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Letter from Cardinal Thomas Collins for Marriage Sunday
February 12, 2017

To  Married  Couples  throughout  the  Archdiocese  of 
Toronto,

On  the  occasion  of  Marriage  Sunday  in  the 
Archdiocese  of  Toronto,  be  assured  of  my  prayers 
and  gratitude  for  all  those  who  have  nurtured  and 
strengthened the sacramental bond of matrimony. In 
my travels throughout the archdiocese, I continue to 
be inspired by loving couples who faithfully support 
one another and share their abundant talents with the 
Church in diverse and creative ways. 

It is important that the church affirm married couples 
throughout  their  journey.  It  is  my  prayer  that  your 
local  parish  provides  both  a  spiritual  home  and 
welcoming  community  where  you  may  find  other 
couples and a loving community to both support and 
nourish  you  through  the  joyful  and  challenging 
moments of your relationship. 

We also pray and extend loving support to those who 
have  lost  a  spouse  or  experienced  the  anguish  of  a 
broken relationship. Our archdiocese is blessed with 
many programs and resources to assist with marriage 
enrichment,  counselling  and  pastoral  care.  I 
encourage  you  to  visit  www.archtoronto.org/
marriage  or  speak  with  your  own  parish  on  how  to 
best access these services.

Once again, as we celebrate Marriage Sunday, thank 
you for your incredible witness and fidelity. May God 
continue to bless you now and always!  

Sincerely in Christ, Thomas Cardinal Collins, 
Archbishop of Toronto

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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.

(Wkds: 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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC 

CHURCH 

PART THREE—LIFE IN CHRIST

The Human Community

THE PERSON AND SOCIETY

401. In what does the social dimension of man consist?

Together  with  the  personal  call  to  beatitude,  the  human
person  has  a  communal  dimension  as  an  essential
component  of  his  nature  and  vocation.  Indeed,  all  are
called  to  the  same  end,  God  himself.  There  is  a  certain
resemblance  between  the  communion  of  the  divine
Persons  and  the  fraternity  that  people  are  to  establish
among themselves in truth and love. Love of neighbour is
inseparable from love for God.

402. What is the relationship between the person and

society?

The  human  person  is  and  ought  to  be  the  principle,  the
subject  and  the  end  of  all  social  institutions.  Certain
societies, such as the family and the civic community, are
necessary  for  the  human  person.  Also  helpful  are  other
associations  on  the  national  and  international  levels  with
due respect for the principle of subsidiarity.

403. What is the principle of subsidiarity?

The principle of subsidiarity states that a community of a
higher  order  should  not  assume  the  task  belonging  to  a
community of a lower order and deprive it of its authority.
It should rather support it in case of need.

404. What else is required for an authentic human

society?

Authentic human society requires respect for justice, a just
hierarchy of values, and the subordination of material and
instinctual  dimensions  to  interior  and  spiritual  ones.  In
particular, where sin has perverted the social climate, it is
necessary  to  call  for  the  conversion  of  hearts  and  for  the
grace of God to obtain social changes that may really serve
each person and the whole person.

FEBRUARY MOVIES TO CONSIDER

Formed.org

Go To Movies: Female Saints , Watch “Miracle Of St

Therese” Or Rome Reports, Watch Francis: The People’s

Pope Or Documentaries, Defeating The Devil

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.

COFFE SUNDAY

Volunteers Needed. Would You Like To Help Us

Get To Know Each Other Better?

We we need a co-ordinator for each of the 4 Sun

Masses. Then we can set a date for our first coffee

Sunday.

———

CO-ORINATORS

5:15PM Mass—??? & 9AM Mass—???

12:15PM Mass— Ilene & Johnathon & 5:30PM

Mass—???

MOM’S CATHOLIC GROUP

Coming to St JXXIII Parish in 2017

Check out the website for further information.

www.catholicmomsgroup.com. St JXXIII: Angelina

THE LENTEN SEASON APPROACHES

What is Lent?

Lent is the penitential season of the Church’s year. It

is 40 days of preparation to renew our Baptismal

vows on Easter Sunday. During this time we seek

closer union with the Lord through increasing the

disciplines of fasting, prayer, and giving of alms

(charitable giving).

When Is Ash Wednesday?

Wednesday, March 1

What is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

Catholics attend Mass on this day and receive the

Ashes on their foreheads as a sign of sorrow for sin
and as a sign of their intention to begin again to be

more faithful.

