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  • Celebration of Eucharist

    MASS TIMES

    Sunday Eucharist
    Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
    Sunday 9:00 am, 11:30 am
    (Youth Mass)
    Weekday Eucharist
    Monday, Thursday & Friday 9:30 am

    Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00 pm


    RECONCILIATION
    Saturday 4:00 to 4:30 pm & by appointment.

  • OFFICE HOURS
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

    9:00 am – 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 5:00 pm

    Wednesday
    9:00 am - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 9:00 pm

    Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Monday & Saturday
    Closed

  • Parish News

    • On Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1:00 pm, we will celebrate our Annual Memorial Mass in remembrance of your loved one/s, along with all the other parishioners, who passed away this year. During the Mass, their names will be announced and they will be honoured in our own special way. We invite all parishioners to come together as a community in this special remembrance with families who experienced the loss of a loved one this year.
    • Advent is the period of preparation for Christmas, a period set aside to prepare for the coming of Our Lord. On Thursday, December 4th, 2014, our parish will have our Advent Day of Reconciliation. From 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm, several priests will be available to all who wish to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). We invite all parishioners and their families to avail of this day as part of our preparation for Christmas.
    • Knights of Columbus are happy to sponsor the 2014 Nativity Parish Altar Servers Recognition Days to be held after all the weekend Masses on December 6 - 7, 2014.
    • December 4 – 7, 2014, Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga. MEN’S ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service) This is a powerful, experiential retreat for personal growth and renewal. For further information or to register, please call 905 278 5229 or Willy 647 281 5990.
    • Our Group A students registered in our Confirmation Program will be formally enrolled on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the 11:30 am Mass. They will be presented to the parish community in a formal ceremony of enrolment. This will conclude the catechesis for Group A. Group B students will begin their sessions on Sunday, February 22, 2015. We ask all parishioners to keep them in your prayers as they journey to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
  • Advent 2014


    Advent is about longing and desire…not for material gifts – though that may be the reality for many – but longing and desire for the full realization of God’s kingdom.  Advent looks to the day that is coming.... Advent is about being ready and watchful for the Lord’s coming in glory. ..
     
    At every Mass, we acclaim in our Eucharistic acclamations: “we proclaim Your death . . until You come again.”  But is that coming something we ever even think about…much less long for?  Our Advent liturgies sound a wake-up call if only we would hear.  The Lord will come whether we are ready or not. 
     
    John the Baptist said, “Prepare the way of the Lord.”  We need to prepare His way in our hearts, in our families, and in our everyday world as well as in the world at large – and that takes time, action, and commitment. 
     
    Do we prepare ourselves for the Lord’ coming to us in Eucharist – or is it something that has become routine, taken for granted?  Do we take time for prayer in our daily lives, thus creating a space and a place where we can meet the Lord, and He, us?  Do we go out to meet the Lord as He comes to us in those who are poor and needy?
     
    May this Advent find us giving a real priority to preparing the way of the Lord, first of all in our own hearts, then in the lives of our families and friends.  May we allow this Advent to be a time when we come in touch with our deepest longings and desires – those that no material gift can fill, but only God.                                                       2014 Sourcebook
  • Contemplative Advent Practices

    Contemplative Advent Practices for Those Experiencing Loss
    November 29, 2014, St. Norbert’s Church
    100 Regent Rd (West of Dufferin Ave
    one block north of Wilson Ave)
    Catholic Family Services of Toronto – New Beginnings, and St. Norbert’s Church, invite you to a Saturday Advent Retreat with Christine Rybka-Miki, M.Div. and Maureen McDonnell, D. Min.  This Advent, rediscover the wealth that our faith tradition and Ignatian contemplative prayer has to offer us as we wait in abiding hope.  All are welcome!  Light lunch will be provided.  Pre-registration necessary.  Please call Mary Benincasa at 416 921 1163, Ext. 2235. 

  • Calendar

    • Monday, December 1, 10:00 AM
      We pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 10:00 am
    • Monday, December 1, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
      Low Impact Exercise classes for Ladies 55+ will be held every Monday and Thursday, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, $3.50/per person/class, Church Hall.
    • Monday, December 1, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      Are you interested in learning more about the Bible, why not join us. The Bible Study Group meets every Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30pm from September to May (except holiday Mondays) in the main hall at Nativity of Our Lord Church. This is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge of God and self and grow spiritually through prayer, reflection and study. Everyone is invited and there is no fee. Bring your Bible and come prepared to meet new people, have fun and enjoy learning more about God. Please contact Linda Wisz for further information or the Church office at 416-621-2732.
    • Tuesday, December 2, 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.
    • Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      Crew Meetings at the youth office start at 7:30 pm
    • Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 PM
      Novena prayers at 6:30 pm followed by Mass at 7:00 pm
    • Thursday, December 4, 9:30 AM
      Thursdays at 10:00 am we pray the Sacred Heart Devotion
  • Word on Fire

  • Vocations

    The season of Advent calls us to be vigilant in anticipation of the Master’s return so that we live each day according to the teachings of Christ.  Could God’s “particular task” for you be a call to a Church vocation?  If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious or deacon, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 416 968 0997 or email vocations@arachtoronto.org

  • Pilgrimage: Fatima Shrine/Infant Jesus

    Under the spiritual leadership of Fr. Martin Pereira, come to a Pilgrimage to Fatima & Infant Jesus on December 6 – 7, 2014.  Cost:  $359/person: tax included.  Departure:  7:30 am, Dec 6, and return at 10 pm, Dec. 7.  For details, contact  Merlita Santua 416 496 3240. 

  • St. Michael's Choir School Annual Christmas Concert at Massey Hall

    A Toronto Christmas Tradition
    Saturday, December 6th, 7:30 pm and
    Sunday, December 7th, 3:00 pm.
    Tickets are now available for the Choir School’s Annual Christmas Concert.  Buy online at www.masseyhall.com or call 416 872 4255.  For more information, visit www.christmasconcert.ca 

  • Friars' Student Writing Award 2015

    Friars’ Student Writing Award 2015
    Win Great Prizes!
    Students aged 14 to 18 are invited to write a 500-word essay on the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated January 18-25, 2015.  This year’s theme is “Jesus said to her:  ‘Give me a drink.’” (John 4:7)  First prize is an iPad Air (16 GB), second prize is a Kobo Aura H2O and third to sixth prizes are a one-year subscription to The Catholic Register.  Deadline for entries is January 9, 2015.  Email your essay to editor@catholicregister.org or fax it to 416 934 3409.  For further information, call 416 934 3400 Ext 344, 416 934 3410 Ext 404, or 8 855 441 4077.

  • Ordering Papal Blessing Scrolls

    As of Nov. 15, 2014, the Archdiocese of Toronto will no longer facilitate the ordering of Papal Blessing scrolls.  Parishioners will be able to go online, download the order form, and send this directly to the Vatican by fax or mail.  The scroll order will be processed and sent to the parishioner, along with an invoice of the scroll and shipping costs.  Please visit www.vatican.va, under the Roman Curia tab, choose the Office of Papal Charities under Institutions Connected with the Holy See.  For questions, please call Artimizia Tellis at 416 934 3400 Ext 510.