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Christmas and New Year’s Day
Joyful Celebrations in our beautifully decorated Cathedral!
We are grateful to Cheryl DeLorenzi, our Environment Director,to Erick Villanueva, Linda and Derek West, and Wayne Murphy and to their many volunteers and, to all who made donations for flowers. Our Cathedral was so beautifully decorated and our Christmas Masses were celebrations of great joy!
A special note of thanks to Erick Villanueva for providing us with these memorable photographs.
January 9, 2022
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
At all our Masses on this weekend, our Parish prayed for the 24 who were baptized in our Cathedral from January 1 to December 31, 2021 as well as for their parents, grandparents and godparents. They are:
Leon MENDOZA-FRENCH Bella MARGARIT Bennet TONEGUZZI
Alessia MIRABELLI Vincenzo VENERUZZO Raya Marie BROOKS
Daxon BRAITHWAITE William MARTIN Samuel VAILLANT
Dave Raj SINGH Regine CATALAN Sophie DEMEO Landon WARD
Keanu CAHAIS Raylynn RISI Janeal THOMPSON Blake SNIDER
Sadie SCHOALES Caden TEMPELMAN Avalyn TAWNAWKSHER
Brooklyn DiGIUSEPPE Jack JURCIC Cianna GAZZOLA Oliver McDUFF
In Time for Christmas
Restoring the Light in our Sanctuary
Recently a group of Parish volunteers (Deacon Derek West, Mike and Brennan Posmituk, Juliano Brusadin and George Romick) replaced the ballast in our high ceiling light fixture to re-light our Sanctuary for Christmas. A huge thanks to all who assisted.
Over 100 gathered in the Cathedral, respecting all the current health precautionary measures to prepare for the Christmas Season by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a community of Faith. Special thanks to Gail Balina and her 8:30 am Choir, who raised our hearts and minds to the Lord with music and song; to Cathie Vass and Holly Haggerty for proclaiming the Readings and for reading the examination of conscience; to Bill Vass for serving and to Deacon Derek West for assisting in the Service and, finally; to Linda West for preparing and organizing the Service and Janie Slobodnik for copying the Service pamphlets for those who participated.
November 13 & 14, 2021
Remembrance Day Weekend Masses
At all our Masses on this weekend, our Cathedral Parish remembered and prayed for the men and women who served Canada in armed conflict, many of whom gave their lives defending our country. We also prayed for harmony and peace in our world, going forward!
We thank our parishioners, Larry Pankuch and Capt. George Romick for placing the wreath on our Sanctuary cenotaph.
November 6 & 7, 2021 Weekend
Memorial Masses for our Parishioners and League Members
All our Parishioners and Catholic Women’s League members whose Funerals were celebrated in our Parish this past year were remembered and named. At the 10:30 am Sunday Mass, special tribute was paid to our CWL members whose funeral were held in the past year.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:00 am
Monthly Zoom Retreat: St. Joseph Theme
Thirty League members, some from different parts of our Province, took part in this Diocesan C.W.L. Council’s monthly initiative retreat based on the life of our Patron, St. Joseph. The presenters this month were members of the Cathedral Parish.
October 11, 2021 at 12:10 pm
Annual Thanksgiving Day Mass
Our Cathedral Parishioners together with others from neighbouring Parishes gathered as a community of Faith, celebrated this annual festive Mass to praise and to thank God for our Faith Community. Special thanks to Cheryl DeLorenzi, Linda West and Erick Villanueva for preparing the altar for the special occasion and to Vijo Chittilappilli for the photograph.
October 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Parish Confirmation Celebration
SPECIAL ! Souvenir Video of First Confession & First Communion
This beautiful souvenir video of both celebrations was produced by one of our parishioners who wishes to remain anonymous. We thank him on behalf of the children and their parents!
September 30, 2021
National Truth and Reconciliation Day
A special thank you to the students from St. John Paul II School, who under the guidance of Indigenous Counsellor Martin White, created a display in our Cathedral foyer that focused on the first National Day of Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day) September 30th.
The students made eagle feathers and on them they shared their thoughts, feelings and hopes. Mr. White, the students’ teacher and students themselves came and carefully set up the display…this very personal experience was done in silence further emphasizing the sacredness of what they were doing. We are so very grateful to have been able to stop, look at and hopefully spark a desire to learn more.
September 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Parish Mass of First Holy Communion
September 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm
First Confession Evening Celebration
Our Parish thanks the parents and congratulates the children of our Parish who made their First Confession last Thursday, in preparation for their First Holy Communion on Sunday, September 19 at 1:00 pm. Our special thanks go out to the First Communion teaching team of Pam Brusadin, Theresa Matijasik and Joleene Kemp and also to Juliano Brusadin.
September 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Special Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sisters of St. Joseph
The Sisters of St. Joseph have served in our Diocese for 140 years in many ministries, beginning in 1881 with first establishing St. Andrew’s School and continuing in 1884, with the founding of St. Joseph’s Hospital.
To recognize this rich legacy of Service, Bishop Colli celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on: Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Church. A small reception followed the Mass with a brief celebratory dedication ceremony on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Wedding Masses are once again celebrated in the Cathedral now that the Ontario lockdown period is over. On Wednesday, August 4th, David Fitzpatrick and Bianca Kelos celebrated their wedding Mass as did Dillon Verardo and Ericka Villanueva on Saturday, August 7th. Our most recent wedding was celebrated on October 2, 2021 by Matthew Madge and Kathleen Baillie.
Our best wishes to all three couples and to their families.