Our parish will be hosting an informal reception after the 7:00 PM mass in our church basement. For those who would like to make a monetary contribution to the celebration, please take a St. Cecilia’s Feast Day offertory envelope which will be available at the back of the church in the weeks to come. For those who would like to contribute to the reception, a sign-up sheet can be found at the back of the church.
Everyone is invited to participate!
Next Sunday on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the Holy Doors will be closed, which will mark the end of the Year of Mercy.
All Souls’ Day
A basket is available at the base of the altar for your “All Souls’ Envelopes”. All Souls’ envelopes can be found at the back of the church. On the envelope write the names of deceased family members and friends and enclose your offering. Place envelopes in the basket. The office staff will enter those listed on the envelopes into the “Book of Souls”. The “Book of Souls” and the basket will remain at the altar for the entire month of November and those named therein will be prayed for at all Masses during the month of November.
On the grounds of The Marian Shrine of Gratitude
300 Weston Road, Toronto, Room 221
Communion, Confirmation, Bonbonniere, Statues, Books, DVDs, Gift Baskets and much more. All proceeds go to assist St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre’s Charity in providing parent relief programs for children, youth and adults with special needs.
St. Vincent de Paul Society “Christmas Star Program” starts next weekend!
Once again, the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be displaying a Christmas Tree in our Church, with dangling stars. Each star represents a gift that can be purchased for either a teen, (gift card), or family, (food gift card). Please take a star, and return it with the appropriate gift card to one of our St. Vincent de Paul representatives, donation box holders after masses by Sunday December 4 2016.
Gift cards can be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy. Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores.
Thank you for giving to those in our community who are less fortunate!
Christmas Cards and Cakes
As in previous years, during the months preceding the great “Feast of the Nativity of our Lord”, Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign for Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Saturday and Sunday Masses until December 18th. One of the most important fundraisers Campaign Life Catholic does each year, is the sale of the delicious Christmas cakes. This helps to continue the work for the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, supporting life at every stage.
Large cakes: $25.00
Small cakes: $15.00
SVDP St. Joan of Arc Conference is holding a BUNDLE WEEKEND on November 19 and 20. We will be collecting your donations of gently used items, coats, boots, bedding, children’s, ladies and men’s wear, small household items shoes and books. The SVDP trailer will be in St. Joan of Arc’s parking lot to accept your donations.
Thank you for helping us to help the less fortunate.
Rosary Apostolate in the Schools
The Rosary Apostolate in the schools is seeking volunteers, male or female, who have devotion to the Mother ofGod and who are willing to visit our elementary schools to pray the Rosary with the children once a month. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please contact the office at 769-8163.
Altar Server Sign-up for St. Cecilia’s Feast Day Mass, and the Christmas and New Year Masses
Sign-up sheets can be found in the sacristy. Please indicate as soon as possible your availability for those masses.