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Second Sunday of Advent               

 December 4, 2016 

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Hayde Ayala 

To Donate Online to St JXXIII go to: https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=415

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 Saturday of
the month at 11AM and third Sunday of the month
at 1:30PM. Preparation session is required.

Reconciliation (confession)
Before  all  Sun  Masses/Sat Vigil  Mass  and  the Wed
Mass  or  by  appointment.  Confessional  is  in
Adoration Chapel
.

Anointing of the Sick
At any time by appointment. In case of emergency,
please  ask  hospital  for  Catholic  priest.  Or  see  Fr
Simon.

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
Head Office: 416-733-8544

SACRAMENT  

OF 

CONFIRMATION

All Confirmandi

Advent Holy Hour

TODAY

Sunday, Dec 4,

4PM—5PM

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC 

CHURCH 

THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK

313. How was sickness viewed in the Old Testament?

In the Old Testament sickness was experienced as a sign of
weakness and at the same time perceived as mysteriously
bound  up  with  sin.  The  prophets  intuited  that  sickness
could also have a redemptive value for one’s own sins and
those of others. Thus sickness was lived out in the presence
of God from whom people implored healing.

314. What is the significance of Jesus’ compassion for

the sick?

The  compassion  of  Jesus  toward  the  sick  and  his  many
healings of the infirm were a clear sign that with him had
come the Kingdom of God and therefore victory over sin,
over  suffering,  and  over  death.  By  his  own  passion  and
death he gave new meaning to our suffering which, when
united  with  his  own,  can  become  a  means  of  purification
and of salvation for us and for others.

315. What is the attitude of the Church toward the sick?

Having received from the Lord the charge to heal the sick,
the Church strives to carry it out by taking care of the sick
and  accompanying  them  with  her  prayer  of  intercession.
Above  all,  the  Church  possesses  a  sacrament  specifically
intended  for  the  benefit  of  the  sick. This  sacrament  was
instituted  by  Christ  and  is  attested  by  Saint  James:  “Is
anyone among you sick? Let him call in the presbyters of
the Church and let them pray over him and anoint him with
oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14-15).

316. Who can receive the anointing of the sick?

Any member of the faithful can receive this sacrament as
soon as he or she begins to be in danger of death because
of  sickness  or  old  age.  The  faithful  who  receive  this
sacrament  can  receive  it  several  times  if  their  illness
becomes  worse  or  another  serious  sickness  afflicts  them.
The  celebration  of  this  sacrament  should,  if  possible,  be
preceded  by  individual  confession  on  the  part  of  the  sick
person.

317. Who administers this sacrament?

This  sacrament  can  be  administered  only  by  priests
(bishops or presbyters).

318. How is this sacrament celebrated?

The celebration of this sacrament consists essentially in an
anointing with oil which may be blessed by the bishop. The
anointing is on the forehead and on the hands of the sick
person  (in  the  Roman  rite)  or  also  on  other  parts  of  the
body (in the other rites) accompanied by the prayer of the
priest who asks for the special grace of this sacrament.

319. What are the effects of this sacrament?

This  sacrament  confers  a  special  grace  which  unites  the
sick person more intimately to the Passion of Christ for his
good and for the good of all the Church. It gives comfort,
peace, courage, and even the forgiveness of sins if the sick
person is not able to make a confession. Sometimes, if it is
the  will  of  God,  this  sacrament  even  brings  about  the
restoration  of  physical  health.  In  any  case  this  Anointing

prepares  the  sick  person  for  the  journey  to  the  Father’s
House.

320. What is Viaticum?

Viaticum is the Holy Eucharist received by those who are
about  to  leave  this  earthly  life  and  are  preparing  for  the
journey to eternal life. Communion in the body and blood
of Christ who died and rose from the dead, received at the
moment  of  passing  from  this  world  to  the  Father,  is  the
seed of eternal life and the power of the resurrection.

COFFE SUNDAY

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to help us get to know each other better?

