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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/

MARCH FOR LIFE

Day Trip to Ottawa—THIS Thursday, 

May 14

Mass For Life @ 6:30AM; 

Depart @ 7AM; Return @ 7PM

Adults: $35 / Teens $5 / Children $1

Sign-up sheet in Church foyer.

CHOIR & CANTOR 

WORKSHOP

@ St John XXIII Parish

THIS Sat, May 16, 2015

10:30AM—12:30PM

Choirs and Cantors are 

invited to participate at 

this follow-up music 

workshop.

Due to the importance of the 

music of the Liturgy, all 

Sunday Musicians are asked 

to make every effort to be 

present.

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

PILGRIMAGE TO MARTYRS SHRINE

In Honour of Saint John XXIII; Saturday, 

June 6 

Depart @ 7AM; Return @ 5PM

Picnic Lunch / Stations of the Cross / 

Guided Tour / Mass

See CWL in foyer of Church for 

registration

School Bus: $20.

Entrance fee: $5 each. Children: free 12 and under

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434. “Teacher, what good must I do to have 

eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16).

To  the  young  man  who  asked  this  question, 
Jesus  answered,  “If  you  would  enter  into  life, 
keep  the  commandments”,  and  then  he  added, 
“Come,  follow  Me”  (Matthew  19:16-21).  To 
f o l l o w  J e s u s  i n v o l v e s  k e e p i n g  t h e 
commandments.  The  law  has  not  been 
abolished but man is invited to rediscover it in 
the Person of the divine Master who realized it 
perfectly  in  himself,  revealed  its  full  meaning 
and attested to its permanent validity.

435. How did Jesus interpret the Law?

Jesus  interpreted  the  Law  in  the  light  of  the 
twofold  yet  single  commandment  of  love,  the 
fullness  of  the  Law:  “You  shall  love  the  Lord 
your God with all your heart and with all your 
soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest 
and first commandment. And the second is like 
it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On 
these  two  commandments  depend  all  the  Law 
and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40).

436. What does “Decalogue” mean?

Decalogue means “ten words” (Exodus 34:28). 
These words sum up the Law given by God to 
the  people  of  Israel  in  the  context  of  the 
Covenant mediated by Moses. This Decalogue, 
in presenting the commandments of the love of 
God (the first three) and of one's neighbor (the 
other  seven),  traces  for  the  chosen  people  and 
for every person in particular the path to a life 
freed from the slavery of sin.

437. What is the bond between the Decalogue 

and the Covenant?

The Decalogue must be understood in the light 
of the Covenant in which God revealed himself 
and  made  known  his  will.  In  observing  the 
commandments,  the  people  manifested  their 
belonging  to  God  and  they  answered  his 
initiative of love with thanksgiving.

438. What importance does the Church give 

to the Decalogue?

The Church, in fidelity to Scripture and to the 
example of Christ, acknowledges the primordial 
importance and significance of the Decalogue. 

Christians are obliged to keep it.

439. Why does the Decalogue constitute an 

organic unity?

The  Ten  Commandments  form  an  organic  and 
indivisible  whole  because  each  commandment 
refers  to  the  other  commandments  and  to  the 
entire Decalogue. To break one commandment, 
therefore, is to violate the entire law.

440. Why does the Decalogue enjoin serious 

obligations?

It does so because the Decalogue expresses the 
fundamental  duties  of  man  towards  God  and 
towards his neighbor.

441. Is it possible to keep the Decalogue?

Yes,  because  Christ  without  whom  we  can  do 
nothing enables us to keep it with the gift of his 
Spirit and his grace.

Compendium—OF THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST

Section Two: The Ten Commandments 

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

!!HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!!

THANKS TO:

The Catholic Women’s League &

The Knight’s of Columbus

We thank these two organizations at our 

Church for their promotion of the Family 

this Mother’s Day by providing us with 

Refreshments after the 9AM & 12:15PM 

Masses.

