LENTEN DAY OF CONFESSIONS
Thursday, March 29, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 10:00a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
For how to go to Confession, what to do in Confession, etc., visit
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross
THE FIRST SCRUTINY OF THE ELECT
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)
The Second Scrutiny of the Elect takes place today in many parishes that have catechumens in the RCIA programme. St. Cecilia Parish has 6 Elect this year. Please remember them in your prayers as they journey to Baptism at Easter.
COFFEE SUNDAY... and SATURDAY!
March 25th and 26th
This month, Coffee Sunday will be held after Masses on Saturday, March 25th and Sunday March 26th.
Hosted by The Daughters of Isabella and The Knights of Columbus
LENTEN SHARELIFE APPEAL
LIVE THE GOSPEL BY HELPING OUR VULNERABLE SISTERS AND BROTHERS
This week we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph and reflect on his holy life and the way he loved and cared for Jesus and Mary. Next week is ShareLife Sunday. May we emulate St. Joseph’s example and share our blessings with the least of our brothers and sisters. You may donate to the parish campaign with an envelope at Mass or online via the Archdiocesan parish website: https://stceciliasto.archtoronto.org/ OR at sharelife.org.
Thank you for sharing as you are able.
March 26th is ShareLife Sunday
PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
Thursday, March 23, 2023
7:00- 9:00 p.m.
Led by Fr. Edward
Please join us to prepare the way of the Lord this Lenten season.
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF POPE FRANCIS’ PONTIFICATE
SPECIAL PRAYER INITIATIVE
An invitation is open to the faithful worldwide to pray at least one “Hail Mary”, for the Holy Father’s 10th anniversary of his petrine ministry. As part of the initiative, a special online map will feature virtual lighted candles, representing the prayers of the faithful who will have registered. The map will be presented to the Holy Father as a gift and in support for his ministry.
Anyone who wishes to participate may register using the following link (you can choose your language preference at the right upper corner): https://www.decimus-annus.org/site/index
NEXT Sunday, March 12th
Between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses
INSTALLATION OF THE ARCHBISHOP-DESIGNATE OF TORONTO
Solemnity of the Annunciation
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Given capacity restrictions at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, this will be an invitation-only event. The Mass of Installation will be livestreamed through www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live and broadcast on Salt & Light Catholic TV and through their website: www.slmedia.org.
Our Parishioners are invited to attend a regional MASS OF WELCOME
Tuesday, April 11th
Blessed Trinity Parish
3220 Bayview Avenue
A reception will follow Mass in the parish hall. All are welcome. Please continue to keep Archbishop Leo in your prayers as he begins his ministry as our shepherd.
We continue to pray for Archbishop-designate Leo and Cardinal Collins.
DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH - CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 25 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Registration: 8 a.m. EST
The Old Mill (Old Mill Subway Station) 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
His Eminence Cardinal Collins will celebrate the opening Mass at 9 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Sister Deirdre Byrne - The Heroes of My Life Lead Me to Our Lady.
Dr. Josephine Lombardi – Healing and Forgiveness,
Diana Filipiak, Kasia Ryba, Sandra Wojcik – Journeying with Mother Mary.
Dorothy Pilarski –Why minister to moms? – How to Start a Catholic Moms Group.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $65 (before February 14)
CONFERENCE BROCHURE: https://bit.ly/DWF2023Flyer
REGISTRATION: http://dynamicwomenfaith.com/ TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE: dwf2023.eventbrite.ca FLYER: https://bit.ly/DWF2023Flyer
COINS FOR LIFE 2023
None of us realised how quickly a "culture of death" (abortion, euthanasia etc.) would infiltrate our society - homes, schools, media, law , and government. Please take a Coins for Life box this week-end for your donations and pray that a "culture of life" can be restored.
Please return boxes on April 16th, 2023 - Divine Mercy Sunday.
"Sometimes, the most important lessons take longest to learn" Walkerton Right to Life
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES - NEW BEGINNINGS
New Beginnings ministers to those who have suffered a loss through separation, divorce or bereavements. All faiths are welcome.
ONLINE LENTEN RETREAT
March 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
IN-PERSON GRIEF SUPPORT SESSION
March 30, 2023 & 7:00 p.m.
St. Peter's R.C. Church
100 Bainbridge Ave., Woodbridge
INFO: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE email@example.com (647) 215-3978
Do you have an interest in singing? Do you wish to share your joy of music with the parish community? The St. Cecilia Choir is seeking new members.
Please speak to Peter Treen, choir director, after Mass or call the parish office (416 769 8163) anytime.
CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.
The advertising will begin in May 2023 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.
Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422
Scripture Readings for
26 March 2023
5th Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Ezekiel 37 : 12 - 14
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 130
Second Reading: Romans 8 : 8 - 11
Gospel: John 11: 1 - 45 OR John 11 : 3 - 7, 17, 20 - 27, 33b - 45
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. March 20 - Sun. March 26, 2023
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Elizabeth Dempsey (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
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: $ 2,070.00
Restoration: $ 250.00
ShareLife: $ 150.00
Donate Now, Feb 1-15: $ 430.00
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.