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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; Fax: 647-439-2777; 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
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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

FIRST HOLY 

COMMUNION

Test One (1)

Month of  February: 

Call office for 

appointment with Fr 

Simon

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CONFIRMATION

Reception of Nicene Creed

5:30PM Mass—THIS 

Sunday Feb 22

LENTEN 

DEVOTIONS

Sundays of Lent—Holy 

Hour: 4-5PM

With Exposition & 

Benediction 

of the Blessed Sacrament.

Come for Adoration of 

Our Lord & Meet Him in 

the Silence

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday following 

the 7PM Mass

Come and be with Christ 

in His Passion

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THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE 

CHURCH

Other Liturgical Celebrations

THE SACRAMENTALS

351. What are the sacramentals?

These  are  sacred  signs  instituted  by  the 
Church  to  sanctify  different  circumstances 
of life. They include a prayer accompanied 
by  the  sign  of  the  cross  and  other  signs. 
Among  the  sacramentals  which  occupy  an 
important  place  are:  blessings,  which  are 
the praise of God and a prayer to obtain his 
gifts,  the  consecration  of  persons  and  the 
dedication of things for the worship of God.

352. What is an exorcism?

When the Church asks with its authority in 
the  name  of  Jesus  that  a  person  or  object 
be  protected  against  the  power  of  the  Evil 
One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is 
called an exorcism. This is done in ordinary 
form  in  the  rite  of  Baptism.  A  solemn 
exorcism,  called  a  major  exorcism,  can  be 
performed  only  by  a  priest  authorized  by 
the bishop.

353. What forms of popular piety 

accompany the sacramental life of the 

Church?

The religious sense of the Christian people 
has always found expression in the various 
forms  of  piety  which  accompany  the 
sacramental  life  of  the  Church  such  as  the 
veneration  of  relics,  visits  to  sanctuaries, 
pilgrimages, processions, the stations of the 
cross and the rosary. The Church sheds the 
light  of  faith  upon  and  fosters  authentic 
forms of popular piety.

CHRISTIAN FUNERALS

354. What is the relationship between the 

sacraments and the death of a Christian?

The Christian who dies in Christ reaches at 
the  end  of  his  earthly  existence  the 
fulfillment of that new life which was begun 
in  Baptism,  strengthened  in  Confirmation, 
and  nourished  in  the  Eucharist,  the 
foretaste  of  the  heavenly  banquet.  The 
meaning  of  the  death  of  a  Christian 
becomes clear in the light of the death and 
Resurrection  of  Christ  our  only  hope.  The 
Christian  who  dies  in  Christ  Jesus  goes 
“away from the body to be at home with the 
Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).

355. What do funeral rites express?

Although  celebrated  in  different  rites  in 
keeping with the situations and traditions of 
various  regions,  funerals  express  the 
paschal  character  of  Christian  death  in 
hope of the resurrection. They also manifest 
the  meaning  of  communion  with  the 
departed  particularly  through  prayer  for 
the purification of their souls.

356. What are the main moments in 

funerals?

Usually,  funeral  rites  consist  of  four 
principal  parts:  welcoming  the  body  of  the 
deceased  by  the  community  with  words  of 
comfort and hope, the liturgy of the Word, 
the  Eucharistic  Sacrifice,  and  the  farewell 
in  which  the  soul  of  the  departed  is 
entrusted to God, the Source of eternal life, 
while the body is buried in the hope of the 
resurrection.

Compendium—OF THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART TWO--The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery

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Mass Intentions

Mon, Feb 23, 7PM: +Rufina Canlas Sy 

Family

Tues, Feb 24, 9AM: +Aramita DeMello
Wed, Feb 25, 7PM: Thnksgv: Black Naz Dev
Thur, Feb 26, 9AM: +Souls in Purgatory
Fri, Feb 27, 7PM: +Felisa Tolentino 

F Tolentino

Sat, Feb 28, 9AM: 

+Cristomo & Blas Quiambao

 

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Saturday, February 28
5:15PM: +Louis Comeau

Sunday, March 1
9AM: The Parishioners

12:15PM:+Juana & +Eugenio Arce; +Ricardo 

     DeLaCruz

5:30PM: Special Intention by Patricia Lim

PARISH

CHALICE CHILDREN

COLLECTION

TODAY: Sunday, February 22, 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: $1294.00

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

YOUTH MASS

TODAY, Sunday, February 22 @ 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.

CONFIRMATION

Next Test

Wed, March 11@ 7:30PM after 7PM Mass.

Come for Mass and ask God to bless you with 

the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Final Test

Wed, April 15 @ 7:30PM

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Test One (1)

Month of  February: 

Call office for appointment with Fr Simon

Test Two (2)

Month of March

Call office for appointment with Fr Simon

First Confession

Saturday, March 28 @ 11AM in Church

Test Three (3)

Month of March/April

Call office for appointment with Fr Simon

SMILE

Volunteers?

Eleven women were clinging precariously to a 

wildly swinging rope suspended from a 

crumbling outcropping on Mount Everest. 

Ten were blonde, one was a brunette. 

As a group they decided that one of the party 

should let go. If that didn't happen the rope 

would break and everyone would perish. 

For an agonizing few moments no one 

volunteered.Finally the brunette gave a truly 

touching speech saying she would 

sacrifice herself to save the lives of the others. 

All the blondes applauded.

I THIRST - GIVE ME TO DRINK: 

“Come And See” Lenten Discernment Retreat with 

the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood 

March 7 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Bernard’s 

Convent, 685 Finch Ave. West, Toronto 

A reflective look at the implications of Jesus’ 

thirst for us and our thirst for him in our times, as 

a preparation for Easter (Eucharist, input, 

sharing, personal prayer). Info: Sr. Gabriel at 

416-630-3298 or vocationscps@gmail.com.

CALLED FOR HOSPITAL MINISTRY?

Sunnybrook Hospital needs you!

The Catholic Pastoral Visitors and Eucharistic 

Ministers invites you to join them in their 

ministry at Sunnybrook hospital. 

A meeting and a training session for the new 

volunteers is planned for the month of March 

2015. Please contact the Hospital chaplains: Fr. 

Louis Montfort: 416-522-8496 or Fr. Emil Jude 

416 480 6100 ext.2724 for details.  

Some of the basic requirements: Pastor’s 

recommendation; Archdiocesan Eucharistic; 

Ministers' screening and training; Up to date 

Immunization.                                   

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PARISH

ARE YOU BEING CALLED?

Lent: the springtime of the soul...is a time to 

make a new covenant with God, develop new 

signs of our relationship with our Creator. Go 

into your own desert and discover what God is 

asking of you. 

If you think God could be calling you to a 

Church vocation, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, 

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 

416-968-0997 

email vocations@archtoronto.org 

www.vocationstoronto.ca 

ARCDIOCESE

PRACTICING CATHOLIC SINGLES 

Aged 25 & UP in the GTA etc...:

Please Join Us & become a Member of an On-

Line Community & for Speed-Dating Events

http://www.meetup.com/Practicing-Catholic-

Singles-Aged-25-Up-Speed-Dating-On-line/ 

LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY

Happiness Factor

The theme “The Happiness Factor” will fill you with 

certainty of the abiding love and joy that God has for 

His people. 

March 7, 9AM—5:30PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front 

St. W.

Keynote speaker, Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria 

Catholic Radio, will be joined by the Renewal 

Ministries team of Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann 

Shields and Peter Herbeck. 

In addition to compelling talks and uplifting 

music, there will be prayer ministry, inspiring 

personal testimonies, confession, a Divine 

Mercy celebration and a Eucharistic procession. 

Closing Mass will be celebrated by the 

Archbishop.

A Youth Rally (13-18 year-olds) will be held 

simultaneously in the theatre next door to the 

Adult Rally. 

Tickets are $10 for the Youth Rally and $20 for 

the Adult Rally. 

Info: 416-251-4255, email LJHR@rogers.com 

or visit www.lift-jesus-higher-rally.org.

DYNAMIC WOMEN OF FAITH

March 14, 2015

International Plaza Hotel: 655 Dixon 

Road

All Ladies of the Parish are invited to 

the annual Dynamic Women of Faith 

Conference in Toronto. Cardinal 

Collins is the main speaker. Info: call 

Dorothy Pilarski at 905-279-7702

www.dynamicwomenfaith.com

CALLING ALL GIRLS

A Special Evening For Mothers and 

Daughters

University & High School Girls

Friday, March 13: 7PM-10PM

International Plaza Hotel:

6500 Dixon Rd, Toronto

An Evening of Short High Powered 

Talks

Topics: Growing Up Italian; Dealing 

with Anxiety; The Prayer Power of 

Youth; Planning for Professional 

Success; The Joy of Pure Dating.

CANTORS

Can you sing solo?

If yes, St John XXIII Parish needs 

you.

We are looking for Cantors who can 

“chant” the Psalm response to the first 

readings at the various Masses for 

Sunday.

Speak to Fr Simon

CARPENTARS

Do you have carpentry skills?

If yes, St John XXIII has a job for you.

Talk to Fr Simon.

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

Optional  Memorial,  St  Polycarp,  Bishop, 
Martyr:  
Monday,  Feb  23:  
Polycarp,  bishop  of 
Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey), disciple of St. 
John  the  Apostle  and  friend  of  St.  Ignatius  of 
Antioch was a revered Christian leader during 
the first half of the second century.

St.  Ignatius,  on  his  way  to  Rome  to  be 
martyred, visited Polycarp at Smyrna, and later 
at  Troas  wrote  him  a  personal  letter.  The  Asia 
Minor  Churches  recognized  Polycarp’s 
leadership by choosing him as a representative 
to  discuss  with  Pope  Anicetus  the  date  of  the 
Easter  celebration  in  Rome—a  major 
controversy in the early Church.

Only  one  of  the  many  letters  written  by 
Polycarp has been preserved, the one he wrote 
to the Church of Philippi in Macedonia.

At  86,  Polycarp  was  led  into  the  crowded 
Smyrna stadium to be burned alive. The flames 
did not harm him and he was finally killed by a 
dagger. The centurion ordered the saint’s body 
burned.  The  “Acts”  of  Polycarp’s  martyrdom 
are the earliest preserved, fully reliable account 
of a Christian martyr’s death. He died in 156.

Comment

:  Polycarp  was  recognized  as  a 

Christian leader by all Asia Minor Christians—
a  strong  fortress  of  faith  and  loyalty  to  Jesus 
Christ.  His  own  strength  emerged  from  his 
trust  in  God,  even  when  events  contradicted 
this  trust.  Living  among  pagans  and  under  a 
government opposed to the new religion, he led 
and fed his flock. Like the Good Shepherd, he 
laid  down  his  life  for  his  sheep  and  kept  them 
from  more  persecution  in  Smyrna.  He 
summarized  his  trust  in  God  just  before  he 
died:  “Father...  I  bless  Thee,  for  having  made 
m e  w o r t h y  o f  t h e  d a y  a n d  t h e 
hour... .” (Martyrdom, Chapter 14).

Quote

:  “Stand  fast,  therefore,  in  this  conduct 

and  follow  the  example  of  the  Lord,  ‘firm  and 
unchangeable  in  faith,  lovers  of  the 
brotherhood, loving each other, united in truth,’ 
helping  each  other  with  the  mildness  of  the 

Lord,  despising  no  man”  (Polycarp,  Letter  to 
the Philippians).
Patron Saint of

: Ear aches

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

 

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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“Commentary 1 – Discovering the danger in prayer 
“The wilderness is the place of destruction and 
danger, of being tempted off one's path and also 
of meeting God. Jesus finds God's path for him 
in the wilderness. Prayer is a wilderness time. It 
can be dangerous for it brings us in touch with 
the  evil  as  well  as  with  the  good  in  ourselves. 
With  practice,  it  introduces  us  to  the  peace  of 
God  in  Christ  -  the  harmony  of  the  desert  of 
Jesus.  It  is  also  the  place  of  rededication  to 
God and of finding the strength of God.”

-A reflection on this week’s Gospel from the Sacred Space website.

 

Commentary  2  –  Time  spent  in  the  wilderness  is 
highly symbolic
The  gospel  reading  invites  us  to  reflect  on 
Jesus’  40-day  experience  in  ‘the  wilderness’. 
Jesus  is  said  to  be  ‘filled  with  the  Holy  Spirit’ 
and,  like  so  many  human  beings  before  and 
since, is ‘led by the Spirit’ into the wilderness of 
life  to  be  ‘tested’  there.  [‘Tested’  is  a  more 
accurate translation of the original Greek term 
than  is  ‘tempted’].  40  is  a  symbolic  number  in 
Israel’s story: the great flood lasts 40 days and 
40 nights; Moses spends 40 days and 40 nights 
on the mountain of God; Israel wanders for 40 
years  in  the  wilderness;  King  David  reigns  for 
40 years; the prophet Elijah travels 40 days and 
40  nights  in  the  wilderness  on  his  way  to  the 

mountain of God. The wilderness is ever so real 
and at the same time symbolic. In Israel’s story, 
it  is  the  place  of  testing  for  God’s  people: 
‘Remember the long way that your God has led 
you  these  40  years  in  the  wilderness…  testing 
you  to  know  what  was  in  your  heart’  (Deut 
8:2).  Jesus  now  passes  the  tests  that  Israel 
failed.

Jesus  is  ‘with  the  wild  beasts’.  This  terse 
statement recalls the prophet Isaiah’s vision of a 
future time of reconciliation and harmony when 
‘the  wolf  will  lie  down  with  the  lamb’  (Isa 
11:6-9).  Jesus  is  presented  as  the  one  who 
ushers  in  that  age  of  peace  and  healing  of 
division.  God’s  agents  care  for  him  in  his  time 
of  testing:  ‘angels  minister  to  him’.  In  this 
context,  Jesus  announces  the  coming  of  God’s 
empire or reign. His message is to ‘repent’ or to 
‘think  beyond’  in  a  way  that  might  turn  lives 
around  in  God’s

 

direction,  and  to  “believe  the 

good  news”  that  he  is  set  to  proclaim  in  word 
and action. At a time of growing divide between 
the  mega-rich  and  the  desperately  poor,  we 
might  look  back  to  our  symbolic  tradition  and 
forward to ways of bringing good news to those 
mostly  deeply  affected  by  the  inequities  in  our

 

world.”

-This is part of a reflection on the Gospel by Sr Veronica Lawson rsm.

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has 

come near; repent, and believe in the good news”

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Why Aren’t We Happy?

6. Happiness is being loved, then: being respected, being 
accepted, being honoured.
No,  because  that  too,  like  fame,  comes  from 
somebody  else.  It’s  in  his  mind  that  you  are 
honoured.  How  can  your  own  personal 
happiness be in someone else’s mind?

And you want to deserve the honour, don’t you? 
You  want  to  be  honoured  for  what  you  really 
are.  So  it’s  not  the  honour  that  makes  you 
happy,  but  the  thing  you  are  honoured  for. 
Honour  is  like  a  grade  in  a  course:  it’s  only  a 
sign  of  something  else.  A  high  grade  is  a  sign 
that you have a good knowledge of the course. 
It’s  the  knowledge  that  you  need,  not  just  the 
sign of it. A sign on a medicine bottle tells you 
only  what’s  inside.  It’s  not  the  label  that  heals 
you; it’s the medicine.

7.  Why  can’t  a  strong  healthy,  beautiful  body  make 
you  happy?  That’s  not  in  somebody  else’s  mind—
that’s in you.

W’re  getting  closer.  At  least  your  body  is  you 
and not something external to you, like honour 
or  fame  or  wealth.  But  health  is  still  only  in 
your  body,  not  in  your  soul.  If  you  have  a 
healthy body, but you don’t know it and feel it 
and  enjoy  it,  it  doesn’t  make  you  happy  The 
knowledge  that  you  are  healthy  in  your  body, 
and  the  feeling  of  enjoying  your  bodily  health, 
both  exist  in  your  soul,  in  your  mind  and 
feelings, not in the atoms of your body.

Your body is not your personality, not our very 
self.  That’s  why  you  call  it  “your”  body:  you 
possess it. There’s a “you” that possesses it. And 
that  “you”  is  where  happiness  is.  We  have  to 
climb further inside.

Her  is  a  clue  from  the  animal  kingdom  that 
shows  that  happiness  is  not  first  of  all  in  your 
body.  Humans  can  be  much  happier  than 
animals.  Animals  can  only  be  contented.  But 
although we are greater than any animal in our 
capacity  for  happiness,  some  animal  is  always 
greater than we are in every bodily perfection. 
For  instance,  elephants  are  bigger,  turtles  live 

longer,  lions  are  stronger,  eagles  are  faster, 
hawks  have  better  eyesight,  dogs  have  better 
smell,  sharks  can  eat  everything,  and 
cockroaches are almost indestructible.

And your body is not going to stay strong and 
healthy  and  beautiful  forever.  It’s  going  to 
become  weak  and  sick  and  ugly.  It’s  going  to 
become a corpse Is your happiness going to be 
buried in a cemetery?

Because God Is Real: P.J.Kreeft

A PRAYERFUL STUDY OF THE BOOK 

OF DEUTERONOMY 

Every 3rd Friday of the month – 7:30pm 

St. Basil-the-Great College School, 20 Starview 

Ln., North York. Free series by Fr. Dominic 
Borg. Organized by Gethsemane Ministries. 

