News

19 Jan

Visit of H.G. Bishop Paul

We were blessed by the visit of H.G. Bishop Paul, Bishop of Mission, on Tuesday, January 19th during our weekly CREW meeting. Sayedna delivered a spiritual message to the young adults which was inspired from Ephesians 5:15 – 18. We are thankful to his grace who is always generously giving us his time and lovingly reaching out to our congregation.…

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12 Jan

Resolutions of Canadian Clergy Meeting

The Canadian Coptic Clergy met at St. Mark’s Church in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12 to discuss the Church response to the latest events on the persecution to Copts which occurred in Nag Hammadi on January 6, 2010. The Clergy have agreed to the following resolutions: + The Clergy members will visit the Egyptian Ambassador …

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24 Dec

Departure of Fr. Mankarious Awadalla

With hearts full of hope, the congregations of South Western Ontario join the heavenly procession for the soul of the late Heg. Fr. Mankarious Awadalla who rested in the Lord on December 24, 2009. Fr. Mankarious was the eldest Coptic priest in North America and possibly in the entire Coptic Orthodox Church. He served faithfully at Ti Agia…

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17 Dec

Winter Olympics Torch Relay

The church participated in the Winter Olympics Torch Relay which took place at Markham Civic Centre on December 17, 2009. Through an invitation from Mr. Frank Scarpitti, Markham Mayor, representatives from our congregation attended the celebration and met with some of the torch bearers. It was a marvelous day indeed which gave us pride as…

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13 Dec

Christmas & Second Anniversary Celebration Dinner

It was a historical night indeed where we all experienced God’s presence among us and a spirit of fellowship and community. The night started with prayer and praise, then a skit by our angel’s class, Year in Review by Robert Martignani, a spiritual meditation by H.G. Bishop David, an Ice Breaker by Marian Shehata, a…

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12 Dec

Baptism of Makeda Samuel

Congratulations to Marvin Takle and Ann Kidane for the baptism of their daughter Makeda Faith Samuel on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at St. Mary & St. Joseph Coptic Church in Richmond Hill. May the Lord bless and protect the entire family.  

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05 Dec

West Hill Community Services

 Volunteers from the SMSV family, youth and friends participated in sorting and compiling Christmas Hampers for WestHill Community Services during two weekends in December. Aproximately 90 bags were made each of the two Saturdays in an effort to serve underpreviliged families at WestHill.

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29 Nov

Spiritual Day at the Valley in Orangeville

The church organized a spiritual day at the Valley of the Mother of God in Orangeville on Sunday, November 29 following the Divine Liturgy. The theme of the day was “Knowing Myself” which was discussed over two sessions. The group enjoyed together a time of prayer, meditation, sharing, and agape. Everyone left with a renewed…

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20 Nov

Toronto Raptors Game Youth Outing

The church youth participated in an outing on Friday, November 20th to cheer for the Toronto Raptors playing against the Miami Heat at the Air Canada Centre. The youth enjoyed an evening together in fellowship which was crowned with the Raptors’ victory and a free slice of pizza because they scored over 100 points. On…

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15 Nov

Celebrating Fr. Pishoy's 10th Ordination Anniversary

The church community celebrated the 10th anniversary of Fr. Pishoy’s ordination on November 15th, 2009 immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Several church members representing the children, youth, board, women, and congregation shared with brief words in the occasion. Fr. Pishoy thanked everyone for their dedication, love, and for reflecting a truly exemplary Orthodox Christian fellowship.…

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14 Nov

Ordination of Fr. Youssef Iskander

“And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was” (Hebrews 5:4) Congratulations to our beloved Fr. Abraam Kamal and the congregation of St. Mary & St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill for the blessed ordination of Fr. Youssef Iskander on November 14, 2009. May the…

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08 Nov

H1N1 Flu Information Session

The church organized an H1N1 Flu information session on Sunday, November 8th to discuss with our blessed congregation the following: + Why is this flu season different? + What are the symptoms of seasonal and H1N1 viruses? + Who’s most at risk? + How do these viruses spread? + Availability of vaccines. + When to…

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08 Nov

JOY Outreach Ministry

The church is currently holding a weekly meeting on Sundays from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at Brebeuf School. The name of this fellowship is JOY which is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that each believer should acquire but is also an acronym which stands for Jesus, Others, You. JOY Outreach Ministry is a seeker…

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07 Nov

Baptism of David and Rebecca Khalil

 Congratulations to Ihab and Marlene Khalil for the baptism of their twins David Michael and Rebecca Mariamon Saturday November 7th at St. Mark’s Church. We are also thankful for the presence of our beloved Fr. Misael Attalla. May the Lord bless the lives of the newly baptized children.

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31 Oct

All Saints Celebration 2009

There was a lot of excitment at the All Saints Day Party Saturday evening! Whipped-creamed noses and cheeks were the result of the “pie” eating contest! The candy bracelets were a yummy accessory! Speaking of accessories, many thanks for the donated winter accessories which the children graciously packaged with small goodies and lots of love!…

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