COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION UPDATE
On February 14th, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that most of the provincial Covid-19 restrictions will be eliminated in two phases over the coming weeks. The first phase of easing restrictions will begin on Thursday, February 17 and the second phase will begin on Tuesday, March 1.
Starting Thursday, February 17, 2022:
- Capacity limits will increase in many settings, but two metres/six feet of physical distancing is still required at religious ceremonies, meaning our parish capacity limits remain the same for now.
- Masks must still be worn indoors.
The Archdiocese of Toronto and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario are working through details for the Tuesday, March 1 restriction easing. Details about changes for March will be communicated once they are received from the Archdiocese.
VIRTUAL WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER - March 25-27, 2022
Where are you in your marriage journey? Every marriage could use a boost. Learn easy to use communication tools to help enhance your relationship. Our proven program will guide you through practical and private exercises to refresh your wedding vows and to spark up your romance. Based on Catholic values, but married couples of all faiths are welcome.
Are you ready to rediscover each other?
Call NOW: Gerard & Marge McCauley: (905) 792-1925
QUEEN OF APOSTLES RENEWAL CENTER
Saturday March 5 OR Tuesday March 15
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blyth Road, Mississauga
COST: $40.00. Lunch included
CONTACT: 905-278-5229, firstname.lastname@example.org
FATHER RON ROLHEISER LENTEN RETREAT
April 1-3, 2022
Friday 7:00 p.m. – Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blyth Road. Mississauga
Cost: $450.00 per person/ $700.00 per couple
VIRTUAL ORDINADI DINNER
VIRTUAL ORDINADI DINNER
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 @ 7 p.m.
sponsored by Serra Foundation of Canada
nd the 6 Serra Clubs in the Archdiocese of Toronto
Please join us as we gather virtually to celebrate new priestly vocations and our seminaries: youtube.com/archtoronto
There is no cost to view this event.
If you would like to make a donation to help cover the costs and support our two seminaries, the Office of Vocations and Serra House in the work that they do, or to obtain further information on this event, please visit: serracanada.com/2022-ordinandi-dinner
MARCH LECTURE SERIES: PALLIATIVE CARE AND MAID
The deVeber Institute
March 1, 10, 16 at 8 p.m. via zoom
This three-night lecture series features doctors, lawyers, and psychiatrists at the forefront of the conversation.
Monday, March 1: Three Perspectives
Thursday, March 10: Doctors' Roundtable
Wednesday, March 16: Mental Health and MAiD
Registration is now open, visit: www.deveber.org
Please note: you must register separately for each night
CONTACT: email@example.com, 416 256-0555
Ash Wednesday Masses with Distribution of Ashes
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2022
9:05 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
(Vietnamese Mass: 7:30 p.m.)
This is a universal day of fasting and of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. Parents and educators are reminded of their duty to introduce children gradually to the understanding and practice of penance.
THE LIGHT OF NEWMAN IN THE DARK OF WINTER: HELP FOR OUR LENTEN JOURNEY
Saturday, March 12, 2022 09:30 AM - 1:00 PM
A Virtual Lenten Retreat Run By St. Augustine’s Seminary
Now is the time to start thinking about Lenten retreats. Join us on Saturday, March 12 as Dr. Donald Graham, Assistant Professor at St. Augustine’s Seminary, leads us through a day of virtual reflection. Dr. Graham has published widely on the topic of St. John Henry Newman. Don't miss this opportunity to reflect with fellow pilgrims on the journey.
DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH
Live Virtual Lenten Events
Saturday March 19, 2022, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins
Antonia Salzano, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Anna Nuzzo , Rosanna De Zio Magnotta, Dorothy Pilarski
EARLY BIRD PRICING: $25 (+ HST) before March 5
$35 (+ HST) after March 5th.
CALLING ALL GIRLS
Friday March 25, 2022 7 - 10 p.m.
Noelle Merring, Gerry Whelan, Isabelle Bruno,
Fr. Denis Lemiex, Dorothy Pilarski - Host and ModeratorEARLY BIRD PRICING $20 (+HST) before March 5th
$30 (+ HST) after March 5th.
PROJECT RACHEL RETREAT
St. Mary Of Egypt Refuge
206 Barry Road. Madoc, ON K0K 2K0
April 1-3, 2022
We are offering a weekend retreat for women who have been hurt by abortion. You can speak with someone who understands and cares, and have a chance to begin the healing from loss and grief. (We will follow health policy guidelines in effect at that time.)
Project Rachel – private and confidential.
Project Rachel’s designated phone line (289-691-6840) is staffed by trained volunteers. It is answered Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. Messages may be left at any 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.
FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
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:
- Child's Birth Certificate (or Certificate of Citizenship/Landed Immigrant Status)
- Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent's Catholicity)
- Proof of residency in Toronto (2 documents)
- Application for Catholic School Support (completed at the school)
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, February 27 2022
First Reading: Sirach 24 : 4 - 7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 92
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15 : 54 - 58
Gospel: Luke 6 : 39 - 45
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. February 21 - Sun. February 27
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Peter Madej (INT)
Many blessings for his birthday
Req. by The Czajkowski Family
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Maria Connor (RIP)
Req. by France McKee
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Marguerite Paolini (RIP)
Req. by David Paolini
Sunday 11 a.m.
Lionel Gomes (RIP)
Req. by Rock Gomes
Weekly, Feb 13 To be reported next week
Donate Now, January $ 405.00
PAG, January $ 450.00
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.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.