Life Chain Sunday October 2, 2016
Life Chain is a peaceful public witness of Pro-Life individuals standing for about one hour praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. Nativity of Our Lord’s intersection will be at – Burnhamthorpe and The West Mall from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Communion Breakfast Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at 10:00am
All are invited to enjoy breakfast with our church community at our Knights of Columbus Communion Breakfast, sponsored by our Nativity of Our Lord Council 12735, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. Tickets are $ 5.00 per person which are on sale after all Masses. Breakfast includes: pancakes, scrambled Eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice.
Senior’s Social Club
Nativity Seniors Club
Time: October 07, 2016 at 10:15 am
Activities: Movie, Bingo along with a light lunch.
All men and women are welcome
Upcoming ACTS Retreats
ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. It is these four themes that are the focus of the activities of the weekend and have become known as the “Pillars” or “Components” of the weekend. Reserve your spot as space is limited.
Women’s Retreat – October 27 – 30, 2016
Men’s Retreat – November 10 – 13, 2016
Contact: Andrea Tjioe (416) 525-3893 (Women’s Retreat) or Sergio Spadafora (416) 998-6018 (Men’s Retreat)
For more info, please visit our website: www.actscanada.org
End Woman Abuse: Annual Mass
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7;00 pm
The Catholic Family Services of Toronto Foundation and Nativity of Our Lord Parish invite you to attend the 7th Annual Mass offered to end woman abuse. All are welcome to come and pray for the many women and families affected by abuse.
Light refreshments to follow the Mass. Opportunities will be available to those who wish to make a donation to the Catholic Family Services of Toronto Foundation.
Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend !
A weekend getaway that helps married couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counselling.
October 21–23, 2016 (Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga) For information go to www.wwme.org or contact Gerard & Marge McCauley 905 792 1925
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
OPEN HOUSE Saturday October 1st 2016,
9 am to 430 pm
Celebration of Mass at 930 am. Cemetery tours at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.
For more information please call the cemetery at (905) 851 5822
Catholic Women’s League
Saturday September 24 at 6:00 pm and Sunday September 25th at 3:00pm there is a special film screening of Mother Teresa: The Legacy. Location is St. Edward Parish at 75 Churchill Ave., North York. Admission is free. Let’s carpool.
CWL – Movie Night
All parishioners are welcome to attend on -Thursday September 29, at 7:00 pm in our parish hall. Movie is: Miracles From Heaven. Free Popcorn and refreshments. See you there!
Liturgy of the Word with Children
For children Grades 1 to 5. We start on Sunday October 16, 2016 at the 9:00 am Mass.
Regis College Fall Open House
Saturday October 1, 2016 10 am – 3 pm. Interested in theological studies? Regis College, the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto, invites you. This free event includes a series of mini-lectures in theology, presentations about academic programs, a campus tour, lunch, and the opportunity to meet faculty and students. For more info and to register online, please visit www.regiscollege.ca/openhouse/ or call 416-922-5474 ext. 221
Rededication of St. Michael’s Cathedral
You are invited to join in celebrating the rededication of St. Michael’s Cathedral at two FREE PUBLIC EVENTS IN September:
We look forward to celebrating this important milestone together as an archdiocesan community!
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 .
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
Jesus is always ready to grant forgiveness and pardon to those who sincerely repent. Are you able to help others to believe and return to Jesus with repentant hearts? 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 email@example.com or visit www.vocationstoronto.com .
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:
More information about the Jubilee of Mercy will follow in the coming weeks.
For those able to make a pilgrimage to one of the Jubilee churches in Rome, they certainly gain the jubilee indulgences. Otherwise, Cardinal Collins has designated seven churches within the Archdiocese of Toronto as Jubilee Churches, each with a Holy Door of Mercy. Going through one of these Holy Doors is a spiritual journey that shows, as the Holy Father said, “the deep desire for true conversion.”
In addition to passing through a Holy Door, each pilgrim is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, receive the Holy Eucharist while reflecting on God’s great gift of mercy, make a profession of faith (recite either the Apostles’ or Nicene Creed), and pray for the Holy Father and for his intentions (an Our Father and a Hail Mary are recommended).
For those who are elderly, confined and the ill, Pope Francis said that they may obtain the indulgence by “living with faith and joyful hope this moment of trial” and by receiving the Eucharist or by attending Mass and community prayer, “even through the various means of communication” (for instance, a Mass offered on television). For those in prison, they may obtain the indulgences in their prison chapels.
And finally, for all Catholics, this jubilee indulgence may also be obtained when a member of the Faithful personally performs a spiritual or corporal work of Mercy.