3 April 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Lent


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.

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

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

No morning Mass
12:00 p.m. Blessing of the Food
12:15 p.m.  Divine Mercy Novena
12:30-1:00 Confessions


9:30 p.m.

8:45 a.m. Divine Mercy Novena
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  Masses


On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross.


ShareLife Logo

Today’s Gospel shares the parable of the woman accused of adultery, a message of Our Lord’s great love, forgiveness and respect for all people.  Likewise, ShareLife agencies are there to support the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our communities. ShareLife-funded social service agencies have an ‘open intake policy’ and provide help based on need—not on religion, lifestyle, gender or ethnicity.

With last week’s ShareLife collection, our parishioners have contributed $24, 630.00 toward our goal of $49,000.00

Thank you for supporting


The Path: Your Journey through Indigenous Canada

This is an online course of five self-directed modules totalling six hours. The course, developed by Nvision, Canada's leading indigenous consulting firm, covers the history of European contact, residential schools, treaties, the Indian Act, and its impact in contemporary times.

To learn more about The Path, visit:


The Archdiocese has arranged for enrollment of The Path by clergy, staff, and parishioners.

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the office to request enrollment.   The reduced rate fee for enrollment in the programme is  $100/person.




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.

Everyone with an interest in singing is welcome to come out and help us to prepare for Easter!


St. Cecilia's Church
April 8, 2022

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
12:00 -1:00 p.m.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

A Day of Reflection and  Prayer for the Bereaved

Saturday, May 7, 2022  - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre,
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

A day of reflection for men and women. Grieving a loved one can shake or give a new shape to our faith. At this gathering, you will have the opportunity to share your grief story in a community of faith and to reflect in a prayerful way on your experience, to draw renewed strength and hope to continue the journey.

Facilitated by: Sr. Claire Marchal & Mary Hyland.

Suggested offering: $50 per person - includes break, lunch and Mass along with program.

CONTACT: Mary Hyland - 905-441-0957


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.


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
Sunday, April 10 2022

Gospel: Luke 19: 28 - 40
Isaiah 50 : 4 - 7
Psalm 22
Philippians 2 : 6 - 11
Luke 22 : 14 - 23 : 56

Mon. April 4  - Sun. April 10

Thursday 9:05 a.m.
Jardelina Melo (INT)
Req. by Dan and Liz Bruce

Saturday 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manuel Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Their Children

Sunday 9 a.m.
Intention of the Parish Community (RIP)

 Sunday 11 a.m.
Rita Bonicci and Carmen Fenech (RIP)
Req. by Helen and Fred Frendo


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 27                        $ 1,070.00
Humanitarian Relief Ukraine        $    100.00
ShareLife Sunday                      $   24,270.00

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.