Before we begin we need a co-ordinator for each of the 4

Sunday Masses. Then we can set a date for our first coffee

Sunday.

Perhaps we can begin after the Christmas rush. Say, Sat,

Jan 28/Sun Jan 29.

PARISH CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday December 17 @ 6:30PM

Begins with Nativity Play by children after 5:15PM Mass in

Church.

Immediately following,

pot-luck is served in the Hall: co-ordinators Benji Romero

(416) 696-6133 & Ahme Sanchez (647) 878-2534

An entertain evening follows.

Adults wishing to receive gifts should bring exchange gifts

worth $10.

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meet after the 9AM Mass on the 2

nd

& 4

th

Thurs of Month

Next Meeting IS THURSDAY, Dec 8

Inviting our Mature Parishioners to come and socialize

with each other for breakfast, exercise, spiritual movies,

board games, cards, etc.

Femi Bararra has volunteered to co-ordinate this weekly

meeting for you. Meeting will take place in Our Lady of

Good Counsel room across from the offices.

SUNDAYS OF ADVENT

Holy Hour

The Holy Hour for Advent, with Exposition &

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, will take place

as usual on

Sundays from 4PM to 5PM

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MASS  

INTENTIONS 

Mon,Dec 5, 7PM: Family Faith Campaign
Tues,Dec 6, 9AM:+Tony&Mary Schwanauer
Wed, Dec 7, 7PM: +Pacifico Maglalang
Thurs, Dec 8, 9AM:Thnksgv: Amanda Leger
Fri, Dec 9, 7PM: +Deceased of Rojas Family

 

Sat, Dec 10, 9AM: +Rodolfo Apoderado

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Saturday, Dec 10
5:15PM: +Gregorio & Celestina Occiano
Sunday, Dec 11
9AM: +The Parishioners
12:15PM: +Victoria, +Aguida, + Nenita
5:30PM: Thanksgiving for Sharon Quilop

PARISH

CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sun, Jan 29: Goal: $2,220. Payment is in May of each year

for following 12 months. Total to Date: $770.00

YOUTH CHOIR

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 — Grade 8

Inf. Amy: 647-878-2534; Sing 1

st

& 4

th

Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Dec 10—Friday, Dec 16

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Deceased of the North Family

Chapel Tabernacle: +

FORMED.ORG

December Features

BE FORMED IN THE FAITH

Go To Programs: Children , Watch “Altar Gang” Or “A

Legend From Long Ago…” Christmas Story.

Go To Audio: Featured, Listen To “Prepare The Way For

The King” Or “The True Meaning Of Christmas”.

Go To Books: Featured, Download “The Appalling

Strangeness Of God’s Mercy” Or Children, Download

“Bible Stories For Little Children”

Want to watch a movie on a saint’s life? Hear an inspiriting

audio on spirituality?

Teach your children the faith through video? You can do

all this via computer, smart phone, tablet or internet tv.

Go to “formed.org.; input our parish access code:

MRFX27; fill out your profile and password. Bang! You’re

into the site.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Second (2

nd

) Test—Months of Jan/Feb

Make appointment with Fr when child knows material.

PARISH GROUP LEADERS

Lectio—Evangelization, Six Sessions

Sat, Feb 4, 11AM-12:30PM; Sat, Feb 18, 11AM-12:30PM.

THANKS

To the 5 Donors for the New Monstrance

We received $500, 200, 300, 500 & 583.53 towards this gift.

$2085.53-500-200-300-500-585.53=$0000.00

EVENT 

DATE

TIME

TIME

TIME

Advent 

Confessions

Wed 

Dec 21

7:30PM

Mass

7PM

——

Christmass 

Eve

Sat Dec 

23

Mass

Cancelled

9AM

Carols

11:15PM

 Midnight 

Mass

12AM

Christmass 

Day

Sunday 

Dec 25

Mass

9AM

Mass

12:15PM

Cancelled

5:30PM

St Stevens

Day

Monday

Dec 26

Mass

10AM

——

——

New Year Eve

Mary Mother 

of God

Sat 

Dec 31

Mass

Cancelled

9AM

Holy Hour

3:45PM

Mass

5:15PM

New Year 

Mary Mother 

of God

Sunday, 

Jan 1

Mass

9AM

Mass

12:15PM

Cancelled 

5:30PM

New Year Day 

2

Mon, 
Jan 2

Mass

10AM

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——

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

SCHEDULE

College/University Age

Upcoming:6 Sessions with Your Age Group: OLW Lounge

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SMILE

ARCHDIOCESE

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS

PATHS STRAIGHT.”

