Screening Committee

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The Screening Committee screens parishioners engaged in high and medium risk ministry positions and those responsible for the coordination of parish ministries. This committee will ensure that all reports and documents are given to the Parish Volunteer Screening Coordinator.

Mandatory Activities/Responsibilities

  • Determine the level of risk of the ministry positions in the parish
  • Work with coordinators or each specific ministry to develop ministry position descriptions
  • Ensure that Ministry Covenant Forms have been completed by all persons involved in ministry in the parish no matter what the risk level
  • Screen all high and medium risk ministry positions.
    • interview those involved in these ministries
    • ensure that references are in order
    • ensure that police reference checks are obtained for those in high risk ministries
  • attend training sessions conducted by the Office of Lay Ministry and Chaplaincy
  • ensure that all files related to screening are managed appropriately

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Members must be practicing Catholics
  • They must be active members of this parish
  • Must have the ability to keep information strictly confidential
  • Must be able to work as a team
  • Must be able to interview and assess competence for the ministry for which the person is applying

Personal Traits and Qualities

  • Dependable
  • Good relational skills
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Able to work well with others

Orientation and Training

  • Training sessions facilitated by the Office of Lay Ministry and Chaplaincy

Participant Group

  • All parishioners active in any ministry within the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Support, Supervision and Evaluation

  • The committee is directly responsible to the pastor
  • Support and Supervision will come first from the other members of the committee and then from the pastor
  • Support is also available through the Office of Lay Ministry and Chaplaincy
  • Evaluation will be completed by the pastor at the end of each person term on the committee

Length of Ministry Appointment

  • The term is two years with the possibility of being renewed

Benefits and Working Conditions

  • Committee members must be able to attend the training sessions
  • They must also be able to attend committee meetings which are to be scheduled at mutually convenient times
  • Must be willing and able to participate in the interviewing process for parishioners in medium and high risk ministries
  • The committee members will get to know the members of the parish in a much more personal manner
  • They will come to know the workings of the various ministries of the parish in more depth
  • They will obtain a broader and deeper understanding of the needs and functioning of the parish as a whole

Screening Measures

  • This is a medium risk position
  • Screening required includes:
    • completion of the Volunteer Information Form
    • 3 references
    • Interview with the Pastor
    • Completion of the Ministry Covenant Form


Parish Office at (416) 489-1540, Ext 221 or Click Here.

Latest Parish News

  • Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2018
  • OLPH Youth Ministry for Grades 5-8 and OLPH Youth Band
  • OLPH Lenten Mission, March 19, 20, 21
  • Catholic Mom's Group
  • Many pictures posted in (Picture) Gallery


Holy Thursday

Mar 29

7:30 p.m. Mass
No 12:10 p.m. Mass



Good Friday

Mar 30

Ecumenical Cross Walk - 12:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service - 3:00 p.m.


Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil - Mar 31


8:00 p.m. Mass


Easter Sunday - Apr 1, 2018


9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Mass
No 4:00 p.m. Mass


Easter Monday - Apr 2, 2018


Daily Mass - 9:30 a.m. ONLY



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Edge – Youth Ministry

Edge is a drop–in program for children in grades 5-8, held on the last Thursday of every month. Registration is ongoing and packages can be found at the back of the church; please complete and return to Scott Samuel or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Youth Ministry is pleased to announce the formation of a youth band. We are currently looking for singers, guitarists, drummers, bass players, string players, horn players and musicians of all kinds. This band will be a community where OLPH youth will be free to casually jam, learn popular songs and put on music showcase nights here at the parish.  Interested youth musicians of all ages are encouraged to contact Scott Samuel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. 

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Join us for a 3-night Lenten Retreat at our church facilitated by Jesuit Priest, Fr. Ahil, from Martyr’s Shine!

Each night will include:

  • Celebration of the Holy Mass
  • Reliquary of the Martyrs exposed in the church
  • Individual blessings with the Relics of Sts. Jean de Brebeuf, Charles Garnier and Gabriel Lalemant

Date and Time: March 19, 20 and 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served on Monday sponsored by the parish Mother's Group and on Wednesday by participants of our online parish Lenten Study.

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 Moms of all ages are invited to attend our Mother’s Group meetings which are held once a month on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Come to be refreshed and inspired with other moms over coffee, tea, and goodies.

For more information, please contact Jenny McGrath or Pastoral Associate Alison Endrizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or visit

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Many 2016 and 2017 pictures have been posted in the "Picture Gallery" under the "Gallery" Top Nav menu.

These include pioctures in the following areas:

  • Renovations in the church
  • Holy Week services
  • Confirmation and First Communion
  • OLPH School students & families

If you find any captions to be incorrect or need improvement, please contact Alison Endrizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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!

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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