Feast of St. Cecilia
The Feast of St. Cecilia (Nov 22) will be celebrated at the Sunday Masses the weekend of November 13/14 to allow more people to celebrate. There won't be a reception this year due to pandemic restrictions and the Hall renovation.
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.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN
There is still space available for the First Communion and Confirmation preparation programmes!
Students who attend our parish schools (St. Rita and St. Cecilia) are encouraged to register.
Please register by: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021.
Registration is open for families with children currently in grade 2 (or higher) who wish to receive First Communion and families with children currently in grades 7 or 8 who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Spaces will be allotted in the order in which the registrations are received. Please register as soon as possible.
Registration forms are available from an usher at Mass and are also posted on the parish website:
To register, please submit the following 3 items to the PARISH OFFICE at 161 Annette Street on or before: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021.
- The Registration Form
- A copy of your child's Baptism Certificate (if not St. Cecilia Parish)
- The programme registration fee of $35.00
(cash or cheque ONLY. Cheques payable to: St. Cecilia Church)
We look forward to accompanying your children in their faith formation!
CHRISTMAS NEWS - CAMPAIGN LIFE & RIGHT TO LIFE
Campaign Life Coalition has moved its office to Hamilton and has cancelled its Christmas cake fundraiser. It will never cancel the life of the pre-born or the vulnerable.
"There are no human rights if there is no right to life". - Cardinal Collins
Right To Life still has fundraiser items. A pack of 10 assorted Christmas cards is $10.00. You may place your order up until December 19th and delivery will be made: (416) 769 9749.
Please consider a donation to these most essential charities. Thank-you.
42nd ANNUAL CARDINAL'S DINNER: A Journey Toward Healing and Reconciliation
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – 7 p.m., virtual
via Salt + Light TV and the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/archtoronto
The ongoing journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is particularly relevant to Catholics across Canada. This engaging 60-minute program will include discussion about that journey and how we can all work toward a better future for residential school survivors, their families and all people of faith.
There is no cost to attend, however, donations will be gratefully accepted. Funds raised this year will support longstanding Cardinal’s Dinner charities that are being called upon to provide new and increased services to those who turn to them for help. In addition, proceeds will be directed toward the Indigenous Healing and Reconciliation efforts of the Archdiocese.
For more information and to make a donation, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/cardinalsdinner
IN EXPECTATION AND HOPE: IGNATIAN REFLECTIONS FOR ADVENT
Friday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 28 – 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
A silent Ignatian weekend retreat for men and women.
In our preparations for Christmas, we can sometimes forget the power and joy of the Advent season with all of its opportunities for renewal and promise. This retreat invites us into stillness to deepen our Advent experience with the gifts of Ignatian spirituality as a guide. Together we will enter into the Ignatian gifts of presence, freedom, unbinding and gratitude as we wait in hope for the coming of Christ anew in our lives and in the world at Christmas.
FACILITATOR: Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.
SUGGESTED OFFERING: $235 per person - includes two-nights’ accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.
CONTACT: email@example.com, 905-839-2864
St. Vincent De Paul Society 'Christmas Star Program'!
This year, due to Covid, we will not have the tree displayed with Christmas Stars, however, because of Covid, the need is greater than ever. SVDP is running the program to meet this need! Please place your gift card or monetary donation in an envelope marked SVDP Christmas Star Program and deposit in the offertory basket after Mass or in the mail slot of the office at 161 Annette.
Please make your offering by: Sunday, December 12th, 2021.
Gift cards may be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy. Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores. The pandemic, coupled with inflation, have impacted many in our community. Thank you for sharing with our neighbours who find themselves in need this year!
PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST Development and Peace
Development and Peace's 2021-2022 campaign, People and Planet First, is calling for Canada and Canadian corporations not to be complicit in violations against the planet and its inhabitants The easiest way to take action is to sign the petition calling on the government to implement a due diligence law that would require its companies to respect human and environmental rights in their overseas operations.
However, there are several other options available to you if you have already signed and want to continue your commitment! You can follow the latest campaign news on our Facebook or Instagram pages and even update your profile to show the campaign colors. If you’d like to delve into the subject deeper, take the time to read our printable backgrounder. And what about sharing the campaign video with your friends and family? Whatever you choose to do, thank you for helping to spread solidarity! https://devp.org/en
LIVING WITH CHRIST MISSALS
Sunday, Nov. 28th is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year.
Sunday Missals for 2021-2022 are available for purchase at the back of the church. The price is $5.00
ADVENT RETREAT – A Journey With Mary
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Road
December 4th, 9:00a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 per person
Call: (905)-278-5229 or
BEREAVEMENT RETREAT – Journey With Others Who Share Your Experience
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Road
December 11th, 9:00a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 per person
Call: (905-278-5229 or
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
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, November 28 2021
First Reading: Jeremiah 33 : 14 - 16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3 : 12 - 4 : 2
Gospel: Luke 21 : 25 - 28, 3 - 36
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28, 2021
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Sister Cecilia and Consecrated Souls
Req. by Delia Frederick
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Laura Ogilvie (RIP)
Req. by Maureen Ogilvie
Friday 9:05 a.m
Marta Bascos (RIP)
Req. by France McKee
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Deceased of the Ashton and Toth Families (RIP)
Req. by Mary Ashton-Toth
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Hilaria Hong Ting (RIP)
Req. by Annette and Ben Beneditz
Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Christopher Mankowski (RIP)
Req. by his wife, Barbara
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, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, Marta DiGregorio, and Guy Alcamo.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly, Nov 14 $ 1, 225.75
Shepherd's Trust 2, 210.00
All Souls 150.00
Taxes and Insurance 25.00
Thank you for your on-going support!
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.