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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 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/

SIGN-UP SUNDAYS!

February 24/25 & March 3/4.

We Need Your Help!

The Cal  for Conscience 2018 Campaign is

underway. Cardinal Col ins and bishops across

Ontario are asking for an email address from

every Catholic family in their community, with a

goal of 100,000 email addresses col ected by the

end of February 2018. This information wil  be

used local y by Cardinal Col ins and trusted faith

partners to communicate periodical y

(approximately 6-8 times each year) on issues of

particular importance for the Catholic community.

The first campaign of 2018 is the Cal  for

Conscience, inviting our elected Members of

Provincial Parliament (MPP’s) and those seeking

office this June to increase funding/access to

pal iative care, to protect health care workers

wishing to abstain from any involvement in

euthanasia/assisted suicide and to protect faith

based facilities from participation in euthanasia/

assisted suicide. The work builds on a similar

campaign in 2017.

Please take a moment to provide your contact

info at the back of the church on the weekends of

Feb 24/25 and March 3/4. Thank you for living a

faith that acts!

DAY OF PRAYER AND

FASTING FOR PEACE

Pope Francis has invited the Church to a

Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace for

the Democratic Republic of Congo,

South Sudan and in the whole world, to

be held on Fri, Feb 23 next, Friday of the

First week of Lent.

In this bul etin is a handout with several

prayers for peace. Please try and pray

them al  throughout the day next Friday.

These prayers together with our fasting

wil  move the Lord to ease the burden of

violence in the world.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 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

“Jesus Christ was conceived by the power

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

104. What does the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth

teach us?

In  the  course  of  his  hidden  life  in  Nazareth  Jesus
stayed  in  the  silence  of  an  ordinary  existence. This
al ows  us  to  enter  into  fel owship  with  him  in  the
holiness to be found in a daily life marked by prayer,
simplicity,  work  and  family  love.  His  obedience  to
Mary and to Joseph, his foster father, is an image of
his  filial  obedience  to  the  Father.  Mary  and  Joseph
accepted  with  faith  the  mystery  of  Jesus  even
though they did not always understand it.

105. Why did Jesus receive from John the “baptism

of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Luke 3:3)?

To  inaugurate  his  public  life  and  to  anticipate  the
“Baptism”  of  his  death,  he  who  was  without  sin
accepted  to  be  numbered  among  sinners.  He  was
“the  Lamb  of  God  who  takes  away  the  sin  of  the
world”  (Jn1:29). The  Father  proclaimed  him  to  be  “his
beloved Son”  (Mat3:17)  and  the Spirit  descended  upon
him. The baptism of Jesus prefigures our baptism.

106. What do we learn from the temptations of

Jesus in the desert?

The  temptations  of  Jesus  in  the  desert  recal   the
temptation of Adam in Paradise and the temptations
of Israel in the desert. Satan tempts Jesus in regard
to  his  obedience  to  the  mission  given  him  by  the
Father. Christ the new Adam’s victory proclaims that
of his passion which is the supreme obedience of his
filial love. The Church unites herself to this mystery in
a special way in the liturgical season of Lent.

107. Who is invited to come into the Kingdom of

God proclaimed and brought about by Jesus?

Al  are invited by Jesus to enter the Kingdom of God.
Even the worst of sinners is cal ed to convert and to
accept  the  boundless  mercy  of  the  Father.  Already
here  on  earth,  the  Kingdom  belongs  to  those  who
accept it with a humble heart. To them the mysteries
of the Kingdom are revealed.

108. Why did Jesus manifest the Kingdom by

means of signs and miracles?

Jesus accompanied his words with signs and miracles
to  bear  witness  to  the  fact  that  the  Kingdom  is
present  in  him,  the  Messiah.  Although  he  healed
some  people,  he  did  not  come  to  abolish  all  evils

here below but rather to free us especial y from the
slavery of sin. The driving out of demons proclaimed
that his cross would be victorious over “the ruler of
this world” (John 12:31).

PRAY FOR THE FEBRUARY MISSION

INTENTION


Say No To Corruption”

That those who have material, political or spiritual

power may resist any temptation to corruption.

