Bulletin - St. Teresa Elmira-Home

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MASSES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 23RD
Tuesday, November 25, 7:05 pm
+Donna Yutzi; Vera & Joseph Csizmar
Wednesday, November 26, 10:15 am – Leisureworld
+Rose Linseman; Estate
Thursday, November 27, 12:05 pm
+Jim Furlong; Danielle Pilon
Friday, November 28,
8:30 am +Margaret Logel; Marina Hays
9 am – 1 pm Adoration
Saturday, November 29, 5:00 pm
+Leo Hicknell; Mike & Wendy Hicknell
+Ivan Ferencev; Vera & Joe Csizmar & Family
Sunday, November 30, First Sunday of Advent
9:00 am Our Parish Community
11:00 am +Bill Cassel; The Family
READINGS FOR November 29/30
First Reading:
Is 63:16b-17, 64:2-7
Second Reading: 1 Cor 1;3-9
Gospel Reading: Mk 13:33-37
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THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
7:00pm 9 a.m. Choir Practice – Church
9:30am Pre-school Wednesday
7:30pm 11 a.m. Choir Practice – Church
HAMILTON DIOCESE PRAYER CALENDAR:
Mon., Nov 24 Rev. Leszek Szczygiel
Tues., Nov 25 Rev. Angelico Valeriote
Wed., Nov 26 Discalced Carmelite Fathers, O.C.D.
Thurs., Nov 27 Rev. Kevin Cull
Fri., Nov 28
Rev. Jonas Ahouansou
Sat., Nov 29
Rev. Arthur Scidmore
STEWARDSHIP REPORT
Lk 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you… For the measure
you give will be measured back to you.”
Offertory Collection for November 15/16:
$3,204.35
Average per envelope:
$23.62
Thank you!
LIVING ROSARY INTENTION
That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness
of God and the support of others and that young
seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed
mentors.
FOODBANK NEEDS
Jam & Flour
MINISTRIES for November 29/30
Eucharistic Ministers
5pm
Steve & Patsy Pond
9am
Ron & Joyce Stemmler, Matthew Griffin
11am Amitan Pope, Vera Csizmar
Hospitality
5pm
Kieran & Geoff Kelly, Mike & Doris Snelling
9am
Guy Wakutz, Carol Kieswetter, Adrian Miltenburg, Bill
Hanley
11am Marianne Kieswetter, Jodi Sereres, Danielle Pilon, Frank
McGuire
Altar Servers
5pm
Joseph Ditner, Rachel Wittie
9am
Ellen Siebel-Achenbach, Michèle Siebel-Achenbach,
Fiona Bernard
11am Lisa Denomme, Isabella Maher
5pm
9am
11am
Lectors
Pat Kehn
Barry Glofcheskie
Morgan Glofcheskie
Amitan Pope
Commentator
Judy Furlong
Robert Yaeger
Colleen Weber
Sunday External Eucharistic Minister (to Elmira)
Nov 30 Trudy & Ray Denomme
Wednesday External Eucharistic Minister
Dec 3 Colleen Weber
Sign Ministry
Nov 24 Marty Merlihan
BAPTISM – We welcome into our Parish Family, Rylee
Theresa Downs, daughter of Mark & Marianne. We pray
that God will help her to grow in holiness and wisdom.
The ST. TERESA OF AVILA CHILDREN CHRISTMAS
ANGEL TREE TOY DRIVE is starting on November
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29 /30 . Please pick up a tag from the Angel Tree in the
narthex and return a new unwrapped gift with the tag before
December 10, 2014. All gifts collected will be delivered by
the Knights of Columbus to the Woolwich Community
Services.
Things to note at St. Teresa’s:
 CHRISTMAS CARDS are available for purchase and
can be viewed. Place orders on the sheet in the
Narthex.
 MOVEMBER CAMPAIGN in support of the Carmelite
Sisters at the Carmel of St. Joseph, St. Agatha.
Sponsor sheets can be found in the Narthex.
 NEW MISSALS available for purchase at $4 each in the
library.
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 Order a 25 ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK in time for
Christmas. Sign your name on the list in the Narthex.
ST. TERESA’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held
at St. Teresa of Avila Church Hall, Elmira on Friday,
December 5th. The meal will begin at 6:00 p.m. Those
who have purchased take-out tickets can pick their meals
up at 5:30 p.m. There will be a limited number of tickets
available. They can be ordered through the Parish Office
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by calling 519-6693387 or after Masses. Ticket prices are: adults $16.00;
children 6-12 years $8.00 and children 5 & under are free.
There will be door prizes! Last chance to purchase tickets is
Wednesday, December 3rd. All are welcome! Don’t miss
out on this delicious Christmas dinner.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED at St. Teresa’s Annual Christmas
Dinner taking place on Friday, December 5th. Please
check out the sign-up sheets in the Narthex.
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Come out and join in on the fun and fellowship at the
Catholic Women’s League CHRISTMAS POTLUCK
DINNER on Tuesday, December 9th, after the 6 p.m.
