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Mary—The Holy Mother of God        

    January 1, 2017 

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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/

“For By The Overshadowing Of The Holy Spirit She

Conceived Your Only Begotten Son.…”

Preface Prayer of the Feast Day

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

THE SACRAMENTALS

351. What are the sacramentals?

These  are  sacred  signs  instituted  by  the  Church  to
sanctify different circumstances of life. They include
a  prayer  accompanied  by  the  sign  of  the  cross  and
other  signs. Among  the  sacramentals  which  occupy
an  important  place  are:  blessings,  which  are  the
praise  of  God  and  a  prayer  to  obtain  his  gifts,  the
consecration of persons and the dedication of things
for the worship of God.

352. What is an exorcism?

When the Church asks with its authority in the name
of Jesus that a person or object be protected against
the  power  of  the  Evil One  and  withdrawn  from  his
dominion,  it  is  called  an  exorcism.  This  is  done  in
ordinary  form  in  the  rite  of  Baptism.  A  solemn
exorcism, called a major exorcism, can be performed
only by a priest authorized by the bishop.

353. What forms of popular piety accompany the

sacramental life of the Church?

The  religious  sense  of  the  Christian  people  has
always  found  expression  in  the  various  forms  of
piety  which  accompany  the  sacramental  life  of  the
Church  such  as  the  veneration  of  relics,  visits  to
sanctuaries,  pilgrimages,  processions,  the  stations
of  the  cross  and  the  rosary. The  Church  sheds  the
light of faith upon…popular piety.

CHRISTIAN FUNERALS

354. What is the relationship between the

sacraments and the death of a Christian?

The Christian who dies in Christ reaches at the end
of  his  earthly  existence  the  fulfillment  of  that  new
life  which  was  begun  in  Baptism,  strengthened  in
Confirmation,  and  nourished  in  the  Eucharist,  the
foretaste  of  the  heavenly  banquet. The  meaning  of
the death of a Christian becomes clear in the light of
the death and Resurrection of Christ our only hope.
The  Christian  who  dies  in  Christ  Jesus  goes  “away
from the body to be at home with the Lord.”

355. What do funeral rites express?

Although celebrated in different rites in keeping with
the  situations  and  traditions  of  various  regions,
funerals  express  the  paschal  character  of  Christian
death in hope of the resurrection. They also manifest
the  meaning  of  communion  with  the  departed
particularly  through  prayer  for  the  purification  of
their souls.

356. What are the main moments in funerals?

Usually,  funeral  rites  consist  of  four  principal  parts:
welcoming  the  body  of  the  deceased  by  the
community  with  words  of  comfort  and  hope,  the
liturgy of the Word, the Eucharistic Sacrifice, and the
farewell  in  which  the  soul  of  the  departed  is
entrusted to God, the Source of eternal life, while the
body is buried in the hope of the resurrection.

COFFE SUNDAY

Volunteers Needed. Would You Like To Help Us Get To

Know Each Other Better?

Before we begin we need a co-ordinator for each of the

4 Sunday Masses. Then we can set a date for our first

coffee Sunday. Perhaps we can begin after the

Christmas rush. Say, Sat, Jan 28/Sun Jan 29.

2017

ENVELOPES NOW AVAILABLE FOR

PICK UP.

For regular users, if there are changes in address and

contact information please advice the office.

If not yet using pre-numbered envelopes, we

encourage you to register and a box of envelopes will

be available for you. Envelope users are the major

supporters of our Parish. We depend on your

generosity. THANK YOU!

FAMILY OF FAITH

2016 Tax Receipts

Will be issued by the end of Feb 2017. These receipts

are not issued by the parish.If you are one of the many

donors who prefer to receive your tax receipts by email

please contact the Donations Processing Centre via

campaign@archtoronto.org. Please provide your full

name, address, and the name out your parish.

Is Your Information-Up-Todate?

Please help the Family of Faith Campaign maintain its

records by letting them know of any changes to your

info, including your email address. To up-date contact

campaign@archtoronto.org. or 416-934-3400 x555.

