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GLM Canadian Office
151 Brunel Road Units #30 & #31
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4Z 2H6
Our Lady Of Lebanon - Toronto
Maronite Catholic Church - Served by the Antonine Maronite Order
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Pastor: Fr. Maroun Abou Jaoude OAM Associate Pastor: Fr. Youssef Chedid OAM
1515 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1A5 Phone: 416-534-7070. Fax: 416-530-4103.
www.ladyoflebanon.ca office@ourladyoflebanon.ca twitter.com/ololtoronto facebook.com/ololtoronto facebook.com/ololgta
Mass Schedule: Saturdays at 6:30 pm, Sundays at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm at OLOL church (1515 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON)
Sundays at 7:00pm at Holy Redeemer Church (796 Eyer Dr., Pickering, ON)
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R e G d O G d
Sunday,December 15
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Norma: Cell: 647 608 3143
Mass Intentions
Children in grade 2 are welcome to have their first communion
in our Church. Catechism will be on Saturday from 4 to 6 pm
beginning January 11th, 2014 with a general meeting with the
parents.
The First Communion celebration will occurs on May 25th, 2014
at 12:30pm. Registration is now opened, please contact the
office of the Parish.
First Holy Communion
Space available
Space available Space available Space available Space available
Sunday, December 15
th
, 2013
The Revelation to Joseph
10:30 am: For the intentions of all our parishioners
12:30 pm: 40 Days memorial mass for the late Madeleine
Naddaf & Catherine Naddaf offered by Mariam Naddaf wife of
George Naddaf & her family
Sunday, December 22
nd
, 2013
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10:30 am & 12:30 pm: For the intentions of all our parishioners
7:00 pm: Pickering, Memorial mass for the late Mariette
Chibani offered by her husband George and her children.
Our deepest sympathy to Albert Ghazal brother of Mgr. Michel
Ghazal who passed away in Lebanon on November 17th. 40 days
memorial mass will be held on, December 22
nd
at 4:00pm in
Jesus the King church. May the Lord rest his soul in peace.
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, 2013)
Collection, $1652.00 Donation, $600.00 Grand Total, $2252.00
OLOL parish thanks all the families for their annual donation of $300 CND.
Sympathy
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Sorry!
Thank you
There will be no 7 pm Mass on Sun. Dec. 15
th
@ Holy Redeemer
Church, Pickering
Season of the Glorious Birth of Our Lord
The Pastoral Council at our Lady of Lebanon Parish organized the annual
fundraising Christmas Banquet on Saturday Dec 14, 2013.
We would like to thank the committee for the excellent organization.
Like every year we are humbled by the commitment and the efforts that
made this banquet a success. We thank with much appreciation all the
parishioners and friends who joined us, helped and supported with their
contribution their Church. It is always a delight to see all of your families
gathered joyfully in one place and under the banner of the Lord.
May the humble Christ who was born in a manger, bless your families and be
gracious to you all.
Thank you and
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Gospel (Matthew 1: 18-25)
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took
place in this way. When his mother Mary had
been engaged to Joseph, but before they
lived together, she was found to be with child
from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph,
being a righteous man and unwilling to
expose her to public disgrace, planned to
dismiss her quietly. But just when he had
resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream and said,
Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to
take Mary as your wife, for the child
conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She
will bear a son, and you are to name him
Jesus, for he will save his people from their
sins. All this took place to fulfill what had
been spoken by the Lord through the
prophet: Look, the virgin shall conceive and
bear a son, and they shall name him
Emmanuel, which means, God is with us.
When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as
the angel of the Lord commanded him; he
took her as his wife, but had no marital
relations with her until she had borne a son;
and he named him Jesus.
