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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/

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The ritual opening of the Holy Door of Mercy in the

Basilica of St. Peter, December 8, 2015, marks the official

start of the Jubilee of Mercy.

From that moment on, in every Catholic Church in every

diocese, the faithful are called to celebrate and live the

Jubilee, particularly through the liturgy.

You are invited to live the Jubilee in the Archdiocese of

Toronto!

In the Archdiocese of Toronto, we have nine Holy Doors,

which open on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The faithful are

invited to make a pilgrimage to one of these doors during

the Jubilee Year to obtain a plenary indulgence.

You can also live the Jubilee in your everyday

actions. Learn about spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
“We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It

is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation

depends on it.”

– Pope Francis,

Bull of Induction of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

HOLY DOORS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF

TORONTO

St. Paul's Basilica

83 Power Street, Toronto 416-364-7588

stpaulsbasilica@on.aibn.com

Weekend Mass times:

Saturdays 4:30 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Confession times: Saturdays 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

St. Patrick's Parish

131 McCaul St., Toronto, 416-598-3269

secretary@stpatrickstoronto.ca

Mass times: Saturdays 5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m.

(German), 12:10 p.m., 5 p.m. Confession times:

Saturdays 4:30-5 p.m.

St. Theresa's Parish

2559 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, 416-261-7498

st-theresa@rogers.com

Mass times: Sat 5 p.m; Suns 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Confession times: Sat from 4:30-5 p.m., 15 minutes before

all masses.

JUBILEE INDULGENCE

A Jubilee entails the granting of indulgences.

This practice will acquire an even more important meaning

in the Holy Year of Mercy. God’s forgiveness knows no

bounds... The mercy of God… becomes indulgence on the

part of the Father who, through the Bride of Christ, his

Church, reaches the pardoned sinner and frees him/her

from every residue left by the consequences of sin,

enabling him to act with charity, to grow in love rather

than to fall back into sin…To gain an indulgence is to

experience the holiness of the Church, who bestows upon

all the fruits of Christ’s redemption, so that God’s love and

forgiveness may extend everywhere. Let us live this Jubilee

intensely, begging the Father to forgive our sins and to

bathe us in his merciful “indulgence.”

WHAT IS AN INDULGENCE?

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1471:

The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are

closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance.

“An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal

punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been

forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed

gains under certain prescribed conditions through the

action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption,

dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the

satisfactions of Christ and the saints.”

“An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes

either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin.”
The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply

them to the dead.

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.

And finally, for all Catholics, this jubilee indulgence may

also be obtained when a member of the Faithful personally

performs a spiritual or corporal work of mercy.

More information on indulgences can be found on the

Vatican website.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin                 

The Baptism of the Lord

 

          

      January 10 , 2016 

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Jan 11, 7PM:

+Klara Szathmari

Tues, Jan 12, 9AM: +Benjamin Alcantara
Wed, Jan 13, 7PM: +Jocelyn Abarri
Thurs, Jan 14, 9AM: +Milagros Torcato & +Loy

Ejercito
Fri, Jan 15, 7PM: Thnksgv for Jose Laurel

Sat, Jan 16, 9AM: Thnksgv by Natty Albano

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Saturday Vigil, January 16

5:15PM: Thnksgv for Erie Shelia & Shirley Dacanay

Sunday, January 17

9AM: Thanksgiving by Lamorena Family
12:15PM: The Parishioners
5:30PM: +Jocelyn Abarri

PARISH

NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sunday, January 24, 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: $903.

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals

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

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, Jessica Mogmela, and Marc &

Suzanne LaFort

BLACK NAZARENE NOVENA

Feast Day Saturday, Jan 9

Jan 1st - Friday 1:15 pm

Jan 2nd -Saturday 8:45 am
Jan 3rd - Sunday 1:15 pm
Jan 4th - Monday 7:30 pm
Jan 5th - Tuesday 8:45 am

Jan 6th - Wednesday 7:30 pm

Jan 7th - Thursday 8:45 am
Jan 8th - Friday 7:30 pm

Jan 9th - Saturday 8:45 am

SUNDAY LECTORS WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 6, 11AM—12Noon

This is our postponed workshop of December

5.

All Lectors are asked to make every effort to

be present.

