O Father, I pray for them, that they be one in us, that the world may believe that you have sent me, says the Lord. - John 17.20-21
Father Joseph and the office staff wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. Have fun, and keep care of one another! Parish updates will be posted on our website.: saintcecilia.ca. where you will also find the Mass Intentions posted. Please contact the office by phone or email if you require assistance.
Peace and Blessings.
First Come First Served
Monday-Saturday 9:05 a.m
Please note that for daily Mass, the church will open at 8 a.m. for the 9:05 a.m. Mass and must close at 10 a.m. for cleaning to take place.
On-Line Reservations Required
We are using Eventbrite for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass reservations. See our website saintcecilia.ca for details. Link to our event page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-mass-st-cecilia-parish-tickets-109029688734
Saturday, June 27 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 28 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Doors will open 30 minutes before Mass and will close once Mass starts. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of Mass. You must show your ticket (printed or on your phone) to be admitted.
The church must close immediately following each Mass for cleaning.
If Eventbrite is not available to you and you require assistance, please call the office by 2 p.m. Friday. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a call back from the office. Please leave clearly, your name, number of tickets, date and time of Mass, and your phone number. Eventbrite is the preferred method.
By appointment. Please call the office.
Physical office remains closed at this time. Please call or e-mail for assistance.
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Pre-Authorised giving A set donation figure of your choosing is withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATING CLASSES OF 2020!!
Congratulations to all our graduating students! You have shown great strength and perseverance with the challenges to your studies (and your social lives!) this year - we are so proud of all of you!
May God bless you as you venture forth and embrace your new paths!
In praise and Thanksgiving to God, the Archdiocese of Toronto announces the ordinations of:
Rev. Mr. Joshua Lobo, Rev. Mr. Martin Dicuangco, Rev. Mr. John Sutka, Rev. Mr. Neil Pereira, Rev. Mr. Michael Corpus, Rev. Mr. Ji-Hwan Cho, Rev. Mr. Andre Lima, and Rev. Mr. Rafał Bartosiński to the ministerial priesthood.
The ordinations took place Sat., June 27, 2020 at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. The Office of Vocations will be featuring our newest priests’ stories on their website: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/copy-of-vocation-stories . Please pray for these eight men, who will soon be serving in parishes throughout the archdiocese.
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
SUPPORT THE PARISH
Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!
I love our parish. Inspired by the Resurrection of our Lord that we now celebrate, I trust that our community of faith, hope and love will make it through this pandemic. When the church was closed for mass, it was the final motivation I needed to do something our family has been meaning to do for a long time – I went to the Archdiocesan website and I signed up for Donate Now credit card giving to the St. Cecilia offertory. It was very easy. I just went to this website (Click the button below) and selected St. Cecilia from the drop-down list. Joining the Donate Now program to St. Cecilia ensures that I can continue to financially support my spiritual home even when I cannot be there physically. I would like to invite you all to do the same. Together, each of us contributing as we are able, can ensure that St. Cecilia will always be there for us. I look forward to the great celebration we will have when we can return to the Eucharist together at the end of this Pandemic!
Pastoral Council Chair, St. Cecilia
CECILIA SHARE LIFE COLLECTION:
Includes donations made directly to the Archdiocese for our parish campaign.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our parish Share Life Campaign. Together we are living the Gospel!
We are receiving donations at the parish office - dropped off or mailed: 161 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P5.
For on-line contributions to our parish campaign, visit: https://www.sharelife.org/Public/Home.aspx
CANADIAN MIGRANT AGRICULTURAL WORKER CRISIS
Please pray for the farm workers who are struggling to keep safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pray for those who have died doing essential work on our Canadian farms and remember their families in prayer.
Bonifacio Eugenio Romero, age 31, died May 30, 2020
Rogelio Munoz Santos, age 24, died June 6, 2020
Juan López Chaparro, age 55, died June 20, 2020
"May the (COVID-19) crisis give us the opportunity to make the dignity of the person and work, the centre of our concern.” Pope Francis
Scripture Readings for
Sunday, JULY 5, 2020
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Zechariah 9.89-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145
Second Reading: Romans 8.9, 11-13
Gospel: Matthew 11.25-30
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Monday, June 29 to Sunday, July 5, 2020
Monday 9:05 a.m.
The Church (INT)
Req. by The Rooney Family
Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Jean-Pierre Trotoux (RIP)
Req. by Jacqueline Pancott
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Donatilde and Nicolau Cordeiro (RIP)
Req. by R.C.
Thursday 9:05 a.m
Frances McKee (INT)
Req. by Her friends
Friday 9:05 a.m.
The Sick and Dying
Req. by The Rooney Family
Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Saturday 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo & Manuel Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Manuel and Maria Moniz
Sunday 9 a.m.
Antonio Grasso (RIP)
Req. by His wife Teresa and children
Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
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, William (Buddy) O'Hara, Lennox Bigford, Robert Freimuts, Giuseppe R., Mikayla Haswell, Victoria Cooper, Christian Mijares, Anna Solims, Lorenza Varga, Steven McKinney, Krysten Telfer, Natalie Chabane, Edward Spiteri, Anastasija Broks, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Guadalupe Castillo, Winnifed Ismail and Theuma Family Members.
NEW ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED
Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass! The parish is in need of altar servers to serve at Sunday Masses. Please consider sharing your talents in this way. Training will be provided. Contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph for details. There are registration forms on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Thank-you!