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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 

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 of the month
at  11AM  and  third  Sun  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  Blessed  Sacrament
Chapel
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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

LIFE TEEN—THE BATTLE SERIES

Friday, Feb 19, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room #2

Our Enemy: The Fallen Ones.

This Life Night presents teenagers with the

reality of Satan and demonic beings as

spiritual entities rather than concepts or

outdated doctrine. They will be challenged

to make a firm stand against these entities

and recognize that they are protected and

powerful in Christ.

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 
PART ONE—THE PROFESSION OF FAITH 

“I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, 


CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.”

47. Who is the Holy Spirit revealed to us by Jesus

Christ?

The  Holy  Spirit  is  the  third  Person  of  the  Most
Blessed  Trinity.  He  is  God,  one  and  equal  with  the
Father  and  the  Son.  He  “proceeds  from  the
Father”  (John  15:26)  who  is  the  principle  without  a
principle  and  the  origin  of  all  trinitarian  life.  He
proceeds also from the Son (Filioque) by the eternal
Gift which the Father makes of him to the Son. Sent
by the Father and the Incarnate Son, the Holy Spirit
guides the Church “to know all truth” (John 16:13).

48. How does the Church express her trinitarian

faith?

The  Church  expresses  her  trinitarian  faith  by
professing  a  belief  in  the  oneness  of  God  in  whom
there are three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The  three  divine  Persons  are  only  one God  because
each  of  them  equally  possesses  the  fullness  of  the
one  and  indivisible  divine  nature.  They  are  really
distinct  from  each  other  by  reason  of  the  relations
which  place  them  in  correspondence  to  each  other.
The Father generates the Son; the Son is generated
by  the  Father;  the  Holy  Spirit  proceeds  from  the
Father and the Son.

49. How do the three divine Persons work?

Inseparable  in  their  one  substance,  the  three  divine
Persons  are  also  inseparable  in  their  activity.  The
Trinity has one operation, sole and the same. In this
one  divine  action,  however,  each  Person  is  present
according to the mode which is proper to him in the
Trinity.

“O  my God, Trinity  whom  I  adore...grant  my
soul peace; make it your heaven, your beloved
dwelling,  and  the  place  of  your  rest.  May  I
never abandon you there, but may I be there,
whole  and  entire,  completely  vigilant  in  my
faith, entirely adoring, and wholly given over
to  your  creative  action.”

(Blessed  Elizabeth  of  the

Trinity)

50. What does it mean to say that God is almighty?

God reveals himself as “the strong One, the mighty
One” (Psalm 24:8), as the One “to whom nothing is

impossible”  (Luke  1:37).  His  omnipotence  is
universal, mysterious and shows itself in the creation
of the world out of nothing and humanity out of love;
but above all it shows itself in the Incarnation and the
Resurrection of his Son, in the gift of filial adoption
and  in  the  forgiveness  of  sins.  For  this  reason,  the
Church  directs  her  prayers  to  the  “almighty  and
eternal God” (“Omnipotens sempiterne Deus…”).

51. What is the importance of affirming “In the

beginning God created the heavens and the earth”

(Genesis 1:1)?

The significance is that creation is the foundation of
all  God’s  saving  plans.  It  shows  forth  the  almighty
and wise love of God, and it is the first step toward
the covenant of the one God with his people. It is the
beginning  of  the  history  of  salvation  which
culminates in Christ; and it is the first answer to our
fundamental questions regarding our very origin and
destiny.

HOW TO OBTAIN THE JUBILEE INDULGENCE

For those able to make a pilgrimage to one of the Jubilee

churches in Rome, that is certainly an option. Otherwise,

there are eight churches within the Archdiocese of

Toronto with a Holy Door of Mercy.

Going through one of these Holy Doors is a spiritual

journey that shows, as the Holy Father said, "the deep

desire for true conversion.” In addition to passing through

a Holy Door, each pilgrim is to:

1. receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation,

2. receive the Holy Eucharist while reflecting on God's

great gift of mercy,

3. make a profession of faith (recite either the Apostles' or

the Nicene Creed), and

4. pray for the Holy Father and for his intentions (an Our

Father and a Hail Mary are recommended).

For those who are elderly, confined and the ill, Pope

Francis said that they may obtain the indulgence:

1. by "living with faith and joyful hope this moment of

trial" and

2. by receiving the Eucharist or by attending Mass and

community prayer, "even through the various means of

communication" (for instance, a Mass offered on

television).

For those in prison, they may obtain the indulgence in

their prison chapels.

