SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


2019 Lift Jesus Higher Rally 

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front St. W., Toronto


The theme of this year’s rally is hope in the midst of suffering. ...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4. Featuring inspired talks by Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields and keynote guest speaker Fr. Mark Goring, CC; an adult High Mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins; a youth Mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by Fr. Mark Goring; a separate youth event (13-18 years) with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits. COST: $25 for adults, $15 for youth CONTACT: Call Enza at 905-302-3376 or email: nefrep@gmail.com.  WEBSITE: www.lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca


FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME




CELEBRATING MARRIAGE SUNDAY


To Married Couples throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto,
As we celebrate Marriage Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto, I wish to congratulate and thank married couples who strengthen our community through their daily witness of love, commitment and selflessness. Your ongoing "yes" provides hope and inspiration for the community, strengthened by God's grace and the love and prayers of family and friends.
We also extend our loving support to those who have lost a spouse or have experienced the pain and suffering of a broken relationship. If you are in need of assistance during these difficult days, I encourage you to seek out programs and resources in your own parish or throughout our diocese so that we may accompany you through the healing process.
To those assisting couples as they prepare for marriage and for those engaged in marriage enrichment programs or movements to support the sacrament of matrimony, be assured of my gratitude. Your ministry is essential in laying a foundation for healthy relationships and loving families, something so urgently needed in our world today.
A host of resources and additional information on Marriage Sunday can be found by visiting: www.archtoronto.org/marriage or feel free to connect with your own parish community.
Thank you for all that you continue to do to value and enrich the sacrament of marriage in our homes and parishes, extending our love for one another to all those we encounter each and every day. May God continue to bless you now and always!  

Sincerely in Christ,

Archbishop of Toronto