Together we are continuing to work wonders…
“Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart…I love doing it because this is what the Lord has taught me. But you too must help us and help each other always. And this in helping each other, we will do good for each other.” -- Pope Francis
“This reminder from our Holy Father demonstrates the importance of caring for one another and our commitment to Catholic charity in a meaningful way. Through ShareLife agencies, we reach out to some of the most vulnerable and needy people in our community, helping our neighbours, friends and fellow parishioners as they work through difficult times. Please consider supporting ShareLife, our annual Archdiocesan appeal, during this Lenten season.”—Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
Next Sunday March 1st is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously.
You can work wonders!
Masses at 9:30 am and 7:00 pm. Stations of the Cross will follow the 7:00 pm Mass. Our various ministries and organizations will be leading the prayers for the Stations of the Cross. We invite all parishioners to come and participate at these devotions.
Lenten Reconciliation Evening
Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
We invite all parishioners to take this opportunity to fulfill their obligation to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation. Several priests will be available for confession.
Statement from Cardinal Collins
Resources re: 2015 Health & Physical Education Curriculum
On February 23, 2015, the Government of Ontario released its revised Health & Physical Education Curriculum. Visit www.archtoronto.org to view a statement from Cardinal Collins in addition to a resource answering questions regarding implementation from a Catholic school perspective.
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!
Where? Camp White Pine – Haliburton, Ontario
When? August 18-23, 2015 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Registration? Due by April 27th, 2015
Please contact Sarah Rodrigues (Youth Minister) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
World Day of Prayer – March 6
The World Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Friday in March. It is an invitation for Christians to pause and pray together ecumenically and recalls our Christian responsibility to be sensitive to the signs of the times, so that we might bring a more authentically Christian dimension to the concerns of our world, our country, our community.
The Catholic Women’s League of Nativity of Our Lord will be the host council this year. Focus country: The Bahamas. Service starts at 1 pm, followed by a reception. Do join us for this exciting event!
Could you use a boost of pure joy, inspiration, and encouragement? Then plan to attend this year’s Lift Jesus Higher Rally on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 9 am – 5:30 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W. The theme this year “The Happiness Factor” will fill you with certainty of the abiding love and joy that God has for His people. A separate Youth Rally (13-18 yrs.) will be held simultaneously next door. A bus will be available for parishioners wishing to attend the rally. Tickets: For the Adult Rally - $20; Bus tickets - $5. Please contact Theresa Smith at 416 620 5436.
Women’s Lenten Retreat Weekend
This Women’s Lenten Retreat Weekend is offered at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga, March 6 – 8, 2015. An opportunity to rest, renew, pray and grow in your personal relationship with Jesus. Preached by the Centre Team. For further information or to register, please call 905 278 5229
The Annunciation & Lent: Road to a New Life
A Lenten Retreat at Nativity of Our Lord
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:30 – 9:30 pm, Nativity Parish Hall
As we approach the celebration of new life at Easter, come out and join together at a 2-hour Lenten Retreat. Prepare for the resurrection and new birth in your life by entering into the Paschal Mystery of the Risen Lord. You deserve it!
Please mark your calendars!
John the Baptist is sent by God to prepare the way for His Son. In our present time God sends priests, religious and deacons to prepare the people to receive His Son. If you think God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Christ Lemieux, Vocation Director 416 968 0997 or email email@example.com
Bereavement Support Group
Have you lost someone you love? On Thursday, March 12, 2015, we will begin a 9 week Bereavement Group starting at 7:30 pm in Room 2. The groups are small and offer an opportunity to receive coping skills to work through the pain of loss. Please contact Linda Wisz at 416 620 7662 or call the Parish Office 416 621 2732 for more information. All are welcome!