15 May 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

ONTARIO ELECTION DEBATE from a Catholic Perspective


Wednesday, May 18  at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by The Archdiocese of Toronto
Presented in partnership with St. Monica Institute, Salt and Light Television, and The Catholic Register

The Archdiocese of Toronto will host an election debate from a Catholic perspective featuring representatives from the major political parties. The debate will be livestreamed on the archdiocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel, @archtoronto) and broadcasted live on Salt+Light TV.

Peter Stockland, publisher of The Catholic Register, will be our moderator and he will ask the candidates how they will respond to the concerns of Ontario’s Catholics.


We have also produced a number of non-partisan resources to help the faithful discern their vote through the wisdom of Catholic Social Teaching.

You can find those resources here: www.archtoronto.org/election.

Election Day in Ontario is

Thursday, June 2, 2022

The final ShareLife Sunday of the year is June 5.

ShareLife Logo

Thus far our parish has raised $42,950 towards our goal of $49,000.

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

Please give generously through the parish or at sharelife.org.

Thank you for living the Gospel!


Wednesday, May 18 – 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Parish 5440 Durie Rd., Mississauga
Sponsored by the Marian Devotional Movement.

Everyone is welcome to visit & venerate the Pilgrim Statue.

At 7 p.m. a special Mass honouring Our Lady of the Cape will be held.

The Pilgrim Statue will also visit the following parishes:

  • May 19 – St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St, Toronto – 1 p.m.
  • May 20 – St. Aidan's Parish, 3501 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough – 7 p.m.
  • May 21 – St. Timothy's Parish, 21 Leigh Hill Rd., North York – 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Enza Fenech - 905-301-3376, nefrep@gmail.com

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”  - John 13:14.


Annual Day of Reflection for Women
Saturday, June 4 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (for virtual)
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (for in-person)
St. Augustine's Seminary, 2661 Kingston Rd. Toronto

The Sisters of Life will facilitate a day of reflection for women, celebrating what Pope St. John Paul II called the “feminine genius.” The Sisters of Life will accompany all participants as they reflect on the gifts of women and their unique call to holiness. Brunch and Mass will be offered. For those preferring a virtual experience, virtual attendance is welcomed.

COST:  in-person attendance  - $50, virtual attendance  - $25.

INFO:  www.staugustines.on.ca.

CONTACT: St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto,  416-261-7207,  lay.formation@staugustines.on.ca

REGISTER: staugustines.on.ca/events-listing/annual-day-ofreflection-for-women


Thank you

Thank you very much to all those who contributed to Coins For Life.  This charity always promotes Life from conception to the grave.  More and more there is a push to eliminate the lives of the weak and the vulnerable Our collection  this year amounted to $1, 050.

Thank you for your kindness.

Livestream of Mass


We are now live streaming the 11 a.m. Mass.

Apologies for the recent interruption to the Mass live stream.  There were some technical difficulties.   New equipment has been purchased and the live stream resumed last weekend at 11 a.m.

You may find the livestream on our youtube channel, St. Cecilia Parish Toronto


All children born in 2018 are eligible to attend Kindergarten

The Toronto Catholic District School Board invites parents to register their children for Junior ​Kindergarten beginning January 19th,  2022 at 10:00 am  E.S.T.

All applications must be submitted online only at soar.tcdsb.org.

The following documents are required for registration:

  1. Child's Birth Certificate (or Certificate of Citizenship/Landed Immigrant Status)
  2. Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent's Catholicity)
  3. Proof of residency in Toronto (2 documents)
  4. Application for Catholic School Support (completed at the school)


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, May 22 2022


First Reading: Acts 15 : 1 - 2, 22 - 29
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 67
Second Reading: Revelation 21 : 10 - 14, 22 - 23
Gospel: John 14 : 23 - 29

Mon. May 16  - Sun. May 22

Monday 9:05 a.m.
Ron Bobson (INT)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Matija Basic (RIP)

 Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Peter Basic (RIP)

Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Winifred Ismail (INT)
Req. by Frances McKee

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Andrija and Toma Basic (RIP)
Req. by Anonymous

Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Tadija Basic (RIP)

 Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday 9 a.m.
Gerry Culkeen (RIP)
Req. by The Knights of Columbus

Sunday 11 a.m.
Cherie Lynn Majchrzak (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee


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,  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                                 $ 1,065.00
Confirmation Mass                  $ 710.00
Taxes and Insurance                 $ 445.00
Donate Now, April 1 - 15         $ 285.00

Thank you for your on-going support!

2022 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are ready for pick-up at the back of the church.

Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the envelope, when making your first few 2022 donations.

New envelope users/parishioners are asked to fill out a Parish Registration Form (available from an usher) and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2022.


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