COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION UPDATE
On February 14th, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that most of the provincial Covid-19 restrictions will be eliminated in two phases. The first phase of easing restrictions began on Thursday, February 17th and the second phase will begin on Tuesday, March 1st.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 1ST, 2022
Social distancing is no longer required.
Capacity is 100%
Mask wearing remains mandatory.
Congregational singing is permitted.
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross.
Ash Wednesday Masses with Distribution of Ashes
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2022
9:05 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
(Vietnamese Mass: 7:30 p.m.)
This is a universal day of fasting and of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. Parents and educators are reminded of their duty to introduce children gradually to the understanding and practice of penance.
COME & SEE DAY RETREAT
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 9:00am – 3:30pm
St. Augustine’s Seminary
The office of Vocations invites single Catholic men 18 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.
STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE 2022
July 15-17 at Canada Christian College,
300 Water St., Whitby
Group registration opens March 1 at 10 a.m.
Steubenville Youth Conferences bring together some of the best Catholic speakers and musicians in North America and provide opportunities for our high school teens to encounter Christ and experience the Church in a whole new way! Our parish will not be organizing a group this year, but we invite and encourage you to create your own group of high school teens and parent chaperones.
ANNUAL MASS OF ST. PATRICK
Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10 a.m.
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Registration opens: March 1, 2022
Presider: Cardinal Thomas Collins
Homilist: Fr. Seamus Hogan, Associate Professor of Church History
St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto.
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 1st at:
All are welcome to participate in the celebration via livestream at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE TORONTO – SPRING CAMPAIGN
Wednesday, March 2 to Sunday, April 10 – 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Southwest Corner of Dufferin St. & Lawrence Ave. W. (in front of St. Charles Borromeo Parish)
You are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion in Toronto and around the world. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way 150 metres away from the Women’s Care abortion clinic. Please spread the word in your community.
CONTACT: Maria Margarita Buelvas
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.
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, March 6 2022
First Reading: Deuteronomy 26 : 4 - 10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 91
Second Reading: Romans 10 : 8 - 13
Gospel: Matthew 4 : 4
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. February 28 - Sun. March 6
Anna and Peter Madej (INT)
Req. by The Czajkowski Family
John Ashton (RIP)
Req. by Mary Ashton Toth
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9 a.m.
Otmar Eschelbacher (RIP)
Req. by Maria Eschelbacher
Sunday 11 a.m.
Bartosz Zietal (INT)
Req. by Ilona Kapa
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, Feb. 13 $ 680.00
Weekly, Feb. 20 $ 490.00
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.