Lenten Fast & Abstinence

Catholics are obligated to Fast & Abstain from meat

on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday.

The fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
The required fast on Ash Wed and Good Friday

involves eating only one full meal on those days.

One or two smaller meals may be taken on those

days, but may not total one full meal. The required

fast does not allow eating anything between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

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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WONDERFULLY GREAT THINGS

Children’s Choir

Grade 1 — Grade 8. Amy: 647-878-2534; Sing 1

st

& 4

th

Sunday @ 5:30PM Mass

Youth Choir

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

Chalice Children’s Collection

Next collection: Sun, Feb 26:

Goal: $2,220. Total to Date: $770.00

Parish Group Leaders

Lectio—Evangelization, Six Sessions

Saturday Feb 18 @ 11AM

College/University Age

Upcoming:6 Sessions with Your Age Group: OLW Lounge

MASS

INTENTIONS

Mon, Feb 13, 7PM: Thnksgv by Rose Dannog
Tues, Feb 14, 9AM: +Jessie Saturno
Wed, Feb 15, 7PM: +Petra Damasco Perlas
Thurs,Feb 16, 9AM: +Eleazar & Lacho Family
Fri, Feb 17, 7PM: +Luiza Fernandes

 

Sat,Feb18,9AM:+Deceased of Pereirra Family

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Saturday, Feb 18
5:15PM: +Domingo & Espy Miranda
Sunday, Feb 19
9AM: The Parishioners
12:15PM: +Generosa Perez
5:30PM: Thanksgiving by Josie Latrondo

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Feb 18—Friday, Feb 24

Sanctuary Tabernacle:Thanksgiving by Tita Bradley

Chapel Tabernacle:

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meet 2

nd

& 4

th

Thurs of Month

Next Meeting is THURSDAY, Feb 9 @ 9:30AM

Co-ordinator: Femi Barrera: 416-467-6492

SUNDAY OFFERTORY—

SUPPORTING YOUR PARISH

&

ONLINE GIVING

Dear Friends,

Some of you have in the past asked to direct
debit  your  Sunday  offering  from  your  bank
account  to  the  parish  account. At  this  time,
this  convenience  is  not  available.  However,
you  may  donate  online  through  your  credit
card on a monthly basis. All you need do is go
to the parish website and press the “donate”
button  and  it  will  tell  you  how  to  donate
(make  sure  it  is  to  StJXXIII  Parish  your
donation  goes!!!).  Beginning  this  February,  I
donate to the parish monthly in this way.
You may not be aware that we lost $24,000
in  annual  income  (from  the  Presbyterians)
when we gained this Church for our sole use
a year and a half back. We have to make up
this  shortfall  in  our  weekly  contribution  to
the  Sunday  Offertory.  So  I  urge  you  to
seriously  consider  giving  a  bit  more  on
Sunday if this is possible, especially if you do
not currently give.

As  you  know,  priests  are  entitled  to  receive
half of every Mass stipend offered: I gave up
this privilege a couple years ago (worth some
$3,000  annually)  because  this  parish  can  no
longer afford this; nor do I receive any other
stipends  that  I  am  entitled  to  receive:
baptism, marriage, funerals, etc. It all goes to
the  parish.  The  monthly  priest  salary  the
parish pays me is more than sufficient for my
needs.
We have been very fortunate in the last few
years  that  we  have  been  able  to  renovate
much  of  what  needed  renovation  in  our
Church  building. All  the  funds  for  this  work
originate  from  gifts  to  the  parish,  some
$50,000  in  bequests  from  parishioners  who
have passed away in the last few years plus
an  anonymous  donation  that  was  very
generous—$80,000. Also, some $17,000 from
your Family of Faith donations. These funds
have  fulfilled  their  purpose  and  are  almost
finished.

But the operating expenses of the parish, like
every  other  parish,  has  to  come  from  the
Sunday Weekly Offertory. In short, this parish
— y o ur  p a r i s h — n e ed s  o u r  fi n a n c i a l
assistance. Please be generous.
With thanks, Fr Simon

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SMILE

I dreamt I was forced to eat a giant marshmallow.

When I woke up, my pillow was gone.

At a first date:

He: “I work with animals every day!”

She: “Oh how sweet! What is it that you do?”

He: “I’m a butcher.”

Let’s eat mom. Let’s eat, mom. Punctuation. It can

save lives!

Tombstone engraving: I TOLD you I was sick!

FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health 416-465-2868

www.fertilitycare.ca info@fertilitycare.ca

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 planning 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.

SACRAMENT  

OF CONFIRMATION

Parents & Sponsors Meeting

Wed, Feb 22 @ 7:30PM

Reception of Nicene Creed

Sunday, Feb 26 @ 5:30PM

Ash Wednesday

Wed March 1 @ 7PM: Mass & Reception of 

Ashes

Mass & Stations of the Cross

Friday March 3 @ 7PM

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Second (2

nd

) Test: Months of Jan/Feb

Call office to book appointment with Fr Simon

First Confessions

Saturday March 4 @ 11AM in Church

BAND OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS MEN’S

CONFERENCE

Sat, Feb 18 @ 9:00AM

Canada Christian College, 50 Gervais Dr., Toronto

Serviam Ministries is hosting its 2nd annual men's

conference. Join Fr. Larry Richards and Archbishop of

Montreal, Christian Lépine, for a day of prayer and

fellowship, and the chance to be embolden and

challenged in your faith by becoming the man God

created you to be. Day includes Mass, confession and

adoration. Special father/son rates available. Free ticket

to priests and religious who wear their collars or habits

and seminarians (register via email to ensure a spot).

WEB: www.serviamministries.com/events/step-up/

PHONE: 1-888-522-2070 EMA

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ANNUAL LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY

Saturday, March 4 @ 9AM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front St. W., Toronto

Join us for the largest single-day Catholic event in

Canada! Hear inspired testimonies and talks by Sr. Ann

Shields, Peter Herbeck and keynote guest speaker

Bishop Scott McCaig. There will be a Eucharistic

Adoration procession and Holy Mass with Cardinal

Thomas Collins. There will also be a separate youth

event (13-18 years) with great music, dynamic talks,

inspirational skits, Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Mass

with Bishop Scott.

WEB: www.lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca EMAIL: info@lift-

jesus-higher-rally.ca

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 Wknd: March 17-19 (Queen of Apostles

Renewal Centre, Mississauga)

Info: go to www.wwme.org or Gerard & Marge

McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905)

792-1925.

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Optional Memorial: THE SEVEN HOLY FOUNDERS OF THE
SERVITE  ORDER
—Fri,  Feb  17:  
Can  you  imagine  seven
prominent  men  of  Boston  or  Denver  banding  together,
leaving  their  homes  and  professions,  and  going  into
solitude  for  a  life  directly  given  to  God?  That  is  what
happened in the cultured and prosperous city of Florence
in  the  middle  of  the  13th  century. The  city  was  torn  with
political  strife  as  well  as  the  heresy  of  the  Cathari,  who
believed  that  physical  reality  was  inherently  evil.  Morals
were low and religion seemed meaningless.
In 1240, seven noblemen of Florence mutually decided to
withdraw  from  the  city  to  a  solitary  place  for  prayer  and
direct  service  of God. Their  initial  difficulty  was  providing
for their dependents, since two were still married and two
were widowers.
Their aim was to lead a life of penance and prayer, but they
soon found themselves disturbed by constant visitors from
Florence.  They  next  withdrew  to  the  deserted  slopes  of
Monte Senario.
In  1244,  under  the  direction  of  St.  Peter  of Verona,  O.P.,
this  small  group  adopted  a  religious  habit  similar  to  the
Dominican  habit,  choosing  to  live  under  the  Rule  of  St.
Augustine and adopting the name of the Servants of Mary.
The  new  Order  took  a  form  more  like  that  of  the
mendicant friars than that of the older monastic Orders.
Members  of  the  community  came  to  the  United  States
from Austria  in  1852  and  settled  in  New York  and  later  in
Philadelphia. The two American provinces developed from
the  foundation  made  by  Father  Austin  Morini  in  1870  in
Wisconsin.
Community  members  combined  monastic  life  and  active
ministry.  In  the

monastery, they led

a  life  of  prayer,

work  and  silence

while  in  the  active

apostolate  they

e n g a g e d

i n

parochial  work,

t e a c h i n g ,

p r e a c h i n g ,  a n d

other  ministerial

activities.

Reflection: The  time  in  which  the  seven  Servite  founders
lived is very easily comparable to the situation in which we
find ourselves today. It is “the best of times and the worst
of  times,”  as  Dickens  once  wrote.  Some,  perhaps  many,
feel called to a countercultural life, even in religion. All of
us are faced in a new and urgent way with the challenge to
make our lives decisively centred in Christ.

