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Welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Whether you are visiting from another parish, another city, renewing your faith after an absence or just considering to return home to the Catholic Church, we are pleased to have you visit our web site. We also hope you will be able to come and worship with us. Hopefully you will find our parish a source of spiritual comfort and inspiration.

The church is open on Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with daily mass at 12:10 p.m. (rosary at 11:50 a.m.). Masses are at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30, 11:00 and 4:00 on Sunday. Confession is heard on Saturday between 4:15 and 4:45 or by appointment. If your absence has been for a while, you may find some things have changed during the celebration of Mass as well as Holy Days of Obligation. While all Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on Sundays, there are now just two additional Holy Days of Obligation in Canada – Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) and Jan. 1 (Feast of Mary, Mother of God).

The wording of some of the prayers has changed but by following the Mass using the Sunday Missals found in the pews, you will feel “right at home”. You will discover in-depth information on prayer, spirituality, sacraments and ministries as well as details about our parish – staff biography, parish history, photos from parish events, etc. You will also discover links to many wonderful Catholic/Christian sites and organizations.
Thank you for visiting with us – whether in the church itself or on our web site. We hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will join us again soon.

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Latest Parish News

  • Calling All Mothers!
  • Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2017
  • Meeting Iraqi Refugees in Parish Hall (Feb. 5, 2017)
  • Refugee Update of Jan. 18, 2017 (brother-sister family arriving Jan. 31, 2017 (tentatively)
  • Many pictures posted in (Picture) Gallery

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Exciting News! Coming Soon in October…
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is starting a Mothers Group!
Do you want to be refreshed? Inspired? Meet other Catholic moms? Then keep an eye out for our Mothers Group to come.
Our Mother’s Group will meet once a month on Thursday mornings starting in October.
For more information, visit www.CatholicMomsGroup.com
If you have any questions, please contact Alison Endrizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE 2017
 Thursday
Apr 13  

NO 12:10 Mass
Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 PM
Romanian Congregation Attending
 
Friday Apr 14  
NO 12:10 Mass – Office Closed
Good Friday Walk – 12 noon
Altar Server Rehearsal – 2:00 pm
Good Friday Service – 3:00 pm
 Saturday Apr 15  
Decorate Church – 9:30 am
Altar Server Rehearsal – 11:00 am
Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM
 Sunday  Apr 16  
Masses at 9:30 am and 11:00 am
NO 4:00 pm Mass
 Monday Apr 17  
Easter Monday – NO 12:10 pm Mass
9:30 am ONLY – Office Closed
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At the first opportunity after the two Iraqi refugees arrived at Pearson Airport on Jan. 31, 2017, they were welcomed by many parishioners after the Feb. 5th's 9:30 mass. The brother-sister family, Fadi and Mallak were joined by their relatives living in Brampton.

Many pictures are posted on the Homepage Slider-photos as well as under the Picture Gallery (under Gallery in the Top Navigation Menu) - http://www.olphtoronto.com/gallery/picture-gallery/2013-onto/2016.html

There are two events with the Refugees so far - their arrival at the Airport and the Welcoming by Parishioners, They are naturally in 2017 but they are temporarily posted in the "Main Events of 2016-2017".

If you find any captions are incorrect or can be improved, please let the OLPH webmaster (Roy - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know about them

 

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Good news after a long wait for them and for us!

We have learned that our family of two has been cleared to travel from Amman, Jordan, to Toronto this month. The simple iPhone message from Fadi belied the years of anxiety he and his sister (Iraqi Christians) have faced -- first fleeing ISIS from their home in Iraq, then dealing with  two years of uncertain days in Amman. As he put it stoically "I  just received a call from the embassy that our travel to Canada will be on January 31 and they'll tell us the details of the flight later. See you soon."

The joy we feel is tempered by some anxiety about the task ahead. Our top priority is to find an apartment that Fadi and his sister can afford when our funding support ends after one year. If anyone has any leads, quickly contact Henry Miller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 416-932-8420). We are partial to areas like Fairview Mall area where there is a large Arab-speaking community, good community services in Arabic for newcomers and a number of agencies who can be helpful.

We will have a number of welcoming tasks, especially in the first two weeks, ranging from touring the city and registering for government services to helping them find work. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mia Toth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jamie McGrath (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Appropriately, we received Fadi's email this past Sunday, the Church's “World Day of Migrants and Refugees”..

Larry Pick, Co-chair of OLPH Refugee Committee

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Many 2016 pictures have been posted in the "Picture Gallery" under the "Gallery" Top Nav menu. However, due to some technical issue, they were posted under the Year 2015. This has been resolved and the 2016 gallery is now updated on its own.

These include the following area:

  • renovations in the church, including large scaffolding
  • some Holy Week service
  • Confirmation and First Communion
  • OLPH School students & families.

If you find any captions to be incorrect or needs improvement, please contact the webmaster.

 

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Beyond the Parish News

  • Events Around the Archdiocese

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Click on the link below for a full list of ongoing activities and events beyond OLPH parish and around the Archdiocese of Toronto!

https://www.archtoronto.org/catholic-outreach/calendar-events

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Bible Quote of the Day

Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice.

Isaiah 41:10