Feast of St. Cecilia Celebration of November 22, 2019
Thank you to all who participated in the Feast of St. Cecilia Celebration! Thank you to the priests who con-celebrated the Mass with our Pastor Father Joseph. Thank you to all who offered their musical talent in celebration: our cantor Don English, Peter Treen our organist and choir director and the St. Cecilia parish choir for the beautiful music during the Mass. Thank you to all those who contributed to the wonderful reception after the Mass: to those who donated food, and financial support, to the incredible team of parishioners who set up, decorated and worked all evening, to Aleks Niedra for his music at the reception, and to Frank Spiteri for his devoted work!
At the reception we also bade a fond farewell to parishioner Angelo Favretto and his family. We expressed our heartfelt gratitude for Angelo's engaged ministry as a parish volunteer during his years with us at St. Cecilia Parish.
Best Wishes Angelo. You shall be missed. Visit soon, and often!
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!
First Friday Adoration
Friday, December 6th, 2019
Following the 9:05 a.m. mass until 6 p.m. For those who would like to schedule an hour to 'keep watch', signup sheets for specific time slots, can be found at the back of the church.
NEXT Sunday, December 8th, 2019
After the 9:00 a.m. and before the 11:00 a.m. Masses
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.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
'Christmas Star Program': Starts Next Weekend
Once again, the St. Vincent De Paul Society is displaying a Christmas Tree in our Church, with dangling stars. Each star represents a gift that can be purchased for either a teen, (gift card), or family, (food gift card). Please take a star, and return it, with the appropriate gift card to one of our St. Vincent De Paul representatives, (donation box holders), after Masses, by Sunday, December 8th, 2019.
Gift cards can be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy. Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores.
Thank you for giving to those in our community who are less fortunate!
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 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