From the diary of Sister Faustina, the zealous messenger of the Merciful Jesus:
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy…
My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)
The grand total was $1, 092 – fabulous!
“The law of Canada does not recognise the unborn child as a legal person possessing rights” – Canadian Supreme Court, Winnipeg Child & Family Services Case, 1997
MARCH FOR LIFE – Thursday, May 9th, Ottawa – see poster in vestibule.
The Knights of Columbus and The Daughters of Isabella invite you to
ST. CECILIA’S PIZZA & TRIVIA NIGHT!
May 10, 2019, St. Cecilia Church Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Ticket = slice of pizza & treat & beverage PLUS a chance to play for $300.00!
Tickets on sale after Masses this week-end and next week-end.
Play solo or form a team of up to 8 players!
Open to all ages – come as a family!
Catholic Education Week 2019
May 5 – May 10
The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening in your children’s school.
Publicly funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as previous generations.
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the 55 children of the parish and parish schools who received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion over the weekend. May God bless and help them as they continue in their spiritual growth.
A special thank you to our parish Catechists, Aleks Niedra and Reyanne Achong, and parent assistants, Rita Cabral and Catharina Ribeiro for their commitment and dedication in preparing the children for the Sacraments.
Congratulations to the 26 young people confirmed in the faith this past Friday. Thank you to catechist Liz Bruce for preparing the Confirmandi.
Thank you to all the Confirmandi for their volunteering with a variety of parish ministries as they prepared to receive their Sacrament. May you continue to be challenged by, and grow in, your faith!
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
THIS Friday, May 3, 2019 immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6 p.m.
Sign up sheets to “keep watch” are available at the back of the church.
Living the Gospel by welcoming newcomers to Canada
Rashida endured years of domestic abuse while living in Egypt. Fearing her husband would abuse their children, she successfully applied for refugee status in Canada. Rashida arrived in Toronto, not knowing the language, what to do, or who could help. Fortunately, she met an Arabic speaker who told her about Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS). CCS helped her navigate the immigration process and access the resources she needed. “CCS saved my life,” Rashida says. “Today I have money of my own, an apartment, and my children are finally safe and happy.”
Next Sunday, May 5 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously!
Thank you to all our Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Ushers, Counters, ministry co-ordinators and all volunteers in particular, Nino Clivio, and Angelo Favretto, who assisted during the Lenten season and throughout Holy Week.
A very special thank you to Frances McKee and Frank Spiteri, who have worked tirelessly again this year, dedicating their time and efforts during Lent and Holy Week; ensuring that the church was kept liturgically accurate, and preparing all that was necessary for the Holy Week celebrations and service.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Cecilia’s Conference would like to thank the parishioners, for their support through the Holy Thursday collection. Your generous support of $983.25 will help us to help our less fortunate neighbours that depend on our us for our assistance.