WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JAN. 18-25
“Do good; seek justice” - Isaiah 1:17
Every year between January 18-25, Christians around the world are invited to celebrate a Week of Prayer for the unity of all Christians, reflect on scripture together, participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and share fellowship.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began as an eight-day period of prayer called the Church Unity Octave at Graymoor, USA and was established by founders of the Society of the Atonement, Mother Lurana White, SA, and Fr. Paul Wattson, an Episcopalian priest who would later join the Catholic church. The event is now celebrated world-wide.
This year’s message of Isaiah 1:17, “Do good; seek justice” inspires all of us to pray and work together for the unity willed by Christ for the Church.
The theme laments a lack of justice among the People of God. Yet it also promises redemption by encouraging acts of justice. Like Isaiah, we hope to inspire a renewed desire and effort for justice among the Christian peoples around the world.
For more details visit: https://www.weekofprayer.ca/2023-wpcu-resources
CHRISTIAN UNITY PRAYER SERVICE
Sunday January 22, 2023, at 4 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
73 Simcoe St. at King St. W., Toronto
Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus Christ for the Church. This event is jointly organized by the Office for Promoting Christian Unity and the Greater Toronto Area Council of Christian Churches.
FIRST COMMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES
First Communion - Thrs. Jan. 12th @ 5:30 OR 7 p.m. (Hall)
Confirmation - Tues. Jan 31st @ 7 p.m., with parents (Hall)
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
The Toronto Catholic District School Board invites parents to register their children for Junior Kindergarten beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 10 a.m. EST
Registration is on-line via SOAR.tcdsb.org
The following documents are required for registration:
1. Child's Birth Certificate (Certificate of Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status)
2. Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or other proof of Catholicity)
3. Proof of residency in Toronto
Child's Immunization Record is to be provided directly to Public Health by parents/guardians
Visit tcdsb.org and see the admissions tab for more information.
St. Rita School
St. Rita school invites you to contact them at 416 393-5216 to inquire about registration. St. Rita and St. Cecilia are our 2 parish schools.
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP VINCENT NGUYEN
February 12, 2023, 2:30 pm
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond Street, Toronto
REGISTRATION IS OPEN ON-LINE
As part of Marriage Sunday 2023 celebrations, Bishop Vincent Nguyen will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples, especially those celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2023. The Mass will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12 at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. All married couples will have an opportunity to renew their vows and milestone anniversary celebrants will be honoured with a special blessing.
The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who are unable to attend at the Cathedral are invited to join the celebration via livestream Mass here: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/ The broadcast will begin at 2:15 p.m.
REGISTRATION: www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to access resources.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023 or earlier if capacity is reached.
Scripture Readings for
22 Jan 2023
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Isaiah 9 : 1 - 4
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 27
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1 : 10 - 23, 17 - 18
Gospel: Matthew 4 : 12 -23
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Jan 16 - Sun. Jan 23, 2023
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by Chris and Lidia Majchrazak
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Ann Rooney (INT)
On Her birthday
Req. by Her Friends
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Ivan Basic (RIP)
Req. by Mrs. Basic
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by Angela Tung
Sunday 11 a.m.
Stanley Trojanowski (RIP)
Req. by The Achong Family
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, December 11: $ 1,180.00
Restoration: $ 100.00
Weekly, December 18: $ 1,740.00
Taxes and Insurance: $ 20.00
Restoration: $ 620.00
Weekly, December 25: $2,690.00
Christmas: $ 7,540.00
Weekly, January 1: $ 1,350.00
Solemnity of Mary: $ 655.00
Initial Offering: $ 390.00
2022 Offerings, combined $435.00
Weekly, January 8: $1,208.00
Solemnity and Initial: $152.00
Next weekend is the last WEEKEND you will be making a 2022 contribution to our parish. Any contributions received after December 31, 2022, will count towards your 2023 tax receipt. As of January 1, 2023, contributions received will count towards your 2023 tax receipt.
Thank you for your on-going support!
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.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.