Youth

Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that god has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things

Pope Francis
Altar Servers
Catechetical Program
Homework Club
Totus Tuus Summer Camp
Volunteers - Out of the Cold & St Vincent de Paul

Servers are required to assist the priests at the altar during all of our weekend Masses. An Altar Server Appreciation Party is held in the late spring. Altar Server training sessions are held in the fall and spring or by special arrangement.

The Family Catechetical Program offers religious education and sacramental preparation for children in non-Catholic schools (both public and private) from kindergarten through grade 8. Classes operate October to May, 11:00 am to 11:50 am. on Sunday mornings. First Reconciliation and First Communion classes for students in grade 3 and Confirmation classes in grade 7. A parents’ Catechetical program is offered simultaneously during some weeks to assist the whole family in their faith development and Catechetical growth.

The Homework Club offers free tutoring to students at Holy Rosary School. Volunteer tutors from a variety of backgrounds (new and retired teachers, high school and university students) offer tutoring to students in all subject areas including math, French, geography, history and reading. Please contact the Parish Office to register.

"Jesus said, 'Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'"
- Matthew 9:14
The Totus Tuus Summer Camp is offered at Holy Rosary Parish. This camp is designed for students in grades 1-6. It runs daily Monday-Friday The program helps children learn more about the Catholic faith in a caring, and fun-filled environment. This day camp is facilitated by our highly trained, college-age Totus Tuus Missionaries, with support from the parish coordinator.
To find out more about the summer day camp program, please contact the Parish office or click here.

Out of the Cold

Holy Rosary provides opportunities for high school students to fulfil their mandatory 40 hour volunteer commitment required by the TDSB to graduate. Most of our students continue past the 40 hours because they enjoy the experience so much. They coordinate room set up(table/chairs/breakfast table/coffee/tea/juice etc) and food preparation for the light breakfast,  serve our clients at lunch time, and then help the adult volunteers with clean-up. The hours start 8am - 1:30pm, with two shifts.

The St Vincent de Paul Society

Student volunteers are involved several times during the year; they help  with the Irish Tea in March by participating in the set up, serving tea, replenishing plates of sandwiches and dessert and finally the clean up.  This is a 4 hours commitment.

During the Christmas Season we are always looking for help to deliver food hampers to those less fortunate in our community. The students accompany a member of SSVP to pick up the hampers and deliver them to the families. This commitment is 2:30 hours.

Parish Office

354 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario. M5P 1N4
office@holyrosary.ca
416-923-8471

ABOUT HOLY ROSARY PARISH

We, the faith community of Holy Rosary, strive to foster a joyful encounter with God and our fellow parishioners.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit in Christ, we are called to serve all of our community, especially those most in need.

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354 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario, M5P 1N4
office@hrp.longbeardco.com
416-923-8471

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Thank you so much!

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November 23, 2020

Dear Holy Rosary Church Parishioners,

Sincerest thanks to you for your ongoing support during this time of uncertainty. It has been wonderful to see so many of you at Mass since we re-opened in June.  We are especially grateful to the volunteers who have helped to ensure that our church is a safe place to gather! 

As you are aware, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Greater Toronto Area has increased significantly in recent days and, at present, Toronto and Peel Regions have entered into the “Lockdown Stage” as identified by the Province of Ontario.

For this reason, as of  Monday, November 23rd 2020, we must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people, including priests hearing confessions or a staff member/volunteer to monitor capacity restrictions. Unfortunately, owing to these measures,  public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. Priests will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from Covid-19.

Our Church will remain open for private prayer Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm and for the faithful to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  On Sunday, the Church will remain open for private prayer from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. 

Weddings, funerals and baptisms will be restricted to 10 persons, including those who are involved in ministry (priest, cantor, etc.). First Holy Communions and Confirmations will be postponed at this time.

Until we are able to gather again to celebrate the Mass together in our church, I would encourage you to view our weekly Mass online here or any of the livestream/ televised Masses available at  www.archtoronto.org.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued prayers and support. During these unprecedented times we continue to rely upon your help to continue to carry out our mission and to support our community outreach.

The 2021 Sunday Collection Envelopes are available for pick up by appointment only, please contact Angeli directly to make arrangements.

Despite these new restrictions, we will make every effort to continue our outreach to you. We also ask that you find opportunities to assist those who are vulnerable or alone among us.

We will continue to update you as the situation evolves right here on our website.

We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always!

If you know a parishioner who does not use the internet, please share this update with them.

Pax Christi,

Msgr. Robert Nusca
Pastor

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