COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS of JANUARY 5, 2022
The restrictions on places of worship announced January 5th by the province have not impacted our regular parish schedule. Any changes to the parish schedule will be communicated through the parish.
Reconciliation continues to be by appointment.
Our capacity remains the same: max of 50% or less with 2m distancing.
Before you go to church, please ensure that you are not presenting any of the COVID-19 symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptom, please stay home. You can find a COVID-19 self-assessment tool here.
Please remain vigilant and refrain from gathering before and after sacramental celebrations.
Regular Office hours: Wed-Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The office is open to the public by appointment only.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church
920 Progress Ave., Scarborough
Join Cardinal Thomas Collins and a wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity of the Church.
All are welcome to attend in person or via livestream: www.facebook.com/TorontoArmenianChurch.
For details: https://bit.ly/3Gm0CZ
SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
THIS Sunday, is Sunday of the Word of God, established recently by Pope Francis as a day dedicated to the celebration, reflection and dissemination of the Word.
The Sunday of the Word of God serves as a means to help people “reawaken an awareness of the importance of Sacred Scripture for our lives as believers, beginning with its resonance in the liturgy which places us in living and permanent dialogue with God.”
For a family prayer service resource for an enthronement of the Bible in your home, visit: http://twentythirdpublications.com.p9.hostingprod.com/Samples/SBWS168_Enthrone_the_Bible_at_Home.pdf
Marriage Sunday Mass
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St., Toronto
Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB, will preside at a special Mass to honor married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2022. Due to social distancing measures, cathedral attendance is limited to pre-registered couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries and a maximum of one (1) guest per celebrant couple. Registration is now open and will close Feb. 4th or when the capacity is reached.
Given the limited attendance at the cathedral, we encourage milestone celebrants to register early.
Those who are not able to register may join the celebration via livestream Mass here: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live.
The broadcast will begin at 2:15 p.m.
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY 2023
Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023. To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.
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.
DROP-IN BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SESSION
Wednesday January 26, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
DROP-IN SEPARATED/DIVORCED SUPPORT SESSION
Thursday, January 27, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Share discussions with others in a welcoming, non-judgmental online forum.
TOPIC for January: new promises, new possibilities...
MODERATOR: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
REGISTER: https://jnpnp.eventbrite.ca or for more information please contact:
INFO: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE firstname.lastname@example.org (647) 215-3978
BEREAVEMENT INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
Wed. February 16 - March 9, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
SEPARATED/DIVORCED INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
Thurs. February 17 - March 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Online Bereavement Introductory Program offers both women and men a learning environment which is safe, welcoming and non-judgmental. The program provides 4 weeks of psycho-education, which assists and accompanies the bereaved/separared/divorced in exploring grief, experiencing healing, and renewing faith. The program 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
Email: email@example.com (647) 215-3978
RIGHT TO LIFE CHRISTMAS CARDS
Thank you to all those who purchased Christmas cards. Between St. Cecilia and St. Vincent de Paul parishes, we sold 70 packs of cards ($700.00). We can never cancel out the unborn child nor the dear person who is pressured to choose euthanasia.
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, January 30 2022
First Reading: Jeremiah 1 : 4 - 4, 17 - 19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 71
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12 : 31 - 13 : 13
Gospel: Luke 4 : 21 - 30
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Jan 24 - Sun. Jan 30, 2022
Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Gordon Bruce (RIP)
Req. by Dan and Liz Bruce
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
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, 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, Jan. 16 $690.00
Donate Now, December 2021 $405.00
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.