PARISH NEWS – October 2020

1 – 40 DAYS FOR LIFE – Next day of prayer at the sidewalk (Confederation/ Queensway) for our parish is Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 9:00am till 8:00pm – Please sign in.

2 – BIBLE STUDY – Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30pm – Main Hall.

3 – PRE-CANA – October 20, 7:00pm – Zanon Hall.

4 – WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES.

Great Celebration on the contributions of faith and culture of all migrants was held in our parish on the 24-25-26 of September, during the evening Mass, 7:00pm.

You may watch it ON LINE in our web page (stcatherine.ca) or on YouTube.

THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE has begun.

 Our Parish has done the first of two days of prayer at the sidewalk. We invite you to come for next day, which is Wednesday,  SEPTEMBER 30, from 9:00am till 8:00pm.

Please sign up in the sheet at the entrance of the Church. Come and witness your faith in the SACREDNESS OF LIFE.

LIFE CHAIN – October 4 – 2:00-30:00pm on the sidewalk.

PRO-LIFE MASS – November 1st, at 1:00pm in Church.

A SPRINKLE OF HOLY WATER.

As you realize, our volunteers came up with a great idea, so that we may bless ourselves as we come to church. Besides sanitizing at the bottom of the stairs, you may receive the HOLY WATER before entering the Church. Don’t confuse the two: don’t sanitize your hands with holy water, but make the sign of the cross to bless yourself.

RCIA already started.

Last Monday, and every Monday, in the Main Hall you may participate in a very good program of renewing and re-learning your catholic faith. Even though you may be baptized and confirmed already, if you have a desire to deepen your faith, this is a great opportunity; every Monday night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Just drop by! You will love it.

You may call the parish office and get in contact with Sybil Lee Loi.

THE BIBLE PROGRAM on Thursday night.

With great success we are offering the Jeff Cavins “Great Adventure Bible Study Program: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible” every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Main Hall. About 70 people are taking part in this 8 sessions course. We follow all the protocols for safety.

You are still in time to participate; we only have done one class. Just come down and talk to Vicky.

MARIAN CONSECRATION for the whole Parish.

On November 5 we will begin the new “33 days of Glory” in preparation to the Marian Consecration, which will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 8 with a special mass. You may already sign up now with Vicky Nisce. During those 33 days there will be a daily conference (in person or in zoom) at 9:00am with a session in person on Saturday morning. This is a very serious commitment, by which you offer all your life to Jesus through Mary. We already have done it with a small group, now we invite the whole parish, to consecrate oneself and the whole family to Jesus through Mary.

OCTOBER 2020 – CALENDAR.

1 – Thursday – BIBLE STUDY PROGRAM – 7:30pm – Main Hall

2 – First Friday – Parish Eucharistic Adoration (After 7:00pm mass).

3 – First Saturday – Catechists Training – Main Hall.

5 – RCIA – Monday – 7:00pm – Main Hall

8 – Bible Study – Thursday – 7:30pm – Main Hall

9 – FIRST CONFESSIONS – Friday, 7:30pm – Mary Fix and Zanon Schools.

10 – FIRST CONFESSIONS – Saturday – 7:00pm – St. Catherine School.

                 Catechists Training – Main Hall.

12 – RCIA – Monday – 7:00pm – Main Hall

15 – Bible Study – Thursday – 7:30pm – Main Hall

16 – FIRST CONFESSIONS – Friday – 7:30pm – St. Timothy School.

17 – First Confirmation Class – (First Group 10:00-12:00 and Second

                 Group 1:00-3:00pm) + Catechists Mass.

19 – RCIA – Monday – 7:00pm – Main Hall

20 – PRE-CANA – Marriage Preparation Course – 7:00pm

22 – Bible Study – Thursday – 7:30pm – Main Hall

23 – FIRST COMMUNION – 5:00pm or 7:00pm – Mary Fix – Fr. Zanon

24 – FIRST COMMUNION – 11:00am or 12:30pm – St. Catherine of S.

26 – RCIA – Monday – 7:00pm – Main Hall

27 – PRE-CANA – Marriage Preparation Course – 7:00pm

29 – Bible Study – Thursday – 7:30pm – Main Hall.

30 – FIRST COMMUNION – Friday – 5:00pm or 7:00pm St. Timothy.

31 – Second Confirmation Class – (First Group 10:00-12:00 and

                 Second Group 1:00-3:00pm).

  • Italian Tesseramento – 7:00pm – Scalabrini Hall.

NOVEMBER

1 – 7 – VOCATION WEEK.

November 7, RETREAT & CONFESSION FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES.

from 9:00am to 1:30pm (in Church). (Distribution of the Cross)

November 14 – 10:00am – CONFIRMATION 1 (St. Catherine)

  • 12:00noon – CONFIRMATION 2 (St. Catherine)
  • 2:00pm – CONFIRMATION (Mary Fix)

November 21 – 10:00am – CONFIRMATION 1 (St. Timothy)

  • 12:00noon – CONFIRMATION 2 (St. Timothy)
  • 2:00PM – CONFIRMATION (Fr. Zanon + Spanish+Atrium)

REMEMBER:

    -The two refreshers (Oct. 17 & 24) are mandatory to finish the course.

    – The RETREAT. (Nov. 7) is also mandatory as preparation and

                    Confession for all the children. The cross will be distributed.

Fr. Walter

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.