FROM THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
Office of the Cardinal
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1W2
Having reviewed the division of parishes throughout the Archdiocese in consultation with all Pastors and other interested parties, and having listened to the observations of the Council of Priests, Holy Spirit – Ducha Swietego Mission, previously a mission for the care of souls of the Polish faithful of the Archdiocese, has now been established as an official territorial parish.
I HEREBY DECREE that Holy Spirit – Ducha Swietego Mission as of this day will be known as Holy Spirit Parish.
Dated at Toronto
This 6th day of September seal 2001
Archbishop of Toronto
Chancellor of Spiritual Affairs
Having reviewed the division of parishes throughout the Archdiocese in consultation with all Pastors and other interested parties, and having listened to the observations of the Council of Priests.
I HEREBY ESTABLISH the following circumscription to the boundary of Holy Spirit Parish, Barrie:
North: Highway 90
East: Highway 400
South: Essa Township Side Road #10
(Country Road #5)
West: 8th Line
/This Decree also dated same day and sign by Archbishop
of Toronto and Chancellor of Spiritual Affairs/
October 14 - St. Therese relics in Barrie.
February 17 - MARY KELLY ABOUT SHARE LIFE
Mary, Stewardship & Development Manager, from Catholic Pastoral Centre will bring a message about Share Life.
This year's theme asks each of us to be a joyful giver! To give not only of our time, treasure and our talents, but to share all of the gifts that God has given us. We are here only for a short time as God's caretakers, trustees and managers and He invites us to share sacrificially with those in need. A gift to ShareLife enables us to be a light of hope for those less fortunate, allowing us to say "I am privileged to share God's gifts with you."
7 p.m. Sacrament of Penance
March 24 - PALM / PASSION SUNDAY
March 28 - Holy Thursday
March 29 - Holy Friday
3 p.m. Fr. Zygmunt is celebrating the Lord's Passion (in English) in the school gym.
7 p.m. Fr. Zygmunt is celebrating the Liturgy in Polish.
March 30 - Holy Saturday
11 a.m. blessing of the Easter Food Basket
8:30 p.m. Fr. Zygmunt is presiding over the Easter Vigil Liturgy (in English & Polish). Fr. Stanislaw Hajkowski from Sterling Heights, Michigan is the homilist.
March 31 - Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m. Fr. Stanislaw celebrates the Liturgy. He is also the homilist.
11:30 a.m. Fr. Zygmunt celebrates the Liturgy, but Fr. Stanislaw is the homilist.
April 7 3 p.m.
April 14 1 p.m.
April 28 2 p.m.
May 3 @ 9 a.m. - Blessing of St. Mary's statue
May 19 @ 3 p.m.
May 10-18 Novena Masses for Mothers
May 24 @6 p.m.
May 26 @ 3 p.m.
June 14 @ 6-10 p.m.
July 2 @ 9 a.m
July 23-28 WYD Toronto 2002
His Holiness John Paul II blessed plaque for Holy Spirit Church in Barrie, Ontario.
September 7 - Thanksgiving Mass for WYD Volunteers. Fr. Zygmunt give out special certificates to the participantes.
September 10 - 7:40 p.m. Fr. Zygmunt called first Parish Coordinator's meeting.
September 15-16 - Special Blessing for the children for the new school year.
Registration form for the Sacraments.
September 29 - Parish Ministry Weekend. Parish coordinators were available after each Mass to give more information about specific liturgical ministry in our Parish. Volunteer form were available.
October 5/6 - Meeting with Parents of the children, who are planning to participate in the Immediate Parish Sacramental Preparation.
October 6 - Life Chain from 2 till 3 p.m.
October 15-16 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6 p.m. till 6 p.m. next day. Adoration was offered as a thanksgiving for John Paul II 24 years of His pontificate.
October 26 - 4 p.m. Blessing of the future Parish land by bishop Richard Greco, D.D., Fr. Andrew Maslejak, SChr, Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski, SChr. Program enriched with prayers and songs in English and Polish language.
October 26 - 5 p.m. Mass celebrated by bishop Richard Greco, Fr. Adnrew Maslejak, Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski.
October 27 - 3:30 p.m. - St. Hedwig's Parish Golden Jubilee. Golden Jubilee Banquet at General Wladyslaw Sikorski Polish Veterans' Centre of St. Hedwig's Parish in Oshawa. Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski, SChr was invited for the celebration
October 31 - 7:30 p.m. - meeting for altar servers including pizza party.
November 16 - Training sessions at the rectory for lectors, ushers and Eucharistic Ministers.
November 23 - 10 a.m. Training session for members of Parish Finance Council and Fund Raising Committee with Mary Kelly and Trena Finnegan from the office of Archdiocese of Toronto.
November 23, 24 - Altar servers received surplices during Mass on Saturday and Sunday. New candidates are welcomed.
December 14 - 5 p.m. youth group performance "Ave" from Burlington at St. Bernadette school gym. During the Saturday Mass "Ave" enlightened the liturgy by singing. After Mass a wonderful concert was performed in English and Polish.
December 24 - before Mass at 10:00 p.m. Fr. Stanislaw Hajkowski, SChr, blessed the new Marian chasuble and two additional stoles (made by Malgorzata Kajda from Studio Rubin) donated by the Polish Rosary Society. (see Parish History in Pictures)
December 29 - Annual Renewal of the marriage vows, family vows and parish family vows. Some husbands remembered to bring flowers and presented them to their wife's.
January 5 - after 9:30 a.m. Mass Fr. Zygmunt gathered all children around the alter in front of the Nativity Scene and explained story and meaning of Epiphany Feast.
January 10 - Adoration Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (in the chapel) from 9:45 a.m. till 12:00 noon. We ask Jesus to send us the Holy Spirit to make this year a plan for the Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit.
FEBRUARY 2003 - Group Meetings
March 2 - 11:00 a.m. Holy Rosary General Meeting (Polish Rosary).
March 6 - 6:30 p.m. Station of the Cross (English)
March 6 - 19:45 2nd Polish Committee meeting. Elizabeth Stolarz passed on the responsibilities to the new formed Polish Committee that would be responsible for continuation of the Polish Traditions in our Parish (Easter Dinner, Christmas Vigil, Midland Pilgrimages).
March 7 - 18:30 Station of the Cross (Polish)
March 9 - 11:10 a.m. Gorzkie Zale (Polish)
March 11 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Religious Education Program during Lent. Fr. Corapi video series - The Life and Mission of Christ.
March 23 - Mary Kelly from the office of Archdiocese of Toronto was giving a speech about Stewardship in our Parish Community.
March 30 - Laurie Van Den Hurk was speaking about ShareLife and Catholic Family Services in Barrie.
April 9 - 7 p.m. - Holy Family Rosary Society meeting with conference: "Who is God in Rosary Mysteries" by Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski, SChr in a chapel. After first meeting with distribution of Annual Plan of Prayer for each family.
April 13 - Draw for Easter Baskets and Queen for a day tickets on sale. Proceeds go to Church Building Fund.
April 26,27 - after Mass, meeting for parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
April 27 - Divine Mercy Sunday and veneration of the relic of St. Faustina.
Divine Mercy Holy Hour at 3 p.m. in Divine Mercy Chapel (at the rectory)
May 4 - 13:30 Polish Easter Dinner
May 18 - 3 p.m. 1st Communion at St. John Vianney Church
May 30 - June 7 - Novena to the Holy Spirit
June 2 - Retreat and Confession before Sacrament of Confirmation
June 8 - 3 p.m. - Sacrament of Confirmation at St. John Vianney Church
June 9 - June 17 - Novena for the Father's
June 15 - 45th priesthood anniversary of Fr. Zygmunt Musielski, OMI - 1st pastor of Holy Spirit Mission - Misja Ducha Świętego (1998-2000)
July 8 - Annual Pilgrimage for altar servers to Midland
September 7 - Special individual Blessing for the new school year
October 5 - Jubilee Banquet - 5 year of Holy Rosary Society (Polish group)
October 16 - 25th Anniversary for John Paul II
October 25 - Rosary Sunday in Barrie. Procession and Rosary devotion at St. John Vianney at 3:30 p.m. walking pilgrimage from Barrie Event Centre to St. John Vianney for the annual Rosary Sunday
October 26 - Holy Spirit Council of Knights of Columbus has been established in July 29, 2003. After 9:30 Mass the new elected officers has been installed.
November 2 - 10 Novena for Deceased
November 18 - Orientation meeting for Lectors
November 23 - questionnaire in a bulletin
December 6 - children from Holy Rosary Society gathered in a rectory for their meeting in Advent, which included spiritual part (Rosary Prayer as a way to be holy person, explanation about unholy Halloween) and 'social hour' (St. Nicholas gifts and Pizza Party).
December 13 - Holy Rosary Society - Advent Evening for all members
December 14 - Knights of Columbus organized Children's Christmas Party including visit of (true) St. Nicholas dressed as a bishop - from 2-4 p.m. 40 children participated.
February 8 - Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visits parish families
February 14 - Annual Valentine Dinner Dance
February 15 - Mariage Sunday in Archdiocese of Toronto.
February 22 - Altar Servers and their families had horse rides at 4622 Hwy 90.
March 3 - at 18:45 Parisioners watched Mel's Gibson movie - Passion
March 21 - Terry Thompson - Dir. of ShareLife, visit.
April 17 - 2004 LIFT JESUS HIGHER - RALLY. The day begins with the Rosary and ends with the Holy Eucharist. Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building.
June 6 - first Mass at St. Joan of Arc High School
June 7 - Fr. Andrzej Madej OMI invited by Holy Rosary Society.
June 13 - Eucharistic Procession at St. Joan of Arc HS.
June 20 - Holy Spirit Annual Parish Picnic in a Polish Hall on Hwy 90
west of Road 27.
Every Friday Adoration of Jesus in Blessed Sacrament is changed for First Friday's only. Since January 2003 the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament was done every Friday till June 2004.
August 11- First Walking Pilgrimage from Barrie to Midland. Organized by Fr. Zygmunt and Elizabeth Stolarz
August 15- Polish Annual Mass in Midland
August 17- Youth meeting with Fr. Williams Slatter, who was a speaker on a walking pilgrimage to Midland. From this day, every other week on Tuesdays, young Parishioners meet to pray and diologe.
September 7 - Next youth meeting - LOGOS - coordinator - Ewelina Krzyżanowska.
September 12 - individual blessing for students and teachers after Mass.
September 26- Rosary Year End in Midland celebrated by Cardinal A. Ambrozic.
September 17 - "LOGOS' Meeting with Fr. William
October 3- Life Chain from 2-3 p.m. at Cundles & Bayfield. It is an annual public silent witness throughout North America that all life is precious and should be protected by the law and legislators. Last year over 1000 cities held Life Chain events. There are over 100,000 abortions annually in Canada!
October 5 - 'LOGOS' youth group meeting
October 13 - Fr. Zygmunt is moving to the new 'rectory' at 22 Wildflower Court, located next to St. Joan of Arc H.S. where he celebrates Masses on Saturdays and Sundays. The new rectory has a walk-out basement enough to accommodate 100 people in a chapel and meeting room and restroom. This project will be developed by our parishioner volunteers, which will be coordinated by Józef Kaźmierczak.
October 5 - at 8 p.m. youth meeting in a rectory, .
