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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
.

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

ShareLife 

Together we are continuing to work wonders... 

“Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches. 

This is what i do. And i do it with my heart…I 

love doing it because this is what the Lord has 

taught me. But you too must help us and help 

each other always. And thus in helping each 

other we will do good for each other.” —Pope 

Francis 

This reminder from our Holy Father 

demonstrates the importance of caring for one 

another and our commitment to Catholic charity 

in a meaningful way. Through ShareLife 

agencies, we reach out to some of the most 

vulnerable and needy people in our community, 

helping our neighbours, friends and fellow 

parishioners as they work through difficult times. 

Please consider supporting ShareLife, our 

annual archdiocesan appeal, during this Lenten 

season. 

—Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of 

Toronto 

Next Sunday is ShareLife Sunday – March 

8, 2015. Please give generously. You can 

work wonders!

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THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN 

PERSON

MAN THE IMAGE OF GOD

358. What is the root of human dignity?

The  dignity  of  the  human  person  is  rooted 
in  his  or  her  creation  in  the  image  and 
likeness  of  God.  Endowed  with  a  spiritual 
and  immortal  soul,  intelligence  and  free 
will,  the  human  person  is  ordered  to  God 
and  called  in  soul  and  in  body  to  eternal 
beatitude.

OUR VOCATION TO BEATITUDE

359. How do we attain beatitude?

We  attain  beatitude  by  virtue  of  the  grace 
of  Christ  which  makes  us  participants  in 
the  divine  life.  Christ  in  the  Gospel  points 
out  to  his  followers  the  way  that  leads  to 
eternal happiness: the beatitudes. The grace 
of  Christ  also  is  operative  in  every  person 
who,  following  a  correct  conscience,  seeks 
and loves the true and the good and avoids 
evil.

360. Why are the beatitudes important 

for us?

The  beatitudes  are  at  the  heart  of  Jesus’ 
preaching  and  they  take  up  and  fulfill  the 
promises  that  God  made  starting  with 
A b r a h a m .  T h e y  d e p i c t  t h e  v e r y 
countenance of Jesus and they characterize 
authentic  Christian  life.  They  reveal  the 
ultimate  goal  of  human  activity,  which  is 
eternal happiness.

361. What is the relationship between the 

beatitudes and our desire for happiness?

The beatitudes respond to the innate desire 
for  happiness  that  God  has  placed  in  the 
human heart in order to draw us to himself. 
God alone can satisfy this desire.

362. What is eternal happiness?

It  is  the  vision  of  God  in  eternal  life  in 
which we are fully “partakers of the divine 
nature” (2 Peter 1:4), of the glory of Christ 
and  of  the  joy  of  the  trinitarian  life.  This 
happiness  surpasses  human  capabilities.  It 
is a supernatural and free gift of God just as 
is the grace which leads to it. This promised 
happiness confronts us with decisive moral 
choices concerning earthly goods and urges 
us to love God above all things.    

Compendium—OF THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST

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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Mass Intentions

Mon,March2, 7PM: Thnksgv for Willie 

Family

Tues, March3, 9AM: Thnksgv for Ludovic
Wed, March4, 7PM: Thnksgv for Violeta 

Prosie

Thur, March5, 9AM: Thnksgv for Fe Tolentino

Fri, March6, 7PM: Thnksgv for Fe 

Nenita

Sat, March7, 9AM: Thnksgv for Alphonsa

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Saturday, March 7
5:15PM: Thanksgiving to Canadian Martyrs

Sunday, March 8
9AM: +Alison Bryce Cise 

P Chanderbhan

12:15PM: +Jaime Alicpala 

Family

5:30PM: The Parishioners

PARISH

NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN

COLLECTION

Sunday, March 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: $1601.00

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

YOUTH MASS

Sunday, March 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 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

FARE

So two Irishmen are traveling to Australia. 

Before they leave home, one of their dads gives 

them both a bit of advice: "You watch them 

Aussie cab drivers. They'll rob you blind. Don't 

you go paying them what they ask. You haggle." 

At the Sydney airport, the Irishmen catch a cab 

to their hotel. When they reach their 

destination, the cabbie says, "That'll be twenty 

dollars, lads." "Oh no you don't! My dad 

warned me about you. You'll only be getting 

fifteen dollars from me," says one of the men. 

"And you'll only be getting fifteen from me too," 

adds the other.

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

IF YOU NEED EXAMPLES OF 

PERSONS RESPONDING TO GOD’S 

CALL

Look at Abraham and Sarah - called in old age 

to leave their country and have a child. 

Then Abraham was asked to sacrifice that 

child. What faith! Answering God’s call to be a 

priest, brother, sister or deacon is also taking a 

great risk. If you are willing, and think God is 

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. 

THIS SATURDAY, 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

CHRISTIAN LIFE

Couples for Christ

Scarborough-Markham Chapter will be opening 

a Christian Life Program starting April 10, 2015, 

7:30 PM at Saith John XXIII Parish Hall.  

Info: clpsrping2015@gmail.com or call us Jessie/

Cecille Soliman Tel.416-421-4080 or Rolly & 

Lynn Laygo, Tel. 647-909-6242.  

