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Thursday, 21 January 2016

UPDATE - Jubilee of Mercy Events in Toronto

Jubilee Year of Mercy 
Spiritual and Corporal 
Works of Mercy 
in Downtown Toronto

Summary from Meeting at Newman Centre, Toronto 

 – January 19, 2016 –

UPDATE ON EVENTS                          

1.  "Works of Mercy" – Jubilee Art Show and Lectures 
A juried art competition for a commissioned work of art along with the display of other works of art reflecting the theme of God's mercy.                   
Fall 2016 – Date/Locations/Times TBA     
For further information contact:  pastor@stmtoronto.ca

2.  Various activities at Newman Centre                                     
These and other initiatives to be publicized jointly by participating parishes, chaplaincies & groups. See http://www.newmantoronto.com

3. Ash Wednesday
Visit to the Holy Door at St. Patrick's, Toronto for Plenary Indulgence 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm       
4. Divine Mercy Sunday
Visit Holy Door at St. Paul's Basilica, Toronto  for Plenary Indulgence. 
Sunday, April 3: 
2:00 p.m. -  Meet at Holy Door  
4:00 p.m. -  Sung Mass at the Catholic Parish of St. Thomas More (S-C 381 Sherbourne St.) 5:30 p.m. -  Parish Pot Luck Supper.

5. STM Patronal Solemn High Mass and Parish Dinner  
Sunday, June 19 
4:00 p.m.                                                                                        

6. Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Sorrows for a Plenary Indulgence  
This Fall - Date/Time TBA                                                                                             

7.  Blessed Calligraphy – 
Works of calligraphy focused on the theme of “Mercy” in the various languages used in the
archdiocese to be taken to Poland for   World
Youth Day, blessed and returned for distribution in hospitals, parishes, etc.           

Events under consideration as shared projects in Downtown Catholic Parishes and Chaplaincies: 

Aid to the Church in Need
An evening talk and forum about how to assist refugees and others in situations of oppression –Speaker/Date/Time TBA

Housing for Refugees and Immigrants - An evening forum hosted with CERA  (The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation) to assist newcomers and  others with rental and housing issues. Possibly at Our Lady of  Lourdes Parish – Date TBA

NOTE: We are attempting to establish a network of Catholic parishes, chaplaincies, agencies and groups to co-ordinate Jubilee Year of Mercy activities in the downtown area.   

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