LENTEN SHARELIFE APPEAL
Our parish 2023 ShareLife Campaign is now underway.
Our parish goal for this year’s campaign, as set by the Archdiocese, is $58,000.
You may donate to the parish campaign with an envelope at Mass or online via the Archdiocesan parish website: https://stceciliasto.archtoronto.org/ OR at sharelife.org. Monthly Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) is a convenient way to spread your ShareLife contribution throughout the year.
Contact ShareLife at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-934-3411 if you have any questions.
March 26th is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.
HOT CHOCOLATE SUNDAY!!
The Daughters of Isabella and the Knights of Columbus thank everyone who stayed to enjoy hot chocolate last Sunday and everyone who helped make Hot Chocolate Sunday a success! Plans are underway for March - watch the bulletin for the date!
COME AND SEE WEEKEND RETREAT
Fri, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. to Sun, March 19 at 2:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary
Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.
Office of Vocations: 416 9680997; email@example.com
DAYLIGHT SAVING BEGINS
NEXT Sunday March 12th
Clocks are turned forward one hour at 2 a.m.
NEXT Sunday, March 12th
Between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses
INSTALLATION OF THE ARCHBISHOP-DESIGNATE OF TORONTO
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Solemnity of the Annunciation
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Bishop Frank Leo of Montreal will be installed as the next Archbishop of Toronto during a special Mass and ceremony. It is expected that in person attendance/participation will be limited to invited guests due to capacity restrictions. The ceremony will be live-streamed. Plans are also underway for a series of welcome events in various regions of the Archdiocese of Toronto, allowing the faithful an opportunity to meet the new archbishop.
We continue to pray for Archbishop-designate Leo and Cardinal Collins.
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
COINS FOR LIFE 2023
None of us realised how quickly a "culture of death" (abortion, euthanasia etc.) would infiltrate our society - homes, schools, media, law , and government. Please take a Coins for Life box this week-end for your donations and pray that a "culture of life" can be restored.
Please return boxes on April 16th, 2023 - Divine Mercy Sunday.
"Sometimes, the most important lessons take longest to learn" Walkerton Right to Life
Saturday March 18, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Queen Of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Road
Facilitated By: The Renewal Centre Team
COST: $45.00 Includes Lunch
INFO: Jean 905-278-5229 Or Office@Qoa.Ca
ANNUAL MASS OF ST. PATRICK
Friday, March 17, 2022, 10 a.m.
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Presider: Cardinal Thomas Collins.
All are welcome. Those unable to attend can participate in the celebration via livestream at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live
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.
2022 Donation Tax RECEIPTS
Tax Receipts for 2022 donations made to the parish will be mailed out this month.
We thank all those who make their weekly sacrificial offering with offertory envelopes, PAG or on-line through the Archdiocesan website. Thank you to all the envelope users who make up for missed offerings on the weekends when they're away - recognising that the church expenses don't go away!
Scripture Readings for
12 March 2023
3rd Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Exodus 17 : 5 - 7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95
Second Reading: Romans 5 : 1 - 2, 5 - 8
Gospel: John 4 : 5 - 42 OR John 4 : 5 - 15, 19 - 26, 39a, 49 - 42
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. March 6 - Sun. March 12, 2023
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Otmar Eschelbacher (RIP)
Req. by The Family
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Cherie Lynn Majchrzak (RIP)
Req. by Lidia Majchrzak
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Una Elliot (RIP) and Holy Souls in Purgatory
Req. by R.C.
Saturday 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manuel Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Their Children
Sunday 9 a.m.
Joao Louis Franca and Ernie Davis (RIP)
Req. by Cecilia Franca
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: $ 1,600.00
Restoration: $ 640.00
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.