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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               Nativity of St John the Baptist                June 24 , 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/

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               Nativity of St John the Baptist                June 24 , 2018 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Part Two

The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY

218. What is the liturgy?

The liturgy is the celebration of the mystery of Christ and
in particular his paschal mystery. Through the exercise of
the  priestly  office  of  Jesus Christ  the  liturgy  manifests  in
signs  and  brings  about  the  sanctification  of
humankind.  The  public  worship  which  is  due  to  God  is
offered by the Mystical Body of Christ, that is, by its head
and by its members.

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the

Church?

The  liturgy  as  the  sacred  action  par  excel ence  is  the
summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed
and it is likewise the font from which al  her power flows.
Through  the  liturgy  Christ  continues  the  work  of  our
redemption in, with and through his Church.

220. In what does the sacramental economy consist?

The sacramental economy consists in the communication
of the fruits of Christ’s redemption through the celebration
of  the  sacraments  of  the Church,  most  especial y  that  of
the Eucharist, “until he comes” (1 Cor 11:26).

THE LITURGY - WORK OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

221. In what way is the Father the source and the goal

of the liturgy?

Through the liturgy the Father fil s us with his blessings in
the Word made flesh who died and rose for us and pours
into  our  hearts  the  Holy  Spirit.  At  the  same  time,  the
Church  blesses  the  Father  by  her  worship,  praise,  and
thanksgiving and begs him for the gift of his Son and the
Holy Spirit.

222. What is the work of Christ in the liturgy?

In the liturgy of the Church, it is his own paschal mystery
that Christ signifies and makes present. By giving the Holy
Spirit  to  his  apostles  he  entrusted  to  them  and  their
successors  the  power  to  make  present  the  work  of
salvation  through  the  Eucharistic  sacrifice  and  the
sacraments, in which he himself acts to communicate his
grace to the faithful of al  times and places throughout the
world.

223. How does the Holy Spirit work in the liturgy of the

Church?

The  very  closest  cooperation  is  at  work  in  the  liturgy
between  the  Holy  Spirit  and  the  Church. The  Holy  Spirit
prepares the Church to encounter her Lord. He recal s and
manifests  Christ  to  the  faith  of  the  assembly.  He  makes
the mystery of Christ real y present. He unites the Church
to  the  life  and  mission  of  Christ  and  makes  the  gift  of
communion bear fruit in the Church.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE FAITHFUL

DEPARTED

Wednesday, August 15 @ 7PM

All families within the Archdiocese are invited to attend

the annual Mass for the Faithful departed.

Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga
Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau
Christ  the  King  Cemetery,  7770  Steeles  Avenue  East,
Markham (Enter off Reesor Road)—Msgr Vid Vlasic
Holy Cross Cemetery & Funeral Home,

8 3 6 1

Yonge Street, Thornhil — Most Rev. Robert Kasun
Mount  Hope Cemetery,  305  Erksine Avenue, Toronto—
Rev. Fr Michael Busch
Queen  of  Heaven  Cemetery,  7300  Highway  #27,
Woodbridge—His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Col ins
Resurrection Cemetery, 355 Taunton Road East, Whitby
—Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen
St. Mary's Cemetery, 208 Sunnidale Road, Barrie—Most
Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick

Featured Apostolates this Weekend

2 of 4 Apostolates

CHILDREN'S LITURGY

Children's Liturgy of the Word is an age-appropriate

Word offered for ages 5 and up at the 12:15PM Mass.

No pre-registration is necessary. Al  children are welcome
and encouraged to attend. Just before the Liturgy of the
Word begins for the assembly, these children are invited
to  go  with  the  weekly  leaders  from  the  Church  to  the
Parish  Hal .  During  this  special  time,  the  volunteer
 teacher  leads  the  children  through  prayers,  songs  and
readings  that  are  simplified  for  children.  The  children
learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the
assembly. The  are  taught  a  simplified  main  message  of
the readings and encouraged to share that message with
their parents after Mass. Volunteers are needed to teach
the  lessons  each  week,  as  well  as  to  assist  with  the
supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for
adults and middle school/high school youth to help these
eager  youngsters  learn  the Word  of  the  Lord.  For  more
information or to get involved, contact the Parish Office.

