Philippines – Typhoon Relief
Typhoon Bopha (known locally as “Pablo”) passed to the south of the large islands of the Palau archipelago on December 3, on its way to the Philippines, with winds recorded at over 250 km per hour. The human toll has been catastrophic and continues to rise. In total, more than 5 million people have been affected by the situation, prompting the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, to declare a state of emergency. Development and Peace is present in the Philippines and is assessing the scope of the damages and the needs of the most vulnerable in collaboration with its partners, including NASSA-Caritas Philippines. Teams have mobilized in the affected provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur.
There is an urgent need to distribute food, shelter, and medicine to the affected population. Thousands of people have fled their homes and are in need of basic necessities. Water scarcity and contamination is also a major problem. Heavy rains have caused rivers to overflow, resulting in flooding and landslides.
Those wishing to help through a financial contribution may do so in the following ways:
- Online through the Archdiocesan website, www.archtoronto.org
- By phone through the Development Office – 1-800-263-2595 or 416-934-3411
- Through the parish, making cheques payable to: St. Cecilia’s Church–Philippines Typhoon Relief
(Humanitarian Relief Envelopes are available in this bulletin and at the back of the church)
PAG – PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
We thank you for supporting St. Cecilia’s Parish! It is only through your kind and generous support that we are able to continue with our mission. PAG is an efficient way to support our parish through electronic banking. Pre-authorized giving forms are available from the parish office, and, on our website!
HAVE YOU MOVED, OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO MOVE SOON?
Please let the office know to ensure that your income tax receipt gets to you!
Has the status of someone you placed on our ‘pray for the sick’ list changed?
Please let the office know.
If you have any information about your family members, who are parishioners here, that you feel the office should be aware of, (such as a move to a LTC Home, etc.), please let the office know.
GUIDED TOURS OF ST. MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL
When was the last time you were at the Cathedral?
Have you ever taken a guided tour with one of our volunteers to learn more about the Cathedral’s history and architecture? Join us on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm, after the noon Mass, for 30 minutes,
(maximum 20 people per tour.)
School groups and other parish-related groups are invited to call and book a time for a tour during the week. All grades are welcome and the tour will be suited to your age and interests.
For more information or to book a tour, contact Larkin Timney at (416)364-0234 ext. 221 or email at email@example.com
REGIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW STREAM OF COURSES: SPIRITUALITY FOR THE WISDOM YEARS
Regis College invites those who have passed the mid-point of their life journey to enjoy an informal gathering of five credit courses in spirituality, mature faith formation, scripture, and theology to explore the contours of meaning as they journey through their wisdom years.
For more information or to register,visit www.regiscollege.ca/Wisdom
email: inquiries@RegisCollege.ca ,or
call (416)922-5474, ext. 221.
Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto, located at 100 Wellesley Street West, near the Museum subway stop and the 94 Wellesley bus.