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Sunday October 22 2017
Fall Sacramental Program Registration
The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Registration
The preparatory program for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation has changed starting this year. Parents/guardians will be responsible for reading weekly assigned chapters with their child(ren) and completing the associated activity pages in the activity book. The children’s activity books will be reviewed during the scheduled Sunday classes, to ensure the children have correctly completed the required weekly chapters.
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 25, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall
First Review Class: Sunday, November 5, 2017
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 this fall are now able to receive the Sacrament. St. Cecilia’s Church will be offering preparation studies to grade 7 students in November of 2017, who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2018.
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 1st, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.
PROGRAM BEGINS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2017
The RCIA process through St. Cecilia’s church has begun, and will continue every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church hall meeting room. 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. If interested, please contact Angelo at 647-391-4217 or the office 416-769-8163. RCIA process brochures are available in the foyer of the church!
Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada: NEXT September 23-24, 2017
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. 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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Traditional Latin Mass Our Lady of the Rosary on Saturday, October 7, 2017
there will be a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. A public recitation of the Holy Rosary and confession will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church.
The Mass is being organised by the Knights of Columbus St. John XXIII Council 4976 and Una Voce Toronto in commemoration of Our Lady’s of Victory at the Battle of Lepanto.
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.
Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your marriage! Spend a very special weekend together. A Weekend of discovery…a lifetime of love! Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. The Weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counselling.
Upcoming Weekend: October 20-22, 2017 (Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga)