Sunday Mass at St. Cecilia's Church

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Parish Schedule

Effective until February 10, 2021

COMMUNION SERVICES
Saturdays
Every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to  6 p.m. Last service is 5:45 - 6 p.m.

Sundays
Every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Last service is 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

8 parishioners per service.
First-come, First-admitted.
No registration required.

PRIVATE PRAYER
Monday - Thursday
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

COMMUNION SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS/COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • First come, first admitted. No registration required.
  • 8 parishioners per service
  • Line-up will be outside the Pacific door until a spot becomes available
  • Contact information will be collected for COVID contact tracing.
  • Masks are mandatory for your entire time in the church. Masks need to cover your nose, mouth and chin.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands upon entering the church.
  • You will have to stand up for the duration of the Communion Service (approximately 10 mins)
  • Proceed to the designated spot in front of the sanctuary, keeping a safe physical distance from each other. Refrain from touching the pews as you walk down the center aisle towards the spots provided.
  • Stand on your spot for the duration of the Communion Service.
  • Receive Holy Communion. Wait for the final blessing and exit through Aziel door.
  • Washrooms will not be available at this time.
  • Please, for the safety of all, you are asked to self-assess for Covid before coming to the church.

LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS
extended until January 23, 2021

ALL PUBLIC MASSES CANCELLED
BUILDING CAPACITY RESTRICTED TO 10 for all gatherings

OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:
Monday - Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 12 NOON

WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND BAPTISMS
10 person restriction includes priest, cantor, etc.

CONFESSION
by appointment - please contact the office to arrange

THE OFFICE is closed.
Staff are working remotely; responding to emails and phone calls during regular office hours: Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fr. Joseph is responding to urgent messages outside of regular office hours.

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

SUPPORT ST. CECILIA PARISH

In light of the present situation unfolding before us regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide, our primary concern is the spiritual and physical health and welfare of the faithful and of all those who serve at our parishes, recognizing that we also have a duty to care for the community at large and the most vulnerable among us.

While challenging days remain, we must also recognize the opportunity to be truly present to one another and to care for those who are struggling. These moments of uncertainty call each one of us to renew our commitment to prayer, fasting and almsgiving as part of our Lenten journey, amplified on a broader scale in light of current circumstances. May we continue to pray for all those infected with COVID-19, those caring for the sick and for one another.

May God bless you always.

Daily Mass at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica

His Eminence Cardinal Collins will be livestreaming daily Mass from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica at 7:30 a.m. Monday through to Sunday. These Masses will also be archived and accessible on the Archdiocese of Toronto YouTube page for the faithful to view later in the day.

In light of the recent State of Emergency measures in Ontario and the cancellation of all Masses in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Mass will be celebrated and brought to you daily from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto. You can watch the Mass live daily starting at 7:30 a.m. at www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live . For more information on our Daily Mass schedule or the Archdiocese of Toronto's response to COVID-19, visit www.archtoronto.org/covid19

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.

Learn More

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:

NO MASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS:

St. Cecilia Parish Office is open. Please contact us through phone (416) 769-8163 or email: stceciliatoronto@gmail.com.

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