Could God be calling you to be a priest, deacon, brother or

sister in order to help our world of today to truly “prepare

the way of the Lord”? If God is calling you, contact Fr.

Chris, Vocation Director, at 416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

Now that's just plain unfair:

"To work in order to stop yourself thinking is also

laziness."

____

A broad smile is a cooler way of showing your enemies

that you have teeth.

____

Panic, Chaos, Pandemonium – my work here is finished.

____

If it isn’t due tomorrow, it’s not homework.

____

My wallet is like an onion. Opening it makes me cry.

____

Television is a medium – anything well done is rare.

____

It is a fact of nature that light arrives faster than sound.

Which is why some people can appear quite bright, until

they speak.

____

You may have one but that doesn't mean you have to act

like one.

VOCATIONS

KOLBE KNOW YOUR FAITH SERIES:

Salvation History

Tues, Dec, 13 – 7-9pm. Holy Cross Parish Hall; 291

Cosburn Av, OR Sat, Dec 10,17:9:45am-12pm. Blsd Trinity

Parish Hall; 3220 Bayview Ave., Toronto. COST: $15

includes weekly handouts. www.kolbeapostolate.com

VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT

The Office of Vocations invites single Catholic men, 17

years and older to attend a Discernment Retreat

Dec 9-11: Manresa Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering
(starts Fri: 7 pm). The retreat offers Guided reflections,

Holy Mass, Adoration, confession and direction.

FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health 416-465-2868

www.fertilitycare.ca info@fertilitycare.ca

Are you planning to space your children and feel unsure of

the family planning system you’re using?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Is your family complete and are wondering what comes

next for family panning?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Would you like to follow your faith but don’t know a

reliable, scientific family panning method?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Do you have health concerns and want to learn more

about your body and gynecologic health?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Are you suffering from infertility or recurrent miscarriage

and don’t know where to turn for effective help?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

DID YOU KNOW?

Since Canada legalized euthanasia/assisted suicide in June

2016, 374 people across the country have already died by

lethal injection. Meanwhile, only 30% of Canadians have

access to quality palliative (end of life) care. Please visit

www.Canadians for conscience.ca to learn more and write

directly to the Ontario government.

BLACK NAZARENE NOVENA & FEAST DAY.

Jan 1st - Sun, 1:15pm / Jan 2nd - Mon 6:45pm

Jan 3rd - Tues 9:30am / Jan 4th - Wed 6:45pm

Jan 5th - Thurs 8:45am / Jan 6th - Fri 7:30pm

Jan 7th - Sat 8:45am / Jan 8th - Sun 7:30pm

Jan 9th - Mon 8:45am—Feast Day

2017

ENVELOPES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR

PICK UP IN DECEMBER.

For regular users, if there are changes in address and

contact information please advice the office.

If not yet using pre-numbered envelopes, we encourage

you to register and a box of envelopes will be available

for you.

Envelope users are the major supporters of our Parish.

We depend on your generosity. THANK YOU!

MOM’S CATHOLIC GROUP

Coming to St JXXIII Parish in 2017

Catholic Mom’s Group is a program that the

Archdiocese is supporting for our parishes. Check out

the website for further information

http://www.catholicmomsgroup.com.

From the Mission Statement:

It’s simple: we want to remind moms that motherhood

is a vocation— a call from God. It is our hope to help

women clarify what it means to truly be a Catholic

mother. In these modern times, motherhood has

been secularized. The mother has seemingly

been stripped of her blessed role. It is our hope that

our work will help in some small way to restore the

dignity of motherhood.

St JXXIII Co-ordinator: Angelina Orozco

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Optional Memorial: St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin—
Sat,  Dec  10:  Thousands  of  people  gathered  in  the
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe July 31, 2002, for
the  canonization  of  Juan  Diego,  to  whom  the
Blessed Mother appeared in the 16th century. Pope
John  Paul  II  celebrated  the  ceremony  at  which  the
poor Indian peasant became the Church’s first saint
indigenous to the Americas.

The  Holy  Father  called  the  new  saint  “a  simple,
humble  Indian”  who  accepted  Christianity  without
g i v i n g  u p  h i s

i d e n t i t y  a s  a n

I n d i a n .  “ I n

p r a i s i n g  t h e

I n d i a n  J u a n

Diego,  I  want  to

express  to  all  of

y o u

t h e

closeness  of  the

Church  and  the

pope, embracing

you  with  love

and encouraging

you to overcome

with  hope  the

difficult  times

you  are  going

through,”  John

P a u l  s a i d .

A m o n g  t h e

thousands  present  for  the  event  were  members  of
Mexico’s 64 indigenous groups.

First  called  Cuauhtlatohuac  (“The  eagle  who
speaks”),  Juan  Diego’s  name  is  forever  linked  with
Our  Lady  of Guadalupe  because  it  was  to  him  that
she  first  appeared  at  Tepeyac  hill  on  December  9,
1531.  The  most  famous  part  of  his  story  is  told  in
connection with the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
on  December  12.  After  the  roses  gathered  in  his
tilma were transformed into the miraculous image of
Our  Lady,  however,  little  more  is  said  about  Juan
Diego.

In  time  he  lived  near  the  shrine  constructed  at
Tepeyac,  revered  as  a  holy,  unselfish.  and
compassionate  catechist  who  taught  by  word  and
especially by example.

During his 1990 pastoral visit to Mexico, Pope John
Paul II confirmed the long-standing liturgical cult in
honour of Juan Diego, beatifying him. Twelve years
later he was proclaimed a saint.

Reflection
God  counted  on  Juan  Diego  to  play  a  humble,  yet
huge role in bringing the Good News to the peoples
of Mexico. Overcoming his own fear and the doubts
of  Bishop  Juan  de  Zumarraga,  Juan  Diego
cooperated  with God’s  grace  in  showing  his  people
that  the Good  News  of  Jesus  is  for  everyone.  Pope
John Paul II used the occasion of this beatification to
urge Mexican laymen and laywomen to assume their
responsibilities  for  passing  on  the  Good  News  and
witnessing to it.

Feasts of the Week

WIN GREAT PRIZES

Friars’ Student Writing Award

Students  aged  14—18  are  invited  to  write  a 
five hundred-word essay on the theme for the 
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated 
January  18-25,  2017.  The  Theme  for  this 
coming year is “Reconciliation—The love of Christ 
compels us

” (cf. 2Corinthians 5:14-20). Students 

should  read  the  above  Scripture  passage  and 
respond  to  the  following  statement  in  the 
essay:

As  the  Christian  world  reflects  on  the  500th 
anniversary  of  the  Protestant  Reformation 
(1517-2017) and after reading 2 Corinthians 
5:14-29,  discuss  the  main  obstacles  to 
Christian reconciliation and ways to overcome 
them based on your own experiences.

First  prize  is  an  iPad  Air  2  (64GB),  second 
prize is a Kobo Aura HsO, and third to sixth 
prizes  are  a  one-year  subscription  to  the 
Catholic Register and other prizes.

