Principal Celebrant & Homilist
His Excellency, Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto
Informal Reception To Follow In The Parish Hall.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Donations of Irish soda bread, scones and a variety of sandwiches and baked goods are requested for the reception. Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church. Thank you for your support.
“Let’s keep the tradition alive!”
All Funds donated will go towards the costs of installing a Celtic Cross on the Grounds of St. Cecilia’s Church in memory of the Irish Community who built this beautiful church.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2018
English Masses: 9:05 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Vietnamese Mass: 7:30 p.m.
Distribution of Ashes
This is a universal day of fasting and of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. Parents and educators are reminded of their duty to introduce children gradually to the understanding and practice of penance.
An Excerpt From The Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis
For The Twenty-Sixth World Day Of The Sick 2018: Next Sunday, February 11, 2018
Mater Ecclesiae: “Behold, your son… Behold, your mother.
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.” (Jn 19:26-27)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Church’s service to the sick and those who care for them must continue with renewed vigour, in fidelity to the Lord’s command (cf. Lk 9:2-6; Mt 10:1-8; Mk 6:7-13) and following the eloquent example of her Founder and Master.
The theme for this year’s Day of the Sick is provided by the words that Jesus spoke from the Cross to Mary, his Mother, and to John: “Woman, behold your son … Behold your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home” (Jn 19:26-27)…
Before all else, Jesus’ words are the source of Mary’s maternal vocation for all humanity. Mary was to be, in particular, the Mother of her Son’s disciples, caring for them and their journey through life. As we know, a mother’s care for her son or daughter includes both the material and spiritual dimensions of their upbringing.
The unspeakable pain of the Cross pierces Mary’s soul (cf. Lk 2:35), but does not paralyze her. Quite the opposite. As the Lord’s Mother, a new path of self-giving opens up before her. On the Cross, Jesus showed his concern for the Church and all humanity, and Mary is called to share in that same concern. In describing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Acts of the Apostles show that Mary began to carry out this role in the earliest community of the Church. A role that never ceases. …
… The Church’s maternal vocation to the needy and to the sick has found concrete expression throughout the two thousand years of her history in an impressive series of initiatives on behalf of the sick. This history of dedication must not be forgotten. It continues to the present day throughout the world. ..
St. Cecilia’s Church, in honour of Shrove Tuesday…
NEXT Sunday, February 11th, 2018
After the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses until 1:00 p.m. in the church basement.
Adults: 3 pancakes/2 sausages/beverage…$6.00
Kids: 2 kid-sized pancakes/ 1 sausage/beverage…$4.00
Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto has stated that:
“The Coins for Life project is a most appropriate way to support the important pro-life efforts of Campaign Life Coalition.”
Boxes can be picked up at the back of the church, starting next weekend, and will be collected Sunday, April 8th. Make it a family project! Putting aside your small change can lead to a BIG change in our land!
2017 Donation Tax RECEIPTS
Donation Tax Receipts for the Year 2017 have been prepared, for donations of $20 or more over the year, and are ready for pick up at the back of the church this and next weekend. On request, tax receipts will be prepared for donations between $10-$20.
We thank all those who make their sacrificial offering each week. In particular we thank those who remember that church expenses don’t go away, and make up for missed offerings on the weekends when they are away!
Please ensure to write or indicate the amount of your offering each week on your envelop, to ensure that you receive proper credit for your donation in this year of 2018!