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Parish Sunday Bulletin

       

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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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

HOLY WEEK

HOLY THURSDAY

Mass of the Last Supper

Thursday, March 24 @ 8PM

At this Mass we remember that Our Lord,

Jesus Christ, gave us the Holy Eucharist,

the Priesthood, and the example of loving

service in the Washing of Feet.

GOOD FRIDAY

Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion

Friday, March 25 @ 3PM

At this Liturgy we make present the

suffering and death of Our Lord. We keep

watch with Him as we recall His Passion,

we worship Him in His suffering.

HOLY SATURDAY

The Easter Vigil

Saturday, March 26 @ 8PM

In the Liturgy of Light, in the Liturgy of the

Word, in the Liturgy of Baptism, and in the

Liturgy of the Eucharist we celebrate the

joy of the Resurrection of Our Lord and

Saviour, Jesus Christ

EASTER SUNDAY

The Day of the Resurrection of Our Lord

and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Sunday, March 27 @ 9AM Mass &

12:15PM Mass

On this Day we rejoice in His victory of

death and sin by renewing our Baptismal

Promises.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

       

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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

“I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST,

THE ONLY SON OF GOD.”

79. What is the Good News for humanity?

It is the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the “Son of the
living God” (Matthew 16:16), who died and rose from
the dead. In the time of King Herod and the Emperor
Caesar Augustus, God  fulfilled  the  promises  that  he
made to Abraham and his descendants. He sent “his
Son,  born  of  a  woman,  born  under  the  law,  to
redeem  those  who  were  under  the  law,  so  that  we
might receive adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4-5).

80. How is the Good News spread?

From  the  very  beginning  the  first  disciples  burned
with  the  desire  to  proclaim  Jesus Christ  in  order  to
lead all to faith in him. Even today, from the loving
knowledge of Christ there springs up in the believer
the  desire  to  evangelize  and  catechize,  that  is,  to
reveal in the Person of Christ the entire design of God
and to put humanity in communion with him.

“AND IN JESUS CHRIST,

HIS ONLY SON OUR LORD”

81. What is the meaning of the name “Jesus”?

Given by the angel at the time of the Annunciation,
the  name  “Jesus”  means  “God  saves”.  The  name
expresses  his  identity  and  his  mission  “because  he
will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).
Peter proclaimed that “there is no other name under
heaven  given  to  men  by  which  we  can  be
saved” (Acts 4:12).

82. Why is Jesus called “Christ”?

“Christ”  in  Greek,  “Messiah”  in  Hebrew,  means  the
“anointed  one”.  Jesus  is  the  Christ  because  he  is
consecrated by God and anointed by the Holy Spirit
for his redeeming mission. He is the Messiah awaited
by  Israel,  sent  into  the  world  by  the  Father.  Jesus
accepted  the  title  of  Messiah  but  he  made  the
meaning  of  the  term  clear:  “come  down  from
heaven”  (John  3:13),  crucified  and  then  risen  ,  he  is
the Suffering Servant “who gives his life as a ransom
for  the  many”  (Matthew  20:28).  From  the  name
Christ comes our name of Christian.

83. In what sense is Jesus the Only Begotten Son

of God?

Jesus is the Son of God in a unique and perfect way.
At  the  time  of  his  Baptism  and  his Transfiguration,

the  voice  of  the  Father  designated  Jesus  as  his
“beloved Son”. In presenting himself as the Son who
“knows the Father” (Matthew 11:27), Jesus affirmed
his  singular  and  eternal  relationship  with  God  his
Father. He is “the Only Begotten Son of God” (1 John
4:9), the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. He is
the  central  figure  of  apostolic  preaching.  The
apostles  saw  “his  glory  as  of  the  Only  Begotten  of
the Father” (John 1:14).

84. What is the meaning of the title “Lord”?

In the Bible this title regularly designates God as

Sovereign. Jesus ascribed this title

to himself and

revealed  his  divine  sovereignty  by  his  power  over
nature, over demons, over sin, and over death, above
all by his own Resurrection. The first Christian creeds
proclaimed that the power, the honor, and the glory
that are due to God the Father also belong to Jesus:
God “has given him the name which is above every
other name” (Philippians 2:9). He is the Lord of the
world and of history, the only One to whom we must
completely submit our personal freedom.

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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Parish Sunday Bulletin

       

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, March 21, 7PM: +Patricio Intoy & +Dominga
Miguel

Tues, March 22, 9AM: Aramita De Mello
Wed, March 23, 7PM: +Leonardo Tolentino
Holy Thursday, March 24, 8PM: Mass of the

Last Supper
Good Friday, March 25, 3PM: Liturgy of the

Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday, March 26, 8PM: Easter Vigil

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Easter Sunday, March 27

9AM: +Renato Quilop

12:15PM: Thanksgiving for Britney Styles

PARISH

NEXT CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sunday April 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: $1,401.

