NOVEMBER 12TH 2023, 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A
Masses for the Week
|Sat Nov 11 09:00 AM||Intention of Tat Siu & Maria Fan|
|Sat Nov 11 05:00 PM||† Melvyn Silgardo|
|Sun Nov 12 09:00 AM||† Alexis Ricafranca|
|Sun Nov 12 11:00 AM||People of the Parish|
|Sun Nov 12 07:00 PM||Intention of Villa Perla Agustine|
|Mon Nov 13 09:00 AM||† Augustine Fernandes|
|Tue Nov 14 09:00 AM||† Debbie Milne|
|Wed Nov 15 09:00 AM||† Deceased members of the Williams and Rudolfo families|
|Thu Nov 16 09:00 AM||† Roslyn Coelho|
|Fri Nov 17 09:00 AM||† Anna & Albert Chin-A-Loi
† Sebastiano & Francesca Renda
† Edward Grace Meyers
† Walter & Anne Gaush
† Jessie Gaush
† Anne Alvardo
† Angela O’Connor
Intention of Rita Aguiar
|Sat Nov 18 09:00 AM||Intention of Suzette Nahar|
|Sat Nov 18 05:00 PM||† Annie Alvares|
New to the Parish?
Did you know why bells are rung by the altar server at certain times during Mass?
Before changes were introduced in the Mass following Vatican II, the words of consecration were pronounced by the priest in a very low voice – and in Latin. The faithful usually could not hear them. So the priest would hold up the consecrated host, and the server would ring the bells to draw the attention of the congregation to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
In the “new” Mass, because the words of consecration are prayed out loud and in the vernacular, the ringing of the bells is no longer required. But they are still permitted, and many parishes retain this wonderful tradition to underscore and draw attention to the solemnity of certain moments of this great prayer: the epiclesis (or calling down of the Holy Spirit upon the gifts of bread and wine) and the consecration.
So next time, when we hear the bells rung, let us bring back our wandering minds to focus on the miracle happening before us on the altar and pay honor to our Eucharistic Lord.
Do I have to go? (© 2008 by Ascension Press, LLC., page 113) and King, Msgr. W. J. (2023, June 25). Bells at the consecration: Simply Catholic. https://www.simplycatholic.com/bells-at-theconsecration/
REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!!!
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR CHILDREN
Who should register?
- Children in grade 2 and 7 of the school year 2023-2024
- Children in public schools in grade 2 and 7 of the school year 2023-2024 or children who have missed a Sacrament at the usual time. Note: they must register for both Sacramental Prep and Sunday School
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FIRST RECONCILIATION & HOLY COMMUNION
The first parent meetings for First Reconciliation will be on Sunday, 15 Oct 2023 OR Tuesday, 17 Oct 2023. Please register BEFORE these two dates
Children in non-Catholic schools or who have missed a Sacrament at the usual time must register for Sunday School.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
Who should register?
For adults (17 years and older) who want to become Catholics and practice the Catholic faith. The RCIA propram prepares them for Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Begins on Oct 16, 2023 at 7 PM (Parish Hall)
Please register using the button below.
FRIARS STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2024
November 08, 2023 to January 15, 2024
Theme: “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbour as yourself.” (Luke 10:27).
High school students (ages 13-19 years) in the Catholic School Boards located in the Archdiocese of Toronto are invited to participate in this annual event that commemorates the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from January 18-25.
Write a five-hundred-word essay that explores the 2024 theme. Great prizes await the top three submissions.
Students are to consult the resources at https://rb.gy/wajo9 to understand the meaning and purpose of the theme and address the focus question found on the poster @ http://surl.li/mlfkw and submit their entries at, https://www.catholicregister.org/writingaward.
ARCHDIOCESAN CONSULTATION UNDERWAY
Share Your Ideas to assist with future planning!
Archbishop Francis Leo is inviting the Catholic community to share thoughts and ideas regarding future pastoral planning in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
Feedback will help inform a renewed Pastoral Plan to be used in the years ahead.
To learn more about the process, read the letter of invitation from the archbishop and complete the short survey by December 15, 2023, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/consultation.
Please take a few minutes to share your insights and ideas. Thank you for your collaboration in this archdiocesan initiative.
Edge Youth Ministry
EDGE Youth Ministry 2023—2024 has opened its registration for youth in grade 6, 7, and 8.
EDGE will meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, starting from Oct 13th, 2023.
COME DISCOVER HOW THE WORD CREATES!
We grow in our relationship with God & one another through various activities: obstacle courses, escape room puzzles, team crafting & more.
Those wishing to take the Holy Eucharist to their sick loved ones must do so with a pyx.
They must also have the pyx burse/ purse hanging down their necks for reverently placing and taking the Eucharist.
Without the pyx and the pyx burse/purse we will be unable to give the Eucharist for people in this circumstance.
Please visit FORMED at (https://formed.org) where you can gain access to thousands of the best Catholic movies, programs, audio and books instantly. This incredible resource is available to our parishioners for free! Please call the Parish Office for the Parish Access code and/or more information.