Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.     Amen. 


On Monday, February 2, 2015, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life.  In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations.  This is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.  On Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, there will be a special Mass presided by His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such an important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.

Candlemas – February 2nd at 7.00PM

Holy Mass in the Extraordinary form of the Roman rite with the blessing of candles and procession.

This Feast is probably the oldest of the feasts of Our Lady and commemorates her obedience to the Law by going to the Temple 40 days after the Lord’s Birth.  Traditionally this is the end of the Christmas Season.

Prayer For Christian Unity
Heavenly Father, we come to you, the Font of Life,                            
to ask  that you fill your Church with Living Water to quench our thirst on the quest for 
Christian Unity.
Let our hearts be filled with the gift of your Son's love for us.       
 May we find in your Church the living and abiding presence of your love and work together 
to bring about the desire of your Son Our Lord Jesus Christ when he prayed "that all may be one.
May the Spirit never lay dormant within us but sustain us on the path of life. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
One God, now and forever.  Amen