HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY March 31
9:30-11:00 a.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m.
HOLY THURSDAY APRIL 1
No morning Mass
Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00 P.M.
Followed by Confessions and Private Prayer until 9:30 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 2
No morning Mass
Divine Mercy Novena: 2:45 p.m.
The Lord's Passion: 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
HOLY SATURDAY April 3
No morning Mass
12:00 p.m. Blessing of the Food
12:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Novena
12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Confessions
Easter Vigil: 8:00 p.m.
EASTER SUNDAY April 4
8:45 a.m. Divine Mercy Novena
Easter Mass: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. and 7 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY IS A DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE
LOCKDOWN RESTRICTION SCHEDULE
Effective Monday, March 16, 2021 (15% capacity)
Monday - Saturday: 9:05 a.m.
No registration required.
SUNDAY MASS (resumes Saturday March 20th)
Saturday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Eventbrite Registration Mandatory. 15% capacity
Opens Monday at 2 p.m. 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.)
FUNERALS capacity of 10 people (or 15% capacity with additional restrictions)
per Bereavement Authority of Ontario Bureau
Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(416) 769 8163
MASS REGISTRATION - DEADLINES
Holy Week: Opens Sunday, March 28, 2021 at NOON closes Thursday, April 1st at 4 p.m. . For phone registration and 4 hours before each Mass/Service for on-line registration.
Regular Sunday Mass: Opens Monday at 2 p.m. each week and closes Friday at 2 p.m. . For phone registrations and closes 4 hours before each event for on-line registration.
NOTE CHANGE TO THE ON-LINE DEADLINE: The on-line deadline for registration has changed from Friday at 2 p.m. to 4 hours before each Mass. This change is possible as a volunteer has generously offered to handle the registration lists on Saturday and Sunday when the office is closed.
To ensure a safe worship environment, you must register to attend Mass. We look forward to being together!
You may register at EventBrite or the link on our website.
If you do not have internet access, please call the office before Friday at 2 p.m. for assistance.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
April 2nd at 2:45 p.m.
April 3rd at 12:15 p.m.
April 4th at 8:45 a.m.
Monday, April 5th - Saturday April 10th
at 9:30 a.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
2021 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION REGISTRATION
We invite parish and school parents of children in grade 2, who wish to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation in 2021 and parents of children in grades 7 or 8, who wish to be Confirmed in 2021, to register for the 2021 parish sacramental preparation programmes.
Registration forms will be available from our website this week.
The deadline to register is April 12, 2021.
The programmes will begin in late April 2021.
Once registration closes, you will receive an email with programme information.
You may submit your registration form and required documentation to the parish office by e-mail or by dropping off/mailing requirements to the parish office. The programme fee cannot be submitted electronically. When submitting the fee, please indicate the name of the student. Please contact the office if you have any questions/concerns with registration.
CONFIRMATION CLASS of 2020
We await direction from the Archdiocese regarding scheduling of postponed 2020 Confirmations. We will schedule them as soon as we are permitted to do so. We pray that we will soon celebrate your full initiation with you!
Holy Land Commissariat of Canada, Pontifical Collection of Good Friday, April 2, 2021 for the Benefit of the Holy Land
It has been the practice throughout the Catholic world that on Good Friday a collection is taken up to support the Church and the people of the Holy Land. Since the 14th century, the care of Catholics and the holy sites has been entrusted by the Holy See to the Franciscan friars who live there.
Visit: https://commissariat.ca/ to see how the Friars care for the Holy Land and the people who live there.
Contributions to assist the efforts of the Friars may be made using an envelope found at the back of the church or online at www.archtoronto.org.
2021 SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN
SHARELIFE: SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH IN OUR COMMUNITY
Our parish ShareLife Campaign is now underway.
ShareLife Sunday is April 18th.
In this time of Lent, please reflect on the great needs of our brothers and sisters who are helped through your generous support of ShareLife.
Last year, generous ShareLife supporters enabled 21,000 people to receive affordable mental health care through family service agencies across the Archdiocese of Toronto, including our community.
Our parish goal for this year’s campaign is $39,300. Please give with a generous heart.
Thank you for supporting ShareLife!
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
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin May 2021 & supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905 624 4422
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 4 2021
First Reading: Acts 10 : 34a, 37 - 43
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 118
Second Reading: Colossians 3 : 1 - 4 or Corinthians 5 : 6b - 8
Gospel: John 2 : 1 - 18
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. March 29 - Sun. April 4, 2021
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Deceased members of the
Dias and Clementino families (RIP)
Req. by R.C.
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
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, 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.
PAG March 2021 $930.00
Envelopes will be reported next bulletin.
Thank you for your support!
2020 DONATION TAX RECEIPTS
Donation Tax Receipts for the Year 2020 were mailed out last week. We are especially grateful to those who were able to support the parish financially during this most difficult year. Thank you, thank you, everyone!
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.