CONFIRMATION UPCOMING

Parents & Sponsors Meeting with Fr Simon

Wed, Feb 21—7:30PM-8:15PM

Receive the Nicene Creed

Sat, Feb 24 @ 5:15PM Mass

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL

March 15-26, 2018

With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the

Cross. 12 days fol owing in the footsteps of Jesus,

Mary & the apostles. Price includes everything

except lunches. $3849 per person.Departing from

Toronto. CONTACT: Laurie Courchesne-Dooley

613-732-5739  lafrcodo@outlook.com

“PABASA”

Songs of the Passion of Christ—In Tagalog

Saturday, March 24—12 Midday to 12 Midnight

St John XXIII Parish Hal

VISITA ECCLESIA

Church Visitations for the Stations of the Cross

Good Friday, March 30—7:30AM to 12NOON

Begin from St John XXIII and visiting 8 Churches

and celebrating 2 stations at each Church. Bus

sign-up to come.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 2018 

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

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WONDERFULLY GREAT THINGS
Children’s Choir: Grade 1--Grade 8.

Returns in March

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

Chalice Children’s Collection

Sun, Jan 28—Goal: $2,220. Total to Date:

$2019.45

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Feb 19, 10AM:

+Thanksgiving by Josie Letrondo

Tues Feb 20, 9AM:
    

Healing of Karen Millimaci

Wed Feb 21, 7PM:
       

+Leighton Ayuson

Thurs Feb 22, 9AM
       

For the Catechumens

Fri Feb 23, 7PM:
       

+Isaani Ayala& +Blk Naz Deprtd

Sat Feb 24, 9AM
             +Jamie Tolentino

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Saturday, February 24
5:15PM: +Louie Comeau
Sunday, February 25
9AM: +Eva Paul
12:15PM: +Abundio Juliano
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Feb 24—Friday, March 2

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Benjamin Nchu

Chapel Tabernacle:

COFFEE SUNDAY: Last Sun of the Month

9AM Mass: Coffee Sunday Group; 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

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.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2,687.40

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION—UPCOMING

2nd Test—Section 2—Reconciliation

This is preparation for the young people’s first

Confession. Make appointment for last week of

January or anytime in Feb. First Confession wil  be on

Sat, March 17 @ 11AM in the Church.

SENIOR’S GROUP

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

Month—Next Meeting IS THURSDAY, Feb 22

DEVOTIONS FOR LENT

Stations of the Cross

Immediately Fol owing Friday 7PM Mass

Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Sundays: 4—5PM

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 2018 

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

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VOCATIONS

Lent: the springtime of the soul...is a time to

make a new covenant with God, develop new

signs of our relationship with our Creator.

Go into your own desert and discover what God is

asking of you. If you think God could be cal ing you

to be a priest, religious, or permanent deacon, cal 

Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese

of Toronto 416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

SMILE

Heaven's Problem Now

Just as the graveside service had ended, there was a

tremendous burst of thunder accompanied by a

distant lightning bolt and more rumbling thunder.

The little old widower looked at the pastor and calmly

said, "Wel , she's there.”

_________

The Garden Of Eden

A Brit, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a

painting of Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of

Eden. "Look at their reserve, their calm," muses the

Brit. "They must be British.” "Nonsense," the

Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so

beautiful. Clearly, they are French.” "No clothes, no

shelter," the Russian points out, "they have only an

apple to eat, and they're being told this is paradise.

Clearly, they are Russian."

ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with
evening  prayer

and  Benediction

a t  5 : 4 0 P M .

Come  for  a  few

minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep

watch  with  the

Lord.  Pray  for

o t h e r s ,  t h e

Church,  your

family, yourself.

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

OVERNIGHT VIGIL

St John XXIII—ADORATION CHAPEL

Next First Friday: March 2

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

Contact: Elaine Shaver—647-713-1198

CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE WITH A

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

WEEKEND!

Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your

marriage!

