Screening Committee

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Overview

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

Contact

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

Latest Parish News

  • Community Food Drive - This Saturday November 25
  • Registration Deadline Extended for September 9 Pilgrimage
  • Calling All Mothers!
  • 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

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE at OLPH

This upcoming community event takes place on November 25th to collect donations which are then sorted, packed in boxes and immediately delivered to recipient food banks and agencies.

Join us for food Pick-up, sorting and boxing: Sat Nov 25, 2017, 9:30 am – 2:00 p.m.

Upwards of 200 volunteers are required and as an incentive generous community hours are available for high school students. Please contact Brian Kearney, at 416-972-0585 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if further details are required.

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OLPH PARISH PILGRIMAGE

UPDATE: We now have a sufficient number of parishioners signed up to ensure the rental of the Coach bus for the pilgrimage on September 9. For this reason, the registration deadline has been EXTENDED to August 28, 2017. 

Come join Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish as we go on a pilgrimage to Martyr's Shrine in Midland, ON -- the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. This holy and historic site honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago. Celebrate your faith with hundreds of other Catholics during this 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The celebrations will include time for prayer, pilgrimage to holy sites on location, Mass with Cardinal Thomas Collins, and personal time to enjoy the Shrine grounds.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Cost of Coach Bus: $30 (non-refundable)
Lower rate for family sign-ups. $30 for first adult; $15 for subsequent adults in same family and $5 for children in family
Bus will depart Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 8:00 a.m. and leave the Shrine Grounds toward Toronto at 5:30 p.m.

Please bring your own lunch
Spaces on the bus are limited!
Deadline extended to August 28, 2017. 

Contact the parish office to register at 416-489-1540 ext. 221 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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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