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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  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

SAINT FRANCIS OF 

ASSISI

Presentation On His Life

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 

9:30AM—12:30PM 

@

St John XXIII Church

A patron of our Holy 

Father, Pope Francis. 

Lovers of animals and 

gardeners are drawn to 

him. Two  of his prayers 

are favourite hymns in 

many hymn books. 

Legends surround him. 

Who was this man to 

whom children, bishops, 

and ordinary people are 

drawn? 

Learn Francis’ way to 

contemplative living. 

Discover the reverence 

and joy that St Francis 

found in life.

Presentation by Laurie 

Van den Hurk 

of the Archdiocese of Toronto 

Formation Programmes

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THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT: 

YOU SHALL NOT KILL

466. Why must human life be respected?

Human  life  must  be  respected  because  it  is  sacred. 
From its beginning human life involves the creative 
action  of  God  and  it  remains  forever  in  a  special 
relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. It 
is  not  lawful  for  anyone  directly  to  destroy  an 
innocent  human  being.  This  is  gravely  contrary  to 
the  dignity  of  the  person  and  the  holiness  of  the 
Creator.  “Do  not  slay  the  innocent  and  the 
righteous” (Exodus 23:7).

467. Why is the legitimate defense of persons and 

of society not opposed to this law?

Because  in  choosing  to  legitimately  defend  oneself 
one  is  respecting  the  right  to  life  (either  one’s  own 
right to life or that of another) and not choosing to 
kill.  Indeed,  for  someone  responsible  for  the  life  of 
another,  legitimate  defense  can  be  not  only  a  right 
but a grave duty….

470. What is forbidden by the fifth 

commandment?

The fifth commandment forbids as gravely contrary 
to the moral law:
•direct and intentional murder and cooperation in it;
•direct  abortion,  willed  as  an  end  or  as  means,  as 
well as cooperation in it. Attached to this sin is the 
penalty  of  excommunication  because,  from  the 
moment  of  his  or  her  conception,  the  human  being 
must  be  absolutely  respected  and  protected  in  his 
integrity;
•direct euthanasia which consists in putting an end 
to the life of the handicapped, the sick, or those near 
death  by  an  act  or  by  the  omission  of  a  required 
action;
•suicide and voluntary cooperation in it, insofar as it 
is  a  grave  offense  against  the  just  love  of  God,  of 
self,  and  of  neighbor.  One’s  responsibility  may  be 
aggravated  by  the  scandal  given;  one  who  is 
psychologically  disturbed  or  is  experiencing  grave 
fear may have diminished responsibility.

471. What medical procedures are permitted 

when death is considered imminent?

When  death  is  considered  imminent  the  ordinary 
care  owed  to  a  sick  person  cannot  be  legitimately 
interrupted.  However,  it  is  legitimate  to  use  pain-
killers  which  do  not  aim  at  in  death  and  to  refuse 

“over-zealous  treatment”,  that  is  the  utilization  of 
disproportionate  medical  procedures  without 
reasonable hope of a positive outcome.

474. What duty do we have toward our body?

We  must  take  reasonable  care  of  our  own  physical 
health  and  that  of  others  but  avoid  the  cult  of  the 
body  and  every  kind  of  excess.  Also  to  be  avoided 
are  the  use  of  drugs  which  cause  very  serious 
damage  to  human  health  and  life,  as  well  as  the 
abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco and medicine.

476. Are the transplant and donation of organs 

allowed before and after death?

The transplant of organs is morally acceptable with 
the consent of the donor and without excessive risks 
to him or her. Before allowing the noble act of organ 
donation after death, one must verify that the donor is 
truly dead.

477. What practices are contrary to respect for 

the bodily integrity of the human person?

They are: kidnapping and hostage taking, terrorism, 
torture,  violence,  and  direct  sterilization. 
Amputations and mutilations of a person are morally 
permissible  only  for  strictly  therapeutic  medical 
reasons.

478. What care must be given to the dying?

The  dying  have  a  right  to  live  the  last  moments  of 
their earthly lives with dignity and, above all, to be 
sustained  with  prayer  and  the  sacraments  that 
prepare them to meet the living God.

480. What does the Lord ask of every person in 

regard to peace?

The Lord proclaimed “Blessed are the peacemakers” 
(Mt  5:9).  He  called  for  peace  of  heart  and 
denounced the immorality of anger which is a desire 
for  revenge  for  some  evil  suffered.  He  also 
denounced  hatred  which  leads  one  to  wish  evil  on 
one’s  neighbor.  These  attitudes,  if  voluntary  and 
consented  to  in  matters  of  great  importance,  are 
mortal sins against charity.

481. What is peace in this world?

Peace in this world, which is required for the respect 
and  development  of  human  life,  is  not  simply  the 
absence  of  war  or  a  balance  of  power  between 
adversaries.  It  is  “the  tranquility  of  order”  (St 
Augustine), “the work of justice” (Is 32:17) and the 
effect of charity. Earthly peace is the image and fruit 
of the peace of Christ.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST 

Section Two: The Ten Commandments

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Mass Intentions

Mon, June 15, 7PM: +Eliza Vaz

Tues, June 16, 9AM: Thnksgv for Teresita 
Cabrera

Wed, June 17, 7PM: Thnksgv for Jeremiah & 
Olivia

Thur, June 18, 9AM: Thnksgv for Leonardo 
Tolentino

Fri, June 19, 7PM: Thnksgv for Siony
 

Sat, June 20, 9AM:

 

Thnkgv by Laguatan Family

 

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Saturday Vigil,  June 20

5:15PM: +Jose Abarri

Sunday, June 21

9AM: +Alfonso & Eduardo Perlas

12:15PM: +Fulgencio Macanas

5:30PM: The Parishioners

  +Ponciano Marfil

PARISH

SMALL TO BIG

Today's readings remind us that great 

things often have small beginnings. 