Optional  Memorial:  Our  Lady’s  Saturday—Why  is
Saturday  Dedicated  to  Our  Lady?We  know  that  Friday  is
the  day  that  reminds  us  of  the  death  of  Our  Lord,  and
Sunday recalls His Resurrection. The question rises: Why is
Saturday dedicated to Our Lady?
Our  Lady  alone  maintained  faith  in  the  Resurrection.
Devotion  to  Our  Lady  received  a  strong  boost  at  the
beginning  of  the  10th  century  with  the  monastic  reform
that gave shape to Medieval Civilization.

After that epoch it became the general custom to dedicate
Saturday  to Our  Lady. St.  Hugh, Abbot  of Cluny,  ordered
that in the abbeys and monasteries of his Order the Office
should  be  sung  and  a  Mass  celebrated  in  honor  of  Mary
Most Holy on Saturdays. A special Mass was composed in
her honor for those occasions. To the regular Divine Office,
Pope  Urban  II  added  the  Small  Office  of  Our  Lady  to  be
sung on Saturdays.
There are many reasons why Saturday should be dedicated
to  the  Most  Holy Virgin. The  best  known  grew  from  the
particular  devotion  the  medieval  man  had  to  the
Resurrection  of Our  Lord Jesus Christ. The Gospels  tell  us
that  after  the  death  of  Our  Lord,  the  Apostles,  disciples
and Holy Women did not believe in the Resurrection, even
though Our Lord had predicted it various times.
Thus,  from  the  hour  that  Our  Lord  died  on  the  Cross  on
Good Friday until the Sunday of the Resurrection, only Our
Lady  believed  in

His  Divinity  and,

therefore, only she

had  perfect  faith.

For,  as  St.  Paul

says: “Without the

resurrection  our

faith  would  be

vain.”  On  that

S a t u r d a y ,

therefore,  on  the

whole  earth  only

she  personified  the  Catholic  Church.  For  this  reason
medieval man honoured her especially on this day.

VOCATIONS

“No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human

heart conceived, what God has prepared for

those who love him.”

If you feel you are being invited to spread the

Good News of God's love as a priest, deacon,

brother or sister, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux,

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at

416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

SAINTS OF THE WEEK

WELCOME TO OUR

NEWLY REGISTERED PARISHIONERS

We hope your presence among us will fill you

with the Light of Jesus Christ.

Ma. Netes and Steve Brisebois with Fancis and

Allijah

Maria and Pierre Sheldrick with Caren, Kiala,

Loreal & Raleigh

Bienvenido & Anelita Ballena with Bleziel Ann

Jeff Cortes

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  Sirach  15:15–20;

Psalm  119:1–2,  4–5,  17–18,  33–34;  1

Corinthians 2:6–10; Matthew 5:17–37

Jesus tells us in the Gospel this week that he has

come  not  to  abolish  but  to  “fulfill”  the  Law  of

Moses and the teachings of the prophets.

His  Gospel  reveals  the  deeper  meaning  and

purpose  of  the  Ten  Commandments  and  the

moral Law of the Old Testament. But his Gospel

also transcends the Law. He demands a morality

far greater than that accomplished by the most

pious of Jews, the scribes and Pharisees.

Outward observance of the Law is not enough.

It is not enough that we do not murder, commit

adultery, divorce, or lie.

The law of the new covenant is a law that God

writes on the heart (see Jer. 31:31–34). The heart

is  the  seat  of  our  motivations,  the  place  from

which our words and actions proceed (see Matt.

6:21; 15:18–20).

Jesus  this  week  calls  us  to  train  our  hearts,  to

master  our  passions  and  emotions.  And  Jesus

demands  the  full  obedience  of  our  hearts  (see

Rom. 6:17). He calls us to love God with all our

hearts,  and  to  do  his  will  from  the  heart  (see

Matt. 22:37; Eph. 6:6)

God never asks more of us than we are capable.

That is the message of this week’s First Reading.

It is up to us to choose life over death, to choose

the  waters  of  eternal  life  over  the  fires  of

ungodliness and sin.

By  his  life,  death,  and  resurrection,  Jesus  has

shown  us  that  it  is  possible  to  keep  his

commandments. In baptism, he has given us his

Spirit that his Law might be fulfilled in us (Rom.

8:4).

