Feast of St. Cecilia
Thursday November 22, 2012
9:05 a.m. Mass and Special 7:00 p.m. Mass.
Refreshments will be served in the Hall following the evening Mass.
St. Cecilia, glorious Virgin and Martyr of Jesus Christ, I admire the courage with which you professed your faith in the face of severe persecution, snd the generous love with which you offered your life in witness to your belief in the Blessed Trinity. I thank God with you for the wonddrful graces He had bestowed upon you to make your life holy and pleasing to him even in the midst of the wealth that was yours. I thank Him for the priviledge offered to you of receiving the glorious crown of martyrdom.
St. Cecilia, I also admire the purity of love that bound you to the Saviour, which was greater in your eyes than any human affection, so that you declared yourself before the enemies of the Church,”I am the bride of my Lord Jesus Christ”. Pray for me that in imitation of you I may keep my body pure and my soul holy, and that I may love Jesus with all my heart.
In these time so full of pleasure seeking and so lacking in faith, teach us to profess our faith courageously and to be willing to sacrifice ourselves in practising it, so that our good example may lead others closer to Christ and the Church He has founded.
In thanksgiving to God for the graces he bestowed on St Cecilia:
Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be. St.Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr of Jesus Christ, pray for us.
We encourage parishioners to attend the Special 7:00 p.m. Mass and Celebration! This is the annual event in which we honour and pay special homage to the Patron Saint of our beautiful church!
NOTE: Food donations for the reception are requested! Please use the signup sheet at the back of the church. Special Envelopes are available for those wishing to make a monetary donation toward incurred costs.
The Shepherds’ Trust
Weekend of November 17/18, 2012
Our priests faithfully serve our families, in our churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions, and on our streets, and for that we are very grateful. The Shepherds’ Trust does more than just bridge the gap in our priests’retirement years; it says thank you in avery tangible way way for the blessings we have received.
Your generosity is deeply appreciated!
St. Vincent De Paul’s ‘Christmas Star Program’
Once again this year, the St. Vincent De Paul Society will be displaying a Christmas Tree in our Chruch, with dangling stars. Each star represents a gift that can be purchased for either a teen, (gift card), or family, (food gift card). Please take a star, and return it, wit the appropriate gift card to one of our St. Vincent De Paul representatives, (donation box holders), after masses, no later than December 9th. Gift cards can be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy. Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery
Christmas Cards and Cake
As in previous years, during the months preceding the great ‘Feast of the Nativity of our Lord’, Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Saturday and Sunday Masses starting November 18th. One of the most important fundraisers Campaign Life Catholic does each year,is the sale of the delicious Christmas cakes. This helps to continue the work for the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, supporting life at every age.
Large Cakes $24.00 small cakes $16.00 cards $8/10 pk.
Thank you! Zelma: 416-762-2528 Ann 416-769-9749
St. Cecilia’s Church
19th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Saturday, November 24, 2012
9:00a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Raffle tickets on sale after masses this weekend! Please take books of raffle tickets home to sell to your friends and family! Tickets are only $2.00 each! Great prizes!
Craft items suitable for sale at the Bazaar.
Items suitable for raffle prizes.
Baked goods are also needed. Please label your donation by identifying your baked good as well as pricing them.
If you have any questions, donations, or to volunteer your time and talent, please call Robert Tuzi at
647-345-8843. Vendors wishing to rent a table at the bazaar should contact Robert at the above number.
REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
A basket will be available at the base of the altar for your “All Souls’ Envelopes”. Write the names of deceased family members and friends on the envelope, 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” and the basket will remain at the altar for the entire month of November and those named therein will be prayed for at all Masses during the month of November.
2013 SUNDAY MISSALS
New Missals for the coming Liturgical Year are now on sale after all Masses. The cost is only $5.00 each.
THE YEAR OF FAITH CATHOLICISM – THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME by Rev. Robert E. Barron
During this Year of Faith, we will be presenting this compelling film series on Catholicism which takes us on a global journey, deep into our Catholic faith.
All parishioners are invited to deepen their faith journey by joining us in the Parish Hall on Wednesday evenings, November 28th, December 5th & December 12th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!
PLEASE JOIN US!