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News Archive2021-08-09T11:04:40-04:00

Walking Together with Pope Francis in Canada – July 24 to July 29, 2022

July 8, 2022|

SMCS to Sing at Papal Liturgical Celebration We are delighted to let you know that St. Michael’s Choir School will be singing at the Holy Father's liturgical celebration in Quebec City on Thursday, July 28, 2022! As is customary with most Papal visits, His Holiness will meet with bishops, priests, seminarians, consecrated men and women, and those who ...

Welcome, Fr. Adam Pantaleo!

June 28, 2022|

We are happy to welcome Fr. Adam Pantaleo, who has joined the Cathedral parish as our new Associate Priest this week! Fr. Pantaleo was just ordained to the priesthood in May of this year here at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica by Cardinal Collins. This will be his first assignment as a priest since his ordination, and we are looking ...

Papal Visit to Canada – July 24 – 29, 2022

June 27, 2022|

Canada’s Catholic Bishops welcome today’s announcement from the Holy See providing further details of the itinerary of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Canada, July 24 – 29, 2022. This will be the fourth papal visit to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s journey in 2002. The Holy Father’s pilgrimage will focus on Indigenous healing and reconciliation ...

Permanent Diaconate Ordinations 2022

June 8, 2022|

In 1964, the Second Vatican Council decided to revive the permanent diaconate. Strengthened by sacramental grace, they are dedicated to the people of God, in communion with the bishop and his presbyterate, in the service of the liturgy, of the word and of charity. On Saturday June 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins will be ...

June – Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 6, 2022|

On April 28, 2021, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, released a pastoral letter on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, "Heart Speaks to Heart." This is a significant reflection on one of the most sacred symbols in the Catholic faith and what it can teach us in these difficult times. We pray that this letter will be a helpful ...

Sunday Mass Obligation

June 5, 2022|

Notice from the Archdiocese of Toronto: On March 13, 2020, Cardinal Collins issued a communication to the faithful of this archdiocese indicating that it was necessary to cancel public celebrations of the Eucharist on the coming Sunday, stating: “For this weekend and any other which may be required, I grant the faithful dispensation from their Sunday obligation”. Given that ...

Upcoming Parish Clergy Changes

June 5, 2022|

As Fr. Nicetus Tairo moves on to his next role as associate pastor of St. Mary Immaculate, Richmond Hill, we thank him for his ministry in his time with us at the Cathedral and wish him all the best at St. Mary’s. Fr. Tairo will be with us until June 28. 2022 before transitioning to his new parish. On June ...

Congratulations to Confirmandi

June 5, 2022|

Congratulations to the grade 7 students who are receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, the sacrament of Confirmation, at the noon Mass this Pentecost Sunday! With this sacrament you become fully initiated members of Christ’s holy Catholic Church and receive the fullness of the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the unique set of talents and charisms that ...