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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 

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

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

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 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

DAILY ADVENT

MEDITATIONS

http://evangeli.net/gospel

Check out the above Web Site for

daily meditations on the Advent

readings.

HOLY HOUR

Advent Sundays

Come and watch with Christ in the Blessed

Sacrament on Sundays of Advent from

4PM-5PM.

Speak with your Saviour and God about your life,

your concerns, and worries; experience His

presence

and protection.

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Section One

“I Believe” – “We Believe”

CHAPTER THREE

Man's Response to God

I Believe

25. How does man respond to God who

reveals himself?

Sustained  by  divine  grace,  we  respond  to  God

with  the  obedience  of  faith,  which  means  the

full  surrender  of  ourselves  to  God  and  the

acceptance  of  his  truth  insofar  as  it  is

guaranteed by the One who is Truth itself.

26. Who are the principal witnesses of the

obedience of faith in the Sacred Scriptures?

There  are  many  such  witnesses,  two  in

particular: One is Abraham who when put to the

test “believed in God” (Romans 4:3) and always

obeyed his call. For this reason he is called “the

Father of all who believe” (Romans 4:11-18). The

other  is  the  Virgin  Mary  who,  throughout  her

entire  life,  embodied  in  a  perfect  way  the

obedience  of  faith:  “Let  it  be  done  to  me

according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

27. What does it mean in practice for a person

to believe in God?

It  means  to  adhere  to  God  himself,  entrusting

oneself to him and giving assent to all the truths

which God has revealed because God is Truth. It

means  to  believe  in  one God  in  three  Persons,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

28. What are the characteristics of faith?

Faith  is  the  supernatural  virtue  which  is

necessary  for  salvation.  It  is  a  free  gift  of  God

and is accessible to all who humbly seek it. The

act of faith is a human act, that is, an act of the

intellect  of  a  person  -  prompted  by  the  will

moved  by  God  -  who  freely  assents  to  divine

truth. Faith is also certain because it is founded

on  the  Word  of  God;  it  works  “through

charity” (Galatians 5:6); and it continually grows

through  listening  to  the  Word  of  God  and

through  prayer.  It  is,  even  now,  a  foretaste  of

the joys of heaven.

29. Why is there no contradiction between

faith and science?

Though  faith  is  above  reason,  there  can  never

be  a  contradiction  between  faith  and  science

because both originate in God. It is God himself

who gives to us the light both of reason and of

faith.

“I  believe,  in  order  to

u n d e r s t a n d ;  a n d  I

understand,  the  better  to

believe.”

(Saint Augustine)

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART ONE—THE PROFESSION OF 

FAITH

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Dec 14, 7PM:

Thnksgv for Dave & Christine

Tues, Dec 15, 9AM: +Consuelo Torres
Wed, Dec 16, 7PM: Thnksgv for Willie
Thur, Dec 17, 9AM: Thnksgv for Olivia
Fri, Dec 18, 7PM: Thnksgv for Jo-Anne

Sat, Dec 19, 9AM: Thnksgv by Nelia

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Saturday Vigil, December 19

5:15PM: Thanksgiving by Belle

Sunday, December 20

9AM: +Paolino Noce
12:15PM: +Valerie & Anne Trask
5:30PM: The Parishioners

PARISH

NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Goal: $2,220(cost raise of $48 per child per year)

Payment is made in May of each year for following 12

months. Total to Date: $903.

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals

1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Saturdays of Month @ 10AM.

Grade 8 — Grade 12: Contacts: Editha Lazaga:

416-557-3622 or Fr Simon

Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sundays of Month @ 5:30PM Mass

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 — Grade 7

Contact Amy: 647-878-2534 or Cecille 416-825-0793.

Sing 1

st

& 4

th

Sundays of Month @ 5:30PM Mass

PRAY FOR THE

Adults Seeking The Sacraments Of Baptism &

Confirmation At Our Parish

Lina Lim, Wendy Wang, Liam Dowhan, Perry

Leung, Sharon Marshall, Jessica Mogmela, and Marc &

Suzanne LaFort

EVENT

DATE

PARISH CONFESSIONS

WED, DEC 23 @ 7:30PM

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

THURS, DEC 24 @

11:15PM

CHRISTMAS

MIDNIGHT MASS

THURS, DEC 24 @

11:59PM

CHRISTMAS DAY

MASSES

FRI DEC 25

9AM & 12:15PM

ST STEVEN’S DAY MASS

(BOXING DAY)

SAT DEC 26

10AM

THE HOLY FAMILY

MASSES

SAT DEC 26 @ 5:15PM

SUN DEC 27

9AM, 12:15PM, 5:30PM

VIGIL HOLY HOUR

Mary Mother of God

DEC 31 @ 7PM

VIGIL MASS

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Mary Mother of God

DEC 31 @ 8PM

MASS

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Mary Mother of God

JAN 1

9AM & 12:15PM

MASSES FOR THE

EPIPHANY OF THE

LORD

SAT JAN 2 @ 5:15PM

SUN JAN 3

9AM, 12:15PM, 5:30PM

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SCHEDULE

ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday, Dec 19, 6:30PM

Pot-Luck Dinner served early.