The  wisdom  of  the  Gospel  surpasses  all  the

wisdom of this age that is passing away, St. Paul

tells  us  in  the  Epistle.  The  revelation  of  this

wisdom fulfills God’s plan from before all ages.

Let  us  trust  in  this  wisdom,  and  live  by  his

Kingdom law.

As we do in this week’s Psalm, let us pray that

we grow in being better able to live his Gospel,

and to seek the Father with all our heart.

“I Have Come Not To Abolish [The Law] But To

Fulfill”

The Lord

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February 12, 2017 

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Full Question

What does blessed are the poor in spirit mean?

Answer

In the Scriptures the literal poor are considered

especially  close  to  God  because  of  their

complete  dependence  upon  Him.    They  place

their  trust  and  confidence  in  God  rather  than

material possessions and worldly power.   In the

Gospel  of  Matthew  this  "blessedness"  is

extended  to  all  people,  irregardless  of  their

status  in  the  world,  who  recognize  their

complete dependence and reliance on God.

To be "poor in spirit" is to be humble, recognize

our sinfulness, and to trust in more in God than

in  the  things  of  the  world  (see  Matthew

6:25-34).

Full Question

Is confirmation as a sacrament mentioned in the

bible?

Answer

The sacrament of confirmation is the reception

of  the  Holy  Spirit  through  the  laying  on  of

hands.   This is separate from baptism as can be

seen in the New Testament.

Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that

Samaria  had  accepted  the  word  of  God,  they

sent them Peter and John, who went down and

prayed  for  them,  that  they  might  receive  the

holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of

them; they had only been baptized in the name

of the Lord Jesus.

Then they laid hands on them and they received

the holy Spirit. - Acts 8:14-17

When they heard this, they were baptized in the

name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul laid [his]

hands on them, the holy Spirit came upon them,

and  they  spoke  in  tongues  and  prophesied.  -

Acts 19:5-6

QUESTION & ANSWER

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night:

Fri, Feb 17 from 7-9pm in the Parish hall.

SJ23YM Skating Night:

Sat, Feb 25 from 6:30-8:30pm.

Join us for a night of skating together! We will meet in

the Parish hall at 6:30pm for prayer and dinner before we

walk to the Angela James arena together to skate from

7:15-8:15pm, we will walk back to the Church after our

skate. Parents are welcome to join us! Permission forms
will be distributed and are expected to be signed before

we leave for the skate. Please ensure you pick up your

child at the Parish.

Lift Jesus Higher 2017 Youth Rally

Sat, March 4, from 9am-5:30pm at the Metro Toronto

Convention Centre for ages 13-18. Lift Jesus Higher Rally

is an annual event for Youth and Adults that focuses on

evangelizing through uplifting music, testimonials,

confessions, reflections, Divine Mercy celebration and a

Eucharistic Procession. Please contact the youth

minister, Carla, if you are interested in attending the

rally. We will organize purchasing tickets and

transportation in the next few weeks.

Squires Information Session

Sat, Feb 18, from 10-11am.

There will be an information session for youth interested

in learning more about the Squires. Youth from grades 7

and up are welcome to join to gain a better

understanding of the history, mission and vision of the

Squires. Don’t forget to bring a friend!

Mary Dobell Pro-Life Essay and Poetry Contest 2017:

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL) has

invited SJ23 Youth Ministry to participate in the Mary

Dobell Pro-Life Essay and Poetry Contest. CWL promotes

the Mary Dobell Pro-Life Essay and Poetry Contest to

support and encourage an awareness and positive

attitude towards a broad range of pro-life issues.

All submissions must reflect the teachings of the Catholic

Church concerning the sanctity of life and the value of all

human life from conception to new life stages (death).

There are 8 topics that youth are able to select and write

on. Details will be given on our youth nights leading up

to the deadline. CWL is offering $100 to the first place

winner from the Parish.

Intermediate Level (Grade 7-9): One essay submission

(minimum 250 words- maximum 500 words).

One poetry submission (minimum 16 lines, maximum 32

lines).

Senior Level (Grade 10-12) One essay submission

(minimum 500 words- maximum 800 words). One poetry

submission (minimum 16 lines, maximum 32 lines

The deadline for submission is Fri, Feb 24. Info: Carla,

carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com

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 Sunday In Ordinary Time               

February 12, 2017 

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

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with
e v e n i n g

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.

P r a y  f o r

others,  the

Church,  your

f a m i l y ,

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.