Bulletin – December 25, 2022

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:11


December 28th – December 30th, 2022

WEDNESDAY – CARMELA GRECH-CALA ✞ – Requested by the Grech Family
THURSDAY – SIMON GALVEZ PRINCIPIO ✞ – Requested by Marcy Principio
FRIDAY – AMBROGIO (GINO) MOTTA ✞ – Requested by the Grech Family


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.


As you may know, Fr. Brando is leaving us this week. Initially he will be spending 4-5 months in the United States in a new phase of learning before taking up a new Ministry in the Northwest Territories. We wish him all the best as he takes on this new challenge. We will miss him but always remember him in our prayers.


Thank you for your overwhelming support of our Christmas collections for Rosalie Hall, St. Vincent de Paul and the Catholic Children’s Aid Foundation. You have brought joy to many families in our city.

“To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.”
Pope Francis


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 $21,700, which is sufficient to host a Ukrainian family for six months. The application is now being made.

The Refugee Committee wishes you a blessed and peaceful Christmas.


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.


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.