Sunday January 24th 2016 – 3rdSunday in Ordinary Time
St. Benedict Parish &
Preparing to Welcome a
the Salesian Family
New Syrian Refugee Family
invites you to honour the
Good news...another Syrian refugee family will soon be here
among us. Yes, this is a new update! Our parish
Mary Help of Christians
resettlement committee invites you to join us in our
preparations for this family.
Jubilee of MERCY
In December 2015 we welcomed Bassam’s family related to
Majid’s family that arrived in 2014. Now we await the family
of the third brother, Kameel.
The sponsorship for Kameel’s family, is fully funded by a
relative overseas. As co-sponsors, St. Benedict parish is
committed to the moral support of this family for one year
from the day they arrive. Although we do not yet know the
family’s arrival date, we anticipate it will be very soon since
the family, currently in Lebanon, completed their medical
exam and interview with Canadian immigration officials in
that country. The next step is for the family to receive their
travel documents. We’ll keep you posted as to their arrival.
Fri. May 20 –
Mon. May 23, 2016
Friday: Departure, St. Benedict
The family consists of a mother, father, daughter and son,
ages 7 and 5. At this stage in the process, we focus our
attention on preparations for the young family’s
arrival. Below are some ways you could get involved.
Consider these suggestions for yourself and share them with
others who would join us in living the corporal works of
Church, 2194 Kipling Ave.
Saturday: Free day to explore
Washington’s beautiful sights.
Evening Salesian Family dinner
and prayer vigil
help us find a permanent home
Do you, or does someone you know, have an upstairs or
downstairs of a house to rent in the area of St. Benedict
church and school?
drivers with cars, available during the day, to assist with
transportation to government agencies, dentist, doctor,
CONTACT: Barb: [email protected]
Praying for Salesians in Formation
Please keep in prayer Br. John Langan
"...your light must shine bright before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father." Mt 5:16
Being Salesian means that you put yourself out
there to help others recognize the joy of a life
striving for a deeper relationship with God.
St. Clair Travel
Sunday: Mass at the Basilica of
the Immaculate Conception &
rededication of the Altar of Mary,
Help of Christians.
Visit John Paul II Cultural Centre.
Monday: Return to St. Benedict
Includes coach, 3 nights at
Holiday Inn Express 7990 Georgia Ave.,
3 hot breakfasts, Saturday supper, taxes.
Two per room:
Four per room:
To book: Mariel, Toronto Salesian Youth Office,
416-743-3830 X 6
Sign up in Support of Life and Human Dignity...it’s quick and easy
The Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide is the result of efforts of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
(CCCB) and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) to collaborate on a response to legislative efforts and legal action
that seek to revise Canada’s Criminal Code to allow the practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Declaration
demonstrates that commitment to the sanctity of human life and the importance of upholding human dignity leads also to a
strong call for renewed efforts in relation to palliative care.
Signing the Declaration will indicate broad support for its stated principles. It will also witness to the desire held by many in
Canada to promote palliative care, home care and long-term care, and to ensure compassionate responses at all levels to
those who are near death, as well those who are disabled, depressed, elderly or who feel burdened by physical or mental
suffering and illness.
To support the Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and to add your signature, go to:
Thanks to all of you from our parish who already signed the declaration!
Sunday January 24th 2016 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday, January 25
On Saturday, February 13
the Knights of Columbus invite you to
treat your sweetheart by attending our annual
Valentine Dinner Dance
from 6:15 pm to 11:00 pm
Liviang Intention for Maria Giannantonio by Jake & Teresa
Memorial Mass - Peter Cantisano
Tuesday, January 26
10:30am Mass at Kipling Acres
7:30pm Frances Mazzelli by Eva & Sam
Wednesday, January 27
Mother’s Group by St. Benedict Mother’s Group
Thursday, January 28
Living Intention for Innocenzo Mammone
by Anna Maria Tuzi & family
Holy Child School Mass
Friday, January 29
The menu includes Chicken Cordon Bleu, Veal, Manicotti,
Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, Tea,
8:00am Yvonne Serrao by Maria
10:15am St. Benedict School Mass
Saturday, January 30
Dessert, Cash Bar and Dancing
Deceased members of the Sala family by Adelaide & Carlo Sala
Living Intention for Gabriele Farina by Lucchitti family
Sunday, January 31
Proceeds will go toward our seminarian and
confirmation candidates’ breakfast programs
For tickets please call:
Wolf -416-745-798, Ray 416-748-3344 or Joe 416-745-2850
Marthy Browning by Joseph & Josephine Muscat & family
Cristina & Carmen by Lidia & Mario Imbrogno
For the People
Deceased members of Mammone & Tuzi families
by Benedetto & Anna Maria & family
12:45pm Donato Aquino by Quaglietta family
Last Day for Tickets February 8
Our faith community welcomes
Closing the Jubilee Year for Consecrated Life
Sunday, January 31 at 3:00pm
St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto
Ariana Cuello & Sarah Cerda
On Tuesday, February 2, the Church celebrates the World
Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life.
In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living
and serving among us more than 900 religious men and women of 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of
Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us
to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers
and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their
efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty,
chastity and obedience.
In celebration of the vocation and witness of these special
men and women religious who are such a vital and important
part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese.
All are welcome to attend.
St. Benedict Parish Outstanding Debt
OUTSTANDING DEBT, AS AT NOVEMBER 30, 2015
LESS: DEBT REPAYMENT
LESS: 2015 GOLF TOURNAMENT NET PROCEEDS
LESS: FAMILY OF FAITH PARISH SHARE
BALANCE OF OUTSTANDING DEBT
AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2015
On this day, we place our child in
God’s care forever.
DONATION RECEIPTS - YEAR 2015
Receipts are now available & may be obtained by:
stopping in at the parish office during office hours
(Mon - Fri ~ 9-12 noon & 2- 5 pm)
dropping a stamped self-addressed envelope in
the collection basket
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION
PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING (PAG)
Month of December 2015
Thank you for your ongoing generous support!