Featured Apostolates this Weekend

1 of 4 Apostolates

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

A group of parishioners who wish to offer intercessory

prayer for your intentions:

Which can be for the sick, the dying, the wayward, jobs,
etc. Contact Beth for your intentions. Only your first name
and  your  intention  are  shared  with  the  group  of
intercessors. Beth Abordo: 416-467-6492

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               Nativity of St John the Baptist                June 24 , 2018 

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

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! $2157.95:

2018, May payment $2220

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, June 25, 7PM:

+LeonardoAlon sr.& MercedesAlon Thnksgv

Tues June 26, 9AM:
    

Health of Beth Somera

Wed June 27, 7PM:
       

Jeffrey Gomez: B-day

Thurs June 28, 9AM
       

Thanksgiving of Donado Family

Fri June 29, 7PM
       

Black Nazarene Devotees Thanksgiving

Sat June 30, 9AM 
             Thanksgiving of Mary-Ann G
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Saturday, June 30
5:15PM: +Samson Gunawardena
Sunday, July 1
9AM: The Parishioners
12:15PM: Thanksgiving to our Guardian Angels
5:30PM: +Magtangol Navarrete

VOCATIONS

In every age and time the Lord's call brings forth

priests to prepare a people for the Lord.

Would you be wil ing to proclaim the truth of God’s love

and presence in your life as a priest, religious or deacon?

If you think God is cal ing you, cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux,

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Sat, June 30—Friday, July 6

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Lerma & Isagani

Chapel Tabernacle: Amor Augustin B-day Thnksgv

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—$2625.50

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meets after 9AM Mass: On the 2nd & 4th Thurs of Month

NEW HYMN BOOKS

Cost: $21

Total Cost: $6,000. To date—$3726—THANKS.

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

YOU CAN DONATE

Ambries: Cost was $3744. To date—Donations:

$2286

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRD 1--GRD 6.

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

YOUTH CHOIR: Grd 7 & Up

Sing 2nd Sunday @ 5:30PM

Featured Apostolates this Weekend

3 of 4 Apostolates

ROSARY APOSTOLATE

Nadine Cornelio: 416-421-9322

The  Rosary  Apostolate  is  a  non-profit  association  of
volunteers in the community that freely give of their time
and  talents  to  lead  children,  youth  and  families  into  a
deeper relationship with our Triune God through prayer.
Thus,  the  Rosary Apostolate  is  an  apostolate  of  prayer.
The Rosary apostolate seeks to lead people to Jesus our
Saviour and Redeemer through Mary by teaching others
how  to  pray  with  the  Holy  Rosary  of  the  Blessed Virgin
Mary. There are three basic sectors where we seek to lead
people  in  the  recitation  of  the  Holy  Rosary:  1—The
Catholic  Schools;  2—The  Homes  of  Families;  3—The
Catholic  Churches.  Each  volunteer  under  the  direction
and guidelines of the Rosary Apostolate, prays the Rosary
with children and youth and families, to encourage them
to return to the practice of praying daily the Rosary. The
Rosary  Apostolate  organization  shal   be  carried  on
without purpose of gain for its members and any profits
or other gains to the Rosary Apostolate organization shal 
be used in promoting its objectives.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               Nativity of St John the Baptist                June 24 , 2018 

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

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SMILE

MORE Medical Charts

—“On the second day, the knee was better, and on the

third day it disappeared!”

—“Cough with flame”

—“Skin: somewhat pale but present.”

—“The skin was moist and dry.”

—“Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.”

—“Patient was alert and unresponsive.”

—“She stated that she had been constipated for most of

her life, until she got separated”.

—“The patient was to have a bowel resection. However,

he took a job as a stockbroker instead.”

—“Acute pain related to witchcraft”.

—“Bowel incontinence related to shyness”.

—“Insomnia related to computer games”.

—“Discharge status: Alive but without permission.”

—“The patient refused autopsy.”

—“Advised patient to take a bath”

—“IVF consumed and terminated then replaced with the

same IVF”

—“While in ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent

home.”

—“The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.”

—“She has no rigours or shaking chil s, but her husband

states she was very hot in bed last night”.

