St. Patrick’s Celebration
38th Annual Concelebrated Mass
St. Cecilia’s Church
Sunday February 28 2016 at 3:30 PM
Principal Celebrant and Homilist His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins Archbishop of Toronto
Informal Reception to Follow in the Parish Hall.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Donations of Irish soda bread, scones and a variety of sandwiches and baked goods are requested for the reception. Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church. Thank you for your support.
“Let’s keep the tradition alive!”
Ann Clough: 416-769-3711
Frances McKee: 416-766-6712
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited each weekday following the 9:05 AM mass. Please consider taking time to join in our Divine Mercy prayers for this Holy Year of Mercy.
Lenten Stations of the Cross
On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross.
Continuing in our Lenten Journey Together
Two Evening Lenten Retreat presented by Rev. Daniel Shelapelo
Thursday March 3, 2016 and Friday March 4 2016 as St. Cecilia’s Church at 7:30 PM
Working Wonders for those entering the priesthood…
“I am aware that what is given to me is because of the generosity of many benefactors, including SharLife, to whom I am grateful. Last year, I graduated from Philosophy at St. Philip neri Oratory with Summa Cum Laude, and this would not have been possible without the contribution of many benefactors. I am sure that whatever is given to me is for the sake of the mission that the Lord is preparing for me, and I thank ShareLife for their generous contributions to the work that God has prepared for me.” Simon Ibrahim, Redemptoris Mater seminarian
At ShareLife-funded agencies such as Serra House, St. Augustine’s and Redemptoris Mater Seminaries, individuals undergo extensive theological education and practical field training. Through ShareLife, you are helping to sustain vocations for the priesthood and inspire discernment for God’s call. Last year ShareLife helped support 80 seminarians in their formation studies.
Sunday March 31 2016 is ShareLife Sunday
Please give generously. You can work wonders!
Lift Jesus Higher Rally: “The Unshakeable Kingdom”
Saturday, March 5 2016 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Lower Level, 255 Front Street West, Toronto
God’s kingdom is unshakeable. In Him, we re secure and with His help, we will get what we need but, we need to be rooted sufficiently in Him to stand firm. Join thousands of others at the 24th Annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally. Our keynote speaker is DeaconLarry Oney, a noted author, evangelist and CEO of Hope and Purpose Minstries. Inspirational talks from the Renewal Ministries Team: Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields and Peter Herbeck. Also includes High Mass (Sunday Liturgy) celebrated by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto; confessions; Eucharistic healing procession and uplifting Christian music.
Phone: 416-251-4255 or 905-833-0360
Cost: Adults $20,Youth (ages 13 – 18) $15, Children $5
FOR LENT – COINS FOR LIFE – “DENY YOURSELF AND GIVE TO LIFE”
Perhaps never at any time in history has mankind lived in such a culture of death as our society does today. Campaign Life Coalition is the national pro-life organization working at all levels of government to secure full legal protection for all human beings, from the time of conception to natural death. We defend the sanctity of human life against threats posed by abortion, euthanasia, doctor assisted suicide, reproductive and genetic technologies, cloning, infanticide, eugenics, population control, and threats to the family. Campaign Life Coalition never compromises on basic principles, and encourages incremental policies that would increase respect and protection for human life.
Coins for Life Boxes will be handed out at the back of the church over this weekend.
This project helps us to continue to run the National March for Life in Ottawa on May 12 2016.
Be sure that your small change can lead to a BIG change in out land, and it does help to save countless innocent lives now, and in the future. You may even wish to make this a family, school, office project? Spread the good news of the sanctity of every life from conception to natural death which God created and no one has the right to destroy.
Boxes are to returned by April 3rd. We thank you in advance for your support of this important campaign for life!
Workshop on the Art of Discernment
Saturday, March 5 2016 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Loretto College, 70 St. Mary Street, Toronto
Given by a team of men and women religious and a married couple.
Suggested donation: $25 (lunch included)
Registration deadline: February 26, 2016
Contact: Frances Harrison-Atell
Phone: 416-467-8070 ext 2691