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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/

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The ritual opening of the Holy Door of Mercy in the

Basilica of St. Peter, December 8, 2015, marks the official

start of the Jubilee of Mercy.

From that moment on, in every Catholic Church in every

diocese, the faithful are called to celebrate and live the

Jubilee, particularly through the liturgy.

You are invited to live the Jubilee in the Archdiocese of

Toronto!

In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we have nine Holy Doors,

which open on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The faithful are

invited to make a pilgrimage to one of these doors during

the Jubilee Year to obtain a plenary indulgence.

You can also live the Jubilee in your everyday

actions. Learn about spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
“We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It

is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation

depends on it.”

– Pope Francis,

Bull of Induction of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

HOLY DOORS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF

TORONTO

St. Paul's Basilica

83 Power Street, Toronto 416-364-7588

stpaulsbasilica@on.aibn.com

Weekend Mass times:

Saturdays 4:30 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Confession times: Saturdays 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

St. Patrick's Parish

131 McCaul St., Toronto, 416-598-3269

secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Mass times: Saturdays 5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m.

(German), 12:10 p.m., 5 p.m. Confession times:

Saturdays 4:30-5 p.m.

St. Theresa's Parish

2559 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, 416-261-7498

st-theresa@rogers.com

Mass times: Sat 5 p.m; Suns 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Confession times: Sat from 4:30-5 p.m., 15 minutes before

all masses.

JUBILEE INDULGENCE

A Jubilee entails the granting of indulgences.

This practice will acquire an even more important meaning

in the Holy Year of Mercy. God’s forgiveness knows no

bounds... The mercy of God… becomes indulgence on the

part of the Father who, through the Bride of Christ, his

Church, reaches the pardoned sinner and frees him/her

from every residue left by the consequences of sin,

enabling him to act with charity, to grow in love rather

than to fall back into sin…To gain an indulgence is to

experience the holiness of the Church, who bestows upon

all the fruits of Christ’s redemption, so that God’s love and

forgiveness may extend everywhere. Let us live this Jubilee

intensely, begging the Father to forgive our sins and to

bathe us in his merciful “indulgence.”

WHAT IS AN INDULGENCE?

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1471:

The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are

closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance.

“An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal

punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been

forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed

gains under certain prescribed conditions through the

action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption,

dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the

satisfactions of Christ and the saints.”

“An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes

either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin.”
The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply

them to the dead.

HOW TO OBTAIN THE JUBILEE INDULGENCE

For those able to make a pilgrimage to one of the Jubilee

churches in Rome, that is certainly an option. Otherwise,

there are eight churches within the Archdiocese of

Toronto with a Holy Door of Mercy.

Going through one of these Holy Doors is a spiritual

journey that shows, as the Holy Father said, "the deep

desire for true conversion.” In addition to passing through

a Holy Door, each pilgrim is to:

1. receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation,

2. receive the Holy Eucharist while reflecting on God's

great gift of mercy,

3. make a profession of faith (recite either the Apostles' or

the Nicene Creed), and

4. pray for the Holy Father and for his intentions (an Our

Father and a Hail Mary are recommended).

For those who are elderly, confined and the ill, Pope

Francis said that they may obtain the indulgence:

1. by "living with faith and joyful hope this moment of trial"

and

2. by receiving the Eucharist or by attending Mass and

community prayer, "even through the various means of

communication" (for instance, a Mass offered on

television).

For those in prison, they may obtain the indulgence in their

prison chapels.

Indulgences may be obtained for the dead by the carrying

out of these same acts by the Faithful with the intention of

offering the indulgence for someone who is deceased.

And finally, for all Catholics, this jubilee indulgence may

also be obtained when a member of the Faithful personally

performs a spiritual or corporal work of mercy.

More information on indulgences can be found on the

Vatican website.

