Letter from Cardinal Thomas Collins for Marriage Sunday 2018
February 11, 2018
To Married Couples throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto,
On the occasion of Marriage Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto, I wish to affirm and thank all married couples who, by the witness of their daily lives, mirror the love of Christ for others and inspire our faith community. May your ongoing efforts to enrich your marriage be strengthened by God’s grace so that you may continue to be beacons of hope in the world.
We also pray and extend loving support to those who have lost a spouse or are struggling from a broken relationship. You are in our prayers and I encourage those who are hurting to seek out programs, services, resources and pastoral care in your own parish or throughout our diocese so that we may journey with you through the healing process.
I also wish to thank those animating marriage preparation courses and for those engaged in marriage enrichment programs or movements to support the sacrament of matrimony. Your ministry is essential in nurturing married couples and families to become who they are called to be, vessels through which we have the opportunity to evangelize the world.
I encourage you to visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage or speak with your own parish for information and resources that can assist you on your journey together.
Once again, as we celebrate Marriage Sunday, thank you for your incredible witness and fidelity. May God continue to bless you now and always!
Sincerely in Christ,
Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto
ASH 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.
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.
Memorial Mass for Servant of God, Sr. Carmelina Tarantino, CP
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:00 pm
All Saints Church
1415 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke
Every year, all are welcome to join members of the United Society, the Passionist Sisters community and others who have been touched by the life of Servant of God, Sr. Carmelina Tarantino, CP, for a memorial Mass. For more details contact 416-243-7319 or email@example.com.
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!