Bulletin – December 12, 2021

This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice, Indeed the Lord is near.” (Philippians4, 4-5)

Christmas Schedule 2021

CHRISTMAS EVE – Friday, December 24th, Vigil Mass

No 9:00 AM Mass
5:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM Mass
9:00 PM Mass
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
Office Open – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Saturday, December 25th

8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM Mass
No 4:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM


Sunday, December 26th, Feast of the Holy Family
of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Monday December 27th

No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

Tuesday, December 28th

No 9:00 AM Mass
Office closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Friday, December 31st

No 9:00 AM Mass
Vigil Mass for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother
of God – 4:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Saturday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
World Day of Peace
10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
No 4:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2nd – Regular Mass Times

8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM


No walk-ins will be allowed for the Masses on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Parishioners must register.


Parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, but there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.


Congratulations to the following young people of our parish who were confirmed last Sunday, December 5th,2021 after a long wait. Fr. Brando administered the Sacrament during a beautiful ceremony.

Adelewa Anifowoshe
Adesewa Anifowoshe
Giulia Bernardini
Konyinsola Biobaku
Julian Black
Leilani Bumanglag
Cameron Burke
Vince Cabaltera
Therese Celis
Kirsten Ching
Ella Choi
Grace Chung
Dorothy Copetti
Kayla de Guzman
Jean Philip Dizon
Natalie Fung
Maximiliano Golshenas Rad Campuzano
Athrun Hui
Ina Kim
Isabella Marin
Angel Liz Recta
Czarina Therese Reyes
Motolani Shoga
Samantha Sorioso
Zachary Vaz
Michaella Viado
Maximilian Wong

May the Holy Spirit strengthen and guide them on their faith journey.


We are four Xaviere sisters who arrived a year ago living in a house opposite Elkhorn School. We are looking forward to being more involved in the parish community! To know more about us, visit our website www.xavierestoronto.org.

Sr. Claire, Sr. Laurence, Sr. Marie-Noelle & Sr. Sonal


December 13th to December 19th, 2021

MONDAY – AURITA & MICHAEL FERNANDES – Requested by Tony Fernandes
TUESDAY – SONG JUNG SOOK – Requested by Veronica Do
THURSDAY – ABANDONED SOULS – Requested by the Nguyen Family
FRIDAY – ANDREW HUI TAI PANG – Requested by Howa Hui
SATURDAY – ITA HUGHES – Requested by Nora Kerr
SUNDAY – 10:30 AM – JESUS & LEONILA CORDERO – Requested by Luida, Marc & Joana
SUNDAY – 12:30 PM – CHING YEE FONG KO – Requested by the Ko Family


December 18th/19th, 2021

There will be a collection next weekend for the Maintenance of the Church. Please be as generous as your means allow.


Sunday November 21st to Sunday, December 12th

We will be having a Christmas Toy Drive again this year for the Catholic Children’s Aid Foundation. You can help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy for a child, age newborn to12 years old. Containers have been set up in the gathering space and will remain there until Sunday, December 12th.


As you know, each week we collect food for Rosalie Hall and the Good Shepherd Centre. Your food donations are more important than ever as Covid 19 continues and numbers of needy people continue to increase. Please check the expiry dates before donating since we cannot pass on food that has expired. Thank you for your generous support.


Saturday, November 20th to Sunday, December 12th

St. Vincent de Paul

During Advent, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, St. Gabriel Conference will have a Giving Tree in the Gathering Space. The tree will be decorated with gift stars.

We invite you to take a star, buy a Walmart or Canadian Tire gift card for about $50 and bring it with the star attached to the Parish Office.

Rosalie Hall

At this time of the year, we are also thinking of the young mothers and babies of Rosalie Hall. If you wish to help, you may choose a “Christmas Stocking” from the tree to purchase pyjamas or undershirts for little ones, age 6 months to 5 years.

Because donations are very low this year, sweaters or hoodies would also be very welcome. Unwrapped Items with the original stocking tag attached can be left in the box provided near the giving tree no later than Sunday, December 12th. Toys or books for these little ones would also be appreciated.

For the Moms, we are suggesting gift cards from Tim Horton’s, Walmart or MacDonald’s. These can be placed in the cards provided and brought to the Office. Thank you for your continued generosity.


Merry Christmas from the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus! Have you missed us as much as we’ve missed you? We’ve been hard at work on some big things this Christmas. Our new project “River” includes a new album, three incredible music videos and a Virtual Concert. Head over to seraphimandcherubim.ca to see what we’ve been up to and learn how you can support us in our continuing mission to connect and move our community through music.


Each week, beginning Sunday, November 21st, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the CCCB began releasing a video recording of a Bishop reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday of Advent. This year’s reflections were inspired by Indigenous Delegation travelling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from December 17th to December 20th 2021. Each reflection is based one of the five essential stages of reconciliation: examen, confession, repentance, reparation (making amends), and reconciliation. It is likewise hoped these reflections will assist the faithful, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, in preparing for Pope Francis’ eventual apostolic journey to Canada.

The videos can be now accessed on the CCCB website at the following link: https://www.cccb.ca/evangelization-catechesis-catholic-education/video-resources/journey-through-advent/


The 2022 Offertory envelopes are now available. When you attend Mass, please remember to pick up your box of envelopes from Nikki, maintaining the required physical distancing.

If there is no box with your name on it and you want a box, please let the parish office know in person, by phone or by email. If you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now at the Archdiocese, you normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you.

If you still have envelopes in your possession from any prior year, including 2021, please do no use them for 2022. Also, write your name and complete address on the first few 2022 envelopes you use so that the office can ensure we have your correct information for sending out tax receipts.