PRAY FOR THE JUNE MISSION INTENTION


That the Church may work towards that inclusiveness

which respects others for their differences.

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

OVERNIGHT VIGIL—ADORATION CHAPEL

COMING First Friday: JULY 6

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

Contact: Elaine Shaver—647-713-1198

TOTUS TUUS

Dear Parents: We Have Four (4) Young Missionaries Coming

To Our Parish This Summer For One Week: Sun July 8-Sat

July 14.

(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.

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.

Registration Sheets in Foyer

Featured Apostolates this Weekend

4 of 4 Apostolates

SENIOR'S GROUP

Femi Barrara 416-467-6492

Meet after the 9AM Mass on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of
the Month. Inviting our Mature Parishioners to come and
socialize with each other for breakfast, exercise, spiritual
movies, board games, cards, etc.Meeting wil  take place in
Our Lady of Good Counsel room across from the offices.

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               Nativity of St John the Baptist                June 24 , 2018 

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

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

Solemnity:  Sts  Peter  &  Paul,  Apostles—Friday,  June  29:
Peter (died around year 64). Saint Mark ends the first half
of  his Gospel  with  a  triumphant  climax.  He  has  recorded
doubt,  misunderstanding,  and  the  opposition  of  many  to
Jesus. Now Peter makes his great confession of faith: “You
are  the  Messiah”  (Mark  8:29b).  It  was  one  of  the  many
glorious moments in Peter’s life, beginning with the day he
was cal ed from his nets along the Sea of Galilee to become
a fisher of men for Jesus.

The  New Testament  clearly  shows  Peter  as  the  leader  of
the apostles, chosen by Jesus to have a special relationship
with  him.  With  James  and  John  he  was  privileged  to
witness  the Transfiguration,  the  raising  of  a  dead  child  to
life, and the agony in Gethsemane. His mother-in-law was
cured by Jesus. He was sent with John to prepare for the
last Passover before Jesus’ death. His name is first on every
list of apostles.

And  to  Peter  only  did Jesus  say,  “Blessed  are  you, Simon
son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to
you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are
Peter,  and  upon  this  rock  I  wil   build  my  church,  and  the
gates of the netherworld shal  not prevail against it. I wil 
give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you
bind on earth shal  be bound in heaven; and whatever you
loose  on  earth  shal   be  loosed  in  heaven”  (Matthew
16:17b-19).

But  the  Gospels  prove  their  own  trustworthiness  by  the
unflattering  details  they  include  about  Peter.  He  clearly
had  no  public  relations  person.  It  is  a  great  comfort  for
ordinary  mortals  to  know  that  Peter  also  has  his  human
weakness, even in the presence of Jesus.

He generously gave up al  things, yet he can ask in childish
self-regard,  “What  are  we  going  to  get  for  al   this?”  (see
Matthew 19:27). He receives the ful  force of Christ’s anger
when  he  objects  to  the  idea  of  a  suffering  Messiah:  “Get
behind  me,  Satan!  You  are  an  obstacle  to  me.  You  are
thinking  not  as  God  does,  but  as  human  beings
do” (Matthew 16:23b).

Peter is wil ing to accept Jesus’ doctrine of forgiveness, but
suggests a limit of seven times. He walks on the water in
faith,  but  sinks  in  doubt.  He  refuses  to  let Jesus  wash  his
feet, then wants his whole body cleansed. He swears at the
Last Supper that he wil  never deny Jesus, and then swears
to  a  servant  maid  that  he  has  never  known  the  man.  He
loyal y resists the first attempt to arrest Jesus by cutting off
Malchus’ ear, but in the end he runs away with the others.
In the depth of his sorrow, Jesus looks on him and forgives
him,  and  he  goes  out  and  sheds  bitter  tears.  The  Risen
Jesus  told  Peter  to  feed  his  lambs  and  his  sheep  (John
21:15-17).

Paul  (died  around  year  64).  If  the  most  wel -known
preacher today suddenly began preaching that the United
States  should  adopt  Marxism  and  not  rely  on  the
Constitution, the angry reaction would help us understand
Paul’s life when he started preaching that Christ alone can
save us. He had been the most pharisaic of Pharisees, the
most  legalistic  of  Mosaic  lawyers.  Now  he  suddenly
appears to other Jews as a heretical welcomer of Gentiles,
a traitor and apostate.

