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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 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 supporting 

ShareLife agencies 

“As  we  begin  our  ShareLife

campaign,  we  are  encouraged  to

“Live  the  Gospel”  in  al   that  we

do. How do we demonstrate that

in  our  community?  Living  the

Gospel  may  mean  helping  single

mothers to care for their newborn

children,  or  being  available  to

families  facing  difficulties,  or

welcoming  refugee  families  to

our community. For more than 41

years,  countless  individuals  have

experienced  this  compassionate

care  offered  by  our  agencies.

Please  support  our  annual

archdiocesan  appeal  during  this

Lenten season!”

—Thomas Cardinal Col ins,

Archbishop of Toronto.

March 18 is ShareLife Sunday. Please 

give generously.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 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”

109. In the Kingdom, what authority did Jesus

bestow upon his Apostles?

Jesus  chose  the  twelve,  the  future  witnesses  of  his
Resurrection, and made them sharers of his mission
and  of  his  authority  to  teach,  to  absolve  from  sins,
and  to  build  up  and  govern  the  Church.  In  this
college,  Peter  received  “the  keys  of  the
Kingdom”  (Mt16:19)  and  assumed  the  first  place  with
the  mission  to  keep  the  faith  in  its  integrity  and  to
strengthen his brothers.

110. What is the meaning of the Transfiguration?

Above al  the Transfiguration shows forth the Trinity:
“the  Father  in  the  voice,  the Son  in  the  man Jesus,
the  Spirit  in  the  shining  cloud”  (Saint  Thomas  Aquinas).
Speaking  with  Moses  and  Elijah  about  his
“departure” (Lk9:31), Jesus reveals that his glory comes
by  way  of  the  cross  and  he  anticipates  his
resurrection  and  his  glorious  coming  “which  wil 
change  our  lowly  body  to  be  like  his  glorious
body” (Phil3:21).

“You  were  transfigured  on  the  mountain  and
your disciples, as much as they were capable of
it,  beheld  your  glory, O Christ  our God,  so  that
when  they  should  see  you  crucified  they  would
understand  that  your  passion  was  voluntary,
and proclaim to the world that you truly are the
splendour of the Father.” (Byzantine Liturgy)

111. How did the messianic entrance into

Jerusalem come about?

At  the  established  time  Jesus  chose  to  go  up  to
Jerusalem to suffer his passion and death, and to rise
from the dead. As the Messiah King who shows forth
the coming of the Kingdom, he entered into his city
mounted on a donkey. He was acclaimed by the little
children  whose  shout  of  joyful  praise  is  taken  up  in
the Sanctus of the Eucharistic liturgy: “Blessed is He
Who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna (save
us!)”  (Mt21:9).  The  liturgy  of  the  Church  opens  Holy
Week by celebrating this entry into Jerusalem.

“Jesus  Christ  suffered  under  Pontius  Pilate
was crucified, died, and was buried.”

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.

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 info wil  be used local y

by Cardinal Col ins and trusted faith partners to

communicate periodical y (approx 6-8 times each

year) on issues of particular importance for

Catholics

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 wkds of Feb

24/25 & March 3/4. Thank you for a faith that acts!

“PABASA”

Songs of the Passion of Christ—In Tagalog

The Eve of Holy Week

Saturday, March 24—12 Midday to 12 Midnight

St John XXIII Parish Hal

VISITA IGLESIA

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

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 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.

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

Chalice Children’s Collection

Sun, FEB 25—Goal: $2,220. Total to Date:

$2019.45

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Feb 26, 7PM:

Thanksgiving by Irene Worobec

Tues Feb 27, 9AM:
    

+Felisa Tolentino

Wed Feb 28, 7PM:
       

+Benefactors&PhilipTaylor StVd’P

Thurs March 1, 9AM
       

+Jean Boulby

Fri March 2, 7PM:
       

Thanksgiving of Vicky Vallejo

Sat March 3, 9AM
             Thanksgiving of the Luk Family

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Saturday, March 3
5:15PM: +Rosy D’Souza
Sunday, March 4
9AM:The Parishioners / +Victoria, +Nenita,

           +Aquida
12:15PM: Thanksgiving of AJ (B-day)
5:30PM: +Segundina Dacua &Rita Pearl 

   D’Silva

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, March 3—Friday, March 9

Sanctuary Tabernacle:

Chapel Tabernacle: +Thnksgv of Violeta Labo

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—$2,460

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, March 8

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

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 2018 

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

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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

Lent

A man took his young son to a baseball game.

Dad: “Son what are you going to give up for Lent?”

Son: "I don't know, Dad. What are you going to give

up?"

Dad: "I've thought about this a lot and decided to give

up liquor."

Later in the game the beer man came by, and the man

ordered a beer.

Son: "Hey, I thought you were giving up liquor!"

Dad: "Hard liquor, son. I'm giving up hard liquor. This is

just a beer."

Son: "Wel  then, I'm giving up hard candy."

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.

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

Sign-Up Sheet in Foyer

CONFIRMATION—UPCOMING

Receive the Nicene Creed

Sat, Feb 24 @ 5:15PM Mass

Session 5

Wed, March 14, 7:30PM

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

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 2018 

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

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Past Totus Tuus Summer Camps

VOCATIONS

If you need examples of persons responding to

God’s call, look at Abraham and Sarah - called in

old age to leave their country and have a child.

Then Abraham was asked to sacrifice that child.

What faith! Answering God’s cal  to be a priest,

brother, sister or deacon is also taking a great risk.

