We are committed to helping parents guide their children to a lifelong relationship with Jesus, sowing seeds and growing faithful disciples.
Our Catholic Schools
We are very fortunate at Holy family to have affiliation with 5 elementary parish schools and two secondary schools. Our parish youth team and Rosary Apostolate visit the schools regularly. Each of our schools hold regular Masses throughout the year. Holy Family also offers faith formation support to parents, families and school staffs.
Our Youth Minister and Associate Pastor are very active in our schools. They regularly visit classrooms, often with guitar in hand, and help our children with their questions regarding the faith.
At our Sunday 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30 Masses, we have trained catechists leading the lesson for the Gospel reading of the day for our children aged 4 to 10 years old. They hear the word of God in language they are able to understand and then discuss the message.
Altar Servers & Daughters of Mary
Our youth are encouraged to accept the call to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy Mass, this ministry is open to youth of all ages who have received their First Holy Communion.
School aged children are invited to deepen their growing faith in grades 2 and 7 as we join together in partnership to prepare them for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Holy Family Youth Programs:
Life Teen – Grades 9-12
Runs on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 7-9 PM
This is a place where teens can come and ask questions about their faith that they just don't get to ask in a high school religion class. Where they can meet other young Catholics and learn what plans God has for them in their life. Come, join us at Life Teen and experience Jesus Christ in a profound, personal way!
Edge – Grades 6-8
Runs on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6-8 PM
This is a fun, safe place for tweens to spend time with and meet other Catholic friends. Where they can get answers to their unanswered questions about the Catholic faith and experience Jesus Christ in a profound, personal way. Edge is a great way to build leadership skills and feel more connected to the parish. Come; join us at Edge for awesome games and great snacks every week!
Junior Edge – Grades 3-5
Runs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 6-7:30 PM
This is an activity-based, faith-filled place where your child can meet new friends and grow in faith. Jr Edge gives children an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ in a personal way. Children will share some snacks, make some crafts, and hear beautiful music! Come, join us for Jr Edge for fun games and a blast every time!
Summer fun at Holy Family! From our exciting, fun filled, Christ-centred day camp, Teen evening program, Grand Camp for Grandparents and their Grandchildren, Edge & LifeTeen overnight camps and the Steubenville Conference, there is something to help all our youth make great connections with God, with amazing leaders and with other youth all summer long.
All of our volunteers are fully trained and must go through the volunteer screening process administered by the Archdiocese of Toronto.
To find out more, or to sign up for one of our programs - please send us a message using the link below, visit our youth desk & speak to our Youth Minister after Mass, or check out the youth bulletin board for more information.