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  • Religious Education Program 2016-17

    Nativity of Our Lord Parish offers the following religious education programs beginning September 2016:
    First Communion
    First Reconciliation Program
    Sacramental preparation for First Communion & First Reconciliation is held for children of registered parishioners who are enrolled in Grade 2 and higher.
    Confirmation Program
    Sacramental preparation for Confirmation is held for children of registered parishioners enrolled in Grade 7 or older.
    Public School Religious Education Program
    Registered parishioners whose children are enrolled in the public schools are invited to register their children in this program.  This program will provide basic religion classes.  Registration in this program is mandatory for students studying in public schools and wishing to be prepared for First Communion and students wishing to be prepared for Confirmation. 
    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
    Would you or anyone you know be interested ..
    to be Baptized Catholic, or to be Received into the Catholic Church  (having been baptized in another faith), or to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist (First Communion) or Confirmation?
    The RCIA is the process offered in the Catholic Church for the above purposes.  It is also a process available to practicing Catholics seeking a deeper understanding of their faith. 
    For further information or registration in September, please call the Parish Office at 416 621 2732.
  • Updates from Fr. Michael

    Dear Parishioners:
    This past week, we have had the sad task of saying goodbye to FR. DOMINIC BUI.  As most of you know, Fr. Dominic has worked as Chaplain at the Etobicoke General and the Humber River Hospital while residing here at Nativity.  When he was off-duty, Fr. Dominic was willing to preside at weekday masses to assist me.  Fr. Dominic’s gentle manner and friendly nature will be missed by all staff members here at Nativity while his deep faith was witnessed by all those who attended weekday masses when he was the presider.  We wish Fr. Dominic the blessings of God as he assumes his new responsibilities as Associate Pastor at St. Cecilia’s Parish, Toronto.
    This coming week, FR. JOHN MULLINS will be moving in and residing here at Nativity.  Fr. John is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto, ordained in 1993.  His assignment is to serve as Chaplain at the Toronto Pearson Airport. You may be surprised to know that daily mass is celebrated at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.  Fr. John’s previous assignment was as St. Anthony of Padua in Bramalea.  Fr. John’s daily duties may preclude him from being able to preside at weekday masses at Nativity but, whenever you do encounter him, please extend him a warm welcome to Nativity.
    Peace and prayers,
  • Parish News

    Catholic Women’s League
    Sunday, September 11 – Attention CWL Members: CWL is chartering a coach bus to Martyr’s Shrine, a designated Holy Door for the Year of Mercy.  Cost:  $25/person.  Please contact Alice Mycan 416 621 0689 for payment.

    Nativity of Our Lord School…needs…
    Anyone interested in applying for a Lunchroom Supervisor Position at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School for September 6, 2016, should contact the school principal, Mr. Femia, by June 29th, 2016 at 416 393 5288.  Candidates need to be 18 years of age or older.  Catholic, and would require a recommendation from their parish priest as well as a police check.

    Give Life – Donate Blood
    The Archdiocese of Toronto is proud to join with Canadian Blood Services as a Partner for Life organization.  Here’s how you can help:  (1) Book your appointment today.  Visit www.blood.ca and download the GiveBlood App. (2) Join our partners for life team. 
    Visit www.blood.ca/joinpartnersforlife then register using our Partner ID number ARCH873970.  For more information, contact Bill Steinburg by email   bills@archtoronto.org

    Mission Co-Op Offering
    Our Annual Mission Co-op Appeal originally scheduled for July 23/24 weekend is now changed to August 13/14.  The Mission Appeal raises funds to provide food and medical care for the poor and the education of missionaries.  The missionary priest making the appeal will be available only on the weekend of August 13/14.  Please note this change in your numbered envelopes.

    Ladies Exercise Class (55+)
    The last exercise class before summer is on Monday, June 27th.  We take a break in July.  We will hold a summer session from Monday, August 8th to the 29th – Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.  Our fall session will begin Monday, September 12th, with the same Mondays and Thursdays schedule – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
    Should the renovation work planned for the Church Hall happen during any of the above dates, you will be duly notified and sessions will have to be cancelled. 

  • Bus Trip to Martyrs Shrine


    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

    The Catholic Women’s League
    of Nativity of Our Lord Parish


    • Bus departs from Nativity of Our Lord Parish at 8:00 am sharp
    • Outdoor mass at  12:00 P.Mat the Polish Altar 
    • Procession of the Blessed Scarament and Rosary at   2:30 P.M. 
    • Bus departs from  Martyr’s Shrine at approximately  4:00 P.M. returning to Nativity of Our Lord Parish
    • Payment of your ticket confirms your seat 
    • COST is $25 per person

    Bring your rosary, a picnic lunch, your lawn chair or blanket and your family.

    To reserve your seat or for more information please call
    Alice Mycan   416-621-0689

  • Parish News

    • Please join us for a special Mass on Sat. August 06th, 2016 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The Mass will take place in the St. Anthony Chapel of the Mausoleum. For further information, contact the cemetery, 905 851 5822.
  • Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

    Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – 7 pm

    The Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services of the Archdiocese of Toronto will celebrate the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Masses throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Barrie will take place for the souls of the deceased at our Catholic Cemeteries.
    The two closest to our parish are:

    Assumption Cemetery
    Celebrant:  Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

    Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    Celebrant:  His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins 

    In the event of rain:  Mass will be held in the Mausoleum of both Assumption and Queen of Heaven.  For more information, please refer to the poster on our Bulletin Board or call 416 733 8544 or 1-800 974 4619.         
  • Sharelife 2016

    ShareLife..Together We can Work Wonders!
    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2016 ShareLife Parish Campaign. For those who wish to make a contribution, you are still welcome to do so.  You can drop your ShareLife envelopes in the collection basket until July 31 or donate online www.sharelife.org !
  • Prayer for 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