Christmas Carols—Soloist—Performance by Karaoke.

Choir members are invited to add their beautiful voices.

ANNUAL COLLECTION

St Vincent d’Paul

We will take up a second collection TODAY, Sunday,

December 13, at all the Masses. This collection goes to

assist the 200 odd families which the Society helps

annually.

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COULD GOD BE CALLING YOU TO

BE A PRIEST OR RELIGIOUS AND

ANNOUNCE THE GOOD NEWS TO

HIS PEOPLE AS JOHN THE BAPTIST

DID?

If you think God is calling you to be a

priest, religious or deacon, contact

Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director,

Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

ARCDIOCESE

MARRIAGE SUNDAY

2016

In 2016, the Archdiocese of Toronto will

celebrate Marriage Sunday at the parish level

on the weekend of February 6/7. Cardinal

Collins has also announced a special

Archdiocesan-wide gathering to honour

married couples that will take place on

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:30PM at St

Andrew Kim Parish in North York.

His Eminence extends an invitation to all

married couples, in particular those who will

celebrate their 25

th

, 40

th

, or 50

+

wedding

anniversary anytime throughout 2016 to join

him for Mass and a reception to honour their

fidelity and faithfulness.

Loved ones and family members of those

honoured are most welcome to attend. To

ensure special reserved seating for honoured

couples, pre-registration is required. Visit

www.archtornto.or/marriage to register and

to find more information about Marriage

Sunday and our archdiocesan celebration.

Questions can also be directed to Anne &

Dane McCarthy: 416-964-8694

SMILE

Writers Ambition

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed
his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define
"great" he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world

will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly

emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry,

howl in pain and anger!”

He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.

Amazing Ant

A man was sent to prison for 20 years. He was so bored

while in there; he found an ant and decided to teach it

tricks - like beg, play dead, roll over, jump hair etc. He

served his time and was released.

He took his ant with him in a matchbox. The first place he

went was to a bar. He sat down, took out the matchbox

and emptied out the ant. He then said to the guy beside

him, "You are not gonna believe what this ant can do."

He showed him all the tricks and the guy was impressed.

He told him that he could make a fortune with the ant.

The guy with the ant was excited and called the bartender

over and said "You see that ant?" The bartender put his

finger on the ant, twisted it and said "Sorry sir it won't

happen again."

SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND

CAROLS

With Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

December 22, 7:00 pm

Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Paroisse du Sacré-Coeur

381 Sherbourne St., Toronto

Music by Howells, Lauridsen, Poulenc and

Willan.

WEB: www.thomasmorechurch.ca

BOOK & MEDIA FAIR

&

FINE DINING

February 6/7, 2016

We welcome back the Daughters of St Paul to our parish

at all our Masses on the above dates. After each Mass you

are invited down for a meal (not 5:30PM)

Before or After Mass. You will find an extensive selection

of Catholic Bibles, books, Music CDs, and DVD movies for

all ages. You are certain to find something inspiring for

your self and others. Info: about life and mission of

Daughters of St Paul, www.pauline.org

UPCOMING

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

A Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

Hosted by St JohnXXIII Mission Support Group

February 13, 2016

Leaside Gardens Banquet Hall, 1073 Millwood Road,

Toronto. Tickets $25—On sale in the new year

Semi-Formal Dress

All profits go to complete chapel for the orphanage

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MEMORIAL:  St  John  of  the  CrossMonday,

December 14

— John is a saint because his life was a

heroic  effort  to  live  up  to  his  name:  “of  the Cross.”
The folly of the cross came to full realization in time.
“Whoever  wishes  to  come  after  me  must  deny
himself,  take  up  his  cross,  and  follow  me”  (Mark
8:34b) is the story of John’s life. The Paschal Mystery
—through  death  to  life—strongly  marks  John  as
reformer, mystic-poet and theologian-priest.

