Making a difference one person at a time
In the above video, Sharon Mayne Devine says it plainly: right now we need your help.
Sharon is the Executive Director of Catholic Family Services Peel-Dufferin (CFSPD). This agency works with other partners to run the Safe Centre of Peel. Here, families experiencing domestic violence can access a variety of programs at one location, including legal aid, counselling, childminding and housing support. The centre is needed more than ever during COVID, when victims are forced to isolate with their abusers.
One of Sharon’s colleagues at CFSPD, Shelina Jeshani, describes a recent experience with a woman who visited the centre:
I heard a knock on the door and a woman was standing there. She told me she needed the services of Safe Centre of Peel. As I discussed her needs with her, and how we could best support her, she felt relieved that there was going to be some help.
At the same time, there just seemed to be something else and I needed to ask further. What else was happening, and how else could I help?
She told me that she was worried about food for her family. The rent was high. And she was afraid she wouldn’t have enough money to get groceries.
We have an emergency food cupboard at the centre that is well-stocked with generous donations from the community. I brought her the food and there was this look of hope that appeared. I asked her if this was enough. She said it was so much more than she expected, and that it would make such a difference for her and her family.
We can share stories like this because of you: members of the Catholic community who give to ShareLife. The work of CFSPD and our other social service agencies wouldn’t be possible without your generous support.
As the Parish Campaign continues – albeit with our our parishes not yet open – I invite you to give securely online at the link below. Thank you for continuing to care.
Fr. Jojo’s Homily on the Feast of Pentecost
Samantha Rossi Creates music and sings to Prayer of Pope Francis “O Mary, Our Hope.” Thank you, Sam, for singing this live during our Virtual Wednesday Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Listen to Samantha Rossi singing this prayer at https://youtu.be/-QI-qOhIgZE
Fr. Michel and Fr. Jojo Celebrate Daily Mass for the Intentions of All Parishioners.
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
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
PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELLING is available to parishioners at email@example.com. Lori’s secure online consultation can support you with personal, emotional or relationship struggles. Telephone consultations are also available.
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.
Latest News and Announcements
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! 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. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 ( CLOSED due to COVID-19 )
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.