A Prayer for Mothers
we give you thanks and praise
for mothers young and old.
We pray for young mothers,
who give life and count toes
and tend to our every need;
May they be blessed with patience and tenderness
to care for their families and themselves
with great joy.
We pray for our own mothers
who have nurtured and cared for us;
May they continue to guide
in strong and gentle ways.
We remember mothers who are separated
from their children because of war,
poverty, or conflict;
May they feel the loving embrace of
our God who wipes every tear away.
We pray for women who are not mothers
but still love and shape us
with motherly care and compassion.
We remember mothers, grandmothers, and great
who are no longer with us
but who live forever in our memory
and nourish us with their love.
THIS Sunday, May 14th, 2023
Immediately following 9 a.m. Mass
COFFEE SUNDAY NEXT WEEKEND
Please plan to stay after Masses next weekend for coffee, treats, and friendship. Baked goods and donations gratefully received!
SHARE YOUR LOVE ON MOTHER’S DAY
On Mother’s Day, all moms deserve to be celebrated and supported. Did you know that our parish’s ShareLife campaign is helping young women with an unexpected pregnancy? One such mother is Nikki, who was able to continue her education and receive assistance through Rose of Sharon, a ShareLife-funded agency. “If it wasn’t for you and for ShareLife, I don’t know where we would be today,” says Nikki. “We will always and forever be grateful for your support!”
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
POPE'S PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION
May 13/14, 2023
THIS weekend there will be a special collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works. These funds are passed on to the Holy Father for immediate response in countries stricken by war, famine and natural disasters. The Pope’s Pastoral Works displays Christ’s love and compassion for people in desperate need. Please give with a generous heart.
THE LETTER: AN INTERFAITH CONVERSATION ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Thursday, May 25, 2023 07:00 - 9:00 PM
Mary Ward Centre, 70 St. Mary St. Toronto
This event will feature a dynamic interfaith conversation between unique individuals, who will share how spiritual values calls each of us to take action on the planetary crisis. Our collaborative conversation on Care for Our Common Home will also feature portions of the film "The Letter" for Laudato Si' Week 2023. "The Letter: A Message for our Earth" is a recent film that tells the story of a small group of frontline leaders, from around the world, who journey to Rome to dialogue with Pope Francis.
SPEAKERS: Noah MacDonald, Canon Lawyer with the Archdiocese of Toronto, Emilio Rodriguez, Policy Analyst at Citizens for Public Justice, Yusra Shafi, COP27 Youth Delegate, Roop Singh Sidhu, President, EcoSikh Canada
This event is a collaboration between: Faith & the Common Good, The Mary Ward Centre, Mouvement Laudato Si' Movement - Canada, Office for Interreligious Dialogue - Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto and Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto
WATCH THE FILM, FREE OF CHARGE: https://www.theletterfilm.org/watch and join us at The Mary Ward Centre!
ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL
Since 1937, St. Michael's choir school has nurtured creativity, academic achievement, and musical excellence in a unique faith-based environment.
The choir school is a full-curriculum school of 250 boys from grades 3-12 that provides sacred music for St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica. The school is devoted to helping boys realise their full academic, musical, and spiritual potential.
We are currently holding auditions for students who will be joining us is September.
Scripture Readings for
21 May 2023
Ascension of our Lord
First Reading: Acts 1 : 1 - 11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 47
Second Reading: Ephesians 1 : 17 - 23
Gospel: Matthew 28 : 16 -20
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. May 15 - Sun. May 21, 2023
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Deceased members of the
Dias and Clementino Families (RIP)
Req. by R.C.
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Winifred Ismail (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee
Sunday 9 a.m.
Hartmut (Ben) Beneditz (RIP)
Req. by The Clivio Family
Sunday 11 a.m.
Shirley Teitsson (INT)
Req. by Shirley Teitsson
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: $ 1,435.00
Taxes and Insurance: $ 555.00
First Communion Mass: $ 1,865.00
Baptism $ 140.00
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.