Holiday Closure & Bulletin Notice
The office will be closed for Canada Day, Thursday, July 1st and also Friday, July 2nd. This is the last bulletin before the summer break. We resume bulletins in September (and hope to be able to distribute print copies!) Mass Intentions will be posted on the church bulletin boards during the summer months.
Please check our website for parish schedule updates.
Effective Friday, June 11th
15 % Capacity
DAILY MASS (resumes Friday, June 11th)
Monday - Saturday: 9:05 a.m.
No registration required.
Saturday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Eventbrite Registration opens Monday at 2 p.m. and closes Friday at 2 p.m. each week
CONFESSION BY APPOINTMENT
WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS
Restricted to 15% capacity including those involved in ministry (priest, cantor, lector etc.)
Capacity of 50 people (or 15% capacity with additional restrictions)
per Bereavement Authority of Ontario Bureau
SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAMED at 9 a.m.
on our YouTube channel St. Cecilia Parish, Toronto
OFFICE closed to the public
(except for essential scheduled appointments)
Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (remote)
SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAMED at 9 a.m.
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)
firstname.lastname@example.org/416 769 8163
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.
You have likely noticed that work on the renovation has been allowed to resume.
As previously reported, this phase of the renovation was split into 3 parts due to cost increases. Please check the website in the coming months for details of the work planned and the scheduled phases.
The architects were to give a PowerPoint presentation to the parish outlining renovation details but that is not possible with the current restrictions. Father hopes to have them prepare some of that information to display in the church.
Although the church washrooms have been closed throughout the pandemic, there will be a portable washroom available on-site during this phase of the renovation for use in cases of urgent need.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
The classes for the year 2020-2021 are concluding and we are scheduling sacramental celebrations to celebrate over the coming months. The Confirmations for those prepared in 2019-2020 will be scheduled first, followed by First Communion and Confirmation for those prepared in 2020-2021. The catechists will contact families with dates.
Please pray for our young people as they prepare to celebrate their sacraments!
Information regarding registration for the 2021-2022 preparation classes will be posted in the Fall.
2021 SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN
ShareLife has adjusted collection dates to October 2-3, 2021 and October 30-31, 2021 to accommodate parish/parishioner financial needs.
To date we have raised: $44,366.00 exceeding our parish goal of $39,300.00.
Many thanks to all the generous supporters of our parish ShareLife campaign.
Please remember that organizations are also there to help you. If you, your family or other loved ones are in need of support from the services of a ShareLife funded agency, visit sharelife.org and click on the “Need Help?” button.
If you wish to give to ShareLife, feel free to give at any time using a ShareLife envelope at Mass, through the parish office or on-line at sharelife.org.
NEW BEGINNINGS SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
Online introductory 4 week support programmes.
Online Bereavement Support Group begins Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Online Separated/Divorce Support Group begins Thursday, 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
For more information and to register please contact:
Arcangelo Limanni, MRE (416) 921-1163 ext. 2225
ST. MONICA'S PARISH VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP
Monday, July 12, 2021 - Friday, August 13, 2021
Five 1 week sessions to choose from
All youth, ages 4 to 12 years old, are invited to register for St. Monica’s free virtual summer camp. We create opportunities for campers to learn about and participate in the Catholic faith in ways that engage and relate to their lives. Daily uploads will lead our campers and their families to Christ, right in the comfort of their home.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
October 22-24, 2021 online.
Discover the possibilities of a marriage lived as God intends!
Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance in your marriage. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience is a special weekend for you to spend together as a couple and share your feelings, hopes and dreams. It is a skill-building enrichment program where together, you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths.
FOR SEPTEMBER 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
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, July 4 2021
First Reading: Ezekiel 2 : 3 - 5
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 123
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 12 : 7 - 10
Gospel: Mark 6 : 1 - 6
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. June 28- Sun. July 4th , 2021
Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Donaltilde & Nicolau Cordeiro (RIP)
Req. by R.C.
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Frances McKee (INT)
On her birthday
Req. by her friends
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Antonio Grasso (RIP)
Req. by his wife Theresa and children
Sunday 11 a.m.
Debbie Didio (RIP)
Req. by Elizabeth Paolini
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, 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.
Donate now May 16-31: $400.00
Envelopes to be reported in the Fall.
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.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.