21 October 2018 – Twenty-Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Preparation Program & Registration

Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacraments can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s or St. Rita’s School.  Grade 2 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s Schools will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.


Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall
PROGRAM  BEGINS: Sunday, November 11, 2018

The preparation program is a home based program, and parents are expected to assist their children in preparing for each scheduled Sunday review class. The scheduled review classes will take place Sundays from 10:00-10:45 a.m., after which, the families are to attend the 11:00 a.m. Mass together as a group. A commitment to full participation is required to be considered ready to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion the following spring.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparation Program & Registration

The Archdiocese of Toronto has lowered the grade for students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students entering grade 7 in the fall are now able to receive the Sacrament. Registration packages for the Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Program can be found at the back of the church.  For grade 7 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s School, the  registration packages have been mailed to their homes via the school.

Mandatory Registration Meeting (and deadline date for registration in the program):
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.
PROGRAM BEGINS: Tuesday November 20 2018

Candidates must make a commitment to:

  1. attend every scheduled Tuesday evening classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
  2. attend the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass with their peers each weekend, and
  3. must successfully complete their volunteer hours, to be considered to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2019.

Humanae Vitae Conference – Faithful to God’s Design

Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
9 a.m. – Mass with Cardinal Collins at St. Basil’s Parish,
50 St. Joseph St., Toronto 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Conference
Sam Sorbara Auditorium Brennan Hall, University of St. Michael’s College
81 St. Mary St., Toronto

All are welcome to attend a one-day conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. Mary Eberstadt, Dr. Maria Wolfs, Steven Mosher and Fr. Raymond de Souza will speak on the prophetic and enduring wisdom of this encyclical. The day begins with Mass with Cardinal Collins at St. Basil’s Parish, followed by a full-day conference at the University of St. Michael’s College.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for religious and clergy.

TICKETS: bit.ly/HumanaeVitaeTO
WEBSITE: www.archtoronto.org/hv50
EMAIL: events@archtoronto.org

Canadian Bishops Issue Document on Minors and Vulnerable Adults

On  October 4, 2018  the bishops of Canada issued new national guidelines for the protection of minors in Canada.  Entitled Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation, this document first and foremost, focuses on minors and vulnerable adults, whom Canada’s bishops wish to protect from sexual violence.  The document can be found at www.cccb.ca. Since 1989, the Archdiocese of Toronto has had an extensive safe environment policy in place, including a procedure for allegations of abuse or misconduct.  That document can be found at https://archtoronto.org/about-us-safe-environment.

COME & SEE WEEKEND at  St. Augustine’s Seminary

November 4th to 6th, 2016     

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.

For more information call 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org

Family at the Heart of Service: Family Event with Cardinal Collins

Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. –  4 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Poland
625 Middlefield Road, Scarborough

This free family friendly day will include inspirational talks from Cardinal Collins and families, prayer, praise, and worship as well as hands-on service activities.

This is a free event but you must register. Please visit: http://bit.ly/familyserviceTO


CONTACT: Racquel Sevilla at 416-934-3400 ext. 509 or rsevilla@archtoronto.org

Today, for World Mission Sunday, along with Catholics throughout the world, we are called to offer our prayers and generous financial support, through the Propagation of the Faith, for the worldwide mission of Jesus

Your gift on World Mission Sunday helps:

  • People in remote villages, towns and cities through the witness and work of missionaries and local priests.
  • Children, the elderly, refugees, the sick and orphans through the service of Religious Sister and Brothers.
  • To bring the Gospel to the poorest of our human family.
  • Catechists proclaim the message of hope and peace that only Christ can give.

Thank you for your generous offerings and heartfelt prayers

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