Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Weeks Readings: Wisdom 6.12-16; Psalm 63; 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; Matthew 25.1-13.

In the daily activities of family life, we can easily find excuses for not attending to our spiritual lives. If not given top priority, prayer and reading Scripture risk becoming occasional activities rather than daily practices. In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that if we fail to give our spiritual life priority, we will find ourselves unprepared to receive Jesus. Daily prayer and spiritual practice keeps us ready to receive Jesus.

Next Week's Readings: Proverbs 31.10-13, 16-18, 20, 26, 28-31; Psalm 128; 1 Thessalonians 5.1-6; Matthew 25.14-30.

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St. Patrick's Advent Retreat

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All Choirs Christmas Concert


We're here to Serve

Greeting people at the door, helping somebody to their seat, receiving and collecting Sunday offerings, or comforting somebody who might be in distress – these are just some of the ways in which ushers serve a vital part of our Sunday liturgy They work as a team and have as their priority the safety and the good order of the congregation as it gathers to worship the Lord in the liturgy of the Eucharist.

Without our ushers, the harmony, the reverence, the beauty of our liturgy would somehow be lacking.  To all the ushers who have been serving faithfully over the years, I want to extend gratitude and appreciation.  Your presence and your service is an integral part of our Sunday experience. 

Right now, the usher ministry is in great need of new members.  Many ushers have moved away or have transferred over to the Blessed Frederic Ozanam Parish.  This has left large gaps in this important ministry, particularly as we face the additional masses of the Christmas season.  So, I appeal to you to pray about and think about becoming an usher.  

If you would like more information, approach an usher after Mass and they would be happy to tell you more about this holy ministry.  There is a sign-up sheet in the parish office that we ask you fill out once you are ready to take the step in joining the usher ministry. Once you have provided your volunteer information at the office, you will be contacted by our Usher Coordinator.  To all those who take the step in giving of themselves, I look forward to meeting you.  

Fr. Dominic

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2017 Altar Server Awards

Serra Clubs across Canada sponsor the Bishop’s Altar Server Awards each year which recognizes those altar servers who have shown dedication and leadership in their responsibilities at the altar and for being visible witnesses of their faith by serving at parish Masses and school Masses.

 

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Altar Server Award from St. Patrick’s Parish:

Sarah Balakumaran
Stephen Balakumaran
Ayesha Basu
Angelous Ginanena
Ester-Angela Ginanena
Patricia Guintu
Claire Ruatos
Luke Ruatos
Jessa Ruth Sadia
Virgil Vega

We thank and honour these devoted altar servers who display a sense of responsibility, leadership and dedication in their duties

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Christmas Bazaar

Featuring : Peppertree Klassics, Stella & Dot, Epicure, Scentsy, Pampered Chef & more…

 

JEWELRY, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, FLORALS, CLOTHING, BAKED GOODS, 

CANDLES, HERBS, CRAFTS AND MORE...GREAT GIFT IDEAS!!

 
Join us for a homemade lunch in our cafe.  Proceeds to charity.

 
Vendor tables are still available for $30.00 for a 6' table.

Contact Rosanna Pagliaro at rosanna.pags@gmail.com

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Young Adults - Lazer Tag - November 25 @ 7:00 pm

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Annual Basketeers Program

Drop Off Day for hampers 

Saturday, November 25, 2017
9:00am to 1:00pm 

Unionville Presbyterian Church
600 Village Parkway
Unionville, ON  L3R 6C2  

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Annual Christmas Cards & Cakes Sale are coming!

“Keep Christ in Christmas” cards, yard signs and tree ornaments, will be on sale after all masses on the weekend of December 2/3, 2017.

Christmas cakes  will be available on the weekend of December 2/3, 2017. The cost is $15 for a loaf and $25 for a ring cake in a decorative tin.

 


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Poinsettias

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a fundraiser by selling poinsettias in various sizes in the Large Hall after all masses on December 9/10, 2017. 

Please come out to support the Knights in their effort.