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  • Nativity First Communion & First Reconciliation Program


    First Communion / First Reconciliation Program
    Nativity of Our Lord Parish offers this program beginning September 2016:
     
    Sacramental preparation for First Communion & First Reconciliation is held for children of registered parishioners who are enrolled in Grade 2 and higher. 
    If you were unable to attend the
    Parents’ Information Meeting
    please contact the Parish Office.
     
    REGISTRATION – PARISH OFFICE
                       From: September 27, 2016
                         To:      October 14, 2016
     
    Please bring a copy of your child’s Roman Catholic Baptism Certificate and $50.00
     
    Confirmation Program
    Sacramental preparation for Confirmation is held for children of registered parishioners enrolled in Grade 7 or older. We will hold a Parents’ Information Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30 pm in the Church Hall
     
    Public School Religious  Education  Program
    Registered parishioners whose children are enrolled in the public schools are invited to register their children in this program. This program will provide basic religion classes. 
     
    N.B.  Registration in this program is mandatory for students studying in public schools and wishing to be prepared for First Communion.
     
    Fr. Michael and coordinators for our sacramental preparation programs will be explaining the details of the program during the Parents’ Information Meetings as mentioned above.
     
    Questions will be entertained from all interested parishioners about each of the programs.
     
    For further information or registration, please call the Parish Office at 416 621 2732.
     
    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – RCIA
    If you or anyone you know is interested to become Catholic and register in this program, please contact Fr. Michael, at fr.michael@live.ca .
     
    Fr. Michael and coordinators for our sacramental preparation programs will be explaining the details of the program during the Parents’ Information Meetings.  Questions will be entertained from all interested parishioners about each of the programs. 
     
    For further information or registration, please call the Parish Office at 416 621 2732.
  • Parish News

    Life Chain Sunday October 2, 2016
    Life Chain is a peaceful public witness of Pro-Life individuals standing for about one hour praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. Nativity of Our Lord’s intersection will be at – Burnhamthorpe and The West Mall from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
     
    Knights of Columbus Communion Breakfast
             Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at 10:00am
    All are invited to enjoy breakfast with our church community at our Knights of Columbus Communion Breakfast, sponsored by our Nativity of Our Lord Council 12735, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. Tickets are $ 5.00 per person which are on sale after all Masses. Breakfast includes: pancakes, scrambled Eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice.
     
    Senior’s Social Club 
    Nativity Seniors Club
    Time: October 07, 2016 at 10:15 am
    Activities: Movie, Bingo along with a light lunch.
    All men and women are welcome

    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

    End Woman Abuse:  Annual Mass
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7;00 pm
    The Catholic Family Services of Toronto Foundation and Nativity of Our Lord Parish invite you to attend the 7th Annual Mass offered to end woman abuse.  All are welcome to come and pray for the many women and families affected by abuse.
    Light refreshments to follow the Mass. Opportunities will be available to those who wish to make a donation to the Catholic Family Services of Toronto Foundation.

    Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend !
    A weekend getaway that helps married couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counselling.
    October 21–23, 2016 (Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga) For information go to www.wwme.org or contact Gerard & Marge McCauley 905 792 1925

    Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
    OPEN HOUSE Saturday October 1st 2016,
    9 am to 430 pm
    Celebration of Mass at 930 am.  Cemetery tours at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.
    For more information please call the cemetery at (905) 851 5822

    Catholic Women’s League 
    Saturday September 24 at 6:00 pm and Sunday September 25th at 3:00pm there is a special film screening of Mother Teresa:  The Legacy.  Location is St. Edward Parish at 75 Churchill Ave., North York.  Admission is free.  Let’s carpool.
     
    CWL – Movie Night
    All parishioners are welcome to attend on -Thursday September 29, at 7:00 pm in our parish hall. Movie is: Miracles From Heaven. Free Popcorn and refreshments.  See you there!
     
    Liturgy of the Word with Children
    For children Grades 1 to 5. We start on Sunday October 16, 2016 at the 9:00 am Mass.
     
    Regis College Fall Open House
    Saturday October 1, 2016 10 am – 3 pm.  Interested in theological studies? Regis College, the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto, invites you. This free event includes a series of mini-lectures in theology, presentations about academic programs, a campus tour, lunch, and the opportunity to meet faculty and students. For more info and to register online, please visit www.regiscollege.ca/openhouse/ or call 416-922-5474 ext. 221

  • Parish News

    • Please join us for Mass at 9:30 am on Saturday October 01, 2016 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The Mass will take place at the St. Anthony Chapel of the Mausoleum. For further information call the cemetery at 905 851 5822.
  • St. Michael's Cathedral

    Rededication of St. Michael’s Cathedral
    You are invited to join in celebrating the rededication of St. Michael’s Cathedral at two FREE PUBLIC EVENTS IN September:

    • Mass and street party – Friday, Sep. 30,
    • 12 pm, First-come, first-seated event.
    • Sacred Music Concert featuring St. Michael’s Choir School – Friday, September 30, 7 pm.  Free event with tickets available online in September on a first-come, first-served basis.  Link for tickets will go live September 6  -https://cathedralconcert.eventbrite.ca   You must reserve a ticket to attend this event

    We look forward to celebrating this important milestone together as an archdiocesan community!

  • Prayer for Year of Mercy

    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
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