23 May 2021 – Pentecost Sunday

Parish Schedule

Effective Monday, April 19, 2021

(capacity of 8, first come, first admitted)
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(every 15 minutes,  8 per service, first come first admitted)
Saturday: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(last service: 7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
(last service: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) 


WEDDINGS FUNERALS AND BAPTISMS restricted to 10 persons
including those involved in ministry (priest, cantor, lector etc.)

on our YouTube channel.
Visit:  saintcecilia.ca to subscribe

Closed to the public (except for essential scheduled appointments)
Wednesday-Friday,  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (remote)
stceciliatoronto@gmail.com/416 769 8163

Livestream of Mass

Our Sunday 9 a.m. Mass will be livestreamed on our Youtube channel. Visit our channel: St. Cecilia Parish Toronto (or subscribe via our website) to join us from home. The video will also be archived for later access.

Thanks to Tim Norohna and our Livestream committee for making this possible! Please contact the office if you would like to assist with this very important ministry.

Prayer In Time Of Covid

Gracious God, you who are the author of all life, and who desire the well-being of all people,
during these dark days of Covid 19, increase in us, respect and reverence for all human life.

Grant restored health to the sick,
comfort and hope to the dying,
strength to family members, friends, relatives, clergy & volunteers,
renewed energy to hospital workers, PSWs, nurses and doctors,
and perseverance to all in the health care professions.

Grant wisdom to scientists for the development of effective and moral vaccines,
discernment and right judgment for legislators,
aid to the discouraged, poor and vulnerable,
courage and justice for front-line workers,
and keep always in our minds the vision of the true common good of all the world.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Bishop Robert Kasun CSB
Auxiliary Bishop Central Region
Archdiocese of Toronto


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Living the Gospel by putting faith into action

“ShareLife is the way the rubber hits the road. This is how we validate the legitimacy and integrity of our Christian life: not by the words we speak, but by the love we share, in practical ways. That’s what we do with ShareLife.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins

You may make your sacrificial gift through the parish office or sharelife.org.

Our Parish goal is  $39,300.00

To date we have raised: $38,255.00 not including donations received at the Archdiocese since last reporting

Thank you for your sharing your love!


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Inaugural event
Caring For Our Mental Health
Thursday, May 27th at 7 p.m.

How can we heal our wearied minds as we enter a second pandemic summer?

Elizabeth Pierce from Catholic Family Services of Durham will discuss this topic.  During this free online webinar, Elizabeth will present strategies for coping that are applicable for children, youth and adults. Following the 25 minute presentation, she will answer your questions about mental health.

A link to the webinar portal will be emailed to registered attendees.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sharelife-speaker-series-caring-for-our-mental-health-tickets-26483331357


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.


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


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!

Dear parishioners,

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,

Father Joseph
Pastor,  St. Cecilia

Scripture Readings for
Sunday, May 30 2021

First Reading: Deuteronomy 4 : 32 - 34, 39 - 40
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 33
Second Reading: Romans 8 : 14 - 17
Gospel:  Matthew 28 : 16 - 20

Mon. May 24 - Sun. May 30, 2021

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Mickey Hamill (RIP)
Req. by Tricia Martin and family 

Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Joan Didio (INT)
Req. by Elizabeth Paolini

Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community


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, Susan Murphy, and John Sherman.

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Envelopes will be reported in future bulletins.

Thank you for your support!

2021 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES may be picked up at the church during private prayer or you may call the office  to make other arrangements.


If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.