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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

LENTEN BEGINS NEXT WEEK

When Is Ash Wednesday?

Next 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.

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).

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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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC 

CHURCH 

PART THREE—LIFE IN CHRIST

The Human Community

PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL LIFE

405. What is the foundation of the authority of

society?

Every  human  community  needs  a  legitimate
authority that preserves order and contributes to the
realization of the common good. The foundation of
such  authority  lies  in  human  nature  because  it
corresponds to the order established by God.

406. When is authority exercised in a legitimate

way?

Authority  is  exercised  legitimately  when  it  acts  for
the common good and employs morally licit means
to  attain  it.  Therefore,  political  regimes  must  be
determined  by  the  free  decision  of  their  citizens.
They should respect the principle of the “rule of law”
in which the law, and not the arbitrary will of some, is
sovereign. Unjust laws and measures contrary to the
moral order are not binding in conscience.

407. What is the common good?

By  the  common  good  is  meant  the  sum  total  of
those conditions of social life which allow people as
groups  and  as  individuals  to  reach  their  proper
fulfillment.

408. What is involved in the common good?

The common good involves: respect for and promotion
of  the  fundamental  rights  of  the  person,  the
development  of  the  spiritual  and  temporal  goods  of
persons and society, and the peace and security of all.

409. Where can one find the most complete

realization of the common good?

The most complete realization of the common good
is found in those political communities which defend
and  promote  the  good  of  their  citizens  and  of
intermediate groups without forgetting the universal
good of the entire human family.

410. How does one participate in bringing about

the common good?

All men and women according to the place and role
that  they  occupy  participate  in  promoting  the
common  good  by  respecting  just  laws  and  taking
charge  of  the  areas  for  which  they  have  personal
responsibility  such  as  the  care  of  their  own  family
and the commitment to their own work. Citizens also
should  take  an  active  part  in  public  life  as  far  as
possible.

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.

———

CO-ORINATORS

5:15PM Mass??? & 9AM Mass??? 12:15PM Mass: Ilene

& Johnathon & 5:30PM Mass???

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

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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 20, 10AM: Thnksgv for Jaime Tolentino

Tues, Feb 21, 9AM: +Jessie Saturno
Wed, Feb 22, 7PM: +Cornelio Villar
Thurs,Feb 23,9AM:+Domingo & Teresa Ayala
Fri, Feb 24, 7PM: Thnksgv of Black Naz Dev.

 

Sat,Feb 25, 9AM: +Proto & Maria D’Souza

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Saturday, Feb 25
5:15PM: +Louis Comeau
Sunday, Feb 26
9AM: Thanksgiving for Irene Quilop
12:15PM: +Zutica Dacua
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Feb 25—Friday, March 3

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Modesto Tolentino

Chapel Tabernacle: +Felisa Tolentino

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

FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING

YOUR PARISH

Dear Friends,

First, thank you for all that you already do
to financially support your parish church.
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  in  March,  I  donate  to
the parish monthly in this way.

As  you  know,  we  lost  $24,000  in  annual
income  from  the  Presbyterian  Church
which  shared  this  facility  with  us;  this
happened when we gained the Church for
our sole use 2 years back. Now, we need
to make up this shortfall: In order to help
you, the Church is able to issue income tax
receipts which allows you to claim back the
taxes on your donations when you file your
annual tax return. To do this please register
with  the  parish.  Registration  forms  are
available in the foyer, please tick the place
where  it  asks  you  if  you  want  to  use
envelopes.  Return  the  form  to  us  and  you
will be contacted on how to proceed.

The  stipends  that  are  paid  to  your  priest
for  mass  intentions,  baptisms,  weddings,
funerals, etc., all go to the income of the
parish.  But  this  is  a  small  amount,  the
operating  expenses  of  the  parish,  like
every other parish, has to come from the
Sunday  Weekly  Offertory.  In  short,  this
parish—your  parish—needs  our  financial
assistance.

With thanks, Fr Simon

ARE YOU REGISTERED?

Are You Using Donation Envelopes?

Please register and begin using donation
envelopes. In using envelopes you will be

reminded weekly of the urgency of St

John XXIII Parish’s need of your financial

support.

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SMILE

During an impassioned sermon about death and final
judgement, the pastor said forcefully, "Each member

of this church is going to die and face judgement."

Glancing down at the front pew, he noticed a man with

a big smile on his face. The minister repeated his point

louder. "Each member of this church is going to die

and face judgement!" The man nodded and smiled

even more. Though everyone else in the congregation

was looking somber, the man in front continued to

smile. After the service was over, the preacher made a

beeline for the man. "I don't get it," the preacher said
in frustration. "Whenever I said, 'Each member of this

church is going to die,' your smile got bigger. Why?"

"I'm not a member of this church," the man replied.

MOM’S CATHOLIC GROUP

St JXXIII Contact:

Angelina Orozco: 416-839-5981

Check out the website for further information.

www.catholicmomsgroup.com.

