Sunday Mass at St. Cecilia's Church

Parish Schedule


DAILY MASS
Monday-Saturday 9:05 a.m.
First Come, First Admitted

 Please note the church will open at 8 a.m. for the 9:05 a.m. Mass and must close at 10 a.m.  for cleaning to take place.

 SUNDAY LITURGY
Saturday Vigil:             7:00 p.m.
Sunday:   9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

On-Line Reservations Required.
 We are using Eventbrite for Mass reservations. Register weekly via button on our website or follow this link to register:
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (Click Here)
(Eventbrite Reservation)

Doors will open 30 minutes before Mass and will close once Mass starts.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of  Mass.  You must show your ticket (printed or on your phone) to be admitted.

The church must close immediately following each Mass for cleaning.

If Eventbrite is not available to you and you require assistance, please call the office by 2 p.m. each Friday.  Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a call back from the office.  Please state clearly, your name, number of tickets, date and time of Mass, and your phone number.

CONFESSION

Confession is by appointment at this time.
Please speak with Father after Mass or contact the office to make an appointment.

 OFFICE
The physical office remains closed at this time.

Please contact the office by phone:  416 769 8163 or email: stceciliatoronto@gmail.com for assistance.

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 https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=416 . 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

MASS INTENTIONS AUGUST 2020


Saturday, August 1
 9:05 a.m.
Blessings for Maria on her birthday (INT)

7 p.m.
Intentions  of the Parish Community

Sunday, August 2
 9 a.m.
Prisca Kanyingi (RIP)
And deceased members of the Kanyingi family

11 a.m.
Mr. George Glover (RIP)

Tuesday, August 4
Kamal Katba (RIP)

Wednesday, August 5
Lorraine Ostafew (INT)

Thursday, Augusts 6
Epenito Gutierrez & Primitivo Dauag (RIP)

Saturday, August 8
 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manuel Umbelina (RIP)

Sunday, August 9
9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

11 a.m.
Deceased members of the Dias and Clementino Families (RIP)

Friday, August 14
Shirley Carter Garvey (RIP)

Saturday, August 15
9:05 a.m.
Laureano Cristana & Rosario Pieo (RIP)

7 p.m.
Barbara Bruce (RIP)

Sunday, August 16
9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

11 a.m.
Lennox Bigford (RIP)

Monday, August 17
Intentions of Marina Gomez de A. (INT) on her 90th Birthday

Saturday, August 22
 7 p.m.
Charlie Attard (RIP) and holy souls of priests and others in purgatory

Sunday, August 23
9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Saturday, August 29
7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday, August 30 @ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

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, Lorraine Ostafew at 416-766-8929 or Frances McKee at 416-766-6712.

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, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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

Liturgical Ministries:
Hospitality (Ushers):
Organist: Mr. Peter Treen
Eucharistic Ministers: Nino Clivio