Christmas MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Vigil Mass
Saturday, December 24th, 2022
12:00 a.m. Solemn Midnight Mass
Christmas Day Masses
Sunday, December 25th, 202
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
The Holy Family Mass
Friday, December 30th, 9:05 a.m.
New Years' Eve Mass - Solemnity of Mary
Saturday, December 31st
New Years' Day Masses - Solemnity of Mary
Sunday, January 1st, 2023
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Saturday December 24th and Saturday December 31st : NO confessions at 4:00-4:30 p.m.
See Day of Confessions schedule for confession opportunities.
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Next Sunday, December 11, 2022
after the 9:00 am and before the 11:00 am mass.
DAY OF CONFESSIONS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022
Let every heart prepare Him room
Confession times at St. Cecilia Church
on December 16th:
9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.,
5:00 to 5:30 p.m., & 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
LIVING WITH CHRIST MISSALS
Sunday, Nov. 27th is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. Sunday Missals for 2022-2023 are available for purchase at the back of the church while supplies last. The price is $5.00
ST. CECILIA'S CHURCH
THIS Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Come spend an evening at St. Cecilia's preparing for Christmas.
This mini-retreat, led by Father Jim and Fr. Juliwan will include Scripture reflection and Eucharistic Adoration.
There will also be 4 priests available for Confession.
Everyone is welcome!
Let us gather in community to Prepare the Way of the Lord!
NATONAL DAY OF PRAYER IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Monday December 12, 2022
The Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council, founded by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1998 proposes December 12th, the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe be a National Day of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. All are invited to join their indigenous sisters and brothers in a special way this day through prayer and acts of solidarity.
St. Vincent De Paul Society 'Christmas Star Program'
Starts Next Weekend
The St. Cecilia Conference of The St. Vincent De Paul Society will be running their Christmas Star Program beginning next weekend, November 26/27, 2022.
Please note a few important changes for this year: Please donate grocery cards ONLY.
Please include the dollar value of the card.
The tree may not be displayed next weekend, however, you may donate grocery gift cards to the programme beginning next weekend by:
-giving to an usher at Mass
-placing in the offertory collection basket
-dropping through the parish office mail slot at 161 Annette Street.
Please donate your cards by: Sunday, December 11th, 2022
Many in our community are experiencing strained budgets due to inflation and high food costs. Thank you for sharing with our neighbours who find themselves in need at this time.
CHRISTMAS CAKES & CARDS
Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign Life fruitcakes will be on sale after Masses this Advent season. Also for sale this year, Sweet Gift Boxes & Savoury Gift Boxes.
As in previous years, during the months preceding the great 'Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord', Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Saturday and Sunday Masses. Please purchase these items generously which support the Culture of Life in our society. On behalf of the Unborn, the Handicapped and The Family,
See the poster in the vestibule for pricing details.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you are a registered parishioner and have moved in the past year, please inform the office of your change in address. Thank-you!
TOGETHER IN WORSHIP CANADA
Sunday, December 18, 2022 4:00- 6:00 p.m.
St. Margaret of Scotland Parish
222 Ridely Blvd., Toronto
Come and join us for Lessons & Carols featuring the Together in Worship Canada Choir. Tickets are $20 for Adults, Seniors and kids $10.
Scripture Readings for
18 December 2022
Fourth Sunday of Advent
First Reading: Isaiah 7 : 10 - 14
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24
Second Reading: Romans 1 : 1 - 7
Gospel: Matthew 1 : 18 - 24
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Dec 12 - Sun. Dec 18
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Rea and Artur Fortig (RIP)
Req. by Maria Eschelbacher
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by Students of
Michael Power St. Joseph High School
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by Angelo Favretto and family
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Emiddio Ruccolo (RIP)
Req. by Maria Ruccolo
Saturday 7 p.m.
Marianna and Stanley Juskiewicz (RIP)
Req. by Their children
Sunday 9 a.m.
Hilaria Hong Ting and Agatha Thissen (RIP)
Req. Annette and Ben Beneditz
Sunday 11 a.m.
Req. by wife Teresa and children
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Hang Sam Lee, Richard Mijares, Drew Fiala, Connie Tari-Kornhauser, Lisa Reardon, Stuart Robson, Rosa Maria Santos, Bianca Auriemma, Rosie Po, Frank Ferreira, Antonina Koziara, Julia Collins, Mary Ann Cuschieri, Sebastian Caravalho, Anne Tran Fazzalari, Gabriel Sebastian Romano, Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Mimi Ashton Ann ,Baby, Marta DiGregorio, Guy Alcamo, and Rosa Loschiavo
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly $ 1,710.00
Taxes and Insurance $ 607.00
Thank you for your on-going support!
2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are ready for pick-up at the back of the church.
Please do not use your 2023 offertory envelopes until January 1st, 2023. Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the envelope, when making your first few 2023 donations. If making a larger donation to cover multiple Sundays, please use ONE envelope to make it easier for staff to record.
New envelope users/parishioners are asked to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2023. Thank you!
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.