If you are wil ing, and think God is cal ing you to a

Church vocation, cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation

Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 416- 968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

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 Monday to Saturday of

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

During  the  week,  the  children  entering  grades  one
through six in the upcoming fal  school year participate in
four 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.
Furthermore, Totus Tuus strives to help students be clear
and consistent in their faith. Col ege students who are on
fire with their faith give the students examples which the
youth can observe and then imitate. This process teaches
them  that  being  a  witness  to  their  faith  in  the  world
around  them  is  a  very  realistic  and  worthwhile  goal.
Final y, Totus Tuus endeavours to show children that the
humble,  yet  courageous  process  of  seeking  Christ  is  a
journey  that  must  be  aided  by  prayer  and  the
Sacraments.

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 preparation for Mass / 10:30am

—Class#2 / 10:55am—Mass prep / Confesson / 11:20am—

Daily Mass / 12:00pm—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  Program
includes  instruction,  small  group  discussions,  quiet
meditation,  prayer,  and  fel owship. 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

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—aprox 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

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 2018 

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

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This Sunday’s Readings: Gn 22:1–2, 9–13, 15–18; Ps
116:10, 15–19; Rom 8:31–34; Mk 9:2–10

The  Lenten  season  continues  with  another  story  of
testing.  Last  Sunday,  we  heard  the  trial  of  Jesus  in
the  desert.  In  this  week’s  First  Reading,  we  hear  of
how Abraham was put to the test.

The  Church  has  always  read  this  story  as  a  sign  of
God’s love for the world in giving His only begotten
son.

In today’s Epistle, Paul uses exact words drawn from
this story to describe how God, like Abraham, did not
withhold His only Son, but handed Him over for us on
the Cross (see Romans 8:32; Genesis 22:12,16).

In the Gospel today, too, we hear another echo. Jesus
is cal ed God’s “beloved Son”— as Isaac is described
as Abraham’s beloved firstborn son.

These  readings  are  given  to  us  in  Lent  to  reveal
Christ’s  identity  and  to  strengthen  us  in  the  face  of
our afflictions.

Jesus  is  shown  to  be  the  true  son  that  Abraham
rejoiced  to  see  (see  Matthew  1:1; John  8:56).  In  His
transfiguration, He is revealed to be the “prophet like

Moses”  foretold  by  God—raised  from  among  their
own  kinsmen,  speaking  with  God’s  own  authority
(see Deuteronomy 18:15, 19).

Like  Moses,  He  climbs  the  mountain  with  three
named  friends  and  beholds  God’s  glory  in  a  cloud
(see Exodus 24:1, 9, 15). He is the one prophesied to
come  after  Elijah’s  return  (see  Sirach  48:9–10;
Malachi 3:1, 23–24).

And, as He discloses to the apostles, He is the Son of
Man  sent  to  suffer  and  die  for  our  sins  (see  Isaiah
53:3).

As  we  sing  in  today’s  Psalm,  Jesus  believed  in  the
face of His afflictions, and God loosed Him from the
bonds of death (see Psalm 116:3).

His  rising  should  give  us  the  courage  to  face  our
trials, to offer ourselves total y to the Father—as He
did, as Abraham and Isaac did.

Freed from death by His death, we come to this Mass
to  offer  the  sacrifice  of  thanksgiving,  and  to  renew
our vows—as His servants and faithful ones.

“This Is My Son, The Beloved; Listen To Him!”

The Father

DR. SCOTT HAHN

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 2018 

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

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

HOW DOES THE EUCHARIST LINK TO

OUR RESURRECTION?

Question

What does Jesus mean when he says we

must eat and drink his body and blood to

be raised on the last day?

Answer

What Our Lord means is that, in order to

reach  eternal  life,  each  person  must  be

linked  to  his  death  and  resurrection

through  an  active  faith  and  love.  We

would say in traditional language that the

fruits  of  his  Passion  must  be  applied  to

souls individually.

The means Our Lord established in order

to  apply  these  fruits  to  individual  souls

are  the  sacraments,  which  are  saving

signs  that  link  us  to  Christ's  death,  and

the  present  grace  he  gives,  and  the

reward of eternal life.

The  greatest  and  most  powerful  of  the

sacraments  is  the  Eucharist.  This

sacrament  is  thus  the  paradigm  of

salvation  here  below,  and  so  Our  Lord

relates  eternal  salvation  in  the

resurrection  to  our  eating  and  drinking

his body and blood by our faith and love

for  him  in  this  holy  sacrament  of

sacraments.

Even  if  you  are  unable  to  receive  him

physical y  in  the  sacrament,  you  stil   eat

and  drink  him  spiritual y  by  believing  in

his presence and by loving him. Thus, St.

Thomas  teaches  that  even  little  children

who  are  as  yet  unable  to  receive  the

Eucharist  nonetheless  eat  and  drink  of

Christ  by  their  faith  and  love  for  him  in

the holy sacrament.

YOUTH GROUPS

New Series: Lenten Easter Bible Study

From February 23, 2018 to May 18, 2018, we wil  begin

a Lenten Easter Bible study series. We wil  journey

through the season of Lent in preparation for Easter

together. We wil  read and reflect on the Sunday

readings as wel  as read and meditate on Scripture,

pray together and discuss questions in our group.

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible Study Series  

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

hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Lent Bible Study Series  

Friday, March 9, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish

hall.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 3—9AM to 5:30PM

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 by Bishop Scott McCaig; a separate youth
event  (13-18  years)  with  great  music,  dynamic  talks  and
inspirational  skits. COST:  $25  for  adults,  $15  for  youth  /
CONTACT:  Catholic  Renewal  Ministries  /  PHONE:
416-251-4255  /  EMAIL:  info@lift-jesus-higher-ral y.ca  /
WEBSITE: www.lift-jesus-higher-ral y.ca

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 2018 

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

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

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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

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 2018 

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

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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

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

             2nd Sunday of Lent             February 25 , 2018 

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

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