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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 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

SACRAMENT OF

CONFIRMATION

Reminders

Grade 7

Session 4

Wed January 27, 2016, in

Parish Hall

SACRAMENT OF

FIRST HOLY

COMMUNION

Reminders

Second Test

Section Two

Reconciliation

January/February:

Call office for

appointment with Fr S

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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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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Jan 18, 7PM: +Diony Arana

Tues, Jan 19, 9AM: +Aida Anastacio & Jill Bulala

Wed, Jan 20, 7PM: +Lydia DeLeon

Thurs, Jan 21, 9AM: +Elisa Rabanillo & Johnny Ong

Fri, Jan 22, 7PM: In Honour of Santo Nino

Sat, Jan 23, 9AM: +Leonardo Tolentino

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Saturday Vigil, January 23

5:15PM: The Parishioners

Sunday, January 24

9AM:
12:15PM:
5:30PM:

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

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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PRAY TO KNOW HOW GOD WANTS

TO USE YOUR TALENTS AND

ABILITIES.

Could it be He is calling you to consider

priesthood or religious life?

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

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.

The Homeless Woman

A woman was walking down the street. Without warning,

she was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-

looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of

dollars for dinner.

The woman took out her bill fold, extracted ten dollars

and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some

wine with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago" the homeless

woman replied.

"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?"

the woman asked.

"No, I don't waste time shopping, the homeless woman

said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?"

the woman asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't

had my hair done In 20 years!"

"Well," said the woman, "I'm not going to give you the

money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with

my hubby and myself tonight."

The homeless woman was astounded. "Won't your

husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm

dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting."

The woman replied, "That's okay. It's important for him to

see what a woman looks like after she has given up

shopping, hair appointments, and wine."

DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL 2ND

ANNUAL DINNER

January 24 @ 6PM

Reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner

Montecassino Hotel

3710 Chesswood Drive, Downsview, ON

Join us for a celebration of St. Paul's

Conversion at the Daughters of St. Paul 2nd

Annual Dinner! Your presence and support will

help toward much-needed structural

renovations at our convent and Pauline Books

& Media on Dufferin Street. His Excellency,

Bishop John A. Boissonneau will be in

attendance.

COST: $75/person or $600/table of 8

PHONE: Sr. Catherine at 647-453-0766 EMAIL:

toronto@paulinemedia.com

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Memorial: St. Vincent of Zaragossa, MartyrFriday,
January  22
 —When  Jesus  deliberately  began  his
“journey” to death, Luke says that he “set his face”
to  go  to  Jerusalem.  It  is  this  quality  of  rocklike
courage that distinguishes the martyrs.

Most of what we know about this saint comes from
the poet Prudentius. His Acts have been rather freely
colored by the imagination of their compiler. But St.
Augustine,  in  one  of  his  sermons  on  St.  Vincent,
speaks  of  having  the Acts  of  his  martyrdom  before
him. We  are  at  least  sure  of  his  name,  his  being  a
deacon, the place of his death and burial.

According to the story we have (and as with some of
the  other  early  martyrs  the  unusual  devotion  he
inspired must have had a basis in a very heroic life),
Vincent  was  ordained  deacon  by  his  friend  St.
Valerius of Zaragossa in Spain. The Roman emperors
had published their edicts against the clergy in 303,
and the following year against the laity. Vincent and
his bishop were imprisoned in Valencia. Hunger and
torture failed to break them. Like the youths in the
fiery  furnace  (Book  of  Daniel,  chapter  three),  they
seemed to thrive on suffering.

Valerius was sent into exile, and Dacian, the Roman
governor,  now  turned  the  full  force  of  his  fury  on
Vincent.  Tortures  that  sound  very  modern  were
tried.  But  their  main  effect  was  the  progressive
disintegration  of  Dacian  himself.  He  had  the
torturers beaten because they failed.

Finally  he  suggested  a  compromise: Would Vincent
at  least  give  up  the  sacred  books  to  be  burned
according  to  the  emperor’s  edict?  He  would  not.
Torture  on  the  gridiron  continued,  the  prisoner
remaining courageous, the torturer losing control of
himself. Vincent was thrown into a filthy prison cell—
and converted the jailer. Dacian wept with rage, but
strangely  enough,  ordered  the  prisoner  to  be  given
some rest.

Friends among the faithful came to visit him, but he
was to have no earthly rest. When they finally settled
him  on  a  comfortable  bed,  he  went  to  his  eternal
rest.

Comment: The martyrs are heroic examples of what
God’s  power  can  do.  It  is  humanly  impossible,  we
realize, for someone to go through tortures such as
Vincent had and remain faithful. But it is equally true
that  by  human  power  alone  no  one  can  remain
faithful even without torture or suffering. God does
not  come  to  our  rescue  at  isolated,  “special”
moments.  God  is  supporting  the  super-cruisers  as
well as children’s toy boats.

