Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran
The church celebrates the feast of the Dedication of the Lateral Basilica in Rome on Nov 9. The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of Rome. This is not St. Peter’s , but it is the Pope’s cathedral. Also called the Church of Holy Savior or the Church of St. John the Baptist, it was the baptism church of ancient Rome.
It was built in the time of Constantine and was consecrated by Pope Sylvester in 324. The feast became a universal celebration in honor of the basilica caalled “mother and mistress of all churches of Rome and the world” (omnium urbis et orbis ecclesarium mater et caput) as a sign of love for and union with the See of Peter.
Feast of St. Cecilia 22 November 2014
9:05 AM: Regular Morning Mass
2:00 PM High Mass celebrated by Cardinal Collins (also a celebration of the Centennial of St. Cecilia School)
St. Cecilia community will be hosting an informal reception after the 2:00 PM mass in our church basement.
100th Anniversary of St. Cecilia Catholic School
22 November 2014 at 2:00 PM
St. Cecilia Church
163 Annette St., Toronto
Cardinal Collins will celebrate a Special Mass for the Feast of St. Cecilia. we will have a reception in the basement afterwards featuring a birthday cake for the school and an interactive art piece to create a banner for the interior of our school. For more information, visit http://www.saintcecilia100.ca/.
Remembrance Day, 11 November in Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields poppies blow
between the crosses, row on row,
that mark our place; and in the sky
the larks, still bravely singing, fly
scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
loved and were loved, and now we
in Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
to you from failing hands we throw
the torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
we shall not sleep, though poppies
in Flanders fields.
– John McCrae
The Shepherds’ Trust
As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. Called by God and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Shepherds’ Trust ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity.
The Shepherds’ Trust collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese during the weekend on 15/16 November. Envelopes will be distributed the weekend of 8/9 November.
This fund does more than just support our priests in their twilight years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for the blessings we have received. You generosity is greatly appreciated.
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 stating 2 November until 23 December. 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: $8/10 pk.
St. Cecilia’s Church 21st Annual Christmas Bazaar and Raffle
Saturday, 6 December 2014
9:00 Am – 1:30 PMSt. Cecilia’s Church Hall
Unique Vendors! Fresh Baked goods! Raffle draw!
A visit from Santa Claus! Free coffee!
Free crafts for the children! Or come out just to enjoy the ambiance!
Raffle tickets will be sold! You could in a 48″ LED HDTV,
Toronto Maple Leafs tickets, multiple Toronto Raptor tickets
and so much more!!!
IMPORTANT: Preparatory meeting for the Christmas Bazaar Monday 17 November 2014 at 6:00 PM in the church hall. All volunteers are requested to attend!
Open House: Holy Name of Mary College School
15 November 2014
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Holy Name of Mary College educates, inspires and empowers the girls of today to become the next generation of confident female leaders of character. Come and experience the transformative power of an all-girls education at HNMCS in a distinctly Catholic community. Talk to current students, faculty members, school administrators and parents and get a true sense of student life at HNMCS.
For more information go to http://www.hnmcs.ca or call Giselle Fernandes on (905)891-1890 ext 103 .