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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_i iparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxi iparish.ca/

He Is Risen

Truly, He Is Risen

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Part One—The Profession of Faith

“Jesus Christ was conceived by the power

of the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary”

126. What place does the Resurrection of

Christ occupy in our faith?

The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth
of our faith in Christ and represents along with
his  cross  an  essential  part  of  the  Paschal
Mystery.

127. What are the signs that bear witness to

the Resurrection of Jesus?

Along  with  the  essential  sign  of  the  empty
tomb, the Resurrection of Jesus is witnessed to
by the women who first encountered Christ and
proclaimed  him  to  the  apostles.  Jesus  then
“appeared  to  Cephas  (Peter)  and  then  to  the
Twelve.  Fol owing  that  he  appeared  to  more
than  five  hundred  of  the  brethren  at  one
time”  (1  Corinthians  15:5-6)  and  to  others  as
well. The  apostles  could  not  have  invented  the
story  of  the  resurrection  since  it  seemed
impossible  to  them. As  a  matter  of  fact,  Jesus
himself upbraided them for their unbelief.

128. Why is the Resurrection at the same time

a transcendent occurrence?

While  being  an  historical  event,  verifiable  and
attested  by  signs  and  testimonies,  the
Resurrection,  insofar  as  it  is  the  entrance  of
Christ's  humanity  into  the  glory  of  God,
transcends  and  surpasses  history  as  a  mystery
of faith. For this reason the risen Christ did not
manifest  himself  to  the  world  but  to  his
disciples,  making  them  his  witnesses  to  the
people.

129. What is the condition of the risen body of

Jesus?

The  Resurrection  of Christ  was  not  a  return  to
earthly  life.  His  risen  body  is  that  which  was
crucified  and  bears  the  marks  of  his  passion.
However  it  also  participates  in  the  divine  life,
with  the  characteristics  of  a  glorified  body.
Because of this the risen Jesus was utterly free
to  appear  to  his  disciples  how  and  where  he
wished and under various aspects.

130. How is the Resurrection the work of the

Most Holy Trinity?

The  Resurrection  of  Christ  is  a  transcendent
work  of  God.  The  three  Persons  act  together
according to what is proper to them: the Father
manifests his power; the Son “takes again” the
life  which  he  freely  offered  (John  10:17),
reuniting his soul and his body which the Spirit
brings to life and glorifies.

131. What is the saving meaning of the

Resurrection?

The  Resurrection  is  the  climax  of  the
Incarnation. It confirms the divinity of Christ and
all the things which he did and taught. It fulfills
all  the  divine  promises  made  for  us.
Furthermore  the  risen Christ,  the  conqueror  of
sin and death, is the principle of our justification
and our Resurrection. It procures for us now the
grace  of  filial  adoption  which  is  a  real  share  in
the life of the only begotten Son. At the end of
time he wil  raise up our bodies.

OPENING THE WORD

THROUGH EASTER

Every Saturday: 10:30AM—Noon

Come and Reflect on Sacred Scripture’s Teaching for

the Sundays of EASTER Facilitated By Carla Marcoccia,

our youth minister.

Welcome to Opening the Word, a program offering

prayer and insights for the Sunday Readings. Featuring

a variety of experienced presenters including Dr. Tim

Gray, Jules Miles, Dr. Scott and Annie Powel , Dr.

Edward Sri, and Dr. Ben Akers

MARCH FOR LIFE

Thursday May 10—Day trip: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Rally: 12:30PM / March: 1:30PM

We have booked 2 Coaches of 56 seats.

Mass for Life @ 6AM; depart from StJXXIII at 6:30AM;

depart Ottawa immediately after the March— 3PM.

Washroom/coffee break at service centre going to

Ottawa; dinner break on the way back at service centre.

Price: $10. Sign-up sheet in foyer

CONGRATULATIONS

Winner of the 2018 Mary Dobell Pro-Life Essay

Senior Level

Amanda Fernandes

Attends: St JXXIII Parish; Attends: St Patrick High Sch

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, April 2, 7PM:

+Rodolfo & Rodolfo Rojas Sr & Jr
+Jerze Libura

Tues April 3, 9AM:
    

+Conchita Delfino

Wed April 4, 7PM:
       

+Joe Attar

Thurs April 5, 9AM
       

Thanksgiving by Mercedes Alon

Fri April 6, 7PM
       

+Angela Ching

Sat April 7, 5:15PM 
             Thanksgiving for Olivia

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Saturday, April 7
5:15PM: +Laura Boudreau
Sunday, April 8
9AM: +Virginia Garcia
12:15PM: +Carmela & Antonio Scarno
5:30PM: +Joe Attar

VOCATIONS

The glorious Feast of the Resurrection of Christ

proclaims, forever, that life is greater than

death.