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Mass Intentions

Mon, May 11, 7PM: +Souls in Purgatory

Tues, May12, 9AM: +Fr Bernard Canning

Wed, May13, 7PM: 

Thnksgv: Dave & Christine

Thur, May 14, 9AM: +Corazon San Luis

Fri, May 15, 7PM: +Abelard & Visitacion 
Dacanay

Sat, May16, 9AM: +Esperanza Gabriel
 

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Saturday Vigil,  May16

5:15PM: +Carmela Scarano

Sunday, May 17

9AM: +Alfonso Tibet Perlas

12:15PM: The Parishioners

5:30PM: +Francisco Coratchia

PARISH

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

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.

THE GREATEST LOVE STORY 

THAT EVER HAPPENED: 

God’s continuing love for His people. 

All God asks is “Love one another as I 

have loved you”. The world really 

needs to see people who are trying to 

love others with all their hearts. 

Priests, religious and deacons can be 

excellent examples of this love. If you 

are willing to answer God’s call, call 

Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, 

Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997 

vocations@archtoronto.org 

www.vocationstoronto.ca

CONFIRMATION

Ottawa

May 14: Mass @ 6:30AM

Rehearsal

Friday, May 22 @ 7:30PM

Holy Hour & Confessions

Saturday, May 23, 10:30AM—

12NOON

Confirmation Mass

Saturday, May 23 @ 5:15PM

TODAY IS

BUNDLE-UP SUNDAY

May 9/10

The St Vincent d’Paul truck will be in 

the Church car-park Friday night to 

Sunday night.

“Please donate items that are clean and 

in good working condition”

What’s Needed? Household Goods, 

Boots, Coats, Drapes, Books, Toys, 

Men’s Clothing, Bedding, Ladies Wear,  

Children’sWear, Baby Clothes, Shoes. 

NO mattresses, baby furniture or 

appliances accepted.

HOLY HOUR

Join us for Exposition & Benediction

every Sunday: 4-5PM.

Continues until the Solemnity of the 

Body & Blood of Christ 

(Corpus Cristi)

Come be with the Lord in Silence, 

listen to Him speak in your heart

NOVENA 

TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

In Preparation for the 

Solemnity of Pentecost

Will begin Friday, May 15 and end 

Saturday May 23. Novena prayer will 

begin 10 mins before daily Mass and be 

recited on Sunday during the Holy 

Hour.

Pentecost Sunday is May 24.

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ARCDIOCESE

NEPAL RELIEF—DONATIONS

DONATIONS

• Through the parish, making cheques payable to:


St John XXIII–Nepal Earthquake

Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto 

website: www.archtoronto.org 

By phone through the Development Office – 

416-934-3411

ShareLife 

Working wonders for the elderly... 

Retired long-term and recently experiencing the passing of 
his wife, Jamie has adjusted his life again by moving to Les 

Centres d’accueil Héritage. as CaH is the only French-speaking 

retirement home in Toronto, Jamie is drawn by the 

camaraderie of other French–speaking friends.  

He may be alone at this time in his final senior years, but the 

activities and friendship there give Jamie the love and 

support he needs to live happily as he freely shares his life 

stories with those around him.  

Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach 

programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors. 

TODAY Sunday, May 10, is the Third ShareLife Sunday. 

Thank you for your generosity. Together we can work wonders!

THE LIVING FOR CHRIST PRAYER 

COMMUNITY 

Invites everyone to attend the Catholic Life in the 

Spirit Seminar at the St. Peter's Catholic Church

Fri, May 22 — Sat May 23

Fri: 6:30PM to 9:00PM & Sat: 8:30AM – 5PM.

Come as you are and be filled by the Holy Spirit

St. Peter's Church, 659 Markham St. Toronto, 

Ontario; (Front of Bathurst Subway Station 

North of Bloor); Minda(416)707-8180; Norma 

(416) 721-9874

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 May 2015.

What it is required?

-Pastor's recommendation -Archdiocesan 

Eucharistic Ministers' screening and training 

-Up to date Immunization 

Categories of volunteers needed:

-Pastoral Visitors: will visit the Catholic patients on 

Fri or Sat and pay attention to the patients' 

spiritual needs. Might pray with the patient, offer 

the Sacramental support of the Catholic Church. 

The pastoral Visitor makes the list for Sun 

Communion and, if needed, makes the referral to 

the priests for Reconciliation, Sacrament of the 

Sick, etc.

