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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.

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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534. What is prayer?

Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God, 
or  the  petition  of  good  things  from  him  in  accord 
with his will. It is always the gift of God who comes 
to  encounter  man.  Christian  prayer  is  the  personal 
and  living  relationship  of  the  children  of  God  with 
their  Father  who  is  infinitely  good,  with  his  Son 
Jesus Christ, and with the Holy Spirit who dwells in 
their hearts.

CHAPTER ONE

The Revelation of Prayer

535. Why is there a universal call to prayer?

Because through creation God first calls every being 
from nothingness. Even after the Fall man continues 
to be capable of recognizing his Creator and retains 
a  desire  for  the  One  who  has  called  him  into 
existence.  All  religions,  and  the  whole  history  of 
salvation  in  particular,  bear  witness  to  this  human 
desire  for  God.  It  is  God  first  of  all,  however,  who 
ceaselessly  draws  every  person  to  the  mysterious 
encounter known as prayer.

THE REVELATION OF PRAYER:

OLD TESTAMENT

536. How is Abraham a model of prayer?

Abraham is a model of prayer because he walked in 
the  presence  of  God,  heard  and  obeyed  him.  His 
prayer was a battle of faith because he continued to 
believe  in  the  fidelity  of  God  even  in  times  of  trial. 
Besides,  after  having  received  in  his  own  tent  the 
visit  of  the  Lord  who  confided  his  plan  to  him, 
Abraham  dared  to  intercede  for  sinners  with  bold 
confidence.

537. How did Moses pray?

The  prayer  of  Moses  was  typical  of  contemplative 
prayer. God, who called to Moses from the burning 
bush, lingered in conversation with him often and at 
length,  “face  to  face,  like  a  man  with  his 
friend”  (Exodus  33:11).  In  this  intimacy  with  God, 
Moses attained the strength to intercede tenaciously 
for  his  people:  his  prayer  thus  prefigured  the 
intercession of the one mediator, Christ Jesus.

538. In the Old Testament, what relationship do 

the king and the temple have to prayer?

The  prayer  of  the  People  of  God  developed  in  the 
shadow  of  the  dwelling  place  of  God  –  the  Ark  of 
the Covenant, then the Temple – under the guidance 
of  their  shepherds.  Among  them  there  was  David, 
the King “after God’s own heart,” the shepherd who 
prayed  for  his  people.  His  prayer  was  a  model  for 
the prayer of the people because it involved clinging 

to the divine promise and a trust filled with love for 
the One who is the only King and Lord.

539. What is the role of prayer in the mission of 

the prophets?

The  prophets  drew  from  prayer  the  light  and 
strength  to  exhort  the  people  to  faith  and  to 
conversion  of  heart.  They  entered  into  great 
intimacy with God and interceded for their brothers 
and sisters to whom they proclaimed what they had 
seen and heard from the Lord. Elijah was the father 
of  the  prophets,  of  those  who  sought  the  face  of 
God.  On  Mount  Carmel  he  achieved  the  return  of 
the people to the faith, thanks to the intervention of 
God  to  whom  he  prayed:  “Answer  me,  O  Lord, 
answer me!” (1 Kgs 18:37).

540. What is the importance of the Psalms in 

prayer?

The  Psalms  are  the  summit  of  prayer  in  the  Old 
Testament:  the  Word  of  God  become  the  prayer  of 
man. Inseparably both personal and communal, and 
inspired  by  the  Holy  Spirit,  this  prayer  sings  of 
God’s marvelous deeds in creation and in the history 
of  salvation.  Christ  prayed  the  Psalms  and  brought 
them  to  fulfillment.  Thus  they  remain  an  essential 
and permanent element of the prayer of the Church 
suited to people of every condition and time.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART FOUR—CHRISTIAN PRAYER

THE ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF OF

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE SCHOOL

Cordially invites

Grade 8 female students and their 

parents/guardians to the

Information Evening and Open House 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s College School 

74 Wellesley Street West

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.

