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  • Confirmation Program - Grade 7 Students

    As per directive from the Archdiocese of Toronto, Nativity of Our Lord Parish will henceforth be administering the sacrament of Confirmation to students in Grade 7.  All parents with children in Grade 7 are invited to come to the

    Parents’ Information Meeting on
    Thursday, March 3, 2016,
    7:30 pm, Church Hall.

    If you are in touch with other parents with children in Grade 7, please pass on the information about Confirmation in Grade 7, happening this spring.  At the meeting, Fr. Michael will be discussing the sacraments and expectations from parents and students in preparation for receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.  Schedules are posted in all bulletin boards of the parish.

  • 2016 Lift Jesus Higher Rally

    2016 Lift Jesus Higher Rally
    Be inspired, encouraged and healed.  Come, Celebrate the 24th Annual Life Jesus Higher Rally!
     
    Calendar the date:  Saturday, March 5th, 2016,
    9 am – 5:30 pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W. Hear Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields, Peter Herbeck and guest speaker Deacon Larry Oney.  High Mass (with Sunday readings) celebrated by Cardinal Thomas Collins.  (There will be a separate youth event {13 – 18 years} with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits. 

    A bus will be available for parishioners of Nativity wishing to attend the rally.  For tickets to the event and to the bus, please call Muriel Boudreau at 416 695 0031.

  • Calendar

    • Monday, February 15, 10:00 AM
      We pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 10:00 am
    • Monday, February 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
      Low Impact Exercise Classes for Ladies 55+ will be held every Monday and Thursday from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, $3.50/per person/class, Church Hall.
    • Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 PM
      Knights of Columbus invite you to the Devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe starting at 6:30 pm, followed by Mass at 7 pm.
    • Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 PM
      Novena prayers at 6:30 pm followed by Mass at 7:00 pm
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  • Bp. Barron's Lent Reflections

    • The Church speaks the deepest truth about sin. It refuses to explain it away or make excuses for it or call it by another name. This is one reason for the Church’s deep
  • Catholic Women's League

    Tuesday Feb  16:  CWL General Meeting, 7:30 pm, Church Hall
    Saturday Feb 27th - Development Day hosted by the CWL at Christ the King/Cristo Rei Parish.  Bring a brown bag lunch, light refreshments provided.  More details to follow.
    Tuesday March 1st - Ordinandi Dinner
    Friday March 4th - World Day of Prayer, focus country is CUBA and the host church is Renforth Baptist. 1pm Reception to follow this Interdenominational Service prepared by the Christian Women's Groups of Cuba.

  • Today's Readings

    • Reading 1  Is 58:1-9a
      Responsorial Psalm  PS 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19
      Verse Before the Gospel  See Am 5:14
      Gospel  Mt 9:14-15
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  • Lenten Retreats

    Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
    Women’s Lenten Retreat
    Feb 19-21, 2016, at Queen of Apostles Mississauga.  The retreat begins at 8:00 pm Friday and concludes with Mass, Sunday, noon, followed by lunch.  Please call 905 278 5229 for information and registration.
     
    Men’s Lenten Day of Retreat
    On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Deacon Doctor Greg DeMarchi will preach on the theme:  “God’s Mercy as an Entrance to Prayer and Spiritual Life”, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.  Coffee cart with muffin on arrival:  and full hot meal at lunch is included.  To register, please call 905 278 5229.
     
    Deliverance Retreat
    February 19 – 21, 2016, Deliverance Retreat at the Divine Retreat Centre Toronto, 69 William Street, Toronto, ON, M9N 2G6.  Attendance must be strictly observed for all three days.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 647 949 4932 / 647 660 1314 or email retreatdrct@gmail.com.

  • Steubenville Toronto

    Steubenville Toronto
    Who: All those in grades 8-12
    When: July 22-24, 2016
    Where: UOIT Campus, Oshawa, Ontario
    Cost: $200
    Deposit of $100 due as soon as possible to reserve your spot. The cost includes overnight accommodations, all meals and an amazing conference program including speakers and musicians from the US, Mass and adoration with thousands of youth across the province.
    Forms can be picked up and returned at the Parish Office. Contact Courtney at nativityyouth@outlook.com.

  • Reboot! Live!

    Reboot! Live! with Chris Stefanick
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Mississauga.
    Save the date for an event that will change your life! With internationally renowned speaker and author Chris Stefanick and special musical guest Jon Niven. Reboot! Live! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life. From prayer and spirituality, to work, marriage, parenting, health and more. There is no part of your life that will be left untouched. Do not miss the opportunity to gain insight into living life more fully! This event is for all ages.
    To Register: www.RealLifeCatholic.com/reboot
    PHONE: 905-890-5290, ext. 235
    EMAIL: ym@stfrancisxavierchurch.ca
    TICKETS: http://bit.ly/reboottix

  • Regis College Open House

    Regis College Open House
    Saturday, March 5 – 10 am to 3 pm
    Regis College, 100 Wellesley St. W., Toronto Explore the richness of learning, spirituality and action for justice shared by the students and faculty of Regis College - this will be an opportunity to probe the depth of the Catholic theological tradition through the lens of Ignatian spirituality.  There will be opportunities to tour the College and have informal conversations with program directors, faculty and current students. Contact:  Regis College 416 922 5474 or email student.services@RegisCollege.ca or visit www.RegisCollege.ca/OpenHouse

  • Parish News

    • Income Tax Receipts for 2015 donations are now available for pick-up at the Parish Hall. Offertory Envelopes If you have not picked up your numbered envelopes but would like to continue to using them, kindly pick them up at the Parish Office.
    • Lenten Reconciliation Evening Thursday, March 17 – 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Beginning at 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm, we will hold our Lenten Reconciliation Evening here at Nativity of Our Lord. A number of priests will be in attendance to hear confessions that evening.
    • On all Fridays of Lent, we will celebrate the regular 9:30 am Mass; in addition, we will also celebrate a mass at 7:00 pm. This Mass will be followed by the Stations of the Cross, led by the different organizations of the parish. All parishioners are invited to participate.
  •      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