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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Mrs. Rose Scarano

Chaplain @ Sunnybrook & Toronto East Hospitals--in Residence: Fr Montfort Marianayagam

Monthly Assistance: Fr John Yake (St Augustine Seminary)

Office: 416-429-4000; Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM

Email

saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

MARCH 

FOR LIFE

Day Trip to Ottawa

—Thursday, May 

14

Mass For Life @ 

6:30AM; 

Depart @ 7AM; 

Return @ 7PM

Adults: $35 / 

Children $5

Sign-up sheet in 

Church foyer.

Sunday Mass 
Sat  Vigil  Mass:  5:15PM  /  Sun  Mass:  9AM, 
12:15PM  &  5:30PM.  (Weekdays:  Mon,  Wed,  Fri: 
7PM; Tues, Thurs, Sat: 9AM)

Baptism 
Baptisms  are  celebrated  on  the  second  Sat  at 
11AM  and  third  Sun  at  1:30PM.  Preparation 
session is required.

Reconciliation (confession)
Before all Sun Masses/Sat Vigil Mass and the Wed 
Mass or by appointment. Confessional in Chapel.

Anointing of the Sick 
At any time by appointment. In case of emergency, 
please  ask  hospital  for  Catholic  priest  or  call  Fr. 
Simon at 416-737-0760.

Marriage
See Fr Simon before setting a date.

RCIA 
If  you  know  someone  who  wishes  to  become 
Catholic speak to priest.

Finance Committee
Mr  Pors  Canlas,  Ms  Lerma  Ayala,  Ms  Olivia 
Dizon, Mr Carlton Paul 

Catholic Cemeteries
Mount  Hope,  Holy  Cross,  Queen  of  Heaven, 
Assumption, Christ the King, Resurrection, Mount 
Peace. Head Office:  416-733-8544

PILGRIMAGE TO MARTYRS 

SHRINE

In Honour of Saint John 

XXIII; Saturday, June 6 

Depart @ 7AM; Return @ 5PM

Picnic Lunch / Stations of the 

Cross / Guided Tour / Mass

See CWL in foyer of Church for 

registration

School Bus: $20.

Entrance fee: $5 each.

Children: free 12 and under

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422. What is justification?

Justification  is  the  most  excellent  work  of 
God's  love.  It  is  the  merciful  and  freely-given 
act  of  God  which  takes  away  our  sins  and 
makes us just and holy in our whole being. It is 
brought  about  by  means  of  the  grace  of  the 
Holy  Spirit  which  has  been  merited  for  us  by 
the  passion  of  Christ  and  is  given  to  us  in 
Baptism.  Justification  is  the  beginning  of  the 
free response of man, that is, faith in Christ and 
of  cooperation  with  the  grace  of  the  Holy 
Spirit.

423. What is the grace that justifies?

That grace is the gratuitous gift that God gives 
us to make us participants in his trinitarian life 
and able to act by his love. It is called habitual, 
sanctifying  or  deifying  grace  because  it 
sanctifies  and  divinizes  us.  It  is  supernatural 
because it depends entirely on God’s gratuitous 
initiative  and  surpasses  the  abilities  of  the 
intellect  and  the  powers  of  human  beings.  It 
therefore escapes our experience.

424. What other kinds of grace are there?

Besides  habitual  grace,  there  are  actual  graces 
(gifts  for  specific  circumstances),  sacramental 
graces (gifts proper to each sacrament), special 
graces  or  charisms  (gifts  that  are  intended  for 
the common good of the Church) among which 
are  the  graces  of  state  that  accompany  the 
exercise  of  ecclesial  ministries  and  the 
responsibilities of life.

425. What is the relationship between grace 

and human freedom?

Grace  precedes,  prepares  and  elicits  our  free 
response.  It  responds  to  the  deep  yearnings  of 
human  freedom,  calls  for  its  cooperation  and 
leads freedom toward its perfection.

