Jesus Comes to Help Us
Life would be so much easier if there was always someone to solve our problems. We just have to dump our problems on that person and then just wait for solutions. Life would be so easy for us then. As a Christian/Catholic, we know that Jesus is the person who we are looking for.
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus went to the house of Simon and Andrew and there they told Him about Simon’s mother-in-law who was had a bad fever. So, Jesus went to her, took her by the hand, helped her up and the fever left her. Then people brought Him all those who were sick and those possessed by devils. The whole city was gathered around the door and He solved problem after problem, curing those who were suffering from various diseases and casting out devils.
Those problems were bad news, but Jesus turned them into Good News. But to see the good things and to see the Good News, we need to heed what Jesus is telling us: “Come to Me all you who find life weary and burdensome and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Jesus Himself knew the weariness and burdens of life, and we heard in this Sunday’s Gospel that in the morning, long before dawn, He got up and went off to a lonely place and prayed there.
So, let us not tell God how great our problems are, but let us tell our problems how great God is. Then problems will turn into solutions and bad news will turn into Good News.
Fr. Aegidius Warsito, SCJ
Our parish is offering Holy Communion services to parishioners for Saturday and Sunday.
- Saturday: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. (English)
- Sunday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am (English)
- Sunday: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Spanish)
Please call the parish office to register a time slot for your attendance since Communion is being distributed every 15 minutes. Please register by Friday noon and be on time as only 9 people are allowed in the Church at a time.
Tax Receipts for 2020
The tax receipts for 2020 are now available to be picked up in the parish office anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through to Saturday. Please call the parish office at 416-439-1545 for any concerns.
Mass Intentions for February 6 – 13, 2021
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
+Deceased members of the Teixeira family, requested by the family
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Intentions of the Albuquerque family
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
+James Joven, requested by the family
Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Intentions of the parish community
Sunday 8:00 p.m.
+Antonia Cruz, requested by the family
Monday 7:30 a.m.
+Christopher Viswasam, requested by B. Stanley
Tuesday 7:30 a.m.
+Rosie D’Souza, requested by the D’Mello family
Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
+Ignacio C. Torres, requested by the family
Wednesday 7:30 a.m.
+K. P. Joseph, requested by the J. Tintu family
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
+Arulandu Arokiam, requested by the family
Thursday 7:30 a.m.
+Teodora Yambot, requested by the family
Thursday 7:00 p.m.
+Lourdes & Nicanor Giocada, requested by the family
Intentions of Viromi Fernando
In thanksgiving, Fiona Chiang
+Jennifer Teeluk, requested by S. McDoom
Friday 7:30 a.m.
+Lenin M. Esteban, requested by the Uncad family
Friday 7:00 p.m.
+Sixto & Carina Antonio and in thanksgiving, Lydia Antonio
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Intentions of Genie Rey
Message for Parishioners for Support of Parish Offertories
We would like to update you of our financial situation as a parish faith community. Since the closure of our church in March followed by our re-opening in June we have provided a safe space for worship due to the hard work of our volunteers and pastoral team. Due to the limited number of parishioners attending our Masses, our financial health has been impacted negatively. We ask now, if you are financially able, to please consider your financial support of the parish using the following options.
Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.
Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here and select the region for our parish from the map. You will be taken to a page that allows you to choose your parish, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the parish office at 416-439-1545 for assistance. Thank you so much for your loyalty, ongoing support and generosity.
Private Prayer at the Parish
Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All Catholic churches in Toronto have been closed to public Masses as Cardinal Collins has directed but are allowed to be open for private prayer with up to 10 persons at a time. At our parish Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This includes weekdays and Saturday. Please come to the parish office, complete a screening form, sanitize your hands and you will be directed to a designated spot for prayer.
Prayers Needed for the Sick
We are praying for the sick of our parish: Faustina Odina, Rita de Cruz, Mary Lavrisa, Dr. Frank Browne, Rita Browne, Bill Quinn, Frank Kovacs, Rita Britto, Raj Udayasekaran, Ingrid Pereira, Titus Passanha, Wilf O’Connor, Joe Rizza, Ma. Concepcion C. Reyes, John Difalco, Nico Bonifacio, Richard White, Dean Menard, Alex Fernandes, Lee Esmonde, Edward Vella, Leopoldo Presto and those with COVID-19. May they be supported by our prayers and pastoral ministry and by the grace of God.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
⦁ Due to COVID restrictions First Holy Communion preparations are postponed until further notice.
⦁ Due to COVID restrictions Confirmation preparations are postponed until further notice.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
⦁ Persons who wish to become Catholic should contact the parish during office hours.
Is Jesus calling you? Would you give your life for him?
The Church is blessed with a rich diversity of vocations; all of them are born from God as He calls us to participate in his work of redemption. If you are thinking about God’s call and trying to find purpose for your life, we are here to help you. Maybe He is inviting you to be a priest, a religious brother or sister, to serve the church with love and generosity.
Come and talk to us!
We will help you discern your vocation.
Contact: Fr. Antonio Resend Pereira, SCJ
(Priests of the Sacred Heart Vocation director)
Our parish was so generous to those in need in this year’s ShareLife campaign! Thank you to each and every one who donated this past year; $50,301.75 was raised!
It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.
St. Francis of Assisi