The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process through St. Cecilia’s church will commence on September 6th, and then continue every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church. Persons who have been baptized in another Christian church and who wish to become a member of the Catholic Church are encouraged to participate in the RCIA before receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
The Sacrament of Confirmation Registration
The Archdiocese of Toronto has lowered the grade for students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students entering grade 7 in the fall are now able to receive the Sacrament. St. Cecilia’s Church will be offering preparation studies to grade 7 students in October of 2016, who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2017.
Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s School. Grade 7 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s School will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.
Mandatory Registration Meeting (and deadline date for registration in the program): Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.
PROGRAM BEGINS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Registration
Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacraments can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s or St. Rita’s School. Grade 2 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s Schools will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.
FIRST COMMUNION – REGISTRATION DEADLINE and COMPULSORY MEETING: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Church Hall
PROGRAM BEGINS: Sunday, October 23, 2016
NEXT Sunday, September 11th, 2016 After the 9:00 a.m. and before the 11:00 a.m. Masses
“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the church. “
-Ecclesia de Eucharistic by Pope John Paul II
St. Cecilia’s Church Annual HARVEST FEST
October 2, 2016
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Event preparation meeting for all volunteers: WEDNESDAY September 7 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Church Hall.
PIZZA SUNDAY AND 50/50 DRAW!
Mark your calendar and come out to enjoy a slice or whole pizza baked by Maria and her fabulous team!
Eat in or take-out available!
NEXT Sunday, September 11th!
First Coffee Social after the Summer Break!
Next Sunday, September 11th!
Come downstairs after the 9 & 11 a.m. Masses next Sunday, to enjoy coffee, tea, treats and the good company of your parish community.
32nd Annual Rosary Sunday
Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Martyrs’ Shrine, Midland, ON
(Enter at Ogden’s Beach Rd.)
12:00 p.m. – Outdoor Mass at the Polish altar.
– Outdoor confessions prior to Mass
2:30 p.m. – Procession of the Blessed Sacrament with the Living Rosary and benediction at the Papal Altar
Celebrant and homilist: Rev. Bernard Carroll, SJ.
Bring your rosary, lawn chair or blanket and your family.
Offertory envelopes are available to all parishioners who donate to our parish during the Mass. It is your opportunity to have your donation recorded and a donation tax receipt issued to you for any donation over $20.00 by the end of the tax year. You are not obligated to fill every envelope with a donation. It is to be used when you come to Mass and donate during the offertory. It helps the office staff to record your donations more quickly and efficiently.
We have a number of offertory boxes in the office which are not being used. If you attend Mass in our parish, and have been using Visitor envelopes, or have been giving over the years and never thought of using offertory envelopes before, please see an usher about filling out a parish registration form, even if you are registered as a parishioner, and give the completed form to an usher. There is a place at the end of the form, where you will indicate you want offertory envelopes. The office staff will contact you once your request for offertory envelopes is processed.