426. What is merit?

In  general  merit  refers  to  the  right  to 
recompense  for  a  good  deed.  With  regard  to 
God,  we  of  ourselves  are  not  able  to  merit 
anything,  having  received  everything  freely 

f r o m  h i m . 
However,  God 

g i v e s  u s  t h e 

possibility  of  acquiring  merit  through  union 
with the love of Christ, who is the source of our 
merits before God. The merits for good works, 
therefore must be attributed in the first place to 
the  grace  of  God  and  then  to  the  free  will  of 
man.

427. What are the goods that we can merit?

Moved  by  the  Holy  Spirit,  we  can  merit  for 
ourselves  and  for  others  the  graces  needed  for 
our  sanctification  and  for  the  attainment  of 
eternal  life.  Even  temporal  goods,  suitable  for 
us, can be merited in accordance with the plan 
of  God.  No  one,  however,  can  merit  the  initial 
grace  which  is  at  the  origin  of  conversion  and 
justification.

428. Are all called to Christian holiness?

All the faithful are called to Christian holiness. 
This  is  the  fullness  of  Christian  life  and  the 
perfection of charity and it is brought about by 
intimate union with Christ and, in him, with the 
most  Holy  Trinity.  The  path  to  holiness  for  a 
Christian  goes  by  way  of  the  cross  and  will 
come  to  its  fulfillment  in  the  final  resurrection 
of the just, in which God will be all in all.

Compendium—OF THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST

THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN 

PERSON

God's Salvation: Law and Grace

GRACE AND JUSTIFICATION

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Presentation On His Life

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 

9:30AM—12:30PM

@

St John XXIII Church

A patron of our Holy Father, Pope 

Francis. Lovers of animals and 

gardeners are drawn to him. Two  of his 

prayers are favourite hymns in many 
hymn books. Legends surround him. 

Who was this man to whom children, 

bishops, and ordinary people are 

drawn? 

Learn Francis’ way to contemplative 

living. Discover the reverence and joy 

that St Francis found in life.

Presentation by Laurie Van den Hurk 

of the 

Archdiocese of Toronto Formation Programmes

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Mass Intentions

Mon, April 27, 7PM: +Nella Williams & 

         +Patrice McLaren

Tues, April 28, 9AM: +Rudy Acebedo

Wed, April 29, 7PM: +Pablo Emeliano

Thur, April 30, 9AM: +Lucena Capuso

Fri,May1,7PM:Thnksgv for Dietelinda Dizon

Sat,  May 2, 9AM: +Ireneo Echavarre & 
+Salvador Alcantara
 

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Saturday Vigil,  May 2

5:15PM: Thanksgiving of Julie Buenafe

Sunday, May 3

9AM: SpInt by Patricia Lim

12:15PM: +Rustico +Nenita Elle

5:30PM: The Parishioners

PARISH

NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN

COLLECTION

Sunday, 27 September , 2015

At this collection only our young people can 

contribute--adults are not to put money in the 

collection--a loonie or twonie is all that is needed. 

In this endeavour, we hope to teach our young 

people to care for the needs of others.

Total to Date: $1,841.

Goal: $1980 payable May ‘15 for 2015/16 year.

NEXT YOUTH MASS

May 24 @ 5:30PM

At this Mass our young people help with the 

various ministries of lector, usher, choir, etc. Feel 

free to approach us if you wish to help.

TODAY IS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 

FOR VOCATIONS. 

The Church needs good leaders with courage and 

integrity, leaders who will unselfishly care for the 

needs of God’s people and minister to them. 

If you feel God is calling you to priesthood, 

religious life or diaconate, call Fr. Chris 

Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of 

Toronto 416-968-0997 

vocations@archtoronto.org


www.vocationstoronto.ca

CONFIRMATION

Ottawa

May 7: Mass @ 6:30AM

Rehearsal

Friday, May 22 @ 7:30PM

Holy Hour & Confessions

Saturday, May 23, 10:30AM—12NOON

Confirmation Mass

Saturday, May 23 @ 5:15PM

SMILE

Don't let your worries get the best of you, 

remember, Moses started out as a basket case.

Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited

until you try to sit in their pews.

The good Lord didn't create anything

without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.

Stop complaining about your church; if it was 

perfect, you couldn't belong.

NEXT BUNDLE-UP SUNDAY

May 9/10

IN TWO WEEKS

The St Vincent d’Paul truck will be in the 

Church car-park Friday night to Sunday night.
“Please donate items that are clean and in good 

working condition”

What’s Needed? Household Goods, Boots, 

Coats, Drapes, Books, Toys, Men’s Clothing, 

Bedding, Ladies Wear,  Children’sWear, Baby 

Clothes, Shoes. 

NO mattresses, baby furniture or appliances 

accepted.

BOILER REPLACEMENT

Begins this Monday, April 27.

HOLY HOUR

Join us for Exposition & Benediction

every Sunday: 4-5PM.

Continues until the Solemnity of the 

Body & Blood of Christ 

(Corpus Cristi)

Come be with the Lord in Silence, 

listen to Him speak in your heart

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PARISH

ARCDIOCESE

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED

The Joys of the Church’s Social Teaching?

Join us at St Bonaventure Parish

1300 Leslie St

For a Three (3) Night Series

April 28, 29, 30

7PM

St Bonaventure Parish Hall

Refreshments will be served

ShareLife 

This year, Catholics across our archdiocese are 

being asked to support the Family of Faith 

campaign. This campaign will provide for the 

pastoral and temporal needs of the 

archdiocese, such as campus and youth 

ministry, communication initiatives that will 

strengthen our family of faith, and support to 

help new parishes to celebrate Mass in a new 

church.  

The ShareLife campaign provides for the 

needs of our social service agencies, helps 

our brothers and sisters in Christ across the 

world, and supports the education of our 

clergy.  

There is no duplication – ShareLife agencies 

do not receive funding from the Family of 

Faith campaign. Thus it is important that we 

continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to 

provide for the needs of the marginalized 

both here in our communities and around the 

world. 

Next ShareLife Sunday – May 10, 2015  

Please give generously. You can work 

wonders!

CITY NEGOTIATIONS 

Update

We have asked the city if it is possible for our 

parish to purchase the land. The city is now 

consulting its lawyers to see if this is a 

possibility.

If it is a possibility, good news. However, bad 

news because it means we will have to take 

out a mortgage of just over a million dollars to 

purchase the land.

Prayer

So far St John XXIII has helped us along 

very nicely by his intercession. Let us 

continue to ask his intercession for a speedy 

and successful resolution of this situation.

YOUTH CHOIR BEGINNING

Grade 8 Up To Grade 12

Auditions—Next Saturday May, 2

Time—10AM to 1PM

Choir will sing for the Sunday 5:30PM Mass

Choir Director

Katrina Lazaga

(Assistant: Editha Lazaga)

First Recruits

Tiana Anandappa; Aria Gunda

CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE

With a Worldwide Marriage Encounter 

Weekend!

 Married couples: You deserve a weekend to 

cherish being together; to rediscover each 

other and focus on ways to make your 

relationship even better.  

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 

offers this opportunity.  Consider giving each 

other or another couple you know the gift of a 

weekend away from daily pressures; time to 

be with each other and with God on a 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Upcoming Weekend Date: 

May 22-24, 2015

For more information and application, please 

go to www.wwme.org or contact:

Gerard & Marge McCauley at 

gerard.marge@rogers.com or 

(905) 792-1925

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Memorial:

  St  Catherine  Of  Siena,  Virgin, 

Doctor—  Wednesday,  April  29:  The  value 
Catherine makes central in her short life and 
which  sounds  clearly  and  consistently 
through her experience is complete surrender 
to Christ. What is most impressive about her 
is that she learns to view her surrender to her 
Lord as a goal to be reached through time.

