Advent Retreat at St. Cecilia Church
December 12th, & 13th 2019
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome as we gather to Prepare the Way of the Lord!
DAY OF CONFESSIONS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2019
Let every heart prepare Him room.
Confession times at St. Cecilia Church on December 18th: 9:30- 10:30 a.m., 11:30a.m. -12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., & 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2019
The Christmas Bazaar of last Saturday and Sunday was a great success! Thank you to the organizer, Sean McNulty. Thank you to our parishioners who donated their time decorating the Hall and assisting with the event. Special 'shout-out' to the Knights of Columbus Council 4976, St. Cecilia school for lending the tables, and to Santa for his visit. Thank you to all who donated baked goods and white elephant sale items and thank you to all who supported the event! The winner of the 50/50 pot of $227 was Sue DiVencezo. Congratulations!
Thank you to Cardinal Funeral Homes for their generous donation of a pair of (coveted) Raptors tickets for our Auction. The winning bid belonged to Renée Clivio. Enjoy the game Renée!
Thanks to all of you, $ 3,250.00 was raised towards our Restoration Fund!
CHRISTMAS CAKES & CARDS
Deluxe Cakes $27 ⎈ Regular Cakes $20 ⎈ Cards $10/pkg.
Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Sunday Masses this weekend. Christmas cards are $10/pkg and include a free raffle ticket for a beautiful statue of the Madonna and Christ Child. Both these Charities helps to continue the work for the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, supporting life at every stage.
2020 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES
2020 Offertory Envelopes will be ready for pick-upat the back of the church NEXT weekend.
Please do not use your 2020 offertory envelopes until January 1st, 2020! Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the offertory envelope, when making your first 3-4, 2020, donations. This will ensure that the office staff have your current mailing address and contact information on file. Please ensure 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. If making a larger donation to cover multiple Sundays you have missed, please put the donation in one envelope so as to make it easier for the office staff to record. Once you begin to use your new 2020 envelopes, please discard all old 2019 offertory envelopes.
New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2020.
Congratulations to the children in our Parish First Communion/Reconciliation programme for receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation this past Saturday. May you always feel the healing forgiveness of God in your lives.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Saturday, December 21st
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Christmas Vigil Mass
Monday, December 24th, 2019
11:30 p.m. Christmas Caroling & Choral Music
12:00 a.m. Solemn Midnight Mass
Christmas Day Masses
Tuesday, December 25th, 2019
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Masses
Saturday, December 28th: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Masses
Saturday December 28th: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 29th: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
New Years' Eve Mass
Tuesday, December 31st: 5:30 p.m.
New Years' Day Masses
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Please note that in addition to Sundays, Christmas Day and the Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God (observed on New Year's) are Holy Days of obligation in Canada.
2019-20 Sunday Missals will be available for purchase at the back of the church after all the Masses starting NEXT weekend, $5 each