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
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
World Mission Sunday 2016
October 22 and 23 2016
This year World Mission Sunday will take place on October 23. Parishes worldwide will celebrate this unique Sunday! Every Catholic across the world will have the opportunity to join in as brothers and sisters, with prayer and financial support for the poor and emerging Church.
World Mission Sunday is a global sign on the Universal Church and your donation will help provide emergency aid when disaster strikes, in caring for refugees in war torn countries, providing for rural and health clinics, and providing transportation for priests, catechists and religious/lay pastoral workers.
Please join the Universal Church’s efforts to share, with justice and fraternity, amongst all the Dioceses in the world.
WORLD FOOD DAY IS A DAY OF ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero. World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (FAO), on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada. First established in 1979, World Food Day has since then been observed in almost every country by millions of people.
The Church is concerned about the issue of hunger in the world, Remembering the words of the Son of Man on the last judgment of the nations, “…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” (MT 25.35)
The Knights of Columbus Council of St. John XXIII are looking for good Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, to join their Council. As a Catholic Fraternity and Charity, membership in the Knights of Columbus offers the opportunity for volunteerism and networking, as well as insurance benefits for members and their families. For more information in joining us, please contact Grand Knight Angelo Favretto at email@example.com or call 647-391-4217. An open house for candidates will be provided in the Autumn of 2016, for those interested.