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Dec 28, 7PM:

Thnksgv for Christina

Tues, Dec 29, 9AM: +Rufina Canlas Sy
Wed, Dec 31, 7PM: NO MASS
Thurs, Dec 31, 8PM: +Souls in Purgatory
New Day: Fri, Jan 1, 9AM & 12:15PM

Sat, Jan 2, 9AM: +Leo dG

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Saturday Vigil, January 2

5:15PM: +Brenda dG
Sunday, January 3

9AM: The Parishioners
12:15PM:
5:30PM:

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

Mary Mother of God

Vigil

Holy Hour, DEC 31 @

7PM

Vigil Mass New Year’s

Eve

Mary Mother of God

DEC 31 @ 8PM

Masses—New Year’s

Day

Mary Mother of God

JAN 1

9AM & 12:15PM

St Basil & St Gregory

JAN 2 @ 9AM

Masses for the

Epiphany of the Lord

SAT JAN 2 @ 5:15PM

SUN JAN 3

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

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SCHEDULE

BLACK NAZARENE NOVENA

Feast Day Saturday, Jan 9

Jan 1st - Friday 1:15 pm

Jan 2nd -Saturday 8:45 am

Jan 3rd - Sunday 1:15 pm

Jan 4th - Monday 7:30 pm

Jan 5th - Tuesday 8:45 am

Jan 6th - Wednesday 7:30 pm

Jan 7th - Thursday 8:45 am

Jan 8th - Friday 7:30 pm

Jan 9th - Saturday 8:45 am

SUNDAY LECTORS WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 6, 11AM—12Noon

This is our postponed workshop of December

5.

All Lectors are asked to make every effort to

be present.

Thanks

RCIA GREET & MEET

Saturday January 30, 2016,

6:30PM—9PM

This is a gathering of those who are entering

the Faith, and their Sponsors, to meet each

other.

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BY BAPTISM WE ARE GOD'S HOLY FAMILY.

Pray today for the grace to live faithfully your vocation

as a single, married, ordained or consecrated person.

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

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

TORONTO AIRPORT CHAPLAINCY

NEW YEAR MASS SCHEDULE 


Traveling over the holidays? Here is the schedule of

Masses at Toronto’s Airport Chaplaincy

December 31, 2015: New Year’s Eve 


4 p.m. – Terminal 3 & 5:30 p.m. – Terminal 1

January 1, 2016: New Year’s Day 


1 p.m. – Terminal 1 & 4 p.m. – Terminal 3

SUPPORT FOR RECENTLY SEPARATED OR

DIVORCED CATHOLICS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is offering a 6 week

group program for adult men and women coping with

the many struggles involved in the process of separation

and divorce.

Group participants will receive support and guidance as

they move through this difficult period of transition. The
group will run Tuesday evenings from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

beginning Jan 9, 2016.

Central Office, 1155 Yonge St

(Summerhill Subway Station)

DOOR OF MERCY

Pilgrimage To St Paul’s Basilica To Gain

The Jubilee Indulgence

Saturday April 23, 2016

Bus departs St John XXIII—8AM, April 23 for the Basilica.

To gain the indulgence we must (1) process through the

Door of Mercy—8:30AM; then, (2) we offer the Our Father

& Hail Mary for the Holy Father, and his intentions—

8:50AM; then, (3) Holy Mass in which we reflect on God’s
great gift of mercy & profess our Faith through the creed

—9AM; finally, (4) the Sacrament of Reconciliation

following Mass—9:30AM.

For those interested in joining this pilgrimage a sign up

sheet will be in the foyer in February, 2016. Adults $5,

youth $a Twonnie, children $a Loonie

Refreshments in Hall after confession.

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FEAST: The Holy Innocents, MartyrsMonday,

December  28

 —

Herod  “the  Great,”  king  of

Judea,  was  unpopular  with  his  people  because

of  his  connections  with  the  Romans  and  his

religious  indifference.  Hence  he  was  insecure

and fearful of any threat to his throne. He was a

master  politician  and  a  tyrant  capable  of

extreme brutality. He killed his wife, his brother

and  his  sister’s  two  husbands,  to  name  only  a

few.

Matthew  2:1-18  tells  this  story:  Herod  was

“greatly  troubled”  when  astrologers  from  the

east  came  asking  the  whereabouts  of  “the

newborn king of the Jews,” whose star they had

seen. They were told that the Jewish Scriptures

named  Bethlehem  as  the  place  where  the

Messiah  would  be  born.  Herod  cunningly  told

them to report back to him so that he could also

“do  him  homage.”  They  found  Jesus,  offered

him their gifts and, warned by an angel, avoided

Herod  on  their  way  home.  Jesus  escaped  to

Egypt.

