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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 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

Head Office:  416-733-8544

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/

LIVING THE GOSPEL BY

EVANGELIZING OUR FAITH

IN THE WIDER WORLD

Gia Lao Parish is located in the

mountainous Diocese of Xuan Loc

in Vietnam. Its parishioners,

mostly poor, work on the hil side

farms. The Pastoral Mission Fund,

with the support of ShareLife,

provided a one-time grant so the

parish could acquire resources it

could not otherwise provide. This

includes bibles and hymnals,

along with training for 60

catechists, who lead marriage

preparation and catechism

classes. With your support, Gia

Lao Church is bringing faith to a

community in the greater world.

April 22 is the next ShareLife

Sunday. Please give

generously.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Part One—The Profession of Faith

I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

136. What does the Church mean when she

confesses: “I believe in the Holy Spirit”?

To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess faith in the
Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity who proceeds
from the Father and the Son and “is worshipped and
glorified with the Father and the Son”. The Spirit is
“sent into our hearts” (Gal4:6) so that we might receive
new life as sons of God.

137. Why are the missions of the Son and the Holy

Spirit inseparable?

In  the  indivisible Trinity,  the  Son  and  the  Spirit  are
distinct  but  inseparable.  From  the  very  beginning
until the end of time, when the Father sends his Son
he  also  sends  his  Spirit  who  unites  us  to  Christ  in
faith  so  that  as  adopted  sons  we  can  cal   God
“Father” (Rom8:15). The Spirit is invisible but we know
him  through  his  actions,  when  he  reveals  the Word
to us and when he acts in the Church.

138. What are the names of the Holy Spirit?

“The  Holy  Spirit”  is  the  proper  name  of  the  third
Person of the Most Holy Trinity. Jesus also cal ed him
the  Paraclete  (Consoler  or Advocate)  and  the Spirit
of Truth. The  New Testament  also  refers  to  him  as
the Spirit of Christ, of the Lord, of God - the Spirit of
Glory and the Spirit of the Promise.

139. What symbols are used to represent the Holy

Spirit?

There  are  many  symbols  of  the  Holy  Spirit:  living
water  which  springs  from  the  wounded  Heart  of
Christ and which quenches the thirst of the baptized;
anointing  with  oil,  which  is  the  sacramental  sign  of
Confirmation; fire which transforms what it touches;
the cloud, dark or luminous, in which the divine glory
is  revealed;  the  imposition  of  hands  by  which  the
Holy  Spirit  is  given;  the  dove  which  descended  on
Christ at his baptism and remained with him.

140. What does it mean that the Spirit “has

spoken through the prophets”?

The term “prophets” means those who were inspired
by the Holy Spirit to speak in the name of God. The
Spirit brings the prophecies of the Old Testament to
their  complete  fulfil ment  in  Christ  whose  mystery
he reveals in the New Testament.

141. What did the Holy Spirit accomplish in John

the Baptist?

The Spirit  fil ed  John  the  Baptist,  who  was  the  last
prophet of the Old Testament. Under his inspiration
John was sent to “prepare for the Lord a people wel 
disposed”  (Lk1:17).  He  was  to  proclaim  the  coming  of
Christ, the Son of God, upon whom he saw the Spirit
descend and remain, the one who “baptizes with the
Spirit” (Jn1:33).

142. What is the work of the Spirit in Mary?

The Holy Spirit brought to fulfil ment in Mary al  the
waiting and the preparation of the Old Testament for
the coming of Christ. In a singular way he fil ed her
with grace and made her virginity fruitful so that she
could  give  birth  to  the  Son  of God  made  flesh.  He
made her the Mother of the “whole Christ”, that is,
of Jesus the Head and of the Church his body. Mary
was present with the twelve on the day of Pentecost
when  the  Holy  Spirit  inaugurated  the  “last  days”
with the manifestation of the Church.

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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRD 1--GRD 8.

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

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! $2157.95

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, April 16, 7PM:

+Joseph Attar (+Antonio 
                        Hernandez: 40th day)

Tues April 17, 9AM:
    

+Antonio Hernandez

Wed April 18, 7PM:
       

+Edel Quin

Thurs April 19, 9AM
       

+Joe Attar

Fri April 20, 7PM
       

+Thanksgiving for Steve

Sat April 21, 9AM 
             Thanksgiving: Amelia Dizon

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Saturday, April 21
5:15PM: +Domingo & +Teresa Ayala
Sunday, April 22
9AM: +Alfonso Tibet Perlas
12:15PM: Thanksgiving—EJ & Katrina
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

Easter! Resurrection and new life; a new life shared

from an earthen tomb.

