135 La Rose Avenue Toronto, Ontario Canada M9P 1A6     Tel. 416-244-5333

January 29, 2023

So maybe we can’t stop the wind or rain. Turning back tornadoes and floods isn’t in our skillset. But there are “storms” we can take on – if we care and love enough. We can “quiet” the tension in our homes by making time for being together, unplugged from all our screens and devices, everyone putting their schedules on hold for an evening or afternoon. We can “still” the violent squalls dividing us by reassuring the hurting, the broken, the resentful, that they matter, by finding solutions that work for everyone, by putting the concerns and hopes of others before our own. We can reach out to grab those “perishing” from despair and fear by listening to them with an understanding ear to help them navigate through the violent waves breaking over their boat. Let Jesus’ words be our hope: “Quiet! Be still!” May we make this day a day of calm and safety for everyone’s crossing.

Image taken from the Eve of Jordan (Schedray Vechir) in the Church Hall
Image taken from the Eve of Jordan (Schedray Vechir) in the Church Hall

Our Eve of Jordan (Schedray Vechir) was a great success and everyone who attended had an enjoyable time. Congratulations and sincerest thanks to Father Ivan Palisa, Dobr. Vira and all the volunteers who dedicated their time and talents to make it such a success.

Наш парафіяльний спільний “Щедрий Йорданський Вечір” відбувся з великом успіхом. Усі присутні мали можливість радіти святкувати у спільноті, досвідчити чудової атмосфери, спожити смачні страви. Так багато людей добровільно працювало, щоб приготовити цей вечір. Щира подяка групі “Пироги” за вареники, голубці, п. Емілії Гав та її помічникам за знамениту грибну підливу та всім добровольцям, що робили грибні вушка, приготували страви, працювали в кухні, накрили столи, подавали їжу, допомогли помити посуд та поприбирати залю. Хай Господь Бог щедро благословить усіх Вас!!!

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Christ is Born!

Dear Faith Break Families,

Thank you for registering for our Faith Break Youth Retreat.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that the retreat will be postponed at this time. We will update you at our earliest convenience with the new date.

We are pleased to welcome those who have registered to either an evening or day mini retreat on the weekend of February 3rd, 2023 at St. Demetrius Church (La Rose).

Friday, February 3rd, 2023 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Teen night. Youth born 2007-2010.

Saturday, February 4th, 2023 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (we welcome all to join us for the 5:00pm Liturgy). Youth born 2011-2012.

We will return forms and payment at the above times.

Please confirm your attendance so we may prepare activities accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding,

Saint D’s CCG Faith Break coordinators.

Pray for Ukraine – Молимось за Україну!

Help Ukraine

Ukrainian Refugees to Ontario

Introducing the new icon of The Mother of God – Mother of All Who Suffer – now residing in our parish church for veneration.

Most Holy Mother of All Who Suffer

Prayer to the Mother of God in EnglishМолитва українською


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Щоб отримати найновіший новини з нашої Парафії, відвідайте нашу сторінку у Facebook.

If you would like to request any intentions, such as health or for the departed, please don’t hesitate to call the parish office. You may also send requests for prayers by email. If you need to speak to a priest for counselling – our phone lines are open.

Please consider making a donation or payment using the button below. You can pay through Paypal or by Debit/Credit Card. Use the drop down menu to choose your selection. Liturgy intentions are stipends and are not issued tax receipts, only donations receive tax receipts. For instance, to request a liturgy intention, first enter the amount and method of payment, then press donate to enter the details. Please write a brief description or provide the name for the intention where it says “Write a note” before entering your payment details. When making a donation in “Memory of“, please provide the name of the deceased under “Instructions from buyer“. Thank you.

Щоб скласти свої добровільні датки, просимо натиснути жовту кнопку “Скласти Пожертву”. Ви можете це зробити за допомогою Paypal або кредитної картки. Якщо подаєте прохання про молитву/намірення на Службу Божу, перш ніж вводити платіжні дані, прохання стисло описати ваше намірення або подати ім`я/імена, де написано “Написати замітку“. Щиро дякуємо!

You may also consider arranging a Pre-Authorized Debit for regular offerings. Just download the form below, fill in the required information and mail it to the parish with a void cheque from your bank.

Preauthorized Debit Form



  • Rt. Rev. John Tataryn


  • Rev. Ivan Palisa
  • Rev. Peter Shumelda
  • Rev. Bohdan Swystun


  • Rev. Nestor Yurchuk


  • Rev. Michael Melnyk
  • Rev. Eugene Doroniuk


  • Rev. Gerry Andrenacci
  • Rev. Greg Dutkiewicz
  • Rev. Myron Dyczok
  • Rev. Mark Stoiko

Become a Member

If you regard St. Demetrius as your parish, then you should become an official member by filling out a registration form. There are no registration fees. Here are some reasons to register: If you need any administrative assistance, membership saves you time; you may join any parish or the parish council; you will receive our parish calendar free of cost and other mail-outs we do during the year. Also, you will be given a set of donation envelopes so that any donations you make will qualify for an income tax receipt.