St. Patrick's Celebration
42nd Annual Concelebrated Mass
St. Cecilia's Church
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
Principal Celebrant & Homilist
Bishop Robert Kasun,
Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto
Informal Reception to follow at 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!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2020
English Masses: 9:05 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Vietnamese Mass: 7:30 p.m.
Distribution of Ashes
This is a universal day of fasting and of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. Parents and educators are reminded of their duty to introduce children gradually to the understanding and practice of penance.
Father Ron Rolheiser Lenten Retreat
Spirituality and the Seasons of Our Lives
March 6-8, 2020
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga
To register or for more information: 905-278-5229
COME AND SEE WEEKEND
Fri, March 13 from 7:00 p.m. to Sun, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary
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.
Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca.
Registrants 17 years old require parental consent.
For more information, please contact Fr. Joseph or the Office of Vocations at (416) 968 0997 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you, your family and friends put aside your toonies, loonies, quarters, dimes and nickels during the next 4-6 weeks and contribute these savings in the struggle to end abortion and create a Culture of Life in Canada?
If so, pick up a Coins for Life box from the back of the church NEXT Sunday, Feb 23rd.
This project helps us to run the National March for Life in Ottawa on May 4, 2020. Your small change can lead to a BIG change in our land and help save countless innocent lives now and in the future. God's preborn children have no voice but ours.
You may wish to make this a family, school or office project and spread the good news of the sanctity of every life from conception to natural death. In our present- day "culture of death" society we all have a role to play to reverse the tide. If you wish, leave your contact information when you pick up your box so that Campaign Life Coalition can thank you personally for you kindness.
For more information, call Ann 416 769 9749. Volunteers are always needed!
March 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm
St. Paul's Basilica
83 Power St., Toronto
Presented by St. Paul's BasilicaTaize Prayer Ministry & Faith Connections (St. Joseph's Youth Ministry)
St. Paul's Basilica Parish invites you to meditative Scripture-based prayer and music in the Taize tradition. Join us in celebrating " Finding Hope in the Darkness" through contemplative song, scripture and silence. All are welcome. Social and light refreshments to follow. RSVPs appreciated but not mandatory.
YOUNG DISCIPLES RETREAT
March 7, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
St. Edward the Confessor Parish
75 Churchill Ave., North York
The Office of Vocations invites male and female young disciples aged 12-17 — especially those engaged in parish service — to attend a full-day retreat themed "Love in Service." This free retreat includes reflection talks, recreational activities, Mass and lunch. We ask those interested to register at their parish office.
Info: Office of Vocations, 416-968-0997 email@example.com
11th Annual Dynamic Women of Faith Conference
March 28th at 4 p.m.
Le Treport Banquet Hall, 1075 Queensway E., Mississauga
Mass celebrant: Fr. Edward J. Curtis
Kimberly Hahn– The Joys and Sorrows of Mary,
Colleen Carroll Campbell – The Heart of Perfection,
Dorothy Pilarski: One Mother's Heart
Light Breakfast – Lunch – Parking. All Included.
"Calling ALL Girls"
March 27th at 7 pm will feature Dr. Sandra Sagrati, Adeodata Czink, Stephanie Benedetti & Natalie Pilarski.
Phone: (416) 907 1042
2020 LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W., Toronto
The theme of this year's rally is "JESUS, LIGHT OF THE WORLD." Featuring inspired talks by: Ralph Martin; Christy Dupuis; Monsignor Gregory N. Smith; and keynote speaker Fr. James Mallon. An adult High Mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins; a youth Mass (with Sunday readings); a separate youth event with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits (ages 13-18).$25 for adults, $15 for youth
Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass! The parish is in need of altar servers to serve at Sunday Masses. Please consider sharing your talents in this way. Training will be provided. Contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph for details. There are registration forms on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Thank-you!
UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Tuesday, Feb 25th, from 6-8 p.m.
St. Patrick Mass
Sunday, March 1st @ 3:30 p.m.
2019 Donation Tax RECEIPTS
Donation Tax Receipts for the Year 2019 have been prepared (for donations of $20 or more over the year) and will be available for pick up at the back of the church NEXT weekend. We thank all those who make their sacrificial offering each week. In particular we thank those who remember that church expenses don't go away, and make up for missed offerings on the weekends when they are away!
Please write the amount of your offering each week on your envelope, to ensure that you receive proper credit for your donations in 2020.
Tax Receipts for those who donated to St. Vincent de Paul or participated in the SVDP Christmas Star Campaign will also be available.