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
The Family of Faith Campaign for the Archdiocese of Toronto was officially launched by Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, on May 15, 2014. This campaign aims to raise $105 Million to support the various initiatives of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. All 225 parishes of the Archdiocese are required to participate, with over 90 parishes having completed, or in the process of completing, their campaign. Today, a total of $78.5 Million has been raised.
Nativity will be among the next group of parishes to participate, with our campaign starting mid-Easter season, towards the end of April. For more details about the campaign, please go to www.ourFamilyofFaith.ca ; for more details about the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan, go to www.archtoronto.org/pastoral .
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
In the Footsteps of Jesus
November 8-19, 2015
For twelve days, you can immerse yourself in the places where Jesus lived – and trace His footsteps from the place where He was born to the place where He was crucified. Kitty McGilly, Program Coordinator who has led more than a hundred pilgrimages like this, has scriptural history at her fingertips. The Spiritual Leader is Fr. Michael Machacek, our own Pastor here at Nativity of Our Lord Parish. Interested? You will find details in brochures at the church entrances, or at the Parish Office. Contact person is Carol Janssen 416 622 0673 or email K_carol@sympatico.ca .
Monsignor Joseph Shiels’ 50th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish at 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga, L5L 3T6, on Sunday 7th June 2015, with a Mass at 2 pm, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Please mark the date in your calendars. All are welcome! – from Caroline Borcsok, Pastoral Associate, St. Ignatius Loyola Church
Schedule for Fridays of Lent
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.
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!
WATCH THE EDGE CAMP VIDEO
Where? Camp White Pine – Haliburton, Ontario
When? August 18-23, 2015 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Registration? Due by April 27th, 2015
The EDGE camp registrations are available from Sarah Rodrigues (Youth Minister) at firstname.lastname@example.org or can be picked up at the parish office.
Unless we die to our selfish ways, we cannot expect to be people who will “lay down their lives for their friends”. If you think God is calling you to lay down your life as a priest, call Fr. Chris Lemieux 416 968 0997 or email email@example.com
Lectio Divina with Cardinal Collins
Lectio Divina (``divine, or sacred, reading``) is the name given to a spiritual tradition among Christians over the last 2000 years, in which they attentively and prayerfully read the word of God. This is year 2 of a 3-year series on The Gospel of Mark. The theme for April 12 is ``Leaving Everything``.
April 12 – Vespers 7 pm, Lectio Divina 7:30 pm,
St. Michael`s Cathedral, 65 Bond Street, Toronto
An Invitation to a Day of Recollection
To Prepare for the Divine Mercy Novena and
Divine Mercy Feast
To be held at Michael Power HS, Saturday, March 28th, 9:30 am – 4 pm. Presentation will be made by Fr. Terrence Mckenna, Spiritual Director of Cursillo. Praise and Worship by St. Peter & Paul Choir. Eucharistic Adoration & Healing.
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org . Bring your lunch!
Catholic Women’s League
April 7 Executive Meeting 7 pm
April 12 CWL 9 am Mass
April 14 General Meeting
April 30/May 1 – Toronto Diocesan Convention, International Plaza Hotel, 555 Dixon Road
May 16 – Annual Spring Sale 9 am to 1 pm. Set-up date is May 15.
The Toronto Diocesan Council of the CWL is offering a scholarship to St. Michael’s College. This scholarship is open to a young woman who is of Catholic faith, who is completing her secondary school education, and who has indicated on her application to the University of Toronto that St. Michael’s College is her first choice. The applicant must be entering the Faculty of Arts and Science in one of the following areas of study: Commerce, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences or Sciences. The applications must be submitted by March 31, 2015. For further information, please contact Nancy Fenech, CWL Education and Health Convenor 647 802 6832 or see the parish bulletin board.
Into the Heart: A Journey Through the
Theology of the Body
9 Week DVD Based Study
Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:30 pm
April 14th – June 9, 2015
Merciful Redeemer Parish 2775 Erin Centre Blvd.
Cost $25/person, $30/couple payable Apr 14th
Registration opens Mar 14th.
Call Anthony Mendes 416 302 4253;
Melvin Marques email@example.com
Tod Markelj TOB@bell.net
Singles, engaged couples, married couples and youth 18+ are all welcome. Facilitated by parishioners under the spiritual guidance of Deacon Brian duQuesnay.
Hurting as a result of an abortion? Healing is possible – Project Rachel is a journey of hope and inner peace, sensitive, private and confidential. You are not alone. We can help. Together, we can make a new beginning. Next retreat date: May 22-24, 2015. Take the first step – call 416 629 8264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .