Dear People of God:
Greetings of Peace!
It has been 7 weeks or 47 days to be exact, since we closed the door of the church for public worship. I know how we feel deeply sad about the situation. I can only console myself that this takes place for the good and safety of everyone. I pray that this will end soon.
I hope and pray that all of you are safe and healthy. I want you to know that, every day, I say my private Mass with you in mind and the intentions that are assigned for the day.
I thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for your generous donations that you mail and drop in our mail box. Those donations are very much appreciated and help the church in its daily activity. Please continue supporting the church in this difficult time of the pandemic.
May God bless you and your families. May God be with you in this difficult journey.
On May 1st, each bishop in Canada and the United States of America will consecrate their diocese individually to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to seek her protection for all faithful from the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. Priests, deacons, members of St John Fisher Church, families and individuals are all encouraged to join their prayers in union with that of their bishop, in this Consecration.
In the Archdiocese of Toronto, Cardinal Collins will be praying the Consecration to Mary on May 1st, at the end of his 7:30 am livestreamed Mass, before the final blessing. All are invited to join Cardinal Collins in praying the Consecration to Mary at the same time, as they view his livestream, available at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live. Alternatively, the prayer may be said at any other time of the day on May 1. (The Prayer is attached.)
Thank you very much and God bless!
may 1 message from pastor.pdf
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Cardinal Collins (head of the Archdiocese of Toronto) has given direction for all masses (daily and weekend) to be cancelled until further notice. His full statement is here: https://www.archtoronto.org/media-centre/news-archive/chancery-news/cardinals-message-on-covid19--march-17-2020
St John Fisher Church will be closed for now.
All parish activities are cancelled for now and will be rescheduled when the situation improves.
First Reconciliation scheduled for our First Communion students (on Saturday, March 28th) is postponed and will be rescheduled.
The next Confirmation Class scheduled for Saturday, March 28th is postponed and will be rescheduled, along with the March 14th class.
The Parish Office will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm until the situation improves. If you need immediate help/information, please feel free to call the Office at (905) 793-6610 and leave a message or email at email@example.com. Messages will be returned promptly.
The bulletin wil be produced and posted on this website under News & Events/Parish Bulletins.
Please follow us at stjohnfisherbr on Instagram and Twitter where we will also post updates.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, all weekend masses are cancelled this weekend.
Please check here and on our Twitter and Instagram posts for updates about next weekend.
You can find Cardinal Collin's letter to the faithful here:
Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24th
6 pm – 8 pm – 11:30 pm
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25th
9 am – 10:30 am – 12 pm – No 5:30 pm Mass
New Year's Eve – Tuesday, December 31st
8 pm Exposition & Holy Hour – 9 pm Mass
New Year's Day – Wednesday, January 1st
10:30 am – 12 pm - No 5:30 pm Mass
Are your children in Grades 2 and 7 this year?
Are you looking forward to them receiving their First Holy Communion for Grade 2 students
and Confirmation for Grade 7 students?
Make sure to attend mass every weekend. All details will be communicated through our weekly bulletiin.
We are working on the details now and will be publishing them in the bulletin soon.
For now, please make sure that you have a physical copy of your child's Baptism Certificate. It is required for all Sacraments and you will need to provide that with the Registration Form.
If you have misplaced it, you will need to contact the church where your child was Baptized to get a replacement copy.
The CWL will be holding their Annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Sale
on November 9th.
Our Bazaar is always a success thanks to you and your generous donations each year!
If you are downsizing over the summer and don't know what to do with your treasures – give them to us!
Gently used jewellery, scarves, handbags, unopened items are very welcome.
Are you a crafter or knitter? We need your creations.
For further information or pick up of your donations, please call
Jeannette Morgan (905-792-6816) or Veronica Grant (905-793-6132).
Bazaar poster 2019.pdf
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Leader: Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be
All: O God, who in martyrdom have brought true faith to its highest expression, graciously grant that, strengthened through the intercession of St John Fisher, we may confirm by the witness of our life, the faith we profess with our lips. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Leader: Pray for us, O Blessed St John Fisher.
All: That we may faithfully follow you on the hard road that leads to the narrow gate of eternal life.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
Response to each invocation: Pray for us.
St John Fisher, Saint & Martyr. R
St John Fisher, Patron of Statesman, Politicians and Lawyers. R
St John Fisher, Model of Integrity & Virtue in Public & Private life. R
St John Fisher, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ. R
St John Fisher, Model of Holiness in the Sacrament of Marriage. R
St John Fisher, Teacher of his Children in the Catholic Faith. R
St John Fisher, Defender of the Weak and the Poor. R
St John Fisher, Patron of our Parish. R
In silence, let us mention our intentions…
Leader: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.
All: Spare us, O Lord.
All: Graciously hear us, O Lord.
All: Have mercy on us.
Let us pray: O Glorious St John Fisher, Patron of our Parish, your life of prayer and penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm principle led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for us, that we may be courageous and effective in our defence and promotion of sanctity of human life – the foundation of all other human rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Here are a couple of pictures to show the work-in-progress of our statue of our Patron Saint.
It should be ready by the June 22nd Feast Day. It is 1.5 meters tall and costs about $32,000.
This year to commemorate our Patron's feast day, Fr. Imperial has commissioned a statue of St. John Fisher because there is nothing yet like it in the market! The fiberglass statue will be 1.5 metres tall. Please consider donating towards this customized statue!
At 10 a.m., on Saturday, June 22nd, we will celebrate a special mass in honour of St. John Fisher and our new statue will be unveiled and blessed.
Stay after mass, for our International Food Festival and Cultural Entertainment. Our faithful parishioners are busy organizing this event. Everything is FREE!
Please join us.
Holy Thursday April 18 @ 7 p.m.
Washing of feet, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Please bring non-perishable food for charity.
Good Friday April 19 @ 3 p.m.
Reading of the Passion of Our Lord, Collection for the Holy Land, Adoration of the Cross, Communion.
Public adoration of the cross will take place after the service
Stations of the Cross April 19 @ 7 p.m.
Easter Vigil / Holy Saturday April 20 @ 8 p.m.
Blessing of Fire, Exultet, Reading of the History of Salvation,Glory to God, Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia! Alleluia!,
Renewal of Baptismal Vows, End of Triduum.
Easter Sunday April 21
9 & 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m.
There is no 5:30 p.m. Mass