bulletin – December 2

Christmas & New Year’s Schedule

CONFESSIONS SAT DEC 22nd 1:00 to 3:00 PM and
7:30 to 9:00 PM
CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES MON DEC 24th 7:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Mass – Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Folk Group
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES TUE DEC 25th 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
OFFICE CLOSED – BOXING DAY WED DEC 26th NO MASS
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY SAT DEC 29th 4:30 PM
SUN DEC 30th 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NEW YEARS’ EVE MON DEC 31st NO MASS
NEW YEARS’ DAY MASSES TUE JAN 1st 12:30 PM

FAMILY MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE AT 7:00 PM

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Each year young people Grade 3 and up form a special choir. Children must be at the church by 6:00 PM on Christmas Eve. THERE IS ONLY ONE PRACTICE AND IT IS MANDATORY. PRACTICE IS ON
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd FROM 2:00 to 4:00 PM. For information call Marilyn Calderone at 905 889-6856.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

DRESS REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. Please call Anne Murphy at 416 512-0340. Children must be able to attend this DRESS REHEARSAL.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
Dec. 4 9:00AM DANIEL MORIARTY & DAVID SHELDRICK req Teresa Sheldrick
Dec. 6 9:00AM HUARTE FAMILY req Belén Huarte
Dec. 7 9:00AM SPECIAL INTENTION req Virgilio Family
Dec. 8 4:30PM JANE MULLIGAN req Basil & Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: November 24/25, 2007

Total: $10,752

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4:30 8:30 10:30 12:30
Loose
Env. $
Total $3,014 $1,725 $3,318 $2,695
# of Env. 111 96 165 93

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL

Your donations to the poor boxes after Mass are very important in enabling us to help those in need. At this time of the year, we try to provide a little extra for families.

2008 OFFERTORY BOXED ENVELOPES

are ready for pick-up in our Gathering Space. It is important that you throw away all envelopes from previous years as your number may have changed or may have been assigned to another family. Please enter your full name and address on each envelope so that we may allocate donations correctly for income tax purposes. If you do not have envelopes and would like a box, please contact the office.

END OF LIFE ISSUES FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE

Please join us for our last lecture presented by the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute (CCBI) here at our parish in the Gabriel room

7:30 to 9:30 PM
Dec. 5th
A Christian Spirituality of Suffering and Death
Guest speaker will be Dr. Moira McQueen, the Director of the CCBI. At the end of this lecture, there will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Suggested donation is $10 or whatever your means allow. For further information and to register, please call the parish office at (416) 221-8866.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Friday Dec. 7th 9:30AM – 12PM.
Please sign the schedule on the table inside the Church.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

The topics we have chosen are varied – a mixture of church history, church teachings and scripture. You are welcome to join us whenever you can. For further information call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866 ext 224. Next meetings: Tuesday evening, December 11th at 7:30 PM or Wednesday morning, December 12th at 10:30 AM.

CASSEROLES

Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 51 casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre for November. For December, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of December 29/30 for delivery to the Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO MOURN

TUESDAY DECEMBER 11TH AT 7:30 PM
This Ecumenical Service is sponsored by the Bayview-Sheppard Ministerial Group (including Chaplains of North York General Hospital and Seniors’ Health Centre) with the hope that the light of Christ will bring peace and comfort to people in the North York community who are bereaved or troubled, or for whom Christmas may be a difficult time. This will take place in Auditoriums 1 and 2 at North York General Hospital, 4001 Leslie Street (at Sheppard).
Free Parking
Refreshments following the Service.

CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY – “HOPE FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION”

We are inviting families to assist us in providing some little extras, such as new clothing, new toys, food vouchers, and/or gift certificates to bring the joy of the season to one of our families. If you are willing to adopt-a-family or provide a donation, please call 416 395-1634 or email hopeforchildren@ccas.toronto.on.ca

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE

for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society. Can you help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy for children 0 – 12 years old? Containers will be set up at the doors of the Church until Sunday, December 16th.

CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

The brothers could use our help during the Christmas Season. Please bring non-perishable food items such as: canned soups and stews, powdered milk, instant and ground coffee, canned tuna or salmon, canned meats, canned fruit juices, powdered soup bases, hot chocolate, cooking spices and cold breakfast cereals. Kindly leave donations at the doors of the Church in the designated containers.

BLESSED TRINITY CWL

is having their annual “Pot Luck Supper” on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM. Bring a friend, your favourite dish to share, and decorate and wear a Christmas hat. There will be a raffle, a sing-a-long and a surprise guest. All the ladies of the parish are cordially invited.