COVID-19 UPDATES from the ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO

Fr. Michel’s Message to Parishioners during COVID-19 CRISIS
March 20, 2020


O Christ Jesus
When all is darkness
And we feel our weakness and helplessness,
Give us the sense of Your Presence,
Your Love and Your Strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
In Your protecting love
And strengthening power,
So that nothing may frighten or worry us,
For, living close to You,
We shall see You in all that is Life-Giving
Around us.

Fr. Michel and Fr. Jojo celebrate Mass daily for all our parishioners.


PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELLING provided by Lori Canlas is available to our parishioners at lcanlas@archtoronto.org. While face-to-face meetings during this health crisis are no longer safe, Lori is still here to help. She has established a secure online platform for you to reach out to her for counsel and support for your personal, emotional or relationship struggles. She also offers telephone consultations, if you prefer. We thank Lori for her ministry to our parishioners.


ALL CHURCHES and PARISH OFFICES ARE NOW CLOSED  in order to stem the spread of COVID-19  

Fr. Michel and Fr. Jojo continue to celebrate Mass privately each day for your intention.

At a time like this, it feels uncomfortable to talk about giving.  Our primary concern is your health and well-being.  However, these difficult circumstances show just how important the offertory is to the life of our parishes.  The reality is, we rely on the support of our parishioners to continue to pay our bills.  It is becoming more and more challenging to do so without the generosity of your weekly offertory donations.

If you feel you can continue to support us at this time, 3 OPTIONS are available.

  • PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING (PAG)     Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.  You may download the form here.  To learn more about PAG, click here.
  • ONLINE DONATION  

On our Parish App, simply tap the “Giving” Icon

 

At www.olqw.com Click on this icon

Either way, you will land on the Archdiocese of Toronto page. Click on the map, select Richmond Hill.  You will see a Drop-Down Menu.  Select Our Lady Queen of the World.  You may make a one-time or recurring donation.

  • ONLINE BANKING

To do this, the Archdiocese needs to send you a unique account number.  Email campaign@archtoronto.org and in the body of your email, provide your name, address, parish and municipality. You will receive an email with your account information so that you can set up the Archdiocese of Toronto as a payee.  Your donation will be forward to our parish. This can be a one-time gift or a recurring donation.  Call the Development Office at the Archdiocese 416-934-3400 Ext. 540 if you have any questions.


You may pray this Act of Spiritual Communion when you are not able to be physically present at Mass. “My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. ” Amen.


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Latest News and Announcements

 

 

Assistive Listening Devices

Parishioners with hearing impairment can now hear the Mass clearly.  You can obtain an assistive listening device in the Narthex.  An usher or Knight will be there to sign one out for you and show you how to use it.  Please return it at the end of Mass.  Thank you!

Scent–Free Worship Environment

In Canada today, more than one in four individuals suffers from respiratory disease. Medical evidence clearly shows that scented products are harmful to the health of sensitive individuals. In sufficient concentrations, scented products may be harmful to those with allergies, environmental sensitivity or chronic heart or lung disease.

Low Gluten Hosts

If you wish to receive the low gluten hosts, please call the office and let the priest know which mass you will attend. Please meet with Fr. Michel before mass to introduce yourself.

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Parish Devotions

First Friday Devotion

The 7:00 P.M. Mass is followed by Holy Hour, Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

Devotion To Our Lady Of Perpetual Help

Every Wednesday – 7:00 P.M.

The Sacred Heart Home Family Retreat

This “Home Family Prayers Retreat” is designed to give a sense of deeper movement in our Journey into the Heart of our God. Designed to be used over 7 days, (1 Week) the picture and its devotion will be passed on every week to the next family interested in making it part of their prayer life.
Please call the parish office for more information at 905-884-7006.

 

Parish Gift Store

Religious articles can be purchased after each mass at the Parish Gift Store located at the entrance of the Church.

During July and August the store will only be open after the 10:45 a.m. and before the 12:30 p.m.mass.

Parish Boundary Schools
  • Christ the King
    329 Valleymede Dr. 905-771-6036 ctk.ycdsb.ca

    • St.John Paul II
      155 Red Maple Rd. 905-709-3134 pjp.ycdsb.ca

    • Our Lady Help of Christians
      275 Redstone Rd. 905-884-4023 olhc.ycdsb.ca

    • Jean Vanier Catholic High School
      10475 Bayview Ave. 905-770-8656 jvh.ycdsb.ca

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