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Bulletin for Sunday, November 22,2020

Слава Ісусу Христу! Glory To Jesus Christ!

From Psalm 42: You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you for ever. "Forgiveness puts life back together again. It is proof of our own learnings. It is sign of our own inner healing. It is mark of our own self-knowledge. It is the measure of the divine in us. “ The Gift of Year" by Sr. Joan Chittister.

PRAYER FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-INS

O God our Father, we pray to restore physical health to our parishioners who are weakened with illness, peace to those troubled with worry, and comfort to those discouraged with problems. Help them find strength, faith and trust in You and a love for one another to guide them through any health challenge they may face. Amen. БУДЬ ЛАСКА ПOМОЛИТИСЯ: за Вашу родину, за членів Парафії, а особливо за тих, які знаходяться в лікарнях, або тих що очікують Божої відповіді на їхні молитви, або радіють Божою відповідю або за тих що покликані до їхньої вічної винагороди, або за родину яку вони залишили. Помолитись про мирне розв’язання конфлікту в Україні і усьому світі . ♦️The Feast day of St Phillip the Apostle is celebrated on November 14th in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. It marks the beginning of “Pylypivka” - St Philip’s fast commonly known in the Roman Catholic Church as Advent. The period of “Pylypivka” is a time for the faithful to prepare by prayer and fasting for the birth of Jesus. The child born of Mary, coming in human likeness and appearance, humbled Himself, becoming obedient to God the Father to death on the cross (Philippians 2:6-8). At the Last Supper, Phillip asked Jesus, “Master, show us the Father”. Jesus said to Him, “Have I been with you so long that you still do not know me?”.Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). During our journey towards Christmas let us make an effort to be a more faithful follower of Jesus. ♦️15 листопада розпочинаємо Різдвяний піст, який триватиме 40 днів, до навечір’я Різдва. Цей піст називаємо Пилипівкою, оскільки він починається наступного дня після свята св. Апостола Филипа. Різдвяний піст є часом приготування до зустрічі Різдва Христового. Please refer to the file below for information on Advent/St. Philip’s Fast in both English and Ukrainian: https://eeparchy.com/st-philips-fast-advent/


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Give the Gift of Good Food - For the past seven years, our parishioners have generously donated to the Stonegate Community Health Center. We are continuing this worthy project, but in a slightly different way. If you wish to support our Stonegate Advent Collection simply make an E-Transfer to the parish account loz@rogers.com. Please indicate in the section for notes or comments that it is for the Advent Collection. For those who can attend church, a box with envelopes will be at the back of the church.

P.S. A donation of $18 buys a local family a large size Good Food Box brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables as a gift for the holidays. John and Lida Samborsky (Parish Co-ordinators) ️NATIONAL HOLODOMOR AWARENESS WEEK commemorating the 87th anniversary of the Holodomor, the Soviet Communist regime's genocide against the Ukrainian people, will be launched from November 23-29, 2020 ....and finally ... we invite you to honor the word through letter-writing. As we approach the holiday season and many of us remain physically distanced from loved ones, consider writing to your friends and family: a poem, a prayer, or a blessing. In lieu of the traditional big family reunions, try connecting through a shared spirit of generosity and gratitude.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

♦️ We are most grateful to all of you who have been donating for the support of the church. God bless you and keep you in His loving care. ♦️Дякуємо! Фінансова підтримка, яку парафія отримувала з початку кризи COVID, насправді надзвичайна й неймовірна. Хай Господь щедро вас благословить. We continue to offer two donation options: ♦️Please bring your Sunday Offerings to church or mail cheques to: CHRIST THE GOOD SHEPHERD/ST. MICHAEL’S, 182 Sixth St., Toronto, ON M8V 3A5 -OR- (preferred method) ♦️Make an E-TRANSFER donation. • Make a donation directly from your bank account using your online banking or your banking app on your smartphone. • Use the parish email, loz@rogers.com, as the recipient. • We are set up for auto-deposit so no passwords or secret questions are required.

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