CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
|Saturday, Dec. 3rd and Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2022 |
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
|5:00 p.m.||Tania Chichmanian by Vivian Hudson|
|9:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|11:00 a.m.||Giuseppe Caligiuri by the West Island Italian Association|
|Mon. Dec. 5th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Poor & Homeless|
|Tues. Dec. 6th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Mental Health of Our Parishioners|
|Wed. Dec. 7th||St. Ambrose|
|9:00 a.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. Dec. 8th||The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Deceased & Living Members of the Ferguson & Ferraro families|
|Fri. Dec. 9th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Anatole Lesyk by his wife Maria|
|Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, 2022 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT|
|5:00 p.m.||Thresia Mathai by the Pattara family|
|9:00 a.m.||Marian Emma Parker by the Batten family|
|11:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|Mon. Dec. 12th||Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas|
|9:00 a.m.||For a Peaceful Dialogue Between Nations|
|Tues. Dec. 13th||St. Lucy|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Sick|
|Wed. Dec. 14th||St. John of the Cross|
|9:00 a.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. Dec. 15th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Frontline Workers|
|Fri. Dec. 16th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Carmin Coutinho by the family|
|Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th, 2022 4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT|
|5:00 p.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|9:00 a.m.||Rita O’Hagan by the Beloffo family|
|11:00 a.m.||James Alemany & Family by the Macdonald family|
LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK
Those in need of our prayers: David Brewer, Gordon Deery, Rosemarie Elisan, John Hillhouse, Connie Iacovelli, Hélène Parent, Marianne Pérignon, Larry Poulin & Griselda Rella Cortés.
PAPAL INTENTION FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
For volunteer not-for-profit organisations ~ We pray for volunteer non-profit organisations committed to human development; may they find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.
NEW MEMBERS TO OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
We are pleased to welcome Charles Joly Reeves and Riker Nicolaos Robert Keezer who were baptized in the Parish during the month of November.
2023 OFFERING ENVELOPES
The 2023 offering envelopes are placed in alphabetical order (A-L on the east side windowsills, M-Z on the west side windowsills). Please refrain from taking envelopes other than your own. If you have not used envelopes in the past, please take an unlabelled box and return the included form to register. Make sure to include your name and address on the first few envelopes used.
The 2022/2023 Sunday Missals are still available for sale at the Parish Office during office hours. Cost $6, exact change would be appreciated.
“LIFE IS WONDERFUL” – CHRISTMAS CONCERT
This special event will be broadcast on December 6th from 7pm to 9pm in our Parish Hall at a special price of $10.00 per person. Volunteers will be available starting at 6:30pm to welcome you, register your participation and/or donation and arrange for tax receipts for donations over $20, which will be issued by Pillars Trust. Please note that we will follow Quebec Health guidelines on masking, which at this time state that masking is highly recommended. Concert details are available at Christmas Concert 2022 – The Pillars Trust Fund.
BOOK SALE AND MORE – DECEMBER 10th & 11th
Theologia a not-for-profit Book Ministry will be available after all Masses the weekend of December 10th & 11th with Catholic gifts, books and media. This is a chance to do some spiritually nourishing reading or listening, during this holy season of Advent, and to offer your loved ones a meaningful gift on the occasion of the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus.
MEETING OF THE PARISHIONERS FOR ELECTION OF CHURCHWARDENS
When: December 11, 2022
Time: 10am to 11am
This year we will elect three wardens – two for three years of service and one for two years. All parish members living within the civil territory and having reached the age of majority are qualified to vote or stand for election. You can preregister to vote after all weekend and weekday Masses. “Your participation in this exercise of community discernment is a sign of love.”
WHAT IS A WARDEN?
Compliance with civil law is a complicated matter compounded by the fact that the legal status may differ from state to state. In Quebec, individual parishes are civil corporations with their board of directors (Wardens) and corporate duties (Section 13, B, An Act Respecting Fabrique). A Churchwarden is a director of a civil corporation that has the Roman Catholic religion as its sole objective. “Religion” in Civil Law means “The public worship of God.” The equivalent of Churchwardens in Canon Law is the Finance Council (Canon 537 of 1983 Code of Canon Law). The Finance Council functions, in short, is to assist pastors in adhering to the standards of administration practiced by excellent institutions throughout society – (Sound Administration of Temporal goods). Therefore, the Churchwarden is an administrator of the material goods and property intended for the religious benefit of the Parishioners. First and foremost, the Churchwarden must first have a sense of “Church,” possess a basic knowledge of administration, and practical common sense. Let us pray together for good Churchwarden candidates.
CHRISTMAS 2022 AT ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY
Saturday, December 17th 10 am to noon
Saturday, December 24th 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass with pageant
Saturday, December 24th 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass
Saturday, December 24th 10:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass
Sunday, December 25th 11:00 am Mass of Christmas Morning
NEW YEAR MASSES
Saturday, December 31st 5:00 pm Mass for New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31st 7:00 pm Mass for New Year’s Eve
Sunday, January 1st 11:00 am Mass for New Year’s Day