24 January 2021 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Schedule

Effective until February 10, 2021

Every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to  6 p.m. Last service is 5:45 - 6 p.m.

Every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Last service is 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

8 parishioners per service.
First-come, First-admitted.
No registration required.

Monday - Thursday
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.


  • First come, first admitted. No registration required.
  • 8 parishioners per service
  • Line-up will be outside the Pacific door until a spot becomes available
  • Contact information will be collected for COVID contact tracing.
  • Masks are mandatory for your entire time in the church. Masks need to cover your nose, mouth and chin.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands upon entering the church.
  • You will have to stand up for the duration of the Communion Service (approximately 10 mins)
  • Proceed to the designated spot in front of the sanctuary, keeping a safe physical distance from each other. Refrain from touching the pews as you walk down the center aisle towards the spots provided.
  • Stand on your spot for the duration of the Communion Service.
  • Receive Holy Communion. Wait for the final blessing and exit through Aziel door.
  • Washrooms will not be available at this time.
  • Please, for the safety of all, you are asked to self-assess for Covid before coming to the church.


January 18-25, 2021

“Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”
(cf. John 15:5-9).

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp. The Community is located in Areuse, in the Canton of Neuchtal, Switzerland. The theme, taken from the 15th chapter of the Gospel of St. John, expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. The actual text of the theme, “Abide in my love… you shall bear much fruit”, comes from a joining of phrases from John 15:9 and John 15:5. The entire pericope chosen by Grandchamp, the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, is John 15:1-17. Here, Jesus reminds his disciples that he is the vine and we are the branches. If we abide in him, in Jesus and the Covenant made in his precious blood, we will be such a healthy branch as to bear much fruit, abundant grapes.

Therefore, abiding in Christ’s love, let us love one another. The events of Covid-19 and of 2020 in general were not foreseen in the planning at Grandchamp in September 2019. Human society is reminded that through the struggle of 2020 we are needier for love, fellowship and support than we have been in
generations. So, let the sap flow! Let us bear much fruit. https://geii.org/week_of_prayer_for_christian_unity/background/int


Theme: “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”
(cf. John 15:5-9).

 The Annual Week of Prayer Service for
the Greater Toronto Area
Sunday January 24, 2021 at 4.00 p.m.

Please join virtually at:

Join His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Sisters of Life and wide representation of Christian leaders to pray for the restoration of full visible unity willed by Jesus for the Church. Our host this year is the Salvation Army. The homilist is David Wells (General Superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada).

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office for Promoting Christian Unity and Religious Relations with Judaism and the Greater Toronto Area of Council of Christian Churches.

JANUARY 24, 2021
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today 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


Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2 p.m.
at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, Toronto

Please join via livestream: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live .

The Archdiocese will hold a more public Mass of Celebration and reception to welcome Bishop-designate Camilleri to the episcopate when it is safe to do so.

A Virtual Event
Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 "…the goal of dialogue is to establish friendship, peace and harmony, and to share spiritual and moral values and experiences in a spirit of truth and love…" -Pope Francis

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, January 28, join us for “Religions at the Service of Fraternity in our World,” an online panel discussion with Muslim and Catholic speakers on Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship).

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/ReligionsAtTheService

February 13/14, 2021

To celebrate the tremendous contributions of married couples who continue to strengthen our faith community, our parish is participating in a program to offer a personalized, special blessing certificate signed by Cardinal Thomas Collins to married couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60+ wedding anniversary in 2021.

To request a special blessing certificate for milestone wedding anniversaries in 2021, please visit https://bit.ly/2021MS-SpecialBlessing.

The Office of Formation for Discipleship will be processing the orders – the deadline to order is January 17, 2021; we will be assisting in distributing the special blessing certificate to you.

Let us celebrate the contributions of married couples who continue to strengthen our faith community. Let us also pray and extend loving support to those who have lost a spouse or are struggling from a broken relationship. For more information and resources on marriage, visit: www.archtoronto.org/marriage


Friars Student Writing Contest

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Theme: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021

Submit essays by E-mail to: editor@catholicregister.org,  Re: “Friars’ Contest”

416-934-3400 (x 527) or 1-855-441-4077 (x 401)

Details & Resources:

1st Place: Lenovo Idea Pad 3 Laptop
2nd Place: Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch
3rd Place: Apple Earpods

Sponsored by The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement , Graymoor and The Catholic Register


St. Michael's Choir School is a unique and heralded educational experience that is offered jointly by the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. It is consistently ranked as one of the best schools in Ontario and it is one of only six schools in the world to be affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music.

The school is now booking auditions for boys interested in enrolling for September 2021. St. Michael’s Choir School offers instruction in Grades 3 through 12.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/35SLNOk #catholicTO


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, January 31, 2021
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Deuteronomy 18 : 15 - 20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7 : 32 - 35
Gospel: Mark 1 : 21 - 18

Mon. Jan 25  - Sun. Jan 31

 Saturday 7 p.m.
Craig Midghall (INT)
Req. by The Reyes-Midghall Family

Sunday 9 a.m.
Jardelina Melo & Manuel Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Their Children

Sunday 11 a.m.
Edgar Cripps (RIP)
Req. by S.V.D.P St. Cecilia Conference


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,  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 and Ann Baby.

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.



Weekly, various.....$5,350.00
Christmas.....$ 8,590.00
Restoration.....$ 595.00
Taxes and Insurance......$ 240.00
Share Life.....$ 50.00
Shepherd's Trust.....$ 50.00


Initial.....$ 110.00
Solemnity of Mary.....$ 335.00
Taxes and Insurance.....$ 975.00
Restoration.....$ 865.00
Weekly, various.....$ 7,410.00

You may mail your offerings to the office at 161 Annette Street or drop them off in the mail slot.

Please consider signing up for monthly pre-Authorised Giving.  You may do this through the parish office or the Archdiocese. You may also donate to the parish through the Archdiocese website using the Donate Now button.

We will distribute the 2021 envelopes when it is safe to do so.

Please note January 3rd is your last opportunity to contribute 2020 donations. Donations received after January 3, 2021 will count towards your 2021 income tax receipt.  If your address has changed, please inform the office.

Thank you for your generosity and patience!


Please note: January 3rd is your last opportunity to contribute 2020 donations. Donations received after January 3, 2021 will count towards your 2021 income tax receipt.  Please inform the office of any change in address.


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