Feast of St. Cecilia Monday November 23 2015
9:05 AM: Regular morning mass
7:00 PM: Mass in celebration of the Feast of St. Cecilia
In honoring our patron saint of music, St. Cecilia’s School and Church Choirs will be participating in song during the Mass.
Our parish will be hosting an informal reception after the 7:00 PM mass in our church basement.
For those who would like to make a monetary contribution to the celebration, please take a St. Cecilia’s Feat day offertory envelope, which will be available at the back of the church in the weeks to come. For those who would like to contribute to the reception, a sign-up sheet can be found at the back of the church.
Everyone is invited to participate!
Remembrance Day Friday 11 November 2015
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row and 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 lie
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
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 of November 7 and 8.
This fund does more than just support our priests in their twilight years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for their blessings we have received. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Serra in the Archdiocese of Toronto
This past Saturday November 7 2015 altar servers from St. Cecilia parish received the “Bishop’s Altar Server Award for Service” from the Most Reverend Wayne Kirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop – Northern Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Toronto during the 30th Annual Bishop’s Alter Servers Awards Ceremony. We offer our sincere thanks and congratulations to the following altar servers:
Each year, altar servers from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto are selected for this special recognition in light of their dedication, sense of responsibility and display of leadership in the performance of their duties.
The parish is truly grateful to all its altar servers for their participation at the celebration of the Eucharist and ceremonies throughout the Church year.
The Altar Servers Program is sponsored by the Serra Clubs of the Archdiocese of Toronto, a long established organization in the archdiocese whose purpose is to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
Christmas Cards and Cakes
As in previous years, during the months preceding the great “Feast of the Nativity of our Lour”, Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign for Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Saturday and Sunday Masses starting November 1st until December 20th. One of the most important fundraisers Campaign for 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
St. Vincent de Paul “Christmas Star Program”
Once again, the St. Vincent de Paul society is 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, by December 6th 2015.
Gift Cards can be purchased at any major department store of pharmacy.
Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores.
Thank you for giving to those in our community who are less fortunate.