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  • Confirmation Program

              Sacrament of Confirmation
              Tuesday, Dec 1, 7:00 pm Mass

    All Grade 8 students who completed the preparatory classes for Confirmation are reminded to assemble at 6 pm in the Church Hall. All parents and sponsors are asked to proceed to the Church while we prepare the confirmandi in the church hall. All parishioners are welcome to come and witness our parish community’s youth receive the Sacrament of Confirmation!

  • Parish News

    • On Monday, December 14, 2015, we will hold our Advent Day of Confessions. Several priests will be available from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. All parishioners are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to come to confession and prepare for the coming of our Saviour at Christmas!
    • On Monday, Nov. 30th, the Bible Study Group invite you to the screening of “Guadalupe – The Miracle and The Message” following the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe at 6:30 pm. The movie will be shown in the Parish Hall at 7:00 pm. For more details, contact Deacon Gerry 416 839 0473.
    • Catholic Women’s League Sunday, Dec 13th – CWL Annual Members Christmas Luncheon, held at Le Treport Banquet Hall. Please see Alice of Mela for tickets - $40 per person.
  • Jubilee Year of Mercy

    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:

    • St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St., TO
    • St. Patrick’s Parish, 131, McCaul St., TO
    • Merciful Redeemer Parish, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga
    • St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 940 North Park Drive, Bramalea
    • St. Patrick’s Parish, 11873, The Gore Road, Brampton
    • St. Theresa’s Parish, 2559 Kingston Road, Scarborough
    • The Martyrs’ Shrine, 16163 Highway 12 West, Midland (Holy Door of Mercy at Martyrs Shrine will open May 07, 2016).

    More information about the Jubilee of Mercy will follow in the coming weeks. 

  •      Jubilee Year of Mercy

    December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016

    Prayer for the 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
  • St. Michael's Cathedral

    St. Michael`s Cathedral Open House
    Meet The Cathedral Restoration Artists
    Tuesday, Dec 8 and Wednesday Dec 9
    10 am to 7 pm
    St. Michael`s Cathedral,
    65 Bond St., Toronto

    His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, and Fr. Michael Busch, rector of St. Michael`s Cathedral, invite the entire community to experience the beauty, architecture and unique historical journey of St. Michael`s Cathedral. Extensive restoration has taken place over the last several years with the cathedral closed since June 2015 for major work.  Two days of open houses during the Advent season will provide visitors with a preview of these efforts.  From sculptors to brick layers and stone masons, restoration artists will showcase their expertise inside the church, with diverse exhibits highlighting the incredible efforts to restore the mother church of the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Open houses will take on December 8 and 9 from 10 am to 7 pm with a prayer service each day at 12 pm.  

    Come celebrate our faith in the city and meet the restorations artists of St. Michael`s Cathedral.
    Contact:  Jane Fleming, Business Manager
    Phone:  416 364 0234 
    WEB:  www.stmichelscathedral.com

  • St.Josephine Bakhita Parish

    From St. Josephine Bakhita Parish

    Fr. Mark Villanueva, past pastor here at Nativity of Our Lord, will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination on Friday, January 8, 2016.  Mass at 4:30 pm, at Saviour of the World Church, 30 Bristol Road West, Mississauga, will be followed by a Reception at Capitol Banquet Hall, 6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga.  Cost:  $55/person.  For more information and tickets, please contact Rita Venantius at 905 824 7223 or email  rita.venantius@hotmail.com