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Sep 28, 7PM: +Paulina William

Tues, Sep 29, 9AM: Thnksgv: Edgar & Allan 
Dizon

Wed, Sep 30, 7PM: +Timoteo Villar

Thur, Oct 1, 9AM: Thnksgv of Nida

Fri, Oct 2, 7PM: Thnksgv of Mary Ylagan
 Sat, Oct 3, 9AM: +Doloreco & Pedro Moreto

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Saturday Vigil,  October 3

5:15PM: +Bernardino Abued

Sunday, October 4

9AM: Intention of Patricia Lim

12:15PM: +Perla Sison

5:30PM: The Parishioners

PARISH

CHALICE CHILDREN

COLLECTION

TODAY: 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.

With This Collections We Support:

Wuriche Adams, Prasanth Maski, Michelle 

Calderon Pajares, Sujitha Srinivas, and 

Djouvensky Jean with nutrition, education, 

medicine.

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 — 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

NOVENA 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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TODAY'S READINGS SPEAK OF THE GIFTS 

OF PROPHESY AND OF CASTING OUT 

DEMONS. 

If you feel that God is calling you with the gift of a 

Church vocation, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, 

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 

416-968-0997 

email vocations@archtoronto.org 

www.vocationstoronto.ca

ARCDIOCESE

SMILE

Too Smart For Grade Two

A second grade teacher was having trouble with 

one of her students. One day she asked Johnny 

what his problem was, and he replied, "I'm too 

smart for the second grade, my sister is in the third 

grade and I'm smarter than her too."

The teacher took him to the principal's office and 

explained the situation to him.

The principal told her that he would give Johnny a 

test, and if he failed to answer one question, he 

would go back to the second grade and be quiet.

The teacher and Johnny both agreed.

Principal: "What is 3 x 3?” 

Johnny: "9."

Principal: "6 x 6?” 

Johnny: "36."

So, it went on like this. The principal asked him 

every question a third grader should know. Finally, 

after about an hour, he told the teacher, "I see no 

reason why Johnny can't go to the third grade, he 

answered all of my questions right."

The teacher asked if she could ask him some 

questions. The principal and Johnny agreed.

Teacher: "What does a cow have 4 of that I only 

have 2 of?” 

Johnny: "Legs."

Teacher: "What do you have in your pants that I 

don't have?" The principal gasped, but before he 

could stop him from answering, 

Johnny answered: "Pockets."

Teacher: "What does a dog do that a man steps 

into?"

Johnny: "Pants."

Teacher: What starts with F and ends with K and 

means a lot of excitement?"

Johnny: "Firetruck."

The principal breathed a big sigh of relief and said: 

"Put Johnny in the fifth grade, I got the last 4 

questions wrong myself."

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

COUPLES FOR CHRIST 

CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM

Oct 17, to Dec 5, 2015 for Eight Weeks. 

St John XXIII Parish Hall from 1PM—4PM

Renewing Christian Families since 1981

Open to Married Couples, Single parents, Single 

adults, separated, widowed, and divorced. 

For further information and registration, contact 

Jess & Cecile Soliman 416-421-4080

Representatives of CFC will be at all Masses on Sunday, 

October 4, with info/flyers

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FEAST OF THE WEEK

Memorial:

  St  Therese  of  the  Child  Jesus,  Virgin, 

Doctor — Thursday, October 1. "I prefer the monotony 
of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin 
for love can convert a soul." These are the words of 
Thérèse of the Child Jesus, a Carmelite nun called 
the  "Little  Flower,"  who  lived  a  cloistered  life  of 
obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France. And her 
preference  for  hidden  sacrifice  did  indeed  convert 
souls. Few saints of God are more popular than this 
young nun. Her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, 
is  read  and  loved  throughout  the  world.  Thérèse 
Martin entered the convent at the age of 15 and died 
in 1897 at the age of 24. She was canonized in 1925, 
and two years later she and St. Francis Xavier were 
declared co-patrons of the missions.