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals—Sat @ 10AM.

Grade 8 — Grade 12: Contacts: Editha Lazaga:

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, and Marc & Suzanne LAFort

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Reminders: Session 5—Grd 8—Wed, April 13

SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Reminders: Third (3) Test—Section Three for FHC
March/April: Call office for appointment with Fr S

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 Silence

Stations of the Cross

GOOD FRIDAY @ 6PM: Come, be with Him in His Passion

VISITA IGLESIA

In observance of Good Friday on March 25,

The Mission Support Group of this parish will organize

the traditional Visti Iglesia. Assembly point is at the

Church at 7AM. The trip costs $10 each for adults. Details

for the itinerary are posted in Church foyer.

NOVENA TO THE DIVINE MERCY

In this Year of Mercy we will celebrate the Novena to the

Divine Mercy as a Parish Community.

The following is the schedule:

Day One—Good Friday—after the 3PM Liturgy; Day Two

—Holy Saturday—7PM; Day Three—Easter Sunday—after

the 12:15PM Mass; Day Four—Easter Monday—10:30AM

Day Five—Easter Tuesday—9:30AM; Day Six—Easter Wed

—6:30PM; Day Seven—Easter Thursday—9:30AM; Day

Eight—Easter Friday—6:30PM; Day Nine—Easter

Saturday—9:30AM

THE VALUE OF LIFE

Written by: Diego Ardon

We aspire to be great, flying over heights,

Walking through the tunnel of life, looking for the light

Sometimes we get tempted, thinking life’s not fair

This is just Satan letting us fall into despair

We look somewhere for God, thinking “where is he now?”

Trying to escape darkness someway or somehow

Suicide isn’t the answer, stop running from the light

God is with you always, so don’t lose the fight

He loves you as much as everyone

You are his everything, his entire world, moon and sun

We are all God’s children so don’t close the door

When I say everyone I mean including the old, sick, and

poor; ‘Everyone’ includes the unborn, young babies in the

womb; So you can’t decide whether there should be an

early tomb; You are wrong if you think that life begins at
birth; Because the truth is it begins at conception, that’s

when life has its worth; “Love one another as I have loved

you” is what Jesus said, so treat everyone the same;

Our life or who we are isn’t determined by our wealth

status or fame; The value of our lives are priceless, they’re

sacred; So keep the 5th commandment holy and stop all

sorts of hatred.

__________

Diego (grade 11) has won won the CWL’s 2016 Mary

Dobell Poetry Writing Contest, Senior Division Parish

level. His poem has been entered into the Archdiocesan

level of this contest.

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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ARCDIOCESE

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.

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.

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

NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION 2016:

“Merciful Like the Father”, March 21, 7:00 pm

Vision TV and Salt + Light Television

Part 1: The Jubilee of Mercy. Part 2: The Prodigal Father

and his Two Wayward Sons.

For more information and full schedule:

PHONE: 1-888-383-6277

WEB: www.canadiandailymass.com

THIS GOOD FRIDAY IS A DAY OF FAST &

ABSTINENCE

See Below

THREE-DAY INNER HEALING RETREAT

Friday April 1, 9AM

Divine Retreat Centre Toronto

69 William St., Toronto

Led by Fr. Joby Kachappilly, VC and the Divine team.

Attendance on all three days is required. REGISTRATION:

$75 with lunch and refreshments included PHONE:

647-949-4932/647-660-1314

EMAIL: retreatdrct@gmail.com

WEB: www.divinetoronto.org

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DRCToronto

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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What is Holy Week and what happens during this

time?

The final week of preparation before Easter Sunday,
these  days  recount  Christ’s  final  days  on  earth.  On
the  Tuesday  of  Holy  Week,  the  priests  of  the
Archdiocese  of  Toronto  gather  for  the  Mass  of
Chrism held at St. Michael’s Cathedral.

What is the Mass of Chrism?

Is  a  special  Mass,  held  in  Toronto  at  St.  Michael’s
Cathedral  for  the  priests  of  the  Archdiocese  of
Toronto, on the Tuesday of Holy Week. At the Chrism
Mass  the  holy  oils  used  in  the  Sacraments  of
Baptism, Confirmation,  Holy Orders  and Sacrament
of  the  Sick  are  blessed  and  supplied  to  the  local
parishes for use.

What is the oil of Chrism made from?

