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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Mrs. Rose Scarano 

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.

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

PART TWO—THE CELEBRATION OF THE

CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

“THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY”

218. What is the liturgy?

The liturgy is the celebration of the mystery of Christ and
in  particular  his  paschal  mystery. Through  the  exercise  of
the  priestly  office  of  Jesus  Christ  the  liturgy  manifests  in
signs and brings about the sanctification of humankind.

The  public  worship  which  is  due  to God  is  offered  by  the
Mystical  Body  of  Christ,  that  is,  by  its  head  and  by  its
members.

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the

Church?

The  liturgy  as  the  sacred  action  par  excellence  is  the
summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed
and it is likewise the font from which all her power flows.
Through  the  liturgy  Christ  continues  the  work  of  our
redemption in, with and through his Church.

220. In what does the sacramental economy consist?

The sacramental economy consists in the communication
of the fruits of Christ’s redemption through the celebration
of  the  sacraments  of  the Church,  most  especially  that  of
the Eucharist, “until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).

THE LITURGY - WORK OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

221. In what way is the Father the source and the goal of

the liturgy?

Through the liturgy the Father fills us with his blessings in
the Word made flesh who died and rose for us and pours
into  our  hearts  the  Holy  Spirit.  At  the  same  time,  the
Church  blesses  the  Father  by  her  worship,  praise,  and
thanksgiving and begs him for the gift of his Son and the
Holy Spirit.

222. What is the work of Christ in the liturgy?

In the liturgy of the Church, it is his own paschal mystery
that Christ signifies and makes present. By giving the Holy
Spirit  to  his  apostles  he  entrusted  to  them  and  their
successors  the  power  to  make  present  the  work  of
salvation  through  the  Eucharistic  sacrifice  and  the
sacraments, in which he himself acts to communicate his
grace to the faithful of all times and places throughout the
world.

223. How does the Holy Spirit work in the liturgy of the

Church?

The  very  closest  cooperation  is  at  work  in  the  liturgy
between  the  Holy  Spirit  and  the  Church. The  Holy  Spirit
prepares the Church to encounter her Lord. He recalls and
manifests Christ to the faith of the assembly. He makes the
mystery  of Christ  really  present.  He  unites  the Church  to
the  life  and  mission  of  Christ  and  makes  the  gift  of
communion bear fruit in the Church.

ARCDIOCESE

32ND ANNUAL ROSARY SUNDAY

September 11, 2016, 12 NOON

Martyrs' Shrine. Midland (Enter at Ogden's Beach Rd.)

12 p.m. - Outdoor Mass at the Polish altar. Outdoor

confessions prior to Mass; 2:30pm - Procession of the

Blessed Sacrament with the Living Rosary and

benediction at the Papal Altar, Celebrant and homilist:

Rev. Bernard Carroll, SJ. Bring your rosary, lawn chair or

blanket and your family. Email: living-rosary@rogers.com

BAPTISM BY FIRE:

Fundraising dinner with Fr. Henri Boulad, s.j.

Saturday, September 10 – Doors open 6 p.m.

Madison Convention Centre

17 Vinyl Court, Woodbridge ON

Join Cardinal Collins and members of the E astern Catholic

Churches for an evening of food, music and reflection on

Christians in the Middle East. Our keynote speaker is Fr.

Henri Boulad, s.j., the renowned Melkite priest who serves

as Director of the Jesuit-run Cultural Centre in Alexandria,

Egypt. The evening will raise funds for projects

respectively supported by Fr. Boulad in Egypt and by the
Catholic Near East Welfare Association in Syria and Iraq.

PHONE: 416-473-3417 EMAIL: bouladcanada@gmail.com

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!

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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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Sep 5, 10AM: +Alfie Lamb
Tues, Sep 6, 9AM: +Olga LaPorte
Wed, Sep 7, 7PM: Thnksgv by Mary Ylagan
Thurs, Sep 8, 9AM: Thnksgv by DeMelo Family
Fri, Sep 9, 7PM: +Edna Palmer

Sat, Sep 10, 9AM:

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Saturday, Sep 10

5:15PM: The Parishioners

Sunday, Sep 11

9AM: +Bartolome Mathias & +Virginia Ordonio

12:15PM: CWL Thanksgiving

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

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

B e n e d i c t i o n  a t

5:40PM.  Come  for  a

few  minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep  watch

with  the  Lord.  Pray

f o r  o t h e r s ,  t h e

Church,  your  family,

yourself.

NOTE

LABOUR DAY MASS TOMORROW

Monday, Sep 5

The Mass will be celebrated at 10AM.

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QUARTER PARISH FINANCES

APRIL, 2016—Income: $19,030.10

Offertory: Sunday & Easter; Mission Support donation,

couples/youth for Christ, bulletin advertisement,

wedding, candles, stipends, missalettes, baptisms,

resident priest, TCDSB rent, city waste management

refund (no $2000 presbyterian contribution).

