Bulletin – December 16, 2018

Lord Jesus,
Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”
Fr. Henri J.M. Nouwen


December 17th – December 22nd, 2018

MONDAY – TIEN PHAM – Requested by the Nguyen Family
TUESDAY – MARY P. DYNAN – Requested by Nora Kerr
WEDNESDAY – MARY RUTH BAUER – Requested by Jack & Margaret Murray
THURSDAY – PAUL McCANN – Requested by Carolyn & Bill Markle
FRIDAY – DON POWER – Requested by D’Arcy Bird & Family
SATURDAY – FRANCO INTINI – Requested by Chiara & Tina Intini


Friday, December 21st

On Friday, December 21st, we will all have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Confessions will be heard from, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 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 4:00 PM. One rehearsal, which is mandatory, will be held on Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. For more information call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.


Fr. Brando’s Christmas Letter is available for you to pick up in the Gathering Space.

Christmas Mass Schedule


Friday, December 21st from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Saturday December 22nd
Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Office Open – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 23rd
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE – Monday, December 24th

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Family Mass – Carol Singing
9:00 PM Adult Choir – Carol Singing
12:00 AM Midnight Mass – Contemporary Group
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Tuesday, December 25th

10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

BOXING DAY – Wednesday, December 26th

Office Closed
No 9:00 AM Mass


Saturday December 29th, Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 30th, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Monday, December 31st

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Mass
Vigil for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Tuesday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 9:30 AM to 2:00 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 on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Holly Richards, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.


Sunday, December 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Each year a Nativity pageant takes place at the 5:00 PM Family Mass. S.K. to Grade 5 children are invited to participate in the pageant. The rehearsal will be held on Sunday, December 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Church. www.vocationstoronto.ca


Weekend of December 29th/30th

Your prepared frozen casseroles will be collected at the Masses the weekend of December 29th/30th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Although this is a very busy time, there are still many hungry people who are counting on us to make a difference. Good Shepherd Ministries serves more than 1,100 meals a day, every day of the year.

More volunteers are urgently needed to help feed the hungry in our city. Please get a copy of a casserole recipe and a pan and give it a try. Recipes are available in the parish office or on our website. Remember to mark the label on the pan lid with the name of the casserole. For more information, you may contact Irene Albrecht at 416 221-2791.



At our next meeting the Garden Ministry will be reviewing Robert Cordy’s design options for the installation of the south garden next spring. Everyone is welcome. Please join us on January 6th at 1:30 PM.

If you would like more information about the garden ministry, please email Heather Bennett at heathermjb@gmail.com.

“I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.”
– F. Frankfort Moore


The Finance Council wishes to share this with all who come together as our worshipping community …

“The financial burden of the Parish is the responsibility of each and all parishioners to the extent that your means allow.” Our operating payments average $17,000 per week. Please consider giving your offertory by picking up Envelopes, enrolling in Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG), or Donate Now (through the Archdiocese of Toronto website). Please come by the parish office if you have any questions.

Please note: All donations for 2018 must be received in the Parish Office by Sunday, December 31st, 2018 to be included in your 2018 Tax Receipt.