Where To Send Payments

Donations Processing Centre, Family of Faith

Campaign, 1155 Young St, Toronto, ON, M4T 1W2

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOUR ADDRESS CHANGES, YOUR

PAYMENT METHOD/INFORMATION CHANGES.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin               

 

Mary—The Holy Mother of God        

    January 1, 2017 

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PARISH

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

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

st

& 4

th

Sun

YOUTH CHOIR

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sun, Jan 29: Goal: $2,220. Total to Date: $770.00

PARISH GROUP LEADERS

Lectio—Evangelization, Six Sessions

Saturday Feb 4 @ 11AM & Saturday Feb 18 @ 11AM

College/University Age

Upcoming:6 Sessions with Your Age Group: OLW Lounge

MASS  

INTENTIONS 

Mon,Jan2,10AM:Thnksgv for Sheila, Shirley&Eric

Tues, Jan 3, 9AM: +Lori Tersigni
Wed, Jan 4, 7PM: +Lerma Ayala
Thurs, Jan 5, 9AM: +James Farkas
Fri, Jan 6, 7PM

For the Volunteers of StJXXIII

 

Sat, Jan 7, 9AM

For our Students & Teachers

_______________
   

Saturday, Jan 7
5:15PM: Rose Almeda
Sunday, Jan 8
9AM: The Parishioners
12:15PM: +Rosalia Carag
5:30PM: For A Holy Death

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Dec 31—Friday, Jan 6

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Lerma & +Isagani

Chapel Tabernacle:

JANUARY 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.

EVENT 

DATE

TIME

TIME

TIME

New Year 

Eve

Mary Mother 

of God

Sat 

Dec 31

Mass

Cancelle

d

9AM

Holy 
Hour

3:45PM

Mass

5:15PM

New Year 

Mary Mother 

of God

Sunday, 

Jan 1

Mass

9AM

Mass

12:15PM

Cancelle

5:30PM

New Year 

Day 2

Mon, 

Jan 2

Mass

10AM

——

——

NEW YEAR

SCHEDULE

MOM’S CATHOLIC GROUP

Coming to St JXXIII Parish in 2017

Check out the website for further information.

www.catholicmomsgroup.com. St JXXIII: Angelina

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Second (2

nd

) Test Months of Jan/Feb

SACRAMENT  

OF CONFIRMATION

Session 4: Wed, Jan 25 @ 7:30PM In 

the Hall

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SMILE

ARCHDIOCESE

WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD

INTO OUR WORLD;

H

owever, many have not received the birth of our

Lord into their hearts.

If Christ lives in your heart and you would like to help

others discover the Lord, you may be called 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

Family Affairs

A child’s observation: If a mother laughs at dad’s jokes,

we have guests.

Your upcoming birthday reminds me of the words of

the old Chinese scholar: Yung No Mo

You: “So, dad, I was thinking…”

Dad: “Ohhhhh and I wondered what that high-pitched

grinding sound was!”

VOCATIONS

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meet 2

nd

& 4

th

Thurs of Month

Next Meeting is next THURSDAY, Jan 12 @ 9:30AM

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

BLACK NAZARNE NOVENA/FEAST DAY.

Feast Day Mass—Monday, Jan 9 @ 7PM

Jan 1st - Sun, 1:15pm / Jan 2nd - Mon 6:45pm / Jan 3rd -

Tues 8:45am / Jan 4th - Wed 6:45pm / Jan 5th - Thurs

8:45am / Jan 6th - Fri 6:45pm / Jan 7th - Sat 8:45am /

Jan 8th - Sun 1:15pm / Jan 9th - Mon 6:45PM

TCDSB KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

January 18, 10AM

Imagine the Possibilities: Junior Kindergarten in the

Toronto Catholic District School Board provides

children with a variety of learning experiences in a

caring, faith based environment. Students develop a

positive attitude about themselves and others,

become more independent and responsible, develop

self-regulation and social skills, solve problems.

Parents can apply online beginning Jan 18, 10AM:

SOAR.tcdsb.org. Or they can register at their local

school with the required documents beginning Jan 18:

10AM. WEB: www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration:

416-222-8282ext. 5314

ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO CELEBRATES

175TH ANNIVERSARY

December 17 marks the 175th anniversary of the

Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long

celebration of this historic milestone.

