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22 Oct

Departure of Mr. Refat Samuel

“Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Matthew 25:21) With full assurance of the resurrection, we join with the angels in the procession of the soul of our beloved friend and servant Mr. Refat Samuel to…

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21 Oct

Good Shepherd Trays 2018

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, SMSV collected and delivered 96 casseroles to the Good Shepherd Centre.  The small efforts by each family collectively sent a mountain to the homeless.  The Lord was glorified with the generosity of His people.  He said “you do this to Me”. We thank God that we were able to give Him back of His…

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20 Oct

Baptism of Layla Boulos

  Congratulation to Marlene and Mark Boulos for the baptism of their daughter Layla on Saturday, October 20, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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20 Oct

Baptism of Natalie Luka

  Congratulation to Alison and Shady Luka for the baptism of their daughter Natalie on Saturday, October 20, 2018. May God bless their family.        

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14 Oct

Baptism of

Congratulations to Rose-Marie and Nader Iskander for the baptism of their daughter Naomi on Saturday, October 14, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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14 Oct

Baptism of Gabriel Youssef

  Congratulations to Neveen and Madhat Youssef for the baptism of their son Gabriel on Saturday, October 14, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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13 Oct

Men’s Ministry Breakfast 2018

On Saturday October 13, 2018, the Men’s Ministry team hosted another fruitful Men’s Breakfast where the theme for the morning was, “Humility: How to Take IT like a Man” given by Fr. Thomas Hanna. While the men shared a delicious gourmet breakfast, they shared ideas and experiences in a round table workshop style, discussing the…

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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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