Spend a very special weekend together. A Weekend of

discovery…a lifetime of love!  Encounter is a weekend

getaway that helps married couples rediscover

themselves as individuals and as a couple. The

Weekend format helps couples communicate openly

and honestly without group sharing, therapy or

marriage counsel ing.

Upcoming Wknd: March 2-4, 2018 please go to

www.wwme.org or contact:

G&M McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905)

792-1925.

OPENING THE WORD

LENT THROUGH EASTER

Every Sat: 10:30AM—Noon

Come and Reflect on Sacred Scripture’s Teaching

for the Sundays of Lent Facilitated By Carla

Marcoccia. 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 Powell, Dr.

Edward Sri, and Dr. Ben Akers

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

Fri, March 23 (begins 6:30PM) to Sun, March 25 (ends

1:30PM), at St. Augustine’s Seminary:

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to

cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with

Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s

cal  for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and

information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s

disciples as a Catholic priest. Register online at

www.vocationstoronto.ca. Registrants 17 years old

require parental consent.

Info: contact (PASTOR) or the Office of Vocations: 416

968 0997; email: vocations@archtoronto.org

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 2018 

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

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1.  Ask  the  Holy Spirit’s  guidance,  look  over  this  list  of  ideas,
and  make  a  few  practical  Lenten  resolutions.   You  can  start
with  just  one  idea.    But  don’t  start  with  more  than  three
ideas!   Be careful.   If you try to implement too many ideas at
once, you may not succeed in anything! If you need to get up
early or stay up late to get the 30 minutes of quiet, do it! Turn
off your phone and computer. Don’t put it off and don’t al ow
interruptions.
2.  Daily,  make  a  plan  to  get  up  earlier  than  anyone  else  in
your  house  and  spend  your  first  15  minutes  of  the  day
thanking  God  for  the  gift  of  life  and  offering  your  day  to
Him.
3. Get to daily Mass during Lent.
4.  If  you  can’t  do  Mass  daily,  go  to  Mass  on  Fridays  in
addition to Sunday and thank Him for laying his life down for
you. Maybe you can go another time or two as wel  during
the Lenten season.
5. Spend at least 30 minutes in Eucharistic adoration at least
one time during each week of Lent.

6. Recover the Catholic tradition of making frequent visits to
the  Blessed  Sacrament  throughout  the  week,  even  if  it  is
only for 5 minutes.
7. Get to confession at least once during the season of Lent
after making a good examination of conscience.
8.Make a decision to read at least some Scripture every day
during Lent! E.g., the parish handout for each day of lent.
9.  Even  if  you  can’t  get  to  daily  Mass,  get  a  daily Catholic
Missal  or  go  online  or  get  a  smart  phone  app  such  as
Laudate or iMissal to get a list of the readings used each day
in Mass, and read these readings daily.
10.Pray the Liturgy of the Hours during Lent. You can buy a
one volume edition or a ful  four volume edition. Or you can
get it day by day for free using one of the smart phone apps
such as Laudate or iBreviary or online at DivineOffice.org or
Universalis.
11. Make the Stations of the Cross each Friday of the Season
of Lent either with a group or by yourself. If you have kids,
bring them.
12. Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary often during
Lent, especial y on Fri and Wed. The glorious mysteries are
especially  appropriate  on  Sun.  Joyful  and  Luminous
mysteries are great on other days.
13.  If  you’ve  never  done  a  family  rosary,  begin  doing  it.  If
starting with once a week, try Fri or Sun. If it’s tough to start
with  a  ful   five  decades,  try  starting  with  one.  Use  the

