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  • November - Remembrance Month

    Books of Remembrance
    Our Books of Remembrance will be placed on our altar for the month of November. 
    All parishioners are invited to add the names of their dearly departed to the appropriate pages of these books. 
    Our prayers will be offered especially for all those faithful departed throughout the month of November.

     
    All Souls Remembrance Envelopes
    It is a tradition in our parish that parishioners use All Souls Remembrance Envelopes to write the names of their dearly departed ones.  The envelopes are available in the pews and in the church entrances. 
    Beginning November 1, you may place these envelopes in the basket at the foot of the altar or in the Sunday collection baskets.

     
    Annual Memorial Mass
    On Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:00 pm, we will celebrate our Annual Memorial Mass in remembrance of your loved ones of our parish who passed away this year.  During the Mass, their names will be announced and they will be honoured in our own special way.
    We invite all parishioners to come together as a community in this special remembrance with families who experienced the loss of a loved one this year.
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    Mass Card 
    Have you ever thought of giving a gift of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?  What a beautiful thing to give a loved one for birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion. 
    There are two ways of achieving this:
    • Announced Mass – A Mass where your gift of $20.00 will ensure that your intention is announced on the chosen/available date at one of our regularly scheduled Masses. 
    • You will also have a beautiful Mass Card to give to the person or family as a keepsake.
    • Unannounced Mass – A Mass where your gift of $10 and the intention are given to a priest here or in a mission parish, to celebrate a Mass for your indicated intention. 
    The gift of a Mass can be offered for either the living or the deceased.
  • Humanitarian Relief

    Humanitarian Relief for
    Mexico, Caribbean 

    Over the course of the past several weeks, hurricanes, tropical storms and violent earthquakes have devastated a number of countries in the Caribbean and Mexico.
    The situation remains grave for
    the injured and displaced.
    In an effort to support people in that region who have been impacted by these disasters, the Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting funds that will be sent through Catholic relief channels. Contributions can be made through our parishes and through the Archdiocese of Toronto online portal at www.archtoronto.org. Relief workers from the official Catholic relief agency, Caritas Internationalis, are on the ground. Caritas Mexico teams are determining how the earthquakes have affected local populations. Catholic partners in other affected regions are also actively caring for the victims of these disasters and determining
    the long-term needs for recovery.
    Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
    • Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
    • By phone through the Development Office 416-934-3411
    • Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
    Nativity of Our Lord - 2017 Hurricane, Earthquake

  • Nativity of Our Lord Parish      Religious Education Program 2017-18

     
    Public School Religious
     Education Program

    Registered parishioners whose children are enrolled in the public schools are invited to register their children in this program. This program will provide basic religion classes. 
    N.B.  Registration in this program is mandatory for students studying in public schools and wishing to be prepared
    for First Communion.
     
    For further information or registration, please call the Parish Office at 416 621 2732.

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    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:
    Saturday, April 28th at the 5:00 pm Mass.
    &
    Sunday, April 29th at the 11:30 am Mass.

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    RCIA
    (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

    Would you or anyone you
    know be interested:
     -  to be Baptized as a Roman Catholic, or
     - to be Received into the Catholic Church  (having  been baptized in another faith), or
     - to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist (First   Communion) or Confirmation?
    The RCIA is the process offered in the Catholic Church for the above purposes.  It is also a process available to practicing Catholics seeking a deeper understanding of their faith.  RCIC is a similar program for children up to 16 years of age who would like to be baptized or received
    into the Catholic Church. 
    For further information or registration contact Fr. Michael at fr.michael@myparish.org or call the Parish Office at 416-621-2732.
  • Calendar

  • 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 http://www.vocationstoronto.ca/
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    We can put up a net in  our church with a box of little paper fishes for names of loved ones to be caught up by Jesus's net! Jesus fishing

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  • Parish News

    October the Month of the Holy Rosary

    The month of October is a good time to commit praying the Rosary every day.  The Rosary can bring great peace and holiness to your life.  It can be a powerful instrument for conversion.  The Rosary is a wonderful method of honouring Mary. 
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    World Mission Sunday
     
    This year World Mission Sunday
    will take place on October 22nd, 2017.
    On that day, we celebrate who we are as Christians:missionary disciples.
    It’s a time of prayer.
    We are also invited to look beyond our local
    Church in Canada and assist through financial gifts, the missionary work needed in the young dioceses in many developing countries. An example of this work is providing health care, building schools and empowering lay pastoral workers. Please pray for the missions and show generosity on World Mission Sunday.

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    Workshop for Lectors

     This special lector workshop will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    from 10:00 am until 12 noon

    in our church hall.  It will be led by Bev O'Grady of the Office of Formation of Discipleship from the Archdiocese of Toronto.​  Our workshop will provide us with an opportunity for the Lector’s
    to reflect on their roles in that ministry,
    from both a spiritual and "best practice" viewpoint.  

