Happy Father's Day
May you be blessed with the graces you need to be good and loving role models for your children and all the children in your life.
May God grant you courage, compassion, patience, and peace.
First Come First Served
Monday-Saturday 9:05 a.m
Please note that for daily Mass, the church will open at 8 a.m. for the 9:05 a.m. Mass and must close at 10 a.m. for cleaning to take place.
On-Line Reservations Required
We are using Eventbrite for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass reservations. See our website saintcecilia.ca for details. Link to our event page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-mass-st-cecilia-parish-tickets-109029688734
Saturday, June 27 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 28 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Doors will open 30 minutes before Mass and will close once Mass starts. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of Mass. You must show your ticket (printed or on your phone) to be admitted.
The church must close immediately following each Mass for cleaning.
If Eventbrite is not available to you and you require assistance, please call the office by 2 p.m. Friday. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a call back from the office. Please leave clearly, your name, number of tickets, date and time of Mass, and your phone number. Eventbrite is the preferred method.
In praise and Thanksgiving to God, the Archdiocese of Toronto announces the up-coming ordinations of: Rev. Mr. Joshua Lobo, Rev. Mr. Martin Dicuangco, Rev. Mr. John Sutka, Rev. Mr. Neil Pereira, Rev. Mr. Michael Corpus, Rev. Mr. Ji-Hwan Cho, Rev. Mr. Andre Lima, and Rev. Mr. Rafał Bartosiński to the ministerial priesthood.
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, Saturday June 27, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Because of the restricted admission and attendance in our churches, attendance for the ordinations this year will be by invitation only. The ordinations will, however, be live-streamed from the Cathedral at https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/
The Office of Vocations will be featuring a few of our soon-to-be newest priests’ stories on their website at: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/copy-of-vocation-stories at the end of this week and next week. Please pray for these eight men, soon to be serving in parishes throughout the archdiocese.
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!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATING CLASSES OF 2020!!
Congratulations to all our graduating students! You have shown great strength and perseverance with the challenges to your studies (and your social lives!) this year - we are so proud of all of you!
May God bless you as you venture forth and embrace your new paths!
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
SUPPORT THE PARISH
Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!
I love our parish. Inspired by the Resurrection of our Lord that we now celebrate, I trust that our community of faith, hope and love will make it through this pandemic. When the church was closed for mass, it was the final motivation I needed to do something our family has been meaning to do for a long time – I went to the Archdiocesan website and I signed up for Donate Now credit card giving to the St. Cecilia offertory. It was very easy. I just went to this website (Click the button below) and selected St. Cecilia from the drop-down list. Joining the Donate Now program to St. Cecilia ensures that I can continue to financially support my spiritual home even when I cannot be there physically. I would like to invite you all to do the same. Together, each of us contributing as we are able, can ensure that St. Cecilia will always be there for us. I look forward to the great celebration we will have when we can return to the Eucharist together at the end of this Pandemic!
Pastoral Council Chair, St. Cecilia
On May 25th, an informal alliance of over 150 civil society groups, representing collective memberships of millions in Canada, released six Principles for a Just Recovery that will help move us towards an equitable and sustainable future.
The principles, in brief, ask that recovery plans:
- Put people’s health and wellbeing first, no exceptions.
- Strengthen the social safety net and provide relief directly to people.
- Prioritize the needs of workers and communities.
- Build resilience to prevent future crises.
- Build solidarity and equity across communities, generations, and borders
- Uphold Indigenous Rights and Work in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples.
For info: https://justrecoveryforall.ca/
CECILIA SHARE LIFE COLLECTION:
Includes donations made directly to the Archdiocese for our parish campaign.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our parish Share Life Campaign. Together we are living the Gospel!
We are receiving donations at the parish office - dropped off or mailed: 161 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P5.
For on-line contributions to our parish campaign, visit: https://www.sharelife.org/Public/Home.aspx
3RD ANNUAL PARISH MINISTRY CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 31 , 2020
“Called to be Saints” (1 Cor 1: 2)
This Archdiocesan conference will be a virtual event this year.
Details to come!
Scripture Readings for Sunday, JUNE 28, 2020
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: 2 Kings 4.8-12a, 14-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 89
Second Reading: Romans 6.3-4, 8-11
Gospel: Matthew 10.37-42
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Monday, June 22 to Sunday, 28, 2020
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Kamal Katba (RIP)
Req. by The Rooney Family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 11 a.m.
Req. by Jacqueline Pancott
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, William (Buddy) O'Hara, Lennox Bigford, Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Christian Mijares, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Natalie Chabane, Edward Spiteri, Anastasija Broks, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, and Theuma Family Members
PLEASE REMEMBER OUR RECENTLY DECEASED PRIESTS IN YOUR PRAYERS
Rev. Frederick Mazzarella, OFM died Fri,, April 10, 2020
Rev. Carlo Della Vecchia, CPPS died Wed, April 15, 2020
Rev. Alphonse A. deValk, CSB died Thrs., April 16, 2020
Rev. Francis I. Hannan died Friday, April 17, 2020
Rev. John Donlin died Tues., April 21, 2020
Rev. Juan Gerardo Trivino Torres died Sun April 26, 2020
Rev. Peter D. Larisey, S.J., died Thrs., April 30, 2020
Rev. Michael John Hawkins,S.J., died Thrs., April 30,2020
Rev. Norman Dodge, S.J., died Sat, May 2, 2020
Rev. Francis Xavier Johnson S.J,. died Sun, May 3, 2020
Rev. Basil O’Brien died Mon., May 4, 2020
Rev. Charles B. Sitter, S.J. died Sat., May 9, 2020
Rev. Robert J. Reddy, died Sat., May 16, 2020
Rev. Michael Morrier Murray, S.J., died May 18. 2020
Rev. Massey Lombardi, died Fri., May 22, 2020
Rev. Richard Colgan, C.S.P., died Mon., May 25, 2020
Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass! The parish is in need of altar servers to serve at Sunday Masses. Please consider sharing your talents in this way. Training will be provided. Contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph for details. There are registration forms on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Thank-you!