World Mission Sunday Special Collection,
October 23, 2016
There will be a second collection next weekend for the Evangelization of the Nations, otherwise known as “World Mission Sunday.” This is a worldwide collection for the missionary church. World Mission Sunday is our opportunity to assist at-need Catholic communities
throughout the world.
Thank you for your support
of this important work.
Theology on Tap: From Disconnection to Reconnection: Human Relationships in Action.
Monday, October 24, 2016: 7 - 9 pm, Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto
Faith Connections invites young adults (19 – 39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussions in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest: Zachary Grant – Justice Ministry, Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. Munchies provided. Cash bar. Bring a friend. For more information, call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416 467 2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca
a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries,
Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.
Catholic Women`s League
Humber Valley Regional Mass and meeting on
Tuesday October 25, 7:00 pm at St. Roch`s Parish located at 2889 Islington Avenue with refreshments to follow. Car pooling is available.
Reminder: Please contact Alice Mycan with your payment for Annual CWL Membership Fees
Upcoming ACTS Retreats
ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. It is these four themes that are the focus of the activities of the weekend and have become known as the “Pillars” or “Components” of the weekend. Reserve your spot as space is limited.
Women’s Retreat – October 27 – 30, 2016
Men’s Retreat – November 10 – 13, 2016
Contact: Andrea Tjioe (416) 525-3893 (Women’s Retreat) or Sergio Spadafora (416) 998-6018 (Men’s Retreat)
For more info, please visit our website: www.actscanada.org
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
As an adult, would you or anyone you know in our parish community be interested in:
The RCIA is the process offered in the Catholic Church for the above purposes for adults.
This year’s RCIA program will start
Tuesday November 1 st.
For those interested please contact Fr. Michael immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. All interviews with Fr. Michael would need to be completed before
classes start on the 1 st November.
Altar Server Training Day.
** Please Mark Your Calendars **
On Saturday, November 5, at 2:00pm in the church, we will be holding an Altar Server Training Day. To be an altar server at Nativity, the child must be in Grade 4 or above, and be a baptized Roman Catholic, and have received their 1st Communion and Reconciliation.
Please contact the parish office
at 416 621 2732 or email@example.com
to register your child in advance.
Come and See Weekend.
We are hosting a Come & See Weekend at St. Augustine`s Seminary.
Friday, November 4 th at 7:00 pm to
Sunday, November 6 th at 1:30 pm
This will be an opportunity for young men 18 years and older to spend a weekend with time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ`s disciples through the Catholic priesthood.
Living with Dementia – “I’m Still Here”.
Powerful 50 minute research-based play that illuminates the realities of living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in the early and later stages of the journey.The drama will be followed by a Q & A.with the cast and a staff member from the Alzheimer Society.
At St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Sat. October 29th, From 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.Tickets are $15.00 each and include light refreshments. Please contact: Joanne 416 626 0926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Bundle Up Collection November 5th and 6th 2016
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, footwear, bedding and drapes on the above weekend. Please bring your articles to the Society’s truck in the rear parking lot before or shortly after the Masses on the weekend of Saturday 5th November from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm: and on Sunday 6th November from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Please note: No Mattresses, baby furniture or appliances are accepted. Thank you for your donations.
Workshop on the Art of Discernment
Given by a team of men and women religious, and a married couple.
Place: Loretto College, 70 St. Mary St., Toronto
When: Sat. November 5, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Suggested donation: $ 30 (lunch included)
Contact: Frances Harrison-Atell at
416 467 2642.
Nativity of Our Lord - Knights of Columbus Council # 12735
Latin Fiesta Dinner
Sat., Nov., 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Catered Dinner, Entertainment & DJ, Cash Bar.
Ticket Price $ 35.00 per person
Contact:Julius 416 621 3624 or 416 998 8693.
Annual Memorial Mass at Nativity of Our Lord Saturday November 26 2016 1:00 pm.
We will celebrate our Annual Memorial Mass in remembrance of our loved one/s, along with all the other parishioners, who passed away this year. During the Mass, their names will be announced and they will be honoured in our own special way.
Lord Jesus, You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees You sees Him. Show us Your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that You spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible father, of the God Who manifests His power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be Your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that Your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and Your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind. We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, You who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen .
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
Jesus is always ready to grant forgiveness and pardon to those who sincerely repent. Are you able to help others to believe and return to Jesus with repentant hearts? If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious, or deacon, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux. Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto, 416 968 0997, or email email@example.com or visit www.vocationstoronto.com .
The Extraordinary Jubilee
Year of Mercy
December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016
Jubilee of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Toronto
The Jubilee of Mercy was announced by Pope Francis as a year to be lived intensely in each local Church throughout the world, allowing every person to encounter the mercy of God. The most evident sign of this pastoral care is the chance to open a Door of Mercy in every diocese. These doors, analogous to the Holy Doors of the Papal Basilicas in Rome, will allow people who cannot travel to Rome to make a Jubilee pilgrimage.
After the solemn inauguration of the Holy Year – marked by the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica on December 8, 2015 – all locally-designated Churches throughout the world will open their own Doors of Mercy in communion with the Church of Rome as part of the Eucharistic celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent or Gaudete Sunday. The Holy Father has asked that special indulgences be available for the Faithful throughout the Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016).
Designated churches for the Jubilee with a Holy Door of Mercy:
More information about the Jubilee of Mercy will follow in the coming weeks.
For those able to make a pilgrimage to one of the Jubilee churches in Rome, they certainly gain the jubilee indulgences. Otherwise, Cardinal Collins has designated seven churches within the Archdiocese of Toronto as Jubilee Churches, each with a Holy Door of Mercy. Going through one of these Holy Doors is a spiritual journey that shows, as the Holy Father said, “the deep desire for true conversion.”
In addition to passing through a Holy Door, each pilgrim is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, receive the Holy Eucharist while reflecting on God’s great gift of mercy, make a profession of faith (recite either the Apostles’ or Nicene Creed), and pray for the Holy Father and for his intentions (an Our Father and a Hail Mary are recommended).
For those who are elderly, confined and the ill, Pope Francis said that they may obtain the indulgence by “living with faith and joyful hope this moment of trial” and by receiving the Eucharist or by attending Mass and community prayer, “even through the various means of communication” (for instance, a Mass offered on television). For those in prison, they may obtain the indulgences in their prison chapels.
And finally, for all Catholics, this jubilee indulgence may also be obtained when a member of the Faithful personally performs a spiritual or corporal work of Mercy.