Sun Eucharistic Ministers

Will bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients 

on Sundays-depending on the person's availability: 

every week or once a month, etc.

Weekday Eucharistic Ministers

 Similar to the previous with the availability on 

weekdays 

Fr. Milton Remedios, Fr Louis Montfort 

and Fr Emil Jude—Sunnybrook Hospital Chapel 

(Rm. ECG 03) 416 480 6100 ext 2724

PROJECT RACHEL RETREAT

May 22 – 4PM

Hurting as a result of an abortion? 

Healing is possible. Project Rachel is a sensitive, 

private and confidential experience that lets you 

speak with someone who understands and cares. 

We invite all whose lives have been affected by 

abortion to a journey of healing and reconciliation 

with God, their church community and themselves. 

Project Rachel is for women or men who have been 

hurt by an abortion.Take the first step. Call us at 

416-629-8264 or email 

projectrachel@stmarysrefuge.org.  

MARIAN DAY OF MERCY,

Healing and Forgiveness through God’s Mercy.

Fr Denis Phaneuf, Moira Noonan. 

Saturday, May 30

th — 

9AM-6PM

Canada Christian College, 50 Gervais Dr.,

(Off Wynford Dr)

Totoronto, M3C 1Z3.

Free Admission

Register at www.MarianDay.ca

Email registration@marianday.ca

Telephone 416-251-4245

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Feast:

  Saint  Matthias,  Apostle  —  Thursday, 

May  14: 

According  to  Acts  of  the  Apostles 

1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension, 
Peter  stood  up  in  the  midst  of  the  brothers 
(about  120  of  Jesus’  followers).  Now  that 
Judas  had  betrayed  his  ministry,  it  was 
necessary,  Peter  said,  to  fulfill  the  scriptural 
recommendation that another should take his 
o f fi c e . 

“Therefore,  it  is 

necessary that 

one  of  the  men 

w

h

accompanied 

us  the  whole 

time  the  Lord 

Jesus  came 

a n d 

w e n t 

a m o n g  u s , 

beginning  from 

the baptism of 

John  until  the 

day  on  which 

he was taken up 

from  us,  become  with  us  a  witness  to  his 
resurrection” (Acts 1:21-22).

They nominated two men: Joseph Barsabbas 
and  Matthias.  They  prayed  and  drew  lots. 
The  choice  fell  upon  Matthias,  who  was 
added to the Eleven.

Matthias is not mentioned by name anywhere 
else in the New Testament.

Comment: 

What was the holiness of Matthias? 

Obviously  he  was  suited  for  apostleship  by 
the  experience  of  being  with  Jesus  from  his 
baptism to his ascension. He must also have 
been suited personally, or he would not have 
been nominated for so great a responsibility. 
Must  we  not  remind  ourselves  that  the 
fundamental  holiness  of  Matthias  was  his 
receiving  gladly  the  relationship  with  the 
Father  offered  him  by  Jesus  and  completed 
by  the  Holy  Spirit?  If  the  apostles  are  the 
foundations of our faith by their witness, they 
must also be reminders, if only implicitly, that 
holiness  is  entirely  a  matter  of  God’s  giving, 
and  it  is  offered  to  all,  in  the  everyday 
circumstances  of  life.  We  receive,  and  even 
for this God supplies the power of freedom.

Quote: 

Jesus  speaks  of  the  apostles’  function 

of  being  judges,  that  is,  rulers.  He  said, 
“Amen,  I  say  to  you  that  you  who  have 
followed me, in the new age, when the Son of 
Man  is  seated  on  his  throne  of  glory,  will 

yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the 
twelve tribes of Israel” (Mat 19:28).

SMILE

4 Years Old

The day before my ordination last summer I was 

giving my four-year-old nephew a lift in the car. I 

wanted to test him, so I said: “Tristan, what’s 

happening tomorrow?” He said: “Uncle Frankie, 

you’re being ordained.”

I was surprised. I thought: four years old and he 

knows terminology like that. This kid’s a genius. 

Then I said: “And Tristan what happens when I am 

ordained?” He said: “You become a priest.”