Indulgences may be obtained for the dead by the carrying

out of these same acts by the Faithful with the intention

of offering the indulgence for someone who is deceased.

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Feb 15, 10AM: Thanksgiving by Emer
Tues, Feb 16, 9AM: +Mary Schwanauer
Wed, Feb 17, 7PM: +All Souls
Thurs, Feb 18, 9AM: +Generosa Perez
Fri, Feb 19, 7PM: +Mary Schwanauer

Sat, Feb 20, 9AM: Thnksgv for Jamie Tolentino

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Saturday Vigil, February 20

5:15PM: The Parishioners
Sunday, February 21

9AM: +George Thatchil
12:15PM: +Victoria A., Nenita C., Aguida B.
5:30PM: +Souls in Purgatory

PARISH

NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sunday, February 28, 2016

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: $1141.

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals

Saturday Before Singing @ 10AM.

Grade 8 — Grade 12: Contacts: Editha Lazaga:

416-557-3622 or Fr Simon

Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sundays of Month @ 5:30PM Mass

CHILDREN’S CHOIR On Holiday for February

Grade 1 — Grade 7

Contact Amy: 647-878-2534 or Cecille 416-825-0793.

Sing 1

st

& 4

th

Sundays of Month @ 5:30PM Mass

PRAY FOR THE

Adults Seeking The Sacraments Of Baptism &

Confirmation At Our Parish

Lina Lim, Wendy Wang, Liam Dowhan, Perry

Leung, Sharon Marshall, and Marc & Suzanne LaFort

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Reminders

Parents & Sponsors Meeting

Wed, Feb 24 @ 7:30PM in Church

Reception of Nicene Creed

All Confirmandi—Saturday, Feb 28 @ 5:15PM Mass

SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Reminders

Second Test—Section Two on Reconciliation

January/February: Call office for appointment with Fr S

First Reconciliation—Sat, March 5 @ 11AM in Church

LENTEN DEVOTIONS

Sundays of Lent--Holy Hour: 4-5PM

With Exposition & Benediction

of the Blessed Sacrament. Come for Adoration of Our

Lord & Meet Him in the Silence

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday following the 7PM Mass

Come and be with Christ in His Passion

BRINGING THE FAMILY PRAYER BACK

BY Ruth Garcia / Sat, Feb 20 @ 10AM in Lounge

THE FAMILY

(A) The Domestic Church; The Holy Trinity as a

community; The Holy Family Nourishes Vocation;

Vocations: Married, single and religious

(B) The urgency of the Alliance (Covenant) of the Two

Hearts; The attacks on the family = Spiritual Warfare

adultery, cohabitation, fornication, contraceptive,

mentality, abortion, hedonism, individualistic mentality,

unholy media. (C) Sanctification of families Spiritual

Weapons = Communion of Reparation Rosary,

Confession, Holy Eucharist, Adoration before the Blessed

Sacrament in reparation. (D) Consecration of families

GOOD NEWS!!!

This Church Building Finally Belongs to St JXXIII Parish.

After consultations with the City of Toronto, the

Archdiocese discovered it could not change the

designation for our building from an ecumenical worship

centre to a single worship centre. Changing the contract

would mean the city would be able to force us to accept

another church or take over the building for its own

purposes.

With this in mind, the Archdiocese and the Presbyterian

Church have renegotiated their agreement. The new

agreement states that the Catholic Church has sole

financial responsibility for 150 Gateway Blvd. The

Presbyterian Church no longer has any responsibility for

this facility, except that it has one office to maintain its

presence here; this fulfills its legal requirements under

the City’s agreement with both our churches.

Thanks to your prayers and the intercession of St JohnXXIII,

God has granted our request.

BOOK OF GOSPELS

St JXXIII has purchased the Book of Gospels

We begin using it this Lent. This book is placed on the Altar at the

beginning of Mass and then picked up by the priest or deacon at

the time of Gospel Acclamation and solemnly taken in procession

to the lectern. In this way, we highlight the importance of the

Gospel as the Word of God above all other Scripture.

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JESUS WAS LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT INTO

THE DESERT FOR FORTY DAYS OF PRAYER

AND FASTING.

Are you open to being led by the Holy Spirit into the life-

commitment God has prepared for you?

If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious or

deacon, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director,

Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

ARCDIOCESE

SMILE

UPCOMING

DOOR OF MERCY

Pilgrimage To St Paul’s Basilica To Gain

The Jubilee Indulgence

Saturday April 23, 2016

Bus departs St John XXIII—8AM, April 23 for the Basilica.

