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Sunday Missals for 2015

The new Liturgical Year begins on Sunday, November 30, with the 1st Sunday of Advent. The new missals will then be in the pews. If you would like your own copy to take home with you, copies for purchase –$4.00 each— are available at our Welcome Desk in Bernadette Hall during the weekend and from our Parish Office during the week.

Advent Parish Mission

Join us for our Advent Parish Mission, to be held in the church December 8, 9 and 10th at 7:30 pm, when Fr Patrick McCorkell, SJ will guide us through these evenings of reflection and prayer. In the busy time before Christmas, be sure to set some time aside for yourself during Advent and join us for these wonderful evenings.

Christ The King (Note & Bulletin)

I remember once when soldiers came into our neighbourhood in Jamaica. The week before, a group of men had burned the local police station and so the army wanted to demonstrate just "who’s in charge." They ordered all the men from one community to gather in the street and the women and children to also come out and watch.

33rd Sunday (Note & Bulletin)

Camp Ekon is unique among summer camps in Ontario. Fr Massie, who had been at Lourdes some years ago, founded it and had a vision for the camp that focused on the staff. Most summer camps focus on the children who will attend but Fr Massie saw the camp as offering an opportunity to develop leadership among young people.

30th Sunday (Note & Bulletin)

When I was making my retreat while in the Philippines before coming to Lourdes, I remember one day I was given a reading to pray in which God seemed mad. I found it difficult to believe that indeed God was mad or angry, so I tried to explain it away when I met with the Retreat Director. He was not convinced with my attempt to explain God‘s anger away.

29th Sunday (Note & Bulletin)

A few weeks ago, the Jesuits of Toronto hosted a showing of the movie “The Mission” at a local theatre.

Synod report narrows open tone, Pope calls for middle path

Wrapping up his global meeting of Catholic bishops on family issues -- which has seen both decisive shifts in tone from the Vatican and heated debates over the church's direction -- Pope Francis called on bishops to find a middle path between doctrine and reality.

28th Sunday (Note & Bulletin)

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a fest of well-aged wines... This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in God’s salvation. This weekend, we join with other Canadians in giving thanks for the blessings we receive. Gratitude is probably the "biggest" of the virtues – it takes up a lot of space!

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