Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and diocesan guidelines, we strongly encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.
You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.
You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.
Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:
Today Isaiah prophesies that a young woman will bear a son and name him Emmanuel. The gospel is Matthew’s account of the annunciation and birth of the one named Emmanuel, God-with-us. During these final days of Advent we pray, “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” a beloved hymn based on the O Antiphons, ancient prayers appointed for the seven days preceding Christmas. On this final Sunday of Advent we prepare to celebrate the birth of the one born to save us from the power of sin and death.