191 SUNDAY 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 MON WED 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 th th 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. TH 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. 1 DATE 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. th 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 th 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 th 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 th 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 th 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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