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Christmas—The Nativity of the Lord      

 December 25, 2016 

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Hayde Ayala 

To Donate Online to St JXXIII go to: https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=415

Office: 416-429-4000; Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM 

Email: saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

“Unto Us A Child Is Born… And His Name Will Be Called

“Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince Of Peace.”

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Christmas—The Nativity of the Lord      

 December 25, 2016 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC 

CHURCH 

THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY

347. What sins are gravely opposed to the

sacrament of Matrimony?

Adultery  and  polygamy  are  opposed  to  the
sacrament of matrimony because they contradict the
equal dignity of man and woman and the unity and
exclusivity  of  married  love.  Other  sins  include  the
deliberate  refusal  of  one’s  procreative  potential
which  deprives  conjugal  love  of  the  gift  of  children
and divorce which goes against the indissolubility of
marriage.

348. When does the Church allow the physical

separation of spouses?

The  Church  permits  the  physical  separation  of
spouses  when  for  serious  reasons  their  living
together  becomes  practically  impossible,  even
though there may be hope for their reconciliation. As
long as one’s spouse lives, however, one is not free to
contract a new union, except if the marriage be null
and be declared so by ecclesiastical authority.

349. What is the attitude of the Church toward

those people who are divorced and then

remarried?

The Church, since she is faithful to her Lord, cannot
recognize  the  union  of  people  who  are  civilly
divorced and remarried. “Whoever divorces his wife
and  marries  another,  commits  adultery  against  her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she  commits  adultery”  (Mark  10:11-12). The Church
manifests an attentive solicitude toward such people
and encourages them to a life of faith, prayer, works
of  charity  and  the  Christian  education  of  their
children. However, they cannot receive sacramental
absolution,  take  Holy  Communion,  or  exercise
certain  ecclesial  responsibilities  as  long  as  their
situation,  which  objectively  contravenes  God's  law,
persists.

350. Why is the Christian family called a domestic

church?

The  Christian  family  is  called  the  domestic  church
because  the  family  manifests  and  lives  out  the
communal  and  familial  nature  of  the Church  as  the
family  of God.  Each  family  member,  in  accord  with
their  own  role,  exercises  the  baptismal  priesthood
and  contributes  toward  making  the  family  a
community  of  grace  and  of  prayer,  a  school  of

human and Christian virtue and the place where the
faith is first proclaimed to children.

COFFE SUNDAY

Volunteers Needed. Would You Like To Help Us Get

To Know Each Other Better?

Before we begin we need a co-ordinator for each of

the 4 Sunday Masses. Then we can set a date for

our first coffee Sunday. Perhaps we can begin after

the Christmas rush. Say, Sat, Jan 28/Sun Jan 29.

2017

ENVELOPES NOW AVAILABLE

FOR PICK UP.

For regular users, if there are changes in address

and contact information please advice the office.

If not yet using pre-numbered envelopes, we

encourage you to register and a box of envelopes

will be available for you. Envelope users are the

major supporters of our Parish. We depend on your

generosity. THANK YOU!

FAMILY OF FAITH

2016 Tax Receipts

Will be issued by the end of Feb 2017. These

receipts are not issued by the parish.If you are one
of the many donors who prefer to receive your tax

receipts by email please contact the Donations

Processing Centre via campaign@archtoronto.org.

Please provide your full name, address, and the

name out your parish.

Is Your Information-Up-Todate?

Please help the Family of Faith Campaign maintain
its records by letting them know of any changes to

your information, including your email address. To

up-date contact campaign@archtoronto.org. or

416-934-3400 x555.

