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  • Happy Easter Message

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    An Easter Message
     From Fr. Michael

     We are Easter people and
    Alleluia is our song !

    Together with all the staff of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, I wish all of you a very blessed and peaceful Easter. May the blessings of the Risen Christ reside in your hearts throughout the whole Easter Season.

  • Parish News

    Living the Gospel” by supporting ShareLife….. 
     “The ShareLife campaign provides for the needs of our social service agencies, helps to evangelize the Gospel to brothers and sisters in Christ across the world, and supports the education of our clergy. It is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible but, always they make a tangible difference in the lives of the people we are helping.
    "Please prayerfully consider
    how you can be supportive.”

    Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
    Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7, 2017. Please give generously.
    Bereavement Support Group 
    A 9 week program will begin
    Thursday April 27th, at 7:30pm
    in meeting room 2 & 4. We would like to invite anyone who has experience  loss of a loved one to join us in working through the tasks of grief and healing. It is a small group setting with no cost to participants.
    A new second group will be started for those who have attended a bereavement group in the past and would like to meet again. 
    Same time and place.
    For more information:
    please contact Linda Wisz at 416 620 7662 or the church office at 416 621 2732.

    Upcoming ACTS Retreats 
    A - Adoration, God’s Call your
    acceptance and answer.
       C - Community, love and caring
    for each other.
         T - Theology, “studying” through
    scripture and our faith.
            S- Service, to God and his people 
    Come to renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen your faith and
    apply it to your daily life.
    Women’s Retreat – May 4th  –  7th, 2017
    Men’s Retreat – June 8th  – 11th, 2017 

    For more info, please visit our website: www.actscanada.org

    Knights of Columbus
    Nativity of Our Lord Council 12735
    Communion Breakfast

     Sunday, May 14th, 2017
    Treat & honour your mom on this
    Mother’s Day!

    Pancakes, toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee for $5.00 each

    Feast of Corpus Christi Celebration
    Saturday 17 June, 2017 - 11 am to 8 pm

    480 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke
    Our Corpus Christi celebration will be designed to be a community building event in which Nativity of Our Lord Parish together with Nativity of Our Lord School, will reach out to the broader community of our area through activities of various kinds that will be of interest to all ages. We will also provide an opportunity to evangelize the broader community our Catholic belief in the True Presence of the Holy Eucharist through a Eucharistic Celebration and Procession. 
    There is much planning already done
    for this day, which will utilize both
    the church and school grounds.
    On the church grounds will be a large covered stage, with entertainment
    up to 4:30 pm, with various
    musical performances, including Nativity school choir, dj, and Zumba.

    There will also be vendors, and places where food and drink will be sold.
    A variety of games will be available
    including a Games on Wheels video bus, dunk tank, pony rides and petting zoo, inflatable slide, inflatable climbing wall,
    and other Carnival games.
    The day will conclude with Mass at 5:00 pm followed by a Eucharistic Procession through the streets just north of the school.
    Any profits from the day will be split between our parish’s sponsorship of students attending Our Lady of Fatima School in Bethlehem, Palestine and Nativity school’s desire to upgrade the field
    and recreational facilities.
     How can you help for Corpus Christi ? 

    1. By planning on attending on June 17th and informing family members  and friends about this event.
    2. By willing to volunteer. Many volunteers are going to be needed. Volunteer Forms can be picked up at the parish office.
    3. We need sponsors for this event – those who are willing to donate cash or gifts-in-kind. If you are willing to assist our Organizing Committee in approaching sponsors, or if you have a business or can approach a business to sponsor us, please go www.feastofcorpuschristi.ca/contact     Your help is needed !
    4. If you are able to obtain donations of new goods or services for our Silent Auction, please contact Magda Renta at mrenta@rogers.com
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