Days of Confession
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Let every heart prepare him room.
Confession times at St. Cecilia’s Church on December 10th: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday December 24 2014
11:30 PM Christmas Caroling and Choral Music
12:00 MN Solemn Midnight Mass
Thursday December 25 2014
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses
Friday, December 19 2014
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 20 2014
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
New Year’s Eve Mass
Wednesday December 31 2014
New Year’s Day Masses
Thursday January 1, 2015
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
New Year’s Day is a Day of Obligation
Friar’s Student Writing Award 2015
Students aged 14 to 18 are invited to write a 500-word essay on the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated January 18-25 2015. This year’s theme is “Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink'” (John 4:7). Students should read the Scripture passage John 4:1-42 and answer this question:
If Jesus was able to reach out beyond his own Jewish community, and to a woman with questionable reputation, what does that tell Catholica about the value of Christian unity?
First prize is an iPad Air (16GB), second prize is a Kobo Auro H2O, and third to sixth prizes are a one-year subscription to The Catholic Register.
Essays will be edited and published in the Catholic Register. Deadline for entries is January 9 2015. email your essay to email@example.com or fax it to 416-934-3409 (please include your full name, email address, phone number and the name of your school on the front page). For further information call 416-934-3400 ext 404 or 1-855-441-4077.
Oratory Marriage Preparation Course
Seven Consecutive Monday Evenings 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Beginning Monday January 26 2014
Holy Family Parish Hall 1372 King St. West, Toronto
Registration takes place at the first session. Cost is $150.00 per couple.
For more information contact The Oratory at 416-532-2879 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
December 16 2014, 7:30 PM
St. Gabriel’s Parish Church 670 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto.
This special celebration of Christmas follows the tradition established by King’s College, Cambridge. Sacred stories and classic songs performed by 175 vocal students of Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts.
St. Vincent De Paul Society “Christmas Star Program”
Once again , the St. Vincent De Paul Society 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 next Sunday December 14th, 2014 . Gift cards can be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy.
Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores.
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.
2015 SUNDAY MISSALS
The new Missals for the coming Liturgical Year are now on sale after all Masses. The cost is only $5.00 each.
2015 offertory envelopes are ready for pick-up at the back of the church!
If you are a new member of our parish, and have taken a numbered, unlabelled offertory box of envelopes, please follow a few steps to ensure that your donations will be properly recorded in 2015!
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the offertory envelope, when making your first 3-4, 2015, donations. This will ensure that the office staff correctly record your personal information, (to ensure you receive an income tax receipt at the end of the year.)
If you want to start your donation this year (2014), please place your donation in a regular envelope, and print your full name, address and envelope number on it! Please do not use your 2015 offertory envelopes until next year!
New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it.