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
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Lent
Welcome to St. Clare's
The small rectory parking lot is for staff and parishioners who are attending meetings in Church or at the office. As of April 1, 2017, any car parked while no meeting is going on, will be towed at owner's expenses.
Stations of the Cross
Please join us in the church as we observe the traditional Lenten devotion of the Stations of the Cross, every Friday during Lent at 7:30 p.m. They are celebrated bilingually.
will be available in Church every Wednesday evening during Lent, from 7 PM to 9 PM until April 5th inclusive!
LAETITIA CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE
There will be a Laetitia Celebrations Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm in the St. Padre Pio Meeting Room.
The series of Bible Study sessions conclude Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously.
"Living the Gospel" locally and around the world. . .
How do we "Live the Gospel" toward others when our daily lives are so busy? For some it is volunteering at a soup kitchen, or it may be caring for an elderly relative. If we do not have the time to actively participate, we can support the many ShareLife funded agencies within our community that bring the hands of Christ to those in need. Our annual appeal provides resources to 42 agencies, bringing much needed programs and services to those both here in our communities and around the world. Next Sunday is the first ShareLife collection. Over the next week, consider your ability to "Live the Gospel" by helping those who are vulnerable and in need, and make a contribution to ShareLife. Thank you kindly! Envelopes for this purpose are at the back of the church as well as in your envelope boxes.
December 17, 2016 marks the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone.
More information about our anniversary celebrations is available here!
Chrism Mass at St. Michael's Cathedral
On Tuesday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m., the priests of the Archdiocese renew their vows and recommit themselves to the role of priest/servant of the community. The sacramental Holy Oils of the catechumens, the sick and Sacred Chrism will be blessed and distributed to each church.
Our annual Seder will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 12th, at 6:00 p.m., (please note time change) in the parish hall. There is no cost for the event, but a free will offering will be accepted. Everyone is encouraged to bring food to share with everyone. The parish will provide the lamb and all the necessary items that are part of the celebration. We ask that NO PORK OR MILK PRODUCTS be brought. We look forward to another memorable event.
HOLY THURSDAY – April 13
Bilingual Mass of the Lord's Supper – 7:30 p.m., followed by Adoration in the Hall until Midnight.
GOOD FRIDAY – April 14
Service in Italian – 12:30 p.m
Service in English – 3:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m.
Candlelight Procession – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a solemn procession in our neighbourhood.
Copies of our 100th Anniversary celebration book are still available!
In 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 email@example.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.
Visit Souvenir Bethlehem eStore and purchase Holy Land souvenirs. You will not only have a piece of Bethlehem to share with your family and friends but you will also be supporting the Christian community that has dared to stay in this Holy City as we continue to celebrate the wonderful truth of His life.