MINISTRY FAIR RESULTS
I wanted to share, again this weekend, the resulst of our Ministry Fair so that you will see that we still need more people to volunteer on our committees and in our ministries, in particular, Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist at weekend Masses and special occasion Masses. I will list each one with the numbers of new volunteers. I have also done a very brief explanation of each ministry/committee.
Altar Guild: 4 (Washing the sacred vessels used at Mass. Each person usually does it once per month on Friday morning after Mass)
Baptism Ministry: 2 –( helping priest at Baptisms distributing certificates, preparing baptismal table beforehand)
Children’s Liturgy Program: 9 (Talking to children about the readings at the weekend Masses)
Church Cleaning Crew: 0 (Cleaning the church and pews once a year usually before Easter)
Collection Counters: 4 (Counting and documenting collections and banking them)
Confirmation: 4 (Helping to take the students through the journal for Confirmation)
Folk Choir 11:30 Mass: 0 (Singing at 11:30 Mass – rehearsal Wed. Evening 7:30)
Funeral Ministry: 1 (Assisting priest at a funeral with incense, carrying holy water)
Hospitality Committee: 3 (Helping to prepare coffee and refreshments for parish events and, occasionally, a funeral) Knights of Columbus: 0 (Meeting once per month organizing parish events)
Marriage Prep Course: 2 (2 weekends a year helping to facilitate at our prep course)
Ministers of the Eucharist: 0 (Distributing Holy Communion at weekend Masses)
Ministers of Welcome: 4 (Welcoming people when they come into church and doing collection at weekend Masses)
Ministry to the Sick: 7 (Taking communion to the sick at home or in hospital)
Ministers of the Word: 4 (Reading the scriptures at weekend Masses)
RCIA: 0 Helping our coordinator prepare those wishing to be Roman Catholic))
Resettlement Committee: 3 (Helping to resettle new families in Mississauga and helping to organize resettlement bazaar)) SATB Choir 9:30 Mass: 0 (Singing at 9:30 Mass on Sunday and rehearsal on Monday 7:30pm)
St. Vincent de Paul: 5 (Helping to work with our marginalized families in the community and also coordinating the Christmas Giving program)
Social Justice Education Committee: 7
Wedding ministry: 6 (Helping at wedding rehearsals and the wedding Mass)
ADVENT WREATH – Please put your family name and phone number on the list in the vestibule if you wish to light a candle on the Advent Wreath during Advent
PLEASE NOTE THAT SUNDAY DECEMBER 18TH AFTER THE 11:30 MASS IS DECORATING SUNDAY AND I WOULD APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP I CAN GET PREPARING THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS. THANKYOU!
The Feast of Christ the King
Today is the final Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, in the Liturgical Year C. Next Sunday we begin cycle A. The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man's thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist. The feast is intended to proclaim, in a striking and effective manner, Christ's royalty over individuals, families, society, governments, and nations.
Today's Mass establishes the titles for Christ's royalty over men: 1) Christ is God, the Creator of the universe and hence wields a supreme power over all things; "All things were created by Him"; 2) Christ is our Redeemer, He purchased us by His precious Blood, and made us His property and possession; 3) Christ is Head of the Church, "holding in all things the primacy"; 4) God bestowed upon Christ the nations of the world as His special possession and dominion.
Today's Mass also describes the qualities of Christ's kingdom. This kingdom is: 1) supreme, extending not only to all people but also to their princes and kings; 2) universal, extending to all nations and to all places; 3) eternal, for "The Lord shall sit a King forever"; 4) spiritual, Christ's "kingdom is not of this world".
Wishing you all a great week as we move in the season of Advent.Fr. Phil