Divine Mercy Sunday
From the diary of Sister Faustina, the zealous messenger of the Merciful Jesus:
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.
My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.
Thank you to all our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Altar Servers, Counters, and all the volunteers, including Frank Spiteri, and Angelo Favretto, who assisted during the Lenten season and throughout Holy Week.
A very special thank you to Frances McKee who has worked tirelessly, again this year, dedicating her time and efforts during Lent and Holy Week; decorating the church, ensuring that the church was kept liturgically accurate, and preparing all that was necessary for the Holy Week celebrations and service.
We truly appreciate all you do!
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Our parish candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation, will be confirmed next Sunday, May 4th, 2014 during the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration this Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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 Eucharistia by Pope John Paul II
Working wonders in our community…
Of the more than 1 million foreign-born people who arrived in Canada between 2001.
and 2006, more than 40% live in the Greater Toronto Area. As a result, nearly 11% of our school system consists of recently arrived residents and over half of the total student population speak a non-official language most often at home. Last year, ShareLife agencies provided settlement, advocacy and education programs for more than 40,000 immigrants and refugees in the GTA.
Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday– May 4, 2014
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
Sacrament of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation
Congratulations to our 52 young candidates of the First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation preparation program, who received both Sacraments over this weekend. May God bless these children and their families as they continue to grow in faith and love!
St. Cecilia’s Church Penne Pasta & Meatballs Dinner! (Including garlic bread & a glass of wine!)
Thursday, May 9th, 2014! 3:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Mark the date, and prepare to eat delicious pasta!!