Ascension of the Lord
May 21, 2023
ShareLife and World Communications Day
On this World Communications Day, your support of ShareLife is improving the lives of Deaf people in our community.
More than 60% of families with a Deaf child do not know or use a signing language. Silent Voice, a ShareLife agency, is able to provide an array of accessible programs and services, responding to the needs of Deaf adults, youth, children, infants, and their families in American Sign Language (ASL). This is because of you. The help and support you give brings hope and changes many lives. Thank you for your generosity.
Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.
Thank you for living the Gospel!
THANK YOU YOUR EMINENCE FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP
RE-WATCH THE INSTALLATION MASS OF BISHOP FRANCIS LEO
His Grace Francis Leo offered up gratitude to Christ as he was made Archbishop of Toronto in a packed St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica that was equally filled with the spirit of the Annunciation.
Re-watch the installation Mass at www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live
Please continue to keep Archbishop Leo in your prayers as he begins his ministry as our shepherd.
ARE YOU ABLE TO HOST A UKRAINIAN FAMILY?
When hearing reports of the war in Ukraine, and the millions of Ukrainians that have been forced to flee their homeland, many have asked what they can do to help. Over 80,000 Ukrainians have already arrived to Canada through a special visa program created by Immigration Canada. An additional 500,000 have applied to the program and are expected to arrive in the coming months. Many are arriving to Toronto and are without family here in Canada to help them. Among those will be some who are vulnerable to human trafficking, particularly seniors, single women, and women with children. There is an immediate need for families to host for a period of between one and six months some of those who have arrived. If you would like to learn more about hosting a Ukrainian family, please go to Archdiocese of Toronto – Ukrainian Crisis (archtoronto.org) and register for a virtual information session.
HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FOR UKRAINE
Donations to help Ukrainians who are suffering due to this war would be most appreciated.
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). CNEWA is a papal agency with a long history of humanitarian relief; it is currently working in Eastern Europe, providing Ukrainians with food, shelter, medicine and transportation to safe locations. ORAT is Canada’s largest private Sponsorship Agreement Holder, which helps bring hundreds of newcomers to our country each year; it will use donations to bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada as soon as possible.
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. Mary Immaculate – Ukrainian Relief – Humanitarian Relief
The Parish office is fully open with no appointments needed.
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Closed daily 12:00 pm–1:00 pm.