She  was  the  23rd  child  of  Jacopo  and  Lapa 
Benincasa  and  grew  up  as  an  intelligent, 
cheerful  and  intensely  religious  person. 
Catherine  disappointed  her  mother  by 
cutting off her hair as a protest against being 
o v e r l y  e n c o u r a g e d  t o  i m p r o v e  h e r 
appearance  in  order  to  attract  a  husband. 
Her  father  ordered  her  to  be  left  in  peace, 
and  she  was  given  a  room  of  her  own  for 
prayer and meditation.

She  entered  the  Dominican  Third  Order  at 
18  and  spent  the  next  three  years  in 
seclusion,  prayer  and  austerity.  Gradually  a 
group  of  followers  gathered  around  her—
m e n 

a n d 

women,  priests 

and  religious. 

An  active  public 

apostolate grew 

o u t  o f  h e r 

contemplative 

life.  Her  letters, 

m o s t l y  f o r 

s p i r i t u a l 

instruction  and  encouragement  of  her 
followers, began to take more and more note 
of  public  affairs.  Opposition  and  slander 
resulted  from  her  mixing  fearlessly  with  the 
world  and  speaking  with  the  candour  and 
authority  of  one  completely  committed  to 
Christ. She was cleared of all charges at the 
Dominican General Chapter of 1374.

Her  public  influence  reached  great  heights 
because  of  her  evident  holiness,  her 
membership  in  the  Dominican  Third  Order, 
and  the  deep  impression  she  made  on  the 
pope.  She  worked  tirelessly  for  the  crusade 
against  the  Turks  and  for  peace  between 
Florence and the pope.

In  1378,  the  Great  Schism  began,  splitting 
the  allegiance  of  Christendom  between  two, 
then three, popes and putting even saints on 
opposing  sides.  Catherine  spent  the  last  two 

years  of  her  life  in  Rome,  in  prayer  and 
pleading on behalf of the cause of Urban VI 
and  the  unity  of  the  Church.  She  offered 
herself  as  a  victim  for  the  Church  in  its 
agony. She died surrounded by her "children" 
and was canonized in 1461. 

Catherine ranks high among the mystics and 
spiritual writers of the Church. In 1939, she 
and  Francis  of  Assisi  were  declared  co-
patrons  of  Italy.  Paul  VI  named  her  and 
Teresa of Avila doctors of 

the  Church  in  1970.  Her  spiritual  testament 
is found in The Dialogue.

Comment

: Though she lived her life in a faith 

experience and spirituality far different from 
that  of  our  own  time,  Catherine  of  Siena 
stands  as  a  companion  with  us  on  the 
Christian  journey  in  her  undivided  effort  to 
invite the Lord to take flesh in her own life. 
Events  which  might  make  us  wince  or 
chuckle  or  even  yawn  fill  her  biographies:  a 
mystical  experience  at  six,  childhood 
betrothal  to  Christ,  stories  of  harsh 
asceticism, her frequent ecstatic visions. Still, 
Catherine lived in an age which did not know 
the  rapid  change  of  21st-century  mobile 
America.  The  value  of  her  life  for  us  today 
lies in her recognition of holiness as a goal to 
be sought over the course of a lifetime.

Quote

:  Catherine's  book  Dialogue  contains 

four  treatises—her  testament  of  faith  to  the 
spiritual  world.  She  wrote:  "No  one  should 
judge  that  he  has  greater  perfection  because 
he performs great penances and gives himself 
in  excess  to  the  staying  of  the  body  than  he 
who does less, inasmuch as neither virtue nor 
merit consists therein; for otherwise he would 
be  an  evil  case,  who  for  some  legitimate 
reason  was  unable  to  do  actual  penance. 
Merit  consists  in  the  virtue  of  love  alone, 
flavoured  with  the  light  of  true  discretion 
without which the soul is worth nothing."

Patron Saint of

: Europe & Italy

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Commentary  2  –  Lost  sheep  are  being 
carried on the Shepherd’s shoulders.

