Prayer for Victims at Kamloops Residential School
Lord of all compassion, we pray for those who suffered due to these tragic events. Grant those who lost their lives eternal rest. For all those families who were affected, and for those who continue to suffer from the trauma of residential schools, may you bless them with strength and healing.
We entrust to you all children who died. In the face of this great tragedy, we pray that all families of the victims may know your peace that surpasses all understanding.
Fill us all with your unfailing hope and mercy. Help us to be diligent in the coming days to be especially caring and kind to one another, always ready to love and forgive.
We ask all these things through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PROVINCE ALLOWS CHURCHES TO OPEN
June 7, 2021
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The Province has given places of worship the ‘green light‘ to open at 15% capacity.
We will be able to celebrate Mass this coming weekend – Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 9am & 11am. Saturday and Sunday Mass attendance is by reservation only.
You may reserve a place, between Wednesday 12noon and Friday 12noon, for one of the weekend Masses online by going to www.saintpiusx.ca/mass-times/
We will also have Weekday 8:30am Mass starting this Friday, June 11 – Feast of the Sacred Heart. Weekday Masses are accommodated on a First Come, First Served basis.
It will be wonderful to be able to gather in person once again. Hopefully, we are about to step out into the light at the end of the tunnel!
PS: Should the province change orders again, we will continue to update you as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always!
PSS: Office hours continue to vary. There’s usually someone in the office Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, but it’s best to call first so we can expect you. The phone and emails continue to be monitored, and we thank you for your patience.
Bloor West “Loaves & Fishes” Food Bank
From the Bloor West Food Bank page:
In the summer of 2020, a group of residents from Bloor West, Swansea and Roncesvalles banded together to start the Bloor West “Loaves and Fishes” Food Bank out of St. Pius X Church. We were brought together by the Neighbours Helping Neighbours Project out of Windermere Church and with the help of Redeemer Lutheran Church for start up funds.
Every Friday from 1 -3 pm, food is provided to anyone who needs it. Since opening our doors on August 7th we have grown from serving 10 households to over 50.
In addition to the 50 clients that come to the Food Bank, we also prepare 50 boxes of food for families in the Swansea Mews Toronto Community Housing Development.
Food is provided every week from the Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest. In addition to these deliveries, we also receive donations from local merchants such as Second Cup, No Frills, Cobbs Bread, and Cheese Boutique.
Our food bank would not be possible without the support of an amazing team of volunteers from many different communities.