If you feel God is calling you to a 

Church vocation, call Fr. Chris 

Lemieux, Vocation Director, 

Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997


vocations@archtoronto.org 

www.vocationstoronto.ca

NEW CAR-PARK SIGNS

The old signs have been replaced at the 

cost of $345.00

Expensive! But needed replacing. One 

of the “fire” signs looks like it was there 

since the Church was built.

A Big thanks to Romy & Jimmy of the 

Knights of Columbus for installing the 

signs at no cost. 

STILL NO PROGRESS

On purchase of the land Church built on.

Keep praying—St John pray for us

NOVENA TO ST ANTHONY

Saturday, June 13 — Sunday, June 21

Novena begins 15 mins before the 

weekday Masses

and Sundays at 11:45AM.

St Anthony’s Feast Day Mass is 

Monday, June 22 followed by the 

blessing and distribution of bread.

All are most welcome to attend a 

reception in honour of St. Anthony in 

the foyer.  Join us for refreshments and 

coffee.  See you there!!

RENOVATIONS

Roof Repairs: 2

nd

 Phase

Last Summer the two flat roofs were replaced and 

paid for by St John XXIII & Presbyterians.

This Spring we are repairing the metal roofs: 

cleaning of roof rust and re-coating $16,600; roof 
window metal surrounding: cleaned and repaired 

$4,100; waterproofing of intersecting lines $3,800. 

Total with tax: $27,685.

Financing comes from the bequest of +Mildred 

Van-Dyke at $10,000; Family of Faith $17,685 

(your money). 

Let us remember +Mildred in our prayer for the 

holy souls.

Replacement of Light Units in Church

These Units are forty years old and are no longer 

reliable. Quotes are being sought for this job.

Beautification of New Fence

We have received an anonymous donation for 

plants to be placed alongside of fence. If anyone 

knows someone with knowledge of plants and planting 

please talk to Fr Simon

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals every Saturday @ 1PM. 

Grade 8 to Grade 12

Contacts: Editha Lazaga: 416-557-3622

or Fr Simon

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 to Grade 7

Contact Amy: 647-878-2534 or Cecille 

416-825-0793 or 

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ARCDIOCESE

EUTHANASIA 101 

What is euthanasia exactly?

Monday June 15

What is difference between allowing death 

and assisting it?

What did the Superior Court ruling mean?

What you need to know to make morally 

sound end of life directives?

For answers to  these and other questions 

please come to an information session by the 

director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 

on Monday June 15 at St Maximilian Church 

4260 Cawthra Rd following the 7pm Mass.

FREE ESTATE 

PLANNING SEMINAR

THIS

Wednesday, June 17, 2015,@ 7:00PM

St Monica’s Parish Hall, 44 Broadway Ave., 

Toronto. Refreshments provided.

Catholic Cemeteries and the estate planning 

team will share information about:

-How to protect your loved ones with a 

proper Will.

-How to ensure your wishes were legally 

protected.

-Powers of Attorney

-The advantage of pre-arranging funeral, 

burial and cremation plans.

-The cost savings of making an estate plan.

-Finding lawyers and estate planning 

advisors.

-Our Catholic traditions around wills, burial 

and funerals.

An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost.

RSVP: Frank Jannetta

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services-

Archdiocese of Toronto

416-733-8544 ext. 2023 or fjannetta@cc-fs.ca

DIVINE BIBLE CONVENTION

Friday, July 3 to Sunday July 5, 2015,

9AM to 6PM

Divine Retreat Center,

69 William St, Toronto, ON, M9N 2G6

647-660-1314

drctoronto@gmail.com

The 3 day Bible Convention including lunch 

and refreshments is led by Fr. Matthew 

Naicomparambil, VC, Sr. Therese, FCC, and 

Fr. Joby Kachappilly, VC

Tickets: $75 per person, $50 per person for 

couples and $150 for a family of three or 

more.

Ticket is valid for admission of one person for 

the three days of convention, with lunch and 

refreshments included.

PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC SHRINES

Saturday June 20—Tuesday June 23, 2015

From $349—4-days to Montreal and Quebec

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of counting 

our blessings as we journey to Quebec on 

pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory, Cap-de-

la-Madeleine, the Shrine of our Blessed 

Mother and St. Anne de Beaupre. Our 

chaplain is Fr. Daren Bryk ,CC. Optional trip 

to see the beauty of the Il’e of Orleans and 

taste a traditional French cuisine lunch at a 

sugar shack with music and entertainment. 

Limited space. 

For more information, call Mary at 

416-497-7059 or visit www.blessedtrinity.ca. 

