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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 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

Feast of

All Souls

Monday, November

2,

Tomorrow,

Mass @ 7PM

The Book of Life

will be placed in the

Sanctuary tomorrow.

If you have not already

done so in the past

year, you are invited to

place the names of

your deceased loved

ones in this book.

During the month of

November they will be

offered to the Lord in

all our Masses.

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The Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father”

Our Father

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day
our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

578. What is the origin of the Our Father?

Jesus taught us this Christian prayer for which there
is no substitute, the Our Father, on the day on which
one of his disciples saw him praying and asked him,
“Lord,  teach  us  to  pray”  (Luke  11:1).  The  Church’s
liturgical tradition has always used the text of Saint
Matthew (6:9-13).

“THE SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE GOSPEL”

579. What is the place of the Our Father in the

Scriptures?

The  Our  Father  is  the  “summary  of  the  whole
Gospel”  (Tertullian),  “the  perfect  prayer”  (Saint
Thomas  Aquinas).  Found  in  the  middle  of  the
Sermon  on  the  Mount  (Matthew  5-7),  it  presents  in
the  form  of  prayer  the  essential  content  of  the
Gospel.

580. Why is it called the “Lord’s Prayer”?

The Our Father is called the “Oratio Dominica”, that
is, the Lord’s Prayer because it was taught to us by
the Lord Jesus himself.

581. What place does the Our Father have in the

prayer of the Church?

The  Lord’s  Prayer  is  the  prayer  of  the  Church  par
excellence. It is “handed on” in Baptism to signify the
new birth of the children of God into the divine life.
The full meaning of the Our Father is revealed in the
eucharist since its petitions are based on the mystery
of salvation already accomplished, petitions that will
be  fully  heard  at  the  coming  of  the  Lord. The  Our
Father is an integral part of the Liturgy of the Hours.

“OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN”

582. Why can we dare to draw near to God in full

confidence?

Because  Jesus,  our  Redeemer,  brings  us  into  the
Father’s  presence  and  his  Spirit  makes  us  his
children.  We  are  thus  able  to  pray  the  Our  Father
with simple and filial trust, with joyful assurance and
humble  boldness,  with  the  certainty  of  being  loved
and heard.

583. How is it possible to address God as “Father”?
We can invoke the “Father” because the Son of God
made  man  has  revealed  him  to  us  and  because  his
Spirit  makes  him  known  to  us.  The  invocation,
Father,  lets  us  enter  into  his  mystery  with  an  ever
new sense of wonder and awakens in us the desire to
act as his children. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer,
we  are  therefore  aware  of  our  being  sons  of  the
Father in the Son.

584. Why do we say “our” Father?

“Our” expresses a totally new relationship with God.
When  we  pray  to  the  Father,  we  adore  and  glorify
him with the Son and the Holy Spirit. In Christ we are
“his”  people  and  he  is  “our”  God  now  and  for
eternity. In fact, we also say “our” Father because the
Church of Christ is the communion of a multitude of
brothers  and  sisters  who  have  but  “one  heart  and
mind” (Acts 4:32).

585. With what spirit of communion and mission

do we pray to God as “our” Father?

Since praying to “our” Father is a common blessing
for the baptized, we feel an urgent summons to join
in Jesus’ prayer for the unity of his disciples. To pray
the “Our Father” is to pray with all people and for all
people that they may know the one true God and be
gathered into unity.

586. What does the phrase “Who art in heaven”

mean?

This biblical expression does not indicate a place but
a  way  of  being:  God  transcends  everything.  The
expression refers to the majesty, the holiness of God,
and  also  to  his  presence  in  the  hearts  of  the  just.
Heaven,  or  the  Father’s  house,  constitutes  our  true
homeland  toward  which  we  are  moving  in  hope
while  we  are  still  on  earth.  “Hidden  with  Christ  in
God”  (Colossians  3:3),  we  live  already  in  this
homeland.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART FOUR—CHRISTIAN PRAYER

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Nov 2, 7PM: +All Souls
Tues, Nov 3, 9AM: +Legion of Mary Deceased
Wed, Nov 4, 7PM: +Souls in Purgatory
Thur, Nov 5, 9AM: +Alfonsus Lambe
Fri, Nov 6, 7PM: +Vicente Letrondo

Sat, Nov 7, 9AM: +Ernesto Vallejo

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Saturday Vigil, November 7

5:15PM: +Rocchina & Carmelo Scarano

Sunday, November 8

9AM: The Parishioners
12:15PM: +John Cruz
5:30PM: Thnksgv of Zeny Criscini

PARISH

NEXT CHALICE

CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Goal: $2,220(cost raise of $48 per child

per year)

Payment is made in May of each year

for following 12 months. Total to Date:

$577.

