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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”

God Comes to Meet Man

—The Transmission Of Divine Revelation—

Sacred Scripture

18. Why does Sacred Scripture teach the truth?

Because  God  himself  is  the  author  of  Sacred
Scripture. For this reason it is said to be inspired and
to  teach  without  error  those  truths  which  are
necessary  for  our  salvation. The  Holy Spirit  inspired
the  human  authors  who  wrote  what  he  wanted  to
teach  us.  The  Christian  faith,  however,  is  not  a
“religion of the Book”, but of the Word of God – “not
a  written  and  mute  word,  but  incarnate  and
living”

(Saint Bernard of Clairvaux)

.

19. How is Sacred Scripture to be read?

Sacred Scripture must be read and interpreted with
the help of the Holy Spirit and under the guidance of
the  Magisterium  of  the  Church  according  to  three
criteria:  1)  it  must  be  read  with  attention  to  the
content  and  unity  of  the  whole  of  Scripture;  2)  it
must  be  read  within  the  living  Tradition  of  the
Church;  3)  it  must  be  read  with  attention  to  the
analogy  of  faith,  that  is,  the  inner  harmony  which
exists  among  the  truths  of  the  faith  themselves.

20. What is the Canon of Scripture?

The  Canon  of  Scripture  is  the  complete  list  of  the
sacred  writings  which  the  Church  has  come  to
recognize  through  Apostolic  Tradition.  The  Canon
consists of 46 books of the Old Testament and 27 of
the New.

21. What is the importance of the Old Testament for

Christians?

Christians  venerate  the  Old  Testament  as  the  true
word of God. All of the books of the Old Testament
are  divinely  inspired  and  retain  a  permanent  value.
They  bear  witness  to  the  divine  pedagogy  of God's

saving  love. They  are  written,  above  all,  to  prepare
for the coming of Christ the Saviour of the universe.

22. What importance does the New Testament

have for Christians?

The  New  Testament,  whose  central  object  is  Jesus
Christ,  conveys  to  us  the  ultimate  truth  of  divine
Revelation.  Within  the  New  Testament  the  four
Gospels  of  Mathew,  Mark,  Luke  and  John  are  the
heart  of  all  the  Scriptures  because  they  are  the
principle witness to the life and teaching of Jesus. As
such, they hold a unique place in the Church.

23. What is the unity that exists between the Old

and the New Testaments?

Scripture  is  one  insofar  as  the Word  of God  is  one.
God’s  plan  of  salvation  is  one,  and  the  divine
inspiration  of  both  Testaments  is  one.  The  Old
Testament  prepares  for  the  New  and  the  New
Testament fulfills the Old; the two shed light on each
other.

24. What role does Sacred Scripture play in the life

of the Church?

Sacred Scripture gives support and vigour to the life
of the Church. For the children of the Church, it is a
confirmation  of  the  faith,  food  for  the  soul  and  the
fount of the spiritual life. Sacred Scripture is the soul
of theology and of pastoral preaching. The Psalmist
says  that  it  is  “a  lamp  to  my  feet  and  a  light  to  my
path”  (Psalm  119:105).  The  Church,  therefore,
exhorts  all  to  read  Sacred  Scripture  frequently
because “ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of
Christ”

(Saint Jerome)

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART ONE—THE PROFESSION OF 

FAITH

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Dec 7, 7PM: +Clarissa Rodricks

Tues, Dec 8, 9AM: Thnksgv for Amanda Leger
Wed, Dec 9, 7PM: Thnksgv—Laguatan Family
Thur, Dec 10, 9AM: Thnksgv for Dave
Fri, Dec 11, 7PM: +Toribia Gondayao

Sat, Dec 12, 9AM:

Thnksgv for Corazon Martinez

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Saturday Vigil, December 12

5:15PM: +Carmela & Antonio Scarano

Sunday, December 13

9AM: +Lucio Abadiano
12:15PM: The Parishioners
5:30PM: +Purita Palapos

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

Debuting For Advent: Sun Dec 6 @ 5:30PM

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

YOUTH MINISTER

Carla Marcoccia is our new part-time Youth Minister

Carla will begin with us December 10.
Please pray our Young People & Carla

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday, Dec. 12, 6:30PM

....Nativity play ....Dance numbers....Song

numbers....Group Carols ....Dinner before the start of the

program. Parents we are inviting you to sign up at the

desk in the foyer for the exchange gifts of the kids.

