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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

BOOK & MEDIA FAIR WITH

FINE DINING

Next Weekend

Saturday, Feb 4 & Sunday, Feb 5

We welcome back the Daughters of St Paul to

our parish at all our Masses on the above dates.

After each Mass you are invited down for a

meal

Before or after Mass you will find an extensive

selection of Catholic Bibles, Books, Music CDs,
and DVD movies for all ages. You are certain to

find something inspiring for your self and

others.

Info: about life and mission of Daughters of St

Paul, www.pauline.org

BLESSING OF THROATS

Feast of St Blasé

This Friday, Feb 3 @ 7PM Mass

The Blessing of Throats in honour of

St Blasé will take place after the

final blessing of Mass this Friday.

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC 

CHURCH 

PART THREE—LIFE IN CHRIST

THE VIRTUES

377. What is a virtue?

A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good.
“The  goal  of  a  virtuous  life  is  to  become  like God”  (Saint
Gregory  of  Nyssa).  There  are  human  virtues  and
theological virtues.

378. What are the human virtues?

The  human  virtues  are  habitual  and  stable  perfections  of
the  intellect  and  will  that  govern  our  actions,  order  our
passions  and  guide  our  conduct  according  to  reason  and
faith. They are acquired and strengthened by the repetition
of morally good acts and they are purified and elevated by
divine grace.

379. What are the principal human virtues?

The principal human virtues are called the cardinal virtues,
under  which  all  the  other  virtues  are  grouped  and  which
are  the  hinges  of  a  virtuous  life. The  cardinal  virtues  are:
prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.

380. What is prudence?

Prudence disposes reason to discern in every circumstance
our true good and to choose the right means for achieving
it. Prudence guides the other virtues by pointing out their
rule and measure.

381. What is justice?

Justice  consists  in  the  firm  and  constant  will  to  give  to
others their due. Justice toward God is called “the virtue of
religion.”

382. What is fortitude?

Fortitude  assures  firmness  in  difficulties  and  constancy  in
the  pursuit  of  the  good.  It  reaches  even  to  the  ability  of
possibly sacrificing one’s own life for a just cause.

383. What is temperance?

Temperance  moderates  the  attraction  of  pleasures,
assures the mastery of the will over instincts and provides
balance in the use of created goods.

384. What are the theological virtues?

The  theological  virtues  have  God  himself  as  their  origin,
motive  and  direct  object.  Infused  with  sanctifying  grace,
they  bestow  on  one  the  capacity  to  live  in  a  relationship
with  the  Trinity.  They  are  the  foundation  and  the
energizing force of the Christian’s moral activity and they
give life to the human virtues. They are the pledge of the
presence and action of the Holy Spirit in the faculties of the
human being.

385. What are the theological virtues?

The theological virtues are faith, hope, and charity.

386. What is the virtue of faith?

Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God
and  all  that  he  has  revealed  to  us  and  that  the  Church
proposes for our belief because God is Truth itself. By faith
the  human  person  freely  commits  himself  to  God.
Therefore,  the  believer  seeks  to  know  and  do  the  will  of
God because “faith works through charity” (Galatians 5:6).

387. What is hope?

Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire and await
from God eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in
Christ's  promises  and  relying  on  the  help  of  the  grace  of
the  Holy Spirit  to  merit  it  and  to  persevere  to  the  end  of
our earthly life.

388. What is charity?

Charity  is  the  theological  virtue  by  which  we  love  God
above  all  things  and  our  neighbour  as  ourselves  for  the
love of God. Jesus makes charity the new commandment,
t h e  f u l l n e s s  o f  t h e  l a w.  “ I t  i s  t h e  b o n d  o f
perfection”  (Colossians  3:14)  and  the  foundation  of  the
other  virtues  to  which  it  gives  life,  inspiration,  and  order.
Without  charity  “I  am  nothing”  and  “I  gain  nothing”  (1
Corinthians 13:1-3).

389. What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

The  gifts  of  the  Holy  Spirit  are  permanent  dispositions
which make us docile in following divine inspirations. They
are  seven:  wisdom,  understanding,  counsel,  fortitude,
knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

390. What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?

The fruits of the Holy Spirit are perfections formed in us as
the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church
lists  twelve  of  them:  charity,  joy,  peace,  patience,
kindness,  goodness,  generosity,  gentleness,  faithfulness,
modesty,  self-control,  and  chastity  (Galatians  5:22-23,
Vulgate).

