The month of November is the month during which we remember and pray for our deceased brothers and sisters in the Lord, especially our loved ones. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, the parish will be having a special Commemoration Mass at 5pm. This Mass will remember all the dead, but in a special way remember those who have died in the past year (from November 2013 to October 2014) and whose funeral was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Parish. If you lost a family member overseas, or had the funeral mass celebrated elsewhere please call the parish office to include his/her name.
Today, World Mission Sunday, with Catholics throughout the world, we are called to offer our prayers and generous financial support, through the Propagation of the Faith, for the worldwide mission of Jesus. Your gift on World Mission Sunday helps….
- People in remote villages, towns and cities through the witness and work of missionaries and local priests.
- Children, the elderly, refugees, the sick, and orphans through the service of Religious Sisters and Brothers.
- To bring the Gospel to the poorest of our human family
- Catechists proclaim the message of hope and peace that only Christ can give.
Please offer prayer for the work of the Church in the Missions today - Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and Latin America. And please be as generous as you can today, World Mission Sunday.
We invite all of you to our first Annual St. Francis Xavier Parish Community Mix & Mingle. Monsignor Pan has requested that we organise this event to bring your family closer to the parish family. The Community Mix & Mingle will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the church hall and Parish grounds (weather permitting). We have booked a magic show, face painting, games and a barbeque. We are inviting vendors to join this event and sell food and anything that will support the parish. We are looking for parishioners to donate candies, cookies or other small items to be given as prizes.
All proceeds will be donated to the church.We have members of the CWL & KOC at the back of the church after each Mass who can answer any of your questions and sell you tickets for the games or food. Vendors interested in renting a spot please call Patrick Bajcar at (416-993-0146) or Daphne Britto at (416-668-2927 or 905-712-8029)
Municipal Elections 2014 – Cast Your Vote!
A municipal election will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014. All Catholics are strongly encouraged to exercise their democratic right to vote. To help us all get to know the candidates for Catholic School Board Trustee, Cardinal Collins has given permission for candidates to distribute literature to parishioners departing Mass on weekends from September 27/28 to October 25/26. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know those seeking elected office. To ensure your vote for Catholic School Trustee, at the polling booth, verify that you are registered as a separate school supporter. If your support status is incorrect ask for an Application to Amend Voter’s List. This form may be completed and submitted at the polling station. Thank you for your interest and involvement in this fall’s municipal election!