Father help us to live as the Holy Family, united in respect and love.
The greatest blessing you bring to your family is the presence of God in your life.
The fragrance of His presence sweetens the atmosphere of your home.
The beauty of His presence warms the relationships within its walls.
The joy of His presence lightens every heart.
The glory of His presence fills all its chambers with rare and precious treasures.
“From God’s Heart to Yours” by Roy Leesin
Let us pray for one another. May God bless you and yours throughout this Christmas Season. We wish you a happy and peaceful New Year and always try to remember “Holiness is in the ordinary.”
Christmas Schedule 2012
NEW YEAR’S EVE – Monday, December 31st
No 9:00 AM Mass
- 4:30 PM – Mass for the Feast of Mary the Mother of God
Office Open 1:00 to 4:00 PM only
NEW YEAR’S DAY Tuesday, January 1st
FEAST OF MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD –
- 10:30 AM
- 12:30 PM
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 Susan Wyres, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.
January 2nd to January 5th, 2012
WEDNESDAY –LAURIE BURKE Requested by the Parish Staff
THURSDAY – JOSEPH LUAN NGUYEN Requested by the Family
FRIDAY – MARTIN SMEE Requested by the Smee Family
SATURDAY – STEPHEN & LUCIA GARDIAN Requested by Richard & Sally Gardian
BIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 PM or
Thursday, January 10th at 10:30 AM
Topic: An Overview of the Old Testament – now known as the ‘Hebrew Scriptures’.
For information please call Mary at 416-293-3760.
FROM THE DESK OF FR. PAUL: THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
A very special thank you to all those who helped with our Christmas celebrations; those in the Music Ministry, the Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors, the Altar Servers and Ministers of Hospitality, those who organized and participated in the Christmas Pageant, those responsible for decorating, and the Pastoral Team. Your work helped to make Christmas a beautiful and uplifting time.
THE LEPROSY MISSION OF CANADA USED STAMP COLLECTION
At this time of year, many have received Christmas cards. Please remember to bring us your used postage stamps. These are passed on to the Leprosy Mission of Canada helping them work towards the day when leprosy is eradicated. They are happy to accept any and all trimmed stamps, leaving no less than ¼ inch and no more than ½ inch paper border. Stamps may be deposited in the basket on the cabinet just outside the Parish Office.
NEW BEGINNINGS: For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce.
Archdiocese of Toronto Pastoral Centre: 1155 Yonge Street
North East corner of Yonge and Shaftesbury, 4th Floor
January 8, 2013, 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Come and join us for an informative evening: Our Facilitators will be Henny DeLange MSW., RSW. and Greg Badcock MSW., RSW., The Topic: Demystifying Anger – Free underground parking off Shaftesbury and we are beside the Summer Hill subway station. Pre registration is not required. For more information, please contact Deacon James Shaughnessy MSW., RSW., Psyn.D. 416-921-1163 ext 2227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR 2013
The 2013 Offertory Boxed Envelopes are now available in the Gathering Space. Please pick them up as soon as possible. If you are on the Pre- Authorized Giving Plan, you will still receive a smaller green box of envelopes since these include Initial, New Year’s, Christmas, Easter and Maintenance envelopes. You may contact the Parish Office if you do not have envelopes but would like a box for 2013.
Please note: All donations for 2012 must be received in the Parish Office by Monday, December 31st 2012 or they will not be included in your 2012 Tax Receipt.