Welcoming Iraqi refugees to Canada at Airport (Jan. 31, 2017)

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Welcoming Iraqi refugees to Canada (Jan. 31, 2017)

At long last, the Iraqi refugees finally arrived at Pearson Airport on Jan. 31, 2017. The brother-sister family, Fadi & Mallak, was warmly welcomed by some members of the OLPH Resettlement Committee - Larry Pick (co-chair). Bob Lewis (Communications) and Marie Millien (Comm. Secretary). The other committee members were busy preparing to help the new arrivals settle into their accommodations, etc (below). They were also welcomed by their relatives from Brampton, i.e., Makram and his sister, Makarum, interpreter and future neighbour Hazar, a recent Syrian immigrant herself.

Pictures taken at the welcoming at the airport are posted in the Slider pics on Homepage. Additional pictures will be posted shortly in the Picture Gallery under "Gallery" in the Top Navigation Menu.

Numerous activities have been planned for the new arrivals.

  • They were first driven to Quaker House and shown to their room on the arrival day - with the welcome basket in place from Committee member Jaime and her team. Fadi and Mallek were in good spirits but naturally tired after the long trip. A soft snow fell through the evening and the City looked warm and comforting. We are very lucky to have the help and open arms of Quaker House.
  • Fadi and Mallak have federal health papers, SIN, permanent resident papers and passport with Canadian Visa.
  • Tomorrow Jaime will pay a visit in the morning. We will make arrangements later tomorrow to have Fadi and Mallak sign the lease and hopefully pick up the keys to the apartment.
  • On Thursday, Feb. 2nd, we will arrange the move of furniture and effects into the new apartment. We have the cube van and driver/owner Paul Pierobon from OLPH, together with a moving team courtesy of Scott Samuel the OLPH Youth Minister. Larry will have a car for members of Scott's team (4 seats).
  • On Friday, co-chair Linda Tyndall will meet with Fadi and Mallack to arrange banking and financial affairs.

Latest Parish News

  • Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2018
  • OLPH Youth Ministry for Grades 5-8 and OLPH Youth Band
  • OLPH Lenten Mission, March 19, 20, 21
  • Catholic Mom's Group
  • Many pictures posted in (Picture) Gallery


Holy Thursday

Mar 29

7:30 p.m. Mass
No 12:10 p.m. Mass



Good Friday

Mar 30

Ecumenical Cross Walk - 12:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service - 3:00 p.m.


Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil - Mar 31


8:00 p.m. Mass


Easter Sunday - Apr 1, 2018


9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Mass
No 4:00 p.m. Mass


Easter Monday - Apr 2, 2018


Daily Mass - 9:30 a.m. ONLY
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Edge – Youth Ministry!

Edge is a program for children in grades 5-8, held on the last Thursday of every month. Registration is ongoing and forms can be found at the back of the church; please complete and return to Scott Samuel or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Youth Ministry is pleased to announce the formation of a youth band. We are currently looking for singers, guitarists, drummers, bass players, string players, horn players and musicians of all kinds. This band will be a community where OLPH youth will be free to casually jam, learn popular songs and put on music showcase nights here at the parish.  Interested youth musicians of all ages are encouraged to contact Scott Samuel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. 

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Join us for a 3-night Lenten Retreat at our church facilitated by Jesuit Priest, Fr. Ahil, from Martyr’s Shine!

Each night will include:

  • Celebration of the Holy Mass
  • Reliquary of the Martyrs exposed in the church
  • Individual blessings with the Relics of Sts. Jean de Brebeuf, Charles Garnier and Gabriel Lalemant
  • Confessions heard from 6:15-6:45 p.m. by Fr. Ahil in the confessional

Date and Time: March 19, 20 and 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served on Monday sponsored by the parish Mother's Group and on Wednesday by participants of our online parish Lenten Study.

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 Moms of all ages are invited to attend our Mother’s Group meetings which are held once a month on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Come to be refreshed and inspired with other moms over coffee, tea, and goodies.

For more information, please contact Jenny McGrath or Alison Endrizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or visit www.CatholicMomsGroup.com

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Many 2016 and 2017 pictures have been posted in the "Picture Gallery" under the "Gallery" Top Nav menu.

These include pioctures in the following areas:

  • Renovations in the church
  • Holy Week services
  • Confirmation and First Communion
  • OLPH School students & families

If you find any captions to be incorrect or need improvement, please contact Alison Endrizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Beyond the Parish News

  • Events Around the Archdiocese

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Click on the link below for a full list of ongoing activities and events beyond OLPH parish and around the Archdiocese of Toronto!


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Bible Quote of the Day

Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice.

Isaiah 41:10