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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 14 to Dec 20, 2020

Monday...............… 8:30 a.m.... + Gray Dunn - Barbara Dunn
Tuesday...................7:00 p.m....+ Therese Madappuli – Angela Madappuli
Wednesday............8:30 a.m.... + Agnes & Peter Kattiparam –  Family
Thursday ...............7:00 p.m.....+ Ettore Volpini – Charmaine & Frank Volpini
Friday......................8:30 a.m.....+ Ronald Austrup – Margaret Austrup

Saturday .................7:00 p.m....... + Emilie & Walter Reichelt 
                                                       – Maria Reichelt-Smit
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) 

Journey through Advent

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has a new online weekly video series created to help the Canadian Catholic faithful to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Entitled Journey through Advent, the series serves 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.

Introduction to Advent 2020

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqexaqXCmi0&feature=youtu.be

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 ( fully booked )
                                                                            7:00 p.m. ( fully booked
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

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS

December 2020

PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH- Parenting Tip 125 – Christmas during COVID will change many of our traditional outings and gatherings as a family, but we can still easily take part in our faith traditions. Centering our celebration on the birth of Christ is a great way to remind our children that Christmas for Catholics is the same this year as in other years. During Advent set up an Advent wreath and each week pray and talk about what each candle represents: hope, peace, joy and love; read the story of the Nativity (more than once!) and set one up in your home; adorn the tree with symbols of the faith; attend Mass and reflect on the readings each week, especially on Christmas Day. The joy of Christmas is not gone because of COVID since Christmas reminds us of something that will never change, God’s great love for each of us.

MARRIAGE TIP OF THE MONTH - Marriage Tip 105 - At the heart of every person is a desire to be known and loved for who we are. We fall in love with someone and then spend extraordinary energy and time on learning about the person. Once we marry, we can forget to keep on discovering who the person we love is becoming – because each of us is always becoming. Time and circumstance constantly change and as a result, the person changes. When the one we love stays interested in who we are, we feel secure, cared-for and loved. So spend some time asking about likes and dislikes, what bothers your spouse and what brings them joy, what is the one thing they would like to do if there were no limitations, what their favourite food is – the possibilities are endless and so is the benefit to your relationship! Make your Christmas gifts this year time and attention!

Anniversary Mass 2021 – The Anniversary Mass scheduled for June of 2021 has been cancelled due to restrictions and concerns around COVID-19. We invite you to register your 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60 plus years Anniversary starting in January on the Diocesan website. We will send you the certificate you would have received from Bishop Crosby at the Mass.

Re: Start – A Separation and Divorce Recovery Program – will resume once again in early 2021 - either in person or on line depending on the situation with COVID-19. We invite you to look on the Diocesan website www.hamiltondiocese.com to see the programs offered and then check back in January for dates and registration.

Struggling After an Abortion? Either your own, or someone else’s? Do you feel alone, emotional, or angry? Project Rachel is available to help. This confidential service allows people to work through their feelings on an individual basis, with a trained counsellor, and find hope and healing. Please contact us at 905-526-1999 or toll free at 1-888-385-3850.

A Walk Through Fratelli Tutti – ‘Fratelli Tutti’: With these words, Saint Francis of Assisi addressed his brothers and sisters and proposed to them a way of life marked by the flavour of the Gospel. In his simple and direct way, Saint Francis expressed the essence of fraternal openness that allows us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity, regardless of where he or she was born or lives.” (FT#1) These are the opening words from Pope Francis in his latest encyclical, On Fraternity and Social Friendship. Join us on Wednesday, January 27th for a 90 minute Zoom webinar to walk through of this beautiful document. Written by Pope Francis to “all people of good will.” Presented by Mrs. Teresa Hartnett, Director of the Family Ministry Office - register online at www.hamiltondiocese.com or by calling 905-528-7988 ext. 2249.

Catechetical Correspondence Courses - Programs available for children from Kindergarten through to High School not currently receiving religious instruction. Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation for children not in Catholic Schools also available. Families work through the programs at home. Contact Monica in the Catechesis Office at 905-528-7988, ext. 2238 or check out our website at www.hamiltondiocese.com and click on the Catechesis Office for more information, printable registration forms or to register online.

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
-Deliver Christmas meals to our parishioners
(Dec 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 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 starting on 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.
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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