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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; 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

PRAY FOR ST JOHN XXIII 

CHURCH

That We Become The Only Church At 

This Site

Dear Friends,
Last  year  was  40  years  to  the  year, 
1974,  that  this  Church  was  built. 
Last  year,  2014,  our  Presbyterian 
friends informed St John XXIII that 
they  were  going  to  pull  out  of  150 
Gateway Blvd. This they have done.

You  have  been  praying  for  this  to 
happen  for  these  40  years  —  the 
people  of  Israel  wondered  in  the 
desert  for  40  years  being  purified; 
Jesus was in the desert fasting for 40 
days  in  preparation  for  his  ministry 
— our 40 years of purifying prayer is 
now being answered. 

Significantly,  St  John  XXIII  was 
made  a  saint  last  year  at  the 
completion  of  this  40  years  of 
prayer! 

Without doubt, God is promising 

something to us through these events.

The final step, is to have the city re-
designate  150  Gateway  Blvd  as  a 
“single”  worship  site.  If  this  is  not 
done, the city can force us to accept 
a n o t h e r  c h u r c h  h e r e .  T h i s 
negotiation is now beginning.

PRAY

FINANCIAL REPORT 

The 2014 Financial Report is 
posted on the notice boards.
  

The Sunday collection was down 

some $6,000. from the previous 

year of 2013.

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THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN 

PERSON

THE VIRTUES

377. What is a virtue?

A  virtue  is  an  habitual  and  firm  disposition  to 
do  the  good.  “The  goal  of  a  virtuous  life  is  to 
become  like  God”  (St  Gregory:  Nyssa).  There 
are human virtues and theological virtues.

378. What are the human virtues?

The  human  virtues  are  habitual  and  stable 
perfections of the intellect and will that govern 
our  actions,  order  our  passions  and  guide  our 
conduct according to reason and faith. …

379. What are the principal human virtues?

The  principal  human  virtues  are  called  the 
cardinal virtues …. They are: prudence, justice, 
fortitude, and temperance.

380. What is prudence?

Prudence  disposes  reason  to  discern  in  every 
circumstance  our  true  good  and  to  choose  the 
right means for achieving it. …

381. What is justice?

Justice consists in the firm and constant will to 
give to others their due. Justice toward God is 
called “the virtue of religion.”

382. What is fortitude?

Fortitude  assures  firmness  in  difficulties  and 
constancy  in  the  pursuit  of  the  good,  even  to 
the possibly sacrificing one’s own life.

383. What is temperance?

Temperance  moderates  the  attraction  of 
pleasures,  assures  the  mastery  of  the  will  over 
instincts  and  provides  balance  in  the  use  of 
created goods.

384. What are the theological virtues?

The  theological  virtues  have  God  himself  as 
their  origin,  motive  and  direct  object.  Infused 
with sanctifying grace, they bestow on one the 
capacity  to  live  in  a  relationship  with  the 
Trinity. They are the pledge of the presence and 
action of the Holy Spirit in the faculties of the 
human being.

385. What are the 3 theological virtues?

The  3  theological  virtues  are  faith,  hope,  and 
charity.

386. What is the virtue of faith?

F a i t h  i s  t h e 
t h e o l o g i c a l 

virtue  by  which 

we believe in God and all that he has revealed 
to  us  and  that  the  Church  proposes  for  our 
belief because God is Truth itself.

387. What is hope?

Hope  is  the  theological  virtue  by  which  we 
desire  and  await  from  God  eternal  life  as  our 
happiness,  placing  our  trust  in  Christ's 
promises and relying on the help of the grace of 
the  Holy  Spirit  to  merit  it  and  to  persevere  to 
the end of our earthly life.

388. What is charity?

Charity  is  the  theological  virtue  by  which  we 
love God above all things and our neighbor as 
ourselves  for  the  love  of  God.  Jesus  makes 
charity  the  new  commandment,  the  fullness  of 
t h e  l a w .  “ I t  i s  t h e  b o n d  o f 
perfection”  (Colossians  3:14)  and  the 
foundation of the other virtues to which it gives 
life,  inspiration,  and  order.  Without  charity  “I 
am  nothing”  and  “I  gain  nothing”  (1 
Corinthians 13:1-3).

389. What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

The  gifts  of  the  Holy  Spirit  are  permanent 
dispositions  which  make  us  docile  in  following 
divine  inspirations.  They  are  seven:  wisdom, 
understanding,  counsel,  fortitude,  knowledge, 
piety, and fear of the Lord.

