COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS of JANUARY 20, 2022
On January 20th, the Government of Ontario announced a plan to gradually remove COVID-19 restrictions over the next two months. The first phase of this easing will begin on Monday, January 31. None of the changes in that first phase impact our current practices for worship. Any changes to the parish schedule will be communicated through the parish.
Reconciliation continues to be by appointment.
Our capacity remains the same: max of 50% or less with 2m distancing.
Before you go to church, please ensure that you are not presenting any of the COVID-19 symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptom, please stay home. You can find a COVID-19 self-assessment tool here.
Please remain vigilant and refrain from gathering before and after sacramental celebrations.
Regular Office hours: Wed-Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The office is open to the public by appointment.
WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE February 2, 2022
This special day of prayer for men and women in consecrated life was instituted by John Paul II in 1997. It is fitting that it is celebrated on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord also known as Candlemas day, the day on which candles are blessed symbolising Christ, the light of the world.
In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 900 consecrated men and women. This World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Let us pray in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such a vital and important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our Archdiocese.
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Blessing of Candles will take place at the 9:05 a.m. Mass. Please bring your own household devotional candles for the blessing.
Feast Day of St. Blaise
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Blessing of the throats will take place after the 9:05 a.m. Mass.
SHARE LENT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
This Lent, let’s put people and planet first!
Saturday, February 5th, 2022
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM (on Zoom)
“For us Christians, in order that our faith in Jesus might be expressed in action, I encourage you to respond enthusiastically to the invitation of Share Lent 2022. This campaign is an expression of the Gospel message and of the Church’s social teaching, both of which take into consideration the integral development of the human person.”
+ Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Saint-Jérôme and of Mont-Laurier
President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Marriage Sunday Mass
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St., Toronto
Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB, will preside at a special Mass to honor married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+) in 2022. Due to social distancing measures, cathedral attendance is limited to pre-registered couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries and a maximum of one (1) guest per celebrant couple. Registration is now open and will close Feb. 4th or when the capacity is reached.
Given the limited attendance at the cathedral, we encourage milestone celebrants to register early.
Those who are not able to register may join the celebration via livestream Mass here: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live.
The broadcast will begin at 2:15 p.m.
HOW DO WE WALK TOGETHER AS CHURCH?
Embracing Pope Francis’ New Call to Synodality
Wednesday, Feb. 16 – 11 a.m.
A VIRTUAL EVENT SPONSORED BY NOVALIS PUBLISHING
Join authors Moira McQueen and Massimo Faggioli for a robust conversation on the topic of Synodality and how the faithful at all levels can participate in Pope Francis’ call to solidarity and contribute to a rich reflection on a vibrant future for the Catholic Church. Moderated by Christopher White.
COST: Free POSTER: https://bit.ly/CalltoSynodality
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY 2023
Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality: a two-year global process of listening to the faithful that will help the Church reflect on how we can do God’s will in the world today. The comments of the faithful will ultimately be discussed at a meeting of the bishops in the Vatican in 2023. To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts, please visit: www.archtoronto.org/synodality.
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.
NEW BEGINNINGS PROGRAMMES
BEREAVEMENT INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
Wed. February 16 - March 9, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
SEPARATED/DIVORCED INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
Thurs. February 17 - March 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Online Bereavement Introductory Program offers both women and men a learning environment which is safe, welcoming and non-judgmental. The program provides 4 weeks of psycho-education, which assists and accompanies the bereaved/separared/divorced in exploring grief, experiencing healing, and renewing faith. The program resources include PowerPoint and time will be allocated for group discussion. The ideal candidate is ready and able to participate in a group setting. Each candidate will be screened, prior to being considered for admittance into the program.
COST: no charge
INFO: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (647) 215-3978
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
First Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.
Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue W.
8:30 am : Rosary with veneration of relics of St. Jacinta & Francisco Marto and Confessions
9:00 am : Mass
9:30 to 10:00 am : Adoration with Fatima Prayers
FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
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:
- Child's Birth Certificate (or Certificate of Citizenship/Landed Immigrant Status)
- Child's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent's Catholicity)
- Proof of residency in Toronto (2 documents)
- Application for Catholic School Support (completed at the school)
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, February 6 2022
First Reading: Isaiah 6 : 1 - 2a, 3 - 8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 138
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15 : 1 - 11
Gospel: Luke 5 : 1 -11
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Jan 30 - Sun. Feb 6,, 2022
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Patrick Lennon (RIP)
Req. By Herb and Ann Clough and family
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, 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, Jan. 23
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.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.