HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY March 31
9:30-11:00 a.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m.
HOLY THURSDAY APRIL 1
No morning Mass
Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00 P.M.
Followed by Confessions and Private Prayer until 9:30 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 2
No morning Mass
Divine Mercy Novena: 2:45 p.m.
The Lord's Passion: 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
HOLY SATURDAY April 3
No morning Mass
12:00 p.m. Blessing of the Food
12:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Novena
12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Confessions
Easter Vigil: 8:00 p.m.
EASTER SUNDAY April 4
8:45 a.m. Divine Mercy Novena
Easter Mass: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. and 7 p.m.
LOCKDOWN RESTRICTION SCHEDULE
Effective Monday, March 16, 2021 (15% capacity)
Monday - Saturday: 9:05 a.m.
No registration required.
SUNDAY MASS (resumes Saturday March 20th)
Saturday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Eventbrite Registration Mandatory. 15% capacity
Opens Monday at 2 p.m. closes Friday at 2 p.m. each week
CONFESSION BY APPOINTMENT
WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS restricted to 15% capacity
including those involved in ministry (priest, cantor, lector etc.)
FUNERALS capacity of 10 people (or 15% capacity with additional restrictions)
per Bereavement Authority of Ontario Bureau
Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(416) 769 8163
LENTEN DAY OF CONFESSIONS
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Each day at
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
For how to go to Confession, what to do in Confession, etc. visit
2021 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION REGISTRATION
We invite parish and school parents of children in grade 2, who wish to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation in 2021 and parents of children in grades 7 or 8, who wish to be Confirmed in 2021, to register for the 2021 parish sacramental preparation programmes.
Registration forms will be available from our website this week.
The deadline to register is April 12, 2021.
The programmes will begin in late April 2021.
Once registration closes, you will receive an email with programme information.
You may submit your registration form and required documentation to the parish office by e-mail or by dropping off/mailing requirements to the parish office. The programme fee cannot be submitted electronically. When submitting the fee, please indicate the name of the student. Please contact the office if you have any questions/concerns with registration.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS with Adoration
This parish video premiered the first Friday of Lent, and is available to view on our Youtube channel. Visit saintcecilia.ca to link.
2021 SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN
The first ShareLife Sunday is April 18th. Our parish goal for this year’s campaign is $39,300.
This year we are encouraging you to give at sharelife.org, where you can make a one-time or monthly gift by credit card and designate it to our parish’s campaign. Monthly giving is a convenient way to spread your ShareLife contribution over the course of a year.
Alternatively, you may sign up for monthly withdrawals from your chequing account through the Archdiocese or by using a ShareLife envelope found at the back of the church. Simply fill out the form on the envelope and include a void cheque. Submit it to the parish office or drop it in the offertory basket at any time. Contact ShareLife at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-934-3411 if you have any questions about pre-authorized giving. Thank you for supporting ShareLife
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
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin May 2021 & supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422
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 28, 2021
First Reading: Isaiah 5 : 4 - 7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23
Second Reading: Philippians 2 : 8 -9
Gospel: Mark 14 : 15 - 47
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. March 22 - Sun. March 28
Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Brendan Clough (INT)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew
Saturday 7 p.m.
Marianna & Stanley Juskiewicz (RIP)
Req. by Natalie Chabane
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
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, and Susan Murphy.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly: Feb 28-March 14 $2, 695.00
Restoration: $ 445.00
Taxes and Insurance: $ 245.00
ShareLife: $ 150.00
Donate Now: Feb 16-28 $ 90.00
2020 DONATION TAX RECEIPTS
Donation Tax Receipts for the Year 2020 were mailed out last week. We are especially grateful to those who were able to support the parish financially during this most difficult year. Thank you, thank you, everyone!
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.