12 September 2021 – Twenty- fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Livestream of Mass

MASS LIVESTREAMED - Sunday at  9 a.m. on our YouTube channel: St. Cecilia Parish Toronto. To access our Youtube channel from our parish website, click on "Watch the Livestream"  then scroll down and click on "Subscribe to St. Cecilia Church Channel ", the Mass does not stream directly on our website.

Parish Schedule

Effective until further notice 2M distancing restrictions in place

Monday - Saturday:  9:05 a.m.
No registration required.  

Saturday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Eventbrite Registration opens Monday at 2 p.m. and closes Friday at 2 p.m. each week

While we continue to celebrate multiple Baptisms and Weddings on Saturdays

Capacity limited by 2m distancing

Capacity limited by 2m distancing

on our YouTube channel St. Cecilia Parish, Toronto

 OFFICE closed to the public
(except for essential scheduled appointments)
Wednesday-Friday,  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (remote)

on our YouTube channel.
Visit:  saintcecilia.ca to subscribe

Closed to the public (except for essential scheduled appointments)
Wednesday-Friday,  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (remote)
Tel.: (416) 769 8163

St. Cecilia's Parish Building Renovation


You have likely noticed that work on the renovation has been allowed to resume.

As previously reported, this phase of the  renovation was split into 3 parts due to cost increases. Please check the website in the coming months for details of the work planned and the scheduled phases.

The architects were to give a PowerPoint presentation to the parish outlining renovation details but that is not possible with the current restrictions. Father hopes to have them prepare some of that information to display in the church.

Although the church washrooms have been closed throughout the pandemic, there will be a portable washroom available on-site during this phase of the renovation for use in cases of urgent need.


We are in the midst of celebrating the 2021 First Holy Communions and Confirmations for our parish. Please pray for our young people as they celebrate their sacraments!

Details for the sacramental programmes  for the year 2021-2022 will be announced at Mass and posted on our website once they are finalised.  They will also be communicated to our parish schools.   This will likely be in late Fall.

Please be reminded that Sacramental preparation is to take place in your home parish; it is not a school event.   If St. Cecilia Parish is not your home parish, please check with your home parish  regarding their sacramental preparation schedule as they may start in early Fall.


ShareLife Logo

ShareLife has adjusted collection dates to October 2-3, 2021 and October 30-31, 2021 to accommodate parish/parishioner financial needs.

To date we have raised: $44,366.00, exceeding our parish goal of $39,300.00.

Many thanks to all the generous supporters of our parish ShareLife campaign.

Please remember that organizations are also there to help you. If you, your family or other loved ones are in need of support from the services of a ShareLife funded agency, visit sharelife.org and click on the “Need Help?” button.



Online Bereavement Support Group begins Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 

Online Separated/Divorce Support Group begins Thursday, Sept 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 

For more information and to register please contact:
Arcangelo Limanni, MRE (416) 921-1163 ext. 2225


October 22-24, 2021 online.

Discover the possibilities of a marriage lived as God intends!

Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance in your marriage. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience is a special weekend for you to spend together as a couple and share your feelings, hopes and dreams. It is a skill-building enrichment program where together, you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths.

CONTACT:  Gerard & Marge, 905 792 1925  gerard.marge@rogers.com
Web site:  www.wwme.org
INFO:  http://bit.ly/WWMECouples


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


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!

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

Scripture Readings for
Sunday, September 19 2021

First Reading: Wisdom 2 : 12, 17-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 54
Second Reading: James 3 : 16-4.3
Gospel:  Mark 9 : 3 - 37

Mon. Sept 13- Sun. Sept  19th , 2021

 Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Hector Balthazar (RIP)
Req. by Herb and Ann Clough and family

Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Thanksgiving to Mary and Jesus for all their graces and blessings (INT)
Req. by R.C.

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Angela N. Quinn (RIP)
Req. by Colleen and Honora Murphy and Keith Anderson

Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

 Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Deceased members of the Cabral and Franca families (RIP)
Req. by Cecilia Franca

Sunday 11 a.m.
John Christopher (RIP)
Req. by Maria Ruccolo


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,  Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, and Susan Murphy.

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


PAG July                                           $948.00
PAG August                                      $948.00
Donate Now July 1-15                      $475.00
Donate Now, August 1-15               $585.00
Weekly June 27                                 $675.00
Weekly July 4-18                          $3. 380.00
Weekly July 25                             $1. 050.00
Weekly Aug 1                                   $935.00
Weekly Aug 8                               $1, 012.00
Weekly Aug 15                                 $823.00
Weekly Aug 22                             $1, 648.00
Weekly Aug 29                                 $680.00
Taxes & Ins. July                              $300.00
Taxes and  Ins. August                     $330.00
Restoration  June 27                         $165.00
Restoration  July                               $200.00
Restoration  August                          $397.00

2021 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES may be picked up at the church during private prayer or you may call the office  to make other arrangements.


If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.