For poster with more information see notice 

board in foyer

ANNUAL MASS FOR 

THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 12 @ 7PM

Cemeteries

Assumption—Mississauga

Christ the King—Markham

Holy Cross—Thornhill

Mount Hope—Toronto

Queen of Heaven—Woodbridge

Resurrection—Whitby

St Mary’s—Barrie

SEE NOTICE BOARDS FOR DETAILS

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Memorial:

 St Romuald, Abbot — Friday, June 19: 

After  a  wasted  youth,  Romuald  saw  his  father 
kill a relative in a duel over property. In horror 
he  fled  to  a  monastery  near  Ravenna  in  Italy. 
After three years some of the monks found him 
to be uncomfortably holy and eased him out.

He  spent  the  next  30  years  going  about  Italy, 
founding  monasteries  and  hermitages.  He 
longed to give his life to Christ in martyrdom, 
and  got  the  pope’s  permission  to  preach  the 
gospel  in  Hungary.  But  he  was  struck  with 
illness  as  soon  as  he  arrived,  and  the  illness 
recurred as often as he tried to proceed.

During  another  period  of  his  life,  he  suffered 
great  spiritual  dryness.  One  day  as  he  was 
praying  Psalm  31  (“I  will  give  you 
understanding and I will instruct you”), he was 
given  an  extraordinary  light  and  spirit  which 
never left him.

At the next monastery where he stayed, he was 
accused  of  a  scandalous  crime  by  a  young 
nobleman  he  had  rebuked  for  a  dissolute  life. 
Amazingly,  his  fellow  monks  believed  the 
accusation.  He  was  given  a  severe  penance, 
forbidden  to  offer  Mass  and  excommunicated, 
an unjust sentence he endured in silence for six 
months.

The most famous of the monasteries he founded 
was  that  of  the  Camaldoli  (Campus  Maldoli, 
name  of  the  owner)  in  Tuscany.  Here  he 
founded  the  Order  of  the  Camaldolese 
Benedictines,  uniting  a  monastic  and  hermit 
life.

His  father  later  became  a  monk,  wavered  and 
was  kept  faithful  by  the  encouragement  of  his 
son.

Story

: A Polish duke had a son in the monastery 

where  Romuald  was  living.  On  behalf  of  his 
father,  the  son  presented  Romuald  with  a  fine 
horse.  Romuald  exchanged  it  for  a  donkey, 
saying  that  he  felt  closer  to  Jesus  Christ  on 
such a mount.

Comment

: Christ is a gentle leader, but he calls 

us  to  total  holiness.  Now  and  then  men  and 

women  are  raised  up  to  challenge  us  by  the 
absoluteness  of  their  dedication,  the  vigor  of 
their spirit, the 

depth  of  their 

c o n v e r s i o n . 

The  fact  that 

w e  c a n n o t 

d u p l i c a t e 

their lives does 

not  change 

the  call  to  us 

to  be  totally 

open to God in 

o u r 

o w n 

p a r t i c u l a r 
circumstances.

SMILE

" One Of The Most Difficult Things In The 

World Is To Convince A Woman That Even A 

Bargain Costs Money.” ~ Edgar Watson 

Howe

"Mr. Smith, I have reviewed this case very 

carefully”, The divorce court judge said, "and 

I've decided to give your wife $275 a week."

"That's very nice, your honour", the husband 

said.

"And every now and then I'll try to send her a 

few bucks, myself”.

A mother and son were doing dishes while the 

father and daughter were watching TV in the 

living room. Suddenly, there was a loud crash 

of breaking plates, then complete silence.

The daughter turned to look at her father.

Daughter: “It's mummy!” Father: “How do 

you know?” Daughter: “She didn't say 

anything.”

MARTYRS SHRINE AGAIN!

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. 

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Jesus

Notes on the Text:
Jesus  used  parables  to  try  to  help  people  to 
catch glimpses of what the Kingdom of God is 
like. His great gift was to use everyday things - 
people were familiar with them but were taught 
to see things in a new light.

A farming people would have seen the seasonal 
miracle  of  seeds  being  sown  and  plants 
growing,  seemingly  of  their  own  accord.  [As 
well, there was] the mustard seed, the smallest 
of  seeds,  growing  into  the  largest  of  trees 
providing shelter for birds.

Everyday things that people could hold in their 
hands  take  their  imaginations  into  something 
far  greater.  Though  short,  the  parables  have 
layers  of  meaning  and  give  people  food  for 
thought long beyond their telling. It is possible 
that every time people sowed seeds, the parable 
would  be  brought  to  mind  and  people  would 
gain  a  new  insight  or  simply  marvel  that  the 
seed in their hand was a symbol of the eternal 
Kingdom.

-

From a reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and 

Kathryn Turner

Commentary  1  –  God  grows  the  Kingdom  –  in 
His own time, at His own pace
Today’s gospel passage comes from a sequence 
called  Mark’s  ‘day  of  parables...  Mark  begins 

his “day of parables” with three “seed” parables. 
The  familiar  parable  of  the  sower  is  not 
included  in  today’s  passage;  it  gives  us  the 
parable  of  the  seed  that  grows  mysteriously  to 
produce  a  full  harvest,  and  the  parable  of  the 
mustard  seed,  the  smallest  seed  familiar  to 
Palestinian farmers, which can produce a bush 
3-4m  high.  The  most  striking  feature  of  these 
parables  is  the  contrast  between  the  tiny  seed 
and what it goes on to produce. 

