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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

GRADE 7 

&

 GRADE 8 & Up

Confirmation, 2016

Registration is in this month of Sept, 2015.

Please call office and make appointment to meet 

with Fr Simon.

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Grade 2 & Up

First Holy Communion & Reconciliation 

(confession)

2016

Registration is next month — Oct, 2015.

Contact office and make appointment to meet with 

Fr Simon for registration.

PROJECT HOPE

In response to this global humanitarian crisis, 

Cardinal Thomas Collins has announced today the 

launch of “Project Hope,” a special emergency 

appeal to respond to the tragic situation.

The 100-day campaign will have a target of $3 

million and a goal of settling 100 refugee families 

within the Greater Toronto Area as soon as 

possible. The effort will also require 100 volunteer 

committees to assist with settlement services. The 

archdiocese will prioritize refugees fleeing war and 

violence in areas of greatest need, including Syria 

and Iraq, regardless of religious affiliation.

Those wishing to support the campaign financially 

can do so in the following ways:

•           Donate through the Archdiocese of 

Toronto website at: www.archtoronto.org

•           By phone via credit card through the 

Development Office at: (416) 934-3411

•          Through St JXXIII, making cheques 

payable to – Name of Parish – Project Hope – 

Refugee Sponsorship

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THE TENTH COMMANDMENT:

YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR 

NEIGHBOUR’S POSSESSIONS

531. What is required and what is 

forbidden by the tenth commandment?

This  commandment,  which  completes  the 
preceding  commandment,  requires  an 
interior attitude of respect for the property 
of  others  and  forbids  greed,  unbridled 
covetousness  for  the  goods  of  others,  and 
envy  which  is  the  sadness  one  experiences 
at  the  sight  of  another’s  goods  and  the 
immoderate  desire  to  acquire  them  for 
oneself.

532. What does Jesus call for in poverty 

of spirit?

Jesus  calls  his  disciples  to  prefer  him  to 
everything and everyone. Detachment from 
riches – in the spirit of evangelical poverty 
–  and  self-abandonment  to  divine 
providence  free  us  from  anxiety  about  the 
future and prepare us for the blessedness of 
the “poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom 
of heaven” (Mathew 5:3).

533. What is the greatest human desire?

The greatest desire of the human person is 
to see God. “I want to see God” is the cry of 
our  whole  being.  We  realize  our  true  and 
full happiness in the vision and beatitude of 
the  One  who  created  us  out  of  love  and 
draws us to himself with infinite love.

“Whoever  sees  God  has 
obtained  all  the  goods  of 
which he can conceive.” 

(Saint 

Gregory of Nyssa)

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST 

Section Two: The Ten Commandments

PARISH

NEW PARISH  CHALICE NEEDED

Current Parish Chalice Paint Is Peeling Off

Thanks go out to one of our Families for donating the 

cost of replacing this chalice.

NEW TABERNACLE STAND

The Tabernacle will be moved from the Chapel 

into the Church. 

It will be placed on the new stand behind the altar 

and against the wooden wall beneath the 

Crucifix where priest presider currently sits.

Thanks to the Family who have donated the funds to 

cover the cost of this project.

NEW ADORATION TABERNACLE

Chapel will become an adoration centre with a new 

wooden Tabernacle placed behind the Chapel altar 

beneath the Crucifix. 

Tabernacle will host the Monstrance and 

Tabernacle doors will be opened for adoration 

during office hours.

Thanks go out to the Family that have donated the 

funds for this project.

YOUTH MINISTER

The Archdiocese of Toronto & Family of Faith 

have agreed to St JXXIII’s request for financing of 

a youth minister.

A qualified part-time youth minister, at $24,000 

per year—and not a member of this parish—will 

he hired to co-ordinate our youth ministry.

Details to follow.

NOVENA TO ST THERESE

Tues, Sept 22—Wed, Sept 30

Feast Day—Thurs, Oct 1

Novena Prayer celebrated before weekday 

Masses and 10AM in chapel on Sunday.

NOVENAT TO POPE ST JOHNXXIII

Friday, October 2—Saturday, October 10

Feast Day—Sunday, October 11

Reception with a Meal to be held after the 9AM 

Mass (Mission Support Group) & after the 

12:15PM Mass (Beth, Maria & Maria)

Novena Prayer celebrated before weekday Masses and 

4:45PM in Church on Sunday.

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Sep 21, 7PM: +Hector Cerez

Tues, Sep 22, 9AM: +William James

Wed, Sep 23, 7PM: +Leonardo Tolentino

Thur, Sept 24, 9AM: +Souls in Purgatory

Fri, Sept 25, 7PM: 

Thnksgv: Black Nazarene Dev

 Sat, Sep 26, 9AM: +Margie Miguel

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Saturday Vigil,  September 26

5:15PM: +Eduardo Sarmiento & +Mr&Mrs 

  Teodoro Manankil

Sunday, September 27

9AM: +Modesto Tolentino

12:15PM: The Parishioners

5:30PM: Intention of Auben Pereira

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 twoonie is all that is needed. 

In this endeavour, we hope to teach our young 

people to care for the needs of others.

Latest News

Bayesema Takuu has left the Chalice program and 

moved away from the Chalice site. She is replaced 
by another young person, Wuriche Adams, who is 

deaf and attends a deaf school. Her father is a 

farmer.

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: $100

SUNDAY LECTORS WORKSHOP

St John XXIII Parish

Saturday, October 24, 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.

LET OUR LADY BLESS YOUR HOME

 

  In all Masses of the weekend of October 10/11 the 

Heralds of the Gospel will be in our parish to 

introduce the Apostolate of the Shrine of the 

Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

This Apostolate started with a blessing of St. John 

Paul II in the year 2001 and is now spread to over 

70 countries. The apostolate consists in forming 

groups of 30 families and having an icon of Our 

Lady of Fatima circulating among them, passing 

from family to family. It aims to make reparation to 

the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the offences it 

receives from mankind in our days. At Fatima Our 

Lady said, “Jesus wants to establish devotion to 

My Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise 

salvation to those who embrace it”.

YOUTH CHOIR

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

Month @ 10AM. 

Grade 8 to Grade 12

Contacts: Editha Lazaga: 416-557-3622

or Fr Simon

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 to Grade 7

Contact Amy: 647-878-2534 or Cecille 

416-825-0793 or Ascela 416-839-7400

LIFECHAIN

Sunday, Oct 4 @ 2-3PM

The 4 Corners of DonMills & Eglinton

Brothers and Sisters let us be bold in witnessing to 

the right of every child to be born. Come out and 

stand in silence with a sign bearing witness to the 

humanity and personhood of each of the unborn. In 

this hour, pray the Rosary for Mothers and their 

unborn Children.

St JXXIII will join St Bonaventure & St Andrew 

Kim parishioners in this wonderful witness.

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“WHOEVER WANTS TO BE FIRST MUST BE 

LAST OF ALL AND SERVANT OF ALL.” 

This life is the ministry of a priest, sister, brother or 

deacon. 

If you feel God is calling you to one such vocation, 

call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, 

Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997 

vocations@archtoronto.org 

www.vocationstoronto.ca

ARCDIOCESE

SMILE

An old Italian gentleman lived alone in New 

Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato 

garden, but it was very difficult work, as the 

ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used 

to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a 

letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent, 

I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won't be able 

to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too 

old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here 

my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to 

dig the plot for me, like in the old days.

Love, Papa 

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Papa,  

Don't dig up that garden. That' s where the bodies are 

buried.

Love,  Vinnie

At 4 a.m. The next morning, FBI agents and local 

police arrived and dug up the entire area without 

finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man 

and left.  That same day the old man received 

another letter from his son.  

Dear Papa, 

Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now.  That's the best I 

could do under the circumstances. 

Love you, Vinnie.

PILGRIMGE TO ST THERESE’S SHRINE

Saturday, October 3, 2015    

      

 The Mission Support Group of  Saint John XXIII Parish 

Invites you to join us on our  Pilgrimage to the Canadian 

Shrine of St. Therese.

   

This Pilgrimage will help us deepen our Love and 
Faith in God and strengthen our Peace and Unity 

throughout our religious life in serving the Lord.

                      

Itinerary with highlighted activities:

6:30AM sharp—Rosary at Saint John XXIII 

Parish, 150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto.

6:45AM sharp—Leave Toronto for Canadian 

Shrine of St. Therese, Niagara Falls            

9AM sharp—Mass at the Shrine: Fr. Joe Pena

11AM—To  Niagara Falls Canada sightseeing  

(Bring Own Lunch)

  1PM—To  Outlet Mall Canada  

  3PM—Leave  for Toronto 

  5PM—Arrive in Toronto                

$25 person; payment due Sept 20 to secure seats.          

For Reservation, please call:   Ahme Sanchez:   

647-878-2534;   Kat Laygo: 647-779-4729

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE FOR CATHOLICS

Four (4) Sessions Of 2 Hours Each

Consecutive Wednesdays: 7:30PM—9:30PM. 

September 23 & 30; Oct 7 & 14

Parish Hall of St JXXIII

This reflective study will introduce major New 

Testament themes; demonstrate Catholic approaches to 

Scripture Study; and invite participants to see its 

application to their lives.

All Parishioners welcome to attend. Please indicate your 

attendance by signing registration form.

Presented by the Office of Formation for Discipleship

Archdiocese of Toronto

FREE CATHOLIC ESTATE PLANNING 

SEMINAR

When: Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 9AM

Catholic Cemeteries and the Archdiocese of 

Toronto estate planning team will share:


- How to protect your loved ones with a proper 

Will


- How to ensure your wishes are legally protected


- About Powers of Attorney and Estate Trustee 

selection


- The cost savings of making an estate plan


- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors


- Our Catholic traditions around Wills, burial and 

funerals


An estate planning kit and DVD will be provided 

at no cost.

Location:  Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery located 

at 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON. Seminar will 

be held in the Mausoleum (please enter through 

the Langstaff Road entrance).


Refreshments will be provided.


RSVP: Frank Jannetta, Catholic Cemeteries


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

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FEAST OF THE WEEK

Memorial:

  St  Pio  Of  Pietrelcena  (Padre  Pio),  Priest, 

Monk  —  Wednesday,  Sept  23  In  one  of  the  largest 
such  ceremonies  in  history,  Pope  John  Paul  II 
canonized  Padre  Pio  of  Pietrelcina  on  June  16, 
2002.  It  was  the  45th  canonization  ceremony  in 
Pope  John  Paul's  pontificate.  More  than  300,000 
people  braved  blistering  heat  as  they  filled  St. 
Peter's  Square  and  nearby  streets.  They  heard  the 
Holy Father praise the new saint for his prayer and 
charity.  "This  is  the  most  concrete  synthesis  of 
Padre  Pio's  teaching,"  said  the  pope.  He  also 
stressed  Padre  Pio's  witness  to  the  power  of 
suffering.  If  accepted  with  love,  the  Holy  Father 
stressed,  such  suffering  can  lead  to  "a  privileged 
path of sanctity.”

Many  people  have  turned  to  the  Italian  Capuchin 
Franciscan  to  intercede  with  God  on  their  behalf; 
among  them  was  the  future  Pope  John  Paul  II.  In 
1962, when he was still an archbishop in Poland, he 
wrote  to  Padre  Pio  and  asked  him  to  pray  for  a 
Polish  woman  with  throat  cancer.  Within  two 
weeks,  she  had  been  cured  of  her  life-threatening 
disease.

