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Christmas Message from Our Pastor


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

During the Christmas Season, we celebrate the Mystery of Incarnation: God become man. By becoming man, God has in a certain way united Himself with every human person. He has revealed to us the truth about who He is: A loving, merciful, and compassionate God. He has revealed to us also that every human being has dignity, including the unborn child, the poor, the suffering, and the dying. By becoming man, God came to earth to deliver us from sin and death. He came to make all things new; to bring about a new creation. He took on our human nature so that we might become partakers of His divine nature.

The Christmas mystery is, "a wonderful exchange" between God and man: He takes what is ours so that He may give us what is His. St. John says that by sending His son, God has opened for us a share in His diving life, the power to become children of God (John 3:12). May each Christmas, as it come, find us more and more like him who, at this time became a little child, for our sake; more simple-minded, more humble, more compassionate, more happy, more full of God.

As Christmas approaches, I would like to thank all of you for your great support throughout the year of 2023, especially with the Restoration project. I pray that all of us will be out of the darkness of the current economic difficulty soon. We also pray for the peace of the world. Together, ley us continue to build up our community as a community of Faith, Hope and Charity throughout the year of 2024.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with God's Blessings!

Fr. Joseph Tran, Pastor

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:

Sunday Eucharist:
Saturday: 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Weekday Masses:
Monday to Friday: 9:05 AM

First Friday:
Exposition: 9:30 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

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

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