A message from Our Pastor
It is that time of year again; the return of children to school, and our parish re-establishing it’s Fall routine. We will have many activities starting up in the coming months, including the RCIA process, preparation for First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation, as well as special events, including our annual Harvest Fair and Christmas Bazaar, and caring for our Newcomers!
We also expect that our church exterior work will be completed, and we can begin to plan for the future, second phase, of restorations to our beautiful church.
Let us continue to work together as a strong parish family, and may we be successful in all our endeavours!
Yours in Christ,
Father Joseph Tap Tran
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, September 6, 2013
On the First 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, September 6th, in prayer and worship of the Eucharist. For those who would like to schedule an hour to ‘keep watch’, signup sheets for specific times slots, can be found at the back of the church.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process through St. Cecilia’s church will commence October 2nd from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church hall, and continue every Wednesday evening. Persons who have been baptized in another Christian church and who wish to become a member of the Catholic Church are encouraged to participate in the RCIA before receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
If you, or someone in your family, or a friend might be interested, please take a brochure from the vestibule. Registration forms are available at the back of the church as well.
Planning Session for St. Cecilia’s Events and Celebrations 2013-2014!
Do you enjoy attending, or volunteering at our Harvest Fair and other events? Have you ever thought of volunteering, but didn’t know where to start? Would you like to get involved at ‘ground level’ in preparing for an event? Do you have an idea for a fundraiser, or parish event that you would like to bring to the table? If you answered ‘yes‘ to any of these questions, please join us at our planning session on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 in the church hall at 6:30 p.m.!
New Beginnings: Catholic Family Services: For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce
Come and join us for an informative evening with Dr. Ken Fung M.D., His topic is “Spiritual Stress the Missing Link”. The presentation will take place Tuesday September 3, 2013. The evening starts at 7:00 p.m. with a half hour of fellowship and then the presentation will go from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The location is The Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. 4th Floor, (NE corner of Yonge and Shaftesbury Ave., free underground parking off Shaftesbury and we are beside the Summerhill Subway station. No registration required.
Enquiries: contact James at (416)921-1163 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
New Office Hours
Starting this week, the new regular office hours will be as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.