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Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada: September 24-25, 2016

Why is there such a collection?

Every year, the Bishops of Canada make an appeal for financial assistance to support its work through the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada. As noted by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, this collection helps support the work of the Episcopal conference by providing each diocese the means to make its annual per capita contribution to the CCCB. “Any amount exceeding this contribution is then put at the disposal of the dioceses for their own pastoral needs,” Archbishop Smith explains. The CCCB is the national assembly of Catholic Bishops in Canada, including the Eastern Catholic Churches in Canada.

The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held in our parish on September 24 and 25, 2016. Through your contribution to the collection, you too can collaborate with the Bishops in their ministry to teach, sanctify and govern.

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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 for registration):
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.

PROGRAM BEGINS:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

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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

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Part Time Help Wanted

Liturgical Publications, the company that prints your parish bulletin is hiring. They are looking for a delivery driver for 1 day per week. A car will be provided, you must have a clean driving record. Fax resume to 905-624-2394 or email mike@parishbulletins.com

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