108TH WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
September 25, 2022
Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees
Pope Francis reminds us that inclusion of those most vulnerable is the necessary condition for full citizenship in God's Kingdom.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothes me, sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me". (Mt 25:34-36)
NATIONAL DAY for TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
Friday, September 30, 2022
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 7:30 a.m.
Cardinal Collins will preside at the 7:30 a.m. Mass from with participation from Indigenous members of the community. All are welcome in person or via livestream at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/.
The Archdiocese of Toronto will also hold a special collection the weekend of October 1/2, 2022 to support the Indigenous Healing & Reconciliation Fund. The fund will support both local and national programs proposed by Indigenous communities to nurture the ongoing reconciliation journey. You can donate through your local parish or online anytime at: www.archtoronto.org/healingandreconciliation.
SEASON OF CREATION
The annual event of Season of Creation began on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology. Each year an ecumenical steering committee selects a theme. This year, inspiration is taken from Psalm 19:1-4 that proclaims, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” A short video to introduce this season may be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyjUTvGmliI
5th ANNUAL PARISH MINISTRY CONFERENCE
Moving Into the Deep Waters of Mission: Start with Jesus.
October 20-22, 2022 virtual
with optional in person day at Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga
If you've been serving in parish ministry and are looking for an opportunity to connect with others serving in ministry to pray together, learn together and to be re-energised, you won't want to miss this upcoming Archdiocesan conference.
The conference will feature keynote speaker Julianne Stanz (joining us live from Green Bay, WI) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In four engaging and interactive sessions, she will help us to set forth a vision for moving into the deep waters of missionary discipleship with joy, humour and practical insights. On Saturday, we will begin with Mass with Cardinal Thomas Collins as principal celebrant and homilist. The Auxiliary Bishops of Toronto will join us for a live discussion on missionary discipleship in our parishes. Come see our sponsors and pastoral exhibitors and enjoy fellowship with one another over a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.
Info and Registration: www.archtoronto.org/conference
Cost: In-Person and Virtual: Early Bird $25/person, after September 30, $35/person.
Virtual attendance only: $25/person
Contact: General Inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
Details for the sacramental programmes for the year 2022-2023 will be announced at Mass and posted on our website once they are finalised. They will also be communicated to our parish schools. The classes will take place in person, on a weeknight. Weekend Mass attendance is also a part of the programme.
Please be reminded that Sacramental preparation is to take place in your HOME parish.
If St. Cecilia Parish is not your parish, please contact your home parish as soon as possible regarding their sacramental programme as their registration may already be underway.
NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA COLLECTION
THIS WEEKEND - September 24/25th, 2022
Every year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (the national assembly of Catholic Bishops in Canada, including the Eastern Catholic Churches in Canada) makes an appeal for financial assistance to support the CCCB's work through the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada.
Your gifts are used by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent Canadian Catholics in national and international pastoral activity. Thank you for your support of this important work.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2-3 P.M.
Keele & Bloor West Intersection
Life Chain is an annual pro-life event that raises awareness of abortion and the inherent dignity of every human being. You are invited to be a part of this silent witness. Simply show up and follow the directives of the local organiser.
FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
All children born in 2018 are eligible to attend Kindergarten
The Toronto Catholic District School Board invites parents to register their children for Junior Kindergarten beginning January 19th, 2022 at 10:00 am E.S.T.
All applications must be submitted online only at soar.tcdsb.org.
The following documents are required for registration:
- Child's Birth Certificate (or Certificate of Citizenship/Landed Immigrant Status)
- Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent's Catholicity)
- Proof of residency in Toronto (2 documents)
- Application for Catholic School Support (completed at the school)
Scripture Readings for
The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 2 2022
First Reading: Hebrew 1 : 2 - 3, 2 : 2 - 4
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1 : 6 - 8, 13 - 14
Gospel: Luke 17 : 5 - 10
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Sept. 26 - Sun. Oct 2
Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Jim Gaul (RIP)
Req. by St. Cecilia Parish
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Jacob Ostafew (RIP)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Arthur Lennon Jr. (RIP)
Req. by The Clough Family
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Hector Balthazar (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 11 a.m.
Carol Ritchie (RIP)
Req. by H. Calvert
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Hang Sam Lee, Richard Mijares, Drew Fiala, Connie Tari-Kornhauser, Lisa Reardon, Stuart Robson, Rosa Maria Santos, Dory Kashin, Bianca Auriemma, Rosie Po, Frank Ferreira, Antonina Koziara, Julia Collins, Mary Ann Cuschieri, Sebastian Caravalho, Anne Tran Fazzalari, Gabriel Sebastian Romano, Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, Marta DiGregorio, Guy Alcamo.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly $ 1,235.00
Restoration $ 565.00
Thank you for your on-going support!
2022 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are ready for pick-up at the back of the church.
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the envelope, when making your first few 2022 donations.
New envelope users/parishioners are asked to fill out a Parish Registration Form (available from an usher) and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2022.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.