Ordained a Carmelite priest in 1567 at age 25, John
met  St  Teresa  of  Jesus  (Avila)  and  like  her  vowed
himself  to  the  primitive  Rule  of  the  Carmelites.  As
partner  with  Teresa  and  in  his  own  right,  John
engaged  in  the  work  of  reform,  and  came  to
experience  the  price  of  reform:  increasing
opposition,  misunderstanding,  persecution,
imprisonment. He came to know the cross acutely—
to  experience  the  dying  of  Jesus—as  he  sat  month
after month in his dark, damp, narrow cell with only
his God!

Yet, the paradox! In this dying of imprisonment John
came to life, uttering poetry. In the darkness of the
dungeon, John’s spirit came into the Light. There are
many mystics, many poets; John is unique as mystic-
poet,  expressing  in  his  prison-cross  the  ecstasy  of
mystical union with God in the Spiritual Canticle.

But as agony leads to ecstasy, so John had his Ascent
to  Mt.  Carmel,  as  he  named  it  in  his  prose
masterpiece.  As  man-Christian-Carmelite,  he
experienced  in

h i m s e l f  t h i s

purifying  ascent;

a s  s p i r i t u a l

d i r e c t o r ,  h e

s e n s e d  i t  i n

o t h e r s ;  a s

p s y c h o l o g i s t -

theologian,  he

described  and

analyzed  it  in  his

prose  writings.

His  prose  works

are outstanding in

underscoring  the

c o s t

o f

discipleship,  the  path  of  union  with  God:  rigorous
discipline,  abandonment,  purification. Uniquely  and
strongly  John  underlines  the  gospel  paradox:  The
cross  leads  to  resurrection,  agony  to  ecstasy,
darkness  to  light,  abandonment  to  possession,
denial to self to union with God. If you want to save

your  life,  you  must  lose  it.  John  is  truly  “of  the
Cross.” He died at 49—a life short, but full.

Comment:  John  in  his  life  and  writings  has  a  crucial
word  for  us  today.  We  tend  to  be  rich,  soft,
comfortable.  We  shrink  even  from  words  like  self-
denial,  mortification,  purification,  asceticism,
discipline. We run from the cross. John’s message—
like the gospel—is loud and clear: Don’t—if you really
want to live!

Quote: Thomas Merton said of John: "Just as we can
never separate asceticism from mysticism, so in St.
John  of  the  Cross  we  find  darkness  and  light,
suffering and joy, sacrifice and love united together
so closely that they seem at times to be identified."
In John's words:

"Never was fount so clear,

undimmed and bright;

From it alone, I know proceeds all light

although 'tis night."

Patron Saint of: Mystics

FEAST OF THE WEEK

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Birthright, a pro-life crisis pregnancy

service, needs your help

Counselling, odd jobs, administrative or

marketing. Volunteers, men and women, are

needed to assist those facing an unplanned

pregnancy, to provide support and comfort

as well as practical solutions. training is

provided. Please help us to “love them both…

mother and child.”

Info: 416-469-111/email:

toronto@birthright.org

FR MARK VILLANUEVA

Pastor of St. Josephine Bakhita Parish

(Mississauga)

25th Anniversary Of Ordination

Celebration—Friday, January 8, 2016, Mass

4:30 pm, Saviour of the World Church, 30

Bristol Road West, Mississauga; Reception at

Capitol Banquet Hall, 6435 Dixie Road,

Mississauga; Cocktails 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm,

Entertainment and dancing to follow

Cost is $55 per person; Dress code: Formal

Contact Rita Venantius at 905-824-7223 or

rita.venantius@hotmail.com

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Notes on the text

Like John’s proclamation at the River Jordan, we are
called  to  be  witnesses  of God’s  love  by  the  love  we
extend  to  others;  precursors  of  his  justice  by  our
unfailing  commitment  to  what  is  right  and  good;
lamps  reflecting  the  light  of  God’s  Christ  in  our
forgiveness,  mercy  and  compassion;  harvesters  of
souls through our humble and dedicated service.

As  John  proclaims  at  the  Jordan,  we  can  only
celebrate  the  Messiah  in  our  lives  when  we  step
beyond ourselves to embrace the needs and hopes of
others.

Every of act of compassion, justice and reconciliation
is a sign of the “expectation” that “fills” every human
heart for the coming of God’s kingdom in our time as
well as in the time to come.

-From a reflection on the Gospel by Dr. Jay Cormier,

communications consultant, writer and teacher.

Commentary 1 – Repent and change the way

we think and live

For all the austerity of his life, John spoke to people
in  words  they  could  grasp.  It  was  his  austerity  that
drew people's respect and trust. Here was a man who

cared  nothing  for  comfort,  money  or  fame,  who
could not be bought, and who could speak the truth
without fear.

