Working wonders for those in our community…

“When Robert completed high school, there were very few options available to him. Of those options, many were inaccessible due to their remote location and lack of transportation services.  We were blessed to find St. Jude’s Academy of the Arts.  It has been a valuable life save for Robert and his family.  The positive social interaction at St. Jude’s has allowed Robert to grow and mature as a person. He has become more independent.  St. Jude’s educational program has a wonderful positive impact on Robert and others like him.  We are truly grateful for their existence!” Last year, over 43,000 services were provided to people with special needs from ShareLife supported agencies.

Next ShareLife Sunday – April 12 2015

Please give generously.  You can work wonders!


New Beginnings Inspirational Talks Series:

Lenten Series: Journey of Hope and Healing
Thursday, March 12 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Rd., E. Thornhill – enter from Bayview Ave.)
Speaker: Susan Morgan
Topic: Living Life’s end…Together

Lenten Series: Journey of Hope and Healing
Thursday, March 18 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Rd., E. Thornhill – enter from Bayview Ave.)
Speaker: Fr. Carlos Martins, CC
Topic: Relics of the Saints, Treasures of the Church

Lenten Series: Journey of Hope and Healing
Thursday, March 26 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Rd., E. Thornhill – enter from Bayview Ave.)
Speaker: Fr. Ed Curtis
Topic: Lessons from the Camino, Life’s Journey to Santiago de Compostela


Mass for Life, sponsored by Knights of Columbus District 103

Wednesday, March 25 2015, 6:30 PM

St. Anne’s Parish 115 Vodden St., E. Brampton
6:30 PM – Rosary
7:00 PM – Mass with special blessing for unborn babies, the disabled and the elderly. Presider: Bishop John Boissonneau8:00 PM – Short Film, Crescendo featuring Pattie Mallette, Justin Beiber’s mother.

Reception and baby shower for Birthright to follow after the Mass.  For more information, call 905-453-1303.


Lenten Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross, except on Frist Fridays, when the faithful may offer Stations of the Cross privately.


37th Annual St. Patrick’s Mass and Reception of Last Weekend

Thank you to oru principal celebrant and homilist, His eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.  Also we are pleased to have as our concelebrants: Fr. Edward Ewczynski, Fr. Danila Sehlapelo. Fr. Leo Burns, Fr. Patrick O’Dea, Fr. Daniel Callaghan and our pastor Fr. Joseph Tran, not forgetting Peter Nguyen and Adam Adamovsky who assisted so very ably on the altar.  A special thank you to our Master of Ceremonies, Fr. Edward Curtis, and our Ceremonial Co-ordinator, Hugo Straney.  Sincere thanks to all of you who donated your time and talents to make our St. Patrick’s Mass and Celebration a tremendous success: ann Clough, Frances McKee, Colleen Alviano, Reta O’Connor, Maria Ruccolo, Barbara Mankowski, Annette Beneditz, Lina Geadah, Mary and Fionnan Kelly, Roseanne Kelly, Marion McLaughlin, Lorraine Ostafew, Ann E. Rooney, Andrew Rooney, Frank Spiteri, Angelo Favretto, Chris Bayley, Lydia Majchrak, Colleen Murphy, Ruta Niedra, Carmen Rivero, Teresa Prieto Rankin, Vicky Attard, Antonia Rabasca, Greg Furmanczyk, Sandra Niedra (Parish Administrative Assistant) and Teame Gebreyesus (our Church Custodian).

Particular thanks to the Johnson School of Dancing and our musical guests: harpist and soloist Eithe Hefferman, Piper Raymond Caldwell, Organist Peter Treen, violoinist Angelique Toews, St. Cecilia’s Church Choir and St. Cecilia’s School Choir under the direction of Ivy Spalding.  Special mention goes to all those skilled and faithful women who donated the delicious baked goods, those men and women who helped with the setting-up and decorating of the hall and all who prepared the sandwiches and pizzas for the reception.  A big thank you to each and every one who assisted at and attended the Mass.

Thank you to the St. Cecilia’s Church Choir members for the generous donations of supplies and time spent setting-up and making the Irish coffee: Mary English, Don English, Christine McGoldrick, Colleen Alviano, Carol Houston, Paul and Josephine Zammit, Helen Kim, Kaaren Stuss, Fionnan Kelly and Kyoungsoo Kwon.  Irish coffee sales to our Restoration Fund totaled $576.00!

Lastly many thanks to our fine musicians: Jim Dolmage, Don English and Dermot Walsh who provided the lively musical entertainment at the informal reception in the hall.


Mark Your Calendars! Sow Much Love: Local Small Farmers, Food, Justice and Faith

Join us on Wednesday March 25 7:00-9:00 PM in the parish hall, as we welcome special guests, Chris Ganowski, president of the Junction Farmers Market, and Adrian Stocking of Willo’ Wind Farm, who will share their experience in developing sustainable, community-based alternatives to the globalized industrial food system. This exciting event is presented by St. Cecilia’s Development and Peace Committee as part of the “Sow Much Love” campaign in supprt of the world’s small farmers.  Light refreshments will be served.


Writing Retreat: Hidden Gold – Writing to Uncover Life’s Surprising Gifts

Lorretto Maryholme Sprituality Centre, 379 A Bouchier Street, Roches Point, On.  This weekend retreat will combine reflection, writing exercises and reading in a group circle with an intention to look for “gold” that has been and is already present in your life story.  To stop, rest, and look with different eyes at what is and what has been and to express it in whatever form is best for you.  Facilitator: Brenda Peddigrew, RSM. Accommodation and meals: private room $225.00 per person, shared room $210.00 per person, commuter $170.00 per person (supper and lunch).

Register by April 17 with a deposit of $75.00.

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