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December 31, 2021

Many Blessings in the Year to Come.

Happy New Year

To all of you and your families, I extend the greetings of each of us here at St. Norbert’s Parish. Be sure that each of you is in my prayers and thoughts in this holy season. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and Jesus – Prince of Peace, fill your hearts, lives, and homes with many blessings throughout the New Year 2022

Fr. Gigi Philip
Pastor, St. Norbert's Church, North York

December 23, 2021

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Saint Vincent de Paul

Dear Parishioners,

Please read this carefully: If you make a donation to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul using an envelope, your donation will be recorded separately from the weekly parish donation. In February you will receive a charitable tax receipt from the Society if you have contributed $20 or more in the previous year.

Please write your name and address CLEARLY on the envelope. Do NOT just put your parish offering envelope number.

In this way we will have a proper account of your contribution.

Please also note: Donations for Mary Grove Camp go directly to the archdiocese and are receipted along with your parish donations.

Thank for your continued support of our neighbours in need.

December 31, 2021

BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 2

Check out our Bulletin for January 2.

December 23, 2021

Update on Christmas Masses from the Archdiocese of Toronto

Sunday Missal

Dear Friends,

We pray that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as we journey towards the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.

As many Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto discern their plans over the next several days, we offer the following information to help you make an informed decision regarding Christmas services:

  • The Archdiocese of Toronto’s 225 churches remain open for prayer and sacramental celebrations. We continue to operate at significantly reduced capacity (in most parishes approximately 30 per cent) with physical distancing required between non-family members. We recognize this is a fluid situation and continue to monitor conditions and remain in regular contact with government and health officials.

  • Please check with your local parish regarding their Christmas schedule. Many have scheduled additional Masses and many will require advance reservations. The Archdiocese of Toronto website provides links to parish websites along with appropriate contact information.

  • All churches continue to follow WorshipSafe protocols to ensure a safe environment for those joining us this Christmas season. This includes distanced seating, use of masks inside the church (limited medical exemptions apply) and slightly modified services to make every effort to minimize the risk of transmission of Covid-19. These measures have served us all well over the past two years.

  • If you are feeling unwell or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please do not come to Mass. As we have seen throughout the country (and globally) in recent days, the Omicron variant is particularly contagious. If you are symptomatic, seek out a rapid-antigen test, a PCR test or consult with your physician – and, most importantly, for the safety of others, please stay home.

  • Many parishes continue to offer livestream services, including St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. Christmas services are also available online through Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation and the National Catholic Broadcasting Council.

In these days of uncertainty, we find hope and peace in the birth of Jesus, our Savior. Wherever you may be celebrating Christmas this year, we pray that you and your loved ones will experience good health, the love of family and friends and the comfort of a loving God who has blessed us in abundance now and always.

December 1, 2021

BIBLE STUDY 2021-22
ST WILFRID’S PARISH

Candle

December 1, 2021 – June 15, 2022
Wednesdays: 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Co-ordinator: Linda Maselli-Jackman

All are invited to join in a 26-week journey focusing on a brief study of Catholicism and the Bible. These sessions will take place in-person along with an on-line option (Zoom) for those wishing to connect virtually.

Please contact: 41-638-0313 to register.

www.stwilfridschurch.ca/the Bible.asp

 

USE YOUR OWN SUNDAY MISSAL

Sunday Missal

Missalette 2021-22 is available at the entrance of the church, for a contribution of $ 5.00 each.

December 30, 2021

First Confession & First Communion 2022

First Communion Online preparation classes.

Catechist: Fiorella Bruno-Di Feo
Next Class: Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 9:30 am

October 17, 2021

SAFE ENVIRONMENT AT PARISH FACILITIES - FULLY VACCINATED

Cardinal Collins coat of arms

(Excerpt from the letter of Cardinal Collins)
"We must also maintain a safe working environment. Clergy, staff and volunteers have the greatest person-to-person interaction in parish/office settings and thus, a heightened risk for transmission of Covid-19. To ensure a safe workplace and to welcome the faithful with an additional level of health and safety, on a temporary basis, we are asking that clergy, staff and volunteers be fully vaccinated or be subject to regular rapid tests."

October 10, 2021

Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound

Thank you

If someone in your family or a friend you know is sick or confined to home for a period of time, please contact the parish immediately. The priest would like to visit them.

Santa Comunione ai malati e agli infermi

Se qualcuno della vostra famiglia o un amico e' malato o che non puo’ moversi da casa, si prega di contattare la parrocchia immediatamente per una visita pastoral dal parrocco.

June 9, 2021

CURRENT SCHEDULE OF MASSES

Tuesday and Wednesday
7.00 PMEnglish - Live Streamed
 
Thursday and Friday
8.30 AMItalian - Live Streamed
 
Saturday
5.00 PMEnglish - Live Streamed
 
Sunday
9.00 AMItalian - Live Streamed
10.30 AMEnglish - Live Streamed
12:00 PMEnglish - Live Streamed

September 12, 2021

Sacraments

Baptism: Arrangements must be made in advance. Please call the Parish Office. Individual Baptismal preparation is required.

Reconciliation: Saturday from 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM or anytime by appointment.

Matrimony: Couples are asked to consult with our priest one year (at least six months) in advance of the intended date.

Ministry to the Sick: Please notify us if someone you know is homebound and would like to receive communion or the Sacrament of the Sick.

October 18, 2020

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING

The Archdiocese of Toronto has established a Pre-Authorized Giving plan (PAG) to help you support the parish’s work through your regular offertory gift. To accomplish the mission entrusted to us by Christ, parishes depend entirely on the generosity of their parishioners. Pre-Authorized Giving allows you to donate to your parish through scheduled monthly transfers from your bank account or credit card. These funds are then deposited directly into the parish’s account.

There are various benefits of participating in pre-authorized giving, both for you and for your parish.

Advantages for You:

  • The convenience of having your offering automatically contributed to the parish.
  • Knowing you continue to support the parish even when you are away.
  • Continual support of ministries and programs funded through the parish.

    Advantages for the Parish:

  • Regular, dependable contributions to the parish.
  • Reduction of cash on hand.
  • Reduction of paperwork.

    For information on how to enrol, please contact your parish office or email development@archtoronto.org.

    More information is available here.

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    St. Norbert's Church - Toronto