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals

1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Saturdays of

Month @ 10AM.

Grade 8 — Grade 12: Contacts: Editha

Lazaga: 416-557-3622 or Fr Simon

Debuting For Advent

Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sundays of Month @

5:30PM Mass

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 — Grade 7

Contact Amy: 647-878-2534 or Cecille
416-825-0793 or Ascela 416-839-7400

Sing 1

st

& 4

th

Sundays of Month @

5:30PM Mass

YOUTH MINISTER

Carla Marcoccia is our new Youth Minister

She is tasked with having two regular events for our

youth: one for the elementary school aged youth, and the

other for the high school youth.

PARISH REGISTRATION

Dear Friends,

If you are not already registered, we encourage

you and your family to register as members of St

JohnXXIII Parish.

Parish registration forms can be found in one of

the slots near the bulletin board.

By registering as a member of the parish a Catholic

is stating his/her commitment to her faith and

community.

By choosing the donation envelope option on the

registration form means you are committed to

financially supporting your Church.

To your benefit an income tax receipt at the year

end will be issued to you. This allows you to claim

back the tax on your donation to the Church.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION ENROLMENT

TODAY—Sunday, November 1

@ 12:15PM Mass

At this Mass those young people registered for Sacrament

of First Holy Communion will profess their Baptismal

Faith and receive their Eucharistic Symbols to be worn

around their necks as a sign of their commitment to

prepare well for their first Eucharist.

COMPUTING WITH HAYDE

Want to learn the basics of computer and internet?

Come Saturday, November 21 @ 9:30AM and have fun

with us.

Contact: Hayde Ayala or sign up in the sheet at foyer.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

On Sale Next Sunday, Nov 8

Get your Christmas Cards next Sunday and support this

fund-raiser for Campaign Life.

CHRISTMAS CAKES

On Sale Sunday, Nov 29

Delicious monastic recipe. Enjoy this Christmas tradition

while supporting Campaign Life work.

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FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Today we honour our ancestors who have

persevered in the faith.

In the Solemn Blessing we pray “May their example

of holy living turn your thoughts to service of God

and neighbour”. If you feel that God is calling you

serve Him in a Church vocation, call Fr. Chris

Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416- 968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

ARCDIOCESE

SMILE

Two Little Boys Decided To Split

A Bag Of Oranges In A Cemetery

Two little boys stole a big bag of oranges from a

neighbour. They decided to go to a quiet place to share

the lot equally.

One of them suggested the nearby cemetery.

As they were jumping over the gate to enter the

cemetery, two oranges fell out of the big bag but they

didn't bother to pick them since they had enough in the

bag.

A few minutes later, a drunk man on his way home from a

bar passed near the cemetery gate and heard a voice

saying: "One for me, one for you. One for me, one for you.

One for me, one for you."

He immediately sobered up and ran as fast as he could to

a church nearby.

"Father, please come with me. Come and witness God and

Satan sharing corpses at the cemetery."

They both ran back to the cemetery gate and the voice

continued: "One for me, one for you. One for me, one for

you. One for me, one for you."

Suddenly, the voice stopped counting and said:

"What about the two at the gate?"

CELEBRATE THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH

TODAY—Sun, Nov 1 @ 1PM; Fontbonne Place

791 Queen St. E., Toronto

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite you to

celebrate this Year of Consecrated Life with a 'come-

and-go' tea and ministry display at Fontbonne

Ministries.

www.fontbonneministries.ca

LECTIO DIVINA WITH

CARDINAL THOMAS COLLINS

TODAY— Sunday, November 1 @ 7PM

St. Peter's Parish

840 Bathurst St., Toronto

Lectio Divina ("divine, or sacred, reading") is the

name given to a spiritual tradition among Christians

over the last two thousand years. This form of prayer

involves three distinct stages: a) reading a short

scripture passage b) reflecting on the passage and c) a

short period of silence. We begin with Vespers

(Evening Prayer) at 7 p.m., followed by Lectio Divina

from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. All are welcome to join Cardinal
Collins for this special evening of prayer. Lectio Divina

is recorded by Salt & Light Catholic Media for future

broadcast.

