Today is the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel,
Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Toronto
The name ‘Michael’ in Hebrew means “Who is like to God?”. The question mark is used as a literal translation of the rhetorical meaning “To whom can God be compared?”. In the Book of Revelation St. Michael is described as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell.
The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Registration
Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacraments can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s School. Grade 2 students of St. Cecilia’s School will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.
FIRST COMMUNION – REGISTRATION DEADLINE and COMPULSORY MEETING:
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Church Hall
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The Sacrament of Confirmation Registration
Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s School. Grade 8 students of St. Cecilia’s School will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.
Mandatory Registration Meeting (and deadline for registration):
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. in the church hall.
Classes begin: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Our Newcomers (Refugees) have finally arrived safely in Canada!
After years of planning, endless communications, meetings, concerns and prayers, all 5 of our expected family members have arrived safely! We are so pleased and
relieved! On behalf of the parish, we extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the refugee committee members who made this possible for the family. We especially thank Angelo Favretto, his wife, Jane and her parents, Karmel and Elizabeth, and Frances McKee for their efforts prior, and their continuing work now, in assisting the Newcomers as they begin to make Canada their new home. We hope to organize a celebration to bring our parish family together with our Newcomer Family in the near future; stay tuned for further details!
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 Sally Amaral, Her topic is “Stages of Bereavement”. The presentation will take place Tuesday October 1, 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: Deacon James at (416)921-1163 ext. 2227 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The KOLBE EUCHARISTIC MINI-RETREAT will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Join us for Eucharistic adoration and a special Marian Devotion. Father Mark Bagnarol I.M.C. will speak on `Bl. John Paul II: Marian Entrustment` at ST. BRIGID`S CHURCH, 300 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto, M4C 1S6, (416)696-8660.
For more information see the flyer posted on the parish bulletin board or check www.kolbeapostolate.co
Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Upcoming Weekend Date: November 1-3, 2013
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide
Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures;
time to be with each other and with God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend. See www.wwme.org
For further information or registration please contact: Cora & Mike Bryce: (905)896-2958
Rosary Apostolate in the Schools
The Rosary Apostolate in the schools is seeking volunteers, (male or female), who have devotion to the Mother of God and who are willing to visit our elementary schools to pray the Rosary with the children once a month. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Ann Clough at (416)769-3711, Lorraine Ostafew at (416)766-8929 or Frances McKee at (416)766-6712 .