The Parishioners of Corpus Christi, Toronto

Daily Mass (Tues-Fri): 9 am • Saturday (Vigil): 5 pm • Sunday: 9:30 am and 11 am

Church: 1810 Queen St. E., Toronto. Office: 16 Lockwood Rd., Toronto, ON, M4L 3M8. Tel: (416) 694-0382. email: corpuschristi1810@gmail.com

TIMINGS/INFO

Mass 

Daily (Tues-Fri): 9 am.
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am and 11 am

All are welcome.

Rosary

Sunday: 10.25 am

Daily (Tues-Fri): 9:30 am

Reconciliation:
Saturdays, 4:00 to 4:30 pm

Holy Hour & Benediction
Every first Friday of the month after the 9 am mass.

Every second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8.00 pm.

Weekly Devotions

Tuesday: St Joseph

Wednesday: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Thursday: St Anthony of Padua

Friday: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Wheelchair Access

The wheelchair ramp is located at the northwest door to the church and is accessible via the rectory driveway behind the church. The ramp leads to a stairlift with access to the Church proper and the Parish Hall.

Please do not park in the laneway. This area is to be used for drop-offs only and vehicles must be moved to the reserved areas in the parking lot after.

Ministry to the Sick

Call the office to arrange for our Lay Pastoral Team to visit and bring communion.

Coffee Hospitality:

Every Sunday, following the 11 am mass. All are welcome.

Office Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 am — 3:30 pm

To view the latest parish bulletin, click here. 


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Corpus Christi's 100th Anniversary in the Beach Metro News

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Gene Domagala has written an article about Corpus Christi's 100th Anniversary in the Beach Metro News. To read it, click…Continue

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First Holy Communion volunteers?

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First Holy Communion and Reconciliation 2019 This year one of our beloved team members in this Ministry, Robin Pacheco will be moving back to the Philippines. We are now recruiting to fill this…Continue

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Bill Kurelek

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Does anyone remember Bill Kurelek being a parishioner at Corpus Christi? Kurelek painted the mural that is in the East Chapel at our parish church. This is the fortieth anniversary of his death at…Continue

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Sister Susan Moran, founder of the Out Of The Cold program has passed away

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The parishioners of Corpus Christi Church wanted to host the marginalized and homeless people in our neighbourhood, at our church during the winter months, but unfortunately we weren't allowed to do…Continue

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THE PARISHIONERS OF CORPUS CHRISTI TORONTO WELCOME YOU

Welcome to Corpus Christi's parishioner community website 

run by parishioners for parishioners at the request of parishioners. 

Timings of all masses and other regular devotions are listed on the left. 

COVID-19 NOVEMBER LOCKDOWN UPDATE (NOV 21, 2020)

As per Fr Prasanth's November 21st email to parishioners, as of Monday, November 23rd, attendance inside the church will be restricted to 10 people, including priests hearing confessions or a staff member/volunteer to monitor capacity restrictions.

Sadly, as it is not possible for our parish to remain open in a way that safely controls numbers in the building, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. All priests will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from Covid-19.

Weddings, funerals and baptisms will now be restricted to 10 persons, including those who are involved in ministry (priest, cantor, etc.). First Holy Communions and Confirmations will need to be postponed at this time.

The parish is equipped with live streaming facilities, and parishioners will be able to participate in live-streamed Masses from Corpus Christi on Sundays at 10:00 am. at https://corpuschristito.archtoronto.org/.

Non-essential parish meetings will be held as virtual meetings or postponed. Patience Narcis, our office secretary, will work remotely during this time and is available to answer calls and emails. You are most welcome to contact the office by phone at 416 694 0382 or by email at corpuschristi1810@gmail.com for your queries or for any appointments.

To read Fr Prasanth's email, please click here.

To read Cardinal Collins' instructions to parishes, click here.

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​The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Corpus Christi Conference continues to operate and provide food assistance to our neighbours in need. We do however find ourselves in the unusual situation of being without our weekly collections from the Society’s “Poor Boxes” as a result of the parishes being closed during this health crisis.

If you are able to we ask that you please continue supporting us and thank you in advance for your consideration.
Donations can be made to the Society in the following ways:

1. Send a cheque to our parish office made payable to 'Society of Saint Vincent de Paul' 

Office Address: 16 Lockwood Road, Toronto, ON M4L 3M8

2. Go on-line to the Society’s website www.ssvptoronto.ca, ; click Donate which will take you to Canada Helps On there click “Donate Now” to donate by credit card through Canada Helps; please note the name of our Conference: Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Corpus Christi Conference

3. Call our Society’s Central Council office at 416 364-5577 and donate by credit card, again stipulating the name of our local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Corpus Christi Conference

If you know of persons who are currently without an income and unable to purchase groceries, please have them leave us a message at  (416) 698-8930

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Welcome to Corpus Christi's parishioner community website. This parishioner site is a "private social network".  Located at 1810 Queen Street East in The Beach in Toronto, the parish of Corpus Christi is home to a vibrant, active Catholic community. The Church was built in 1927 and was declared a heritage building by the City of Toronto in 1973. In addition to beautiful stained glass by Italian-Canadian master Guido Nincheri, the church houses a mural by the Canadian painter William Kurelek whose works also hang in the AGO. The Choir of Corpus Christi is one of the best kept musical secrets in Toronto. Every Sunday at 11 am, this talented amateur choir under the baton of musical director and organist Paul Dick, leads the congregation and visitors in beautiful liturgical music as the Mass is celebrated. Corpus Christi was assigned the school chaplaincy for St Denis Catholic School in 2014 during the tenure of then-pastor Msgr Bianco and these duties are now carried out by our current pastor Fr Prasanth. Bishop Robert Kasun oversees the zone in which Corpus Christi falls. 