Paul’s  central  conviction  was  simple  and  absolute:  Only
God can save humanity. No human effort—even the most
scrupulous  observance  of  law—can  create  a  human  good
which  we  can  bring  to  God  as  reparation  for  sin  and
payment for grace. To be saved from itself, from sin, from
the  devil,  and  from  death,  humanity  must  open  itself
completely to the saving power of Jesus.

Paul  never  lost  his  love  for  his  Jewish  family,  though  he
carried  on  a  lifelong  debate  with  them  about  the
uselessness  of  the  Law  without  Christ.  He  reminded  the
Gentiles that they were grafted on the parent stock of the
Jews, who were stil  God’s chosen people, the children of
the promise.

Reflection:  We  would  probably  go  to  confession  to  Peter
sooner than to any of the other apostles. He is perhaps a
more striking example of the simple fact of holiness. Jesus
says to us as he said, in effect, to Peter: “It is not you who
have chosen me, but I who have chosen you. Peter, it is not
human  wisdom  that  makes  it  possible  for  you  to  believe,
but  my  Father’s  revelation.  I,  not  you,  build  my Church.”
Paul’s  experience  of  the  risen  Jesus  on  the  road  to
Damascus was the driving force that made him one of the
most  zealous,  dynamic,  and  courageous  ambassadors  of
Christ  the  Church  has  ever  had.  But  persecution,
humiliation, and weakness became his day-by-day carrying
of the cross, material for further transformation. The dying
Christ was in him; the living Christ was his life.

St Peter receiving the Keys of the Kingdom from the Christ

Child while St Paul, the greatest preacher of the Child’s

Word, looks on.

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               Nativity of St John the Baptist                June 24 , 2018 

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

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This Sunday’s Readings: Is 49: 1–6; Ps 139: 1–3, 13–15;

Acts 13:22–26; Lk 1:57–66, 80.

The  people  in  this  week’s  Gospel  are  frightened  and
amazed by the mysterious events surrounding the birth of
John. Only his mother and father, Elizabeth and Zechariah,
know  what  this  child  will  be.  John  the  Baptist  was
fashioned in secret, knit by God in his mother’s womb, as
we sing in this Sunday’s Psalm. From the womb he was set
apart, formed to be God’s servant, as Isaiah declares in this
week’s First Reading.

The whole story of John’s birth is thick with Old Testament
echoes,  especial y  echoes  of  the  story  of  Abraham.  God
appeared to Abraham promising that his wife would bear
him a son; He announced the son’s name and the role Isaac
would play in salvation history (see Genesis 17:1, 16, 19).

The  same  thing  happened  to  Zechariah  and  Elizabeth.
Through  His  angel,  God  announced  John’s  birth  to  this
righteous  yet  barren  couple.  He  made  them  cal   John  a
special name—and told them the special part John would
play in fulfil ing His plan for history (see Luke 1:5–17).

As Paul says in today’s Second Reading, John was to herald
the  fulfil ment  of  al   God’s  promises  to  the  children  of
Abraham  (Luke  1:55,  73).  John  was  to  bring  the  word  of
salvation to al  the people of Israel. More than that, he was
to be a light to the nations—to al  those groping in the dark
for God.

We  often  associate  John  with  his  fiery  preaching  (see
Matthew  3:7–12).  But  there  was  a  deep  humility  at  the
heart of his mission. Paul al udes to that when he quotes
John’s  words  about  not  being  worthy  to  unfasten  the
sandals of Christ’s feet. John said, “[Christ] must increase. I
must decrease” (John 3:30).

We  must  have  that  same  attitude  as  we  seek  to  fol ow
Jesus. The repentance John preached was a turning away
from sin and selfishness and a turning of our whole hearts
to the Father.

We must decrease so that, like John, we can grow strong in
the Spirit, until Christ is made manifest in each of us.

“What Then Will This Child Become?”

PEOPLE

Scott Hahn

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

IS THE EUCHARIST NECESSARY FOR

SALVATION?

