The Epiphany of Our Lord is celebrated on January 6th, marking the end of the Christmas Season, and is the 12th day of Christmas. The word 'epiphany' comes from the Greek word 'epiphainen' meaning 'shine upon', 'to manifest' or to 'make known'. Jesus was 'made known' to the gentiles for the first time with the visitation of the three Wise Men or Magi. In many parts of Europe, the exchanging of gifts occurs on the Epiphany; the day the gifts were presented to the baby Jesus by the visiting Magi.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
January 18-25, 2020
Theme: They showed us unusual kindness (cf. Acts 28-2)
Ecumenical Prayer Service
led by Christian leaders in the GTA
His Eminence Cardinal Collins
will be reflecting on the Word of God
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH CARDINAL COLLINS
February 9, 2020
St. Isaac Jogues Parish
1148 Finch Ave, Pickering
As part of Marriage Sunday 2020 celebrations, Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour couples celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2020. If you, or a couple you know, are celebrating a 25th, 40th, 50th or 60+ wedding anniversary in 2020, they are invited to join in this special celebration. A reception will follow after Mass. The Mass is open to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to register on-line or by phone. Early registration is highly encouraged to avoid disappointment as we anticipate a high demand. Milestone anniversary celebrants will be assured of reserved seating. Non-reserved seating will be provided on a first-come first-served basis to all other married couples, family members, friends and others attending the Mass (doors open at 2 p.m.).
For more information: www.archtoronto.org/marriage
Tel.: (416) 934-0606, ext. 523
Sunday, 12 January 2020!
Pizza Sunday is returning next Sunday, January 12th, 2020. You may can purchase a slice or whole pizza to eat in or take out!!
Mark your calendar and come out to enjoy a slice or whole pizza.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD
His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins
Jan 14, 2020 at 7 pm
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall
3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
This year Pope Francis will inaugurate "Word of God Sunday"—the third Sunday of Ordinary Time. This will be a time to focus on and celebrate the Sacred Scriptures. Accordingly, our own Cardinal Collins will be speaking about the importance of the Word of God, the Bible in the life and ministry of the believer. Cardinal Collins has his PhD in Sacred Scripture, and notably, in the Book of Revelation. As well, he regularly broadcasts Lectio Divina sessions on the Bible. His engaging style and love for Jesus and the Church will be most evident as he shares with us his thoughtful insights on the central place the Bible has for Catholics today.
All are welcome.
CONTACT: Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
The Toronto Catholic District School Board invites parents to register their children for Junior Kindergarten beginning Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 10:00 am EST.
On-line: Parents may complete their application beginning Jan. 15th at 10 a.m. at SOAR.tcdsb.org and follow-up with a visit to the school to present required documents.
In Person: Parents may register at their local school with required documents, also beginning January 15th at 10 a.m.
The following documents are required for registration:
1. Child's Birth Certificate (Certificate of Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status)
2. Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or other proof of Catholicity)
3. Child's Immunization Record
4. Proof of residency in Toronto
It is best to call your local Catholic school for an appointment.
St. Rita: 416-393-5216
St. Cecilia: 416-393-5218