Originally part of the Diocese of Kingston, on Dec 17,

1841, Pope Gregory 16 formally created the Diocese of
Toronto and named Michael Power its first bishop. The

Archdiocese of Toronto is planning numerous historical

and spiritual activities to commemorate the 175th

anniversary, including a large-scale celebration at St.

Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on May 30, 2017.

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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Mary—The Holy Mother of God        

    January 1, 2017 

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Optional Memorial: The Most Holy Name of Jesus--
Tues, Jan  3
--

Although Saint  Paul  might  claim  credit  for

promoting devotion to the Holy Name because Paul wrote
in Philippians that God the Father gave Christ Jesus “that
name  that  is  above  every  name”  (see  2:9),  this  devotion
became popular because of 12th-century Cistercian monks
and  nuns  but  especially  through  the  preaching  of
Saint Bernardine of Siena, a 15th-century Franciscan.
Bernardine used devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus as a
way  of  overcoming

bitter and often bloody

class  struggles  and

family  rivalries  or

vendettas  in  Italian

c i t y - s t a t e s .  T h e

d e v o t i o n  g r e w ,

partly  because  of

F r a n c i s c a n  a n d

Dominican preachers.

It  spread  even  more

w i d e l y  a f t e r  t h e

J e s u i t s  b e g a n

promoting  it  in  the

16th century.

In  1530,  Pope  Clement  V  approved  an  Office  (feast  day
prayer) of the Holy Name for the Franciscans. In 1721, Pope
Innocent XIII extended this feast to the entire Church.
Reflection
Jesus died and rose for the sake of all people. No one can
trademark  or  copyright  Jesus’  name.  Jesus  is  the  Son  of
God and son of Mary. Everything that exists was created in
and through the Son of God (see Colossians 1:15-20). The
name  of  Jesus  is  debased  if  any  Christian  uses  it  as
justification  for  berating  non-Christians. Jesus  reminds  us
that because we are all related to him we are, therefore, all
related to one another.

Memorial, St Andre Bessette (brother Andre), Religious—
Sat, Jan  7—  
Brother André  expressed  a  saint’s  faith  by  a
lifelong  devotion  to Saint Joseph. Sickness  and  weakness
dogged André from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children
born to a French Canadian couple near Montreal. Adopted
at 12, when both parents had died, he became a farmhand.
Various trades followed: shoemaker, baker, blacksmith—all
failures.  He  was  a  factory  worker  in  the  United  States
during the boom times of the Civil War.

At 25, André applied for entrance into the Congregation of
the  Holy  Cross.  After  a  year’s  novitiate,  he  was  not
admitted  because  of  his  weak  health.  But  with  an
extension and the urging of Bishop Bourget, he was finally
received.  He  was  given  the  humble  job  of  doorkeeper  at
Notre Dame College in Montreal, with additional duties as
sacristan,  laundry  worker  and  messenger.  “When  I  joined
this community, the superiors showed me the door, and I
remained 40 years,” he said.
In his little room near the door, he spent much of the night
on his knees. On his windowsill, facing Mount Royal, was a
small  statue  of  Saint  Joseph,  to  whom  he  had  been
devoted  since  childhood.  When  asked  about  it  he  said,

“Some day, Saint Joseph is going to be honoured in a very
special way on Mount Royal!”
When he heard someone was ill, he visited to bring cheer
and  to  pray  with  the  sick  person.  He  would  rub  the  sick
person  lightly  with  oil  taken  from  a  lamp  burning  in  the
c o l l e g e  c h a p e l .

Word  of  healing

powers  began  to

spread.  When  an

epidemic  broke  out

a t  a  n e a r b y

c o l l e g e ,  A n d r é

volunteered  to

n u r s e .  N o t  o n e

person  died.  The

trickle  of  sick  people

to  his  door  became

a  flood.  His  superiors  were  uneasy;  diocesan  authorities
were  suspicious;  doctors  called  him  a  quack.  “I  do  not
cure,” he said again and again. “Saint Joseph cures.” In the
end he needed four secretaries to handle the 80,000 letters
he received each year.
The chapel also grew. By 1931, there were gleaming walls,
but  money  ran  out.  “Put  a  statue  of  Saint  Joseph  in  the
middle. If he wants a roof over his head, he’ll get it.” The
magnificent  Oratory  on  Mount  Royal  took  50  years  to
build. The sickly boy who could not hold a job died at 92.
He is buried at the Oratory. He was beatified in 1982 and
canonized  in  2010.  At  his  canonization  in  October  2010,
Pope  Benedict  XVI  said  that  Saint  Andre  “lived  the
beatitude of the pure of heart.”

