Welcome Back from Father Freitas and the parish team at St Mary of the Visitation Parish. We hope you had a great break and it was awesome seeing so many of you at Christmas Mass. Thank you also for your great generosity before Christmas with the Red Stocking Campaign – over 700 Red Stockings were shipped to our school in Kenya – truly amazing!
Reminder to all those preparing for Confirmation that Enrollment Weekend is this weekend. Please see our parish website for your Enrollment forms and bring them along to any Mass this weekend. Also please make sure you know the upcoming date for your Searching in the Spirit Small Group – we love to see our Confirmation candidates at Mass too – you have a place at St Mary’s for sure.
Reminder to all those preparing for First Communion that on Thursday, January 18th beginning at 7:00pm we have our Parent & Child Gathering. This activity based evening will help parents and children learn more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and is an essential part of your preparation for this Sacrament. Parent and Child come together but younger siblings are asked to stay at home. By the way, have you brought up the gifts yet at Mass? Do you know when your weekend is?
Kids Klub members, this Friday is our first event of 2018 and it’s an epic Gym Riot with details on our trip to Guelph Storm Game. See you at Our Lady of Fatima School Gym at 7:00pm on Friday…by the way… it’s never too late to join Kids Klub…. remember if its Friday Night its Kids Klub Night – see you this Friday.
Our Children’s Choir did a great job at Christmas and continues to gather Tuesday from 5:45pm – 6:30pm at the Church. Next practice is on January 16th. Come Join us
Don’t forget Mass this weekend – Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:30am. Our 9:30am and our 11:30am Mass have a Children’s program for those Aged 2 all the way to Grade 4 . So ages 2 & 3 – Kids Zone is for you. If your child is in Grade 3 & 4 that means Iwannago for you. If your child is Grade 2 – Visitation Kids for you. If your child is in JK – Grade 1 – Children’s Liturgy for you.
One last thing – did you know we gave away free gifts last weekend at Mass – yes we did – to every family!!! Come this weekend and find out how and why (and maybe get yours).
See you Sunday!!
St Mary of the Visitation Parish
16 Cooper Street
519 658 4443 Fax 519 658 6783