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Welcome to
The Epiphany of Our Lord Parish

(Served by the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception )



OUR  MISSION  STATEMENT

Epiphany of Our Lord Parish is a bilingual (english/Italian) and multicultural community dedicated to becoming a faithful witness to the Lord Jesus, striving to live the message of the Gospel and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and providing diverse opportunities for worship and spiritual growth while being attentive to the social and material needs of all people. 

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Christmas Eve - December 24 (Wednesday)
  5:00 pm     English Family Mass
10:00 pm     Italian Mass
12:00 am     Midnight Mass - English

Christmas Day - December 25 (Thursday)
  8:00 am     Italian Mass
  9:30 am     English Mass
11:30 am     Italian Mass
  1:00 pm     English Mass
Please note that there will be NO 7:00 pm Mass


New year's Eve - December 31 (Wednesday)
8:00 am      English Mass
5:00 pm      Bilingual Mas

New Year's Day - January 1 (Thursday)

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
8:00 am      Italian Mass
9:30 am      English Mass
11:30 am     Italian Mass
1:00 pm      English Mass
Please note that there will be NO 7:00 pm Mass

       

PARISH EVENTS

 
  
  

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
For all parishioners:
Saturday, December 20, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 8:30 AM - 12:00 noon


 

 Friday,
December 19, at 7:00 pm

  

Special Anniversary Mass for the Deceased
Bilingual

Please write the names of your deceased loved ones on the proper envelope and return it on the day when the mass is celebrated.
  
 Every Thursday evening, 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
 
Devotions to The Precious Blood of Jesus
at the Epiphany of Our Lord Chapel. All are welcome.

 Monday, September 22, 2014, at 7:30 PM
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will begin for those who have registered. Those who have not registered and would like to learn about the Catholic Faith please contact the parish office at 416-499-2196.
   

  

Registration for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation
Registration is open for Communion Grade 2 students and Confirmation Grade 8 students.
Requirements:
1. The parents and the child must be registered parishioners at Epiphany Parish.*
2. The family must have a meeting with the Pastor for Confirmation candidate.
3. Must attend Mass regularly throughout the year.
3. Bring a copy of the child's Baptism Certificate.**
4. A fee of $40.00 to cover the materials.

* If you are not registered, please go to the parish office (9:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm) and complete a Parish Registration form and also pick up a box of donation envelopes to obtain your registration #.
** If the child was Baptized at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, no Baptismal certificate is required.

Registration for First Holy Communion for children in Public Schools (they have to go to Sunday school) is open for Grades 1 to 8 students. There will be a two-year catechism program for these children. Please register at the parish office during the week.

Sacrament of Confirmation
- October 15, 2014, Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Initial meeting for candidates and parents in the church hall.
- November 8 & 9, Saturday and Sunday (all English Masses): OFFICIAL ENROLMENT & BLESSING. Candidates are required to attend one of the English Masses.

INDIAN CHILDREN'S MISSION
Epiphany of Our Lord Parish is part of The Congregation of The Sons of The Immaculate Conception (CFIC).  The CFIC is a religious missionary order dedicated to the care of the sick, education of the orphaned, poor and abandoned children in the world, following the Charism and spirit of the founder, B1. Luigi Maria Monti. In India we have several centres where . . . (click here to learn more)
 

Parish Pilgrimage, Friday, December 26, 2014 

Our parish  will be going to Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of Fatima churches in USA and to see the beauty of the Christmas lights in Niagara Falls. To book tour seat, please call Carlo at 416-497-0651.

Poster Contest Winners
Our Ave Maria Council of The Knights of Columbus held a Sacredness of Life poster contest for our grade 5's from Epiphany Academy Catholic School, St. Henry and St. Kateri Tekawitha. And the winners are . . . (click here)

Outstanding Altar Server's
The Serra Clubs of the Archdiocese of Toronto's 29th Annual Bishop's Altar Servers Award Ceremony took place on Saturday, October 18 at St. Issac Jogues Parish in Pickering. The Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen, Auxiliary Bishop - Eastern Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Toronto recognized for the outstanding service:
             John James, Joshua James and Alicia Subramaniam
We congratulate John, Joshua and Alicia for the achievement of this special honour bestowed upon them and thank them for their service at our parish.


The Legion of Mary
It is a worldwide organization of the lay apostolate, in which Catholic men and women sanctify themselves through prayer and spiritual work in union with Our Lady under the guidance of the clergy. (click here to learn more)

Vocations
"Whoever serves me must follow me..." Are you considering service to God as a priest, deacon, brother or sister? If God is calling you, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto, at 416-968-0997.

Food collection:

Every 3rd Sunday of the month non-perishable food is collected for those less fortunate in our community. Please do not bring expired food.


Thank you to Epiphany Soccer League for the donation of Blessed Luigi Maria Monti statue that was erected on June 19, 2010 in the front garden of the church. Blessed Luigi Maria Monti is the founder of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception. 

To read more about the congregation please click here ...

To read more about Blessed Luigi Maria Monti please click here ...

Epiphany Youth Group Cornerstones

Epiphany Youth Group (EYG) initiatives for 2015:

A CALL TO VOLUNTEERS FOR THE YOUTH GROUP—if you are feeling a calling from the Lord to get more involved, no matter your age, please consider a few initiatives the EYG are beginning soon:

(1) Join the Epiphany Youth Group Core --
Who: Those who feel called to minister to the youth of Epiphany
What: Outreach to those in high school, organize programs/discussion nights, volunteering initiatives, sports nights and catechesis
When: Meet bi-weekly on Sundays at 5:30pm to plan and organize
Where: Epiphany of Our Lord basement meeting room

(2) Advent Catholic Teen Discipleship Program – THE LIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Who: High school youth
What: We’ll be exploring the faith and preparing ourselves for the coming of Christ, through games, videos and discussion. All the while, building friendships, eating, and having fun to boot!
When: Each Sunday of Advent (Nov 30th – Dec 21st) from 2:30pm – 4pm
Where: Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Hall

For registration please contact: Miranda Chen at eygtoronto@gmail.com

(3) “ARMED” Ladies Fellowship
Who: Young ladies in high school or university/college
What: Become ARMED with the Lord and your sisters in Christ to tackle life’s questions, friendship and love. There will be snacks, singing, and discussion using the book “How to Find your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul” as our guide.
When: TBA – Once a week starting in 2015

(4) Passion Play/Prayer Service… TBA

(5) Steubenville Toronto Conference
Who: High school youth
What: Annual 3-day conference where over 2500 youth attend to build their relationship with fellow Catholics and God
When: August 7-9, 2015
Where: Downtown, Toronto

For inquiries and up-to-date events, please contact eygtoronto@gmail.com.


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