St. Cecilia’s Church Marian Day Procession

This coming Saturday 4th May 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 n.n. .

Parishioners of St. Cecilia’s and Mission of the Vietnamese Martyrs will process along nearby streets, praying the rosary and singing hymns, culminating with the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in our Marian Garden.  Please come out and join in praising our Lord and honoring our Blessed Virgin Mary.

Hail Virgin, dearest Mary!
Our lovely Queen of May!
O spotless, blessed Lady,
Our lovely Queen of May.
And now, our blessed Mother,
Smile on our festal day!
Accept our wreath of flowers,
And be our Queen of May!

Please meet, commencing at 9:30 a.m. in our Marian Garden.  the procession will begin at 10:00 a.m.

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First Friday Eucharistic Adoration Friday 3 May 2013

On the Firsty Friday, our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6:00 p.m.

“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the church.”– Ecclesia de Eucharistic by Pope John Paul II

Please consider taking time out this Friday 5th April in prayer and worship of the Eucharist.  For those who would like to schedule an hour to “keep watch”, signup sheets for specific time slots can be found at the back of the church.

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First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

congratulations to the 47 children of the parish who received the Sacrament of the First Holy Communion over the weekend.  May god bless and help them as they continue in their spiritual journey.

A special thank you to our parish Catechists, Sandra Niedra and Amanda Bruce, and the parent assistance, Colleen Murphy, for their commitment and dedication in preparing the children for the sacrament.  Thank you also to our student volunteers Cazandra Cerdito and Kaylin Byun.

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Second ShareLife Collection last weekend: We raised an additional $5.387.00 towards our parish goal of $30,000.! Together, we can work WONDERS!

Working wonders for refugees and immigrants…

Immigrants who are internationally trained professionals are finding it difficult to access regulated professions.  Prohibitively high barriers to accreditation (barriers that many Canadian born and educated professionals couldn’t meet) mean that many of our most promising immigrants are unable to fully participate in their new country.  ShareLife agencies are working hard to deal with these difficulties and remove the accreditation barriers.  In 2012, ShreLife agencies assisted nearly 40,000 newly arrived people in the GTA to become productive and self-sufficient.

Third ShareLife collection – 26 May 2013

Please give generously.  You can work wonders!

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Growing Together in Faith

We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2013 which runs from 5-10 May.  For more than 160 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic Schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, empowering one another to serve as faithful disciples.  We celebrate the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools make, giving thanks and offering our prayers for all those diligently nurture this precious gift.  For more information about Catholic Education Week or to find your local school board, visit goodnewsforall.ca or the Archidiocese of Toronto online at: www.archtoronto.org .

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Fun Fair

St. Cecilia’s School Fun Fair
Friday 31 May 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a wonderful evening of good food and fun activities for the entire family.  Bouncy castle, games and visits from the Toronto Fire Department and Police Canine and Mounted Units.

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St. Vincent de Paul has had a request for a couch.  If you have one in good condition, please call (416)762-10-26 ext 232 or (416)604-9524 and leave a message with your name and phone number.  We will be in touch with you to arrange pick up.  Thank you!

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Pope’s Pastoral Works – 4/5 May 2013

Next weekend, there will be a second collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works.  These funds are passed on to the Holy Father for immediate response in countries stricken by war, famine and natural disasters.  The Pope’s Pastoral Works displays Christ’s love and compassion for people in desperate need.  Please give generously.  The collection for Taxes and Insurance 5th May will be postponed to the following weekend.

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Prayer Quest…is a four evening study and practice in prayer for people who feel weary from busy lives or empty from constant caring.  Wisdom from some of the Church’s great Saints will light the way in this spiritual journey.

WHERE: St. Pius X Parish: 2305 Bloor St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Wednesday evenings – 1, 8, 15, and 22 May 2103 at 7-9 p.m.

Provided at no fee by the Office of Formation for Discipleship, Archdiocese of Toronto.

Pre-registration is requested to facilitate planning.  To register contact Laurie van den Hurk: Ivandenhurk@archtoronto.org 0r (705)428-5537 .

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