Born  Francesco  Forgione,  Padre  Pio  grew  up  in  a 
family  of  farmers  in  southern  Italy.  Twice 
(1898-1903  and  1910-17)  his  father  worked  in 
Jamaica, New York, to provide the family income.

At  the  age  of  15,  Francesco  joined  the  Capuchins 
and took the name of Pio. He was ordained in 1910 
and was drafted during World War I. After he was 
discovered to have tuberculosis, he was discharged. 
In  1917  he  was  assigned  to  the  friary  in  San 
Giovanni Rotondo, 75 miles from the city of Bari on 
the Adriatic.

On  September  20,  1918,  as  he  was  making  his 
thanksgiving after Mass, Padre Pio had a vision of 
Jesus. When the vision ended, he had the stigmata 
in his hands, feet and side.

Life  became  more  complicated  after  that.  Medical 
doctors,  Church  authorities  and  curiosity  seekers 
came  to  see  Padre  Pio.  In  1924  and  again  in  1931, 
the  authenticity  of  the  stigmata  was  questioned; 
Padre  Pio  was  not  permitted  to  celebrate  Mass 
publicly or to hear confessions. He did not complain 
of  these  decisions,  which  were  soon  reversed. 
However,  he  wrote  no  letters  after  1924.  His  only 
other  writing,  a  pamphlet  on  the  agony  of  Jesus, 
was done before 1924.

Padre Pio rarely left the friary after he received the 
stigmata, but busloads of people soon began coming 
to  see  him.  Each  morning  after  a  5  a.m.  Mass  in  a 
crowded  church,  he  heard  confessions  until  noon. 
He took a mid-morning break to bless the sick and 
all  who  came  to  see  him.  Every  afternoon  he  also 
heard confessions. In time his confessional ministry 
would take 10 hours a day; penitents had to take a 
number  so  that  the  situation  could  be  handled. 
Many of them have said that Padre Pio knew details 
of their lives that they had never mentioned.

Padre Pio saw Jesus in all the sick and suffering. At 
his  urging,  a  fine  hospital  was  built  on  nearby 
Mount  Gargano.  The  idea  arose  in  1940;  a 
committee  began  to  collect  money.  Ground  was 
broken  in  1946.  Building  the  hospital  was  a 
technical wonder because of the difficulty of getting 
water there and of hauling up the building supplies. 
This  "House  for  the  Alleviation  of  Suffering"  has 
350 beds.
A  number  of  people  have  reported  cures  they 
believe  were  received  through  the  intercession  of 
Padre  Pio.  Those  who  assisted  at  his  Masses  came 
away  edified;  several  curiosity  seekers  were  deeply 
moved.  Like  St.  Francis,  Padre  Pio  sometimes  had 
his habit torn or cut by souvenir hunters.
One  of  Padre  Pio’s  sufferings  was  that 

unscrupulous  people  several  times  circulated 
prophecies  that  they  claimed  originated  from 
him.  He  never  made  prophecies  about  world 
events  and  never  gave  an  opinion  on  matters 
that  he  felt  belonged  to  Church  authorities  to 
decide.  He  died  on  September  23,  1968,  and 
was beatified in 1999.

Comment: 

At  Padre  Pio's  canonization  Mass  in 

2002,  Saint  John  Paul  II  referred  to  that  day's 
Gospel  (Matthew  11:25-30)  and  said:  “The  Gospel 
image  of  'yoke'  evokes  the  many  trials  that  the 
humble  Capuchin  of  San  Giovanni  Rotondo 
endured. Today we contemplate in him how sweet is 
the  'yoke'  of  Christ  and  indeed  how  light  the 
burdens  are  whenever  someone  carries  these  with 
faithful  love.  The  life  and  mission  of  Padre  Pio 
testify that difficulties and sorrows, if accepted with 
love, transform themselves into a privileged journey 
of  holiness,  which  opens  the  person  toward  a 
greater good, known only to the Lord.”

