemeteries 416-733-8544 ext. 2023 or fjannetta@cc-fs.ca

Family of Faith
2014.12.24 - 09:36

Our “Family of Faith” campaign is in full swing.
Please read the Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese and The Family of Faith Campaign. They can be found
on www.archtoronto.org Letters of invitation will continue to be mailed out – watch the mail for yours.
Brochures are available at all the church doors.

Parish Goal Total Raised Current Parish Share
$960,000 $654,110 $163,528

Once we reach our goal of $960,000 we receive 75% and the Archdiocese 25%

Office Hours - Family Day
2014.12.24 - 09:35

Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 16th

Christmas Masses
2014.12.24 - 09:34

Christmas Eve Wednesday, December 24th
Children’s Liturgy 4:30 pm
Masses: 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm & 12 Midnight

Christmas Day Thursday, December 25th
Masses: 8:30 am, 10:00 am & 11:30 am

Boxing Day Friday, December 26th
Mass at 10:00 am


New Years

Solemnity of Mary
New Years Eve, Wednesday, December 31st
Vigil Mass - 4:30 pm

New Years Day, Thursday, January 1st
Masses: 10:00 am & 11:30 am (NO 8:30 am Mass)


Advent Day of Confessions
2014.12.03 - 10:48

Wednesday December 10th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
*For any other times (until 8:00pm) come to the parish office.

Out of the Cold
2014.11.12 - 08:37

The Out of the Cold dinner program serving a hot dinner to those in need is sponsored by Glenview Presbyterian, St. Leonard’s Anglican and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The program runs every Sunday from the first Sunday in November to the last Sunday in March. The location is Glenview Presbyterian Church at 1 Glenview Avenue. Blessed Sacrament is responsible for the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month. We need people to make NUT FREE desserts/sweets that are easy to carry away (cookies, brownies, squares etc). We really need muffins – STUDENTS – bake some muffins and drop off at the parish office on Friday mornings or at the Out of the Cold on Sunday’s and get volunteer hours. Desserts can be dropped off at Glenview on our Sundays at 4pm. Donations for NEW socks, mittens, gloves, and undergarments are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering to prepare, serve or clean up after dinner please contact Ann Marie and Bill Rosenitsch at 416-489-5634 (amrwjr@aol.com), Paula Carmona-Murphy at 416 932-2795 (carmonamurphy@hotmail.com) or Paula and Richard Peirce 416-484-0015 (ptpeirce@rogers.com).

Christmas Concerts
2014.11.12 - 08:36

A Toronto Christmas Tradition – St. Michael’s Choir School at Massey Hall, Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 pm. For tickets call Massey Hall at 416-872-4255 or www.christmasconcert.ca

Christmas with the Salvation Army – Saturday, December 13th at 7:30 pm with special guest Robert Pilon along with many others. Tickets: 416-872-4255 or www.roythomson.com


Papal Blessings
2014.11.12 - 08:35

Papal Blessings – effective November 15, 2014 the archdiocese will cease to facilitate the ordering of Papal Blessing scrolls. Parishioners are directed to the Vatican website, www.vatican.va, under the Roman Curia tab and then Office of Papal Charities. You can download the order form and send directly to the Vatican by fax or mail. The scroll order will be processed and sent to the parishioners home along with an invoice for the scroll and shipping costs.


Mass of Remembrance
2014.10.01 - 16:53

We wish to invite you and your family to a “Mass of Remembrance” to celebrate all those who died this past year, and all those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. The Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00 am. We will announce their name and light a candle in their memory. All are welcome. If you would like further information, please call the office at 416 481-2256.

Rosary
2014.10.01 - 16:52

The tradition of Blessed Sacrament Parish, for the month of October, the Rosary will be prayed before each of the Sunday Masses. If you wish to volunteer in this beautiful tradition of leading the Rosary in prayer, 20 minutes before the celebration of the Holy Mass of your choosing, please call Margaret Esterhuizen, home (416-483-5457) or work (416-934-3424).