Reflection
Rubbing ailing limbs with oil or a medal? Planting a medal
to  buy  land?  Isn’t  this  superstition?  Aren’t  we  long  past
that?  Superstitious  people  rely  only  on  the  “magic”  of  a
word  or  action.  Brother  André’s  oil  and  medals  were
authentic sacramentals of a simple, total faith in the Father
who lets his saints help him bless his children.

WIN GREAT PRIZES

Friars’ Student Writing Award

Students  aged  14-18  are  invited  to  write  a  five 

hundred-word essay on the theme for the Week of 

Prayer  for  Christian  Unity,  celebrated  Jan  18-25. 

The Theme for this coming year is “Reconciliation—

The  love  of  Christ  compels  us

”  (cf.2Cor5:14-20). 

Students  should  read  the  above  Scripture  passage 

and respond to the following statement in the essay:

As  the  Christian  world  reflects  on  the  500th 

anniversary  of  the  Protestant  Reformation 

(1517-2017)  and  after  reading  2  Corinthians 

5:14-29,  discuss  the  main  obstacles  to  Christian 

reconciliation and ways to overcome them based on 

your own experiences.

First prize is an iPad Air 2 (64GB), second prize is 

a  Kobo  Aura  HsO,  and  third  to  sixth  prizes  are  a 

one-year  subscription  to  the  Catholic  Register  and 

other prizes. Essays will be edited and published in 

the  Catholic  Register.  Deadline  for  entries  is  Jan 

13. E-mail your essay to editor@catholicregister.org 

or Fax it to 416-934-3400, ext 344

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

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Mary—The Holy Mother of God        

    January 1, 2017 

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The Readings:

Numbers 6:22-27

Psalm 67:2-3,5-6,8

Galatians 4:4-7

Luke 2:16-21

Today  we  give  thanks  to  Mary,  the  Mother  of God.
Her  response  to  the  angel,  born  of  a  humble  heart,
brought us life and salvation in the Child conceived in
her womb.

From before all ages, God had destined her for this
decisive  role  in  salvation  history. She  was  to  be  the
woman who in the fullness of time would bear God's
only Son, as Paul tells us in today's Epistle. In times
past, God spoke to His chosen people, the Israelites,
through prophets (see Hebrews 1:1-2), and imparted
His  blessings  upon  them  through  His  priests,  as  we
hear in today's First Reading.

But  now,  He  has  sent  His  Son—to  reveal  His  glory
and  His  kingdom,  to  make  His  way  of  salvation
known to all nations, as we sing in today's Psalm. In
the  Infant  lying  in  the  manger,  God  has  shone  His
face upon us (see John 14:8-9).

Jesus  is  made  a  child  of  Israel,  an  heir  of  God's
covenant  with  Abraham,  by  His  circumcision  in
today's  Gospel  (see  Genesis  17:1-14).  And  we  have
been made adopted sons and daughters by Baptism,
which  is  the  circumcision  of  Christ,  the  true
circumcision (see Colossians 2:11; Philippians 3:3).

As children of God, Paul says today, we are heirs of
the Father's blessings, which He promised to bestow
on all peoples through the descendants of Abraham
(see  Genesis  12:3;22:18;  Galatians  3:14).  This  is  the
blessing which Aaron imparted to Israel, the people
descended  from Abraham. And  this  blessing  comes
to us through Mary and the Child.

This is the good news of great joy that the shepherds
make known in Bethlehem today (see Luke 2:10).

Like the shepherds, we too should make haste today
to  find  Jesus  with  Mary  and  Joseph,  and  to  glorify
God for His blessings. And like Mary, we should keep
His word and reflect upon it, letting it dwell richly in
our hearts (see Colossians 3:16).

