We extend a warm welcome to all our Parishioners and visitors and invite you for a time of fellowship in the church hall following the Liturgy.
The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, also called The Presentation, is one of the Great Feasts celebrated on November 21.According to Tradition, the Theotokos was taken and presented by her parents Joachim and Anna into the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem as a young girl, where she lived and served as a Temple virgin until her betrothal to St. Joseph. One of the earliest sources of this tradition is the non-canonical Protoevan-gelion of James, also called the Infancy Gospel of James. Mary was solemnly received by the temple community which was headed by the priest Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist. She was led to the holy place to become herself the "holy of holies" of God, the living sanctuary and temple of the Divine child who was to be born in her. The Church also sees this feast as a feast which marks the end of the physical temple in Jerusalem as the dwelling place of God.
Advent – We are now preparing for the Birth of Christ, Our Saviour with prayer, fasting and good works. A Moleben Service to Emmanuel will be held on Sunday’s during Advent at 6:00 pm.
Lighting Candles on the Advent Wreath Families or individuals may sign up for a specific date and time by filling in the forms in the vestibule of the church. Today November 18th, is the first Sunday we are lighting the Blue Candle which reminds us of faith; the faith that we have in God that He will keep His promise to send His Son.
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to: Maria Bochniewicz on Her 99th Birthday. May God bless her with His boundless love, calming peace and heavenly joy throughout the coming years.
Observance of the Holodomor will be observed it at all the Divine Liturgies on Saturday and Sunday, November 24th and 25th in our Church and the School will hold a Panakhyda at the monument on Tuesday, November 26th at 9:30 am.
Donations: The following parishioners made donations to support the projects below:
Needs of the Church: Andriy and Nataliya Kulyasa $100.00; Anna Krawec $2,000.00; Anna Gavris $100.00; Ann Rebryk in memory of her husband Michael $100.00; Mary Forint in memory of her husband Emil $400.00;
Fr. John Scholarship;
Anne Manchur $100.00;
Reserve Fund: St. Demetrius Residence Bingo $200.00;
Special Thank you to Ruth Larochelle for donating $200.00 for St. Demetrius Residence Bingo Machine.
Christmas 2018 Bazaar - This year's Christmas Bazaar will take place on November 23rd from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and 24th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Kitchen closes 3:00 pm. Do you have Christmas decorations you no longer need? Or perhaps you have received gifts which you do not need. We would greatly appreciate your donations for our Christmas Past Room at our annual Bazaar. Please note that we do not sell used articles, other than Christmas decorations at our Bazaar. These will be sold at our Flea Market. Please bring these items to the church office during office hours (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm).
Parking During Bazaar Hours. Please be diligent where parking is prohibited (on city streets or in emergency/fire zones). If you get ticketed we can not help you. As always, there is extra parking behind the school.
Baking for the Bazaar - Volunteers from the Women's League will be phoning our parishioners and asking them to contribute home baking for the Bazaar. If you cannot bake, perhaps you can make a donation of money.
Save the date! Jordan Eve Dinner in our Parish will be held January 18, 2019 at the Church Hall.
Have you made your Will yet? Remember your church. Your church never forgets you. We pray for all deceased members at all our services.
Kitchen News - We will be needing help in the kitchen this Monday & Tuesday but we will not be selling anything until our Christmas Bazaar November 23/24.
We extend our deepest sympathies to families and friends of Iwanna Lopaty and Walter Petyk. May the good Lord receive them into His heavenly Kingdom.
Save The Date! Saturday, February 9th, 2019 - Lucky Heart Bingo! Tickets include Dinner, catered by Baby Point, Glass of Wine and 1 set of Bingo Cards. Cash Prizes, Silent Auction and More! Tickets on sale January in church hall $55.00. Hosted by St. Demetrius Women's Circle.
The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, 5 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON, invite you to join them in their chapel on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 9:00 am. Blessed Josaphata spent much time in the presence of the Eucharistic Lord. Come and unite with us in a day of adoration, thanksgiving, fasting, silence and prayer for: vocations, healing and other needs. From 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm you may receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Blessed Josaphata Day; 9:00 am Exposition of the Holy Eucharist, 10:00 Akathist to Bl. Josaphata, 12:00 pm Bl. Josaphata Rosary, 3:00 Moleben to Bl. Josaphata, 5:00 Marian Rosary, 6:00 Divine Liturgy.
The Knights of Columbus, Sheptytsky Council 5079, will be holding our Rose Sunday canvas at St. Demetrius the Great Martyr Parish on Saturday and Sunday, November 17/18, to raise awareness and money for the protection of the unborn child. We thank you in advance for your generosity. A tax receipt will be provided for any donations of $20.00 or more.