Life in a Carmelite convent is indeed uneventful and 
consists  mainly  of  prayer  and  hard  domestic  work. 
But  Thérèse  possessed  that  holy  insight  that 
redeems  the  time,  however  dull  that  time  may  be. 
She  saw  in  quiet  suffering  redemptive  suffering, 
suffering  that  was  indeed  her  apostolate.  Thérèse 
said she came to the Carmel convent "to save souls 
and  pray  for  priests."  And  shortly  before  she  died, 
she wrote: "I want to spend my heaven doing good 
on earth.”

On  October  19,  1997,  Pope  John  Paul  II 
proclaimed  her  a  Doctor  of  the  Church,  the  third 
woman to be so recognized, in light of her holiness 
and the influence on the Church of her teaching on 
spirituality.  Her  parents,  Louis  and  Zélie  were 
beatified in 2008.

Comment

: Thérèse has much to teach our age of the 

image, the appearance, the "sell." We have become a 
dangerously  self-conscious  people,  painfully  aware 
of the need to be fulfilled, yet knowing we are not. 
Thérèse, like so many saints, sought to serve others, 
to do something outside herself, to forget herself in 
quiet acts of love. She is one of the great examples 
of the gospel paradox that we gain our life by losing 
it, and that the seed that falls to the ground must die 
in order to live (John 12:24).

Preoccupation with self separates modern men and 
women from God, from their fellow human beings, 
and ultimately from themselves. We must relearn to 
forget  ourselves,  to  contemplate  a  God  who  draws 
us  out  of  ourselves,  and  to  serve  others  as  the 
ultimate  expression  of  selfhood.  These  are  the 

insights of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and they are more 
valid today than ever.

Quote

: All her life St. Thérèse suffered from illness. 

As  a  young  girl  she  underwent  a  three-month 
malady  characterized  by  violent  crises,  extended 
delirium  and  prolonged  fainting  spells.  Afterwards 
she was ever frail 

a n d  y e t  s h e 

worked  hard  in 

the laundry and 

refectory  of  the 

c o n v e n t . 

Psychologically, 

s h e  e n d u r e d 

p r o l o n g e d 

p e r i o d s  o f 

darkness  when 

the light of faith 

seemed  all  but 

extinguished. 

The  last  year  of 

h e r  l i f e  s h e 

slowly  wasted  away  from  tuberculosis.  And  yet 
shortly  before  her  death  on  September  30  she 
murmured, "I would not suffer less.”

Truly  she  was  a  valiant  woman  who  did  not 
whimper about her illnesses and anxieties. Here was 
a  person  who  saw  the  power  of  love,  that  divine 
alchemy  which  can  change  everything,  including 
weakness  and  illness,  into  service  and  redemptive 
power  for  others.  Is  it  any  wonder  that  she  is 
patroness of the missions? Who else but those who 
embrace suffering with their love really convert the 
world?

