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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. Wkdys 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
Adoration Chapel
.

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

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

Registration is this month of

September 2016

Parents of Candidates for

Confirmation in grade 7 (also

grds 8-12) please call parish

office to make appointment to

meet with Fr Simon. Cost of

materials is $40 for Bible and

Confirmation Book.

SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Registration is next month in October 2016.

Families of grade 2 candidates (also grds 3-8)

please call office for appointment with Fr

Simon. Cost of materials is $12.

RETIRING 

Our Secretary, Rose Scarano, after 32

years of service to St John XXIII

Parish.

Thank-You Party 

You are invited to celebrate and thank

Rose for her long and faithful service to

our parish on Saturday, September 24

at 6:30PM in the parish hall. C0-

ordinator for food is Ahme Sanchez at

647-878-2534; co-ordinator for

entertainment is Hayde Ayala at 647-

470-1046

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART TWO—THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN

MYSTERY

WHEN IS THE LITURGY CELEBRATED?

241. What is the center of the liturgical season?

The center of the liturgical season is Sunday which is the
foundation and kernel of the entire liturgical year and has
its  culmination  in  the  annual  celebration  of  Easter,  the
feast of feasts.

242. What is the function of the liturgical year?

1In  the  liturgical  year  the  Church  celebrates  the  whole
mystery of Christ from his Incarnation to his return in glory.
On  set  days  the  Church  venerates  with  special  love  the
Blessed Virgin  Mary,  the  Mother  of God. The Church  also
keeps  the  memorials  of  saints  who  lived  for  Christ,  who
suffered with him, and who live with him in glory.

243. What is the Liturgy of the Hours?

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is the public and common
prayer of the Church, is the prayer of Christ with his body,
the Church. Through the Liturgy of the Hours the mystery
of  Christ,  which  we  celebrate  in  the  Eucharist,  sanctifies
and  transforms  the  whole  of  each  day.  It  is  composed
mainly  of  psalms,  other  biblical  texts,  and  readings  from
the Fathers and spiritual masters.

WHERE IS THE LITURGY CELEBRATED?

244. Does the Church need places in order to celebrate

the liturgy?

The  worship  “in  spirit  and  truth”  (John  4:24)  of  the  New
Covenant is not tied exclusively to any place because Christ
is the true temple of God. Through him Christians and the
whole  Church  become  temples  of  the  living  God  by  the
action of the Holy Spirit. Nonetheless, the people of God in
their  earthly  condition  need  places  in  which  the
community can gather to celebrate the liturgy.

245. What are sacred buildings?

They are the houses of God, a symbol of the Church that
lives  in  that  place  as  well  as  of  the  heavenly  Jerusalem.
Above  all  they  are  places  of  prayer  in  which  the  Church
celebrates  the  Eucharist  and  worships Christ  who  is  truly
present in the tabernacle.

246. What are the privileged places inside sacred

buildings?

They  are:  the  altar,  the  tabernacle,  the  place  where  the
sacred Chrism and other holy oils are kept, the chair of the
bishop (cathedra) or the chair of the priest, the ambo, the
baptismal font, and the confessional.

LITURGICAL DIVERSITY AND THE UNITY OF THE

MYSTERY

247. Why is the one Mystery of Christ celebrated by the

Church according to various liturgical traditions?

The  answer  is  that  the  unfathomable  richness  of  the
mystery  of  Christ  cannot  be  exhausted  by  any  single
liturgical tradition. From the very beginning, therefore, this
richness  found  expression  among  various  peoples  and
cultures  in  ways  that  are  characterized  by  a  wonderful
diversity and complementarity.

248. What is the criterion that assures unity in the midst

of plurality?

It  is  fidelity  to  the  Apostolic  Tradition,  that  is,  the
communion  in  the  faith  and  in  the  sacraments  received
from the apostles, a communion that is both signified and
guaranteed by apostolic succession. The Church is Catholic
and therefore can integrate into her unity all the authentic
riches of cultures.

249. Is everything unchangeable in the liturgy?

In the liturgy, particularly in that of the sacraments, there
are  unchangeable  elements  because  they  are  of  divine
institution.  The  Church  is  the  faithful  guardian  of  them.
There are also, however, elements subject to change which
the Church has the power and on occasion also the duty to
adapt  to  the  cultures  of  diverse  peoples  (e.g.  language  is
changeable).

CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE

WITH A WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE

ENCOUNTER WEEKEND!

Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your

marriage! Spend a very special weekend together. A

Weekend of discovery…a lifetime of love!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway

that helps married couples rediscover themselves as

individuals and as a couple. The Weekend format helps

couples communicate openly and honestly without group

sharing, therapy or marriage counselling.

Upcoming Weekend: October 21-23, 2016 (Queen of

Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga)

Info: please go to www.wwme.org or contact:

Gerard & Marge McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com

or (905) 792-1925.

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT

At Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga for

the weekend of OCTOBER 21-23.

The theme for the retreat will be “The Road to God is

Mercy”. The Centre team will preach retreat. Info/or

Registration call: 905-278-5229.

STUDENT BOOK SALE

From Tuesday September 27th until Friday September

30th, a Giant Used Book Sale is being held at the Kelly

Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, to raise funds for the Kelly

Library at Saint Michael’s College at the University of

Toronto. Choose from the largest selection of Catholic

books in the GTA and a full selection of subjects such as

French, Italian, Art, Celtic Studies, and books for children.

Full details at www.stmikes.utoronto.ca/booksale/. The

closest major intersection is Bay and Bloor. There is
convenient subway and bus access as well as nearby

parking.

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Sep 19, 7PM: +Robin Small
Tues, Sep 20, 9AM:
Wed, Sep 21, 7PM: Openg’s 84

th

Birthday

Thurs, Sep 22, 9AM:
Fri, Sep 23, 7PM: +Lisa Giron

Sat, Sep 24, 9AM:

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Saturday, Sep 24

5:15PM: The Parishioners

Sunday, Sep 25

9AM: + Piedade & +Jose Fernandes

12:15PM: Thanksgiving to O.L of Lourdes.

5:30PM:

PARISH

CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sun, Sep 25: Goal: $2,220. Payment is made in May of

each year for following 12 months. Total to Date: $0,000.

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

DONATED

St Joseph & Child Jesus Shrine

We have a large Statue of St Joseph and the Child Jesus

which was in the Chapel. So we will put it outside in a

shrine. St Joseph is the patron saint of Canada.

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Sept 24—Friday, Sept 30

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Jim Shontaler

Chapel Tabernacle: +Lerma Ayala

FORMED

The Catholic Faith On Demand

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.

DO WE WANT TO INCREASE TIMES OF

ADORATION???

New Adoration Tabernacle Installed In Chapel.

Wednesdays before evening Mass?

7 DAY TABERNACLE LAMPS

The red vigil lamps for the altar tabernacle and chapel

tabernacle can be purchased for the week beginning at

the Sat 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.

NOVENA TO ST JOHN XXIII

September 30—October 8

Feast Day: Sun, Oct 9. Reception after each Mass in Hall

NOVENA

To Saint Therese

Begins Thurs, Sept 22, 15 mins before Mass. Continues to

Fri Sept 30. On Sun, Sept 25, novena prayer will be at
10AM in Chapel. Feast Day Mass is Sat, Oct 1 at 9AM

YOU CAN DONATE

Repaving Carpark Sink-Hole

The repair job on the sink-hole is completed and is paid

for. However, repaving has been quoted at $800 (lowest

quote). Our renovation/repair budget will not cover this

job. Consider donating a portion of this job.

Thanks to the Family that has donated $400 towards this

job.

NEW PARISH SECRETARY

Hayde Ayala

We welcome Hayde to the position of secretary of

StJXXIII. Hayde is also leader of the Saturday, 5:15PM

Choir. Many of you need no introduction to her.

BUNDLE UP SUNDAY

Saturday, October 1 to Sunday October 2

Truck Container will be in car park from Friday evening to

Sunday evening.

Society of St Vincent d’Paul—Clothing Collection

What Not To Give

Appliances; books; baby furniture items-cribs,

highchairs, strollers, etc; furniture; mattresses.

What To Give

Accessories; bedding, drapes and textiles; clothing and

coats—any and all; small household goods; toys.

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"So what are you doing today?"

"Nothing."

"What the heck, you were doing nothing the whole day

yesterday!” "That's right, and I'm not finished yet."

______________

A student at a management school came up to a pretty

girl and hugged her without any warning.

The surprised girl said, “What was that?”

The guy smiled at her, “Direct marketing!”

The girl slapped him soundly.

“What was that?!” said the boy, holding his cheek.

“Customer feedback.”

SMILE

ARCHDIOCESE

GOD IS THE FATHER WITH THE OPEN ARMS.

Who will preach this Good News of reconciliation?

Consider service as a priest or deacon, 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

LIFECHAIN

Day Of Public Witness For Children Killed By Abortion.

Sunday, October 2, 2PM—3PM

Campaign Life Coalition brought Life Chain into Canada

from the U.S., many years ago, igniting a powerful

peaceful street witness campaign that has endured the

test of years, saved lives and changed hearts.