Jesus commanded us to preach this good news

to all peoples in all places at all times. If you feel

God is cal ing you to minister in His Church as a

priest, religious or deacon, cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux,

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997


vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, April 7—Friday, April 13

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Antonio Hernandez

Chapel Tabernacle: +Antonio Hernandez.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Need Prayer Help?

Cal  Beth at 416-467-6492. Your intention wil  be
emailed out to this prayer community. Only first

name and intention wil  be shared.

COMMUNION FOR THE SICK

& SHUT-INS

Call parish office and let us know—416-429-4000

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$4,130.35

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meets after 9AM Mass on the 2nd & 4th Thurs of

Month—Next Meeting IS THURSDAY, April 12

NEW HYMN BOOKS

Cost: $21

To date the price of 86 books have been donated:

$1,865. THANKS.

To Donate

Please call Hayde at the office: 416-429-4000.

DEVOTIONS FOR EASTER

Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed

Sacrament

Begins 2ND Sunday Of Easter: 4—5Pm

YOU CAN DONATE

Ambries

An Ambry is a glass container in which the

Sacred Oils are kept. We have purchased the

three glass containers for the Oil of the Infirm,

Oil of Sacred Chrism, and Oil of Salvation. Cost

was $237.00.

An Ambry is also a container in which the three

glass containers are stored. Oak Ambry cost is

$3,507.46; To date—5 Donations:

$687.

EASTER FOOD-VOUCHER DRIVE

Thank You From StV’d’P

You gave over $800.

SHARELIFE—1st COLLECTION

Total: $4,267.80

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COFFEE SUNDAY: Last Sun of the

Month

9AM Mass: Coffee Sunday Group; 12:15PM

Mass: Thank you Volunteers for your

generosity.

SMILE

LOL!

The next time satan reminds you of your past,

remind him of his future.

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THE TEST OF FAITH

I was listening to a lady who cal ed a radio

pastor. The pastor was a wise, grandfatherly

gentleman who had that calm reassuring

voice that can melt all fear.

The lady, who was obviously crying, said,

"Pastor, I was born blind, and I've been blind

all my life. I don't mind so much being blind

but I have some wel  meaning friends who tel 

me that if I had more faith I could be healed."

The pastor asked her, "Tel  me, do you carry

one of those white canes?" "Yes I do," she

replied. "Then the next time someone says

that hit them over the head with the cane," he

said. "Then tel  them 'If you had more faith

that wouldn't hurt' "!

PRAY FOR THE APRIL

MISSION INTENTION


Universal – For those who have

Responsibility in Economic Matters.

That economists may have the courage to
reject any economy of exclusion and know

how to open new paths.

1st HOLY COMMUNION—

UPCOMING:

3rd Test—Section 3—First Holy Communion

Make appointment for April

First Communion Mass: Sat, April 21 @

5:15PM

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

OVERNIGHT VIGIL—ADORATION

CHAPEL

Next First Friday: April 6

Vigil Begins Fri 7:30PM and ends Sat 7:30AM

Contact: Elaine Shaver—647-713-1198

CONFIRMATION—UPCOMING

Session 7: Wed, April 25, 7:30PM

Confirmation Rehearsal: Fri, May 4,

7:30PM-8:15PM

SCHOOL JOBS—STJXXIII SCHOOL

1—A lunch time supervisor; 2—A supply

lunch time supervisor.

