Bulletin – December 18, 2022

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son; and his name will be called Emmanuel.
(Isaiah 7.14)

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 19th – December 23rd, 2022

MONDAY – GUY & THÉRÈSE VAULEON ✞ – Requested by Agnes Gaughan
TUESDAY – ANDREW HUI ✞ – Requested by Howa Hui
WEDNESDAY – UMBERTO INTINI ✞ – Requested by Chiara Intini & Family
THURSDAY – EILEEN FOY ✞ – Requested by Nora Kerr
FRIDAY – THANKSGIVING – Requested by Melogine Evangelista

CHRISTMAS EVE – Saturday, December 24th

No 4:30 PM Mass
6:00 PM Mass
9:00 PM Mass
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
Office Open – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Sunday, December 25th

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


Monday, December 26th
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

Tuesday December 27th

No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Saturday, December 31st

No 4:30 PM Mass
Vigil Mass for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God – 5:00 PM
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Sunday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
8:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 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 Danila Duliunas, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.


If you have a sewing machine that is not used anymore and is still in good working condition you could help a new immigrant or refugee toward becoming independent. Why not donate it? If you can help, please leave your name and phone number with the parish office. Someone will arrange to pick it up


For December, your prepared frozen casseroles may be dropped off at the Parish Office by Thursday, December 29th for pick up by the Good Shepherd Centre on December 30th. Please note the change of date.


Thanks to your kind support the Parish Refugee Committee now has $21,000.00 which is sufficient for the them to host a family for six months. Application is now being made.

The Refugee Committee wishes you a blessed and peaceful Christmas.


Wednesday, December 21st from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Newman Centre Catholic Mission, 89 St. George St., Toronto

Join them for an evening of festivities and fun as they celebrate A Newman Family Christmas.

Tickets are $50 for each couple

For more information contact Rachelle Ezechiels at rachelle.ezechiels@newmantoronto.com or 416-979-2468 ext. 230

Website: https://www.newmantoronto.com

Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/date-night-series-a-newman-family-christmas-tickets-472855211667


Offertory envelopes for 2023 are now available in the Gathering Space.

If there is no box with your name on it and you wish to use envelopes, please advise the parish office either in person, by email or by phone.

You normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you if you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now via the Archdiocese.

On the first few 2023 envelopes, please write your name and complete address so that the office can ensure they have your correct information when sending out 2022 tax receipts.

To ensure the proper recording for tax receipt purposes, please do not use any envelopes from 2022 or any prior year for any 2023 donations.

Please note: All donations for 2022 must be received in the Parish Office by Saturday, December 31st, 2022 to be included in your 2022 Tax Receipt.