41st Annual Concelebrated Mass
St. Cecilia’s Church
Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
Principal Celebrant & Homilist
His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins,
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto
Informal Reception To Follow In The Parish Hall.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Donations of Irish soda bread, scones and a variety of sandwiches and baked goods are requested for the reception. Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church. Thank you for your support.
“Let’s keep the tradition alive!”
All Funds donated will go towards the costs of installing a Celtic Cross on the Grounds of St. Cecilia’s Church in memory of the Irish Community who built this beautiful church.
Pizza Sunday of Last Weekend!
Thank you to Tony, the Confirmandi, St. Cecilia grade 8 students, and the rest of the dedicated crew of helpers for their hard work and success last weekend! And thank you to all those who came out and supported the event! $ 970.00 was raised for our Restoration Fund. Congrats to Verna B. who won $50.00 in the 50/50 draw!
Christmas Cards & Christmas Cakes
We wish to thank all those who supported our parish Pro-Life effort on behalf of Right to Life and Campaign Life Catholic. Through your purchases and donations $484.00 was sent to Right to Life for the cards and $2,132.00 to Campaign Life Coalition for the delicious Christmas cakes and gift baskets. Thank you on behalf of the unborn, the elderly, and the disabled. The sacredness of human life has to be protected for those who have no voice in every age and in every situation. The St. Cecilia’s Pro-Life Group
Throughout the year, Pro-Life initiatives take place, and we encourage individuals, and both the parishes of St. Cecilia and of the Vietnamese Martyrs to promote these different events in our parishes.
Coins for Life: Lent;
March for Life: Ottawa: May;
Life Chain: October;
Christmas Cakes & Cards: December;
Mass for the Unborn: St. Michael’s Cathedral: December
If wishing to become involved, please contact Zelma, 416-762-2528 and Ann 416-769-9749 at the numbers provided.
Saint Vincent De Paul Society Christmas Star Program 2018
All our Society Members wish to express our sincerest gratitude to Father Joseph and especially to all parishioners of St. Cecilia’s for the great support given to our Christmas star initiative. Your generosity brought the spirit of Christmas to 17 families/households, including 11 teenagers and 35 children, as well as 37 single adults!
CALLED TO SERVE
We are seeking altar servers to assist at Sunday Mass. Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass! Training will be provided. Please contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph for details.
Annual Knights of Columbus Raffle
The Knights of Columbus will be selling raffle tickets after the Sunday Masses this weekend.
St. Pius Church
2305 Bloor St.
Friday January 25th
Prayer around the cross. Refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome!
Manresa Winter Retreat for Women and Men
February 4th-9th, 2019
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
“Loving God who is in love with us”
Facilitated by Fr. Doug McCarthy, S.J.
with Mary Bastedo.
COST: Suggested offering $450 per person.
Includes 4 nights accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.
Starts Monday with dinner at 6 p.m. and concludes with lunch at noon, Friday
LAST CHANCE: 2019 offertory envelopes are ready for pick-up at the back of the church!
Please ensure when picking up your box that the label number and actual box number are the same when you pick up your new envelopes. If not, please contact the office immediately so we can correct the error.