Presentation on what this group is will take

place Sat, March 11 from 10AM to 1:30PM.

Interested? Come along and join us. Please call

Hayde at 416-429-4000 to register.

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.

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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

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Commitment — Relationships, Career, Community

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave (near Bloor St W

& Av Rd), Toronto, M5R 1B2

Mon, March 13, 7pm-9pm

Munchies provided, cash bar available — come and

bring a friend! All young adults (19-39) are invited to

join us for an evening of thought-provoking

conversation on theological topics!

Special guests: Jeff and Patricia Kavanagh.

Good fruits grow from deep roots. Commitment is

necessary in our relationships, careers and community

life for us to fulfill our futures together with Christ.

Based on our personal experience, we will talk about

factors that can impede our commitment, the

transformational power of saying ‘yes’ to what God

gives us, and little ways to live out commitment in our

everyday lives.

PRAYING THE ROSARY

FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE

StJXXIII

Catholic Women’s League

Presents

SPEAKER: Mary Ruth Garcia

WHEN: Sunday February 26, 2017

TIME: 1:30PM-2:30PM

WHERE: Our Lady of Wisdom Lounge

(St JXXIII Church)

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Not  A  Liturgical  Celebration  Yet:  Blesseds  Jacinta  and
Francisco  Marto’s  Story
—Mon,  Feb  20:  
Between  May  13
and  Oct  13,  1917,  three  children,  Portuguese  shepherds
from Aljustrel, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da
Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. At that
time,  Europe  was  involved  in  an  extremely  bloody  war.
Portugal itself was in political turmoil, having overthrown
its monarchy in 1910; the government disbanded religious
organizations soon after.

At the first appearance, Mary asked the children to return
to that spot on the thirteenth of each month for the next
six months. She also asked them to learn to read and write
and  to  pray  the

rosary  “to  obtain

peace  for  the

world  and  the

end  of  the  war.”

T h ey  w e r e  t o

pray  for  sinners

a n d  f o r  t h e

conversion  of

Russia, which had

r e c e n t l y

overthrown  Czar

Nicholas II and was soon to fall under communism. Up to
90,000 people gathered for Mary’s final apparition.
Less than two years later, Francisco died of influenza in his
family  home.  He  was  buried  in  the  parish  cemetery  and
then re-buried in the Fatima basilica in 1952. Jacinta died
of  influenza  in  Lisbon,  offering  her  suffering  for  the
conversion  of  sinners,  peace  in  the  world,  and  the  Holy
Father.  She  was  re-buried  in  the  Fatima  basilica  in  1951.
Their  cousin,  Lucia  dos  Santos,  became  a  Carmelite  nun
and  was  still  living  when  Jacinta  and  Francisco  were
beatified  in  2000.  Sister  Lucia  died  five  years  later.  The
shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is visited by up to 20 million
people a year.

Reflection:  The  Church  is  always  very  cautious  about
endorsing  alleged  apparitions,  but  it  has  seen  benefits
from  people  changing  their  lives  because  of  the  message
of Our Lady of Fatima. Prayer for sinners, devotion to the
Immaculate  Heart  of  Mary,  and  praying  the  rosary—all
these reinforce the Good News Jesus came to preach.

Memorial:  St  Polycarp,  Bishop,  Martyr—Thurs,  Feb  23:
Polycarp,  bishop  of  Smyrna,  disciple  of  Saint  John  the
Apostle  and  friend  of  Saint  Ignatius  of  Antioch,  was  a
revered Christian leader during the first half of the second
century.

Saint Ignatius, on his way to Rome to be martyred, visited
Polycarp  at  Smyrna,  and  later  at  Troas  wrote  him  a
personal  letter.

The  Asia  Minor

C h u r c h e s

r e c o g n i z e d

P o l y c a r p ’ s

l e a d e r s h i p  b y

choosing  him  as

a  representative

to  discuss  with

Pope  Anicetus

the  date  of  the

E a s t e r

celebration  in  Rome—a  major  controversy  in  the  early
Church.

Only one of the many letters written by Polycarp has been
preserved,  the  one  he  wrote  to  the  Church  of  Philippi  in
Macedonia.
At 86, Polycarp was led into the crowded Smyrna stadium
to  be  burned  alive. The  flames  did  not  harm  him  and  he
was  finally  killed  by  a  dagger. The  centurion  ordered  the
saint’s  body  burned. The  “Acts”  of  Polycarp’s  martyrdom
are  the  earliest  preserved,  fully  reliable  account  of  a
Christian martyr’s death. He died in 155.

Reflection: Polycarp was recognized as a Christian leader by
all  Asia  Minor  Christians—a  strong  fortress  of  faith  and
loyalty to Jesus Christ. His own strength emerged from his
trust  in  God,  even  when  events  contradicted  this  trust.
Living among pagans and under a government opposed to
the  new  religion,  he  led  and  fed  his  flock.  Like  the Good
Shepherd, he laid down his life for his sheep and kept them
from  more  persecution  in  Smyrna.  He  summarized  his
trust in God just before he died: “Father… I bless Thee, for
having made me worthy of the day and the hour…”

(Acts of

Martyrdom, Chapter 14).

