A Lenten Reflection  1 John 2


15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; 16 for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 And the world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever.


Lenten Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross.


St. Cecilia’s Lenten Taizé Retreat

St. Cecilia’s Lenten Taizé Retreat
Friday, March 28th, 2014
7:45 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration
Readings-Prayer-Reflection-Music-Stations of the Cross

Everyone is invited to participate in this Lenten!
Please come and join us!
If you would like to volunteer to assist,  please contact Angelo
at 647-391-4217 or by email at  angelo.favretto@sympatico.ca

     The Taizé prayer service emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. Brother Roger, Taize’s founder, arrived in the village of Taizé, France in 1940. During World War II, Brother Roger dreamed of creating a community where reconciliation was a daily reality. He began by giving shelter to refugees of the war, especially Jews. Brother Roger recognized that the search for reconciliation was within each individual as well as within the community. Initially, the Taizé founder lived alone, until brothers from various Protestant and Roman Catholic backgrounds followed. Today, as an ecumenical monastic community, Taizé is a sign of reconciliation. People from around the world, especially young people, come to Taizé looking for meaning in their lives as they prepare for responsibilities in their own communities.



Second Sunday of Lent
March 16, 2014
Working wonders in our livelihoods…

     Andrew attended counselling at Catholic Family Services in Simcoe at the suggestion of his employer. He was experiencing a considerable amount of conflict at work which was affecting his job performance. Andrew realized that if he didn’t get some help he was at risk of losing his job. Through counselling he learned more positive ways of interacting as well as some healthy stress management skills. Today Andrew has fewer conflicts at work and has learned how to separate his work and home life. He appreciated the help that Catholic Family Services provided to him when he needed it most. Last year, ShareLife-supported Family Service agencies provided family counselling to over 5,100 people in the Greater Toronto Area.

     ShareLife kicks off with Soup Sunday! Last week’s Soup Sunday raised $160 and got our ShareLife campaign underway. Special thanks to Colleen, Keith, Bambi and John for the delicious soups! Thanks also to everyone else who helped make the day a success by helping with logistics, set-up and take down. We look forward to your continued support as we try and reach our parish goal of raising $30,000 by the end of July. The first ShareLife collection will take place on March 30th. If you are interested in helping with the campaign, contact Luke Stocking (lstocking@devp.org)

First ShareLife Sunday – March 30, 2014
Please give generously.
You can work wonders!


 Coins for Life Campaign

     Cardinal Thomas Collins said that,

 “The Coins for Life project is a most appropriate way to support the important prolife efforts of Campaign Life Coalitions.”

     You might not be able to come to the marches or to many events, but this is something that can be done right in our own homes, offices, schools – you can, with each coin you put in that little box, defend and save lives!

     Boxes are available in the vestibule of the church. Boxes will be collected Sunday, April 27th.

     Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause! 



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