During the extensive renovations at St. Michael's

Cathedral, Lectio Divina will be traveling to parishes

around the archdiocese in 2015/2016. Visit our

website or see poster for full listing of locations.

WEB: https://www.archtoronto.org/lectio

CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE

WITH A WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE

ENCOUNTER WEEKEND!

November 20-22

Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish
being together; to rediscover each other and focus

on ways to make your relationship even better.

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this

opportunity. Consider giving each other or another

couple you know the gift of a weekend away from

daily pressures; time to be with each other and with

God on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Upcoming Weekend Date: November 20-22, 2015

For more information and application, please go to

www.wwme.org or contact:

Gerard & Marge McCauley at

gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905) 792-1925

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Dinner & Dance Christmas Party

Semi-Formal

Saturday, November 28

th

6:30PM—12:30PM

For Tickets & Information contact:

Lynda 416-951-9907

Mitz 416-862-9072

Lolit 647-273-2147

Join Us!!! Have fun for a cause.

Delightful dinner, a raffle stub for surprise Christmas

prizes, and dance away treat….

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MEMORIAL:  COMMEMORATION  OF  ALL  THE
FAITHFUL  DEPARTED  
(ALL  SOULS),  Monday,
November  2:
 — The  Church  has  encouraged  prayer
for  the  dead  from  the  earliest  times  as  an  act  of
Christian  charity.  "If  we  had  no  care  for  the  dead,"
Augustine  noted,  "we  would  not  be  in  the  habit  of
praying  for  them."  Yet  pre-Christian  rites  for  the
deceased  retained  such  a  strong  hold  on  the
superstitious  imagination  that  a  liturgical
commemoration  was  not  observed  until  the  early
Middle Ages, when monastic communities began to
mark  an  annual  day  of  prayer  for  the  departed
members.

In the middle of the 11th century, St. Odilo, abbot of
Cluny,  France,  decreed  that  all Cluniac  monasteries
offer special prayers and sing the Office for the Dead
on November 2, the day after the feast of All Saints.
The  custom  spread  from  Cluny  and  was  finally
adopted throughout the Roman Church.

The  theological  underpinning  of  the  feast  is  the
acknowledgment of human frailty. Since few people
achieve  perfection  in  this  life  but,  rather,  go  to  the
grave  still  scarred  with  traces  of  sinfulness,  some
period of purification seems necessary before a soul
comes  face-to-face  with  God. The  Council  of Trent
affirmed  this  purgatory  state  and  insisted  that  the
prayers  of  the  living  can  speed  the  process  of
purification.

Superstition  easily  clung  to  the  observance.
Medieval  popular  belief  held  that  the  souls  in
purgatory  could  appear  on  this  day  in  the  form  of
witches,  toads  or  will-o’-the-wisps.  Graveside  food
offerings supposedly eased the rest of the dead.

Observances  of  a  more  religious  nature  have
survived. These include public processions or private
visits  to  cemeteries  and  decorating  graves  with
flowers and lights. This feast is observed with great
fervor in Mexico.

Comment:  Whether  or  not  one  should  pray  for  the
dead  is  one  of  the  great  arguments  which  divide
Christians. Appalled  by  the  abuse  of  indulgences  in
the  Church  of  his  day,  Martin  Luther  rejected  the
concept  of  purgatory. Yet  prayer  for  a  loved  one  is,
for the believer, a way of erasing any distance, even
death.  In  prayer  we  stand  in God's  presence  in  the

company  of  someone  we  love,  even  if  that  person
has gone before us into death.

