Thank you to all our dads, granddads, uncles, and those who have cared and loved as fathers do!


Oratory Summer School of Theology

The Year of Faith is an especially good time to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The Fathers of the Oratory are offering a week-long course, Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, beginning on July 1.  The cost of tuition is $150 per week, including lunch.  Details and a registration form are online at; or call (416)532-2879   for more information.


Catholic Register Seeking Youth Speak News Writers

The Catholic Register invites high school and university students to join our team as a correspondent for the 2013-2014 school year. You’ll get published in a national newspaper and report on news from your community while sharing your thoughts on faith, culture and current issues. Learn from professional journalists. The year culminates with an expense-paid retreat in Toronto.

Application deadline is June 30, 2013. For more information, contact Ruane Remy at or see for details. Click on the “Youth” tab and “YSN application.”


Unfortunately, it will soon be time to say ‘goodbye’…

 Two individuals, who have become important additions to our parish family, will be leaving us soon.

Monsignor Marco Laurencic will be moving to another parish in early July, and Father John Saverimuthu will be returning to his homeland of Sri Lanka in mid-July.

 We are planning a BBQ farewell gathering on June 30th, after the 11:00 a.m. Mass, to honor both Monsignor Marco and Father John. We hope to see everyone there!


St. Cecilia’s Refugee Sponsorship Committee

If any parishioner has, or may know someone who has, an apartment or house available for rent, suitable to accommodate a family of 5, (3 adults and 2 children), please speak to Fr. Joseph or Angelo Favretto or call the office during office hours. (416)769-8163.

In addition, to accommodation, the family will need other basic items such as furniture, linens, appliances, utensils, household goods, clothing, etc.  If anyone is able to help, with providing any of these items, please forward an itemized list, with your contact information on it, addressed to the St. Cecilia’s Refugee Sponsorship Committee.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and support!


St. Cecilia’s Church Annual Strawberry Festival

Sunday, June 23, 2013!
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine!

Sign-up sheets for volunteers, baked goods, etc. can be found at the back of the church! 

Strawberry Picking

Saturday, June 22nd 2013
6:00 a.m. start from the church!

Volunteers are needed to assist with picking of the strawberries!  If you haven’t ever picked strawberries, training is available, and everyone is encourage to join in for the excursion and the adventure! Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church.

Strawberry Jam

If you have experience in making and canning of strawberry jam, we need you!  A sign-up sheet can be found at the back of the church!


Confessions of St. Augustine June 24 and 26 – 7:00 p.m.

Restless Heart is a movie graced with three very dynamic saints of the 4th and 5th centuries A.D.: St. Augustine, his mother, St. Monica, and his mentor, St. Ambrose. Directed by Canadian director Christian Duguay and filmed in Europe , it is based on the eminent autobiographical work of St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398 entitled The Confessions of St. Augustine.

Monday, June 24 –SilverCity Cinema Scarborough Town Centre 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26 – SilverCity Cinema Yorkdale 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and cannot be purchased at the box office. For information on ticket purchases email



St. Vincent de Paul Church invites the youth of your parish to join us for Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) this summer from June 30 to July 5.  Totus Tuus is an archdiocesan program whereby seminarians and college students travel throughout the summer spreading the Good News of our Lord through catechetical instruction, Mass, confession, songs, games and more!  Registration forms can be found at, “Youth Activities”.  Registration forms and fees should be returned to the St. Vincent de Paul parish office as soon as possible.  For more information, visit, or call Cathy at (416)535-7646 .


Sunday Smile

A small child with a bad cough was taken by her parents to a hospital emergency room. A nurse, examining the child’s lungs with a stethoscope, told the child, “I have to see if Barney is in there.” “I have Jesus in my heart,” the child replied. “Barney is on my underwear.”


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