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Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PMEnglish,
Children's Liturgy
Sunday9:00 AMEnglish
10:30 AMItalian
12:00 PMEnglish,
Children's Liturgy
Daily Mass
Monday9:00 AMBilingual
Tuesday9:00 AMBilingual
Wednesday9:00 AMBilingual
Thursday9:00 AMBilingual
FridayFirst Friday of the Month: 8:00 a.m. Holy Hour till 9:00 a.m. and confessions
9:00 AMBilingual,
Healing Mass on the first Friday of the Month
Staff
Pastor:Rev. Francesco Marrone
Office Administrator:Mrs. Dina Totino
Music Director:Dr. Paul Emlyn Jessen
Mr. Luigi Rizzo
Contact
Church Address:
1118 St. Clair Avenue West
(One block East of Dufferin)

Mailing Address:
133 Westmount Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3M6

Phone: 416-654-7087
Fax: 416-654-7090
office@StClareParish.ca
www.StClareParish.ca

 
Wheel Chair Accessible

Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM;
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
First Friday: 8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Please call the Pastor for other times
Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact the office
Sacrament of Matrimony
Please contact the Pastor at least one year in advance and prior to booking your hall.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Please contact the office
Knights of Columbus
Please contact the office
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Please call 416-654-7087 ext. 8
Schools
St. Clare - 124 Northcliffe Blvd. 416-393-5214
Stella Maris - 31 Ascot Avenue 416-393-5371


 
Thinking about the priesthood or religious life? Hearing Jesus' call "Come and follow me"? Not sure?

Visit Vocations Toronto at www.vocationstoronto.ca, a resourceful site in answering these questions.

Sacraments for the Sick & Elderly
Please notify the office if you know of someone who is in hospital or confined to the home due to sickness or old age. We will gladly bring Communion to them.

St. Clare's Roman Catholic Parish

Toronto, Canada

 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  
Quick Info Sheet

Welcome to St. Clare's


NEWS
IMPORTANT DATES FOR FIRST COMMUNION

Registration for the Sacrament of Communion for children who are in Grade 2 or higher has already taken place last week. If you would like your child to be prepared but have missed the registration, please call the office at 416-654-7087 as soon as possible.

 
Are you being called to a Religious Life

But if only someone would go to them. Pray for those who are called to 'run the race' as priests, sisters, deacons or brothers.

If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious or deacon, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997, email vocations@archtoronto.org, www.vocationstoronto.ca.

 
Great News!

Our parish community is proud to announce that the centenary book that came out in June of 2015, St. Clare's Church: Celebrating 100 Years of Faith and Service, has been nominated for a Heritage Toronto Award.

Every year, Heritage Toronto honours "outstanding contributions in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s history and heritage by professionals and volunteers."

Members of the St. Clare's book committee are thrilled to be included among a varied list of entrants including several well-established historians, as well as distinguished public figures Bob Rae and John Sewell. For more information please visit the Heritage Toronto website heritagetoronto.org/programs/ heritage-toronto-awards/.

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, October 17th. If you wish to attend or if you wish to purchase a book, or if have any other questions, please contact Christine Horgan at 416.652.8174.

 
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Are you thinking about becoming Roman Catholic? Are you baptized but have not yet received the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation or Confirmation? You may be interested in joining our RCIA program. RCIA is for adults and children 7 years or older, who are:

  • Unbaptized and wishing to become Catholic
  • Baptized in the Roman Catholic Church and wishing to receive the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation
  • Baptized in another Christian church and wishing to be received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, and to receive the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation.

    Our program starts on Monday, September 26.

    For more information, please contact the office.

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    Parish Hall

    Do you have a function coming up? Did you know that St. Clare’s Parish has a large hall that is available for renting? For more information, please call us at 416-654-7087 ext. 223. Thank you for supporting our parish!

     
    Join the Choir!

