24 October 2021 – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.


Details for the sacramental programmes  for the year 2021-2022 will be announced at Mass and posted on our website once they are finalised.  They will also be communicated to our parish schools.  Due to covid and the Hall renovation, the programme will be delivered virtually this year (with potential in-person components.)

Please be reminded that Sacramental preparation is to take place in your home parish; it is not a school event.   If St. Cecilia Parish is not your home parish, please check with your home parish as soon as possible regarding their sacramental preparation programme registration as they may start registering in early Fall.


There will be a second collection NEXT weekend for the Evangelization of the Nations, otherwise known as World Mission Sunday. This is a worldwide collection for the missionary Church and it is our opportunity to assist at-need Catholic communities around the global. Our offerings are combined with those of other Catholics around the world and distributed to missions and dioceses. We are called to share from our abundance with those who are less fortunate and lack the basic essentials to know, love and praise God. Thank you for your support of this important work.


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Discover and experience St. Michael's College School, an independent school for boys in Grades 7 to 12, near downtown Toronto.

Explore robust academics, arts, athletics and activities programming and dynamic mentorship, leadership and experiential learning opportunities!

Registration required:  www.applysmcs.com.


With Burning Hearts
October 26-30, 2021, virtual

If you've been serving in parish ministry and are looking for an opportunity to connect with others serving in ministry to pray together, learn together and to be re-energised, you won't want to miss this upcoming Archdiocesan conference.

INFO: https://www.archtoronto.org/conference

THEY HUMMED OF MYSTERY: Re-enchantment Of Nature As The Word And Beauty Of God

Friday October 29 -October 31 - 7 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Pickering Rd., Pickering

A silent Ignation retreat for women.  Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' uses the wisdom of the Christian Trinity to attempt a "re-enchantment" with the natural world.  We will explore this deep well of meaning and mystery that we call creation or nature.  From this well may flow a deep-rooted care for our common home and a call to action.

Facilitator: Fr. John McCarthy, SJ.

Suggested offering: $235 - includes two-nights' accommodation, meals, program & spiritual direction.

REGISTER: www.manresa-canada.ca

CONTACT: registration@manresa.ca, 905 839 2864


Thursday November 11, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Queen Of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga

Contact: 905-278-5229 office@qoa.ca

Cost: $40.00 per person


Online Bereavement Introductory Programme
Launching: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Online Separated/Divorced Introductory Programme
Launching: Thursday,  November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

CONTACT: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
Catholic Family Services of Toronto
(416) 921-1163 ext. 2225


ShareLife Logo

To date we have raised: $45,136.00 which exceeds  our goal of $39,300.00 !!! Thank you to all who have contributed to our St. Cecilia parish ShareLife campaign. Your compassion and generosity will assist many.

UPDATE: Your gift will be matched!
A couple that has supported ShareLife for many years felt so moved by the unprecedented crisis of the pandemic that they wanted to do more to help – and are inviting you to join them.  For every dollar you give to ShareLife, they will do the same. From now through November 15, your gift will be matched up to a total of $750,000.
The needs are greater than ever. And now your gift will go even further towards making our communities more caring and compassionate.
Next Sunday, October 31 is the final ShareLife Sunday of 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


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, October 31 2021

First Reading: Deuteronomy 6 : 2 - 6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 18
Second Reading: Hebrews 7 : 23 - 28
Gospel:  Mark 12 : 28b - 34

Mon. Oct. 25  - Sun. Oct 30, 2021

 Thursday 9:05 a.m.
In Thanksgiving to Jude Thaddeus (INT)
Req. by Sergia and Rafael Espinos

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Joseph Farley (RIP)
Req. by France McKee

Saturday 7 p.m.
Patrick McWeeney (RIP)
Req. by Dan, Elizabeth, and Brendan Shine

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Deceased members of the Dias and Clementino Families (RIP)
Req. by R.C.


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,  Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy and John Rutledge.

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Weekly,  October 10 2021                 $ 1,215.00
Weekly, October 17 2021                  $    565.00
Restoration                                        $    440.00
Baptism                                              $      80.00

Thank you for your on-going 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.