Sundays of Advent
At 2 pm the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for silent adoration until 4 pm at which time Sung Evening Prayer will begin. This is a liturgy of gratitude and praise with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Wednesday, December 11 —Diocesan-wide Day of Confessions
8 am -10 am, 12 pm -2 pm, 6 pm-7:30 pm
All priests in the Archdiocese have been asked to hear confessions several times throughout the day. This is not meant to replace parish reconciliation services but to deepen the experience of this healing sacrament.
Wednesday, December 18, 7:30 pm — Advent Reconciliation Service
Join us for a joyful communal celebration of God’s mercy.
Saturday, December 21, 5 pm — Live Nativity
During mass we recall the first Christmas, with live animals and a re-enactment of the Nativity. If you would like to participate in the pageant and/or help coordinate, please call the Ministry Centre.
Newborn Babies Needed
We need an infant “Baby Jesus” for our Live Nativity Pageant which will take place n Saturday, December 21, during the 5 pm mass and for the Christmas Eve pageant which takes place Tuesday, December 24, during the 5 pm mass. Each year we welcome a number of newborns into our faith community through Baptism. If your baby girl or boy was born after July 1, 2013 and you would like him/her to participate contact the Ministry Centre, 416.447.5571. We will draw names on Sunday, December 15 to select the babes.
Knights of Columbus Sock Drive — throughout Advent
The Knights welcome donations of new, unwrapped socks and underwear for the guests at the Good Shepherd Centre. Please place your sock donations in the box marked “Advent Sock Drive” at the back of the church.