St John XXIII Parish will stand at the 4 corners of Don

Mills & Eglinton on the above date and time. St Boniface

and Korean Martyrs Churches will be with us.

Will you come out and protest prayerfully, silently and

peacefully holding a sign for one hour? Nervous? Anxious
about this? Afraid to come out and look like a fool? Come

anyway! “Courage”, it is said, “is fear overcome”.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN CELEBRATING

THE REDEDICATION OF ST. MICHAEL’S

CATHEDRAL AT TWO FREE PUBLIC EVENTS

IN SEPTEMBER

Mass and street party–Fri, Sep 30, 12pm. First-come, first-

seated event. Also, a Sacred Music Concert featuring St.

Michael’s Choir School–Fri, Sep 30, 7pm. Free event with

tickets available online in Sep on a first-come, first-served

basis. Link for tickets will go live September 6: https://

cathedralconcert.eventbrite.ca. You must reserve a ticket

to attend this event. We look forward to celebrating this

important milestone together as an archdiocesan

community!

SAVE THE DATE

What: CWL Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance

When: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Time: From 6:30 PM until 12:30 AM

Where: Leaside Community Memorial Gardens

1073 Millwood Rd, Toronto, M4G 1X6


Cost: $25: includes music, food, raffles & dancing.

Attire: Semi-Formal

Info: Lynda Caratao 416-951-9907, Elaine Shaver

647-713-1198 or Merilyn Baldemor 416-571-1077

Ample parking available at no additional cost.

WELCOME

Newly Registered in the Parish

Caratao Family: Lynda & Isagani,

Villanueva Family: Leah & Benjie, JM & Bea

Petrak Family: Mary, Tamas & Victoria

Dias Family: Jonathan & Lavinia

Baker Family: Ian & Fatima

John Family: Jojy, Sinimol, Jerome & Joshua

Sanchez Family: Salvador, Charizza, Ysa & Simon

SPECIAL MASS TO END WOMAN ABUSE

Wednesday, Oct 12, 7:00 pm; Nativity of our Lord Parish

480 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke

"The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the

world and that of the Church" (Pope Francis, Amoris

Laetitia). Nativity of Our Lord Parish Catholic Women's

League and Catholic Family Services of Toronto

Foundation invite you to the 7th Annual Mass to End
Woman Abuse. Woman abuse is an issue that affects

families and communities. We continue to work to end

woman abuse and we ask the Lord to bless our efforts. All

are welcome to come and pray for the many women and

families affected by abuse. Light refreshments to follow

the Mass. WEB: http://bit.ly/endabuseoct2016

PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO ITALY & SICILY

October 16 to 29

Under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Jan Kolodynski, Pastor

of St. Jerome's Church in Brampton, Ontario. This

pilgrimage will include visiting St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

during this Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy and passing

through the Holy Doors.

The itinerary can be picked up from our parish office or

downloaded from our website:

www.stjerome.archtoronto.org

For additional information please CONTACT: Maria at QS

Travel & Tours PHONE: 905-412-2242 or 1-800-565-3619

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Memorial—St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio): Fri, Sept 23:
St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his
piety and charity as well as for the gift of the stigmata.
St.  Padre  Pio  was  born  Francesco  Forgione,  on  May  25,
1887,  in  Pietrelcina,  Italy.  His  parents  were  peasant
farmers.  He  had  an  older  brother  and  three  younger
sisters, as well as two other siblings who died in infancy. As
a  child,  he  was  very  religious  and  by  the  age  of  5  he
reportedly made the decision to dedicate his life to God.

Fortunately, his parents were also very religious and they
supported  his Catholic  development.  His  family  attended
daily  Mass.  Francisco  served  as  an  altar  boy  at  his  local
parish.  Francisco  was  known  for  taking  on  penances  and
his mother once scolded him for sleeping on a stone floor.
Francisco's  community  was  also  supportive.  Saint's  days
were popular celebrations and commonly celebrated in his
town.
From  his  tender  age,  Francisco  had  a  peculiar  ability.  He
was able to see guardian angels, spoke with Jesus and the
Virgin  Mary. This  was  not  something  taught  to  him,  but
occurred so naturally that he assumed other people could
see them too.