“…Mary Treasured All These Words And Pondered

Them In Her Heart”

St Luke

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Question
I  took  my  Evangelical  friend  to  Mass  with  me  last
weekend,  and  after  Mass  she  noticed  a  woman
praying  before  a  statue  of  Mary.  She  took  the
woman's action as proof that Catholics worship idols.
I've  given  her  all  the  arguments  in  your  tract  "Do
Catholics Worship Statues?," but she still doesn't buy
it. How else can I respond?
Answer
Perhaps a little logic will help open some doors. Ask
for  her  reaction  to  this  comment  from  a  Catholic:
"While I was attending a Protestant service the other
day  I  noticed  a  woman  praying  to  the  Bible!" What
would  she  say  about  that  characterization?  Would
she  say  the  Catholic  misconstrued  what  was  going
on,  that  the  woman  was  not  praying  to  the  Bible
which she held in her hands with her eyes closed and
the Bible pressed to her heart as she prayed, but to
the God who inspired the Bible?

No  one  would  jump  to  the  unwarranted  conclusion
that  this  woman  is  treating  her  Bible  as  an  idol. So
why would she jump to the unwarranted conclusion
that the woman she saw treated the statue of Mary
as  an  idol? The  same  goes  for  having  a  picture  of  a
deceased  relative  on  the  mantelpiece  of  her  home.
Would any reasonable person accuse her of ancestor
worship? Of course not, so encourage her to use the
same logic when she watches Catholics pray.

You  might  want  to  read  Patrick  Madrid’s  book,
Search  and  Rescue:  How  to  Bring Your  Family  and
Friends Into, or Back Into, the Catholic Church.

Question
Is it required that Catholics be devoted to Mary?
Answer
Devotion is an emotional attachment, which cannot
be required of anyone. All that is required is assent to
those  doctrines  that  the Church  has  declared  to  be
true and binding upon Catholic consciences. As long
as  a Catholic  gives  assent  of  the  will  to  the  Marian
doctrines,  it  is  not  required  that  he  have  any
particular  emotional  attachment  to  the  Blessed
Mother.

That  said,  devotion  can  be  developed  just  like
emotional  attachment  to  any  person  can  be
developed,  and  it  is  a  pious  action  for  a Catholic  to
develop  a  devotion  to  his  spiritual  Mother.  One
means of developing such an attachment is to learn
more  about  the  Blessed  Mother  through  reading
Marian apologetic and devotional literature.

MARY ANSWERS

GOD SQUAD & KIDS OF THE CROSS

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas and the

holiday season with family and friends. I am
looking forward to seeing all that God has in

store for our youth ministry this year. May God

bless our ministry and continue to bring youth

together in Christ’s name.

Next God Squad Night:

Friday, January 6, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm in the

Parish hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night:

Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm in the

Parish hall.

YOUTH MINISTRY

XLT: RESOLVE

January 2, 7PM

Flato Markham Theatre

171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham

How will you welcome in 2017? Join Paul J. Kim

(youth speaker), Kathleen & Jesse Leblanc

(married couple) and Fr. Frank Portelli (Director

of the Office of Catholic Youth) for an evening of

prayer, praise, confessions and Eucharistic

adoration. This ministry team will help teens

and adults alike discern what they need to

"resolve" to make 2017 a new and faith-filled

year. Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity

to grow in your relationship with Jesus and the

Church. Usher in 2017 like you've never done

before.

CONTACT: St. Justin Martyr Parish PHONE:

905-479-2463 EMAIL: youth@stjustin.com

WEB: www.stjustin.com

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Mary—The Holy Mother of God        

    January 1, 2017 

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the 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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Parish Sunday Bulletin               

 

Mary—The Holy Mother of God        

    January 1, 2017 

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR

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

st

& 4

th

Sun

YOUTH CHOIR

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

rd

Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

CHALICE CHILDREN COLLECTION

Sun, Jan 29: Goal: $2,220. Total to Date: $770.00

PARISH GROUP LEADERS

Lectio—Evangelization, Six Sessions

Saturday Feb 4 @ 11AM & Saturday Feb 18 @ 11AM

College/University Age

Upcoming:6 Sessions with Your Age Group: OLW Lounge

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.