The  Gospel  reading  of  today's  liturgy,  ‘I 
AM  the  good  shepherd’...,  takes  us  deep 
into  the  mystery  of  what  God  has  done 
for  us  in  Jesus  Christ  –  and,  as  we  shall 
see,  it  tells  us  of  how  God's  initiative  in 
the Paschal Mystery was conceived in the 
depths of the Trinitarian Life itself.

The  Good  Shepherd  theme  has  had  a 
great  impact  on  Christian  consciousness. 
One  of  the  earliest  and  most  repeated 
motifs  of  Christian  art  is  the  youthful 
shepherd carrying the lost sheep home on 
his shoulders. The image it suggests is so 
telling that it has featured prominently in 
the  Church's  preaching  in  every  age.  As 
so  often  happens  with  the  best  things  in 
life,  we  tend  to  take  this  theme  for 

granted.  Today's  text  helps  us  to  find  a 
fresh appreciation of its implications. In it 
Jesus  explains  these  implications  by 
reference to the Paschal Mystery.

He says that he is the “good” shepherd – 
in  contrast  to  the  unfaithful  shepherds 
who  have  failed  God's  people,  thinking 
only  of  their  own  interests  -  because,  as 
he three times repeats, he “lays down his 
life”  for  them.  He  lays  it  down,  he 
explains, “in order to take it up again.” In 
his  Resurrection,  he  will  be  a  source  of 
life  for  them.  And  in  this  drama  of  his 
death and resurrection, he is carrying out 
and  making  clear  to  the  human  family 
what  his  Father  wills  for  them  –  an 
enterprise  so  dear  to  the  Father  that  he 
looks  upon  the  Son's  obedience  with  a 
renewed love.

- From a homily on the Gospel by Fr John Thornhill sm

“I Am The Good Shepherd”

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“BECAUSE GOD IS REAL”

by Peter Kreeft

Why Is There Evil?

5.  So  where  did  physical  evil  come  from?  Did  God 
make  them?  Did  He  make  rattlesnakes  and 
hurricanes? Did He make diseases and death?

God  made  rattlesnakes  and  hurricanes,  and 
these  things  are  dangerous,  but  they  are  not 
evil. They are things, and things are not evil.

But  human  suffering  and  death  are  evil.  They 
do  not  come  from  God.  “God  did  not  make 
death”  (Wis1:13)  God  made  us  to  live  forever. 
He  did  not  design  us  to  suffer  and  die  like 
animals.  That  fate  we  brought  upon  ourselves 
when we sinned.

He  warned  us  against  this.  Genesis  3  is  the 
story  of  how  the  two  evils  came  into  our  life 
and  how  physical  evil  came  because  of  moral 
evil. It shows the casual connection between the 
two kinds of evil.

It  is  a  true  story,  a  story  of  events  that  really 
happened  in  this  world.  But  it  is  told  in  a 
symbolic way. Sin is symbolized as a forbidden 
fruit, and temptation is symbolized as a talking 
snake.  These  symbols  are  probably  not  meant 
to  be  taken  literally,  but  they  are  meant  to  be 
taken  seriously.  The  fall  into  sin  really 
happened.  If  it  didn’t,  then  the  good  God 
created  us  sinful,  and  our  sin  is  His  fault  and 
not ours.

To  see  the  connection  between  moral  evil  and 
physical  evil,  between  sin  and  suffering  and 
death,  think  of  a  magnet  with  three  iron  rings 
attached to it. The magnet symbolizes God, and 
the  three  rings  symbolize  the  soul,  the  body, 
and  the  material  world.  As  long  as  the  soul 
stays attached to God, the magnetism flows into 
the  whole  chain  and  the  whole  chain  stays 
together.  That  chain  symbolizes  life  before  the 
Fall:  the  soul  perfectly  aligned  with  God  in 
innocence,  the  body  perfectly  aligned  with  the 
soul  in  immortality,  and  the  world  perfectly 
aligned  with  the  body  in  a  pleasure  garden  of 

Eden.  The  magnetism  symbolizes  life:  divine 
life  in  the  magnet,  spiritual  life  in  the  soul, 
biological  life  in  the  body,  and  daily  life  in  the 
world.