Although Francisco and his family was very religious, they
were also very poor, which required that he work. He spent
many  years  as  a  child,  trending  to  a  small  flock  of  sheep
owned  by  his  family.  Unfortunately,  the  work  meant  he
was  unable  to  attend  school  regularly,  so  he  quickly  fell
behind  other  kids  his  age.  Francisco  was  also  sickly  as  a
child.  He  suffered  an  attack  of  gastroenteritis  at  age  six
and when he was ten, he had typhoid fever.
In 1897, after three years of schooling, Francisco expressed
to  his  parents  that  he  wanted  to  become  a  friar.  His
parents  traveled  to  a  nearby  community  of  monks  and
asked  is  Francesco  could  join  them.  He  was  evaluated,
despite his young age and was told that he needed more
education before he could join.

In order to prepare Francesco, his parents decided to hire a
private  tutor.  To  pay  the  cost  of  the  tutor,  Francesco's
father  traveled  to  America  to  find  work,  and  sent  the
money home. At the age of 15, Francisco was finally ready
and  he  entered  the  novitiate  of  the  Capuchin  friars  at
Morcone. He took the name of "Pio" in honor of Pope Pius
I, whose relic he often saw at his local chapel. At the age of
17, Brother Pio became extremely ill and could only digest
milk  and  cheese.  He  was  sent  to  the  mountain  for  the
better air, and when this did not work, he was sent home
with his family. Amid all this, he continued to study for the
priesthood.
On  one  occasion  during  prayer,  a  fellow  monk
astonishingly  reported  he  saw  Pio  levitate  during  an
episode  of  ecstasy.  Brother  Pio  became  a  priest  in  1910,

but was permitted to remain at home because of his poor
health.
On  September  20,  Padre  Pio  was  hearing  confessions
when  he  felt  pain  in  his  hands  and  feet.  He  noticed  the
stigmata,  the  wounds  of  Christ,  appearing  on  his  hands
and  feet. The  experience  was  painful.  Bleeding  occurred.
The wounds smelled of roses, and although they continues
to  weep,  they  never  became  infected.  Doctors  who  later
examined  the  stigmata  were  amazed  at  their  perfectly
round shape.

By 1919, word began to spread about Padre Pio's stigmata
and people came from far away to examine him. Padre Pio
became  popular

with  the  people

he  encountered

and  soon  began

t o  a t t r i b u t e

s u p e r n a t u r a l

occurrences to him.

For  example,  he

was said to levitate,

and to be capable

o f  p e r f o r m i n g

m i r a c l e s .  H i s

popularity  became

a  s o u r c e  o f

c o n c e r n  o r  t h e

Church  and  the

Vatican  began  to

r e s t r i c t  h i s

a c t i v i t i e s  t o

minimize  public

interaction. Padre Pio himself was uncomfortable with his
newfound  popularity  and  the  attention  he  received
because  of  his  stigmata.  A  Church  investigation  into  his
stigmata concluded that his condition was not faked.
Padre Pio used his newfound popularity to open a hospital
in  San  Giovanni  Rotondo.  The  facility  opened  in  1956.
Padre Pio became internationally famous. He was known
for  his  piety,  charity  and  the  quality  of  his  preaching.  He
famously  advised,  "Pray,  hope  and  don't  worry.”  He  had
other  illnesses  as  well,  including  cancer  which  was
miraculously  healed  after  just  two  treatments.  Padre  Pio
died  on  Sept  23,  1968.  His  funeral  was  attended  by  over
100,000 people. Pope John Paul II recognized padre Pio as
a saint on June 16, 2002. His feast day is Sep 23. He is the
patron  of  civil  defense  volunteers,  adolescents,  and  the
village of Pietrelcina.

Feast of the Week

THE MISSION SUPPORT GROUP INVITES

YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR

Pilgrimage to TEOPOLI—the Shrine of Jesus the Listener
Crucified. Teopoli, Gravenhurst, Ont. on Sunday, Sept 25.
This Pilgrimage will help us deepen our Love and Faith in
God and strengthen our Peace and Unity throughout our

religious life in serving the Lord.

Itinerary: 7am LEAVE St JXXIII Parish; 8:30am ARRIVE at

Shrine; Pray the Rosary; 9am Attend Mass at the Church;

Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction; And Station of

the Cross; 11:30am Lunch at the Shrine (bring own lunch)
12:30 pm Visitation at Sr. Carmelina and URN with relic of

St Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother; 1:30 pm Visitation of

the Shrine of Jesus the Listener Crucified; 4pm Leave for

Toronto; $25.00/ person; Reservations: Ahme:

647-878-2534; Benjie: 416-696-6133.

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The Readings:

Amos 8:4-7

Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8

1 Timothy 2:1-8

Luke 16:1-13

The  steward  in  today's  Gospel  confronts  the

reality that he can't go on living the way he has

been. He is under judgment, must give account

for what he has done.