1 hour a day (11:45–12:45), 5 days a week. Pay
is  $15.04  per  hour  this  includes  statutory
holiday  pay  and  vacation  pay.  The  position
means supervising the students while they eat
and while outside during playtime. Person has
to  be  able  to  deal  with  i)  minor  discipline
issues; and also able to i ) climb stairs and be
i i) outside for about 40mins each day.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: HELP

FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES

April 20—6:00 pm

At a hotel located in Mississauga, Ontario,

close to Highway 401

If you are thinking of separation or divorce or
you  are  already  separated,  but  want  to  try
again  then  Retrouvail e  can  help.  If  you  and
your spouse want your marriage to work and
are  wil ing  to  put  in  a  ful   weekend  of  hard
work  and  your  best  effort,  then  you  are
invited  to  attend  a  Retrouvail e  Weekend.
Retrouvail e  is  a  program  to  help  married
couples  through  difficult  times  in  their
marriage  relationships.  It  is  designed  to
provide  the  tools  to  help  get  your  marriage
back on track. It wil  give you the opportunity
to  rediscover  one  another  and  examine  your
lives  together  in  a  new  and  positive  way.
Although  Retrouvail e  fol ows  the  teachings
of  the  Roman  Catholic  Church,  couples  of
other faith expressions are also welcome.

Tel:416-281-6007 Email:

www.torontoretrouvail e.com  WEB: http://

www.torontoretrouvail e.com

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TOTUS TUUS

TOTUS TUUS

Dear Parents

We have four (4) young Missionaries coming

to our parish from the Archdiocese of Toronto

this summer for one week: Sunday, July 8—

Saturday, July 14.

They  wil   run  a  day  program  and  evening
program.  The  program  name  is  “Totus
Tuus”
(Total y Yours) and is inspired by St John
Paul II’s words to youth, “Give yourself total y
to God”.

(Registration Fee: $10 per Student)

The Day program commences on Mon to Sat

of this week from 8:45AM to 2:30PM daily

During the week, the children entering grades
1  through  6  in  the  upcoming  fal   school  year
participate  in  4  classes  each  day,  attend  daily
Mass, learn the Mass parts and liturgical songs,
participate in games, icebreakers, skits, songs,
recess,  and  prayer.  The  grade  school
curriculum  helps  children  to  learn  and  be
reinforced  in  important  principles  of  their
Catholic faith.

A typical day of Totus Tuus Day Camp:

8:45am—Arrival and Welcome / 9am—Intro

and skit 9:15am—Warm-up and songs / 9:30am

— Class 1 /9:55am—Snack / 10:10am—Music

prep for Mass / 10:30am—Class 2 / 10:55am—

Mass prep / Confession / 11:20am—Daily Mass /

12pm—Lunch Recess / 12:45pm—Cool down
and water break / 1pm—Afternoon Intro and

skit / 1:15pm—Class 3 / 1:40pm—Break /

1:55pm—Class 4 / 2:20pm—Review and closing

prayer / 2:30pm—Dismissal

The evening program commences at 6:45PM

to 9PM daily: Sunday to Friday of this week.

Totus Tuus offers evening instruction for junior
and  senior  high  school  youth  (grades  7-12)
during  the  week  in  the  evenings:  7pm—9pm.
We  have  found  that  energetic,  faithful,
col ege-aged  teachers  can  effectively  impact
junior and senior high school youth. The team
teaches in such a way as to continual y offer a
dialogue  by  which  participants  feel  respected
in their most basic dignity.

A typical evening of the Grade 7-12 Program:

6:45pm—Arrival and welcome / 7pm—Intro

and skit

7:30pm—Session1 & Q&A / 8pm—Break and

refrshment

8:15pm—Session2 & Q&A/8:45pm—NitePryer/

9pm—Dismissal

Sign-Up Sheet in Foyer

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This Sunday’s Readings: Acts 10:34,37-43; Colossians
3:1-4; John 20:1-18

The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness
of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary
Magdalene  and  the  other  disciples.  But  as  the
daylight  spread,  they  saw  the  dawning  of  a  new
creation.

At first they didn’t understand the Scripture, today’s
Gospel  tells  us.  We  don’t  know  which  precise
Scripture  texts  they  were  supposed  to  understand.
Perhaps it was the sign of Jonah, who rose from the
bel y  of  the  great  fish  after  three  days  (see  Jonah
1:17).  Or  maybe  Hosea’s  prophecy  of  Israel’s
restoration from exile (see Hosea 6:2). Perhaps it was
the  psalmist  who  rejoiced  that  God  had  not
abandoned him to the nether world (see Psalm 16:9–
10).

