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Parish Sunday Bulletin            

         

First Sunday of Advent               

   November 27, 2016 

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

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

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

Office: 416-429-4000; Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM 

Email: saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

Sunday Mass
Sat Vigil Mass 5:15PM / Sun Mass 9AM, 12:15PM &
5:30PM.

(Weekdays: Mon, Wed, Fri 7PM; Tues, Thurs, Sat 9AM)

Baptism
Baptisms are celebrated on the second Saturday of
the month at 11AM and third Sunday of the month
at 1:30PM. Preparation session is required.

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

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

Marriage
See Fr Simon before setting a date.

RCIA
If  you  know  someone  who  wishes  to  become
Catholic speak to priest.

Finance Committee
Mr Pors Canlas, Ms Olivia Dizon, Mr Carlton Paul

Catholic Cemeteries
Head Office: 416-733-8544

SACRAMENT  

OF 

CONFIRMATION

All Confirmandi

Advent Holy Hour

Next Sunday, 

Dec 4,

4PM—5PM

COFFE

SUNDAY

Volunteers Needed

Would you like 

to help us get 

to know each 

other better? 

Before we begin we

need a co-ordinator

for each of the 4

Sunday Masses.

Then we can set a

date for our first

coffee Sunday.

Perhaps we can

begin after the

Christmas rush. Say,

Sat, Jan 28/Sun Jan

29.

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC 

CHURCH 

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

305. When is a person obliged to confess mortal

sins?

Each  of  the  faithful  who  has  reached  the  age  of
discretion is bound to confess his or her mortal sins
at least once a year and always before receiving Holy
Communion.

306. Why can venial sins also be the object of

sacramental confession?

The  confession  of  venial  sins  is  strongly
recommended  by  the  Church,  even  if  this  is  not
strictly  necessary,  because  it  helps  us  to  form  a
correct  conscience  and  to  fight  against  evil
tendencies. It allows us to be healed by Christ and to
progress in the life of the Spirit.

307. Who is the minister of this sacrament?

Christ has entrusted the ministry of Reconciliation to
his apostles, to the bishops who are their successors
and  to  the  priests  who  are  the  collaborators  of  the
bishops, all of whom become thereby instruments of
the  mercy  and  justice  of  God.  They  exercise  their
power of forgiving sins in the name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

308. To whom is the absolution of some sins

reserved?

The absolution of certain particularly grave sins (like
those  punished  by  excommunication)  is  reserved  to
the Apostolic See or to the local bishop or to priests
who  are  authorized  by  them.  Any  priest,  however,
can absolve a person who is in danger of death from
any sin and excommunication.

309. Is a confessor bound to secrecy?

Given the delicacy and greatness of this ministry and
the  respect  due  to  people  every  confessor,  without
any  exception  and  under  very  severe  penalties,  is
bound  to  maintain  “the  sacramental  seal”  which
means  absolute  secrecy  about  the  sins  revealed  to
him in confession.

310. What are the effects of this sacrament?

The  effects  of  the  sacrament  of  Penance  are:
reconciliation  with  God  and  therefore  the
forgiveness  of  sins;  reconciliation  with  the  Church;
recovery,  if  it  has  been  lost,  of  the  state  of  grace;
remission  of  the  eternal  punishment  merited  by
mortal  sins,  and  remission,  at  least  in  part,  of  the
temporal  punishment  which  is  the  consequence  of

sin;  peace,  serenity  of  conscience  and  spiritual
consolation; and an increase of spiritual strength for
the struggle of Christian living.

311. Can this sacrament be celebrated in some

cases with a general confession and general

absolution?

In cases of serious necessity (as in imminent danger
of  death)  recourse  may  be  had  to  a  communal
celebration of Reconciliation with general confession
and general absolution, as long as the norms of the
Church  are  observed  and  there  is  the  intention  of
individually confessing one’s grave sins in due time.

312. What are indulgences?

Indulgences  are  the  remission  before  God  of  the
temporal  punishment  due  to  sins  whose  guilt  has
already  been  forgiven. The  faithful Christian  who  is
duly disposed gains the indulgence under prescribed
conditions  for  either  himself  or  the  departed.

PARISH CHRISTMAS

PARTY

Saturday December 17 @

6:30PM

Begins with Nativity Play by

children after 5:15PM Mass in

Church.

Immediately following Nativity in

Church, pot-luck is served in the
Hall followed by entertainment.

Adults wishing to receive gifts

should bring exchange gifts worth

$10.