The Kingdom Jesus announces is not a worldly 
triumph  (something  we  need  constantly  to  be 
reminded  of);  of  its  nature  it  has  beginnings 
which are unimpressive and obscure by human 
standards.  But  in  the  end  it  initiates  the 
realisation  of  the  final  achievement  of  God. 
Reference to the sickle and harvest echoes what 
the prophets had said about the End-time. 

Mark’s  audience,  who  had  already  seen  the 
Church  grow  from  being  a  marginal  Jewish 
movement  into  an  international  fellowship, 
would  have  appreciated  the  prophetic  promise 
of  the  original  parable  of  Jesus.  The  ‘birds  of 
the  air’  may  be  an  echo  of  this.  The  seed 
growing  mysteriously  has  a  lesson  for  every 
age.  The  growth  of  the  ‘kingdom’  is  God’s 
work, a work that is vast and mysterious.

- From a homily by Fr John Thornhill sm

“The Kingdom Of God Is Like…”

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“BECAUSE GOD IS REAL”

by Peter Kreeft

Why Must We Die?

4. Many people believe in re-incarnation. They believe 
their souls will come back to earth in other bodies. Is 
that possible?

No.

First  of  all,  the  Bible  clearly  teaches  that 
reincarnation  is  not  true:  “It  is  appointed  for 
men  to  die  once,  and  after  that  comes 
judgment” (Heb 9:27)

Second, it is not possible because the body is as 
much  a  part  of  your  unique  individual 
personality  as  your  soul.  Those  who  believe  in 
reincarnation  always  believe  that  the  body  is 
only  a  thing  like  a  motel  room  or  a  suit  of 
clothes that you can move in and out of. They 
also  do  not  believe  in  the  resurrection  of  the 
body (of each individual body) at the end of the 
world, which the Bible and the Church teach as 
truth. In fact, the “resurrection of the body” is 
one  of  the  twelve  articles  (points)  of  the 
Church’s  first  and  oldest  creed,  the  Apostles’ 
Creed.

People often believe in reincarnation for a very 
good  reason:  they  sense  that  they  are  not 
finished yet when they die. They are right about 
that, but that’s why there is Purgatory. Most of 
us  have  to  be  finished  (perfected,  purified, 
purged) before we can enter Heaven. But God 
does  that  to  us  in  Purgatory;  we  don’t  do  it 
ourselves by coming back and living more lives 
on earth.

Belief in reincarnation tends to have a very bad 
effect on your life in this world. If you believe 
in  reincarnation,  you  do  not  think  any  one 
lifetime  on  earth  is  terribly  important.  So  you 
can  easily  think  that  you  can  waste  your  life 
and  sin  all  you  want,  because  you  will  always 
get a second chance in your next reincarnation. 
It  is  like  believing  that  it  doesn’t  matter  if  you 
fail  or  pass  an  exam  because  if  you  fail  it  you 
can always try it again tomorrow, and the next 

day, and forever, until you pass it; that there is 
no such thing as a final exam. That takes all the 
drama  out  of  life,  and  all  the  danger.  If  you 
don’t  “go  around  only  once  in  life”,  you  won’t 
live life with gusto.

But  if  each  life  is  a  matter  of  life  or  death,  if 
each  life  is  final  and  unrepeatable,  then  each 
individual  is  also  not  repeatable.  The  infinite 
preciousness of life and the infinite preciousness 
of  each  individual  go  together,  then  belief  in 
reincarnation  weakens  both.  It  is  deeply 
insulting if you say to someone you love that he 
is  not  absolutely  unique,  that  he  once  was 
somebody else, long ago. And will be somebody 
else  again  after  he  dies.  That  is  not  what  love 
says.  Love  sees  in  the  beloved’s  life  something 
absolutely unique and irreplaceable.

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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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 

L o r d .  P r a y  f o r 

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

bambootours@bellnet.ca

N e w   C o n s e r v a t o r y   o f   M u s i c

 

 

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, 

On, M4H 1P9

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H e r i t a g e   F u n e r a l   C e n t r e

 

50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1B6

Jay Wilson

Managing Director

416-423-1000

C a t h o l i c   C e m e t e r i e s

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…

          

Your Fellow Parishioner 

REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE AGENT

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New Star Realty,                  Mortgage Agent
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Representative

Flemingdon Park Dental Care 

747 Don Mills Road #35 

Inside Flemingdon Plaza 

New Patients are welcome

 

416-429-0783

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NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN

COLLECTION

Sunday, 27 September , 2015

At this collection only our young people can 

contribute--adults are not to put money in the 

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

In this endeavour, we hope to teach our young 

people to care for the needs of others.

Total to Date: $2,080.

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

NEXT YOUTH MASS

TODAY May 24 @ 5:30PM

At this Mass our young people help with the 

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

free to approach us if you wish to help.

FAMILY OF FAITH 

CAPITAL 

CAMPAIGN

Pledges 

$272,500—147% of 

Goal.

Congratulations

StJXXIII !!!

CWL EXECUTIVE

The following have kindly agreed to be the 

executive for the new CWL

Lolita  Perry;  Lorraine  Robert;  Zenia 
Cayetano;  Marichou  Castillo

.  Please 

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

SUNDAY LECTORS WORKSHOP

St John XXIII Parish

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

Archdiocese will conduct this workshop. 

Due to the importance of this ministry, all 

ministers are asked to make every effort to be 

present.

Please reserve the above date and time in your calendar.

SUNDAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS 

WORKSHOP

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

The Office of Formation & Discipleship of the 

Archdiocese will conduct this workshop. 

Due to the importance of this ministry, all 

ministers are asked to make every effort to be 

present.

Please reserve the above date and time in your calendar.

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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  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

SAINT FRANCIS OF 

ASSISI

Presentation On His Life

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 

9:30AM—12:30PM 

@

St John XXIII Church

A patron of our Holy 

Father, Pope Francis. 

Lovers of animals and 

gardeners are drawn to 

him. Two  of his prayers 

are favourite hymns in 

many hymn books. 

Legends surround him. 

Who was this man to 

whom children, bishops, 

and ordinary people are 

drawn? 

Learn Francis’ way to 

contemplative living. 

Discover the reverence 

and joy that St Francis 

found in life.

Presentation by Laurie 

Van den Hurk 

of the Archdiocese of Toronto 

Formation Programmes

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THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT: 

YOU SHALL NOT KILL

466. Why must human life be respected?

Human  life  must  be  respected  because  it  is  sacred. 
From its beginning human life involves the creative 
action  of  God  and  it  remains  forever  in  a  special 
relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. It 
is  not  lawful  for  anyone  directly  to  destroy  an 
innocent  human  being.  This  is  gravely  contrary  to 
the  dignity  of  the  person  and  the  holiness  of  the 
Creator.  “Do  not  slay  the  innocent  and  the 
righteous” (Exodus 23:7).

467. Why is the legitimate defense of persons and 

of society not opposed to this law?

Because  in  choosing  to  legitimately  defend  oneself 
one  is  respecting  the  right  to  life  (either  one’s  own 
right to life or that of another) and not choosing to 
kill.  Indeed,  for  someone  responsible  for  the  life  of 
another,  legitimate  defense  can  be  not  only  a  right 
but a grave duty….

470. What is forbidden by the fifth 

commandment?

The fifth commandment forbids as gravely contrary 
to the moral law:
•direct and intentional murder and cooperation in it;
•direct  abortion,  willed  as  an  end  or  as  means,  as 
well as cooperation in it. Attached to this sin is the 
penalty  of  excommunication  because,  from  the 
moment  of  his  or  her  conception,  the  human  being 
must  be  absolutely  respected  and  protected  in  his 
integrity;
•direct euthanasia which consists in putting an end 
to the life of the handicapped, the sick, or those near 
death  by  an  act  or  by  the  omission  of  a  required 
action;
•suicide and voluntary cooperation in it, insofar as it 
is  a  grave  offense  against  the  just  love  of  God,  of 
self,  and  of  neighbor.  One’s  responsibility  may  be 
aggravated  by  the  scandal  given;  one  who  is 
psychologically  disturbed  or  is  experiencing  grave 
fear may have diminished responsibility.

471. What medical procedures are permitted 

when death is considered imminent?

When  death  is  considered  imminent  the  ordinary 
care  owed  to  a  sick  person  cannot  be  legitimately 
interrupted.  However,  it  is  legitimate  to  use  pain-
killers  which  do  not  aim  at  in  death  and  to  refuse 

“over-zealous  treatment”,  that  is  the  utilization  of 
disproportionate  medical  procedures  without 
reasonable hope of a positive outcome.

474. What duty do we have toward our body?

We  must  take  reasonable  care  of  our  own  physical 
health  and  that  of  others  but  avoid  the  cult  of  the 
body  and  every  kind  of  excess.  Also  to  be  avoided 
are  the  use  of  drugs  which  cause  very  serious 
damage  to  human  health  and  life,  as  well  as  the 
abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco and medicine.

476. Are the transplant and donation of organs 

allowed before and after death?

The transplant of organs is morally acceptable with 
the consent of the donor and without excessive risks 
to him or her. Before allowing the noble act of organ 
donation after death, one must verify that the donor is 
truly dead.

477. What practices are contrary to respect for 

the bodily integrity of the human person?

They are: kidnapping and hostage taking, terrorism, 
torture,  violence,  and  direct  sterilization. 
Amputations and mutilations of a person are morally 
permissible  only  for  strictly  therapeutic  medical 
reasons.

478. What care must be given to the dying?

The  dying  have  a  right  to  live  the  last  moments  of 
their earthly lives with dignity and, above all, to be 
sustained  with  prayer  and  the  sacraments  that 
prepare them to meet the living God.

480. What does the Lord ask of every person in 

regard to peace?

The Lord proclaimed “Blessed are the peacemakers” 
(Mt  5:9).  He  called  for  peace  of  heart  and 
denounced the immorality of anger which is a desire 
for  revenge  for  some  evil  suffered.  He  also 
denounced  hatred  which  leads  one  to  wish  evil  on 
one’s  neighbor.  These  attitudes,  if  voluntary  and 
consented  to  in  matters  of  great  importance,  are 
mortal sins against charity.