    St. Clare's Church has some exciting news! We would like to have children/youth join our existing choir at the 12 Noon Mass. What a wonderful way, for the children and youth of our community, to learn about God while praising him through beautiful music! The choir will be run by our professional musicians on staff, so your children will be in great hands! For those who are interested, we are also excited about offering music lessons, to those who join the choir. This has been done in other parishes with outstanding results! Lessons will also be conducted by our staff musicians: Piano: Dr. Paul Emlyn Jessen & Voice: Antonella Cavallaro. Anyone interested or for more information, please call the parish office at (416) 654-7087 or Antonella (416) 554-6186.

    "To Sing is to pray twice!" (St. Augustine)

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    55+ Group
    The 55+ group will be getting together for bingo and refreshments on Thursday, September 29th at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

    All the young at heart are invited!

    Join the Life Chain
    Sunday, October 2, 2016 between 2 and 3 p.m.

    Hold a sign that reads:
    ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN or
    ADOPTION: THE LOVING OPTION

    Join your fellow parishioners and community members at the Dufferin & St. Clair Ave. W. intersection in a peaceful demonstration in support of life.

    Holy Hour & Healing Mass
    Please join us on First Friday, October 7th, for Holy Hour at 8:00 a.m. with Healing Mass to follow at 9:00 am.

    This is an opportunity for you to receive the healing oil that refreshes us and brings us closer to Jesus. The oil of the sick is to be administered to those who "begin to be in danger due to sickness or old age" (canon law 1004).

    OCTOBER: MONTH OF THE ROSARY
    As October is the month of the Rosary, let us begin our observance with the Living Rosary on Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m.

    Thanksgiving Food Drive
    On the weekend of October 8/9, we will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items during all the Masses. We ask that you place your gifts up at the side altars either before or after Mass. Members of the Good Shepherd Refuge will be picking them up and distribute them among the neediest in our community.

    Sacramental Preparation – 2016-2017
    IMPORTANT DATES FOR CONFIRMATION

    Registration for children who are in Grade 7 or higher will take place in the church.

    For children who attend St. Clare's School: Registrations will be held on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

    Please bring with you a copy of your child's baptismal certificate and a $50 registration fee.

    Sacramental Preparation – 2016-2017
    IMPORTANT DATES FOR CONFIRMATION

    Registration for children who are in Grade 7 or higher will take place in the church.

    For children who attend either Stella Maris, a private or public school: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

    Please bring with you a copy of your child's baptismal certificate and a $50 registration fee.

     
    Year of Mercy
    JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY

    December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016

    Read about the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis:

  • Official site
  • Archdiocese of Toronto
    Click here to read an explanation of the elements on the Year of Mercy logo.

  • Today...
    Masses
    9:00 AM English
    10:30 AM Italian
    12:00 PM English
  • Children's Liturgy
  • Readings
    First Reading:Amos 6.1a, 4-7
    Second Reading:1 Timothy 6.11-16
    Gospel:Luke 16.19-31
    Intentions
    9:00 AM + Theresa McGowan
    10:30 AM + Stefano Addeo
    + Fernanda De Gennaro
    + Rosanna Di Pietrantonio
    12:00 PM In thanksgiving from the Andrada family
    Office Hours
    Today the office is closed
    Confessions
    No confessions today. Please call the office.

    This week...
    Read this Sunday's reflection
     
    Masses on the coming days

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    Centenary BookIn May the book committee presented the parish community with St. Clare’s Church: Celebrating 100 Years of Faith & Service and has been busy selling it locally and around the city ever since. This gorgeous hard-cover volume contains over 300 photos of the interior of the church, rare archival images, and of special events. The cost is $70 if you pay by cash or cheque, or $75 through paypal online. To order please email us at stclarespublishing@gmail.com or visit our website at www.stclarespublishing.com. A perfect gift for family and friends. All proceeds go to St. Clare’s Church. Thank you to all who have supported this special project.

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