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  •    Remembrance Month

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    All Saints Day
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    All Souls Day
    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. 

    All Souls’ Day Masses
    Saturday November 5th at  2 pm
    Catholic Cemeteries & Funerals Services, Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families to participate in the All Souls’ Day Mass.  All Masses will be held indoors
    at the following locations:
    • Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga (English)
    • Christ the King Cemetery, Markham (English)
    • Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill
         (English and Italian)
    • Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge (Italian and English)
    • Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby (English)
    All are welcome!
    Annual Memorial Mass 
    On Saturday, November 26, 2016, 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. 
  • Parish News

    Upcoming ACTS Retreats
    ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. It is these four themes that are the focus of the activities of the weekend and have become known as the “Pillars” or “Components” of the weekend.  Reserve your spot as space is limited.
    Women’s Retreat – October 27 – 30, 2016
    Men’s Retreat – November 10 – 13, 2016

    Contact: Andrea Tjioe (416) 525-3893 (Women’s Retreat) or Sergio Spadafora (416) 998-6018 (Men’s Retreat)
    For more info, please visit our website: www.actscanada.org

    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)  
    As an adult, would you or anyone you know in our parish community be interested in:

    • being Baptized Catholic, or
    • being Received into the Catholic Church
         (having been baptized in another Christian   denomination), or
    • receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation ?

    The RCIA is the process offered in the Catholic Church for the above purposes for adults. 
    This year’s RCIA program will start
    Tuesday November 1 st

    For those interested please contact Fr. Michael immediately at nativity@myparish.org. All interviews with Fr. Michael would need to be completed before
    classes start on the 1 st November.

    Altar Server Training Day.
    ** Please Mark Your Calendars **  
    On Saturday, November 5, at 2:00pm in the church, we will be holding an Altar Server Training Day.  To be an altar server at Nativity, the child must be in Grade 4 or above, and be a baptized Roman Catholic, and have received their 1st Communion and Reconciliation.
    Please contact the parish office
    at 416 621 2732 or nativity@myparish.org
    to register your child in advance.

    Come and See Weekend.
    We are hosting a Come & See Weekend at St. Augustine`s Seminary.
    Friday, November 4 th at 7:00 pm to
    Sunday, November 6 th at 1:30 pm

    This will be an opportunity for young men 18 years and older to spend a weekend with time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ`s disciples through the Catholic priesthood.

    Living with Dementia – “I’m Still Here”.
    Powerful 50 minute research-based play that illuminates the realities of living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in the early and later stages of the journey.The drama will be followed by a Q & A.with the cast and a staff member from the Alzheimer Society.
    At St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Sat. October 29th, From 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.Tickets are $15.00 each and include light refreshments. Please contact: Joanne 416 626 0926  or jlcooper@rogers.com

    All men and women are welcome
    Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    Bundle Up Collection November 5th and 6th 2016
    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting gently used clothing, footwear, bedding and drapes on the above weekend. Please bring your articles to the Society’s truck in the rear parking lot before or shortly after the Masses on the weekend of Saturday 5th November from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm: and on Sunday 6th November from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Please note: No Mattresses, baby furniture or appliances are accepted. Thank you for your donations.

    Workshop on the Art of Discernment
    Given by a team of men and women religious, and a married couple.
    Place: Loretto College, 70 St. Mary St., Toronto
    When: Sat. November 5, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Suggested donation:  $ 30 (lunch included)
    Contact: Frances Harrison-Atell at
    416 467 2642.

    Theology on Tap West:  How to Fight Fair
    Monday, November 14, 2016: 7 - 9 pm
    Boston Pizza, 50 Courtneypark Dr. East, Mississauga. 
    Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth and local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest:  Shereen McFarlane, Program Manager Catholic Family Services of Toronto. Munchies provided.
    Cash bar. Bring a friend. 
    CONTACT: Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt 416 467 2645 WEB: www.faithconnections.ca 
    A  ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph,  Toronto.

    Nativity of Our Lord - Knights of Columbus Council # 12735
    Latin Fiesta Dinner
    Sat., Nov., 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM
    Catered Dinner, Entertainment & DJ, Cash Bar.
    Ticket Price $ 35.00 per person
    Contact:Julius 416 621 3624 or 416 998 8693.

    Annual Memorial Mass at Nativity of Our Lord Saturday November 26 2016 1:00 pm.
    We will celebrate our Annual Memorial Mass in remembrance of our 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.

  • Prayer for Year of Mercy

    Lord Jesus, You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees You sees Him.  Show us Your face and we will be saved.
    Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.  Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that You spoke to the Samaritan woman:  “If you knew the gift of God!”
    You are the visible face of the invisible father, of the God Who manifests His power above all by forgiveness and mercy:  let the Church be Your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

    You willed that Your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:  let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

    Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and Your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.  We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, You who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.  Amen