481. What is peace in this world?

Peace in this world, which is required for the respect 
and  development  of  human  life,  is  not  simply  the 
absence  of  war  or  a  balance  of  power  between 
adversaries.  It  is  “the  tranquility  of  order”  (St 
Augustine), “the work of justice” (Is 32:17) and the 
effect of charity. Earthly peace is the image and fruit 
of the peace of Christ.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST 

Section Two: The Ten Commandments

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Mass Intentions

Mon, June 15, 7PM: +Eliza Vaz

Tues, June 16, 9AM: Thnksgv for Teresita 
Cabrera

Wed, June 17, 7PM: Thnksgv for Jeremiah & 
Olivia

Thur, June 18, 9AM: Thnksgv for Leonardo 
Tolentino

Fri, June 19, 7PM: Thnksgv for Siony
 

Sat, June 20, 9AM:

 

Thnkgv by Laguatan Family

 

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Saturday Vigil,  June 20

5:15PM: +Jose Abarri

Sunday, June 21

9AM: +Alfonso & Eduardo Perlas

12:15PM: +Fulgencio Macanas

5:30PM: The Parishioners

  +Ponciano Marfil

PARISH

SMALL TO BIG

Today's readings remind us that great 

things often have small beginnings. 

If you feel God is calling you to a 

Church vocation, call Fr. Chris 

Lemieux, Vocation Director, 

Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997


vocations@archtoronto.org 

www.vocationstoronto.ca

NEW CAR-PARK SIGNS

The old signs have been replaced at the 

cost of $345.00

Expensive! But needed replacing. One 

of the “fire” signs looks like it was there 

since the Church was built.

A Big thanks to Romy & Jimmy of the 

Knights of Columbus for installing the 

signs at no cost. 

STILL NO PROGRESS

On purchase of the land Church built on.

Keep praying—St John pray for us

NOVENA TO ST ANTHONY

Saturday, June 13 — Sunday, June 21

Novena begins 15 mins before the 

weekday Masses

and Sundays at 11:45AM.

St Anthony’s Feast Day Mass is 

Monday, June 22 followed by the 

blessing and distribution of bread.

All are most welcome to attend a 

reception in honour of St. Anthony in 

the foyer.  Join us for refreshments and 

coffee.  See you there!!

RENOVATIONS

Roof Repairs: 2

nd

 Phase

Last Summer the two flat roofs were replaced and 

paid for by St John XXIII & Presbyterians.

This Spring we are repairing the metal roofs: 

cleaning of roof rust and re-coating $16,600; roof 
window metal surrounding: cleaned and repaired 

$4,100; waterproofing of intersecting lines $3,800. 

Total with tax: $27,685.

Financing comes from the bequest of +Mildred 

Van-Dyke at $10,000; Family of Faith $17,685 

(your money). 

Let us remember +Mildred in our prayer for the 

holy souls.

Replacement of Light Units in Church

These Units are forty years old and are no longer 

reliable. Quotes are being sought for this job.

Beautification of New Fence

We have received an anonymous donation for 

plants to be placed alongside of fence. If anyone 

knows someone with knowledge of plants and planting 

please talk to Fr Simon

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals every Saturday @ 1PM. 

Grade 8 to Grade 12

Contacts: Editha Lazaga: 416-557-3622

or Fr Simon

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 to Grade 7

Contact Amy: 647-878-2534 or Cecille 

416-825-0793 or 

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ARCDIOCESE

EUTHANASIA 101 

What is euthanasia exactly?

Monday June 15

What is difference between allowing death 

and assisting it?

What did the Superior Court ruling mean?

What you need to know to make morally 

sound end of life directives?

For answers to  these and other questions 

please come to an information session by the 

director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 

on Monday June 15 at St Maximilian Church 

4260 Cawthra Rd following the 7pm Mass.

FREE ESTATE 

PLANNING SEMINAR

THIS

Wednesday, June 17, 2015,@ 7:00PM

St Monica’s Parish Hall, 44 Broadway Ave., 

Toronto. Refreshments provided.

Catholic Cemeteries and the estate planning 

team will share information about:

-How to protect your loved ones with a 

proper Will.

-How to ensure your wishes were legally 

protected.

-Powers of Attorney

-The advantage of pre-arranging funeral, 

burial and cremation plans.

-The cost savings of making an estate plan.

-Finding lawyers and estate planning 

advisors.

-Our Catholic traditions around wills, burial 

and funerals.

An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost.

RSVP: Frank Jannetta

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services-

Archdiocese of Toronto

416-733-8544 ext. 2023 or fjannetta@cc-fs.ca

DIVINE BIBLE CONVENTION

Friday, July 3 to Sunday July 5, 2015,

9AM to 6PM

Divine Retreat Center,

69 William St, Toronto, ON, M9N 2G6

647-660-1314

drctoronto@gmail.com

The 3 day Bible Convention including lunch 

and refreshments is led by Fr. Matthew 

Naicomparambil, VC, Sr. Therese, FCC, and 

Fr. Joby Kachappilly, VC

Tickets: $75 per person, $50 per person for 

couples and $150 for a family of three or 

more.

Ticket is valid for admission of one person for 

the three days of convention, with lunch and 

refreshments included.

PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC SHRINES

Saturday June 20—Tuesday June 23, 2015

From $349—4-days to Montreal and Quebec

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of counting 

our blessings as we journey to Quebec on 

pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory, Cap-de-

la-Madeleine, the Shrine of our Blessed 

Mother and St. Anne de Beaupre. Our 

chaplain is Fr. Daren Bryk ,CC. Optional trip 

to see the beauty of the Il’e of Orleans and 

taste a traditional French cuisine lunch at a 

sugar shack with music and entertainment. 

Limited space. 

For more information, call Mary at 

416-497-7059 or visit www.blessedtrinity.ca. 