Good Shepherd Ministries’ Thanksgiving Food Drive
2014.10.01 - 16:52

Good Shepherd Ministries’ Thanksgiving Food Drive
Boxes will be available at the St. John’s Altar
From Saturday, October 4th till Sunday, October 12th

Public/Private School Parish Home Catechetic Program 2014/20
2014.10.01 - 16:51

Public/Private School Parish Home Catechetic Program 2014/2015

First Communion to be held at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on May 24, 2015

Our Refugee Family
2014.09.12 - 08:41

Our Refugee Family Renata is now employed with a Security Company. Imelda is looking for work as a housekeeper. If you have any need or know of someone who does please contact the parish office. Your cooperation and participation in the parish-sponsored event is very much appreciated. Any monetary or gift card donations would be appreciated as we have established a Refugee Fund. Our parish community has a responsibility to financially support them for one year.
Our fund – Donations $19,625.00 less expenses of $20,143.12 = - $518.12

The Family of Faith Campaign
2014.09.12 - 08:40

We will be beginning our implementation of Cardinals Collin’s Pastoral Plan in October. This campaign is referred to as The Family of Faith Campaign. More details to come.

RCIA/RCIC
2014.09.12 - 08:39

Blessed Sacrament Parish hosts an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Program for adults considering becoming a Catholic, as well as for those who were baptized but did not receive any other sacraments. The program runs weekly from October through Spring 2015. Applications are available in the Loretto Room. For more information, call Catherine Mulroney at 416-400-0316 or email cathmulroney@rogers.com

RCIC (Right of Christian Initiation for Children) A yearly program for young children, 7 and older who were never baptized. Forms are in Loretto Room, Register by September 28.

Blessed Sacrament Bowling League
2014.09.12 - 08:39

Blessed Sacrament Bowling League – the 2014/2015 season has begun. They play every Friday at 8:00 pm at Bowlerama Bathurst (at Glencairn). Please call Doug Desroches at 416-483-9815 for more information.

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals
2014.09.12 - 08:38


The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 5th at 1 pm, on south side lawn (Cheritan Ave). St. Francis was born in Assisi in 1182. After a carefree youth, he turned his back on wealth and committed himself to God. He lived a simple life of poverty, and gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. St. Francis is the Patron Saint of all animals and the environment.

Childrens’ Liturgy
2014.09.12 - 08:38

Childrens’ Liturgy: Begins Sunday, October 19. Children must be registered by Sunday, September 28. Forms in Loretto Room, only children in JK, K, Grade 1 and 2 are eligible. Cost is $20 per child. Student volunteers are also needed to help out with the Childrens’ Liturgy. Please fill out the volunteer form in Loretto Room if you are interested. Teachers/Volunteers are needed for all our programs. Please contact the parish office if you are interested.

Church Bulletin Advertising
2014.09.12 - 08:37

Church Bulletin Advertising – Liturgical Publication will be setting up the advertisement for our parish bulletin again this year. The advertisements make our bulletin possible. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422

FREE ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR
2014.09.12 - 08:37

FREE ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2nd at 7:00 pm - How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will, How to ensure your wishes are legally protected, About Powers of Attorney, The cost savings of making an estate plan, Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors, Our Catholic traditions around wills, burial and funerals. An estate planning kit and DVD will be provided at no cost. Location: Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP: Frank Jannetta, Catholic Cemeteries 416.733-8544 ext. 237 or fjannetta@ccat.on.ca

Marriage Preparation Course
2014.09.12 - 08:36

Marriage Preparation Course will be given at Blessed Sacrament Parish beginning on Wednesday, October 22nd and will run for 7 weeks ending on Wednesday, December 3rd. The course will be from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information, please contact Bonnie (Deacon Paul’s wife) at 416-483-3212 by Sept. 28th.

Parish Women's Group
2014.09.12 - 08:35

Parish Women’s Group: We are thinking of beginning a Women’s Group that would promote spiritual, educational, professional and social needs of women, call the parish office by September 28 if you are interested. We will contact you only if we get a favourable response.

Life Chain
2014.09.12 - 08:35

Life Chain – Sunday, October 5th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm the annual Life Chain will be occurring at many intersections throughout the GTA. Our closest are Dufferin & Lawrence or Yonge & Eglinton


Public/Private School Parish Home Catechetic Program 2014/20
2014.09.02 - 12:17

Public/Private School Parish Home Catechetic Program 2014/2015
First Communion/Reconciliation Classes are Sunday’s 11:00-12:00 pm or Tuesday’s 4:30-5:30 pm. Classes are held the first Sunday of the month or the Tuesday following the first Sunday (NOTE: October & January Dates). Classes are held in the Parish Hall. Remaining Sunday Class dates are: December 7, January 11, February 1, March 1 & April 5. Remaining Tuesday Class dates are: December 2, January 13, February 3, March 3 & April 7.

