HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
PALM SUNDAY MASS, APRIL 10th
Saturday: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 13th
9:30-10:00 a.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 14th
No morning Mass
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 6:30 P.M.
Eucharistic Adoration: 11:00 p.m. - midnight
Confessions: 11:00 p.m. - midnight
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 15th
No morning Mass
Confessions: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Divine Mercy Novena: 2:45 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord's Passion: 3:00 p.m.
followed by Stations of the Cross
HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 16th
No morning Mass
12:00 p.m. Blessing of the Food
12:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Novena
EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY, APRIL 16th
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 17th
8:45 a.m. Divine Mercy Novena
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Masses
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross.
LENTEN SHARELIFE APPEAL
THIS WEEKEND IS SHARELIFE SUNDAY
“Vulnerable members of our community are relying on you and me to ensure ongoing access to the care they so desperately need. This is why it’s crucial we meet our Archdiocesan parish goal of $13.8 million. Our goal can be met, but only if we each do our part.”
Cardinal Thomas Collins
Our St. Cecilia parish goal as suggested by the Archdiocese is $49,000. Please give generously at Mass on ShareLife Sunday or through sharelife.org.
This Sunday is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.
The advertising will begin in May 2022 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.
Call Liturgical Publications at (905) 624-4422.
With Covid restrictions slowly easing, we have been given the green light to resume our choir programme here at the church. It's been 2 years since the choir last participated in Mass here at St. Cecilia's and we look forward to a reboot in anticipation of Holy Week and Easter! We invite any parishioners with an interest in singing to consider joining us. Singers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Along with the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass, there is typically one evening rehearsal during the week.
For more information, contact Music Director Peter Treen: Petertreen@hotmail.com (416) 760-4416
Upcoming Choir Practices are:
Thursday, March 27, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the church.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the church.
DAYS OF CONFESSIONS
St. Cecilia's Church
March 30, and April 8, 2022
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
12:00 -1:00 p.m.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 02, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre,
7020 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls
Explore how our feelings about aging can play a big role in how we approach it. Find tools to be able to remain open to new experiences and to grow and change with each season of our life. Find ways to adapt to the changes that each stage of life presents and learn about the grieving process that accompanies them. Presenter: Anna Racine. Please see link to bio: www.annaracine.org.
COST: $65 (includes lunch and materials)
Development and Peace People and Planet First Campaign
Standing Up To Corporate Power In Honduras
The People and Planet First campaign is about helping communities stand up to corporate power. In Honduras, as corporations often threaten and criminalize activists who speak up against their abuses. The Lenca Indigenous leader Víctor Vásquez was imprisoned for fighting the corporate takeover of his people’s ancestral territory. Development and Peace’s partner, the Honduran Centre for the Promotion of Community Development (CEHPRODEC), helped free him from jail. Read more about the struggle and people’s victories in the Mini-magazine at devp.org/lent/resources.
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, April 3 2022
5th Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Isaiah 43 : 16 - 21
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 126
Second Reading: Philippians 3 : 8 - 14
Gospel: John 8 : 1 - 11
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. March 28 - Sun. April 3
Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Salahi (Jim) Ismail (INT)
Req. by Frances McKee
Friday 9:05 a.m.
Dias and Clementino Families (RIP)
Req. by R.C.
Saturday 7 p.m.
Marianna and Stanley Juskiewicz (RIP)
Req. by Natalie Chabane
Sunday 9 a.m.
Antonia Hymenes And Felicia O'Connor (RIP)
Req. by Annette and Ben Beneditz
Sunday 11 a.m.
Holy Trinity - In Thanksgiving (INT)
Req. by Cilija Misir
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, March 20 $ 1,635.00
Humanitarian Relief Ukraine $ 105.00
Restoration $ 480.00
PAG March $ 993.00
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.