Feast of St. Cecilia, November 22 2018
9:05 a.m.: Regular morning Mass
7:00 p.m.: Mass in celebration of the Feast of St. Cecilia
Our parish will be hosting an informal reception after the 7:00 p.m. Mass in our church basement. For those who would like to make a monetary contribution to the celebration, please take a St. Cecilia’s Feast day offertory envelope, which will be available at the back of the church in the weeks to come. For those who would like to contribute to the reception, a sign-up sheet can be found at the back of the church.
FEAST of the VIETNAMESE MARTYRS
Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m.
All Parishioners are invited to attend the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs being celebrated on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m. Mass followed by a reception in the hall.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Preparation Program & Registration
The Archdiocese of Toronto has lowered the grade for students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students entering grade 7 in the fall are now able to receive the Sacrament. Registration packages for the Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Program can be found at the back of the church. For grade 7 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s School, the registration packages have been mailed to their homes via the school.
Mandatory Registration Meeting (and deadline date for registration in the program):
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.
PROGRAM BEGINS: Tuesday November 20 2018
Candidates must make a commitment to:
- attend every scheduled Tuesday evening classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
- attend the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass with their peers each weekend, and
- must successfully complete their volunteer hours, to be considered to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2019.
NOVEMBER 11, 2018
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE WEEK-END
Joan of Arc Parish, 1701 Bloor St W. is holding a bundle week-end Nov 17/18. There will be a truck parked in their lot accepting clothing, footwear, toys, towels, draperies. No furniture, books, construction materials or tapes please.
Christmas Bazaar White Elephant Sale
If you have LIGHTLY/GENTLY USED OR NEW ITEMS that you do not use in your home, please consider donating them to our Christmas Bazaar White Elephant sale
PLEASE NO CLOTHING, SHOES, OR BOOKS
Please mark your donations WHITE ELEPHANT and leave them on the bench at the bottom of the stairs to the basement.
The Shepherds’ Trust ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity. The Shepherds’ Trust collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese NEXT weekend, November 17/18. This fund does more than just support our priests in their twilight years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for the blessings we have received. Please find an envelope in this bulletin for your offering. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.