1 November 2020 – Solemnity of All Saints

ALL SOULS' DAY - Monday, November 2, 2020

A basket will be available on the altar for your "All Souls' Envelopes". On the envelope, found at the back of the church, write the names of deceased family members and friends and enclose your offering.  Place envelopes in the basket.  The office staff will enter those listed on the envelopes into the "BOOK OF SOULS".  The "BOOK OF SOULS" and the basket will remain at the altar for the entire month of November and those named therein will be prayed for at all Masses during the month of November.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, Nov 6th, 2020

Due to Covid-19 protocol, First Friday Eucharistic Adoration is truncated at this time.  Benediction and  brief adoration follow the 9:05 a.m. Mass.

The church must close at 10 a.m. for cleaning.

Thank you for your understanding

NOVEMBER 5, 2020 – 7:00 P.M.

The "dinner" will be presented virtually via Salt & Light TV and the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/archtoronto) All are invited to an inspiring 60-minute program that will include musical performances, profiles of Cardinal’s Dinner beneficiaries, an interview with Cardinal Collins, greetings from dignitaries and a special thank you to volunteers who have been assisting parishes throughout the pandemic.

There is no cost to attend the event however the goal is to continue to support the Cardinal’s Dinner charities during these challenging days.

For more information or to donate in support of the dinner, visit: www.archtoronto.org/cardinalsdinner.

We are updating our parish contact information

Please help us by emailing your contact information - especially your current email address - to the parish office,  stceciliatoronto@gmail.com

Please use your current email address and place in the subject line "Email address update."  Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number in the email body.  For those of you without e-mail, please phone the office: 416 769 8163 with any updates to your contact information.

Thank you!


We have scheduled 3 Confirmation Celebration Masses for the 2019-2020 Confirmation and families have been notified of their child's Mass date.  If your child participated in the programme and you have not been notified of their Confirmation date, please contact the office as soon as possible as the contact we have on file for you appears out-dated.  Thank you.


Father Joseph is working with the catechists to put together the programme for the upcoming year. The programme information will be shared with the parish and through the parish schools when the programme plans are finalised.

Please note, immediate sacramental preparation is the responsibility of the parish and it is a parish, not a school event.  Therefore, you should register for sacramental preparation at your home parish, (the parish closest to your home whose geographic boundaries you live within or where you regularly worship as a registered parishioner).


We would like to switch from recording the Sunday Mass to livestreaming the Sunday Mass and are looking for a number of volunteers to assist with this.  If you are interested, please contact the office or speak with Father Joseph after Mass.  Thank-you!


With the pandemic closures in March, the Restoration was put  in a holding pattern.   The Archdiocese recently requested the Renovation be split into 2 phases.  They have approved the phases and the architect anticipates phase 1 of the project will be tendered by the end of October!


Bundle Up for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

1701 Bloor St W.
November 14-15, 2020

Please note, they are NOT ACCEPTING: appliances, baby or regular furniture, books, mattresses, dishes, construction material or video tapes. For more information visit: www.ssvptoonto.ca


First Come First Served
Monday-Saturday 9:05 a.m

Please note that for daily Mass, 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.

On-Line Reservations Required 

We are using Eventbrite for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass reservations.  See our website saintcecilia.ca for details. Link to our event page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-mass-st-cecilia-parish-tickets-109029688734

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. Friday.  Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a call back from the office.  Please leave clearly, your name, number of tickets, date and time of Mass, and your phone number. Eventbrite is the preferred method.

By appointment.  Please call the office.

Physical office remains closed at this time.  Please call or e-mail for assistance.


Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The office is open to the public on Thursdays,  by appointment.

Please call or email to arrange.


Weekly envelopes may be used -  mailed to the parish or dropped off:  161 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P5.

The easiest on-line options:

Archdiocese Donate Now link  https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=416 Enables you to give to St. Cecilia parish by credit card. You  choose St. Cecilia from a list of parishes and the Archdiocese directs your donation to our parish.  The parish receives a monthly report of all donations made via this method.  Tax receipts are issued to donors at year end by the Archdiocese (one-time gifts are receipted at time of giving).

Pre-Authorised giving  A set donation figure of your choosing is withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.  Please contact the parish office to set this up.

If you have any questions regarding methods of donating,  please email or phone the parish office.

Thank you for your many and varied contributions to our parish community!

