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Christmas eBulletin

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Friday, December 24th - Christmas Eve

~ NO MORNING MASS OR ADORATION ~

4:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the special intentions of Monica and Dr. Paul Hoy

6:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the souls of Effie and Stephen Beshara

8:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the deceased members of the Clancy Family

Saturday, December 25th - Christmas Day

Midnight (12:00am) - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the people

10:00am - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the people

~ NO EVENING MASS ~

Sunday, December 26th - Feast of the Holy Family

9:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Edda Holy

11:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the souls of Felix & Josephine Bruder

7:00pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the Staff and Students of St. Stephen Catholic High School

Monday, December 27th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Tuesday, December 28th

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions in the church

6:30pm - Devotions in the church and online

7:00pm - Daily Mass in the church and online

Wednesday, December 29th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, December 30th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Friday December 31st - New Year's Eve

~ NO MORNING MASS OR ADORATION ~

4:30pm - New Year's Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Karl & Helen Faruga

Saturday, January 1st - Feast of Mary, Mother of God

10:00am - New Year's Mass in the church and online

4:30pm - Epiphany Mass in the church and online

Sunday, January 2nd - Feast of the Epiphany

9:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the people

11:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the deceased members of the Knights of Columbus

7:00pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

Celebrate Sunday with your Children

Monday, January 3rd

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Tuesday, January 4th

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions in the church

6:30pm - Devotions in the church and online

7:00pm - Daily Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Maria Sirianni

Wednesday, January 5th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, January 6th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

Friday January 7th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church and online

8:30am to noon - Adoration in the church and online

Saturday, January 8th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church and online

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions available in the Confessional

4:30pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the people

Sunday, January 9th

9:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Eileen Simmons

11:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Walter Skomra

7:00pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

Celebrate Sunday with your Children

*** Special Notes for those worshiping with us in person ***

Face masks must be worn inside except for those with a medical exemption

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination is not required to worship with us

Those joining us are asked to keep a 2m distance from other households

See all our pandemic policies and practices
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We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. During this season, we celebrate Hope, Peace, Love and Joy; we pray that these four virtues fill your life in every way this Christmas and beyond.

From: the pastoral team of St. Joseph Church

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Office closed for Christmas

The parish office will be closed the

28th and 30th of December.

See you in the New Year!

Please keep in your thoughts & prayers...

Those who have died, especially...

Dr. Paul Hoy, Kelvin Mitchell,
Lawrence Henry. Eddie Kolodziejcak,
Sister Mary Connelly, Noel Archival Ormillada, 
Helena Dolot, The Souls in Purgatory
& Claude Fournier

and those who are sick, especially...

Mia Ward, Annie Maas,
Helen Connolly, Rebecca Baumhauer,
Bob Gibson, Margaret Jamieson,
Ken Kanine, Soledad Cortez & Arturo Segunla, 
Arthur Elgar, Mary Hofbauer,
Kelly Smiegelski, Norma Chyka
& Fr. Peter Conlin

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.

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The Sanctuary Candle 

The Sanctuary candle burning in our church for the week of

Sunday, January 2nd 

is lit in memory of

   Fr. Lawrence Byrne

Journey through Advent with the bishops of Canada

During each week of Advent, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB ) will release a video reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday.

This year’s reflections are inspired by the journey of truth, healing & reconciliation, and the Indigenous Delegation traveling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis. Tune in each week for the 5-week series, 'Indigenous Peoples and the Church: Walking Together Toward Healing and Reconciliation'.

2021-2023 Synod for a Synodal Church

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Pope Francis has announced that in preparation for the next Synod of Bishops, there will be a worldwide conversation in the Church or a "synod" about community, engaged participation, and the mission of evangelization. This conversation will follow a two-year path and involve the People of God - everyone, everywhere. All are invited to join in prayer as we begin this synodal conversation and unite it with the Diocesan Pastoral Planning Process.

Join the conversation at our parish

Pope Francis hopes that the synod will inspire conversation and discussion over some topics and challenges relevant to the life of the Church in the world today. For each of the next eight weeks, all are invited to join the discussion online by contributing to three questions that change week to week.

This week's questions

Can we dialogue with secular society?



How do we encourage an authentic form of communication within the Church and with others?



What are the difficulties?



Have some thoughts?

See and join the conversation

Join the conversation in our Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough is reopening the online survey from now until January 14, 2022.



If you attend a parish for the Christmas Masses, we would love to hear from you. If you are joining this survey conversation for the first time, welcome. You will have the chance to respond with your own thoughts and to rate the input of others which you will be able to see and read through.



If you participated in the survey before, please take a look now. There are new thoughts to rate, and you may have other thoughts to add to the conversation.

Contribute to the ongoing discussion
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A time of rejoicing

Even as we worry about the global ravages of the pandemic and climate change, let’s be comforted by all we have to rejoice this Christmas.

We rejoice in the solidarity that creates stories of transformation, freedom and resilience in vulnerable communities around the world.

A time of grace

On behalf of the millions whose lives are touched by your generosity, on behalf of our partners who work tirelessly for the poor, on behalf of everyone at Development and Peace, THANK YOU!

Here is a little gift, as a token of our gratitude. We hope this printable ornament stokes your creativity and brightens your Christmas tree.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

May the miracle of the Nativity and the coming New Year herald peace, bliss and good health in everyone’s lives. Amen.

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Knights of Columbus

2021 Ontario Charities

50/50 Online Raffle

In support of the Ontario Charities Foundation and the charitable works of Knights of Columbus Councils

Jackpot draw: December 31, 2021

Christmas Message from Bishop Daniel Miehm

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Dear Friends in Christ,


In one of my favourite Christmas Carols, it is said of the little town of Bethlehem, “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” Hopes and fears are common to all of us in our human experience, and for people of faith, these realities are all mingled. When faith is strong, hope will be on the rise. When faith is weakened, fear may take over.



The last twenty-one months have acquainted us with both fear and hope. It has often seemed that, just as hopes are raised, they are dashed again. The fight against the pandemic has been long and we may be growing dispirited. So let the Good News of Christ’s birth infuse our hearts this Christmas more than ever. God, who knows our hopes and our fears, our dreams and our despondency, has chosen to come among us as the Word made Flesh, Emmanuel. The birth of Jesus Christ brought all the hopes and fears of humanity together in God’s plan for our salvation. As it was in Bethlehem two millennia ago, let it be so today. This Christmas may God overcome our fears with His hope and help us to celebrate this season of joy.



Yours in Christ,

+Daniel Miehm - Bishop of Peterborough

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Christmas edition of the Catholic Herald

The Christmas edition of the Catholic Herald, the official magazine of the Diocese of Peterborough, is now available. 

Get it online!

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Thursday 8"30am-1:30pm



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