SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Masses for the Week

Sat Dec 9 09:00 AM† Gloria Lobo
Sat Dec 9 05:00 PM† Ron Ansett
Sun Dec 10 09:00 AM† Benedicta D'Sa
Sun Dec 10 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Dec 10 07:00 PM† Domenici Bruno
Mon Dec 11 09:00 AM† Alison De Silva
Tue Dec 12 09:00 AMIntention of Frances Riggi
Wed Dec 13 09:00 AM† Neville Godfrey
Thu Dec 14 09:00 AM† Deceased members the Boyle family
Fri Dec 15 09:00 AM† Benjamin & Norma Martinez
† Yousef Hifawi
† Mateo Tanuan
† Peter Sum
Sat Dec 16 09:00 AMIntention of Maria and Sandro Iannuccilli
Sat Dec 16 05:00 PM† Felicitas Ellazar

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FORMED

Catholic movies, shows, audio & books

HOLY EUCHARIST

Transportation etiquette & reverence

REFLECTION

The Good News of Jesus Christ means a new creation: new heavens and earth, humanity renewed. Now we are free to become what God intended from the beginning. As Mark’s gospel opens, the Baptist’s urgent preaching calls us to do more than hear the news of Jesus’ coming. We must prove our commitment to him by conversion of heart and confession of sin. John promises that the one whose way he prepares will baptize with the Holy Spirit; it is this Spirit which makes us new people. Like the holy city Jerusalem of the first reading, we become the dwelling place where God reveals his glory. God’s nearness consoles and gives joy, for God is patient, giving to each of us the time we need for conversion. With patient longing we who have known God intimately await the final return of the Lord. We must prepare for that great Day of the Lord by living lives consecrated to God. Then his work of creating us anew will be complete.

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.

Christmas & New Year Schedule 2023

ADVENT MISSION ON THE INFANCY NARRATIVES

St. Benedict Church, Mon-Wed, Dec 18-20 7:00 to 9:00 PM

For three evenings, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB will help us reflect on the great biblical stories of this holy season and take deep dive into the Infancy stories of the Gospels of Matthew & Luke and the Word made flesh from John’s Gospel.

Check the poster on the bulletin board for more info.

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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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

"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.

Sharelife

We are pleased to announce that ShareLife has provided $1,200 to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Joseph’s parish for our winter partnership program this year. We trust these funds will help support the work of our parish community to provide food to those in need.

Please continue your support for ShareLife. Today, though they have achieved 88% of their parish goal, they are still behind in achieving the $13.8 million parish goal.

We thank you for your generous support.

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

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.