November 1 - tonight - on the feast of All Saints the first Mass is celebrated at
7 p.m. In a beautiful chapel (in a basement). Wojciech Lassak brought - just before Mass - one hundred used chairs received from St. John Vianney parish. These chair need to be renovated.
November 8 - Parish Council meeting at 8 p.m.
November 9 - YTOL meeting. Melanii Jaszczur - Animator/Coordinator;
Guardian - Elizabeth Stolarz.
November 14 - Elizabeth Stolarz, our parish secretary and chairman of Holy Rosary Society (Polish group), won a first place during International Festival Religious Songs in John Paul II Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, in a soloist category. We congratulate her and wish her further success in proclamation of God's Word.
November 21 - Annual Candidates and Altar Servers Sunday: we accepted six new candidates and all altar servers
we welcomed our new candidates and altar servers in our community.
November 23 - Fundraising Committee meeting.
November 28 - WEEKEND OF PARISH MINISTRY.
January 9 - Statue of O.L. of Fatima last family visit.
January 9 - "Asian tsunami Relief" - collection Sunday.
January 11 - at 8 p.m. in a Rectory Office - building Committee Meeting.
January 11 - YTOL meeting - Melani Jaszczur - Animator
February 1 - 'LOGAS' youth meeting at 8 p.m. in a Rectory.
February 3 - at 7 p.m. Mass and blessing of throats.
February 5 - 2nd Annual Valentine's dinner Dance. With your help the Second Annual Valentine Dinner Dance came together beautifully. Our parish community would like to thank you for your generous contribution to this event. We have enjoyed a lovely and romantic evening. Our profits for the Building Fund are $5,046.40. Thank you and God Bless.
February 6 - 'YTOL' youth prayer meeting at 8 p.m. in a Rectory.
February 18 - All day Adoration of Blessed Sacrament started on Friday from 10:00 a.m. till 7 p.m. Elizabeth Stolarz agreed to be a coordinator of the Adoration.
February 27 - St. Nicholas Catholic School Sunday. It is the oldest Catholic School in Holy Spirit Parish area since 1996. It is the first Catholic School official visit on Sunday in the history of the Holy Spirit Parish.
March 1 - 'LOGAS' youth meeting at 8 p.m in a Rectory.
March 7 - at 7 p.m. in a Rectory Fashion Show Meeting.
March 8 - at 8 p.m. - YTOL - Youth Team of Our Lady meeting.
March 13 - 18 - London - youth week of prayer sponsored by YTOL -
Youth Team of Our Lady.
April 2 - Pope John Paul II has past away on Vigil of Divine Mercy.
April 8 - in loving memory of John Paul II at 7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc school with leader's parish group participation. Youth group prepared program with songs and John Paul II words to the youth. Progam prepared by Elizabeth Stolarz.
April 19 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected as Supreme Pontiff and has chosen the name BENEDICT XVI
April 24 - "Fashion show" - more then 400 people came to enjoy our first Fashion Show. About 60 teachers, youth and adults participated. Amount of $5,964.40 raised for the building fund. thank you and God Bless!
May 1 - Celebration of Confirmation at 3 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc
May 6 - Novena to the Holy Spirit
May 7 - Novena for Mothers
May 14 - Pentecost Vigil Hour 8 - 9 p.m. in a chapel
May 14-15 - I Communion Celebration at St. Joan of Arc
May 29 - Eucharistic Procession to four altars in this year of the Eucharist
at 1:15 p.m.
June 2 - Fr. Jan Otłowski SChr died in Smoky Mountain, Alberta. He was born May 15, 1918 and was the first our priest who came to North America (September 1957) in Canada on December 8, 1957 he became the pastor in Calgary (till 1968). During his time a small parish community build the church. Since 1994 he served as a chaplain in the sister's convent. Let us remember this faithful servant of God in our prayers.
August 10-13 - 2nd Walking Pilgrimage from Barrie to Canadian Martyr's Shrine in Midland. With 23 participants, which two where from English speaking group, we joined the XXIII Mississauga Walking Pilgrimage in Utopia, where our Parish prepared support for about 500 participants.
September 7 - Fr. Zygmunt Musielski OMI died in Toronto. He was the first pastor of Holy Spirit Mission. Let us remember him in our prayer.
September 18 - Annual Rosary Sunday in Midland. Mass at 12:30 p.m. outdoors at the Polish Altar. At 2 p.m. procession of the Blessed Sacrament followed by rosary and Benediction.
September 20 - Bazaar Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in John Paul II room
September 23 - employees of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board journey together to Martyrs Shrine in Midland.
September 24 - YTOL prayer meeting, from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m.
Animator - Lidia Dechnik
September 24 - every Saturday Devotion to Our Lady of PERPETUAL HELP after 9 a.m. Mass.
September 24/25 - coffee after Mass.
October 2 - from 2-3 p.m. LIFE CHAIN 2005. Silent witness to the Truth that abortion is a violent destruction of human life.
October 8/9 - The Knights of Columbus, Holy Spirit Council re-stock the shelves of the Barrie Food Bank by collecting non-perishable items.
October 28 - from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. Prayer Night - Thanksgiving for the "Year of the Eucharist". Mass at 11 p.m.
November 6 - All Souls Day Prayers at St. Mary's Cemetery at 3 p.m.
November 12 - CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at St. Joan of Arc H.S.
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
November 27 - The Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Christmas party for children ages 0-10 at St. Catherine of Siena. Admission is free.
December 24 - Holy Spirit First Christmas Concerts performed by Shannon Barks with family, Youth Team of Our Lady - youth group, Lidia Dechnik, Iwona Jaszczur with Debbie Pool, Elizabeth Stolarz and Paweł Solarz.
February 5 - Youth Mass at 5 p.m. every Saturday.
February 18 - 3rd Annual Valentine Dinner and Dance help at the Army Nave Club.
March 10 - 17 - YTOL prayer group participated in Annual Retreat in London.
March 11-12 - YOUTH RALLY Featuring The Mustard Seeds Youth Band from Hanover. Thank you for awesome music and presentation.
THANK YOU NOTE - A special thank you to Jacqueline Robinson and all who helped to make this past weekend with "Mustard Seed" such an outstanding experience. All the people who volunteered their time to cook for and feed "Mustard Seed", to welcome visitors, to provide security, etc. are to be congratulated. Their hard work and dedication to the group and to the youth of our Parish is greatly appreciated. Fr. Henry
April 1 - Retreat for the youth that preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Special thanks to Fr. Bill Comerford our Youth Team of Our Lady - YTOL group from Barrie, Scarborough, Ottawa, Mississauga, Windsor, Guelph, Kitchener and Dechnik family for the preparation. The retreat took place at Polish Hall ZPwK in Barrie from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 2 - Thanksgiving Mass for John Paul II. Mass was celebrated with the Parish Youth that preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation and Youth Team of Our Lady from Barrie, Scarborough, Mississauga, Ottawa, Guelph, Kitchener, Windsor.
April 30 - Confirmation We would like to thank Youth Team of Our Lady (YTOL) and Dechnik family for assisting in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thank you Cioncka and Stolarz family for decorating the chapel.
May 7 - 1st Communion. We would like to thank Linda Carmichael and Louise Marley for their time and dedication to prepare children for I Communion. Thank you for the music prepared with children by Shannon Barks.
May 13 - 2nd Annual Fashion Show - at St. Joan of Arc at 7 p.m. thank you to all that helped organizing the Fashion Show, especially the Fundraising committee. Thank you and God Bless!
May 18 - Eucharistic Procession at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc H.S.
May 27 - YTOL in London - 'May Ceremony'.
May 27 - INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - organized by Polish School in Barrie at Springwater Park.
June 3 - YTOL voting accepted by Fr. Henry. Ewelina Jaszczur - animator and Ewelina Krzyżanowska - sub-animator. We would like to thank Lidia Dechnik for being an animator for a year and half.
June 10 - 1st Altar Servers Appreciation Day - from 10 a.m. till 12 noon at Putting Edge. Day sponsored by Holy Spirit Parish and the Knights of Columbus #13390.
June 11 - PARISH ANNUAL PICNIC 2006 - at Springwater Park.
June 11 - YTOL re-voting. Ewelina Krzyżanowska - animator and Dominika Stolarz sub-animator.
June 25 - Pastoral Visit in our Parish by Most Rev. Bishop Peter J. Hundt.
June 28 - We would like to thank Fr. Henryk Kociołek SChr, for his dedication to serve God and His people. May God continue to Bless You! You've been with Holy Spirit since September 1, 2005 till June 18th, 2006. This was the time of Grace for all Parishioners.
June 28 - Rev. Keith Wallace become our new Administrator/Pastor. May God bless you!
We welcome you Fr. Keith in our Parish, wishing God's blessings every day.
Fr. Keith born in 1959 in New Liskeard, Ontario. He moved with his parents, brothers (Paul, Barry) and sister Anna to Mississauga in 1963. Like Barrie, Fr. Keith noticed a large increase in population. He attended the Glen Forest public school and later started college in Accounting department. Responding to the call of God, he changed his field of study, starting the Austine Seminary. Ordained in 1988. Served at St. Monica in Toronto, as chaplain for the deaf in Toronto, St. John in Newmarket, St. Mary of the Sea Star in Mississauga and St. George. Teresa in Courtice. He led pilgrimages to Israel, Fatima, Lourdes and Rome. He is delighted to be in the Parish of the Holy Spirit in Barrie. Let's pray for Fr. Keith Wallace.
This weekend we welcome Father Peter Conlin who will be assisting at the
5:00 Mass while Father Keith is at a wedding. Father Peter will help at Holy Spirit Parish from time to time.
July 9 - We welcomed Fr. Jan Szkodziński OMI who is presiding at the 12:00 Mass. Father Jan is an Oblate Mary Immaculate. The Oblates have agreed to serve the 12:00 Polish Mass.
August 9 - III WALKING PILGRIMAGE from Barrie to Midland. Both Fr. Keith and Bishop Hundt joined the walkers on Wednesday 9th. We had 26 walkers from our Parish (2 English speaking and 24 Polish speaking).
Holy Spirit Parish, as for the last 10 year, prepares a supper for pilgrims. This years overnight stay at Laurie and Bill French farm.
Thank you to:
- The Bishop who took time from his busy schedule to join us and to Father Keith
- The walkers from Holy Spirit Parish and those who came to the 2:00 p.m. Mass with us
- The family of the Parish of Holy Spirit whose farm was used as the place of rest
- Holy spirit Parish who donated $605 towards the cost of the Wednesday meal
- Parishioners that prepared and organized supper.
August 15-17 - BIBLE CAMP - thank you to the 29 children and 6 volunteer disciples who helped at the Summer Faith-Bible Camp. The children learn much of God as Creator, Shepherd and One who makes us strong. and we had a good time too!
September 17 - Annual Rosary Sunday in Midland.
September 23 - Parish Discipleship Development Day for all Parishioners.
* To all who attended last weekend's PARISH DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT DAY
* To those of the Parish who joined in the evening meetings last week: FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE;
OUT OF THE COLD FOR HOMELESS IN BARRIE; HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; WELCOME COMMITTEE
These are but four NEW and different ways you can exercise your Catholic Christian Faith. Call Fr Keith if you are interested in these ministries at any time.
