Mass Times and Intentions

Sunday Liturgy:

Saturday (Vigil):
5:00 pm – English
7: 00 pm – Polish

Sunday:
8:00 am – Polish
9:30 am – English
11:00 am – Polish
1:00 pm – Polish
2:30 pm – Polish
7:00 pm – Polish

Radio Mass (530AM): 8:00pm in Polish

Weekday Liturgy:

Monday to Friday: 8:00am, 7:00pm (Polish)
Tuesday: 7:00pm (English)
Wednesday: 7:00 pm (Polish) Collective Intention Mass* followed by Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Devotion
Saturday: 8:00 am

*Collective mass intentions will be accepted BY PHONE to the parish office UNTIL 5:00pm on Wednesdays. AFTER 5:00pm, intentions WILL ONLY be accepted IN PERSON UNTIL 6:45pm. Intentions left on the parish voicemail will not be accepted.

Intentions for all other masses are made in person at the parish office only in September (specific dates will be provided in the parish bulletin). No intentions will be accepted by phone. There is a limit of three mass intentions per family—one intention for Sunday, and two during the week.

Monthly Schedule:

First Tuesday of the month: Senior Mass at 10:00am
First Thursday of the month: Prayer for Vocations at 6:30pm
First Friday of the month: Mass at 8:00am, 10:00am, 7:00pm
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus following the 10am & 7pm Masses
First Saturday of the month: Marian Devotion following the 8:00am Mass

Seasonal Devotions:

Month of May: Marian Devotion
Month of October: Rosary Devotion
Month of December: Rorate Caeli

Lent:

The Way of the Cross:
Mondays (for children) and Fridays in Polish at 6:30pm
Tuesdays in English at 6:30pm
Lamentations: Sundays at 6:15pm

Reconciliation

On weekdays, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available half an hour before Mass, and during Mass. On first Fridays of the month, confession is available from 6pm. On Sundays, confessions are only heard half an hour before each Mass (no confessions will be heard during Mass). Other arrangements may be made with one of the priests.

Baptism

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is accorded every Sunday during the Mass at 2:30pm in Polish. In English, the sacrament is accorded on Saturdays at the 5pm Mass, or on Sundays at the 9:30am Mass. Preparation for parents and godparents is COMPULSORY. For the baptism of the first child in the family, the parents and godparents MUST attend TWO MEETINGS—the first meeting is attended by the parents, and the second meeting is attended by both parents and godparents. For all following children, only ONE MEETING is compulsory. The parents must be members of our parish or have received permission from the parish where they are registered.

The application for baptism must take place in person at the parish office during office hours a month and a half in advance of the intended date. Requests can only be made by the parents or legal guardians of the child.  Parents/legal guardians must submit the baptism form in person to the parish office.

First Communion

Registration for First Communion classes will take place from October 5 to October 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Good Shepherd classroom.

For anyone who missed the registration DEADLINE and would still like to register please call the parish office (905)848-2420

Please bring:

  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate (even if child was baptized at this parish)
  • $100 registration fee (cash or cheque)

You will also be asked to fill out a Registration Form and Media Release Form.

Anticipated Dates of First Communion in 2021 (these may change):
May 8th at 4:00 p.m. – English (children will be wearing communion albs)
May 9th at 2:30 p.m. – Polish (children will be wearing communion albs)
May 16th at 2:30 p.m. – Polish (children will be wearing communion albs)

Confirmation

Registration for Confirmation classes will take place from October 5 to October 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Good Shepherd classroom.

For anyone who missed the registration DEADLINE and would still like to register please call the parish office (905)848-2420

Please bring:

  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate (even if child was baptized at this parish)
  • $100 registration fee (cash or cheque)

You will also be asked to fill out a Registration Form and Media Release Form.

Marriage

Couples living locally or elsewhere and intending to marry, whether in our parish, another parish, or in another country, must contact the parish office to obtain all pertinent information and the necessary forms. This must be done one year before the planned marriage date. In addition, all couples must take a pre-marital course and provide a recently obtained baptismal certificate from the church where they were baptized. Only the couple seeking marriage should contact the parish office—no inquiries by parents please.

Pre-marital Courses for First Marriages

Pre-marital courses are organized twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. The classes are held once a week, in the evenings, for 8 weeks. The classes are in English. The exact dates will be provided in the parish bulletin. The cost is $100 paid at the first meeting. Please sign-up at the parish office.

Marriage Preparation Courses for Second Unions

Couples should attend a specialized marriage preparation offered by the Catholic Family Services. For information/registration please call: 416 921-1163

Natural Family Planning

For those interested in learning the Billings Ovulation Method of regulating conception, please contact an instructor by telephone at (416) 481-5465, ext. 2.

For those interested in learning the Creighton Model, please contact FertilityCare Toronto:

FertilityCare Toronto is a fertility, family planning, and women’s health centre. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System uses Natural Procreative Technology (NaProTECHNOLOGY or NPT) to track, evaluate, and modify the various biological markers identified in the course of a woman’s cycle. The markers reveal critical information essential for restoring gynecological and reproductive health. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is an advanced procreative education model that combines family planning with reproductive and gynecologic health maintenance. It has been extensively researched over the past 30 years at Creighton University Medical School and St. Louis University Medical School, based in the U.S.A.

Website: http://www.fertilitycare.ca/
Phone: 416.465.2868
Fax: 416.465.3538

Anointing of the Sick

Clergy from our parish visit the sick every first Friday of the month. Please remember that a Catholic priest is available in every hospital 24 hours per day. Requests for a priest should be addressed to nursing staff.

Information on Hospital Chaplaincy

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

If, amidst your acts of generosity and service, a desire for justice and peace seems to be emerging, it’s a good sign. But you want more, don’t you? What the call of God desires to realize in your life is the radical liberation of your capacity to love.

Are you searching to make your life special? — different? Concretize the missionary dream that is awakening in you! This decision belongs to you.

In 1807, a young man by the name of Eugene de Mazenod had a dream, maybe like yours. Desiring to be a companion to the Redeemer, he realized his dream by founding the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, whose mission it was to go among the poor with its many faces. Today, this dream continues to be made real by Oblate priests and brothers in the challenge to build a better world in the name of Jesus.

How can you begin to realize your dream? First, by praying to come to know your vocation; then also by seeking out a spiritual director who can help you to discern God’s desire for you. You certainly could contact the Director of Vocations and discover with him the apostolic commitment of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

For Vocation Information

For Vocation Information please visit http://www.omiap.org/ vocation or call 416-769-4971.

Missionary Oblates
71 Indian Trail
Toronto, ON M6R 2A1

The Office of Vocations exists to promote, encourage, and help in the discernment process of individuals who sense a call to Diocesan Priesthood, Consecrated Religious Life, and the Permanent Diaconate. We are considered the official contact for those who feel called to a ministry of ‘Service’ in the Church. Our goal is to help guide individuals in their unique journey to hear the “Call” of God. We support discerning candidates by providing the atmosphere and resources by which they can discern God’s “plan” for their lives. When a discerning candidate responds willingly, with full freedom and knowledge in God’s “plan”, he/she ultimately finds the ‘Joy’, ‘Peace’, and ‘Happiness’ that God has had in store for him/her since the foundation of the World.

For Vocation Information please visit https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/

Serra House
226 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2N5

Vocations at the Archdiocese of Toronto

Organists

Ania Piwowarczyk
(905) 275-9262
Bernadette Malinowski
(905) 569-2691
Henryk Olczak
(905) 712-1315
Zdzisław Wieliczko
(416) 904-9749