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 In 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 9 February 2020
After the 9:00 a.m. and before the 11:00 a.m. Masses
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH CARDINAL COLLINS
February 9, 2020
St. Isaac Jogues Parish
1148 Finch Ave, Pickering
As part of Marriage Sunday 2020 celebrations, Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour couples celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2020. If you, or a couple you know, are celebrating a 25th, 40th, 50th or 60+ wedding anniversary in 2020, they are invited to join in this special celebration. A reception will follow after Mass. The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register on-line or by phone. Early registration is highly encouraged to avoid disappointment as we anticipate a high demand. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. Non-reserved seating will be provided on a first-come first-served basis to all other married couples, family members, friends and others attending the Mass (doors open at 2 p.m.).
For more information: www.archtoronto.org/marriage
Tel.: (416) 934-0606, ext. 523
To Married Couples throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto,
As we celebrate Marriage Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto, I wish to congratulate and thank married couples who strengthen our community through their daily witness of love, commitment and selflessness. Your ongoing "yes" provides hope and inspiration for the community, strengthened by God's grace and the love and prayers of family and friends.
We also extend our loving support to those who have lost a spouse or have experienced the pain and suffering of a broken relationship. If you are in need of assistance during these difficult days, I encourage you to seek out programs and resources in your own parish or throughout our diocese so that we may accompany you through the healing process.
To those assisting couples as they prepare for marriage and for those engaged in marriage enrichment programs or movements to support the sacrament of matrimony, be assured of my gratitude. Your ministry is essential in laying a foundation for healthy relationships and loving families, something so urgently needed in our world today.
A host of resources and additional information on Marriage Sunday can be foundvisiting: www.archtoronto.org/marriage or feel free to connect with your own parish community.
Thank you for all that you continue to do to value and enrich the sacrament of marriage in our homes and parishes, extending our love for one another to all those we encounter each and every day. May God continue to bless you now and always!
Sincerely in Christ,
Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto
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!
UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Tuesday, Feb 25th, from 6-8 p.m.
St. Patrick Mass
Sunday, March 1st @ 3:30 p.m.
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
“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28)
February 11, 2020
29th World Day for the Sick
An Excerpt From The Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis
Dear brothers and sisters,
Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the mysterious path of grace that is revealed to the simple and gives new strength to those who are weary and tired. These words of Christ express the solidarity of the Son of Man with all those who are hurt and afflicted. How many people suffer in both body and soul! Jesus urges everyone to draw near to him – “Come to me!” – and he promises them comfort and repose. “When Jesus says this, he has before him the people he meets every day on the streets of Galilee: very many simple people, the poor, the sick, sinners, those who are marginalized by the burden of the law and the oppressive social system... These people always followed him to hear his word, a word that gave hope! Jesus’ words always give hope!” (Angelus, 6 July 2014).
On this XXVIII World Day of the Sick, Jesus repeats these words to the sick, the oppressed, and the poor. For they realize that they depend entirely on God and, beneath the burden of their trials, stand in need of his healing. Jesus does not make demands of those who endure situations of frailty, suffering and weakness, but offers his mercy and his comforting presence. He looks upon a wounded humanity with eyes that gaze into the heart of each person. That gaze is not one of indifference; rather, it embraces people in their entirety, each person in his or her health condition, discarding no one, but rather inviting everyone to share in his life and to experience his tender love. -Francis
FRIARS' STUDENT WRITING CONTEST
Students aged 14-18 are invited to write a 500 word essay on the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity "They showed us unusual kindness" Acts 28:2 . Essays will be edited and published in The Catholic Register.
Deadline: February 17, 2020. Email your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information: 416 934 3400 x 344