9 May 2021 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Parish Schedule

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.) 


WEDDINGS FUNERALS AND BAPTISMS restricted to 10 persons
including those involved in ministry (priest, cantor, lector etc.)

on our YouTube channel.
Visit:  saintcecilia.ca to subscribe

Closed to the public (except for essential scheduled appointments)
Wednesday-Friday,  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (remote)
stceciliatoronto@gmail.com/416 769 8163

Livestream of Mass

Our Sunday 9 a.m. Mass will be livestreamed on our Youtube channel. Visit our channel: St. Cecilia Parish Toronto (or subscribe via our website) to join us from home. The video will also be archived for later access.

Thanks to Tim Norohna and our Livestream committee for making this possible! Please contact the office if you would like to assist with this very important ministry.


To all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts and all women who have provided, and continue to provide, love and support to the children in their lives...

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

The Pope's Pastoral Works Collection

May 8/9, 2021

A disastrous flood or earthquake strikes a nation at the other end of the world. Immediately many countries rush in food, medicine, blankets, money, and trained people. Prominent among such aid is the financial help offered by the Holy Father to people in need. The annual Pope’s Pastoral Works collection makes these funds available for distribution. In the name of Catholics everywhere, he displays Christ’s love and compassion for those who suffer.


ShareLife Logo

Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 9, 2021

Your gift to ShareLife is helping!

“ShareLife-funded agencies have been helping thousands of people since the pandemic began. They quickly adapted their programs in light of safety and the changing needs of the people they serve. We can help alleviate the suffering of those whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. Let us say yes to Jesus' call to live the Gospel by providing for those in need.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins

Thank you for supporting ShareLife!

Our Parish goal is  $39,300.00. To date, we have raised: 37, 245.00

Thank you for your outpouring of generosity!


St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica

As a community of faith let us pray for our newly ordained priests, Rev. Mr. Arthur Lee and Rev. Mr. Andrew Taylor.


Wednesday April 28th 7 - 8 p.m.

If your  son loves to sing and is in grades 2-10, join staff, alumni, and parents to learn more about SMCS choral and academic programmes.

Register: http://bit.ly?ChoirSchoolOHRegister



Online Bereavement Support Group begins Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 

Online Separated/Divorce Support Group begins Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 

For more information and to register please contact: Arcangelo Limanni, MRE (416) 921-1163 ext. 2225


Saturday, May 22, 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 : development@archtoronto.org Include ‘webinar May 22’ in the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body of the email  (to receive your copy of the Estate Planning guide).

If  possible, please let us know whether you are planning to watch this webinar alone or with a family member.

You will receive a link to the webinar on May 17th, and a couple of reminders closer to the date of the presentation.


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

Scripture Readings for
Sunday, May 16 2021

First Reading: Acts 11 : 1 - 11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 47
Second Reading: Ephesians 1 : 17 - 23 or Ephesians 4 : 1 -13 or 4 : 1 -7, 11 -13
Gospel: Mark 16  : 15 - 20

Mon. May 10 - Sun. May 16, 2021

 Saturday 9:05 a.m.
Jose de Sousa (RIP) and
Deceased Members of the Dias and Clementino families
Req. by R.C.

Saturday 7 p.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Hilaria Hong Ting  (RIP)
Agatha Thissen  (RIP)
Req. by Annette and Ben Beneditz

Sunday 11 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community


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.


Donate Now April 1 - 15          $ 1,775.00

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.


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