COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA: SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2015

Why is there such a collection?

Every year, the Bishops of Canada make an appeal for financial assistance to support its work through the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada. As noted by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, this collection helps support the work of the Episcopal conference by providing each diocese the means to make it annual per capita contribution to the CCCB. “Any amount exceeding this contribution is then put at the disposal of the dioceses for their own pastoral needs,” Archbishop Smith explains. The CCCB is the national assembly of Catholic Bishops in Canada, including the Eastern Catholic Churches in Canada.

The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held in our parish on September 26 and 27 2015.  Through your contribution to the collection, you, too, can collaborate with the Bishops in their ministry to teach, sanctify and govern.

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THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION

The Archdiocese of Toronto has lowered the grade for the students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.   Students entering grade 7 in the fall are now able to receive the Sacrament.  St. Cecilia’s Church will be offering preparation studies to Grade 7 and 8 students in October 2015 who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2016.

Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s School.  Grade 7 and 8 students of St. Cecilia’s and St. Rita’s School will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.

Mandatory Registration Meeting (and deadline for registration): Wednesday Oct0ber 28 2015 at 6:00 pm in the church hall.

Program begins: Wednesday November 4 2015

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THE SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REGISTRATION

Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacraments can be found at the back of the church for those who dot attend St. Cecilia’s or St. Rita’s School.  Grade 2 students of St. Cecilia’s and St. Rita’s Schools will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.

FIRST COMMUNION-REGISTRATION DEADLINE AND COMPULSORY MEETING:
Wednesday, October 21 2015 at 6:30PM in the Church Hall

PROGRAM BEGINS:
Sunday October 25 2015

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Donations of baked goods and preserves requested! Sigh-up sheet can be found at the back of the church!

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RUM POT RAFFLE

Rum Pot with an estimated value of $400!

Tickets on sale after all Masses leading u to October 8 2015!

1 ticket $2.oo. 3 tickets for $5.00

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Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra on September 23 2015 at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington D.C.

In the 18th century, Father Serra left a comfortable like in Spain to come to the New World and share his love of the Gospel. The Serra Club of Toronto West, which promotes, supports, and prays for religious vocations, invites you to share this historic moment for the Catholic Church at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 625 Atwater Avenue, Mississauga. We will be watching the Canonization Mass on Salt and Light TV.  Proceedings will begin at 3:00 PM followed by dinner.

The fee is $25.00 per person.

Please contact David Bain at (905) 451-8238 or djbain@rogers.com before September 21 to register.

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LIFE CHAIN 2015: SUNDAY OCTOBER 4 2015 FROM 2:00 pm TO 3:00 pm

Our location: Bloor at Keele
Choosing life from coast to coast across Canada

Life Chain Code of Conduct:

  1. Avoid casual talk and frivolity.
  2. Commit to being peaceful and polite. Any misconduct from passers-by should be met with a smile and a friendly wave.  Do not argue: your sign proclaims the truth.
  3. Be at your intersection by 2:00 PM for parking/positioning. Silently stand on the sidewalk, facing the traffic with your sign.
  4. Please do NOT display other signs, or distribute other material.
  5. Please take care of your signs and RETURN them to the Zone Captain for future Life Chains.
  6. WATCH YOUR SMALL CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES.
  7. Please don’t block traffic, pedestrians, driveways or intersections.
  8. Refer media personnel who want information to the Zone Captain.
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