13 October 2019 – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION REGISTRATION

Grade 2 students of St. Cecilia's & St. Rita's Schools (our parish schools) will have registration packages mailed to their homes via their school.  For candidates not attending our parish schools, Registration packages  can be found at the back of the church.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE and COMPULSORY MEETING
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall
PROGRAM  BEGINS  Sunday, November 10th, 2019

This year, the preparation programme is an immediate sacramental preparation programme.  Preparation for First Reconciliation is home-based. Preparation for First Communion will be led by Parish catechists. See the registration package for details. Attendance at the registration meeting is mandatory.

The programme begins with the Rite of Enrolment on Sunday, November 10th at the 11 a.m. Mass.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION PREPARATION PROGRAMME REGISTRATION

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)
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall

PROGRAM BEGINS with the Rite of Enrolment Sunday, November 24th at 11 a.m. Mass
Sessions begin Tuesday, January 7, 2019

To participate in this programme and be considered to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2019, candidates must make a commitment to: 1. attend every scheduled Tuesday evening class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 2. Worship at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass with their peers each weekend, and 3.  Complete service hours


COME & SEE WEEKEND

St. Augustine’s Seminary
November 1st to 3rd, 2019

Single Catholic men, 17 years and older, are invited  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

Information: 416-968-0997
email vocations@archtoronto.org


 

Sunday 20 October 2019

Donations of: baked goods and/or preserves requested!!
Sign-up sheets can be found at the back of the church. Please donate to our Harvest Festival bake sale!

 


CECILIA'S PIZZA & TRIVIA NIGHT

25 October 2019 7 p.m-10 p.m.
Tickets ON SALE after Masses
5 - 6 October 2019


To all who participated in the Latin Mass celebrating Our Lady of the Rosary, and to all those who assisted with the Mass and the reception...our heartfelt thanks,  The Knights of Columbus


Light in the Darkness: Debunking Black Legends of the Catholic church in History
November 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

St. Augustine's Seminary
2661 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Join Fr. Séamus Hogan, Professor of Church History, as he confronts false versions of Catholic history which portray the church as a violent, ignorant, worldly and bigoted institution. Fr. Séamus reveals the true facts around historical events such as the Crusades, the Inquisition and many others. Spend the day debunking myths in order to discover the real truth of the church's history. Holy Mass at St. Augustine's chapel is included with registration.

All are welcome.

COST: $50, includes lunch.
416-261-7207, layspiritualformation@sastoronto.org


WITHIN A STONE’S THROW

Saturday, October 26th 1:00 - 4 p.m.
In front of St Michael’s Cathedral

Explore some of the clashes between the Catholics and the Protestants that became a regular feature of life in Toronto in the second half of the 19th century. Hear about the time Orangemen stopped a Catholic parade at the point of a cannon; the time several thousand Protestants surrounded the Cathedral to ensure no Catholic stepped out of the Cathedral precincts; and about the time 8,000 Protestants attacked a procession of 2,000 Catholics. Above all, you’ll learn why these walk and talks about Catholic history in Toronto are called ‘Within a Stone’s Throw.’

The walk will end at St. Mary’s at the intersection of Bathurst and Adelaide.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

This walk will be presented free of charge. No registration required.

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