"Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the long courses of rivers, the vast compass of the ocean, the circuits of the stars, yet pass by themselves without wondering." – St. Augustine
a Journey with a Spiritual Purpose
2017 Feasts & Pilgrimages Schedule
Sat-Sun May 13-14: Our Lady of Fatima
Sun May 21: St. Rita
Mon May 22: Italian Pastoral Commission
Sun June 4: San Domenico
Sun June 4: St. Anthony
Sat June 10: San Feliciano
Sun June 11: Rosary Sunday
Sat June 17: St. Anthony Tamil Group
Sun June 18: San Leucio
Sun June 18: St. Anthony
Sun June 25: San Bernardino
Sun June 25: San Bartolomeo
Sun July 2: Colonia Bitrittese Maria
Sun July 9: Sant' Andrea
Sun July 9: St. Joseph
Sun July 16: Sant' Anna
Sun July 23: Maria SS Rosario
Sat July 29: BLD
Sat Aug 5: El Cisne
Sun Aug 6: Madonna Del Carmine
Sat Aug 12: Hispanic Pastoral Commission
Sun Aug 13: San Giorgio/Giancamo
Sat Aug 19: Toronto Catholic Tamil Community
Sun Aug 20: La Societa Canneto
Sun Aug 27: Maria Delle Grazie
Sun Sept 10: Madonna Di Termine
Sat Sept 16: Goan Communinty
Sun Sept 17: Madonna Addolorata
Sun Sept 17: Padre Pio
Sat/Sun October 7-8: Our Lady of Fatima
Marylake's 800 serene acres of park and lake, a 1.5 kilometer Rosary Path, the Great Crucifix, statues and fountains, and picnic area make it an ideal location for Feasts and Pilgrimages.
Sometimes we take some steps to the left, sometimes some steps to the right, other times we take a few steps back, but when we go on a pilgrimage we are walking toward God. We go to God, not perfect, but as we are, with all of our doubts, problems, sickness, curiosity, adventure and faith to ask for favours and to offer ourselves completely.
The route is towards God. Whether or not you choose to make the physical journey, you are already starting to make the journey as you are reading this. We are on the pilgrimage and have been since the day we were born and we will remain on this journey until we die. Your future pilgrimages will consist of the present and the past. As you head on your journey, the spiritual is more important than the physical. In many ways, the detachment of the physical comforts and joys will help your spiritual progress.
Sometimes the steps are not easy, but every step counts. These will be the steps that lead you from the person you were to the person with growing consciousness and deeper sensitivity to God's view point. There is a path in front of each one of us. Let us move forward and towards Jesus.
Bi-Annual Walk to Marylake
Not many would take a pilgrimage from Toronto to Marylake, Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in King City, about a 40 km trek. But it happens twice a year, in mid-May and mid-October, and it may just be what you've always wanted to do. For details or to participate: Walk to Marylake.