8 March 2020 – Second Sunday of Lent


St. Patrick’s Mass and Celebration of March 1, 2020


Thank you to our principal celebrant and homilist, His Excellency, Bishop Robert Kasun, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto.  Also, we were pleased to have as our concelebrants Fr. Leo Burns, Fr. Larry Marcille, our Associate Pastor Fr. Dominic Bui Quyen, and our Pastor Fr. Joseph Tap Tran.  We are also grateful for the service of Nino Clivio, who assisted so very ably on the altar.

This year we were delighted to have as our honoured guest Eithne Heffernan, representing the Irish Embassy.

Special thank you to our Ceremonial Co-ordinator, Hugo Straney.  Sincere thanks to all of you who donated your time and talents in various ways to make our St. Patrick's Mass and Celebration a tremendous success: Barbara Mankowski, Maria Ruccolo, Mary & Fionnan Kelly, Rosanne & John Kelly, Ann E. and John Rooney, Andrew Rooney, Frank Spiteri,  Antonietta Rabasca, Colleen Alviano, Vicky Attard,  Annette Beneditz, Pat Chetcuti, Catherine Elliot, Marion McLaughlin, Lidia Majchrzak & Chris Bayley, Janine Mitsuki, Ruta Niedra, Lorraine Ostafew, Rosie Po, Carmen Rivero,  Lorenza Varga, Vanessa Vreeland, Dan Shine, Collette Canavan, Monica Gill, Kateri & Elizabeth Gingras, Liz Bruce and the confirmandi: Joshua, Avery, Stephanie, Mya, John, Hezron, Zeara, Lucas, Anna-Maria, Edison and Nathan, Reyanne Achong and the First Communion children, Colleen Murphy (administrative assistant), and Teame Gebreyesus, (our Church Custodian).

Particular thanks to Johnson Irish Dance, our musical guests, Harpist and Soloist Eithne Heffernan, Piper Raymond Caldwell, the St. Cecilia's children's choir under the direction of Amy LaFroy, and Organist Peter Treen, and the St. Cecilia Church Choir. Special mention goes to all who donated the delicious baked goods, those who helped with the setting up and decorating of the hall, all who prepared the sandwiches and pizza, and all who all who acted as hostesses for the reception. A big welcome back and thank-you to Maria Ruccolo who made a return to prepare her delicious pizza.  A great big thank you to each and every one who assisted at and attended the Mass.

Thank you to the St. Cecilia's Church choir members for their time spent setting up, making and serving the Irish coffee: Peter Treen, Don English & Christine McGoldrick, Colleen Alviano, Catherine Elliot, Olive and Derry Fitzpatrick Carol Houston, Fionnan Kelly, Helen Kim, Kyoung Soo Kwon, Marie Niggenaber, Katie Roberts, Bambi Rutledge, and Josephine Zammit

A very special thank you to those who generously donated Irish whiskey and cream for the Irish coffee!

We wish to thank and acknowledge our sponsors: Topper Linens, Lynett Funeral Home, and the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto. Many thanks to our fine musician, Michael Kelly, who provided the musical entertainment at the informal reception in the hall.


Go Mbeannai Dia Duit
May God Bless You

Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, after morning Mass, the Celebrant will lead the Stations of the Cross except on First Fridays when the faithful may offer Stations of the Cross privately.

SUNDAY, March. 8th, 2020

Daylight Saving Time Starts at 2:00:00 AM

Sunday morning, clocks move forward 1 hour.

Sunday Adoration
Sunday, March 8, 2020

After the 9:00 a.m. and  before the 11:00 a.m. Masses


Fri, March 13 from 7:00 p.m. to Sun, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.

Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca.

Registrants 17 years old require parental consent.

For more information, please contact Fr. Joseph or the Office of Vocations at (416) 968 0997 or email: vocations@archtoronto.org

Silent Retreat for Women at Manresa

March 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

A silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition. Deacon Kevin Kelly, SJ, will facilitate the retreat, "Finding Hope in Confusing and Challenging Times."

