STATEMENT FROM THE CCCB
STATEMENT FROM THE CCCB FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY AT THE FORMER KAMLOOPS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL
On behalf of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), I express our deepest sorrow for the heartrending loss of the children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
The news of the recent discovery is shocking. It rekindles trauma in numerous communities across this land. Honouring the dignity of the lost little ones demands that the truth be brought to light.
This tragedy profoundly impacts Indigenous communities, with whom many people across this land and throughout the world now stand in solidarity.
As we see ever more clearly the pain and suffering of the past, the Bishops of Canada pledge to continue walking side by side with Indigenous Peoples in the present, seeking greater healing and reconciliation for the future.
We lift up prayers to the Lord for the children who have lost their lives and pledge our close accompaniment of Indigenous families and communities.
May our Creator God bless all of us with consolation and hope.
+ Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and
President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic bishops
Effective Monday, April 19, 2021
(capacity of 8, first come, first admitted)
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(every 15 minutes, 8 per service, first come first admitted)
Saturday: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(last service: 7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
(last service: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
CONFESSION BY APPOINTMENT
WEDDINGS FUNERALS AND BAPTISMS restricted to 10 persons
including those involved in ministry (priest, cantor, lector etc.)
SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAMED at 9 a.m.
on our YouTube channel.
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Closed to the public (except for essential scheduled appointments)
Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (remote)
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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.
Prayer In Time Of Covid
Gracious God, you who are the author of all life, and who desire the well-being of all people,
during these dark days of Covid 19, increase in us, respect and reverence for all human life.
Grant restored health to the sick,
comfort and hope to the dying,
strength to family members, friends, relatives, clergy & volunteers,
renewed energy to hospital workers, PSWs, nurses and doctors,
and perseverance to all in the health care professions.
Grant wisdom to scientists for the development of effective and moral vaccines,
discernment and right judgment for legislators,
aid to the discouraged, poor and vulnerable,
courage and justice for front-line workers,
and keep always in our minds the vision of the true common good of all the world.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop Robert Kasun CSB
Auxiliary Bishop Central Region
Archdiocese of Toronto
2021 SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN
Living the Gospel by providing for those in need.
Living the Gospel by supporting the Deaf community.
Did you know that, at most, only 40 per cent of families with a signing Deaf family member use sign language in their homes? That has left Deaf people at home during the pandemic particularly isolated.
Silent Voice is one of ShareLife-funded agencies that you support. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, staff there have continued to work hard for all of their clients, working remotely as mentors, and providing access to critical government health and education information.
As we emerge from the pandemic, let’s not leave those in the Deaf community behind
You may make your sacrificial through the parish office or sharelife.org.
Our Parish goal is: $39,300.00
To date we have raised: $44,216.00
We have exceeded our parish campaign goal.
Thank you for living the Gospel!
SACRED HEART NOVENA RETREAT
A virtual event hosted by St. Augustine's Seminary
June 3rd to June 11th
Join the on-line retreat made up of a series of 30 minute video presentations. Each video is a short retreat conference featuring a priest from the seminary community. To conclude the retreat you are invited to join a livestream Mass from St. Michael's Cathedral-Basilica.
FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS - June 11th
Read the Cardinal's Pastoral letter "Heart Speaks to heart" at: www.archtoronto.org
“Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29)
CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE ESTATE PLANNING
NEW DATE! Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 9:30 am
Join this free webinar presented by The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team and learn:
- How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
- How to ensure that your wishes are legally protected
- About Powers of Attorney
- Estate Trustee selection
- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
- Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funeral
An estate planning guide will be mailed to all attendees at no cost.
TO REGISTER: email:firstname.lastname@example.org Include ‘webinar June 12’ in the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body of the email You will receive a link to the webinar on June 8th.
SUMMER RETREAT WITH FR. JACQUES PHILIPPE
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A Virtual Event Hosted By Newman Centre Catholic Mission
Spiritual director, Fr. Jacques Philippe will present an inspiring retreat on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
We will pray the rosary together as well as the Litany to the Sacred Heart. Fr. Philippe’s writings on prayer, interior freedom and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality.
This will be a live webinar and seats are already filling up. Please register and spread the word!
FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
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
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, June 13 2021
First Reading: Ezekiel 17.22-24
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 92
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5 : 6 - 10
Gospel: Mark 4 : 26 - 34
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. June 7 - Sun. June 13 , 2021
Wed. 9:05 a.m.
Christopher Mankowski (RIP)
Req. by Barbara Mankowski
Fri. 9:05 a.m.
Feast of the Sacred Heart
In Thanksgiving (INT)
Req. by The Rooney Family
Sat. 9:05 a.m.
Maurice and Gerard Hall (RIP)
Req. by The Rooney Family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Julie Martin (RIP)
Req. by The Clough Family
Sunday 11 a.m.
St. Antonio de Padua, in Thanksgiving (INT)
Req. by Sergia and Rafael Espinos
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, Natalie Chabane, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Hector Balthazar, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, and John Sherman.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly - May 16-30th: $1,635.00
Restoration: $ 725.00
Taxes & Insurance: $ 300.00
India Humanitarian Relief: $ 190.00
PAG May - new pledge: $ 30.00
Pope's Pastoral Works: $ 5.00
Thank you for your on-going support!
Envelopes will be reported in future bulletins.
Thank you for your support!
2021 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES may be picked up at the church during private prayer or you may call the office to make other arrangements.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
If you moved this year, please inform the office of your new address. Thank you.