WE NEED ACTIVE PARISH MEMBERS
September 30 - VINCENT THE PARISH CAT Thanks all his new friends dogs, cats, birds who were blessed yesterday in honour of the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi in St Joan of Arc Parking Lot
OCTOBER – PRO-LIFE MONTH
Our Parish celebrates this MONTH dedicated to life ! SUGGESTIONS :
PRAY– come to daily Mass; Rosary; Friday Adoration
Thank you for praying this month for LIFE
thank you this month for acting for LIFE....
ACT–Food Drive for Thanksgiving
1, 162 pounds of food were collected for those in need!
Life Chain on October 1st -- TODAY It was cold & rained but over 160 people turned out.
Sale of Roses for Life Knights of Columbus. Thank you to all who supported our Knights of Columbus in last weekend's sale of lapel roses
Collection of baby items for Single Parents A baby crib has been set up all month in hallway. Thank you for the donation f baby clothes, diapers, baby items, baby food. This crib was OVERFLOWING. all month it remained in the High School Chapel. Our students saw the support our parish gives to LIFE!
October 13 @ 7:00 p.m. Fatima Night – High School
October 14 @ 6:00 pm Parish Potluck–High School Oktoberfest Fun
October 14 – Pray the rosary on new church land Let us ask Mary and St Joseph to help us.
October 15 - Children's Liturgy
October 20 after 7:00 p.m. Mass Pre-Teen Group Brainstorming for this new group
1. To all who participated in the Parish MEMBERSHIP/TALENTS FORMS REGISTRATION
2. To all who participated in the FATIMA NIGHT. A very spiritual experience.
Next Fatima Night-May 13th 207
3. To those who prayed the ROSARY with us last Saturday on the Essa Rd. property. It is only through prayer that our hopes of a new church will succeed-His Will be done.
4. To all who attended the POTLUCK dinner-family dance. Upwards of 300 people attended-a great eeling of fellowship and community.
Thank you , Fr. Keith.
November 1 - All Saint Day - we celebrated at St. John of Arc school chapel. Over 100 people show up for Mass. Fr. Keith prepared table with candles for All Souls Day.
November 1 - R.C.I.A program started.
November 2, - All Souls Day celebrated at St. Joan of Arc. We celebrated Mass in both languages and songs in Polish.
November 2 - NEW GROUP - Parent-Tot Group First Meeting from 9:40 till 11:30. More information Shannon 792-9398
November 3 - Ewelina Krzyżanowska - An Animator of YTOL organized Adoration from 5-7 pm Youth from Mississauga arrived to support our small group with singing and prayers.
November 7 - Lectors Workshop
November 9 - Ultreya / Cursillo Praying and Sharing Group organized by Lorrie Franch.
November 11 - NEW GROUP - Pre-teen Youth Ministry starts with KICK OFF EVENT for grades 6-7-8 at 5 p.m. with Mass.
November 11 - YTOL meeting 9-12 noon in the Rectory Chapel
November 12 - Parish Visited by Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski SChr. who celebrated each Sunday Mass. After 12 Mass Parishioners prepared 'Pot Lock' dinner For Fr. Zygmunt and all parishioners.
November 18 - Christmas Glitter Bazaar at St. Joan of Arc H.S. from 10 a.m.
till 2 p.m.
December 9th - Carolling Pre-teen Youth Ministry grade 6-7-8
Social, spiritual and service for those in grade 6 - 7 - 8
December 10th at 2:00 Christmas Children Party. Thank you to the Knights for sponsoring this event.
Pray n' Play - Saturdays 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Rectory
December 24 - Bishop Peter Hundt celebrating all Mass with Father Keith
January 1st - First Open House @ 22 Wildflower Crt. after each Mass for a cup of coffee.
January 6th - 'Opłatek' Polish Holy Rosary @ ZPwK hall. with Fr. Jan Szkodziński and Deacon Dominic and Paulette Sasco. Program organized by Elizabeth Stolarz with Marcin Tota. Also other youth group were present: Mateusz Tabisz, Agnes, Catherine, Chris, Sebastian Grzywna, Mateusz Dąbrowski, Jakub Jawień. Fr. Jan blessed Mary's picture from Gietrzwałd (Poland) for peregrination.
January 7th - two new roses joined Polish Holy Rosary in prayers. We have 8 roses with 20 parishioners in each. We pray every day for the Apostolic Church, Local Church and all our sick and lonely and the other intentions of the church.
The Act of Consecration has been read by the new members of the Holy Rosary Society.
January 10 - Heads of Committee Meeting at the Rectory @ 7:45 p.m.
January 20 - at St. Joan of Arc at 7 p.m. we celebrated Christmas in Concert - "Marry Little Christmas" organized by Marek Mucha and his team. Thank you to all who supported the Night of Music: Andrew Wierus, Shannon Barks and her Group, Elizabeth Stolarz, St. Joan of Arc, St. Bernadette and St. Nicholas school. Thank you all who prepared the 'goodies'. Donation supported our Building Fund.
January 24 - 'New Beginning' Healing Mass with music.
January 27 - Confirmation Retreat at St. Joan of Arc 11-3 p.m.
Fr.. Keith thank all discipleship and leaders: Anna Booth, Rosa, Savoia, Rita Spilak, Laurie Bradford, Maggie Lukan, Linda Carmichael, Harriette Verbrugge.
February 17 - St. Valentine's Dance and Dinner. A great time was had by all. Special thanks to co-ordinators Maggie Lukan, Esther Drobot and Rita White.
February 19 - Pancake Dinner at the Rectory- sponsored by the Confirmation Class of 2007, Thank you all who supported our Youth.
February 22 - Snow Tubing for Pre-teen
February 24 - Ski Trip to Horseshoe Valley
March 3 - Polish Holy Rosary - Passover Celebration with sining Psalms and meal.
March 10 - Roberta Place visit by our Youth Group
March 23 - Mini Golf @ Putting Edge for Pre-teen
March 24 - Youth presents 'Station of the Cross'. Thank you Pre-Teen Youth for the ' Station of the Cross' Thank you St. Bernadette's school. Thank you Knights of Columbus and ladies for meal. Thank you all who attended the Stations this special evening.
March 24/31 - Pre-teen helping with 'Pray n Play' children
March 28 - Ukrainian Easter Eggs - The youth of our Parish created Coloured Waxed Eggs at the Rectory. These eggs were given to the Seniors at Roberta Place for Easter. Over 30 youth come forward. Thank you.
March 29 - Our First Seder Passover Meal at St. Joan of Arc school. Thank you to all who attended the Sacred Action of the Passover on Thursday. This is how Jesus Celebrated his Las Supper, our first Eucharist. A perfect preparation for Holy Thursday.
April 1 - bundle Clothing Drive - Lenten outreach in co-operation with St. Vincent De Paul of Toronto. Thank you to the person who anonymously donated the truck.
April 6 - Multi Languages Station of the Cross - The 'Hail Mary' in many languages of parishioners of Holy Spirit Parish - English, Polish, French, Slovack, Italian, Sign Language, Spanish. Tamil, Portuguese, German, Dutch etc.
April 14 - Pre-Teen Clean up day for Earth Day
April 15 - EASTER - I wish to thank all who took the time this Easter 2007 to truly live and express Faith. And yet it is not only in one season but ALL YEAR EVERY DAY thank you beautifully express this gift.
A special thanks to the parishioners including the youth who helped to decorate the church for Holy Week and Easter. It was beautiful! The decorations stayed all week so that the students on lunch could see again and again the reality of our Faith. An inspiration!
Thank you also to the parishioners who donated towards the flowers. I have been a priest for 19 years and never experienced such a Holy week Faith - Thank you. Father Keith.
April 17 - Prayer Group - Bible Study continuation
April 20 - Sport Night for Pre-Teen's
April 21 - Pray N Play Group - Easter Season Activities, prayer and crafts. Please come.
April 22 - CONFIRMATION DAY - Thank you Bishop Peter Hundt, to all who have assisted this year with our youth, those who helped at the Parish Confirmation retreat., those who helped with all the community projects with our young people - from our Teens Nights to Garbage pick up last week to Children's Liturgy to Fatima Night etc - the many ways our youth are involved., thank you Grade 8 teachers who guided us this year, MOST of all our FAMILIES - your example of Faith, Hope and Love.
April 27 - Healing Mass - Stations of the Resurrection.
April 28 - Święcone 2007 - started with songs of praise and prayers - Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We were honored to have Fr. Jan Szkodziński and Deacon Dominic and Paulette also Paulina Siwiec our Miss Polonia. We thank all families specialy: Cioncka, Grenc, Grzywna, Siwiec, Stolarz and Stoppa for the participating, prayer and witness to our Faith.
April 29 - Thank you all who supported our young parishioner Shaina Keating in attending a Youth Mission in summer by purchasing her hand made rosary bead bracelets this weekend.
May 2 - Prayer Group - Bible Study
May 5 - Family Dance and Potluck - SPRING FLING - what a great time! Hey - church can be fun! Everyone enjoyed the Holy Spirit Parish Potluck and Family Dance. Thank you to all our organizers.
May 11 - Fatima Night with Procession (90 Anniversary) Thank you all who came to the Fatima Night
May 12 - Multi Language Rosary at 650 Essa Rd. Thank you all who prayed the rosary on Essa property Special representation from Parishioners, Pre-Teens, Polish Rosary Society, our schools, Knights of Columbus.
May 12 - Monthly Gathering started with Mass and Hot Dog Meal. Creation of Two Banners - Pentecost and Mary
May 19 - Monthly Mass at Roberta Place with Youth
- Polish Holy Rosary prayed Litany to Mary at Polish Hall
May 26 - Pre-Teen Outdoor Hike
May 27 - Pentecost Celebration with our Schools and Families at 10:30 Mass
June 1 - Bowling Night for Pre-Teen
June 3 - Parish Picnic at Grenfel Community Centre. Thank you all who organized the day of fun and fellowship.
June 9 - Altar Servers Appreciation Mini Golf Day
June 10 - First Corpus Christi Procession on our neighbourhood. Thank you to all who organized this years Procession: Polish Liaison Committee,
Knights, First Communion Families, Holy Rosary Society, parishioners who offered their homes for the Outdoor Altars,
June 16 - Monthly Gathering - Pre-Teen Mass at 5 p.m. after Spaghetti Meal and Talent Show with prices!
June 23 - Holy Rosary Retreat @ Polish Hall
June 24 - Polish Fundraising Picnic @ Polish Alliance Hall 4782 Hwy 90. Mass in Polish at 12 noon
July 7 - 5 p.m. Mass - Installation of our Pastor. As of July 1, 2006 - Fr. Keith Wallace was appointed Administrator of Holy Spirit Parish. Archbishop Collins has now appointed him as Pastor effective June 27, 2007. Bishop Peter Hundt celebrated the Mass and installed our new Pastor. Polish Holy Rosary and Polish Liaison Committee, thank Bishop Hundt and Fr. Keith for his dedication. On behalf English speaking Parishioners Stephen Booth welcomed Fr. Keith Wallace as our Pastor. We are blessed by having Fr. Keith Wallace. May God shower's him with all blessings!
July 23 - 7 p.m. Mass - and conference in Polish. Fr. Boguslaw Jaworowski celebrated the Mass and homily.
August 5 - Fr. Keith welcomed at all Masses Fr. Michael Pajak O.M.I. who will be helping to serve Parishioners on weekends.
August 8 - 15 member of the Holy Spirit Parish participate in IV Walking Pilgrimage from Barrie to Midland. Our parish prepared supper for 500 Pilgrims from Mississauga to Midland.