VOCATIONS

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly

Father is perfect.”

Do you feel called to help people get

closer to God? If you think God is calling

you to be 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

Franciscan Media

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:  Leviticus  19:1–2,

17–18;  Psalm  103:1–4,  8,  10,  12–13;  1

Corinthians  3:16–23;  Matthew  5:38–48

[by

Dr

Scott Hahn]

We are called to the holiness of God. That is the

extraordinary  claim  made  in  both  the  First

Reading and Gospel this Sunday.

Yet how is possible that we can be perfect as our

Father in heaven is perfect?

Jesus explains that we must be imitators of God

as his beloved children

(Eph. 5:1–2)

.

As God does, we must love without limit—with a

love  that  does  not  distinguish  between  friend

and foe, overcoming evil with good

(see Rom. 12:21).

Jesus himself, in his Passion and death, gave us

the  perfect  example  of  the  love  that  we  are

called to.

He  offered  no  resistance  to  the  evil—even

though  he  could  have  commanded  twelve

legions  of  angels  to  fight  alongside  him.  He

offered his face to be struck and spat upon. He

allowed  his  garments  to  be  stripped  from  him.

He  marched  as  his  enemies  compelled  him  to

the  Place  of  the  Skull. On  the  cross  he  prayed

for  those  who  persecuted  him

(see  Matt.  26:53–54,  67;

27:28, 32; Luke 23:34)

.

In  all  this  he  showed  himself  to  be  the  perfect

Son  of  God.  By  his  grace,  and  through  our

imitation  of  him,  he  promises  that  we  too  can

become children of our heavenly Father.

God does not deal with us as we deserve, as we

sing  in  this  week’s  Psalm.  He  loves  us  with  a

Father’s love. He saves us from ruin. He forgives

our transgressions.

He loved us even when we had made ourselves

his  enemies  through  our  sinfulness.  While  we

were yet sinners, Christ died for us

(see Rom. 5:8).

We  have  been  bought  with  the  price  of  the

blood of God’s only Son (

see 1 Cor. 6:20)

. We belong

to  Christ  now,  as  St.  Paul  says  in  this  week’s

Epistle.  By  our  baptism,  we  have  been  made

temples of his Holy Spirit.

And we have been saved to share in his holiness

and perfection. So let us glorify him by our lives

lived in his service, loving as he loves.

“But I Say To You, Love Your Enemies And Pray For

Those Who Persecute You….”

The Lord

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Full Question

Is Jesus still human after he went to heaven?

Answer

Through  the  Incarnation  the  divine  Son  of  God  took  on
human nature.   Jesus is fully human and fully divine.   This
did not change with the Ascension.

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
665 Christ's Ascension marks the definitive entrance
of Jesus' humanity into God's heavenly domain…

Full Question

Is it morally permissible for a catholic to work in a hospital
that performs abortions?

Answer

The answer is: it depends.
A Catholic cannot directly participate in abortion. However
the  principle  of  material  cooperation  would  appear  to
permit  a Catholic  to  hold  a  position  in  a  general  hospital
that  also  might  perform  abortion  so  long  as  the Catholic
never participates in any particular abortion.

The basic principles for not being morally responsible
for cooperation with an immoral action are:
•The action of the person must be intrinsically good or
neutral
•The intention of the person has to be good, not only
must  he  not  desire/intend  the  immoral  action  of  the
other but he also must not be seeking any other illicit
intention
•There must be a legitimate and proportionate reason
for the action
•All  willed  good  intentions  cannot  result  from  the
immoral action

The position held by the Catholic at the hospital must not
directly be involved in an immoral medical action.
The Catholic individual must not desire to further immoral
medical actions by taking the position.

The Catholic must have a legitimate reason taking the job.
If someone only works with heart patients, that is a good
intention  since  lives  are  being  saved.    If  someone  simply
needs a job and takes a job in the billing department, it is
also  a  good  intention  since  we  need  to  provide  for  our
families.
All  moral  medical/health  activity  cannot  be  the  result  of
the immoral medical activity.   On this principle a Catholic
would  be  morally  prohibited  from  working  any  job  (even
janitor) for a health centre whose primary focus or source
of  income  is  immoral  medical  activity  since  all  other
legitimate  medical  activity  would  then  flow  from  the
immoral activity.

QUESTION & ANSWER

YOUTH MINISTRY

SJ23YM Skating Night:

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00am-5:30pm.

Lift Jesus Higher Rally (LJHR) 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.

The Lift Jesus Higher Youth Rally is being held

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am – 5:30pm at the

Metro Toronto Convention Centre for ages 13-18.

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.

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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February 19, 2017 

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Free Chairside Teeth Whitening for every new patient exam 

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Your Fellow Parishioner

 

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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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February 19, 2017 

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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.