Quote: “We must not make purgatory into a flaming
concentration  camp  on  the  brink  of  hell—or  even  a
‘hell for a short time.’ It is blasphemous to think of it
as a place where a petty God exacts the last pound—
or  ounce—of  flesh...."  St.  Catherine  of  Genoa,  a
mystic  of  the  15th  century,  wrote  that  the  ‘fire’  of
purgatory is God’s love ‘burning’ the soul so that, at
last,  the  soul  is  wholly  aflame.  It  is  the  pain  of
wanting  to  be  made  totally  worthy  of  One  who  is
seen as infinitely lovable, the pain of desire for union
that  is  now  absolutely  assured,  but  not  yet  fully
tasted”

(Leonard Foley, O.F.M., Believing in Jesus).

FEAST OF THE WEEK

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Birthright, a pro-life crisis pregnancy service, needs your

help

Counselling, odd jobs, administrative or marketing.

Volunteers, men and women, are needed to assist those

facing an unplanned pregnancy, to provide support and

comfort as well as practical solutions. training is provided.

Please help us to “love them both…mother and child.”

Info: 416-469-111

email: toronto@birthright.org

 

 

 

COME & SEE WEEKEND 

November 6 to 8, 2015 

 
 

 

St. Augustine’s Seminary 

 

For single Catholic men, 18 & older who are considering a possible call to the Diocesan 

Priesthood. 

Contact the Office of Vocations for more information: 

vocations@archtoronto.org

 (by email) 

416-968-0997 (by phone) 

You can also pre-register by visiting our website (

www.vocationstoronto.ca

) or this link: 

http://www.vocationstoronto.ca/#!come-and-see-weekend-application/c1gga

  

 

 

 

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St  Ignatius  of
Loyala

Notes on the text

The  Gospel  reading,  the  Beatitudes  with  which
Matthew opens the Sermon on the Mount, can help
us  set  aside  the  palms  and  haloes  and  think  of  the
saints  as  friends  and  fellows  who  have  made  the
journey  before  us. This  summary  of  Jesus’  teaching
gives expression to the heart and spirit of the life to
which Jesus calls us. True happiness, Jesus declares,
will  be  found  by  those  for  whom  their  relationship
with God means more to them than earthly goods –
a “poverty of spirit, ” a “meekness” and “gentleness”
after the example of Jesus, a “hunger for justice” that
shapes  what  we  do  according  to  the  values  of  the
Kingdom, in sum “a pure (ie undivided) heart.” These
are the ideals that have inspired the saints honoured
by  the  Church,  and  those  countless  others  known
only to God.

Today’s historical studies make it clear that the saints
honoured  by  the  Church  have  struggled  against
difficulties of temperament and character; but in the
end they gave over to God, as the Holy Spirit taught
them the lessons of the Beatitudes. As we make the
same journey, let us recognise that we shall take into
eternal  life  hearts  that  have  been  shaped  by  the
quality  of  our  response  to  the  challenges  of  life.
Though  the  hearts  of  all  God’s  family  will  be  filled

with joy, some will be narrow hearts and some will be
great and generous hearts.

- From a homily on the Gospel by Fr John Thornhill sm

Commentary  2  –  Teaching  of  Jesus

contradicts the world’s view on happiness

The  Beatitudes  Jesus  offers  us  are  a  sign  of
contradiction  to  the  world's  understanding  of
happiness  and  joy.  How  can  one  possibly  find
happiness  in  poverty,  hunger,  mourning,  and
persecution? Poverty of spirit finds ample room and
joy  in  possessing  God  as  the  greatest  treasure
possible. Hunger of the spirit seeks nourishment and
strength  in  God's  word  and  Spirit.  Sorrow  and
mourning  over  wasted  life  and  sin  leads  to  joyful
freedom  from  the  burden  of  guilt  and  spiritual
oppression. God  reveals  to  the  humble  of  heart  the
true  source  of  abundant  life  and  happiness.  Jesus
promises  his  disciples  that  the  joys  of  heaven  will
more  than  compensate  for  the  troubles  and
hardships  they  can  expect  in  this  world.  Thomas
Aquinas said: No one can live without joy. That is why
a  person  deprived  of  spiritual  joy  goes  after  carnal
pleasures. Do you know the happiness of hungering
and thirsting for God alone?

