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ELECTION OF WARDENS: On Sunday, December 2nd at 11:15 AM in the parish hall, a meeting of parishioners will be held for the purpose of electing two Church Wardens.  To be eligible to be nominated as a Church Warden, the person must be 18 years or older, a Roman Catholic and living in boundaries of the parish. Two Wardens’ terms are expiring: Emidio De Carolis and Scot Diamond have served two terms each.   We thank them for their six years of service to the community.  Nominations, duly proposed and seconded, will be accepted at the meeting.  Please contact the parish office for more information or to propose a nominee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Our parish Advent reconciliation service will take place Thursday December 6th at 7:00 pm.Several priests will be available to hear your confession, after a short Liturgy of the Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNDSCRIP FORMS will be due December 1st and 2nd, just in time for your Christmas shopping!  Here is the Fundscrip form 2018 for your perusal.


 

 

You are invited to our yearly Christmas dinner which will be held on Saturday December 8 at 6 pm (after the 5 pm Mass).  Come join us for an evening of fun, good food, great company and lots of celebrations! The invitation has also been sent to Santa! so he might be able to join us, only if we’ve been good this year!

We will be featuring the “Nativity play” by our own very talented and famous young actors, our own children of the parish! Get your cameras ready! Parents, see details below for rehearsal dates and times.

Tickets will be sold on Saturday Nov. 24 and Sunday Nov. 25, Saturday Dec. 1 and Sunday Dec. 2 after Mass.

Ages 11-99: 15$, ages 5-10: 10$, under 5: free.

You are strongly encouraged to give back to the community by helping us make this event a successful one:

– by volunteering your time: set up Friday evening or Saturday morning, selling tickets, making gift baskets, tending the bar, cleaning up after, …

– by giving new items or gifts to make the gift baskets

– by making desserts

– by attending with your family and friends! Signup sheets will be available at the above mentioned dates.

HELP NEEDED:  SIgn up sheets are available here, or call or email Nadine Yared Khairy at 514-651-5636, nadineyared@hotmail.com. Looking forward to seeing you and celebrating together! The Christmas dinner committee.

NATIVITY PLAY: As mentioned in the prior announcement, our annual Nativity play will take place on Saturday December 8, during the Christmas Dinner.  All children aged 4 and up are welcome to participate – there are many non-speaking roles to be had!  Weekly rehearsals begin this Tuesday November 20 at 5:30 pm, following CFE, and lasts 30 minutes.

ELECTION OF WARDENS: On Sunday, December 2nd at 11:15 AM in the parish hall, a meeting of parishioners will be held for the purpose of electing two Church Wardens.  To be eligible to be nominated as a Church Warden, the person must be 18 years or older, a Roman Catholic and living in boundaries of the parish. Two Wardens’ terms are expiring: Emidio De Carolis and Scot Diamond have served two terms each.   We thank them for their six years of service to the community.  Nominations, duly proposed and seconded, will be accepted at the meeting.  Please contact the parish office for more information or to propose a nominee.

 

Thank you for your response to the CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD on Sundays. One parent remarked that it was nice to see people without young children volunteer for the task; it gave her a chance to sit through the first part of the Mass undisturbed.  Last week, Lori-Ann sat in on the class; will you volunteer this week?  Or next?  A signup sheet is available near the classroom, which is at the top of the stairs at the parking lot entrance.

 

Adult Faith Education continues this Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the boardroom.    The next morning session will take place on Thursday November 15 at 9:15 am.  No need to have attended previous sessions to join us.  We are reading  A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23.

 

 

Can you take St Joseph home? As of next weekend, he is homeless! Please consider taking him home for one week, along with a prayer card, to pray for vocations within our parish family.  A new sign-up sheet is available at the main doors of the church. Thanks to Saint Brother André, Montrealers have enjoyed a special relationship with St. Joseph.  How about you?  Why not bring the statue home one week?  The parish will be the richer for it!


The Canadian Bishops have issued a statement on the legalization of cannabis: http://tinyurl.com/y8av68j9


 

Our Children’s MASS BOOKS are a hit!!! Thank you for making use of our latest endeavor to bring the Mass to life for our kids.  A few of our copies have gone missing!  Please check if your little one has not brought one home accidentally.  Copies to borrow and return are available at the pews near the main doors of the church.

 

 


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

PLEASE ENTER BY 71 ROOSEVELT ONLY.

The main doors will be shut until the spring.

Monday – no Mass

Tuesday – 7 pm

Wednesday to Friday – 8:30 am

Something revisited! CHILDREN’S CHOIR:  Does your youngster like to sing? Have them join the children’s choir!  For children ages 6 to 12.  We are looking for parents and/or teenagers who play the guitar or piano to accompany them. A sign-up sheet is available at the main doors of the church or email the office.


Wayne, our caretaker collects empty soda and beer bottles and cans and donates the proceeds to the parish? If you would like to donate your ‘empties’ to Wayne’s cause, please rinse out cans and bottles before bringing them into the parish.  They can be left at the 71 Roosevelt entrance. He has