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Bulletin For November 23rd, 2014
Sunday Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Waterford Ministers Schedule and Mass Schedule
West Oak Ministers Schedule and Mass Schedule
Del Manor Ministers Schedule

THIRTY THIRD  WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
 Tuesday,November 25, 2014
Revelation 14. 14-19; Luke 21. 5-11
9:00 a.m Mass with the Intention
            + Ross Harding
7:00 p.m. Mass with the Intentions
            Mass of Thanksgiving
            +Robert Fraser
            + Romeo Finucci
            + Anna Manh Thu Mau
                                                               
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Revelation 15. 1-4; Luke 21. 12-19
9:00 a.m.         Mass with the Intention
                        + Hing Chue Sun
                       
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Revelation 18. 1-2,21-23, 19.1-3,9a; Luke 21. 20-28
9:00 a.m.         Mass with the Intention
                                Intentions of Denver Dias
 
Friday, November 28, 2014
Revelation 20. 1-4,11-15, 21. 1-2; Luke 21. 29-33
9:00 a.m.           Mass with the Intentions
                                + Charles Hayes Sr.
                                + Theresa Stella Bayley
                                + Peter and Silvide Murer
                                           
Saturday, November 29,  2014
9:30 a.m. First Reconciliation -St. John Paul
11:00 a.m. First Reconciliation - St. John Paul
1:00 p.m. First Reconciliation - St. Mary
2:30 p.m. First Reconciliation- St. Joan of Arc
4:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:00 p.m.  Eucharist
8:00 p.m. Concert
 
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Isaiah 63.16b-17; 64.1, 3-8; 1 Corinthians 1. 3-9; Mark 13. 33-37
 
IN OUR PARISH THIS WEEK.........
Monday, November 24th
8:30 a.m. Rosary Apostalate (Hall)
7:00 p.m. Bible Study (last session)
 
Tuesday, November 25th
9:30 a.m.   Spanish Bible Study
7:30 p.m.   RCIA (St Matthew)
7:00 p.m.    Senior’s Mass & Refreshments (church & Narthex)
7:30 p.m.   Padre Pio Rehearsal  (Church)
                 
Wednesday, November 26th
9:00 a.m.         Grade 2 Church tour
1:00 p.m.         Grade 2 Church tour
7:00 p.m          Knitters (Board room)
7:00 p.m.         First Eucharist Class (Hall)
 
 
Thursday, November 27th
9:00 a.m.         Music Program (St Matthew)
9:00 a.m.         Grade 2 Church tour
7:00 p.m.           Prayer and Life Workshop (Hall)
7:30 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal (church)
                       
Friday, November 28th
7:30 p.m. Intercessory Prayer Group
 
Saturday, November  29th
8:00 p.m. Advent Event 
 
New Job Opportunity
Our parish  is searching for a new caretaker.  The position involves cleaning and care of all the church facilities. Minor repairs, set up and take down for events and meetings. The person should be capable of physical labour, lifting and vacuuming.  If you are interested or want more information, please contact the parish office.
 
O Come, O come, One and all!
Our seminarian, David De Luca, and our music director, Dwayne Cahill, as well as our parish choir, musicians and many others are working diligently to plan and host an evening ‘Advent Lessons & Carol Service’ of Scripture readings, psalms, hymns and music, to begin the Season of Advent.  This evening service will be held on Saturday, November 29th beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Several high school students from St. Ignatius of Loyola High School are also preparing a dramatic presentation for the evening.
Parishioners of Saint Matthew Parish, as well as several of our nearby Oakville parishes are invited to attend. 
Goodwill donations of $5.00 or more will be gratefully accepted, part of which will be given to our Saint Vincent de Paul in order to help them prepare our Christmas Angel Tree gifts for those in need in our parish community.

Angel Tree
Saint Vincent de Paul  will be setting up our Annual ‘Angel Tree’ this weekend. You may take an angel and return it with the unwrapped item by the latest date of November 30th, so the deliveries can be made the following day.
Your past generosity has helped make Christmas brighter for the many families in our parish community who are in need.
 
Christmas Open House
All parishioners are welcome to visit our Open House on Sunday, December 14th in the parish hall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Fun for the whole family and ... a special visit from Santa!!  Volunteers and food (appetizers) are needed. There will be sign up sheets in the main entrance area the weekends of November 25th and December 2nd
 
Discernment Retreats in December
Have you thought about the priesthood or religious life?  If you would like to learn how to listen to God’s call in your own life, and how to follow that call in your own vocational discernment, then this retreat is for you.  Open to people 18 years old and older: December 5-7 ( for women) and December 12-14( for men).  To register or to find out more visit www.hamiltonvocations.com and click on the ‘Discernment Retreat’ tab.

Children’s Christmas Carolling at Parish Seniors’ Home
Once again Saint Matthew children are invited to share the joy of Christmas singing to residents living at the Waterford and Westoak Village Senior’s homes.  For many residents it is the highlight of their year!  All children are welcome to join the choir and share the experience.  Practices will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, December 7th and Sunday, December 14th.  The choir recitals for the residents will be on Saturday, December 20th starting at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. respectively.  For more information, please contact Lynette Brown at (905) 827-4286 or the Parish Office at (905) 825-0219.

Winter Banquet
Following our 25th Anniversary Dinner and Dance, many of you enjoyed it so much that you have been asking for another event. So, we have decided to host a Winter Banquet.  It will be a dinner and dance at Le Dome Banquet Centre on Saturday, January 31st.  Tickets will be sold after all Masses beginning in December at a cost of $50.00 each. Or please contact the parish office.

CWL Annual Potluck and Halton Women’s Shelter Holiday Hamper Drive
Tuesday, December 9th
7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
Please bring a favourite dish and join us for an evening of friendship.  A list of suggested Holiday Hamper ideas will be available at the CWL board in the Narthex.
 
Christmas Midnight Mass Choir
Do you enjoy singing at Mass but are not able to commit to singing in the choir all year?? Come out to the Christmas Midnight Mass choir. This choir is open to anyone interested. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings.  No experience is necessary, just a love for singing.  For more information, please contact Dwayne Cahill at dcahill@saintmatthew.ca