Thanks

RCIA GREET & MEET

Saturday January 30, 2016,

6:30PM—9PM

This is a gathering of those who are entering

the Faith, and their Sponsors, to meet with

one another.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Reminders

Grade 7

Session 4—Wed January 27, 2016, in Parish Hall

Grade 8,9,10

Session 4—Wed, February 17 in Parish Hall

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/Confessions

Saturday, March 5 @ 11AM in Church

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AS JOHN THE BAPTIST INTRODUCED THE

PEOPLE OF HIS TIME TO JESUS A VOICE

FROM HEAVEN SAID,

“You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well

pleased.”

Perhaps God is calling you to do the same in our time as a

priest, deacon or religious. 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

MARRIAGE SUNDAY

2016

In 2016, the Archdiocese of Toronto will celebrate

Marriage Sunday at the parish level on the weekend of

February 6/7. Cardinal Collins has also announced a

special Archdiocesan-wide gathering to honour married

couples that will take place on Saturday, February 13,

2016 at 4:30PM at St Andrew Kim Parish in North York.

His Eminence extends an invitation to all married couples,

in particular those who will celebrate their 25

th

, 40

th

, or

50

+

wedding anniversary anytime throughout 2016 to join

him for Mass and a reception to honour their fidelity and

faithfulness.

Loved ones and family members of those honoured are

most welcome to attend. To ensure special reserved

seating for honoured couples, pre-registration is required.

Visit www.archtornto.or/marriage to register and to find

more information about Marriage Sunday and our

archdiocesan celebration. Questions can also be directed

to Anne & Dane McCarthy: 416-964-8694

SMILE

BOOK & MEDIA FAIR & FINE DINING

February 6/7, 2016

We welcome back the Daughters of St Paul to our parish

at all our Masses on the above dates. After each Mass you

are invited down for a meal (not 5:30PM)

Before or After Mass. You will find an extensive selection

of Catholic Bibles, books, Music CDs, and DVD movies for

all ages. You are certain to find something inspiring for

your self and others. Info: about life and mission of

Daughters of St Paul, www.pauline.org

UPCOMING

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

A Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance Hosted by St John

XXIII Mission Support Group. Feb 13, 2016

Leaside Gardens Banquet Hall, 1073 Millwood Road.

Tickets $25—On sale in the new year. Semi-Formal Dress.

All profits go to complete chapel for the orphanage

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.

Is It Cold?

A Russian, in his warm apartment in Moscow, listening to

the radio hears that in Siberia temperatures has reached

-52 C. He calls his brother who lives there:

“Brother, I heard on the radio that you are freezing, is it

true?”

“As usual they are exaggerating, wait a minute, I'm going

to check out the temperature... my thermometer

indicates -22 C.”

“But on the radio they said -52 C!”

“ Well, maybe outside….”

Choooo Choooo!

The pessimist sees only darkness in the tunnel.

The optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel.

The realist sees that the light is the train.

The train driver sees three idiots on the tracks.

KOLBE EUCHARISTIC MINI-RETREAT

Celebrate the Year of Mercy

Jan 9, 2:00 pm; St. Brigid's Church

300 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto

Join us for a special Kolbe Eucharistic Mini-Retreat

celebrating the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. We

will have Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, and praise and

worship. Father Jim Gauthier, S.F.M. will give an inspiring

talk titled

"St. Margaret Mary: An Apostle of God's Merciful Love."

For more information: PHONE: 416-696-8660

WEB: www.kolbeapostolate.com

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Memorial:  St.  Marguerite  Bourgeoys,  Virgin
Tuesday, January  12  —“God  closes  a  door  and  then
opens  a  window,”  people  sometimes  say  when
dealing with their own disappointment or someone
else’s. That  was  certainly  true  in  Marguerite’s  case.
Children from European as well as Native American
backgrounds  in  seventeenth-century  Canada
benefited  from  her  great  zeal  and  unshakable  trust
in God’s providence.

Born  the  sixth  of  12  children  in  Troyes,  France,
Marguerite  at  the  age  of  20  believed  that  she  was
called  to  religious  life.  Her  applications  to  the
Carmelites  and  Poor  Clares  were  unsuccessful.  A
priest friend suggested that perhaps God had other
plans for her.

In  1654,  the  governor  of  the  French  settlement  in
Canada visited his sister, an Augustinian canoness in
Troyes. Marguerite belonged to a sodality connected
to that convent. The governor invited her to come to
Canada and start a school in Ville-Marie (eventually
the  city  of  Montreal). When  she  arrived,  the  colony
numbered  200  people  with  a  hospital  and  a  Jesuit
mission chapel.

