3 October 2021 – Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.


Details for the sacramental programmes  for the year 2021-2022 will be announced at Mass and posted on our website once they are finalised.  They will also be communicated to our parish schools.   This will likely be in late Fall.

Please be reminded that Sacramental preparation is to take place in your home parish; it is not a school event.   If St. Cecilia Parish is not your home parish, please check with your home parish as soon as possible regarding their sacramental preparation programme registration as they may start registering in early Fall.


The Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary last week, took the opportunity to affirm and acknowledge to the Indigenous Peoples the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools.  There is an excerpt below and copies of the full apology are available at the back of the church.  You may also visit the Archdiocese website to read the apology, link to prayers and resources, and to donate to the Reconciliation Fund: https://www.archtoronto.org/

"We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day. Along with those Catholic entities which were directly involved in the operation of the schools and which have already offered their own heartfelt apologies,..we.. , the Catholic Bishops of Canada, express our profound remorse and apologize unequivocally."


Please join in celebration and thanksgiving for the witness of the following couples of the parish:

September 25, 2021,  Annette & Ben Beneditz - 50 years
October 31,  2020,  Fionnan & Mary Ann Kelly -  50 years
August 7, 2021,  Rock & Shirley Gomes -  25 years

Thank you for the loving witness of your marriage. Blessings for many more years together!


74 Wellesley Street West, Toronto
Thursday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Information Evening and Open House

Registration Deadline: Wed. Oct 20th at Noon

Info and Registration: St Joseph's C.S Open House Info and Registration


Sunday, October 3rd,  2-3 P.M.
Keele & Bloor West Intersection

Life Chain is an annual pro-life event that raises awareness of abortion and the inherent dignity of every human being.  You are invited to be a part of this silent witness.  Simply show up and follow the directives of the local organiser, including relevant health measures.


October 22-24, 2021 online

Discover the possibilities of a marriage lived as God intends! This is a special weekend for you to spend together as a couple and share your feelings, hopes and dreams. It is a skill-building enrichment program where together, you learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion.

Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths.

CONTACT:  Gerard & Marge, 905 792 1925  gerard.marge@rogers.com  www.wwme.org
INFO:  http://bit.ly/WWMECouples
VIDEO:  http://bit.ly/WWMEVideo


October 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

Please join the world in prayer, for world peace, by praying the Rosary Coast to Coast.

INFO: www.rosarycoasttocoast.ca

Project Rachel

PROJECT RACHEL is a ministry of healing for adults who are suffering from an abortion experience in the past. For information, contact St. Mary of Egypt Refuge,  in confidence.

Phone: (289)-691-6840

Email: projectrachel@stmarysrefuge.org.
Web: www.stmaryrefuge.org/rachel


With Burning Hearts
October 26-30, 2021, virtual

If you've been serving in parish ministry and are looking for an opportunity to connect with others serving in ministry to pray together, learn together and to be re-energised, you won't want to miss this upcoming Archdiocesan conference.

INFO: https://www.archtoronto.org/conference


ShareLife Logo

The next Sharelife Sunday is October 2-3, 2021.

To date we have raised: $44,366.00 which exceeds  our goal of $39,300.00  Thank you to all the generous supporters of our parish ShareLife campaign.



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


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, October 10 2021

First Reading: Wisdom 7 : 7 -11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90
Second Reading: Hebrews 4 : 12 - 13
Gospel:  Mark 10 : 17 - 30 OR 10 : 17 - 27

Mon. Oct 4 - Sun. Oct 11, 2021

 Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Hector Balthazar (RIP)
Req. by Frances McKee

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Jane Ann Fannan Lennon (RIP)
Req. by Herb and Ann Clough and family

Saturday 7 p.m.
Marianna and Stanley Juskiewicz
Req. by Natalie Chabane

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday 11 a.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manual Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Their children


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,  Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, and Susan Murphy.

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Weekly,  Sept 19, 2021                    $ 1, 185.00
Restoration Sept 19, 2021                      340.00
Taxes and Insurance                               100.00

2021 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES may be picked up at the church during private prayer or you may call the office  to make other arrangements.


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