Develop a Ministry Position Description

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The Parish Volunteer Screening Committee will develop a ministry role description for every ministry position within their parish. It is imperative to describe each ministry position and define its inherent risk and the measures that will be taken in order to address these risks.

Below is a list of ten items, which must be covered in a Ministry Position Description.

  1. Overview
    States what the position is about
  2. Mandatory Activities/Responsibilities
    Lists what this position requires the volunteer to do and how and when they are required to perform these responsibilities
  3. Skills, Experience and Qualifications
    Lists the knowledge and ability the volunteer should have in order to carry out the responsibilities
  4. Personal Traits and Qualities
    Lists what the volunteer should be like in order to be able to carry out the responsibilities
  5. Orientation and Training
    Lists what is needed to prepare you for this ministry in this parish community
  6. Participant Group
    Outlines who the volunteer will serve and with whom they will minister
  7. Support, Supervision, and Evaluation
    Outlines who will support the volunteer in this ministry position
  8. Length of Ministry Appointment
    States how long the volunteer is required to serve in this ministry position
  9. Benefits and Working Conditions
    Lists the advantages the volunteer will receive and the situation of the position
  10. Screening Measures
    Lists the steps that will be used to determine if this is the right ministry position for this volunteer and how the volunteer will be supported and monitored

Finally, include a place for the Ministry Coordinator (if one exists), the Parish Volunteer Screening Committee and the Pastor's approval. Date the Ministry Position Description.

Latest Parish News

  • Health Care Professionals Prayer Group
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  • Parish Lift in Operation!
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Prayer and Reflection Group for Healthcare Professionals
 
Are you a physician, nurse or other medical professional? OLPH Parish has a prayer and reflection group for you!

Why? As health care professionals we are frequently confronted with diverse and complex moral issues that can leave us unsure as to how, as a person of faith, we should respond. 

What? As a group, we will support one another and explore these issues and the meaning of suffering and human flourishing from the perspective of our faith. Our conversations will be anchored by the use of scripture and other relevant theological/philosophical texts. We will pray for one another and for the sick we serve as well as their professional care-givers.

When and Where: Once a month after the Sunday 11 a.m. Mass (1.5 hours) | Parish Hall

Who: Facilitated by Ann Sirek MD PhD. Ann has spent a life-time in the practice of medicine (internal medicine/endocrinology) and has recently completed her doctoral studies in theology.

If interested, please contact the parish office at 416-489-1540 ext. 221 for more details.

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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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 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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The New Parish Lift
I am pleased to inform you that the new lift is now fully approved and operational. All the parish staff have keys to the lift and can assist you if you need to use the lift. The parish ushers, along with other parishioners, will be trained on its use so that there should always be a sufficient number of people who can assist anyone needing to use it.

- Msgr. Jim Hannah

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Many 2017 and 2018 pictures have been posted in the "Picture Gallery" under the "Gallery" Top Nav menu.

These include pictures in the following areas:

  • Mother's Group
  • Parish BBQ
  • 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!

https://www.archtoronto.org/catholic-outreach/calendar-events

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Saint Quotation for Pentecost

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him, the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.

Saint Augustine of Hippo