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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Prayer Days Altar Servers Needed

Our parish needs new altar servers for the
Sunday, September 12 - 7:00 pm upcoming season for all masses. In
Guest Speaker: Prof. Richard Schneider - Topic: particular, there is a need for the 11:00 am
“Narthex: Our Entry into the Church:” - Night Prayer and and 12:30 pm Sunday Masses. Being an
Benediction - Followed by Coffee and Conversation altar server is a great opportunity for young
boys and girls to learn more about the Mass, their faith
Monday, September 13th - 7:30 pm
and also serve the Church and the community. Experience
Speaker: Nick Olkovich - Topic: "Grace and Christian is not necessary as we provide complete training. To
Living” - Evening prayer - Anticipation of the Feast of the register or to get more information please contact Patrick
Holy Cross - Followed by Coffee and Conversation Sibley at the Parish office at 416-231-6016 or Andree
Tuesday, September 14th - 7:30 pm Marcoux at 416-767-7816 before the 30th of September.
Speaker: Nick Olkovich - Topic: "Retrieving the
Sacrament of Penance" - Reconciliation Celebration - Mass Intentions This Week
Preparation for the Titular Feast - Followed by Coffee and
Sept. 13th - 19th
Wednesday, September 15th - 7:30 pm Please join us as we pray for the following,
Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows with Most Reverend in our “Announced Mass” Intentions
John Boissonneau, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto - Followed Mon.:(9 am) +Edyta Czartoryjska - Bogumila Pizon
by refreshments in the Parish Hall Tues.:(9 am) +Orey Fidani - Family
Wed.:(9 am) Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Guest Speaker - Professor Richard Schneider (7:30 pm) Mission Mass (Bishop Boissonneau)
Professor Schneider teaches in History and Humanities and Thurs.:(9 am) +Johnny Doran - Bridget McGowan
his courses are cross-listed with religious studies; the chief Fri.:( 9 am) +Mary Harrison - Family
areas of his teaching are church history and medieval
Sat.:(9 am) +Alex & Walter Fedorkow
cultural history -- especially iconography, and also critical
methodology in history. In addition to his teaching, - Marlene Simon & Family
Professor Schneider is active in a number of national and (5:15 pm) +Marian Maloney - Betty Horsey
international church and ecumenical bodies, especially the Sun.:(8:15 am) For our Parishioners
Governing Board of the Canadian Council of Churches. (9:30 am) +Jack Marchand - Family
(11 am) +Wladyslawa Maternicki - Family
Speaker - Nick Olkovich (12:30 pm) +Thadeusz Wisniewski - George Wisniewski
Nick Olkovich attained an MDiv in 2009 from the
University of St. Michael’s College. He is currently OLS Youth Ministry - Sept. Events
pursuing a PhD in philosophical theology at the University
Sun., Sept 26 - Welcome Back Pancake Breakfast - 11
of St. Michael’s College and an S.T.L. (Licentiate in
am, followed by 12:30 pm Mass
Sacred Theology) at Regis College in Toronto. His
research focuses on the philosophy and theology of Wed., Sept. 29 - Lecture & Discussion: ‘Understanding
Canadian Jesuit Bernard Lonergan; the relationship the Eucharist’ (Guest Speaker: Brett Salkeld, PhD
between philosophy, religious studies and theology; and candidate) - 7:30-9 pm
religion’s role in a liberal democracy. He regularly designs
Sun., Oct. 17 - Fall Nature Walk with Soccer/Baseball -
and facilitates retreats for grade school and high school
2-5 pm
students across the GTA and has served as Youth Minister
and Catechetical Director for the RCIA program at Our Sun., Oct. 24 - ‘Tacos & a Movie’ - 5-10 pm
Lady Sorrows since early 2009.
September 12, 2010

Sacramental Preparation: Challenge Girls Club

Confirmation, Moms! Do you want your daughter to

grow in virtue and have a friendship
First Communion & Reconciliation with Christ? If so, you and your daughter are invited to
At Our Lady of Sorrows Parish all parents / guardians come to visit our club from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
wishing to prepare their child to celebrate Confirmation or every Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall.
First Communion and Reconciliation are invited to attend Challenge is a club for girls ages 10 to 15. Through
an important information meeting. Please note if you have weekly meetings, semi-annual retreats and a week-long
a child preparing for Confirmation and another child summer camp, the girls learn about their faith and develop
preparing for First Communion you must attend two positive leadership skills in a fun and dynamic
different meetings because the preparation is different. environment. Some past events and outreach projects have
included a mother/daughter afternoon tea, a
It is essential that you attend the information meeting father/daughter dance, a “Princess Tea Party” for
because details will be provided regarding registration and underprivileged girls, and a seminar on fashion, etiquette,
future gatherings. All meetings will be held in the church. nutrition and values. For more information, please contact
First Communion & Reconciliation Information Andree Marcoux 416-767-7816 or Weilie Shen 416-769-
Meeting: If your child was baptized in the Roman 8433.
Catholic Church and born in 2003 or earlier and you wish
to prepare your child to celebrate First Communion Vocation Seeds
(including the Sacrament of Reconciliation / Confession)
God is the Father with the open arms. Who will preach
you must attend a meeting either:
this Good News of reconciliation? Consider service as a
Sunday, September 19th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. priest or deacon, brother or sister. If God is calling you,
contact Fr. Hansoo Park: 416-968-0997 or visit:
OR Thursday, September 23rd from 7:30–9:00 pm
Confirmation Information Meeting: If your child was
baptized in the Roman Catholic Church and born in 1997 Refugee Sponsorship
or earlier and you wish to prepare your child to celebrate
Confirmation please attend one of the Parent Information Iraqui Chaldeans, Assyrians and others face systematic
Meetings on either: elimination similar to genocide. The Archdiocese of
Toronto has spearheaded a National Initiative: ‘One Parish
Sunday, October 3rd from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. - One Family’, to assist Iraqui refugees, in much the same
OR Thursday, October 7th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
way as Vietnamese Refugees were assisted 30 years ago.
The Canadian government has responded by making 2,500
Note: Proof of Baptism will be required in order to additional spaces available through private sponsorship;
complete the registration for sacraments. Please be sure to spaces that must be filled by Dec. 31 st or they will be lost.
bring a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate for these There are several different levels of participation available.
meetings. Any parishioners who wish to learn more about how they
can be involved in this initiative are asked to contact the
Baptism for Children in School: Baptism is the first
parish office for more information.
Sacrament of Initiation and it is the sacrament that prepares
us to celebrate Confirmation and First Eucharist. If your
child is not baptized or if your child was baptized in Pakistan Flood Relief
another Christian Church (Anglican, Lutheran, etc.) and Any parishioners wishing to donate to relief aid for the
you would like your child to be a member of the Catholic victims of the recent floods in Pakistan, may do so by
Church please call the parish at: 416-231-6016 and leave a making a cheque payable to: OLS - ShareLife - Pakistan.
message for Patrick Sibley.