Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
December 8 2015 – November 20 2016
Holy Year of Mercy
8 December 2015, Solemnity of the Immaculate Concepcion – 20 November 2016, Solemnity of Christ the King
“We entrust the year to the Mother of Mercy so that She may turn towards us Her gaze and watch over our path.” -Pope Francis
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited each weekday following the 9:05 AM Mass, beginning on the opening of the Holy Year, December 8 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Concepcion, with the Novena to the Divine Mercy. Please consider taking time to join in our Divine Mercy prayers for this Holy Year of Mercy.
Day of Confessions
St. Cecilia’s Church and the Parish of the Vietnamese Martyrs: Thursday
December 17 2015
Let every heart prepare Him room
Confession times on December 17: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Coffee Sunday Next Week!
Come downstairs next Sunday after the 9 and 11 AM masses and enjoy a cup of fresh coffee or tea, and some tasty treats. In addition to Fair Trade coffee beans and chocolate bars, special Christmas chocolate lollies from local Fair Trade chocolatier “Delight” will be available for purchase! Donations of baked goods, especially Christmas cookies, are always requested and welcome!
St. Cecilia’s Parish Advent Concert of Last Sunday, November 29th
Heartfelt thank you and kudos to both Peter Treen, our organist and choir director, and to Ivy Salding, choir director of the St. Cecilia’s School Choir, for their hard work and dedication in organizing a beautiful and joyful evening of inspiring music and readings! Thank you to our St. Cecilia’s Church Choir and to our guest soloists, Judy Anzelc and Sean McNulty! Thank you to the St. Cecilia’s School Choir members and to their parents for their participation in the concert! Thank you to our guest flautist, Candi McNeil! The outstanding musical performances were worthy of a grander venue. Thank you to our readers, who allowed us opportunities to contemplate. And finally thank you to all those who participated in the concert with your presence. Through your free will donations, over $235.00 was raised towards our restoration fund!
Christmas Cards and Cakes
Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign for Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Saturday and Sunday Masses 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
The Role of Music in Times of Loss
Music speaks to the heart. At times when words are difficult, music can help to evoke expressions of consolation, joy and sorrow. This New Beginnings Inspirational Talk taking place on Monday December 14 2015 6:30 PM at the Catholic Pastoral Centre 1155 Yonge St., Toronto (4th floor) and led by Connie Price, M.Div., PhD will explore the role of music during times of loss.
All are welcome.
Inspirational Quotes during Advent
“And here the first word that I wish to say to you: Joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst!” – Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy