4 November 2018 – Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Feast of St. Cecilia, November 22 2018

9:05 a.m.: Regular morning Mass

7:00 p.m.: Mass in celebration of the Feast of St. Cecilia

Our parish will be hosting an informal reception after the 7:00 p.m. Mass in our church basement. For those who would like to make a monetary contribution to the celebration, please take a St. Cecilia’s Feast day offertory envelope, which will be available at the back of the church in the weeks to come.  For those who would like to contribute to the reception, a sign-up sheet can be found at the back of the church.

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.

REMEMBRANCE DAY

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended the hostilities in the First World War of 1914-1918.

Next Sunday, November 11th, we will have a brief ceremony immediately before the 11 a.m. Mass.

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