Christmas Pageant 2019
The annual Christmas Nativity Pageant will be presented during the 5pm Christmas Eve Mass. There are roles for children in JK – Grade 4 fro this dramatization of the Nativity Story. Costumes are provided. Participants must be available for both mandatory practices, December 22nd 12-1:30pm and December 23rd 6:30-8:00pm. There are a limited number of roles and registration must be submitted to the parish office by December 3rd for consideration of a role. Registration forms are in the narthex and on the website.
Parish Ministries Training Dates
Communion to the Sick and Homebound - November 26th at 7:30pm
Volunteers Needed for Wednesday Fellowship
We are looking for volunteers to help with Wednesday Fellowship after 9am Mass. If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact the office. The plan going forward is to have someone or a group of people sign up for a particular month to help with this social and prayerful gathering.
Thursday Night Bible Study
All parishioners are invited to join us every Thursday evening at 7:30pm in the Hearth Room for fellowship and to experience the connection between the Sacred Scriptures and the teaching of the Catholic Church.
First and Last Friday Adoration
Please join us for Adoration on the first and last Friday of each month. The Blessed Sacrament Exposition takes place in the Chapel as follows:
First Friday of each month following the 9:00am Mass and concludes with Night Prayer and Benediction at 7:00pm.
Last Friday of each month following the 9:00am Mass and concludes with Benediction at 12:00pm.
Ministry to the Needy
St. Paul’s Ministry for the Needy Around the World is in great need of lined paper, construction paper, pencils, crayons, pencil sharpeners erasers and pencil crayons (new and used). All donations can be dropped in the Ministry’s blue Rubbermaid bin at the back of the church. Donations can be dropped off at the office.
Diocesan and Other Workshops and Events
Sensory Friendly Mass
Mary Mother of God in Oakville will offer a monthly Mass for Catholics (young and old) with sensory sensitivities including Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and other sensory differences. You can expect lower lighting, softer music, shorter and more literal homilies, low gluten hosts and the freedom to move around if necessary. Most important, you'll receive the Eucharist while surrounded by fellow worshipers with a warm, welcoming attitude. Feel free to bring whatever supports you may need, including fidgets, weighted blankets, noise cancelling headphones, sunglasses or comfort toys. All Masses are on the second Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm. Dates for the sensory friendly Masses are: Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March (cancelled for March Break), April 12, May 10, June 14. for more info, contact Debbie Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has someone you cared about died? Are you grieving the loss of the person’s presence in your life? Are you wondering if these feelings are normal? You are not alone! “Grief Releif” – is a 6 week educational and support series dealing with grief. Being held on Thursday, November 14, 21, 28, 2019 from 7pm to 8:30pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish – 715 Centre Rd. Waterdown. Facilitated by Mrs. Debbie Mazzaferro R.N. and Dr. Wendy Hofman. There is no cost to participate. All are welcome to attend all or any sessions you can. To register call 905-528-7988 ext. 2249 or online at www.hamiltondiocese.com/
There is Hope After an Abortion
Are you struggling with an abortion decision - either your own, or someone else's? Do you feel alone, emotional, or angry? Project Rachel is a ministry of healing for any person suffering pain or problems from an abortion experience. This confidential service allows people to work through their feelings and find hope and healing. Please contact us at 905-526-1999 or toll free at 1-888-385-3850.
Friday Night Support Group for Persons Separated or Divorced
Would it help you to have people around you to understand what you're going through? Would you like to hear some ideas that will encourage and help you to develop new ways of coping with the stresses in your life? The Hamilton Diocesan Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and they can help! No need to register. Chancery Office, 700 King St. West, Hamilton from 7pm to 9pm. For more information call 905.528.7988 ext. 2249. There is NO COST