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  • 2018 Christmas & New Year Masses

      
    2018 Christmas & New Year

    Mass Schedule
     
    Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th
    ***Please note: there will be NO 9:30 am Mass***
    5:00 pm        Christmas Eve Mass
    9:00 pm        Christmas Eve Mass
     
    Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th
    ***Please note: there will be NO 7:00 pm Mass***
    9:00 am      Christmas Day Mass
    11:30 am      Christmas Day Mass
    Celebrant:  Most Rev. John Boissonneau
    Auxiliary Bishop – Western Region
     
    Wednesday, December 26th
    ***Please note: there will be NO 7:00 pm Mass***
     
    New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31st
    ***Please note: there will be NO 9:30 am Mass***
    5:00 pm        New Year’s Eve Mass
     
    New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
    ***Please note: there will be NO 7:00 pm Mass***
    9:00 am        New Year’s Day Mass
    11:30 am      New Year’s Day Mass
  •                  Parish Office Hours


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
    9:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    (Closed: 12 noon to 1:00 pm)
    Wednesday:   
    9:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    (Closed: 12 noon to 1:00 pm)
    Friday & Saturday:  Closed
    Sunday:  
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm


    Parish Office Closed
    The Parish Office will be closed for Christmas week from 12 noon on Monday, 24th December through Thursday, 28th December. We will reopen at 10:00 am on Sunday 30th December until 1:00pm.  For the New Year holiday we will close at 12 noon on Monday 31st December and reopen on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 at 9:00am.
     
  •                   YOUTH MINISTRY

                  
    Nativity of Our Lord Parish
    YOUTH MINISTRY

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        EDGE: January 18th, 2019
    Grades 7 – 8
    1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays
    of the month
    7 – 9 pm in the Church Hall

     
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    LIFE TEEN: January 11th, 2019
    Grades 9 – 12
    2nd & 4th Fridays of the month
    7 – 9 pm Upstairs Rm 1

      If you would like to get involved or have any questions about our Youth Ministry programs, please contact Courtney:  nativityyouth@outlook.com
    416 621 2732 Ext 22       

     
                   
                           
    YOUTH MASS 
     Every Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.
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  •         Today's Readings

    • Reading 1  Zep 3:14-18a
      Responsorial Psalm  Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6.
      Reading 2  Phil 4:4-7
      Gospel  Lk 3:10-18
  •                    Life Teen Blog

    • But here’s what I do know: while modesty is a good thing, judging someone for how they dress and failing to love them will not bring them closer to Christ.
    • While I don’t necessarily live in an age or place where a young family might knock on my door hoping to deliver a baby safely, I do come across people who feel alone, outcast, and afraid.
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  •              Parish News

    School Masses
    Mother Cabrini School Mass
    will be held on
     Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 pm.
    Both Masses will be held in our church.
    All parishioners are welcome to join the students at these Masses.

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    Advent Day of Reconciliation
    Monday, December 17, 2018,
    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!

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    2019 Offertory Envelopes
    T he 2019 Offertory Envelopes are now available in the Church Hall.  The envelope boxes are arranged by envelope number.
    and if you do not remember your envelope number, there are binders available, listing the names in alphabetical order and the corresponding envelope number.
    If your envelope box is missing please check with the parish office to get a new one.   
    We request parishioners to kindly check that the information on the label is current and accurate.  If there are any changes, please inform the parish office.
    We invite all families who are new to the parish to come and register as parishioners and avail of the boxed envelopes for regular offertory donations.
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    New Ushers Needed
     We are looking for new ushers
    particularly during our
    Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 9 am Masses.

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
    Help Needed December 15th

      Volunteers are needed to deliver Christmas boxes to families in our neighbourhood.  Drivers, vehicles (vans, trucks, cars) and helpers, please come to the Church Hall
    on Saturday, December 15th.
    Please bring your dollies and hand trucks if you have them. If the weather prevents delivery on Saturday we will deliver them on Sunday, December 16th at 1:00 pm.
    With many hands, the deliveries should take a few hours. This is an excellent way for you and your families to share the joy of the Christmas Season with others in our community. Thank you for helping.
    Please call John at (416) 626 0143 if you have any questions.

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    Eucharistic Adoration - The Summit
    December 19th at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

    Come join us for an evening to reflect
    on the season of Advent
    before the Blessed Sacrament
    as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. Hosted by Nativity's Youth Ministry.
    All are invited!

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    Nativity's Annual LifeTeen Retreat
    Who:  All high school students
    When:  February 1-3, 2019
    Where:  Valley of the Mother of God, Orangeville
    Cost:  $100
    (All food, transportation, accommodations, program & t-shirt provided)
    Come join us for a fun & faith-filled weekend away. Retreat forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Parish office
    before January 11th, 2019.
    For more information,
    please contact Courtney Strom. 

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    Supper Saints Needed for LifeTeen
      Do you like to cook?
    Want to get involved with our Youth Ministry in a new and special way?
    Consider offering your time and talent to bring supper for a LifeTeen night. More information is available at the parish office or you can contact Courtney for more details.
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    Alpha
     Q:  - Who is Alpha intended for?
    A:   - Anyone 19 years and older.
          - Any denomination or no faith background.
          - Anyone whose faith has waned.
          - Anyone looking for answers
    to life’s questions.
    Program start date: February 6th, 2019
    For more information or to register, please call the Parish office.

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    2018 – 2019 Sunday Missals
    The Sunday missals for the New Year 2018-2019 are available in the pews. 
    Kindly leave these missals in the church for the use of all parishioners.
    Personal copies of the new Sunday missals are available in the Parish Office for $5 each.

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    Pilgrimage to Europe October 2019 with Fr. Martin Pereira
    Join Fr. Martin Pereira on a 10 day Tour – Pilgrimage to England, France, Spain and Portugal featuring a cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  If booked before December 1st, 2018, total costs including all taxes and tips from $3850.00.  Additional details are on our bulletin boards.
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