Re-Opening of Churches February 17th

Information regarding Masses the week of February 15, 2021 to February 21, 2021.

The Masses this coming week will be as follows:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. on Zoom

On Wednesday Masses will resume in the church. Mass on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (Ash Wednesday)  will be at 7 p.m. 

Masses will then return to the usual schedule:

Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 8:30 a.m.

Friday, February 19, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. 

Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 21, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.

Please do not hesitate to call the Parish Office on Tuesday should you have any further questions.

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time- Sunday February 14

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom, as is the Divine Mercy Chaplet, at 3 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday).

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

For those who are unable to join me on Zoom, the Diocese of Hamilton has updated their website for Masses being celebrated in the diocese during the province-wide lockdown. You can access the directory through the following link: 

Diocese of Hamilton | Prerecorded and Livestreamed Masses (hamiltondiocese.com)

This Week:

Monday, February 15, 2021 – Family Day –  The Parish Office is closed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Ash Wednesday – Day of Fast and Abstinence – see bulletin for more information.

Stations of the Cross – Fridays during Lent – see the bulletin

Attachments:

This long weekend we celebrate Family Day. May this day in which we celebrate this precious gift from God, be a reminder of God’s immense love for each one of us.  Wishing you blessings and best wishes for a wonderful day!

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time February , 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom, as is the Divine Mercy Chaplet, at 3 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday).

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

For those who are unable to join me on Zoom, the Diocese of Hamilton has updated their website for Masses being celebrated in the diocese during the province-wide lockdown. You can access the directory through the following link: 

Diocese of Hamilton | Prerecorded and Livestreamed Masses (hamiltondiocese.com)

This Week:

2020 Tax Receipts – see the bulletin for more details

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time January 31, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom, as is the Divine Mercy Chaplet, at 3 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday).

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626                                                                                                                               Password: 274733

For those who are unable to join me on Zoom, the Diocese of Hamilton has updated their website for Masses being celebrated in the diocese during the province-wide lockdown. You can access the directory through the following link: 

Diocese of Hamilton | Prerecorded and Livestreamed Masses (hamiltondiocese.com)

This Week:

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (World Day for Consecrated Life) – February 2, 2021 – see the bulletin for more details.

Attachments:

Bishop Crosby’s Heart to Heart

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Jan 24, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time and Sunday of the Word of God.

Sunday of the Word of God was established by Pope Francis on September 30, 2019, on the Memorial of St. Jerome. In his Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio “Aperuit illis” it was established that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God”. For more information click on the following link: Pope establishes Sunday of the Word of God – Vatican News

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom, as is the Divine Mercy Chaplet, at 3 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday).

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626                                                                                                                               Password: 274733

This week we welcomed seminarian Carlos Dias to our parish – See this week’s bulletin for Carlos’ Vocation Story. We bid him a very warm Welcome!

Bishop Crosby has prepared a Pastoral Letter entitled FOR THE COMMON GOOD
On the Pandemic Sacrifices – You can read His Excellency’s letter by clicking on the following link: FOR THE COMMON GOODOn the Pandemic Sacrifices – Diocese of Hamilton (hamiltondiocese.com)

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan 17 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite you to join me for Mass on Zoom,  on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  and/or Sunday at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom, as is the Divine Mercy Chaplet, at 3 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday).

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626                                                                                                                               Password: 274733

To mark the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. – See the bulletin for more details.

Attachments:

Bishop Crosby’s Heart to Heart

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – January 10, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Please find attached the bulletin for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

The Baptism of the Lord brings to a close the Christmas season, but I would like to invite everyone and encourage everyone to keep your Christmas lights and/or Christmas crib on and/or out, as long as you can, to give witness and hope in this time of pandemic.

This Friday, January 8th, we will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Zoom from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by Mass. Please join us.

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday to Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and streamlined on Zoom, as is the Divine Mercy Chaplet, at 3 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday).

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626           Password: 274733

Attachments:

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Solemnities of Mary, Mother of God – January 1, 2021 and the Epiphany of the Lord – January 3, 2021

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Please find attached the bulletin for the Solemnities of Mary, Mother of God and the Epiphany of the Lord.

We entered Lockdown effective December 26, 2020, and consequently there have been many changes made to the Mass times. Mass will be available on Zoom and I invite you to join me. Please see the bulletin for announced Masses and times. I will also live-stream the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m. [Tuesday-Friday (except this Friday, January 1st due to the Solemnity)].

For your convenience, I am including the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626         Password: 274733

Upcoming and Ongoing Events:

Mass and Divine Mercy Chaplet on Zoom – see the bulletin for times.

Pre-Authorized Giving – We are now ACTIVE – see the bulletin for more details.

Attachments:

I wish each of you a blessed and Happy New Year.

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Message and Bulletin for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Nativity of the Lord and the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Please find attached the bulletin for the Nativity of the Lord and the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I would ask that you please pay particular attention to the program for Christmas.

We enter Lockdown effective December 26, 2020, and consequently there have been many changes applied to the program. Please read the bulletin carefully for all these changes.

The church narthex will be open for prayer, daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  You are invited to come and spend some time before the Lord. 

Mass will be available on Zoom and I invite you to join me. Please see the bulletin for Mass times.

Attachments:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your prayers, Christmas cards and thoughtfulness. As we come to the end of 2020, I would like to thank you for your patience, cooperation and support and I would also like to say I am sorry if I didn’t respond to your needs or if offended anyone – I ask for your forgiveness.

I wish each of you a blessed and joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

2020 Christmas Message

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peac
e. Is 9:6

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021

Dear Parishioners & Visitors,

May this Christmas be more than just a season; may it become a way of life for us.
May the little Child whom we contemplate in the manger, watch over all the children of our parish and the entire world, as well as vulnerable and discarded persons. May all of us receive peace and consolation from the birth of the Saviour, and in the knowledge that we are loved by the one heavenly Father! May Jesus be really re-born in each one of us this Christmas. Merry Christmas!

With prayers,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI