The zealous messenger of the Merciful Jesus
From the diary of Sister Faustina, the zealous messenger of the Merciful Jesus:
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy...
My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)
Thank you to all our Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Ushers, Counters, ministry co-ordinators and all volunteers in particular, Nino Clivio, and Fionnan Kelly, who assisted during the Lenten season and throughout Holy Week. Thank you to all who shared their gift of music during the Triduum. Special thanks to Peter Treen, Sean McNulty, and Lucy Trojanowski for the music at the Easter Vigil. A very special thank you to Frances McKee, Barbara Mankowski, and Frank Spiteri, who worked tirelessly again this year, dedicating their time and efforts during Lent and Holy Week; ensuring that the church was kept liturgically accurate, and preparing all that was necessary for the Holy Week celebrations and service.
Upcoming Sacrament Dates to Note
Thursday, April 20th: Confirmandi Confessions & Rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 21st: Sacrament of Confirmation Mass at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 4th Rehearsal for First Holy Communion
Saturday, May 6th: Sacrament of First Communion Mass at 2 p.m.
YOUR SHARELIFE GIFT CHANGES LIVES
Our second ShareLife Collection will be on April 30th. Your contributions help people with disabilities and their family members. Your generous support enables our member agencies to provide them with the resources they need.
Our parish goal this year is $58,000.00
So far we have raised: $27, 155.00. Thank you for your support! For those still wishing to contribute to our parish campaign, you may donate with an envelope at Mass, online via the Archdiocesan parish website: https://stceciliasto.archtoronto.org/ OR at: sharelife.org/donate
Thank you for sharing as you are able!
ARCHDIOCESAN DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Friday, May 5, 2023
We are inviting you to take a moment on this day to pray for two intentions - for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life and for endurance in vocations already committed.
PRAYER VIGIL for our soon-to-be priests
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Friday, May 12, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
There will be praise and worship, interspersed throughout the evening, communal prayers, such as the Rosary and a sung version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
This event is open to the public.
REMINDER - COINS FOR LIFE
Please return Coins for Life Boxes this Sunday, April 16th, Divine Mercy Sunday. Thank You!
On Divine Mercy Sunday, a spokesperson from Right to Life will be present after Masses with an information table. Coffee and treats will be served in the Hall after Masses.
END-OF-LIFE MATTERS (Part 1)
Saturday, April 22, 2023 09:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
All Saints' Church, 1415 Royal York Rd, Etobicoke
This is a two-part series: Sat. April 22 and Sat. April 29.
Dr. Moira McQueen, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, will discuss End-of-Life Matters, including Palliative Care and MAiD.
RESERVATIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org, OR obtain tickets after weekend Masses, or visit the parish office.
There is no fee to participate. Contributions are welcome.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Cecilia’s Conference would like to thank the parishioners, for their support through the Holy Thursday collection. Your generous support of $1, 030.00 will help us to help our neighbours who find themselves in need.
Scripture Readings for
23 April 2023
Third Sunday of Easter
First Reading: Acts 24 : 22b - 28
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 16
Second Reading: 1 Peter 1 : 17 - 21
Gospel: Luke 24 : 13 - 35
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. April 17 - Sun. April 23, 2023
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Frank Mullin (RIP)
One Month Anniversary
Req. by Heather Mullin
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Vincent Paolini (RIP)
Req. by David Paolini
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Jan Sawicki (RIP)
Req. by The Waters Family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Hilaria and Neville Hong Ting
Hilda and John Akan
Req. by Annette Beneditz
Sunday 11 a.m.
Rita Bonicci and Carmen Fenech (RIP)
Req. by Helen and Fred Frendo
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, and Blossom Reid.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly: $ 2,140.00
Taxes and Insurance: $ 800.00
Sharelife: $ 100.00
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.