COST: Suggested offering $220 per person. This includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.

Phone: (905) 839-2864
email: registration@manresa.ca
web: www.manresa-canada.ca 


Women’s Lenten Retreat
March 20-22, 2020
Friday at 7:30 p.m to Sunday after lunch

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road, Mississauga,  L5H 2C3

Theme: In the Spirit of Quietude

Preached by Fr. Peter Nowak OMI

Phone: (905)-278-5229

The cost of the weekend is $200.00 per person.


Collection boxes are available for you to pick up after Masses.  Please return your filled boxes on April 19, 2020.

Thank you for your support of this campaign!

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Living the Gospel by sharing our blessings

ShareLife: It’s who we are!

Catholic agencies have been serving those among us who are poor, sick and marginalized since the founding of our diocese 178 years ago – it’s who we are as Catholics in the Archdiocese of Toronto! We continue that legacy through ShareLife, which funds over 40 agencies that provide unconditional care, regardless of religious affiliation.

March 29 is ShareLife Sunday.  Please give generously.

St. Cecilia's Parish Lenten Retreat: Adoration and Prayer, Music & Reflection
Thursday March 26th & Friday March 27th, 2020
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to participate!

Please join us!


Taize Prayer

March 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm

St. Paul's Basilica
83 Power St., Toronto

Presented by St. Paul's BasilicaTaize Prayer Ministry & Faith Connections (St. Joseph's Youth Ministry)

St. Paul's Basilica Parish invites you to meditative Scripture-based prayer and music in the Taize tradition. Join us in celebrating " Finding Hope in the Darkness"  through contemplative song, scripture and silence. All are welcome.  Social and light refreshments to follow. RSVPs appreciated but not mandatory.

Info: St. Paul Taize Prayer Group

11th Annual Dynamic Women of Faith Conference

March 28th at 4 p.m.

​Le Treport Banquet Hall, 1075 Queensway E., Mississauga

Mass celebrant: Fr. Edward J. Curtis

Kimberly Hahn– The Joys and Sorrows of Mary,
Colleen Carroll Campbell – The Heart of Perfection,
Dorothy Pilarski: One Mother's Heart

Light Breakfast – Lunch –  Parking.  All Included.

"Calling ALL Girls"

March 27th at 7 pm will feature Dr. Sandra Sagrati, Adeodata Czink, Stephanie Benedetti &  Natalie Pilarski.

Phone: (416) 907 1042

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services
Estate Planning Seminar

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Assumption Catholic Cemetery
76933 Tomken Rd, Mississauga

Some of the Topics Covered:

-How to protect your loved ones with a proper will
-How to ensure your wishes are legally protected
-Powers of Attorney
-The advantage of pre-arranging
-Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
-Church guidelines on Cremation
-Catholic Traditions around wills, burials, & funerals

An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost.

RSVP: Frank Janetta
Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services
Phone: (416) 733-8544 x 2023
email: info@cc-fs.ca


Are you a student in gr. 3 or above who has received the Sacrament of First Communion? You are eligible to serve at Mass!  The parish is in need of altar servers to serve at Sunday Masses.  Please consider sharing your talents in this way.  Training will be provided. Contact the office or speak with Fr. Joseph  for details. There are registration forms on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Thank-you!

2019 Donation Tax RECEIPTS

Donation Tax Receipts for the Year 2019 have been prepared (for donations of $20 or more over the year) and will be available for pick up at the back of the church NEXT weekend.  We thank all those who make their sacrificial offering each week.  In particular we thank those who remember that church expenses don't go away, and make up for missed offerings on the weekends when they are away!

Please write the amount of your offering each week on your envelope, to ensure that you receive proper credit for your donations in 2020.

Tax Receipts for those who donated to St. Vincent de Paul or participated in the SVDP Christmas Star Campaign will also be available.