ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION

35th Annual Concelebrated Mass

St. Cecilia’s Church

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Principal Celebrant & Homilist,  His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins Archbishop 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!”

Ann Clough (416)769-3711 or  Frances McKee (416)766-6712

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First Friday Eucharistic Adoration Friday, March 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 Eucharistic by Pope John Paul II

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Lenten Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross, except on First Fridays, when the faithful may offer Stations of the Cross privately.

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First ShareLife Sunday – March 17, 2013 Together, we can work WONDERS!

Working wonders for youth in crisis…

Susan was crying at school the day her father punched her.  Her teacher called CCAS ad she was removed from home and went to live in a foster home.  The CCAS worker contacted her mother in Jamaica and advised her to present a plan for Susan.  Her mother did not want her to return to Jamaica, so her paternal aunt in Cleveland came forward and agreed to have Susan live with her. She did enjoy living in Cleveland, and wanted to stay there, but her aunt reported having major problems with Susan and sent her back to CCAS in Toronto, where she became a crown ward.  When Susan turned 16, she moved into Sancta Maria House.  At first, Susan was not happy because she hated the rules and was very rude to the staff.  Susan thought they were a bunch of phonies, but they never gave up on her.  They were always kind; even though she cursed at them, they never cursed back.  She stayed at Sancta Maria House for over a year, went to school and got eight credits that year.  She made some lifelong friends and reconnected with her mother.  For Susan, that Christmas was the best Christmas ever!  More than 29, 000 children and youth in the GTA were involved in the programs and services offered by ShareLife agencies last year.

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2012 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS

Income Tax Receipts for the Year 2012 have been prepared, for donations of $20 or more over the year, and are ready for pick up at the back of the church. 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!

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COINS FOR LIFE 2013 Campaign Life Coalition

Thomas Cardinal Collins,  Archbishop of Toronto has stated that: “The Coins for Life project is a most appropriate way to support the important pro-life efforts of Campaign Life Coalition.”

Boxes can be picked up at the back of the church, and will be collected Sunday, April 7th.  Make it a family project!  Putting aside your small change can lead to a BIG change in our land!

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World Day of Prayer: March 1st

The World Day of Prayer is an invitation for Christians to pause and pray together ecumenically and recalls our Christian responsibility to be sensitive to the sign of the times so that we might bring a more authentically Christian dimension to the concerns of the world, our country, our community.

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ST. Cecilia’s Church Volunteer Screening

This is a reminder to all Ministry Leaders/Coordinators to review and edit the position descriptions provided to you by the Volunteer Screening Team.  Please submit completed descriptions to Sandra in the church office by Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Thank you,

Renée Achong,  Volunteer Screening Coordinator

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