Christ the King will restore all creation and restore his kingdom to the Father. The risen people of God will rejoice in a new heaven and a new earth. “There, with the whole of creation, freed from the corruption of sin and death, may we glorify you through Christ our Lord.” (EP IV) Ordo 2014
The Call to Love: An Advent Retreat for Young Adults (18-39)
6 December 2014 — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Mary Ward Centre
70 St. Mary St., Toronto
Faith Connections and The Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth invite you to a retreat – talks, activities such as a conflict resolution workshop, prayer and social. We will explore: knowing myself loved by God, loving others and loving the world. Lunch and refreshments provided. Cost: $30. Registration required by November 28 — email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.
Advent Retreat Day – God Is With Us: Bringing Hope to Those Living in Darkness
6 December 2014 – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Gabriel’s Parish
670 Sheppard Ave. E.
Please join us for a reflection on our Christian commitment with Fr. Rick Frechette, CP. Father Rick is a Passionist serving the people of Haiti as both a priest and a medical doctor. Fr. Rick will talk about our Christian commitment to share the Good News, especially with those who are living in the darkness of poverty, injustice, and slavery in its many forms.
Cost is $5 per person. A simple lunch will be provided. To register, please call the parish at 416-221-8866, or email email@example.com.
Contemplative Advent Practices for Those Who Are Experiencing Loss
Saturday, 29 November 2014
St. Norbert’s Church 100 Regent Rd.
(West of Dufferin Ave/one block north of Wilson Ave)
Catholic Family Services of Toronto – New Beginnings and St. Norbert’s Church invite you to a Saturday Advent Retreat with Christine Rybka-Miki, M.Div. and Maureen McDonnell, D.Min. This Advent, rediscover the wealth that our faith tradition and Ignatian contemplative prayer has to offer us as we wait in abiding hope. All are welcome! Light lunch will be provided. Pre-registration necessary. Please call Mary Benincasa at 416-921-1163, ext. 2235.
2015 SUNDAY MISSALS
The new Missals for the coming Liturgical Year are now on sale after all Masses. The cost is only $5.00 each.
White Elephant Sale Items required!
We are asking for NEW AND VERY GENTLY USED ITEMS for our White Elephant Sale this year. (No books, please.)
(Perhaps this would be a great opportunity to clear your home of last year’s unused gifts!) 😉
Items can be dropped off on the bench at the bottom of the stairs to the basement before or after morning Mass, anytime after 6:00 p.m. Saturday, and before noon on Sundays. Please label your donations ‘For White Elephant’.
St. Cecilia’s Church 21st Annual Christmas Bazaar and Raffle
Saturday, 6 December 2014
9:00 Am – 1:30 PMSt. Cecilia’s Church Hall
Unique Vendors! Fresh Baked goods! Raffle draw!
A visit from Santa Claus! Free coffee!
Free crafts for the children! Or come out just to enjoy the ambiance!
Raffle tickets will be sold! You could in a 48″ LED HDTV,
Toronto Maple Leafs tickets, multiple Toronto Raptor tickets
and so much more!!!
St. Vincent De Paul Society ‘Christmas Star Program’
Once again commencing this weekend, the St. Vincent De Paul Society will be displaying a Christmas Tree in our Church, with dangling stars. Each star represents a gift that can be purchased for either a teen, (gift card), or family, (food gift card). Please take a star, and return it, with the appropriate gift card to one of our St. Vincent De Paul representatives, (donation box holders), after Masses, no later than December 14th, 2014.
Gift cards can be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy.
Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores.
Thank you for giving to those in our community who are less fortunate!
Christmas Cards and Cakes
As in previous years, during the months preceding the great “Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord”, right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Saturday and Sunday Masses stating 2 November until 23 December. One of the most important fundraisers Campaign Life Catholic does each year, is the sale of the delicious Christmas cakes. This helps to continue the work for the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, supporting life at every stage.
Large cakes: $25.00
Small Cakes: $15.00
Cards: $8/10 pk.
Solemn Eucharistic Adoration with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins
18 December 2014, 7:00 PM to 10 PM
St. Basil’s Parish, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto
His eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins and the Office of Cathlic youth invite all to join the young adults of th Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in solemn Eucharistic Adoration at St. Basil’s Parish.
A professional choir will offer chant for a portion of adoration and Cardinal Collins will provide a brief reflection . The sacrament of reconciliation will also be made available for the duration. A social for the young adults of the archdiocese will follow at St. Basil’s Parish Hall from 8:30 PM to 10 PM.
For more information, contact the Office of Catholic Youth at 416-599-7676, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ocytoronto.org .
The Presentation Brothers are hosting their monthly TAIZE PRAYER SESSION at the Friary @ 15 Laxton Avenue in Parkdale (Queen & Lansdowne)
Wednesday – November 26th 2014 at 6:30 pm
“So you had not the strength to keep awake with me for one hour”? – Lk. 26:40
Light refreshments will be served. (You are invited to bring a non-perishable item for St. Francis Table)