Quote

:  "The  life  of  a  Christian  is  nothing  but  a 

perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering 
of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at 
the price of pain" 

(saying of Padre Pio).

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Jesus

In  today’s  gospel  reading  Jesus  begins  to  give 
his  whole  attention  to  preparing  his  disciples 
for  the  final  rejection  that  awaits  him  in 
Jerusalem – a rejection God will transform into 
a  victory  over  all  evil  in  the  Saviour’s  Paschal 
Mystery.  The  first  reading,  from  the  Book  of 
Wisdom vividly anticipates what lies ahead for 
Jesus.  In  fact,  it  is  describing  the  selfishness 
and  foolishness  good  people  have  to  contend 
with  in  every  age.  The  existence  of  real  and 
pervasive evil presents a challenge to Christian 
faith.  The  freedom  and  responsibility  that  are 
the  hallmarks  of  our  human  dignity  will  often 
be  abused  and  obstruct  the  purposes  of  God. 
How  is  God  to  make  creation  a  final 
masterpiece, by turning all things to good in the 
end?

There  is  something  truly  prophetic  in  the 
reading  from  Wisdom,  because  it  echoes  the 
Songs  in  the  Book  of  Isaiah  concerning  God’s 
Servant: ‘the punishment reconciling us fell on 
him,  and  we  have  been  healed  by  his 
bruises’ (Is 53:5). These Songs were quoted by 
Jesus  in  the  synagogue  in  Nazareth  (Lk 
4:18-19).  No  doubt  they  were  of  great 

importance  to  him  as  his  mission  unfolded. 
God’s  designs  have  been  patiently  prepared. 
Evil  is  a  problem  for  all  of  us:  we  have  to 
contend  with  disruptive  forces  –  within 
ourselves,  in  our  dealings  with  others,  in  the 
wide world in which we live. Like the disciples 
Jesus is instructing, we are still learning how to 
cope.  Those  whom  Jesus  wants  to  be  the 
bearers  of  the  Good  News  of  God’s  ways  are 
still  lost  in  their  self-centred  ambitions.  It  is  a 
situation  that  is  so  typical  of  our  human 
experience. It leads Jesus to give the disciples a 
lesson  that  is  at  once  radical  and  simple: 
‘Anyone who wants to be first must become last 
of all and servant of all’. Perhaps we have here 
another  echo  of  the  Servant  Songs  that  have 
been  mentioned  –  Jesus  himself  will  be  our 
example  in  the  living  out  of  this  truth.  Great 
teacher  that  he  is,  Jesus  goes  on  to  give  the 
disciples  an  object  lesson  -  receive  those  who 
have  nothing  to  give  you  in  return,  like  this 
child  I  am  embracing,  he  tells  them,  and  you 
will  be  true  disciples  of  mine  and  dear  to  my 
Father. 

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

“The Son Of Man Is To Be Betrayed Into The 

Hands Of Men…,”

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“BECAUSE GOD IS REAL”

by Peter Kreeft

Why Must We Die?

8. Is Purgatory a little bit of Hell?
No,  it’s  more  like  a  little  bit  of  Heaven.  It’s  like 
Heaven’s bathroom, where you go first to take a hot 
shower  before  you  go  to  the  banquet  hall,  because 
you  look  and  smell  like  a  tramp,  full  of  dirt  and 
scabs.  The  shower  hurts,  but  you  want  it  anyway, 
for you want to be clean. You want God to shape you 
up, to strip off the old snakeskin, to rip off the dirty 
bandages, to separate you totally from all your sinful 
habits. That will hurt. But it will also feel great.