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. Perhaps we can begin

after the Christmas rush.

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CO-ORINATORS

5:15PM Mass—???

9AM Mass—???

12:15PM Mass— Ilene & Johnathon

5:30PM Mass—???

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WONDERFULLY GREAT THINGS

Children’s Choir

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

st

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Sunday @ 5:30PM Mass

Youth Choir

Grade 9 & Up: Sing 2

nd

& 3

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Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

Chalice Children’s Collection

Next collection TODAY: 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, Jan 30, 7PM: +Petra Damasco Perlas

Tues, Jan 31, 9AM: Thnksgv by Regina Salvador

Wed, Feb 1, 7PM: Thaksgv by Hayde
Thurs, Feb 2, 9AM: Thnksgv by Siony Villa
Fri, Feb 3, 7PM: Thnksgv by Nanay Heling

 

Sat, Feb 4, 9AM: +Anthony Anden

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Saturday, Feb 4
5:15PM: The Parishioners
Sunday, Feb 5
9AM: Thanksgiving by Merilyn Baldemaor
12:15PM: In Honour of Mary, Mother of God
5:30PM: +Marina Mariathas

VOCATIONS

“Blessed are you when people revile you and

persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against

you falsely on my account.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in

heaven..." Do not be discouraged by jeers when

considering being a priest, deacon, brother or

sister. If God is calling you, contact Fr. Chris
Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of

Toronto at 416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Feb 4—Friday, Feb 10

Sanctuary Tabernacle: Thanksgiving for Hayde

Chapel Tabernacle:+Caremelita Umayam Estanislao

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

SACRAMENT OF THE

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Friday, Feb 10 @ 7PM Mass

The Sick & Elderly are invited to receive the

Anointing of the Sick at this Mass after the homily.

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SMILE

Music teacher to Peter—I warn you, if you don’t cut out

your nonsense, I’ll tell your parents that you have a

talent for music.

You don‘t truly know your car until you know exactly

how far it can go when the gas gauge needle passes

“E”

SENIOR MEN’S HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

Saturday, February 11

9AM to 5PM

Blessed Sacrament Parish

24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto, M4R 1S4

This Day Retreat at Blessed Sacrament Parish is

intended for grade 11 & 12 men to better cultivate a

deeper prayer life and relationship with Christ in order

to better discern God’s call for their lives.

Mass, Reconciliation, prayer and personal testimonies
will be offered. Also time for recreation and fellowship

with other young men who are also striving to live holy

and virtuous lives.

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.

FAMILY OF FAITH

2016 Tax Receipts

Will be issued by the end of Feb. 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. Provide your full name,

address, and the name of your parish.

Is Your Information-Up-To-Date?

Help the Family of Faith Campaign maintain its records

by letting them know of any changes to your info. To

up-date contact 416-934-3400

campaign@archtoronto.org. or 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 INFO CHANGES.

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

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Feast:  The  Presentation  of  the  Lord—Thurs,

Feb  2:  At  the  end  of  the  fourth  century,  a

woman  named  Etheria  made  a  pilgrimage  to

Jerusalem. Her journal, discovered in 1887, gives

an  unprecedented  glimpse  of  liturgical  life

there. Among  the  celebrations  she  describes  is

the  Epiphany,  the  observance  of  Christ’s  birth,

and  the  gala  procession  in  honour  of  his

Presentation in the Temple 40 days later. (Under

the Mosaic Law, a woman was ritually “unclean”

for  40  days  after  childbirth,  when  she  was  to

present herself to the priests and offer sacrifice

—her  “purification.”  Contact  with  anyone  who

had  brushed  against  mystery—birth  or  death—

excluded  a  person  from  Jewish  worship.)  This

feast  emphasizes Jesus’  first  appearance  in  the

Temple more than Mary’s purification.
The observance spread throughout the Western

Church in the fifth and sixth centuries. Because

the  Church  in  the West  celebrated  Jesus’  birth

on  December  25,  the  Presentation  was  moved

to February 2, 40 days after Christmas.
At  the  beginning  of  the  eighth  century,  Pope

