Fr. Cosmas will be away on vacation visiting his family in Nigeria from the 30th of Dec, 2019 to the 31st of January 2020. During this time, Fr. Joseph Jacob will be in the parish providing pastoral ministry. If you have any pastoral needs, please contact Rita Swanson at the parish office 257-1284 or call Fr. Joseph at the Rectory 257-1630.
Advent Reconciliations- Sunday December 15, 2019 at 7 pm. in the church
Tuesday December 24, 2019, Christmas Eve
5 p.m. Mass with Children’s Pageant
7 p.m. Mass
Wednesday December 25, 2019, Christmas
10 a.m. Mass only
Saturday December 28, 2019
5 p.m. Mass
Sunday December 29, 2019
9 a.m. Mass
11 a.m. Mass
Tuesday December 31, 2019
5 p.m. Mass only
Wednesday January 1, 2020
10 a.m. Mass only
Please note that the Mass times on these pages are the typical Mass times in our parish. For more specific information please refer to the bulletin section above.
Congratulations to Ryder Isaacs who won the Fisher Price Nativity Set and
to Kathleen Fernandes who guessed the correct number of candies in the dish.
One of our parishioners, Mandy Mulvihill, a 37-year-old mom of 5, has in recent months been diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This disease causes severe pain, poor muscle contractions and spasms in her toes, foot, and calf, resulting in her toes curling under her foot (dystonia) and muscle atrophy from not using her leg properly. Due to the lack of CRPS expertise in Ottawa, she has been referred to a CRPS specialist in Vaughan, Ontario to undergo treatment every ten weeks. Much of the treatment which seems to help and bring relief is not covered by their private insurance and is therefore causing financial hardship on the family and they are not able to afford some of the therapies such as physiotherapy and aqua-therapy.
Transit to Vaughan, ON (every 10 weeks): $242.10
Botox(every 10 weeks): $275
Lidocaine(every 10 weeks): $60
Lodging in Vaughan, ON (every 10 weeks): $230 per night average, plus meals
Physiotherapy: $200 per session (2-3 times per week), approx. $20,000 per year
Acqua-therapy: $350 per week, approx: $17,500 total
They have set up a Go Fund Me account with a goal of $50,000. To date, they have received $784.33.
Any help you are able to offer is greatly appreciated. The link to the Go Fund Me Account is gf.me/u/wifszy
Here is a picture of Nathan Wattie holding the card he received in the mail this week from our parish. He was beyond excited to get mail.
The family and Nathan want to thank everyone for their prayers and for their generous donations that were collected to help with expenses during Nathan’s treatment.
Donations collected after masses: $3045.00
E-transfers sent to the family directly: $550.00
Facebook fundraiser created during our 2 week collection: $410.95
Total amount raised and given to the family: $4005.95
Here is an update received from his mother Lyn last evening:
Nathan went in for bloodwork today. The BMT Dr. just called. Good news this time, there are no B cells evident in his blood at all – the car-t is working!! Nathan’s cancer is in his B cells so no B cells means no cancer!! He still needs to go in regularly for bloodwork and checkups until he goes for more thorough testing in 2 weeks. If all continues to go well we can come home!
This is amazing news!! We are so happy for Nathan and his family!
The Raffle item is for the Little People Nativity Set. The Raffle starts this weekend before and after each of the Masses in the hallway outside of church, and will continue until the end of the Bazaar on Sat, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. in the Children’s Shoppe. The winning ticket will be drawn at 2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 9. Winner does not need to be present to win. Cost: $1 per ticket.
FYI – we will also have 50/50 draws for various other items done every hour on the hour at the Bazaar, but winners must be present to win those items.
A beautiful limited edition print of Donald Zolan’s “Spring Innocence.” The 18 x 24 print includes original frame and is signed by the artist. Starting Bid: $150.
The Silent Auction bid sheets will be on a table near the baptismal font (rock) in the hallway outside of church before and after each of the Masses this weekend, Nov. 2 – 3, until the end of the Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. The highest bidders for each of the items will then be contacted.
Silent Auction Item 1
“Growing Up” Girls, a set of 16 Enesco Gift collectible figurines for girl’s 1st through 16th birthday celebrations, and the 16th figurine is musical! Starting Bid: $150.00 for the set. Parents, grandparents, what a great way to commemorate each year of your special little girl’s life! Bidding begins this weekend before and after the weekend Masses and will continue throughout the week until November 9 at 2 p.m.