Herod  became  furious  and  “ordered  the

massacre  of  all  the  boys  in  Bethlehem  and  its

vicinity two years old and under.” The horror of

the  massacre  and  the  devastation  of  the

mothers  and  fathers  led  Matthew  to  quote

Jeremiah:  “A  voice  was  heard  in  Ramah,

sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping

for  her  children...”  (Matthew  2:18).  Rachel  was

the  wife  of  Jacob/Israel.  She  is  pictured  as

weeping at the place where the Israelites were

herded  together  by  the  conquering  Assyrians

for their march into captivity.

Comment:  The  Holy  Innocents  are  few,  in

comparison to the genocide and abortion of our

day.  But  even  if  there  had  been  only  one,  we

recognize the greatest treasure God put on the

earth—a  human  person,  destined  for  eternity

and graced by Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Quote:  Purify  us  as  we  serve  these,  your

mysteries, by which you grant justification even

to those who lack understanding" (Prayer Over

the Gifts, Feast of the Holy Innocents).

Patron Saint of: Babies

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

The  Feast  of  the  Holy  Family  is  a  modern

addition to the universal calendar of the Roman

Church  (since  1921,  when  it  was  placed  as  the

First Sunday  after  Epiphany).  Like  many  feasts

added  in  modern  times,  its  emphasis  tends  to

be  more  on  a  doctrinal  theme  than  some

specific  action  of  God.  Its  contemporary

character  is  also  shown  by  the  way  it  seeks  to

instruct  and  inspire  through  an  obvious  appeal

to sentiment and emotion.

The  placement  of  Holy  Family  Sunday  in  the

Christmas  season  is  an  even  more  recent

adjustment to the calendar, stemming from the

reform  of  1969.  Situated  so  closely  to

Christmas,  today’s  celebration  cannot  help  but

resonate  with  overtones  of  the  Incarnation.  By

highlighting the family as the context into which

Jesus  was  born,  today’s  liturgy  reinforces  the

fact  of  his  full  humanity.  Following  a  way  of

thinking  common  in  the  early  centuries  of  the

Church, we proclaim that the Word made flesh

sanctifies  everything  that  he  has  taken  upon

himself—our full human nature including, today,

the reality of family life. The family, made holy

by  virtue  of  Jesus’  life  with  Mary  and  Joseph,

becomes  a  source  of  holiness  for  every

Christian.

Today’s  Gospel  reading  belongs  to  the

specialised  literary  form  known  as  the  “infancy

narrative.” The author’s concern is not to supply

historical  details  from  Jesus’  childhood,  but  to

proclaim  to  the  reader  the  theological  truth  of

Jesus’  identity  as  Messiah,  Son  of  God  and

Saviour.  The  reading  builds  to  Jesus’  climactic

remark that it is his destiny to be in his Father’s

house (v. 49). Mary is presented as a model for

all  believers,  pondering  the  meaning  of  these

events—and of Jesus himself—in her heart.

- From a reflection on the Gospel by on the RCL Benziger website,

Lectionary Resources

“His Parents Found Him In The

Temple, Sitting Among The

Teachers”

Matthew

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Question

Adolf  Hitler  claimed  to  be  a  Christian,  but  would  it  be
wrong to say he most certainly was not a Christian?

Answer

So far as we know, Adolf Hitler was validly baptized in the
Catholic Church. That means he was a Catholic. Baptism is,
literally, a new birth that makes the person a Christian in his
very being, no matter how well or how poorly he lives out
his faith. Just as physical conception means that a person
will  always  be  a  human  person  with  inherent  human
dignity,  no  matter  how  detestable  the  crimes  he  may
choose  to  commit,  so  a  baptized  person,  no  matter  how
evil  he  becomes,  remains  a  Christian.  In  Hitler’s  case
though,  and  in  the  cases  of  those  Christians  who  also
entirely abandon the faith into which they were baptized, it
can be said that they no longer believe in Christianity and
that  their  theological  beliefs  cannot  be  considered
Christian. If they completely abandon their Christian faith,
then they are apostates (cf. CCC 2089), though objectively
they remain among the baptized.