Whichever  Scripture  it  was,  as  the  disciples  bent
down  into  the  tomb,  they  saw  and  they  believed.
What did they see? Burial shrouds in an empty tomb.
The  stone  removed  from  the  tomb.  Seven  times  in
nine verses we hear that word —”tomb.”

What  did  they  believe?  That  God  had  done  what
Jesus said He would do—raised Him up on the third
day (see Mark 9:31; 10:34).

What they saw and believed, they bore witness to, as
today’s  First  Reading  tel s  us.  Peter’s  speech  is  a
summary of the gospels—from Jesus’ baptism in the
Jordan  to  His  hanging  on  a  tree  (see  Deuteronomy
21:22–23), to His rising from the dead.

We  are  children  of  the  apostles,  born  into  the  new
world  of  their  witness.  Our  lives  are  now  “hidden
with  Christ  in  God,”  as  today’s  Epistle  says.  Like
them,  we  gather  in  the  morning  on  the  first  day  of
the week—to celebrate the Eucharist, the feast of the
empty tomb.

We  rejoice  that  the  stones  have  been  rol ed  away
from our tombs, too. Each of us can shout, as we do
in today’s Psalm: “I shal  not die, but live.” They saw
and  believed. And  we  await  the  day  they  promised
would come—when we, too, “wil  appear with Him in
glory.”

“Woman, Why Are You Weeping? Whom Are You Looking For?”

JESUS

Scott Hahn

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YOUTH MINISTRY

SJ23 Youth Ministry Easter Social

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in

the Parish hal .

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible Study

Series  

Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in

the Parish hal .

NOVENA TO THE DIVINE MERCY

March 30, Good Friday, after the 3PM

Liturgy / March 31, Holy Sat, 7PM before

8PM Vigil (chapel) / April 1, Easter Sun,

1:15PM / April 2, Mon 7:30PM /

April 3, Tues 9:30AM / April 4, Wed

6:30PM /  April 5, Thurs 9:30AM / April 6,

Fri 7:30PM / April 7, Sat 9:30AM.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

DOES CANONIZATION MEAN NO TIME IN PURGATORY?

Full Question
Does  canonization  mean  that  the  holy  person  spent  no
time in purgatory?
Answer
Not necessarily, but it at least likely means that the saint
spent little time in purgatory, given his or her heroic virtue
while  living  on  Earth.  A  life  of  heroic  virtue  is  affirmed
when the Church declares a person “venerable” earlier in
the canonization process.

CAN I MARRY THE SAME PERSON TWICE?

Full Question
My  husband  and  I  were  married  in  the  Church.
Unfortunately,  we  did  get  divorced  and  now  are
reconciling. Would it be possible for us to get remarried in
the Catholic Church?
Answer
You  would  not  be  able  to  get  remarried  in  the  Church
Though  you  were  divorced  according  to  civil  law,  the
Church  still  considers  you  to  be  married  to  each
other. Your original wedding day remains the day that the
Church considers you to have gotten married. You would,
however, be able to have a ceremony in which you renew
your vows.

OK TO PLEASURE ONESELF TO THOUGHTS OF FUTURE

SPOUSE?

Full Question
Is  it  wrong  to  masturbate,  without  climax,  to  thoughts
about your hypothetical future spouse?
Answer
Masturbation  is  always  wrong,  as  true  conjugal  love  is
necessarily  other-centered,  not  inwardly  focused  in  a
selfish  way,  which  is  characteristic  of  lust  (CCC  2351-52).
So masturbation is wrong, whether one thinks of his real
wife, his fiancée, or his “hypothetical wife.” In each case, a
person would be making a woman into an object of selfish
satisfaction, not valuing her as a whole person. And that
would be the case even if a man doesn’t complete the act.
The  immorality  of  masturbation  is  not  dependent  on
whether one sexual y completes the act.

In  contrast,  there’s  nothing  wrong  with  a  husband’s
anticipating  being  conjugal y  intimate  with  his  wife  later
in  the  day,  provided  there  is  no  masturbation  or  lustful
thoughts  otherwise  (see  Matt.  5:27-28).  In  addition,
there’s nothing inherently wrong with being attracted to a
woman.  One  can  recognize  a  woman’s  beauty  without
lusting after her. However, if the woman is not your wife
or fiancée, don’t dwel  on that attraction. It’s a moral dead
end.