Also, please contact the co-ordinators to arrange for the

POTLUCK food contributions. Thanks.

Ahme Sanchez: 647-878-2534; Benjie Romero:

416-696-6133; Kat Laygo: 647-779-4729

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 &

Susanne LeFort

EVENT

DATE

SCHOOL CONFESSIONS

TUES, DEC 8 @ 9:30AM

In School

PARISH CONFESSIONS

WED, DEC 23 @ 7:30PM

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

THURS, DEC 24 @ 11:15PM

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 DECT 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

MASS

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 next 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, deacon, brother or

sister in order to help our world of

today to truly “prepare the way of

the Lord"?

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

—[Humanity]  has  unquestionably  one  really
effective  weapon—laughter.  Power,  money,
persuasion,  supplication,  persecution—these  can
lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken
it  a  little,  century  by  century,  but  only  laughter
can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against
the assault of laughter nothing can stand. — Mark
Twain
—A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine
L’Engle

—A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather
too scarce a good thing. — Herman Melville
—A  good  laugh  is  sunshine  in  the  house.  —
William Thackeray

—A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
— Phyllis Diller
—A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the
eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good
laugh  bursts  forth  from  the  soul,  overflows,  and
bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham

—A  well-balanced  person  is  one  who  finds  both
sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow
—Against  the  assault  of  laughter,  nothing  can
stand. — Mark Twain

—Always  laugh  when  you  can.  It  is  cheap
medicine. — Lord Byron
—Among those whom I like or admire, I can find
no  common  denominator,  but  among  those
whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. —
W. H.

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

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SOLEMNITY:  The  Immaculate  Conception  of

the Blessed Virgin MaryTuesday, December 8

— A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the
Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the
West  in  the  eighth  century.  In  the  11th  century  it
received  its  present  name,  the  Immaculate
Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of
the  universal  Church.  It  is  now  recognized  as  a
solemnity.

In  1854,  Pius  IX  solemnly  proclaimed:  “The  most
Blessed  Virgin  Mary,  in  the  first  instant  of  her
conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted
by  almighty  God,  in  view  of  the  merits  of  Jesus
Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved
free from all stain of original sin.”

It took a long time for this doctrine to develop. While
many Fathers and Doctors of the Church considered
Mary  the  greatest  and  holiest  of  the  saints,  they
often had difficulty in seeing Mary as sinless—either
at her conception or throughout her life. This is one
of  the  Church  teachings  that  arose  more  from  the
piety of the faithful than from the insights of brilliant
theologians.  Even  such  champions  of  Mary  as
Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Aquinas could not
see theological justification for this teaching.

Two Franciscans, William of Ware and Blessed John
Duns  Scotus,  helped  develop  the  theology.  They
pointed  out  that  Mary’s  Immaculate  Conception
enhances  Jesus’  redemptive  work.  Other  members
of  the  human  race  are  cleansed  from  original  sin
after birth. In Mary, Jesus’ work was so powerful as
to prevent original sin at the outset.

Comment:  In  Luke  1:28  the  angel Gabriel,  speaking
on God’s behalf, addresses Mary as “full of grace” (or
“highly favored”). In that context this phrase means
that  Mary  is  receiving  all  the  special  divine  help
necessary  for  the  task  ahead.  However,  the Church
grows  in  understanding  with  the  help  of  the  Holy
Spirit.  The  Spirit  led  the  Church,  especially  non-
theologians, to the insight that Mary had to be the
most perfect work of God next to the Incarnation. Or
rather,  Mary’s  intimate  association  with  the
Incarnation called for the special involvement of God
in Mary’s whole life. The logic of piety helped God’s
people  to  believe  that  Mary  was  full  of  grace  and

free  of  sin  from  the  first  moment  of  her  existence.
Moreover,  this  great  privilege  of  Mary  is  the
highlight  of  all  that God  has  done  in  Jesus.  Rightly
understood,  the  incomparable  holiness  of  Mary
shows forth the incomparable goodness of God.

