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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.

MISSION APPEAL – JULY 27TH/28TH  Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) was founded in 1981 by Fr. Richard Ho Lung and one of his main objectives was to build family and community among the poor and disadvantaged.  He has built this community from five brothers to 550 brothers and counting serving nine missions worldwide. In 2007 Jamaican government challenged Fr. Richard Ho Lung as to what solution he can offer to impede them from passing the law on abortion.  Fr Ho Lung’s solution was to build a home that will shelter pregnant women and serve as way to save both the life of the mother and the unborn. Thus, Missionaries of the Poor Sisters was conceived. In March of 2011 four women stepped forward and were initiated as candidates to the MOP Sisterhood, one of which is from Toronto. There are 15 sisters now serving the community. Currently, the MOP Sisters run an active apostolate where they shelter and care for pregnant women in crisis and the abandoned children with physical and mental disabilities and also elderly abandoned women.  Holy Innocent Centre is a home for pregnant women in crisis.  To date it has served over 500 pregnant mothers and their babies. Nazareth dorm cares for 16 disable abandoned girls and Elizabeth dorm has 17 elderly our eldest being 100. The sisters also provide meal to the neighborhood poor, every Tuesday, free Ultrasound for pregnant women every Wednesday and Catechism classes for children and adults every Saturday. We continue to get requests at our gate for food and clothing.

Sister Joanne Bio: Sister Jo Anna is of Italian origin, but she grew up as of age of 4 in Toronto.  Worked as Regional Nurse and upon retirement, God called Joanne to serve the poor of the poorest.  Joined Missionaries of the Poor in 2005 as a lay volunteer and in 2011 initiated to Sisterhood.  Sister Joanna is serving as Mother Superior to 30 sisters in Jamaica and Uganda.

IF YOU WISH TO DONATE:  Please mark any envelope “Mission or Sisters” and we will ensure they receive these funds.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CORRESPONDENCE AT MARY MOTHER OF GOD PARISH.  Is your child attending a Public or Private School in our parish community?  Mary Mother of God Parish offers a Religious Catholic Education correspondence program. In order for your child to receive the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion or  Confirmation, it is recommended that they receive ongoing (year by year) Catholic faith development. If your child is entering Grade 5 or 6 as of September 2019 and has not participated in a Catholic Religious Education program since 1st Communion, we recommend registering them in September 2019.   Confirmation Preparation is 2 programs of study. Completing the Grade 5 or Grade 7 program now means they will only have to work on the Confirmation Preparation program in Grade 7.If your child is entering Grade 7 as of September 2019 and has not participated in any Catholic Religious Education program since 1st Communion, we recommend you register TODAY and have them complete one program (Our Catholic Faith) over the summer months. For further information, contact Marisa Patskou 905-337-2184 or pa.mmogp@bellnet.ca, our Catechetical Co-ordinatorA mandatory Information Meeting will be held in September.  Further info to follow.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE PROGRAM IN SEPTEMBER – PLEASE GIVE THE PARISH A CALL!

 

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will be holding the annual Back-Pack to School Event from August 3– August 24, 2019. You can help a needy child go back to school with a new back-pack and school supplies. Or help with a new pair of running shoes. Please watch for the display in the Narthex starting August 3rd.  How you can help: Sponsor a Child. By purchasing a back-pack and school supplies;  Help a Child in High School: With a $25 Walmart Gift card;  Donate to the Running Shoe Event.  Thank you for your support!

 

RCIA is the “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults”. It is a process of the conversion of people responding to God’s call to join the Catholic Church. This process will involve a journey of faith leading to the Sacraments of Initiation which are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. These Sacraments will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil.  This process is for those who have never been baptized.

The RCIA program of study takes place every Sunday from 10 am to 11 am and runs from the end of September to the Easter Vigil.  We welcome you to explore this journey of Faith at Mary Mother of God Parish. For further information,  please contact the parish office at 905-337-2184

 

SAVE THE DATE! Our parish CWL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2019 will be held Saturday, November 9th from 9 am-2 pm. Mark your calendar now and plan on bringing your family and friends!  How can you help?

  1. For the Grand Raffle Audrey needs items valued at $100 (or several great items that can be combined to meet this value) or cash donations (tax receipt will be issued)  Contact audreyalmeida@hotmail.com
  2. For gift baskets Lucille needs new kitchen/bathroom items, glasses, mugs, toiletries, charger plates, any Christmas items/ornaments, candles and more!   Contact oldcow50@hotmail.com
  3. For the Children’s Corner Olivia needs both new and gently used books, games, sports items, jigsaw puzzles, etc.  Contact gibsonog@gmail.com

We are accepting any donations of these items starting now-it’s never too early to get organized so please contact each coordinator for drop-off instructions. Also, we are seeking 2 people to join the Bazaar Team-one to coordinate the Crafts table and one for the poinsettia sales.  Please contact Olivia at gibsonog@gmail.com if you have a desire to help and to find out more!