The Archdiocese of Toronto wants every eligible Catholic to vote in the federal election on October 21, 2019. VISIT https://www.archtoronto.org/election

TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


October 21 is Election Day – Time to Vote!

 The Archdiocese of Toronto invites every eligible Catholic to vote in the federal election on October 21. One of the five core directions of the Archdiocese of Toronto's Pastoral Plan calls on us to be engaged in the public square. As a charity, the Archdiocese of Toronto must remain non-partisan and cannot direct the Catholic community to vote for a particular candidate or party. What we can do is educate voters and to ensure they are informed to make a responsible decision on election day. We can also share information on issues from a Catholic perspective – visit www.archtoronto.org/election for more information. Please take the time to pray for those seeking elected office, reflect on your vote from a Catholic perspective and most importantly, cast your ballot on October 21!

TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME




Let us give thanks to God our Father for all His gifts He bestowed upon us this year.  One of the joys of being a Christian is that we know whom to thank for our many blessings.  Let us take some sacred time this weekend to remember the ways in which God has blessed us.  And then thank God by reaching out to those who have less than we have!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  May we never cease to praise and thank God for all the good things in our lives.  Below is a simple Meal Prayer which I encourage all of us to pray at our Thanksgiving Dinner!  Blessings!


Father Gijo, Fr. Jose & Deacon Miguel 

Thanksgiving Day Meal Prayer

Bless this food we have before us, O God.
Let it provide the nourishment we need.
Bless our family and our friends gathered around this table.
Let us be nourished by our love and care for one another.
Bless those who have less than we have.
Let our eyes be open to their needs.
Bless us as we bless Your Holy Name on this day of Thanksgiving.
Let us praise and thank you always in Jesus’ name.  
Amen.