This is the truth. Peace be with you.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians. (3: 1-13)
Yourblessings Father
Brothers and sisters,
This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles
for surely you have already heard of the commission of Gods grace that was given me for
you, and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few
words, a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding of the mystery of
Christ. In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has
now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: that is, the Gentiles have
become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ
Jesus through the gospel. Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of
Gods grace that was given me by the working of his power. Although I am the very least of
all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless
riches of Christ, and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages
in God who created all things; so that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich
variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This
was in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our
Lord, in whom we have access to God in boldness and confidence through faith in him. I
pray therefore that you may not lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory.
Praise be to God always.
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The Season Of The Birth Of Our Lord 2013/2014
Sunday, Dec 15
th
: The Revelation To Joseph
Sunday, Dec 22
nd
: The Genealogy Of Jesus
Wednesday, Dec 25
th
: Feast Of The Glorious Birth Of Our Lord
Sunday, Dec 29
th
: After The Glorious Birth
New Year's Day, Jan 1
st
: The Circumcision Of The Lord Jesus
Sunday, Jan 5
th
: Finding Of The Lord In The Temple
Christmas Schedule 2013
Monday Dec 16th, to Monday Dec 23rd, 2013: Confessions: 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Novena: 6:30 -
7:30 pm
Tuesday Dec. 24th, 2013: Confession: 11:00 - 11:50 pm. Midnight Mass: 12:00 am
Wednesday Dec 25th, 2013: Masses: 10:30 am & 12:30 pm. In Pickering: 7pm
Thursday Dec 26th, 2013 (Marys Congratulations): Mass: 6:30 pm
Tuesday Dec 31st, 2013: Thanksgiving Mass: 8:00pm
Wednesday Jan 1st, 2014: New year Mass: 11:30 am
Sunday Jan 5th, 2014: Masses:10:30 am & 12:30 pm.In Pickering: 7pm
Monday Jan 6th, 2014: Epiphany Mass: 6:30pm
You and your loved ones will be remembered on Christmas and New Year Masses
Keep in touch!
Dear parishioners, if your address has recently changed, please contact the office of the parish to update
our records.
Contact us
Please contact the office of the parish to arrange for any sacrament of the Church.
Office hours: Mon, Thurs: 3pm - 8 pm. Tues, Wed, Fri: 11am - 8 pm
Marriage: A marriage preparation course is necessary. Please call the Priest one year before the
planned wedding date and before arranging the hall.
Baptism: Please make an appointment one month in advance.
Ministry of the Sick: Inform the priest for assistance.
Confession: By appointment or before the Mass.
Meditation: "When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded
him"Joseph of Nazareth obeyed the voice that he heard in his dream - immediately . His decisive action to
take Mary as his wife was full of faith. But how did he know that the voice was from Heaven? What made
him trust this voice? Not every dream is divine. How do we discern? We know that he was a "righteous"
man. This means that he was a prayerful man who had a deep relationship with God. He must have
learned that Charity is the heart of the Law and this is why he did not want to expose Mary to public
disgrace. His deep understanding goes beyond the legalities of the Law. He was ready to ignore the
tradition in order to be charitable to Mary. This alone is a sign of a deep spiritual life and a humble soul.
He knew the simple ways of the Lord from Scripture. His holy silence is a proof that he meditated the
Word of God. Through this meditation he must have learned how to discern the heavenly manifestations.
Unlike Zechariah, he obeyed immediately, no questions asked. This dream was an answer to his prayers.
His faithful response, was a step forward in his "sharing" in the mystery of the Incarnation. Today Joseph
is inviting us to go deeper in our relationship with God, to be silent and listen to God speak in our hearts
and guide us to fulfill our mission in life; otherwise we will miss the greatest call.
Gospel (Matthew 1: 18-25)
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took
place in this way. When his mother Mary had
been engaged to Joseph, but before they
lived together, she was found to be with child
from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph,
being a righteous man and unwilling to
expose her to public disgrace, planned to
dismiss her quietly. But just when he had
resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream and said,
Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to
take Mary as your wife, for the child
conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She
will bear a son, and you are to name him
Jesus, for he will save his people from their
sins. All this took place to fulfill what had
been spoken by the Lord through the
prophet: Look, the virgin shall conceive and
bear a son, and they shall name him
Emmanuel, which means, God is with us.
