St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Christmas 2018 & New Year’s Mass Schedule 2019

Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24
4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. (No Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 Noon (No 7:45 a.m. Mass)

New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31
5:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day: Tuesday January 1, 2019
10:30 a.m. & 12:00 Noon (no 7:45 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. Masses)

Feast of the Holy Family - December 29/30
Our priests and deacon will be very happy to offer individual Family blessings following the final hymn of the Mass, asking the blessing of the Holy Family upon the lives of our families in the coming year…please plan to take part!

Weekend Masses:

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. followed by praying of the Rosary, Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 12 Noon

Weekday Masses:

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions - after the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass
First Friday: 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour
Saturday: 9 a.m.

Reconciliation:

Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Other times upon request

Archdiocesan Week of Confessions

Tuesday, December 18:
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 20:
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 22:
4:00 - 4:30p.m.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Confessions before Christmas…

Fr. Charles and I will be available for confession on Tuesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We will also be available on Saturday, December 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Mark Catholic Elementary School’s LIVING NATIVITY…

Please join the students, staff and parents of St. Mark School, 3675 Sawmill Valley Drive, for the Living Nativity on Tuesday, December 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. taking place outside the front of the school (dress appropriately!). I will offer a blessing at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature live animals, angelic voices, beautiful lights and vendors offering Christmas crafts and goodies. There is no admission fee but a donation of an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item that would be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Masses and Music Ministry…

Please be sure to consult our Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule (which is included in this bulletin). Please keep in mind that our 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass (with the Youth Choir and Children’s Dramatization of the Gospel) is largely geared for families with young children. Our 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass is also traditionally quite crowded…there is usually more space for seating at the 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. masses and on Christmas Day at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon.

We thank our parish choirs, organists and cantors for their extra efforts to provide music ministry for the Christmas Eve Masses: the Youth Choir at 4:00 p.m., the Folk Choir at 6:00 p.m., the 12:00 Noon Choir with Isaac Eng, Violinist at 8:00 p.m. and Cheryl Hodges, accompanist, Christine Wall, Cantor and Isaac Eng, Violinist at 10:00 p.m. On Christmas Day music will be provided by Claudia Ferro at 9:00 a.m., and Mark Linsao, accompanist and Megan Micelli, cantor at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon.

Thank You for Your Support...

I thank you for your generous support of the recent St. Vincent de Paul Society Collection: $20619 was collected for use in 2019 in addition to the gift cards that were donated for the Christmas Outreach.

As your pastor I have been touched by your generosity not only for these special collections and appeals throughout the year, but also in your sharing in the financial responsibility of this parish. I thank you in advance for your kindness in generously supporting your parish at Christmas. Please don’t forget to pick up a package of 2019 envelopes…and to consider Pre-Authorized Giving as an option for 2019 by returning the PAG form (along with void cheque) to the office directly or by dropping it into next Sunday’s Offertory basket.

Confirmation Preparation Programme Begins!

At each mass on this weekend we are praying for our Grade 7 candidates for Confirmation this year as they present their Commitment Forms to the parish community. Their preparation programme continues with a first Preparation Class on either Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. Please be reminded that attendance mandatory for all candidates!

Those Grade 7 students who did not attend the Registration Meeting earlier this month are asked to bring their registration form, baptismal certificate copy and $20 offering to the church office as soon as possible. They should also plan to attend a special Registration Make-up Meeting with their parents and sponsor on Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the church. After this date, NO further registrations will be accepted for the 2019 Confirmation class.

Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2018 are asked to contact Fr. Charles as soon as possible.

A Blanket for the Manger…

Birthright Mississauga offers support, counselling and friendship during an unplanned or stressful pregnancy. The bassinette will be in the front foyer this weekend for your donations.

Children’s Dramatization of the Gospel…

Please consider having your children participate in our Children’s Dramatization of the Nativity at our Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Mass in the Church…one rehearsal only…Saturday, December 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Eucharistic Ministers/Hospitality Ministry Sign-up...

Please sign up for Christmas & New Year’s Ministries in the sacristy after mass today.

Altar Server Sign-up & Rehearsal…

We ask that the Altar Servers kindly sign-up for the Christmas & New Year’s Masses this weekend. Please note that the Altar Servers’ Rehearsal will take place on Saturday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the church.

 

 

 

 

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