To gain the indulgence we must (1) process through the

Door of Mercy—8:30AM; then, (2) we offer the Our Father

& Hail Mary for the Holy Father, and his intentions—

8:50AM; then, (3) Holy Mass in which we reflect on God’s

great gift of mercy & profess our Faith through the creed

—9AM; finally, (4) the Sacrament of Reconciliation

following Mass—9:30AM.

For those interested in joining this pilgrimage a sign up

sheet will be in the foyer in February, 2016. Adults $5,

youth $a Twonnie, children $a Loonie

Refreshments in Hall after confession.

MARCH FOR LIFE—OTTAWA

Thursday, May 12—Day Trip to Ottawa

Mass For Life @ 6:30AM; Depart @ 7AM; Return @ 7PM

Approximately 54 Confirmandi from grades 7, 8, and 9

will be accompanying us to Ottawa. Parents/parishioners

who wish to accompany us will have to pay $35;

confirmandi $free; teens $5; children $1.

Bus SignUp Sheet to come.

DIVINE RETREATS—FEBRUARY 2016

Led by Fr. Joby Kachappilly VC, Director & Divine Team.

Deliverance Retreat — Date: Feb 19 - 21, 2016.

Note: Attendance must be strictly observed for all 3 days.

Time: Fri 19, 6- 9pm; Sat 20, 9am-7pm

Sun 21: 9am-2.30pm Fee; $ 50/- Venue: Divine Retreat

Centre Toronto, 69, William Street, Toronto ON M9N 2G6.

Pr-registration required for all retreats, call 647-949-4932

or email: retreatdrct@gmail.com

PARISH MISSION FOR LENT

Next Month

March 13, 14, 15 & 16

Fr Ben St Croix of the Companions of the Cross (Amen!?

Ament!?) will preach at all the Sunday Masses of March

12/13. And on the following Monday, Tuesday, and

Wednesday evenings he will speak to a renewal of our

Faith.

Plan on being there—perhaps God has a particular

message for you at this mission. Bring a friend—perhaps

someone away from the Church and needing to hear

Jesus’ mercy proclaimed to them. Invite your family to

receive the special gift God, the Holy Spirit, has for each

and everyone of them.

On the Wednesday evening—at the conclusion of the

Mission—ten (10) priest will be available for confessions

PILGRIMAGE TO MARTYRS SHRINE

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Daughters of Isabella & the 12:15PM Choir invite you

to come on pilgrimage to Martyrs Shrine this June. We will

celebrate Mass, enjoy a picnic with games for everyone,

and end with the Stations of the Cross.

Bus sign-up in May

INFERIORITY COMPLEX

Harry was thrilled. After seeing a psychologist for over

three years, he was finally pronounced free to go. “Wow

this is so exciting you mean I am finally cured?!”

Questioned Harry excitedly, “You mean I no longer have

an inferiority complex!” “Well” said the psychologist

slowly, “to be perfectly honest with you I don’t think you

ever had an inferiority complex. After much thought I

have come to a conclusion. I think you really are inferior!”

FROM THE OFFICE OF VOCATIONS

COME & SEE WEEKEND

At St. Augustine’s Seminary from Friday Feb. 26 (7pm)

to Sunday Feb. 28 (1.30 pm).

Provides a time to pray, to learn what seminary

formation is about and time to interact and socialize with

the Seminarians & Priests of the Seminary. The weekend

offers opportunities for Communal Prayer, Mass,

Adoration & Confession. For more information call

416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org

YOUNG MEN’S HIGH SCHOOL (Day)

RETREAT

At St. Augustine’s Seminary on Sat, March 12, 2016.
Provides a time to pray, to interact & socialize. Priests

and Seminarians will deliver talks on practical aspects of
faith. Offers opportunities for Prayer, Mass, Adoration &

Confession. For more information call 416-968-0997 or

email: vocations@archtoronto.org

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St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron of
the  Universal  Church,  Principal  Patron  of  Canada—
Saturday,  Feb  19—The  Bible  pays  Joseph  the  highest
compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot
more than faithfulness in paying debts.
When  the  Bible  speaks  of  God  “justifying”  someone,  it
means  that  God,  the  all-holy  or  “righteous”  One,  so
transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in
God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to
love him or her. In other words, God is not playing games,
acting as if we were lovable when we are not.

By saying Joseph was “just,” the Bible means that he was
one  who  was  completely  open  to  all  that God  wanted  to
do for him. He became holy by opening himself totally to
God.
The  rest  we  can  easily  surmise. Think  of  the  kind  of  love
with which he wooed and won Mary, and the depth of the
love they shared during their marriage.

