27 November 2022 – First Sunday of Advent


Christmas Vigil Mass
Saturday, December 24th, 2022
11:30 Carols
12:00 a.m. Solemn Midnight Mass

Christmas Day Masses
Sunday, December 25th, 202
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

The Holy Family Mass
Monday, December 26th, 9:05 a.m.

New Years' Eve Mass - Solemnity of Mary
Saturday, December 31st
7:00 p.m.

New Years' Day Masses - Solemnity of Mary
Sunday, January 1st, 2023
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Saturday December 24th and Saturday December 31st : NO confessions at 4:00-4:30 p.m.
See Day of Confessions schedule for confession opportunities.




THIS Friday, December 2, 2022
immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass.


Sunday, Nov. 27th is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. Sunday Missals for 2022-2023 are available for purchase at the back of the church while supplies last. The price is $5.00

St. Vincent De Paul Society 'Christmas Star Program'

Starts Next Weekend

The St. Cecilia Conference of The St. Vincent De Paul Society will be running their Christmas Star Program beginning next weekend, November 26/27, 2022.

Please note a few important changes for this yearPlease donate grocery cards ONLY.

Please include the dollar value of the card.

The tree may not be displayed next weekend, however, you may donate grocery gift cards to the programme beginning next weekend by:
-giving to an usher at Mass
-placing in the offertory collection basket
-dropping through the parish office mail slot at 161 Annette Street.

Please donate your cards by: Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Many in our community are experiencing strained budgets due to inflation and high food costs. Thank you for sharing with our neighbours who find themselves in need at this time.


Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign Life fruitcakes will be on sale after Masses this Advent season. Also for sale this year, Sweet Gift Boxes & Savoury Gift Boxes.

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. Please purchase these items generously which support the Culture of Life in our society. On behalf of the Unborn, the Handicapped and The Family,

Thank you!

See the poster in the vestibule for pricing details.


If you are a registered parishioner and have moved in the past year, please inform the office of your change in address. Thank-you!


Saturday, December 3 – 7 p.m. EST
Massey Hall 178 Victoria St, Toronto

A musically rich blend of both secular and sacred carols to usher in the Christmas season.

A Toronto holiday tradition, this is the Choir School’s 85th year, and this year’s concert is sure to be one of the best yet. St. Michael’s Choir School graduates are some of Canada’s most celebrated professional and amateur musicians and are known for music of the highest caliber.

St. Michael’s Choir School:
EMAIL: stmichaelschoirschool@smcs.on.ca
WEBSITE: www.smcs.on.ca https://smcs.on.ca/concerts

ADVENT RETREAT DAY - “Christmas Presence”

Saturday, December 17– 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Gregory’s Church 122 Rathburn Rd, Toronto

What does it mean for God to be present to us? What does Jesus offer to us? What do we offer to God? An About Being Catholic spiritual retreat day hosted by St. Gregory’s Parish Catechists Adam and Julia Kozak featuring enlightening presentations, open discussions, prayer and focused reflection time. You are invited to bring any family or friends you would like.

Lunch will be provided There is no fee. All are welcome.

DEADLINE: December 14, 2022

To participate, please email: aboutbeingcatholic@gmail.com with your name and if you are bringing anyone with you.


Scripture Readings for
December 4 2022
Second Sunday of Advent 

First Reading: Isaiah 11 : 1 - 10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72
Second Reading: Romans 15 : 4 - 9
Gospel: Matthew 3 : 1 - 12

Mon. Nov 28 - Sun. Dec 4

Monday 9:05 a.m.
John D Rooney (INT)
Birthday blessings
Req. by His family

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Bernice Ostafew (RIP)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew

Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Hilaria Hong Ting (RIP)
Req. by Annette And Ben Beneditz

Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by
Sheila Gilkinson, Jennifer Correia,
Nancy Medeiros and Angelo Petrolito

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Anna Madej (INT)
Many blessings on her birthday
Req. by The Czajkowski Family

Saturday 7 p.m.
Sophie Chen (INT)
God's blessings and Mary's protection
Req. by The Family

Sunday 9 a.m.
Christopher Mankowski (RIP)
Req. by Barbara Mankowksi

Sunday 11 a.m.
Emily Tymonienko (RIP)
Req. by Lidia Majchrzak


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,

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Weekly                                             $ 1,475.00
Shepherd's Trust                               $   150.00
All Souls                                            $     70.00
Restoration                                       $   200.00
Feast of St. Cecilia                            $  125.00

Thank you for your on-going support!

2022 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 2022 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 2022.


If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.