FAITH & POLITICS WITH BRAD TROST

Starts: April 7 @ 10AM—Ends: April 7 @ 12Noon

Where: Canada Christian Col ege, 50 Gervais Drive,

Toronto, ON M3C 1Z3

Faith and politics go together. You know that. So does

Brad Trost; and that’s why he’s travel ing across the

country to speak with and inspire Canadians.

THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST:

LONELINESS

Monday, April 16 — 7PM to 9PM
Boston Pizza, 400 Progress Ave,

Scarborough ON

Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic

Youth, and the local parishes invite young

adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of

thought-provoking conversation on

theological topics! Special guest: Shereen

McFarlane, Program Manager, Catholic

Family Services of Toronto. Munchies

provided, cash bar available - come and

bring a friend! Info: OCY by e-mail
youth@ocytoronto.org, or phone

416-599-7676.

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B a m b o o   T r a v e l   &   T o u r s  

Call Marivic

Flemingdon Park Plaza

747 Don Mills Rd., Suite 206A, Toronto, ON

Tel 416-422-0464

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instruments and theory. 

Violins, Keyboards, and guitars

loaned to beginners. 

For free aptitude test call 

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4466 Sheppard Ave. East at Brimley Rd.

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General Orthodontics 

25 Overlea Blvd. Unit 3, Toronto, 

On, M4H 1P9

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50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1B6

Jay Wilson

Managing Director

416-423-1000

P a u l   O ’ C o n n o r   Fu n e r a l   H o m e  

1939 Lawrence Avenue East

416-751-7890

Don Mil s-Eglinton  

 

DENTAL CARE CLINIC 

Dr. Maria Imelda C. Ang 

A COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTAL CENTRE 

29 Gervais Drive, Suite 101 

416-383-1889        

North York, ON M3C 1Y9 

Free Chairside Teeth Whitening for every new patient exam 

& cleaning. Please call for details…

Flemingdon Park Dental Care 

747 Don Mills Road #35 

Inside Flemingdon Plaza 

New Patients are welcome 

416-429-0783

ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every Friday: 9AM to 6PM, concludes with evening
p r a y e r  a n d

Benediction  at

5:40PM.  Come

f o r  a  f e w

minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep

watch  with  the

Lord.  Pray  for

o t h e r s ,  t h e

C h u r c h ,  y o u r

family, yourself.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                         EASTER SUNDAY                            April 1 , 2018 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRADE 1--GRADE 8.

Sing 1st & 4th Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! Total to Date: $2157.95

MORE GOOD NEWS

Catholic Women’s League (CWL)

& K of C of St JXXIII

The Catholic Women’s League of JXXIII & the

Knights of Columbus are donating a new floor for

our Hal  this summer.

Also, CWL have kindly accepted to research the
possibility of federal financing for a wheel-chair
lift that can be instal ed on the staircase leading

down to the hal . This is a program offered to

charitable institutions for disability access to

buildings.

FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health

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 fol ow 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.

Contact/Info 416-465-2868 www.fertilitycare.ca /

LENT IS HERE!!!

When Is Ash Wednesday?—February 14

What is Ash Wednesday?

This day marks the beginning of Lent. We

attend Mass on this day and receive the

Ashes on the forehead as a sign of sorrow

for sin and as sign of our intention to

become more faithful.

What is Lent?

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 an increase 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 fast on Ash Wed and Good Friday

involves eating only one ful  meal. One or
two smal er meals may be taken on those
days, but may not total one full meal.  No

eating between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good

Friday

Abstinence on these days from meat can

include eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"Al  Catholics at 15 are bound by the law of
abstinence; al  adults are bound by the law

of fast up to the beginning of their 60

year.

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we

abstain from meat on al  the Fridays of the
year (except Feasts) in commemoration of

our Saviour’s death.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                         EASTER SUNDAY                            April 1 , 2018 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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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  al   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.

Catholic Cemeteries

FORMED

The Catholic Faith On Demand—Free To You

Movies,  documentaries, apologetics, youth, faith

formation, Bible studies, current topics, youth; talks,

audio dramas, audio books. Spanish too. Go to

“formed.org”; input our parish access code: MRFX27;

fil  out your profile and password.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                         EASTER SUNDAY                            April 1 , 2018 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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