I thought: that’s two out of two. I need to go for the 

third and final question, so I said: “And Tristan, 

what do priests do?” And he said: “They wear 

dresses!”

SPRING Men’s ACTS Retreat

MAY 28-MAY 31,2015

Come Deepen Your Faith

Private Rooms with 2 piece ensuite

Excellent Food for the Soul and Body

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre 

905-278-5229

THANKSGIVING

New Sign

We thank the Knights of Columbus for donating 

our new Church sign. We are also grateful to 

“Signs by Jordan” who have donated the sign at 

cost price

Purchase Of The Land Church Built On

The city of Toronto have given us the option of 

leasing as a single user (means they can impose 

another church on us) or of purchasing the land. 

The Archdiocese is now in negotiations with the 

city for the purchase of the land on which our 

Church is built. Thank you St JohnXXIII.

Statue of St John XXIII

A 16 inch Wooden Statue of Pope St John XXIII

has been commissioned by one of our parishioners 

for us by the Church; also donated by this 

parishioner is the $800.00 candle stand. We plan to 

position statue and vigil candles in foyer of the 

Church. 

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JESUS

Commentary  2  –  Seek  security  in  the  Son, 
not in stuff
“Today’s  Gospel  continues  from  last  week’s 
and  is  part  of  the  ‘Last  Discourse’  in  John’s 
Gospel.  John  sets  this  just  before  Jesus’ 
Passion and has crafted it to form a summary 
of  Jesus’  teaching  and  commissioning  of  his 
disciples.

He urges them to stay in his love by keeping 
his commandments. In the light of the events 
to  come,  he  speaks  paradoxically  of  joy.  His 
words  seem  kindly  and  reassuring  -  and  yet 
within them are the realities of his death and 
an  uncertain  future  for  the  disciples.  Their 
security  will  come,  not  from  material  things, 
but  from  the  knowledge  that,  in  loving  one 
another, they remain in the love of Jesus and 
the  Father.  This  love  is  so  great  that  it  will 
lead Jesus to lay down his life for them - and 
for us.

Jesus  again  emphasises  that  the  relationship 
between  those  first  disciples  and  himself  has 
moved beyond master and servants - they are 
vine  and  branches  -  they  are  now  friends. 
This  distinction  sets  Jesus’  ministry  apart 

from  the  norm  of  the  day  -  and  in  many 
instances in our day - where the teacher and 
the student maintain a professional distance.

In Jesus, all authority is found - but it is not 
an  aloof  authority  -  but  one  which  is  not 
afraid  to  draw  people  into  friendship  and 
which will happily take a bowl and wash the 
feet of those some would call his inferiors.”

-From  a  reflection  on  the  Gospel  by  Catherine  McElhinney  and 

Kathryn Turner, from the Weekly Wellsprings website

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Evangelii Gaudium

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“I  have  always  been  distressed  at  the  lot  of  those 
who  are  victims  of  various  kinds  of  human 
trafficking.  How  I  wish  that  all  of  us  would  hear 
God’s  cry:  ‘Where  is  your  brother?’  (Gen  4:9). 
Where  is  your  brother  or  sister  who  is  enslaved? 
Where  are  the  brother  and  sister  whom  you  are 
killing each day in clandestine warehouses, in rings 
of  prostitution,  in  children  used  for  begging,  in 
exploiting  undocumented  labour?  Let  us  not  look 
the  other  way.  There  is  greater  complicity  than  we 
think.  The  issue  involves  everyone!  This  infamous 
network  of  crime  is  now  well  established  in  our 
cities, and many people have blood on their hands as 
a result of their comfortable and silent complicity.”

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- Par 211 from Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis, Nov. 24, 2013

“You Did Not Choose Me But I 

Choose You”

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 Sunday of Easter                      

      

May 10, 2015 

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“BECAUSE GOD IS REAL”

by Peter Kreeft

Why Is There Evil?

7.  Isn’t  it  terribly  negative,  dark,  and  pessimistic  to 
take evil so seriously ? Isn’t the Church hung up on the 
negative,  on  no  nos?  Doesn’t  this  make  us  unhappy 
and  guilty  and  take  away  our  smiles?  Isn’t 
Christianity supposed to be the “Gospel”, or the “good 
news” that God loves us?

