Parish Sunday Bulletin
Sunday In Ordinary Time
February 26, 2017
150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2
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
Sat Vigil Mass 5:15PM / Sun Mass 9AM, 12:15PM &
(Wkds: Mon, Wed, Fri 7PM; Tues, Thurs, Sat 9AM)
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.
Before all Sun Masses/Sat Vigil Mass and the Wed
Mass or by appointment. Confessional is in
Anointing of the Sick
At any time by appointment. In case of emergency,
please ask hospital for Catholic priest. Or see Fr
See Fr Simon before setting a date.
If you know someone who wishes to become
Catholic speak to priest.
Mr Pors Canlas, Ms Olivia Dizon, Mr Carlton Paul
Head Oﬃce: 416-733-8544
LENTEN BEGINS THIS WEEK
When Is Ash Wednesday?
This 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
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.
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
Lenten Fast & Abstinence
Catholics are obligated to Fast & Abstain from meat
on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday.
Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good
Abstinence on these days from meat does not
intend the omission of eggs or dairy products.
"All Catholics who have completed their 14
are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are
bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their
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