Quote: “Wherever it was that Christians were put to
death,  their  executions  did  not  bear  the  semblance
of  a  triumph.  Exteriorly  they  did  not  differ  in  the
least from the executions of common criminals. But
the  moral  grandeur  of  a  martyr  is  essentially  the
same,  whether  he  preserved  his  constancy  in  the
arena  before  thousands  of  raving  spectators  or
whether he perfected his martyrdom forsaken by all
upon  a  pitiless  flayer’s  field”  (The  Roman
Catacombs, Hertling-Kirschbaum).

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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Commentary  2  –  Wedding  miracle  sets  the

scene for Jesus’ ministry

Although we are in Year C, the Year of Luke, our

first  Gospel  in  this  period  of  Ordinary  Time  is

taken  from  John's  Gospel.  It  is  the  first  of  the

Sign  stories  which John  uses  to  reveal Jesus  as

the Messiah.

The story is of the marriage feast at Cana with

its  well-known  saga  of  a  wedding  feast

threatening to end in a humiliating lack of wine -

and  Jesus'  miraculous  intervention  by  turning

water meant for washing into wine.

It  is  a  Gospel  with  many  threads  -  the  insight

into the relationship between Mary and Jesus -

the miracle itself - the fact that the miraculous

wine  is  better  than  the  original  -  the  fact  of

Jesus honouring the young couple in this way -

and so on.

Images  of  marriage  feasts  and  bridegrooms,

wine  and  water,  appear  in  the  Old  and  New

Testament  with  great  regularity.  The

relationship  between God  and  Israel  was  often

seen  as  a  marriage  -  Israel  the  bride,  God  the

bridegroom.  The  coming  of  the  Messiah  was

described  in  terms  of  a  wedding  feast  -  and

later,  in  Revelation,  we  hear  of  the  marriage

feast of the Lamb. Jesus spoke of himself as the

vine  -  and  of  longing  to  celebrate  Passover,

blessing wine into the cup of his blood.

It is into these layers of symbol that we can set

today's Gospel. Jesus was not doing a party trick

- nor was he just being kind: as St John says, “He

let his glory be seen.” Jesus uses a human event

to point to something much greater.

- From a reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and Kathryn

Turner, founders of the Weekly Wellspring site

“Do Whatever He Tells You”

The  Blessed
Virgin

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Full Question

Every  year  during  Lent  I'm  asked  why  Catholics  fast  and
abstain. How can I explain our Lenten practice?

Answer

Explain  that  Lent  is  the  40  days  before  Easter  in  which
Catholics  pray,  fast,  contemplate,  and  engage  in  acts  of
spiritual  self-discipline. Catholics  do  these  things  because
Easter,  which  celebrates  the  Resurrection  of Christ,  is  the
greatest  holy  day  of  the  Christian  year  (even  above
Christmas)  and  Catholics  have  recognized  that  it  is
appropriate to prepare for such a holy day by engaging in
such disciplines.
(Archbishop  Fulton  Sheen  noted  that  the  Protestant
attitude is summarized by the line, "First comes the feast,
then  comes  the  hangover,"  while  the  Catholic  attitude  is
"First comes the fast, then comes the feast.”)

The  reason  Lent  lasts  40  days  is  that  40  is  the  traditional
number of judgment and spiritual testing in the Bible (Gn
7:4,  Ex  24:18,  34:28,  Nm  13:25,  14:33, Jon  3:4).  Lent  bears
particular relationship to the 40 days Christ spent fasting in
the  desert  before  entering  into  his  public  ministry  (Mt
4:1-11).  Catholics  imitate  Christ  by  spending  40  days  in
spiritual  discipline  before  the  celebration  of  Christ's
triumph over sin and death.

Fasting  is  a  biblical  discipline  that  can  be  defended  from
both the Old and the New Testament. Christ expected his
disciples  to  fast  (Mt  9:14-15)  and  issued  instructions  for
how  they  should  do  so  (Mt  6:16-18). Catholics  follow  this
pattern  by  holding  a  partial  fast  on  Ash  Wednesday  and
Good Friday.

Abstinence from certain foods is also a biblical discipline. In
Daniel  10:2-3  we  read,  "In  those  days  I,  Daniel,  was
mourning for three weeks. I ate no delicacies, no meat or
wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for
the  full  three  weeks."  Catholics  use  a  practice  similar  to
Daniel's  when,  as  a  way  of  commemorating  Christ's
Crucifixion  on  a  Friday,  they  abstain  from  eating  meat  on
that  day  of  the  week  during  Lent. The  only  kind  of  flesh
they eat on Friday is fish, which is a symbol of Christ.

Even the Ash Wednesday practice of having one's forehead
signed  with  ashes  has  a  biblical  parallel.  Putting  ashes  on
one's head was a common biblical expression of mourning
(1 Sm  13:19,  Est  4:1,  Is  61:3;  see  also  Est  4:3, Jer  6:26,  Ez
27:30, Dn 9:3, Mt 11:21, Lk 10:13). By having the sign of the
cross made with ashes on their foreheads, Catholics mourn
Christ's  suffering  on  the  cross  and  their  own  sins,  which
made that suffering necessary.

Answered by: Catholic Answers Staff

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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ADORATION

OF THE

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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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