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 - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday & Saturday
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My dear parishioners,
In response to many questions and concerns the parish staff, including myself, have received, I am pleased to announce a Planning Ahead Information Series
Sunday, September 6, 2015
A representative from Catholic Cemeteries will join us to discuss estates and wills.
Sunday, September 20, 2015 (tentative)
Linda Wisz from Nativity of our Lord, will discuss bereavement support available to parishioners at the church and in the community.
Please join us following the 9 am Mass
10:10 am – 11:20 am
Discussion and light refreshments
This coming school year, 2015-2016, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, has mandated that the first grade eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will be Grade 7. This means that for the coming year, there will be a double cohort of students, both in Grades 7 and Grade 8, eligible to receive the sacrament.
Grade 8 - To facilitate the extra number of students, here at Nativity, we will hold the Confirmation Preparatory Classes and Retreat Day for our Grade 8 students in October and November, with the celebration of the sacrament at the beginning of December.
Grade 7 - For the Grade 7 students, their Confirmation Preparatory Classes and their Retreat Day will begin in April, conclude in May, with the actual celebration of the sacrament in mid-May.
Further details regarding dates will be in next week’s bulletin.
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 .
Please join us for a special Mass to be offered on Saturday, July 04th, 2015, at 9:30 am, at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. The Mass will take place in the St. Anthony Chapel of the Mausoleum. For further information, contact the cemetery office at 905 851 5822.
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Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2015 ShareLife Parish Campaign. For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so. You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the offertory basket until July 31, 2015, or donate online at www.sharelife.org . Thank you!
Thank You for Your Generosity!
Together we can work wonders!
St. Michael’s Cathedral Temporary Closure
St. Michael’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Toronto, is temporarily closing its doors as part of its extensive restoration efforts that have been ongoing for the past three years. The next phase of restoration will require its closure full-time to allow for work that will preserve the cathedral for years to come. Daily Mass will continue to be celebrated in St. John’s Chapel, a small worship space accessible from 200 Church Street. Nearby, St. Paul’s Basilica will provide additional weekend Masses beginning in July, featuring music from St. Michael’s Choir School to accommodate the cathedral closure. Please visit www.stmichaelscathedral.com for additional resources.
A timeline has been forecast as follows:
It has been proposed that we look into the possibility of offering day-time badminton in the church hall to our Nativity parishioners. This would be strictly recreational rather than competitive play, so that all ages can be accommodated in a friendly atmosphere. Before setting this up, we need to have some idea of the level of interest. Please email Peter Matthews at email@example.com if you are interested in playing.