9 December 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent

An Advent Retreat at  St. Cecilia Church

December 13th, & 14th 2018 7:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.

Led by Father Anthony Akpanessien

Everyone is welcome to Prepare the Way of the Lord!

DAY OF CONFESSIONS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2018

Let every heart prepare Him room

Confession times at St. Cecilia Church on December 20th: 9:30- 10:30 a.m., 11:30a.m. -12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., & 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

www.archtoronto.org/confession

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR  2018

Our 2 day Christmas Bazaar of last week-end was a great success!  Thank you to Sean McNulty and Angelo Favretto, for all the hours they put in to planning the bazaar. Thank you to our parishioners who donated their time and assisted with the event. Special thanks to the Confirmandi for volunteering! Thank you to all who donated baked goods and elephant sale items!  And thank you to all who came out to support the Bazaar!

Thanks to all of you, $3012.00 was raised towards our restoration fund!

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Confessions:

Saturday, December 22nd: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Christmas Vigil Mass:

Monday, December 24th, 2018
11:30 p.m. Christmas Caroling & Choral Music
12:00 a.m. Solemn Midnight Mass

Christmas Day Masses:

Tuesday, December 25th, 201
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. masses

Confessions:

Saturday, December 29th: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Masses:

December 29th: Saturday: 7:00 p.m.
December 30th: Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.

New Years’ Eve Mass:

Monday, December 31st, 5:30 p.m.

New Years’ Day Masses:

Tuesday, January 1st, 2018 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Please note that besides Sundays, Christmas Day and the Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God (observed on New Year’s) are Holy Days of obligation in Canada.

Christmas Cards and Cakes

⎈ Deluxe Cakes $27   ⎈ Regular Cakes $20   ⎈ Cards $8/pk     ⎈ Sweet Gift Boxes $25

New this year!  Savoury Gift Baskets $30

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 starting this weekend.  One of the most important fundraisers Campaign Life Catholic does each year, is the sale of the delicious Christmas cakes made by the Monks of Notre Dame Abbey.  This helps to continue the work for the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, supporting life at every stage.

Please see the poster in the vestibule.  Thank you!

2019 offertory envelopes will be ready for pick-up at the back of the church next weekend!

If you are a new member of our parish, and have taken a numbered, unlabelled offertory box of envelopes, please follow a few steps to ensure that your donations will be properly recorded in 2019!

Please print your full name, address, and phone number  on the offertory envelope, when making your first 3-4, 2019, donations. This will ensure that the office staff correctly record your personal information, (to ensure you receive an income tax receipt at the end of the year).

If you want to start your donations this year (2018), please place your donation in a regular envelope, and print your full name, address and envelope number on it! (Please do not use your 2019 offertory envelopes until 2019!)

New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it.

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