For poster with more information see notice 

board in foyer

ANNUAL MASS FOR 

THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 12 @ 7PM

Cemeteries

Assumption—Mississauga

Christ the King—Markham

Holy Cross—Thornhill

Mount Hope—Toronto

Queen of Heaven—Woodbridge

Resurrection—Whitby

St Mary’s—Barrie

SEE NOTICE BOARDS FOR DETAILS

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Memorial:

 St Romuald, Abbot — Friday, June 19: 

After  a  wasted  youth,  Romuald  saw  his  father 
kill a relative in a duel over property. In horror 
he  fled  to  a  monastery  near  Ravenna  in  Italy. 
After three years some of the monks found him 
to be uncomfortably holy and eased him out.

He  spent  the  next  30  years  going  about  Italy, 
founding  monasteries  and  hermitages.  He 
longed to give his life to Christ in martyrdom, 
and  got  the  pope’s  permission  to  preach  the 
gospel  in  Hungary.  But  he  was  struck  with 
illness  as  soon  as  he  arrived,  and  the  illness 
recurred as often as he tried to proceed.

During  another  period  of  his  life,  he  suffered 
great  spiritual  dryness.  One  day  as  he  was 
praying  Psalm  31  (“I  will  give  you 
understanding and I will instruct you”), he was 
given  an  extraordinary  light  and  spirit  which 
never left him.

At the next monastery where he stayed, he was 
accused  of  a  scandalous  crime  by  a  young 
nobleman  he  had  rebuked  for  a  dissolute  life. 
Amazingly,  his  fellow  monks  believed  the 
accusation.  He  was  given  a  severe  penance, 
forbidden  to  offer  Mass  and  excommunicated, 
an unjust sentence he endured in silence for six 
months.

The most famous of the monasteries he founded 
was  that  of  the  Camaldoli  (Campus  Maldoli, 
name  of  the  owner)  in  Tuscany.  Here  he 
founded  the  Order  of  the  Camaldolese 
Benedictines,  uniting  a  monastic  and  hermit 
life.

His  father  later  became  a  monk,  wavered  and 
was  kept  faithful  by  the  encouragement  of  his 
son.

Story

: A Polish duke had a son in the monastery 

where  Romuald  was  living.  On  behalf  of  his 
father,  the  son  presented  Romuald  with  a  fine 
horse.  Romuald  exchanged  it  for  a  donkey, 
saying  that  he  felt  closer  to  Jesus  Christ  on 
such a mount.

Comment

: Christ is a gentle leader, but he calls 

us  to  total  holiness.  Now  and  then  men  and 

women  are  raised  up  to  challenge  us  by  the 
absoluteness  of  their  dedication,  the  vigor  of 
their spirit, the 

depth  of  their 

c o n v e r s i o n . 

The  fact  that 

w e  c a n n o t 

d u p l i c a t e 

their lives does 

not  change 

the  call  to  us 

to  be  totally 

open to God in 

o u r 

o w n 

p a r t i c u l a r 
circumstances.

SMILE

" One Of The Most Difficult Things In The 

World Is To Convince A Woman That Even A 

Bargain Costs Money.” ~ Edgar Watson 

Howe

"Mr. Smith, I have reviewed this case very 

carefully”, The divorce court judge said, "and 

I've decided to give your wife $275 a week."

"That's very nice, your honour", the husband 

said.

"And every now and then I'll try to send her a 

few bucks, myself”.

A mother and son were doing dishes while the 

father and daughter were watching TV in the 

living room. Suddenly, there was a loud crash 

of breaking plates, then complete silence.

The daughter turned to look at her father.

Daughter: “It's mummy!” Father: “How do 

you know?” Daughter: “She didn't say 

anything.”

MARTYRS SHRINE AGAIN!

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. 

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Jesus

Notes on the Text:
Jesus  used  parables  to  try  to  help  people  to 
catch glimpses of what the Kingdom of God is 
like. His great gift was to use everyday things - 
people were familiar with them but were taught 
to see things in a new light.

A farming people would have seen the seasonal 
miracle  of  seeds  being  sown  and  plants 
growing,  seemingly  of  their  own  accord.  [As 
well, there was] the mustard seed, the smallest 
of  seeds,  growing  into  the  largest  of  trees 
providing shelter for birds.

Everyday things that people could hold in their 
hands  take  their  imaginations  into  something 
far  greater.  Though  short,  the  parables  have 
layers  of  meaning  and  give  people  food  for 
thought long beyond their telling. It is possible 
that every time people sowed seeds, the parable 
would  be  brought  to  mind  and  people  would 
gain  a  new  insight  or  simply  marvel  that  the 
seed in their hand was a symbol of the eternal 
Kingdom.

-

From a reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and 

Kathryn Turner

Commentary  1  –  God  grows  the  Kingdom  –  in 
His own time, at His own pace
Today’s gospel passage comes from a sequence 
called  Mark’s  ‘day  of  parables...  Mark  begins 

his “day of parables” with three “seed” parables. 
The  familiar  parable  of  the  sower  is  not 
included  in  today’s  passage;  it  gives  us  the 
parable  of  the  seed  that  grows  mysteriously  to 
produce  a  full  harvest,  and  the  parable  of  the 
mustard  seed,  the  smallest  seed  familiar  to 
Palestinian farmers, which can produce a bush 
3-4m  high.  The  most  striking  feature  of  these 
parables  is  the  contrast  between  the  tiny  seed 
and what it goes on to produce. 

