WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday of March.
This recalls our Christian responsibility to be sensitive to the signs of the times so that we might bring a more authentically Christian dimension to the concerns of our world, our country, our community. The motto of the World Day of Prayer movement is Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action. Through our participation in the World Day of Prayer, we affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence on the world. To learn more, visit The Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada:
HOT CHOCOLATE SUNDAY!!
THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023
The Daughters of Isabella and the Knights of Columbus are happy to host a Hot Chocolate Sunday (with coffee, tea and espresso for those so inclined) on Sunday, February 26th after both Masses. Drinks and treats will be served from the narthex and the basement. All are invited and welcome to join us. Hope to see you!
COME AND SEE WEEKEND RETREAT
Fri, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. to Sun, March 19 at 2:30 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.
Office of Vocations: 416 9680997; firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Friday, March 3, 2023
Following the 9:05 a.m. Mass
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross.
DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH - CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 25 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Registration: 8 a.m. EST
The Old Mill (Old Mill Subway Station) 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
His Eminence Cardinal Collins will celebrate the opening Mass at 9 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Sister Deirdre Byrne - The Heroes of My Life Lead Me to Our Lady.
Dr. Josephine Lombardi – Healing and Forgiveness,
Diana Filipiak, Kasia Ryba, Sandra Wojcik – Journeying with Mother Mary.
Dorothy Pilarski –Why minister to moms? – How to Start a Catholic Moms Group.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $65 (before February 14)
CONFERENCE BROCHURE: https://bit.ly/DWF2023Flyer
REGISTRATION: http://dynamicwomenfaith.com/ TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE: dwf2023.eventbrite.ca FLYER: https://bit.ly/DWF2023Flyer
COINS FOR LIFE 2023
None of us realised how quickly a "culture of death" (abortion, euthanasia etc.) would infiltrate our society - homes, schools, media, law , and government. Please take a Coins for Life box this week-end for your donations and pray that a "culture of life" can be restored.
Please return boxes on April 16th, 2023 - Divine Mercy Sunday.
"Sometimes, the most important lessons take longest to learn" Walkerton Right to Life
JOURNEY THROUGH LENT
This Lenten video series is available on the website of the Conference of Canadian Catholic Bishops. This year’s Lenten reflections are delivered by His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, and the Most Reverend Brian Joseph Dunn, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth.
ANNUAL MASS OF ST. PATRICK
Friday, March 17, 2022, 10 a.m.
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Presider: Cardinal Thomas Collins.
All are welcome. Those unable to attend can participate in the celebration via livestream at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live
Do you have an interest in singing? Do you wish to share your joy of music with the parish community? The St. Cecilia Choir is seeking new members.
Please speak to Peter Treen, choir director, after Mass or call the parish office (416 769 8163) anytime.
2022 Donation Tax RECEIPTS
Tax Receipts for 2022 donations made to the parish will be mailed out this month.
We thank all those who make their weekly sacrificial offering with offertory envelopes, PAG or on-line through the Archdiocesan website. Thank you to all the envelope users who make up for missed offerings on the weekends when they're away - recognising that the church expenses don't go away!
Scripture Readings for
5 March 2023
2nd Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Genesis 12 : 1 - 4
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 33
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1 : 8b - 10
Gospel: Matthew 17 : 1 - 9
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Feb 28 - Sun. March 5, 2023
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Marguerite Paolini (RIP)
Req. by David Paolini
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Ben Beneditz (INT)
Req. by Annette Beneditz
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Fr. John Branagan (RIP)
Req. by The Rooney Family
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Anna and Peter Madej (INT)
Many blessings on their anniversary
Req. by The Czajkowski Family
Maria Connor (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Rolando Reyes Sr. (RIP)
Req. by The Reyes Midghall Family
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Marija Basic (RIP)
Req. by Basic
Saturday 7 p.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by The Ackerley family
Sunday 9 a.m.
Marija Basic (RIP)
Req. by Basic
Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Please notify the office of any changes to the list
Hang Sam Lee, Richard Mijares, Drew Fiala, Connie Tari-Kornhauser, Lisa Reardon, Stuart Robson, Rosa Maria Santos, Bianca Auriemma, Rosie Po, Frank Ferreira, Antonina Koziara, Julia Collins, Mary Ann Cuschieri, Sebastian Caravalho, Anne Tran Fazzalari, Gabriel Sebastian Romano, Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Marta DiGregorio, Guy Alcamo, and Rosa Loschiavo
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly: $ 1,585.00
Humanitarian Relief: $ 640.00
Taxes and Insurance: $ 15.00
2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are ready for pick-up at the back of the church.
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the envelope, when making your first few 2023 donations. New envelope users/parishioners are asked to fill out a Parish Registration Form (available from an usher) and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2023.
Thank you for your generosity!
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.