1980 Trafalgar Street London, Ontario N5V 1A2
Email: [email protected]
Website: [email protected]
Pastoral Team & Staff
Fr. John Comiskey ext. 22
Bishop J.M. Sherlock
Deacon John White
Mrs. Michelle Carty ext. 28
Mrs. Louise Trapp ext. 35
Coordinator of Youth Ministry:
Mr. Mike McPherson ext. 29
Mrs. Angie MacEachern ext. 10
Mrs. Aneta Burczyk ext. 26
Pastoral Council Chair:
Ms Joan Duckitt
Finance Council Chair:
Mr. Michael Pietraszko
Christmas Office Hours
Tuesday, December 23 ~ 8:30 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24 ~ 8:30 a.m.—12 noon
Tuesday, December 30 ~ closed
Wednesday, December 31 ~ closed
The office will re-open
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Baptisms are scheduled by
appointment only after meeting
with a member of the pastoral
team and completion of a preparation class. It is recommended to
call before the baby is born.
Call Michelle ext. 28.
Penance: Confessions are
normally heard Saturdays
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, or by
appointment. Please note: there
will be no confessions on the next
two Saturdays, December 27th and
January 3rd. The regular confession
schedule resumes on January 10th.
Eucharist: See schedule of
daily Masses inside bulletin.
Confirmation is normally
celebrated in the Autumn. Please
Mondays 7:00– 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
“Grandmothers for Christ”
Holy Hour for the end of
violence against and abuse of
children. Benediction at 9:25 a.m.
Faith Sharing Group:
Tuesdays, 12:45 to 2:00 p.m.
Will resume January 6, 2015.
Please pray for all the sick of our
Merlyn Coulter, Glenda Gerrits,
Donna Connelly, Linda McTeer,
Erin O’Brien, Rob Peto, Frank
Rizzolo, Rita Van Veen.
Mass for the Unborn will be held
Marriage: A marriage preparation on Monday, December 29, 2014 at
St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, begincourse is required. Contact the
ning with the Rosary/Chaplet of
office for more information.
Divine Mercy at 7:00 p.m. and folThe Anointing of the Sick may be lowed by Mass at 7:30 p.m. Bishop
Ronald Fabbro will preside. This
received by anyone who is
special celebration is sponsored by
seriously ill or facing surgery. If
the CWL and the Knights of Columpossible, please contact the office
bus. Everyone is welcome to
to arrange this with the priest prior attend.
to going to the hospital.
Holy Orders: Are you being called?
READINGS & MASS INTENTIONS
Mon. Dec. 22
Tues. Dec. 23
Pat Bossuyt ~ Family
Mary McHugh ~ Cecilia Mitchell
Wed. Dec. 24
Ints. of Baby Madison ~ Grandma
Maria H. Amaral ~ Merita Rebelo
2 Sam 7:15,8:12-16
5:00 p.m. mass
8:00 p.m. mass
12:00 Midnight mass
Thur. Dec. 25
10:00 a.m. Mass
Fri. Dec. 26
Sat. Dec. 27
Mary Obbema (10th Ann.) ~ Family
Mem. of Melchiore Family ~ Faieta
1 Jn 1:1-4
Ints. of Mary Immaculate Parishioners
Sun. Dec. 28
FEAST OF THE
Ints. of Mary Immaculate Parishioners
& Pre-auth debit
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Church Maintenance & Repair
Faithful & Free at Fifty Building Fund
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
New Appointment - Bishop Fabbro announced this
week that he has named me as Bishop’s Delegate for
misconduct cases. This means I will have the responsibility of dealing with any claims regarding sexual
abuse and other kinds of abuse by anyone working for
the diocese. This includes priests, deacons, all lay ecclesial ministers (parish nurses, coordinators of youth
ministry and pastoral ministers), and all staff. This is a
huge responsibility, as you can imagine, and I will
need the support of your prayers.
While the time commitment for this new role is
uncertain, we will be monitoring the amount of time
spent in this work, to ensure that parish work does not
suffer. I am confident that our pastoral team and staff
will be working diligently to continue to provide the
best pastoral care in the parish, and support me as
Bishop’s Delegate. Please pray for me.
Christmas Masses - Our Christmas Mass schedule
remains the same as in previous years. There are
changes to the schedule of Masses for the weekdays
after Christmas and New Years. Please note the changes in this and the up-coming weekly bulletins. (We
are printing one-page bulletins for these weeks.)
Please note: there will be no confessions on
the next two Saturdays, December 27th and January
3rd. The regular confession schedule resumes on January 10th.
Year-end Donations - Once again, I thank all who
have responded to our year-end appeal. I’m happy to
announce that we are able to send $60,000 to the diocese for our debt, and we’ll pay in addition the interest
costs for these last six months, approximately $8,000.
This will take our debt to less than $150,000. Thanks
to all who have supported the building campaign –
your generosity is appreciated.
Have a blessed week +
$ 8, 924.50
$ 1, 110.34
$ 3, 009.00
2015 Offertory Envelopes: The numbers change each
year, therefore it is important that your name and address be
printed on your envelopes once you begin using them in
January 2015. If you would like to begin using envelopes or
the pre-authorized gift (PAG) program, then please contact
Angie at the office 519-455-3217 ext. 10.