Virtual Archdiocesan gathering of families

Cardinal Thomas Collins is pleased to invite families from across the diocese to our third annual virtual Archdiocesan gathering of families on Saturday, November 28, 10 a.m. – 9:15 p.m. Our family day will include, prayer, praise and worship, games, scripture, teaching, Q&A with Cardinal Collins, family activity challenges, and a parent talk and discussion session with lay evangelist, Patrick Sullivan. Parents and children of all ages are invited to join us for both online Zoom sessions and offline activities.

There is no cost to attend. Registration opens on September 18 and tickets are limited. One ticket per household. To register, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/family.

This event is being hosted by the Office of Formation for Discipleship at Archdiocese of Toronto in partnership with BLD Toronto, Couples for Christ, Focolare and Teams of Our Lady.

Info: Annalisa Parente, 416-934-3400 ext. 569 or email aparente@archtoronto.org.

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 Archdiocese Donate Now link. 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


Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

I love our parish. Inspired by the Resurrection of our Lord that we now celebrate, I trust that our community of faith, hope and love will make it through this pandemic. When the church was closed for mass, it was the final motivation I needed to do something our family has been meaning to do for a long time – I went to the Archdiocesan website and I signed up for Donate Now credit card giving to the St. Cecilia offertory. It was very easy. I just went to this website (Click the button below) and selected St. Cecilia from the drop-down list. Joining the Donate Now program to St. Cecilia ensures that I can continue to financially support my spiritual home even when I cannot be there physically. I would like to invite you all to do the same. Together, each of us contributing as we are able, can ensure that St. Cecilia will always be there for us. I look forward to the great celebration we will have when we can return to the Eucharist together at the end of this Pandemic!

In truth,

Luke Stocking,
Pastoral Council Chair, St. Cecilia


ShareLife Logo

$ 37,395.00
Thanks to your generous spirit, we have reached  95% of our parish campaign goal of $39,300.000.
Thank you to everyone for your contributions and prayers!


ShareLife: Supporting quality long-term care during the pandemic

The Providence Healthcare’s Houses of Providence is a ShareLife-funded long-term care residence for seniors in Scarborough.

“It’s been hard during Covid-19 since we’re not happy to be inside all the time, but we understand the precautions that staff are taking,” says Mary, a resident. “Providence staff have been absolutely wonderful and are doing a good job. I appreciate that all the staff are extremely careful with us, making sure we are safe. I thank them every time I see them for their hard work.”

Next weekend is ShareLife Sunday. From now through November 8, you can double the impact of your donation. A generous donor is matching gifts up to $500,000. Please give during the special collection or anytime using the ShareLife envelopes at the back of the church.  You can also give securely online at sharelife.org/donate.

Scripture Readings for
Sunday, November 8, 2020
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Wisdom 6.12-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 63
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4 : 13 - 18
Gospel: Matthew 25 :  1 - 13

Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov 8

All Souls in Purgatory
Req. by Sergia and Rafael Espinos

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Valeria and Frank & Grandparents (RIP)
Req. by Sofia Gryzbek

Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Anna Lai Thi Tran (RIP)
Req. by Ann and Herb Clough and Family

Thursday 9:05 a.m
Elpedia and Leonicio Hindang (RIP)
Req. by Sergia and Rafael Espinos

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Family members and friends (RIP)
And Souls in Purgatory
Req. by Annette and Ben Beneditz

Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

 Sunday 9 a.m.
Antonio Grasso (RIP)
Req. by his wife and children

Sunday 11 a.m.
Julia and Ursenia Leonor (RIP)
Req. by Sergia & Rafael Espinos


Hang Sam Lee, Richard Mijares, Drew Fiala, Connie Tari-Kornhauser, Lisa Reardon, Stuart Robson, Rosa Maria Santos, Dory Kashin, Bianca Auriemma, Rosie Po, Frank Ferreira, Antonina Koziara, Julia Collins, Mary Ann Cuschieri, Sebastian Caravalho, Anne Tran Fazzalari, Gabriel Sebastian Romano, William (Buddy) O'Hara,  Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Christian Mijares, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Natalie Chabane, Edward Spiteri,  Anastasija Broks, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Hector Balthazar, and Theuma Family Members

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Weekly, October 4 2020:  $1,030.00
Taxes and Insurance: $435.00
Pope's Pastoral Works: $1,155.00
Holy Land: $70.00

Weekly, October 11 2020: $915.00
First Communion, October 3 2020: $455.00
ShareLife Sunday: $1,550.00
Donate Now, September 16 - 30: $1,080.00
PAG September: $463.00

Thank you for any offering you are able to make at this time!