Parish Mission Statement
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Dear Parishioners of Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish,
In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and so as to comply with the Government of Ontario’s new regulations, we are sorry to inform you that the CHURCH, the CHAPEL, and the PARISH OFFICE must remain closed until further notice as per the direction of the Archdiocese.
This is a deeply painful, but necessary, decision for our faith community.
However, we are still here for you during this difficult time. You can still leave a voicemail at the parish office: (416)247-0513. Or you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will return your message as soon as possible.
Please continue to pray for those who are sick and those caring for them. Be assured of our daily prayers for you.
Please see the link below pertaining to the private Mass being celebrated in our parish via LIVESTREAM every Sunday at 11am. Feel free to follow along the LITURGY GUIDE, for readings, prayers and responses.
In addition to our livestream on Sundays, Mass will be broadcasted daily on Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation, VisionTV (Daily TV Mass) and EWTN.
Visit www.archtoronto.org/covid19 for updated information from the Archdiocese of Toronto and for links to view the Daily Mass online.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. George Parayil
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The parish will be hosting a LiveStream of the Stations of the Cross on
Friday April 3rd at 11:30am.
The faithful of Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish will be able to watch the Stations of the Cross, via livestream,
Fr. George, Fr. Charles & Fr. Fady will be celebrating private Masses for the intention of the people from the parish and especially for all those affected by this pandemic.
The priests will celebrating a private Mass on Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am.
The faithful of Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish will be able to watch the Sunday Mass, via livestream,
Follow along the liturgy responses, readings and other prayers by clicking the tab below
Sunday April 5, 2020 — Palm Sunday
HOLY WEEK CELEBRATIONS
Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 5, 2020
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Thursday, April 9, 2020
Good Friday – April 10, 2020
**Stations of the Cross to follow
The Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 11, 2020
Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 12, 2020
9:30am ITALIAN & 11:00am ENGLISH
YOUTH MINISTRY ACTIVITIES
Chaplet of Divine Mercy:
Follow us on instagram every TUESDAY to pray the
Chaplet of Divine Mercy live at 3:00pm
For all HIGH SCHOOL students, join us Friday April 3rd at 3:00pm for a virtual connection through ZOOM. If you are interested in being part of this virtual call please email our Youth Minister Stephanie.
Holy Week Family Retreat
We have created a guide for you to use at home with your family each day of Holy Week that starts on Sunday April 5th with Palm Sunday.
Guide Holy Week Family Retreat
We are offering all lesson plans for the confirmation preparation program online until further notice. Click the link below for the website with the content.
Message for parishioners for support of parish offertories
I hope and pray that you are staying healthy – both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help you during these difficult times.
No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.
In response to many requests that I have received from parishioners, here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time as per the Archdiocese of Toronto:
- Mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.
- Contribute to our parish offertory by credit card. Please click here. You will then be able to select our parish in the drop-down menu. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to our parish offertory or other special funds.
- Contribute through pre-authorized giving. Click here for more information on pre-authorized giving. You can click here to download an enrollment form which can be printed and completed. Return the completed form and a voided cheque to by mail to the development office. Or e-mail the form and a scanned copy or photo of a voided cheque to email@example.com for processing. Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.
- You can contribute to the offertory via online banking. To do this, the archdiocese will need to send you a unique account number. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the email provide:
– Your name
– Parish name
You will be emailed account information which you can use to set up the Archdiocese of Toronto as a payee in your on-line banking. Your gift will be forwarded to our parish. You can make a one time or recurring gift to our offertory.
If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I miss seeing all of you at the Mass and I pray daily that we will be able to gather together again soon.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. George Parayil