Faith and Spiritual Growth

Faith and Spiritual GrowthEve of Advent

Eve of Advent begins at 7 p.m.  on Friday, December 1st and is open to St. Emile family and friends.  It will take place in the St. Emile chapel and parish centre.

This evening is a community gathering closing one liturgical year and preparing for the season of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year.  The evening will consist of song, prayer, scripture reading, reflection on Advent, wreath-making and fellowship.

To help our organizers prepare for this evening, we ask that you please write your name on the sign-up sheet and, if you wish to make a wreath, please mark an “X” beside your name. We are securing supplies for 40 wreaths.  The sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board at the entrance of the church, at the entrance of the chapel and at the entrance of the parish centre.  You can also email to give your name.

There will be a cost of $7.00 per wreath to help cover cost of supplies.  Money will be collected on the “Eve of Advent” evening – December 1st.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the chapel most Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Come spend some quiet time with the Lord!

Rediscovering the Mass: Download the complete text as published in parish bulletins (in pdf format).

Join Cardinal Thomas Collins in Lectio Divina on Salt and Light Television.  Participate in the live sessions or make use of the archives on the web site of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Further information about the Faith and Spiritual Growth Ministry is available on the Ministries page.
To make suggestions regarding the development of personal faith and spiritual growth in our parish or to get involved, please contact Bonnie at 204-237-0540 or at