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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


 
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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

 
Monday, December 05, 2016 - Advent  
Quick Info Sheet

Welcome to St. Clare's


NEWS
From the Pastor's Desk

Dear parishioners: there will be three brand new St. Killian’s Votive Candle Racks in our Church before Christmas, which will slowly replace the five existing ones. With the approval of our Building committee, these new racks will allow you to light a real candle and the flame will now be safe in a break-resistant glass. The wax liquefies and empties into a Teflon drawer below where it self-extinguishes, thus providing two hours of burning that is soot free! There will be no candle remains as waste. Hardened wax is easily lifted out from the container and can then be recycled which is also most cost effective! No more breakage, no more smell and no risk of fire. This may even reduce our insurance. I am sure you will be happy.

Fr. Francesco

 
2016-2017 SUNDAY MISSALS

We wish to acknowledge and thank both our friends & neighbours at Jerrett & Vescio Funeral Homes for so generously donating the new 2016/2017 Sunday Missals that are in our pews! Copies are also available at the parish office for anyone wishing to purchase their own copy.

 
Vocation Discernment Retreat

The Office of Vocations invites single Catholic men, 17 years and older to attend a Vocations Discernment Retreat from December 9th to 11th at Manresa Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering. This is a good retreat for men who are at crossroads in discerning God’s desired Vocation for them.

The retreat offers Guided reflections, Holy Mass, Adoration, confession and the assistance of a vocations team. Suggested donation of $150 to help cover costs. For more information, please call 416-968-0997.

 
2017 Offering Envelopes

Your new offering envelopes for next year will be ready to be picked up on the weekends of December 10/11 & 17/18. As usual, envelopes are arranged in numerical order, and someone will also be on hand to help out. Extra envelope sets will also be available for those who didn’t use envelopes this year, but wish to start using them in the new year. Thank you for your continued support!

 
Mark your calendars for our New Year's Eve Party!!!

You are all invited to our New Year's Eve Party, which takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a wonderful dinner with open Bar, DJ, party favours and raffle prizes.

Tickets are $100 per person and $50 for children 12 years of age & under, and will go on sale starting Sunday, after the Masses! Proceeds will fund an "Accessibility Lift" to and from the Parish Hall.

Check out our ticket for more information...

 
Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Events

Bible Study
Friday evenings, December 2, 9 & 16, at 7 p.m. in Church.

Day of Confessions
Monday, December 12th – in Church
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 pm

CHRISTMAS CONCERT (Cardinal Carter School of Performing Arts)
Wednesday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Church

Day of Confessions
Monday, March 27th, 2017 – in Church
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 
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!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
55+ Group
The 55+ group will be getting together for a meeting and refreshments on Thursday, December 8th at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

All the young at heart are invited!

BIBLE STUDY
You are invited to join us and rediscover the beauty of the Word of God on Friday evenings, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Church.

Catechism Continues!
A reminder to children who attend Public or Private Schools and also children who are unbaptized and who are preparing for First Communion, that the next Catechism session takes place in the parish hall on Saturday, December 10th.

We ask parents to drop off their children to the parish Hall promptly by 3:00 p.m. (Hall entrance is off of Westmount Ave.) Our catechists will be working with the children until just before 5 p.m. We ask that you pick up your child about 10 minutes before 5:00 p.m. and we invite you to take them up to the 5:00 p.m. Mass!

Church Tour
On Monday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m., please join Fr. Francesco and the RCIA program for a one hour tour of the Church, with an explanation and the importance of all the signs and symbols in the Church.

Please join us for this informative and interesting evening.

Laetitia Committee
A reminder to all committee members that there is a meeting on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Day of Confessions
The Archdiocese of Toronto has designated the week of December 11 to 17 as "Day of Confessions" throughout our Archdiocese.

Here at St. Clare’s, we will have an opportunity for Confessions on Monday, December 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Chrismas Concert
Mark your Calendar for a CHRISTMAS CONCERT performed by Cardinal Carter School of the Arts on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Church!

Church cleanup & Christmas Decorating!
Please come out and give us a hand! On Saturday, December 17th, we would like to gather at 11 a.m. to start cleaning the church and then to decorate it for Christmas! We would also like to invite you to stay for some pizza right after!

 
Today...
Masses
9:00 AM Bilingual
Readings
First Reading:Isaiah 35.1-10
Gospel:Luke 5.17-26
Intentions
9:00 AM + Onofrio e Giuseppe Greco
+ Raffaela Frascá
+ Giuseppe Pezzo
+ Marianna Defina
Office Hours
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Confessions
No confessions today. Please call the office.

This week...
Read last 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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