Mark your calendars!
Sunday October 22 2017
Donations of baked goods and/or preserves requested!!
Sign up sheets can be found at the back of the church.
Please donate to our Harvest Festival bake sale!
Over the course of the past several weeks, hurricanes, tropical storms and violent earthquakes have devastated a number of countries in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Hurricanes Irma, Jose, Maria destroyed thousands of homes, businesses and churches and left thousands of people without water, shelter or power. Places such as Anguilla, Antigua, The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Florida, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, the Turks and Caicos Islands all suffered crippling damage. As well, on September 19, a massive earthquake hit Mexico City, causing 286 deaths – just two weeks after an earthquake leveled buildings and killed at least 90 people in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The situation remains grave for the injured and displaced.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
- Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
- By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411
- Through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Cecilia – 2017 Hurricane, Earthquake – Disaster Relief
St. Cecilia’s & Vietnamese Martyrs Joint Fatima’s 100th Celebration
St. Cecilia’s Church
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Joint Bilingual Mass at 5:00 p.m.
The Mass will be followed by the Vietnamese youths’ celebratory presentation of flowers to Mary, music and readings celebrating the 100 anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima, and an informal reception in the church hall.
Did you know that peace agreements are 35% more likely to hold for at least 15 years when women help draft them? Fr. Francesco invites you to come to this FREE workshop and learn about the new Development and Peace campaign: Women at the Heart of Peace Oct. 14th, 9am-12:30pm, St. Clare Parish, 1118 St. Clair Ave. W, Toronto, In a world increasingly threatened by war, it is time to find new ways of creating peace. Women are a key part of the solution and so are YOU! RSVP: Rudy Stocking, 905-904-0713, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regis College, the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto, is hosting an Open House on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
All are invited to learn about the College’s programs in lay formation, spiritual direction, biblical studies and general theological education. The day includes a free mini-lecture series and a light lunch.
St. Francis’ Blessing of the Creatures
Saturday, October 7 – 3:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
72 Mansfield Ave., Toronto
St. Francis’ blessing of the creatures will take place on the lawn near the rectory and the outdoor statue of the blessed Mother and Child. Bring your pets to have them blessed. All are welcome.
Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. -BM/TM- Learning Commons 1515 Bloor Street West
Please come and contribute to the discussion. More information: www.tcdsb.org