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 do not 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:
THIS Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Church Hall
PROGRAM BEGINS: NEXT Sunday, October 25, 2015
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Today is World Mission Sunday. Today, every Catholic community and parish throughout the world takes part in World Mission Sunday.
It is a global effort to bring spiritual and material help to our brothers and sisters who long for hope and love that comes from knowing Christ’s love for them. Your kind support will assist all missionaries across the world. It will help new churches to grow, be strong and vital faith communities. Please continue to pray for all those who serve in mission countries and please be generous in your support of their work.
May God bless you always.
ALL SOULS’ DAY
Monday, November 2, 2015
On the weekend of October 24/25, 2015, in Preparation for “ALL SOULS’ DAY”, a basket will be available at the base of the altar for your “All Souls’ Envelopes“. On the envelope provided with this bulletin, write the names of deceased family members and friends and enclose your offering. Place envelopes in the basket. The office staff will enter those listed on the envelopes into the “BOOK OF SOULS”. The “BOOK OF SOULS” and the basket will remain at the altar for the entire month of November and those named therein will be prayed for at all Masses during the month of November.
Lectio Divina with Cardinal Thomas Collins
March 6, 2016; 7:00 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
263 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto
Lectio Divina (“divine, or sacred, reading”) is the name given to a spiritual tradition among Christians over the last two thousand years. This form of prayer involves three distinct stages: a) reading a short scripture passage b) reflecting on the passage and c) a short period of silence. We begin with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 7 p.m., followed by Lectio Divina from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. All are welcome to join Cardinal Collins for this special evening of prayer. Lectio Divina is recorded by Salt & Light Catholic Media for future broadcast.
During the extensive renovations at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Lectio Divina will be traveling to parishes around the archdiocese in 2015/2016. Visit our website or see poster for full listing of locations.
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
It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today
November 1, 2015; 7:30 pm
Father Madden Hall, Carr Hall
100 St. Joseph’s St., Toronto
The deVeber Institute invites you to their annual public lecture, with a very special attraction this year: the launch of their new book, “It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today.” This free public lecture & book launch will feature guest speaker Dr. Will Johnston, Chair of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of BC and President of Canadian Physicians for Life.
RSVP: email@example.com or (416) 256-0555
Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish being together; to rediscover each other and focus on ways to make your relationship even better. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this opportunity. Consider giving each other or another couple you know the gift of a weekend away from daily pressures; time to be with each other and with God on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.
Upcoming Weekend Date: November 20-22, 2015
Holy Name of Mary College School
is transforming the educational journey for girls in a distinctly Christ-centered learning environment designed exclusively for girls in grades 5 to 12.
We invite you to find out more by visiting us at our Open House on Saturday, October 24th, from 10 am – 2 pm.
Brilliant Minds – Compassionate Hearts – Inspirational Leaders
The Source with the Sisters of Life
October 27, 2015; 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Basilica 83 Power St., Toronto
Join the Sisters of Life for an evening of prayer and fellowship. From 7 to 8 p.m. in the main chapel, we’ll have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with meditative music provided by the Sisters. Confessions will be available. From 8 to 9 p.m. we’ll have refreshments and fellowship in the hall downstairs. We hope to see you there!
CONTACT: The Sisters of Life PHONE: 416-463-2722