All Souls’ Day
Friday 2 November 2012

This weekend, 27/28 October 2012 in Preparation for “All Souls’ Day”, a basket will be available at the base of the altat for your “All Souls’ Envelopes”. On the envelope provided with last week’s bulletin and which are also available at the back of the church, write the names of deceased family members and friedns and enclose your offering. Place envelopes in the basket. The office staff will enter those listed on the envelopes into the “Book of Souls”. The “Book of Souls” amd the basket will remain at the altar for the entire month of November and those named therin will be prayed for at all Masses during the month of November.


All Souls’ Day Masses

Thursday 2nd November
9:05 am (English)
6:00 pm (English)
7:30 pm (Vietnamese)


Feast of St. Cecilia

Thursday 22 November 2012
9:05 a.m. Mass and Special 7:00 p.m. Mass
Refreshments will be served in the Hall following the evening Mass.
Note: Food donations for the reception are requested! Please use the sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Special envelopes are available for those wishing to make a monetary donation towards incurred costs.


Saint Cecilia Restoration Fund Raising

Dear Friends of Saint Cecilia Catholic Church,

As part of the ongoing restoration of our beautiful church, the hundred-year-old slate roof is being replaced. In conjunction with the installation of the new roof, we are inviting you to add a hand-written inscription or prayer to a new roof slate as a way of honouring your loved ones.

The process is very simple: after each Mass on Sunday, October 28th and Sunday, November 4th, members of the restoration committee will be present at the church with actual roof slates for you to sign. In return for a $20 donation per slate, you will be able to personalize the back of your slate with your own inscription or prayer.

This is a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the restoration of our historic church. You may choose to simply inscribe the name of your family members on your slate, you may want to honour loved ones who have passed away, or perhaps you would like to offer up a short prayer. It really is up to you!

Since the new roof is expected to last for at least another hundred years, and your inscription will be protected from the elements, it will be part of Saint Cecilia for many years to come.

We invite you to take part in this unique opportunity to be a part of the restoration of our beloved church, and we also ask you to please let any friends, neighbours or family members with connections to Saint Cecilia know about this opportunity.

Please note that we require a minimum of 100 reservations for slates in order to proceed.

In order to accurately assess the number of roof slates we will need, we ask you to add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of the church, or you may also send an email to

Thank you for your continued support of our restoration efforts!



The Saint Cecilia Catholic Church Restoration Committee

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday 4 November 2012. Remember to turn your clock back one hour overnight on Saturday 3 November.


New Beginnings: For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce.

Come and join us for an informative evening with Dr. Ken Fung M.D. His topic is “Spiritual Stress and Clinical Depression.”  The presentation will take place Tuesday 6 and 12 of November from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Location is The Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St., 4th Floor, NE corner of Yonge and Shaftesbury Ave.), free underground parking off Shaftesbury and is beside th Summerhill Subway Station.  No registration required.  For enquiries: Deacon James (416)921-1163 ext 2227 or email at


Beauty, the Splendor of Truth: A Lecture Series for Catholic Parents and Educators

All are welcome to attend the second in the Mary, Mother of God School series: “Beauthy and the Christian Imagination in the Middle Ages” given by Joe Goering, Professor of Medieval Studies in the History Department of the University of Toronto, on Wednesday 14th November at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Mary, Mother of God School 1515A Queen St. W. (between Jameson and Roncesvalles Ave.) (416)531-7897.  Free admission.

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