Bulletin – December 31, 2017

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.”


January 2nd – January 6th 2018

TUESDAY – FR. ADRIAN LEE – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
WEDNESDAY – FR. DON SANVIDO – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
THURSDAY – CELINA DELFIN – Requested by Her Family
FRIDAY – SISTERS OF OUR LADY IMMACULATE – Requested by Jeanne Robinson
SATURDAY – GUS CALDERONE – Requested by Marie Calderone

Christmas Schedule 2017


Saturday December 30th Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 31st
Feast of the Holy Family
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Sunday, December 31st 5:00 PM Mass
Vigil for Feast of Mary the Mother of God

Monday, January 1st
Feast of Mary the Mother of God

10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM


Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room

On the first Sunday of each month, the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings. All are welcome.


Friday, January 5th from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon


English: Saturday, January 6th at 3:15 PM in the Library
Chinese: Sunday, January 7th at 3:30 PM in the Gabriel Room.

For further information, please contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.


Mary treasured all that God had done for her, and pondered these things in her heart. Do you treasure God’s gifts and ponder what He wants from you? You may have a vocation to a life in the Church serving Christ.
If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious, or permanent deacon, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org.


Wednesday, January 10th at 7:00 PM

St. Timothy’s Parish, 21 Leith Hill Rd., Toronto

The Prayer and Life Workshops are a series of sessions that help you learn and deepen your art of prayer. This learning has a very practical character, like a workshop: by praying we learn to pray. Sessions include prayer methods such as prayerful reading, prayer of surrendering, adoration, and contemplative prayer. In every session, we meditate on readings of the Word and listen to a message from Fr. Ignacio Larrañaga, OFM Cap., our founder. The Workshop consists of 15 weekly sessions of 2 hours each, and a final one-day retreat. Instruction is free and all materials have a total cost of $15. For more information and to pre-register call Chandra at 647-980-6800 or Pablo at 416-346-7580. You can also send an email to: ontario@tovpil.ca or visit them on the web at tovpil.ca/Ontario.


Sunday January 14th at 1:00 PM

Good Shepherd Chaldean Catholic Church,
2 High Meadow Place, North York

The theme announced by His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2018 World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees.” In his message, Pope Francis reminds us that “every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age…”

A special Mass commemorating the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Good Shepherd Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, located at 2 High Meadow Place in North York. Bishop Kirkpatrick will be the homilist for this liturgy. A reception will follow with a number of dignitaries in attendance. All are welcome to attend!

Please note

All donations for 2017 must be received in the Parish Office by this Sunday, December 31st, 2017 to be included in your 2017 Tax Receipt.