Preparing  the  way  for  the  Messiah  is  not  simply  a
matter  of  belonging  to  the  Jewish  nation,  John
insists,  but  comes  about  through  repentance,
through changing the way one thinks and changing
one's  lifestyle.  John  gives  some  practical  examples.
People  should  share  clothing  and  food  with  those
who  have  none  as  basic  expressions  of  faith. To  tax
collectors he says, "Collect no more than the amount
prescribed for you." Soldiers also ask him, "And we,
what  should  we  do?"  John  replies,  "Do  not  extort
money  from  anyone  with  threats  or  false
accusations, and be satisfied with your wages."

What does my lifestyle say about my faith in Christ?
Do  I  hoard  or  share  what  I  have  with  others,
especially those who are poor and on the margins of
society?

- from a reflection on the Gospel on the Sacred Space website

“He Will Baptize You With The

Holy Spirit And With Fire”

JESUS

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Full Question

Was Jesus "forsaken" momentarily by the Father

on the cross? If so, then are we saying that the

Trinity  was  momentarily  split?  If  Jesus  was  not

forsaken by the Father, then what really caused

Jesus such agony in the garden?

Answer

Jesus  was  not  forsaken  by  the  Father  on  the

cross.  He  was  reciting  Psalm  22  about  himself:

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

It goes on: "I can count every one of my bones.

These people stare at me and gloat; they divide

my clothing among them. They cast lots for my

robe." It is most important to realize that Jesus

has a human and divine nature. It was his human

nature  that  suffered  and  died,  not  his  divine

nature.

Question

What is the difference between being redeemed

and being saved?

Full Question

Karl Keating stated in his book Catholicism and

Fundamentalism that we are all "redeemed" but

we  are  not  all  "saved."  What  is  the  difference

between the two?

Answer

Basically,  redemption  is  collective,  while

salvation  is  individual.  Christ  redeemed

humanity  collectively  from  slavery  to  sin  and

from the debt of punishment that mankind, as a

whole, owed due to sin. Every person, Christian

or  non-Christian,  is  redeemed  because  he  is  a

member  of  the  human  race.  Salvation  is  the

application  of  redemption  to  individuals.  A

person can choose to reject the graces won for

him  by  Christ  even  though  he  has  been

redeemed.

Full Question

Is  the  story  of  the  good  thief  in  Luke  23:39–43

proof that baptism isn't necessary?

Answer

First,  it  isn’t  clear  that  baptism  had  yet  been

mandated by Jesus before he met the thief. If it

had  been,  we  do  not  know  for  certain  that  the

thief hadn’t already been baptized. In any case,

the  thief  clearly  underwent  a  conversion  at

some  point  during  his  crucifixion,  and  it  seems

evident  that  he  would  have  desired  baptism

before his death had he known of its necessity.

That  would  have  been  sufficient,  because  the

Church  recognizes  that,  in  such  a  case,  the

desire  for  baptism  brings  about  the  fruits  of

baptism (CCC 1258).

Full Question

Catholics  spend  outrageous  sums  of  money  on

your cathedrals. How can you justify this?

Answer

The Bible doesn't forbid Christians to construct

beautiful  churches.  In  fact,  if  the  Bible  is  our

guide, we should expect Christians to build fine

churches to express their faith.

In the Old Testament, God commanded the Jews

to  build  a  magnificent  Temple  in  Jerusalem  (2

Sm 7:13; 1 Kgs 6-7). In the New Testament, Jesus

commended the poor widow for contributing to

the Temple's upkeep (Lk 21:2).

The Lord showed his own love for the Temple by

driving  out  the  money  changers  who  were

desecrating  it  (Jn  2:1-17).  Remember  also  that

Christ  rebuked  Judas,  who  complained  about

using  precious  oil  in  Jesus'  honor  instead  of

selling it and giving the proceeds to the poor (Jn

12:3-5).

Answered by: Catholic Answers Staff

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UPCOMING

MARTYRS SHRINE HELLO!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The 12:15PM Choir & the Daughters of Isabella
have volunteered to sponsor our Pilgrimage to

the Shrine next year. This year’s pilgrimage was

such a beautiful experience both in terms of

the spiritual experience and the wonderful

grounds and fine weather that we want to go

again.

Soon we will have to begin preparing for this

event.

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ABSTINENCE

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.

Abstinence on 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.

MARTYRS SHRINE HELLO!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The 12:15PM Choir & the Daughters of Isabella
have volunteered to sponsor our Pilgrimage to

the Shrine next year. This year’s pilgrimage

was such a beautiful experience both in terms

of the spiritual experience and the wonderful
grounds and fine weather that we want to go

again.

Soon we will have to begin preparing for this

event.

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.

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