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Reflections

  • REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH WEEK OF LENT

    As they went out, they came upon a man from Cyrene
    named Simon; they compelled this man to carry his
    cross. And when they came to a place called Golgotha
    (which means Place of a Skull), they offered him wine to
    drink, mixed with gall; but when Jesus tasted it, he would
    not drink it. And when they had crucified him, they
    divided his clothes among themselves by casting lots.
    (Matthew 27: 32-35)
     
     

(Prayer for protection from the coronavirus)

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.  At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.  We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.  Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:  He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.  We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.  Do not despise our pleas- we who are put to the test- and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

..... December 2, 1990

The first few days in December 1990 were hectic, but December 2nd was a happy day. After the 11:30 a.m. Mass, Bishop Robert Clune climbed with the clergy into a white limousine, heading for Major Mackenzie Drive where a large  crowd of people including local political representatives, the late Mayor Lorna Jackson, Peter Meffe, Michael Di Biase, and others were waiting.

The Mayor, and other Building Committee Members, Joe Appugliesi, Tony Guglietti, JoePichini, Pat Corsetti 
and Maria Conte, took turns, shovel in hand for the symbolic sod-turning ceremony with the blessing of the Bishop. Construction began the following year. 
Mr. John Scaini became President of the Parish Council. Jasper Construction started building in the Spring of 1991.

 April 5th 1992 was the Opening Day of the church, even if the altar, and other structures around it were still missing.

 In the preceding week, the three Catholic schools of Maple gave homage to the Holy Virgin Mary. The beautiful ligneous statue of Our Lady of Peace, departing from the school that bears her name, was venerated by the students and on Friday April 3rd, the statue arrived at St. David's School. 

The evening of Saturday April 4th was dedicated to those who brought the Holy Virgin to the church. It was a very emotional and happy evening.

June 14, 1992

It seemed like a miracle: it rained the first week: rained on Monday the 15th, but on the 14th the sun stood high in the sky for the joy of all in our parish. 
The women continued with their tireless preparations. There was food for all under the two big white and yellow tents, prepared on the grounds close to the new church.

 The consecration of the church was a unique event prepared in one week of preaching by Rev. Franco Givone, Manager of Missionary Relations of the Episcopal Italian Conference and by Rev. Gian Lucio Borean, Pastor of St. Peter's Parish in Woodbridge.

 For over 3 weeks, the Italian nuns of the City of Toronto went door to door in Maple, visiting families and inviting them to participate in the preaching.

 Mario Ferri, Catholic School Board Trustee, was appointed by Fr. Pollo to the general organization of the ceremony under the direction of Monsignor McCormack. At precisely 3:30 pm., Provincial Authorities arrived and were individually introduced by Mario Ferri, master of ceremonies.

 At 4:00 pm. the clergy with hius Grace Aloysius Ambrozic entered the church greeted by the choir singing ''Ecce Sacerdos Magnus', by Perosi. Angelo Oddi, a young composer and organist, directed the three united Parish Choirs for the occasion, 34 other priests and invited guests sat with the Archbishop to witness the occasion. 

The significant ceremonies were presented to the public in a most elegant yet simple manner. A parishioner told Rev. Evasio a week after the consecration: ''1 have followed closely the consecration of the church', it seemed I was watching the arrival of God in our church through the gestures and the prayers of the Archbishop.''

... adapted from the memoirs of Rev. Evasio Pollo.

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To:                 All Parishes
From:           Neil MacCarthy, Director, Public Relations and Communications
Date:             Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Re:                 Scam Alert
 
Please be advised that we are once again receiving calls from priests indicating that parishioners are receiving requests, purportedly from the pastor, for iTunes gift cards, either by text or email. 
In addition, there are reports of a variety of COVID-19 scams cropping up, including one where people call or visit homes trying to sell "COVID-19 testing kits."
Please use the appropriate channels to advise your parishioners to exercise caution when checking email messages, taking phone calls or responding to those at the door. Think before you click or open attachments, and always verify suspect messages by phoning the sender on a known phone number (not the phone number in the suspect message).

Thanks for your continued cooperation.

 

St. DAVID’S PARISH-SACRAMENT REGISTRATION

CONFIRMATION  Registrations are now CLOSED.  

FIRST COMMUNION Registrations are now CLOSED.  

Contact us in the fall for information regarding our next registrations for these sacraments.

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Pastoral Staff

  • Rev. Ernesto De Ciccio, Pastor
  • Fr. Lijo Jose, Associate Pastor
  • Emily Dalla Corte, Pastoral Associate
  • Gina Pullano, Pastoral Associate
  • Rev. Dr. Dominic Pullano, Deacon
  • Bruna Merolle, Parish Secretary
  • Filomena Centofante, Parish Sec.
  • Michael Dennehy, Property Manager
  • Rev. Paul Casullo, In Residence

Mailing Address

2601 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Maple, Ontario
Canada
L6A 1C6
Tel. 905-832-5595
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