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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/

FIRST HOLY

COMMUNION

Second (2

nd

) Test: Months

of Jan/Feb

Call office to book 

appointment with Fr Simon

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SACRAMENT  

OF CONFIRMATION

Parents & Sponsors Meeting

Wed, Feb 22 @ 7:30PM

Sunday Mass
Sat Vigil Mass 5:15PM / Sun Mass 9AM, 12:15PM &
5:30PM.  (Weekdays:  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

CARDINAL COLLINS,

ARCHBISHOP OF

TORONTO STATEMENT

RE:

VIOLENCE IN QUEBEC

CITY MOSQUE

January 30, 2017

“We join with the voices of many other

faith communities across the country in

condemning the heinous acts of violence
that took place in a Quebec City mosque

on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are

with all those impacted by these tragic

events. Despite the darkness of these

violent acts, let us bring light and hope

to all those we encounter,

demonstrating through our example that

we can work collectively to build a
peaceful and prosperous country.”

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC 

CHURCH 

PART THREE—LIFE IN CHRIST

SIN

391. What does the acceptance of God’s mercy require

from us?

It requires that we admit our faults and repent of our sins.
God  himself  by  his Word  and  his Spirit  lays  bare  our  sins
and  gives  us  the  truth  of  conscience  and  the  hope  of
forgiveness.

392. What is sin?

Sin  is  “a  word,  an  act,  or  a  desire  contrary  to  the  eternal
Law”  (Saint  Augustine).  It  is  an  offence  against  God  in
disobedience  to  his  love.  It  wounds  human  nature  and
injures human solidarity. Christ in his passion fully revealed
the seriousness of sin and overcame it with his mercy.

393. Is there a variety of sins?

There  are  a  great  many  kinds  of  sins.  They  can  be
distinguished according to their object or according to the
virtues  or  commandments  which  they  violate.  They  can
directly  concern  God,  neighbour,  or  ourselves.  They  can
also be divided into sins of thought, of word, of deed, or of
omission.

394. How are sins distinguished according to their

gravity?

A distinction is made between mortal and venial sin.

395. When does one commit a mortal sin?

One commits a mortal sin when there are simultaneously
present:  grave  matter,  full  knowledge,  and  deliberate
consent.  This  sin  destroys  charity  in  us,  deprives  us  of
sanctifying  grace,  and,  if  unrepented,  leads  us  to  the
eternal death of hell. It can be forgiven in the ordinary way
by means of the sacraments of Baptism and of Penance or
Reconciliation.

396. When does one commit a venial sin?

One  commits  a  venial  sin,  which  is  essentially  different
from a mortal sin, when the matter involved is less serious
or,  even  if  it  is  grave,  when  full  knowledge  or  complete
consent are absent. Venial sin does not break the covenant
with  God  but  it  weakens  charity  and  manifests  a
disordered  affection  for  created  goods.  It  impedes  the
progress of a soul in the exercise of the virtues and in the
practice  of  moral  good.  It  merits  temporal  punishment
which purifies.

397. How does sin proliferate?

Sin  creates  a  proclivity  to  sin  ;  it  engenders  vice  by
repetition of the same acts.

398. What are vices?

Vices are the opposite of virtues. They are perverse habits
which  darken  the  conscience  and  incline  one  to  evil. The
vices  can  be  linked  to  the  seven,  so-called,  capital  sins
which  are:  pride,  avarice,  envy,  anger,  lust,  gluttony,  and
sloth or acedia.

399. Do we have any responsibility for sins committed

by others?

We do have such a responsibility when we … [are guilty of
cooperating] … with them.

400. What are structures of sin?

Structures  of  sin  are  social  situations  or  institutions  that
are contrary to the divine law. They are the expression and
effect of personal sins.

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—???

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 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.

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.

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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 6, 7PM: Thnksgv by Tita Bradley
Tues, Feb 7, 9AM: Thnksgv by G Cabungcal
Wed, Feb 8, 7PM: +Leonida Raposas Aglipay
Thurs, Feb 9, 9AM: +Jessie Saturno
Fri, Feb 10, 7PM: +Rarcila Papa

 

Sat, Feb 11, 9AM: +Atilano & Antonio Dizon

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Saturday, Feb 11
5:15PM: +Florentino & +Eufemia Sumabat
Sunday, Feb 12
9AM: Thanksgiving for Celia
12:15PM: Thanksgiving for Nida
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

“You are the light of the world.”

Are you willing to let your light shine as a priest,

deacon, brother or sister? If you think God is calling

you to a Church vocation, contact Fr. Chris

Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of

Toronto at 416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Feb 11—Friday, Feb 17

Sanctuary Tabernacle: Peace in the Middle East

Chapel Tabernacle: For the Sick & Housebound

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, Watch

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. Bang! You’re into the site.