Scriptural  Rosary  and  have  a  different  person  read  each  of
the Scriptures between the Hail Mary’s. This gets everyone
more involved.
14.  Make  it  a  habit  to  stop  at  least  five  times  a  day  during
Lent,  raise  your  heart  and  mind  to  God,  and  say  a  short
prayer such as “Jesus, I love you,” or “Lord Jesus Christ, Son
of God, have mercy on me, a sinner,” or “Lord, I offer it up
for you.”
15. Pray each day during Lent for the intentions and health
of the Holy Father.
16. Pray each day for your bishop and al  the bishops of the
Catholic Church.
17.Pray for your priests and deacons and for al  priests and
deacons.
18.  Pray  for  the  mil ions  of  Christians  suffering  under
persecution  in  various  Muslim  and  Communist  countries
around  the  world  such  as  in  Somalia,  Nigeria,  Syria,  Iraq,
Indonesia, China, Viet Nam, and North Korea.
19.  Pray  for Christian  unity,  that  there  would  be  one  flock
and one shepherd.
20. Pray for the evangelization of al  those who have not yet
heard and accepted the Good News about Jesus.
21. Here’s a great Lenten idea: Pray for your enemies. In fact,
think  of  the  person  who  has  most  hurt  you  or  who  most
annoys you and spend several minutes each day thanking God
for that person and asking God to bless him or her.
22.  Pray  for  an  end  to  abortion  on  demand.  Pray  for
pregnant women contemplating abortion.
23.  Pray  during  Lent  for  a  just  peace  in Afghanistan, Syria,
Iraq, the Ukraine, the Holy Land and elsewhere. Pray for our
troops and for others in harm’s way.
24.      Find  a  form  of  Lenten  fasting  that  is  appropriate  for
you,  given  your  age,  state  of  health,  and  state  of  life.   We
need to broaden our idea of fasting.  Some fast on bread and
water  on  Wed

and  Fri.    Others

fast  from  sweets

o r  a l c o h o l

throughout Lent.

Some  fast  on

one or more days

per  week  from

breakfast  all  the

way  to  dinner,

spending lunch hour in prayer or at noon Mass.  Another idea
is  to  cut  out  all  snacks  between  meals. The  money  saved
from  not  buying  various  things  should  be  given  to  an
apostolate  or  ministry  serving  the  physical y  or  spiritual y
poor.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 2018 

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

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This Sunday’s Readings: Gn 9:8–15; Ps 25:4–9; 1 Pt
3:18–22; Mk 1:12–15

Lent  bids  us  to  return  to  the  innocence  of  baptism.
As  Noah  and  his  family  were  saved  through  the
waters  of  the  deluge,  we  were  saved  through  the
waters  of  baptism,  Peter  reminds  us  in  today’s
Epistle.

And  God’s  covenant  with  Noah  in  today’s  First
Reading marked the start of a new world. But it also
prefigured a new and greater covenant between God
and His creation (see Hosea 2:20; Isaiah 11:1–9).

We  see  that  new  covenant  and  that  new  creation
begin in today’s Gospel.

Jesus  is  portrayed  as  the  new  Adam—the  beloved
son  of  God  (see  Mark  1:11;  Luke  3:38),  living  in
harmony with the wild beasts (see Genesis 2:19–20),
being served by angels (see Ezekiel 28:12–14).

Like Adam, He too is tempted by the devil. But while
Adam fel , giving reign to sin and death (see Romans
5:12–14, 17–20), Jesus is victorious.

This  is  the  good  news,  the  “gospel  of God”  that  He
proclaims.  Through  His  death,  resurrection,  and
enthronement  at  the  right  hand  of  the  Father,  the
world is once again made God’s kingdom.

In  the  waters  of  baptism,  each  of  us  entered  the
kingdom of His beloved Son (see Colossians 1:13–14).
We were made children of God, new creations (see 2
Corinthians 5:7; Galatians 4:3–7).

But like Jesus, and Israel before Him, we have passed
through the baptismal waters only to be driven into
the  wilderness—a  world  fil ed  with  afflictions  and
tests  of  our  faithfulness  (see  1  Corinthians  10:1–4,
9,13; Deuteronomy 8:2,16).

We are led on this journey by Jesus. He is the Saviour
—the way and the truth we sing of in today’s Psalm
(see John 14:6). He feeds us with the bread of angels
(see  Psalm  78:25; Wisdom  16:20),  and  cleanses  our
consciences in the sacrament of reconciliation.

As  we  begin  this  holy  season,  let  us  renew  our
baptismal vows—to repent and believe the gospel.

