Living the Gospel locally and around the world
“It is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here in our communities and around the world. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible, but always they make a tangible difference in the lives of the people we are helping. Please prayerfully consider how you can be supportive today on ShareLife Sunday.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins
Today is ShareLife Sunday. Thank you for your generosity!
“The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion because it is war against the child – a direct killing by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell people not to kill one another.” Kelowna Right to Life Society, B.C.
NEXT Sunday, April 7, 2019 is Coffee Sunday!
Please plan to come down to the Hall and enjoy a cuppa and the good company of your fellow parishioners.
Thank you to all who collected Coins for Life over Lent!
Sponsored by St. Cecilia Pro-Life Group
Join our Parish Team for the Development & Peace ‘Share the Journey’ Walk
A Fundraiser in Support of ShareLife
April 7th, 2019 2:00pm at High Park followed by a reception at St. Cecilia’s Parish Hall
161 Annette Street
31 people are forced to flee their home every minute. The causes of forced migration in the world are many, but the human suffering is always the same. No one should be forced to flee their home. Join us as we Share the Journeywith migrants and raise funds for ShareLife.
To register please see Luke Stocking or e-mail the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vatican Flag Raised at City of Toronto to Honour St. John Paul II
Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m.
Nathan Philips Square, near the Courtesy Flag Pole
100 Queen St. W., Toronto
To celebrate St. John Paul II, the City of Toronto will raise the Vatican flag in a ceremony, taking place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. All are welcome to attend. April 2nd is Pope John Paul II Day in Ontario and this weekend event recognises the significant contributions of the late pontiff.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
Native Peoples’ Mission/St. Ann’s Parish Church
120 First Ave., Toronto
Saturday, April 27, 2019
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us in celebrating the feast of our beloved indigenous saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha. The theme of our celebration is “St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Building Bridges to Reconciliation.” We wish to honour her relevance for us as Catholics in Canada in healing and fostering relationships with indigenous peoples and the Earth. After the Eucharistic celebration, there will be an hour-long session discussing the theme and a festive dinner.
COST: $20 (dinner tickets)
CONTACT: Sr. Petite Lao, RNDM
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, April 5, 2019
On First Friday, Our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets to “keep watch” are available at the back of the church.
Archdiocese of Toronto Days of Confession
March 31- April 6, 2019
“So often, our own sins and failings seem to be an obstacle in encountering the love of our Lord, preventing us from taking the steps towards authentic and renewed conversion. Yet Jesus came not to call the righteous, but sinners. He is the Good Shepherd who seeks out the lost, the physician who comes to heal the sick. And one of his first acts after the Resurrection was to entrust to the Church the power to forgive sins in his name. Thus, in order to undergo an authentic and renewed conversion, and to encounter the Love of God, a focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation – this most powerful encounter with divine mercy – is essential.” – Thomas Cardinal Collins.
St. Cecilia’s Church Schedule
April 3, 2019 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., 12:00 -12:30 p.m., 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
For confession dates and times at other churches, how to go to Confession, what to do in Confession, etc., visit us at
MARY MOTHER of GOD
Annual Fundraising Gala
King’s Garden Banquet Hall
Saturday, May 4th at 7:00 pm
Come out for a fun-filled evening to support a worthy cause! Join us for a delicious meal, silent auction, mystery balloons, and lively entertainment.
Tickets $125 each
Call Stephanie 416-531-7897 at the school. Last day of ticket sales: April 23, 2019