FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Masses for the Week

Sat Dec 2 09:00 AM† Jacinto Vaz
Sat Dec 2 05:00 PM† Pasquali Mario
Sun Dec 3 09:00 AM† Deceased members of the D'Abreo family
Sun Dec 3 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Dec 3 07:00 PM† Ron Zong
Mon Dec 4 09:00 AM† Paul, Mercia & Alison Barbosa
Tue Dec 5 09:00 AMIntention of Francisco Balan
Wed Dec 6 09:00 AM† Leocadio SR. Pacita Osoteo
Thu Dec 7 09:00 AM† Deceased members of the Caruso and Prastaro families
Fri Dec 8 09:00 AM† Margeret Manuel
† Pasquali Egidio
† Domenici Antonio
† Lavinia Spitale
Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
Intention of Ricardo & Cornelia Chua
Sat Dec 9 09:00 AM† Gloria Lobo
Sat Dec 9 05:00 PM† Ron Ansett

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FORMED

Catholic movies, shows, audio & books

HOLY EUCHARIST

Transportation etiquette & reverence

REFLECTION

Winters nears. When the gray land is covered with a blanket of snow, the earth falls asleep. We are powerless to stop the onslaught of winter’s cold, and the darkness of the season demonstrates our need. Isaiah longs for God to come and save us as only God can: may he rend the heavens and reveal his powerful presence. We have sinned, but our maker and Father will not forget us. We must persevere through the night, which is a sign of temptation and testing in the gospel, and be ready for our Lord’s coming. Advent wears an air of expectancy; we do not know when Christ will return, but our anticipation makes the waiting a joy. The gospel emphasizes our need to be ready and Isaiah expresses our helplessness without the intervention our redeemer. St. Paul serves as model for our prayers of thanks: God has graced beyond measure the followers of his Son. The day of the Lord Jesus, when he will be revealed in all his glory, has yet to arrive. While we wait, we are made rich with God’s gifts.

"POUR OUT" ADORATION NIGHT

December 15, 2023 from 7-9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)

Merciful Redeemer Parish – 2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga

Join us for an evening of praise and worship, adoration, prayer ministry and confession inspired by John 1:1-18, reflecting on how God pours Himself out for us by giving us His only Son.

There will also be a talk by Fr. Michael Corpus and testimony sharing. Bring a friend or meet new people as we dive deeper into God’s overwhelming love for us!

Open to all ages. No registration required.

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

Please register using the buttons below.

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Children in non-Catholic schools or who have missed a Sacrament at the usual time must register for Sunday School.

Announcement to All Ministries by the Parish Office

BULLETIN DATEDEADLINE
December 17th, 2023Wed, Dec 6 by 5 PM
December 24th, 2023Tues, Dec 12 by 5 PM
December 31st, 2023Thurs, Dec 14 by 5 PM
January 7th, 2024Thurs, Dec 29 by 5 PM

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
DECEMBER 15 2023
from 7:00 PM

THURSDAY
DECEMBER 21, 2023
from 10:00 AM

Please note: confession session will end when no one else is waiting.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL: CHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR 2023

All donations, large or small are appreciated. They can be placed in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Box after Mass or dropped off

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HELP WANTED!!!

The Spiritans are in need of a Housekeeper/Cook for Shanahan House – 40 hours per week…

to plan meals, cook, clean, and do laundry for 4 resident priests. If you or someone you know is qualified and interested, contact Fernando Lopez (Property Manager) at 416.826.2141.

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.

BEREAVEMENT RETREAT

QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTRE

SATURDAY DECEMBER 16, 2023

Come and let the healings hands of divine compassion gently hold you and bless you with peace and comfort.

Facilitated by: Anne Hales & Betty Dotzko

Registration at 8:30 AM. Cost: $45.00, includes Coffee/Tea with Muffins & a Hot Lunch.

1617 Blythe Rd (905) 278-5229 or office@qoa.ca

CHRISTMAS BELLS 2023

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join with your parish family to celebrate the season!

Games, Food, Prizes, Crafts, Dancing, Singing.

An evening of Festive Pandemonium! Fun for all ages!

Special Guests – maybe even a visit from Santa!

Presented by St. Josephs Social Committee

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.

Please contact Jeremy Tanuan for more information: JTanuan@archtoronto.org or 416-282-0370 ex. 213.