New Children’s Liturgy Program!
We will be resuming the instruction of the Sunday Liturgy to our youngest of parishioners commencing Sunday, 1 December 2013, during the 11:00 AM Mass. All children from Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 2, inclusive, are invited to attend. We are also seeking assistance with the program.
If are interested in assisting, please the office at (416)769-8163 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Training will be provided!
The Year of Faith has come to a close with the Solemnity of Christ the King Sunday. Next weekend, with the beginning of Advent, we begin a new church calendar year (Year A), and begin the Year of Hope.
The Year of Faith will come to it s conclusion on the Solemnity of Christ the King. His eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins will celebrate a Mass to officially conclude the Year of Faith in the Archdiocese of Toronto today, Sunday 24 November 2013 at 5:00 PM at St. Paul’s Basilica.
Moving Forward Together – Special Collection for Aboriginal People
There will be a special collection in all parishes in the Diocese on 7-8 December in support of Aboriginal people in Canada, The Moving Forward Together Campaign collection will fund healing and education programs to help build a brighter future with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters.
Visit our site: movingforwardtogether.ca .
St. Cecilia’s Volunteer Screening Committee
“Strengthening the Caring Community” is the name of the Archdiocesan screening program and every parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto is legally required to implement a formal screening program for volunteers. The Archdiocese has designed the model we shall use to create, maintain, and promote a safe environment to protect the vulnerable in out parish community, to support our volunteers, and to prevent any form of abuse. A committee member will speak at each of next weekend’s Masses (November 23 and 24). Our parish coordinator, Renee Achong, and members of the screening committee will be available to meet parishioners after each Mass. We are grateful for the many parishioners who volunteer and who are generous with their time and expertise. As we implement volunteer screening in the parish, updates will be shared with the parish publicly and through the bulletin. Information: http://www.archtoronto.org/screeningcommittee .
2014 Sunday Missals
The new Missals for the coming Liturgical Year are now on sale after all Masses. The cost is only $5.00 each.
Christmas Cards and Cakes!
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 November 3rd until December 22nd. One of the most important fundraisers Campaign Life Catholic does each year, is the sale of the delicious Christmas cakes. This helps to continue the work for the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, supporting life at every stage.
Large Cakes $25.00
Small Cakes $15.00
Cards $8.00/10 pack
For orders, please call: Zelma (416)762-2528 or Ann (416)769-9749
St. Vincent De Paul Society ‘Christmas Star Program’
Once again this year, the St. Vincent De Paul will be displaying a Christmas Tree in our Church, with dangling stars. Each star represents a gift that can be purchased for either a teen (gift card), or family(food gift card). Please take a star, and return it with the appropriate gift card to one of our St. Vincent De Paul representatives (donation box holders) after Masses no later than 8 December 2013.
Gift cards can be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy. Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores.
Thank you for giving to those in our community who are less fortunate!