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OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARISH, WATERLOO
173 Lourdes Street
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 1N5
519-886-0342
lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com
www.ourladyoflourdeswaterloo.com

Pastor:                                              Fr. Rafal Tomon
Deacon:                                            Rev. Mr. Phong Hoang
Administrative Assistant:               Mrs. Patrycja Wiecek
Parish office hours:                         Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.;
                                                          1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

                                                          Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Sunday Masses:                               Saturday 7:00 p.m.  
                                                           Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.     
               

Sacrament of Baptism:                    By appointment
                                                           please contact the parish office


Sacrament of Reconciliation:         Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to noon
                                                           or 20 minutes before weekday Masses
                                                           or by appointment


Sacrament of Marriage:                   By appointment
                                                           please contact the parish office


Blessing of Expectant Parents:      Last Sunday of each month
                                                           after all Masses


St. Vincent de Paul:                          Church door collections
                                                           last Sunday of each month 
Announced Mass intentions for Dec 7 to Dec 13, 2020

Monday...............… 8:30 a.m.... Special Intention of Alexander Nincevice
                                                   – Family 
Tuesday...................7:00 p.m....+ Lena Latchana  – Maureen Schaus 
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - Feast Day 

Wednesday............8:30 a.m.... + Eva Granic –  Peter & Angela Granic 
Thursday ...............7:00 p.m.....+ Fr. Nick Marro – Ada Harris 
Friday......................8:30 a.m.....+ Alda & Joe Dacosta – Nevelle de'Rozario 

Saturday .................7:00 p.m....... + Thangamala – Earnest & Suja Biber 
Our Lady of Guadalupe - Feast Day 

Sunday.....................9:00 a.m........Living & deceased members of our parish
                                11:00 a.m.......Special Intention
                               ( LIVE streamed on Facebook  Sunday at 11:00 a.m. only) 

On Monday, November 23 2020  the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced a new online weekly video series created to help Canadian Catholic faithful to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Entitled Journey through Advent, the series is a joint project involving the CCCB’s Office national de liturgie, the National Liturgy Office, and the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis. The initiative was developed as a way, through the modern method of video messaging, to offer a resource that enriches faith formation during a time of joyful anticipation for the coming of the Lord and Saviour into the world.

The videos serve as an introduction to the liturgical Season and present reflections on the Gospel readings for each Sunday in Advent. The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, and the Most Reverend Pierre Goudreault, Bishop of Saint-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, provide spiritual and pastoral guidance on the readings that illustrate the true meaning of Christmas.

This video series is especially relevant given the COVID-19 pandemic that places limitations on in-person gatherings for faith communities. It is hoped that Journey through Advent will be a source of deep spiritual solace and insightful preparation for all. The videos will be available on the CCCB website each Monday in advance of the upcoming Sunday celebration (23 November, 30 November 7 December, and 14 December). We invite you to share this information with catechists and all with whom you work. 

To follow the series:

Click here to access the video series in English.

REGISTRATION - DEC 24 & DEC 25 MASS
Due to Covid-19 precautions, to maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe, we respectfully ask you to register to attend Mass at Christmas. Please consider the twelve Masses and your needs prayerfully.

Beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th, registration will be possible by sign-up sheets at Church after each Mass, or by calling the parish office (519-886-0342 EXT 3) or by Email (lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com). Thank you for helping to keep our parish safe and open!

Christmas Season Schedule 2020
Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Confession Times)
Saturdays:  11:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Twenty minutes before all weekday Masses
or by appointment
 
Tuesday December 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday December 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Mass Schedule
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 19....................................   7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20.......................................   9:00 a.m.
                                                                               11:00 a.m.
Christmas
Thursday, December 24.... Christmas Eve.....   4:00 p.m
                                                                                 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 25......... Christmas Day..... 12:00 a.m........ midnight
                                                                                 9:00 a.m.
                                                                               11:00 a.m.
                                                                                 1:00 p.m.
Feast of the Holy Family
Saturday, December 26....................................   7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 27.......................................   9:00 a.m.
                                                                               11:00 a.m.
                                                                              
Feast of Mary, Mother of God:  New Year’s Day
Thursday, December 31...................................   5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1, 2021...........................   9:00 a.m.
                                                                               11:00 a.m.
                                                                              
Feast of the Epiphany................................. Regular weekend Mass times

 


Christmas Hampers - need some help this Christmas?
Please contact (519) 742-5860 or http://www.christmashampers.ca


Participating and Supporting Partners 
House of Friendship 
The Salvation Army 
Kitchener Conestoga Rotary 
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region 
This Christmas,
As satisfying as a warm plate of roast turkey might be, nothing fills the heart up more on Christmas than a newfound sense of gratitude and appreciation. While that tenderness can stem from reminiscing with loved ones over a bountiful feast, it can also arise from giving back. If you're seeking meaningful ways to volunteer and/or donate over this holiday, here are a few ideas on how to get involved.
-Contact the parish office if you know of someone that would be in need of a
Christmas dinner please call (519) 886 0342 ext. 3
-Make phone calls to parish shut-ins
-Deliver Christmas meals to our parishioners
(Dec 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
-Donate to this program “Christmas Giving Back”
Catering by Conestoga Catering -110 Manitou Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L3
https://www.conestogaplace.ca/
FORMS Available for pick up at the entrance of the Church or at the parish office. 