Say “YES” to the Lord’s invitation.  

FAMILY OF FAITH

Parishioners  who  want  to  send  in  outstanding 
donations or pledge forms for our parish’s Family 
of  Faith  campaign  are  encouraged  to  send  their 
donations  in  the  pre-addressed  envelopes  which 
can found at the back of the church.

And parishioner with questions or concerns about 
their donations pledges are encouraged to contact 
the  Donations  Processing  Centre  directly: 
416-934-3400x536 or campaign@archtoronto.org

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

Optional  Memorial,  St  Casimir:  Wednesday, 
March  4: 

Casimir,  born  of  kings  and  in  line 

(third among 13 children) to be a king himself, 
was filled with exceptional values and learning 
by  a  great  teacher,  John  Dlugosz.  Even  as  a 
teenager,  Casimir  lived  a  highly  disciplined, 
even  severe  life,  sleeping  on  the  ground, 
spending a great part of the night in prayer and 
dedicating himself to lifelong celibacy.

When  nobles  in  Hungary  became  dissatisfied 
with  their  king,  they  prevailed  upon  Casimir’s 
father,  the  king  of  Poland,  to  send  his  son  to 
take  over  the  country.  Casimir  obeyed  his 
father,  as  many  young  men  over  the  centuries 
have  obeyed  their  government.  The  army  he 
was supposed to lead was clearly outnumbered 
by  the  “enemy”;  some  of  his  troops  were 
deserting  because  they  were  not  paid.  At  the 
advice of his officers, Casimir decided to return 
home.

His father was irked at the failure of his plans, 
and  confined  his  15-year-old  son  for  three 
months. The lad made up his mind never again 
to become involved in the wars of his day, and 
no  amount  of  persuasion  could  change  his 
mind.  He  returned  to  prayer  and  study, 
maintaining his decision to remain celibate even 
under  pressure  to  marry  the  emperor’s 
daughter.

He reigned briefly as king of Poland during his 
father’s absence. He died of lung trouble at 23 
while  visiting  Lithuania,  of  which  he  was  also 
Grand  Duke.  He  was  buried  in  Vilnius, 
Lithuania.

Comment:  For  many  years  Poland  and  Lithuania 
faded into the gray prison on the other side of the Iron 
Curtain.  Despite  repression,  the  Poles  and 
Lithuanians  remained  firm  in  the  faith  which  has 
become  synonymous  with  their  name.  Their  youthful 
patron  reminds  us:  “Peace  is  not  won  by  war; 
sometimes  a  comfortable  peace  is  not  even  won  by 
virtue,  but  Christ’s  peace  can  penetrate  every 
government repression of religion.”

Patron Saint of

: Lithuania, Poland, Russia

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. 

YOUNG ADULTS

Christ & Culture: Ripley's Aquarium

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 7 p.m.

Ripley's Aquarium, 288 Bremner Blvd, 

Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults (18-39) 
to  engage  culture  from  the  perspective  of  the 
nature and person of Jesus! Our first event is 
at  Ripley's  Aquarium.  (We'll  meet  outside  the 
front  doors  at  the  bottom  of  the  stairs.)  Info: 
John-Paul  Markides  at  416-467-2645  or  visit 
www.faithconnections.ca.

 Theology On Tap

Faith, Finance and Fiscal Responsibility

Mon,  March  23,  7PM–  9PM.  Duke  of  York 
Pub,  39  Prince  Arthur  Ave,  Toronto.  Faith 
Connections  invites  young  adults  (19-39)  to 
join  us  for  an  evening  of  thought-provoking 
conversation  on  theological  topics.  Special 
guest:  Quentin  Schesnuk,  BA,  CSC,  PFP, 
Financial  Advisor.  Munchies  provided,  cash 
bar  available  —  come  and  bring  a  friend! 
Info:  John-Paul  Markides  at  416-467-2645  or 
visit www.faithconnections.ca.

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Our Lord

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE B
MARCH 1, 2015

This Sunday's Readings
First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18
Abraham obeyed God and prepared to offer his 
son, Isaac, as a sacrifice.
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 116:10,15,16-17,18-19
A prayer of faithfulness to God
Second Reading: Romans 8:31b-34
God's faithfulness is shown in his offering of his 
own Son for our salvation.
Gospel Reading: Mark 9:2-10
On  the  second  Sunday  of  Lent  the  Gospel 
reading  proclaims  the  story  of  Jesus' 
Transfiguration.  Jesus  takes  three  of  his 
disciples—Peter,  James,  and  John—to  a  high 
mountain.  While  they  are  there,  Elijah  and 
Moses appear with Jesus.

Elijah  and  Moses  are  significant  figures  in  the 
history  of  Israel.  The  appearance  of  these  two 
important  figures  from  Israel's  history  with 
Jesus  signifies  Jesus'  continuity  with  the  Law 
and  with  the  prophets  and  that  Jesus  is  the 
fulfillment  of  all  that  was  promised  to  the 
people of Israel.

