Annual St. Philp Neri Mass

Each year, close to his feast day of May 26, we celebrate St. Philip Neri, the Patron Saint of Catholic Missions In Canada.  This year we were able to gather together again with many of our donors and our special guest and Keynote Speaker, Archbishop Francis Leo from the Archdiocese of Toronto. In previous years, […]

Our Good Friends at the CWL

Those gals really know how to have a good time! In July of this year, I had an opportunity to join the fine ladies of the Ontario Catholic Women’s League for their provincial convention.  This year’s event was hosted by the CWL of the former Diocese of Alexandria/Cornwall. After 97 years in existence, it was […]

Sr. Margaret Sadler, SEJ

Sr. Margaret Sadler, SEJ, was the 2023 St. Philip Neri Award recipient at our Tastes of Heaven Gala in April.  As a true Canadian missionary, she humbly felt uncomfortable receiving this honor.  “I was just doing what I was mandated to do, what I felt called to do and what God wanted me to do. […]

Oh, What A Night!

Finally! After 3 years of not having our Annual Tastes of Heaven Gala, we got the chance to get together again……and what a barn burner it was! Over 300 friends of Catholic Missions In Canada were able to gather and enjoy a 1940’s-themed event with entertainment by the Toronto All-Star Big Band. Biagio Vinci, our […]

A Missionary in the Family

What’s it like to have a missionary in the family? The short answer: it’s a blessing and a sacrifice. The Warnke family from Regina would certainly know. They had in their family several priests who served in Canadian home missions in a variety of ways – a brother in pastoral ministry in northern Saskatchewan, two […]

Biagio Vinci: Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

“Come and Enjoy One of Toronto’s Most Beautiful Patios. . . Owner Biagio Vinci has brought a little piece of Italy to the heart of downtown Toronto for over 30 years,” so it says on the Destination Toronto website. From personal experience I can’t argue with the review. Mr. Vinci and his food are well […]

Let the Children Come to Me

“Let the children come to me,” said Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel. But where are the children? That’s a common question today, not only in our missions, but in big city parishes too. Children represent the future, hope, life energy. In baptism parents play a major role in being the first teachers of faith. If parents […]

The Tastes of Heaven Gala

Tastes of Heaven

The Tastes of Heaven Gala has been a CMIC tradition for 22 years and was started by several Catholic business people, including our Honorary Gala Chair, Frank Morneau.  Their vision was to create an event to help CMIC kick-start its annual fund-raising efforts.  It grew successfully until 2019, but in 2020 our world came apart […]