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meet after the 9AM Mass on

the 2

nd

& 4

th

Thurs of Month

Next Meeting IS 

THURSDAY, Dec 8 

Inviting our Mature

Parishioners to come and

socialize with each other for
breakfast, exercise, spiritual

movies, board games, cards,

etc.

Femi Bararra has volunteered

to co-ordinate this weekly

meeting for you. Meeting will

take place in Our Lady of Good

Counsel room across from the

offices.

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MASS  

INTENTIONS 

Mon,Nov 28, 7PM:Thnksgv by B Armstrong
Tues, Nov 29, 9AM: +Mary Cecil Bachelor
Wed, Nov 30, 7PM: +Mary Raghubar
Thurs, Dec 1, 9AM: +Leo Lynch
Fri, Dec 2, 7PM: +Consuelo Aglipay Vercelis

 

Sat, Dec 3, 9AM: +Maria Mamorno

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Saturday, Dec 3
5:15PM: +Dolores Bungay
Sunday, Dec 4
9AM: The Parishioners
12:15PM: +Souls in Purgatory
5:30PM: +Thanksgiving by Amier & Family

PARISH

CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

TODAY: Sun, Nov 27: Goal: $2,220. Payment is made in

May of each year for following 12 months. Total to Date:

$584.00

YOUTH CHOIR

Rehearsals—Sat @ 10AM.

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sun of Month: 5:30PM Mass

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Grade 1 — Grade 8

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

st

& 4

th

Sun @ 5:30PM

Mass

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday,Dec 3—Friday, Dec 9

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Souls in Purgatory

Chapel Tabernacle: +Francesca Laurel

FORMED.ORG

December Features

BE FORMED IN THE FAITH

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

Legend From Long Ago…” Christmas Story.

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

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

Go To Books: Featured, Download “The Appalling

Strangeness Of God’s Mercy” Or Children, Download

“Bible Stories For Little Children”

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

inspiriting audio on spirituality?

Teach your children the faith through video? You can do

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

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

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

into the site.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Test—Month of November

Call office to make appointment with Fr Simon when

child knows material.

PARISH GROUP LEADERS

Lectio—Evangelization, Six Sessions

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

YOU CAN DONATE

New Monstrance

Thanks to parishioners who have donated $500 & $200,

$300 & $500 towards this gift.

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

Are you able to help toward bringing down the cost of

new monstrance to the parish? $583.53 to go.

SUNDAYS OF ADVENT

Holy Hour

The Holy Hour for Advent, with Exposition & Benediction

of the Blessed Sacrament, will take place as usual on

Sundays from 4PM to 5PM

JOIN US 

The Confirmandi Class  

&  

The Adults to be Baptized at Easter 

Invite you next Sunday Dec 4, 4PM-5PM for 

an hour of prayer, song, praise, and 

thanksgiving in honour of the  

Advent (coming) of Jesus. 

Distinguished Guests: Youth Choir

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SMILE

ARCHDIOCESE

“THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO

PLOWSHARES AND THEIR SPEARS INTO

PRUNING HOOKS.”

If God is calling you to ministerial service,

contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese

of Toronto at 416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

If at first you don’t succeed . . . so much for skydiving.

____

“Wouldn’t exercise be more fun if calories screamed while

you burned them?“

____

I have Alzheimer’s bulimia – first I eat everything in sight

and then I forget to puke.

____

“I like holding the door for people who are far away, you

know so they have to run a little.”

____

“I’m sorry I slapped you. It’s just you seemed like you

weren’t going to stop talking and I panicked.”

____

Laughter is like a windshield wiper, it won’t stop the rain

but it will allow you to keep going.

____

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a

couple of car payments.

____

Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do

“practice”?

VOCATIONS

KOLBE KNOW YOUR FAITH SERIES:

Salvation History

Tues, Dec 6, 13 – 7 to 9 p.m. Holy Cross Parish Hall; 291

Cosburn Ave., OR


Sat, Dec 10, 17 - 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blessed Trinity Parish

Hall; 3220 Bayview Ave., Toronto.

COST: $15 includes weekly handouts

www.kolbeapostolate.com

VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT

The Office of Vocations invites single Catholic men, 17

years and older to attend a Vocations Discernment

Retreat

From Dec 9 to 11, 2016 at Manresa Spiritual Renewal

Centre, Pickering. (Starts on Friday at 7 pm). This is a good

retreat for men who are at crossroads in discerning God’s

desired Vocation for them. The retreat offers Guided

reflections, Holy Mass, Adoration, confession and the

assistance of a vocations team.

TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE:

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Saturday, December 3 –7:30 to 8:30 p.m. St. Paul’s

Basilica, 83 Power St., Toronto

We invite you to meditative scripture-based prayer and

music in the Taize tradition. Join us in celebrating the

Advent season through contemplative song, scripture and

silence. All are welcome. Social and light refreshments to

follow. RSVPs appreciated. CONTACT: St. Paul Taize

Prayer Group EMAIL: stpaultaize@gmail.com


WEB: www.stpaulsbasilicaparish.com

FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health

www.fertilitycare.ca

info@fertilitycare.ca

416-465-2868

Are you planning to space your children and feel

unsure of the family planning system you’re

using?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Is your family complete and are wondering what

comes next for family panning?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Would you like to follow your faith but don’t

know a reliable, scientific family panning

method?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Do you have health concerns and want to learn
more about your body and gynecologic health?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Are you suffering from infertility or recurrent

miscarriage and don’t know where to turn for

effective help?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

EUTHANASIA / ASSISTED SUICIDE

DID YOU KNOW?

Now that Canada has legalized assisted suicide/

euthanasia, did you know that doctors in Ont. are forced

to provide direct referrals for patients seeking to end their

lives? Doctors who object to helping to kill their patients

see a direct referral as being an accomplice to assisted

suicide. No foreign jurisdiction in the world that has

legalized euthanasia/assisted suicide has forced health

care workers or facilities to act agains their conscience. 8

other provinces in Canada have adopted protocols to

protect doctors and institutions.

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Feast: St Andrew, Apsotle—Wed, Nov 30: Andrew was St.
Peter’s  brother,  and  was  called  with  him.  “As  [Jesus]  was
walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon
who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a
net  into  the  sea;  they  were  fishermen.  He  said  to  them,
‘Come  after  me,  and  I  will  make  you  fishers  of  men.’  At
once  they  left  their  nets  and  followed  him”  (Matthew
4:18-20).
John the Evangelist presents Andrew as a disciple of John
the  Baptist.  When  Jesus  walked  by  one  day,  John  said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God.” Andrew and another disciple
followed Jesus. “Jesus turned and saw them following him
and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to
him,  ‘Rabbi  (which  translated  means Teacher),  where  are
you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’ So
they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed
with him that day” (John 1:38-39a).

Little else is said about Andrew in the Gospels. Before the
multiplication of the loaves, it was Andrew who spoke up
about the boy who had the barley loaves and fishes. When
the  Gentiles  went  to  see  Jesus,  they  came  to  Philip,  but
Philip then had recourse to Andrew.
Legend  has  it  that  Andrew  preached  the  Good  News  in
what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified
at Patras.
Reflection
As in the case of all the apostles except Peter and John, the
Gospels give us little about the holiness of Andrew. He was
an  apostle. That  is  enough.  He  was  called  personally  by
Jesus  to  proclaim  the  Good  News,  to  heal  with  Jesus’
power and to share his life and death. Holiness today is no
different.  It  is  a  gift  that  includes  a  call  to  be  concerned
about  the  Kingdom,  an  outgoing  attitude  that  wants
nothing  more  than  to  share  the  riches  of  Christ  with  all
people.
Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of: Fishermen; Greece;
Russia; Scotland

Memorial:  St  Francis  Xavier,  Priest—Sat,  Dec  3:  Jesus
asked,  “What  profit  would  there  be  for  one  to  gain  the
whole  world  and  forfeit  his  life?”  (Matthew  16:26a). The
words  were  repeated  to  a  young  teacher  of  philosophy
who  had  a  highly  promising  career  in  academics,  with
success and a life of prestige and honour before him.

Francis Xavier,  24  at  the  time,  and  living  and  teaching  in
Paris, did not heed these words at once. They came from a
good friend, Ignatius of Loyola, whose tireless persuasion
finally  won  the  young  man  to  Christ.  Francis  then  made
the spiritual exercises under the direction of Ignatius, and
in  1534  joined  his  little  community,  the  infant  Society  of
Jesus.  Together  at  Montmartre  they  vowed  poverty,
chastity, and apostolic service according to the directions
of the pope.