 DISCERNING THE HOLY SPIRIT IN 

ST. LUKE’S PARABLES

St. Monica Parish 

44 Broadway Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Wednesdays

November 4, 11, 18, 25,

7PM—8:30PM

This is a four week reflective and 

interactive

scripture study.  Liturgical prayer, 

contemplation

and fellowship in the Holy Spirit will be 

emphasized

in understanding the powerful message 

presented by Luke

To register: Brenda Voisin

Tel: 416-934-3400 ext. 523

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Jesus

Today’s gospel reading from Mark has a lesson 
as  telling  today  as  it  was  when  Jesus  was 
instructing  his  disciples.  The  seriousness  that 
characterises  groups  upholding  a  religious 
tradition  often  becomes  exclusive  and 
intolerant.  The  Apostle  John  reports 
disapprovingly  that  they  had  seen  a  man 
“casting out devils” in the name of Jesus. How 
precious in the memory of Christian faith is the 
Lord’s  response.  Authentic  faith  and 
discipleship  must  reflect  the  inclusive  ways  of 
God, proclaimed by Jesus in the Sermon on the 
Mount: “Love your enemies ... you must set no 
bounds  to  your  love,  just  as  your  heavenly 
Father set none to his” (Mt 5:48). “Anyone who 
is  not  against  us  is  for  us”  –  words  filled  with 
wisdom and generosity. The Lord is at work in 
every  human  heart,  and  who  are  we  to  make 
judgments  that  may  obstruct  the  mysterious 
purposes of God?

The  rest  of  the  reading  provides  an  important 
complement  to  the  great  lesson  concerning 

outsiders  that  has  just  been  given.  Those  who 
are within the community of faith have a great 
responsibility  to  uphold  and  protect  the  truth 
and values of the Gospel – “these little one who 
have  faith”  are  not  the  children  in  the 
community,  but  members  of  the  community 
who may be led astray. What are we to make of 
Jesus’  drastic  advice  to  “cut  off”  bodily 
members that may “cause sin?” If they refer to 
person  morality  –  the  more  frequently  heard 
interpretation  –  they  are  a  reminder  that 
faithful  discipleship  may  call  for  heroically 
painful  decisions.  (As  we  know,  the  Semitic 
forms  of  expression  used  by  Jesus  are 
surprisingly  strong  to  our  ears.)  There  is  a 
strong  case,  however,  for  an  interpretation  of 
these  words  as  following  on  from  reference  to 
the  “little  ones.“  In  this  interpretation  they 
would  refer  to  exclusion  from  the  community, 
of  persons  who  would  corrupt  the  faith  of 
insecure believers.

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

“Whoever Is Not Against Us Is For Us”

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“BECAUSE GOD IS REAL”

by Peter Kreeft

Why Must We Die?

8. Is Purgatory a little bit of Hell? (cont…)
Most of us need Purgatory because we are 
not good enough to enjoy or endure Heaven 
without it, but we are not bad enough to go 
to  Hell,  with  no  hope  for  Heaven.  Our 
faith, hope, and charity (the three glues that 
glue  us  to  God)  are  real  but  weak.  If  they 
were not real, if they were not there at all, 
we  would  not  have  any  hope  of  heaven.  If 
they  were  not  weak,  we  would  not  need 
Purgatory.

We  do  not  know  whether  Purgatory  is  an 
objective  place,  like  Heaven,  or  whether  it 
is  just  a  state  of  mind,  a  state  of  soul,  a 
process of change in our soul. If we get our 
resurrected bodies before Purgatory, then it 
must  be  an  objective  place.  If  we  get  our 
resurrected  bodies  after  Purgatory,  then 
Purgatory  may  be  a  state  of  mind,  a 
cleansing  of  our  memories  and  desires.  It 
doesn’t really matter much. What matters is 
that  it  is  real,  and  God  prefects  our  souls 
there so that we can be with Him in Heaven 
forever.

We  also  don’t  know  whether  Purgatory 
takes  a  literal,  measurable  time  or  not. 
When  the  Church  tells  us  that  a  certain 
good  deed  (like  a  novena  or  a  pilgrimage) 
will free us from “300 days in Purgatory” or 
“60 days in Purgatory”, that language is to 
be taken symbolically, because Purgatory is 
not  in  this  physical  universe,  so  it  cannot 
measure  time  by  earthly  clocks  and  by  the 
passage of the sun through the sky. Perhaps 
Purgatory  will  be  instantaneous,  like 
ripping  a  bandage  off  a  wound  all  at  once; 
or  perhaps  it  will  take  time  even  though 
that  time  cannot  be  measured  by  our 

material  clocks.  That  too  does  not  matter 
much.  What  matters  is  that  it  is  real,  and 
God perfects our souls there so the we can 
be with Him in Heaven forever.

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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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.