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  • 2017 Nativity of Our Lord                 Faith Journey to the Holy Land











     

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    More information can be picked up at the Nativity of Our Lord’s Parish Office during business hours.

    Our Parish Contact is Courtney Strom email: nativityyouth@outlook.com.

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    • (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday afternoon made a visit to the parish of Maria Josefa of the Heart of Jesus in the suburbs of Rome. During Mass, he stressed, that the path to holiness was...
    • (Vatican Radio) During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis said the day’s Gospel – part of the Sermon on the Mount, from the Gospel of Saint Matthew – is one of the Biblical passages that...
    • (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis led the crowds gathered for the Sunday Angelus in a prayer for the victims of violence in Africa and around the world. In particular, he prayed for those affected by...
    • (Vatican Radio) The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has confirmed that Pope Francis will be visiting All Saints’ Anglican Church in Rome on February 26. The Pope’s visit will be...
    • (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday  received the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception who are in Rome for their General Chapter, telling them to open hearts...
  • Parish News

    Lent 
    Lent is expected to be a time of genuine faith renewal, one that is grounded in the Word. We emphasize the weight of the task of “listening to the word of God” during lent. We add to this fasting almsgiving and devotions – all grounded to the Word. Intent listening, followed by a more intense commitment to prayer is expected of the faithful. Together, these two dynamics , listening and prayer, bring about a spirit of repentance.
     
    Lent prepares everyone to celebrate the Paschal Mystery: the dying and rising of Jesus. It does so in a particular way. It does not prepare us to admire the Paschal Mystery from afar, or to salute it as a distant and unattainable manifestation of God’s glory. Rather…., we draw near to the mystery and actually enter into it ourselves. The whole thrust of the spiritual preparation of Lent is to lead us into the Paschal Mystery of Christ. His pascha, or Passover from death to life, is offered for us, so that we too may experience a “passing over.” Our passage is from sin to the new life of grace.  
      Ash Wednesday,
    1 March, 2017 is the beginning of Lent.
     
    Ashes will be distributed:
       1)  9:30 am Mass in Church and Nativity
                         School will be attending.    
       2)  1:00 pm Liturgy of the Word Service at
                         Mother Cabrini School gym all
                         parishioners  are welcome.
       3)  7:00 pm  Mass in the Church
    Reminder:  Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence as are Friday’s in Lent.  The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. 
    Fridays of Lent:  On all Fridays of Lent, we will celebrate the regular 9:30 am Mass; in addition, we will also celebrate a mass at 7:00 pm.  This mass will be followed by the Stations of the Cross, led by the different organizations of the parish.  All parishioners are invited to participate.

    Confirmation Program 
    Sacramental preparation for Confirmation is held for children of registered parishioners enrolled in Grade 7 and also for those interested in grade 8 or in high school.  The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on: 
    Pentecost Weekend,
    Saturday, June 3rd at the 5:00 pm Mass
    &
    Sunday, June 4th at the 11:30 am Mass. 
    Registration required before March 3rd, 2017.
    Call the Parish office during business hours for full details if you did not attend the Information Meeting. 

    Presentation on Mental Health 
    Part I :  You Are Not Alone:
    Depression and Anxiety

    Thursday, February 16, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
    Part II The Four “SSSS”:
    Silence, Stigma, Suicide, and Support

    Thursday, February 23, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
    The two presentations will be followed
    by an open discussion.
    Prior to the event refreshments will be provided.
    Both presentations will be held at Fellowship CRC Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Etobicoke
     ** for information please call 416-622-9647 **

    2017 Lift Jesus Higher Rally

    Be inspired, encouraged and healed:
    Celebrate the 25th Annual
    Lift Jesus Higher Rally! 
     

    Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9 am – 5:30 pm,

    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St.W. Hear Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields, Peter Herbeck and guest speaker Bishop Scott McCaig .High Mass (with Sunday readings) celebrated by Cardinal Thomas Collins.  (There will be a separate youth event {13 – 18 years} with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits. 

    A bus will be available for parishioners of Nativity wishing to attend the rally.For tickets to the event & the bus, please call Murielle Boudreau at 416 695 0031. Rally tickets: adults $25, youth $15, and bus tickets $7, The bus leaves Nativity parking lot at 7am sharp!

      

    Feast of Corpus Christi Celebration
    17 June, 2017 - 11 am to 7 pm
    www.feastofcorpuschristi.ca
    info@feastofcorpuschristi.ca
    480 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke

    The feast of Corpus Christi is one time when our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed not just to faithful Catholics, but to all the world. This is a time when Catholics can show their love for Christ in the Real Presence by honoring Him in a very public way.
    It is also a wonderful way in which we can show our love for our neighbours by bringing Our Lord and Savior closer to them.  
     

    To celebrate this day, Nativity of Our Lord Parish will host a wonderful community event that will include music, live entertainment, food, games and activities for all ages and all members of the community. 
    The day will conclude with Mass at 5 pm, followed by a  Eucharistic procession featuring
    “the procession of 1,000 crucifixes”
    amongst our local neighbourhood. 
    ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMMUNITY ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. 
     

  • Vocations

    Vocations
    Jesus is always ready to grant forgiveness and pardon to those who sincerely repent.  Are you able to help others to believe and return to Jesus with repentant hearts?  If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious, or deacon, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux. Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto, 416 968 0997, or email vocations@archtoronto.org or visit www.vocationstoronto.com .
     

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