This has been the meaning of life for Christian people

for two thousand years. There is nothing more secure,

nothing more lasting. Come and share the thril  of

proclaiming this truth through your life 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 21—Friday, April 27

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Dr Evelyn Abellanosa

Chapel Tabernacle:

COFFEE SUNDAY: Last Sun of the Month

9AM Mass & 12:15PM Mass: Thank you Volunteers for

your generosity.

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—$3,493.

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 26

NEW HYMN BOOKS

Cost: $21

To date the price of 130 books have been donated: $2,770.

THANKS. To Donate: Please call Hayde at the office:

416-429-4000.

DEVOTIONS FOR EASTER

Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Sundays 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—9 Donations:

$997.

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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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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SMILE

An Act of Kindness

The neighbour of a four-year-old child was

an elderly gentleman, who had recently

lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the

little boy went into the old Gentleman's

yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat

there.

When his mother asked him what he had

said to the neighbour, the little boy just

said, 'Nothing, I just Helped him cry.'

Suitable for Grace on Sundays of Easter

—Easter Peace: It does not mean to be in a
place  where  there  is  no  noise,  trouble  or
hard work. It means to be in the midst of
those things and stil  be calm in your heart.
- Author unknown

—-Easter spel s out beauty, the rare beauty
of new life. S.D. Gordon
—-Never  look  down  on  anybody  unless
you're helping him up. - Jesse Jackson
—I  ask  not  for  a  lighter  burden,  but  for
broader shoulders. - Jewish Proverb
—-At  the  end  of  the  day,  love  and
compassion wil  win. - Terry Waite
—-Easter  tells  us  that  life  is  to  be
interpreted  not  simply  in  terms  of  things
but in terms of ideals. Charles M. Crowe

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: May 4

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

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.

Tel:416-281-6007 Email: www.torontoretrouvail e.com

DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Prayer changes things.

Cardinal Col ins has designated May 4 as

our day of prayer for vocations in the

archdiocese. Amidst your busy day, please

join us in prayer as we ask the Lord for

vocations to the Priesthood and Religious

Life.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR SEMINARIANS

BEING ORDAINED

Friday May 11—6pm-Midnight      

St. Augustine's Seminary, 2661 Kingston

Rd, M1M 1M3

Parishioners are welcome to visit the

Seminary on this date between 6PM &

Midnight to pray for those to be Ordained

to the Priesthood the fol owing day.

BUNDLE SUNDAY

Saturday/Sunday—May 4/5

St  Vincent  d’Paul  will  be  collecting  gently  used
clothing,  shoes,  linens  and  household  goods  to
support our neighbours in need and our residential
programs.  Please  bring  your  donations  and  help
others in your community.

The truck wil  be open al  day Saturday and Sunday.

What an opportunity! Clean out your closets and

drawers.
PLEASE

No construction materials, no books, no furniture,

no dishes, no video/audio cassettes.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Memorial:  St  Kateri  Tekakwitha,  Lily  of  the  Mohawks:
Virgin  Protectress  of  Canada—Tuesday  17
:  St.  Kateri
Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as
a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the
Mohawk  vil age  of  Ossernenon.  Her  mother  was  an
Algonquin,  who  was  captured  by  the  Mohawks  and  who
took a Mohawk chief for her husband.
Kateri  contracted  smal pox  as  a  four-year-old  child  which
scarred her skin. The scars were a source of humiliation in
her  youth. She  was  commonly  seen  wearing  a  blanket  to
hide  her  face.  Worse,  her  entire  family  died  during  the
outbreak.  Kateri  Tekakwitha  was  subsequently  raised  by
her uncle, who was the chief of a Mohawk clan.

Kateri was known as a skil ed worker, who was diligent and
patient. However, she refused to marry. When her adoptive
parents proposed a suitor to her, she refused to entertain
the proposal. They punished her by giving her more work
to do, but she did not give in. Instead, she remained quiet
and  diligent.  Eventual y  they  were  forced  to  relent  and
accept that she had no interest in marriage.
At  age  19,  Kateri  Tekakwitha  converted  to  Catholicism,
taking a vow of chastity and pledging to marry only Jesus
Christ. Her decision was very unpopular with her adoptive
parents  and  their  neighbours.  Some  of  her  neighbours
started  rumours  of  sorcery.  To  avoid  persecution,  she
traveled  to  a  Christian  native  community  south  of
Montreal.

