Divine Mercy sunday
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy...
My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. - Sister Faustina, Diary 699
FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
Sacramental Preparation Registration
The deadline to register is THIS Monday, April 12, 2021
Registration forms are available on our website under the SACRAMENTS tab.
SUNDAY MASS REGISTRATION
To ensure a safe worship environment, you must register to attend Sunday Mass.
Registration opens Monday at 2 p.m. each week and closes Friday at 2 p.m. for phone registrations and closes 4 hours before each event for on-line registration.
Visit our website for the link to register or call the office before Friday at 2 p.m. for assistance.
STAY AT HOME ORDER
April 8, 20201 at 12:01 a.m. for 28 days
The church schedule remains the same.
However, the Archdiocese strongly encourages the elderly and otherwise vulnerable to stay home from church during this wave. Those who attend church are reminded to be vigilant in following the Worship Safe protocol and also to refrain from congregating at entrances and exits. Thank-you!
The Sunday 9 a.m. Mass will be livestreamed on our Youtube channel. Visit our channel: St. Cecilia Parish Toronto (or subscribe via our website) to join us from home. The video will also be archived for later access.
Thanks to Tim Norohna and our Livestream committee for making this possible! Please contact the office if you would like to assist with this very important ministry.
Prayer In Time Of Covid
Gracious God, you who are the author of all life, and who desire the well-being of all people,
during these dark days of Covid 19, increase in us, respect and reverence for all human life.
Grant restored health to the sick,
comfort and hope to the dying,
strength to family members, friends, relatives, clergy & volunteers,
renewed energy to hospital workers, PSWs, nurses and doctors,
and perseverance to all in the health care professions.
Grant wisdom to scientists for the development of effective and moral vaccines,
discernment and right judgment for legislators,
aid to the discouraged, poor and vulnerable,
courage and justice for front-line workers,
and keep always in our minds the vision of the true common good of all the world.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop Robert Kasun CSB
Auxiliary Bishop Central Region
Archdiocese of Toronto
Lenten season and Holy Week
Thank you to all our parish ministry volunteers who assisted throughout the Lenten season and Holy Week.
A very special thank you to Frances McKee and Frank Spiteri who worked tirelessly in ensuring the church was liturgically accurate and preparing all that was necessary to follow WorshipSafe protocol for the Holy Week celebrations and service.
Holy Thursday collection
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Cecilia’s Conference, would like to thank parishioners for their support through the Holy Thursday collection. Your generous support of $900.00 will help us to help our neighbours that depend on us.
2021 SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN
NEXT weekend is ShareLife Sunday
The goal for the 2021 ShareLife Campaign is $13.8 million. Our parish goal is $39,300.00
“Our goal can be met, but only with your help. I invite you to join today's generation of heroes by making a sacrificial gift to ShareLife. As you contemplate the blessings God has entrusted to you, please join me in giving to ShareLife to the best of your ability."
– Cardinal Thomas Collins
Next weekend, April 18th, is ShareLife Sunday. Please give with a generous heart.
FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
The Toronto Catholic District School Board invites parents to register their children for Junior Kindergarten beginning Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 10:00 am EST. Due to current COVID-19 conditions all applications (including the upload of required documents) must be completed online.
The following documents are required for registration:
1. Child's Birth Certificate (Certificate of Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status)
2. Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of Catholicity)
3. Child's Immunization Record
4. Proof of residency in Toronto
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin May 2021 & supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422
FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE PARISH DURING THIS TIME
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!
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,
Pastor, St. Cecilia
Scripture Readings for
Sunday, April 18 2021
First Reading: Acts 3 13 - 15, 17 - 19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 4 : 1, 3, 6, 8
Second Reading: 1 John 2 : 1 - 5
Gospel: Luke 24 : 35 - 48
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. April 11 - Sun. April 18, 2021
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Mickey Hamill (RIP)
Req. by Tricia Martin and family
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Herbert Ogilvie (RIP)
5 Year Anniversary
Req. by Maureen Ogilvie
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Eamonn Martin (RIP)
Req. by Anthony Martin and family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Antonia Hymenes (RIP)
Felicia O'Connor (RIP)
Req. by Annette and Ben Beneditz
Sunday 11 a.m.
Rita Bonicci and Carmen Fenech (RIP)
Req. by Fred and Helen Frendo
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
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, Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Natalie Chabane, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Hector Balthazar, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, and John Sherman
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly, March 21- April 4 $ 3,535.00
Restoration - March 28 445.00
Holy Thursday 900.00
Holy Lands (Friday) 2,010.00
Easter Sunday 2,650.00
Thank you for your generosity!
2021 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES may be picked up at the church during private prayer or you may call the office to make other arrangements.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.