DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
From the diary of Sister Faustina, the zealous messenger of the Merciful Jesus:
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.
My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.
Thank you to all our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Altar Servers, Counters, and all the volunteers, including Frank Spiteri, and Angelo Favretto, who assisted during the Lenten season and throughout Holy Week. A very special thank you to Frances McKee who has worked tirelessly, again this year, dedicating her time and efforts during Lent and Holy Week; decorating the church, ensuring that the church was kept liturgically accurate, and preparing all that was necessary for the Holy Week celebrations and service.
Thank you to all our volunteers in all our ministries!
Upcoming Dates to Note!
Friday, April 28th: Sacrament of First Reconciliation at 6:00 pm. for St. Cecilia’s School children.
Saturday, April 29th: Sacrament of First Holy Communion Mass at 2:00 pm. for St. Cecilia’s School children.
NEXT: Sunday, April 30th: Pizza Sunday and 50/50 Draw!
Mark your calendar and come out to enjoy a slice or whole pizza to eat in or take out NEXT SUNDAY starting after the 9:00 a.m. Mass!
Tim and Donna met 25 years ago and have made the Friday and Saturday social nights at Our Place a regular part of their lives. Their intellectual capacity is somewhat limited but they do maintain their own independent apartments. While Tim is currently caring for his aging mother following her recent surgery, Donna is able to support Tim by cooking meals and offering caring attention. As Tim overcomes some social shyness in his own life, he also takes cares of some of Donna’s daily needs with household chores, and working on the computer. The support role ShareLife plays enables Our Place to be a caring partner to these vulnerable people. ShareLife funded agencies like Our Place helps many intellectually disabled men and women through compassionate and caring support.
ShareLife Sunday is May 7, 2017
Please give generously.
The Source with the Sisters of Life
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Peter’s Church 840 Bathurst St., Toronto
Join the Sisters of Life for an evening of prayer and fellowship. 7 to 8 p.m.: Eucharistic adoration with meditative music by the Sisters and confessions available. 8 to 9 p.m.: Social with refreshments in the parish hall. We hope to see you there!
CONTACT: The Sisters of Life PHONE: 416-463-2722 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conflict and Stress in Your Marriage?
Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30
Retrouvaille is a program for married couples who feel frustrated and angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness and simply shut down. Others experience conflict and arguments in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty rediscover their love for one another. For confidential information or to register for the April live-in weekend.
PHONE: 416-281-6007 WEB: www.torontoretrouvaille.com
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Cecilia’s Conference would like to thank the parishioners, for their support through the Holy Thursday collection. Your generous support of $625.00 will help us to help the less fortunate that depend on our assistance.