- From a reflection on the Gospel by Don Schwager

“Lord, Make Me A Man/Woman

After Your Own Heart”

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KOLBE KNOW YOUR FAITH SERIES


Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 24; Dec. 1

7 to 9PM. Holy Cross Parish Hall

291 Cosburn Ave., Toronto

Prepare for the Jubilee Year of Mercy with this six-week

scripture course Salvation History II. Reflect on God’s

mercy while studying five inspiring books of the Old

Testament: Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges and Ruth.

Through prayer, study and informative DVDs, deepen

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How can I refute my colleague's claim that

truth is relative?

Full Question
A colleague claims that all truth is relative. I believe that
there  are  objective  truths  but  am  at  a  loss  as  to  how  to
refute her.
Answer
If all truth is relative, then there is no objective truth and
nothing  can  ever  be  stated  as  fact—including  your
colleague’s statement that truth is relative. Such a stance
equals chaos and voids all logical communication.

Answered by: Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.

If  the  Bible  says  we  are  only  to  follow  God's

Commandments,  how  can  the Church  require

its members to follow man-made precepts?

Full Question
If the Bible says we are to follow the Commandments of
God and not the traditions of men, how can the Catholic
Church  require,  under  penalty  of  sin,  that  its  members
follow  the  Church's  man-made  commandments  called
precepts?
Answer
The  precepts  of  the Church  are  not  opposed  to,  nor  are
they  outside  of,  the  Commandments  of  God.  They  are
within  those  Commandments  and  are  intended  to  help
keep the faithful within the Commandments.
There are basically six, listed in different ways in different
books: (1) to attend Mass and to refrain from unnecessary
work on Sundays and holy days; (2) to fast and abstain on
appointed  days;  (3)  to  go  to  confession  at  least  once  a
year; (4) to receive the Holy Eucharist at least once a year;
(5) to contribute material support to the Church; and (6)
not  to  marry  within  certain  degrees  of  kindred.  These
precepts  are  intended  to  bind  the  faithful  close  to  the
Church and to God.

Answered by: Catholic Answers Staff

Is  it  possible  for  objects  to  be  cursed  or

attached to evil spirits? If so, what can I do to

combat this?

Full Question
I  feel  a  strong  sense  of  evil  from  certain  objects  in  our
home,  to  the  point  that  I  cannot  look  at  them  without
making  a  concentrated  effort  to  do  so.  Is  it  possible  for
objects to be cursed or attached to evil spirits? If so, what
can I do to combat this?
Answer
Yes, objects can be cursed, just as objects can be blessed.
I suggest that you dispose of the objects that bother you.
In  his  book,  Interview  with  an  Exorcist,  Fr.  Jose Antonio
Fortea writes that such objects should be burnt (110).

Answered by: Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL OPEN HOUSE –

MEET THE CATHEDRAL RESTORATION

ARTISTS

St. Michael’s Cathedral 65 Bond St., Toronto

Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9 @

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Prayer service at Noon)

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of

Toronto, and Father Michael Busch, rector of St. Michael’s

Cathedral, invite the entire community to experience the

beauty, architecture and unique historical journey of St.

Michael’s Cathedral.

Extensive restoration has taken place over the last several

years with the cathedral closed since June 2015 for major

work. Two days of open houses during the Advent season

will provide visitors with a preview of these efforts. From

sculptors to brick layers and stone masons, restoration

artists will showcase their expertise inside the church,

with diverse exhibits highlighting the incredible efforts to
restore the mother church of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

“THE ANNUNCIATION” ADVENT RETREAT

St. Francis Centre 208501 Hwy 9, Caledon

Saturday, December 12 – 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

St. Francis Centre is hosting an Advent retreat with an

in-depth consideration of the Mystery of the

Annunciation. The retreat is guided by the Franciscans in

residence and accompanied by visual aids and materials.

A fraternal and abundant lunch is provided, followed by

a meditated rosary within Holy Hour and personal free

time during which the friars will be available for the

Sacrament of Reconciliation. The retreat concludes with

Holy Mass. Open to all.

ST. ANNE’S DAY MASS WITH THE RELIC OF

ST. ANNE FROM THE SHRINE OF STE-ANNE-

DE-BEAUPRÉ, QC

Thursday, November 19 @ 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Church

131 McCaul St., Toronto

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ADORATION

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BLESSED SACRAMENT

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Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with 
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ABSTINENCE

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.

Abstinence on 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.

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.

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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