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

MOM’S CATHOLIC GROUP

Coming to St JXXIII Parish in 2017

Check out the website for further information.

www.catholicmomsgroup.com. St JXXIII: Angelina

"GLITZ & GLAMOUR"

A Valentine's Day dinner/dance celebration

of The Mission Support Group on Feb. 11, 2017 at

Leaside Memorial Gardens. Ticket $25

Book this date for a good cause

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SMILE

Fun Facts

The US Military buys copious amounts of “Liquid Ass” –

a terrible smelling fart spray – to train their emergency

medics for the stink of the battlefield.

A woman who was blinded in an accident developed

multiple personalities – and some of those personalities

could see!

In France, you are not allowed to kiss on railroad

crossings.

Honey, you really don’t have to do the dishes on your

birthday. Do it tomorrow.

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.

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

25

TH

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: St Josephine Bakhita—Wed, Feb 8: For
many  years,  Josephine  Bakhita  was  a  slave  but  her  spirit
was always free and eventually that spirit prevailed.
Born  in  Olgossa  in  the  Darfur  region  of  southern  Sudan,
Josephine was kidnapped at the age of 7, sold into slavery
and given the name Bakhita, which means fortunate. She
was resold several times, finally in 1883 to Callisto Legnani,
Italian consul in Khartoum, Sudan.

Two years later, he took Josephine to Italy and gave her to
his friend Augusto Michieli. Bakhita became babysitter to
Mimmina  Michieli,  whom  she  accompanied  to  Venice’s
Institute of the Catechumens, run by the Canossian Sisters.
While Mimmina was being instructed, Josephine felt drawn
to the Catholic Church. She was baptized and confirmed in
1890, taking the name Josephine.
When  the  Michielis  returned  from  Africa  and  wanted  to
take  Mimmina  and Josephine  back  with  them,  the  future
saint  refused  to  go.  During  the  ensuing  court  case,  the
Canossian Sisters and the patriarch of Venice intervened on
Josephine’s behalf. The judge concluded that since slavery
was illegal in Italy, she had actually been free since 1885.

Josephine  entered  the  Institute  of  St.  Magdalene  of
Canossa in 1893 and made her profession three years later.
In 1902, she was transferred to the city of Schio

(northeast of

Verona)

, where she assisted her religious community through

cooking,  sewing,  embroidery,  and  welcoming  visitors  at
the  door.  She  soon  became  well  loved  by  the  children
attending  the  sisters’  school  and  the  local  citizens.  She
once said, “Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do
not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!”
The first steps toward her beatification began in 1959. She
was beatified in 1992 and canonized eight years later.

Optional Memorial: Our Lady of Lourdes—Fri, Feb 10: On
Dec  8,  1854,  Pope  Pius  IX  proclaimed  the  dogma  of  the
Immaculate  Conception  in  the  apostolic  constitution

Ineffabilis Deus

. A little more than three years later, on Feb 11,

1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This
began a series of visions. During the apparition on March
25,  the  lady  identified  herself  with  the  words:  “I  am  the
Immaculate Conception.”

Bernadette  was  a  sickly  child  of  poor  parents.  Their
practice  of  the  Catholic  faith  was  scarcely  more  than
lukewarm. Bernadette could pray the Our Father, the Hail
Mary  and  the  Creed.  She  also  knew  the  prayer  of  the
Miraculous Medal: “O Mary conceived without sin.” During
interrogations  Bernadette  gave  an  account  of  what  she
saw.  It  was  “something  white  in  the  shape  of  a  girl.” She
used the word aquero, a dialect term meaning “this thing.”
It was “a pretty young girl with a rosary over her arm.” Her
white robe was encircled by a blue girdle. She wore a white
veil. There was a yellow rose on each foot. A rosary was in
her hand. Bernadette was also impressed by the fact that
the lady did not use the informal form of address (tu), but
the  polite  form  (vous). The  humble  virgin  appeared  to  a
humble girl and treated her with dignity.

Through  that  humble  girl,  Mary  revitalized  and  continues
to revitalize the faith of millions of people. People began to
flock  to  Lourdes  from  other  parts  of  France  and  from  all
over  the  world.  In  1862 Church  authorities  confirmed  the
authenticity  of  the  apparitions  and  authorized  the  cult  of
Our Lady of Lourdes for the diocese. The Feast of Our Lady
of Lourdes became worldwide in 1907.
Reflection: Lourdes has become a place of pilgrimage and
healing,  but  even  more  of  faith.  Church  authorities  have
recognized over 60 miraculous cures, although there have
probably  been  many  more. To  people  of  faith  this  is  not
surprising. It is a continuation of Jesus’ healing miracles—
now  performed  at  the  intercession  of  his  mother.  Some
would say that the greater miracles are hidden. Many who
visit  Lourdes  return  home  with  renewed  faith  and  a
readiness to serve God in their needy brothers and sisters.

There  still  may  be  people  who  doubt  the  apparitions  of
Lourdes. Perhaps the best that can be said to them are the
words that introduce the film The Song

of Bernadette: “For

those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For
those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.”

Our Lady of Lourdes is the Patron Saint of: Bodily Ills

SAINTS OF THE WEEK

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  Isaiah  58:7-10;

Psalm 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew

5:13-16

Jesus  came  among  us  as  light  to  scatter  the

darkness of a fallen world.