It  is  no  contradiction  of  Joseph’s  manly  holiness  that  he
decided  to  divorce  Mary  when  she  was  found  to  be  with
child.  The  important  words  of  the  Bible  are  that  he
planned  to  do  this  “quietly”  because  he  was  “a  righteous
man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame” (Matt 1:19).
The  just  man  was  simply,  joyfully,  wholeheartedly
obedient  to  God—in  marrying  Mary,  in  naming  Jesus,  in
shepherding the precious pair to Egypt, in bringing them
to Nazareth, in the undetermined number of years of quiet
faith and courage.

Comment: The Bible tells us nothing of Joseph in the years
after the return to Nazareth except the incident of finding
Jesus in the Temple (see Luke 2:41–51). Perhaps this can be
taken  to  mean  that

God  wants  us  to

realize  that  the

holiest  family  was

like  every  other

family,  that  the

circumstances  of

life  for  the  holiest

family  were  like

t h o s e  o f  e v e r y

f a m i l y,  s o  t h a t

w h e n

J e s u s ’

mysterious  nature

began  to  appear,

people  couldn’t

b e l i ev e  t h a t  h e

came  from  such

humble  beginnings:

“Is  he  not  the  carpenter’s  son?  Is  not  his  mother  named
Mary...?” (Matthew 13:55a). It was almost as indignant as
“Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46b).
Quote:  “He  was  chosen  by  the  eternal  Father  as  the
trustworthy  guardian  and  protector  of  his  greatest
treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife.
He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at
last  God  called  him,  saying:  ‘Good  and  faithful  servant,
enter into the joy of your Lord’” (St. Bernardine of Siena).

LENTEN

FAST & ABSTINENCE

Catholics fast, and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday

and Good Friday.

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

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.

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.

SAINT OF THE WEEK

THE SOURCE

With the Sisters of Life Tuesday, February 23 – 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St., Toronto

Join us for an evening of prayer and fellowship. From 7 to 8

p.m. in the main chapel, we’ll have Adoration of the

Blessed Sacrament with meditative music. Confessions

will be available. From 8 to 9 p.m., we’ll have refreshments

and fellowship in the hall downstairs.

We hope to see you there!

The Sisters of Life416-463-2722; toronto@sistersoflife.org


PRAYING WITH ICONS

A Reflection on Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Wednesday, February 24 – 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Church

131 McCaul St., Toronto

St. Patrick’s Church and the Redemptorists throughout

the world are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the

restoration of public veneration of the original Icon of Our

Mother of Perpetual Help in Rome. Join us as we reflect

and pray with the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in

the Byzantine tradition. Bishop John Pazak CSsR, Bishop

for the Catholic Slovaks of the Byzantine Rite, will lead us

in this reflection and prayer. Come and learn more about

this Icon of Love that has been such a part of the spiritual

life of the faithful throughout the world.

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Notes on the Gospel

The episode in today's Gospel is particularly

special,  because  the  only  way  the

evangelists  would  have  known  about  it

would have been if Christ had told it to his

disciples himself. No one else was there. The

Lord  must  have  opened  up  his  heart  to

them  about  this  seminal  moment  in  his

autobiography, which occurred immediately

(Mk  1:12)  after  he  was  baptised  in  the

Jordan by John the Baptist.

The Holy Spirit led him into the huge desert

between the mountain of Jerusalem and the

Dead  Sea  so  that  he  could  pray  to  the

Father  about  the  public  ministry  which  he

was  about  to  commence.  He  prayed  and

fasted  for  an  incredible  40  days,  which

obviously  would  have  left  him  physically

weak and famished. It was at this moment

that  the  Devil  came  to  him  to  tempt  him.

Much like God the Father had once allowed

Job  to  be  tested,  the  same  Father  allowed

his Son to be tempted.

In  the  temptations Jesus  suffered  and  later

described to his disciples, the devil brought

out  in  a  pristine  form  the  types  of

temptation that Christ would undergo in his

public  ministry  and  that  each  of  us

undergoes in our lives. By focusing on how

Christ responded, we, too, can learn how to

react  to  the  various  temptations  we

encounter.

- from a reflection on the Gospel by Fr John Landry, at the Catholic Culture

website

“Worship The Lord Your God,

And Him Alone”

Jesus’  response
to the tempter

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Question:

Are  we  really  eating  Jesus  in  the  Eucharist,  or  is  it  only
symbolic?

Full Question

Do we really "eat Jesus"? Don't the words of consecration
call  only  for  a  symbolic  interpretation  of  eating  and
drinking of Christ's body and blood instead of a literal one?

