19 April 2020 – Second Sunday of Easter


Divine Mercy

From the diary of Sister Faustina, the zealous messenger of the Merciful Jesus...On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy...from the very depths of My most tender 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.

Let us pray the Divine Mercy Novena together from our homes as a parish community.

Divine Mercy Novena
Friday April 10th - Saturday April 18th
(Friday at 2:45 p.m. and Sat-Sat at 3 p.m.)

Sunday 19 April 2020
Divine Mercy Sunday

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 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

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 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


Monday 9:05 a.m.
Tia Lourdes and Primo Jorge (RIP)
Req. by Manuela & Family

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Joao Carlos & Jose Machado Leite (RIP)
Req. by Manuela Moniz & Family

 Wednesday 9:05 a.m.

Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Joan Schute (INT)
Req. by The Rooney Family

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Porqueira &Samuel Terrado (RIP)
Req. by Sergia & Rafael Espinos

Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Fortunata & Anatolia Magdua (RIP)
Req. by Sergia & Rafael Espinos

Saturday 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo & Manuela Umbelina
Req. by Manuel & Marie Moniz

Sunday 9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday 11 a.m.
Rita Bonnici & Carmen Fenech (RIP)
Req. by Helen and Fred Frendo


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, Lennox Bigford, 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, and  Theuma Family Members


March 29.......................130.00
Palm Sunday................390.00
Holy Thursday.............200.00
Holy Lands (Friday)...200.00
Easter Sunday.............350.00
April 12 Weekly..........100.00

Thank you for any support you are able to offer!
www.archtoronto.org/covid19/Pages/sup at this timeport.aspx for ways to support the parish during this time.


March 31.......................1,494.00
Palm Sunday................2,324.00
Holy Thursday................938.00
Holy Lands (Friday)...1,945.00
Easter Sunday.............3,632.00
April 12 Weekly..........1,557.00

Thank you for any support you are able to offer!

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Share Life Collection #1

2019:     16,465.00
2020:     270.00

Money donated on-line not included in totals

To give to our parish ShareLife campaign on-line visit: https://www.sharelife.org/Public/Home.aspx

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression during the pandemic? The Toronto Catholic Services agency awaits your call.  Isolation doesn't mean you are alone.  https://www.cfstoronto.com/

To access services call: 416 921‐1163 or 416 222‐0048 or email info@cfstoronto.com .


Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass!  The parish is in need of altar servers to serve at Sunday Masses.  Please consider sharing your talents in this way.  Training will be provided. Contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph  for details. There are registration forms on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Thank-you!