August 15 - Annual Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery with Fr. Frank, Fr. Keith,
Fr. Charles, Fr. Michael and other priests. Section dedicated to Holy Spirit was blessed by all present priests.
August 21-23 - Bible Camp with about 30 children actively participating.
September 9 - Committee Head BBQ at David's Doyle house. God gives us beautiful weather and we met new friend.
September 16 - Rosary Sunday in Midland. Holy Spirit Parishioners came for the Annual Liturgy and Procession organized by Catholic Women's League. Bishop Peter Hundt celebrated the Mass and lead prayers. Living Rosary was lead by different Rosary groups from different Parishes .
September 23 - Blessing of the pets at St. Joan of Arc Parking Lot
September 30 - Life Chain at Cundles & Bayfield
Continuation of meetings of all Parish Groups
October 5/6 - PRO-LIFE 24 HOURS ADORATION ended with Mass at 10 a.m. October 6th.
From January 2007 Iris Reddy is the coordinator of the Friday's All Day Adoration.
October 12 - Mass and Fatima Procession at St. Joan of Arc
October 13 - was the final appearance of Mary in Fatima, Portugal - the day of the miracle of the sun, proving her appearance and the message from her Son of prayer, penance and sacrifice. Bilingual Mass at St. Joan of Arc.
October 13 - 'Cook like a Chef'
October 14 - Sunday - The Parish has a statue (that was given to Fr. Keith) that will be circulated home to home each week. First Home Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited Stolarz family. The prayers are in the intention for Vocations to the Deaconate, Priesthood and Religious Nuns and sisters.
October 20 - Rosary in many languages on Essa Road
October 24 - Mass for Catholic Education and Social
October 27 - TAIZE prayers
Continuation of Parish Group meetings
November 13 - Bible Study
November 17 - Parish Bazaar from 9-2 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc
November 24 - Mississauga Gala - dinner and dance at St. Christopher church in Mississauga. Former parishioners of Fr. Keith from St. Mary Star of The Sea organized dinner and dance. All proceeds got to our Building Fund.
November 30 - Healing Mass - Family
Continuation of the Parish Group Meetings
December 5 - Heads of Committee Christmas Gathering at the rectory
December 12 - First meeting C.W.L. is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its member to holiness through services to the people of God.
December 14 - TAIZE Prayers
December 18 - Bible Study with discussion.
December 22 - Pray N Play for Advent from 10 am - 3 pm. at the Rectory
January 5 - Polish Holy Rosay 'Oplatek' It was an evening of praise, worship and fellowship, started with blessing of waffle by Fr. Michael Pajak.. We were honour to have Deacon Dominic and his wife Paulette for our Annual Feast. We would like to thank all who participated and took part in singing and sharing.
January 19 - Merry Little Christmas second Parish Concert with Schools. Many school choir participated in this years concert and solists: Andrzeja Wirus and band, Sylwie Michałowską, Grant Murphy z Shannon Barks, Mehgan Alvarado, Iwona Jaszczur. We would like to thank Polish Committee for organizing this evening. All proceeds to Building Fund.
January 25 - Our regular monthly Healing Mass
January 26 - Information Night on the New Church. Fr. Keith and the Building Committee has been hard at work and prayer in educating themselves about the church teachings on liturgy, church layouts, church construction, theology of church. They have visited many churches this past year and they would like to present to ALL PARISHIONERS some information and together to nurture the ideas of our new church building.
January 29 - Bible Study
February 2 - St. Valentine Dinner Dance. Thank you to all who attended our recent Dinner Dance. the people of Holy Spirit ALWAYS have a good time! $8,500.00 was raised for the Building Fund, doubled by donor to $17, 000.00.
February 7 - Youth Snowtubing
February 9 - Youth - Karaoke Night and preparation to the Station of the Cross
February 16 - CWL installed
Congratulations to our new Executive sworn in last Saturday
President – Nancy Joncas
Secretary – Linda Carmichael
Treasurer – Betty Hargreaves
Spiritual Development – Iris Reddy
Organization – Brenda McInroy
Christian Family Life – Ida Collura
Community Life – Linda Graham
Communications – Margaret Davey
If you wish to be a MEMBER of Holy Spirit C.W.L.
call Nancy Joncas at 739-5010
February 20 - Annual Youth Easter Eggs.
February 23 - RCIA Rite
Pray for: Darcy Agostinho, Amy Doyle, Lori Bennett, Maritza Crank, Cindy Stephens, Tim Howlett, Robert Lewis
our adults proceeding towards the Catholic Sacraments at Easter 2008.
February 26 - Adult Easter Eggs
February 25 - Bible Study
February 29 - Healing Mass
Continuation of the Parish Group Meetings.
March 3 - 7- 10 p.m. Polish Retreat with Ks. Marka Wasąg at the Rectory - from Poland. Thank you Fr. Keith and Fr. Mark for this opportunity in this Lent. Thank you all who participated in this year 2 hours retreat.
March 5 - 7-9:00 p.m. St. Mary's Lent Mission ' Healing and guiding Power of the Eucharist'
March 6 - 7 p.m. Annual Passover Dinner. Thank you all parishioner for joining us for the Passover. It is the great way to prepare for the Holy Week and Easter Season. It remind us about the tradition given by God to Jews as a way out of slavery and is given to us Christian as a way of slavery from sin.
March 9 - Ritual for RCIA candidates
March 18 - Bible Study
March 21 - GOOD FRIDAY - Liturgy of the Good Friday and Adoration of the Cross with TAIZE prayers.
Station of the Cross with Youth Group. Thank you our youth for their presentation of the Station.
March 22 - Easer Vigil - Congratulation to our new Catholics that were preparing since November to receive Sacraments and be a part of the Catholic Church. We invite you to join our Parish Groups to grow in Faith in a daily live. We thank Bożena Siwiec for the beautiful Easter decorations.
March 28 - Station Resurrectio
April 26 - Parish Easter Retreat. - The Road to Emmaus. The theme is : To See Thee More Cleary. where is god in your ministry / family / daily life / persons we know / your spiritual life? Lead by Fr. Keith in the Rectory chapel.
April 28 - Catholic Education week. Archbishop Thomas Collins celebrated the Mass at St. Joan of Arc with teachers, students and Parishioners.
April 29 - Monthly Parish Bible Study
May 2 - Novena to Holy Spirit begins
May 3 - Praying Rosary on Essa Road Property.
May 10 - Parish Flea Market. Thank you to all who supported the Parish Community Flea Market and Kid-to-Kid sales, all who donated, shopped, Fundraising Committee, K of C. CWL, Polish Rosary Society for overseeing the tables. $3116.50
May 10 - Pentecost Vigil - Taize Prayers from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. with Fr. Keith's short reflection. About 20 Parishioners supported Parish with prayer and songs.
May 13 - Fatima Night with procession at St. Joan of Arc after Bilingual Mass. Thank you to all who participated.
May 24 - Confirmation Retreat
May 25 - Corpus Christi Procession after 10:30 Bilingual Mass
May 31 - Ordination of Stephen Booth as Permanent Deacon
June 1 - Deacon Stephen's Booth First Mass at 10:30 a.m.
June 7 - Bishop Hundt celebrates 10th Anniversary Mass at 5 p.m.
June 8 - Parish Picnic and Social for 10th Anniversary
SUMMER FAITH – 365 DAYS
Even in the hazy, lazy days of summer we move onwards:
* Parish Picnic Polish Hall - $ 3, 053 was raised for new church
* Welcome Packages to new parishioners were mailed
* Daily Mass Chapel was cleaned each week
* Adoration every Friday continued to honour Jesus
* Walking Pilgrimage to Midland - 22 from our parish
-Organizing Committee, cooks, who donated food & supplies
Bill and Lorrie French farm for use of pilgrims
* Baptism Classes every month – Baptism Team
* Roberta Place Masses and Communion Services and Visiting
* Building Committee and Social Fundraising Committee
who continued to meet all summer and went on church tours
* ALL who helped and enjoyed Faith Bible Camp
* Brick Campaign, Bradford and Zehrs Campaign continued
* Habitat for Humanity
* We welcomed Fr Andrew Jezak to our Parish
who will assist all weekend here at Holy Spirit
* Daily and weekly Masses !
* And more !
August 6 - V Walking Pilgrimage to Midland on 10th Anniversary of the Mission now Holy Spirit Parish- 22 participants.
On this day Holy Spirit Parish prepared supper for about 500 pilgrims (10th consecutive year)
August 18-25 - II BIBLE CAMP for children in elementary school. Many volunteers helped to organized time of prayer and fun
September 13 - Parish Dinner at Gryphon Hall
September 14 - M and M started with Fr. Keith. Monthly information about the Ministry and Money at Holy Spirit Parish
September 16 - Monthly Bible Study Evening
September 20 - Workshop for Lectors at St. Joan of Arc.
September 21 - Annual celebration of the Archidiocese of Toronto Rosary Sunday in Midland. Shannon Barks led the music during the Mass in Midland.
We thank you all who participated.
September 27 - First Car Rally in our Parish organized by Carmichael family.
October 4 - Annual blessing of the pets to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Free St. Francis cat & dog tags.
October 5 - Life Chain, Spiritual Adoption
October 10-11 - 24 Adoration
Food Drive, Baby Item Collection, Roses for Life.
October 18 - 10th Anniversary of the Holy Rosary Society - Polish. Banquet with prayer and music.
October 18 - Monte Carlo Night presented by Knights of Columbus Council 13390 at St. Mary's Parish Hall
October 19 - First Parish Brunch at Polish Hall
Continuation of Fundraising meetings, Building Committee's, CWL Meetings, Roberta Place Visits, First Saturdays Prayers, Bible Study and Healing Masses, Adoration and First Friday's talk about St. Paul
November 4 - RCIA (Rite of Christina Initiation of Adults) Begins. Each Tuesdays sessions id dedicated to deepens the Catholic Faith. Parishioners may join us for any or all sessions.
November 13 - Spaghetti dinner at St. Bernadette School by First Communion Families
November 14 - Youth Sport Night
November 15 - Parish Bazaar, was a great success. Thank you all who organized - Fundraising Committee and all who supported.
November 16 - at 10:30 a.m. Mass, St. Catherine participated in Sunday Liturgy
November 18 - Guinness Record Breaker YMCA at St. Joan of Arc H.S.
November 20 - Spaghetti Dinner at St. Catherine School prepared by First Communion Families
November 22 - for the first time Holy Spirit Parish join St. Claus Parade
with St. Joan of Arc High School
November 26 - Spaghetti Dinner at St. Nicholas school, prepared by First Communion Families
Continuation of Fundraising meetings, Building Committee's, CWL Meetings, First Saturdays Prayers, Bible Study and Healing Masses and First Friday's talk about St. Paul
December 6 - St. Nicholas school is present at 5 p.m. Mass
December 13 - Youth Group Going Christmas Caroling in neighborhood. Make cards & ceramic gifts for Roberta Place
December 14 - confirmation Enrollment at all Masses
Children's Christmas Party at St. Joan of Arc from 2 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.
December 19 - Youth Sports at St. Bernadette
December 20 - Pray N Play from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Rectory House.
