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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16 Aug

Children Convention 2018

​The Coptic kids convention was a edifying experience that allowed the youth(or kids) to grow spiritually whether through worship and songs or through the Crafts and plays performed provided by the convention. They were also free to memorize scripture to earn prizes which helped them to improve their knowledge of the Coptic Church! The youth(kids)…

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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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28 Jul

Baptism of Grace Basta

  Congratulations to Nidhi and Sameh Basta on the Baptism of their daughter Grace on Sunday, July 28, 2018. May God bless their family.      

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22 Jul

Annual Graduation Celebrations 2018

This is usually one of the most joyful days throughout the year where we celebrate not only the academic but also the spiritual achievements of our children. It is a great joy to see a beautiful new generation of young women and men who are living a balanced life caring for their love to God,…

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15 Jul

Cheering for the World Cup Finals 2018

July 15, 2018 will be remembered as a great day of fellowship and cheering! Many members stayed following the Liturgy to cheer for their favourite team both in the Banquet Hall and the Fellowship Hall. It was indeed a World Cup Final to remember as France held the FIFA World Cup at the end. Church…

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14 Jul

Men’s Ministry Breakfast 2018

SMSV Men joined together in a spiritual meeting and a delicious breakfast on July 14, 2018. After introductions and fellowship, Fr. Pishoy shared a meditation entitled “King David: A Man after God’s own Heart” which focused on King David’s attributes of enduring hardships, life of prayer, repentance and forgiveness. Following the meditation, the men held…

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01 Jul

Celebrating Feast of St. Moses and Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day! God keep our land glorious and free!  That was our prayer on Sunday July 1, 2018 as we celebrated the Divine Liturgy together, thanking God for this beautiful land that we live in. We then proceeded to Petticoat Creek conservation area for lakeside fellowship, fun and laughs! While the little ones played…

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24 Jun

Mom-to-Mom Swap 2018

Sunday June 24, 2018 was our annual Mom-to-Mom Swap at SMSV. Families dropped off items they no longer needed, and parents with younger children (or those expecting) picked them up. Thanks so much for the generosity of the congregation, as always. We enjoyed a beautiful sense of community. The Mothers Ministry dropped off any leftover…

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17 Jun

Baptism of Timothy Makary

  Congratulations to Engy and Ramy Makary for the baptism of their son Timothy on Sunday, June 17, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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