COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION UPDATE
Effective March 21 2022
Mask wearing indoors will no longer be mandatory. You are most welcome to continue wearing a mask if it makes you more comfortable.
Please continue sanitizing upon church entry. Please also continue to self-monitor for symptoms and stay home from church if you are experiencing symptoms. Thank you.
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross.
LENTEN SHARELIFE APPEAL
Your helping hand is the answer.
After two years of crisis, our communities need hope and healing. That hope can be found in you – the “hands and feet of Christ” making possible the life-changing work of ShareLife agencies.
Vulnerable people are turning to these agencies for support more than ever. And the problems are many, ranging from mental illness, to poverty, addiction and isolation.
The solution is in reach: your hands and ours, working together to live the Gospel.
March 27th is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.
The advertising will begin in May 2022 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.
Call Liturgical Publications at (905) 624-4422.
ESTATE PLANNING FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 9:00 am
Learn about the importance of a will, powers of attorney and estate planning as well as Catholic teachings and traditions around cremation. The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team and Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services will share: how to protect your loved ones with a proper will, how to ensure your wishes are legally protected, Powers of Attorney, Estate Trustee selection, finding lawyers/estate planning advisors, and our Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funeral
REGISTER: email - email@example.com
Please include ‘webinar March 26’ in the subject line and provide your full name in the body of the message.
You will receive a link to the webinar on March 22nd and in a couple of reminders closer to the date of the presentation.
DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA
The Daughters of Isabella are looking for new members who are practicing Catholic women aged 16 years and older. The Daughters of Isabella began as a Women’s Auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus 125 years ago but have since become independent of the Knights. The Local Circle, St. Joseph the Worker, sits at St. Charles Borromeo Church, but is not exclusive to St. Charles Parish. There are members of St. Cecilia’s Parish in the circle, including its Regent, Maria McNulty. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on zoom and, hopefully, soon in person.
What Do We Offer?
Spiritual: Members receive a plenary indulgence and remembrances in Masses and Novenas throughout Canada and the U.S.
Friendship: It is an opportunity to expand our circle of friends.
Fundraising: We fundraise to support churches, schools, and other charitable causes
Involvement in the Community: We participate in events regarding Respect for Life, women's and family issues, civic and cultural projects.
To join/learn more or if you would like an information session, please contact:
MARIA McNULTY: DOI1415SJTW@hotmail.com
NEWMAN CENTRE LENTEN RETREAT: St. John Henry Newman as a Guide to Modern Life
Saturday, March 26th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Newman Centre Catholic Mission
89 St. George St. (enter through Hoskins Ave.)
(online and in-person)
Special Guest Speaker: Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
There will be many opportunities for reflection and prayer as well as to speak with Cardinal Collins.
Light refreshments will be served.
REGISTER through Eventbrite: lentenretreat2022.eventbrite.ca
INFO: Lenita: Lenita.firstname.lastname@example.org
With Covid restrictions slowly easing, we have been given the green light to resume our choir programme here at the church. It's been 2 years since the choir last participated in Mass here at St. Cecilia's and we look forward to a reboot in anticipation of Holy Week and Easter!
We invite any parishioners with an interest in singing to consider joining us. Singers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Along with the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass, there is typically one evening rehearsal during the week.
For more information, contact Music Director Peter Treen: Petertreen@hotmail.com (416) 760-4416
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, March 27 2022
4th Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Joshua 5 : 9a, 10 -12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5 : 17 - 21
Gospel: Luke 15 : 1 - 3, 11 - 32
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. March 21 - Sun. March 27
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Jacob Ostafew (RIP)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew
Anton Dang Quy Hanh (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee
Saturday 7 p.m.
Cherie Lynn Majchrzak (RIP)
Req. by Lydia Majchrzak
Sunday 9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 11 a.m.
Lidia Lucente (RIP)
Req. by Emma Fannetta
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, 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.
Weekly, March 13 $ 1,120.00
Humanitarian Relief Ukraine $ 180.00
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.