From  Venice,  where  he  was  ordained  a  priest  in  1537,
Francis Xavier went on to Lisbon and from there sailed to
the East Indies, landing at Goa, on the west coast of India.
For the next 10 years he laboured to bring the faith to such
widely scattered peoples as the Hindus, the Malayans, and
the  Japanese.  He  spent  much  of  that  time  in  India,  and
served  as  provincial  of  the  newly  established  Jesuit
province of India.
Wherever  he  went,  he  lived  with  the  poorest  people,
sharing  their  food  and  rough  accommodations.  He  spent
countless  hours  ministering  to  the  sick  and  the  poor,
particularly to lepers. Very often he had no time to sleep or
even to say his breviary but, as we know from his letters,
he was filled always with joy.

Francis  went  through  the  islands  of  Malaysia,  then  up  to
Japan.  He  learned  enough  Japanese  to  preach  to  simple
folk, to instruct, and to baptize, and to establish missions
for  those  who  were  to  follow  him.  From  Japan  he  had
dreams of going to China, but this plan was never realized.
Before  reaching  the  mainland,  he  died.  His  remains  are
enshrined  in  the  Church  of  Good  Jesus  in  Goa.  He  and
Saint Therese  of  Lisieux  were  declared  co-patrons  of  the
missions in 1925.
Reflection
All of us are called to “go and preach to all nations” (see
Matthew  28:19).  Our  preaching  is  not  necessarily  on
distant  shores  but  to  our  families,  our  children,  our
husband  or  wife,  our  coworkers.  And  we  are  called  to
preach not with words, but by our everyday lives. Only by
sacrifice,  the  giving  up  of  all  selfish  gain,  could  Francis
Xavier  be  free  to  bear  the  Good  News  to  the  world.
Sacrifice  is  leaving  yourself  behind  at  times  for  a  greater
good, the good of prayer, the good of helping someone in
need,  the  good  of  just  listening  to  another. The  greatest
gift we have is our time. Francis gave his to others.
Saint Francis Xavier is the Patron Saint of: Japan; Jewelers;
Missions.

Feasts of the Week

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The Readings:

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122:1-9

Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:37-44

Jesus  exaggerates  in  today's  Gospel  when  He

claims not to know the day or the hour when He

will come again.

He  occasionally  makes  such  overstatements  to

drive  home  a  point  we  might  otherwise  miss

(see Matthew 5:34; 23:9; Luke 14:26).

His  point  here  is  that  the  exact  "hour"  is  not

important.  What  is  crucial  is  that  we  not

postpone our repentance, that we be ready for

Him—spiritually  and  morally—when  He  comes.

For He will surely come, He tells us—like a thief

in the night, like the flood in the time of Noah.

In  today's  Epistle,  Paul  too  compares  the

present age to a time of advancing darkness and

night.

Though  we  sit  in  the  darkness,  overshadowed

by death, we have seen arise the great light of

our  Lord  who  has  come  into  our  midst  (see

Matthew  4:16;  John  1:9;  8:12).  He  is  the  true

light,  the  life  of  the  world.  And  His  light

continues  to  shine  in  His  Church,  the  new

Jerusalem  promised  by  Isaiah  in  today's  First

Reading.

In the Church, all nations stream to the God of

Jacob, to worship and seek wisdom in the House

of David. From the Church goes forth His word

of  instruction,  the  light  of  the  Lord—that  all

might walk in His paths toward that eternal day

when  night  will  be  no  more  (see  Revelation

22:5).

By our Baptism we have been made children of

the  light  and  day  (see  Ephesians  5:8;  1

Thessalonians  5:5-7).  It  is  time  we  start  living

like  it—throwing  off  the  fruitless  works  of

darkness,  the  desires  of  the  flesh,  and  walking

by the light of His grace.

The hour is late as we begin a new Advent. Let

us begin again in this Eucharist.

“O House Of Jacob, Come,

Let Us Walk In The Light Of The Lord”

Isaiah: Prophet

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Question
If Jesus was a Jew, why are we Catholic?
Answer
The term Jew is used in at least two senses in Scripture: to
refer  to  those  who  are  ethnically  Jews  and  to  those  who
are religiously Jews. Jesus was a Jew in both senses. In fact,
he completed the Jewish religion by serving as the Messiah
(Christ) whom the prophets had long foretold.
The  completed  form  of  the  Jewish  religion  is  known  as
Christianity, and its adherents are Christians or "followers
of  the  Christ."  Unfortunately,  many  people  who  were
ethnically Jewish did not recognize Jesus’ role as Messiah
and so did not accept Christianity, the completed form of
Judaism.  Instead,  they  stayed  with  a  partial,  incomplete
form  of  Judaism.  Other  Jews

(the  apostles  and  their  followers)

 did

recognize  that  Jesus  was  the  Messiah  and  embraced  the
new, completed form of Judaism.

