World Day of Peace
The World Day of Peace was established by Pope Paul VI in 1968 who asked that 'every year, this commemoration be repeated as a hope and as a promise, at the beginning of the calendar which measures and outlines the path of human life in time, that Peace with its just and beneficent equilibrium may dominate the development of events to come." Each year has a specific theme, chosen by the Holy Father. (Ordo 2021-2022)
"There is light, even in our darkest hour"
Pope Francis, in his 2023 message for the World Day of Peace, recalls that all crises are interconnected and that we must not forget any of them, but work for the good of humanity.
He goes further, saying, "when tragic events seem to overwhelm our lives, we are called to keep our hearts open to hope and to trust in God, who makes himself present, accompanies us with tenderness, sustains us in our weariness and, above all, guides our path.”
For the Pope's full message, visit: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-12/pope-francis-message-world-day-for-peace-light-even-in-darkest.html
RECTORY OFFICE REOPENS
The office re-opens on JANUARY 11, 2023
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
THIS Friday, January 6th, 2023
After the 9:05 a.m. Mass
NEW BEGINNINGS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SESSION
January 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Grief - Looking back and Looking beyond
Register at: https://nbbd01.eventbrite.ca
Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
firstname.lastname@example.org (647) 215-3978
RETROVAILLE - A Lifeline for Married Couples
January 13-15, 2023
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga
Is your marriage going down the right road . . . or is it a little off track? Does the distance between you seem wide? Are you already separated?
Retrouvaille can help and offers hope for a better relationship. By learning the tools of healthy communication, you can build intimacy and heal. Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin, but welcomes couples of all faiths. Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP VINCENT NGUYEN
February 12, 2023, 2:30 pm
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond Street, Toronto
REGISTRATION IS OPEN ON-LINE
As part of Marriage Sunday 2023 celebrations, Bishop Vincent Nguyen will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples, especially those celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2023. The Mass will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12 at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. All married couples will have an opportunity to renew their vows and milestone anniversary celebrants will be honoured with a special blessing.
The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who are unable to attend at the Cathedral are invited to join the celebration via livestream Mass here: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/ The broadcast will begin at 2:15 p.m.
REGISTRATION: www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to access resources.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023 or earlier if capacity is reached.
Scripture Readings for
8 Jan 2023
First Reading: Isaiah 60 : 1 -6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72
Second Reading: Ephesians 3 : 2 - 5a, 5 - 6
Gospel: Matthew 2 : 1 - 12
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Jan 2 - Sun. Jan 8 , 2023
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Helen Murphy (RIP)
Req. by Colleen Murphy and family
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Ann Briand (RIP)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Emily Chumko-Lambert (RIP)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Stanley Trojanowkski (RIP)
Req. by Angela Tung
Sunday 11 a.m.
Zofia Leja (RIP)
Req. by daughters Marie and Diane, & family
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Please notify the office of any changes to the list
Hang Sam Lee, Richard Mijares, Drew Fiala, Connie Tari-Kornhauser, Lisa Reardon, Stuart Robson, Rosa Maria Santos, Bianca Auriemma, Rosie Po, Frank Ferreira, Antonina Koziara, Julia Collins, Mary Ann Cuschieri, Sebastian Caravalho, Anne Tran Fazzalari, Gabriel Sebastian Romano, Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Marta DiGregorio, Guy Alcamo, Rosa Loschiavo, Maureen Walsh and Susan Murphy.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
PAG November: $1,013.00
Donate Now: Nov 1 - 15 $ 335.00
Weekly, December 18: $ 1,740.00
Restoration: $ 620.00
Taxes and Insurance: $ 20.00
Next weekend is the last WEEKEND you will be making a 2022 contribution to our parish. Any contributions received after December 31, 2022, will count towards your 2023 tax receipt. As of January 1, 2023, contributions received will count towards your 2023 tax receipt.
Thank you for your on-going support!
2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are ready for pick-up at the back of the church.
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the envelope, when making your first few 2023 donations. New envelope users/parishioners are asked to fill out a Parish Registration Form (available from an usher) and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2023.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.