Sergius inaugurated a candlelight procession; at

the  end  of  the  same  century  the  blessing  and

distribution  of  candles  which  continues  to  this

day  became  part  of  the  celebration,  giving  the

feast its popular name: Candlemas.
Reflection:  In  Luke’s  account,  Jesus  was

welcomed in the temple by two elderly people,

Simeon  and  the  widow  Anna.  They  embody

Israel  in  their  patient  expectation;  they

acknowledge  the  infant  Jesus  as  the  long-

awaited Messiah. Early references to the Roman

feast  dub  it  the  feast  of  Saint  Simeon,  the  old

man  who  burst  into  a  song  of  joy  which  the

Church still sings at day’s end.

Optional  Memorial:  St  Blaise,  Bishop,  Martyr—
Friday, Feb 3
: We know more about the devotion to
Saint Blaise by Christians around the world than we
know about the saint himself.

We  know  that  Bishop  Blaise  was  martyred  in  his
episcopal  city  of  Sebastea,  Armenia,  in  316.  The
legendary Acts  of St.  Blasie  were  written  400  years
later. According  to  them  Blasie  was  a  good  bishop,
working hard to encourage the spiritual and physical
health of his people. Although the Edict of Toleration
(311),  granting  freedom  of  worship  in  the  Roman
Empire,  was  already  five  years  old,  persecution  still
raged  in  Armenia.  Blaise  was  apparently  forced  to
flee to the back country. There he lived as a hermit in
solitude  and  prayer,  but  he  made  friends  with  the
wild  animals.  One  day  a  group  of  hunters  seeking
wild  animals  for  the  amphitheater  stumbled  upon
Blaise’s  cave.  They  were  first  surprised  and  then
frightened.  The  bishop  was  kneeling  in  prayer
surrounded  by  patiently  waiting  wolves,  lions  and
bears.

The  legend  has  it  that  as  the  hunters  hauled  Blaise
off to prison, a mother came with her young son who
had  a  fish  bone  lodged  in  his  throat.  At  Blaise’s
command the child was able to cough up the bone.

Agricolaus,  governor  of  Cappadocia,  tried  to
persuade Blaise to sacrifice to pagan idols. The first
time Blaise refused, he was beaten. The next time he
was  suspended  from  a  tree  and  his  flesh  torn  with
iron combs or rakes. Finally, he was beheaded.

Reflection: Four centuries give ample opportunity for
fiction  to  creep  in  with  fact. Who  can  be  sure  how
accurate  Blaise’s  biographer  was?  But  biographical
details are not essential. Blaise is seen as one more
example  of  the  power  those  have  who  give
themselves  entirely  to  Jesus.  As  Jesus  told  his
apostles at the Last Supper, “If you remain in me and
my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want
and it will be done for you”

(John 15:7)

. With faith we can

follow  the  lead  of  the  Church  in  asking  for  Blaise’
protection.

SAINTS OF THE WEEK

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Readings:  Zephaniah  2:3;  3:12-13;  Psalm

146:6-10;  1  Corinthians  1:26-31;  Matthew

5:1-12

In the readings since Christmas, Jesus has been

revealed as the new royal son of David and Son

of  God.  He  is  sent  to  lead  a  new  exodus  that

brings Israel out of captivity to the nations and

brings all the nations to God.

As Moses led Israel from Egypt through the sea

to  give  them  God's  law  on  Mount  Sinai,  Jesus

too  has  passed  through  the  waters  in  baptism.

Now,  in  today's  Gospel,  He  goes  to  the

mountain to proclaim a new law—the law of His

Kingdom.

The  Beatitudes  mark  the  fulfillment  of  God's

covenant  promise  to  Abraham—that  through

his  descendants  all  the  nations  of  the  world

would receive God's blessings (see Genesis 12:3;

22:18).

Jesus is the son of Abraham (see Matthew 1:1).

And  through  the  wisdom  He  speaks  today,  He

bestows the Father's blessings upon "the poor in

spirit.”

God  has  chosen  to  bless  the  weak  and  lowly,

those  foolish  and  despised  in  the  eyes  of  the

world,  Paul  says  in  today's  Epistle. The  poor  in

spirit are those who know that nothing they do

can merit God's mercy and grace. These are the

humble  remnant  in  today's  First  Reading—

taught to seek refuge in the name of the Lord.