Traditionally, the oil consists of a mixture of olive oil
and balsam, however, if necessary, holy oils may be
from any plant and not only from olives.

What is the Triduum and when does Lent end?

Lent ends on Holy Thursday. Holy Thursday evening
through Easter Sunday is the three day period called
the  Triduum  where  we  remember  Christ’s  passion,
death and resurrection.

What is Holy Thursday?

It is at this special celebration that we remember and
celebrate Jesus’  gift  of  the  Eucharist.  It  is  the  night
when we renew our mandate to serve one another in
the washing of the feet, which first took place at the
Last Supper.

What is Good Friday?

Good Friday is the day that we recognize as the day
that Jesus died on the cross.

What are the Stations of the Cross?

The  Stations  of  the  Cross  commemorate  Jesus’
journey from Pilate’s court to Calvary where he was
crucified.  Jesus’  mother  Mary  is  believed  to  have
often  retraced  the  sorrowful  way  her  Son  made  of
Good Friday.

What is Holy Saturday?

Commemorates the period where Jesus’ body lay in
the tomb. Easter begins with the Easter Vigil – during
these services, catechumens (those preparing to join

the Catholic Church)  are  baptized  and  brought  into
full Communion with the Catholic Church.

What is Easter Sunday and how does it differ from

the Easter Season?

Easter  Sunday  is  the  day  when  Catholics  celebrate
Christ’s  resurrection  from  the  dead.  The  Easter
Season  totals  50  days  -  Easter Sunday  to  Pentecost
Sunday. The Easter Season is a time for reflection on
and  deepening  of  our  awareness  of  the  mysteries
prepared for in Lent and celebrated at the Triduum.

What is Pentecost?

Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday.
It  is  the  Christian  feast  commemorating  the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the apostles, which
marked the start of the Church’s mission on earth.

HOLY WEEK; SACRED TRIDUUM; EASTER

SMILE

HUSBAND—WIFE

Judge to the accused wife – “Stealing one can of peaches

with 6 peaches in it. I’m going to have to put you in jail for

six nights!”

A night for each peach!

Husband – “Your honour as her husband, I have to tell you

she also once stole a can of peas!”

I’M MOST VULNERABLE IN MY

GREATEST DESIRE.

Our Desire to Love

(Based on Saint Pope John Paul II’s teachings on

Theology of the Body)

With Chai Bonoan, Desiree D’Cunha, Lisa D’Souza

Re:Generation Missionaries

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Monday, March 21 @ 7 p.m. Boston Pizza, 400 Progress

Avenue in Scarborough

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Want to discuss faith and justice topics relevant to your

life? Want to meet other young adults who share these

interests?

Theology on Tap offers young adults ages 19-39 the

opportunity to gather together for evenings of thought-

provoking theological discussions and presentations in


a comfortable and relaxed setting.

For more information, contact Sarah Rodrigues at the


Office of Catholic Youth, 416-599-7676 or

srodrigues@archtoronto.org

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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Readings:  Isaiah  50:4-7;  Psalm  22:8-9,  17-20,

23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56

What  is  written  about  Me  is  coming  to  fulfillment,"
Jesus says in today's Gospel (see Luke 22:37).

Indeed, we have reached the climax of the liturgical
year, the highest peak of salvation history, when all
that  has  been  anticipated  and  promised  is  to  be
fulfilled.

By the close of today's long Gospel, the work of our
redemption  will  have  been  accomplished,  the  new
covenant  will  be  written  in  the  blood  of  His  broken
body  hanging  on  the  cross  at  the  place  called  the
Skull.

In His Passion, Jesus is "counted among the wicked,"
as  Isaiah  had  foretold  (see  Isaiah  53:12).  He  is
revealed  definitively  as  the  Suffering  Servant  the
prophet  announced,  the  long-awaited  Messiah
whose  words  of  obedience  and  faith  ring  out  in
today's First Reading and Psalm.

The  taunts  and  torments  we  hear  in  these  two
readings punctuate the Gospel as Jesus is beaten and

mocked  (see  Luke  22:63-65;  23:10-11,16),  as  His
hands  and  feet  are  pierced  (see  Luke  23:33),  as
enemies  gamble  for  His  clothes  (  see  Luke  23:34),
and  as  three  times  they  dare  Him  to  prove  His
divinity  by  saving  Himself  from  suffering  (see  Luke
23:35,37,39)

He remains faithful to God's will to the end, does not
turn back in His trial. He gives Himself freely to His
torturers,  confident  that,  as  He  speaks  in  today's
First Reading: "The Lord God is My help...I shall not
be put to shame."

