November 2020

1 – FIRST WEEK: PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS.

The first week of November is celebrated in the universal Catholic Church as the week od PRAYER FOIR VOCATIONS.

In our Parish we will dedicate each day to a specific vocation, as follows: Monday (2) – Vocation to Marriage Life; Tuesday (3) – Vocation of the Lay People; Wednesday (4) – Vocation of the Diaconate; Thursday (5) – Vocation to the Priesthood; Friday (6) – Vocation to religious life.

IN PARTICULAR: November 1st is the Feast of All Saints; November 2nd is the Memory of all the Faithful Departed; November 4th is the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, patron Saint of the Scalabrinians who staff our parish.

2 – BLESSED FR. MICHAEL McGIVNEY founder of the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.

This Saturday in the Cathedral of Harford (Connecticut) Fr. McGivney will be declared BLESSED. It is a great moment for the Church and for the Knights of Columbus. We are happy to have a Chapter of this most numerous and beloved groups of catholic men in our parish.

PLEASE JOIN through the Internet the Mass of Beatification and the other celebrations for this great event. Here’s the Link: https://www.kofc.org/en/events/father-mcgivney-beatification/index.html

3 – MOM’S GROUP to resume.

With the first TUESDAY of November, the CATHOLIC MOM’S GROUP will return to their weekly encounter. All mothers (and grandmothers) are very welcome at ZANON HALL from 10:00am till noon. Fr. Walter will offer a series of reflections on the Blessed Mother, following the book of THE TRUE DEVOTION to MARY of St. Louis Grignon de Monfort. For more info you may  send an email to Candice Pingol at candice@thinkdock.com or call (416) 795-5675

 33 DAYS to MORNING GLORY: Preparation for Consecration to Jesus through Mary for the whole parish.

Everyone should have a genuine devotion to Mary and entrust his life to her motherly care – Vatican II

Everyday for 33 days starting Thursday, November 5 @ 9:00 a.m.

Day of Consecration: Tuesday, December 8, Feast of Immaculate Conception, in Church  

We will integrate the daily themes and Scripture readings from the original “Total Consecration” by St. Louis Marie de Montfort with the daily readings from “33 Days to Morning Glory” by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  Our daily meetings with Father Walter will be done in Zanon Hall after the morning Mass and repeated in the evening after the 7:00pm mass. Participants may also connect with us via Zoom from their homes.   Father’s reflection for the day will be made available on YouTube so that those who cannot attend the morning sessions will be able to follow the reflections at a time convenient for them.   Every Saturday, we will attend the 8:00 a.m. Mass, watch a video together, and share our reflections on the week’s journey over a light breakfast.  

REMEMBER: ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY

5 – YOU ARE MADE FOR MORE VIRTUAL MISSION.

Join Fr. Ben St. Croix and Fr. Allan MacDonald for this inspirational 4 part series. We will gather “live” every Tuesday in NOVEMBER (3-10-17 & 24) at 7:00pm till 8:15pm. This is a digital mission so we will send you the mission link to join us every Monday with instructions. Then you can join wherever you are.

YOU HAVE TO REGISTER. Here the link: https://companionscross.org/

Fr. Walter

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.