WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
On this day, Catholics are invited to reflect upon the media (films, radio, television, newspapers, audiovisuals) and how these influence our lives. The media can promote values that lead to a more fully human society. The media can be used to help promote the Gospel.
COFFEE SUNDAY NEXT WEEKEND
Please plan to stay after Masses next weekend for coffee, treats, and friendship. Baked goods and donations gratefully received!
World Day of Prayer for the Church in China
Thursday, May 24th
In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as a Day of Prayer of the Church In China. He chose this day since it is the traditional Feast of Our Lady of Help of Christians, venerated at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai.
SHARELIFE AND WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
On this World Communications Day, your support of ShareLife is improving the lives of Deaf people in our community.
More than 60% of families with a Deaf child do not know or use a signing language. Silent Voice, a ShareLife agency, is able to provide an array of accessible programs and services, responding to the needs of Deaf adults, youth, children, infants, and their families in American Sign Language (ASL). This is because of you. The help and support you give brings hope and changes many lives. Thank you for your generosity.
Our parish goal this year is: $58, 000.00
So far, we have raised: $36, 621.00
Thank you for your generosity! Those wishing to contribute to our parish campaign may donate with an envelope at Mass, online via the Archdiocesan parish website: https://stceciliasto.archtoronto.org/
OR at: sharelife.org/donate. Thank you!
The next ShareLife Sunday is June 4th
SEEING WITH HEART: A DAY OF REFLECTION FOR CATHOLIC PARENTS OF LGBTQ YOUNG ADULTS
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering, ON
The day will include sharing our stories, presentation, group discussions, time for reflection, and Mass.
We hope to provide a relaxed and supportive atmosphere to meet and interact with other parents, reflect and discuss concerns and needs, learn about ministries and resources, strengthen your love and grow closer to God
Facilitator: Rev. Tom Rosica, CSB
COST: incl. lunch, break and programme - $65 /person.
INFO: Mike Hyland 647 296 2499
DAY OF REFLECTION - IGNATIAN DISCERNMENT
Monday, May 29, 2023 -9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
Both Adolfo Nicholas, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, and Pope Francis, seek to foster a church community of greater wisdom and depth that is more integrated and prayerfully mindful of the issues of today’s contemporary world. This day of reflection will focus upon how we can respond to our world today in a more Christ-like way through the Ignatian charism of wisdom and depth as intuited by these two well respected contemporary Jesuits.
Facilitator: Fr. Trevor Scott, SJ.
COST: incl. lunch,break, Mass and programme - $65
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-839-2864
NEW BEGINNINGS SPRING PROGRAMMES - Possibilities And Promises
Bereavement, On-line: May 24 at 7 p.m.
Bereavement, In-person: 10 a.m.
Separated/Divorced, on-line: May 25 at 7 p.m.
Separated/Divorced, In-person: May 25 at 10 a.m.
ST. RITA'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Registration for September 2023 is open
Children born in 2019 are eligible to attend Jr. Kindergarten in September 2023. Spots are also available for grade 1-8.
Please contact our office: (416) 393-5216
ST. CECILIA SCHOOL FUNFAIR
355 Annette Street
THURSDAY, JUNE 1st
3 pm - 8 pm
Come out to support the school in their largest fundraiser of the school year!
Scripture Readings for
28 May 2023
First Reading: Acts 2 : 1 - 11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104
Second Reading: Ephesians 12.3b - 7 : 12 -13
Gospel: John 20 : 19 - 23
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. May 22 - Sun. May 28, 2023
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Maria Sconza (RIP)
Req. by Ann Clough and family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Brendan Clough (INT)
Req. by Ann Clough and Family
Sunday 9 a.m.
Antonio Grasso (RIP)
Grazia and Pardo Colombo (RIP)
Req. by Dominic and Maria Colombo
Sunday 11 a.m.
Ben Beneditz (RIP)
Req. by Helen Pate
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, Rosa Loschiavo, Maria Lucia Maglieri, Anne Marie Skewes, Blossom Reid and Brendan Clough
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly: $ 1,765.00
Pope's Pastoral Works Collection: $ 1,355.00
Mothers' Roses: $ 177.00
First Communion Offering: $ 50.00
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.