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.
RECTORY OFFICE CLOSURE
The office closes DECEMBER 24th at Noon and re-opens JANUARY 12th, 2022
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.
FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING AWARD CONTEST 2022
Deadline to enter: Feb 14, 2022
Students aged 13-19 are invited to submit a 450-500-word essay for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18 to 25, 2022.
This year, the theme and the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches based in Beirut, Lebanon. The theme of the contest is: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt. 2:2). The deadline for the writing contest is Monday, February 14, 2022 at 2 p.m.
For details and a list of prizes, visit: www.catholicregister.org/writingaward
LIVING WITH CHRIST MISSALS
Sunday, Nov. 28th is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year.
Sunday Missals for 2021-2022 are available for purchase at the back of the church. The price is $5.00
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, January 16 2022
First Reading: Isaiah 62 : 1 - 5
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12 : 4 - 11
Gospel: John 2 : 1 - 12
MASS INTENTIONS OF THE WEEK
Mon. Jan 10 - Sun. Jan 16, 2022
Monday 9:05 a.m.
Catherine and William Hall (RIP)
Req. by The Rooney Family
Tuesday 9:05 a.m.
Deceased Members of the
Dias and Clementino Families (RIP)
Req. by R.C.
Wednesday 9:05 a.m.
Maurice and Gerard Hall (RIP)
Req. by The Rooney Family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Jardelina Melo and Manuel Umbelina (RIP)
Req. by Their Children
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, Natalie Chabane, Edward Spiteri, Maria Ruccolo, John Conforzi, Ignacio Juarez Ednet, Dominic Coccimiglio, Winifred Ismail, Mimi Ashton, Ann Baby, Susan Murphy, Marta DiGregorio, Guy Alcamo, Mike Kudrak, and Allain-André Bourbonnais
Please notify the office of any changes to the list.
Weekly, Dec 19 $ 1,715.00
Restoration $ 375.00
Donate Now, November $ 560.00
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.