The Epiphany of The Lord (January 6th) celebrated this year on Sunday January 8th, is the 12th day of Christmas. The word 'epiphany' comes from the Greek word 'epiphainen' meaning 'shine upon', 'to manifest' or to 'make known'. Jesus was 'made known' to the gentiles for the first time with the visitation of the three Wise Men or Magi. In many parts of Europe, the exchanging of gifts occurs on the Epiphany; the day the gifts were presented to the baby Jesus by the visiting Magi.
Epiphany (per the Canadian Catholic Bishops ) marks the end of the Christmas Season. However, Ordinary Time, does not begin until Tuesday January 10th, after the Baptism of the Lord celebration of Monday, January 9th.
FIRST COFFEE SUNDAY OF 2023!
Sunday, January 22, 2023
THIS Sunday, January 8, 2023
After the 9:00 a.m. and before the 11:00 a.m. Masses
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2023-2024
The Toronto Catholic District School Board looks forward to welcoming new students for the 2023-2024 school year. Children born in 2019 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2023.
Registration opens on Wednesday, January 25, 2022 – 10 a.m.
REGISTER on-line at: soar.tcdsb.org.
INFO: tcdsb.org; click on Admissions
STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL THOMAS COLLINS, ARCHBISHOP OF TORONTO, ON THE DEATH OF POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI
December 31, 2022
Throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto, we join in mourning the loss of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. We give thanks for his years of faithful, thoughtful and inspiring service to the Church. As a priest for more than 70 years and in his time as bishop and supreme pontiff, Pope Emeritus Benedict offered each one of us a personal example of fidelity and of what it is to be a devoted disciple of Jesus. As a theologian, he followed in the footsteps of the great St Augustine, in offering to us profound insight into the mysteries of our Christian faith, insight arising by God’s grace not only from his astonishing intellect and learning, but also from his personal holiness and pastoral care for God’s people; his writings will help guide disciples of Jesus in the centuries that lie before us. As pope, he led the universal church with wisdom and holiness, providing a clear and loving message of how our faith can inspire us and guide us through the storms of life’s journey. More than ever, his own witness, humility and invitation to put others before ourselves should resonate throughout the world. We pray for the repose of his soul. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
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
15 Jan 2023
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Isaiah 49 : 5 - 6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1 : 1 - 3
Gospel: John 1 : 29 - 34
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Jan 2 - Sun. Jan 8, 2023
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by The Achong Family
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Deceased of the Dias and Clementino Families (RIP)
Req. by R.C.
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Maurice and Gerard Hall (RIP)
Req. By The Rooney Family
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Theodore Gingras (INT)
On his birthday
Req. By The Rooney Family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manuel Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Their Children
Sunday 9 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by The Clivio Family
Sunday 11 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by Canadian and World Studies Department, MPSJ
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, and Rosa Loschiavo
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.