Christmas Message from our Pastor
Dear brothers and sisters,
Throughout this Holy Season, we will repeatedly hear this Word: Emmanuel. Emmanuel (God is with us). It is an amazing word! It is a very precious word.
As we think about the work Emmanuel, let us think about the Coming of our Lord in a three-fold way. First, He did come, over 2000 years ago into this world. Second, He is coming, daily, hourly, unto us who believe in Him, revealing Himself to our hearts. And finally, He shall come in His glorified body, this same Jesus. He is going to be seeking for something precious to his own heart and for people who are precious unto Him.
In his Mercy, Go comes to be with us, to love us, and to save us: and in turn, God is inviting us to share His Mercy to one another.
This Christmas Season, we enter the Holy Year of Mercy. As the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has said: “The Holy Year must keep alive the desire to know how to welcome the numerous signs of the tenderness which God offers to the whole world and, above all, to those who suffer, who are alone and abandoned, without hope of being pardoned or feeling the Father’s love…
A Holy Year to experience strongly within ourselves the joy of having been found by Jesus, the Good Shepherd who has come in search of us because we were lost…
A Year in which to be touched by the Lord Jesus and to be transformed by His mercy, so that we may become witnesses to mercy.”
As Christmas approaches, I would like to thank all of you for your great support throughout the year of 2016, we continue to build up our community as a community of Faith, Hope and especially A Family of Mercy. May the blessings and love of the infant Jesus surround you at Christmas and the coming Year. – Fr. Joseph Tran, Pastor
Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
December 8 2015 – November 20 2-16
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited each weekday following the 9:05 am Mass.
Pleas consider taking time to join in our Divine Mercy prayers for this Holy Year of Mercy.
2016 Offertory Envelopes are ready for pick-up at the back of the church!
If you are a new member of our parish, and have taken a numbered, unlabelled offertory box of envelopes, please follow a few steps to ensure that your donations will be properly recorded in 2016.
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the offertory envelope, when making your first 3-4 2016 donations. This will ensure that the office staff correctly record your personal information (to ensure you receive an income tax receipt at the end of the year).
If you want to start your donations this year (2015), please place your donation in a visitor envelope and print your full name, address and envelope number on it.
(Please do not use your 2016 offertory envelopes until next year!) New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it.
We are a registered charity-member agency of ShareLife that teaches the Creighton Model FertilityCare System to women (teens through peri-menopausal) and couples to effectively manage their fertility in a natural way.
Our program also features NaProTECHNOLOGY, a reproductive science practiced by our medical doctors that cooperated with the woman’s cycle to diagnose and treat underlying gynecological and reproductive disorders.