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Around St. Mary's This Week (18 December 2022)

Posted : Dec-14-2022

Christmas Mass Schedule

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Christmas Eve –Saturday, December 24

(No 9:00 a.m. Mass and no confessions)

5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.,

9:00 p.m. (this mass is also livestreamed)


12:00 Midnight


Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25

10:00 a.m. (also livestreamed)



12:00 p.m.


Monday, December 26

Tuesday, December 27


9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 28

Confessions 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


7:00 p.m. 


Thursday, December 29


12:10 p.m.


Feast of the Holy Family

Friday, December 30

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 31

9:00 a.m.

Confessions 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Saturday, December 31

5:00 p.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

6:00 p.m. until Midnight


Sunday, January 1 – Full Schedule

8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.

and 4:00 p.m.


Monday, January 2



9:00 a.m.



Christmas Office Hours



Monday, December 26

Tuesday, December 27


Appointments Only:

Wednesday, December 28

Thursday, December 29


Friday, December 30, open 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Closed:           Monday, January 2




prayer requestsIf you or a family member is sick please let us know and we shall add their name to our prayer list which is posted in the gathering space of the church.

We remember in prayer those who have died recently including: Mary Ellen Tanner.



ShareLife agencies need your support, now more than everShare Life

Your year-end gift will double in value! From now until the end of 2022, your contribution to our parish’s ShareLife campaign will be matched by an anonymous donor up to a total of $1 million.

Did you know that, through your support, no one is turned away from ShareLife-funded agencies due to inability to pay? One of these agencies whose work you make possible is Catholic Cross-cultural Services (CCS).

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at



rosaryDecember 18 is the last time we are open until after the New Year.  Come and purchase your Christmas cards, stocking stuffers and gifts! 

We are open today: (9-10 a.m., 11-12 p.m., 1-1:15 p.m.).  We have a collection of religious articles, gifts, books and greeting cards.

Please call Pat Dunn @ 705-718-1853 for information.


Eucharistic AdorationEucharistic adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is as follows over the 2022 Christmas Season:

Friday, December 23 – No Adoration

Monday, December 26 to December 30 – No Adoration

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Saturday, December 31 – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church Proper after 5:00 p.m. Mass until 12:00 a.m.


Come and thank the Lord for the blessings of 2022 and ask for continued blessings in 2023.





Join us TODAY in the church proper, Sunday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. for a night of Christmas music and caroling led by our very own 90n'9 band!

Refreshments to follow!



Catholic Women's League logoCATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Ladies, mark your calendars! Tuesday, December 20th CWL General meeting at 6:30 p.m.  This will be a special meeting with the Christmas Spirit of giving to the less fortunate who are experiencing homelessness.  Our parish Breakfast Program are seeking donations of socks and gloves for both men and women. If you have any, please bring them to the meeting.  We will have refreshments, our usual 50/50 draw, games and prizes.  Christmas treats from members will be appreciated.


Celebrating AdventA Season of Joyful Expectation

Advent wreath with 4 candles litPrayer for the Fourth Week of Advent

Light four candles on your Advent wreath. If you do not have an Advent wreath you may light a taper before you pray.

God of all hope, you have chosen us to be a witness to your love. Help us and guide us in all that we do in your name. May we rejoice in the coming of your Son.Amen.

Come, O Emmanuel, presence of God among us, and fill our hearts with every good gift.

Come Lord Jesus!



Basket holding envelopesOffertory envelopes are available for pick up in the parish hall.  Please remember to write your name on the envelopes for the first couple of weeks in January to ensure proper credit. 

For those who prefer to switch to P.A.G. at this time, forms are available at the back of the church, from the parish office or from our website. 

Thank you for your support.



Ministry with Maturing Adults: For All Adults 55+

Tree representing Ministry with Maturing AdultsVON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise Program is held on Tuesday mornings. For details regarding the program and registration please call: 705 737 5044 ext. 221. There will be no class on Tuesday, Dec. 27.


Christian Meditation is an ancient form of contemplative prayer rooted in the Christian tradition. Our next sessions will be on Tuesday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom.

If you are interested in learning more about this form of prayer or have questions please contact Catherine Ecker. ( or 705 728 2985 ext. 115).  All are welcome.



Thank you


Thank you to all who helped and to those who came out to the Christmas Family Dance.

It was so wonderful to be able to gather as families!



Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Christmas Schedule

Nativity Set

Please sign up in the sacristy for the Christmas Masses on December 24th and 25th and the Masses on December 31st and January 1st.


library book cart


We invite you to stop by and visit our parish library.  Spend some time browsing and select titles of inspiration, faith, and hope to read over Christmas and into the New Year.  We are open weekday afternoons and Sundays.  Our collection has adult and children books, DVD’s and CD’s. 

A huge thank you to Arlene LeBlanc and Yvonne Rattray for their time and talents maintaining our wonderful parish library!