Sunday, December 7, 2008

St. Nicholas celebrated in Thornhill

Sunday, December 7th was a special day for the children of the Cathedral Mission church in Thornhill. Following the liturgy, while the faithful sang the beautiful hymn "O kto, kto, ......", Bishop John "played" St. Nicholas and with a basket in hand, walked down to the children and gave out typical St. Nicholas goodies. There were 4 children present and they received oranges, nuts, candies, chocolates, colouring books and stickers. You could see the children's eyes sparkle and they all had smiles from ear to ear as soon as they saw Bishop come around with the basket. Seeing the faces of the children makes the work that goes into preparing the gifts all worthwhile.

Submitted by: Mary Siroky - Snell

Saturday, December 6, 2008

St. Nicholas in Windsor

Even despite freezing and snow in Windsor, we were able to meet and celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas, Saturday evening, December 6th at 5.00 PM in the church of St. Michael, where there was special social held after the liturgy and mirovanije in the hall under the church edifice. While Fr. Martin Vavrak celebrated the liturgy, St. Nicholas went to hall to left some goodies for everyone, including four children present. Others are probably already grown up, or maybe were too shy to come, who knows? Everyone, who came to celebrate together St. Nicholas, had wonderful time and unspeakable atmosphere, especially when singing the song „O kto, kto, Nikolaja ľubiť.“ We keep on singing this song many times during the evening refreshments and distributing the gifts. We hope to have more participants next year, including more children and youth. This was one of the petitions addressed to St. Nicholas.

Fr. Martin Vavrak,
Photo: Pani Anka Vavrak

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Invitation to Night of Christmas Music

A Night of Christmas Music
At the
Protection of the Mother of God Catholic Church
464 Ritson Rd. South, Oshawa

Thursday, December 18th, 7:30 PM

Come and join us in a Festive night of Song! It will be a great night of music and singing followed by hot chocolate and other goodies in the parish hall afterward. Featuring Soloists: Melanie E, Pastor Jamie, Olivia Paty & Connor Lyn, Beverly Hilton & Special Guests. Everyone is Most Welcome!

For more information, call Fr. Stephen at (905) 245-0629