Expenses: $29,118.39

Snow plowing, salaries, heating repairs, telephone,

internet, hydro, electrical repairs, water treatment

(heating), winter salt, church supplies, rectory, youth

ministry, deductions & tax, priest supply, mini-bus, misc.

Difference: $10,088.29 (in red)

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MAY, 2016—Income: $22,354.

Sunday offering, Ottawa trip, funeral, mass stipends,

resident priest, lighthouse, missalettes, candles, Chalice,

weddings, baptisms, TCDSB rent (no $2000 prsbytr

contribution)

Expenses: $27,557.00

Salaries, rectory, telephone, internet, insurance,

enbridge, boiler, city of toronto, snow plowing (march/

april), boiler start-up, metal shed, priest supply, misc.,

deductions & tax, youth ministry.

Difference $5,203. (in red)

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JUNE, 2016—Income $25,283.25

Sunday offering, Ottawa trip, donations, ShareLife,

Martyr’s Shrine trip, St Anthony Feast, hall, Sacred Heart

Feast, youth bake sale, funeral, mass stipends, resident

priest, missalettes, candles, chalice, weddings, baptisms,

TCDSB rent (no $2000 Presbyterian contribution).

Expenses $16,892.37

Salaries, rectory, telephone, internet, insurance,

enbridge, hot water boiler, city of toronto, priest supply,

church supplies, music, ShareLife, Martyrs Shrine

Pilgrimage, misc., deductions & tax, youth ministry.

(no $2000 Presbyterian contribution)

Difference $8,390.88(in black)

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2016, 2

nd

Quarter—Surplus/Deficit: $6,901.02 (deficit)

NOTE

During the Fall & Winter parish revenue usually increases,

this helps with the deficit. However, we are still down

$24,000 per year since we no longer have the revenue from

the Presbyterian Church. Any suggestions?

7 DAY VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Sept 10—Friday, Sept 16

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Leo deGale

Chapel Tabernacle: +Brenda deGale

DO WE WANT TO INCREASE TIMES OF

ADORATION???

New Adoration Tabernacle Installed In Chapel.

Wednesdays before evening Mass?

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LABOUR DAY

My wife came home from work yesterday and was raging

about her boss. She said to me, “I’m never going to work

for that man again!”.

I asked her, “Why, what did he say to you?”

She said, “You’re fired.”

“Before you complain about life think of someone who

died too early on this earth.”

“Happy Labor Day to someone who barely laboured this

year.” (A friend!)

It’s true that hard work never killed anybody, but I figure,

why take the chance? (Ronald Regan)

“I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame it

on you.” (A Boss)

“If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't

have a job if he was any smarter.”

SMILE

HAVING A LOOSE GRASP ON THOSE THINGS

THAT RIGHTLY BELONG TO GOD IS

REQUIRED OF EVERY FOLLOWER.

The open hands you are left with will be filled by God

and overflowing.

Can you let go? 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

RENOVATIONS

Update

Fence: erected (2014) —donation money; height of fence

raised at school side (2015)—bequest money

Roof: flat roofs replaced (2014)—Family of Faith money;

metal roofs rust cleaned, treated and repainted with two

coats of paint (2015); third coat (2016)—donation money;

metal window surrounds for sanctuary windows cleaned

of rust, damage repaired (2014)—Family of Faith money.

Plants: decorative grasses planted along fence (2015)—

donated money

Boiler: 45 year single unit boiler removed and replaced

with 3 high efficiency boilers; installation was incorrectly

carried out by contractor (2015)—donation money;

correct installation (by new contractor) of boilers costing

$20,000 done (2016)—bequest money; original

contractor sued for cost of re-installation (2016)—

bequest money ($1,800); Archdiocese orders Fr Simon to

cancel lawsuit—Archdiocese offers to have its lawyer deal

with the contractor, Fr Simon refuses as the high cost of

lawyer would take most of the $20,000 restitution being

sought.

Church Lights: church, chapel & foyer lights replaced

with high intensity lights (2015)—bequest money; pot-

lights added for greater illumination at side walls (2016)—

bequest money; spotlights added for statues (2016)—

bequest money;  

Flood Lights: 6 new LED security lights replace old lights

on building perimeter (2016)—bequest money.

Statue Platforms: 4 platforms installed in Church for

statues (2016)—bequest money

Trees: 4 trees planted in front and side of Church (2016)—

donated money

Building Windows: All windows replaced with new
aluminum framed double glazed windows (2016)—

bequest money (not included: sanctuary windows & door

glass).

Tabernacles: new tabernacle ‘stand’ installed in

sanctuary for transfer of tabernacle from chapel to

Church (2016)—donation money; new

adoration Tabernacle installed in chapel for adoration

(2016)—donation money.