390. What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?

1832 
The  fruits  of  the  Holy  Spirit  are  perfections 
formed in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. 
The  tradition  of  the  Church  lists  twelve  of 
them:  charity,  joy,  peace,  patience,  kindness, 
goodness,  generosity,  gentleness,  faithfulness, 
modesty, self-control, and chastity (Gal5:22-23, 
Vulgate).

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, March23,7PM: +Romeo Tugas 

Maria

Tues, March24 ,9AM: +Benjamin Parreno

 

Nenita

Wed, March25, 7PM: +All Souls 

Foss

Thur, March26, 9AM +Renato Quilop 

Dizon

Fri, March27, 7PM: Black Naz Dev Intention

Sat, March28, 9AM: Thnksv: Hayde Ayala

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Saturday, March 28
5:15PM: Thelma Dumphy

Sunday, March 29
9AM: Intention for Renaldo Hernandez

12:15PM: The Parishioners

5:30PM:   Thanksgiving   of   Reyes   &   Villar 
Families

PARISH

CHALICE CHILDREN

COLLECTION

TODAY: 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

TODAY: 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

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

LIVE CHRIST SERVE CHRIST

The Next Session: April 11.

Session will be conducted at the parish hall 

commencing at 1:30pm.

ShareLife 

Working wonders for children with special 

needs... 

We have always tried to expose our deaf children to both 

communities. As their parents, we have talked to them and 

tried to answer their questions when they saw someone using 

sign language and they had basic sign language books. Then 

one day our oldest son, Ethan, said he would like to learn sign 

language. We discovered Silent Voice’s Sign Language 

Summer camp and enrolled him in the program. The 

following year Gavin joined his older brother and they both 

want to go again. We also put our name in for the Family 

Communication program because we wanted to support our 

children. These opportunities increased the boys’ awareness 

of the deaf community and also helped them gain respect for 

different ways of communication. They enjoyed both 

experiences as did we. We all hope to take part in the Family 

program again.  

Last year more than 600 deaf children received support 

through Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer Camps. 

Next ShareLife Sunday – April 19, 2015 Please 

give generously. You can work wonders!

UPCOMING

March For Life

Day Trip to Ottawa—Thursday, May 14

Mass For Life @ 6:30AM; 

Depart @ 7AM; Return @ 7PM

Bus SignUp Sheet to come.

Pilgrimage to Martyrs Shrine

In Honour of Saint John XXIII

Saturday, June 6 

Depart @ 7AM; Return @ 5PM

Picnic Lunch / Stations of the Cross / Mass

Bus SignUp Sheet to come.

NEXT BUNDLE SUNDAY: May 9/10

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PARISH

UNLESS A SEED FIRST DRIES OUT 

AND DIES, IT CANNOT BE PLANTED 

IN THE EARTH TO GROW. 

Unless we die to our selfish ways, we cannot 

expect to be people who will “lay down their 

lives for their friends”. 

If you think God is calling you to lay down 

your life as a priest, religious or deacon for 

His Church, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation 

Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 

416-968-0997 vocations@archtoronto.org 

w.vocationstoronto.ca

ARCDIOCESE

SMILE

Faith?

A man goes swimming in the ocean but gets 

sucked out to sea. A boat passes by him and tells 

him to climb aboard but he says 

"I have faith, God will save me."

The Coast Guard comes by with a rescue 

helicopter and tells him to climb the ladder up, 

but he says 

"I have faith, God will save me."

The man is now getting tired but thankfully a 

dolphin swims under him and starts to carry 

him to shore, but the man pushes the dolphin 

away saying 

"I have faith, God will save me.

The man dies and goes to Heaven. He asks God 

"Why didn't you save me?"

God replies,

"I tried! I sent a ship, a helicopter and a 

dolphin!"

THEOLOGY ON TAP


Faith, Finance and Fiscal Responsibility 

March 23 – 7 to 9 p.m.


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 Schesnuik, BA, CSC, 

PFP, Financial Advisor. 

Munchies provided, cash bar available — 
come and bring a friend! Info: John-Paul 

Markides at 416-467-2645 / 

www.faithconnections.ca

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.  

SENIOR MEN’S HIGH SCHOOL 

RETREAT

St Augustine’s Seminary

Saturday, April 11, 2015; 9AM-6PM

2661 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON

Deadline for Registration is 

Monday, March 23.

SUPPORT FOR RECENTLY 

SEPARATED OR DIVORCED 

CATHOLICS

Catholic Family Services of Toronto

Is offering a 10 week group program for adult 

men and women coping with the many 

struggles involved in the process of separation 

and divorce. Meetings are Tuesdays 6:30PM 

to 8:30PM, starting April 9 to June 11 at 1155 

Yonge St (Summerhill Subway Station). 

