29 May 2022 – The Ascension of the Lord


Listening To One Another In The Church

"In the Church, too, there is a great need to listen to and to hear one another. It is the most precious and life-giving gift we can offer each other. 'Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to them by him who is himself the great listener and whose work they should share. We should listen with the ears of God that we may speak the word of God'  (D. Bonhoeffer, La vita comune, Queriniana, Brescia 2017, 76.) Thus, the Protestant theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us that the first service we owe to others in communion consists in listening to them. Whoever does not know how to listen to his brother or sister will soon no longer be able to listen to God either. 

The most important task in pastoral activity is the “apostolate of the ear” – to listen before speaking, as the Apostle James exhorts: “Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak” (1:19). Freely giving some of our own time to listen to people is the first act of charity.

A synodal process has just been launched. Let us pray that it will be a great opportunity to listen to one another. Communion, in fact, is not the result of strategies and programmes, but is built in mutual listening between brothers and sisters. As in a choir, unity does not require uniformity, monotony, but the plurality and variety of voices, polyphony. At the same time, each voice in the choir sings while listening to the other voices and in relation to the harmony of the whole. This harmony is conceived by the composer, but its realization depends on the symphony of each and every voice.

With the awareness that we participate in a communion that precedes and includes us, we can rediscover a symphonic Church, in which each person is able to sing with his or her own voice, welcoming the voices of others as a gift to manifest the harmony of the whole that the Holy Spirit composes."

Rome, Saint John Lateran, 24 January 2022
Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales - Franciscus


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On this World Communications Day, your support of ShareLife is improving the lives of Deaf people in our community.

“It truly means the world to members of vulnerable populations whom we serve. You help remove barriers faced by Deaf adults, youth, children, infants, and their families. You are a partner in transforming lives.”

Kelly MacKenzie, Executive Director, Silent Voice

Thus far our parish has received $42,950 towards our goal of $49,000.  If you have yet to contribute to our parish campaign,  please give as you are able through the parish or at sharelife.org.

The final ShareLife Sunday of the year is June 5.


Registration for September 2022 is open.

Children born in 2018 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2022. We also have spots available for grade 1-8.
For more information, please contact our office: (416)393 5216


In the Heart of the Junction!

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION: Baptismal Certificate, Child’s Birth Certificate, Proof of residency (e.g. Utility Bill, Lease Agreement)


Now Registering for September 2022/2023

Have you heard of Mary, Mother of God School? We are an affordable, private school (Grades K-12), deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition and located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale area. We have an excellent academic program, a dynamic and joyful student life, and small classes where each student is known and loved.

INFO:  www.marymotherofgodschool.org

Tel.: 416-531-7897


Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering, ON

The Seeing with Heart Day of Reflection is for men and women. It will include storytelling, presentations, discussions, communal prayer, quiet time, worship and socializing. We hope to provide a relaxed and supportive atmosphere for Catholic parents to: reflect on and talk about their concerns, ask questions about Catholic thought and practice, learn about ministries and resources, meet and interact with other parents who are at various points on their personal and family journeys.

Facilitated by Fr. Philip Shano, SJ.

A suggested offering of $50 per person. Includes break, lunch and Mass along with program.

CONTACT: Mike Hyland, 647-296-2499


June 19, 2022 at 3 p.m. EST, virtual event

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Standing Committee for Family and Life is hosting this national event in preparation for the 10th World Meeting of Families (WMF) that will take place in Rome and in dioceses across the world (22–26 June 2022).

Families from across Canada are invited to a live and virtual “Rosary for the Family”.

Featuring different families and voices from across the country, it is an opportunity to gather in prayer with other faith-filled families.

REGISTER: https://cccbca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5OXeN5DRSuTDN6quptG4w

Livestream of Mass


We are now live streaming the 11 a.m. Mass.

Apologies for the recent interruption to the Mass live stream.  There were some technical difficulties.   New equipment has been purchased and the live stream resumed last weekend at 11 a.m.

You may find the livestream on our youtube channel, St. Cecilia Parish Toronto


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:

  1. Child's Birth Certificate (or Certificate of Citizenship/Landed Immigrant Status)
  2. Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent's Catholicity)
  3. Proof of residency in Toronto (2 documents)
  4. Application for Catholic School Support (completed at the school)


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!

Dear parishioners,

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,

Father Joseph
Pastor,  St. Cecilia

Scripture Readings for
Pentecost Sunday
June 5 2022


First Reading: Acts 1 : 1 - 11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 47
Second Reading: Ephesians 1 : 17 - 23
Gospel: Luke 24 : 26 - 53

Mon. May 30  - Sun. June 5

Monday 9:05 a.m.
Joan Paolini Fontana (RIP)
Req. by Elizabeth Paolini

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Aniela Rymarz (RIP)
Req. by The Czajkowski and Madej Family

 Friday 9:05 a.m.
Grace Petrucci (RIP)
Req. by Ted and Maria Ruccolo

Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday 9 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

 Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community


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, and Guy Alcamo.

 Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Weekly                                   $ 1,072.00
Papal Charities                       $ 1,170.00
Restoration                               $ 515.00

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.


If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.