Shortly  thereafter  it  was  recognized  that  one  could  be  a
follower  of  Christ  even  if  one  did  not  ethnically  join  the
Jewish  people.  Thus  the  apostles  began  to  make  many
Gentile converts to the Christian faith. It is thus possible for
a person to be a Jew religiously

(because he has accepted Christianity,

the completed form of the Jewish faith)

but not be a Jew ethnically. This

is the case with most Christians today.
It  is  this  difference  between  being  a  Jew  ethnically  and
religiously that lies behind Paul’s statement in

Romans 2:28-29:

"For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true
circumcision something external and physical. He is a Jew
who  is  one  inwardly,  and  real  circumcision  is  a  matter  of
the heart, spiritual and not literal.”

Christians  are  those  who  Paul  refers  to  as  being  inwardly

(religiously)

Jewish, while non-Christian Jews are those who he

refers  to  as  being  outwardly

(ethnically)

 Jewish.  The  former

condition, he stresses, is the more important.
Unfortunately,  over  the  course  of  time  some  Christians
broke away from the Church that Jesus founded, and so a
name was needed to distinguish this Church from the ones
that  broke  off  from  it.  Because  all  the  breakaways  were
particular,  local  groups,  it  was  decided  to  call  the Church
Jesus  founded  the  "universal"

(Greek,  kataholos  =  "according  to  the

whole") Church, and thus the name Catholic was applied to
it.

That  is  why  Jesus  was  a  Jew  and  we  are Catholics:  Jesus
came to complete the Jewish religion by creating a Church
that would serve as its fulfillment and be open to people of
all  races,  not  just  ethnic Jews. As Catholics,  we  are  those
who  have  accepted  the  fulfillment  of  the  Jewish  faith  by
joining the Church that Jesus founded.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

ON PRAYER

GOD SQUAD & KIDS OF THE

CROSS

Upcoming Youth Events:

Youth Ministry Christmas Cookie Bake

Day:

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

Join us for an afternoon of baking

Christmas cookies together, which we

will be selling the following day in order

to fundraise for a member of the Knights

of Columbus who is retiring.

Youth Ministry Christmas Cookie Bake

Sale:

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

Parish.

SJ23YM will be having a bake sale in

order to fundraise for a member of the K

of C who is retiring. We will also

participate in the Holy Hour dedicated to

the youth who are being confirmed from

4-5pm the day of our bake sale.

Nativity Play and Parish Christmas Party:

SJ23YM will be creating props for the

nativity play following the last mass on
December 17, 2016. We will be working
on the props in the next month leading

to the Parish Christmas party.

Youth Ministry Christmas Party:

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

Please join us in celebrating the birth of

our Lord and Saviour with a night of

prayer, worship, activities and snacks.

Don’t forget to bring a friend!

YOUTH MINISTRY

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY AGE

Upcoming—Six Sessions with Your Age Group In Parish

Lounge led by Fr Simon

6.Sat, Dec 3 @ 11AM-12:30PM. “Come and See”. Learn to

be disciples of Jesus Christ.

THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST: GOD IN A BAR

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

Dec 5, 7PM

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

thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable

and relaxed setting, with special guest: Phil Cummings,

high school teacher and former chaplain, York University.

Munchies provided. Cash bar. Bring a friend!

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

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First Sunday of Advent               

   November 27, 2016 

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Chapel

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

a n d

Benediction  at

5:40PM.  Come  for

a  few  minutes  or

an  hour  and  keep

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.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin            

         

First Sunday of Advent               

   November 27, 2016 

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FOR PARISH REVENUE

7 Day Vigil Lamps

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

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

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

will be placed in this bulletin every week.

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

way.

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LENTEN FAST & ABSTINENCE

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

The fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The required fast on Ash Wed and Good Fri involves

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

smaller meals may be taken on those days, but may not

total one full meal. The required fast does not allow

eating anything between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

Abstinence on these days from meat does not intend the

omission of eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All Catholics who have completed their 14

th

year are

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

the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60

th

year.

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we abstain from meat

on all the Fridays of the year (except on Solemnities) in

commemoration of our Saviour’s death.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin            

         

First Sunday of Advent               

   November 27, 2016 

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

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