Where To Send Payments

Donations Processing Centre, Family of Faith

Campaign, 1155 Young St, Toronto, ON

M4T 1W2

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOUR ADDRESS CHANGES,

YOUR PAYMENT METHOD/INFORMATION CHANGES.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin        

 

Christmas—The Nativity of the Lord      

 December 25, 2016 

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PARISH

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 — Grade 8. Amy: 647-878-2534; 1

st

& 4

th

Sun

YOUTH CHOIR

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sun, Jan 29: Goal: $2,220. Total to Date: $770.00

PARISH GROUP LEADERS

Lectio—Evangelization, Six Sessions

Saturday Feb 4 @ 11AM & Saturday Feb 18 @ 11AM

College/University Age

Upcoming:6 Sessions with Your Age Group: OLW Lounge

MASS  

INTENTIONS 

Mon, Dec 26, 10AM: +Consolacion Rojas
Tues, Dec 27, 9AM: Thanksgiving by Prosie
Wed, Dec 28, 7PM: +Cesar Sevilla Mindanao
Thurs, Dec 29, 9AM: +Rufina Canlas Sr.
Fri, Dec 30, 7PM: Thnksv of Blck Nazr Devts

 

Sat, Dec 31, 9AM: Cancelled

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Saturday, Dec 31
5:15PM: +Silvestra Canalas
Sunday, Jan 1
9AM: +Leo deGale
12:15PM: +Eugenio Palconit

5:30PM: Cancelled

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Dec 31—Friday, Jan 6

Sanctuary Tabernacle:

Chapel Tabernacle:

FORMED.ORG

December Features

BE FORMED IN THE FAITH

Go To Programs: Children , Watch “Altar Gang” Or

“A Legend From Long Ago…” Christmas Story.

Go To Audio: Featured, Listen To “Prepare The

Way For The King” Or “The True Meaning Of

Christmas”.

Go To Books: Featured, Download “The Appalling

Strangeness Of God’s Mercy” Or Children,

Download “Bible Stories For Little Children”

Want to watch a movie on a saint’s life? Hear an

inspiriting audio on spirituality?

Teach your children the faith through video? You

can do all this via computer, smart phone, tablet or

internet tv. Go to “formed.org.; input our parish

access code: MRFX27; fill out your profile and

password. Bang! You’re into the site.

EVENT 

DATE

TIME

TIME

TIME

Christmas 

Day

Sunday 
Dec 25

Mass

9AM

Mass

12:15PM

Cancelled

5:30PM

St Stevens

Day

Monday

Dec 26

Mass

10AM

——

——

New Year Eve

Mary Mother 

of God

Sat 

Dec 31

Mass

Cancelled

9AM

Holy Hour

3:45PM

Mass

5:15PM

New Year 

Mary Mother 

of God

Sunday, 

Jan 1

Mass

9AM

Mass

12:15PM

Cancelled 

5:30PM

New Year Day 

2

Mon, 

Jan 2

Mass

10AM

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——

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

SCHEDULE

MOM’S CATHOLIC GROUP

Coming to St JXXIII Parish in 2017

Check out the website for further information.

www.catholicmomsgroup.com. St JXXIII: Angelina

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 December 25, 2016 

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SMILE

ARCHDIOCESE

WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD

INTO OUR WORLD;

H

owever, many have not received the birth of our

Lord into their hearts.

If Christ lives in your heart and you would like to help

others discover the Lord, you may be called to be a

priest, deacon, brother or sister. Contact Fr. Chris

Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at

416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

Family Affairs

An elderly man was on the operating table awaiting

surgery to be performed by his son, a renowned

surgeon. Just before they would put him under, he

asked to speak to his son: "Don’t be nervous, son, do

your best and just remember, if it doesn’t go well, if

something happens to me… your mother is going to

come and live with you and your wife."

VOCATIONS

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meet 2

nd

& 4

th

Thurs of Month

Next Meeting IS THURSDAY, Jan 12 @ 9:30AM

Co-ordinator: Femi Barrera. 416-467-6492

BLACK NAZARNE NOVENA/FEAST DAY.

Feast Day Mass—Monday, Jan 9 @ 7PM

Jan 1st - Sun, 1:15pm / Jan 2nd - Mon 6:45pm / Jan 3rd -

Tues 8:45am / Jan 4th - Wed 6:45pm / Jan 5th - Thurs

8:45am / Jan 6th - Fri 6:45pm / Jan 7th - Sat 8:45am /

Jan 8th - Sun 1:15pm / Jan 9th - Mon 6:45PM

TCDSB KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

January 18, 10AM

Imagine the Possibilities: Junior Kindergarten in the

Toronto Catholic District School Board provides

children with a variety of learning experiences in a

caring, faith based environment. Students develop a

positive attitude about themselves and others,

become more independent and responsible, develop

self-regulation and social skills, and learn to solve

problems.