First Reconciliation to be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 31, 2015
First Communion to be held at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on May 24, 2015.
Class attendance is mandatory.

Confirmation Classes meet on the last Sunday of the month (note December date) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Remaining classes are November 30, December 14, January 25, February 22 & March 29.

Confirmation retreat to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Confirmation to be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm.
Class attendance and Retreat Attendance is mandatory.

Sunday Eucharist is also mandatory.

Statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins re: Iraqi Christians
2014.08.15 - 09:58

Statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto re: Iraqi Christians
August 7, 2014
Far away from the comfort of our television screens, tablets and newspapers, a tragedy continues to unfold in Iraq. Islamist extremists, intent on eliminating any trace of Christianity, have cast out tens of thousands of Christians, a people with an almost 2,000-year history in the region.
Shortly after I began my mission as Archbishop of Toronto, 7 years ago, the Archbishop of Mosul visited me and shared his hopes for caring for his community. He wanted to build a little school, and we tried to help him. He also told me of what his people were suffering even then. Now Mosul, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, is devoid of any trace of Christianity. Churches have been desecrated and destroyed. Families have been told they must convert to Islam or die.
Scenes unfold daily of residents forced to flee their homes, stripped of their possessions, right down to the crosses around their necks, while others are murdered, martyrs literally laying down their lives for their faith. In 2003, there were an estimated one million Christians in Iraq; some suggest that no more than 150,000 remain today.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that this persecution could be considered a “crime against humanity”. Iraqi Christians have been begging the world to help them. It is fair to question whether the world is listening?
From a distance, we ask ourselves, what to do? It is good that our Prime Minister has condemned this violence in Iraq. We can urge the Canadian government to use its full diplomatic influence to support the demands of the Archbishops of Mosul, led by His Beatitude Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael Sako. These faith leaders have urged the Iraqi national government to:
• Provide full protection of all religious rights and those of other minorities who wish to remain in their homeland.
• Offer financial support for displaced families who have lost everything.
• Compensate victims for damages and losses suffered by Christians, providing immediate shelter and educational facilities to those forced now to live in refugee camps.
In Canada, I appeal to our government to expand available spaces for Iraqi
Christians seeking refuge in our country, and to remove any bureaucratic
impediments to their reception. The Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, through the
generosity of our parishes, has sponsored 820 refugees from the Middle East, many
Iraqi Christians, over the past three years. As the largest Canadian private sponsor
of refugees from the region, we stand ready to welcome more, with parishes
mobilized to facilitate sponsorship and settlement at a moment’s notice. Let us
accelerate the process at once.
We would do well to follow the lead of countries like France, that have announced
publicly their intention to provide asylum for those who are persecuted. Canada
should take immediate action to provide a safe haven for those forced to flee their
homeland. In Iraq, religious freedom is not just being tested; it is being assaulted.
As always, we join in prayer and solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq. In the words of Pope Francis, “Violence will not win over violence. Violence is won over by peace!” Let us pray for an authentic peace in Iraq and in so many other troubled places in the world.

Farewell to Fr. Thomas
2014.08.07 - 10:59

Fr. Thomas will be leaving us on the 17th of August to go and work at Serra House. We will be having a reception on Sunday, August 17th after the 11:30 am Mass. Everyone is welcome!

Blessed Sacrament Fundraising Golf Tournament
2014.07.25 - 11:40

Join our 1st Annual "Blessed Sacrament Fundraising Golf Tournament"

Tuesday, September 16th at Diamond Back Golf Club

Cost is $385.00 Per person

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding the
2014.07.25 - 10:06

Doctors in Ontario currently have the right to decline to provide non-emergency care that does not conform to their own moral and/or religious beliefs. This allows them to opt out of non-emergency case referrals, such as abortions, emergency contraception and other medical care that violates their own conscience.

The new policy will provide guidelines for physicians practising medicine in Ontario. There is pressure on CPSO to include language in their policy that would require doctors to offer or refer patients for such non-emergency care, forcing them to go against their own personal beliefs.

