On Saturday, February 2nd, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life.
The purpose of this day is “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervor which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord” – Pope John Paul 11, 1997 message
In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us, more than 1000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. There will be a special Mass next Sunday, February 3 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2013
English Masses: 9:05 a.m. & 6:30 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.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, February 1, 2013
On the First Friday, our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6:00 p.m. “The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the church. ” -Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope John Paul II
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Blessing of Candles will take place during the 9:05 a.m. Mass. You may bring your own household devotional candles for the blessing.
CANDLES WILL NOT BE SOLD AT MASS!
2013 Offertory Envelopes are now available!
If you have not yet received your new unlabelled box of envelopes, please see an usher or contact the office.
St. Cecilia’s Church Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, February 10th!
Commencing after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
Mark the date!!
Holy Name of Mary College School is transforming the educational journey for girls in a distinctly Christ-centered learning environment designed exclusively for girls’ learning from grades 5 to 12. We invite you to take a closer look inside our school at our Open House on February 2nd, from 10 am – 2 pm.
For more information please visit www.hnmcs.ca or call (905)891-1890 ext. 103.
For those who have lost a loved one through Death, Separation or Divorce.
Come and join us for an informative evening: Our Facilitator will be Brother Ignatius Feaver, OFM., Cap. Brother Ignatius has a great deal of experience in the spiritual life and teaches courses on Spiritual Direction at Regis College.
The Topic: “St. Francis’ Canticle of Creation as Healing in Our Lives.”
Date: February 5, 2013,
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Archdiocese of Toronto Pastoral Centre – 1155 Yonge St., 4th Floor, Toronto, ON. (It is on the North East corner of Yonge and Shaftebury – Free underground parking off Shaftebury and we are beside the Summerhill subway station.)
Pre registration is NOT required. Enquiries: Deacon James Shaughnessy, MSW., RSW., Psyn.D. (416)921-1163 ext 2227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
“The Love of Christ urges us on” to radically respond to His call to follow Him whole-heartily. Jesus is inviting you to spend time with Him so that you may discover His call.
February 1st to 3rd, 2013
St. Augustine’s Seminary
This is an opportunity for young men of 18 years or older to spend a weekend of prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples through the Catholic priesthood.