Parents can apply online beginning Jan 18, 10AM:

SOAR.tcdsb.org and follow up with a visit to the school

to present required documents. Or they can register at

their local school with the required documents

beginning Jan 18: 10AM. WEB: www.tcdsb.org/

kindergartenregistration: 416-222-8282ext. 5314

ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO CELEBRATES

175TH ANNIVERSARY

December 17 marks the 175th anniversary of the

Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long

celebration of this historic milestone.

Originally part of the Diocese of Kingston, on Dec 17,

1841, Pope Gregory 16 formally created the Diocese of
Toronto and named Michael Power its first bishop. The

Archdiocese of Toronto is planning numerous historical

and spiritual activities to commemorate the 175th

anniversary, including a large-scale celebration at St.

Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on May 30, 2017.

FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health 416-465-2868

www.fertilitycare.ca info@fertilitycare.ca

Are you planning to space your children and feel unsure

of the family planning system you’re using?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Is your family complete and are wondering what comes
next for family panning? FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Would you like to follow your faith but don’t know a

reliable, scientific family planning method?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Do you have health concerns and want to learn more

about your body and gynecologic health?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Are you suffering from infertility or recurrent

miscarriage and don’t know where to turn for effective

help? FertilityCare Toronto can help.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Second (2

nd

) Test Months of Jan/Feb

SACRAMENT  

OF CONFIRMATION

Session 4: Wed, Jan 25 @ 7:30PM In the Hall

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Christmas—The Nativity of the Lord      

 December 25, 2016 

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Feast: St Stephen,  Deacon  &  Martyr--Mon,  Dec  26--
T

he Acts of the Apostles says that Stephen was a man filled

with  grace  and  power,  who  worked  great  wonders  among
the  people.  Certain  Jews,  members  of  the  Synagogue  of
Roman  Freedmen,  debated  with  Stephen  but  proved  no
match for the wisdom and spirit with which he spoke. They
persuaded others to make the charge of blasphemy against
him. He was seized and carried before the Sanhedrin.
In  his  speech,  Stephen  recalled  God’s  guidance  through
Israel’s history, as well as Israel’s idolatry and disobedience.
He then claimed that his persecutors were showing this same
spirit. “[Y]ou always oppose the holy Spirit; you are just like
your ancestors”

(Acts 7:51b)

.

His  speech  brought  anger  from  the  crowd.  “But  [Stephen],
filled with the holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and
saw  the  glory  of God

and  Jesus  standing

at  the  right  hand  of

God,  and  he  said,

‘Behold,  I  see  the

heavens  opened

and  the  Son  of  Man

standing at the right

hand  of God….’ They

threw him out of the

city,  and  began  to

stone him…. As they

w e r e  s t o n i n g

Stephen,  he  called

o u t ,  ‘ L o r d  J e s u s ,

receive  my  spirit….

Lord, do not hold this sin against them’”

(Acts 7:55-56, 58a, 59, 60b)

.

Reflection:  Stephen  died  as  Jesus  did:  falsely  accused,
brought to unjust condemnation because he spoke the truth
fearlessly. He died with his eyes trustfully fixed on God, and
with  a  prayer  of  forgiveness  on  his  lips. A  “happy”  death  is
one that finds us in the same spirit, whether our dying is as
quiet  as  Joseph’s  or  as  violent  as  Stephen’s:  dying  with
courage, total trust and forgiving love.

Feast: St John , Apostle, Evangelist—Tues, Dec 27:

It

is  God  who  calls;  human  beings  answer.  The  vocation  of
John  and  his  brother  James  is  stated  very  simply  in  the
Gospels, along with that of Peter and his brother Andrew:
Jesus called them; they followed. The absoluteness of their
response is indicated by the account. James and John “were
in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He
called them, and immediately they left their boat and their
father and followed him”

(Matthew 4:21b-22)

.

