The Epiphany of Our Lord traditionally marked the end of the Christmas Season, and is the 12th day of Christmas. Today, it is the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord that marks the end of the Christmas Season.
The word “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word “epiphainen” meaning “shine upon”, “to manifest” or to “make known”. Jesus was “made known” to the gentiles for the first time with the visitation of the three Wise Men or Magi.
Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
December 8 2015 – November 20 2-16
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited each weekday following the 9:05 am Mass.
Pleas consider taking time to join in our Divine Mercy prayers for this Holy Year of Mercy.
Eucharistic Adoration this Friday January 8 2016
Due to the First Friday falling on January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, Adoration will take place of the second Friday this Month.
On the First Friday, our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 am mass until 6:00 pm.
:The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church.” – Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope John Paul II
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, Fair Trade coffee beans and chocolate bars from local Fair Trade chocolatier “Delight” will be available for purchase. Donations of baked goods, are always requested and welcome!
2016 Offertory Envelopes are ready for pick-up at the back of the church!
If you are a new member of our parish, and have taken a numbered, unlabelled offertory box of envelopes, please follow a few steps to ensure that your donations will be properly recorded in 2016.
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the offertory envelope, when making your first 3-4 2016 donations. This will ensure that the office staff correctly record your personal information (to ensure you receive an income tax receipt at the end of the year).
If you want to start your donations this year (2015), please place your donation in a visitor envelope and print your full name, address and envelope number on it.
(Please do not use your 2016 offertory envelopes until next year!) New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it.
Kindergarten Registration Fall 2016
St. Cecilia’s and St. Rita’s Schools
For September 2016: all children born in 2012 are eligible to attend Kindergarten.
Your local Catholic school provides opportunities for spiritual and academic growth through a diverse range of programs and services designed to meet the needs of each learner. The Toronto Catholic School Board invites parents to register their children for Junior and Senior Kindergarten and French Immersion Senior Kindergarten beginning on January 13 2016 at 10:00 am EST. For parents who are not available during the regular school day, most schools are hosting extended hours for registration one evening during the month of January.
For specific dates and times, contact the Catholic school in your neighborhood.
St. Cecilia’s School: 416-393-5218
St. Rita’s School: 416-393-5216
Please visit: https://www.tcdsb.org/FORPARENTS/AdmissionandRegistration/Pages/Default.aspx for what is required to apply.
Pizza Sunday and 50/50 Draw!
Mark you calendar and come out to enjoy a slice or whole pizza on Sunday January 17 2016!