SPAGHETTI DINNERS- Thank you to all who attended and prepared the Spaghetti dinners at the schools this month
and in a special way to our First Communion Families
THANK YOU- To St Bernadette School for the $ 600 Donation to Building Fund from recent sale of DVDs
January 10 - Youth Group - Board Games with Pictionary Bible
January 16 - Youth Group with Families at Snow Valley - Snow Tubing
January 18 - After 10 years we did chose our Architect. After inputs from Building Committee and Sub-Committees, Parish Groups, 15 visits to churches
Fr. Keith with Building Committee's assistance finalized the decision. Thank you for all the prayers and many Rosaries and Masses offered, please continue to pray. NOW THE NEXT EXCITING CHAPTER BEGINS ON THE JOURNEY TO OUR NEW CHURCH!
January 22 - Parent Workshop on Reconciliation
January 23 - Youth Sport Night at St. Bernadette School
January 24 - Social Bingo
January 30 - Healing Mass with Charismatic Music - 'New Beginnings'
January 31 - Youth at Roller rink
February 1 - Blessing of the Holy Candles and Blessing of the Throats
February 5 - St. Bernadette Spaghetti Dinner
February 12 - St. Catherine of Siena Spaghetti Dinner
February 19 - St. Nicholas Spaghetti Dinner
Thank you to all who attended and prepared the Spaghetti dinners at the schools this month and in a special way to our Confirmation Famielies.
February 20 - Kris Biało received Order of Poland
February 21 - St. Valentine Dinner Dance at St. Mary's Hall. Thank you one and all who supported this major fundraising event ~the Organizers, to those who atteneded from Holy spirit Parish, St. Mary's and St. John Vianney, the youth who served, the silent auction prizes. Thank you. Fr. Keith
February 22 - Mardis Gras Pancake Breakfast. thank you to all who attended the Breakfast. thank you to all who assisted, to the youth - you are an important part of the Parish!
March 8 - Parish Lent Retreat at St. Paul's church in Alliston with Bishops Peter Hundt reflections on St. Paul. Thank you all who attended the Prayers, musicians and Polish Holy Rosary for organizing this spiritual event. Thank you for social after to Catholic Women's League. God Bless You!
March 12 - Meditation group in lent
March 5 - every Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Polish Station of the Cross
March 6 - every Friday Station of the Cross in English
March 28 - Youth Group - Feast-Fast Meal at St. Joan of Arc
March 28 - Children's Play & Pray Day Camp from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the Rectory Church House.
March 29 - Parish Seder - Passover - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc.
April 2 - The Day of Pope John Paul II. Special Station of the Cross with Pope John Paul II reflections, prepared by Elizabeth Hys and Elizabeth Stolarz.
April 5 - Clothing Drive
April 9 - Holy Thursday Mass and Adoration until midnight
April 10 - Good Friday Liturgy at 11 a.m. in Polish and 3 p.m. in English with Bishop Hundt
at 7:30 p.m. Station of the Cross presented by our Youth Group.
April 11 - 7:30 p.m. on Easter Vigil seven candidates from RCIA where Baptize and Confirm. Congratulation to our New Catholics: Van Nguyen,
Scott Seeley, Jennifer Cunningham, Krista Burgess, Kelly Madigan, Kelly English and Brian Rollason.
April 13 - Easter Monday Mass in Polish at 11:00 a.m.
April 18 - after 5:00 p.m. Mass birthday party for Fr. Keith
April 24 - Healing Mass with Station of the Cross and Taize music.
April 25 - Youth Group - Art Night
April 26 - Youth with families at Mini Golf
May 2 - Annual Rosary Prayers at Essa Road. Thank you to our Parish Groups for taking a part in our Annual Rosary Prayers.
Pray the Rosary - at least one decade as a family daily. She and her Sion will change your family forever.
We start praying Rosary 15 minutes before each Mass for the intention of the NEW CHURCH.
May 9 - Flea Market at St. Joan of Arc Parking lot with Parish Organizations
May 13 - Fatima Night at St. Joan of Arc
June 6 - Confirmation Retreat at Martyr Shrine in Midland
June 13 - Youth Talent Show. Congratulation to: Emily Duffy, Alicia Mendes, Luke Fera.
June 14 - follow up presentation on the new church. An update as to the direction of the new church and the future Capital Campaign
June 14 - Corpus Christi Procession - after Traditional Procession, we did continue procession with Jesus to our new land.
June 19- On Friday June 19 Pope Benedict 16th proclaimed 2009 as the Year of the Priest. First Thursday Mass intention for Vocations with Reflections from St. John Vianney - Patron of Priests / Patron of the Year.
June 20 - 'Christian Woodstock"
June 21 - Fundraising Parish Picnic at Polish Hall
June 22 - Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski visited our Parish. We did celebrate 40th Priesthood Anniversary.
July 5 - We welcomed Fr. Mariush Runevich. Fr. Mariush was assign pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Angus on July 2, 2009. Included in his assigment from the Archbishop is ministry at the 12:00 Polish Mass.
August 12 - Annual Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery. Fr. Keith will be Presider.
August 12 - VI WALKING PILGRIMAGE from Barrie to Midland. Traditionally we are greeting walking pilgrims with supper.
August 18, 19, 20 - BIBLE CAMP
August 25, 26, 27 - BIBLE CAMP
August 22 - Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At 8:30 p.m. Marian Candlelit Procession on church property. Fr. Keith prepared prayers and reading for this special night. With songs on our lips we did process around our Holy Land for future church. 1 m. grass was not an issue for parishioners filled with fire of Love to Mary and Her Son Jesus Christ.
September 10 - Heads of Committee Meeting. Beginning of the year. All groups received yearly calendar with events during the school year.
September 15 - Parent-Tot Group Meetings resumes on Tuesday. Maria Malpica - our new Parent-Tot group coordinator gather in a chapel to sing and pray with our children.
September 19 - Annual Car Rally. This is a social - family fun that we have every year. Thank you Carmichael family for organizing this event. We had to follow the direction given to us and answer correctly many questions. LOTS of fun.
September 29 - Bible Study resumes
October 1 & 3 - First Communion Registration Meeting at St. Joan of Arc
October 3 - Kick Off - Party DJ Dance for Youth Group. Please check our pictures.
October 4 - 11 - Life Week: Life Chain; Spiritual Adoption; Baby clothing collection; 24 hr Adoration for Life
October 11 - Thanksgiving - Food Drive
October 13 - Mass with Fatima Night. After Mass we process inside the school with lighten candles sinning with thankful hearts.
October 17 - Youth Group Meeting - Art
October 17/18 - Ministry Sunday
October 24 - Monte Carlo Night organized by Knight of Columbus
October 31 - Rosary on Property with participation of all Parish Groups.
It is Parish's tradition to pray the Rosary on our land. Despite of the weather many parishioners come to pray. Thank you all.
November 14 - Meeting with Architect
November 18 - Youth making pies for the Bazaar
November 20 - Healing Mass with Taize songs - 'Healing in The Family'
November 21 - Annual Parish Bazaar at St. Joan of Arc
November 21 - Santa Claus Parade with our Youth and High School
November 27 - Youth Group Retreat
December 5 - Advent Pray N Play with Youth to assist
December 5 - Mass with St. Nicholas School participation
December 11 - Advent TAIZE
December 12 - Christmas Carolling
January 21, 2010 - Mandatory Workshop for PARENTS of First Communion at the High School. Please bring your child's completed Reconciliation Book. Sr Ursula from Toronto will lead the Workshop on Confession.
This year Fr Keith is leading each grade in a MINI RETREAT. This will consist of a teaching and talk; religious craft; and Class Mass.
Friday 22 - Snow Tubing 4:30 p.m. – Snow Valley $ 2 each – Meet Fr Keith at the hills 4:30
Saturday 30 – Roller Skating * After 5:00 Mass * Free *
Saturday January 23 Perogie Meal 6:00 – 6:30
Social with Bingo @ 6:30 Door prizes – Kitchen Colour T.V. / $ 50 Cert. Home Depot Seven games of Bingo - based on a 50 / 50 breakdown of cash prizes per game–half of proceeds for Building Fund half to the winner each game.
February 6 - ST VALENTINE DINNER DANCE This is the major fundraising dinner for the new church.
SCHOOL SPAGETTI DINNERS Last year these were very successful. Families of First Communions and Confirmation assisted.
Meal + Salad + Dessert. All are welcome ! St. Catherine – Thursday February 4 @ 6:30 St. Nicholas – Thursday February 11 @ 6:30 St. Bernadette – Friday February 19 @ 6:30
Lent is the great season of grace. A true time of HOLINESS. These 40 days of Lent how can I allow Jesus to make me Holy? Holy People ~ Holy Priests ~ Holy People ?
+ Daily Mass – why not 'add' another Mass to your week ?
+ Fasting / Sacrificial Acts / Prayer
+ Lenten Sacrament of Reconciliation
+ Stations of the Cross : English – Fridays after 7:00 Mass Polish – Tuesdays 8:00 – St Joan of Arc
Fr Corapi – Thursday evening Video Series
+ Lent Bible Study
+ Personal time in Prayer – see Parish Booklets
+ Family time in Prayer – see Parish Booklets
+ Parish Passover – Sunday March 28 @ 5:00
FR. JOHN CORAPI'S TALKS ON LENTEN RETREATS A VIDEO DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. At Rectory Church House – 22 Wildflower Court
February 18 – His Testimony / Conversion Story
February 25 – Repent & Believe in the Gospel
Sunday February 28th 2:00 – 4:00 Including Social 3:30 – 4:00 Fr Hansoo Parks, VOCATION DIRECTOR of the Archdiocese will lead the Parish AFTERNOON OF REFLECTION
FR. JOHN CORAPI'S TALKS ON LENTEN RETREATS A VIDEO DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Rectory Church House – 22 Wildflower Court
March 4 – For the Least of My Brethren
March 11–If God is Good, Why is there Evil, Pain and Suffering
March 25 – Healing and Deliverance
March 6 - Saturday Children's Pray N Play @ 10:00 – 3:00
March 21 - Palm Sunday Clothing Drive
Friday 26th @ 7:00 – 9:30 Lenten Sacrament of Reconciliation Fr Andrew, Fr Tad @ 7:30 – 9:30 Fr Mariusz @ 8:30 – ? Fr Keith
March 28 - Parish Passover - Seder
April 2 - 3 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
7:30 p.m. Station of the Cross - Youth
April 3 - Easter Vigil with 9 R.C.I.A. candidates
April 11 - 2:30 - 3:30 Divine Mercy Hour at the Rectory
April 17 @ 10:30 Roberta Place Easter Mass
April 17 @ 6:30 Clergy Appreciation dinner @ Georgian College
April 23 @ 7 p.m. - Healing Mass with Station of Resurrection
May 1 - @ 2 p.m. First Historical Mass on our Property. After Mass, BBQ at St. Joan of Arc School
May 5 @ 8 p.m. Fr. Keith Slide Presentation - Holy Land
May 13 @ 7 p.m. Fatima Night
May 15 - Vincent's Flea Market
May 21 - Pentecost Vigil - 24 hours Adoration
August 4 - 6 Bible Camp. 48 children attended the Faith Bible Camp. The children enjoyed learning of the faith. Thank you to all who supported our children's faith. IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU!
St Joan of Arc Students and Youth of Parish –
Austin Robinson, Tara Desjardins, Lisa Lukan
Heather & Tiffany Portelli, Ellen Hachborn on drama,
Youth - Nicole & Theresa Marley, Jocelyn Paton,
Music - Shannon Barks
Banners by Donna Lauren, Adrienne Huston .