According to legend, Kateri was very devout and would put
thorns  on  her  sleeping  mat.  She  often  prayed  for  the
conversion of her fel ow Mohawks. According to the Jesuit
missionaries  that  served  the  community  where  Kateri
lived, she often fasted and when she would eat, she would
taint  her  food  to  diminish  its  flavour.  On  at  least  one
occasion,  she  burned  herself.  Such  self-mortification  was
common among the Mohawk.

Kateri  was  very  devout  and  was  known  for  her  steadfast
devotion.  She  was  also  very  sickly.  Her  practices  of  self-
mortification and denial may not have helped her health.
Sadly,  just  five  years  after  her  conversion  to Catholicism,
she  became  il   and  passed  away  at  age  24,  on  April  17,
1680.
Her name, Kateri, is the Mohawk form of Catherine, which
she took from St. Catherine of Siena. St. Kateri Tekakwitha
was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 21, 2012. She
is the patroness of ecology and the environment, people in
exile and Native Americans.

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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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

                                                                               !6

This Sunday’s Readings: Acts 3:13–15, 17–19; Ps 4:2,
4, 7–9; 1 Jn 2:1–5; Lk 24:35–48

Jesus in today’s Gospel teaches His apostles how to
interpret the Scriptures.

He tel s them that al  the Scriptures of what we now
cal  the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that al 
the promises found in the Old Testament have been
fulfil ed in His passion, death, and resurrection. And
He  tel s  them  that  these  Scriptures  foretel   the
mission of the Church—to preach forgiveness of sins
to al  the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

In  today’s  First  Reading  and  Epistle,  we  see  the
beginnings of that mission. And we see the apostles
interpreting the Scriptures as Jesus taught them to.

God  has  brought  to  fulfil ment  what  He  announced
beforehand  in  al   the  prophets,  Peter  preaches.  His
sermon is shot through with Old Testament images.
He  evokes  Moses  and  the  exodus,  in  which  God
revealed  himself  as  the  ancestral  God  of  Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob (Ex3:6,15). He identifies Jesus as Isaiah’s
suffering servant who has been glorified (Is52:13).

John,  too  describes  Jesus  in  Old  Testament  terms.
Alluding  to  how  Israel’s  priests  offered  blood
sacrifices to atone for the people’s sins (Lev16; Heb9–10),
he  says  that  Jesus  intercedes  for  us  before  God
(Rom8:34), and that His blood is a sacrificial expiation for
the sins of the world (1John1:7).

Notice  that  in  al   three  readings,  the  Scriptures  are
interpreted  to  serve  and  advance  the  Church’s
mission—to  reveal  the  truth  about  Jesus,  to  bring
people  to  repentance,  the  wiping  away  of  sins,  and
the perfection of their love for God.

This is how we, too, should hear the Scriptures. Not
to know more “about” Jesus, but to truly know Him
personal y, and to know His plan for our lives.

In the Scriptures, the light of His face shines upon us,
as  we  sing  in  today’s  Psalm. We  know  the  wonders
He  has  done  throughout  history.  And  we  have  the
confidence to cal  to Him, and to know that He hears
and answers.

“You Are Witnesses Of These Things”

Jesus

Scott Hahn

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

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MASS EVERY DAY?

Question
Is it OK to attend daily Mass every day?
Answer
Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to attend Mass everyday. In fact,
many people do just that.

The  Church  obliges  the  faithful  to  take  part  in  the  Divine
Liturgy  on  Sundays  and  feast  days  and,  prepared  by  the
sacrament of Reconciliation, to receive the Eucharist at least
once  a  year,  if  possible  during  the  Easter  season.  But  the
Church strongly encourages the faithful to receive the holy
Eucharist  on  Sundays  and  feast  days,  or  more  often  stil ,
even daily (CCC 1389)
.