Quote:  “[Mary]  gave  to  the  world  the  Life  that
renews all things, and she was enriched by God with
gifts appropriate to such a role.

“It  is  no  wonder,  then,  that  the  usage  prevailed
among  the  holy  Fathers  whereby  they  called  the
mother  of  God

entirely  holy

and free from all

stain  of  sin,

fashioned  by

the  Holy  Spirit

into  a  kind  of

new  substance

a n d

n e w

c r e a t u r e .

Adorned  from

the first instant

o f

h e r

c o n c e p t i o n

w i t h

t h e

splendors of an

entirely  unique

h o l i n e s s ,  t h e

Virgin of Nazareth is, on God’s command, greeted by
an angel messenger as ‘full of grace’ (cf. Luke 1:28).
To the heavenly messenger she replies: ‘Behold the
handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to
thy  word’  (Luke  1:38)”  (Vatican  II,  Dogmatic
Constitution on the Church, 56).

Patron Saint of: Brazil / United States

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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“Commentary  2  –  Prepare  a  road  for  Christ  to  travel
upon
John  the  Baptist  is  a  key  symbol  of  Advent  preparation.
The  prophet  Isaiah  is  quoted  to  show  how  John  is
preparing  the  people  for Christ’s  coming. When  the  Jews
were  held  captive  in  Babylon,  they  built  roads  for  their
captors. A day would come, Isaiah wrote, when they would
build  a  highway  for  their God  to  prepare  the  way  for  His
coming.  Valleys  would  be  filled  in,  and  hills  would  be
lowered for the “king’s highway.” In a similar fashion, the
Church  says  today,  John  the  Baptist  is  calling  on  us  to
prepare a road so that Christ can come.

- From a homily on the Gospel by the pastoral team at the St Charles

Borromeo parish.

Laudato Si':
On the Care of Our Common Home
Pope  Francis'  Encyclical  Laudato  Si':  On  the  Care  for  Our
Common  Home  is  a  call  for  global  action  as  well  as  an
appeal  for  deep  inner  conversion.  He  points  to  numerous
ways world organisations, nations and communities must
move  forward  and  the  way  individuals  --  believers  and
people of good will -- should see, think, feel and act. Each
week,  we  offer  one  of  the  Pope's  suggestions,  with  the
paragraph numbers to indicate its place in the Encyclical.

“Believe in a happy future, a better tomorrow. Slow down,
recover values and the meaning of life. Putting the brakes
on ‘unrestrained delusions of grandeur’ is not a call to go
back to the Stone Age.” (Par 113-114, 225)

St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, hermit (Dec 9)
Little  is  known  about  the  life  of  Juan  Diego  before  his
conversion,  but  tradition  and  archaelogical  and

iconographical sources, along with the most important and
oldest  indigenous  document  on  the  event  of  Guadalupe,
give  some  information  on  the  life  of  the  saint  and  the
apparitions.

Juan  Diego  was  born  in  1474  with  the  name
"Cuauhtlatoatzin" ("the talking eagle") in Cuautlitlán, today
part of Mexico City, Mexico. When he was 50 years old he
was baptised by a Franciscan priest, Fr Peter da Gand, one
of the first Franciscan missionaries. On 9 December 1531,
when  Juan  Diego  was  on  his  way  to  morning  Mass,  the
Blessed  Mother  appeared  to  him  on  Tepeyac  Hill,  the
outskirts of what is now Mexico City. She asked him to go
to the Bishop and to request in her name that a shrine be
built at Tepeyac, where she promised to pour out her grace
upon  those  who  invoked  her.  The  Bishop,  who  did  not
believe  Juan  Diego,  asked  for  a  sign  to  prove  that  the
apparition was true. On 12 December, Juan Diego returned
to Tepeyac. Here, the Blessed Mother told him to climb the
hill and to pick the flowers that he would find in bloom. He
obeyed,  and  although  it  was  winter  time,  he  found  roses
flowering. He gathered the flowers and took them to Our
Lady who carefully placed them in his mantle and told him
to take them to the Bishop as "proof". When he opened his
mantle, the flowers fell on the ground and there remained
impressed, in place of the flowers, an image of the Blessed
Mother, the apparition at Tepeyac.
With the Bishop's permission, Juan Diego lived the rest of
his life as a hermit in a small hut near the chapel where the
miraculous image was placed for veneration. Here he cared
for the church and the first pilgrims who came to pray to
the Mother of Jesus.