Soon  after  starting  a  school,  she  realized  her  need
for  coworkers.  Returning  to Troyes,  she  recruited  a
friend,  Catherine  Crolo,  and  two  other  young
women.  In  1667  they  added  classes  at  their  school
for  Indian  children.  A  second  trip  to  France  three
years later resulted in six more young women and a
letter  from  King  Louis  XIV,  authorizing  the  school.
The Congregation of Notre Dame was established in
1676 but its members did not make formal religious
profession  until  1698  when  their  Rule  and
constitutions were approved.

Marguerite  established  a  school  for  Indian  girls  in
Montreal.  At  the  age  of  69,  she  walked  from
Montreal  to  Quebec  in  response  to  the  bishop’s
request  to  establish  a  community  of  her  sisters  in
that city. By the time she died, she was referred to as
the  “Mother  of  the  Colony.”  Marguerite  was
canonized in 1982.

Comment:  It’s  easy  to  become  discouraged  when
plans  that  we  think  that  God  must  endorse  are
frustrated.  Marguerite  was  called  not  to  be  a
cloistered  nun  but  to  be  a  foundress  and  an
educator. God had not ignored her after all.

Quote: In his homily at her canonization, Pope John
Paul  II  said,  “...in  particular,  she  [Marguerite]
contributed  to  building  up  that  new  country
[Canada],  realizing  the  determining  role  of  women,
and she diligently strove toward their formation in a
deeply Christian  spirit.”  He  noted  that  she  watched
over her students with affection and confidence “in
order to prepare them to become wives and worthy
mothers,  Christians,  cultured,  hardworking,  radiant
mothers.”

FEAST OF THE WEEK

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

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

help

Counselling, odd jobs, administrative or marketing.

Volunteers, men and women, are needed to assist those

facing an unplanned pregnancy, to provide support and

comfort as well as practical solutions. training is provided.

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

Info: 416-469-111/email: toronto@birthright.org

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Notes on the Solemnity

Today  the  Church  celebrates  the  Solemnity  of

the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end

the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our

Lord's second manifestation or epiphany which

occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the

Jordan.  Jesus  descended  into  the  River  to

sanctify its waters and to give them the power

to  beget  sons  of  God. The  event  takes  on  the

importance  of  a  second  creation  in  which  the

entire Trinity intervenes.

In  the  Eastern  Church  this  feast  is  called

Theophany because at the baptism of Christ in

the River Jordan God appeared in three persons.

The baptism of John was a sort of sacramental

preparatory for the Baptism of Christ. It moved

men  to  sentiments  of  repentance  and  induced

them  to  confess  their  sins. Christ  did  not  need

the  baptism  of  John. Although  He  appeared  in

the "substance of our flesh" and was recognized

"outwardly  like  unto  ourselves,"  He  was

absolutely sinless and impeccable. He conferred

upon  the  water  the  power  of  the  true  Baptism

which  would  remove  all  the  sins  of  the  world:

"Behold  the  Lamb  of  God,  behold  Him  Who

takes away the sin of the world.”

Many  of  the  incidents  which  accompanied

Christ's  baptism  are  symbolical  of  what

happened  at  our  Baptism.  At  Christ's  baptism

the  Holy  Spirit  descended  upon  Him;  at  our

Baptism the Trinity took its abode in our soul. At

His baptism Christ was proclaimed the "Beloved

Son" of the Father; at our Baptism we become

the adopted sons of God. At Christ's baptism the

heavens  were  opened;  at  our  Baptism  heaven

was opened to us. At His baptism Jesus prayed;

after our Baptism we must pray to avoid actual

sin.

— Excerpted from Msgr. Rudolph G. Bandas

“He Will Baptize You With The

Holy Spirit And Fire”

The Baptist

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Question

My non-Catholic husband claims that the Eucharist should
make me a better Christian than he is. Is that so?

Full Question

My Protestant husband claims that if it is true that I receive
Christ in the Eucharist and belong to the one true Church,
then I should be a better Christian than he is. Is he right?

Answ

er

Your husband is in no place to judge the state of your soul.
Nor are you. Neither of you has a way of knowing how holy
you would be if you were not receiving the sacraments. Nor
do either of you know how much better he would be if he
were  receiving  them.  Certainly,  there  is  no  way  to  draw
near to Christ and not be affected by him. We have the very
words of Jesus on the matter: "He who eats my flesh and
drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at
the last day" (John 6:54). Only Christ knows how holy you
are. But we can certainly know that you are better off for
receiving him than not.