Contact Ian Singer at 416-921-1163 

BOILER REPLACEMENT

Your Finance Council & the Building Committee 

of John XXIII Parish, and the Archdiocese have 

approved the Parish’s plans to replace its forty 

year old boiler for heating of the Church.

Cost of replacement boilers (3 small high 

efficiency boilers) plus a new hot water tank will 

be $ 62,000.00. Funding will come from the gift 

of $80,000. received by the parish a fews ago.

Heating cost savings are expected to be 

substantial with these new boilers along with the 

smart technology which allows the building to be 

kept at a cooler temperature when not in use.

Job will begin as soon as winter is over.

Expect noise!

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FEAST OF THE WEEK

Solemnity,  The  Annunciation  of  the  Lord:  Wednesday, 
March  25: 

The  feast  of  the  Annunciation’s  central 

focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us. 
From  all  eternity  God  had  decided  that  the  Second 
Person of the Blessed Trinity should become human. 
Now,  as  Lk1:26-38  tells  us,  the  decision  is  being 
realized.  The  God-Man  embraces  all  humanity, 
indeed all creation, to bring it to God in one great act 
of  love.  Because  human  beings  have  rejected  God, 
Jesus will accept a life of suffering and an agonizing 
death:  “No  one  has  greater  love  than  this,  to  lay 
down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jh15:13).

Because  Mary  is  God’s  instrument  in  the 
Incarnation,  she  has  a  role  to  play  with  Jesus  in 
creation and redemption. It is a God-given role. It is 
God’s  grace  from  beginning  to  end.  Mary  becomes 
the eminent figure she is only by God’s grace. She is 
the  empty  space  where  God  could  act.  Everything 
she is she owes to the Trinity.

She is the virgin-mother who fulfills Isaiah 7:14 in a 
way  that  Isaiah  could  not  have  imagined.  She  is 
united  with  her  son  in  carrying  out  the  will  of  God 
(Psalm 40:8-9; Hebrews 10:7-9; Luke 1:38).

Together with Jesus, the privileged and graced Mary 
is  the  link  between  heaven  and  earth.  She  is  the 
human  being  who  best,  after  Jesus,  exemplifies  the 
possibilities 

o f 

h u m a n 

e x i s t e n c e . 

She  received 

i n t o  h e r 

lowliness  the 

infinite  love 

of  God.  She 

shows  how 

a n  o r d i n a r y 

human  being 

can  reflect  God 

i n 

t h e 

o r d i n a r y 

circumstances 

o f  l i f e .  S h e 

exemplifies  what  the  Church  and  every  member  of 
the  Church  is  meant  to  become.  She  is  the  ultimate 
product  of  the  creative  and  redemptive  power  of 
God. She manifests what the Incarnation is meant to 
accomplish for all of us.
Comment:  Sometimes  spiritual  writers  are  accused  of 

putting  Mary  on  a  pedestal  and  thereby  discouraging 

ordinary  humans  from  imitating  her.  Perhaps  such  an 

observation  is  misguided.  God  did  put  Mary  on  a  pedestal 

and  has  put  all  human  beings  on  a  pedestal.  We  have 

scarcely begun to realize the magnificence of divine grace, the 

wonder of God’s freely given love. The marvel of Mary—even 

in the midst of her very ordinary life—is God’s shout to us to 

wake up to the marvelous creatures that we all are by divine 

design.
Quote:“Enriched from the first instant of her conception with 

the  splendor  of  an  entirely  unique  holiness,  the  virgin  of 

Nazareth  is  hailed  by  the  heralding  angel,  by  divine 

command,  as  ‘full  of  grace’  (Lk1:28).  To  the  heavenly 

messenger she replies: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it 

done  to  me  according  to  thy  word’  (Lk1:38).  Thus  the 

daughter  of  Adam,  Mary,  consenting  to  the  word  of  God, 

became  the  Mother  of  Jesus.  Committing  herself 

wholeheartedly  and  impeded  by  no  sin  to  God’s  saving  will, 

she devoted herself totally, as a handmaid of the Lord, to the 

person and work of her Son, under and with him, serving the 
mystery  of  redemption,  by  the  grace  of  Almighty

 

God”  (Vatican  II,  Dogmatic  Constitution  on  the  Church, 

56).

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. 

THE SOURCE WITH THE SISTERS OF LIFE

March 26, 7:00 pm

St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power St., Toronto

Join us for an evening of prayer and fellowship. 

From 7 to 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 to 9 p.m., we'll have refreshments and 

fellowship in the hall downstairs. We hope to see 

you there!