Destined  to  sin  and  death  as  children  of  Adam's
disobedience, we have been set free for holiness and
life by Christ's perfect obedience to the Father's will
(see Romans 5:12-14,17-19; Ephesians 2:2; 5:6).

This is why God greatly exalted Him. This is why we
have  salvation  in  His  Name.  Following  His  example
of humble obedience in the trials and crosses of our
lives,  we  know  we  will  never  be  forsaken,  that  one
day  we  too  will  be  with  Him  in  Paradise  (see  Luke
23:42). Seeing and Believing.

“What Is Written About Me Is Coming To Fulfillment.”

Jesus

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

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Question

What  is  the  biblical  reason  Catholics  pray  to

dead saints for intercession?

Answer

No  one  prays  to  dead  saints,  because  those  in

heaven are more alive than we are. The Lord is

God of the living, not of the dead.
The  fervent  prayer  of  a  righteous  man  is  very

powerful  (Jas  5:16). Those  in  heaven  are  surely

righteous,  since  nothing  unclean  can  enter

heaven  (Rv  21:27). Those  in  heaven  are  part  of

the  Mystical  Body  of Christ  and  have  not  been

separated from us by death, but surround us as a

great cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1). They stand

before  the  throne  of God  and  offer  our  prayers

to  him  (Rv  5:8)  and  cheer  us  on  as  we  run  the

good race.
Intercession  among  members  of  the  body  of

Christ  is  pleasing  to God  (1 Tm  2:1-4)  and  even

commanded by him (Jn 15:17). Those in heaven

have  a  perfected  love,  so  how  could  they  not

intercede  for  us? Christ  is  the  vine,  and  we  are

the branches; if we are connected to him, we are

inseparably bound together as well. Can the eye

say  to  the  hand,  "I  need  you  not"?  Neither  are

we  to  say  we  don’t  need  the  prayers  of  our

brothers  and  sisters  (alive  here  or  in  heaven),

because salvation is a family affair.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

Mary Dobell Pro-Life Poetry Contest

Congratulations Diego Ardon for being the first recipient
of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, Mary Dobell

Pro-Life poetry contest, senior level winner. Diego’s

poem about the Value of Life has won at the Parish level

and his poem has been entered to the regional level

contest. Thank you for participating Diego, and thank

you to CWL for working with SJ23 Youth Ministry.

Life Teen Social: Pasta Night

Friday, March 18, 2016 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Parish

hall.

This week we will conclude our series on The Battle with

a few reminders on being alert for when our enemy

attacks. We will be making pasta together and end the

night with worship and prayer. Remember to bring a

friend!

Good Friday: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5:30pm in the

Parish hall.

SJ23 Youth Ministry will be leading the Stations of the

Cross on Good Friday at 6:00pm. Please meet in the hall

before the service so we can pray together and organize

ourselves before we lead the stations.

Please note Youth Ministry will not be running

on April 1, 2016.

Youth Ministry Easter Social

EDGE and Life Teen are both welcome to join our Easter

Social on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 7:00-9:00pm in the

Parish Hall. We will have a night of prayer, worship,

activities and snacks. Don’t forget to bring a friend!

Next EDGE Youth Ministry

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Parish

hall. We will continue working on our “me” posters

demonstrating how God has uniquely created us in His

image.

Steubenville 2016

SJ23YM will be attending Steubenville this summer from

July 22-24, 2016.

Registration is now open for members of Life Teen youth

ministry. Please register online http://

steubenvilletoronto.com/ with your parents. Our group

is St. John XXIII Parish, Toronto.

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 growth and success of our youth ministry.

YOUTH MINISTRY

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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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 

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Lord.  Pray  for 

o t h e r s ,  t h e 

C h u r c h ,  y o u r 

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    

   March 20, 2016 

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BLESSED ARE THEY WHO COME IN

THE NAME OF THE LORD!

Am I being called to proclaim Jesus as a priest, deacon,

religious brother or sister?

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

DOCUMENTARY AIRING: LIBERATING A

CONTINENT: JOHN PAUL II AND THE FALL OF

COMMUNISM

Sunday, March 13 at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15 at 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 at 8

p.m.

Throughout March, a new documentary looking at John

Paul II's impact on communism's fall will be airing on

WNED (PBS Buffalo) and will be available to viewers in the
Archdiocese of Toronto. Narrated by Jim Caviezel and with

original music by composer Joe Kraemer of Mission

Impossible fame, this film is the most in-depth effort to

date to capture John Paul II's spiritual and moral

revolution, which led to the fall of communism in 1989.

For local broadcast details, please visit jp2film.com/
broadcasts. These screenings will run as part of PBS

pledge nights, allowing viewers who call in to obtain an

advance DVD of the film, set to be released later in 2016.

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