Third Week of Advent
God of joy and compassion, you send glad tidings to the lowly and break through the darkness with your great light. As we light these candles, help us remember that the Good News is on its way. May we announce it in what we do and what we say. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Fridays of Advent, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass concluding at 10:30 a.m. with Benediction.
Diocesan-Wide Day of Confessions
St. Bonaventure Church Day of Confessions, Wednesday, December 14, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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.
4:00 p.m. Children's Mass with Pageant
4:15 p.m. Mass in the Parish Centre. This mass is to reduce over crowding and to comply with the
fire regulations concerning the number of people that can safely be housed in our Church.
If you arrive after the Church is filled, you will be asked to go to the Parish Centre for the
mass. We encourage younger parishioners to Park at the Botanical Gradens.
7:00 p.m. Mass
9:30 p.m. Festival of Carols and Poems
10:00 p.m. Mass During the Night
10:00 a.m. Mass During the Day
Knights of Columbus Sock Drive
The Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Council 5080 welcome donations of new, heavy duty, warm socks, mitts and underwear for the Good Shepherd Centre. Please place your donations in the box marked “Advent Sock Drive” at the back of the Church. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Baking for the Homeless – Youth Event
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:00- 5:00 p.m. at the Francis Room/kitchen
We will be baking and decorating Christmas themed baked goods for the homeless. Grade 6 and older. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Snacks and drinks are provided for those who wish to attend and please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Parents are welcome as well. For information regarding upcoming Youth Ministry events and activities please check out the Youth Ministry Blog: http://stbonaventureyouth.blogspot.ca/
Franciscan Pilgrimage to Rome and Poland
Friar David Stachurski is part of the team that will be leading the pilgrimage from August 7-18, 2017. We will be walking the footsteps of St. Maximilian Kolbe as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Militia of the Immaculata, a worldwide movement of Marian consecration he founded. Cost from Toronto is $3,480. Brochures are available in the back of the church for detailed information.