28 October 2018 – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Preparation Program & Registration

Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacraments can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s or St. Rita’s School.  Grade 2 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s Schools will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.

FIRST COMMUNION – REGISTRATION DEADLINE and COMPULSORY MEETING:

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall
PROGRAM  BEGINS: Sunday, November 11, 2018

The preparation program is a home based program, and parents are expected to assist their children in preparing for each scheduled Sunday review class. The scheduled review classes will take place Sundays from 10:00-10:45 a.m., after which, the families are to attend the 11:00 a.m. Mass together as a group. A commitment to full participation is required to be considered ready to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion the following spring.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparation Program & Registration

The Archdiocese of Toronto has lowered the grade for students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students entering grade 7 in the fall are now able to receive the Sacrament. Registration packages for the Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Program can be found at the back of the church.  For grade 7 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s School, the  registration packages have been mailed to their homes via the school.

Mandatory Registration Meeting (and deadline date for registration in the program):
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.
PROGRAM BEGINS: Tuesday November 20 2018

Candidates must make a commitment to:

  1. attend every scheduled Tuesday evening classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
  2. attend the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass with their peers each weekend, and
  3. must successfully complete their volunteer hours, to be considered to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2019.

COME & SEE WEEKEND at  St. Augustine’s Seminary

November 4th to 6th, 2016     

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.

For more information call 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org

ALL SOULS’ DAY
Friday, November 2, 2018

This weekend, in preparation for “ALL SOULS’ DAY”, a basket will be available at the base of the altar for your “All Souls’ Envelopes“. On the envelope, found in this week’s bulletin and  at the back of the church, write the names of deceased family members and friends and enclose your offering.  Place envelopes in the basket.  The office staff will enter those listed on the envelopes into the “BOOK OF SOULS”.  The “BOOK OF SOULS” and the basket will remain at the altar for the entire month of November and those named therein will be prayed for at all Masses during the month of November.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, November 2, 2018

On the First Friday, our parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. mass until 6 p.m.

REMINDER

Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday, November 4, 2018. Turn your clock backwards one hour at 2:00 a.m.

 

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