Effective Monday, April 19, 2021
(capacity of 8, first come, first admitted)
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(every 15 minutes, 8 per service, first come first admitted)
Saturday: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(last service: 7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
(last service: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
CONFESSION BY APPOINTMENT
WEDDINGS FUNERALS AND BAPTISMS restricted to 10 persons
including those involved in ministry (priest, cantor, lector etc.)
SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAMED at 9 a.m.
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)
firstname.lastname@example.org/416 769 8163
Livestream of Mass
Our Sunday 9 a.m. Mass will be livestreamed on our Youtube channel. Visit our channel: St. Cecilia Parish Toronto (or subscribe via our website) to join us from home. The video will also be archived for later access.
Thanks to Tim Norohna and our Livestream committee for making this possible! Please contact the office if you would like to assist with this very important ministry.
HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FOR INDIA
India is reeling from a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. In recent days, the country has been reporting more than 400,000 of new cases and 4,000 deaths every 24 hours. In response to numerous inquiries from parishioners and clergy, the Archdiocese of Toronto will be sending donations through Development and Peace to Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations that is already in India helping those who are suffering during this COVID-19 outbreak.
Since the pandemic began, India’s Catholic Church, acting principally through Caritas India, has been supporting some of the most disadvantaged groups, such as those with inadequate housing, migrant labourers, persons with special needs and widows. Relief services and materials provided by the Church, or with its support, include:
- Food at kitchens and distribution centres in slums, at migration transit points, etc.
- Masks, sanitizers and hygiene kits to vulnerable community
- Psychosocial support and hotline services to traumatized and grieving people
- Public education campaigns on infection prevention and vaccination
- Supporting the public healthcare system, including donating expertise, facilities and equipment from Church-run clinics and hospitals
To learn more about Caritas’ work in India, please watch this video: http://bit.ly/CaritasIndiaRelief
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
-Through the Archdiocese of Toronto: www.archtoronto.org OR 416-934-3411
-Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
St. Cecilia Parish – India’s COVID-19 Outbreak – Disaster Relief
Please continue to pray for the people of India and all those who are suffering from COVID-19 worldwide.
Prayer In Time Of Covid
Gracious God, you who are the author of all life, and who desire the well-being of all people,
during these dark days of Covid 19, increase in us, respect and reverence for all human life.
Grant restored health to the sick,
comfort and hope to the dying,
strength to family members, friends, relatives, clergy & volunteers,
renewed energy to hospital workers, PSWs, nurses and doctors,
and perseverance to all in the health care professions.
Grant wisdom to scientists for the development of effective and moral vaccines,
discernment and right judgment for legislators,
aid to the discouraged, poor and vulnerable,
courage and justice for front-line workers,
and keep always in our minds the vision of the true common good of all the world.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop Robert Kasun CSB
Auxiliary Bishop Central Region
Archdiocese of Toronto
2021 SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN
Ascension of the Lord
World Communications Day
May 16, 2021
Living the Gospel locally and around the world
“You – the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese – haven’t forgotten the needs of your neighbours. Thank you to our pastors and parish staff who have continued to educate the faithful about the work of ShareLife agencies.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins
Thank you for supporting ShareLife!
Our Parish goal is $39,300.00. To date, we have raised: $38,105.00
Thank you for your outpouring of generosity!
ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday April 28th 7 - 8 p.m.
If your son loves to sing and is in grades 2-10, join staff, alumni, and parents to learn more about SMCS choral and academic programmes.
ESTATE PLANNING FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:30 am
Join this free webinar presented by The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team and learn:
- How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
- How to ensure that your wishes are legally protected
- About Powers of Attorney
- Estate Trustee selection
- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
- Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funeral
An estate planning guide will be mailed to all attendees at no cost.
TO REGISTER: email : email@example.com Include ‘webinar May 22’ in the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body of the email (to receive your copy of the Estate Planning guide).
If possible, please let us know whether you are planning to watch this webinar alone or with a family member.
You will receive a link to the webinar on May 17th, and a couple of reminders closer to the date of the presentation.
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, May 23 2021
First Reading: Acts 2 : 1 - 11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104
Second Reading: Corinthians 12 : 3b - 7, 12 -13 or Galatians 5 : 16 - 25
Gospel: John 20 : 19-23 or John 15 : 26-27; 16 :12-15
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. May 17 - Sun. May 23, 2021
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Winifred Ismail (INT)
On her birthday
Req. by Frances McKee
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Esther Theuma (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee
Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
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, Hector Balthazar, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, and John Sherman.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Pope's Pastoral Works $ 1, 300.00
Weekly, various April 1,775.00
Donate Now April 16-30 350.00
Donation (restoration) 200.00
Thank you for your 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.