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COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION UPDATE

On February 14th,  Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that most of the provincial Covid-19 restrictions will be eliminated in two phases.  The first phase of easing restrictions began on Thursday, February 17th and the second phase will begin on Tuesday, March 1st.

EFFECTIVE MARCH 1ST,  2022
Social distancing is no longer required.
Capacity is 100%
Mask wearing remains mandatory.
Congregational singing is permitted.

A letter from our Pastor

Dear parishioners,

I hope and pray that you are staying healthy – both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help you during these difficult times.

No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.

In response to many queries that I have received from parishioners, I offer below some of the ways that you may continue to support our parish if you are in a position to do so.  I recognise that many of you, like the parish, are experiencing financial strain at this time and I pray that those stresses are soon eased for you.

For those in a position to continue to give to our parish, the easiest on-line options would be through the SUPPORT THE PARISH . Through this link you can give to the parish by credit card.  These donations are handled by the Archdiocese.  The donation is directed to the parish of your choice. The parish receives a monthly report of all donations made to the parish via this method and tax receipts are issued to donors at year end by the Archdiocese (one-time gifts are receipted at time of giving).

Pre-Authorised giving is also an option.  A set donation figure of your choosing is withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.   We have a number of parishioners who give by this method. Please contact the office if you wish to set this up.

Weekly envelopes may still be used -  mailed to the parish or dropped off.

Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I miss seeing all of you at the Mass and I pray daily that we will be able to gather together again soon.

Yours in Christ,

Father Joseph
Pastor,  St. Cecilia

St. Rita Catholic School

St. Rita Catholic School Registration 2022

Elementary registration for enrollment SEPTEMBER 2022 will begin on JANUARY 19th, 2022 - 10:00 AM EST.

Children born in 2018 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2022 at St. Rita Catholic School.  For more information, please contact our office at
(416) 393-5216.

 

altar servers

Called to Serve

We are seeking altar servers to assist at Sunday Mass.

Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass! Training will be provided.

Please contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph for details.

RCIA at St. Cecilia Church

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process developed by the Catholic church for prospective converts to Catholicism.

We welcome all those who are interested in learning about, or joining, our faith community.

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Choir Rehearsals

If you enjoy singing with others and are interested in participating in our music programme, then this is a great opportunity to get involved! All levels of experience welcome.

Our choir rehearses on Thursday evenings and sings during the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass, as well as during other special celebrations.

For more information, contact our organist and choir director, Peter Treen at 416-533-1301 or visit us upstairs after any Sunday, 11 a.m. Mass!

Marian Prayer Group

The Marian Prayer Group meet on Mondays in the Church from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

Rosary Apostolate in Schools

The Rosary Apostolate in the schools is seeking volunteers, (male or female), who have devotion to the Mother of God and who are willing to visit our elementary schools to pray the Rosary with the children once a month.  Training will  be provided.

If you are interested, please contact Ann Clough at 416- 769-3711, or Lorraine Ostafew at 416-766-8929.

Mass Schedule:

Please see schedule above.

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS:

Office is closed to the public (except for essential scheduled appointments).

Regular hours: Wed-Fri 10  a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pastor
Father Joseph Tran

St. Cecilia School
Principal: Stephen Dempsey
Phone: (416) 393-5218

St. Rita School
Principal: Waldo Aristizabal
Phone: (416) 393-5216

Liturgical Ministries
Hospitality (Ushers): Frank Spiteri
Organist: Mr. Peter Treen
Eucharistic Ministers: Tony Coccimiglio