1 March 2020 – First Sunday of Lent

Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross except on First Fridays when the faithful may offer Stations of the Cross privately.

St. Patrick's Celebration

42nd Annual Concelebrated Mass
St. Cecilia's Church
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Principal Celebrant & Homilist
Bishop Robert Kasun,
Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto

Informal Reception to follow at the Parish Hall.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event.  Donations of Irish soda bread, scones and a variety of sandwiches and baked goods are requested for the reception.  Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church.  Thank you for your support.

Let's keep the tradition alive!

SUNDAY, March. 8th, 2020

Daylight Saving Time Starts at 2:00:00 AM

Sunday morning, clocks move forward 1 hour.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, March 6, 2020

On the First Friday, our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6:00 p.m.

Please consider taking time in prayer and worship of the Eucharist.  For those who would like to schedule an hour to 'keep watch', signup sheets for specific time slots, can be found at the back of the church.

Sunday Adoration
Sunday, March 8, 2020

After the 9:00 a.m. and  before the 11:00 a.m. Masses

Father Ron Rolheiser Lenten Retreat

Spirituality and the Seasons of Our Lives
March 6-8, 2020

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga

To register or for more information: 905-278-5229


Fri, March 13 from 7:00 p.m. to Sun, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.

Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca.

Registrants 17 years old require parental consent.

For more information, please contact Fr. Joseph or the Office of Vocations at (416) 968 0997 or email: vocations@archtoronto.org

Silent Retreat for Women at Manresa

March 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

A silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition. Deacon Kevin Kelly, SJ, will facilitate the retreat, "Finding Hope in Confusing and Challenging Times."

COST: Suggested offering $220 per person. This includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.

Phone: (905) 839-2864
email: registration@manresa.ca
web: www.manresa-canada.ca 


Collection boxes are available for you to pick up after Masses.  Please return your filled boxes on April 19, 2020.

Thank you for your support of this campaign!

ShareLife Logo

Living the Gospel by sharing our blessings

“The needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ are greater than ever before. In order for ShareLife agencies to continue their vital work, it is crucial we meet our parish campaign goal of $13.8 million. Our goal can be met, but only with your help. As you contemplate the blessings God has entrusted to you, please join me in giving to ShareLife to the best of your ability.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 29 is ShareLife Sunday.  Please give generously.

Taize Prayer

March 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm

St. Paul's Basilica
83 Power St., Toronto

Presented by St. Paul's BasilicaTaize Prayer Ministry & Faith Connections (St. Joseph's Youth Ministry)

St. Paul's Basilica Parish invites you to meditative Scripture-based prayer and music in the Taize tradition. Join us in celebrating " Finding Hope in the Darkness"  through contemplative song, scripture and silence. All are welcome.  Social and light refreshments to follow. RSVPs appreciated but not mandatory.

Info: St. Paul Taize Prayer Group


March 7, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

St. Edward the Confessor Parish
75 Churchill Ave., North York

The Office of Vocations invites male and female young disciples aged 12-17 — especially those engaged in parish service — to attend a full-day retreat themed "Love in Service." This free retreat includes reflection talks, recreational activities, Mass and lunch. We ask those interested to register at their parish office.

Info: Office of Vocations, 416-968-0997 vocations@archtoronto.org

11th Annual Dynamic Women of Faith Conference

March 28th at 4 p.m.

​Le Treport Banquet Hall, 1075 Queensway E., Mississauga

Mass celebrant: Fr. Edward J. Curtis

Kimberly Hahn– The Joys and Sorrows of Mary,
Colleen Carroll Campbell – The Heart of Perfection,
Dorothy Pilarski: One Mother's Heart

Light Breakfast – Lunch –  Parking.  All Included.

"Calling ALL Girls"

March 27th at 7 pm will feature Dr. Sandra Sagrati, Adeodata Czink, Stephanie Benedetti &  Natalie Pilarski.

Phone: (416) 907 1042


Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W., Toronto

The theme of this year's rally is "JESUS, LIGHT OF THE WORLD." Featuring inspired talks by: Ralph Martin; Christy Dupuis; Monsignor Gregory N. Smith; and keynote speaker Fr. James Mallon. An adult High Mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins; a youth Mass (with Sunday readings); a separate youth event with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits (ages 13-18).$25 for adults, $15 for youth

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services
Estate Planning Seminar

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Assumption Catholic Cemetery
76933 Tomken Rd, Mississauga

Some of the Topics Covered:

-How to protect your loved ones with a proper will
-How to ensure your wishes are legally protected
-Powers of Attorney
-The advantage of pre-arranging
-Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
-Church guidelines on Cremation
-Catholic Traditions around wills, burials, & funerals

An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost.

RSVP: Frank Janetta
Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services
Phone: (416) 733-8544 x 2023
email: info@cc-fs.ca


Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass!  The parish is in need of altar servers to serve at Sunday Masses.  Please consider sharing your talents in this way.  Training will be provided. Contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph  for details. There are registration forms on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Thank-you!


St. Patrick Mass
Sunday, March 1st @ 3:30 p.m.

2019 Donation Tax RECEIPTS

Donation Tax Receipts for the Year 2019 have been prepared (for donations of $20 or more over the year) and will be available for pick up at the back of the church NEXT weekend.  We thank all those who make their sacrificial offering each week.  In particular we thank those who remember that church expenses don't go away, and make up for missed offerings on the weekends when they are away!

Please write the amount of your offering each week on your envelope, to ensure that you receive proper credit for your donations in 2020.

Tax Receipts for those who donated to St. Vincent de Paul or participated in the SVDP Christmas Star Campaign will also be available.