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    Nativity School Mass
     
    The school Mass for all students at Nativity of Our Lord School will be held this
    Monday, October 23, 2017 at the 9:30 am Mass.  All parishioners are welcome to join the student body at this Mass.

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    Fr. John Redmond Catholic Secondary School & Regional Arts Centre

    All are welcome to their Open House
    which will be held on
    Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 6:30pm
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    Rosary Apostolate
    The Rosary Apostolate in the Schools is seeking volunteers who have great devotion to the Mother of God and who are willing to visit our elementary schools to pray the Rosary with the children once a month for a total of 8 days in the year. Training and screening will be provided.
    If you are interested, please contact
    Maria McEvenue at 416 622 6117.

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    Holy Name of Mary College School

    Holy Name of Mary College School is transforming the educational journey
    for girls in a distinctly Christ-centered learning environment designed exclusively for girls from grades 5 to 12. 
    We invite you to find out more by visiting us at our Open House on
    Saturday, October 28th 2017,
    from 10 am – 2 pm
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    For more information
    call (905) 891-1890 ext 103 or go to: www.holynameofmarycollegeschool.com

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    Speak Up!
    Calling All Young People (16-29) November 1st – 7 p.m.
    St. Ignatius Loyola, Mississauga.

     As the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment approaches,
    we want to hear from you!
    Faith Connections and the Office of Catholic Youth will be hosting Live Listening Sessions with the Toronto bishops.
    Young people 16–29 will have the opportunity to respond to Pope Francis’ questions in preparation for
    the Synod. Your voice is important. Visit www.bit.ly/synodspeakup for more information and to RSVP.

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    Come & See Weekend
    St. Augustine’s Seminary
    November 3th – 5th, 2017
     
    This will be an opportunity for young men 17 years and older to CULTIVATE A DEEPER PRAYER LIFE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples through the Catholic priest. Please contact Fr. Michael or the Office of Vocations at 416 968 0997; email vocations@archtoronto.org
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    Seniors Social Club 
    Nativity Seniors Club
    Time: November 3rd, 2017 at 11:15 am
    Activities: Movie, Bingo over a light lunch.
     All men and women are welcome.

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    ACTS Retreat Weekends
    at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre

     ACTS is an acronym for:
    A - Adoration, God’s Call your
    acceptance and answer.
    C - Community, love and caring
    for each other.
    T - Theology, “studying” through
    scripture and our faith.
    S - Service, to God and his people
    Come and renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen your faith and
    to apply it to your daily life.
    Women's Retreat  – November 2 – 5, 2017.
    Men's Retreat  – November 23 - 26, 2017
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    For more info, please visit our website: www.actscanada.org  or call
    Sandy Johnson              1-905-512-5757 or
    Dominic Menezes           647-746-5678        

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    Annual Memorial Mass
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm, we will celebrate our Annual Memorial Mass in remembrance of your loved one/s, along with all the other parishioners, who passed away this year.  During the Mass, their names will be announced and they will
    be honoured in our own special way. 
    We invite all parishioners to come together as a community in this special remembrance with families who experienced the
    loss of a loved one this year.

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    Bundle Up Collection Nov. 4th & 5th

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, footwear, bedding and drapes on the above weekend. No mattresses or furniture will be accepted. Please bring your articles to the Society’s truck at the rear parking lot before or shortly after the Masses on the weekend of Saturday 4th November from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: & on Sunday 5th November from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
    Thank you for your donations.

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    Discernment Retreat 
    Friday,
    November 10th
    to Sunday, November 12th,

    at St. Francis Centre, Caledon.

    The Office of Vocations invites single
    Catholic men, 17 years and older
    to attend a Discernment Retreat
    Friday, November 10th, 7:00 pm to Sunday
    November 12th, at St. Francis Centre, Caledon. This is a good retreat for men who are at crossroads in discerning God’s desired vocation for them. The retreat offers guided reflections, Holy Mass, Adoration, Confession and the assistance of a vocations team. Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca. Registrants 17 years old require parental consent. For more information, please contact Fr. Michael or the Office of Vocations at: 416 968 0997; email:    vocations@archtoronto.org.

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    Catholic Women`s League

    CWL Annual Raffle tickets will be available
    before and after each mass.
    Please mark your calendars!
    Saturday, November 11th
    Annual CWL Nativity Christmas Bazaar
    Church Hall 9 am to 1 pm

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    Liturgy of the Word with Children
    For children who are in Kindergarten to grade 5. This is a wonderful program
    which begins at the start of the
    Sunday 9:00am Mass
    when the children are called up
    to the front altar and blessed.
    They then proceed to the upstairs meeting room #1 to meet with their catechists and celebrate God’s word. Then they return into the church in time for the offertory procession when they rejoin their families.

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