Now imagine the first iron ring deciding to pull 
itself  apart  from  the  magnet.  That  symbolizes 
sin,  asserting  our  own  will  against  God.  The 
result?  The  whole  chain  ceases  to  be 
magnetized.  There’s  not  enough  magnetism 
(life)  left  in  the  first  iron  ring  to  keep  the 
second one attached for long, so the second ring 
soon  falls  away.  That  symbolizes  death;  the 
separation  of  the  body  from  the  soul.  And  the 
world is no longer aligned with the body either. 
That symbolizes pain. 

The  point  is  there  is  a  causal  relation  between 
the two kinds of evil. Spiritual evil, or sin, is the 
ultimate  cause  of  physical  evil,  or  pain.  Pain 
came  into  human  life  only  after  sin  did.  That’s 
what the Genesis story tells us, under the form 
of two symbols, a forbidden fruit, and a serpent. 
I  have  tried  to  explain  by  another  symbol:  the 
magnet and the three iron rings.

THE LIVING FOR CHRIST PRAYER 

COMMUNITY 

Invites everyone to attend the Catholic Life in the 

Spirit Seminar at the St. Peter's Catholic Church

Fri, May 22 — Sat May 23

Fri: 6:30PM to 9:00PM & Sat: 8:30AM – 5PM.

Come as you are and be filled by the Holy Spirit

St. Peter's Church, 659 Markham St. Toronto, 

Ontario; (Front of Bathurst Subway Station 

North of Bloor); Minda(416) 707-8180; Norma 

(416) 721-9874

CHOIR & CANTOR WORKSHOP

@ St John XXIII Parish

Saturday, May 16, 2015

10:30AM—12:30PM

Choirs and Cantors are invited to participate at 

this follow-up music workshop.

Due to the importance of the music of the Liturgy, all 

Sunday Musicians are asked to make every effort to be 

present.

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OF THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with 
evening  prayer  and 

Benediction  at 

5:40PM.  Come  for 

a  few  minutes  or 

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FAMILY OF FAITH 

CAPITAL 

CAMPAIGN

Pledges 

$272,500—147% of 

Goal.

Congratulations

StJXXIII !!!

CWL EXECUTIVE

The following have kindly agreed to be the 

executive for the new CWL

Lolita  Perry;  Lorraine  Robert;  Zenia 
Cayetano;  Marichou  Castillo

.  Please 

support them in the coming Year as they 
begin to establish the CWL.

FAST & ABSTINENCE

During Lent

Catholics fast, and abstain from meat on Ash 

Wednesday and Good Friday. 

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we abstain 

from meat on all the Fridays of the year (except on 

Solemnities) in commemoration of our Saviour’s 

death. 

The fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. 

The required fast on Ash Wednesday and Good 

Friday involves eating only one full meal on those 

days. One or two smaller meals may be taken on 

those days, but may not total one full meal.  The 

required fast does not allow eating anything 

between meals. 

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday & 

Fridays of the Year

Abstinence on these days from meat does not 

intend the omission of eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All Catholics who have completed their 

fourteenth year are bound by the law of 

abstinence; all adults are bound by the law of fast 

up to the beginning of their sixtieth year. 

SUNDAY LECTORS WORKSHOP

St John XXIII Parish

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:30AM—12NOON
The Office of Formation & Discipleship of the 

Archdiocese will conduct this workshop. 

Due to the importance of this ministry, all 

ministers are asked to make every effort to be 

present.

Please reserve the above date and time in your calendar.

SUNDAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS 

WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 9:30AM—12NOON

The Office of Formation & Discipleship of the 

Archdiocese will conduct this workshop. 

Due to the importance of this ministry, all 

ministers are asked to make every effort to be 

present.

Please reserve the above date and time in your calendar.