“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives” John 14:27.
More often we think of peace as the absence of conflict or war (one of aims of the Charter of the United Nations, Art. 1), but the Hebrew word shalom, which Jesus uses here, is much more. Shalom is derived from a root that means wholeness, completeness. It means tranquillity, calmness, harmony, welfare, prosperity. When the Risen Lord says to his disciples and us “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you”, he wishes them and us all of them. Consequently, personal encounter with or allowing ourselves to be encountered by Jesus Christ, the Emmanuel, is the most assuring way to experience peace in our hearts and in the world.
Wishing You A Grace-filled Week!!!
Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Canada from July 24 to 29, 2022. The Pope's visit will provide a unique opportunity for him, once again, to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness and to address the impact of colonization and the participation of the Catholic Church in the operation of residential schools throughout Canada.
The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.
The Holy Father will visit Edmonton, Iqaluit, and Quebec City.
For more details, please visit www.papalvisit.ca.
ShareLife Goal Update
Thus far our parish has raised $ 6,510.00 toward our goal of $ 30.000,00.
"Our goal can be met, but only with your help. I invite you to join today's generation of heroes by making a sacrificial gift to ShareLife. As you contemplate the blessings God has entrusted to you, please join me in giving to ShareLife to the best of your ability." – Cardinal Thomas Collins
The final ShareLife Sunday of the year is June 5. Please give generously through the parish or at sharelife.org. Thank you for living the Gospel!
Calling all boys and girls in Grade 3 and up who have received their First Communion to join the rewarding ministry of Altar Servers.
For questions or concerns and to register, please contact the office at 416-636-0213.
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Ukraine has been plunged into war after the Russian military invaded the country last week, resulting in widespread violence and a looming humanitarian crisis. In response to the request of parishioners, the Archdiocese of Toronto has launched a humanitarian relief effort to help the Ukrainian people at this time.
The Archdiocese of Toronto will channel donations to support the Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
Your donation will help Ukrainians who are beset by violence in Eastern Europe, and it will help some of them find a new home in Canada.
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: St. Norbert Parish – Ukrainian Relief – Humanitarian Relief
Once in a while, please remember the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box as you're leaving the church. These are the donations that are counted upon to serve the neediest of our community. Thank you.
December 1, 2021 – June 15, 2022
Wednesdays: 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Co-ordinator: Linda Maselli-Jackman
All are invited to join in a 26-week journey focusing on a brief study of Catholicism and the Bible. These sessions will take place in-person along with an on-line option (Zoom) for those wishing to connect virtually.
Please contact: 41-638-0313 to register.
Missalette 2021-22 is available at the entrance of the church, for a contribution of $ 5.00 each.
If someone in your family or a friend you know is sick or confined to home for a period of time, please contact the parish immediately. The priest would like to visit them.
Santa Comunione ai malati e agli infermi
Se qualcuno della vostra famiglia o un amico e' malato o che non puo' moversi da casa, si prega di contattare la parrocchia immediatamente per una visita pastoral dal parrocco.
Baptism: Arrangements must be made in advance. Please call the Parish Office. Individual Baptismal preparation is required.
Reconciliation: Saturday from 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM or anytime by appointment.
Matrimony: Couples are asked to consult with our priest one year (at least six months) in advance of the intended date.
Ministry to the Sick: Please notify us if someone you know is homebound and would like to receive communion or the Sacrament of the Sick.
The Archdiocese of Toronto has established a Pre-Authorized Giving plan (PAG) to help you support the parish's work through your regular offertory gift. To accomplish the mission entrusted to us by Christ, parishes depend entirely on the generosity of their parishioners. Pre-Authorized Giving allows you to donate to your parish through scheduled monthly transfers from your bank account or credit card. These funds are then deposited directly into the parish's account.
There are various benefits of participating in pre-authorized giving, both for you and for your parish.
Advantages for You:
Advantages for the Parish:
For information on how to enrol, please contact your parish office or email email@example.com.
More information is available here.