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  •             SHARELIFE SUNDAY 2018

    Living the Gospel by helping
     young families succeed

     Camila was attending programs at Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers when she and her daughter were kicked out of the family home. As counsellors helped her search for an affordable apartment, she became pregnant a second time. Despite these challenges, Camila attended every program available to her at Rose of Sharon. At the end of the year, she walked out a stronger women with a plan to achieve the life she wants for herself and her daughters. Last-year, at ShareLife funded agencies that assist young mothers, over 1,000 clients like Camila received support for
    their new families.    

     Sunday, May 27 is ShareLife Sunday.
    Please give generously

  •                  Parish Office Hours


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
    9:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    (Closed: 12 noon to 1:00 pm)
    Wednesday:   
    9:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    (Closed: 12 noon to 1:00 pm)
    During the summer months (July and August) the office will close at 5:00 pm.
    Friday & Saturday:  Closed
    Sunday:  
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Feast of Corpus Christi (parking)

    Parking Restrictions for Feast of Corpus Christi Celebration
    Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

    Please note that the parking lot on the west side of the church is being used for our Corpus Christi Celebration.
    Therefore the following parking restrictions need to be  implemented:
    On Sunday, June 3rd ONLY, the north end parking area behind the church and the school yard will be open for  parking during both the 9:00 am
    and 11:30 am Mass and
    throughout the days events.
    Hence, we suggest that if possible, for those who live nearby, to walk to Nativity for the 11:30 am Mass. Possibilities for parking include
    the side streets near Nativity,
    such as Carsbrooke Rd.,
    Wareside Rd., and Forestone Rd.,
    south of Rathburn Rd.
    Please be mindful of any parking restrictions on the local side streets.
    I thank all of you for
    cooperation and participation.
    Fr. Michael 

  •                   YOUTH MINISTRY

                       
    Nativity of Our Lord Parish
    YOUTH MINISTRY

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       Next EDGE:  June 01st, 2018
    Grades 7 – 8
    1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays
    of the month
    7 – 9 pm in the Church Hall

     
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    Next LifeTeen:
    May  25th & June 08th, 2018

    Grades 9 – 12
    2nd & 4th Fridays of the month
    7 – 9 pm Upstairs Rm 1

      If you would like to get involved or have any questions about our Youth Ministry programs, please contact Courtney:  nativityyouth@outlook.com
    416 621 2732 Ext 22
           
     
                   
                           
    YOUTH MASS 
     Every
    Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.
  •                       Word on Fire

  •                  Steubenville Toronto

    Steubenville  Toronto
    Canada’s largest Catholic Youth Conference – Steubenville brings together some of the best Catholic speakers and musicians in North America and provides opportunities for teens to encounter Christ. 
    Who: all those currently in grades 9 - 12
    When: July 13th – 15th, 2018
    Where: UOIT Campus, Oshawa. 
    Cost: $200.00 (Includes: accommodations, t-shirt, all meals &transportation) $100.00 non-refundable deposit before May25th. Forms can be picked up/dropped off
    at the parish office.
    Please contact Courtney for more information.

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  •    Feast of Corpus Christi

    Feast of Corpus Christi
     on 3rd June, 2018

    Nativity of Our Lord will once again be celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi. 
     This year our event will be on Sunday, June 3rd, starting with the 11:30 am Mass. Following the Mass we invite you to be part of this profound experience as we process through our neighbourhood in worship and song.  We will end the procession with a BBQ,
    family fun and fellowship.

    We will have a special guest M.C. our own Nativity parishioner Jerry Howarth, retired Blue Jays broadcaster, helping us with the day’s events.
     Our theme remains the same: “Companions on The Journey.” 
    We chose this theme as a  reminder  that we journey together as a faith community, to proudly bear
    witness to our faith.

    We thank all who have already contributed to our Silent Auction and we are still gratefully accepting donations of any new items and/or gift cards.  
    Please forward any questions regarding the Silent Auction to:

    Magda Renta: mrenta@rogers.com
    Donations can be dropped off at the Church Office during office hours.
    Please join us!
  •              Parish News

    Catholic Women`s League
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    CWL - Members Annual
    Spring Luncheon 

    Sunday, June 10 at 10:30 am at
    Le Treport Banquet Hall located at
    1075 Queensway East, Mississauga.
    Please contact Alice Mycan 416 621 0689 or Mela DaCunha 416 626 6485.

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    Crowning of Mary on Sat, May 26th
    The Crowning of Mary procession to the statue of Our Blessed Mother, will take place after the 5:00 pm Mass.
    Legion of Mary members will lead us and they invite all parishioners to participate.

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    Volunteers Needed
    Nativity Summer Day Camp

     We are looking for energetic and fun loving Catholic leaders currently enrolled in high school or in a post-secondary program to volunteer for our Summer Day Camp in July. To pick up a volunteer application from or for more details, please visit the parish office.
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    Thank You
    We have completed the sacramental preparation of our youth and some adults for First Communion, Confirmation, and through our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation at the same time for people who expressed their desire to become Catholics.  We would not be able to accomplish the work without the self-less generosity of our volunteer catechists and coordinators.  They have been the extended arms and legs of Our Lord in continuing the work of spreading the Gospel.  Our parish is blessed with many who work quietly, bringing young and old to a deeper, more personal knowledge and relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.  We thank all of them on behalf of all the families that have received this assistance throughout the year!

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    Knights of Columbus  
    Nativity of Our Lord Council 12735
    Communion Breakfast

    Sunday, May 27th , 2018
    after the 9:00 am Mass.
    Pancakes, toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee for $5.00 each.
    Tickets are available in the parish office during office hours.
    Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    and after the weekend Masses at the churches main lobby entrance
    (the Rathburn Road doors)

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    Eucharistic Adoration – The Summit
    on May 30th, 2018
    at Nativity of Our Lord Church

    7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

    The Eucharist is the Source & Summit
    of the Christian life. 
    Hosted by Nativity's Youth Ministry.
    All are invited!

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    Marygrove Camp Collection
    St. Vincent de Paul 

      The Marygrove Camp collection will be taken up on June 9 / 10th. Eleven hundred girls from less-fortunate families will be attending camp this summer.
    Please remember to support this important work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Nativity of Our Lord Parish has 7 campers enrolled so far for this camp.
    Each & every child’s camping experience is fully subsidized through this collection.
    Thank you for your support!

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    DEACON GERRY’S 20TH
    ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION!

      Please mark your calendars! Join us in celebrating this milestone blessing in Deacon Gerry’s life on Saturday 16th June at the 5:00 pm Mass. We will be honouring Deacon Gerry and his wife Stella as he celebrates 20 years as a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. It has been our pleasure to have both Deacon Gerry and Stella here at Nativity. Please join us in the parish hall after the 5:00 pm Mass to congratulate both Deacon Gerry and Stella.  There will also be an opportunity to congratulate them on Sunday the 17th of June after both masses during the Coffee Sunday gatherings.
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    Renew Toronto Young Adult Conference Saturday October 13, 2018
    (at the Isabel Bader Theatre on the University
    of Toronto campus, downtown Toronto)

    A conference for all Young Adults ages 19-39. It is an opportunity to grow in faith alongside like-minded people at a similar stage of life.The conference will offer unique opportunities for students, young adult professionals, young couples and families, men & women! For more details:
    http://ocytoronto.org/renewto/
     

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