CPSO is accepting feedback on their website until August 5, 2015: http://policyconsult.cpso.on.ca?page_id+3403


The following appears on the website of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO):

The College’s Physicians and the Ontario Human Rights Code policy is currently being reviewed. This policy sets out physicians’ legal obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) and the College’s expectations that physicians will respect the fundamental rights of those who seek their medical services. It aims to assist the profession in understanding its existing legal and professional obligations, and provide physicians with guidance about how to comply with these obligations in everyday practice.
View the current policy: http://policyconsult.cpso.on.ca?page_id+3403

To assist with this review, we are inviting feedback from all stakeholders, including members of the medical profession, the public, health system organizations and other health professionals on the current policy. Comments received during this preliminary consultation will assist the College in updating the policy. When a revised draft is developed, it will be recirculated for further comment before it is finalized by Council.

A link to the consultation is available from the home page of the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org

RCIA
2014.07.02 - 07:03

Blessed Sacrament Church hosts an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Program for adults considering becoming a Catholic, as well as for those who were baptized but did not receive any other sacraments. The program runs weekly from October through the Spring. Applications are available in the Loretto Room. For more information, call Catherine Mulroney at 416-400-0316 or email cathmulroney@rogers.com

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
2014.07.02 - 07:03

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday August 13, 2013– 7:00pm
Assumption, Mississauga – Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau
Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge – Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kalarathil
Holy Cross, Thornhill – His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins
Christ the King, Markham – Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen
Mount Hope, Toronto – Rev. Edward Murphy
Resurrection, Whitby – Rev. Msgr. John Pilkauskas
St. Mary’s, Barrie – Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN - Mass will be held in the mausoleum at Assumption, Holy Cross, Queen of Heaven & Resurrection. Christ the King in the Reception Centre. Mount Hope – St. Monica’s Church, 44 Broadway Ave. Toronto. St. Mary’s, Barrie to St. John Vianney Parish, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie For more information call 416-733-8544

Summer Office and Holiday Information
2014.06.11 - 07:55

Parish Office Notes: This will be the last bulletin until August 31st

Parish office is closed on Tuesday, July 1st, Monday, August 4th and Monday, September 1st . Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on these days.
Weekly Mass intentions will be posted on the bulletin boards and on our website for the summer
Parish Office will keep its regular hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday during the summer
Loretto Room Office is open Saturdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
and Sundays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ushers needed at all weekend Masses
2014.06.11 - 07:54

Ushers needed at all weekend Masses – Our hardworking ushers look after the collection, help with finding people seats, being available should anyone need assistance. If you can donate your time while you’re at Mass please call the parish office. Also a good way for students to earn their volunteer hours.

Corpus Christi is Sunday, June 22nd
2014.06.11 - 07:53

Mark Your Calendars - Corpus Christi is Sunday, June 22nd
Coprus Christi Sunday, our Parish Feast, will be on the weekend of June 21/22. Our 11:30 am Mass will have an procession of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Benediction in the Church. A Parish reception will be held in our Parish Hall. Come out and celebrate our Parish Feast Day.
(Parade will proceed out of the Yonge Street Doors, south on Yonge to Cheritan, West on Cheritan to Duplex,
North on Duplex to Chudleigh, East on Chudleigh to Cortland, South on Cortland, through the driveway of
the church and into the church)

Saturday, June 21st at the 4:30 pm Mass – Deacon Ordin
2014.06.11 - 07:53

Saturday, June 21st at the 4:30 pm Mass – Deacon Ordination
As many of our parishioners remember, Roque Meraz, a seminarian who is here in Toronto stayed with us during this past Christmas. We are privileged that he will be ordained as a Deacon here during our 4:30 pm Mass on Saturday, June 21st by Bishop Dale Melczek of Gary, Indiana. All are welcome to his Deacon Ordination and to a reception with him in our hall following the Mass

The Priestly Ordination and First Masses of
2014.05.05 - 12:44

The Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary of the Archdiocese of Toronto
Invites you with gratitude to God and joy to
The Priestly Ordination and First Masses of
Marijan Šiško
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10 AM
St. Michael’s Cathedral
65 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1X5

The First Masses: Sunday, May 11, 2014, at 11:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Parish
2982 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1S4
Refreshments to follow in the Parish Hall

The same day, May 11, at 4 PM
St. Mary of the Angels Parish
1481 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4C7
Refreshments to follow in the Parish Hall

Blessed Sacrament School:
2014.04.24 - 06:51

Blessed Sacrament School: First Communion is TODAY - Sunday, April 27th at 2:00 pm. Confirmation Crosses will be presented to Blessed Sacrament Grade 8 students after Mass on the weekends of April 25th & 26th and May 3rd and 4th . School Confirmation is on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm. There will be a school Mass on Monday, April 28th at 9:30 am.

