135 La Rose Avenue Toronto Ontario Canada M9P 1A6 Tel. 416-244-5333
September 19, 2021
Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross.
Troparion: You came down from on high, O Merciful One,* and accepted three days of burial* to free us from our sufferings.* O Lord, our life and our resurrection,* glory be to You.
Kontakion: By Your own choice, O Christ our God,* You were lifted on the cross.* Grant Your mercies to Your new community* that bears Your Name.* By Your power gladden the faithful people,* and grant them victory against enemies.* May they have the help of Your instrument of peace,* the invincible sign of victory.
WHY STAY IN THE CHURCH?
“How can you continue to stay in a church that played such a pivotal part in setting up and maintaining residential schools for the indigenous people of Canada? How can you stay in a church that did that?“
Fr. Ron Rolheiser offers an good reflection on this question – click here to read more.
Pastoral Letter of Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR.
To Parents, Administrators, Staff and Students of Catholic Schools
Given in Kenora, Ontario, May 30, 2021.
Послання Єпископа Браєна Байди, ЧНІ.
Батькам, адміністраторам, працівникам та студентам католицьких шкіл:
Дано у м. Кенорі, Онтаріо 1 червня 2021.
Introducing the new icon of The Mother of God – Mother of All Who Suffer – now residing in our parish church for veneration.
- Letter from His Beatitude Sviatoslav regarding our icon.
- The iconographer: Oleksandr Ivolha
WE ARE LIVE STREAMING OUR LITURGICAL SERVICES on
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- 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. Shawn Goldman
- 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.