New parishioners, please be aware that becoming a member of this parishioner-run community site is not the same as parishioner registration.

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How to register as a new parishioner or contact the parish

New parishioners are always welcomed and are requested to formally register themselves by calling or visiting the office.

The Rectory and Office are located just behind the Church at 16 Lockwood Road, Toronto, ON, M4L 3M8. Phone: (416) 694-0382. Fax: (416) 694-0320. Email: corpuschristi1810@gmail.com

In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and so as to comply with the Government of Ontario’s new regulations requiring that all non-essential workplaces be closed, the church and the parish office must remain closed until further notice.

Normal hours: the Parish Office is closed on Mondays and is open Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. 

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For information on how to become a Catholic, or about sacramental preparation, or to find out more about our parish ministries, or to book the parish hall: please call the office or email: corpuschristi1810@gmail.com

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To donate to the parish please click here to access the Archdiocese of Toronto's secure donations website and select Corpus Christi from the drop-down parish list.

To donate to the St Vincent de Paul Society, please call (416) 698-8930.

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Parish ministries and groups are listed in the Groups column on the right. Site members, simply click here to go to the Groups/Ministries Page.

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Parish Bulletin: The bulletin for this week is available here for viewing or download. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Corpus Christi Facebook Group: Love Facebook? Why not join the parishioner Facebook group. Please note, the Facebook group is for parishioners only.

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This website is owned and run for the benefit of parishioners by parishioner volunteers. Looking for the official Archdiocesan site? Try corpuschristito.archtoronto.org

ANTI-SPAM SECURITY: if you are a member of this site and have received a suspicious email of any kind please click here to notify the site admin directly via email.

Events

DEATHS

We remember and pray for the souls of:

Guy Eisnor who passed away on November 10, 2020

Marg Bacon who passed away on September 27, 2020

James Patrick Baker, brother of David Baker, who passed away on September 7, 2020

Mary Jo Meilhac who passed away on April 21, 2020

Pileggi, Rosalie (nee Avola) who passed away on March 20, 2020

Helen Cannata, who passed away on March 13, 2020

Sr. Anne Marie Edwards, CND who passed away on November 18, 2019

Frank Denault who passed away on October 31, 2019

Peter Grima who passed away on October 19, 2019

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls rest in peace. Amen.

If we have missed anyone, our apologies. You are encouraged to suggest the names of parishioners who were born or who passed away during this calendar year, in the Suggestions Box Forum.

The Vatican on CorpusChristiChurch.ca

Click on this link to visit the Vatican page with the latest news from the Vatican, the Pope’s Angelus or Regina Coeli addresses, recent speeches and the Vatican press office’s daily news bulletin. You'll also find links to the latest information from the Vatican’s YouTube channel and you'll find @pontifex on Twitter in the column on the right. It's one more way we are connecting Corpus Christi to the teachings of the global Church and the leadership of the Holy Father.

Video Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Food Day 2020

https://youtu.be/R9I7kF-EINM

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis offered an extraordinary blessing of Urbi et Orbi on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. 

For those who missed the live broadcast on Salt and Light here is a link to the Vatican News recording of the service and the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

https://youtu.be/mnzTIGpYxdA

And here's the English translation of the entire service. The reading was Mk 4:35 - Jesus calms the storm.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200327_omelia-epidemia.html

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Instructions on attending mass safely

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OFFICIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND CODE OF CONDUCT

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Music for Corpus Christi

This is a streamed Spotify playlist for Advent, curated specially for the Corpus Christi parish community website.

Watch this space for new content!

 
 
 

PASTOR

Rev. Prasanth George Varambinakathu, CMI

Members

About this site:

This public home page lists timings, contact details, announcements and parish groups/ministries - all visible without membership in this volunteer-run, independent, community site.

Parishioners wishing to avail of the additional content on this site may also apply to become members of this online community. Members are able to interact with each other and with ministries in a supportive environment. Membership is free. To join, please complete the  online registration process.

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The Corpus Christi Facebook Group: Love Facebook? Why not join the parishioner Facebook group.

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New parishioners, please be aware that registering as a member of this parishioner-run community site is not the same thing as parishioner registration - we ask that new parishioners formally register themselves by calling or visiting the office.

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For Terms and the Code of Conduct governing the use of this site, click here.

Effective May 28th 2016, this independent site has continued in its role as the parish community website run by and for parishioners on a volunteer basis. The Archdiocese of Toronto hosts the official parish site.

As a community site, this site is intended to serve the parish community in a way that complements the Archdiocesan site and not to replace it or compete with it.

We encourage you to use the official Archdiocesan site for the services it proffers. You will find it at corpuschristito.archtoronto.org

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