Car-Park Sinkhole: Repaired (2016)—bequest money.

Frontals for Altar & Lectern: the only colour missing is

red (we have green, purple, and white) so we have

ordered red frontals for Pentecost, Feasts of the Lord

that are red, and the important feasts of the Martyrs

(2016)—donation money.

New St Therese Statute: new statute is to replace current

statue as does not match the size of the rest of statues in
the church; old statute goes into shrine in front of church

(2016)—donation money.

Fire Safety Required Replacements: fire extinguishers;

fire hoses; alarm buzzers; heat detectors; fire alarm

batteries; extra pull station needed; fire stickers; fire exit

lights (2016)—parish funds.

YOU CAN DONATE

New Red Altar Frontal—$594.95; New Red Lectern

Frontal—$639.95; Donors’ names will be woven onto

back of the frontals.

New St Therese statue of 24” to match other statues in

Church—$300; donor name plate to be attached.

St Therese Shrine to be erected under pine trees in front

garden using large statue currently in Church—$250—

donor name to be attached to shrine.

THE ROSARY APOSTOLATE

Needs Your Help

Do you have a devotion to the Mother of God? Would you

like to visit our elementary school of St JohnXXIII once a

month to pray the Rosary with the children?

Training is provided. You will be visiting with a team.

Interested?

Contact Patricia Lim: 647-459-3431

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Feast—The  Nativity  of  the  Blessed  Virgin  Mary:  Thurs,
Sept  8:  
The  Church  has  celebrated  Mary's  birth  since  at
least  the  sixth  century. A Sept  birth  was  chosen  because
the Eastern Church begins its Church year with Sept. The
September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast
of  the  Immaculate  Conception  on  Dec  8  (nine  months
earlier).
Scripture  does  not  give  an  account  of  Mary's  birth.
However, the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James fills in
the  gap.  This  work  has  no  historical  value,  but  it  does
reflect  the  development  of  Christian  piety.  According  to
this account, Anna and Joachim are infertile but pray for a
child. They receive the promise of a child that will advance
God's  plan  of  salvation  for  the  world.  Such  a  story  (like
many  biblical  counterparts)  stresses  the  special  presence
of God in Mary's life from the beginning.

St.  Augustine  connects  Mary's  birth  with  Jesus'  saving
work.  He  tells  the  earth  to  rejoice  and  shine  forth  in  the
light of her birth. "She is the flower of the field from whom
bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth
the nature inherited from our first parents is changed." The
opening prayer at Mass speaks of the birth of Mary's Son
as  the  dawn  of  our  salvation  and  asks  for  an  increase  of
peace.
Comment: We can see every human birth as a call for new
hope  in  the  world.  The  love  of  two  human  beings  has
joined  with  God  in  his  creative  work. The  loving  parents
have  shown  hope  in  a  world  filled  with  travail. The  new
child  has  the  potential  to  be  a  channel  of God's  love  and
peace to the world.

This is all true in a magnificent way in Mary. If Jesus is the
perfect  expression  of  God's  love,  Mary  is  the
foreshadowing  of  that  love.  If  Jesus  has  brought  the
fullness  of  salvation,  Mary  is  its  dawning.  Birthday
celebrations bring happiness to the celebrant as well as to
family and friends. Next to the birth of Jesus, Mary's birth
offers the greatest possible happiness to the world. Each
time we celebrate her birth we can confidently hope for an
increase of peace in our hearts and in the world at large.
Quote: "Today the barren Anna claps her hands for joy, the
earth radiates with light, kings sing their happiness, priests
enjoy  every  blessing,  the  entire  universe  rejoices,  for  she
who is queen and the Father's immaculate bride buds forth
from  the  stem  of  Jesse"

(adapted  from  Byzantine  Daily

Worship).

Feast of the Week

FORMED

The Catholic Faith On Demand

(Our very own Catholic Netflix)

*Free To You*

StJXXIII has purchased a subscription of one

year for $2,000. 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. Access

Programs, Movies, Audio, Books and so much

more.

COMING THIS FALL

Six sessions for college/university

age young adults.

For further information see Youth Section on

back page this bulletin.

Hearts On Fire

Six Sessions for Parish Group Leaders

Sat, Sep 24, 11AM-12:30PM; Sat, Oct 22,

11AM-12:30PM; Sat, Oct 29, 11AM-12:30PM;

Sat, Nov 26, 11AM-12:30PM; Sat, Feb 4,

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

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;

For Reservation, please call: Ahme: 647-878-2534; Benjie:

416-696-6133; Femi Barrera: 416-696-8868

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The Readings:

Wisdom 9:13-18

Psalm 90:3-6, 12-17

Philemon 1:9-10, 12-17

Luke 14:25-33
Like  a  king  making  ready  for  battle  or  a

contractor  about  to  build  a  tower,  we  have  to

count the cost as we set out to follow Jesus.
Our Lord today is telling us upfront the sacrifice

it  will  take.  His  words  aren't  addressed  to  His

chosen few, the Twelve, but rather to the "great

crowds"  -  to  "anyone,"  to  "whoever"  wishes  to

be His disciple.
That only makes His call all the more stark and

uncompromising. We are to "hate" our old lives,

renounce all the earthly things we rely upon, to

choose Him above every person and possession.

