A Change in the Parish Office
Colleen Murphy will be the new Parish Secretary commencing Oct. 3, 2018
Winter office hours will remain the same:
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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:
- attend every scheduled Tuesday evening classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
- attend the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass with their peers each weekend, and
- must successfully complete their volunteer hours, to be considered to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2019.
Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Upcoming Weekend: October 19-21, 2018
Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your marriage! Spend a very special weekend together. A Weekend of discovery…a lifetime of love! Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. The Weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counselling. For more information and application, please go to www.wwme.org or
Contact: Gerard & Marge McCauley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 792-1925.
Humanae Vitae Conference – Faithful to God’s Design
Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
9 a.m. – Mass with Cardinal Collins at St. Basil’s Parish,
50 St. Joseph St., Toronto
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Conference
Sam Sorbara Auditorium Brennan Hall, University of St. Michael’s College
81 St. Mary St., Toronto
All are welcome to attend a one-day conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. Mary Eberstadt, Dr. Maria Wolfs, Steven Mosher and Fr. Raymond de Souza will speak on the prophetic and enduring wisdom of this encyclical. The day begins with Mass with Cardinal Collins at St. Basil’s Parish, followed by a full-day conference at the University of St. Michael’s College.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for religious and clergy.
The Administration and Staff of St. Joseph’s College School Cordially invites Grade 7/8 female students and their parents/guardians to the Information Evening and Open House to be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s College School
74 Wellesley Street West
For more information on our school, please visit our website at https://www.tcdsb.org/schools/stjosephcollege/Pages/default.aspx
NOTICE OF MEETING
Another meeting for our Christmas Bazaar will take place in the church basement.
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6 p.m.
All are invited to help plan for our parish bazaar