When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as
the angel of the Lord commanded him; he
took her as his wife, but had no marital
relations with her until she had borne a son;
and he named him Jesus.
This is the truth. Peace be with you.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians. (3: 1-13)
Yourblessings Father
Brothers and sisters,
This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles
for surely you have already heard of the commission of Gods grace that was given me for
you, and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few
words, a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding of the mystery of
Christ. In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has
now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: that is, the Gentiles have
become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ
Jesus through the gospel. Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of
Gods grace that was given me by the working of his power. Although I am the very least of
all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless
riches of Christ, and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages
in God who created all things; so that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich
variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This
was in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our
Lord, in whom we have access to God in boldness and confidence through faith in him. I
pray therefore that you may not lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory.
Praise be to God always.
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The Season Of The Birth Of Our Lord 2013/2014
Sunday, Dec 15
th
: The Revelation To Joseph
Sunday, Dec 22
nd
: The Genealogy Of Jesus
Wednesday, Dec 25
th
: Feast Of The Glorious Birth Of Our Lord
Sunday, Dec 29
th
: After The Glorious Birth
New Year's Day, Jan 1
st
: The Circumcision Of The Lord Jesus
Sunday, Jan 5
th
: Finding Of The Lord In The Temple
Christmas Schedule 2013
Monday Dec 16th, to Monday Dec 23rd, 2013: Confessions: 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Novena: 6:30 -
7:30 pm
Tuesday Dec. 24th, 2013: Confession: 11:00 - 11:50 pm. Midnight Mass: 12:00 am
Wednesday Dec 25th, 2013: Masses: 10:30 am & 12:30 pm. In Pickering: 7pm
Thursday Dec 26th, 2013 (Marys Congratulations): Mass: 6:30 pm
Tuesday Dec 31st, 2013: Thanksgiving Mass: 8:00pm
Wednesday Jan 1st, 2014: New year Mass: 11:30 am
Sunday Jan 5th, 2014: Masses:10:30 am & 12:30 pm.In Pickering: 7pm
Monday Jan 6th, 2014: Epiphany Mass: 6:30pm
You and your loved ones will be remembered on Christmas and New Year Masses
Keep in touch!
Dear parishioners, if your address has recently changed, please contact the office of the parish to update
our records.
Contact us
Please contact the office of the parish to arrange for any sacrament of the Church.
Office hours: Mon, Thurs: 3pm - 8 pm. Tues, Wed, Fri: 11am - 8 pm
Marriage: A marriage preparation course is necessary. Please call the Priest one year before the
planned wedding date and before arranging the hall.
Baptism: Please make an appointment one month in advance.
Ministry of the Sick: Inform the priest for assistance.
Confession: By appointment or before the Mass.
Meditation: "When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded
him"Joseph of Nazareth obeyed the voice that he heard in his dream - immediately . His decisive action to
take Mary as his wife was full of faith. But how did he know that the voice was from Heaven? What made
him trust this voice? Not every dream is divine. How do we discern? We know that he was a "righteous"
man. This means that he was a prayerful man who had a deep relationship with God. He must have
learned that Charity is the heart of the Law and this is why he did not want to expose Mary to public
disgrace. His deep understanding goes beyond the legalities of the Law. He was ready to ignore the
tradition in order to be charitable to Mary. This alone is a sign of a deep spiritual life and a humble soul.
He knew the simple ways of the Lord from Scripture. His holy silence is a proof that he meditated the
Word of God. Through this meditation he must have learned how to discern the heavenly manifestations.
Unlike Zechariah, he obeyed immediately, no questions asked. This dream was an answer to his prayers.
His faithful response, was a step forward in his "sharing" in the mystery of the Incarnation. Today Joseph
is inviting us to go deeper in our relationship with God, to be silent and listen to God speak in our hearts
and guide us to fulfill our mission in life; otherwise we will miss the greatest call.