Eparchial Marriage Preparation Course will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church in Oakville. Cost: $300.00/ couple (includes all materials, snacks and lunch). Couples can visit our website www.tserkva. ca/marriage-prep-1.html or email St. Joseph’s Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request information and registration forms no later than February 16.
Holodomor Commemoration. Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto Branch invites the entire Ukrainian community for Holodomor Commemoration Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto.
Family Malanka hosted by Yavir and Knights of Columbus featuring music by Zirka, kids’ entertainment, catering by Baby Point Lounge. Saturday, January 12th 2019 at the Renaissance by the Creek (near HWY 427/Dundas). For tickets please call Yavir 416.919.3685 or contact John Gula 416.259.8932.
His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins wishes to inform and invite you to a new initiative geared towards raising awareness to the persecution experienced by our brothers and sisters in faith. There are 200 million Christians in the world that are touched by persecution to various degrees. We want to make them known and to be in solidarity with them. You are humbly requested to come and join in this Prayer Vigil being held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm in St. Michael Cathedral Basilica at 65 Bond St., Toronto. For details you can visit: acn-canada.org/red-wednesday, reply this email or call me 416-785-0498. Looking forward to hearing from you, let's stay united in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters.
Season of Remembrance Candlelight Services. Cardinal Funeral Homes invites you and your family to join them in Candlelight Services, November 20, 2018 at 7:00pm in Holy Protection Church, 18 Leeds St. (Service in Ukrainian) and December 1st, 2018 at 2: 00 pm in Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette St. (Service in English).
Newediuk Funeral Home invites anyone who has been touched by loss to attend our Twenty-First Annual Community Celebration of Life. It is an uplifting service that will be held on Saturday December 1st, 2018 at 3:00 pm. at Newediuk Funeral Home, 2058 Kipling Ave., nd (North of Rexdale Blvd.) RSVP 416-745-7555.
Holy Name of Mary College School educates, inspires & empowers the girls of today to become the next generation of confident female leaders of character. The Gr. 9 Information Evening on November 22nd at 6:30 pm, is tailored for students currently in grade 8 and their parents. For more information go to www.hnmcs.ca or call Giselle Fernandes at 905-891-1890, ext. 103.
November 18 – 25, 2018
8:30 am (h) Rev. Vasyl Cembalista Friends
(h) Taras Slavatynskyy (Birthday)
(+p) Stefania (9 Days)
10:00 am Thanks to Jesus and Mother Mary
for their Grace Vasylinko Family
(+) All Deceased in Dobko and
Spilak Families Family
11:00 am UCCC (+p) Ahafia, Mykhajlo,
Kornel, Stefania, Maria, Fedir,
Tekla, Maria, Oleh, Halia, Maryjka
11:30 am (h) Bohdan and Donna Shymko
(49th Wedding Anniversary) Family
(+p) Vasyl Yaskiv Daughter
(+p) Hryhoryj & Maria Mostoway
Marika Botiuk and Barb Kosar
6:00 pm Moleben to Emmanuel
8:30 am (+p) Stefania 1 Year) Family
5:30 pm (+p) Olena Terela, Josefa, Mykola,
Mykhajlo, Maria Friend
8:30 am (h) Maria Svita
(h) Oksana, Ihor, Rostyk, Nadia with
5:30 pm (h) Darek, Valeryj Siatkowski Family
8:30 am (+p) Mychajlo, Ivan, Anastasia
Slobodian and Rak Families
8:30 am Residence (h) Maria Bochniewicz
5:30 pm Personal Intention
8:30 am (h) Oksana, Ihor, Rostyk, Nadia with Families Family
(+) Oksana Swiatowski Sister Mary
(+p) Nick, Anne Zahorodnik
5:30 pm (+p) Olga Juskow (40 Days) Family
8:30 am Divine Liturgy
5:30 pm Divine Liturgy
8:30 am Divine Liturgy
5:00 pm (+p) Julia Welykopolsky (15 Years)
8:30 am Divine Liturgy
10:00 am (h) Terry, Andrew, Terry, John
(h) UCWLC St. Demetrius Branch
11:00 am UCCC Divine Liturgy
11:30 am (h) Bohdan Lajkosz Popowycz Family
6:00 pm Moleben to Emmanuel
“To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best.”
Christmas Bazaar at St. Demetrius Church
135 La Rose Avenue, Toronto
(One block North of Eglinton, East of Royal York Rd.)
Tel.: (416) 244-5333
Friday, November 23, 2018 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 from10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kitchen closes at 3:00 pm
Serving Traditional Ukrainian Cuisine
Christmas Gifts, Decorations, Handmade Crafts
Meat Products & Homemade Baking,
Apple Pies, Jams and Preserves,
Children’s Activities, Silent Auction, Poinsettias
Treasures of Christmas Past,
No Admission - Free Parking