Dear Parishioners and FRIENDS.
WE CONTINUE WITH PATIENCE AND EXPECTATION.
We don’t have any new info from our Bishop, so we wait with patience and keep building our DOMESTIC CHURCH in our families. Just think that two thirds of humanity are restricted in their faith, like us during this pandemic. They live constantly under spiritual lockdown. At least there are signs of nations opening to a more normal life. We are almost there. As soon as we have any news, we will communicate with you.
1. Email Scam
From: Mark Brosens, Communications Manager, Archdiocese of Toronto
Please be advised that an email scam has been targeting parishioners of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The fraudster emails parishioners claiming to be their pastor and requests gift cards for a person who has fallen on hard times. Please spread the word about this scam and promptly respond to any messages from parishioners who have received this email. These emails can be forwarded to the MIS Help Desk, which will report them to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre. The MIS Help Desk email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Daily WORD Sharing with Fr. Walter and/or Fr. Stephen
Join us for reflection and sharing on the daily Mass Scripture Readings via Zoom. Before the pandemic, a handful of us had been meeting for WORD sharing with Father Walter after morning Mass, and we have now started doing it online via Zoom starting from 9 am to around 10:15 am. You are most welcome to join us. Please send me a line so that we can send you an invite. If you are not familiar with Zoom, don’t worry about it. You’ll get the hang of it soon enough. You just click on the link provided on the invitation which you will receive on your email and then follow the short and simple instructions. You may call me if you need more information. (905)272-1454 ext 6 or (647)760-5954
3. Free Theology of the Body Virtual Conference – May 8 – 10 If you haven’t been to any of the TOB conferences/teachings, be prepared to be surprised by the depth and beauty of the Church’s teaching on sexuality. Please go to this link to register and/or to find out more. https://www.tobvirtualconference.com/free-pass?r_done=1
4. Online Silent Divine Mercy Retreat May 15 – 17. Fr. Sunil is quite strict on adhering to silence even during breaks, and to ensuring that participants attend the entire retreat. You cannot sign in and out on a whim, otherwise, you will be asked to sign up when you are ready to commit fully. Fr. Sunil could come out quite strong on this (for your own good) but please do not let this hinder you from receiving the blessings of the weekend. Also, the “loud praising’ may be a bit awkward and there could be some technical difficulties because the livestreaming is not done professionally but please do not allow any of these to distract you and rob you of the blessing and healing of the weekend.
To register, Email: email@example.com with your first name, last name, cell phone no., home phone no., email address, parish name, city, province
Friday, May 15 @10:30 am – 9 pm with breaks
Saturday, May 16 @ 8 am – 10 pm with breaks
Sunday, May 17 @ 8 am – 5 pm with breaks
MARRIAGE PREPARATION ON LINE:
The Archdiocese of Toronto is offering an ON LINE PREPARATION COURSE for those who are preparing for Marriage.
To learn more about the classes or to get yourself registered, please visit “Catholic Family Services of Toronto” on their website: www.cfstoronto.com