Mass. We will be presenting service pins to six of our
members and put on a short play as well as enjoying a
delicious meal, prizes and short meeting. All ladies of the
parish are welcome! Please bring your favourite dish to
share, a plate, cup and cutlery. Don’t forget your Secret
Sister and if you wish, a gift for Woolwich Goodwill. A few
have not yet paid their dues of $25.00. Please continue
your membership in this worthwhile organization.
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ADULT FAITH EVENING on November 27 at St. Anne’s
Parish, Kitchener at 7:00 p.m. Topic is “Scripture and
Tradition” with speaker Dr. Cristina Vanin, Professor of
Religious Studies at St. Jerome’s University.
All are invited to participate in our WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
on the Gospel of St. Mark for this new advent season! We
will begin on Wednesday, November 26th from 6 p.m. – 7
p.m. in the lower hall at St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven
Sorrows Church, 56 Duke St. W., Kitchener. Please bring
your bible and a friend!
St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church, 56 Duke
St. W., Kitchener is hosting a FUNDRAISING CONCERT on
Friday, November 28th at 7 p.m. This concert is presented
by The Kitchener Knights of Columbus, featuring the voices
of the renowned St. Michael’s Choir School in concert with
The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus. Council 1504
invite you to enjoy a memorable presentation and financially
help support both the preservation of St. Mary’s and St.
Michael’s Choir School’s distinguished program. This is a
great start to Christmas celebrations with family and friends.
Tickets are $45 each and are available at St. Mary’s Parish
Office, or call 519-893-1504 or buy online at
www.kofc1504.com. All proceeds will go to St. Mary’s
Church and the St. Michael’s Choir School.
entitled, “For the sake of the earth, let’s deal with our
collective malaise.” Given that Pope Francis is preparing an
encyclical on the environment, this is a great opportunity to
think about how we can develop the collective energy we
need to respond to environmental issues. Doors open at
6:45 p.m. Free parking is available at Renison University
College and St. Paul’s University College. Free Admission.
Wheelchair Accessible. Refreshments. No Registration
Required
Come and join us for A COMMUNITY CHOIR & CAROL
SING hosted by Gale Presbyterian Church, 10 Barnswallow
Drive, Elmira on Sunday, December 7th at 7 p.m.
Refreshments to follow. Freewill offering in support of
Woolwich Counseling Centre. Everyone welcome!
St. Joseph’s Parish will be hosting a SHARING FAIR, a
unique gift sale that makes a world of a difference. Sale of
handcrafted goods give honour and dignified employment to
women in developing countries. 100% of the profits are
returned to the village in which the goods were made where
a $2 purchase will provide a meal for a family. These
unique high quality items will be available for purchase at St.
Joseph’s Parish Hall, 148 Madison Avenue South, Kitchener
on Saturday, December 6th from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and
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Sunday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS…when you have lost a
loved one. Join presenter Christina Walton, Grief Counselor
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on Sunday, December 7 , 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at
the Diocesan Chancery Office, 700 King St. W., Hamilton.
No charge. Please call 905-528-7988 ext. 2249 to reserve a
seat. If you haven’t registered you are still free to attend.
EXCITING RETREAT WEEKEND FOR MEN – December
4-7, 2014 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre,
Mississauga. Men’s ACTS (Adoration, Community,
Theology, Service) is a powerful, experiential retreat for
personal growth and renewal. For info or to register please
call the Centre at 905-278-5229 or Willy at 647-281-5990.
HEALING MASS FOR THOSE MOURNING THE LOSS OF
A CHILD – Losing a child is a painful and life-altering
experience for parents, grandparents and other family
members. The feeling of loss, regardless of the amount of
time that has passed, is often more profound during the
Christmas season. A Diocesan Healing Mass, meant to
bring hope to all those trying to cope with such grief, is
planned at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King for
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Sunday, December 7 at 4 p.m. Any one who has lost a
child of any age from any cause, including those that have
lost a child prior to birth, or who have had a still birth are
invited to this Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel Miehm.
God is close to those who mourn, come and experience
His healing presence. Registration is preferred, but not
necessary, as it will assist us in knowing how many spaces
to reserve and to ensure we have enough of the small
memento each family will receive. Register on-line at
www.hamiltondiocese.com or call Lena at 905-528-7988
ext. 2249.
2014-2015 Lectures in Catholic Experience at St. Jerome’s
University, “BUILDING A CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER” on
Friday, December 5, 2014, at C. L. Siegfried Hall, St.
Jerome’s University at 7:30 p.m., Bruce Alexander,
psychologist and professor emeritus at Simon Fraser
University, B.C., will present this year’s Ignatian lecture
His Excellency Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. invites you to
join him at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. for an ADVENT
HYMN FESTIVAL OF PEACE. A freewill collection will be
taken for the Good Shepherd’s Annual Christmas Dinner.
Come and sing for joy!
The ST. DAVID GRADE 8 STUDENT AND PARENT
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INFORMATION NIGHT is Thursday, December 4 from
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Information Booths are in the Foyer
from 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Any students who live within the
St. David Boundary and are planning to attend grade 9 in
September 2015 are invited. Come with your parents and
see all of the wonderful programs and facilities that we offer.
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