Barrie Out of the Cold – December 12
Thanks to all who support our parish’s commitment to feed and shelter the homeless in Barrie. The remaining dates for which we will be serving meals are December 12, January 9, February 6, March 6, and April 3. Sign-up sheets will be available at all Masses on November 4th & 5th. Contact Nora Young from St. Patrick’s at 322-2517 or Yvonne Healey from Our Lady of Lourdes at 322-1675.
Advent Day of Confession – Friday, December 15
Our parish’s Advent Day of Confession will be held on Friday, December 15. Confessions will be heard following the morning Mass until 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes mission Church, and then again in the evening from 7 – 7:30pm at St. Patrick’s Church. All parishes in the archdiocese will be having extended days of confession from Monday, December 11 to Friday, December 15. You should be able to find a convenient time to make a good confession before Christmas. There are “How to Go to Confession” cards available in the lobby of the churches if you need some help.
Elmvale Food Bank needs for December
The following items are needed at the Elmvale Food Bank this month: Stove Top stuffing, Jell-O mix, canned gravy, canned pasta, and dish soap. Thank you for your generosity.
Mass Schedule for Christmas and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Sunday December 24
7:00pm Mission Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmvale
11:00pm Carol singing at St. Patrick’s Church, Phelpston, followed by 11:30pm Mass.
Monday December 25
9:00am St. Patrick’s Church, Phelpston
Sunday December 31
5:00pm Mission Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmvale
Monday January 1
9:30am St. Patrick’s Church, Phelpston
2018 Offertory Envelopes
The 2018 Offertory Envelopes are available in the church lobbies. If you do not have offertory envelopes and you want to start using them please be sure to take a box that does not have someone’s name already on it. There will be unlabelled boxes available. Please note that because some of the accounting procedures have changed this past year for the Archdiocese, all 2017 offertory envelopes received in the offertory collection after December 31, 2017 will be counted as a 2018 offering.
Join the Choir!
The St. Patrick’s Choir is looking for more members to join us! If you love to sing and want to become a choir member contact Henri Linde at 322.4493 for more information. Every voice helps.
Parish History Book
The parish history book is now completed and printed. Please contact the rectory to purchase a copy. The books are full colour, are 8.5″ x 11″ in size, and are 215 pages in length. The price is $40.00 each.
The Catholic Women’s League – Join Us Today!
An open invitation is extended to all women of our parish to take this opportunity to share your God-given gifts with us as we try to effect change in our parish, our community, our country and in those countries that have not been blessed with the abundance we enjoy in Canada. Please consider joining our League. The CWL of Canada is the united voice of Catholic women. Please contact our St. Patrick’s membership convener Linda Bidwell at 726–0356, or Our Lady of Lourdes membership convenor Margaret Ann Jacobs at 322-2249.