…John was with Peter when the first great miracle after the
Resurrection took place—the cure of the man crippled from
birth—which  led  to  their

spending  the  night  in

jail  together.  The

m y s t e r i o u s

experience  of  the

R e s u r r e c t i o n  i s

p e r h a p s

b e s t

contained  in  the

w o r d s  o f  A c t s :

“ O b s e r v i n g  t h e

boldness  of  Peter  and

John  and  perceiving

t h e m

t o

b e

u n e d u c a t e d ,

ordinary  men,  they

[the  questioners]

 were  amazed,  and  they

recognized them as the companions of Jesus”

(Acts 4:13)

.

The Apostle  John  is  traditionally  considered  the  author  of

the  Fourth  Gospel,  three  New  Testament  letters  and  the
Book of Revelation. His Gospel is a very personal account. He
sees the glorious and divine Jesus already in the incidents of
his mortal life. At the Last Supper, John’s Jesus speaks as if
he were already in heaven. It is the Gospel of Jesus’ glory.

Feast:  The  Holy  Innocents,  Martyrs—Wed,  Dec  28:

Herod  “the  Great,”  king  of  Judea,  was  unpopular  with  his
people because of his connections with the Romans and his
religious indifference. Hence he was insecure and fearful of
any  threat  to  his  throne.  He  was  a  master  politician  and  a
tyrant  capable  of  extreme  brutality.  He  killed  his  wife,  his
brother and his sister’s two husbands, to name only a few.

Matthew 2:1-18 tells this story: Herod was “greatly troubled”
when  astrologers  from  the  east  came  asking  the
whereabouts  of  “the

newborn  king  of  the

Jews,”  whose  star

they  had  seen. They

were  told  that  the

Jewish  Scriptures

named  Bethlehem

as  the  place  where

the  Messiah  would

b e  b o r n .  H e r o d

c u n n i n g l y  t o l d

them  to  report  back

to  him  so  that  he

could  also  “do  him

h o m a g e . ”  T h e y

found  Jesus,  offered

him  their  gifts  and,  warned  by  an  angel,  avoided  Herod  on
their way home. Jesus escaped to Egypt.
Herod became furious and “ordered the massacre of all the
boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under.”
The  horror  of  the  massacre  and  the  devastation  of  the
mothers  and  fathers  led  Matthew  to  quote  Jeremiah:  “A
voice  was  heard  in  Ramah,  sobbing  and  loud  lamentation;
Rachel  weeping  for  her  children…”

(Matthew  2:18)

.  Rachel  was

the  wife  of  Jacob/Israel.  She  is  pictured  as  weeping  at  the
place  where  the  Israelites  were  herded  together  by  the
conquering Assyrians for their march into captivity.

WIN GREAT PRIZES

Friars’ Student Writing Award

Students aged 14-18 are invited to write a five hundred-

word  essay  on  the  theme  for  the  Week  of  Prayer  for 

Christian  Unity,  celebrated  Jan  18-25.  The  Theme  for 

this  coming  year  is  “Reconciliation—The  love  of  Christ 

compels  us

”  (cf.2Cor5:14-20).  Students  should  read  the 

above  Scripture  passage  and  respond  to  the  following 

statement in the essay:

As the Christian world reflects on the 500th anniversary 

of  the  Protestant  Reformation  (1517-2017)  and  after 

reading  2  Corinthians  5:14-29,  discuss  the  main 

obstacles  to  Christian  reconciliation  and  ways  to 

overcome them based on your own experiences.