Answer

Not  according  to  the  understanding  of  the  Catholic  or
Orthodox  Churches,  and  not  according  to  the  practice  of
Christianity for 1,500 years.

The New Testament Greek in Mark 14:22, Matthew 26:26,
and  Luke  22:19  reads  this  way—transliterated,  of  course,
into English characters: " Touto estin to soma mou. " (The
very  earliest  account  of  the  words  of  consecration  in  1
Corinthians 11:24 is slightly different. Paul has it as: " Touto
mou  estin  to  soma.  "  In  either  case,  the  translation  (as
opposed to transliteration) is "This is my body."

Philologists tell us that the verb estin can mean "is really"
or "is figuratively." But Paul’s discussion of the Last Supper
clearly  reflects  his  belief  that  the  Presence  is  real,  not
figurative.  Paul’s  discourse  may  antedate  the  earliest
Gospels by as much as eight years. It is hardly likely, in view
of  that,  that  Matthew  or  Mark  meant  estin  to  be  taken
figuratively.

Furthermore, the Greek word for body used in John 6:52-58
is  sarx,  which  means  quite  specifically  and  only  "physical
flesh." The Aramaic scholars I have spoken to tell me that
sarx is as close as you can get in Greek to the Aramaic bisra,
which Jesus himself used.

Even  more  evidence  from  the  very  earliest Church  comes
from  Ignatius  of  Antioch.  I  had  to  go  back  to  my  Greek
version of him. Ignatius wrote about A.D. 110, 10 years or
so  after  the  death  of  John.  He’s  speaking  here  about
"certain people" who were beginning to hold to "heterodox
opinions" that he deemed "contrary to the mind of God"—
strong  language  for  the  personal  disciple  of  the  last
apostle. As nearly as I can come to it, Ignatius says: "These
people  abstain  from  the  Eucharist  as  well  as  from  prayer
because they do not admit that the Eucharist is the flesh of
our  Saviour  Jesus Christ,  flesh  which  suffered  for  our  sins
and which the Father, in his goodness, raised up again from
the dead" (Letter to the Smyrnaeans, 6:2).

Ignatius  was  taught  by  John  himself,  and  the  apostolic
succession in this case extends to more than the laying on
of  hands.  I  find  it  unlikely  to  the  point  of  impossibility  to
believe  that  Ignatius  would  hold  to  a  doctrine  antithetical
to what he had been taught by the Beloved Disciple.

Answered by: Fr. Hal Stockert

Question

Are eulogies proper for funerals?

Full Question

I  heard  somewhere  that  a  layperson  cannot  deliver  a
eulogy  at  a  funeral  Mass. Are  there  any  circumstances  in
which it would be acceptable?

Answer

According to the Order of Christian Funerals, there is never
to  be  a  eulogy  at  a  funeral  Mass  (OCF  27),  although  the
celebrant may express a few words of gratitude about the
person’s  life  in  his  homily,  or  he  may  allow  a  relative  or  a
friend  to  say  a  few  words  about  the  deceased  during  the
concluding rite (GIRM 89). The remarks must be brief and
under  no  circumstances  can  the  deceased  person  be
referred  to  as  being  in  heaven.  Only  the  Church  has  the
authority to canonize.

Contrary  to  common  assumption,  the  purpose  of  the
funeral Mass is not to celebrate the life of the deceased but
to  offer  worship  to God  for Christ’s  victory  over  death,  to
comfort the mourners with prayers, and to pray for the soul
of the deceased. Relatives or friends who wish to speak of
the  deceased’s  character  and  accomplishments  can  do  so
at a prayer service to be held in a home or funeral home or
at the graveside following the rite of committal.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

LIFE TEEN—THE BATTLE SERIES

February 19, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room #2

Our Enemy: The Fallen Ones.

This Life Night presents teenagers with the reality

of Satan and demonic beings as spiritual entities

rather than concepts or outdated doctrine. They

will be challenged to make a firm stand against

these entities and recognize that they are protected

and powerful in Christ.

Contact

If you have any questions, ideas, prayer requests, or

would like to get involved in Youth Ministry please

don’t hesitate to contact me,

carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com, or come by the

Youth Ministry office!

Please continue to pray for the launch of this

ministry.

YOUTH MINISTRY

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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 HELLO!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The 12:15PM Choir & the Daughters of Isabella
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the Shrine next year. This year’s pilgrimage

was such a beautiful experience both in terms

of the spiritual experience and the wonderful
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again.

Soon we will have to begin preparing for this

event.

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