The  Beatitudes  reveal  the  divine  path  and

purpose for our lives. All our striving should be

for these virtues—to be poor in spirit; meek and

clean  of  heart;  merciful  and  makers  of  peace;

seekers  of  the  righteousness  that  comes  from

living by the law of Kingdom.

The path the Lord sets before us today is one of

trials and persecution. But He promises comfort

in our mourning and a great reward.

The  Kingdom  we  have  inherited  is  no  earthly

territory, but the promised land of heaven. It is

Zion where the Lord reigns forever. And, as we

sing in today's Psalm, its blessings are for those

whose hope is in the Lord.

“Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit, For Theirs Is The

Kingdom Of Heaven”

The Lord

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Full Question
Every year during Lent I'm asked why Catholics fast
and abstain. How can I explain our Lenten practice?
Answer
Explain  that  Lent  is  the  40  days  before  Easter  in
which Catholics pray, fast, contemplate, and engage
in  acts  of  spiritual  self-discipline. Catholics  do  these
things  because  Easter,  which  celebrates  the
Resurrection of Christ, is the greatest holy day of the
Christian  year

(even  above  Christmas)

 and  Catholics  have

recognized that it is appropriate to prepare for such a
holy day by engaging in such disciplines.

The  reason  Lent  lasts  40  days  is  that  40  is  the
traditional number of judgment and spiritual testing
in  the  Bible

(Gn7:4,  Ex24:18,34:28,Nm13:25,14:33,Jon3:4)

.  Lent

bears  particular  relationship  to  the  40  days  Christ
spent  fasting  in  the  desert  before  entering  into  his
public  ministry

(Mt4:1-11)

.  Catholics  imitate  Christ  by

spending  40  days  in  spiritual  discipline  before  the
celebration of Christ's triumph over sin and death.

Fasting  is  a  biblical  discipline  that  can  be  defended
from  both  the  Old  and  the  New  Testament.  Christ
expected  his  disciples  to  fast

(Mt9:14-15)

 and  issued

instructions  for  how  they  should  do  so

(Mt6:16-18)

.

Catholics follow this pattern by holding a partial fast
on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Abstinence  from  certain  foods  is  also  a  biblical
discipline. In Daniel 10:2-3 we read, "In those days I,
Daniel,  was  mourning  for  three  weeks.  I  ate  no
delicacies,  no  meat  or  wine  entered  my  mouth,  nor
did  I  anoint  myself  at  all,  for  the  full  three  weeks."
Catholics use a practice similar to Daniel's when, as a
way  of  commemorating  Christ's  Crucifixion  on  a
Friday, they abstain from eating meat on that day of
the week during Lent. The only kind of flesh they eat
on Friday is fish, which is a symbol of Christ.

Even  the  Ash  Wednesday  practice  of  having  one's
forehead  signed  with  ashes  has  a  biblical  parallel.
Putting ashes on one's head was a common biblical
expression  of  mourning

(1Sm13:19,Est4:1,Is61:3;  see  also

Est4:3,Jer6:26,Ez27:30,Dn9:3,Mt11:21,Lk10:13)

. By having the sign of

the  cross  made  with  ashes  on  their  foreheads,
Catholics  mourn  Christ's  suffering  on  the  cross  and
their own sins, which made that suffering necessary.

LENT ANSWERS

YOUTH MINISTRY

2017 Youth Rally—Lift Jesus Higher

Saturday, March 4th

9AM to 5:30PM [Ages 13—18]

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

in the John Basset Theatre

“The Way” John 14:6

Motivating talks & testimonies led by the i.d.9:16

team & inspiring worship music led by Chris Bray.

To register contact our Youth Minister, Carla, here at

JXXIII: 416-429-4000 or

carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com

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.

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 Friday, Feb 24, 2017.

Please feel free to contact the youth minister, Carla,

carla.marcoccia@hotmail.com, for additional

information regarding the contest.

Upcoming Youth Nights:

Next God Squad Night:

Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm in the

Parish hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night:

Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm in the

Parish hall.

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Free Chairside Teeth Whitening for every new patient exam 

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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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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.

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