In his Transfiguration, we see an anticipation of 
the  glory  of  Jesus'  Resurrection.  Jesus 
instructs the disciples to keep secret what they 
have seen until after the Son of Man has risen 
from  the  dead.  The  disciples'  confusion 
continues as they wonder what Jesus means by 
rising  from  the  dead.  The  disciples  cannot 
possibly  understand  Jesus'  Transfiguration 
until  they  also  witness  his  passion  and  death. 

We  hear  the  story  of  Jesus'  Transfiguration 
early  in  Lent,  but  we  have  the  benefit  of 
hindsight.  In  our  hearing  of  it,  we  anticipate 
Jesus'  Resurrection,  even  as  we  prepare  to 
remember Jesus' passion and death. 

Family Connection
Every  family  has  special  moments  that  they 
remember  and  share  again  and  again.  In 
sharing  these  stories,  the  meaning  and 
importance of these events develop and deepen 
over time. This is how it was with the disciples' 
remembrance  of  Jesus'  Transfiguration.  The 
full  significance  of  what  they  had  seen  and 
experienced  could  only  be  understood  after 
Jesus'  death  and  Resurrection.  As  they  told 
other  believers  about  this  event  and  recorded 
the story for us in the Bible, our understanding 
of  what  it  means  to  call  Jesus  God's  own  Son 
has also deepened.

As  you  gather  as  a  family,  think  about  some 
special  family  memories  that  your  family  tells 
over  and  over  again.  Talk  about  why  these 
memories  are  important  to  you.  Recall  that  in 
the  Bible  we  find  many  important  memories 
about Jesus that have been recorded for us so 
that  we  can  believe  that  Jesus  is  God's  Son. 
Read today's Gospel, Mark 9:2-10. What do we 
learn about Jesus from this Gospel? (He fulfills 
the  promises  God  made  to  Israel  through  the 
Law  and  the  prophets.  God  glorified  Jesus  in 
his  Resurrection.  Jesus  is  God's  Son.) 
Conclude  in  prayer  together  that  as  we 
continue to read the Bible, we will deepen our 
understanding  of  and  our  love  for  Jesus.  Pray 
together the Lord's Prayer.

“This Is My Son, the Beloved; Listen to Him”

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From: Cardinal Collins

ASSEMBLY  OF  CATHOLIC  BISHOPS  OF 
ONTARIO  ASSEMBLÉE  DES  ÉVÊQUES 
CATHOLIQUES DE L’ONTARIO 

Statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins
re:  Ontario  Health  &  Physical  Education 
Curriculum – February 23, 2015 

On  Monday,  February  23,  2015,  the  Ontario 
government  released  its  revised  Health  & 
Physical  Education  curriculum.  The  Ministry 
of  Education  has  indicated  the  curriculum  will 
be  implemented  in  schools  across  the  province 
this  September.  Below  is  a  statement  from 
Cardinal  Thomas  Collins,  Archbishop  of 
Toronto  and  President  of  the  Assembly  of 
Catholic Bishops of Ontario: 

“As  Catholics,  we  understand  that  parents  are 
the  primary  educators  of  their  children,  and 
that  especially  in  the  teaching  of  family  life 
issues, the parental role is vital. 

For  more  than  30  years,  Ontario's  publicly 
funded Catholic schools have provided a family 
life  curriculum  consistent  with  our  faith.  The 
goal is to present a Catholic view of human life, 
sexuality,  marriage  and  family,  complementing 
the efforts of parents to teach their children at 
home. 

While Catholic schools have a responsibility to 
follow the curriculum set out by the Ministry of 
Education, they have always sought to do so in 
a  way  that  conveys,  respects  and  models 
Catholic Christian principles to our students. 

They will continue this tradition. 

A  group  of  Catholic  educators  will  produce 
resources that support Catholic teachers so that 
the  new  curriculum  is  implemented  in  a  way 
that  is  consistent  with  our  Catholic  teachings 
and  appropriate  within  the  context  of  a 
Catholic classroom." 

Since 1989, the Institute for Catholic Education 
(ICE)  has  coordinated  the  implementation  of 
the  family  life  curriculum  in  publicly  funded 
Catholic schools. ICE will serve as the point of 
contact for further media inquiries. 

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.

COME & ADORE the LORD

At a special Lenten Kolbe Eucharistic Mini-

Retreat

Join Us for Eucharistic Adoration

Guest Speaker: Father Daren Bryk C.C.

"The Passion of Christ"

Saturday March 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ST. BRIGID’s CHURCH

300 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto, M4C 1S6

5 minute walk from the Woodbine (Bloor east) 

subway station: walk 1 short block north on 

Woodbine, Walk 2 blocks west (left) on 

Wolverleigh. Church parking is available.

Drive: 404 south to Don Mills SOUTH; east on 

O'Connor; south on Coxwell, east on 

Wolverleigh

 ( just N. of Danforth)

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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

Flemingdon Park Dental Care 

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

 

416-429-0783

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

                   416-421-5625

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…

900 Don Mills Road Unit # 9

(just north of Eglinton Ave)

Enjoy 10% off your meal

when you present this coupon

Offer expires Jan. 31, 2015. Not valid with any other 

offer

Toronto, ON M3C 1V6

11:00 am – 10:00 pm

(647) 341-8899

          

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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