Five (5) Reasons to go to Mass every day:
1. Receiving Christ in the Blessed Eucharist gives us the strength
to fight selfish pride and sin
. Pride and ego are two of the many
demons most of us must battle constantly. We desire pleasure,
things,  convenience,  notice,  etc.  It’s  a  constant  struggle  to
weaken these impulses… especial y when they impact our other
priorities and relationships. We cannot win the struggle alone.
We were not created perfect. We were born frail and defective
so that we might acknowledge that any good which happens in
us or through us is from God.
It takes supernatural strength to combat ego; and we can get
that  strength  from  our  Lord  present  in  the  Eucharist.  The
sanctifying  grace  that  pours  through  us  when  we  receive  the
consecrated  host  al ows  us  to  stop  before  uttering  a  word  of
anger,  or  engaging  in  a  selfish  sin.   Simply  put,  the  Eucharist
strengthens us for the daily journey.

2. Praising God first thing in the morning is the most important
thing on our daily calendar
. “First things first”, as they say. And
since  we’ve  been  blessed  to  be  a  member  of  this  one,  holy,
catholic, and apostolic Church, we should understand that it’s a
privilege  and  a  gift  that  we  can  make God  the  first  and  most
important person in our day by worshipping Him in His temple.
Plus, God asks for the first fruits of our harvest, the first tenth
of al  our blessings. Going to Mass is offering the first part of our
day to the Lord who is the source of al  our blessings. It’s the
best form of Catholic stewardship.
3.  The  Mass  is  my  ongoing  spiritual  formation.  One  beautiful
thing  about  the  Mass  is  that  it  is  so  drenched  in  scripture.
Attending Mass daily al ows us to soak in God’s Word. Reading
and reflecting on the daily scriptures the evening before makes
the Mass seem even richer and more fulfil ing. The Mass helps
us  get  a  ful   Catholic  education  in  Christ  --  stewardship,  the
sacraments, the saints, and evangelization -- 260 days a year. It
helps us grown in the Lord a day at a time.

4. The Mass heals. Every Mass is a healing experience. It heals
wounds  caused  by  our  sinful  nature,  it  heals  our  relationship
with God and with one another, bringing us closer to our Lord,
giving us opportunities to draw near and receive Him not only
in the Word, but also in the Blessed Sacrament.

5. You meet your Creator, your friend, your love. It is good to be a
friend and lover of God.   On the day we see Him face-to-face,
we  wil   realize  that  which  we  have  missed  throughout  our
lives.  As Saint Augustine says: “my heart is restless until it rests
in You.” Find your shelter in the wings of the Lord. Find it, every
morning,  in  His  Holy  temple.  During  the  day,  find  it  in  silent
prayer wherever we are.

We  wil   come  to  yearn  for  the  Lord  knowing  that  our  day  is
incomplete without prayer and worship. We wil  find no greater
solace than in His Word, in His sacraments, and in surrendering
to His love. In accepting the challenge of meeting Jesus daily in
the Eucharist, we wil  find more joy than ever.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next Kids of the Cross: Easter Bible Study Series  
Fri, April 20 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hal .

Next God Squad Night: Easter Bible Study Series  

Friday, April 27 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hal .

CATHOLIC REGISTER PILGRIMAGE TO ROME

May 18

Join The Catholic Register to celebrate the newspaper's

125th anniversary with a 10-day pilgrimage to Rome,
Assisi and Florence. We wil  explore the spirituality of

Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi. Highlights include

Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at which the

Pope is expected to preside, attendance at the Pope's

weekly audience in St. Peter's Square, a tour of the

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, two days in Assisi

and two days in Florence. Cost: $3,595 + $600 airport

taxes and fuel charge. The Catholic

Register: 416-934-3405 pilgrimage@catholicregister.org

www.catholicregister.org

YOUNG ADULT MISSION TRIP TO

YELLOWKNIFE AND FORT PROVIDENCE

July 16—23, 2018

Cost: $1,300:

Includes transportation, meals and accommodation.

Information night: Monday, April 23rd, 2018, @ 7PM

Office of Catholic Youth, 54 Hoskin Ave, Toronto M4T 1W2

Registration Ends & Deposit is due (50% of the cost):

Friday, May 25, 2018

Young Adults (19-39) are invited to join us. Travel to

Yel owknife and Fort Providence to serve the community.

Learn about our missions in Canada and Indigenous

culture.

To enter ful y into the missionary experience, simple

accommodations wil  be arranged, which may include a

few nights of roughing it.

www.ocytoronto.org/mission

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

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Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every Friday: 9AM to 6PM, concludes with evening
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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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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

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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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

                     3rd Sunday of Easter                      April 15 , 2018 

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

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