For more information, contact The Sisters of Life 

at 416-463-2722 or toronto@sistersoflife.org.

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Commentary  1

  –  Gospel  offers  a  note  of 

reassurance

As we face the challenge of entering deeply into 
the  climax  of  the  Church’s  year  of  faith  -  the 
commemoration  of  the  Saviour’s  Paschal 
mystery. It is as if the liturgy of this last Sunday 
of  our  journey  anticipates  our  mood  and 
reassures us. The readings bring us some of the 
greatest texts of the Scriptures, texts which – as 
we  stand  among  the  Greek  pilgrims  who 
wanted to ‘see Jesus’ - help us, in the words of 
the  gospel,  to  come  to  terms  with  ‘the  kind  of 
death Jesus was to die.’

The  horror  of  the  Saviour’s  Cross  is  plainly 
stated:  His  “obedience”  to  the  Father’s  will, 
according  the  letter  to  the  Hebrews,  is  made 
with  “prayer  and  entreaty,  with  loud  cries  and 
tears. And John’s gospel tells us, “his soul was 
troubled,” as his fateful “hour”approached – in 
which  he  was  to  give  all,  like  “a  wheat  grain” 
which ‘falls on the ground and dies.”

If  he  invites  us  to  share  this  fate  with  him  – 
“wherever I am, my servant will be there too” – 
he also helps us to trust in his Father, as we face 
the ordeals of our personal lives. His prayer is 
“heard,” and through the sufferings which have 
been  a  sharing  in  the  destructiveness  and 
darkness of our world, he enters into a new and 
final existence. In the words of the letter to the 
Hebrews, he is “made perfect”; as John’s gospel 
puts  it,  he  is  “glorified.”  This  is  a  powerful 
statement in biblical language - God’s “glory” is 
the  incomparable  divine  greatness.  Having 

“emptied  himself”  to  become  one  with  us,  the 
manhood  he  shares  with  us  is  now  filled  with 
divine  greatness  –  and  the  grain  which  falls  to 
the ground “yields a rich harvest,” transforming 
the whole of creation.

-From a homily on today’s readings by Fr John Thornhill sm

Commentary  2

  –  Eternal  life  lies  at  end  of  the 

path through suffering

“Jesus uses a very simple analogy - one familiar 
to anyone who has grown seed. When we sow a 
seed, there comes a point where the seed ceases 
to  exist.  It  becomes  soft  and  collapses  as  the 
new  life  germinates  within  it.  If  the  same  seed 
had fallen onto a path or onto stony ground, it 
would  have  been  trodden  underfoot  or 
gradually  died  from  dehydration.  Translated 
into human terms, such a death is meaningless - 
a life has been lived and has ended. 

“For many people today, that is the sum total of 
what they expect from life. They will be born - 
live - die - and then, that will be the end.

“As Christians, we believe that there is more to 
life - and death. Jesus himself did not relish the 
path  that  he  was  bidden  to  follow  -  but  how 
could  he  ask  that  he  be  excused?    Wasn’t  this 
why he came into the world?

“Neither  could  he  ask  that  his  followers  be 
excused  that  path.  But,  what  we  as  his 
followers know is that it isn’t a path to suffering 
but, rather, a path through suffering.”

-A reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and Kathryn Turner.

“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be 

glorified”

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by P.J. Kreeft

Why is there eveil?

(Chapter 15)

1. Why is that a problem in this book?

Because  it  is  the  most  serious  problem  in 
the world. This is so for three reasons:

First,  evil  is  anti-God.  It  is  the  only  anti-
God  thing  in  the  world.  God  made  the 
whole  world  and  declared  it  good  (Gen 
1:31). But God did not make evil.

Second,  evil  is  the  only  strong  argument 
against the existence of God, thinly reason 
for  atheism:  if  God  is  good,  why  does  He 
allow  evil?  There  are  dozens  of  arguments 
for the existence of God. We looked at ten 
of them in a previous chapter in this book. 
But evil is the only argument for atheism.

Third, evil is not only a problem of thought, 
of argument, but a problem of life. It affects 
us.  It  hurts  us.  It  harms  those  we  love. 
That’s  what  evil  is:  something  that  harms 
people.

Life is full of good things. Some of them are 
very, very good things. But life is also full of 
very  bad  things:  sin,  suffering,  and 
s t u p i d i t y ;  d i s e a s e ,  d e a t h  a n d 
disappointments; fears, follies, and failures. 
A religion that does not take account of the 
“dark  side”  of  life  is  unrealistic  and 
incomplete. The Catholic Church, like God 
Himself, has always taken evil seriously, in 
real life as well as in thought.

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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.

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

WINTER SEASON

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

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