Essays  will  be  edited  and  published  in  the 
Catholic  Register.  Deadline  for  entries  is 
January  13,  2017.  E-mail  your  essay  to 

editor@catholicregister.org

  or  Fax  it  to 

416-934-3400,  ext  344  or  416-934-3410,  ext 
403 or 1-855-441-4077

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The Readings:

Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17

Romans 15:4-9

Matthew 3:1-12
"The  kingdom  of  heaven  is  at  hand,"  John

proclaims.  And  the  Liturgy  today  paints  us  a

vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of

the kingdom He has come to bring.
The  Lord  whom  John  prepares  the  way  for  in

today's Gospel is the righteous king prophesied

in  today's  First  Reading  and  Psalm.  He  is  the

king's  son,  the  son  of  David—a  shoot  from  the

root of Jesse, David's father (see Ruth 4:17).
He will be the Messiah, anointed with the Holy

Spirit  (see  2  Samuel  23:1;  1  Kings  1:39;  Psalm

2:2), endowed with the seven gifts of the Spirit

—wisdom,  understanding,  counsel,  strength,

knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord.
He  will  rule  with  justice,  saving  the  poor  from

the ruthless and wicked. His rule will be not only

over Israel—but will extend from sea to sea, to

the ends of the earth. He will be a light, a signal

to  all  nations. And  they  will  seek  Him  and  pay

Him homage.
In  Him,  all  the  tribes  of  the  earth  will  find

blessing.  The  covenant  promise  to  Abraham

(see  Genesis  12:3),  renewed  in  God's  oath  to

David (see Psalm 89:4,28), will be fulfilled in His

dynasty. And His name will be blessed forever.
In  Christ,  God  confirms  His  oath  to  Israel's

patriarchs, Paul tells us in today's Epistle. But no

longer  are  God's  promises  reserved  solely  for

the children of Abraham. The Gentiles, too, will

glorify  God  for  His  mercy.  Once  strangers,  in

Christ they will be included in "the covenants of

promise" (see Ephesians 2:12).
John delivers this same message in the Gospel.

Once God's chosen people were hewn from the

rock  of Abraham  (see  Isaiah  51:1-2).  Now, God

will  raise  up  living  stones  (see  1  Peter  2:5)—

children of Abraham born not of flesh and blood

but of the Spirit.
This  is  the  meaning  of  the  fiery  baptism  He

brings—making us royal heirs of the kingdom of

heaven, the Church.

“He Will Baptize You With The Holy Spirit And Fire”

John the Baptist

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Question
What  does  the  symbol  of  the  P  with  an  X  through  the
bottom of it mean?
Answer
You  are  speaking  of  the  chi-rho  monogram.  Though  the
two letters look like P and X in the English alphabet, they
are actually chi (looks like X) and rho (looks like P) from the
Greek  alphabet.  They  also  happen  to  be  the  first  two
letters  of  "Christ"  in  Greek  (Christos).  Hence  the  chi-rho
monogram is used as a symbol of Christ, Christianity, and
Christians.
Question: "Why wasn't Jesus named Immanuel?"
Answer:
In the prophecy of the virgin birth, Isaiah 7:14, the
prophet  Isaiah  declared,  "Therefore  the  Lord  Himself  will
give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give
birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel." This prophecy
refers  to  the  birth  of  Jesus  in  Matthew  1:22-23,  "All  this
took  place  to  fulfill  what  the  Lord  had  said  through  the
prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to
a son, and they will call him Immanuel' which means, 'God
with us.'" This does not mean, however, that the Messiah’s
name would actually be Immanuel.

There are many names given to Jesus using the phrase “He
shall be called,” both in the Old and New Testaments. This
was  a  common  way  of  saying  that  people  would  refer  to
Him  in  these  various  ways.  Isaiah  prophesied  of  the
Messiah, “His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The  mighty  God,  The  everlasting  Father,  The  Prince  of
Peace”  (Isaiah  9:6).  None  of  these  titles  was Jesus’  actual
name,  but  these  were  descriptions  people  would  use  to
refer to Him forever. Luke tells us Jesus “shall be called the
Son of the Highest” (Luke 1:32) and “son of God” (1:35), but
neither of these was His name.
In  two  different  places,  the  prophet  Jeremiah  says  in
referring to the coming Messiah, “And this is His name by
w h i c h  H e  s h a l l  b e  c a l l e d ,  Y H W H ,  O U R
RIGHTEOUSNESS”  (Jeremiah  23:5-6;  33:15-16).  Now  we
know  that  God,  the  Father,  is  named Yahweh.  Jesus  was
never  actually  called Yahweh  as  though  it  was  His  name,
but  His  role  was  that  of  bringing  the  righteousness  of
Yahweh  to  those  who  would  believe  in  Him,  exchanging
that  righteousness  for  our  sin  (2  Corinthians  5:21).
Therefore, this is one of the many titles or “names” which
belong to Him.