Info: gethsemaneministries@yahoo.ca orl 

647-560-4556.

PRESENTATION ON THE SACRED 

SHROUD OF TURIN 

All Saints Church

1415 Royal York Rd., Toronto

March 22 – 7 p.m

Presentation on the Sacred Shroud of Turin by 

the sindonological researcher Mr. Walter Pezzo, 

from Turin, Italy. The presentation will take 

place in a meditative reflection on the Passion of 

Jesus Christ. Beginning from the Gospel 

narratives and reviewing the historical and 

scientific discoveries of the last few years, Mr. 

Pezzo will lead us to a deeper understanding of 

the spiritual value of the Holy Shroud. The 

presentation will be approximately one hour, 

followed by the opportunity to ask Mr. Pezzo 

questions. 

For more information, contact 416-243-7319 or 

info@teopoli.com.

THE SOURCE 

February 26 – 7 to 9 p.m. 

St. Paul’s Basilica

83 Power St., Toronto 

Join the Sisters of Life for an evening of prayer and 

fellowship

From 7-8 p.m. in the main chapel, we’ll have 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with 
meditative music provided by the Sisters. 

Confessions will be available. From 8-9 p.m. 

we’ll have refreshments and fellowship in the 

hall downstairs. All are welcome! 

Info: The Sisters of Life at 416-463-2722, 

toronto@sistersoflife.org

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Flemingdon Park Plaza

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

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Flemingdon Park Dental Care 

747 Don Mills Road #35 
Inside Flemingdon Plaza 
New Patients are welcome

 

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Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar and 20 other 

instruments and theory. 

Violins, Keyboards, and guitars

loaned to beginners. 

For free aptitude test call 

416-292-5959

4466 Sheppard Ave. East at Brimley Rd.

Dr. Evangeline M. Bernabe & 

Associates

Family, Cosmetics Dentistry & 

General Orthodontics  

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

P a u l   O ’ C o n n o r   Fu n e r a l   H o m e  

1939 Lawrence Avenue East

416-751-7890

Don Mills-Eglinton  

DENTAL CARE CLINIC

 

Dr. Maria Imelda C. Ang 

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…

900 Don Mills Road Unit # 9

(just north of Eglinton Ave)

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Toronto, ON M3C 1V6

11:00 am – 10:00 pm

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Your Fellow Parishioner 

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NEXT DINNER & MOVIE NIGHT

Catholicism

Journey Around the World and Deep Into The Faith

With Fr Robert Barron

Episode 6 (1 hour)

Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 6:30PM

“A Body both Suffering and Glorious”

The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church

IN CELEBRATION OF THE CANONIZATION 

ST JOHN XXIII

Saturday, June 6, 20

15, Pilgrimage to Martyrs 

Shrine

WINTER SEASON

Family Games Night

Saturday, February 14, 2015, @ 6:30PM-8:30PM

Hosts

: Youth 

Food & Drink

: Parents & Parish

Games: 

Board / Computer / Playstation / Karaoke

WHAT DOES THE CHURCH TEACH?

Parish Meeting Room # 1 

With Fr Simon / Cost $22

Wednesday, Nov 19 @ 7:30 PM

Session 1

Why are we able to believe God?

Why do we seek God?

What does God show about himself when he sends 

his Son to us?

How can we tell what belongs to the true faith?

How can sacred scripture be “truth” if not 

everything in it is right?

Faith -- what is it?

What does my faith have to do with the Church?

Why do we believe in only one God?

What does it mean to say that God is love?

Wednesday, Dec 10 @ 7:30 PM

Session 2

Can someone accept the theory of evolution and still 

believe in the Creator?

If God is all-knowing and all-powerful, why does he 

not prevent evil?

What is heaven? What is hell?

From where does man get his soul?

What is sin?

What does it mean to say that Jesus is “the only-

begotten Son of God”?

Isn’t it improper to call Mary the “Mother” of God?

To Whom does Jesus promise “the kingdom of 

God”?

Did God will the death of his only Son?

Why are we too supposed to accept suffering in our 

lives and thus “take up our cross” and thereby follow 

Jesus?

What changed in the world as a result of the 

resurrection?

What will it be like when Christ judges us and the 

whole world?

FAMILY OF FAITH 

CAPITAL 

CAMPAIGN

Pledges 

$272,500—147% of 

Goal.

Congratulations

StJXXIII !!!

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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 others, the Church, 
your family, yourself.

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.

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