Feast of St. Cecilia
The Feast of St. Cecilia (Nov 22) will be celebrated at the Sunday Masses the weekend of November 13/14 to allow more people to celebrate. There won't be a reception this year due to pandemic restrictions and the Hall renovation.
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.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
If St. Cecilia is not your home parish you should contact your home parish to register for their programmes. Non-parishioners who register for our programmes will be placed on a wait list. We will make accommodate as we are able.
Non-parishioners who register for the Confirmation programme will be put on a wait list and, if space is available in the programme, they will require a letter of permission from their home parish in order to prepare for and receive Confirmation at St. Cecilia Parish.
CHRISTMAS NEWS - CAMPAIGN LIFE & RIGHT TO LIFE
Campaign Life Coalition has moved its office to Hamilton and has cancelled its Christmas cake fundraiser. It will never cancel the life of the pre-born or the vulnerable.
"There are no human rights if there is no right to life". - Cardinal Collins
Right To Life still has fundraiser items. A pack of 10 assorted Christmas cards is $10.00. You may place your order up until December 19th and delivery will be made: (416) 769 9749.
Please consider a donation to these most essential charities. Thank-you.
COME AND SEE DAY RETREAT
Office Of Vocations
St. Augustine’s Seminary
November 20, 2021, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Single Catholic men, 18 years and older, are invited to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God's call for their lives.
This reteat includes: communal prayer and Mass, seminary grounds tour, discernment stories and more.
PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST
Development and Peace
This annual D&P campaign is inspired by the words of Pope Francis, who says “a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (Laudato Si’, 49). These cries are too often silenced by powerful companies that plunder resources in countries of the Global South, without regard for people’s fundamental human and environmental rights. Many such companies are Canadian.
On Campaign day, Nov 21st, Sign the petition asking the federal government to enact laws that will compel Canadian companies to conduct due diligence across their overseas operations and that will give the victims of their abuses access to justice in Canadian courts. Visit https://devp.org/en
IN EXPECTATION AND HOPE: IGNATIAN REFLECTIONS FOR ADVENT
Friday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 28 – 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
A silent Ignatian weekend retreat for men and women.
In our preparations for Christmas, we can sometimes forget the power and joy of the Advent season with all of its opportunities for renewal and promise. This retreat invites us into stillness to deepen our Advent experience with the gifts of Ignatian spirituality as a guide. Together we will enter into the Ignatian gifts of presence, freedom, unbinding and gratitude as we wait in hope for the coming of Christ anew in our lives and in the world at Christmas.
FACILITATOR: Sr. Mary Rowell, CSJ.
SUGGESTED OFFERING: $235 per person - includes two-nights’ accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.
CONTACT: email@example.com, 905-839-2864
HEALING RETREAT: JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHALLENGES OF LIVING & DEALING WITH CANCER
Thursday November 11, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Queen Of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga
Contact: 905-278-5229 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $40.00 per person
The Shepherds’ Trust collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese NEXT weekend, November 13/14. This fund does more than just support our priests in their twilight years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for the blessings we have received. Envelopes are available at the back of the church for your offering. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
NEW BEGINNINGS PROGRAMMES
Online Bereavement Introductory Programme
Launching: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Online Separated/Divorced Introductory Programme
Launching: Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
CONTACT: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE
Catholic Family Services of Toronto
(416) 921-1163 ext. 2225
VINCENT DE PAUL BUNDLE WEEKEND
St. Joan of Arc Parish, 1701 Bloor St. W.
November 20, 2021 at 8 am - November 21, 2021 at 3 pm
A truck will be parked in the parking lot of St. Joan of Arc Parish to receive your goods. For accepted items see the poster on our bulletin board or visit: https://svdptoronto.org/how-to-help/bundle-up/
2021 SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN
To date we have raised $46,841.00 which exceeds our goal of $39,300.00 !!! Thank you to all who have contributed to our St. Cecilia parish ShareLife campaign. Your compassion and generosity will assist many.
UPDATE: Your gift will be matched!
From now through November 15, your gift will be matched up to a total of $750,000.
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, November 14 2021
First Reading: Daniel 12 : 1 - 3
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 16
Second Reading: Hebrews 10 : 11 -14, 18
Gospel: Mark 13 : 24 - 32
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14, 2021
Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Family & Friends and the Souls in Purgatory (RIP)
Req. by Annette and Ben Beneditz
Sunday 11:00 a.m.
All Souls in Purgatory
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, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, Marta DiGregorio, and Guy Alcamo.
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly, October 10 2021 $ 1,215.00
Weekly, October 17 2021 $ 565.00
Restoration $ 440.00
Baptism $ 80.00
Thank you for your on-going 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.