Join us for Christmas and invite your loved ones!
Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24th at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm
Christmas Day – Monday, December 25th at 10am
Josiah Okpataku, (Fr. Emmanuel’s Dad), Dominador Valdez & Florida Cadiente
Bob Gibson, Peter Masters, Cindy Lawrence, Annie Maas, Norma Chyka, Bernice Farrell, Mary Hofbauer, Pauline Schumacher, Bert Ross, Ivania Castro (Mother), Ron Haynes, Giovanni Caruso, Doug Atkinson, Teresa Jeronimo, Francesco Petronio Jr.
Jesus, Our Lord, we ask you to have mercy on all who are sick. Give them your strength and love and help them carry this cross with faith. May their sufferings be one with yours, overcome the power of evil and lead others to our Father in Heaven. Lord Jesus, hear our prayer, for you are Lord forever and ever. Amen.
2024 Donation Envelopes are available at the entrance of the Church for you to collect.
Envelope numbers change from year to year, so please only use the “2024” envelopes once 2024 arives and write your name on the front of each envelope for January, so we’re sure the right people received the right envelopes.
If you have changed your address, phone number, email address etc… kindly contact the office at 905-623-3233 or email@example.com
Anyone needing a box of envelopes please contact the office at 905-623-3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Christmas, St. Vincent de Paul has over 170 hampers to prepare for those in need.
Please help make this a great success… Donations of Food, New unwrapped Toys, Gifts and Gift Cards.
There’s an urgent need for gifts for men and for boys and girls age 9-11. Boxed chocolates are always welcomed!
Kindly bring your donation to the St. Vincent de Paul box located at the entrance of the Church during any Mass or while the Parish Office is open: Tuesdays 1-7pm, Thursdays 8:30am-2:30pm. For other arrangements please call the Food Bank at 905-213-4717.
Kindly drop your donation by Sunday December 10th
Donations can be accepted via e-transfer at email@example.com Please create your own security question and use the security answer foodbank. All money donations over $20 are eligible for a donation tax receipt so please put your email address in the information section of the transfer.
Thank You for helping make Christmas extra special for those in need.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops presents Journey through Advent with the Most Rev. Bishop Jon Hansen, CSsR, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. Join us as we reflect on the Scriptures for the Sundays of Advent 2023.
The parish of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Keene has an opening for a part time, approx. 16-20 per week, Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper. The position is responsible for providing administrative and accounting services for the parish. The candidate requires experience in office administration work, Microsoft office programs and accounting with *Quickbooks software experience required/preferred. Qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 12, 2023. A copy of the Job Description is available upon request, via email, to the parish.
Saturday December 16, 10:30-3:30pm, at La Verna in Peterborough. Mass will follow. $30 includes lunch, beverages and snacks. Pre-registration is required: email@example.com, or 705-243-9131.
Concerned Lay Catholics invites you to monthly conversations as we walk the path together towards a synodal church.
Sundays 3-4:30pm ET
A different resource person or panel will get us started each month. Then we will all have an opportunity to share in the spirit of synodality.
November 5th – Reflections on our Time in Rome – Cathie Pead, Christine Way Skinner and Mark Guevarra
December 3rd – Synodality and Preaching in the Parish – Richard Shields
January 7th – On the Way to Here: The Personal Spiritual Dimensions of Synodality – Phil and Margaret Small
February 4th – Why We Need a Synod in Canada – Fr. Bill Burke
March 3rd – Synodality and the Global Movement for Women’s Equality – Mary Ellen Chown
April 7th – Synod on Synodality from an Ecumenical Perspective – Nich- olas Jesson
May 5th – TBD
If you would like to suggest a topic, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register visit the events calendar on our website: https://concernedlaycatholics.ca/
Together, let’s support the communities of Guapinol and San Pedro in Honduras!
Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada is responding to the call from our partner ERIC–Radio Progreso to raise awareness of the tragic plight of the communities of Guapinol and the San Pedro sector. We stand with them as they defend their right to water for survival and struggle to obtain:
· Reparations and protection
· The cancellation of irregularly granted mining permits
· The restoration of their national park
“It is urgent to cancel all mining in this area of our park. All the damage caused to our rivers and mountains must be repaired.” ― Daniel Márquez, Guapinol defender and former political prisoner
Let’s ask the Honduran government to better protect environmental and human rights defenders and to act for justice. Stand in solidarity. Sign the letter to the Honduran ambassador at devp.org/act.
This weekend , petitions are available in the entrance of our Church for signature to ask the Honduran Ambassador Beatriz Valle to move forward with actions to support those who are Standing For Their Land including an investigation to 3 citizens who were murdered doing so. Please support this human rights action.
The Conference of the Franciscan Family is pleased to announce that a plenary indulgence has been granted from December 8, 2023, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, until February 2, 2024, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The indulgence may be obtainedby visiting a church, oratory or chapel served by Franciscans and praying before the nativity scene set up there.
“The Chapel” @ La Verna, Peterborough is usually available to the faithful to stop by for a period of time to pray and meditate.
Please call ahead (708-243-9131) and step into our quiet space.