Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life - April 26

Posted on 23 April 2016

In a continuation of the program from last Fall, St. Edward's is pleased to host Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life. All men and women in the second half of life are welcome, and it is not essential to have attended the first four sessions. Sessions will be conducted by Sister Mary Rose Marrin CSJ and are an excellent way to expand your spiritual life going into the latter portion of life. Sessions will take place on:

  • Tuesday April 26th (Reaching Out)
  • Tuesday May 3rd (The Challenge of Forgiveness)
  • Tuesday May 10th (Gratitude and Celebration)

Sessions are free to attend and are all separate units.

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Alpha Returns

Posted on 30 March 2016

St. Edward's is pleased to welcome back the Alpha program for another season at the parish! Alpha is a series of interactive conversations about faith in a friendly and informal environment. It is structured as a dinner, followed by a large talk and then small group discussions about the big questions in life and the overall message of Christianity. Alpha is a great way to interact with your faith on a more personal level in the company of other friendly people.

Alpha runs on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 starting on April 4th and continuing every Monday. Dinner and childcare are provided! There is no charge to register, but people interested are asked to contact Josh at jcanning@alphacanada.org or 647-468-1195.

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Totus Tuus Summer Camp - Registration Open

Posted on 26 February 2016

To see the Totus Tuus brochure, click here.

St. Edward's will host Totus Tuus this summer!  The children and youth of the parish are invited to join us for Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) this summer from July 17 22, 2016.  Totus Tuus is an Archdiocesian program whereby seminarians and college students travel to different parishes, spreading the Good News of Our Lord, through catechetical instruction, Mass, confession, songs and games!

The grade school program, for children entering grades 1 6, runs Monday Friday from 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.  The Intermediate/High School program for Grades 7 12 runs Sunday Thursday from 7- 9 p.m. during the week of July 17 22 (only).  The Day Camp Registration Fee is $75 per child for the entire week.  The Evening Program Registration Fee is $20 per youth for the entire program.  More information about the program itself can be found at: www.totustuustoronto.ca

St. Edward's will begin Registrations after all Masses on the weekends of April 2/3 and 9/10. Registration is extended - come by the Church to pick up a form.  You may also contact Rosanna at: delgrosso@sympatico.ca
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Tiny Shroud Ministry

Posted on 18 February 2016

The Tiny Shroud Ministry was a project that started in the University of Toronto nearly ten years ago and it has since expanded greatly. St. Edward's parish is pleased to be hosting a knitting group following the footsteps of this great project and invites everyone to help out in any way they can.

The Tiny Shroud Ministry knits blankets/shrouds, and bonnets that wrap stillborn babies, and babies who pass away soon after birth.  These shrouds and bonnets are knitted with prayers and are carefully prepared into care packages that go to local hospitals.

You do not have to be a part of a knitting group to participate.  You may wish to do it from the quiet of your home and bring them to the church once completed or have them delivered (we will provide the patterns).  We encourage everyone to spread awareness on these "silent births" by donating wool, knitting needles, ribbons and neutral-coloured baby fabrics, or by making a monetary donation to help us pay for the wool and supplies. As a garment is prepared, a special prayer is said for the child it might embrace in the future.  For more information, contact Margaret at: 416-857-6220 (TinyShroudMinistry@gmail.com).  Please keep our efforts in your prayers!

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Lenten Mission - March 5-10

Posted on 15 February 2016

To see the Lenten Mission brochure, click here.

The parish Lenten Mission, hosted by Father Robbie McDougall, will take place over the week of March 5th, lasting until March 10th. All week Father McDougall will be hosting special events at the Church, including:

  • Homilies on Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th at all Masses
  • Special Lenten Reflection every night from Monday March 7th to Thursday March 10th at 7:00 PM
  • Special Noon Mass followed by mini-retreat on Wednesday March 9th at noon
  • Sacred Music Concert on Thursday March 10th following the Lenten Reflection
  • Special Day of Confessions on Thursday, March 10th from 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All are welcome to partake in this amazing Mission hosted by an accomplished Catholic scholar. For more information, check the weekly bulletin.

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