25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
You are invited to read Cardinal Thomas Collins' Pastoral Letter on Stewardship. The letter is both a reflective guide and an urgent exhortation for Catholics to be aware of God’s gracious gifts and to live fully, gratefully, in service to others.
The letter unpacks the meaning of “deep stewardship” in everyday Christian life: the acknowledgment that we have received everything from God, and are “asked to make good use of what has been entrusted to us” with “creativity and boldness” while regularly examining how we use the gifts God has given us.
Stewardship challenges us to a deeper conversion, both as individuals, and as a community, to give generously of our time, talent, and treasure, and to be totally, joyfully engaged in discipleship in both our parish home and the wider community as a whole.
To read the full pastoral letter, download resources, and learn more about deep stewardship, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/stewardship
STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY REFLECTION
Serving the Greater Master
The Lord’s exhortation that “you cannot serve God and wealth” can be difficult to swallow. In order to foster a healthy attitude towards our wealth, it is important to view it, and our very lives themselves, as a gift from God. When we view our wealth as a gift we can then begin to move from gratitude to generosity, graciously sharing our gifts with others for the glory of God and the church.
SEASON OF CREATION
The annual event of Season of Creation began on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology. Each year an ecumenical steering committee selects a theme. This year, inspiration is taken from Psalm 19:1-4 that proclaims, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” A short video to introduce this season may be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyjUTvGmliI
5th ANNUAL PARISH MINISTRY CONFERENCE
Moving Into the Deep Waters of Mission: Start with Jesus.
October 20-22, 2022 virtual
with optional in person day at Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga
If you've been serving in parish ministry and are looking for an opportunity to connect with others serving in ministry to pray together, learn together and to be re-energised, you won't want to miss this upcoming Archdiocesan conference.
The conference will feature keynote speaker Julianne Stanz (joining us live from Green Bay, WI) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In four engaging and interactive sessions, she will help us to set forth a vision for moving into the deep waters of missionary discipleship with joy, humour and practical insights. On Saturday, we will begin with Mass with Cardinal Thomas Collins as principal celebrant and homilist. The Auxiliary Bishops of Toronto will join us for a live discussion on missionary discipleship in our parishes. Come see our sponsors and pastoral exhibitors and enjoy fellowship with one another over a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.
Info and Registration: www.archtoronto.org/conference
Cost: In-Person and Virtual: Early Bird $25/person, after September 30, $35/person.
Virtual attendance only: $25/person
Contact: General Inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
Details for the sacramental programmes for the year 2022-2023 will be announced at Mass and posted on our website once they are finalised. They will also be communicated to our parish schools.
Please be reminded that Sacramental preparation is to take place in your home parish. If St. Cecilia Parish is not your parish, please contact your home parish as soon as possible regarding their sacramental programme as their registration may already be underway.
Phase 1 of the Hall renovation is nearing completion. We are hoping to have a firm handover date soon so that we can confidently plan Fall/Winter events. Updates will be announced as they are made available. Thank you for your support and prayers.
A new platform and new handrails for the front entrance are currently being installed. Please note that this necessary work is separate from the work in the Hall and is being undertaken by a different contractor.
NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA SPECIAL COLLECTION
NEXT WEEKEND, September 24/25th 2022
Every year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops makes an appeal for financial assistance to support its work through the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada.
This collection will be held in our parish on September 24th and 25th. Special collection envelopes are available at the back of the church this weekend. Thank you for your support.
ON-LINE SUPPORT SESSIONS
DROP-IN BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SESSION
Wednesday September 28, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
DROP-IN SEPARATED/DIVORCED SUPPORT SESSION
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Share discussions with others in a welcoming, non-judgmental online forum.
TOPIC : Autumn Grief: progress and permanence
MODERATOR: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
INFO: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
Phone: (647) 215-3978
FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
All children born in 2018 are eligible to attend Kindergarten
The Toronto Catholic District School Board invites parents to register their children for Junior Kindergarten beginning January 19th, 2022 at 10:00 am E.S.T.
All applications must be submitted online only at soar.tcdsb.org.
The following documents are required for registration:
- Child's Birth Certificate (or Certificate of Citizenship/Landed Immigrant Status)
- Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent's Catholicity)
- Proof of residency in Toronto (2 documents)
- Application for Catholic School Support (completed at the school)
Scripture Readings for
The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 25 2022
First Reading: Amos 86 : 1a, 4 - 7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 146
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6 : 11 - 16
Gospel: Luke 16 : 19 - 31
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Sept. 19 - Sun. Sept. 25
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Jacob Ostafew (RIP)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Annette and Ben Benditz and siblings (INT)
Req. by Annette and Ben Beneditz
Sunday 11 a.m.
Jim Gaul (RIP)
Req. by His Family
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Hang Sam Lee, Richard Mijares, Drew Fiala, Connie Tari-Kornhauser, Lisa Reardon, Stuart Robson, Rosa Maria Santos, Dory Kashin, 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, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, Marta DiGregorio, Guy Alcamo, Norma Brarda.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly $ 885.00
Thank you for your on-going support!
2022 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 2022 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 2022.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.