HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Palm Sunday Masses: March 20 2016
Saturday: Vigil Mass 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Tuesday: 7:30 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 – 10:00 AM and 7:30 – 8:00 PM
Holy Thursday: March 24 2016
No morning mass
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 6:30 PM
Eucharistic Adoration: 10:30 PM – midnight
Confession: 10:30 PM – midnight
Good Friday: March 25 2016
No morning mass
Confessions: March 25 2016 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Divine Mercy Novena: 2:45 PM
Good Friday: March 25 2016
Celebrations of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 PM
Followed by the Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday: March 26 2016
No morning mass
12:00 PM – Blessing of the food
12:15 PM – Divine Mercy Novena
12:30 -1:00 PM Confessions
Easter Vigil: March 26 2016 9:30 PM
Easter Sunday: March 27 2016
Divine Mercy Novena at 8:45 AM
Masses: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Assisted Suicide – Protect the vulnerable and those who care for them! CanadiansforConscience.ca
By June 2016, the Government of Canada is expected to pass legislation to legalize assisted suicide. Cardinal Collins encourages Catholics throughout the Archdiocese to visit CanadiansforConscience.ca and support the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience. The Coalition represents a group of like-minded partners, including 5000 doctors across Canada, who are committed to protecting conscience rights for health practitioners and facilities. You can use this website to write directly to your Member of Parliament, respectfully expressing your concerns. Given tight timelines for this legislation, please take action no later than April 1 2016.
St. Patrick’s Mass and Celebration of last weekend!
Thank you to our principal celebrant and homilist, His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. Also, we were pleases o have as out concelebrants Fr. Anthony Akpanessien, Fr. Daniel Callaghan, Fr. Edwin Galea, Fr. Seamus Hogan, Fr. Micheal Hughes, Fr. Larry Marcille, our pastor Fr. Joseph Tap Tran, and Deacon Joe Murphy. This is not to forget Nino Clivio, who assisted so very ably on the altar. Special thank you to Master of Ceremonies, Fr. Edward Curtis, and our Ceremonial Co-ordinator, Hugo Straney. Sincere thanks to all of you who donated your time and talents in various ways to make out St. Patrick’s Mass and Celebration a tremendous success. Colleen Alviano, Reta O’Connor, Maria Ruccolo, Vanessa Vreeland, Barbara Mankowski, Annette Beneditz, Mary and Fionnan Kelly, Roseanne and John Kelly, Marion McLaughlin, Lorraine Ostafew, Ann E. Rooney, Andrew Rooney, John Joe Rooney, Angelo Favretto, Chris Bayley, Lidia Majchrzak, Colleen Murphy, Janine Mitsuki, Carmen Rivero, Teresa Prieto Rankin, Vicky Attard, Angela Tung, Mary Ashton Toth, Ella Coccimiglio, Ana Radic, Irene Huong, Katelyn Huong, Jade Gittens, John Stevens, Antonietta Rabasca, Greg Furmanczyk, Norm McNiel, Sandra Niedra (adminstrative assistant) and Teama Gebreyesus (our church custodian).
Particular thanks to the Johnson School of Dancing, our musical guests, harpist and soloist Eithne Hefferman, Pipe Raymond Caldwell, Organist Peter Treen, St. Cecilia’s Church Choir, and St. Cecilia’s School Choir under the direction of Ivy Spalding. Special mention goes to all skilled and faithful women who donated the delicious baked goods, those men and women who helped with the setting up and decorating of the hall and all who prepared the sandwiches and pizza for the reception. A great big thank you to each and every one who assisted at and attended the Mass.
Thank you to the St. Cecilia’s Church choir members for their time spent setting up, making and serving the Irish coffee: Don English, Chrisine McGoldrick, Colleen Alviano, Carol Houston, Josephine Zammit, Kaaren Stuss, Fionnan Kelly, Kyoungsoo Kwon, Olive and Derry Fitzpatrick. We would also like to acknowledge Mary Partridge who created the two exceptionally beautiful Celtic crosses for this special occasion.
Lastly many thanks to our fine musicians, Micheal Kelly, who provided the musical entertainment at the informal reception in the hall.
Archdiocese Day of Confession
St. Cecilia’s Church Schedule: Thursday March 10 2016
9:30 – 10:00 AM
12:00 – 12:30 PM
7:30 – 8:00 PM
- Examine your conscience by reflecting on your sins.
- Tips for making a good confession:
- Don’t be too general (like “I haven’t been a good person.”), but a lot of detail isn’t necessary either (you don’t need to tell the whole story of how a sin came about).
- If you’re not sure if something is a sin, just ask the priest.
- This isn’t counseling, so unless you ask, the priest likely won’t give you advice.
For answers to other questions, Confession dates and times at other churches, how to go to Confession, what to do in Confession, etc., http://www.archtoronto.org/confession
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 6 2016
Working wonders for people locally and around the world…
Pope Francis reminds us that this is the year of mercy. How do we extend the hands of Christ to others in our daily lives? For some, it may be caring for an elderly relative, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or helping to collect food or raise funds for charity. In our society, many of us do not have time to actively participate, and as such we rely on the many agencies within our community to provide love, care and support to those in need. In the Archdiocese of Toronto, our annual ShareLife appeal provides resources to over 40 agencies, bringing much needed programs and services to those both here in our communities and around the world. Collectively, through our support, we share in their success in making a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.
Next Sunday is the first ShareLife collection. Over the next week, consider your ability to help your brothers and sisters in Christ and make a contribution to our annual appeal. You will be helping to make a difference – indeed you will be working wonders!
Next Sunday March 13 2016 is ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously. You can work wonders!