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Mary Ward

Distance Learning Chaplaincy Resources


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June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020  

Happy Father’s Day (belated if you are reading this after Sunday!) to those in our community.  May God continue to bless all fathers and support them in raising their children with love, faith, and gratitude. 

Last week, the Archdiocese of Toronto supported the re-opening of many Churches for private prayer and public worship. Officially, June 21 saw the first Sunday Eucharistic Celebrations in GTA Catholic Churches who could meet the health & safety regulations. Churches were open for the feast of Corpus Christi (June 14), the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 19) and the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (June 20).  And though not everyone is able to return to their place of worship, this phase of re-opening gives us hope that we will be able to physically gather again soon. God is good!

At this time, we hope that students have wrapped up (or nearly wrapped up) their schoolwork with summer on their minds. Although the school year is not officially over, we would like to congratulate those who are finished, and ask that everyone, at some point, take time to reflect on the 2019-20 school year. It was truly a year for the record books! 

We bid farewell to all those leaving our community and pray that they will stay healthy, happy, and forever connected to their Mary Ward family.

God Bless you all and stay safe this summer and until we meet again ☺

We also take this opportunity to say goodbye as Chaplains, and welcome Mr.Dabbagh and Ms.Vecchiarelli who will take on the co-Chaplaincy roles for 2020-21. We are in good hands

-Ms. Elona Harnum & Ms. Anne Marie Davies

Summer Resources:

Online resources to keep students engaged over the summer:

Nurturing Our Catholic Community. June Parent/Student feedback survey available as well as many other resources from the Board’s chaplaincy team:

As the City of Toronto continues to phase in re-openings, check their site to find out updates on what’s available from Parks & Recreation:

Curbside pick-up now available with the Toronto Public Library. Get your summer reading started:

Other ideas to keep busy this summer: check out pick-your-own farms/farmers’ markets, drive through the Toronto Zoo, have a socially distant water fight, plant a garden, do some volunteer work, be a tourist in your own city, etc...

Scriptural Reading & Video of the Week:

Daily Reading for Sunday June 21, 2020

First reading- Jeremiah 20:10-13

Second reading- Romans 5: 12-15

Gospel- Matthew 10: 26-33

Watch the Return to Church video​ from the Archdiocese of Toronto.

June Celebrations:

Vatican Resources

For updates from our Holy Father:

Pope Francis creates a Commission to express the Church’s solicitude and care for the whole human family facing the COVID-19 pandemic

Live Streams of Mass Resource List

Papal Programming - Daily at 12:30pm EST

St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica | Toronto, Canada - Daily at 7:30am EST

DAILY TV MASS - Daily at 6:30 am EST, 11:00 am EST, 3:00 pm EST and 10:30 pm EST

Daily TV Mass: Home (Loretto Abbey Chapel)

Radio Maria Mass - Monday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m.

Archdiocese of Toronto - Youtube 

TCDSB Youtube Page - Weekly TCDSB liturgies

Mary Ward Chaplaincy Prayers

A compilation of prayers for these trying times
Prayers for COVID 19

Loyola Press: A Jesuit Ministry: Catholic Religious Education publisher

Salt and Light Prayers

Praying With Your Eyes: How to Get Started With Visio Divina

TCDSB Daily Reflections

Children’s Daily Prayers

Living with Christ

Mental Health and Wellness 

Student, Parent and Teacher Mental Health and Well-Being Newsletter

TCDSB Newsletter

TCDSB K-12 Resources

TCDSB Learning Resources - Mental Health and Wellness

School Mental Health Ontario Resources


Prayer apps

Pray as you Go App 

Examen App