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Welcome to the Website of Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Oakville!  Join us for worship at our beautiful church and become involved in our growing community!  If you are new to the parish, please REGISTER TODAY.  You can register on-line at the bottom of our home page or at the parish.  Do visit again and browse our site as new information becomes available.

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Drive: We are gratefully reaching out for support for 107 families (including 150 children under 18) who live within our parish boundaries and who are in need of Christmas assistance. Our hopeful goal is to provide gift cards to each family towards a proper Christmas dinner and to provide a few presents under the tree for each family member, especially the children.  Our program will start the weekend of November 16th/17th and run until December 7th/8th. Please kindly help our families by either Sponsoring a Family, Sponsoring a Child, Sponsoring a Family Dinner, or Christmas All Year Round (CAYR) – an opportunity to support in a special way 365 days of the year.  Our SSVP volunteers will be at our SSVP Christmas Tree Display before and after each mass. Please stop by and help to make this Christmas a bit brighter for our friends in need. Thank you for your continued support.  

 

NEW!  MONDAY EVENING – 7 PM MASS AT MARY  MOTHER OF GOD PARISH – STARTING MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

 

SUNDAY MISSALS FOR THE NEW CHURCH YEAR ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE for $5.00 (Cash Only) – AFTER MASS IN THE NARTHEX –  UNTIL Dec. 1ST.  After that, please approach an Usher to obtain one for you or purchase at the Parish Office.

 

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE  is available in front of the Sanctuary for the month of November.  If you would like to enter the names of deceased family members and/or friends they will be remembered in our prayers.

 

POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER!Place your order for our beautiful poinsettias for the holiday season after each mass in November.  Same great quality and pricing as last year.  Deadline is Nov. 29th for delivery Dec. 7/8th weekend. Advent candles and wreaths will also be available for sale!  Proceeds benefit the charitable works of our parish community!

 

ADORATION CHAPEL: Plans are underway to convert our chapel into an Adoration Chapel.  We are in need of several items; window treatments, adoration light fixture; candelabras and monies towards renovations.  The plan is to install doors and refurbish an existing tabernacle and make changes to the worship space.  If you are able to help us out and donate towards the cost of any of these items, please contact the parish office.

 

Our Youth Group is sponsoring our first ever Advent MASS IN A BARN on Saturday, November 30th at Kelynack Stables in Burlington. We’ll have a live petting zoo with nativity animals, donkey rides with St. Joseph, candlelight Mass around a first century manger and dinner in the barn. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under ten. Visit the YOUTH MINISTRY LINK on our website to purchase your tickets online.

 

SENSORY FRIENDLY MASSES – NEXT DATE:  DEC. 15TH: Mary Mother of God Parish will offer a monthly Mass for Catholics (young and old) with sensory sensitivities including Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. On the second Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm we will offer Mass with less sensory input. You can expect lower lights, softer music, low gluten host, smaller host portions, shorter and more literal homilies and the freedom to move around if necessary..Most important: you’ll receive the Eucharist while surrounded by a fellow worshipers with a welcoming attitude. Feel free to bring whatever supports you may need, including fidgets, weighted blankets, noise cancelling headphones, sunglasses or comfort toys. Dates for our sensory friendly Masses are:  Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 9,  March (cancelled for March Break) April 12, May 10, June 14.For more information, please contact Debbie Frey at youth.mmogp@bellnet.ca.

 

WEEKLY drop-in for Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Caregivers and their Babies & Tots begins Wednesday mornings on Jan-8-2020! It will run from 9:30-11:00am following daily mass. There will be coffee, muffins & fellowship for the adults, as well as a faith inspired video, AND the tots will be invited to the room next door to be taken care of by loving volunteers. We welcome you to join in and we are calling our new ministry ‘Faith, Friends & Tots’.

Needed: gently used toys for babies & tots up to 3 years. We are launching a new ministry in Jan-2020 called ‘Faith, Friends & Tots’ for Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Caregivers and their Babies & Tots.Please drop off at the parish office. Also, if you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please email our Youth Co-ordinatior, Debbie Frey at youth.mmogp@bellnet.ca & note the necessary volunteer screening is required.

 

LIVING WITH CHRIST DAILY MISSAL SUBSCRIPTIONS.   We have had several requests from parishioners to purchase the Living with Christ Daily Missals.  Please visit:  en.novalis.ca/subscription to place an on-line order.  The cost is $39.50 for a one year subscription (including Easter and Christmas).  You can also e-mail: living@novalis.ca or call 1-800-387-7164.