World Day of Prayer for the Church in China
Tuesday, May 24th
In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as a Day of Prayer of the Church In China. He chose this day since it is the traditional Feast of Our Lady of Help of Christians, venerated at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai.
LIVING THE GOSPEL THROUGH SHARELIFE
Our parishioners’ support of ShareLife is making a difference in the lives of those in need.
Thus far our parish has raised $42,950 towards our goal of $49,000. If you have yet to contribute to our parish campaign, please give as you are able through the parish or at sharelife.org.
The final ShareLife Sunday of the year is June 5.
Thank you for living the Gospel!
The Pope's Pastoral Works Collection
THIS Weekend May 21/22, 2022
A disastrous flood or earthquake strikes a nation at the other end of the world. Immediately many countries rush in food, medicine, blankets, money, and trained people. Prominent among such aid is the financial help offered by the Holy Father to people in need. The annual Pope’s Pastoral Works collection makes these funds available for distribution. In the name of Catholics everywhere, he displays Christ’s love and compassion for those who suffer.
ONLINE BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM
Wednesday, June 1 - June 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
ONLINE SEPARATED/DIVORCED PROGRAM
Thursday, June 2 - June 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Online Introductory Programs assist and accompany the bereaved/separated/divorced in exploring grief, experiencing healing, and renewing faith. Resources include PowerPoint and time will be allocated for group discussion. The ideal candidate is ready and able to participate in a group setting. Each candidate will be screened, prior to being considered for admittance into the program.
COST: no charge
INFO: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
firstname.lastname@example.org (647) 215-3978
ST. RITA'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Registration for September 2022 is open.
Children born in 2018 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2022. We also have spots available for grade 1-8.
For more information, please contact our office: (416)393 5216
SMALL CLASS SIZE
In the Heart of the Junction!
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION: Baptismal Certificate, Child’s Birth Certificate, Proof of residency (e.g. Utility Bill, Lease Agreement)
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD SCHOOL
Now Registering for September 2022/2023
Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable, private school (Grades K-12), deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition and located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. We have an excellent academic program, a dynamic and joyful student life, and small classes where each student is known and loved.
A DAY OF REFLECTION FOR PARENTS OF LGBTQ YOUNG ADULTS
Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering, ON
The Seeing with Heart Day of Reflection is for men and women. It will include storytelling, presentations, discussions, communal prayer, quiet time, worship and socializing. We hope to provide a relaxed and supportive atmosphere for Catholic parents to: reflect on and talk about their concerns, ask questions about Catholic thought and practice, learn about ministries and resources, meet and interact with other parents who are at various points on their personal and family journeys.
Facilitated by Fr. Philip Shano, SJ.
A suggested offering of $50 per person. Includes break, lunch and Mass along with program.
CONTACT: Mike Hyland, 647-296-2499
Livestream of Mass
LIVE STREAM MASS - NEW TIME!
We are now live streaming the 11 a.m. Mass.
Apologies for the recent interruption to the Mass live stream. There were some technical difficulties. New equipment has been purchased and the live stream resumed last weekend at 11 a.m.
You may find the livestream on our youtube channel, St. Cecilia Parish Toronto
FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
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, May 29 2022
First Reading: Acts 1 : 1 - 11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 47
Second Reading: Ephesians 1 : 17 - 23
Gospel: Luke 24 : 26 - 53
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. May 23 - Sun. May 29
Monday 9:05 a.m.
All Souls in Purgatory (INT)
Req. by Anonymous
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Herb Clough (INT)
Req. by Lorraine Ostafew
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Doris Mary Rooney (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee
Saturday 7 p.m.
Vesna Pavic (RIP)
Req. by Mary Pavic
Sunday 9 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, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, Marta DiGregorio, and Guy Alcamo.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly $ 1,320.00
First Communion Mass $ 1,395.00
Restoration $ 440.00
Baptism $ 500.00
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.