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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. Xavier De Pinto
Office Administrator:Mrs. Dina Totino
Parish Accountant
& Manager:
Mr. Gerard Almeida
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, May 29, 2016 - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ  
Quick Info Sheet

Welcome to St. Clare's


NEWS
We remember the departed members of our parish in our prayers: Pietro Castronaro & Luigi Cuneo.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

 
Are you being called to a Religious Life

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Listen to what Jesus says: "When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth." What is the 'truth' of your life? How can you best serve God?

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.

 
From the Pastor's Desk

Dear Parishioners,

It has been an honour to have served St. Clare's parish for these last several years as your pastor. I was especially blessed to have been placed here at St Clare's, since this was my mother's first parish when she immigrated to Canada from Italy in 1957.

Cardinal Collins has asked me to take on a new pastoral assignment at Precious Blood Church in Scarborough. My last weekend here will be June 25-26.

Fr. Francesco Marrone will be replacing me. I am sure you will show him the same caring and welcoming nature you afforded me during my stay here.

Again I would like to thank all of you for your support and care over these last couple of years. Aby and I were happy to be part of this community.

I look forward to meeting you at the next Knights of Columbus coffee Sunday, June 5th to share some stories and memories.

May God Bless You All,

Fr. Xavier

 
Humanitarian Relief - Ecuador Earthquake and Alberta Wildfire

The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the disastrous effects of a serious earthquake in Ecuador, and also to help the victims of the raviging wildfire in the Fort McMurray area.

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

  • Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org;

  • By phone through the Development Office - 416-934-3411;

  • Through the parish, making cheques payable to either:
    • St. Clare's Parish - Ecuador Earthquake - Humanitarian Relief or
    • St. Clare's Parish - Fort McMurray Fires - Humanitarian Relief
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    Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide - It's Time To Act!

    As you may know, on February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously overturned a legal ban on doctor-assisted suicide. The court ruled that the law should be amended to provide assisted death in specific situations.

    The Government of Canada is now drafting legislation that is expected to be in place next month. Legalizing euthanasia/assisted suicide is a threat to the vulnerable - people with disabilities, the elderly, the very sick and the dying. The church teaches that life is a precious gift, to be cherished from the moment of conception to natural death. Catholic teaching clearly states that it is permissible to refuse burdensome and disproportionate treatment that will prolong the inevitable process of dying. However, dying is simply not the same as being killed. To learn more about this issue, please visit CanadiansforConscience.ca.

    St. Clare’s Legion of Mary has already written to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada with their concerns and next weekend, the Legion invites you to sign a petition against this proposed legislation.

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Holy Hour & Healing Mass
    Please join us on First Friday, June 3rd, 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 administered to all the faithful as a sign of our communion with The Lord and His constant care for us.

    Coffee Sunday
    Next Sunday, June 5, you are invited to join us in the Hall after Mass for some coffee, refreshments and to spend some time with Fr. Xavier and your fellow parishioners!

    Bundle Weekend
    On the weekend of June 11/12, the SVDP truck will be parked in the school yard. If you have any good used items that you’d like to donate, please bring them to the truck then.

    Thanks for your ongoing support!

     
    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:Genesis 14.18-20
    Second Reading:1 Corinthians 11.23-26
    Gospel:Luke 9.11b-17
    Intentions
    10:30 AM + Concetta Di Fonzo
    + Stefano Addeo
    + Denise Smiley-Critelli
    12:00 PM + Melchor Pataray
    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
     
    From the Pastor's Desk

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

    Visit Vocations Toronto, a resourceful site in answering these questions.

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