3 March 2019 – The 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ash Wednesday
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6th, 2019

English Masses: 9:05 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Vietnamese Mass: 7:30 p.m.

Distribution of Ashes

This is a universal day of fasting and of abstinence from meat.  The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age.  Parents and educators are reminded of their duty to introduce children gradually to the understanding and practice of penance.

NEXT SUNDAY: Mar. 10th, 2019

Daylight Saving Time starts 2:00:00 AM
Sunday morning clocks are turned forward 1 hour

A Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Reflection with Denis McNamara

March 16, 2019
10:30 am

​Merciful Redeemer Parish
2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga

Come see the newest Atrium in the Archdiocese and hear Denis McNamara speak on living stones, the Book of Revelation and church architecture as an image of the mystical body of Christ. McNamara is Associate Professor of Sacramental Aesthetics and Academic . He makes a specialty of bridging the gap between the Church’s great artistic tradition and the documents of the Second Vatican Council. He has also done ground-breaking research on scriptural understandings of architecture and the sacramental meaning of the classical architectural tradition. To register, please visit https://cgs-lent-2019.eventbrite.ca.

CONTACT: Anna Boyagoda
EMAIL: aboyagoda@archtoronto.org
WEB: www.archtoronto.org/catechesis-good-shepherd/Pages/Certificate-Program.aspx

COME & SEE WEEKEND
March 15 – 17, 2019

Come and See Weekend – Friday, March 15 (begins at 6:30 p.m.) to Sunday, March 17 (ends at 1:30 p.m.), at St. Augustine’s Seminary:

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.

Register online at: www.vocationstoronto.ca. Registrants 17 yrs old require parental consent.

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at: 416 968 0997; email: vocations@archtoronto.org

COINS FOR LIFE 2019 CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION

Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto has stated that, “The Coins for Life project is a most appropriate way to support the important pro-life efforts of Campaign Life Coalition.”

Boxes can be picked up at the back of the  church,  starting next weekend, and will be collected until Sunday, April 7th.  Make it a family project! Putting aside your small change can lead to a BIG change in our land!

The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute Presents: Becoming Better?
Moral Bio-enhancement and Christianity

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
81 St. Mary St., Toronto

People of faith are being challenged by questions raised by bio-enhancement technologies such as what it means to be a good, happy, or a “perfect” human being. Enhancement advocates suggest the use of artificial intelligence, genetic technologies, and pharmaceuticals could bring human behaviour to a higher level of intelligence, impacting morality, spirituality and affectivity. Join us to discuss moral bio-enhancement through a Christian theological lens.

CONTACT: Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute
PHONE: 416-353-4224
EMAIL: bioethics.usmc@utoronto.ca

ShareLife Soup Sunday!
Sunday, March 10th
after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses

Our parish ShareLife Committee will be hosting Soup Sunday to kick off this year’s campaign.

Please mark your calendars and prepare to share in a bowl of delicious soup after the 9 & 11 a.m.

Masses next Sunday!

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