The  exploiters  of  the  poor  in  today's  First

Reading  are  also  about  to  be  pulled  down,

thrust  from  their  stations  (see  Isaiah  22:19).

Servants  of  mammon  or  money,  they're  so  in

love  with  wealth  that  they  reduce  the  poor  to

objects, despise the new moons and Sabbaths—

the  observances  and  holy  days  of  God  (see

Leviticus 23:24; Exodus 20:8).

Their only hope is to follow the steward's path.

He  is  no  model  of  repentance.  But  he  makes  a

prudent  calculation—to  use  his  last  hours  in

charge  of  his  master's  property  to  show  mercy

to others, to relieve their debts.

He  is  a  child  of  this  world,  driven  by  a  purely

selfish  motive—to  make  friends  and  be

welcomed  into  the  homes  of  his  master's

debtors. Yet  his  prudence  is  commended  as  an

example  to  us,  the  children  of  light  (see  1

Thessalonians 5:5; Ephesians 5:8). We too must

realize, as the steward does, that what we have

is  not  honestly  ours,  but  what  in  truth  belongs

to another, our Master.

All  the  mammon  in  the  world  could  not  have

paid the debt we owe our Master. So He paid it

for  us,  gave  His  life  as  a  ransom  for  all,  as  we

hear in today's Epistle.

God  wants  everyone  to  be  saved,  even  kings

and princes, even the lovers of money (see Luke

16:14). But we cannot serve two Masters. By his

grace,  we  should  choose  to  be,  as  we  sing  in

today's Psalm—"servants of the Lord."

We  serve  Him  by  using  what  He  has  entrusted

us  with  to  give  alms,  to  lift  the  lowly  from  the

dust and dunghills of this world. By this we will

gain  what  is  ours,  be  welcomed  into  eternal

dwellings,  the  many  mansions  of  the  Father's

house (see John 14:2).

“…You Cannot Serve God And Wealth

JESUS

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

ON PRAYER

GOD SQUAD

&

KIDS OF THE CROSS

New Series: Disciplines of a Disciple

SJ23YM will be using a program from

“Formed” in the coming months focusing

on the disciplines of a disciple. The series

will discuss relationships, grace, habits and

mindset of being a follower of Christ.

Next God Squad Night

Friday, September 23, from 7–9pm in Room

#2.

Next Kids of the Cross Night

Friday, September 30, 2016 from

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

YOUTH MINISTRY

Question
Is it proper to wear a cross or must it be a crucifix?
Full Question
What is the proper crucifix to have or to wear? I was
told that a cross is not the same as a crucifix. I was
told also that a cross represents that Jesus has risen
and is proper to wear.
Answer
Some  Protestants  suggest  that  because  Catholics
often  depict  Jesus  on  the  cross  it  means  that  they
believe he has not risen. This is, of course, nonsense.
Catholics  are  adamant  about  the  Resurrection  of
Christ. That’s why it is written into the creed that we
say every Sunday.

Depicting  the  cross  bare  is  not  an  especially  good
symbol of the resurrection since the cross probably
never stood bare. When Jesus was taken down from
it,  the  crossbeam  that  his  arms  were  nailed  to  was
probably  removed.  It  is  doubtful  that  after  he  rose
from  the  dead  anyone  bothered  putting  the
crossbeam back up.

From a Catholic perspective there is little theological
significance for items of personal jewelry whether or
not the cross is bare. In a wide variety of art forms,
Christians  throughout  the  ages  have  depicted  both
Jesus on the cross and the bare cross depending not
on  theological  considerations  but  on  other  factors,
such as whether the medium they were working in
could  accommodate  the  human  form  easily  and
whether they had the artistic skill or craftsmanship
to fashion a corpus.

Traditionally  there  has  been  a  preference  for
showing the corpus when possible, as this is a more
vivid  reminder  of  the  crucifixion  (the  crucifixion  is
the whole point of a cross, after all). However, this is
not a theological mandate.

Bottom  line:  Wear  whichever  one  you  prefer.
(Though know that most people will identify you as
a Catholic if you wear one with a corpus.)

Answered by: Catholic Answers Staff

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY AGE

Upcoming

Six Sessions with Your Age Group

In Parish Lounge led by Fr Simon

1. Sat, Sep 17 @11AM-12:30PM;

2. Sat, Oct 1 @ 11AM-12:30PM;

3. Sat, Oct 15 @ 11AM-12:30PM;

4. Sat, Nov 5 @ 11AM-12:30PM;

5. Sat, Nov 19 @ 11AM-12:30PM;

6.Sat, Dec 3 @ 11AM-12:30PM.

“Come and See”

Learn to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

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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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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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