Again He tells us that the things we have - even

our family ties and obligations - can become an

excuse,  an  obstacle  that  keeps  us  from  giving

ourselves completely to Him (see Luke 9:23-26,

57-62).

Jesus  brings  us  the  saving  Wisdom  we  are

promised  in  today's  First  Reading.  He  is  that

saving Wisdom.

Weighed  down  by  many  earthly  concerns,  the

burdens  of  our  body  and  its  needs,  we  could

never see beyond the things of this world, could

never  detect  God's  heavenly  design  and

intention. So in His mercy He sent us His Spirit,

His Wisdom from on High, to make straight our

path to Him.
Jesus himself paid the price to free us from the

sentence imposed on Adam, which we recall in

today's  Psalm  (see Genesis  2:7;  2:19).  No  more

will  the  work  of  our  hands  be  an  affliction,  no

more are we destined to turn back to dust.
Like Onesimus in today's Epistle, we have been

redeemed,  given  a  new  family  and  a  new

inheritance,  made  children  of  the  father,

brothers and sisters in the Lord.
We  are  free  now  to  come  after  Him,  to  serve

Him  -  no  longer  slaves  to  the  ties  of  our  past

lives.  In Christ,  all  our  yesterdays  have  passed.

We  live  in  what  the  Psalm  today  beautifully

describes  as  the  daybreak  of  His  kindness.  For

He  has  given  us  wisdom  of  heart,  taught  us  to

number our days aright.

“Lord, You Have Been Our

Dwelling Place In All Generations

Psalm 89

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 Sunday In Ordinary Time        

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

ON MARRIAGE

YOUTH EVENTS

Welcome

Welcome back from summer break! I pray you

enjoyed your time off and hope to see

everyone continue to attend our Friday night

youth nights. Thank you to everyone who

participated in our bake sales over the

summer, for a wonderful time at Steubenville

and for faithfully attending our youth summer

nights together. May God continue to bless our

ministry this school year as we continue to

seek and learn more about God and our faith.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Youth Ministry Name Change

Thank you to our youth for collaborating and

deciding on two new names for our youth

ministry. SJ23 Youth Ministry names will now

be as follows:

Grade 6-8: Kids of the Cross.

Grade 9-12: God Squad.

Upcoming Youth Events:

Next God Squad Night

Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

in Room #2.

Next Kids of the Cross Night

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 2:00-4:00

pm in the Parish Hall.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Question
Will my three divorces prevent me from becoming a
Catholic?
Full Question
I  wish  to  go  through  RCIA  and  become  a Catholic.
My problem is that I have been divorced three times.
Can I become a Catholic and do I need to have these
marriages to my previous three husbands annulled?
Answer
If  you  are  currently  living  as  an  unmarried  woman
then  your  prior  attempts  at  marriage  and  the
subsequent  divorces  should  not  be  obstacles  to
entering RCIA and becoming a Catholic. And there is
no obligation for you to seek annulments unless you
would like to attempt marriage again in the future.
Welcome to the Church!

Question
Should  I  convert  to Catholicism  if  I  believe  it  to  be
true, even though it could hurt my marriage?
Full Question
After  years  of  study  and  prayer,  I  have  become
convicted of the truth of the Catholic faith. My wife
of  25  years  has  told  me  that  if  I  convert,  it  will
damage  our  marriage  and  drive  a  wedge  between
us.  Will  I  be  condemned  if  the  Holy  Spirit  has
convicted me, yet I fail to convert because I want to
save my marriage?
Answer
In  Matthew  10:37, Jesus  says,  “Anyone  who  prefers
father or mother to me is not worthy of me. Anyone
who prefers son or daughter to me is not worthy of
me.”

In  other  words,  anyone  who  is  his  follower  cannot
prefer anyone to him. Tell your wife that you cannot
be truly honest with her if you are not honest with
him.  No  one  wants  a  spouse  that  is  living  a  lie.  No
one has the right to demand that a spouse betray his
conscience.

Friend,  eternity  is  a  long,  long  time.  With  his  last
breath Jesus gave his all for you. He has invited you
to give your all to him. Besides, only he knows how
this will ultimately affect your wife for the good.

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; (6). 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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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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 Sunday In Ordinary Time        

   September 4, 2016 

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

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