COINS FOR LIFE
2014.03.13 - 12:56

COINS FOR LIFE - a fundraising initiative brought to you by Campaign Life Catholics (a division of Campaign Life Coalition) is one way of getting involved. Over the next 4-6 weeks, we encourage everyone to fill a Coins for Life box with their loose change and take this opportunity to get rid of your obsolete PENNIES. These boxes will be available at the back of the church or in the Loretto Room. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering please visit www.coinsforlife.org. The Penny Drive is what helped build St. Michael’s Cathedral in the 1840’s.

Childrens' Liturgy
2014.02.19 - 07:50

Has finished up for this year. We will begin again in the fall.

TV Masses
2014.02.06 - 13:57

TV Masses – Salt and Light TV – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday- Friday, Sunday at 9:30 am. Vision TV – 8:00 am and Noon Monday –Friday, Saturday 8:00 am. Sunday at 8:30 am CTV.

Parking on Weekends
2013.12.13 - 15:05

Parking on Weekends : We understand the challenge of finding parking on the weekends and at Christmas, but please do not block our neighbours’ driveways, it is illegal and hazardous. Please make sure when parking on the streets around the church that there is room for emergency vehicles to get by. Toronto Police reminded us that cars blocking or too close to corners can be ticketed and/or towed. The Toronto Police also remind parishioners that additional parking is available on Duplex Avenue, streets west of Duplex Avenue, Yonge Street and streets east of Yonge Street. We appreciate your cooperation and remind you to obey all stated parking laws and to be mindful of those living adjacent to our church. Thank You – Father Larry

2014 ENVELOPES
2013.12.05 - 08:36

2014 ENVELOPES - Have been moved to the Loretto Room. Please pick up your 2014 envelopes PLEASE ADVISE THE OFFICE IF THERE IS AN ERROR WITH YOUR BOX NUMBER. Please DO NOT use any leftover envelopes from 2013 or any other year! Recycle your outdated envelopes. If you would like to be an envelope user, please pick up a new box in the Loretto Room. Please write your name and address on the first few envelopes you use so we can update the parish data. If you are currently on PAG your envelopes are also in the Loretto Room

FIRST FRIDAY's - Mass at Noon
2013.11.22 - 11:35

Every First Friday our Adoration & Benediction will be at 11:00 AM with Mass at 12:00 Noon.

Our 8:30 am Mass will remain the same with Coffee to follow in the Loretto Room on every First Friday of the month (except July and August)

CATECHISM for 2013/2014
2013.09.27 - 06:54

Has concluded for this year. Watch our bulletin and website for information on registering for 2014/2015

Blessed Sacrament’s Seniors Card Group
2013.08.23 - 17:25

has finished up for this year. Please watch the bulletin and our website for our start date in September. Have a wonderful and safe summer.


Good Shepherd Casserole Ministry
2013.08.23 - 17:22

A Friendly Reminder - Casseroles for the Good Shepherd Refuge are still needed during the summer months. Thank you for your generosity.

Good Shepherd Casseroles are always needed. You can find pans and recipes at the bottom of the south stairs (below the Loretto Room). Completed casseroles go in the freezer to be picked up by the Good Shepherd Refuge.

Blessed Sacrament Shopping Bags
2012.11.27 - 10:05

Get your very own BLESSED SACRAMENT re-useable shopping bag. Buy them for your family and friends. All proceeds are going to support the restoration of our Stained Glass Windows

Youth Group
2012.09.12 - 12:42

Crossroads Youth Group – Meets every Sunday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in our parish hall. For more information please contact the parish office

Classic Catholic DVD Lending Library
2011.06.08 - 07:55

Movies about the lives of the Saints, teachings of the Church and even Hollywood Christian classics are available in the Loretto Room after each Mass. We continue to update the library with new DVD’s. Please print your name, address & phone number on the sheet and enjoy these DVD’s free at home for a week!

Blessed Sacrament Sunday Bus!
2010.12.15 - 07:56

Our bus driver will pick up our home bound parishioners at their door for the 11:30 am Mass on Sundays; then return them home after Mass. For info call the Parish office 416 481-2256.

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