Monday - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
Tuesday - 7:15pm Novena our Lady of Perpetual
- 7:30 Mass.
Thursday - Our Lady of Guadalupe Patroness of the
Friday - St. Lucy, Virgin, Martyr.
- 1:00pm Exposition of the Blessed
- 7:15pm Benediction.
- 7:30pm Mass.
Lorraine Cameron; Savio Nazareth; Alex Cameron; Jennifer Graham; Marie-Louise Malfet; Reta McGovern; David Joseph; Shawntell Finnigan; Irene O’flynn; Barbara Maxwell; Maria Pauchly; Teresa Hatswell; Vivian Tepoorten; John Burnell; Hazel Boudville; Garrett Millar; David Ashley; Frank Gismoni; Creg Rosales; Arlene McPherson; Bernie O’Grady; Joanne Mitchell; Henry Morell; Ludgarda Vella; Carol Little; David Henchey; Ian
Baxter; Marian Lopez; & Noeme Denque.
If you have a relative in the hospital or at home who is sick, please let the rectory know so that we may visit them.
Hazel Traasath; Joseph Potosky & Raymond Anderson.
Dec. 7/8 at all Masses, a special one-time collection will be taken up for Talitha khoum Society and Kateri Centre. This is our Parish way of supporting the healing of Aboriginal communities in Canada.
Dec. 12, Thurs. @ 7:30pm in the Gathering Area. Please join us after the rosary as we watch videos of Anne (our locutionist) with Christopher West (Theology of the Body) and our Chaplain, Fr. Darragh Connolly (The first spiritual practice).
No Life Night tonight Sun., Dec. 8, but look for us at the Parish Pot Luck dinner! You can eat with your family then hang out with the Core and other teens!
Next Sunday, December 15, 6pm: To Serve and to Shop We’ll be shopping at Guildford Mall for warm socks, gloves and scarves to donate to the Catholic Charities- Men’s Hostel. Please bring $10 to pay for the donated items and some money if you still need to shop for Christmas Presents! Note that we are leaving at 6pm and back by 9pm. Please hand in your form before you come along! For more info. about Youth Ministry and Life Teen, please contact Faye p: 604.785.6729 or e: email@example.com Follow Us on Twitter: @iclifeteen.
The Parish Library is hosting a Book Sale next weekend December 14/15 in the Gathering Area after all Sunday Masses. The used books will sell for $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcover books.
ANNUAL PARISH CHRISTMAS DINNER
The Parish Christmas dinner will be Sun. Dec.22 in the Parish hall. This dinner is for all parishioners who will be alone for this Christmas and do not have family to share their Christmas with. In support of this dinner, donations are welcome. Nominal fee for the ticket will be $5.
Cordially invites you to the celebration of Simbang Gabi Mass. 9 days Novena Christmas Masses Dec. 15 – 23 @ 7pm, Dec16-22 @ 5am. Those interested to sponsor a Mass, participate or volunteer please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. A sign-up book is also available at the back of the Church after each Mass.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER & DANCE 2014
A good way to say goodbye to the old year & bring in the New Year, is to do it with your family & friends. Our Parish Community is organising a fun filled evening of dancing, games for all ages, 50/50, prizes, buffet dinner, cash bar & midnight snack to celebrate this event - Tues., Dec. 31st 2013… into Wed., Jan. 1st, 2014; in the Gym at Immaculate Conception Parish, Delta. Doors open: 6:30pm; Dinner: 7pm. Tickets for sale after all weekend Masses. Adults - $30 per head; Children - $15 (6 yrs – 10 yrs); Kids under 5 – free. Dress: Formal. To avoid disappointment, please book your tickets asap; limited seats available. Deadline: Dec. 20.
ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES 2013
Dec. 12 7pm - St. Matthew’s
Dec. 13 7pm - St. Bernadette Parish
Dec. 16 7.30pm - O.L.G.C.
Dec. 17 7:30pm - Star of the sea
Dec. 19 7pm - Immaculate Conception Parish
Dec. 20 6:30pm - Precious Blood Parish
A big thank you to all the Parishioners who donated the non-perishable food for the hampers and to the IC school kids and teachers for their contribution. Thanks also to the Knights for delivering the hampers. God Bless you all.
Thank you again to all who contributed to Typhoon relief for the Philippines. The special collection was approximately $16,000.
Our current volunteer co-ordinator is unable to continue for personal reasons. We have one volunteer who could look after purchases; we need one more to tidy up the kitchen. Contact 604.591.2771.
We also need a volunteer to help with the cleaning of the vigil lights on Thursdays.
Contribution envelopes for 2014 are available in the GA. If you would like a box of envelopes & one is not available for you, please PRINT your name on the list provided and you can pick it up the following Sunday. Do not use the old envelopes, recycle them.
The “O” Antiphons
O Radiant Dawn, Splendour of the Light Eternal and Son of Justice; Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O King of the nations and Desired by all, You are the cornerstone that binds two (the Gentile and Jews) into one, Come, and save poor man whom You fashioned out of clay.
PARISH FEAST TOMORROW DEC. 9
Mass will be celebrated tomorrow on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at 8:15am and 7:30pm. Coffee and goodies will happen in the GA after both Masses. We ask all attending to bring goodies and snacks for the celebration. We will honour both Lennie David and our Parish stewardship honouree Joanne Mitchell at the coffee celebration.
There is no coffee today Dec. 8 @ 8:30am & 10:15am after Masses, as there is special breakfast in the Parish Hall.
ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGIATE
The St. Thomas More open house will be held on Wed. Jan. 15, 2014 @ 6:30pm. The evening is open to both parents and grade 7. The placement exam for students entering grade 8 in Sept. 2014 is scheduled for Thurs. Jan. 23, 2014 beginning at 1:30pm. For more info. on school admission please visit our website at www.stmc.bc.ca..
CARDS, CALENDARS & SUNDAY MISSAL
We will be selling religious Christmas cards, calendars and Sunday Missal in the G.A. after all Sat. & Sun. Masses. (Cash only please).
Catholic Charities Prison Ministry is seeking the donation of cards and 2014 calendars for the prison inmates in our region. All types of 2014 calendars are needed including, wall, desk, and appointment calendars. We are in need of new unused Christmas cards as well as all types of new unused greeting cards, blank cards, anniversary, condolences, get well, birthday and other greeting cards. Cards and calendars may be sent to CCJS Prison Ministry, c/o St Joseph Parish, 32550 7th Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2B9. Please continue to pray for inmates, correctional officers, chaplains, and all families of those affected by crime. Contact: Maureen Donegan email@example.com and Blair Perra email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Catholic Charities Justice Services."