Colleen Desjardins, Maria Malpica, Ron Madigan,
E.A. from St Joan of Arc Marie Bradley
Marcy Barbaro-coordinator, Fr. Keith – Pastor
To any I forgot double blessings
PILGRIMAGE TO MONTREAL - SEPTEMBER 25, 26, 27TH
There are a few spaces left. Let us honour St Joseph and Brother Andre
$ 260 per person / $ 45 addition for single room Includes – meals , coach bus, accommodations, museums, Shrines, Masses and Devotions
September 19 - Thank you to Father Stanisław Poszwa for the donation to our New Church. Fr. Stan was a pastor of the Mission in 2000-2001.
September 18 - Ham Dinner
September 20 - CWL - Rosary making
September 27 - Boston Pizza to support St. Joan of Arc student trip to Equador
October 3 @ 9:30 a.m. Turning of the Sod by Archbishop Thomas Collins @ 10:30 Mass with Archbishop
12:30 Luncheon with Gospel music
Thank you all for helping to organize this historic event. commemorative Pins given to all who pledged to the New Church.
October 3 - PRO-LIFE WEEK
LIFE CHAIN - SPIRITUAL ADOPTION - BABY ITEM COLLECTION - 24 HOURS PRAYERS - ADORATION
October 16 - Monte Carlo Night
October 16 - Eucharistic Minister Workshop
October 17 - Thanksgiving Food Drive
October 30 - Our monthly Taize Prayer Service
October 30 - Elim Filipino Prayer Group. There are 23 language groups at Holy Spirit. Those of Filipino descent have been meeting as a Prayer Group Sundays 2 p.m. at the Rectory House. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Doydora 705-220-7708
November 6/7 - Homeless Collection by CWL
November 19 - MERCY (Ministry to Educate Roman Catholic Youth). This is an opportunity for youth Gr. 2 - Gr. 6 to come together once a
month to learn about the richness of the Catholic faith in a dynamic way. MERCY will focus on explaining the "whys" of our faith
integrating Praise and Worship music, various speakers, group activities, games and snacks.
Please contact Shannon Barks 835-7078 for more information.
November 20 - Parish Bazaar - Thank you to all who helped out with our annual bazaar - Total proceeds $5840
November 20 - Youth on Float for Santa Claus Parade Thank you to all who prepared the Parish Float and the High School float. Our message
of Jesus was clear. The Parish Float won 'honourable mention' 2nd prize for 2010
November 28 - Thank you to Adrian Pillach, Zenon Kumidaj, Janusz Lewandowski and Bożena Snarska for maintenance help and office help.
December 3 - Youth at Adoration. This is a High School Gathering.
As you know we have Youth group Gr.6-8; MERCY - Gr.2 - Gr 6 and now High School students group
December 4 - Pray N Play from 10:30 - 3:00 p.m. a time for our children to prepare for Jesus' birth. Similar to the Summer bible Camp.
There will be Music, Crafts, Videos, Fun. FREE, bring a lunch
December 10 - Taize Advent Mass.
December 14 - Play and Party time for Parent - Tot Group
December 17 - Christmas Carolling - Youth create Roberta Place gift
December 18 - Roberta Place Visit - Christmas Mass
December 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY
Congratulation to the new CWL Executives
Spiritual Advisor Fr. Keith Wallace
Co-Presidents Linda Carmichael & Donna Huston
Secretary Brenda McInroy
Treasurer Anna Booth
Past President/Historian Nancy Joncas
Organization Donna Marchildon
Spiritual Development Srima Gnanendran
Christina Family Life Ida Collura
Community Life Laura Corry Assisted by Theresa De Lenardo
Education & Health Margaret Davey Assisted by Anne Field & Doreen Fenton
Communications Donna Tackett Assisted by Cory Oakley
Legislation & Resolutions TBA
Thank you for accepting these positions. Nancy Joncas, President
Congratulation to the new Holy Rosary Society Executive
Congratulation to the new Executive.
We pray that Mary will teach and guide Her Mission
to everlasting live with The Father, The Son and
The Holy Spirit Executive:
President Teresa Kolasa
Vice-President Teresa Zdyb
Tresurer Janina Adamcewicz
Secretary Janina Pierzchała
We continue with our donation for the Tabernacle.This is your gift from the heart. To cover the final cost, we ask ach member of the Holy Rosary Society to donate $70, which will be included in your donation tax receipt. You can issue a cheque to Holy Spirit Parish or you can drop off the donation in a regular envelope marked – TABENACLE- do not forget to write your name and address on the envelope. May God Bless you and make you a blessing! Elizabeth Stoalrz
January 6 - First time in Canada we celebrated St. Andre Bessette - Canadian Saint
January 7 - Youth at snow Tubing
January 15 - Social Fundraising Bingo - collected $405 to Building Fund
January 20 - First Reconciliation Workshop for Parents
January 21 - MERCY @ National Training Rinks
January 22 - Youth Roller Skating
January 27 - Youth Gathering
January 29 - Polish 'Opłatek" at Polish Hall
February 2 - Blessing of Holy Candles and Blessing of the Throats in honour of St. Blaise
February 3 - Blessing of the Throats in honour of St. Blaise
February 11 - Heads of Committee Meeting
February 12 - St. Valentine Dinner Dance Fundraiser @ St. Mary's Parish Hall
February 17 - spaghetti Dinner @ St. Catherine of Siena
February 19 - Family Fun Day at Grenfel Park
February 26 - Youth with families at Horseshoe Valley Ski
March 25 - MERCY meeting @ St. Mary's
March 4 - Seminar with Colleen Hammond and Dorothy Pilarski - 'Dressing with Dignity'
March 5 - Dynamic Woemn of Faith @ Sheraton Airport Hotel. Speaker: Fr. T. McKenna, Colleen Hammond, Anna Schaefer, Linda Wisz,
Dorothy Pilarski, Karen Armstrons, Sonia commisso.
March 6 - Gras Pancake Breakfast in a Teachers Lounge
March 11 @ 8:00 p.m. Taize Prayers at Holy Rosary Parish. Polish choir join the Toronto prayer meeting.
March 11, 18 - Stations of the Cross - English at 22 Wildflower
March 15, 22,29 - Stations of the Cross - Polish at St. Joan of Arc
March 13, 20, 27 - Bible Brunch at St. Joan of Arc
March 14 & 21 & 28 - weekly Lenten Prayer and reflection with Fr. Corapi
March 23 - Spaghetti Dinner at St. Bernadette School. sponsored by St. Nicholas and St. Bernadette Schools. Proceeds to School Saints
Banner in the New Church.
March 27 - 1:30 - 3:00 @ St. Mary's - PARISH AFTERNOON OF REFLECTION. A truly Lenten afternoon of Adoration / Rosary /
Prayers / Music. Fr. Keith will do the talk - The children of the Holy Land.
April 1 @ 8:00 Youth Station of the Cross
April 2 @ 10:30 - 3:00 Children's Pray N Play Group
April 3, 10,17 - Bible Brunch at St. Joan of Arc
April 5, 12 - Station of the Cross - Polish
April 8, 15 - Station of the Cross - English
April 4, 11, 18 - Lenten Reflections with Fr. Corapi - DVD series
April 9 - Lift Jesus Higher Rally
April 9 - Feast - Famine Meal after 5:00 Mass
April 14 - Thursday - In the Sacred Action of the Passover Jesus Celebrated His Last Supper, our first Eucharist.
April 15 - MERCY meets at St. Mary's church. Theme: The four different ways to pray
April 17 - lenten outreach in co-operation with St. Vincent De Paul in Toronto. We are collecting (good, clean) clothing on Palm Sunday.
A truck will be parked at St. Joan of Arc.
April 22 @ 7:30 p.m. Youth - Station of the Cross
April 30 - Roberta Place Easter Mass
May 1 - Divine Mercy Sunday @ 2:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney church and social in honour of Blessed Pope John Paul II
Polish Parishioners organize after Mass slide show about the Pope John Paul II and program about his life with music and reflections.
Thank you to Bożena Siwiec for the beautiful decoration for that special day.
May 13 - Mass and Fatima Night Procession
May 27 - Healing Mass with Stations of the Resurrection
May 29 - Bible Brunch at St. Joan of Arc at 9:30 a.m.
June 11 - Annual Flea Market with all Parish Groups
June 22 - Altar Servers Practice for our new Altar Servers
June 25 - Spaghetti Night and Talent Show
June 26 - after 10:30 Bilingual Mass and Corpus Christi Procession. Thank you to Polish Liaison Committee for organizing
this beautiful celebration.
July 1 - Canada Day. Mass offered for our country.
July 14 @ 7:30 Servers Appreciation - Barrie Baycats fame versus Bratford Red Sox
July 15 - 17 - Journey to the Father - Catholic faith on the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Please contact Jacqueline at 705-733-7747
August 10 @ 2:00 p.m. Barrie Walking Pilgrimage to Midland
5 - 6:00 Supper for the Pilgrims from Toronto
August 14 - Missionary Sunday
August 17 @ 7:00 p.m. - Annual Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery
August 19-21 - OYC Midland. Youth Rally. Every summer the Office of Catholic Youth holds a celebration that, in the spirit of World Youth
Day, is meant to bring together young people between the ages of 14 - 35. Anyone interested in joining us for the weekend is
asked to contact Jacqueline 705-733-7747.
August 22 - 25th Summer Bible Camp at 22 Wildflower Crt. from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
September 11 FAREWELLS FROM FR. KEITH
When the heart is full – the words are inadequate. It is with a saddened and yet confident soul that I say – farewell.
My five plus years at Holy Spirit have been a time of blessing in my priesthood and faith. In struggling to be a ' great ' priest of Jesus Christ and His Church YOU have been the ones that have led me to those moments of greatness – of grace.
You have led me to great moments of parish events and activities; led me to great moments in your families' pains and joys; led to me great moments in Catholic Faith ; led me soon to a great moment of a new church for God. For these and so much more I thank you.IN PARTICULAR I WISH TO THANK ~+ Deacons and their wives; to Elizabeth our fabulous secretary Thank you for sharing the parish journey with me . I will miss you and I love you.
+ Those in liturgical ministries that made our Masses and Sacraments so beautiful in the glory of God, offering humble talents to Him. For a cafeteria you have given us Heaven .
+ To those in ministry in our now 50 + groups – for all who said yes , like Mary Our Blessed Mother, in any way. The great variety of witness and ministry has made Holy Spirit a great Light of Faith for all to see. Matthew 6 – all to not our glory and earthly reward but in silence for a heavenly reward.
+ Our schools of St Bernadette, St Catherine of Siena, St. Nicholas and St Joan of Arc. I do not have to speak of my love of Catholic Education for 14 + hours per week in schools has shown this. Every moment will never be forgotten. Principals, Teachers and Staff please continue to make our schools models of Catholic Faith.
+ To all who have come back to church–your journeys have inspired me.
+ To the children and youth – thank you for your faith and joy
+ To all who personally supported me, Fr Keith these 5 years. I needed your support in a multitude of ways and for this I thank you. To all who remembered me as a 'person' in many kind and thoughtful ways. God never forgets how we treat His priests and I will vouch to Him of your kind gestures.
