Holy Year of Mercy

During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited each Wednesday following the 9:05 am Mass.

Please consider taking time to join in our Divine Mercy prayers for this Holy Year of Mercy.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25 2016
Call to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord (cf. 1 Peter 2:9)

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins next week, on Monday January 18, and continues through Monday January 25. The theme for 2016 is Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord. (cf. 1 Peter 2:9) Use the Daily Scripture and Prayer Guide to join with Christians around the world praying “that all may be one…that the world may believe” (John 17:21). Plan to join with members of other Christian churches and communities in our area for the following special observances…

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Marriage Sunday 2016: A Celebration of Marriage

The Archdiocese of Toronto will celebrate Marriage Sunday in our parishes the weekend of February 6/7 2016.

On Saturday, February 13 2016 at 4:30 pm couples from across the archdiocese will gather for A Celebration of Marriage with Cardinal Thomas Collins at St. Andrew Kim Parish (849 Don Mills Rd., North York). A reception will follow Mass.

Reserved seating will be provided for couples celebrating special milestone anniversaries – 25th, 40th or 50+ anytime throughout 2016.

Please RSVP by February 1 2016: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/marriagemass2016

 

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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.

New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it.

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Volunteer Appreciation Celebration February 9th, 2016!

We want to thank all our St. Cecilia`s Church volunteers from all our ministries, who have worked as  coordinators  and volunteers, assisting in programs such as our Rosary Apostolate in the Schools, Eucharist Ministry, Pro-life Fund Raising Team, Ministry to the Sick, Sacramental Preparation, Children’s Liturgy, Choir, Reading, Fundraising, etc. in 2015!  As a special thank you, we invite all our volunteers to partake in our first  ever Volunteer Appreciation Mardi Gras celebration, which will take place on

Shrove Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the church hall!

We are asking that all volunteers who will be participating in our celebration on February 9th, to please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the back of the church by Sunday, January 24th! (We are sorry if you cannot make it; no response is required in that case.)

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Pizza Sunday and 50/50 Draw!

Mark you calendar and come out to enjoy a slice or whole pizza on Sunday January 17 2016!

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D & P Come and See Event January 16 2016

Did you know that Development and Peace is the Canadian Roman Catholic Church’s official international development agency? It is widely known and respected in the Global South for its work in fighting poverty and injustice. Come and see what Development and Peace is doing to build international solidarity both overseas and here in Canada.  You’re invited!

Venue: St. Clements Church, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke ON
Date and time: January 16 2016, 9:30 am to 12:00 nn.

RSVP by January 11 2016 to Kieth Gauntlett, keithgca@yahoo.com or 416-481-1930.

All are welcome!

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New Beginning Schedule of Events

Mass of Comfort and Light
The New Beginnings Ministry of St. Padre Pio Church invite you to attend an evening Mass of Comfort and Light on Wednesday January 13 2016 at 7:00 pm at St. Padre Pio Church, 5500 Major Mackenzie Dr., Kleinburg.

The time immediately after the Christmas and New Year season can be very difficult for those among us who have experienced loss. Our invitation is to gather into the warmth and light of Christ, finding support and courage in Him, the One who loves us. The Mass of Comfort and Light is a celebration of Faith, Hope and Love.

The Canticle of Creatures through the Artist’s Eyes
A Winter Retreat sponsored by New Beginnings will be led by Br. Ignatius Feaver, OFM on Saturday January 16 2016 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at St. Clare’s Parish Hall. Ceation flows from the goodness of God, the Author and Great Artist of Life. Come: immerse yourself in the Greatest Artist himself. A ight lunch will be provided.

An Evening of Taize Prayer, Song and Reflection
On Monday January 18 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre – 1155 Yonge St., 4th floor, we will gather in God’s presence for Taize Prayer singing (chanting), listening to scripture readings and meditations with periods of silence. To this gathering, we bring our intentions, needs and particular our experiences of loss.

 

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