First  prize  is  an  iPad  Air  2  (64GB),  second  prize  is  a 

Kobo  Aura  HsO,  and  third  to  sixth  prizes  are  a  one-

year  subscription  to  the  Catholic  Register  and  other 

prizes.  Essays  will  be  edited  and  published  in  the 

Catholic Register. Deadline for entries is Jan 13. E-mail 

your  essay  to  editor@catholicregister.org  or  Fax  it  to 

416-934-3400, ext 344

FEASTS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK

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Christmas—The Nativity of the Lord      

 December 25, 2016 

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The Readings:

Isaiah 52:7–10

Psalms 98:1–6

Hebrews 1:1–6

John 1:1–18

The  Church’s  liturgy  rings  in  Christmas  with  a

joyful  noise.  We  hear  today  of  uplifted  voices,

trumpets and horns, and melodies of praise. In

the  First  Reading,  Isaiah  foretells  Israel’s

liberation  from  captivity  and  exile  in  Babylon.

He envisions a triumphant homecoming to Zion

marked  by  joyful  singing.  The  new  song  in

today’s  Psalm  is  a  victory  hymn  to  the

marvellous deeds done by our God and King.

Both  the  prophet  and  psalmist  sing  of  God’s

power and salvation. God has shown the might

of His holy arm, they say. This language recalls

the Exodus, where the people first sang of God’s

powerful  arm  that  shattered  Israel’s  enemy

Egypt

(see Exod. 15:1, 6, 16)

. The coming of the Christ

child  into  the  world  fulfills  all  that  the  Exodus

and the return from exile prefigured. In Jesus, all

nations  to  the  ends  of  the  earth  will  see  the

victory of God over the forces of sin and death.

Jesus  is  the  new  King.  He  is  the  royal  firstborn

son  and  Son  of God  promised  to  David,  as  we

hear in today’s Epistle

(see Ps. 2:7; 2 Sam. 7:14)

. And as

our Gospel  reveals,  He  is  the Word  of God,  the

one  through  whom  the  universe  was  created,

the  one  through  whom  the  universe  is

sustained.  In  speaking  to  us  through  His  Son,

God has unveiled a new age, the last days. The

new age is a new creation. In the beginning, God

spoke His Word and light shone in the darkness.

Now, in this new age, He sends us the true light

to  scatter  the  darkness  of  a  world  that  has

exiled itself from God.

He is the one Isaiah foretold – who brings good

tidings  of  peace  and  salvation,  who  announces

to the world that God has come to dwell and to

reign

(see  Rev.  21:3–4)

.  So  we  sing  a  new  song  on

Christmas.  It  is  the  song  of  those  who  have

believed in the Christ child and been born again

– by grace given the power to become children

of God.

“In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word

Was With God, And The Word Was God.”

St John

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Question
A friend tells me that Jesus was probably born in the
summer.  How  do  I  explain  to  her  the  reason  the
Church celebrates Christmas on December 25?
Answer
As  we  do  not  know  the  exact  date  of Christ’s  birth,
the  date  of  December  25  for  Christmas  may  have
been  arbitrary.  The  Church  could  have  chosen
another  date  on  which  to  celebrate  the  birth  of
Christ.  One  reason  December  25  may  have  been
deemed  suitable  is  its  proximity  to  the  winter
solstice.  After  that  date  the  days  start  to  become
longer, and thus it is at the beginning of a season of
light  entering  the  world  (cf.  John  1:5). The  summer
solstice—after  which  the  days  start  to  get  shorter—
falls  near  June  24,  on  which  the  Church  celebrates
the birth of John the Baptist, who declared of Christ,
"He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30).

Question
Non-Christians  claim  that  Christmas  trees  are  a
religious  symbol  of  Christmas.  Is  a  Christmas  tree
really  a  religious  symbol  of  Christmas  equal  to  a
Nativity scene?
Answer
It  depends  on  how  religious  symbol  is  defined.  If  it
means  anything  to  which  religious  significance  can
be attached, then yes, because many Christians have
attached religious significance to the Christmas tree

(e.g., the Tree of Life, both in Eden and on Calvary)