+ To all I forgot – as I say – double blessings to you ! And yes know dear brothers and sisters – because I knew you I have been changed – for the better God bless and let us pray for one another , Fr Keith
My plans - to care-give with my parents; assist the local priest; one month at Mission, British Columbia St Benedict Monastery. I can be reached after September 11th - voice mail 705- 305- 8757 and my parent's Lakefield address – 1802 Young's Point Road RR # 3 Lakefield K0L 2H0Personal Email is email@example.com
WELCOME FR. TAD WALCZYK……
Fr. Tadeusz known also as Fr. Tad was born in southern eastern Poland (close to Rzeszow) on March 12, 1960. He grew up in a strong practicing Catholic family and he had a strong connection with his parish and the parish priests. He arrived in Canada on December 13th, 1983 and joined St. Augustine's Seminary in the beginning of January, 1984. While there he studied English for about a year and then theology for a year and a half. After that he did his internship program at Blessed Trinity Parish in Willowdale with Fr. Anthony Meagher who later became a bishop.After that Fr. Tad did one more year of theology at St. Augustine's and was ordained by Cardinal Carter at St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto together with Fr. Keith Wallace and six other priests on April 30th, 1988. As a priest he spent 1 year in St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Pickering, 5 years at Our Lady of Grace in Aurora, 3 months at Blessed Sacrament in Toronto, 9 years as a pastor at Sts Peter and Paul in Mississauga, and the last 8 years he has been a pastor at St. Paul's Parish in Alliston. He is happy to come to Holy Spirit Parish in Barrie to continue the work of building up parish spiritually and the new church physically. Fr. Tad knows that he will have big shoes to fill in after Fr. Keith and that it will be a challenge and an opportunity to minister to the people of Holy Spirit Parish and to finish building the new church. Putting his trust in God and in the many good and spiritual people of the Holy Spirit who are so generous sharing their faith, time and treasure he believes that together we can continue building up the parish and the new church for God's grater glory and praise.Plans as communicated by the Archdiocese are as follows – Note that Fr Reyes will stay until mid October to help Fr Tad and Fr Mariush will be with us until December. Pray , fast and support our priests
Note that Fr Tad will be on a pilgrimage September 19 – October 10 which was pre-arranged
September 18 - Dear Parishioners, Thank you very much for your warm welcome to Holy Spirit Parish. I appreciate your prayers and your words of encouragement. Please continue to pray for Fr. Keith, myself and other priests including Fr. Mar and Fr. Mariush who will be helping in the parish when I am away in my pilgrimage. I will also pray for you and them while away and try to send a few messages to you from my trip. I will be back on Thanksgiving Day and will see you soon after that. God bless you and yours, Fr. Tad Walczyk
September 24 - First Annual GOLF TOURNAMENT The first "Raise the Spirit Golf Tournament ' was held on Saturday Sept 24 and despite an initial forecast of rain, our prayers were answered and we were blessed with a beautiful day. Fun and fellowship was experienced by all 31 golfers and we thank all participants and all the disciple helpers for making it such an enjoyable day. We thank Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club for their superb hospitality and delicious meal. Generous prize donations and hole sponsorship were received by Kembic Construction , Pearson McCuaig engineering, JB Enterprises, Shiny Objects Jewellery, Action First Aid , Wall - Armstrong and Green Law Firm, The Queens Hotel , Angus Glen Golf Club, Barrie Sports Medicine /Trainers Choice, Mr Robert Lewis, Mr Mark Wolnik and S/W Consulting Engineering, Hymask Roofing and Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club . We are thrilled to announce that this event raised $3,944.18 for the Building Fund . Raise the Spirit , Build the Spirit , one swing at a time !!
BIBLE STUDY – September 25th
we will meet each Sunday in room #140 from 9:40 am until 10:25 a.m. to Study following – Matthew 22:1-14
The questions for the October 2nd : What does the parable describe other than a wedding feast? Did the man wearing improper cloths receive just punishment? Why or Why not?
MONTE CARLO NIGHT-Saturday October 15, 2011 At St. Mary's Church Parish Hall Cocktails 7 p.m. Dinner 7:30–Casino 8:30 p.m.Tickets: $50 each includes your tokens $20 value.
Please contact Dan Kilucllen at 705-726-7521
OCTOBER DATES AND PRO LIFE WEEK
Sunday 2 @ 2:00–3:00 Life Chain (Cundles & Bayfield)
Spiritual Adoption – form attached.
Saturday1 – Sunday 2 – Food Drive – by K of C
Saturday 1 – Sunday 9 BABY ITEMS ~ CWL are collecting baby items for Birthright the weekend of October 1/2. They are in need of diapers, baby wipes, NEW baby clothes, sleepers, blankets etc lease NO furniture or large items as car seats A BABY CRIB will be set up in lobby at the church Your generosity is appreciated for this worthy cause.
Friday 7 @ 9 a.m. 24 HOURS ADORATION FOR LIFE ends Saturday 8th with Mass @ 9 a.m. Please sign up!
Thursday 13 @ 7 p.m. Mass & Procession to honour Our Lady
Saturday 15 @ 6 p.m. Vigil for Life 94 Dunlop St. W.
Saturday 15-Sunday 16 – Ministry Weekend – Booths of Organizations, coffee weekend
Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 – Sale of Roses for Life
NOTE FROM FR. TAD I have a lot of memories from this pilgrimage.We had Masses in many beautiful churches and places including Matthias Church in Budapest, Melk - Benedictine Monastery in Austria, Infant of Prague Church, Wadowice where John Paul II was baptized and prayed, in an underground chapel in Wieliczka, Divine Mercy in Krakow, Czestochowa and our last Mass was in the famous church of St. John in Warszawa where many famous Polish people are berried including Cardinal Wyszynski and which is the cathedral of the Warsaw Diocese.This Friday I am going to Paris for three days and I will be in Barrie on Monday, Oct. 10th, later in the evening.May God bless you, Fr. Mar, the Deacons, all the ministers and the whole parish. I pray for you and you pray for me.
Happy Thanksgiving. God bless and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Fr. Tad Walczyk
TABERNACLE – Thank you for the donation of $1000 from The Polish Women's Circle League. Total $16,442
O.L. CZĘSTOCHOWA– Gift from Lidia & Henry Hrapovic The Image was blessed on October 2nd.
NOVEMBER – MONTH OF ALL SOULS
+ Tuesday November 1st @ 7:00 p.m. – Mass All Saints Mass at St. Joan of Arc
WE NEED HELP TO SET UP – PLEASE COME 30 MINUTES BEFORE MASS
+ Wednesday November 2 @ 7:00 p.m. Mass All Souls at St. Joan of Arc
+ ALL SOULS ENVELOPES Place the special envelope in Collection Basket this weekend. Write the names of any faithful departed in the PARISH BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE. If you wrote them in previous years it is not necessary to do it once again. They will be prayed for.
JOHN MICHAEL TALBOT LIVE CONCERT.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.
John Paul II Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga.
This gala concert will end the 22nd annual International Festival of Religious Song. Tickets are $35. Tickets and information see www.festivalofsong.ca or Catholic Youth Studio at 416-767-2996.
MONTE CARLO NIGHT $2000 donated to Building Fund. Thank you!
COOK BOOKS $ 20 per cook book.
FALL CHURCH BAZAAR All proceeds to the Building Fund.
November 19th 9 a.m. – 1 pm
Friday November 18th 6-8pm Drop off items
If any questions, please contact Esther 733-0254
Vendors wanted: $30-35 /table contact David 725-8875
MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY will have a meeting on November 17th at 7pm at Wildflower rectory. All are welcome to attend.
Out of the Cold will have a collection box at JOA on the weekends of November 19/20 and 26/27 for the collection of items such as me underwear, socks, winter hat, mittens and toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, chopstick etc. Please no items with alcohol in them.
These four weeks of Advent are a gift from Jesus and the Church to prepare for His Coming – As the Christ Child at His birth;
As the Body of Christ we greet at Mass; As the Lord and Judge at the end of time KEEP CHRIST IN CHRIST – MASS
PRAYER * Daily Mass – the breaking in of our loving God
* Taize Advent Mass – Friday December 9th @ 7:00 p.m.
* ROSARY: 30 MINUTES BEFORE WEEK DAY MASS
GOOD WORKS * Roberta Place Advent Mass–Saturday December 17th @10am
Youth, C.W.L. and Knights to offer cards and gifts.
* Polish Group to transport Decorations–December 18 after Mass
* Letters to Baby Jesus – mailbox at the church doors
* Pray N Play - For school ages children Fun Day of Faith Activities Saturday December 3rd @10:00 – 3:00
* Children's Christmas Party Sunday December 11 @ 2– 4:00 Hotdogs and drinks Combo . Under 12 years old. Organized by Knights of Columbus
RIDE SHARE PROGRAM AT HOLY SPIRIT Are you looking for a ride to come and celebrate Mass? Do you want to attend mass, but have difficulty getting here? Ride Share can help! If you need a ride or would volunteer to drive others Please call Tina Lockyer at 817-1434 We will help to plan a regular pickup and return for you.
NEW CHRISTMAS OCTAVE MASS CARDS Once again Holy Spirit Parish will be offering a Novena Masses during the Octave of Christmas. Give this special gift of Masses to those who are dear to you. Their intentions, and yours, will be on the Altar during the Christmas Octave. ALL donations go towards our Building Fund and a tax receipt will be issued for all donations.
BARRIE SANTA CLAUS PARADE Thank you to all who prepared the Parish Float and participated in the parade.
PEW CARDS – NEW RESPONSES DURING MASS You will notice new cards in the coming weeks to assist us in the implementation of the new Roman Missal, which will take effect beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. Parishioners are kindly asked to ensure that these cards remain in the church as they are intended to assist our family of faith at all Masses.
On December 12, 2011
Fr. Tad and Fr. Josef blessed the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe donated by Maria & Arturo Malpica
SNOW VALLEY COUPONS. The coupon books are $20 (10 to Holy Spirit 10 to Snow Valley!) A free night of Tubing and a Free Night of Skiing. Dairy Queen also has coupons in the book.
ST. VALENTINE DINNER & DANCE February 11, 2012@St. Mary's Parish Hall. Tickets $50.00
We congratulate Iwona Jaszczur on a beautiful rendition of 'Panis Angelicus' at the Christmas Concert in Richmond Hill last Sunday. She also sang in the choir at this event, directed by opera 'Belcanto' and 'The Joy of music'.
Priest Visit Continuation - house blessing and Pastoral Visits
January 14 - Polish 'Oplatek' at Polish Hall. Thank you to Holy Rosary Society for organizing and keeping the
January 15 - Christmas Concert - Thank you to our Schools Choirs: St. Catherine of Siena, St. Bernadette's,
St. Nicholas and St. Joan of Arc choirs. Also our Parish choirs with Shannon Barks and Iwona Jaszczur.
Thank you to our school choirs and teacher, our choirs for their support.
We pray together and we ,Keep Christ in Christmas'.
February 11 - St. Valentine's Dinner and Dance at St. Mary's Church.
February 18 & 25 - Altar Servers Meeting and Workshop
February 22 - 40 Days for Life - Prayers to save Babies!
February 19 - Parish Pancake Breakfast. We would like to thank to our Youth, Linda Carmichael, Ida Collura, Donna Huston, Tina Lockyer and other who helped to organize Parish breakfast.