Catholic Women’s League Membership Form for 2021

(For women of the parish ages 16+)
It’s time to JOIN or RENEW your Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Membership.
Catholic women today possess immense potential to serve church, community and the world. 
The unique strength of Catholic women is the faith that binds us together.
 We pray for each other, care for the less fortunate, and support our parish and community.  Our monthly events are informative, prayerful and fun-loving.
Please PRINT the information required below, and along with the membership fee of $30.00, place it in an envelope marked “CWL” and place it in the collection basket by December 30th.
Name:__________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________
Phone:__________________     
Email: _________________________________________
(if you wish to receive notifications of upcoming events)
Payment (please check one):   cash _____ cheque _____
(payable to the Our Lady of Lourdes CWL)

Inquires please email ourladyoflourdescwl@gmail.com
NEW 2021 offertory envelopes ready for pick up after each Mass this weekend Nov 28-29, 2020 in the parish hall.
We ask you to please memorize your envelope number before coming to Mass and to have only one family member enter the parish hall.
Please observe social distancing and follow the enter and exit signs.
If you are unable to pick up your envelopes in the next couple of weeks in the parish hall after each Mass, please call or email the parish office to make arrangements to pick up the envelopes in the parish office.
As part of her Actions Speak Louder than Words project for her Confirmation, Michaela Suits is hosting a drive-by birthday food drive to support the FoodBank of Waterloo Region. From 12-2pm on Saturday, Dec 5th and Sunday, Dec 6th, there will be a table set up at 410 Belgreen Way in Waterloo to collect non-perishable food items or cash to be donated to the FoodBank Either form of donation is accepted and appreciated! Help her reach her goal of 200 lbs of food to keep people from going hungry in our community!
OR bring your donations to our PARISH OFFICE, we will have one volunteer who will deliver the food and donations to Michaela.
Let's help our young parishioner to reach her goal !!!
 Living Rosary for December 2020 and January 2021
 
Our Lady of Lourdes Small Faith Group invites you to join its members in praying the living rosary for the needs of the parish and the community.  For December 2020 and January 2021, we pray for
  • the grace that strengthens our desire to seek Him, to stay awake, and be ready for the arrival of the Christ Child. Through Christ, we all become children of God. May Christ’s love for us be a model for our love for one another. Let us pay attention to our relationship with our brothers and sisters. May we learn to connect with others in creative ways during this Pandemic time.
In addition, we will keep in our prayers
  • the Pope’s monthly intention-
(December) For a Life of Prayer-
We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer.
(January) Intention for Evangelization: – Human Fraternity
May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.
 
  • the sick and their caregivers, and
  • the living and deceased members of our parish.
 
By volunteering, you will be responsible to say one decade of the mystery of the Rosary every day for the coming two months.  If you are interested, please sign-up here.
 
https://forms.gle/EAQNJwXUENYmPNMRA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
to everyone celebrating a birthday in December.

May God bless you on your birthday, and always. Happy birthday to you! Today I celebrate the life that God has given you, and give thanks to Him for the many blessings you bring to my life. May the LORD bless you on your birthday, and may your day be filled with joy and your year full of many blessings


We Depend on Your Generosity

 

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish depends entirely on the generosity of our parishioners.
We are extremely grateful for your overwhelming support and we would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support to our parish and those who are in need.  

Pre – Authorized Giving: through scheduled monthly or weekly transfers. Forms are available by sending an email or by calling our parish office and we will send the forms to you. Fill out the form, attach a void cheque and place the form in a sealed envelope and put it in the parish office mailbox or scan both and email to lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com
  • Drop off your weekly envelope by putting it in the mailbox in the Parish Office door off of the Parking Lot.
  • Post-dated cheques.  Instead of coming every week, put several post-dated cheques into the same envelope.
  • Electronic Giving: https://hamiltondiocese.com/covid19parishfund/
    and click support my parish now and make your donation automatically using your credit on this secure page.
     
    Monthly Budget Review as of Nov 29, 2020

    Cumulative financial objective – 48 weeks @ $7,500......     $360,000.00
    Weekly contributions (year to date)..................................     $203,717.89
    Pre-authorized giving (year to date).......   $ 133,598.89         $330,369,48
    Over (under) objective......................................................      ($22,683.22)

Pope's December Prayer Intention

For a Life of Prayer
We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer.

                            

"The Kids Bulletin" is a fun way for children to reinforce Sunday Mass and learn more about their Faith. If you would like to please consider printing your own copies. Simply go to www.thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com and either sign up to receive "The Kids Bulletin" via your email or print each week's bulletin directly from the website.

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173 Lourdes Street 
Waterloo, ON N2L 1N5 
(519) 886-0342

 
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