Sunday December 9th, 2018 Second Sunday of Advent Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Dec. 8

  • 9:00 am † Giuseppe Cornacchia
  • 5:00 pm † Michael van Dartel

Sun. Dec. 9

  • 9:00 am † Thomas Banks
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Michael Brendan

Mon. Dec. 10

  • 9:00 am † Alison DeSilva

Tues. Dec. 11

  • 9:00 am † Judy Brown

Wed. Dec. 12

  • 9:00 am † John Wallner

Thur. Dec. 13

  • 9:00 am Intention of Deborah Fernandes

Fri. Dec. 14

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Philomena Fernandes
    • Intention of Vera Hendricks
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Rita Sa Simas
    • † Jim Malcolm

Sat. Dec. 15

  • 9:00 am † Myrtle, Morris & Michael D’Souza
  • 5:00 am Intention of Violeta Vilela Cuenca

New to the Parish? Welcome!

You can register only by filling in this online Registration Form.

If you would prefer to fill in a paper Registration Form, these can be found at the Church’s entrances. You can drop off your completed form in an offertory basket.

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Reflection

Something very important is about to happen. Solemnly Luke situates the preaching of John the Baptist, last of the prophets, within secular and religious history. John begins to speak the word he heard in the wilderness: people must change radically the landscape of their hearts, in Isaiah’s powerful image, and be washed in the waters of baptism, the sign of cleansing from sin. Only then will they be ready to welcome the Lord, only then will the world see the salvation promised by God. We find Isaiah’s imagery also in the first reading, but now it is God who levels the land to make easy and safe his people’s journey toward the new Jerusalem. Today, tears; one day, jubilation! God the Eternal One will live with us, and we will share the glory of his holiness. What delight God will take in us! Already the Good News of Jesus’ ministry brings joy to those who share it; St. Paul prays for the continued growth of Christians’ love of one another. Love above all prepares us for Jesus’ coming on the great Day.

(Sunday Mass Book)

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Archdiocesan Day of Confessions:

  • Monday, Dec. 17th; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Parish Christmas Confessions:

  • Monday, Dec. 17th ; 7:00 p.m.

2019 DONATION ENVELOPES

Are available for pick up in the Narthex. They are alphabetized within each tray.

Please be patient ensure you are taking your own box.

REFLECTION ON ADVENT

The Season of Advent is like springtime in nature, when everything is renewed and so is fresh and healthy. Advent is also meant to do this to us—to refresh us and make us healthy. To be able to receive Christ in whatever form he may come to us. (St. Mother Teresa)

SHARELIFE

Sharelife has released its annual Report to Donors, sharing the results of the 2018 campaign and demonstrating how your generosity is making a difference. Copies of the report are available at the parish or can be read online at www.sharelife.org

CAMPAIGN LIFE CHRISTMAS CAKES

Cakes will be on sale in the Narthex after Mass on Saturday after the 5:00 p.m. Mass and Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses.

There will be no sales on Sunday evenings  & NO sales on Saturday, December 8th.

For special orders, please call Roy Rox at 416-286-5798.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental announcements and actions this week! 

The registration and enrollment Process and Requirements as well as the Schedule for First Reconciliation/Communion and Confirmation are now available.

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are in need of parent volunteers for our monthly classes which are to begin in January 2019. These monthly classes and are one hour long. We are appealing to all parents whose child/ren are being Confirmed in 2019 to help.

Please contact Donna Tomie at donna.tomie@gmail.com or call the office at 416-282-0370.

Classes are scheduled to begin in January until May 2019.

2019 SUNDAY MISSALS

The missals are now available for sale in the Narthex at a cost of $5.00 each. There will be a limited number of Missals for use ONLY in the Church for those who do not wish to have their own personal copy. These will be found at the East and West entrances to the Church at the beginning of Advent and should be returned to their respective locations after each Mass.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Annual Christmas Caroling Sunday, December 16th Meeting at the Parish Hall at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Lets bring some cheer to those in our Community Long Term Facilities. See the bulletin boards for more details.

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER & DANCE

Taking place in the Parish Hall on Monday, Dec. 31st at 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Limited number of tickets will be sold with all the proceeds being donated to the Parish.

Tickets are $50.00 per person.

Come join us to ring in 2019 with a Bang!

For information:

RIGHT TO LIFE CHRISTMAS CARDS

These are available for purchase. The cost is $8.00 per package.

Contact Lucia for information at 416-283-3536

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

We are preparing to assist many families during this festive time of year. If you or your workplace would like to sponsor a family please give us a call for details on a family.  [Read More]

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE-A-MEAL PROGRAM 2019

ST. ROSE OF LIMA

3216 Lawrence Avenue East

We’re conducting a Marriage Prep Course for couples getting married in 2019. The course will run from Jan. 13th to Mar. 3rd on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information please contact the Parish Office via email at office@stroseoflimaparish.ca

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Dec 7th: EDGE helped prepare out hearts for Christ

You can still register! Forms are online; paper forms are also in the Narthex.

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

  • Much gratitude to the youth of HS foundations who opened their hearts to the Truth and Freedom found in Jesus. Come on Jan. 6th and Feb. 3rd.

If you’re interested in donating your time to help sew some costumes for our Christmas play please call Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429