As  his  disciples,  we  too  are  called  to  be  “the

light of the world,” he tells us in the Gospel this

Sunday (see John 1:4–4, 9; 8:12; 9:5).

All three images that Jesus uses to describe the

Church  are  associated  with  the  identity  and

vocation of Israel.

God  forever  aligned  his  Kingdom  with  the

Kingdom of David and his sons by a “covenant

of  salt,”  salt  being  a  sign  of  permanence  and

purity  (see  2  Chron.  13:5,  8;  Lev.  2:13;  Ezek.

43:24).

Jerusalem  was  to  be  a  city  set  on  a  hill,  high

above  all  others,  drawing  all  nations  towards

the  glorious  light  streaming  from  her  Temple

(see Isa. 2:2; 60:1–3).

And Israel was given the mission of being a light

to the nations, that God’s salvation would reach

to the ends of the earth (see Isa. 42:6; 49:6).

The liturgy shows us this week that the Church,

and  every  Christian,  is  called  to  fulfill  Israel’s

mission.

By our faith and good works we are to make the

light of God’s life break forth in the darkness, as

we sing in this week’s Psalm.

This  week’s  readings  remind  us  that  our  faith

can never be a private affair, something we can

hide as if under a basket.

We are to pour ourselves out for the afflicted, as

Isaiah  tells  us  in  the  First  Reading.  Our  light

must  shine  as  a  ray  of God’s  mercy  for  all  who

are poor, hungry, naked, and enslaved.

There must be a transparent quality to our lives.

Our  friends  and  family,  our  neighbours  and

fellow  citizens,  should  see  reflected  in  us  the

light of Christ and through us be attracted to the

saving truths of the Gospel.

So  let  us  pray  that  we,  like  St.  Paul  in  the

Epistle,  might  proclaim  with  our  whole  lives,

“Christ and him crucified.”

“You Are The Light Of The World”

The Lord

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Full Question

Mark  states  that  blasphemy  of  the  Holy  Spirit  is  an
unforgivable sin. Is this held true in the Catholic Faith?

Answer

First  we  must  define  what  is  blasphemy  against  the  Holy
Spirit. The Catechism states:

"Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will
be  forgiven  men,  but  the  blasphemy  against  the
Spirit will not be forgiven." There are no limits to
the  mercy  of  God,  but  anyone  who  deliberately
refuses  to  accept  his  mercy  by  repenting,  rejects
the  forgiveness  of  his  sins  and  the  salvation
offered by the Holy Spirit. Such hardness of heart
can lead to final impenitence and eternal loss (

CCC

1864).

Blasphemy  against  the  Holy  Spirit  is  to  refuse  God's
mercy. It is a refusal to repent of sin. God does not bring
anyone  into  his  kingdom  against  his/her  will.  Human
persons  have  the  ability  to  reject God's  mercy  and  refuse
forgiveness of sins which leads to eternal separation from
God.

Full Question

How do we know that the apostles ordained priests in the
first century?

Answer

The  English  word  priest  comes  from  the  Greek
word  presbyters,  which  is  usually  directly  translated  as
"presbyter" or "elder." Even today, the priests of a diocese
are referred to on the whole as "the presbyterate.”
The  sacrament  of  holy  orders  is  passed  on  through  the
laying on of hands (see Acts 6:6).

Paul  writing  to Timothy  referred  to Timothy's  ordination:
"Do not neglect the gift you have, which was conferred on
you  through  the  prophetic  word  with  the  imposition  of
hands of the presbyterate" (1 Tim. 4:14).
Paul  referring  to  presbyters  (see  1  Timothy  5:17-22)
cautions  Timothy,  "Do  not  lay  hands  too  readily  on
anyone" (v. 22).

Early  Christians  believed  that  the  ordination  of  deacon,
priest, and bishop were of divine and apostolic origin:

Take  care,  therefore,  to  be  confirmed  in  the
decrees  of  the  Lord  and  of  the  apostles,  in  order
that in everything you do, you may prosper in body
and in soul, in faith and in love, in Son and in Father
and in Spirit, in beginning and in end, together with
your most reverend bishop; and with that fittingly
woven  spiritual  crown,  the  presbytery;  and  with
the  deacons,  men  of  God

(Ignatius  of  Antioch,  Letter  to  the

Magnesians 13:1–2).

QUESTION & ANSWER

YOUTH MINISTRY

Upcoming Youth Nights

Next Kids of the Cross Night:

Friday, February 10, from 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish hall.

Next God Squad Night:

Friday, February 17, from 7:00-9:00pm 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

please 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.

Mary Dobell Pro-Life Essay and Poetry Contest

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.

This year, SJ23YM is seeking the following submissions

from our youth: 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. Please feel

free to contact Carla, carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com, for

additional info regarding the contest.

Lift Jesus Higher 2017 Youth Rally

Saturday, March 4

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 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.

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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.