Christianity is the “good news” indeed, but this good 
news  makes  no  sense  unless  you  believe  the  bad 
mews first. The good news is like the offer of a free 
heart  transplant  operation  from  God;  but  if  you 
don’t  think  your  heart  is  desperately  diseased,  you 
won’t  see  that  offer  as  good  news  at  all.  As  Jesus 
said,  “Those  who  are  well  have  no  need  of  a 
physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call 
the righteous, but sinners” (Mk2:17). He said this to 
the  Pharisees,  the  self-righteous  fools  who  thought 
they  were  just  good  people  who  didn’t  need  to 
repent of sin, The good news of forgiveness is really 
good news only because the bad news of sin is really 
bad news. The greater the problem, the greater the 
solution.  The  deeper  the  valley,  the  higher  the 
mountain.

Jesus Himself tells us the bad news of sin as well as 
the good news of salvation. The Church just repeats 
His  message.  You  can’t  find  out  whether  this 
message  is  true  by  looking  at  your  feelings.  Of 
course  negative  ideas  like  sin  and  evil  and 
punishment and Hell and demons are going to make 
you  have  negative  feelings.  If  they  don’t,  there’s 
something  wrong  with  you!  Cancers  and  wars  and 
starvation  also  give  you  bad  feelings.  But  they’re 
real, and you have to deal with them. The question 
is:  What  is  real?  Are  these  evils  real  or  not?  The 
Church says they are because she says what Christ 
said. Do we judge our feelings by Christ, or do we 
judge  Christ  by  our  feelings?  Are  our  feelings  the 
divine,  infallible,  perfect  Word  of  God?  Or  is  that 
Jesus?

The  question  is  not  about  feelings  but  about  facts. 
The  question  is  not  about  psychology  but  about 
reality.

Jesus, the Bible, and the Church give us a picture of 
human life as a spiritual war with Christ on one side 
and evil on the other side. This picture is not a bitter, 
dark  pessimism.  Neither  is  it  a  naive,  easy,  breezy 
optimism.  It  is  realism.  “Realism”  means  simply 

living  in  reality,  not  fantasy,  taking  account  of 
everything real.

Evil is real. And good is real. And good is stronger 
than  evil.  Those  are  tremendous  truths.  And  only 
one  of  the  three  truths  is  dark.  Light  and  darkness 
are not equal.

Christianity is war, but it is a spiritual war. “For we 
are  not  contending  against  flesh  and  blood,  but 
against the principalities, against the powers, against 
the world rulers of this present darkness, against the 
spiritual  hosts  of  wickedness  in  the  heavenly 
places” (Eph 6:12). We should take our enemy very 
seriously, for “the Devil prowls around like a roaring 
lion,  seeking  someone  to  devour”  (1Peter  5:8).  But 
we  should  also  be  absolutely  confident  of  victory. 
Jesus told us both of these two truths, the bad news 
and the good news, when He said, “In the world you 
have  tribulation;  but  be  of  good  cheer,  I  have 
overcome  the  world”  (Jn16:33).  Tyrants  try  to 
conquer the world by power and always fail. Jesus 
is conquering the world by love and is succeeding.

For  their  is  no  force  in  the  universe  stronger  than 
the  love  of  God.  “Who  shall  separate  us  from  the 
love  of  Christ?  Shall  tribulation,  or  distress,  or 
persecution,  or  famine,  or  nakedness,  or  peril,  or 
sword  as  it  is  written,  ‘For  thy  sake  we  are  being 
killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to 
be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more 
than  conquerors  through  him  who  loved  us.  For  I 
am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor 
principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, 
nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any thing else 
in  all  creation  will  be  able  to  separate  us  from  he 
love  of  God  in  Christ  Jesus  our  Lord”  (Rom 
8:35-39).

The good news that “God so loved the world that he 
gave  his  only  Son  that  whoever  believes  in  him 
should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16) is 

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Pledges 

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Congratulations

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CWL EXECUTIVE

The following have kindly agreed to be the 

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Lolita  Perry;  Lorraine  Robert;  Zenia 
Cayetano;  Marichou  Castillo

.  Please 

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

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. 

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.