Sunday December 23rd, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Advent Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Dec. 22

  • 9:00 am Intention of Maria Fan
  • 5:00 pm † Hanoriah Fitzgerald

Sun. Dec. 23

  • 9:00 am † John Rodrigues
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Hanoria Fitzgerald

Mon. Dec. 24

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Serrao Family

Tues. Dec. 25

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the DiNova Family

Wed. Dec. 26

  • 9:00 am † Joan Williams

Thur. Dec. 27

  • 9:00 am † Pablo Aguilar Jr. & Enrico Aguilar

Fri. Dec. 28

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Myrtle, Morris & Michael D’Souza
    • † David Bensi
    • † Eden Lopez
    • † Paul Than Vu

Sat. Dec. 29

  • 9:00 am † Dennis Pinto
  • 5:00 pm † Cristino Balin

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

THE PASTORAL TEAM... wishes you and your families a very Merry Christmas

Reflection

God’s ways are so unspectacular. We would expect the Lord God to give convincing demonstration of might and majesty. Instead, God’s Son entered upon human history as every human being must, as newborn infant. Today’s reading show us the lowly surroundings and simple people who were central to God’s design. Although David’s royal city, Bethlehem was an insignificant town. For Micah it is birthplace of the shepherd-king who will begin his rule of peace over a faithful few. In Luke’s gospel, so sensitive to the lowly and the inspiration of the Spirit, we see the young woman alluded to by Micah exchange greetings with her older relative. Elizabeth’s infant dances in her womb as she calls Mary blessed; unlike Elizabeth’s husband, Mary had responded to God with perfect faith. The letter to the Hebrews shows how fully Jesus was his mother’s son. His ready obedience accomplishes God’s design for the redemption of the world. Jesus carries out the will of his Father from the wood of the crib to the wood of the cross.

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ROSARY SUNDAY

To mark the 5th Sunday of the month the Knight’s of Columbus leads the Rosary following the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. masses on Sunday December 30th. Please join us.

DAILY READINGS

These are now available online at the Toronto Archdiocese’s website. [Take me there]

 

Christmas is joy, religious joy, God’s joy, an inner joy of light and peace.

Pope Francis

HOLIDAY OFFICE SCHEDULE

  • Monday, December 24th - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 25th - Closed
  • Wednesday, December 26th - Closed
  • Monday, December 31st - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 1st - Closed

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.

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE-A-MEAL PROGRAM 2019

THE BIBLE TIMELINE STUDY

Do you want to have a better understanding of our faith and a deeper relationship with God and others?

Please join us for “The Bible Timeline Study” beginning in the new year on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from January 15, 2019 to April 2, 2019.

It is a fascinating study that takes you on a journey through the entire Bible. You will learn the major people, places and events of the Bible and see how together they form the foundation of our faith.

By being a part of this study you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow close to Christ.

For more information or to register please contact the Parish office or the following:

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

Youth Nativity Play

Its not too late to be part of the Nativity Play. All children and youth are invited to be part of this play on Monday from 4:20 to 4:45 p.m. before the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass. We need MANY shepherds and angels.

Arrive at 4:00 p.m. dressed in a white top!

All of us in the Youth Ministry would like to thank you for your support and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

For information about the Youth Ministry go to the Church website's Youth Page