God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. (Meditations on Christian Doctrine 1848)
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus are a fraternal organization that holds community events events, engages in both local and global charity, offers life insurance, and deals in faith-based institutional investing. Council 4976, representing various local parishes, meets at the SVP parish hall on the first Thusday of the month at 7:45 p.m.
St Vincent de Paul Society
If you need assistance and are within our parish boundaries, or if you wish to join this international Catholic lay organization serving the poor, please call (647) 727-8758, or email [email protected].
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics whose members offer their services to the Church in her performance of spiritual works. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members, developed by prayer and active co-operation with Mary’s and the Church’s work.
The members participate in the life of the parish through visiting families, the sick both in their homes and in hospital, door-to-door evangelization, and in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish.
For more information, contact president Julie Baldwin at [email protected].
Parish Social Committee
The Parish Social Committee organizes several events each year in the parish such as the Ceili and Pope & Doctor Pub nights. Please contact Bernadette Coren at [email protected] if interested in helping with our social committee.
The Fathers of the Oratory provide chaplaincies to three schools in the parishes: Holy Family, St Vincent de Paul, and Mary Mother of God, including its high school division The Saint Francis de Sales Centre. We provide regularly scheduled masses and confessions, and in addition try to visit each grade every week. Beyond the parish, the Fathers also provide the chaplaincy to De La Salle College ‘Oaklands’, where we celebrate mass daily during the school year, hear confessions regularly, and make occasional classroom visits for talks and discussion.
The Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory regularly visit the various nearby nursing homes to provide masses, groups prayers, and company for the residents. In addition, many of the seminarians and parishioners also regularly visit these nursing homes to provide valuable assistance to the ministries of the Fathers and Brothers .