An Excerpt From The Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis For The Twenty-Seventh World Day Of The Sick 2019
Monday, February 11th, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
“You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8). These are the words spoken by Jesus when sending forth his apostles to spread the Gospel, so that his Kingdom might grow through acts of gratuitous love.
On the XXVII World Day of the Sick, to be solemnly celebrated on 11 February 2019 in Calcutta, India, the Church – as a Mother to all her children, especially the infirm – reminds us that generous gestures like that of the Good Samaritan are the most credible means of evangelization. Caring for the sick requires professionalism, tenderness, straightforward and simple gestures freely given, like a caress that makes others feel loved.
Life is a gift from God. Saint Paul asks: “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Cor 4:7). Precisely because it is a gift, human life cannot be reduced to a personal possession...
I urge everyone, at every level, to promote the culture of generosity and of gift, which is indispensable for overcoming the culture of profit and waste. Catholic healthcare institutions must not fall into the trap of simply running a business; they must be concerned with personal care more than profit. We know that health is relational, dependent on interaction with others, and requiring trust, friendship and solidarity. It is a treasure that can be enjoyed fully only when it is shared. The joy of generous giving is a barometer of the health of a Christian.
WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
February 2, 2023
This special day of prayer for men and women in consecrated life was instituted by John Paul II in 1997. It is fitting that it is celebrated on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord also known as Candlemas day, the day on which candles are blessed symbolising Christ, the light of the world.
The World Day for consecrated Life will be celebrated in parishes the weekend of February 4/5, 2023.
WOMEN OF THE WORD – TORONTO 2023 FORUM
Saturday, February 04, 2023 , 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Royalton Hospitality Inc.,
8201 Weston Road, Woodbridge
WOW-T is extremely happy to announce our 13th Annual Forum, Perseverance is Power Tickets are $70.00 included is a light breakfast and a hot lunch plus our exceptional Speakers Heather Khym, Dr. Josephine Lombardi and Celeste Giraldo Estrada and a take home gift bag.
INFORMATION: www.wowblessingstoronto.com or call us at: 416-531-7897
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH BISHOP VINCENT NGUYEN
February 12, 2023, 2:30 pm
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond Street, Toronto
REGISTRATION IS OPEN ON-LINE
As part of Marriage Sunday 2023 celebrations, Bishop Vincent Nguyen will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples, especially those celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2023. The Mass will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12 at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. All married couples will have an opportunity to renew their vows and milestone anniversary celebrants will be honoured with a special blessing.
The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register online. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who are unable to attend at the Cathedral are invited to join the celebration via livestream Mass here: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/ The broadcast will begin at 2:15 p.m.
REGISTRATION: www.archtoronto.org/marriage to register and to access resources.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023 or earlier if capacity is reached.
DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH - CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 25 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Registration: 8 a.m. EST
The Old Mill (Old Mill Subway Station) 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
His Eminence Cardinal Collins will celebrate the opening Mass at 9 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Sister Deirdre Byrne - The Heroes of My Life Lead Me to Our Lady.
Dr. Josephine Lombardi – Healing and Forgiveness,
Diana Filipiak, Kasia Ryba, Sandra Wojcik – Journeying with Mother Mary.
Dorothy Pilarski –Why minister to moms? – How to Start a Catholic Moms Group.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $65 (before February 14)
CONFERENCE BROCHURE: https://bit.ly/DWF2023Flyer
REGISTRATION: http://dynamicwomenfaith.com/ TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE: dwf2023.eventbrite.ca FLYER: https://bit.ly/DWF2023Flyer
Do you have an interest in singing? Do you wish to share your joy of music with the parish community? The St. Cecilia Choir is seeking new members.
Please speak to Peter Treen, choir director, after Mass or call the parish office (416 769 8163) anytime.
Scripture Readings for
12 Feb 2023
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Sirach 15 : 15 -20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2 : 6 - 10
Gospel: Matthew 5: 17, 20 - 24, 27 - 28, 33 - 34, 37+
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Feb 6 - Sun. Feb 12, 2023
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Kateri Gingras (INT)
On her birthday
Req. by The Rooney Family
Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Marija Basic (RIP)
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Arthur Lennon (RIP)
Req. by Ann Clough and family
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Sick of the World and the Parish
Req. by The Rooney family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manuel Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Their Children
Sunday 9 a.m.
Herb Clough (RIP)
Req. by Georgia & Gabriella Galluzzo
Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Please notify the office of any changes to the list
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: $ 1,210.00
Solemnity of Mary: $ 10.00
Restoration: $ 685.00
2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are ready for pick-up at the back of the church.
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the envelope, when making your first few 2023 donations. New envelope users/parishioners are asked to fill out a Parish Registration Form (available from an usher) and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2023.
Thank you for your generosity!
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.