The Kingdom Jesus announces is not a worldly 
triumph  (something  we  need  constantly  to  be 
reminded  of);  of  its  nature  it  has  beginnings 
which are unimpressive and obscure by human 
standards.  But  in  the  end  it  initiates  the 
realisation  of  the  final  achievement  of  God. 
Reference to the sickle and harvest echoes what 
the prophets had said about the End-time. 

Mark’s  audience,  who  had  already  seen  the 
Church  grow  from  being  a  marginal  Jewish 
movement  into  an  international  fellowship, 
would  have  appreciated  the  prophetic  promise 
of  the  original  parable  of  Jesus.  The  ‘birds  of 
the  air’  may  be  an  echo  of  this.  The  seed 
growing  mysteriously  has  a  lesson  for  every 
age.  The  growth  of  the  ‘kingdom’  is  God’s 
work, a work that is vast and mysterious.

- From a homily by Fr John Thornhill sm

“The Kingdom Of God Is Like…”

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“BECAUSE GOD IS REAL”

by Peter Kreeft

Why Must We Die?

4. Many people believe in re-incarnation. They believe 
their souls will come back to earth in other bodies. Is 
that possible?

No.

First  of  all,  the  Bible  clearly  teaches  that 
reincarnation  is  not  true:  “It  is  appointed  for 
men  to  die  once,  and  after  that  comes 
judgment” (Heb 9:27)

Second, it is not possible because the body is as 
much  a  part  of  your  unique  individual 
personality  as  your  soul.  Those  who  believe  in 
reincarnation  always  believe  that  the  body  is 
only  a  thing  like  a  motel  room  or  a  suit  of 
clothes that you can move in and out of. They 
also  do  not  believe  in  the  resurrection  of  the 
body (of each individual body) at the end of the 
world, which the Bible and the Church teach as 
truth. In fact, the “resurrection of the body” is 
one  of  the  twelve  articles  (points)  of  the 
Church’s  first  and  oldest  creed,  the  Apostles’ 
Creed.

People often believe in reincarnation for a very 
good  reason:  they  sense  that  they  are  not 
finished yet when they die. They are right about 
that, but that’s why there is Purgatory. Most of 
us  have  to  be  finished  (perfected,  purified, 
purged) before we can enter Heaven. But God 
does  that  to  us  in  Purgatory;  we  don’t  do  it 
ourselves by coming back and living more lives 
on earth.

Belief in reincarnation tends to have a very bad 
effect on your life in this world. If you believe 
in  reincarnation,  you  do  not  think  any  one 
lifetime  on  earth  is  terribly  important.  So  you 
can  easily  think  that  you  can  waste  your  life 
and  sin  all  you  want,  because  you  will  always 
get a second chance in your next reincarnation. 
It  is  like  believing  that  it  doesn’t  matter  if  you 
fail  or  pass  an  exam  because  if  you  fail  it  you 
can always try it again tomorrow, and the next 

day, and forever, until you pass it; that there is 
no such thing as a final exam. That takes all the 
drama  out  of  life,  and  all  the  danger.  If  you 
don’t  “go  around  only  once  in  life”,  you  won’t 
live life with gusto.

But  if  each  life  is  a  matter  of  life  or  death,  if 
each  life  is  final  and  unrepeatable,  then  each 
individual  is  also  not  repeatable.  The  infinite 
preciousness of life and the infinite preciousness 
of  each  individual  go  together,  then  belief  in 
reincarnation  weakens  both.  It  is  deeply 
insulting if you say to someone you love that he 
is  not  absolutely  unique,  that  he  once  was 
somebody else, long ago. And will be somebody 
else  again  after  he  dies.  That  is  not  what  love 
says.  Love  sees  in  the  beloved’s  life  something 
absolutely unique and irreplaceable.

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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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 

L o r d .  P r a y  f o r 

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 

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

C a t h o l i c   C e m e t e r i e s

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  

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A COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTAL 

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Free Chairside Teeth Whitening for every new patient exam & 

cleaning. Please call for details…

          

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NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN

COLLECTION

Sunday, 27 September , 2015

At this collection only our young people can 

contribute--adults are not to put money in the 

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

In this endeavour, we hope to teach our young 

people to care for the needs of others.

Total to Date: $2,080.

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

NEXT YOUTH MASS

TODAY May 24 @ 5:30PM

At this Mass our young people help with the 

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

free to approach us if you wish to help.

FAMILY OF FAITH 

CAPITAL 

CAMPAIGN

Pledges 

$272,500—147% of 

Goal.

Congratulations

StJXXIII !!!

CWL EXECUTIVE

The following have kindly agreed to be the 

executive for the new CWL

Lolita  Perry;  Lorraine  Robert;  Zenia 
Cayetano;  Marichou  Castillo

.  Please 

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

SUNDAY LECTORS WORKSHOP

St John XXIII Parish

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

Archdiocese will conduct this workshop. 

Due to the importance of this ministry, all 

ministers are asked to make every effort to be 

present.

Please reserve the above date and time in your calendar.

SUNDAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS 

WORKSHOP

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

The Office of Formation & Discipleship of the 

Archdiocese will conduct this workshop. 

Due to the importance of this ministry, all 

ministers are asked to make every effort to be 

present.

Please reserve the above date and time in your calendar.