Sunday, December 6, 2015

Immaculate Conception 2015 Toronto and London

In addition to the below, a Read Mass will take place at 5:30PM at Holy Angels Church, St. Thomas, Ontario, in the Diocese of London.

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Seminarian Fundraising Campaign for Abbé Joseph Heppelle

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - Una Voce Toronto is established to promote the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, (the Traditional Catholic Latin Mass) and Gregorian chant in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Abbé Joseph Heppelle is the eldest of eight from a home-schooled family here in the Archdiocese. He grew up serving and singing the chant for the Traditional Roman Liturgy. He is studying for the Catholic priesthood at the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest Seminary of St. Philip Neri in Gricigliano, Italy. Abbé Heppelle is now an Acolyte and will, God-willing, be ordained to the Subdiaconate in the spring of 2016.

This is the third year now that we have assisted in fundraising for Abbé Heppelle. Seminary cost is expensive as you can imagine and challenging in that all his classes are in French and Italian.

Please give consideration to donating for this young-man's education as he prepares to serve Jesus Christ, Sovereign Priest and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the community of faithful which belong to Her.

Donations through CanadaHelps are tax-deductible and you will be receipted directly by them. For a small fee, they send the funds on to us (saving us the paperwork) and we will send 100% of the funds to Abbé Heppelle. 

You may visit our web page at www.unavocetoronto.com or write us directly at unavocetoronto@gmail.com to arrange a donation directly to the Toronto Traditional Mass Society with 100% sent to him with a tax-receipt provided directly by us.

May God bless you and thank you




Saturday, July 25, 2015

Financial support for Deacon in India from Vox Cantoris

Dear Voxers,
Help me to become a Priest & build a dwelling 4 My Parents (Deacon Joice PJ)As you know, there is a little widget running to the left for Deacon Joseph of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in India. Reverend Deacon has been called by Christ to His Holy Priesthood. As the eldest son, he is also taking responsibility for his parents' situation.His parents live in a three walled hut. His father has recovered from tuberculosis but I imagine the rainy tropical seasons are not the best for him. I have posted twice, here and here about the need for funds for Deacon Joseph to complete a small house for his parents before moving on to ordination. 

For your assurance, I have personally communicated with his religious superior and his seminary to validate that this is a legitimate need.

You have been wonderful. When I first posted, the amount donated was only $60.00 (U.S funds). As of this writing, the amount is $3,053.00! Our dollars go a lot further in India but a little more is needed to finish the house. By the end of July, $2,000.00 more is needed and Deacon hopes to raise a total of $8,000.00.

There is also another matter that has slowed down the funds. PayPal, which is one of the three services to receive funds through YouCaring, is not providing any further services in India due to regulatory issues or lack thereof and banking concerns as reported by ZDNet. This has caused donations to stop and has become a great worry to Deacon Joseph.

The good news is that a solution has been found.

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - UNA VOCE TORONTO, has partnered with Deacon Joseph to be the recipient of your donations. The Society is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency and is Chapter of Canada's longest standing member of Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce. The TTMS will receive the funds which you donate to Deacon Joseph at YouCaring from PayPal directly to its Toronto bank account. These funds (100% after the PayPal fee) will then be wired directly to Deacon Joseph's bank account in India. If you are in Canada and you wish to make a direct donation to the Society's seminarian program, you can do so and receive a charitable tax receipt. A grant in the equivalent amount will be made by the Society to Deacon Joseph. For more information on making a direct contribution, you may write to unavocetoronto@gmail.com.

But there is even better news.

A reader and commenter at this blog, The Anonymous Flower, has come forward and has pledged to provide matching contributions dollar for dollar for everything over the $4,000.00 mark! Dollar for dollar. How wonderful!

I know that there is considerable donor fatigue out there but the overall amount needed here is not great. You have been terrific, notwithstanding. 

Can we do a little more and push this not only over the $4000.00 where Anonymous Flower has offered to match but all the way to the amount to finish the house and secure his ordination?

Deacon writes, "Please provide my loving regards and prayers to everyone. I don't know how to thank you all. Our dream of home will come true soon."

Know that Deacon Joseph and his family keep his benefactors in their prayers.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SACRED TRIDUUM - Archdiocese of Toronto 2015



The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - UNA VOCE TORONTO, is very appreciative of the Discalced Nuns of Carmel of the Infant Jesus at Zephyr who belong to the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel for allowing us to use their Carmel for the Sacred Triduum for the second year. 

The services will be offered according to the Roman Missal of 1962 and will be sung with a spirit of solemnity and prayer to recall the Paschal Mystery of Our Blessed Lord's institution of the Holy Eucharist and priesthood, His saving passion and death and His glorious resurrection from the dead.

A map to the Carmel can be found here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Carmelle Harrison, Requiescat in pace

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing into eternity of our long-time friend and member Mrs. Carmelle Emma Harrison. Our sister passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 in the presence of her sister and nephew. 

Carmelle is resting at the Marshall Funeral Home 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Visitation is on Friday, January 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 in the afternoon and from 7:00 - 9:00 in the evening.

The Sung Requiem Mass in the traditional Rite in which Carmelle loved will be celebrated on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of St. Mary Immaculate at 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill with internment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.