The pains of Purgatory will be greater than the pains 
of earth because you will see clearly, with no hiding, 
how  ugly  your  sins  were  and  how  they  harmed 
others  and  disappointed  and  dishonoured  God.  But 
the joys of purgatory will also be far greater than the 
joys  of  earth,  for  three  reasons:  (a)  you  will  know 
that  your  are  infallibly  headed  for  Heaven,  (b)  you 
will not be able to sin anymore, and (c) God will be 
there with you, holding you by the and as you “walk 
through the valley of the shadow of death”, and you 
will  fear  no  evil  because  He  is  with  you  .  You  will 
know  that  it  is  His  perfect,  divine  love  that  is 
causing you your purification pains, to free you from 
everything imperfect in you.

Therefore, you will want that purification more than 
you  have  ever  wanted  anything  in  the  world.  You 
will freely will your Purgatory; you will say, “Please 
give me my Purgatory” as the tramp said, “Please let 
me take a hot shower before dinner.

We  need  Purgatory  because  God  is  a  perfectionist. 
He loves us too much to settle for anything less than 
our  very  best.  Jesus  says  that:  “be  perfect,  as  your 
heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48).

If you teeth are too dirty for the dentist to fix, he will 
give you a cleaning first. If your body is dirty, your 
surgeon  will insist you be washed before you can be 
operated  on.  If  your  parents  come  home  from  a 
sweaty,  smelly  soccer  game  and  want  to  go  out  to 
dinner, they will take a shower first. That’s why God 
justly and lovingly gives us Purgatory.

MIX & MINGLE (8TH ANNUAL)

Friday, Sep 20, 4PM

15 Laxton Ave., Toronto

Faith Connections and the Religious communities 
of Toronto invite all young adults (18-39, student, 

working professional, single, married, young 

parent) to evening prayers followed by a barbecue 

supper. Come and hang out with other young 

adults, and meet with men and women religious 

and explore how their spiritualties can nourish 

your faith journey.RSVP: Sep 15: 

faithconnections@csj-to.ca

THEOLOGY ON TAP: 

LAUDATO SI’ — POPE FRANCIS’ 

CHALLENGE

Duke of York Pub— Mon, Sep 28, 7PM

39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto

Faith Connections invites young adults 19-39 to 

join us for an evening of thought-provoking 
theological discussions in a comfortable and 

relaxed setting. Special guest: Dr. Dennis Patrick 

O'Hara, director of the Elliott Allen Institute for 

Theology & Ecology.

Pope Francis' recent encyclical, Laudato Si', is a 

moral instruction in the tradition of Catholic social 

teaching that challenges Western culture to 

reinvent itself. What are the implications for young 

adults living in Canada?  

Munchies provided. Cash bar. Come and bring a 

friend! CONTACT: Jean-Paul Markides: 

faithconnections@csj-to.ca Tel: 416-467-2645.

YOUNG ADULTS

ANGELS AND DEMONS EVENT

Sat, Oct 31, 9:30 am

Canada Christian College

50 Gervais Dr., Toronto

The theme of the event is "Angels and Demons." 

The event features talks by Exorcist Fr. Gary 

Thomas as well as Mr. Wilson Orihuela.

Topics for the day include: The Occult and its 

Symbols, Ministry of Exorcism in the 21st 

Century, Hierarchy of Angels and the Demonic, 

Signs of Possession and Protection against Satan.

Student and group rates available. Free ticket to 

priests and religious with identification. 

Registering to ensure a spot is strongly suggested.

WEB: www.serviamministries.com/events/angels/ 

PHONE: 1-888-522-2070 EMAIL: 

info@serviamministries.com

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Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with 
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NEXT YOUTH MASS

TODAY May 24 @ 5:30PM

At this Mass our young people help with the 

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

free to approach us if you wish to help.

FAMILY OF FAITH 

CAPITAL 

CAMPAIGN

Pledges 

$272,500—147% of 

Goal.

Congratulations

StJXXIII !!!

CWL EXECUTIVE

The following have kindly agreed to be the 

executive for the new CWL

Lolita  Perry;  Lorraine  Robert;  Zenia 
Cayetano;  Marichou  Castillo

.  Please 

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

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.