16 January 2022 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


Prayer Service

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church
920 Progress Ave., Scarborough

Join Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity of the Church.

All are welcome to attend in person or via livestream: www.facebook.com/TorontoArmenianChurch.

For details:  https://bit.ly/3Gm0CZ

Marriage Sunday Mass

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St., Toronto

Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB, will preside at a special Mass to honor married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2022. Due to social distancing measures, cathedral attendance is limited to pre-registered couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries and a maximum of one (1) guest per celebrant couple. Registration is now open and will close Feb. 4th or when the capacity is reached.

Given the limited attendance at the cathedral, we encourage milestone celebrants to register early.

Those who are not able to register may join the celebration via livestream Mass here: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live.

The broadcast will begin at 2:15 p.m.



Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023. To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.

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.


January 18-25, 2022

We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship Him.
(cf. Mathew 2:2)

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 was selected by the Middle East Council of Churches and originates from the churches in Lebanon. Present times in Lebanon are extremely difficult and economically disastrous. All this combined with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made the situation quite stressful. The power of prayer in solidarity with those who suffer is a demonstration of Christian unity and a sign of communion.

The theme, taken from the second chapter of the Gospel according to Matthew, is the Epiphany. Each year in January, the Church recalls the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem, highlighting God’s invitation to all of humanity to a new covenant in the Incarnation of Christ. In the Eastern Churches, Epiphany is joined to the mystery of the Baptism of Christ, a baptism all Christians hold in common as testimony to their faith in the Son of God.

Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, continuing the work of Servant of God, Fr. Paul Wattson and Mother Lurana White of Graymoor, is pleased to once again produce materials for the observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the United States in English and Spanish. Please check our website, geii.org, for more information soon. We start providing materials in October.

Celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in your community from January 18-25, 2022. That they all may be one.

Excerpts from: https://geii.org/week_of_prayer_for_christian_unity/theme_announcement_2022.html


The current restrictions (available on the website of the Archdiocese) have not impacted our regular parish schedule.  Any changes to the parish schedule will be communicated through the parish.

Reconciliation continues to be by appointment and our capacity remains the same with 2m distancing.

Please remain vigilant and refrain from gathering before and after sacramental celebrations.  Thank You!

The office is open to the public by appointment only.


Deadline to enter: Feb 14, 2022

Students aged 13-19 are invited to submit a 450-500-word essay for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18 to 25, 2022.

This year, the theme and the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches based in Beirut, Lebanon. The theme of the contest is: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt. 2:2). The deadline for the writing contest is Monday, February 14, 2022 at 2 p.m.

For details and a list of prizes, visit: www.catholicregister.org/writingaward


Thank You!

Thank you to the parish community for your participation in the 2021 Christmas Star programme!

The parish community raised $1,405 which, coupled with the participation of St. Cecilia School, assisted 14 families.  The SVDP was also able to help 13 individuals experience  a more enjoyable Christmas.


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, January 23 2022

First Reading: Nehemiah 8 : 2 - 4a, 5 - 6, 8 - 10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12 : 12 - 14, 27 or 12 : 12 - 30
Gospel:  Luke 1 : 1 - 4; 4: 14 - 21

Mon. Jan 17  - Sun. Jan 23, 2022

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Jim Ismail (INT)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew

Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Ann Rooney (INT)
on her birthday
Req. by Her Friends

Thursday 9:05 a.m.
William Jarvie (RIP)
Req. by Herb and Ann Clough and family

 Friday 9:05 a.m.
Brigitte Maria Schneider (RIP)
Req. by Herb and Ann Clough and family

Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Maria Di Maulo (RIP)
Req. by Herb and Ann Clough and family

Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

 Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Allain-André Bourbonnais (RIP)
Req. by Colleen Murphy and family

Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community


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, Guy Alcamo, and Mike Kudrak.

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Christmas                                              7, 670.00
Dec 26th, weekly                                 1, 280.00
Taxes and Insurance                                   20.00
Restoration                                              250.00
Initial Offering                                         200.00
Jan 1, Solemnity of Mary                         650.00
Jan 2, weekly                                           724.00
Taxes and Insurance                                 190.00
Jan 9, weekly                                        7, 055.00
Taxes and Insurance                                 850.00
Restoration                                              850.00
PAG December 2021                               948.00

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.