Question
Is the Eucharist necessary for salvation?
Answer
Normal y,  the  faithful  reception  of  the  Eucharist  is
necessary  for  salvation  for  those  who  have  reached
the age of reason, as Jesus makes clear in John 6:

The  Jews  then  disputed  among  themselves,
saying,  “How  can  this  man  give  us  his  flesh  to
eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to
you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man
and  drink  his  blood,  you  have  no  life  in  you;  he
who  eats  my  flesh  and  drinks  my  blood  has
eternal life, and I wil  raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink
indeed.  He  who  eats  my  flesh  and  drinks  my
blood  abides  in  me,  and  I  in  him.  As  the  living
Father sent me, and I live because of the Father,
so he who eats me wil  live because of me. This is
the  bread  which  came  down  from  heaven,  not
such  as  the  fathers  ate  and  died;  he  who  eats
this  bread  wil   live  for  ever.” This  he  said  in  the
synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.

The Church further affirms this basic teaching in CCC
846. And yet the Church distinguishes between those
who  knowingly  reject  Christ  and  his  Church  with
grave  blame  and  those  who  don’t  know  Christ  to
reject Him (CCC 847-48).

Thus,  the  Church  summarizes  re:  the  Eucharist  and
other sacraments, beginning with baptism:

The  Lord  himself  affirms  that  baptism  is
necessary  for  salvation.  He  also  commands  his
disciples to proclaim the gospel to al  nations and
to  baptize  them.  Baptism  is  necessary  for
salvation for those to whom the gospel has been
proclaimed  and  who  have  had  the  possibility  of
asking  for  this  sacrament. The Church  does  not
know  of  any  means  other  than  baptism  that
assures entry into eternal beatitude; this is why
she takes care not to neglect the mission she has
received from the Lord to see that all who can be
baptized  are  “reborn  of  water  and  the  Spirit.”
God  has  bound  salvation  to  the  sacrament  of
baptism,  but  he  himself  is  not  bound  by  his
sacraments (CCC 1257, footnotes omitted).

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Service    

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hal .

Announcements

Our regular ministry schedule wil  not be running the

month of July, as we anticipate our baby’s arrival! Praying

the youth have a safe and fun start to the summer, looking

forward to seeing you again in August.

CWL OF SAINT JOHN XXIII

PARISH COUNCIL PRESENTS

2018 Raffle Tickets Sales Campaign

Supporting the Parishes’ Projects

Cost: $1 a ticket, a rim or bundle @ $20

Prizes: 1st prize-$1,000/2nd prize - $600 / 3rd prize - $400

Launch:  Sat, June 23 after the 5:15 mass

Draw:  Nov 2018, CWL 4th Annual Christmas Dinner &

Dance fund-raising event – TBA. Info: Veronica Gomez at

nonic11@yahoo.ca Lolita @lolitaperry@rogers.com or

(647)273-2147; or any fel ow CWL member

PILGRIMAGE OF LOVE 2018

August 11 @ 8:15 am—All Saints Church

1415 Royal York Rd., Toronto

The  21st  annual  "Pilgrimage  of  Love,"  to  support  the
activities  held  at  Teopoli  for  our  youth,  wil   take  place
from Aug 11-19, from Al  Saints Church in Etobicoke and
terminating  at  the  Holy  Cross  of  Teopoli,  near
Gravenhurst. Al  are invited to participate for the whole
pilgrimage  or  for  part  of  it.  If  you're  unable  to  walk,
please  support  this  initiative  in  other  ways  by  donating
your talents, food, being a driver or helping us financial y.
Info: 416-243-7319 or www.teopoli.com.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: HELP FOR

TROUBLED MARRIAGES—MISSISSAUGA

September 14, 6:00 pm

At a hotel located in Mississauga, 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.  Retrouvail e
fol ows  the  teachings  of  the  Roman  Catholic  Church,
couples  of  other  faith  expressions  are  also  welcome.
416-281-6007; www.torontoretrouvail e.com

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New Patients are welcome 

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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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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?

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Do you have health concerns and want to learn more

about your body and gynecologic health?

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Are you suffering from infertility or recurrent

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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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