to Build a Civilization of Life and Love
April 21, 7 pm, St. Francis Xavier Parish, 5650 Mavis Rd., Mississauga
The Right to Life Association Mississauga & Area is hosting a special talk by Amanda Achtman who will discuss the 10 reasons why we need to participate actively in promoting a culture of life. Admission is free. All are welcome. For more information, call Genevieve at 416 888 0251.
The Family of Faith Campaign for the Archdiocese of Toronto was officially launched by Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, on May 15, 2014. This campaign aims to raise $105 Million to support the various initiatives of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. All 225 parishes of the Archdiocese are required to participate, with over 90 parishes having completed, or in the process of completing, their campaign. Today, a total of $78.5 Million has been raised.
Nativity will be among the next group of parishes to participate, with our campaign starting mid-Easter season, towards the end of April. For more details about the campaign, please go to www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca ; for more details about the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan, go to www.archtoronto.org/pastoral .
The Knights of Columbus Communion Breakfast will be on May 10, 2015 on Mother's day: tickets are $5.00 - pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage bacon, toast, juice and coffee. Contact Julius for tickets at: email@example.com
WESTERN NIGHT DINNER DANCE
Our Western Night Dinner Dance will be on June 20, 2015: tickets are $20.00 - cash bar ceasar salad, bbq sausages, mild chili con carne, rolls and butter, deserts.
Contact Julius for tickets at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday & Saturday
What? A five day Catholic camp with sports &activities including canoeing, kayaking, giant rope swing, water sports and more! Live music, catechesis, Mass, praise & worship, and fellowship! A fun and exciting Christ-centered camp experience!
WATCH THE EDGE CAMP VIDEO
Where? Camp White Pine – Haliburton, Ontario
When? August 18-23, 2015 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Registration? Due by April 27th, 2015
The EDGE camp registrations are available from Sarah Rodrigues (Youth Minister) at email@example.com or can be picked up at the parish office.
Remember the NETTERS?
NET (National Evangelization Teams) Canada celebrates 20 years of bringing youth to Christ. In 2008-2009, the above NET team helped our parish in organizing a strong Youth Ministry in our parish. In thanksgiving for our parish community and its involvement with NET, NET are having a Novena of Masses said for the past and present youth of Nativity of Our Lord (from April 4 – 12, 2015).
From the Vocations Director
What could convince someone to turn to God? The story that God became human? The story that Jesus cured the sick? The story that Jesus forgave sin? The story that Jesus rose from the dead? Or, perhaps the story of the witness of your own life! If you have the continuing inclination that God is calling you to be a priest, religious or deacon, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocations Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 416 968 0997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hurting as a result of an abortion? Healing is possible – Project Rachel is a journey of hope and inner peace, sensitive, private and confidential. You are not alone. We can help. Together, we can make a new beginning. Next retreat date: May 22-24, 2015. Take the first step – call 416 629 8264 or email email@example.com .
Men’s Day of Retreat
May 9 – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Rd. To register, contact the Centre at 905 278 5229.
Who? All High School Students
What? A weekend retreat to refresh, grow in faith & meet new people!
When? Friday, May 1st – Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Where? St. Francis Retreat Centre (Caledon)
THEME: Sent (Evangelization) – Mission Impossible!
Please email Sarah Rodrigues (Youth Minister) for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
March for Life – Thursday, May 14
The 18th Annual National March for Life will take place in our nation’s capital on Thursday, May 14, 2015. This year’s theme is “Let Life Win”.
Last year, over 25,000 people – young and old, strong and infirm – along with political and religious leaders, gathered peacefully on Parliament Hill to listen to speakers express their plea for a better Canada, one that will respect all human life and uphold the dignity of all human beings. Come and join the thousands in this impressive public witness to the intrinsic value of human life. For more information, call 416 204 9749 or toll free at 1-800-730-5358.
On Marriage and Annulment
May 11 – 7 pm, Catholic Pastoral Centre, 4th Floor
1155 Yonge St., Toronto. Catholic Family Services of Toronto - New Beginnings invite you to a talk entitled, “On Marriage and Annulment.” Fr. Brian Clough, Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Toronto will provide an understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and annulment. Free underground parking available and we are adjacent to Summerhill subway station. For more information, call 416 921 1163 Ext 2235.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
In the Footsteps of Jesus
November 8-19, 2015
This Pilgrimage “In the Footsteps of Jesus” is a full biblical, sacramental and musical program starting in Nazareth and ending with 3 nights in Jerusalem to follow the last days of Jesus, from Palm Sunday through the Crucifixion, Death, Resurrection and Pentecost.
You can do all of these and experience more, much more, in following the footsteps of Jesus from His birth to His crucifixion and resurrection during a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Tour Coordinator, Kitty McGilly, MRE, LHS, and the spiritual guidance of our own pastor, Rev. Michael Machacek. Kitty McGilly, who has scriptural history at her fingertips, shares her deep spirituality while reflecting on the different stages in the life of Jesus. Fr. Michael leads the prayers of the group throughout the pilgrimage with the daily celebration of the Eucharist and meditations. You will find details in brochures at the church entrances, or at the Parish Office. Contact person is Carol Janssen 416 622 0673 or email K_carol@sympatico.ca .
A Spirituality of Caregiving
The Henri Nouwen Society and The Upper Room with Gordon Peerman and Marjorie Thompson are hosting a live call-in seminar (access by phone or internet) on Caregiving from the Heart: A Spirituality of Caregiving, on Thursday, April 23, 12:30 to 1:45 pm. For more information, contact Maureen Wright, Nouwen Legacy Manager at email@example.com or 416 925 3745.
Please join us for our 36th Magnificat Breakfast sponsored by Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Julius Banquet Centre, 2201 Finch Ave W #32, North York. Guest speaker – Enza Lamberti Consecrated Virgin in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Cost $20. Contact Inez 416 745 4268
Fourth Annual Regis College Used Book Sale
April 21 to 24 – 10 am to 7 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W, Toronto
A reader’s paradise can be found at the Fourth Annual Regis College Used Book Sale! More than 20,000 gently used (many as good as new) fiction and non-fiction books on a range of subjects. Cash, cheque, debit, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Proceeds support Regis College, Admission is free with the exception of $5 entry fee on Day One from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, please visit www.RegisCollege.ca/BookSale or call 416 922 5474 Ext 244. Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology of the University of Toronto.