Advent and Christmas Events

Rorate Mass

Saturday December 9th 6:30am – 9:30am

Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent according to the Roman Missal of 1962. Join us for this beautiful sunrise Mass with potluck breakfast to follow.

Starling: A Parish Retreat

Saturday December 16th 10:00am – 3:00pm

Isn’t each one of us traveling through the vicissitudes of life, making our way towards God’s eternal throne, where we hope to be welcomed once and for all into the everlasting and totally fulfilling life of heaven, of perfect and uninterrupted communion with God? This is what the Bible means when it refers to Christians as “aliens and sojourners” in this world (1 Peter 2:11). This is what Christian spirituality throughout the ages means when it calls Christians “pilgrims” and our time on earth a “pilgrimage of faith… toward eternal happiness” (cf. Lumen Gentium 21 & 58). This Retreat on the Three Wise Men, will dig into this living parable, seeking wisdom to help us along our own Christian journey.

Lunch will be provided. Free will offerings gratefully accepted. Please contact the parish office to confirm your attendance.

Christmas Pageant

Following Saturday Evening Mass

Reception to follow in the hall

Evenings at the Parish

Wednesday December 20th 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for our next Evening at the Parish where our topic will be Indulgences. Learn more about this precious gift offered by the Church for both the living and the dead.

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale 2017

Join us this November 25 and 26 after both Masses for our annual Craft and Bake!!

We will be collecting crafts, penny table prizes, used articles in excellent condition and silent auction items. Drop off items in downstairs meeting room from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on November 23rd.

Helpers are welcome. Set up will be on Friday morning, November 24th at 9:00 and again on Friday evening from 7:00 – 8:00. Donations may be dropped off at those times. Helpers are welcome.

Day of Palliative Care Thursday May 4th, 2017

12 hours of Prayer for Palliative Care is a National CWL initiative. 

On Thursday May 4 2017, St. Teresa Church 44 Leonard St. Kitchener we will begin with the Rosary in the church at 8:00 am, beginning at 11:00 am the Rosary will be said with meditation and time for private prayer. Palliative Care pic

The rest of the day’s schedule is below:

  • 8:30 am Daily Mass
  • 9:00 am Chaplet of Divine Mercy @  in church followed by Meditation and Rosary
  • 11:00 am Mass for School Children
  • 3:00 Benediction and The Way of the Cross Today: Reflections on Sickness & Dying- church
  • 7:00 pm Speaker: Dr. Michael Casey, local Palliative Care Physician @ 7:00 pm Parish Hall
  • 8:00 pm Conclusion of Day, Social time and refreshments in hall

Petitions will be available to be signed at weekend Masses April 29th and 30th and all day on May 4th. These will be forwarded to Parliament urging recognition and funding for palliative care.

Other notes about the day:

  • Vision TV Mass on May 4th  is sponsored by the National CWL and celebrated by CWL Spiritual Advisor, Bishop William McGrattan. Shut ins are encouraged to view this Mass.
  • Information will be available from local palliative care facilities, Lisaard House and Innisfree House.
  • Free Will offerings will be collected and given to Lisaard and Innisfree Houses.

Pope Francis reminds us, “Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer”

A culture of life includes quality palliative care for all citizens.

-National President Margaret Ann Jacobs

Annual Craft and Bake Sale

Join us this weekend after both Masses for our annual Craft and Bake after both Masses!!
Donations of crafts, baking, penny sale items, pre-loved items are all appreciated. Ladies meet in the lower hall off Leonard Street every Thursday from 7:00 to 8 p.m. to sort and get ready for the sale. Donations can be dropped off then or you can come and help us out. Contact 519-578-2019.

Parish Christmas Party- Saturday December 10th

Saturday, December 10th following the 5 p.m. Mass. We will enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetable and cranberries. There will be sign-up sheets at the doors of the church the weekends of November 26/27 and December 3/4. A free will offering will be gratefully accepted the night of the dinner and everyone is asked to bring either a salad or dessert. If your last name starts with A to M bring a salad and N to Z please bring a dessert. Everyone is welcome!

Catholic Women’s League Mother Daughter Communion Brunch

All women of the parish are invited to join us in the parish hall following the 10:00am Mass on Sunday October 23, for our Communion Brunch. We will have a wonderful meal, followed by our guest speaker, Sister Teresa Joseph of the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate. Sister Teresa will be sharing her vocation story and share what life is like as a nun.

Tickets can be purchased after Sunday masses, or call the parish office for tickets.

Cost
Children under 10 – free
Young Women 10-20 years of age – $5
Adults – $10