Question

What  is  the  difference  between  talking  to  a  saint  and
talking to a ghost?

Full Question

What  is  the  difference  between  talking  to  a  saint  and
talking to a ghost? In both cases the saint and ghost have
passed  on;  therefore,  they  both  are  a  spirit.  So  what
difference  does  it  make  if  one  spirit  is  in  heaven  and  the
other is in my house?

Answer

By  forbidding  occult  contact  with  the  supernatural  realm,
what  the  Church  is  forbidding  are  the  methods  and
techniques  generally  used  to  "summon  up"  departed
human  beings  or  other  spirits  (e.g.,  ouija  boards,  crystal
balls,  séances,  mediums,  etc.).  It  is  not  forbidding
"conversation," so to speak, between those in this life and
those  in  the  next;  it  is  only  forbidding  attempts  to
manipulate  the  supernatural  realm  to  obtain  forbidden
power or knowledge (CCC 2116).

Take,  for  example, Saul’s  attempt  to  speak  with  the  dead
prophet,  Samuel,  through  the  medium  of  Endor  (1  Sam.
28:7-20). It was not Saul’s desire to speak with Samuel that
was  his  sin  but  the  forbidden  means  by  which  he
accomplished it. It would have been perfectly fine for Saul
to  have  prayed  to  Samuel,  asking  Samuel  for  his
intercession,  but  instead  Saul  had  a  medium  "conjure"
Samuel.  The  text  gives  us  no  reason  to  think  that  the
person  with  whom  Saul  spoke  was  not  Samuel—
demonstrating  that  God  may  allow  such  contact  to
occasionally "work" to bring good out of evil (in this case,
allowing Samuel to issue the warning to Saul that he would
soon die)—but that does not make the

forbidden methods

lawful.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

Youth Ministry Bulletin Board

There is a Youth Ministry bulletin board in the foyer

of the Parish; have a look at the board each week to

check for announcements and events in SJ23 Youth

Ministry.

Calling on Core Team Members

Saint John XXIII Youth Ministry is looking to build a

Core Team to help run the Edge and Life Teen

nights at the Parish.

Some of the responsibilities of Core Team members

are to lead small groups in discussions and

activities, develop relationships with peers, attend

retreats and meetings and attend consistently to

the weekly commitment of Edge and Life Teen

nights at the Parish.

If you are in senior high school, University, College

or a member of the Parish and have the desire and

willingness to serve as a Christian role model and

would like to help facilitate our youth nights at the

Parish, please contact Carla

(carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com) to see how you can

get involved.

Kickoff Nights

Edge kickoff night is on Friday, January 8, 2016 from

7:00-9:00 pm in the Parish hall.

Life Teen kickoff night is on Friday, January 15, 2016

from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Parish hall.

Don’t forget to invite and bring a friend to the

kickoff night!

Registration forms will be available before and at

the kickoff nights.

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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Parish Sunday Bulletin                 

The Baptism of the Lord

 

          

      January 10 , 2016 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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ADORATION

OF THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with 
evening  prayer  and 

Benediction  at 

5:40PM.  Come  for 

a few minutes or 

an  hour  and  keep 

watch  with  the 

Lord.  Pray  for 

o t h e r s ,  t h e 

C h u r c h ,  y o u r 

family, yourself.

B a m b o o   T r a v e l   &   T o u r s  

Call Marivic

Flemingdon Park Plaza

747 Don Mills Rd., Suite 204, Toronto, ON

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Parish Sunday Bulletin                 

The Baptism of the Lord

 

          

      January 10 , 2016 

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 

150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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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
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.

Soon we will have to begin preparing for this

FAST & ABSTINENCE

During Lent

Catholics fast, and abstain from meat on Ash

Wednesday and Good Friday.

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we abstain from

meat on all the Fridays of the year (except on

Solemnities) in commemoration of our Saviour’s death.

The fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The required fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

involves eating only one full meal on those days. One or

two smaller meals may be taken on those days, but may

not total one full meal. The required fast does not allow

eating anything between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday &

Fridays of the Year

Abstinence on these days from meat does not intend the

omission of eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All Catholics who have completed their fourteenth year

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

by the law of fast up to the beginning of their sixtieth

year.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin                 

The Baptism of the Lord

 

          

      January 10 , 2016 

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 

150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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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