. But if a religious

symbol  of  a  holiday  is  considered  a  tangible  object
intrinsically  attached  to  that  holiday,  and  without
which  the  holiday  wouldn’t  be  the  same,  then  no,
because  the  celebration  of  Christmas  does  not
require  Christmas  trees.  Christmas  trees  are  a
decoration  that  Christians  incorporated  into  their
celebration  of  the  holiday  over  the  centuries. They
did not become widespread in the English-speaking
world  until  German  relatives  of  the  British  royal
family  brought  the  custom  to  Great  Britain  in  the
18th  and  19th  centuries.  Christians  justified  the
custom  on  religious  grounds  by  explaining  that  the
evergreen tree can symbolize eternal life. Even today
in  many  traditionally  Catholic  countries,  far  more
emphasis  is  placed  on  the  much  older  Christian
custom  of  erecting  Nativity  scenes,  a  tradition

attributed  to  St.  Francis  of  Assisi  (1181-1226).  In
short,  although  Christmas  trees  are  a  beloved
custom in much of the English-speaking world, they
are  not  necessary  to  the  celebration  of  the  holiday
and are not nearly as symbolic of the holiday as the
crèche. If it is agreed that a religious symbol should
be understood to mean a tangible object intrinsically
attached to that holiday, then Christmas trees are to
Christmas what dreidels are to Hanukkah—a beloved
custom but not a religious symbol.

CHRISTMAS ANSWERS

GOD SQUAD & KIDS OF THE CROSS

Youth Ministry Christmas Party:

Friday, December 23, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm in

the Parish Hall.

Please join us in celebrating the birth of our

Lord and Savior with a night of prayer, worship,

activities and snacks. Don’t forget to bring a

friend!

Next God Squad Night:

Friday, January 6, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm in the

Parish hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night:

Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm in the

Parish hall.

YOUTH MINISTRY

XLT: RESOLVE

January 2, 7PM

Flato Markham Theatre

171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham

How will you welcome in 2017? Join Paul J. Kim

(youth speaker), Kathleen & Jesse Leblanc

(married couple) and Fr. Frank Portelli (Director

of the Office of Catholic Youth) for an evening of

prayer, praise, confessions and Eucharistic

adoration. This ministry team will help teens

and adults alike discern what they need to

"resolve" to make 2017 a new and faith-filled

year. Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity

to grow in your relationship with Jesus and the

Church. Usher in 2017 like you've never done

before.

CONTACT: St. Justin Martyr Parish PHONE:

905-479-2463 EMAIL: youth@stjustin.com

WEB: www.stjustin.com

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Christmas—The Nativity of the Lord      

 December 25, 2016 

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with
e v e n i n g

p r a y e r  a n d

Benediction

at  5:40PM.

Come  for  a

few  minutes

or an hour and

keep  watch

with the Lord.

P r a y  f o r

others,  the

Church,  your

f a m i l y ,

yourself.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin        

 

Christmas—The Nativity of the Lord      

 December 25, 2016 

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 — Grade 8. Amy: 647-878-2534; 1

st

& 4

th

Sun

YOUTH CHOIR

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sun, Jan 29: Goal: $2,220. Total to Date: $770.00

PARISH GROUP LEADERS

Lectio—Evangelization, Six Sessions

Saturday Feb 4 @ 11AM & Saturday Feb 18 @ 11AM

College/University Age

Upcoming:6 Sessions with Your Age Group: OLW Lounge

FOR PARISH REVENUE

7 Day Vigil Lamps

To help with parish revenue the red vigil lamps for the altar
tabernacle and chapel tabernacle can be purchased for the

week beginning at the Sunday Vigil Mass for $20. The name

of the Family or Person for whom the Vigil Lamp is burning

will be placed in this bulletin every week.

It is possible for the parish to raise $1,5oo each year in this

way.

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LENTEN FAST & ABSTINENCE

We fast, & abstain from meat on Ash Wed & Good Fri.

The fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The required fast on Ash Wed and Good Fri involves

eating only one full meal on those days. One or two

smaller meals may be taken on those days, but may not

total one full meal. The required fast does not allow

eating anything between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

Abstinence on these days from meat does not intend the

omission of eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All Catholics who have completed their 14

th

year are

bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by

the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60

th

year.

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we abstain from meat

on all the Fridays of the year (except on Solemnities) in

commemoration of our Saviour’s death.