31 January 2021 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Schedule

Effective until February 10, 2021

Every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to  6 p.m.
Last service is 5:45 - 6 p.m.

Every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Last service is 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

8 parishioners per service.
First-come, First-admitted.
No registration required.

Monday - Thursday
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.


  • First come, first admitted. No registration required.
  • 8 parishioners per service
  • Line-up will be outside the Pacific door until a spot becomes available
  • Contact information will be collected for COVID contact tracing.
  • Masks are mandatory for your entire time in the church. Masks need to cover your nose, mouth and chin.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands upon entering the church.
  • You will have to stand up for the duration of the Communion Service (approximately 10 mins)
  • Proceed to the designated spot in front of the sanctuary, keeping a safe physical distance from each other. Refrain from touching the pews as you walk down the center aisle towards the spots provided.
  • Stand on your spot for the duration of the Communion Service.
  • Receive Holy Communion. Wait for the final blessing and exit through Aziel door.
  • Washrooms will not be available at this time.
  • Please, for the safety of all, you are asked to self-assess for Covid before coming to the church.

10 person restriction includes priest, cantor, etc.

By appointment - please contact the office.

THE OFFICE is closed to the public.  Staff are working remotely; responding to emails and phone calls during regular office hours: Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fr. Joseph is responding to urgent messages outside of these hours.

February 2, 2021, 11:00 am

This is an amazing opportunity for everyone who is discerning their life mission. The virtual vocations fair will be a day of reflection, testimony, virtual visits and pilgrimage. Mass and Holy Hour will be celebrated by His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins.

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/VocationsFair
CONTACT: lenita.lopes@newmantoronto.com
WEBSITE: www.newmantoronto.com

February 2, 2021

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 to thank 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.

Virtual Event
Saturday February 13th, 2021
10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

This year’s Lenten campaign, “Share Love”, is inspired by the message of love and social fraternity in Pope Francis’s encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Through this campaign, Canadian Catholics will discover how the work of Development and Peace is anchored in Catholic Social Teaching and how we can heed the Pope’s call for solidarity and love for our neighbour. We warmly invite any interested person to the Toronto Diocese's Share Love launch:  Saturday, February 13th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

REGISTER: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudeChpjItEt0t5CVv_hmXQU5RugZ_kFMa

OR: https://www.archtoronto.org/catholic-outreach/calendar-events/chancery-events/development-andpeaces-annual-lenten-campaign-workshop-share-love

February 13/14, 2021

To celebrate the tremendous contributions of married couples who continue to strengthen our faith community, our parish is participating in a program to offer a personalized, special blessing certificate signed by Cardinal Thomas Collins to married couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60+ wedding anniversary in 2021.

To request a special blessing certificate for milestone wedding anniversaries in 2021, please visit https://bit.ly/2021MS-SpecialBlessing.

The Office of Formation for Discipleship will be processing the orders – the deadline to order is January 17, 2021; we will be assisting in distributing the special blessing certificate to you.

Let us celebrate the contributions of married couples who continue to strengthen our faith community. Let us also pray and extend loving support to those who have lost a spouse or are struggling from a broken relationship. For more information and resources on marriage, visit: www.archtoronto.org/marriage


Friars Student Writing Contest

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Theme: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021

Submit essays by E-mail to: editor@catholicregister.org,  Re: “Friars’ Contest”

416-934-3400 (x 527) or 1-855-441-4077 (x 401)

Details & Resources:

1st Place: Lenovo Idea Pad 3 Laptop
2nd Place: Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch
3rd Place: Apple Earpods

Sponsored by The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement , Graymoor and The Catholic Register

March 5 – 7, 2021

In these stressful times, give your marriage a booster shot! Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance. The Marriage Encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where together, you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths. Rediscover the love in your relationship!

Contact: Marge & Gerard McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or Call: (905) 792-1925


St. Michael's Choir School is a unique and heralded educational experience that is offered jointly by the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. It is consistently ranked as one of the best schools in Ontario and it is one of only six schools in the world to be affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music.

The school is now booking auditions for boys interested in enrolling for September 2021. St. Michael’s Choir School offers instruction in Grades 3 through 12.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/35SLNOk #catholicTO


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


The 2021 offertory envelopes may be picked up at the church during private prayer or you may call the office  to arrange pick-up from the office.

Scripture Readings for
Sunday, February 7, 2021
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Job 7 : 1 - 4, 6 - 7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 147
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9 : 16 - 19, 22 - 23, 29 - 31
Gospel: Mark 1 : 29 - 39

Mon. Feb 1  - Sun. Feb 7

Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Patrick Lennon (RIP)
Req. by Ann Clough and Family

Friday 9:05 a.m.
Deceased members of the
Dias and Clementino Families
Req. by R.C.

Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community (INT)

 Sunday 9 a.m.
Craig Midghall (INT)
For a fast and steady recovery
Req. by The Reyes-Midghall Family

Sunday 11 a.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manuel 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, William (Buddy) O'Hara,  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 and Ann Baby.

Please notify the office of any changes to the list.


Donate Now, Jan 1-16                      1, 485.00

You may mail your offerings to the office at 161 Annette Street or drop them off in the mail slot.

Please consider signing up for monthly pre-Authorised Giving.  You may do this through the parish office or the Archdiocese. You may also donate to the parish through the Archdiocese website using the Donate Now button.

We will distribute the 2021 envelopes when it is safe to do so.

Please note January 3rd is your last opportunity to contribute 2020 donations. Donations received after January 3, 2021 will count towards your 2021 income tax receipt.  If your address has changed, please inform the office.

Thank you for your generosity and patience!



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