Answered by: Michelle Arnold

Question

Do I need to be confirmed to be married in the Church?

Full Question

Does a baptized Catholic who has received first confession
and First Communion need to be confirmed to be married
in the Catholic Church?

Answer

While  it  is  not  an  absolute  requirement  that Catholics  be
confirmed  before  they  are  married  in  the  Church,
confirmation  before  marriage  is  something  the  Church
strongly urges. The Code of Canon Law states:

Catholics  who  have  not  yet  received  the  sacrament  of
confirmation  are  to  receive  it  before  being  admitted  to
marriage, if this can be done without grave inconvenience.
(CIC 1065)

Answered by: Michelle Arnold

Question

Does  the  Church  excuse  people  from  Sunday  Mass
obligation based on their age?

Full Question

My  elderly  mother  was  told  that  when  you  reach  your
golden years you are excused from attending Sunday Mass.
Does the Catholic Church excuse people from their Sunday
Mass obligation based solely on their age?

Answer

No. The Sunday obligation can be dispensed for just cause,
which  may  include  physical  illness  or  an  inability  to  go  to
Mass, but there is no age limit on the Sunday obligation.

Perhaps  there  has  been  a  confusion  of  the  Sunday
obligation  with  the  fasting  obligations  during  Lent,  for
which  there  is  an  age  limit  after  which  the  person  is
automatically dispensed.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

Youth Ministry Bulletin Board

There is a Youth Ministry bulletin board in the foyer

of the Parish; have a look at the board each week to

check for announcements and events in SJ23 Youth

Ministry.

Calling on Core Team Members

Saint John XXIII Youth Ministry is looking to build a

Core Team to help run the Edge and Life Teen

nights at the Parish.

Some of the responsibilities of Core Team members

are to lead small groups in discussions and

activities, develop relationships with peers, attend

retreats and meetings and attend consistently to

the weekly commitment of Edge and Life Teen

nights at the Parish.

If you are in senior high school, University, College

or a member of the Parish and have the desire and

willingness to serve as a Christian role model and

would like to help facilitate our youth nights at the

Parish, please contact Carla

(carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com) to see how you can

get involved.

Kickoff Nights

Edge kickoff night is on Friday, January 8, 2016 from

7:00-9:00 pm in the Parish hall.

Life Teen kickoff night is on Friday, January 15, 2016

from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Parish hall.

Don’t forget to invite and bring a friend to the

kickoff night!

Registration forms will be available before and at

the kickoff nights.

Contact

If you have any questions, ideas, prayer requests, or

would like to get involved in Youth Ministry please

don’t hesitate to contact me,

carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com, or come by the

Youth Ministry office!

Please continue to pray for the launch of this

ministry.

YOUTH MINISTRY

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ADORATION

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 

an  hour  and  keep 

watch  with  the 

Lord.  Pray  for 

o t h e r s ,  t h e 

C h u r c h ,  y o u r 

family, yourself.

B a m b o o   T r a v e l   &   T o u r s  

Call Marivic

Flemingdon Park Plaza

747 Don Mills Rd., Suite 204, Toronto, ON

Tel 416-422-0464 Fax 416-422-3969

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instruments and theory. 

Violins, Keyboards, and guitars

loaned to beginners. 

For free aptitude test call 

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4466 Sheppard Ave. East at Brimley 

Dr. Evangeline M. Bernabe & 

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25 Overlea Blvd. Unit 3, Toronto, 

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50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1B6

Jay Wilson

Managing Director

416-423-1000

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Archdiocese of Toronto 

Mt Hope Cemetery 

305 Erskine Avenue, Toronto, ON M4P 1Z7

416-483-4944

www.catholic-cemeteries.com

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A COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTAL CENTRE 

29 Gervais Drive, Suite 101 

416-383-1889

        

North York, ON M3C 1Y9 

Free Chairside Teeth Whitening for every new patient exam 

& cleaning. Please call for details…

          

Your Fellow Parishioner 

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New Patients are welcome

 

416-429-0783

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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

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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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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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