February 29 - New Mass Workshop with Fr. Lester Mendonsa
March 6 - 7 - 8 PARISH MISSION with Fr. Lester Mandonsa at St. Joan of Arc chapel
March 6th @ 7 Mass & talk - "Jesus and the 7 last words'
March 7th @ 7 p.m. Adoration & talk - "The Eucharist and the Rosary"
March 8th @ 7 p.m. Mass & talk - "Mary"
March 17 @ 1 p.m. Polish Retreat
March 24 @ 10 - 3 p.m. Pray N Play in Lent. Based on "Summer Bible Camp" FREE music, craft, Bible Stories.
March 25th - Spiritual Adoption - to save one life. This is a prayer for 9 months. We will start with Mass - March 15th
March 31st - Advent Taize Prayer Service - 7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Many Parishioners came to join beautiful prayers with songs.
April 5th - Holy Thursday Adoration until midnight
April 6th - Good Friday Liturgy 1 p.m. - Polish & 3 p.m. English Liturgy after Liturgy Stations of the Cross presented by Parish Youth Group. CWL prepared sandwiches for all Parishioners.
April 7th - RCIA Retreat at L.B. French farm
April 7 @ 8 p.m. Easter Vigil
April 12th - 14th Holy Spirit Mission/Parish Anniversary.
April 15th - 12 noon Mass offered for the killed in airplane Kasa crash Katyń and Smoleńsk . Thank you to Bożena Siwiec for the display to remind the history facts and a tragedy April 10, 2012.
April 15th - Divine Mercy Sunday - Many Parishioners and Catholics from other Churches came to pray and celebrate Divine Mercy Holy Hour from 2:30 - 4:30 with Eucharistic Adoration, Chaplet, Hymns & Intercessory Prayers. Thank you the our Priest that day for the opportunity to do the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Thank you to all who came and prayed with us. Thank you to all who organized this Celebration.
April 21st - Family Dance - organized by Parish Youth. All proceeds for the Youth Retreat in USA
May 5th - Dinner & Dance @ Polish Hall. Proceeds to Building Fund. Thank you to Janina Pierzchała - coordinator, Polish Rosary and Polish Committee for organizing this Parish Event.
May 26th - Pentecost Vigil from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Parishioners praise the Lord with songs and prayers. This was the FIRST prayer gathering on Pentecost Vigil at Holy Spirit Parish.
June 1 - MERCY at Bowlerama
June 9 - Flea Market was a success. We thank you all who helped in any way to organize this annual event.
June 10 - Corpus Christi Procession. As every year we process with Jesus professing our Faith in His presents in the Eucharist.
June 23 - Potluck Dinner. Father Tad's first Annual Year End Potluck in celebration of the ministries. This includes also the ministry of priests & Deacons. This dinner is also a late welcome to Fr. Tad and goodbye to Fr. Mar who will be leaving our parish at the end of June.
July 1 & 5 - Fr. Bogusław Jaworowski from Holy Family Order visited with Jack Morawa from Michael publication, Barrie.
July 8 - Parishioners visit our New Church with 3 p.m. prayers lead by Fr. Tad. Non-Perishable food collected this day for St. vincent de Paul.
July 14/15 - Fr. Zygmunt Ostrowski came to Barrie to talk to us and appeal for spiritual and financial help for Mission.
August 8 - IX Walking Pilgrimage from Barrie to Midland. This day we prepared the support for about 500 walking pilgrims.
We would like to thank Polish Ladies for preparing food. We also thank Mr. & Mrs. French for letting the
pilgrims at their farm to stay overnight.
August 19 - Polish Picnic at Polish Hall - Mass at noon
August 21 - . L.J. Paton donated our first church bell.
Bell blessing by Deacon Dominic Sasco:
As we gather here today for the Blessing of this Bell let us begin by recognizing our Triune God as we say: "In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". Let us pray. (Pause)
God, You decreed through blessed Moses, Your servant and lawgiver, that silver trumpets should be made and be sounded at the time of sacrifice, in order to remind the people by their clear tones to prepare to worship You and to assemble for the celebration. Grant, we pray, that this bell, destined for Your holy Church, may be hallowed by the Holy Spirit through our lowly ministry, so that when it is rung the faithful may be invited to the house of God and to the everlasting recompense. Let the people's faith and piety grow stronger whenever they hear its melodious peals. At its sound let all evil spirits be driven afar; let thunder and lightning, hail and storm be banished; let the power of Your hand put down the evil powers of the air, causing them to tremble and to flee at the sound of this bell. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, He who overcame death on the Cross, and Who now reigns in the glory of God the Father, in the unity of the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.
Hallelujah! Praise God in His holy sanctuary; give praise in the mighty dome of heaven.
Give praise for His mighty deeds, praise Him for His great majesty.
Give praise with blasts upon the horn, praise Him with harp and lyre.
Give praise with tambourines and dance, praise Him with flutes and strings.
Give praise with crashing cymbals, praise Him with sounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath give praise to the LORD! Hallelujah!
Let us now participate devoutly in this celebration so that whenever we hear the ringing of this bell we will remember that we are one family coming together to show our unity in Christ. By this blessing ✞ accept this bell into Your service. (All present trace the sign of the Cross on the bell) May its voice direct our hearts toward You and prompt us to come gladly to this Church, there to experience the presence of Christ, listen to Your Word, offer our prayers and both in joy and in sorrow be supportive and at peace with one another. (Sprinkle Bell with Holy Water).
Now let us pray together
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be ... The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you; the Father and the Son, † and the Holy Spirit. Let us go forth in the peace of Christ.
August 27 - 30 Children's Bible Camp @ Polish Hall 4782 Hwy 90 - mark in your calendar
September 11 @ 9:45 – Continuation of Parent-Tot Group (WF)
September 16 @ 2 - 4 p.m. 'Open House' at the New Church. Prayers @ 3 p.m.
September 19 @ 6:30 p.m. w St. Joan of Arc - First Communion Meeting and Registration
September 30 – Food Drive for Thanksgiving
1:30 Blessing of the Pets (in front of JOA )
Baby items collection starts
Friday 5 @ 9 am – Saturday 6 @ 9 am 24 hr. Adoration for Life
Sunday 7 at all Masses - Spiritual Adoption
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 – Sale of Roses for Life
Saturday 13 - Fatima Procession
Saturday 20-Sunday 21 – Ministry Weekend – Booths of Organizations, coffee weekend
Sunday 21 – St. KATERI TEKAKWITA
November 1 - All Saints Day - we did celebrated two Masses in English & Polish languages
November 2 - All Souls Day - as every year we did light the candles for the loved once and write the name in a Book of Remembrance.
November 3 - Annual Parish Bazaar. Thank you to all those who contributed to the success of the Bazaar.
November 11 - Remembrance Day Masses with Veterans. Flowers were given to Veterans, to honor their sacrifice for their country. Also this day is celebrated as Independence Day for Poles.
November 25 - Solemnity of Christ the King Sunday.
December 2 - Life Teen Info Night
December 9 - Christmas Party for Children. Thank you to Knights of Columbus for organizing
December 9 - 16 Thank you to Fr. Jan Brzozowski for the week of the Polish Retreat
December 15 - Pray & Play this Advent. Thank you Tina and helpers to organize.
December 16 - Christmas Concert. Last Christmas Concert at St. Joan of Arc School
Christmas Food Sale - Polish Group organize sale and prepare Polish Christmas Food - about $ 1,100 raised
for the Building Fund (offices). Thank you
December 22 - FIRST MASS - OPENING MASS - with Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, Fr. Tad Walczyk-Pastor and
Deacons: Dominic Sasco, Ed Seedhouse, Stephen Booth. This day many Parishioners and guest
celebrated bilingual Mass with beautiful singing of both choir English and Polish.
December 23 - Decorating the Church. Thank you all who help to transport and prepare the Altar and Narthex
for our First Mass and for Christmas.
December 24 - Our First Christmas Vigils at the New Church.
December 25 - Christmas Day at the New Church
December 31 - Thanksgiving Mass to end the year 2012
January 12 - we welcome Fr. Mieczysław Burdzy, who was preaching on vocation to the priesthood in a Catholic Church
Januray 13 - First Baptism in our New Church - Sarah Marie Clare Barks and Peter Michael Murphy
January 19 - Polish 'Opłatek' at Polish Hall.
January 20 - we welcome again Fr. Sylvester Haśnik in our Parish.
February 9th, 2013- St. Valentine's Dinner/Dance Come One Come All To Holy Spirit's Annual St. Valentine Dinner & Dance
Saturday Cocktails @ 6:30 Dinner @ 7:00 St. Mary's Parish Hall
FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 2, 2013 – Parish Retreat by Fr. Jacek Cydzik
MARCH 2 – 10:00 – 3 p.m. PRAY & PLAY
MARCH 10 & 11, 2013 – Mustard Seeds Ministry AT HOLY SPIRIT PARISH
March 24 @ 7:00 p.m. TAIZE PRAYERS
April 7th at 2.30 - 3.45 p.m. Mercy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration, Chaplet, hymns & intercessory prayers and Confessions.
April 6 & 7 after each Mass PARISH OFFICE – OPEN HOUSE visit the Parish Office for cup of coffee.
May 5th - Our Lady of Czestochowa - Queen of Poland Icon, with the sound of trumpets, enters our New Church
May 9th - MARCH FOR LIFE - Mass @ 10 a.m - St. Patricks Basilica 220 Kent St. Ottawa & 12 noon March from Parliament Hill.
May 11th , 2013 Time – 10.00 AM - HOLY SPIRIT FAMILY EARTH DAY
May 19th @ 3:00 p.m. - PENTECOST SUNDAY - BLESSING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH WITH HIS EMINENCE
CARDINAL THOMAS COLLINS
May 31 @ 6:30 p.m. - First meeting for the youth for grages 5, 6 & 7 - EDGE
June 1 - 8:00 am - 12 noon - Annual Flea Market
June 9th @ 3 p.m. - Thanksgiving Mass for Fr. Tad's Walczyk 25th Ordination Anniversary. We would like to thank all who organize beautiful Mass and Banquet.
June 16th @ 1 p.m. - Polish Picnic
June 22 @ 9:30 a.m. Free Estate Planing Seminar presented by Catholic Cemeteries and the Development Office of the Archdiocese of Toronto.
June 17 @ 7 p.m. - First Polish Prayer Meeting - Year of Faith. The prayer group meet once a month. They pray and share faith with others and reflecting CREDO
August 7 - our X Walking Pilgrimage from Barrie to Midland
On Wednesday we provided the supper for over 500 walking pilgrims from Toronto to Midland. Thank you to all ladies that help out to prepare food.
August 19 - 22, 2013 - Faith & Bible Camp @ Holy Spirit Parish. Thank you Tina Lockyer and helpers to organize the annual Bible Camp. We had over 60 children registered children in different ages.
August 22 - 27th - Our youth took part in EDGE Camp at Camp White Pine
September 8th @ 6p.m.- First Meeting for Anonymous Alcoholic Group
September 28th - Food Collection - Baby Items Collection
September 29th - Chris Bray Concert @ 3 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church
September 29th @ 1:30 - Pets Blessing
October 4th - 24 hr. Adoration for Life starts at 9:00 a.m .and ends Saturday October 5th with 9 a.m. Mass
October 6th @ 2 p.m. - Life Chain at Cundles & Bayfield
Spiritual Adoption @ All Masses
October 19th - Monte Carlo Night - All Day at Holy Spirit Parish