“He Went Into All The Region Around The Jordan,

Proclaiming A Baptism Of Repentance”

ST LUKE

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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.

Question

How  did  the  Church  determine  that  September  8  is  the
birthday of our Blessed Mother?

Full Question

How  did  the  Church  determine  that  September  8  is  the
birthday of our Blessed Mother?

Answer

Usually, the Church assigns dates for particular feasts. The
assignments can be based on the date of a saint’s death, a
date that has special meaning in the saint’s life, or some
other meaningful date. In the case of the Nativity of the
Blessed Mother, September 8 is the date that follows nine
months  after  December  8,  on  which  date  the  Church
celebrates  the  feast  of  the  Immaculate  Conception  of
Mary.

Answered by: Michelle Arnold

Question

How  can  we  use  Scripture  to  show  the  Holy  Spirit
proceeds from the Father and the Son?

Full Question

In  the  December  1993  issue,  This  Rock  ran  a  "Fathers
Know  Best"  column  on  the  Holy  Spirit  proceeding  from
the Son as well as the Father. How can we show this from
Scripture?

Answer

One proof is that the Holy Spirit is referred to in Scripture
as both the Spirit of the Father (Mt 10:20, Rom 8:10-11, 2
Cor 1:21-22, Eph 3:14-16) and as the Spirit of the Son (Rom
8:9, Gal 4:6, Phil 1:19, 1 Pt 1:11). Statements saying that
the  Spirit  is  "of"  the  other  two  Persons  of  the  Trinity
indicate  that  his  Person  is  tightly  bound  up  with  and
originates from them (just as the Son is the Son "of" the
Father).

A second proof is that the external relations of the Trinity
model their internal ones. In John 14:26 the Spirit is said to
proceed  from  the  Father,  but  a  chapter  later,  in  15:26,
Jesus  states  that  he  will  send  the Spirit  from  the  Father.
The  same  relation  is  reflected  in  Acts  2:33,  where  Peter
states  that Jesus  has  received  the Spirit  from  the  Father
and sends him.
A philosophical explanation of this is found in the Council
of  Florence,  which  stated  in  1439,  "Since  the  Father  has
through  generation  given  to  the  only-begotten  Son
everything  that  belongs  to  the  Father,  except  being
Father,  the Son  has  also  eternally  from  the  Father,  from
whom he is eternally born, that the Holy Spirit proceeds
from the Son" (Decree for the Greeks).

The Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son because
the  Father  has  given  all  things  to  the Son,  including  the
procession  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  For  more  information  see
the Catechism of the Catholic Church 246-248, 264.

Answered by: Catholic Answers Staff

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL OPEN

HOUSE – MEET THE CATHEDRAL

RESTORATION ARTISTS

St. Michael’s Cathedral 65 Bond St., Toronto

Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday,

December 9 @ 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Prayer

service at Noon)

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins,

Archbishop of Toronto, and Father Michael

Busch, rector of St. Michael’s Cathedral, invite

the entire community to experience the

beauty, architecture and unique historical

journey of St. Michael’s Cathedral.

Extensive restoration has taken place over the

last several years with the cathedral closed

since June 2015 for major work. Two days of

open houses during the Advent season will

provide visitors with a preview of these efforts.

From sculptors to brick layers and stone

masons, restoration artists will showcase their

expertise inside the church, with diverse

exhibits highlighting the incredible efforts to

restore the mother church of the Archdiocese

of Toronto.

“THE ANNUNCIATION” ADVENT

RETREAT

St. Francis Centre 208501 Hwy 9, Caledon

Saturday, December 12 – 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

St. Francis Centre is hosting an Advent retreat
with an in-depth consideration of the Mystery

of the Annunciation. The retreat is guided by

the Franciscans in residence and accompanied

by visual aids and materials. A fraternal and

abundant lunch is provided, followed by a

meditated rosary within Holy Hour and

personal free time during which the friars will

be available for the Sacrament of

Reconciliation. The retreat concludes with

Holy Mass. Open to all.

UPCOMING

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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.

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.