“Repent, And Believe In The Good News”

Jesus

DR. SCOTT HAHN

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 2018 

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

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

WHY ‘WAS MARY ASSUMED' INSTEAD OF

'ASCENDED'?

Question
Did Mary, the mother of Jesus, ascend to heaven?
Answer
...We  normal y  say  that  the  Blessed  Mother  "was
assumed"  into  heaven  rather  than  "ascended."  The
reason  for  this  is  that  using  "assumed"  emphasizes
that  it  is God  who  brought  her  to  heaven,  whereas
"ascended" has as its emphasis the one who is going
to heaven. The Church wants to make clear that it is
God  who  brought  the  Blessed  Mother  bodily  to
heaven and not something she was capable of by her
own power (unlike the Ascension of Jesus).

The Assumption of Mary is not found in Scripture; it's
based  on  Sacred Tradition.  It  is  something  that  has
essential y always and everywhere been believed by
Catholics.  The  early  Christians  revered  those  they
considered  to  be  saints.  Tombs  were  places  of
pilgrimage, and many churches were built with relics.
Yet no church or tomb ever claimed to be the current
resting place of the body of Mary.

Final y,  the  Immaculate Virgin,  preserved  free  from
al   guilt  of  original  sin,  on  the  completion  of  her
earthly  sojourn,  was  taken  up  body  and  soul  into
heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen of
the  universe,  that  she  might  be  the  more  ful y
conformed  to  her  Son,  the  Lord  of  lords  and  the
conqueror of sin and death (Lumen Gentium 59).

IS JESUS GOD’S ONLY SON?

Question
How are we children of God when God's only son is
Jesus?
Answer
The  term  son  is  used  in  more  than  one  way  in
Catholic  doctrine.  Jesus  is  the  one  and  only  divine
Son of God, eternal y begotten of the Father, whom
the Father sent to redeem and save us mere created
human beings (John 1-3, 14; 3:16-17).

On the other hand, Christians are God’s adopted sons
and daughters because of Christ’s redemptive actions
(John  1:10-12;  Rom.  8:14-17;  Eph.  1:5),  which  adoption  we  are
given  in  baptism  (Titus  3:5;  see  John  3:16-17;  CCC
1265).

YOUTH GROUPS

New Series: Lenten Easter Bible Study

From Feb 23 to May 18 we wil  begin a Lenten

Easter Bible study series. We wil  read and reflect
on the Sun readings as wel  as read and meditate

on Scripture, pray together and discuss questions

in our group.

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Lent Bible Study

Series    

Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in

the Parish hal .

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible Study Series

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hal .

APPRECIATION

Sacrificial Gift to StJXXIII

Thanks to the 9AM Servants of the Word Choir for

agreeing to sing at the 5:30PM Mass on the 2nd and

3rd Sun of the month.

NOVENA TO ST JOSEPH

Takes Place after the Following Masses:

March 10 - Sat:  9:30 AM / March 11 - Sun: 10 AM

March 12, Mon 7:30PM / March 13 - Tues 9:30AM
March 14, Wed7:30PM / March 15,  Thurs 9:30AM

March 16, Fri 6:40PM / March 27, Sat 9:30AM

March 18, Sun 10AM

March 19, Mon: FEAST DAY MASS @ 7PM

Fel owship in Foyer after Mass

2018 LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY—9:00 AM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre—

255 Front St. W., Toronto

The theme of this year's ral y is "Fire on the Earth" (Lk12:49).
Featuring: Inspired talks by Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields
and keynote guest speaker Patti Mansfield; an adult High
Mass  (with Sun  readings)  wil   be  celebrated  by  His  Eminence
Cardinal Thomas Col ins; a youth mass (with Sun readings) wil 
be  celebrated  Bishop  Scott  McCaig;  a  separate  youth
event  (13-18  years)  with  great  music,  dynamic  talks  and
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WEBSITE: www.lift-jesus-higher-ral y.ca

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 2018 

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             First Sunday of Lent             February 18 , 2018 

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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

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reliable, scientific family planning method?

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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

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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

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