bulletin – December 21

Christmas & New Year’s Schedule

CONFESSIONS SAT DEC 20th 10:00 am to 12 Noon and
7:30 to 9:00 PM
CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES WED DEC 24th 7:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Mass – Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES THUR DEC 25th 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
OFFICE CLOSED – BOXING DAY WED DEC 26th NO MASS
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY SAT DEC 27th 4:30 PM
SUN DEC 28th 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NEW YEARS’ EVE WED DEC 31st NO MASS
NEW YEARS’ DAY MASSES THUR JAN 1st 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Parking

While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants.

Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.

Additional parking is available at Elkhorn Public School. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass.

Many thanks to Patricia Broderick, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.

ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
December 23 9:00AM BEA HARVEY Requested by Steve Previdsa
December 25 9:00AM CHRISTMAS DAY
December 26 9:00AM BOXING DAY
December 27 4:30PM MARCELINO FERNANDES Requested by Tita & Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: December 13-14, 2008

Total: $11,495

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Env. $
Total $2,946 $2,108 $4,281 $2,160
# of Env. 144 99 209 94

Number of Envelopes Issued: 1136
Number of Envelopes Used: 546

A Holy and Blessed Christmas

May the Christ whose Birth and Life we celebrate strengthen us all and bless us with the peace and joy of this Holy Season.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2009

The 2009 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are ready for pick up in the Gathering Space today. It is important that you throw away all envelopes from previous years as your number might 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, contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.

UPDATING OUR PARISH RECORDS

We are updating our Parish Records. If you are a new parishioner and have not yet registered, please fill out a registration card which may be obtained at the Parish Office. If you have recently moved, please let us know your new address so that our records will be correct. Parish Office: 416-221-8866

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

Next Meetings:

Wednesday, January 7th at 10:00 AM
Topic: Movie: “Romero

Tuesday, January 13 at 7:30 PM
Topic: The Bible: How the Bible was written

CHILDREN’S CHOIR
FAMILY MASS – CHRISTMAS EVE AT 7:00 PM

Practice: Sunday, December 21, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Each year, young people, Grade 3 and up, form a special choir for the Family Mass on Christmas Eve. Children must be at the Church by 6:00PM. There is only one practice and it is mandatory. Practice will take place this weekend on Sunday, December 21st from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. For further information you may call Marilyn Calderone at 416-221-8866, Ext. 227

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Dress Rehearsal: This weekend, Sunday, December 21st, 3:00PM to 4:30PM

S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. Please call Anne Murphy at 416-512-0340.

ST.VINCENT DE PAUL

Christmas Offering envelopes for the St. Vincent de Paul Society are available at the back of the Church. Your donations enable the Society to help those in need. At this time of year, they try to provide a little extra to add to their Christmas celebration. Your generosity is much appreciated.

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

Your prepared chicken rice casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at all the Masses next weekend, December 28th, for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to get a copy of the casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. For more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.

“SURPRISE IS TO GRATITUDE AS COSMOGENESIS IS TO ADVENT”

The Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality in cooperation with The Elliot Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology Presents

ADVENT/WINTER SOLSTICE EVENING OF REFLECTION

The annual Advent/Winter Solstice Evening of Reflection will be held this weekend on Sunday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gabriel room. Because the feast of Christmas was deliberately timed to coincide with the darkness of the winter’s solstice, there is a link between theological meaning and cosmological setting. Join us for a guided exploration of the relevance of these theological and cosmological connections to today’s ecological challenges. This year’s theme is: “Surprise is to Gratitude as Cosmogenesis is to Advent.” To register or for more information, please contact Dennis O’Hara at dennis.ohara@utoronto.ca or 416-926-1300, ext. 3408. No fee.

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

The Catholic Children’s Aid Society is inviting families to assist them 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 their families. If you are willing to provide a donation or adopt-a-family, please call 416-395-1634 or email info@hopeforthechildren.ca.

KOLBE EUCHARISTIC MINI-RETREAT

Come and adore the Lord
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Fr. Emeka Obiezu, O.S.A. will be speaking on “St. Paul and the Eucharist as a Sacrament of Unity” at St. Brigid’s Church from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.
For more information, please check www.kolbeapostolate.com.