10 March 2019 – First Sunday of Lent


“Living the Gospel” by supporting ShareLife agencies…

“As we begin our ShareLife campaign, we are encouraged to live the Gospel in all we do. How do we demonstrate that in our community? Living the Gospel may mean helping single mothers to care for their newborn children, or being available to families facing difficulties, or welcoming refugee families to our community. For 43 years, countless individuals have experienced the compassionate care offered by our agencies. Please support our annual archdiocesan appeal during this Lenten season!” —Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

March 31st is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.

Come & See Weekend

with the Salesian Sisters
March 22nd – 24th, 2019
Don Bosco Centre
178 Steeles Ave. East, Markham

An amazing weekend to experience, to reflect, to discern, to pray. Think Salesian! Discern with us!

For Catholic young women, ages 17 to 30.

PHONE: 514-664-6488
EMAIL: fmacora@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.salesiansisterscanada.com

Challenge and Opportunity:
The Situation of Jews in Medieval Europe

Tuesday, March 12th,  7 to 9 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
3220 Bayview Ave., Toronto

Featuring Fr. Séamus Hogan, Asst. Professor of History, St. Augustine’s Seminary. Throughout the Middle Ages, the number of Jews in Europe increased.

Making valuable contributions, they also experienced intense challenges, reaching a peak in their expulsion from many places. This presentation will examine this dramatic history and not only discover much about the Jewish experience, but also the perspectives of the Catholic Church. All are welcome.

CONTACT: Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics
EMAIL: ahctoronto@gmail.com

St. Cecilia’s Parish
Lenten Retreat: Adoration and Prayer, Music & Reflection

Theme: Silence

Thursday, March 21st, & Friday, March 22nd, 2019, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to participate! Please come and join us!

Presented by Rev. Daniel Sehlapelo

St. Patrick’s Mass and Celebration of Feb. 24th

Thank you to our principal celebrant and homilist, His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Also, we were pleased to have as our concelebrants Fr. Anthony Akpanessien, Fr. Leo Burns, Fr. Daniel Callaghan, Fr. Edward Ewgzynski, Fr. Seamus Hogan, our Pastor Fr. Joseph Tap Tran, and Deacon Joe Murphy.  Special thanks to Fr. Mark Kolosowski, Pontifical Master of Ceremonies.  We are also grateful for the service of Nino Clivio, who assisted so very ably on the altar.

This year we were delighted to have as our honoured guest: Laura Finlay, Second Secretary in the Irish Embassy.

Special thank you to our  Ceremonial Co-ordinator, Sinead Canavan.,  Sincere thanks to all of you who donated your time and talents in various ways to make our St. Patrick’s Mass and Celebration a tremendous success:  Maria Ruccolo, Frank Spiteri, Colleen Alviano, Barbara Mankowski, Annette Beneditz, Mary & Fionnan Kelly, John Kelly, Marion McLaughlin, Reta O’Connor, Maureen Ogilvy, Lorraine Ostafew, Ann E. and John Rooney, Andrew Rooney, John Joe Rooney, Angelo Favretto, Pat Chetcuti, Ruta Niedra, Carmen Rivero, Lorenza Varga, Dan Shine, Irene Gaudet, Luz Sucilan, Collette Canavan, Monica Gill, Theodore Gingras, Greg Furmanczyk, Norm McNeil, Colleen Murphy (administrative assistant), and Teame Gebreyesus, (our Church Custodian).

Particular thanks to Johnson Irish Dance, our musical guests, Harpist and Soloist Eithne Heffernan, Piper Raymond Caldwell, the St. Cecilia school choir under the direction of Ivy Spalding, and Organist Peter Treen, and the St. Cecilia Church Choir. Special mention goes to all who donated the delicious baked goods, those who helped with the setting up and decorating of the hall, all who prepared the sandwiches, and all who acted as hostesses for the reception.  A great big thank you to each and every one who assisted at and attended the Mass.

Thank you to the St. Cecilia’s Church choir members for their time spent setting up, making and serving the Irish coffee: Peter Treen, Don English, Christine McGoldrick, Colleen Alviano, Carol Houston,  Josephine Zammit,  Fionnan Kelly, Olive and Derry Fitzpatrick, Marie Niggenaber, Kyoung Soo Kwon, and Helen Kim. A very special thank you to those who generously donated Irish whiskey and cream for the Irish coffee!

We wish to thank and acknowledge our sponsors: Topper Linens, Lynett Funeral Home, and Irish Travel Bureau Inc..

Many thanks to our fine musician, Michael Kelly, who provided the musical entertainment at the informal reception in the hall. Lastly, an extra special thank you to Pat Canavan for his diligent efforts in his work with the Celtic Cross.

Go Mbeannai Dia Duit. May God Bless You.