News

22 Sep

SMSV Fair 2018

September 22, 2018 marked a very special day for SMSV and its congregation.  With the grace of God and the help and diligent assistance and hard work of many volunteers we held our first fair.  The main objective was to open our doors to the community and the surrounding area; hence we selected the same…

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22 Sep

Doors Open Markham 2018

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, SMSV participated in Open Doors Markham for the third year! The event was an amazing success as the Church opened her doors and her heart to 326 guests from the community from many diverse backgrounds.  People of all nationalities were warmly welcomed into the Church and were impressed by the…

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16 Sep

Visit of H.G. Bishop Thomas of ElQouseya 2018

We were blessed by a pastoral visit from our beloved father H.G. Bishop Thomas of Kosseya who celebrate the Divine Liturgy on September 16, 2018. His Grace brought for us a message of joy and cheer especially during the first Sunday of the New Coptic Year. Following the Liturgy, Bishop Thomas attended the special brunch…

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16 Sep

Love in Action Brunch 2018

The church held a brunch on September 16, 2018 in preparation for the arrival of a Syrian family which we are sponsoring. Several months ago, servants started communicating with ORAT, the Catholic organization which holds an agreement with the government to sponsor Syrian Refugees. Once we located a family that has been persecuted, displaced and…

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14 Sep

Feast of St. Verena 2018

The Feast of St. Verena comes to us every year to remind us of her virtues and the Core Values of our church. St. Verena lived a life of service in her community in a foreign land where she had emigrated. Switzerland became her new adopted country and she spent every day ministering to people…

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09 Sep

Baptism of Elias Mina Guirguis

Congratulations to Binisa and Rafik Guirguis on the baptism of their son Elias Mina Guirguis on Sunday, September 9, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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09 Sep

Baptism of John Mansour

  Congratulations to Eissa and Marian Mansour for the baptism of their son John on Sunday, September 9, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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08 Sep

All Servants Spiritual Day 2018

On Saturday September 8, 2018, the Church held an all Servants Spiritual Day gathering servants from all of the Church ministries. The day was focused around two main themes: (1) one’s spiritual life with God (what was called the “vertical” relationship) and (2) one’s relationship with the rest of the Body of Christ being the…

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03 Sep

Labour Day Congregation Picnic 2018

The church congregation joined together in an outdoors Liturgy and a picnic on Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2018. God gave us a beautiful day at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area with sunshine and an area in the midst of trees and the singing birds that really made everyone praise Him in His creation. Following the…

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25 Aug

Baptism of Andre Andrew Thabet

  Congratulations to Nancy and Ashraf Thabet for the baptism of their son Andre Andrew on Saturday, August 25, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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23 Aug

Bolivia Youth Mission 2018

A group of 17 youth from high school and university accompanied by Fr. Thomas and 4 servants traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia for 2 weeks in August 2018. They served in different capacities including, home visitations, prison visit, orphanage, senior home, disabled youth home, a number of day cares, and a number of local communities…

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21 Aug

St. Mary’s Fast Revival 2018

St. Mary’s Fast comes towards the end of the summer vacation and the Coptic year where everyone is thinking and praying for revival, reconnection with God and a new beginning. Throughout the Month of August, the church adopted the theme of “Honouring Women Month” and specifically during the fast, we studied and learned from the…

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19 Aug

COOL Convention 2018

This year, August 17-19, 2018, we were pleased to take 9 wonderful youth to the 20th annual COOL Convention. The kids participated in the sessions, activities and sports. We are so proud of all of them as the majority came in the top three of the Spiritual competition and the boys who won the basketball…

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06 Aug

Montreal & Quebec City Trip 2018

The Church went on a trip to Montreal and Quebec City on Saturday & Monday, August 4-6, 2018.  The group had a great and blessed time visiting Notre-Dame Basilica, St. Joseph Oratory, Old Port and Old Montreal and the church Of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. In Quebec City, they visited St. Anne Basilica,…

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31 Jul

SMSV Praise and Worship Night 2018

Prayer brings about healing and joy to the soul. The practice of being in the presence of God is a habit which everyone needs to be able to cope with life’s challenges. How lovely it was for friends to come together and to invite God to be at their center and the focus of their…

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