We look forward to welcoming you back to OLQW for Mass on the weekend of June 20/21. Due to capacity restrictions for gatherings in Ontario, we invite you to register for seats for the Mass you wish to attend (Saturday, 5PM; Sunday at 9 am, 10:45 am and 12:30 PM)
You can register for your preferred Mass time right here on “Register for Mass”. Select your mass :and number of attendees in your family. Each person requires a ticket to ensure we stay within the 30% capacity limit. Please remember to follow these health and safety guidelines to protect yourself and others:
Wash your hands with soap and water before leaving for Mass.
Wear a mask or face covering (highly recommended.
There will be only one entrance to the church. Please look for and obey all signs and markings to ensure physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet).
Sanitize your hands upon entry.
Please follow the direction provided by ushers/volunteers for seating.
Please do not enter the church if you have a temperature, feel ill, or have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual over the past 2 weeks
Every reasonable precaution has been taken to protect everyone’s health and safety. However, there can be no guarantees of complete protection as there will always be risks of contracting viral infection through large gatherings.
There is to be no singing or talking during Mass in order to reduce the risk of droplets that could be spread the virus from person to person. – Sat, Jun 13, 10:00 PM
Our beloved Pastor, Fr. Michel, is retiring after serving our community so beautifully these past 14 years. To honour his faithful service and wish him well, we invite you to either attend or livestream our Mass on the weekend of August 22/23, the feast of the Queenship of Mary, our patron.
Even if you are unable to attend Mass that weekend, we invite you to our Celebration Drive-By. After each Mass, Fr. Michel will be available in the parking lot to receive your blessings and greetings from your car as you drive by, maintaining physical distance. You may drop off a card of congratulations with one of the volunteers. If you wish, you may include a monetary gift only.
Finally, we are creating a photo tribute of our Pastor. Send a photo of yourself and Fr. Michel to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10th. Include a message or quote by which you remember Fr. Michel.
Thank you and God Bless Fr. Michel as he enters his retirement.
Our Own Samantha Rossi! Bravo, Sam!
- Monday: 8:30 AM (Holidays: 9:30 AM)
- Wednesday: 7:00 PM (Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
- Thursday: 8:30 AM
- Friday: 7:00 PM
- Saturda 5:00 PM (Vigil Mass)
- Sunday: 9:00 AM; 10:45 AM; 12:30 PM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: If you wish to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, please call the Parish Office to make an appointment. Thank you.
OFFICE HOURS DURING COVID-19:
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9 am to 4 pm.
Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm.
Appointments strongly recommended.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION, FIRST RECONCILIATION AND CONFIRMATION:
Within the Archdiocese of Toronto, Grade 2 and Grade 7 are generally considered to be the time when students prepare to receive their sacraments. In Grade 2, the children may prepare for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and in Grade 7, students may prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents, if you wish to have your child(ren) receive their First Holy Communion or Confirmation in 2021 and participate in these sacramental preparation programs, you must contact the parish where you usually worship and attend Mass.
Visit your parish website to find out more information about sacramental preparation programs and how you can register for them. Please note: most parishes close registration for these sacramental preparation programs in the early Fall.
If your child is entering Gr. 2 or Gr.7 in Fall 2020, and Our Lady Queen of the World Parish is where you worship and attend regularly, please contact Dorothy Whelan for instructions on how to register online for the parish preparation program for First Communion and Confirmation. email@example.com
How to Receive Communion or a Blessing
Parish Picnic at MaryLake is Cancelled due to COVID-19
Mariann Home Needs Your Help
Mariann Home, established in 1979,has served our community for over 40 years. Operated by the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood, it is a non-profit registered charity. Our Home is a HOME for the aged and the dependent, dedicated to long term health care service. It has been a challenging period for all and especially for our vulnerable community and those who support them. Our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, ensuring that their needs are always met first. As a result, many of our staff are working double shifts with and are distanced from seeing their loved ones at home.
We need your assistance with donations of meals, snacks, coffee, drinks, plants, flowers etc. or services that you can provide. As summer approaches, donations of fans for our residents, cold drinks and meals are needed. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself.
Life Enrichment Coordinator
9915 Yonge Street Richmond Hill
The pandemic has upended the lives of so many. Some are fortunate enough to have networks of family and friends and know how to access government programs. Many newcomers to Canada, however, were thrust into this crisis with little support.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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.
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 – (Parish Store is 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.