Screening Committee

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The Screening Committee screens parishioners engaged in high and medium risk ministry positions and those responsible for the coordination of parish ministries. This committee will ensure that all reports and documents are given to the Parish Volunteer Screening Coordinator.

Mandatory Activities/Responsibilities

  • Determine the level of risk of the ministry positions in the parish
  • Work with coordinators or each specific ministry to develop ministry position descriptions
  • Ensure that Ministry Covenant Forms have been completed by all persons involved in ministry in the parish no matter what the risk level
  • Screen all high and medium risk ministry positions.
    • interview those involved in these ministries
    • ensure that references are in order
    • ensure that police reference checks are obtained for those in high risk ministries
  • attend training sessions conducted by the Office of Lay Ministry and Chaplaincy
  • ensure that all files related to screening are managed appropriately

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Members must be practicing Catholics
  • They must be active members of this parish
  • Must have the ability to keep information strictly confidential
  • Must be able to work as a team
  • Must be able to interview and assess competence for the ministry for which the person is applying

Personal Traits and Qualities

  • Dependable
  • Good relational skills
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Able to work well with others

Orientation and Training

  • Training sessions facilitated by the Office of Lay Ministry and Chaplaincy

Participant Group

  • All parishioners active in any ministry within the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Support, Supervision and Evaluation

  • The committee is directly responsible to the pastor
  • Support and Supervision will come first from the other members of the committee and then from the pastor
  • Support is also available through the Office of Lay Ministry and Chaplaincy
  • Evaluation will be completed by the pastor at the end of each person term on the committee

Length of Ministry Appointment

  • The term is two years with the possibility of being renewed

Benefits and Working Conditions

  • Committee members must be able to attend the training sessions
  • They must also be able to attend committee meetings which are to be scheduled at mutually convenient times
  • Must be willing and able to participate in the interviewing process for parishioners in medium and high risk ministries
  • The committee members will get to know the members of the parish in a much more personal manner
  • They will come to know the workings of the various ministries of the parish in more depth
  • They will obtain a broader and deeper understanding of the needs and functioning of the parish as a whole

Screening Measures

  • This is a medium risk position
  • Screening required includes:
    • completion of the Volunteer Information Form
    • 3 references
    • Interview with the Pastor
    • Completion of the Ministry Covenant Form


Parish Office at (416) 489-1540, Ext 221 or Click Here.

Latest Parish News

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  • Catholic Mom's Group
  • Many pictures posted in (Picture) Gallery

December Mom's Group - Gifts for the Homeless

Thank you - from the Mother's Group

On December 6, our moms gift-wrapped 75 mitts and hats for those in need. Thanks to our generous parishioners for donating toward the purchase of materials. These will be delivered by our moms with their families to those in need over the Christmas season.

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Thank you - 2018 Ecumenical Christmas Food Drive

A sincere thank you to all those who contributed to the 2018 Ecumenical Food Drive and the many hard working volunteers who made this wonderful community endeavor happen once again.

We collected close to 15,000 items which is higher than last year. This is a remarkable result given that it takes place on one day and also recognizing that there are now more similar events within the GTA.

Also, $3800 was contributed to allow for further bulk purchases
by the food banks to meet their needs.

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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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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

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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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Saint Augustine of Hippo