In  the  same  way,  to  say  that  Jesus  would  be  called
"Immanuel" means Jesus is God and that He dwelt among
us  in  His  incarnation  and  that  He  is  always  with  us. Jesus
was God  in  the  flesh. Jesus  was God  making  His  dwelling
among  us  (John  1:1,14).  No,  Jesus'  name  was  not
Immanuel, but Jesus was the meaning of Immanuel, "God
with  us."  Immanuel  is  one  of  the  many  titles  for  Jesus,  a
description of who He is.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

GOD SQUAD & KIDS OF THE

CROSS

Upcoming Youth Events:

Youth Ministry Christmas Cookie Bake

Day:

Sat, Dec 3, 2-4pm the Parish Kitchen.

Join us for an afternoon of baking

Christmas cookies together, which we

will be selling the following day in order

to fundraise for a member of the Knights

of Columbus who is retiring.

Youth Ministry Christmas Cookie Bake

Sale:

Sun, Dec 4, 9:30am-5:30pm the Parish.

SJ23YM will be having a bake sale in

order to fundraise for a member of the

Knights of Columbus who is retiring. We

will also participate in the Holy Hour

Mass dedicated to the youth who are

being confirmed from 4-5pm the day of

our bake sale.

Next God Squad Night:

Sat, Dec 10, 2-4:pm in the Parish Hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night:

Fri, Dec 16, 6-8pm in Rooms 1&2.

Nativity Play and Parish Christmas Party:

SJ23YM will be creating props for the

nativity play following the last mass on

Dec 17. We will be working on the props

in the next month leading to the Parish

Christmas party.

Youth Ministry Christmas Party:

Fri, Dec 23, 6-8pm in the Parish Hall.

Please join us in celebrating the birth of

our Lord and Saviour with a night of

prayer, worship, activities and snacks.

Don’t forget to bring a friend!

YOUTH MINISTRY

THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST: GOD IN A BAR

Wille Stouts Pub & Grill; 2175 Sheppard Ave. E.

Dec 5, 7PM

Young adults (19-39) invited to join us for an evening of

thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable

and relaxed setting, with special guest: Phil Cummings,

high school teacher and former chaplain, York University.

Munchies provided. Cash bar. Bring a friend!

Info:: 416-599-7676 WEB: www.faithconnections.ca

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Parish Sunday Bulletin            

       

Second Sunday of Advent               

 December 4, 2016 

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with  evening
p r a y e r

a n d

Benediction  at

5:40PM.  Come  for

a  few  minutes  or

an  hour  and  keep

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Lord.  Pray  for

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C h u r c h ,  y o u r

family, yourself.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin            

       

Second Sunday of Advent               

 December 4, 2016 

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FOR PARISH REVENUE

7 Day Vigil Lamps

To help with parish revenue the red vigil lamps for the altar
tabernacle and chapel tabernacle can be purchased for the

week beginning at the Sunday Vigil Mass for $20. The name

of the Family or Person for whom the Vigil Lamp is burning

will be placed in this bulletin every week.

It is possible for the parish to raise $1,5oo each year in this

way.

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LENTEN FAST & ABSTINENCE

We fast, & abstain from meat on Ash Wed & Good Fri.

The fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The required fast on Ash Wed and Good Fri 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

Abstinence on these days from meat does not intend the

omission of eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All Catholics who have completed their 14

th

year are

bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by

the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60

th

year.

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.