MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! MARY MOTHER OF GOD GOLF DAY – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2017. Now is the time to begin talking it up amongst family members and friends for a fun-filled day at the Deerfield Golf Club in Oakville. This is the “Can’t Miss” social event to wrap up the summer season with lots of laughs and great camaraderie. Looking forward to your joining with us for another great day!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 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 developmentIf your child is entering Grade 5 or 6 as of September 2017 and has not participated in a Catholic Religious Education program since 1st Communion, we recommend registering them in September 2017.   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 2017 and has not participated in any Catholic Religious Education program since 1st Communion, we recommend you register Now and have them complete one program (Our Catholic Faith) over the summer months. Contact Marisa Patskou 905-337-2184 or, our Catechetical Co-ordinator.  A mandatory Information Meeting will be held September 14TH at 7:00 p.m.  All catechetical students and their parents are asked to attend.  You will receive program materials; meet our pastor Fr. John Van Hees, our Catechetical Co-ordinator Marisa Patskou and our program teachers. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE PROGRAM IN SEPTEMBER – PLEASE GIVE THE PARISH A CALL!

ATTENTION PARENTS OF GRADE 7 CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES  2017-2018.  Confirmation is planned for Friday, January 19th, 2018 for Holy Family, St. Gregory & Parish Catechetical Students; Saturday, January 20th, 2018 for St. Marguerite d’Youville & St. Andrew Catholic Schools.. There is a mandatory parent’s only meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the parish. Please return to the meeting the registration package your child received from their school. This includes: The completed registration form; A photocopy of your child’s baptism certificate; A $50 cheque payable to Mary Mother of God Church; Name and address of child’s sponsor (must be a practicing Catholic and not a parent); A recent wallet size photo of your child (photos will not be returned.)   You will receive information for your child as they prepare for this sacrament. 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR.  The Catholic Women’s League will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 11th – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We invite you and your families to attend a fun-filled day.  Visit our Christmas Café, and various tables – Crafts, Baked Goods, Poinsettia Sales, Advent Candles & Wreaths, Grand Raffle, Lucky Draw, Gift Baskets, Jewellery Table, Children’s Corner, and Used Books. We are in need of many items to make this bazaar a success.  We are in need of your delicious baked goods for our Bake Tabel. Any gently used books, toys, puzzles and jewellery for our Children’s Corner, Book Sale and Jewellery Table.   Any NEW items are welcome for the Lucky Draw and Gift Baskets and prizes with a $100 value or more or needed for our Grand Raffle. If you can donate any items or your time to any of the tables, please contact the following Bazaar Captains.

Chris Fisher 905-849-0044 Bake Table/Preserves
Joyce Noronha 905-849-1553 Books/CD’s/DVD’s/LP’s
Olivia Gibson 905-257-2409 Children’s Corner
Linda Peluso

Marilyn Benjamin



Christmas Café
Louise Dew 905-844-4599 Crafts
Lucille O’Sullivan 905-844-0772 Gift Baskets
Grand Raffle



Grand Raffle
Brigitte Hughes 905-849-7310 Jewellery
Maryanne Saturno 905-849-3829 Lucky Draw
Sharon Byrne 905-337-0076 Poinsettias


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING:  Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in May and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.


DIRECT DEPOSIT is available at Mary Mother of God Parish.  Consider using electronic fund withdrawal as an option in making donations to Mary Mother of God Parish.  Applications are available in the Narthex or at  the parish office.  Donations will be withdrawn from your account on a monthly basis.

Mary Mother of God Parish Office now has a Debit/Credit Terminal.  If you wish to use this option as an alternative method for payments or donations to the parish, please visit the parish office.  Electronic banking will be coming to our parish website in the near future!