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Toronto, Canada

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 34th week in Ordinary Time
Humanitarian Relief – Philippines Relief Effort
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines is struggling through one of the worst typhoon seasons in decades after six significant storms made landfall on the Southeast Asian nation in just three weeks. The Archdiocese of Toronto is now accepting humanitarian relief donations to help those affected by these devastating disasters. Most recently, Typhoon Vamco (known locally as Ulysses) struck the Philippines on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, killing 67 people and displacing about 325,000 others from their homes. This was just 10 days after Super Typhoon Goni (known locally as Rolly), one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, damaged almost 25,000 homes in the Philippines.

The Archdiocese of Toronto has partnered with Development and Peace – Caritas Canada to help the people of the Philippines. Caritas is working to provide essential emergency needs for 9,750 people affected by the typhoons in provinces of Catanduanes and Albay, Philippines. At this time, we ask the faithful to please donate to the Philippines relief effort, if they are able.

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

  • Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website:;

  • By phone through the Development Office - 416-934-3411;

  • Through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Wilfrid's Parish - Philippines Relief Effort

  • Today...
    8:00 AM Italian
    7:00 PM English
    First Reading:Revelation 14.1-3, 4b-5
    Gospel:Luke 21.1-4
    7:00 PM + Deceased members of Ballaran & Cortez Family
    Office Hours
    9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    No confessions today. Please call the office.
    7:00 AMRosary Groups (Italian)
    6:15 PMRosary Groups (English)
    6:15 PMPrayer Groups (English)
    7:30 PMPrayer Groups (Italian)

    This week...
    Read this Sunday's reflection
    Masses on the coming days

    There will be some changes in restrictions from the Health Ministry. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated. Listen very well to the announcements and the instructions. Let us keep everyone safe including ourselves.

    Letter from Cardinal Collins: COVID-19 Provincial Measures

    Due to provincial restrictions, effective Monday, November 23, 2020:

    • The church is open for private prayer only.
    • Only 10 people are allowed in the building at a time.
    • All public Masses are cancelled until further notice.

    For updates, please visit:

    Stay safe and God bless!

    Full text of Cardinal Collins' Letter can be found here.

    New Envelopes 2021

    New Envelopes 2021 are available this weekend. They will be in numerical number but alphabetical listing is available for reference.

    New Envelope 2021 e' disponibile questo fine settimana. Sara' in numero numerico ma e' disponibile un elenco alfabetico per riferimento. Per favore ricorda il tuo numero.


    With the beginning of Advent- Sunday, November 29, we are starting our Annual Food Drive for Christmas Baskets for the needy in our community. Donations of canned foods, toys and etc. It can be dropped off in the office during office hours.


    Con l'inizio dell'Avvento (Domenica prossima 29 novembre) iniziamo la raccolta di viveri, (scatolame in genere), giocattoli, etc., per confezionare I pacchi natalizi per i bisognosi della nostra parrocchia. I doni si possono portare presso l'ufficio parrocchiale durante la settimana.

    Sunday Missal

    2020 -2021 Sunday Missal available for sale $6.00

    Our Lady of Fatima Statue

    Those who are interested to have Our Lady of Fatima Statue to visit their home for a week, please contact:

    Edith @ 416-420-5185

    or sign up in the office.

    All masses for the month of November will be offered for all souls especially whose names are written in the all souls offertory envelopes & book of life.

    Tutte le messe di novembre saranno offerte per tutte le anime, specialmente i cui nomi sono scritti nelle buste delle offerte di tutte le anime.

    Plenary Indulgence during month of November

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to avoid large groups from forming where prohibited, the Plenary Indulgence applicable to the deceased by those who visit a cemetery has been extended beyond the normal dates of 1 to 8 November. This year, the indulgence can be obtained by anyone who visits a cemetery, even if only mentally, on any day in November, and devoutly prays for the faithful departed.

    Family at the Heart of Formation

    Virtual Archdiocesan Gathering of Families
    Saturday, November 28, 10 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

    Cardinal Thomas Collins is pleased to invite families from across the diocese to our third annual virtual archdiocesan gathering of families! Our family day will include: prayer; praise and worship; games; Scripture; teaching; a Q&A with Cardinal Collins; family activity challenges; and a parent talk and discussion session with lay evangelist, Patrick Sullivan. Parents and children of all ages are invited to join us for both online Zoom sessions and offline activities. There is no cost to attend, but capacity is limited so register early!

    One ticket per household. This event is being hosted by the Office of Formation for Discipleship at Archdiocese of Toronto in partnership with BLD Toronto, Couples for Christ, Focolare and Teams of Our Lady.

    CONTACT: 416-934-3400 ext. 569

    Advent Retreat
    December 1 at 7:00 PM

    In the Church

    with Fr. Henry Alva

    Advent Retreat
    December 2 at 7:00 PM

    In the Church

    with Fr. Henry Alva

    Advent Retreat
    December 3 at 7:00 PM

    In the Church

    with Fr. Henry Alva

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